Graduate Fellowships and Grants

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Ford Foundation – Predoctoral Fellowships for Minorities. The $21,500 fellowships are awarded to individual minority students who demonstrate superior scholarship and show greatest promise for future achievement as scholars, researchers, and teachers in institutions of higher education. November deadline.

American Sociological Association – Minority Fellowship Program. An annual stipend of $14,688 for up to three years for minority graduate students in the early stages of sociology graduate programs with emphasis on mental health issues and research. December deadline.

Dartmouth College – Thurgood Marshall Dissertation Fellowship. This fellowship provides $25,000 to African-American doctoral candidates from any discipline taught in the Dartmouth Undergraduate Arts and Sciences curriculum and who are planning a career in college or university teaching. February deadline. For more information: e-mail Ms. Dorothea French, Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies at:

United Negro College Fund & Merck Foundation Science Initiative – Graduate Science Research Dissertation Fellowships. $30,000 fellowships to assist African-American graduate students in completing coursework, conducting research, and preparing the dissertation for the doctoral degree in the life or physical sciences. January deadline.

Academy for Educational Development and National Security Exchange Program – Graduate International Fellowships. Up to $10,000 per semester to support the study of languages, cultures, and world regions that are critical to U.S. national security, but which are less frequently studied by U.S. graduate students. January deadline.

American Councils for International Education – Combined Research and Training. This $12,000 award is for graduate students interested in studying and conducting research in the humanities or the social sciences in Russia or the former Soviet Republics. April deadline. For more information consult the web site at:

Belgian American Educational Foundation – Graduate Fellowships for Study in Belgium. $17,000 fellowships for study at a Belgian university for the 2002 to 2003 academic year. January deadline.

The Camargo Fellowship – Camargo Fellowship Grant. Graduate students in art, music, and writing who are interested in using the foundation’s collections in Cassis, France, and who are studying some aspect of French and francophone cultures are encouraged to apply. February deadline. For more information call Ms. Sheryl Mousley at the American headquarters office in St. Paul, MN at (651) 290-2237 .

Council of American Overseas Research Centers – Fellowships for Advanced Multi-Country Research. Eight fellowships of $9,000 will be awarded to U.S. doctoral candidates who wish to carry out fieldwork in the Near and Middle East or South Asia to research broad questions in the fields of humanities, social sciences, and related natural sciences. December deadline.

French Embassy – Chateaubriand Fellowships. $10,500 fellowships for more than 25 American graduate students to conduct research (in a variety of fields) in French laboratories for six to twelve month periods. December deadline.
Institute of International Education – Fulbright Full Grants. Provides funds for one year of graduate student study or research in a country outside the U.S. Awards include round-trip transportation, language courses, tuition, living allowances, and health insurance. October deadline.

Kobe College Corporation – Cross Cultural Institute Graduate Fellowship Program. $24,000 fellowships to support American graduate students for one year of research or study in Japan. January deadline.

U.S. Department of Education – Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program. $10,000-$70,000 awards to Ph.D students to conduct research in the following geographic areas: Africa, East Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific, South Asia, the Near East, East Central Europe and Eurasia, and the Western Hemisphere (Canada, Central and South America, Mexico, and the Caribbean). Projects focused on Western Europe are not eligible. October deadline.

Academy of American Poets – Walt Whitman Award. Established in 1975 to encourage the work of emerging poets, the Whitman Award offers a first-book publication to an emerging poet, a cash prize of $5,000, and a one-month residency at the Vermont Studio Center. November deadline.

Humanities Fellowships at the New York Public Library. Fellows receive a stipend of $50,000 and a housing allowance. Open to scholars, researchers, scientists engaged in the humanities, and creative writers whose proposed subjects will benefit directly from access to the collections at the library’s Center for the Humanities. October deadline.

Institute for Humane Studies – Film and Fiction Scholarship Competition. $10,000 awards from George Mason University for students pursuing a Master of Fine Arts degree in filmmaking, fiction writing, or playwriting. January deadline.

U.S. Department of Education – Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program. $11,000- $25,000 fellowships to eligible students of superior ability, financial need, and exceptional promise to undertake graduate study leading to an advanced degree in the arts, humanities, or social sciences. November deadline.

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