Fellowships For Graduate Students in Sociocultural Linguistics
Compiled by Kira Hall, March 2005

Below is a list of grants and fellowships available to graduate students in sociocultural linguistics (as well as the social sciences more generally). The varied fellowships listed here are directed to graduate students at different stages of the graduate career, including pre-program, pre-dissertaton, language study, fieldwork, and dissertation write-up. While I have tried to be as complete as possible, the list is by no means comprehensive. Deadlines may also vary from year to year, so be sure to check the application specifications outlined on program websites. If you come across other grants or fellowships that belong on this site, please notify me at kira.hall@colorado.edu.


American Association of University Women (AAUW)
American Fellowships

Description:
American Fellowships support women doctoral candidates completing dissertations.
Eligibility:
Women who are citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. Applicants must have completed all requirements for the doctorate, except for the dissertation, by the application deadline. Applicants should expect to complete the dissertation during the fellowship year. Women from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. AAUW membership is not required.
Award:
$20,000.
Deadline:
November 15.
Website:
www.aauw.org/fga/fellowships_grants/american.cfm

American Association of University Women (AAUW)
International Fellowships

Description:
Annual award to provide one year of support to women of outstanding academic ability, who are not citizens or permanent residents of the U.S., either to pursue graduate degree programs or to conduct postdoctoral research, in the United States.
Eligibility:
Women who are not citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. Applicants must have received an academic degree equivalent to a bachelor's degree from a U.S. institution, no later than the end of the month of the application deadline. Applicants must be proficient in the English language. Applicants must have applied to a graduate degree program at a U.S. institution by mid-December. AAUW membership is not required.
Award:
For master's degree and first professional degree fellows: $18,000. For doctoral degree fellows: $20,000. For postdoctoral fellows: $30,000.
Deadline:
December 1.
Website:
www.aauw.org/fga/fellowships_grants/

American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)
Dissertation Fellowships in East European Studies
Description:
Annual award to provide support for an academic year of dissertation research and writing, to be undertaken outside of East Europe.
Field of study:
Social sciences and humanities relating to Albania, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and the successor states of the former Yugoslavia.
Eligibility:
Must be a doctoral candidate who is a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.
Award:
A maximum of $15,000.
Deadline:
November 1.
Website:
www.acls.org

American Educational Research Association (AERA)
Dissertation Grants
Description:
Annual award to stimulate research on U.S. education policy and to improve the U.S. educational research community's firsthand knowledge of the data available at the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) and the National Science Foundation (NSF). The grants support education policy- and practice-related dissertation proposals using NCES, NSF, and other national data bases.
Field of study:
Education research, especially on policy-related issues.
Eligibility:
Doctoral candidates who will be writing their dissertations during the proposed grant period. Minority researchers are encouraged especially to apply.
Award:
Up to $15,000 per year.
Deadlines:
September and January.
Website:
www.aera.net/grantsprogram/subweb/DGFly-FR.html

American Educational Research Association (AERA)
Minority Fellowship Program
Description:
Annual award to enhance the competitiveness of outstanding minority scholars for academic appointments at major research universities by supporting them conducting research and by providing mentoring and guidance towards completion of their doctoral studies.
Field of study:
Education research.
Eligibility:
Applicants must be U.S. citizens or native residents of a possession of the United States who have advanced to candidacy and successfully defended their PhD/EdD dissertation research proposal. Applicants must work full time on their dissertation and course requirements. This program is targeted for members of groups historically underrepresented in higher education (e.g., African Americans, American Indians, Alaskan Natives (Eskimo or Aleut), Native Pacific Islanders, Filipino Americans, Mexican Americans, and Puerto Ricans).
Award:
Fellows will receive an academic year stipend of $10,000.
Deadline:
March 1.
Website:
www.aera.net/programs/minority/

American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS)
Junior Research Fellowship
Description:
Annual award to support the advancement and understanding of India, its people, and its culture by allowing doctoral candidates to pursue their dissertation research in India.
Eligibility:
Must be a doctoral candidate at a U.S. college or university. Must establish formal affiliation with an Indian university and work under an Indian research supervisor. Awards are available for up to eleven months. Fellowships for six months or more may include limited coverage for dependents if funds are available.
Award:
Maintenance: 25,875 Rs per month. Research and Travel: 11,250 Rs per month. Per dependent allowance: 6,750 Rs per month. Fellows who will be based in Bangalore, Calcutta, Chennai (Madras), Mumbai (Bombay) or New Delhi will receive an additional 15% cost of living supplement.
Deadline:
July 1.
Website:
humanities.uchicago.edu/orgs/aiis

The Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies (CLAGS)
The Joan Heller-Diane Bernard Fellowship in Lesbian and Gay Studies
Description:
This fellowship supports research by a junior scholar (graduate student, untenured university professor or independent researcher) or senior scholar (tenured university professor or advanced independent scholar) into the impact of lesbians and/or gay men on U.S. society and culture. It is open to researchers both inside and outside the academy and is adjudicated by the Joan Heller- Diane Bernard Fellowship committee in conjunction with CLAGS. The winner may be asked to participate in CLAGS's colloquium series the following academic year to present her/his research project. Scholars conducting research on lesbians are especially encouraged to apply.
Eligibility:
U.S citizenship is not required for any CLAGS award.
Award:
Two awards each in the amount of $5,000
Deadline:
November 15.
Website:
web.gc.cuny.edu/clags/awards.htm#submit

DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)
Fellowships for the Academic Year
Description:
Annual program to enable students to study at a German university or to work on a research project in Germany.
Field of Study:
Open to students in all fields of study except for medicine, veterinary medicine, and pharmacy.
Eligibility:
U.S. and Canadian citizens. Graduating seniors, graduate students, and scholars who received the Ph.D. degree recently. A good knowledge of the German language is required.
Award:
The fellowship provides university tuition and fees, a monthly stipend, and a travel allowance.
Deadline:
October 21.
Website:
www.daad.org/?p=46362

Ford Foundation
Dissertation Fellowships for Minorities
Description:
Annual award to increase the presence of under-represented minorities on the nation's college and university faculties, to enhance diversity on campus, and to address the persistent effects of past discrimination. With this award, the Ford Foundation supports doctoral scholars in completing their dissertations.
Field of Study:
Behavioral sciences; literature & languages; history, philosophy, & religion; social sciences; education; life sciences; chemistry; earth sciences; physics & astronomy; engineering, mathematics, and computer sciences.
Eligibility:
Ph.D. and Sc.D. students who are U.S. citizens from one of the following minority groups: Native American Indian, Alaskan Native (Eskimo or Aleut), Black/African American, Mexican American/Chicano, Native Pacific Islander (Polynesian or Micronesian), or Puerto Rican. Must have completed all degree requirements except the writing and defense of the dissertation, including coursework, examinations, language requirements, etc.
Award:
$21,000 stipend for a 12-month fellowship, plus all expenses paid for three required conferences.
Deadline:
December 1.
Website:
national-academies.org/fellowships

Ford Foundation
International Fellowships
Description:
Annual program to provide the opportunity for graduate study to exceptional individuals who will use their training to become leaders in their respective fields, furthering development in their own countries and greater economic and social justice worldwide. Applicants must be from social groups and communities that lack systematic access to higher education.
Field of Study:
Topics of study consistent with the interests and goals of the the Ford Foundation, including children, youth and families; sexuality and reproductive health; work force development; development finance and economic security; environment and development; community development; education reform; higher education and scholarship; religion, society and culture; media; arts and culture; human rights; international cooperation; governance; and civil society.
Eligibility:
Citizens of countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, and Russia where the Foundation maintains active programs. Applicants must have a bachelor's degree, community service experience, a commitment to working on issues in their home countries, and a desire to pursue a graduate degree.
Award:
Up to three years of support for graduate study in a university in any part of the world. Placement assistance to those who have not chosen a school. Language study and training in computer and research skills, as needed.
Deadline:
Vary according to country. See web site for full details.
Website:
www.fordfound.org/news/more/11272000ifp/index.cfm

Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS)
Description:
This program provides academic year and summer fellowships to institutions of higher education to assist graduate students in foreign language and either area or international studies. The goals of the fellowship program include: (1) to assist in the development of knowledge, resources, and trained personnel for modern foreign language and area/international studies;(2) to stimulate the attainment of foreign language acquisition and fluency; and (3) to develop a pool of international experts to meet national needs.
Field of study:
World area programs: Africa, East Asia, Latin America, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Institute for European Studies.
Eligibility:
A student is eligible to receive a fellowship if he or she: (1) is a graduate student, (2) is a citizen, national or permanent resident of the United States, (3) is enrolled in a program of modern foreign language training in a language for which the institution has developed or is developing performance-based instruction, (4) Shows potential for high academic achievement based on such indices as grade point average, class ranking, or similar measures that the institution may determine. NOTE: Students do not apply directly to the U.S. Department of Education. Students must apply to grantee institutions.
Award:
Summer grants, and year-long grants of approximately $10,000 for nine months plus $10,000 institutional support.
Deadline:
Deadlines vary per program.
Website:
www.ed.gov/programs/iegpsflasf/index.html

