Grants for Graduate Students Funding Opportunities in the Liberal Arts



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How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor. Applications accepted on a rolling basis between July 1, 2013 and January 31, 2014. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.
Disciplines: Social Sciences; International Students: Y
More Info: http://www.horowitz-foundation.org/grant-info.html

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Title: Small Grant Program

Sponsor: University of Texas at Austin, Clark Center for Australian & New Zealand Studies

Deadline: 01/31/2014

Amount: $1,000-$5,000
Description: The Clark Center for Australian and New Zealand Studies seeks to promote research by graduate students and faculty affiliated with UT Austin that advances knowledge and understanding of Australian or New Zealand politics and society, culture and literature, economics and business. Grants are intended to facilitate research in Australia or New Zealand or facilitate research collaboration with academics based in Australia or New Zealand. Research may focus exclusively on Australia or New Zealand, or it may treat either country in comparative context.
How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by January 31. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.
Disciplines: Humanities, Social Sciences; International Students: Y
More Info: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/centers/cas/funding-opportunities/Funding-Opportunities.php

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Title: Youth Grants

Sponsor: Sodexo Foundation

Deadline: 01/31/2014

Amount: $500
Description: Sodexo Foundation is calling on young people to “take hunger personally” and join the fight to end childhood hunger. Sodexo Foundation Youth Grants of $500 grants are available for youth-led service projects that bring together young people, families, Sodexo employees and other community members to address childhood hunger. U.S. young people, ages 5-25, are eligible to apply. Projects will take place on or around Global Youth Service Day, April 11-13, 2014.
How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by January 31. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.
Disciplines: Social Sciences; International Students: Unknown
More Info: http://www.ysa.org/grants/sodexoyouth

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Title: Chavez/Eastman/Marshall Dissertation Fellowships

Sponsor: Dartmouth College

Deadline: 02/01/2015

Amount: $28,500
Description: The goal of the Chavez/Eastman/Marshall fellowship program is to promote student and faculty diversity at Dartmouth, and throughout higher education, by supporting completion of the doctorate by underrepresented minority scholars (including African-American, Latina/o, and Native American scholars) and other graduate scholars with a demonstrated commitment and ability to advance educational diversity. The Fellowships support graduate scholars for a 12 month residency at Dartmouth that generally runs from September through August. They offer an opportunity for scholars who plan a career in higher education and have completed all other Ph.D. requirements to finish their dissertations with access to the outstanding libraries, computing facilities and faculty of Dartmouth College. Fellows may be pursuing the Ph.D. degree in any discipline or area taught in the Dartmouth undergraduate Arts and Sciences curriculum. Each Fellow will be affiliated with a department or program at the College. US citizens only.
How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by February 1. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.
Disciplines: Humanities, Social Sciences; International Students: N
More Info: http://graduate.dartmouth.edu/funding/fellowships/cem.html

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Title: Dissertation Year Fellowship

Sponsor: Harry S. Truman Library Institute for National and International Affairs

Deadline: 02/01/2015

Amount: $16,000
Description: To encourage historical scholarship of the public career of Harry S. Truman or the Truman era, the Truman Library Institute will annually give financial support to one or two graduate students who have completed the dissertation research and are at the writing stage. This fellowship is intended to free a doctoral student from teaching or other employment to facilitate completion of his or her dissertation. Preference will be given to projects based on extensive research at the Truman Library, but since the research is presumed to be complete, there is no requirement of residence at the Library during the fellowship year.
How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by February 1. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.
Disciplines: Social Sciences; International Students: Unknown
More Info: http://www.trumanlibrary.org/grants/

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Title: Fellowships

Sponsor: Cuban Heritage Collection (CHC)

Deadline: 02/01/2014

Amount: Varies
Description: The Cuban Heritage Collection (CHC) Fellowships program provides assistance to students and scholars who wish to use the research resources available in the Cuban Heritage Collection at the University of Miami. The goal of the CHC Fellowships is to engage scholars with the materials available in the Cuban Heritage Collection and thus contribute to the larger body of scholarship in Cuban, hemispheric, and international studies.
How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by February 1. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.
Disciplines: Humanities, Social Sciences; International Students: Unknown
More Info: http://library.miami.edu/chc/fellows/announcement-2014/

