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Doctoral Fellowships in the Behavioral and Social Sciences


 

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Fellowships


American Association of University Women (AAUW) Educational Foundation Fellowship

International fellowships for full-time female graduate students – who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents.


American Institute for Economic Research (AIER) Student Summer Fellowship

Summer program for graduating seniors and early stage graduate students with a career interests in economic education, policymaking, lawmaking, or research.


American Political Science Association (APSA) Minority Fellows Program

Fellowships of $4,000 for underrepresented students entering doctoral programs in political science who show promise of contributing to teaching and research in the field.


American Sociological Association (ASA) Minority Fellowship

The ASA provides one $20,000 fellowship per year – typically renewable for up to three years – to a talented student of color in sociology for doctoral study of any of its core areas of mental health and drug abuse research.


Boren Fellowship

NSEP-Boren supplements each Fellow's graduate degree program by funding up to two semesters of language intensives in the U.S. and up to two semesters of language and area studies abroad. In this way, Fellows develop or increase competency in their chosen language, and gain experience and disciplinary knowledge in the foreign country where they study.


CARE USA Visiting Fellows Program

Through the Visiting Fellows Program, students and practitioners in global development, global health and related fields gain international work experience through short-term, practical learning experiences in various CARE countries. No compensation is associated with this program.


Claremont Graduate University National Scholarships for Doctoral Study

America's only graduate-only, research-extensive university, CGU offers a full tuition doctoral scholarship for interdisciplinary/transdisciplinary study in any of its nine graduate schools: Arts and Humanities, Behavioral and Organizational Sciences, Community and Global Health Educational Sciences, Information Systems and Technology, Management, Mathematical Sciences, Politics and Economics, and Religion.


Critical Language Scholarships (CLS)

Critical Language Scholarships provide intensive language instruction and cultural enrichment experiences abroad to undergraduate and graduate students of Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu.


Explorers Club: Exploration Fund Grants

The Explorers Fund Exploration Fund provides grants to graduate, post-graduate, doctorate and early career post-doctoral students, in support of exploration and field research for those just beginning their research careers.


Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships

Three years of support are provided to underrepresented graduate students studying for a PhD or ScD degree in the humanities, sciences, or social sciences.


Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Each year more than 1,500 students receive a Fulbright U.S. Student Grant to live and study, or work as teaching assistants, in one of more than 140 countries worldwide. Fulbright awards are in nearly all fields and disciplines, including the sciences, professional fields, and the creative and performing arts.


Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Full funding for a degree at Cambridge for students of exceptional academic achievement and scholarly promise with a commitment to improving the lives of others.


Greenlining Institute Leadership Academy Fellowship

Greenlining Institute's acclaimed leadership academy trains the next generation of social change leaders. Its year-long Fellows Program is associated with Greenlining Coalition, one of the nation's most effective and longest lasting multi-ethnic coalitions of community-based organizations.


Institute for Recruitment of Teachers (IRT): Intern Summer Workshop and Associate Program

The Institute for Recruitment of Teachers aims to "deepen the pool of talented minorities entering the teaching profession in our country." Through its Summer Workshop and Associate Program, IRT supports outstanding students during the graduate school application process who are committed to addressing the critical underrepresentation of minority groups on school and college faculties.


Japan International Monetary Fund (IMF) Scholarship Program for Advanced Studies (JISP)

This program funds the first two years of doctoral study for Japanese nationals in applied macroeconomics.


Marshall EPA Scholarship

The Marshall Commission and the U.S .Environmental Protection Agency provide up to five years of funding towards a doctoral degree in England in an environmentally-related field.


Marshall NIH Scholarship

Jointly funded by the Marshall Commission and the National Institutes of Health, NIH-Marshall Scholarships provide four years of funding for a doctoral degree in bioscience, medicine and related disciplines from any appropriate U.K. institution. The third and fourth years are spent in research at the NIH.


Marshall Scholarship

Marshall Scholarships provide funding to young Americans of high ability and leadership potential to study for two years for a degree in any discipline at any university in the United Kingdom.


Mass Media Science and Engineering Fellows Program

This fellowship program places undergraduate and graduate students at various media sites throughout the U.S. during the summer, to work as science journalists.


National University of Ireland (NUI), Galway: Galway Doctoral Research Scholars Program

The College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Celtic Studies at the National University of Ireland, Galway, offers postgraduate scholarships of one to four years to support full-time doctoral studies in the humanities and social sciences in its Schools of Education; Geography and Archaeology; Humanities; Languages, Literatures and Cultures; Political Science and Sociology; and Psychology.


Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship

Three Fellowships will be awarded, one of approximately $20,000 in any field of music; one of approximately $20,000 in architectural design and history, art and design, theatre, dance, or instrumental or vocal music; and one of approximately $9,000 in art, architecture, dance, landscape architecture, theatre, or urban and regional planning.


NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP)

The National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program provides 3 years of graduate support to students in the early stages of pursuing a research-based master's or Ph.D. degree in an NSF-supported discipline.


Point Scholarship

The Point Scholarship Program provides tuition, living expenses, and mentoring to outstanding lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender undergraduate and graduate students in any discipline.


Rhodes Scholarship for Non U.S. Citizens

A Rhodes Scholarship makes possible two or three years of study at Oxford University in any field. A class of 83 Scholars is selected each year from Australia, Bermuda, Canada, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Jamaica and Commonwealth Caribbean, Kenya, New Zealand, Pakistan, Southern Africa (including South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, and Swaziland), United States, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Selection criteria for this highly prestigious program are proven intellectual and academic achievement, integrity of character, interest in and respect for others, the ability to lead, and the energy to use one's talents to the full.


Saxe Memorial Fund

This $2,000 prize enables undergraduate and graduate students to gain practical experience in public service by taking a no-pay or low-pay job or internship during a summer or other term.


Udall Foundation Native American Congressional Internships

Ten week summer internship program in Washington, D.C., for Native American and Alaska Native students who wish to learn more about the federal government and issues affecting Indian Country.



Additional Resources


MD/PhD Trainee Resources and Funding Opportunities

Maintained by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), this site provides valuable information about the MD/PhD dual degree, current MD/PhD programs, and summer research opportunities for undergraduates who will pursue an MD/PhD degree.


Public History Internships

Links to internships and project opportunities in historical societies, archives, and museums.


Summer Internships and Research Opportunities in Biology

Links to internships and summer research experiences in biology, marine biology, ecology, and environmental sciences.



Scholarships


Chicana/Latina Foundation Graduate Scholarships

The Chicana Latina Foundation awards merit-based scholarships to Latina graduate students, valued at $1,500 dollars each.


Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) Scholarships for Graduate Students

Scholarships of $1,000 to $5,000 are available on a competitive basis to Hispanic graduate students in any discipline who are pursuing their first graduate degree.


International Rescue Committee (IRC) Sarlo Academic Scholarship

Scholarships of $1,000 to $5,000 are awarded to meet the educational expenses of undergraduate and graduate students who are refugees, asylees, victims of human trafficking, or Iraqi and Afghan recipients of Special Immigrant Visas.


Ten Thousand Degrees New Leader Scholarship

The New Leader Scholarship provides $8,000 in aid to extraordinary upper division undergraduates or graduate students in Bay Area public universities who are from disadvantaged backgrounds and pursuing or planning to pursue advanced education in the social sciences, human services, health-related fields, public interest law or public service.

 

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