Nij Dissertation Fellowship 2015 Ford

 

Fellowship listings


:: Early pre dissertation fellowships
:: Dissertation fellowships
:: Small research grants | summer opportunities
:: International travel fellowships
:: Postdoctoral fellowships


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Prospective fellowship applicants should always verify deadlines by consulting the sponsor's web site directly. Please alert Pam Metz to any errors you find here.

Cautionary note for dissertation fellowship applicants
Those applying for dissertation funding should remain attentive to whether external fellowships are categorized as "dissertation research" or "dissertation completion". Once Harvard GSAS students accept an award (internal or external) that is classified as a dissertation completion award, whether or not explicitly labeled as such, this "counts" as final-year funding, and the student becomes ineligible for any subsequent internal or external fellowships. Read more...»

 


Early predissertation fellowships
* Designates prior year deadline. Check with funder for current guidelines.

* Designates prior year deadline. Check with funder for current guidelines.


Dissertation fellowships
(* Designates prior year deadline)

ROLLING  
 Rolling
Time-sharing Experiments for the Social Sciences (TESS)
Note: Although anyone may submit applications at any time, TESS also sponsors specially designated competitions on specific themes. Check website for more information.
Summer  
 08/20/2015National Science Foundation (NSF) Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants: Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics (MMS)

(Note!) Read Harvard's sponsored research procedures (opens new window) when applying for NSF Dissertation Improvement grants.

SEP

  
 09/04/2014American Educational Research Association (AERA) Dissertation Grants
OCT   
 10/06/2014NAEd/Spencer Foundation Dissertation Fellowships for Research on Education
 10/14/2014Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship
 10/22/2014Andrew W. Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships (Completion)
NOV   
 11/03/2014American Educational Research (AERA) Minority Fellowship in Educational Research
 11/11/2013*
(still offered?)
US Dept of Labor Employment and Training Research Paper Program
 11/14/2014Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships: Dissertation (Completion grant)
 11/15/2014American Association of University Women (AAUW): American Fellowships (Completion grant for U.S. citizens/permanent residents)
 11/15/2014 Edmund J. Safra Center for Ethics, Harvard University
 11/25/2014National Science Foundation (NSF) Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants: Sociology

(Note!) Read Harvard's sponsored research procedures (opens new window) when applying for NSF Dissertation Improvement grants.

 11/15/2014Williams College, Gaius Charles Bolin Dissertation Fellowships (Diversity)
DEC   
 12/01/2014American Association of University Women (AAUW) International Fellowships (for women who are not US citizens/permanent residents)
 12/01/2014American Bar Foundation
Law and Social Science Dissertation Fellowship and Mentoring Program
(Applicants should be in their 3rd, 4th, or 5th year of Ph.D. study)
 12/01/2014University of Virginia, Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies: Predoctoral Residential Research Fellowship
 12/12/2014Harvard University Center on the Developing Child: Julius B. Richmond Fellowship
 12/15/2014American Educational Research Association (AERA)-MET Dissertation Fellowship
(To support research using the Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) Longitudinal Database).
 12/15/2014American Bar Foundation
Doctoral Fellowships in Law and Social Science
 12/15/2014University of Chicago Chapin Hall Center for Children: Doris Duke Fellowships for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect
 12/20/2013*Foreign Languages and Area Studies (FLAS) Academic Year Fellowships
 12/20/2014Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African American Studies, University of Rochester
 12/24/2014National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Graduate Research Fellowships in the Social and Behavioral Sciences
(Note:The GRF solicitation is posted once a year, usually in the fall or early winter time. Potential applicants should register for NIJ updates to be notified when the solicitation is released).

(Note!) Read Harvard's sponsored research procedures (opens new window) when applying for NSF Dissertation Improvement grants.

