Grants for Graduate Students Funding Opportunities in the Liberal Arts



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Deadline: 02/19/2015

Amount: $20,000 (plus indirect costs)
Description: The Biological Anthropology Program supports multifaceted research which advances scientific knowledge of human biology and ecology, including understanding of our evolutionary history and mechanisms which have shaped human and nonhuman primate biological diversity. Supported research focuses on living and fossil forms of both human and nonhuman primates, addressing time scales ranging from the short-term to evolutionary, encompassing multiple levels of organization and analysis (molecular and organismal, to the population and ecosystem scales), and conducted in field, laboratory, and captive research environments.
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 19.
Disciplines: Social Sciences; International Students: Unknown
More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/bcs/phys/suppdiss.jsp

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Title: Harry E. and Bernice M. Moore Fellowship

Sponsor: Hogg Foundation for Mental Health

Deadline: 02/20/2014

Amount: $20,000
Description: The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health invites students from The University of Texas at Austin pursuing a doctorate to apply for the Harry E. and Bernice M. Moore Fellowship. To be eligible for the fellowship, candidates must be in the process of completing a dissertation on the human experience in crises, including those resulting from natural or other major disasters or, more broadly, stress and adversity. This fellowship reflects Dr. Harry E. Moore’s concern for and sociological contributions to the study of the human experience in crisis.
How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by February 20. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.
Disciplines: Social Sciences; International Students: Y
More Info: http://www.hogg.utexas.edu/initiatives/rfpmoorefellow.html

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Title: Dwight D. Eisenhower/Clifford Roberts Graduate Fellowship Program

Sponsor: The Eisenhower Institute, Gettysburg College

Deadline: 02/21/2014

Amount: $10,000
Description: The Eisenhower Institute seeks to support study and education dealing with the role of government in a free society, citizen public service, public policy, and improved understanding of America's role in world affairs. The Institute desires to encourage and assist promising young Americans to pursue studies and research in fields such as history, government, economics, business administration, and international affairs, so they may provide informed leadership in the conduct of our national life. Applicants should be at an advanced stage of their doctoral candidacies, preferably at the point of preparing their dissertations.
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 21.
Disciplines: Humanities, Social Sciences; International Students: Unknown
More Info: http://www.eisenhowerinstitute.org/fellowships/roberts.dot

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Title: Joseph L. Fisher Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships

Sponsor: Resources for the Future (RFF)

Deadline: 02/21/2014

Amount: $18,000
Description: In honor of the late Joseph L. Fisher, president of Resources for the Future (RFF) from 1959–1974, RFF will award fellowships for the coming academic year in support of doctoral dissertation research on issues related to the environment, natural resources, or energy. RFF’s primary research disciplines are economics and other social sciences. Proposals originating in these fields will have the greatest likelihood of success. This fellowship is intended to be the principal source of support for graduate students in the final year of their dissertation research. The program is open to both U.S. and non-U.S. citizens, provided the latter have proper work and residency documentation.
How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by February 21. See grant announcement for materials to be submitted with proposal.
Disciplines: Social Sciences; International Students: Y
More Info: http://www.rff.org/About_RFF/Pages/JosephLFisherDoctoralDissertationFellowships.aspx

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Title: Archer Fellowship Program

Sponsor: University of Texas at Austin

Deadline: 02/23/2015

Amount: Unspecified
Description: The Archer Fellowship Program empowers students by providing them with a unique opportunity to live, work, and learn in our nation’s capital during the fall or spring semester. While in Washington, D.C., students complete UT Austin coursework taught by esteemed professors and gain hands-on work experience in an internship of their choice. By living together in historic town homes on Capitol Hill, Archer Fellows build lasting friendships and professional connections with each other. Tailored to students’ own personal and intellectual interests, the Archer Fellowship Program provides an experience that students find rewarding professionally, academically, and personally.
How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by February 23. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.
Disciplines: Social Sciences; International Students: Unknown
More Info: http://www.utexas.edu/ugs/archer/applying

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Title: William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowships for Minority Students

Sponsor: Aspen Institute

Deadline: 02/27/2015

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. International applicants are not eligible.
How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor February 27. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.
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: Community Engagement Award

Sponsor: University of Texas at Austin, Lozano Long Institute for Latin American Studies (LLILAS) & Benson Latin American Studies and Collections

Deadline: 02/28/2014

Amount: $500
Description: The Community Engagement Award is designed to recognize a LLILAS student who demonstrates a commitment to community service, either in the United States or in Latin America, through a strong record of volunteerism and/or activism with one or more community organizations. Applicants will describe the nature and social impact of their work and how it ties in and is informed by their intellectual or research interests in Latin America broadly defined (i.e., work with organizations that serve Latino immigrants in the US would be eligible, for example). They also will need to submit a letter of support from the community organization in question. Our goal is to promote and recognize agents of change who improve the well-being of our region, and to encourage and recognize the commitment to social change of LLILAS students and their involvement with local communities beyond the university. Must be a currently enrolled LAS undergraduate or graduate student in good standing.
How to Apply: Submit directly to sponsor by February 28. See grant announcement for materials to be submitted with proposal.
Disciplines: Humanities, Social Sciences; International Students: Y
More Info: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/insts/llilas/student-programs/funding-opportunities/additional-funding.php

