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External Funding Opportunities

Grant applications, fellowship applications

On this page you will find a list of funding sources and awards that will be of interest to students according to their degree program. These awards are external, meaning they are not associated with UTA or the Office of Graduate Studies; you will apply directly through the institution's website. The application, eligibility, and deadline requirements vary widely. Check with the funding institution's website directly for details.

The fellowship competitions on this page are in general widely applicable across multiple disciplines (i.e. social sciences, humanities, STEM, etc.) and are merit-based. Organizations that pertain to your particular discipline likely offer more targeted funding. To find out about discipline-specific awards and grants, we recommend searching for your discipline on Pivot and speaking with faculty in your department.

A note regarding deadlines: Deadlines for the upcoming round of fellowships are typically posted by the summertime. Deadlines listed below are taken from the application details from the previous year. This page is being updated continuously, and so check back frequently to see updated deadline information once the 2016-17 round of fellowships begins.



Contents of this Page

Master's and Early-Doctoral Fellowships

One-Time Research and/or Travel Fellowships

Dissertation-Completion Fellowships




Master's and Early-Doctoral Fellowships

Most funding for Master's students is highly targeted to individual disciplines and research interests. It is therefore impractical to publish a comprehensive list of opportunities for Master's students on this page. Instead, we recommend searching for your discipline on PivotScholarShop, and speaking with faculty in your department.

Fellowship Name/Funding Agency

Anticipated Deadline

NSF - Graduate Research Fellowship Program

Late October

AAUW - Selected Professions Fellowship (Science and Technology Group)

January



One-Time and/or Travel Fellowships

The grants and fellowships listed here consist of a single stipend intended to offset the costs of a single research trip or a one-time research expense.

Fellowship Name/Funding Agency

Anticipated Deadline

DAAD - Research Grants for Study in Germany November
American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) Fellowship November

Dissertation-Completion Fellowships

Fellowship Name/Funding Agency

Anticipated Deadline

Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship Mid-August
AERA - Dissertation Grants Late January & Late August
Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowship (CTEDD) October
National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship Program October
Smith Richardson Foundation World Politics & Statecraft Fellowship October
Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women's Studies October
Luce/ACLS Dissertation Fellowships in American Art October
Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships October
AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowship November
Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans November
AERA - Minority Dissertation Fellowship Program in Education Research November
International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) Program November
Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship November
AAUW - American Fellowships - Dissertation Fellowships November
Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship November
Elizabeth Munsterberg Kooppitz Child Psychology Graduate Student Fellowship November
CLIR - Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources November
Link Foundation Energy Fellowship December
AAUW - International Fellowships December
USIP - Jennings Randolph Peace Scholarship Dissertation Program December
Josephine de Karman Fellowship January
AERA - Dissertation Grants - Second Round Late January
H. F. Guggenheim Dissertation Fellowships February
Joseph F. Fisher Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships February
Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship May

Complete List of Funding Opportunities in Detail

Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship Program

Purpose: To build a body of respected entrepreneurship research and to make entrepreneurship a highly regarded academic field.

Eligibility: Open to doctoral students seeking degrees from US institutions. Applicants must have an approved dissertation proposal and expect to finish their dissertation within two years. For more information, view the 2017 Request for Proposals.

Funding: Up to $20,000.

Deadline Month: August

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American Educational Research Association - Dissertation Grants Program

Purpose: To stimulate research on U.S. education issues using data from the large-scale, national and international data sets supported by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NSF, and other federal agencies, and to increase the number of education researchers using these data sets.

Eligibility: Advanced doctoral students who are at the writing stage of their dissertation.

Funding: Up to $20,000 for a one-year project.

Deadline Month: August

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Center for Transportation Equity, Decisions and Dollars (CTEDD)/ Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowship 

Purpose: Fellowships will be awarded to cover expenses for the recipient while working on their dissertation. CTEDD is focused on contributing to transportation-related research that supports innovation in the focus areas described in the application. Click here to access the application

Eligibility: Doctoral students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and have advanced to candidacy prior to the application deadline. 

