Grants for Graduate Students Funding Opportunities in the Liberal Arts



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How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Liberal Arts Grants Services (lagrants@austin.utexas.edu) and return Proposal Review Form by December 1.
Disciplines: Social Sciences; International Students: Unknown
More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14574/nsf14574.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

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Title: Predoctoral Residential Fellowship

Sponsor: Carter G. Woodson Institute for African American & African Studies

Deadline: 12/01/2013

Amount: $20,000/yr.
Description: The Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies at the University of Virginia invites scholars whose work focuses on Africa and/or the African Diaspora to apply for a two-year pre-doctoral research fellowship. The fellowship covers two years beginning in August. The Woodson Institute fellowship is open to qualified candidates without restriction as to citizenship or current residence.
How to Apply: Submit directly to sponsor by December 1. See grant announcement for materials to be submitted with proposal.
Disciplines: Humanities, Social Sciences; International Students: Y
More Info: http://artsandsciences.virginia.edu/woodson/fellowship/predoc.html

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Title: Research Grants

Sponsor: Leakey Foundation

Deadline: 12/01/2014

Amount: $15,000 (doctoral), $25,000 (post-doc/senior researcher)
Description: The Leakey Foundation was formed to foster research into human origins. The Foundation exclusively funds research related specifically to human origins, including paleoanthropology, genetics, primate behavior, and studies of modern hunter-gatherer groups. Other areas of study are generally not funded. Human origins research projects from Ph.D.s and Ph.D. Candidates (ABD) are eligible for Leakey Foundation Research Grants. There are no citizenship restrictions.
How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Liberal Arts Grants Services (lagrants@austin.utexas.edu) and return Proposal Review Form by December 1.
Disciplines: Social Sciences; International Students: Y
More Info: http://www.leakeyfoundation.org/research-grants/

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Title: Decision, Risk, and Management Sciences (DRMS) Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant (DDRIG) (PD 98-1321)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 12/02/2014

Amount: Unspecified
Description: The Decision, Risk and Management Sciences program supports scientific research directed at increasing the understanding and effectiveness of decision making by individuals, groups, organizations, and society. Disciplinary and interdisciplinary research, research, and workshops are funded in the areas of judgment and decision making; decision analysis and decision aids; risk analysis, perception, and communication; societal and public policy decision making; management science and organizational design.
How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Liberal Arts Grants Services (lagrants@austin.utexas.edu) and return Proposal Review Form by December 2.
Disciplines: Social Sciences; International Students: Unknown
More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5423

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Title: Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (DDRIG) in Cultural Anthropology (NSF 14-560)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 12/02/2014

Amount: $20,000 (plus added indirect costs)
Description: The primary objective of the Cultural Anthropology Program is to support basic scientific research on the causes, consequences, and complexities of human social and cultural variability. Anthropological research spans a wide gamut, and contemporary cultural anthropology is an arena in which diverse research traditions and methodologies are valid. Recognizing the breadth of the field’s contributions to science, the Cultural Anthropology Program welcomes proposals for empirically grounded, theoretically engaged, and methodologically sophisticated research in all sub-fields of cultural anthropology.
How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Liberal Arts Grants Services (lagrants@austin.utexas.edu) and return Proposal Review Form by December 2.
Disciplines: Social Sciences; International Students: Unknown
More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505057&org=SBE&sel_org=SBE&from=fundpims_id=505057&org=SBE&sel_org=SBE&from=fund

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Title: Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (DDRIG) in Decision, Risk, and Management Sciences (NSF 11-547)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 12/02/2014

Amount: Unspecified
Description: The Decision, Risk and Management Sciences program supports scientific research directed at increasing the understanding and effectiveness of decision making by individuals, groups, organizations, and society. Research is funded in the areas of judgment and decision making; decision analysis and decision aids; risk analysis, perception, and communication; societal and public policy decision making; management science and organizational design.
How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Liberal Arts Grants Services (lagrants@austin.utexas.edu) and return Proposal Review Form by December 2.
Disciplines: Social Sciences; International Students: Unknown
More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5423&org=NSF