Fulbright Program, U.S. Department of State
Grants for Graduate Study & Research Abroad
Description:
Annual awards to foster mutual understanding among nations through educational and cultural exchange. The program supports research and study by U.S. citizens at foreign universities and institutes, generally for a period of one year.
Field of Study:
Open to all fields of study.
Eligibility:
U.S. citizens holding a bachelor's degree. Applicants are expected to be in good health, to be proficient in the language of the intended host country, and to be able to complete the proposed project during the grant period. Grants are awarded to the "best qualified students," but preference is given to applicants who have received the bachelor's degree recently. Individuals holding the Ph.D. degree are ineligible.
Award:
The grant covers travel, living expenses for the academic year, and tuition at overseas universities, when required.
Deadline:
October 1. Students apply through their universities.
Website:
www.iie.org/fulbright.

Fulbright-Hays
Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program
Description:
Annual program to support doctoral candidates conducting research focused on modern foreign languages and area studies in Africa, East Asia, Southeast Asia or the Pacific, South Asia, the Near East, East Central Europe or Eurasia, or the Western Hemisphere (Canada, Central or South America, Mexico or the Caribbean).
Field of Study:
Research projects in all fields of study involving modern foreign language and area studies.
Eligibility:
Citizens and permanent residents of the U.S. who have passed the A exam admitting them to Ph.D. candidacy and who plan on a teaching career in the U.S. upon graduation. Applicants should possess adequate skill in the language(s) appropriate for their dissertation research abroad.
Award:
Travel expenses to and from the country of research; a stipend for the student and his or her dependents for 6 to 12 months; health and accident insurance premiums; and a research project allowance.
Deadline:
October 6.
Website:
www.ed.gov/programs/iegpsddrap/index.html

Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD)
GLAAD Dissertation Fellowship Program
Description:
Annual award to support the study of of media and representation as it relates to sexual orientation and gender identity. The program aims to foster and promote scholarship as a vital form of intellectual activism.
Field of Study:
Humanities, Social Sciences
Eligibility:
Must be currently enrolled in a doctoral program at a U.S. institution and must have completed all pre-disssertation requirements by the application deadline.
Award:
Two awards of $5,000
Deadline:
July 1.
Website:
www.glaad.org

German Marshall Fund of the United States
Research Fellowship Program
Description:
To improve the understanding of significant contemporary economic, political and social developments relating to Europe, European integration and relations between Europe and the United States. See website for topic recommendations.
Field of Study:
Economics, political science, social science and any other field as relevant to program purpose.
Eligibility:
U.S. citizens & permanent residents. Must be a Ph.D. candidate or hold a Ph.D.
Award:
Up to $40,000
Deadline:
November 14.
Website:
www.gmfus.org

International Education Research Foundation (IERF)
Research Grants
Description:
Annual award to investigate educational systems of the world and publish and distribute findings exclusively for charitable, scientific, and educational purposes to interested persons and organizations on a nondiscriminatory basis.
Field of Study:
Education, international education, and related fields
Eligibility:
Open
Award:
not specified
Deadline:
February 1.
Contact:
For Questions: Diane M. Roney, Executive Director IERF Email: droney@ierf.org / Tel: 310-390-6276 Send CV, project summary, detailed proposal, explanation of how proposal meets criteria of IERF, detailed budget, plan for dissemination of results and an explanation of how and where the grant was learned about to: IERF / Attn.: Grant Committee / P.O. Box 66940 / Los Angeles, CA 90066