Funding: Up to $10,000

Deadline: October

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National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship Program

Purpose: To encourage a new generation of scholars to undertake research relevant to the improvement of education, or to support early career scholars working in critical areas of education research.

Eligibility: Doctoral students at US universities in the final year of their dissertation work.

Funding: $27,000 for one academic year.

Deadline Month: October

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Smith Richardson Foundation World Politics & Statecraft Fellowship

Purpose: To support the research and writing of policy-relevant dissertations through funding of fieldwork, archival research, and language training. Preference goes to projects that could directly inform US policy debates and thinking, rather than dissertations that are principally focused on abstract theory or debates within a scholarly discipline.

Eligibility: PhD students currently enrolled full-time in a doctoral program.

Funding: $7,500

Deadline Month: October

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Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women's Studies

Purpose: To encourage original and significant research about women that crosses disciplinary, regional, or cultural boundaries.

Eligbility: Doctoral students in the humanities or social sciences at US universities who have completed all pre-dissertation requirements (ABD) and expect to complete the PhD by the summer of the fellowship year.

Funding: $5,000 for expenses connected with completing the dissertation (research-related travel, data work/collection, and supplies).

Deadline Month: October

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Luce/ACLS Dissertation Fellowships in American Art

Purpose: To support graduate students in any stage of the PhD dissertation research or writing.

Eligibility: PhD candidates (ABD) in a department of art history in the US. Dissertation must be focused on a topic in the history of the visual arts of the US. US Citizens and Permanent Residents only.

Funding: $25,000, plus up to $2,000 as a travel allowance.

Deadline Month: October

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Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships

Purpose: Fellowships support a year of research and writing to help advanced graduate students in the humanities and related social sciences in the last year of PhD dissertation writing.

Eligibility: ABD PhD candidates in a humanities or social science department in the US. Applicants may not apply beyond the sixth year of their program.

Funding: Up to $38,000 (including $30,000 stipend, research expenses, and university fees).

Deadline Month: October

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American Association for the Advancement of Science - Science & Technology Fellowship

Purpose: Fellowships provide opportunities to outstanding scientists and engineers to learn first-hand about policymaking while contributing their knowledge and analytical skills to the federal policymaking process.

Eligibility: Applicants must be either completed with the PhD (sciences) or MA (engineering) or at the very least have completed all the requirements for their degrees and awaiting graduation.

Funding: $75,000 to $100,000 for the fellowship year, along with other support.

Deadline Month: Very early November.

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National Science Foundation - Graduate Research Fellowship Program

Purpose: NSF Graduate Research Fellowships supports US citizens, nationals, and permanent residents with the pursuit of advanced degrees in science and engineering.

Eligibility: Applicants must be US citizens, nationals, or permanent residents who are enrolled (or intend to enroll) in a Master's or doctoral program at an accredited US graduate institution by fall 2017. Applicants must not have completed more than twelve months of full-time graduate study as of August 1, 2016.

Funding: Each fellowship consists of three years of support during a five-year fellowship period. Currently, NSF provides a stipend of $34,000 to the Fellow and a cost-of-education allowance of $12,000 to the graduate degree-granting institution for each Fellow who uses the fellowship support in a fellowship year.

Deadline: Late October (varies by discipline)

October 24 - Life Sciences, Geosciences
October 25 - Computer and Information Science and Engineering, Engineering, Materials Research
October 27 - Psychology, Social Sciences, STEM Education and Learning
October 28 - Chemistry, Mathematical Sciences, Physics, and Astronomy

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American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) Fellowships

Purpose: ASF Fellowships assist with research, study, or creative arts projects in one or more Scandinavian country for up to one year.

Eligibility: Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents who have completed their undergraduate education and who are conducting a research project for which a stay in Scandinavia is essential.