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Title: National Fellowships

Sponsor: Miller Center, University of Virginia

Deadline: 02/01/2014

Amount: $22,000
Description: The Miller Center National Fellowship funds scholars completing dissertations that employ history to shed light on American politics, public policy, foreign relations, the impact of global affairs on the United States, or media and politics. Applicants must be Ph.D. candidates expecting to complete the dissertation by the end of the fellowship year. International students may apply.
How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by February 1. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.
Disciplines: Humanities, Social Sciences; International Students: Y
More Info: http://millercenter.org/academic/dgs/fellowship

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Title: Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research

Sponsor: American Philosophical Society (APS)

Deadline: 2/2/2015

Amount: $5,000
Description: The Lewis and Clark Fund (initially supported by the Stanford Ascherman/Baruch Blumberg Fund for Basic Science, established by a benefaction from the late Stanford Ascherman, MD, of San Francisco) encourages exploratory field studies for the collection of specimens and data and to provide the imaginative stimulus that accompanies direct observation. Applications are invited from disciplines with a large dependence on field studies, such as archeology, anthropology, biology, ecology, geography, geology, linguistics, paleontology, and population genetics, but grants will not be restricted to these fields. Proposals that are archival in nature or museum based will not normally be considered. The proposed work should be dissertation directed to the extent possible given the applicant’s year in the doctoral program.
How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by February 2. Letters of support should are due to sponsor by January 30. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.
Disciplines: Social Sciences; International Students: Yes
More Info: http://www.amphilsoc.org/grants/lewisandclark

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Title: Latino Mental Health Research Training Program

Sponsor: University of Southern California, National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 02/03/2014

Amount: Unspecified
Description: The Latino Mental Health Research Training Program is an 11-week summer program designed to prepare undergraduate and graduate level researchers to address disparities in mental health care of U.S. Latinos with serious mental illness. The specific aims of the program are: 1) To recruit the very best young researchers from groups with significant health disparities, particularly Latinos; 2) To help the trainees develop the research and professional skills to reduce and eliminate mental health disparities for Latinos; and 3) To increase the number of researchers from communities with significant health disparities who receive research oriented doctoral degrees.
How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by February 3. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.
Disciplines: Social Sciences; International Students: Unknown
More Info: http://dornsife.usc.edu/latino-mental-health/how-to-apply/

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Title: Congressional Research Grants

Sponsor: University of Texas at Austin, Dirksen Congressional Center

Deadline: 02/06/2015

Amount: $3,000
Description: The Dirksen Congressional Center invites applications for grants to fund research on congressional leadership and the U.S. Congress. The competition is open to individuals with a serious interest in studying Congress. Political scientists, historians, biographers, scholars of public administration or American studies, and journalists are among those eligible. The Center encourages graduate students who have successfully defended their dissertation prospectus to apply and awards a significant portion of the funds for dissertation research. Applicants must be U.S. citizens who reside in the United States. 
How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Liberal Arts Grants Services (lagrants@austin.utexas.edu) in the Liberal Arts Grants Services and return Proposal Review Form by February 6.
Disciplines: Social Sciences; International Students: N
More Info: http://www.dirksencenter.org/print_grants_CRAs.htm

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Title: Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships

Sponsor: University of Texas at Austin, South Asia Institute (SAI)

Deadline: 02/06/2014

Amount: $2,500-$15,000, plus tuition and fees
Description: The highly competitive Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship is funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The fellowship assists meritorious graduate students undergoing intensive training in modern languages and related area or international studies. SAI offers academic year funding for the following languages: Bengali, Hindi, Malayalam, Pashto, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu, and other approved contemporary South Asian languages. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S.
How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by February 6. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.