JAN   
 01/05/2015

Five College Fellowship Program
(Completion fellowship with diversity focus, broadly defined)

 01/31/2015Boston College Center for Retirement Research (CRR)
 01/15/2014*Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies, University of California, San Diego
 Late Jan 2015
(see site for updated info)
National Science Foundation (NSF) Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants: Political Science

(Note!) Read Harvard's sponsored research procedures (opens new window) when applying for NSF Dissertation Improvement grants.

 01/15/2015National Science Foundation (NSF) Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants: Law and Social Science

(Note!) Read Harvard's sponsored research procedures (opens new window) when applying for NSF Dissertation Improvement grants.

 01/20/2015National Science Foundation (NSF) Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants: Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics (MMS)

(Note!) Read Harvard's sponsored research procedures (opens new window) when applying for NSF Dissertation Improvement grants.

 01/30/2015

(Social Policy deadline)
GSAS Merit Fellowships/Term Time Dissertation Research
(Note: Social Policy students must apply through Social Policy).

::Instructions/application

 

01/30/2015

(Social Policy deadline)

GSAS Dissertation Completion Fellowships
(Note: Social Policy students must apply through Social Policy).

::DCF announcement
:: Instructions/checklist
::Standard application form (CARAT)
:: Adviser confirmation form

 01/31/2015ASA Minority Fellowship Program
 01/31/2015
(Earlier submission encouraged)
Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy
FEB   
 02/01/2015Dartmouth College Chavez/ Eastman/ Marshall (Diversity)
 02/01/2015Harry Frank Guggenheim Dissertation Fellowships for Research on Topics of Violence or Aggression (Completion fellowship)
 02/01/2015Society for the Study of Social Problems: Racial/Ethnic Minority Graduate Scholarship (Diversity)
 02/02/2015Miller Center for Public Affairs, University of Virginia (Completion fellowship)
 

Discontinued

Jack Kent Cooke Dissertation Fellowship Award
 02/13/2015
Center for American Political Studies (CAPS): Dissertation fellowships on the Study of the American Republic
(Research OR Completion)
 02/13/2015
Center for American Political Studies (CAPS): Loeb Dissertation fellowships that explore causes and/or consequences of religious freedom (Research OR Completion)
 02/13/2015

Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Canada Program: Dissertation research and completion fellowships
 02/13/2015Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard: Dissertation Completion Grant
 DiscontinuedWeatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard: Project on Justice, Welfare, and Economics Fellowships
 Usually late February (Possibly discontinued)
Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC)
MAR   
 03/13/2015Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies: John R. Meyer Dissertation Fellowship
 03/15/2015Charles F. Kettering Foundation Research Associate Position for Doctoral Candidates (Focus: democratic theory and practice)
 03/20/2015Taubman Center for State and Local Government, Harvard Kennedy School: Dissertation Fellowship on Urban Policy and Governance
APR   
 04/01/2010*John Hope Franklin Dissertation Fellowship (Evidently still awarding fellowships as of 2014. Deadline not clear).
 04/21/2013*
(Letter of intent)
U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services: Child Care Bureau Research Scholars
MAY   
 

Estimated post date: 3/10/2015.

Estimated application due date:
06/08/2015

U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services: Head Start Graduate Student Research Grants
(See also forecast page)
 05/16/2012*
(Discontinued?)
National Archives Legislative Archives Fellowship
JUN  
 06/12/2014*Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program (DDRA)
JUL  
 

07/14/2011*

(Not funded in FY 2012. Often offered in alternate years. Recommend asking program contact directly.

U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development Doctoral Dissertation Research Grant

(Note!) Read Harvard's sponsored research procedures (opens new window) when applying for NSF Dissertation Improvement grants.

(* Denotes a prior year deadline. Check with funder for current guidelines.)


