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 April 3.
Disciplines: Social Sciences; International Students: Unknown
More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12535/nsf12535.htm

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Title: Dissertation Fieldwork Grants

Sponsor: Wenner-Gren Foundation

Deadline: 04/10/2014

Amount: $20,000
Description: Dissertation Fieldwork Grants are awarded to aid doctoral or thesis research. The program contributes to the Foundation's overall mission to support basic research in anthropology and to ensure that the discipline continues to be a source of vibrant and significant work that furthers our understanding of humanity's cultural and biological origins, development, and variation. The Foundation supports research that demonstrates a clear link to anthropological theory and debates, and promises to make a solid contribution to advancing these ideas. There is no preference for any methodology, research location, or subfield. The Foundation particularly welcomes proposals that employ a comparative perspective, can generate innovative approaches or ideas, and/or integrate two or more subfields. Students must be enrolled in a doctoral program (or equivalent, if applying from outside the United States) at the time of application. Students of all nationalities are eligible to apply.
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 April 10.
Disciplines: Social Sciences; International Students: Y
More Info: http://www.wennergren.org/programs/dissertation-fieldwork-grants

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Title: John F. Richards Fellowship Program: Research Fellowships and Afghanistan Travel Fellowship

Sponsor: American Institute of Afghanistan Studies (AIAS)

Deadline: 04/10/2014

Amount: Research: $6,000; Travel: $3,000
Description: The American Institute of Afghanistan Studies (AIAS) invites applications for support of short-term research or other scholarly projects that will advance the knowledge of Afghanistan. The Institute will be accepting applications for proposed projects along two tiers of the John F. Richards Fellowship Program. The program includes two different types of fellowships. Applicants must be individual members of AIAS to apply. Research Fellowships are intended for U.S. Citizens who are Pre-doctoral, Post-doctoral, Junior or Senior Scholars, and cannot be used for travel to, from, or within Afghanistan. Travel Fellowships are designated for Senior Scholars only, candidates may be U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or hold U.S. institutional appointments. Applicants may apply for one or both fellowships.
How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by April 10. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.
Disciplines: Humanities, Social Sciences; International Students: Y
More Info: http://afghan-institute.org/aias/research-fellowships/2014-john-f-richards-fellowships/

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Title: Dissertation Fellowship Mellon Sawyer Seminar Series

Sponsor: University of Texas at Austin, Native American and Indigenous Studies (NAIS) and the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS)

Deadline: 04/11/2014

Amount: Unspecified stipend, plus standard benefits
Description: Native American and Indigenous Studies (NAIS) and the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS) invite UT Austin and UT affiliated Ph.D. candidates to apply for a one-year Dissertation Fellowship with the Mellon Sawyer Seminar Series on “Territorial Roots and Diasporic Routes: Native American and Indigenous Cultural Politics in the Americas.” The successful candidates will show interest in dialogue and critical thought across North-South divides in indigenous studies, and should be working on a dissertation project in the field. Applicants must be Ph.D. candidates with a clear and demonstrable progress in their dissertation writing process. Disciplinary specialization is open. The selected candidates will be expected to participate in the biweekly Sawyer Seminar series, which will bring together UT faculty across schools and will draw indigenous scholars from throughout the hemisphere during academic year 2014-2015. The dissertation fellows will be located either in NAIS or LLILAS, depending on primary research focus. Appointment will begin September 1, 2014.
How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by April 11. Send the following documents in pdf format to Professor Luis Cárcamo-Huechante (carcamohuechante@austin.utexas.edu): one-page letter of application, dissertation abstract, and a letter from your dissertation supervisor describing your stage of the dissertation research and writing.
Disciplines: Humanities; International Students: Unknown
More Info: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/inits/nais/

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Title: Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship