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Title: Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (DDRIG) in Economics (NSF 11-547)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 12/02/2014

Amount: Unspecified
Description: The Economics program supports research designed to improve the understanding of the processes and institutions of the U.S. economy and of the world system of which it is a part. This program also strengthens both empirical and theoretical economic analysis as well as the methods for rigorous research on economic behavior. It supports research in almost every area of economics, including econometrics, economic history, environmental economics, finance, industrial organization, international economics, labor economics, macroeconomics, mathematical economics, and public finance.
How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Liberal Arts Grants Services (lagrants@austin.utexas.edu) and return Proposal Review Form by December 2.
Disciplines: Social Sciences; International Students: Unknown
More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/ses/econ/ddrip1.jsp

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Title: Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (DDRIG) in Law and Social Sciences (NSF 11-547)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 12/02/2014

Amount: $20,000 (plus indirect costs)
Description: The Law and Social Sciences Program considers proposals that address social scientific studies of law and law-like systems of rules. Successful proposals describe research that advances scientific theory and understanding of the connections between law or legal processes and human behavior. Social scientific studies of law often approach law as dynamic, made in multiple arenas, with the participation of multiple actors.
How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Liberal Arts Grants Services (lagrants@austin.utexas.edu) and return Proposal Review Form by December 2.
Disciplines: Social Sciences; International Students: Unknown
More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/ses/law/lawguide1.jsp

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Title: Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (DDRIG) in Linguistics (NSF 14-551)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 12/02/2014

Amount: $12,000 (plus indirect costs)
Description: The Linguistics Program supports basic science in the domain of human language, encompassing investigations of the grammatical properties of individual human languages, and of natural language in general. Research areas include syntax, linguistic semantics and pragmatics, morphology, phonetics, and phonology.
How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Liberal Arts Grants Services (lagrants@austin.utexas.edu) and return Proposal Review Form by December 2.
Disciplines: Social Sciences; International Students: Unknown
More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505033&org=SBE&sel_org=SBE&from=fund

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Title: Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (DDRIG) in Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics (MSS) (NSF 11-547)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 12/02/2014

Amount: $16,000 (including indirect costs)
Description: The Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics (MMS) Program is an interdisciplinary program in the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences that supports the development of innovative analytical and statistical methods and models for those sciences. MMS seeks proposals that are methodologically innovative, grounded in theory, and have potential utility for multiple fields within the social and behavioral sciences. As part of its larger portfolio, the MMS Program partners with a consortium of federal statistical agencies to support research proposals that further the development of new and innovative approaches to surveys and to the analysis of survey data.
How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Liberal Arts Grants Services (lagrants@austin.utexas.edu) and return Proposal Review Form by December 2.
Disciplines: Social Sciences; International Students: Unknown
More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/ses/mms/diss1.jsp

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Title: Endangered Languages Documentation Program (ELDP)

Sponsor: Hans Rausing Endangered Languages Project, SOAS University of London

Deadline: 12/02/2013

Amount: £10,000-£150,000, 6 mo.-3yrs.
Description: The key objectives of ELDP are to support the documentation of as many endangered languages as possible, to encourage fieldwork on endangered languages, especially by younger scholars with skills in language documentation, and to create a repository of resources for the linguistic, social science, and the language communities. Small Grants can be used for a range of purposes related to the documentation of endangered languages, such as to carry out fieldwork, develop a pilot project, or complete a project already begun. Individual Graduate Scholarship projects last for 12 to 36 months and typically provide a stipend and field research expenses. Researchers at an early stage in their academic career may apply for the Individual Postdoctoral Fellowships of between 12 and 24 months. Major Documentation Project funding can cover elements including fieldwork costs, equipment, researchers' salaries, and graduate students' stipends for a duration of 6 to 36 months.
How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Liberal Arts Grants Services (lagrants@austin.utexas.edu) and return Proposal Review Form by December 2.
Disciplines: Social Sciences; International Students: Unknown
More Info: http://www.hrelp.org/grants/

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Title: William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowships for Minority Students