 

Small research grants | summer opportunities
(* Designates prior year deadline)

Rolling

  
 RollingCenter for American Political Studies (CAPS), Harvard: Research Seed Grants
 RollingTime-sharing Experiments for the Social Sciences (TESS)
 RollingRussell Sage Foundation: Small Grants Program in Behavioral Economics
Summer  
SEP  
 09/08/2014Graduate School Leadership Institute
(offered twice per year—fall and spring terms)
 09/15/2014National Academy of Social Insurance: John Heinz Dissertation Award
OCT  
 10/01/2014Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard: Grants for Graduate Student Conferences and Workshops
 10/26/2012*
(suspended for now)
Real Estate Academic Initiative at Harvard University: Doctoral thesis grants
(Note: Includes urban development, housing, urban politics, sociology of crime, poverty, etc.)
NOV  
DEC  
 12/01/2014Urban Affairs Association: Alma H. Young Emerging Scholar Award
(Note: Requires nomination by UAA member. If needed, consult in Social Policy re faculty membership).
 12/20/2013*Foreign Languages and Area Studies (FLAS) Summer Fellowship
JAN   
 01/06/2014*Boston Area Research Initiative: Research Seed Grants
 01/06/2014*Boston Area Research Initiative: Urban Doctoral Fellowship
(spring-term)
 01/05/2015RAND Corporation Summer Associate Program
 01/15/2014*
(offered every two years)
Institute for Political History: Hugh Davis Graham Grant and Thomas H. Critchlow Award
 01/15/2015New York State Archives: Larry J. Hackman Research Residency Awards
 01/16/2015Rappaport Institute Public Policy Summer Fellowship
 

01/17/2014*
(Suspended as of summer 2014)

Radcliffe/Rappaport Summer Doctoral Policy Fellows
 01/30/2015

(Social Policy internal deadline)
GSAS Graduate Society Summer Predissertation Fellowshps
(Note: Social Policy students must apply through Social Policy).

::Announcement/guidelines
::Application instructions/checklist
::Standard online application form (CARAT)
 01/30/2015

(Social Policy internal deadline)
GSAS Summer School Tuition Waiver Fellowships for Language Study
(Note: Social Policy students must apply through Social Policy).

::Instructions/application (pdf)
 01/30/2015Empirical Implications of Theoretical models (EITM) Certification Scholarships
(Scholarships for University of Michigan ICPSR classes)
 01/31/2015Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy: Special Awards and Small Grants
 01/31/2015National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect (NDACAN): Summer Research Institute (SRI) at Cornell University
FEB  
 02/01/2015Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard: Grants for Graduate Student Conferences and Workshops
 02/06/2015
(12 PM EST)
Graduate School Leadership Institute
(offered twice per year—fall and spring terms)
 02/06/2015
Abt Associates and Child Trends National Research Center on Hispanic Children and Families: Summer Research Fellowship Program
 02/10/2014*American Educational Research Association (AERA), Institute on Statistical Analysis for Education Policy
 02/13/2015David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS), Harvard: Internship Grants in Latin America
 02/13/2015
David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS), Harvard: Summer Research Travel Grants
 02/13/2015Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard: Pre- and Mid-dissertation Grants for Graduate Students
 02/13/2015Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies and NeighborWorks America: Edward M. Gramlich Fellowship in Community and Economic Development
 Last Friday in FebruaryCharles Cannell Fund in Survey Methodology, University of Michigan
MAR  
 03/01/2015Harvard University: Jens Aubrey Westengard Fund for Summer Research and Study
(For research/study in Europe, Britain, and South America only)
 03/01/2015Dirksen Congressional Center, Congressional Research Awards
 03/01/2015Massachusetts Historical Society Short-term Research Fellowships
 03/01/2015National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI): Washington Internship on Social Insurance
 03/02/2015The Tobin Project: Graduate Research Fellowships in Democracy and Markets
 03/08/2015Institute for Survey Research (ISR): Summer Institute for Survey Research Techniques, Frank M. Andrews and Leslie Kish Fellowships. (Note: Fellowships now targeted at participants who come from outside the US)
 03/10/2013*
(Discontinued?)
Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) Summer Internships
 03/13/2015Mathematica Policy Research Summer Fellowships
 03/13/2015IQSS Research Grants (Note: Must be IQSS Graduate Associate to apply)
 03/15/2015Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston, Kennedy School: Doctoral Fellowship funding
 03/22/2013*Empirical Implications of Theoretical Models (EITM) Summer Institute
 (Suspended for now)Real Estate Academic Initiative at Harvard University: Doctoral thesis grants (Includes urban development, housing, urban politics, sociology of crime, poverty, etc.)
 03/31/2013*University of Chicago: Summer Schools on Socioeconomic Inequality
APR  
 04/01/2014*
(LIS Summer Workshop not offered in 2015)
Luxembourg Income Study (LIS) Summer Workshop
(typically one week in early July)
 04/21/2014*MDRC Gueron Fund Minority Scholars Program
 04/30/2013*ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research: Warren E. Miller Scholarship
 04/30/2013*