Disciplines: Humanities, Social Sciences; International Students: N
More Info: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/insts/southasia/FLAS%20Fellowship/Applications.php

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Title: American Philosophical Society Library Resident Research Fellowship

Sponsor: American Philosophical Society (APS)

Deadline: 02/10/2014

Amount: $2,500/mo. (1-3 months)
Description: The American Philosophical Society Library offers short-term residential fellowships for conducting research in its collections. The library is a leading international center for research in the history of American science and technology and its European roots, as well as early American history and culture. The fellowships, funded by generous benefactors, are open to both U.S. citizens and foreign nationals. Applicants may be holders of the Ph.D. or its equivalent, Ph.D. candidates who have passed their preliminary examinations, or degreed independent scholars. Applicants in any relevant field of scholarship may apply. Candidates who live 75 or more miles from Philadelphia receive some preference.
How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by February 10. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.
Disciplines: Humanities, Social Sciences; International Students: Y
More Info: http://www.amphilsoc.org/grants/resident

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Title: Américo Paredes Endowed Scholarship

Sponsor: University of Texas at Austin, Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS)

Deadline: 02/14/2014

Amount: $500-$3,000
Description: A world-renowned scholar of folklore and the U.S./Mexico Borderlands, Américo Paredes established an intellectual and institutional legacy that endures to this day. Given Professor Paredes's commitment to activism, research, and social justice, three types of awards will be made available to students in the following categories: 1) U.S.-Mexico Borderlands Research Award—Funds up to $3,000 will be awarded to students conducting original research in folklore or Borderlands Studies; 2) Change in Circumstance Award—Funds up to $500 will be awarded to students to alleviate an extraordinary, temporary change in circumstances due to economic hardship or a change in health or legal status; 3) Community Service and Training Award—Funds up to $1,000 will be awarded to exceptional students who volunteer, intern, or apprentice with key educational and service organizations in the larger Austin community. Applicants must be enrolled full time and should be affiliated with the Center for Mexican American Studies as an undergraduate major, M.A. or portfolio student.
How to Apply: Submit directly to sponsor by February 14. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.
Disciplines: Humanities, Social Sciences; International Students: Y
More Info: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/centers/cmas/paredes_scholarship/description.php

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Title: BMEidea Competition

Sponsor: National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA)

Deadline: 02/14/2014

Amount: $2,500-$10,000
Description: Since 2005, the BMEidea competition has recognized innovative biomedical engineering design with high commercial potential and social impact. The competition is open to both graduate and undergraduate students (undergraduate-only teams may also enter BMEStart). Graduate and undergraduate student teams at colleges and universities are eligible. Each team must include at least one engineering student. Teams are encouraged to incorporate members from diverse fields such as business, law, medicine, dentistry, nursing, physical therapy, life sciences, physical sciences, or other related disciplines. Projects should focus on a new health-related technology, be invented by students, and address a real clinical need. Inter-institutional collaborations are also encouraged; we require a faculty advisor from each institution.
How to Apply: Limited submission opportunity. Submit the following items to Liberal Arts Grants Services (lagrants@austin.utexas.edu) by Friday, February 14, 2014 at 12:00PM (noon): 1) Department Chair’s Letter of Nomination, 2) Two-page maximum lay abstract describing the aims/needs of the proposed research project, 3) Short bio sketch/CV of students and UT PI/Adviser.
Disciplines: Humanities, Social Sciences; International Students: Unknown
More Info: http://nciia.org/node/359

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Title: Dissertation Fellowship Awards

Sponsor: Boston College, Center for Retirement Research

Deadline: 02/14/2014

Amount: $28,000
Description: The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College is accepting proposals for the Dissertation Fellowship Program in Retirement Income and Disability Insurance Research. The program is funded by the U.S. Social Security Administration and provides funding opportunities for doctoral candidates to pursue cutting-edge research on retirement issues. Priority areas include: Social Security and disability insurance; macroeconomic analyses of Social Security; wealth and retirement income; program interactions; international research; or demographic research.
How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by February 14. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.
Disciplines: Social Sciences; International Students: Unknown
More Info: http://crr.bc.edu/about-us/grant-programs/dissertation-fellowship-program-2/2014-dissertation-fellowship-online-application/