Sponsor: International Women’s Media Foundation

Deadline: 04/11/2014

Amount: Living stipend
Description: The goal of the Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship is to provide a woman journalist with a transformative experience that will impact her career by offering her the opportunity to conduct research at leading academic institutions and build journalistic skills. The Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship seeks to impact public awareness of human rights journalism by encouraging dialogue and discussion about critical human rights issues. Open to women journalists worldwide whose work focuses on human rights and social justice. Journalists working in the print, broadcast and Internet media, including freelancers, are eligible to apply. Applicants must have a minimum of three years of experience in journalism.
How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by April 11. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.
Disciplines: Social Sciences; International Students: Unknown
More Info: http://www.iwmf.org/our-impact/training/elizabeth-neuffer-fellowship/apply/

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Title: Summer Graduate Fellowships

Sponsor: University of Texas at Austin, Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice

Deadline: 04/14/2014

Amount: $2,000-$4,000
Description: The Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice at the University of Texas School of Law is currently considering applications for UT law and graduate students to be summer fellows at the Center. This summer we are particularly interested in candidates with experience or serious interest in scholarly publications, event planning, fundraising, publication/graphic design, grant writing, and/or film editing, and in candidates with specialized knowledge of human rights. These fellowships, open to all Law and graduate students, are an excellent opportunity for students interested in incorporating the study and practice of human rights into their research and professional development and in staying informed of developments in human rights scholarship.
How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by April 14. Contact William Chandler (wchandler@law.utexas.edu) for list of materials to be submitted with application.
Disciplines: Humanities, Social Sciences; International Students: Unknown
More Info: http://www.utexas.edu/law/centers/humanrights/students/grad-fellowships.php

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Title: Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NIJ-2014-3739, CFDA 16.562)

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), National Institute of Justice (NIJ)

Deadline: 04/21/2014

Amount: $32,000
Description: The NIJ Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF) program provides awards for research on crime, violence, and other criminal justice-related topics to accredited universities that offer research-based doctoral degrees. NIJ invests in doctoral education by supporting universities that sponsor students who demonstrate the potential to successfully complete doctoral degree programs in disciplines relevant to the mission of NIJ and who are in the final stages of graduate study. Applicants sponsoring doctoral students are eligible to apply only if the doctoral research dissertation has direct implications for criminal justice policy and practice in the United States and is in an NIJ-supported discipline; e.g., social and behavioral sciences, operations technology, information and sensors research and development, and investigative and forensic sciences. International students may apply.
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 April 21.
Disciplines: Social Sciences; International Students: Y
More Info: http://www.nij.gov/funding/fellowships/graduate-research-fellowship/Pages/welcome.aspx

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Title: Applied Social Issues Internship

Sponsor: Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI)

Deadline: 04/25/2014

Amount: $300-$2,500
Description: This funding opportunities encourages research that is conducted in cooperation with a community or government organization, public interest group or other not-for-profit entity that will benefit directly from the project. Graduate students in psychology, applied social science, and related disciplines are eligible. Applicant must be a SPSSI member.
How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by April 25. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.
Disciplines: Social Sciences; International Students: Unknown
More Info: http://www.spssi.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=page.viewpage&pageid=637

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Title: Assessing the Benefits of Treating Cancer Research Starter Grant

Sponsor: PhRMA Foundation

Deadline: 04/25/2014

Amount: $100,000
Description: The PhRMA Foundation is accepting proposals for "starter grants" in support of research aimed at quantifying the benefits to society that have accrued from innovations in cancer treatment. The grant will be awarded to candidates who establish a sound and innovative research project focused on developing a novel way of quantifying or describing the social, patient-centered, and economic benefits of innovation in cancer treatment. Relevant research goals may include developing new methods to define and measure the societal benefits from cancer care innovation. Faculty and doctoral level researchers are eligible to apply.
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 April 25.
Disciplines: Social Sciences; International Students: Unknown
More Info: http://phrmafoundation.org/download/Starter%20Grant.pdf

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Title: Byran Jackson Dissertation Research Award