 

ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research: Clifford Clogg Scholarship
 04/30/2013*ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research: Janet Box-Steffensmeier and John A. Garcia Scholarships
MAY  
  Historically mid-May.U.S. Dept of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Early Doctoral Student Research Program
(Note: Possibly discontinued. Has not been funded since FY08).
JUL  
 07/06/2015W.E. Upjohn Institution Dissertation Prize for Employment Research
 07/24/2015Association for Public Policy and Management (APPAM) Ph.D. Dissertation Prize

(* Denotes a prior year deadline. Check with funder for current guidelines)


 

International travel fellowships
(* Designates prior year deadline)

SEP  
 09/22/2014Fulbright IIE: Full Grants and Travel Grants

OCT

  
 10/11/2013*DAAD German Academic Exchange Service: Annual Grants to Germany
 10/14/2014David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS), Harvard: Term-time Research Travel Grants
 10/14/2014Fulbright-Hillary Rodham Clinton Public Policy Fellowships
 10/14/2014Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship
 10/24/2014Harvard Traveling Fellowships for Academic Study in France: Ecole Normale Superieure, Augustus Clifford Tower, Williams-Lodge, and GSAS Sciences Po Exchange Fellowship
 10/25/2013*

(Open to Harvard students in alternate years).
The Harlech Scholarship: For study at New College, Oxford
NOV  
 11/01/2014American-Scandinavian Foundation: Awards for Study in Scandinavia
 11/04/2014Social Science Research Council (SSRC): International Dissertation Field Research Fellowship
 11/15/2014American Swedish Institute: Malmberg Scholarship for Study in Sweden
(Note: Before applying, applicant must establish contact with a Swedish university or research institution)
DEC  
 12/01/2014Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies, Freie Universitat Berlin
 12/03/2014

(Social Policy internal deadline)
Harvard Traveling Fellowships: Kennedy, Knox, Sheldon, Australian and Lurcy
(Note: Social Policy students must apply through Social Policy).
 12/20/2013*Foreign Area and Language Studies (FLAS): Academic Year Fellowships
JAN   
 01/19/2015Council for European Studies, Columbia University: Graduate Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowship
 01/26/2015Council for European Studies: Mellon-CES Dissertation Completion Fellowships in European Studies (Completion)
 01/15/2014*The Swedish Institute
Guest Scholarship Program for Advanced Academic Studies or Research in Sweden
 01/27/2015Boren Fellowships
(To enable students to add an international and language component to their educations. Boren Fellowships support study and research in areas including Africa, Asica, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.
FEB  
 02/13/2014*David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS), Harvard: Internship Grants in Latin America
 02/13/2014*
David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS), Harvard: Summer Research Travel Grants
 

02/13/2014*

Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard: Graduate Dissertation Research Fellowships
 

02/13/2014*

Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard: Graduate Dissertation Completion Fellowship
MAR   
 03/01/2015Harvard University: Jens Aubrey Westengard Fund for Summer Research and Study
(For research/study in Europe, Britain, and South America only)
APR  
 04/01/2014*Luxembourg Income Study (LIS) Summer Workshop
MAY  
   
JUN  
   

(* Denotes prior year deadline. Check with funder for current guidelines.)