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Title: Multiple Grants

Sponsor: Institute of Turkish Studies (ITS)

Deadline: 02/14/2014

Amount: Varies
Description: The Institute of Turkish Studies (ITS) is pleased to announce its 2014-2015 grant competition in the field of Turkish Studies. The following grant opportunities are available only for United States citizens (or those who have acquired permanent resident status in the U.S.) who are currently affiliated with a university in the U.S. The institutional grants are available only for educational institutions located in the United States. Grant categories include: Library Grants, Post-Doctoral Summer Travel Research Grants, Sabbatical Research Grants, Subventions for Publications, Summer Language Grants in Turkey for Graduate Students, Teaching Aids Grants, and Turkish Studies Conference Grants.
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 February 14.
Disciplines: Humanities, Social Sciences; International Students: N
More Info: http://www.turkishstudies.org/grants/grants_competition.shtml

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Title: WEF Canham Graduate Studies Scholarship

Sponsor: Water Environment Federation (WEF)

Deadline: 02/14/2014

Amount: $25,000
Description: This scholarship provides $25,000 for a post-baccalaureate student in the water environment field. The scholarship is for education related expenses such as room and board, tuition and books. The scholarship may not be used to cover stipends or wages. Applicants must be members of the Water Environment Federation.
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 February 14.
Disciplines: Social Sciences; International Students: Unknown
More Info: http://www.wef.org/Members/page.aspx?id=2446

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Title: Center for the United States and Cold War Fellowships

Sponsor: New York University

Deadline: 02/15/2014

Amount: $1,000-$45,000
Description: The Center for the United States and the Cold War supports research on the Cold War, especially on the ways in which this ideological and geopolitical conflict with the Soviet Union affected American politics, culture, and society. The center offers a dissertation fellowship, a post-doctoral fellowship and travel grants. The post-doctoral, dissertation, and travel grant recipients are selected on the basis of the applicant's scholarly qualifications; the scholarly significance of the project to the Center's mission to support research on the Cold War; and the appropriateness of the proposed study to the Tamiment Library's collections.
How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor. by February 15. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.
Disciplines: Humanities, Social Sciences; International Students: Unknown
More Info: http://www.nyu.edu/library/bobst/research/tam/coldwar/fellowships.html

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Title: Albert J. Beveridge Grant for Research in the History of the Western Hemisphere

Sponsor: American Historical Association (AHA)

Deadline: 02/15/2015

Amount: $1,000
Description: The AHA is pleased to announce the availability of modest grants to support research in the history of the Western hemisphere (United States, Canada, and Latin America). The grants are intended to further research in progress and may be used for travel to a library or archive, for microfilms, photographs, or photocopying (this list of purposes is meant to be merely illustrative, not exhaustive). Preference will be given to Ph.D. candidates and junior scholars.
How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by February 15. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.
Disciplines: Humanities; International Students: Unknown
More Info: http://www.historians.org/prizes/BeveridgeGrantInfo.htm

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Title: Rachel Tanur Prize for Visual Sociology

Sponsor: Social Sciences Research Council (SSRC)

Deadline: 02/17/2014

Amount: $500-$2,500
Description: The purpose of the Rachel Tanur Memorial Prize for Visual Sociology is to encourage students to incorporate visual analysis in their study and understanding of social phenomena. The contest is open worldwide to undergraduate and graduate students (majoring in any social science). Students must be currently enrolled or have received their degrees no earlier than the end of the term finishing just before the meeting of the International Sociological Association (ISA) at which the prize is to be awarded. Up to three cash prizes will be awarded at the ISA's XVIII World Congress of Sociology, Facing an Unequal World: Challenges for Global Sociology, to be held in Yokohama, Japan in July 2014. Attendance at the Congress is not a requirement. The first prize will be $2,500 USD, the second $1,500, and the third $500. The prize will be awarded every two years.
How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by February 17. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.
Disciplines: Social Sciences; International Students: Unknown
More Info: http://www.racheltanurmemorialprize.org/

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Title: Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant (DDRIG) in Biological Anthropology (NSF 14-561)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)


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