Sponsor: American Political Science Association, Section on Urban Politics

Deadline: 04/25/2014

Amount: $500
Description: This award recognizes outstanding scholarship by a graduate student in the areas of race and urban politics. It comes with a $500 prize. Interested students should send approved dissertation proposals to each committee member via e-mail. Contact information is provided below.
How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor. Submit approved dissertation proposals to each of the following committee members via email: Jamila Michener, Cornell University (jm2362@cornell.edu); Christina Greer, Fordham University (cgreer@fordham.edu); and Ravi Perry, Mississippi State University (ravi.perry@gmail.com).
Disciplines: Social Sciences; International Students: Unknown
More Info: http://www.apsanet.org/sections/sectionDetail.cfm?section=sec13

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Title: Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

Sponsor: Women's Philanthropy Institute, Indiana University

Deadline: 04/30/2014

Amount: $5,000
Description: The Women’s Philanthropy Institute at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy (WPI) will offer a one year doctoral dissertation fellowship of $5,000 for the academic year 2014-2015. This doctoral dissertation fellowship will be awarded to a scholar whose primary research focus is in the area of women’s philanthropy or gender differences in philanthropic behavior and giving. The fellowship is intended to support research and dissertation writing. The fellowship stipend will be paid at the beginning of the 2014-2015 academic year.
How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by April 30. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.
Disciplines: Humanities, Social Sciences; International Students: Unknown
More Info: http://www.philanthropy.iupui.edu/criteria-for-applying

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Title: LGBT Studies Research Fellowship

Sponsor: Yale University

Deadline: 04/30/2014

Amount: $4,000
Description: Scholars from across the country and around the world are invited to apply for the Yale LGBT Studies Research Fellowship. This fellowship supports scholars from any field pursuing research in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer studies at Yale University, utilizing the vast faculty resources, manuscript archives, and library collections available at Yale. Graduate students conducting dissertation research, independent scholars, and all faculty are invited to apply. Scholars residing within 100 miles of New Haven are ineligible. Granted for one month, the fellowship must be taken up between September 1, 2014 and April 30, 2015. The recipient is expected to be in residence for a minimum of twenty days during the period of their award and is encouraged to participate in the activities of Yale University, including programs organized by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Studies, Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies, and the Yale Research Initiative on the History of Sexualities.
How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor April 30. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.
Disciplines: Social Sciences; International Students: Unknown
More Info: http://lgbts.yale.edu/research

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Title: Patricia Witherspoon Research Award

Sponsor: University of Texas at Austin, Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life

Deadline: 04/30/2014

Amount: $2,000
Description: University of Texas graduate students are invited to apply for the Patricia Witherspoon Research Award to offset costs associated with conducting original research in the areas of public service, government, community service, civic life, citizenship, or politics. Previous research topics have included faith-based organizations, family policy, immigration, and educational interventions. Past award winners have used the funding to pay for focus groups, survey instruments, and other aspects of their research.
How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by April 30. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.
Disciplines: Social Sciences; International Students: Unknown
More Info: http://moody.utexas.edu/strauss/patricia-witherspoon-research-award

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Title: Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowships

Sponsor: Poetry Foundation

Deadline: 04/30/2014

Amount: $25,800
Description: Five Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowships in the amount of $15,000 will be awarded to young poets through a national competition sponsored by the Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry. Established in 1989 by the Indianapolis philanthropist Ruth Lilly, the fellowships are intended to encourage the further study and writing of poetry. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, at least 21 years of age, and no older than 31 years of age as of March 31, 2012.
How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by April 30. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.
Disciplines: Humanities; International Students: N
More Info: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/foundation/prizes_fellowship

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Title: Korean Studies Dissertation Workshop

Sponsor: Social Science Research Council (SSRC)

Deadline: 05/01/2014

Amount: Unspecified
Description: The SSRC Korean Studies Dissertation Workshop seeks to create a sustained network of advanced graduate students and faculty by providing the opportunity to give and receive critical feedback on dissertations in progress. The workshop is open to participants from all fields in the social sciences and humanities and from institutions throughout the U.S. and Canada. Individual students lead discussions of their projects with mentor faculty and student peers from various disciplines to receive creative and critical input on improving their fieldwork plans or writing strategies. Based on narrative project descriptions submitted as part of the application packet, participants will prepare a synthetic essay incorporating all projects, from which broader methodological and thematic discussions will be developed and incorporated into the four-day agenda.
How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by May 1. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.
Disciplines: Social Sciences; International Students: Unknown
More Info: http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/ksdw/