Sponsor: Aspen Institute

Deadline: 12/05/2014

Amount: $2,000-$4,000
Description: The Aspen Institute Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation (PSI) in Washington, DC, offers the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship three times annually (March, July, and December). The fellowship, which is based on academic excellence and need, is open to both undergraduate and graduate students of color. The Hearst Fellow serves as an intern with PSI in the Washington, DC office of the Aspen Institute. Through this fellowship, PSI seeks to introduce a diverse group of students to issues and challenges affecting philanthropy, social enterprise, nonprofit organizations, and other actors in the social sector. Recipients may arrange with their colleges or universities to receive academic credit for this experience. This is a professional opportunity, and international applicants are not eligible.
How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by December 5. See grant announcement for materials to be submitted with proposal.
Disciplines: Humanities, Social Sciences; International Students: N
More Info: http://www.aspeninstitute.org/policy-work/nonprofit-philanthropy/leadership-initiatives/hearst

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Title: Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarships

Sponsor: Sodexo Foundation

Deadline: 12/10/2014

Amount: $10,000
Description: The Sodexo Foundation, which works to ensure that every child in the United States grows up with dependable access to enough nutritious food to fuel a healthy and productive life, is inviting applications for its Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarship program. The national program honors the efforts of students—from kindergarten to graduate school—who are working to end hunger in the United States.
How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by December 10. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.
Disciplines: Social Sciences; International Students: Unknown
More Info: http://www.sodexofoundation.org/hunger_us/scholarships/official/official.asp

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Title: Fellowship Grant Program (USDA-NIFA-AFRI-004031, CFDA 10.310)

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI)

Deadline: 12/12/2013

Amount: Unspecified
Description: The NIFA Fellowship Request for Applications focuses on developing the next generation of research, education, and extension professionals in the food and agricultural sciences who will lead agriculture into the future by solving current and future challenges facing our society. The AFRI NIFA Fellowships Grant Program targets talented, highly-motivated doctoral candidates and postdoctoral trainees that demonstrate remarkable promise and the potential to become gifted education, extension, and research professionals in the United States. The Program seeks to develop the technical and academic competence of doctoral candidates and the research independence and teaching competencies of postdoctoral students in the food, forestry and agricultural sciences, which are within NIFA’s challenge areas, through well-developed and highly interactive mentoring and training activities.
How to Apply: Submit required letter of intent directly to sponsor by December 12. Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Liberal Arts Grants Services (lagrants@austin.utexas.edu) and return Proposal Review Form immediately if invited to submit a full proposal.
Disciplines: Social Sciences; International Students: Unknown
More Info: http://www.csrees.usda.gov/fo/fellowshipsgrantprogramafri.cfm

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Title: Fellowship Programs

Sponsor: Bibliographic Society of America (BSA)

Deadline: 12/15/2014

Amount: $2,000-$6,000
Description: The Society invites applications for its seventh annual Katharine Pantzer Senior Fellowship in Bibliography and the British Book Trades as well as its annual short-term fellowships, all of which support bibliographical inquiry and research in the history of the book trades and in publishing history. Eligible topics may concentrate on books and documents in any field, but should focus on the book or manuscript (the physical object) as historical evidence. Such topics may include establishing a text or studying the history of book production, publication, distribution, collecting, or reading. Thanks to the generosity of donors, certain special fellowships support research in particular areas of study. Applicants should therefore read the fellowship titles and guidelines here to determine project eligibility and fit. Please note: these fellowships do not support enumerative bibliography (i.e. the preparation of lists). Individuals who have not received support in the previous five years will be given preference.
How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by December 15. See grant announcement for complete materials to be submitted with application.
Disciplines: Humanities; International Students: Unknown
More Info: http://www.bibsocamer.org/fellows.htm

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Title: Fellowships for the Promotion of Child Well-Being