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Title: DAAD/AICGS Research Fellowship

Sponsor: Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD), American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS)

Deadline: 02/28/2014

Amount: $4,725/mo.
Description: The DAAD/AICGS Research Fellowship Program, funded by a generous grant from the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD), is designed to bring scholars and specialists working on Germany, Europe, and/or transatlantic relations to AICGS for research stays of two months each. Project proposals should address a topic closely related to one or more of the Institute’s three research and programming areas: 1) Business and Economics, 2) Foreign and Domestic Policy, and 3) Society, Culture & Politics. Applicants must be German or American citizens and should have completed or currently be working on a Ph.D..
How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by February 28. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application. Additional deadline in August.
Disciplines: Social Sciences; International Students: Y (U.S. & German only)
More Info: http://www.aicgs.org/employment/daad-aicgs-research-fellowship/

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Title: E.D. Farmer International Fellowships for Texans and Mexican Nationals

Sponsor: Teresa Lozano Long Institute for Latin American Studies (LILAS)

Deadline: 02/28/2014

Amount: $4,000
Description: The Texas Legislature created the E. D. Farmer International Fellowship with the purpose of building friendship and fostering goodwill between Texas and Mexico. This fellowship provides financial support to conduct research, fieldwork, or studies in Mexico or to undertake undergraduate or graduate studies or research activities at The University of Texas at Austin. The E. D. Farmer International Fellowship is limited to applicants from Mexico and Texas. Candidates must submit their applications under one of three categories: 1) Mexican students applying to UT Austin, or 2) Mexican students currently studying at UT Austin, or 3) applicants from the state of Texas who plan to conduct research in Mexico.
How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by February 28. 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/insts/llilas/student-programs/funding-opportunities/additional-funding.php

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Title: Jean Harvey Slappy Research Fellowships

Sponsor: Marcus Garvey Foundation

Deadline: 02/28/2014

Amount: $500
Description: This fellowship -- named in honor of long-time Marcus Garvey Foundation board member Jean Harvey Slappy -- looks to support doctoral candidates working on aspects of the history of the U.N.I.A. (Universal Negro Improvement Association), the A.C.L. (African Communities League), and/or Marcus Garvey's organizational activities, and who wish to use the recently deposited papers of Thomas W. Harvey located at Emory University's Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library. Research fellows receive grants of $500 to help defray expenses associated with travel to and use of the archival collection.
How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by February 28. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.
Disciplines: Humanities, Social Sciences; International Students: Unknown
More Info: http://www.GarveyFoundation.com

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Title: Marcus Garvey Foundation Research Fellowship

Sponsor: Marcus Garvey Foundation

Deadline: 02/28/2014

Amount: $500
Description: This fellowship, named in honor of the Marcus Garvey Foundation, looks to support doctoral candidates doing primary research in the humanities and social sciences on topics related to Africa and the African diaspora. Those doctoral candidates using archival collections and/or conducting oral histories are especially encouraged to apply.  Research fellows receive grants of $500 to help defray research expenses.
How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by February 28. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.
Disciplines: Humanities, Social Sciences; International Students: Unknown
More Info: http://www.GarveyFoundation.com

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Title: Pre-Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship in American Indian Studies

Sponsor: Michigan State University, American Indian Studies Program

Deadline: 02/28/2014

Amount: Unspecified
Description: The American Indian Studies Program at Michigan State University invites applications for the 2014-2015 Pre-Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship Award in American Indian Studies. The fellowship award provides office space, access to Michigan State University's outstanding library and computing facilities and to the faculty involved in the American Indian Studies Program, benefits for the year, and a substantial stipend. Applicants must be finished with all doctoral work but the dissertation, actively working in American Indian Studies, and committed to a career in Native Studies. It is expected that the Fellow will complete the dissertation during the award year. Applicants may be pursuing the Ph.D. degree in any discipline or area offered at Michigan State University. The successful applicant will be required to teach one course and will affiliate with a department or program in one of the university's colleges, as well as participate in activities of the American Indian Studies Program. The Fellow must reside in the East Lansing, Michigan area for the duration of the fellowship.
How to Apply: Submit directly to sponsor by February 28. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.
Disciplines: Humanities, Social Sciences; International Students: Unknown
More Info: http://aisp.msu.edu/fellowship/

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Title: Research Grants Program

Sponsor: Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC)

Deadline: 02/28/2015

Amount: $1,000
Description: The ARSC Grants Program is designed to encourage and support scholarship and publication by individuals in the field of sound recordings or audio preservation. Specific projects eligible for support include discography, bibliography, historical studies of the sound recording industry and its products, and any other subject likely to increase the public's understanding and appreciation of the lasting importance of recorded sound. ARSC encourages applications from individuals whose research forms part of an academic program at the master's or doctoral level.
How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by February 28. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.
Disciplines: Humanities; International Students: Unknown
More Info: http://www.arsc-audio.org/researchgrants.html