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Title: Creative Community Fellowhsips

Sponsor: National Arts Strategies (NAS)

Deadline: 05/07/2014

Amount: Unspecified
Description: We believe that arts and culture are vital to community life. We also believe that community is vital to arts and culture. We've built the Creative Community Fellows program for leaders working at the intersection of culture and community. These individuals are using culture to respond to local needs and contribute to healthy neighborhoods. We will give them tools, training and access to others working in this space. This combination will fuel their visions for community change, sparking new ideas and helping put them into action. We will also provide a platform for Fellows to connect their work to their communities and to the field. This will create a global dialogue about the ways in which culture can restore and animate communities.
How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by May 7. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.
Disciplines: Social Sciences; International Students: Unknown
More Info: http://artstrategies.org/programs/creative_community_fellows/about.php

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Title: Graduate Dean's Prestigious Fellowship Supplement

Sponsor: University of Texas at Austin, Graduate School

Deadline: 05/14/2014

Amount: $1,000, in-state tuition waiver
Description: The Graduate Dean's Prestigious Fellowship Supplement awards are for students who will hold competitive, external, prestigious, full (typically $12,000 or more) fellowships that recognize the student's academic achievements. Consideration for an award is based upon nomination by the graduate adviser. You must be registered during the 2014-2015 academic year and you must be utilizing the fellowship during the 2014-2015 academic year. Preference is given to non-Texas residents as the major component of the award is for an in-state tuition rate.
How to Apply: Contact your Graduate Coordinator for details on your department's nomination process.
Disciplines: Humanities, Social Sciences; International Students: Unknown
More Info: http://www.utexas.edu/ogs/funding/fellowships/prestigious.html

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Title: Hilla Rebay International Fellowship

Sponsor: Guggenheim Museum

Deadline: 05/15/2015

Amount: $30,000
Description: The Hilla Rebay International Fellowship offers an introduction to the unique operational structure of the multinational museum, as well as practical museum training experience to individuals interested in pursuing careers in the curatorial field. It is a multisite 10-month fellowship that offers a graduate student the opportunity to undertake in-depth professional training at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao; and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice. The fellow will spend a minimum of three months at each site and will gain exposure to museum operations through departments including Curatorial, Education, and Registration.
How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by May 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.guggenheim.org/new-york/education/internships/hilla-rebay-international-fellowship

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Title: Kislak Short-term Fellowship for the Study of the History and Cultures of the Early Americas

Sponsor: Library of Congress

Deadline: 05/15/2014

Amount: $4,200/mo. (1-4 mos.)
Description: The Library of Congress offers short-term fellowships for independent scholars, undergraduate and graduate students, and college and university faculty to conduct research based on items from the Kislak Collection. The Kislak Collection spans three millennia and includes masterworks of the pre-Columbian cultures of Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean and rare books, manuscripts, documents, maps, and artwork from the earliest records of European contact through the period of exploration and settlement the Americas. Complementing the books and manuscripts is an extensive research library of secondary sources
How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor May 15. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.
Disciplines: Humanities; International Students: Unknown
More Info: http://www.loc.gov/loc/kluge/fellowships/kislakshort.html

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Title: Media Prize

Sponsor: Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP)

Deadline: 05/15/2014

Amount: $500 honorarium + travel expenses
Description: SPSP has announced a call for nominations for its 2014 Media Prize. The annual prize recognizes a person, normally outside the SPSP community, providing a popular media piece (or collection of pieces) during the previous calendar year that best conveys the contributions of personality or social psychology to the general public. This year, the society will consider pieces published in 2013. In addition to a written published piece, column, etc., a "piece" can also be a radio series, regular TV segment, blog post or series of posts, etc. The 2014 prize will be presented at the annual SPSP conference, which will take place in Long Beach, California, February 26-28, 2015.

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