Sponsor: Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

Deadline: 12/15/2013

Amount: $25,000/yr., up to 2 yrs.
Description: The fellowships are designed to identify and develop a new generation of leaders interested in and capable of creating practice and policy initiatives that will enhance child development and improve the nation's ability to prevent all forms of child maltreatment. Fellows can be based at any academic institution in the United States and are selected from a range of academic disciplines, including but not limited to social work, public health, medicine, public policy, education, economics, psychology, and epidemiology. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents in the U.S.
How to Apply: Submit directly to sponsor by December 15. See grant announcement for materials to be submitted with proposal.
Disciplines: Social Sciences; International Students: N
More Info: http://www.chapinhall.org/fellowships/doris-duke-fellowships

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Title: General College Scholarships

Sponsor: Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF)

Deadline: 12/15/2013

Amount: $1,000-$5,000
Description: HSF/General College Scholarships are designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a college degree. Scholarships are available on a competitive basis to graduate and undergraduate students. Applicants should be of Hispanic heritage; be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident with a permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551 (not expired); have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; have plans to enroll full time at a two or four year U.S. accredited institution in the U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands or Guam; must apply for federal financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA); and are pursuing first undergraduate or graduate degree.
How to Apply: Submit directly to sponsor by December 15. See grant announcement for materials to be submitted with proposal.
Disciplines: Humanities, Social Sciences; International Students: N
More Info: http://www.hsf.net/en/scholarships/programs/general-college-scholarships

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Title: Maurice and Marilyn Cohen Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships in Jewish Studies

Sponsor: Foundation for Jewish Culture (FJC)

Deadline: 12/15/2014

Amount: $16,000-$20,000
Description: Encourages scholarly research, publication and teaching in the various disciplines of Jewish studies. The Doctoral Dissertation grant is intended to help students in their last year of thesis writing only. Applicants must be U.S. or Canadian citizens or permanent residents, be ABD (and have an approved prospectus), demonstrate significant course work in Jewish studies at the graduate level, and provide evidence of proficiency in a Jewish language. A strong preference is given to students who wish to pursue academic careers in Jewish Studies in the United States.
How to Apply: Not offered in 2013. If new call is released, check solicitation for submission instructions.
Disciplines: Humanities, Social Sciences; International Students: Y (U.S & Canada only)
More Info: http://jewishculture.org/cohen/

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Title: National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship (NDSEG)

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Defense (DOD)

Deadline: 12/20/2013

Amount: $30,500-$31,500/yr., plus tuition and fees
Description: The National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship is a highly competitive, portable fellowship that is awarded to U.S. citizens and nationals who intend to pursue a doctoral degree in one of fifteen supported disciplines (including cognitive, neural, and behavioral sciences, and geosciences). NDSEG confers high honors upon its recipients, and allows them to attend whichever U.S. institution they choose. NDSEG Fellowships last for three years and pay for full tuition and all mandatory fees, a monthly stipend, and up to $1,000 a year in medical insurance.
How to Apply: Submit directly to sponsor by December 20. See grant announcement for materials to be submitted with proposal.
Disciplines: Social Sciences; International Students: N
More Info: http://ndseg.asee.org/

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Title: Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund

Sponsor: Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Foundation

Deadline: December TBA

Amount: $18,000
Description: This foundation was created for the purpose of funding advanced education and graduate study grants. The awards are made to candidates who have outstanding undergraduate records, have demonstrated a need for financial assistance. Three nominations are forwarded to the Foundation by The University of Texas at Austin. Eligibility: U.S. citizen. High grade point average, outstanding academic record. All disciplines.
How to Apply: UT Austin internal deadline TBD, but usually falls in mid-December. Contact your department regarding application procedures.
Disciplines: Humanities, Social Sciences; International Students: N
More Info: http://foundationcenter.org/grantmaker/liebmann/
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Title: Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant (DDRIG) in Sociology (NSF 11-547)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 01/02/2015

Amount: $12,000 (including indirect costs)
Description: The Sociology Program dissertation improvement grants are awarded to support high quality doctoral dissertation research in sociology. The suitability of a research idea is based on the extent to which the research contributes to sociological theory and knowledge, not on specific topics. Grants are for direct research costs associated with either original data collection or the analysis of existing datasets.

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