Postdoctoral fellowships
(* Designates prior year deadline)

In addition to postdoctoral fellowships listed here, Social Policy students applying for postdocs or on the job market will want to consult the relevant professional association listings (APSA or ASA), and perhaps one of the following for public policy or interdisciplinary opportunities.

::Public Services Career.org
Sponsored by (among others) the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM), this site lists both academic positions in public policy schools and other public policy professional jobs. The APPAM annual meeting (known as the fall research conference) is generally held in early November.

::Chronicle of Higher Education: Jobs

WAGS/UMI Innovation in Technology and Distinguished Master’s Thesis Awards
  • WAGS/UMI INNOVATION IN TECHNOLOGY AWARD

This award will be given either to a master’s thesis or to a doctoral dissertation for the development of an innovative technology and its utilization for the creative solution of a major problem. Nominees must have earned the master’s or doctoral degree within the period of July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015. The 2015-2016 award consists of a certificate of award, $1,500 to the recipient, and travel expenses for the student and student’s adviser to receive the award at the annual meeting of the Association. One nomination will be submitted in this category to WAGS.  Interested students must submit the following materials:

  1. A summary prepared by the student (1000-1500 words) describing the research and how it demonstrates innovating or creative use of technology in the conduct of scholarship. This summary should be directed to a general academic audience of non-specialists.
  2. Letters from the major professor and one additional faculty member. The letters should include information regarding the significance of the technological innovations in the work for the discipline, and for the student’s department and institution.
  3. A copy of the students nominees’ CV or resume.
  • WAGS/UMI Distinguished Master’s Thesis Award for the Biological Sciences, Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Life Sciences and Engineering.

This award recognizes distinguished scholarly achievement at the master’s level in any of the above-listed disciplines in which a master’s degree is offered. The scholarly “product” eligible for this competition is a formal written thesis. If the nominee’s department offers both a thesis option and a project option, only the thesis is acceptable for consideration for this award. A nominee must have earned the master’s degree within the period of July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2015. The 2015-2016 award consists of a certificate of award, $1000 to the recipient, and travel expenses for the student and the student’s adviser to receive the award at the annual meeting of the Association. One nomination will be submitted in this category to WAGS.  Interested students must submit the following materials:

  1. A non-technical summary prepared by the student (1000-1500 words) describing the research and its significance for a general academic audience of non-specialists.
  2. A letter from the department head or major professor and one additional faculty member. The letters should include information regarding the significance of the thesis, the contribution of the thesis to the program of the degree granting unit, and the impact of the thesis on the knowledge base of the discipline.
  3. A CV or resume from the student nominee.
  • WAGS/UMI DISTINGUISHED MASTER’S THESIS AWARD for Humanities, Social Sciences, Education, and Business.

This award recognizes distinguished scholarly achievement at the master’s level in any of the above-listed disciplines in which a master’s degree is offered. The scholarly “product” eligible for this competition is a formal written thesis. If the nominee’s department offers both a thesis option and a project option, only the thesis is acceptable for consideration for this award. A nominee must have earned the master’s degree within the period of July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2015. The 2015-2016 award consists of a certificate of award, $1000 to the recipient, and travel expenses for the student and the student’s adviser to receive the award at the annual meeting of the Association. One nomination will be submitted in this category to WAGS.  Interested students must submit the following materials:

  1. A non-technical summary prepared by the student (1000-1500 words) describing the research and its significance for a general academic audience of non-specialists.
  2. A letter from student’s department head or major professor and one additional faculty member.  The letters should include information regarding the significance of the thesis, the contribution of the thesis to the program of the degree granting unit, and the impact of the thesis of the knowledge base of the discipline.
  3. A CV or resume from the student nominee

All documents must be submitted by the August 10 deadline to the Graduate Fellowships Office to gradfell@berkeley.edu in a single PDF file titled: LastNameofRecipient_WAGS (name of award)_2015-2016.

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