Funding: Up to $23,000. The ASF also offers smaller grants.

Deadline Month: November

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Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

Purpose: To honor and support the graduate educations of 30 New Americans -- permanent residents or naturalized citizens if born abroad; otherwise children of naturalized citizen parents -- each year.

Eligibility: Open to "New Americans" (i.e. naturalized, green card holders, adopted or DACA status) or US-born children of parents who were born abroad as non-US citizens. Must be younger than 31 years old.

Funding: Up to $25,000 in stipend support, plus tuition/fees, for two years.

Deadline Month: November

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American Educational Research Association - Minority Dissertation Fellowship Program in Education Research

Purpose: To provide support for doctoral dissertation research, to advance education research by outstanding minority graduate students, and to improve the quality and diversity of university faculties.

Eligibility: Doctoral students at the writing phase of their dissertation work. Open to members of historically underrepresented racial or ethnic groups in higher education. US Citizens and Permanent Residents only.

Funding: $19,000, and expenses for two required trips (AERA annual meeting and AERA career development workshop).

Deadline Month: November

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DAAD Research Grants for Study in Germany

Purpose/Overview: DAAD is a publicly-funded independent organization of higher education institutions in Germany. DAAD offers various types of funding for research-intensive or language-learning study in Germany. The link above will take you to the DAAD homepage, but the information below concerns the Research Grants for PhD students and postdocs, which provide funding for up to 10-month scholarships.

Eligbility: Applicants must be US or Canadian citizens or permanent residents who have received their most recent degree in the US or Canada.

Funding: Up to 1,000 per month for doctoral candidates and post-docs, a one-time research allowance, a travel allowance, and payments toward insurance. Other benefits may also apply.

Deadline Month: November

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International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) Program

Purpose: To support graduate students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences who are enrolled in PhD programs in the US and are conducting research on non-US topics in the US. The program invites proposals for dissertation research conducted, in whole or in part, outside the US.

Eligbility: Graduate students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences enrolled in PhD programs in the US. Proposals may not focus predominately on the US.

Funding: $20,000 on average.

Deadline Month: November

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Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship

Purpose: To increase the diversity of the nation's colleges and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

Eligibility: PhD or ScD degree candidates who will complete the dissertation during the upcoming year. US Citizens, nationals, permanent residents, or individuals with DACA status.

Funding: $25,000 and expenses to attend the Conference of Ford Fellows.

Deadline Month: November

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American Association of University Women - American Fellowships - Dissertation Fellowships

Purpose: American Fellowships support women scholars who are completing dissertations, planning research leave from accredited institutions, or preparing research for publication. The purpose of the Dissertation Fellowship is to offset a scholar's living expenses while she completes her dissertation.

Eligibility: Open to women scholars in all fields of study who are in the final year of writing the dissertation. Applicants must be ABD by the application date. Not open to scholars in distance-learning/online programs. US Citizens and Permanent Residents only.

Funding: $20,000 over the course of the fellowship year.

Deadline Month: November

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Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

Purpose: The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships are designed to encourage original and significant study of ethical or religious values in all fields of the humanities and social sciences, and particularly to help Ph.D. candidates in these fields complete their dissertation work in a timely manner.

Eligibility: PhD candidates in a doctoral program in the US (excluding DMin, law, PsyD, EdD, and other professional degrees). Applicants must be in the writing stage of their dissertation work.

Funding: $25,000 for a full year of dissertation writing.

Deadline Month: November

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Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Child Psychology Graduate Student Fellowship

Purpose: To nurture excellent young scholars for careers in areas of psychology, such as child-clinical, pediatric, school, educational and developmental psychopathology.

Eligibility: Open to advanced doctoral students in child psychology.

Funding: $25,000

Deadline Month: November

***Note: Only one application is accepted from any one institution per year. Please contact the Office of Graduate Studies if you intend to apply.