International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX)
Individual Advanced Research Opportunities
Description:
Annual awards to support predoctoral and postdoctoral scholars for two to nine months of research at host institutions in central and eastern Europe and Eurasia.
Field of Study:
Open - humanities and social sciences; cross-discipline and cross-regional encouraged; policy research and development also encouraged
Eligibility:
Must be US citizen or permanent resident for at least three years. Must hold a Ph.D. or other terminal degree, or be enrolled in a master's or doctoral program (the latter two for Fellowships in Policy Research and Development only).
Award:
Varies - funds support round trip airfare, and a stipend for living expenses, room and board.
Deadline:
November 1.
Website:
www.irex.org/programs/iaro/index.asp

Jacob K. Javits
Fellowship Program
Description:
The program provides financial assistance to students who have demonstrated: (1) superior academic ability and achievement; (2) exceptional promise; (3) financial need to undertake graduate study leading to a doctoral degree or a master's degree in which the master's degree is the terminal highest degree in the selected field of study.
Eligibility:
Open to citizens and permanent residents of the U.S. and citizens of any one of the Freely Associated States. Undergraduate students about to enter graduate school and graduate students who have not yet completed their first year of graduate study and who intend to pursue a doctoral or master's degree, if the master's degree is the terminal or highest degree awarded in an approved field, may apply.
Deadline:
October 1.
Website:
www.ed.gov/programs/jacobjavits/index.html

Japan Foundation
Fellowship for Doctoral Candidate
Description:
The Japan Foundation Fellowship Program is designed to extend invitations to Japan to foreign scholars, researchers, and specialists in the fields of arts and culture and to provide them with opportunities to carry out such activities as research, investigation, production, and the acquiring skills in Japan.
Field of Study:
Humanities and social sciences.
Eligibility:
Doctoral candidates who have completed all requirements except dissertation and who has the necessary Japanese language skills to undertake research in Japan. Individuals must hold nationality (or permanent residency) in countries that have diplomatic relations with Japan.
Award:
Four to fourteen months: air fare, traveler's insurance, settling in allowance, monthly stipend of Y310,000 Yen, dependent allowance of 50,000 Yen/month, research/cultural activities of 40,000 Yen/month, and enrollment fees.
Deadline:
November 1.
Website:
U.S. citizens and permanent residents: www.jfny.org/jfny/arts.html#doc
Other: www.jpf.go.jp/e/about/program/intel/intel_1_6.html

Kobe College Corporation Graduate Fellowships Program
For Graduate Study in Japan
Description:
Annual award to allow American educators to spend a year in Japan, where they will be able to immerse themselves in study. It is expected that recipients will return to the US to teach about Japan more effectively.
Field of Study:
Open - Education, but must have documented interest in Japanese culture and society
Eligibility:
Applicants must be US citizens, enrolled, in good standing, in a graduate program at an accredited higher education institution in the US. The fellowship is for teaching/research master's or doctoral degrees only, professional degrees not acceptable. Recipients must plan to teach in the US after completing their degree, either at the secondary or higher education levels. There are three fellowships: Mildred J. Follett (women only); Mary Longbrake (for men and women); Beulah B. Scott (women only.) There are no restrictions as to place of study in Japan.
Award:
$22,500 U.S. for one year, nonrenewable
Deadline:
January 10.
Website:
crossculturalinstitute.org

Korean-American Scholarship Foundation (KASF)
KASF Scholarships
Description:
Annual awards to provide partial financial support for Korean-American students at U.S. institutions of higher education, in both graduate and undergraduate degree programs.
Field of Study:
Open to all fields of study.
Eligibility:
Korean-American graduate and undergraduate students who are registered for full-time study. Awards are based on an evaluation of applicant financial need, merit, and academic achievement.
Award:
Not specified.
Deadline:
June 30.
Website:
www.kasf.org

Luce Scholars Program
Description:
Annual award to provide an awareness of Asia among potential leaders in American society. Offers a select group of young Americans an experience in Asia designed both to broaden their professional perspectives and to sharpen their perceptions of Asia, of America, and of themselves.
Field of Study:
Open (except for academic concentration in Asian Affairs of any sort).
Eligibility:
U.S. citizens who have not reached their 30th birthday by September 1st of program year; have bachelor's degree and demonstrated capacity for leadership; must be in good physical and emotional health; must be nominated by institution to be considered.
Award:
Monthly stipend, and cost-of-living or housing allowances where necessary; air transportation; air freight shipment; medical and travel insurance.
Deadline:
Early November.
Website:
www.hluce.org/3scholfm.html

Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture
International Doctoral Scholarship for Studies Specializing in Jewish Fields
Description:
Annual program to help train individuals for careers in Jewish scholarship and to help Jewish educational, religious, and communal workers to obtain advanced training for leadership positions.
Field of Study:
Fields of the humanities and social sciences and other fields, when the project meets the purpose outlined above.
Eligibility:
Doctoral students whose research is directly related to Jewish studies, with preference given to doctoral candidates working on dissertations. There is no citizenship requirement.
Award:
Grants of up to $7,500 per academic year, depending on the cost of living in the student's country of residence. Recipients may request support for up to 3 additional years, by submitting applications by October 31 each year.
Deadline:
October 31.
Contact:
Applications may be requested from the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture, 50 Broadway (34th Floor), New York, N.Y. 10004. E-mail: jcult@aol.com. Telephone: 212-425-6606.

Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture
International Fellowships in Jewish Studies
Description:
Annual program to assist qualified individuals in conducting independent scholarly, literary, and art projects in fields of Jewish specialization, when the project makes a significant contribution to the understanding, preservation, enhancement, or transmission of Jewish culture.
Field of Study:
Fields of the humanities and social sciences and other fields, when the project meets the purpose outlined above.
Eligibility:
Scholars, researchers, and artists who are qualified to propose and implement a project in a field of Jewish specialization. There is no citizenship requirement.
Award:
Grants of up to $7,500 per year, depending on the cost of living in the recipient's country of residence. Recipients may request a second year of support by submitting another application.
Deadline:
October 31.
Contact:
Applications may be requested from the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture, 50 Broadway (34th Floor), New York, N.Y. 10004. E-mail: jcult@aol.com. Telephone: 212-425-6606.

National Science Foundation (NSF)
Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant (Linguistics)
Description:
Annual program to improve the quality of doctoral dissertation research by means of allowing candidates to greater creativity in gathering and analysis of data than would be otherwise possible.
Field of Study:
Linguistics
Eligibility:
Graduate students beginning to research their dissertation topics. No citizenship requirements. Women and minorities strongly encouraged to apply. Proposal must be submitted through dissertation advisor.
Award:
Payment for items such as travel to specialized facilities, sample survey costs, microfilms, payments to subjects, rental of environmental chambers, and other research facilities that cannot be provided by the university.
Deadlines:
July 15 and January 15
Website:
www.nsf.gov/sbe/bcs/ling/suppdiss.jsp

National Science Foundation (NSF)
Graduate Research Fellowships
Description:
Annual program to ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science, mathematics, and engineering in the U.S. and to reinforce its diversity by offering approximately 900 graduate fellowships each year, including awards for women in engineering and computer and information sciences.
Field of Study:
Fields supported by the NSF, include the mathematical, physical, biological, behavioral, and social sciences; engineering; history and philosophy of science; and research-based Ph.D. degree programs in science education.
Eligibility:
Citizens and permanent residents of the U.S. The fellowship is intended for individuals entering or in the early stages of study in master's and Ph.D. degree programs. Women who apply for the fellowship will be considered for the Women in Engineering and Computer and Information Science (WECS) award when their degree program is in such a field of study.
Award:
Twelve-month stipend of $30,500 and $10,500 toward tuition expenses. The award continues for three years of study.
Deadline:
Consult website for deadlines; early November.
Website:
www.ehr.nsf.gov/dge/programs/grf

National Security Education Program (NSEP)
David L. Boren Graduate Fellowships
Description:
Annual fellowships awarded to strengthen U.S. national security by helping educate U.S. citizens to better understand and more effectively communicate with other world cultures and languages. Fellows may use the award to add an international component, usually language and area studies courses, to their program, alone or in combination with overseas study.
Field of Study:
A graduate student in any field of study is eligible for the fellowship, as long as study of a foreign language is part of the study proposal. Study outside of the U.S. is highly encouraged, but not required.
Eligibility:
Citizens of the U.S. who are registered in or applying for a graduate degree program at an accredited U.S. school. Fellows must agree to seek employment with an office of the federal government involved in national security affairs--within 5 years of completion of the degree program. The required employment is normally equivalent, in duration, to the period of time of the fellowship support.
Award:
Fellows are eligible for up to $12,000 per semester for overseas study for a maximum of 2 semesters. They may also receive up to $12,000 for support of language and area studies in the U.S., over a 24-month period. (The maximum combined award amount for any one fellow, however, is $30,000.)
Deadline:
January 29.
Website:
nsep.aed.org/application.html