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Title: Special Collections Research Travel Awards

Sponsor: Penn State, Eberly Family Special Collections Library

Deadline: 02/28/2014

Amount: $1,500
Description: The Eberly Family Special Collections Library on the University Park campus of Penn State offers travel awards of $1,500 for researchers whose work would benefit from access to the collections held at Penn State. Currently, three travel grants are available: The Dorothy Foehr Huck Research Travel Award: Supports one award for researchers using any collection from the Special Collections Library. The Helen F. Faust Women Writers Research Travel Awards: Supports two awards for researchers working on a project including women writers that would benefit from use of the Eberly Family Special Collections Library’s collections. The Albert M. Petska Eighth Air Force Archives Research Travel Award: supports one award for researchers working on a project pertaining to history of the Eighth Air Force during World War II. Any faculty member, graduate student, or independent scholar with a research project requiring the use of materials held by the Special Collections Library is eligible to apply. All applicants must reside outside of a 100-mile radius of State College, Pennsylvania.
How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by February 28 See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.
Disciplines: Humanities, Social Sciences; International Students: Y
More Info: http://www.libraries.psu.edu/psul/speccolls/travel.html

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Title: Graduate Fellows

Sponsor: Property and Environment Research Center (PERC)

Deadline: 03/01/2014

Amount: $1,800 (monthly stipend) + travel reimbursement
Description: PERC'S fellowships for graduate students and law students offer the ideal opportunity for those who are interested in researching issues related to natural resources and the environment. Graduate fellows spend three months at PERC in Bozeman, Montana, researching and writing a paper under the supervision of a PERC senior fellow. While at PERC, fellows are required to present two workshops to outline, report on, and summarize their research findings. A paper of publishable quality is the expected result.
How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by March 1. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.
Disciplines: Social Sciences; International Students: Unknown
More Info: http://perc.org/fellowships/graduate-fellows

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Title: Higher Education Scholarship

Sponsor: Young Women's Alliance Foundation (YWAF)

Deadline: 03/01/2014

Amount: $3,000
Description: The YWAF Higher Education Scholarship is available to women attending Central Texas universities who have completed 60 hours of undergraduate coursework or who are enrolled in graduate school. Recipients are chosen based on commitment to community service, leadership potential, demonstrated financial need, and academic achievement. In addition, recipients are required to complete at least 40 hours of service in a Community Impact Project.
How to Apply: Submit directly to sponsor by March 1. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.
Disciplines: Humanities, Social Sciences; International Students: Y
More Info: http://www.youngwomensalliance.org/higher-education-scholarship

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Title: Penn Pre-Doctoral Fellowships for Excellence through Diversity

Sponsor: University of Pennsylvania

Deadline: 03/01/2014

Amount: $30,000
Description: This program is designed to provide mentorship and access to Penn’s resources for doctoral students in the humanities or social sciences, enrolled at universities other than Penn, as they complete their dissertations. It supports scholars from a wide range of backgrounds, who can contribute to the diversity of Penn and the higher education community. The Fellowships support graduate students in the final stages of dissertation research or writing for residency at Penn for an academic year, normally September through August. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S.
How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by March 1. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.
Disciplines: Humanities, Social Sciences; International Students: N
More Info: http://provost.upenn.edu/diversity-predoc

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Title: Louise Wallace Hackney Fellowship for the Study of Chinese Art

Sponsor: American Oriental Society, University of Michigan

Deadline: 03/01/2015

Amount: $8,000
Description: Open to post-doctoral scholars as well as doctoral students, U.S. citizens only. It is conceived to permit the study of Chinese art, with special relation to painting and its reflection of Chinese culture, and to permit the translation into English of works upon the said subject for the purpose of furthering a better understanding of Chinese painting in the United States. In no case shall a fellowship be awarded to scholars of well recognized standing, but shall be given to either men or women who show aptitude for promise in the said field of learning. Applicants for the fellowship should have completed three years study of the Chinese language or its equivalent and should be able to demonstrate that they have already committed themselves to the serious study of this important area of oriental art.
How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by March 1. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.
Disciplines: Humanities; International Students: N
More Info: http://www.umich.edu/~aos/hackney.htm

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Title: Wadsworth International Fellowships

Sponsor: Wenner-Gren Foundation

Deadline: 03/01/2015

Amount: $17,500
Description: The Wadsworth International Fellowships are intended to provide support for students undertaking study leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree at universities where they can receive international-level training in anthropology. These fellowships are available only to students from countries where anthropology is underrepresented and where there are limited resources to send students overseas for training. Priority is given to applicants who have not already begun graduate training abroad, and who are likely to return to an academic position in their home country upon completion of their degree. The purpose of the Wadsworth International Fellowship is to offer support for students who are in the early stages of their doctoral programs.
How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by March 1. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.


Disciplines: Social Sciences; International Students: Y
More Info: http://www.wennergren.org/programs/wadsworth-international-fellowships

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Title: Wayne F. Placek Grants


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