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Council on Library and Information Resources - Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources

Purpose: To help junior scholars gain skill and creativity in the use of primary sources, wherever they may be located. The selection committee is particularly interested in supporting projects that make non-traditional and innovative use of original sources.

Eligibility: PhD candidates enrolled in US doctoral programs who are ABD and are doing dissertation research primarily in original source material.

Funding: Up to $25,000 per year, plus $1,000 for participation in a research symposium.

Deadline Month: November

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Link Foundation Energy Fellowship

Purpose: To foster education and innovation in the area of societal production and utilization of energy.

Eligibility: Students must be working toward a PhD degree. (International students welcome)

Funding: Two-year fellowships of $28,500 per year.

Deadline Month: December

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American Association of University Women - International Fellowships

Purpose: Originally designed to provide Latin American women opportunities for graduate and postgraduate study in the United States, the International Fellowships program awarded its first fellowship in 1917. The program now includes women from around the world, and International Fellowships have been awarded to more than 3,400 women from more than 140 nations.

Eligibility: Open to non-US citizens (dual citizens are ineligible) who hold a US Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) and are pursuing (or are planning to pursue) a doctoral degree.

Funding: $20,000 for fellows at the doctoral level.

Deadline Month: December

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USIP - Jennings Randolph Peace Scholarship Dissertation Program

Purpose: Fellowship programs at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) support research, analysis, and writing on urgent issues of conflict prevention, conflict management, and peacebuilding by outstanding individuals with subject and regional expertise and experience critical to the work of the Institute.

Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in US doctoral programs, have completed all course work and examinations toward their doctoral degrees by the time their fellowships begin. Citizens of any country may apply.

Funding: $20,000 for 10 months.

Deadline Month: December

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American Association of University Women - Selected Professions Fellowship

Purpose: The fellowships originally focused on opening doors for women in the male-dominated fields of law and medicine. The focus has since expanded to include science and technology as the demand for a technologically skilled workforce has grown without proportional representation by women.

Eligibility: Applicants must be women who intend to pursue a full-time course of study toward a Master's degree at accredited US institutions during the fellowship year in one of the designated degree programs (Architecture, Computer/information sciences, Engineering, Mathematics/statistics). Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents.

Funding: $5,000 - $18,000.

Deadline Month: January

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Josephine de Karman Fellowship

Purpose: To recognize and assist students whose scholastic achievements reflect Professor Von Karman's high standards.

Eligibility: Open to PhD candidates (ABD) in any discipline, including international students, who are currently enrolled in a US university or college. Special consideration is given to applicants in the Humanities.

Funding: $22,000 for the regular academic year.

Deadline Month: January

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H. F. Guggenheim Dissertation Fellowships

Purpose: The dissertation fellowships support research into questions that concern violence and aggression in relation to social change, intergroup conflict, war, terrorism, crime, and family relationships, among other subjects. 

Eligibility: Ph.D. students in the writing phase of their dissertation work are eligible to apply. To learn more, see the guidelines.

Funding: $20,000

Deadline Month: February

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Joseph L. Fisher Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships

Purpose: These fellowships support doctoral dissertation research on issues related to the environment, natural resources, or energy. The primary research disciplines supported include economics and other social sciences. Proposals from outside these disciplines must demonstrate a link to environmental policy matters.

Eligibility: Graduate students in the final year of dissertation research. Open to US and non-US citizens.

Funding: $18,000

Deadline Month: February

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Fulbright-Hayes Doctoral-Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship Program

Purpose: The program provides opportunities to doctoral candidates to engage in full-time dissertation research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies.

Eligibility: Open to Institutions of Higher Education in the United States. Students submit applications to their own institution; institutions then submit eligible student applications with its grant application to the US DOE. Applicants must be enrolled in doctoral programs in modern foreign languages and are planning to embark upon a teaching career. US Citizens and Permanent Residents only.

Funding: Depends upon project budget.

Deadline Month: May

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