Social Science Research Council
International Dissertation Field Research Fellowships
Description:
The International Dissertation Field Research Fellowship (IDRF) program provides support for social scientists and humanists conducting dissertation field research in all areas and regions of the world.
Eligibility:
Students registered in doctoral programs whose dissertation research requires substantial research outside of the U.S. The applicant's educational institution must be in the U.S., but the applicant may be of any nationality.
Award:
Standard fellowships will provide support for nine to twelve months in the field, plus travel expenses; the fellowship will rarely exceed $20,000.
Deadline:
November 1.
Website:
www.ssrc.org/programs/idrf/

Spencer Foundation
Dissertation Fellowships for Research Related to Education
Description:
Annual program to encourage a new generation of scholars from a variety of fields to undertake research relevant to the improvement of education.
Field of Study:
Scholars in all fields are eligible, as long as the dissertation research pertains to education.
Eligibility:
Candidates for the doctoral degree at U.S. graduate schools. There is, however, no citizenship requirement. Applicants must anticipate completing all pre-dissertation requirements no later than June 1 following the October deadline.
Award:
30 nonrenewable fellowships of $20,000 to support completion of the dissertation. Funds must be expended within two years.
Deadline:
November 10.
Website:
www.spencer.org

Wenner-Gren
Dissertation Fieldwork Grants (Linguistic Anthropology)
Description:
Dissertation Fieldwork Grants are awarded to individuals to aid doctoral dissertation or thesis research.
Eligibility:
Qualified students of all nationalities are eligible. Applicants must be enrolled for a doctoral degree. Awards are contingent upon the applicant's successful completion of all requirements for the degree other than the dissertation/thesis. Applications may be submitted before such requirements have been met; however, should an award be approved, the foundation will at that time request evidence of that the applicant is "all-but-dissertation/ advanced-to-candidacy".
Award:
$10,000 to $25,000
Deadlines:
May 1 and November 1.
Website:
www.wennergren.org/programsirg.asp#fieldwork

Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Grants in Women's Studies
Description:
Annual award to encourage original and significant research about women that crosses disciplinary, regional, or cultural boundaries.
Field of Study:
Doctoral students in all fields of study are eligible as long as their research has an aspect of women's studies.
Eligibility:
Students in doctoral degree programs at graduate schools in the U.S.A. who have completed degree requirements, except for the dissertation, by October 25. Applicants should expect to complete their dissertations by the summer following the award.
Award:
$3,000 to be used for research expenses connected with the dissertation (e.g. travel, books, microfilming, taping, and computer services).
Deadline:
October 11.
Website:
www.woodrow.org/womens-studies

Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in Humanistic Studies
Description:
Annual award to attract exceptionally promising students as they pursue advanced study in the disciplines of the humanities and humanistic social studies. The fellowship is for students in their first year of study in a Ph.D. degree program. Members of under-represented groups are especially encouraged to apply.
Field of Study:
Certain fields in the humanities and social sciences. For a listing, see <www.woodrow.org/mellon>.
Eligibility:
Citizens and permanent residents of the U.S. Applicants should be planning to start in an eligible Ph.D. degree program the fall semester following the application deadline. Applicants should take the GRE test no later than December 1, just prior to the application deadline. Individuals holding a master's degree are ineligible, except when the school granting that degree did not offer the Ph.D. in that field, or when the master's was in a substantially different field from that intended for the Ph.D.
Award:
Fellows are awarded a one-year stipend of $17,500 and they have school tuition and fees paid for the first year of study. The fellowship may not be deferred or renewed for another year.
Deadline:
November 12.
Website:
www.woodrow.org/mellon/

Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships
Description:
Annual award to encourage original and significant study of ethical and religious values in all areas of human endeavor. In addition to topics in philosophy and religion, theses might consider ethical implications of foreign policy, values determining political decisions, moral modes of other cultures, or religious and ethical values as reflected in literature and history.
Field of Study:
Fields of humanities and social sciences.
Eligibility:
Students registered in Ph.D. and Th.D. programs in the U.S.A., who expect to complete degree requirements except for the dissertation by November 21. There is no citizenship requirement.
Award:
$18,000 for one year of full-time dissertation writing. Tenure of award begins in the June or September following the application deadline.
Deadline:
11/1/2004
Website:
www.woodrow.org/newcombe