Funding Opportunities

East-West Center Graduate Degree FellowshipExternal

The East-West Center Graduate Degree Fellowship provides Master’s and Doctoral funding for graduate students from Asia, the Pacific, and the U.S. to participate in educational and research programs at the East-West Center while pursuing graduate study at the University of Hawai‘i.

Dissertation Completion Fellowships

AAUW Dissertation FellowshipExternal

AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. The program provides fellowships for women writing their dissertations, and is intended to offset a scholar’s living expenses while she completes her dissertation.

Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation FellowshipExternal

To be eligible for selection, the graduate scholar must be preparing a dissertation in which ethical or religious values are a central concern. Appropriate dissertations might explore the ethical implications of foreign policy, the values influencing political decision, the moral codes of other cultures, and religious or ethical issues reflected in history or literature.

Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF) Program

The Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF) program supports mid-stage graduate students in formulating effective doctoral dissertation research proposals that contribute to the development of interdisciplinary fields of study in the humanities and social sciences. Intended to help emerging scholars make the transition from learners to producers of knowledge within innovative areas of inquiry, the fellowship creates a space for multidisciplinary faculty mentorship and opens unique opportunities for both interdisciplinary and international network building.

Josephine De Karman Fellowship TrustExternal

DeKarman fellowships are open to students in any discipline, including international students, who are currently enrolled in a university or college located within the United States. Special consideration will be given to applicants in the Humanities.

Ford Foundation Dissertation FellowshipExternal

Awards will be made to individuals who have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

Founder Region FellowshipExternal

The fellowship aims to advance the status of women by offering financial support to women in the last year of doctoral studies. Preference is given to women pursuing doctoral studies that have great social importance to the world or are under-represented by women.

Fulbright-Hays Dissertation Research AbroadExternal

This program provides grants to colleges and universities to fund individual doctoral students who conduct research in other countries, in modern foreign languages and area studies for periods of 6 to 12 months.

Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion FellowshipExternal

The Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships support a year of research and writing to help advanced graduate students in the humanities and related social sciences in the last year of Ph.D. dissertation writing.

Mellon Fellowship for Dissertation Research in Original SourcesExternal

The purpose of this fellowship program is to help junior scholars in the humanities and related social-science fields gain skill and creativity in developing knowledge from original sources.

Spencer Foundation Dissertation Fellowship for Research Related to EducationExternal

The Dissertation Fellowship Program seeks to encourage a new generation of scholars from a wide range of disciplines and professional fields to undertake research relevant to the improvement of education. The fellowships support individuals whose dissertations show potential for bringing fresh and constructive perspectives to the history, theory, or practice of formal or informal education anywhere in the world.

SSRC International Dissertation Research FellowshipExternal

The program invites proposals for empirical and site-specific dissertation research outside the United States. The IDRF program is committed to empirical and site-specific research that advances knowledge about non-U.S. cultures and societies (involving many kinds of fieldwork and surveys, research in archival or manuscript collections, or quantitative data collection). The program promotes research that is situated in a specific discipline and geographical region and is engaged with interdisciplinary and cross-regional perspectives.