Social Sciences: College Scholarships
Graduate Fellowships, Postdoctoral Awards for Students

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American Psychological Association — Scholarships, Grants, and Awards
  Doctoral Dissertation Awards
Sep 15 Applicants must be graduate students of psychology in good standing with their university, at a regionally accredited university or college located in the United States or Canada. Applicants must be enrolled full-time or working on their dissertation research for an equivalent of full-time enrollment regardless of actual registration status.

National Institute of Justice — Fellowship Programs
  Graduate Research Fellowships
Dec 24 Provides assistance to universities for dissertation research support to outstanding doctoral students undertaking independent research on issues related to crime and justice.

  W.E.B. du Bois Fellowships
Dec 24 Places particular emphasis on crime, violence and the administration of justice in diverse cultural contexts within the United States.

  Visiting Fellowships
Offers criminal justice professionals and researchers a unique opportunity to participate in research addressing criminal justice issues relevant to the work of NIJ and public policy.

Association of American Geographers — Grants and Awards Programs
  Dissertation Research Grants
Dec 31 You are eligible to apply if you have been an AAG member for at least one year at the time you submit your application, you do not have a doctorate at the time of the award, and you will have completed all Ph.D. requirements except the dissertation by the end of the semester or term following approval of your award.

Collegeville Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research — Available Fellowships
  Resident Scholars
Jan 12 Each resident scholar engages in an independent rhythm of reflection and writing, discernment and conversation. Bringing together diverse traditions, cultures, disciplines, and projects, the participants form a scholarly and prayerful community.

Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation — Fellowships
  Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowships
Jan 16 For master's students Interested In the Foreign Service. Selects individuals seeking admission to graduate school for the following year. Attracts outstanding students who enroll in two-year master's degree programs in public policy, international affairs, public administration, or academic fields such as business, economics, political science, sociology, or foreign languages.

  Thomas R. Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowships
Jan 23 For outstanding college students interested in the foreign service. Seeks to recruit talented undergraduate students in their junior year of college, into academic programs relevant to international affairs, political and economic analysis, administration, management, and science policy.

Stanford University, Center for International Security and Cooperation — Fellowships
Pre/Postdoctoral Fellowships Related to Peace and International Security
Jan 16 Pre- and post-doctoral scholars, junior faculty, policy practitioners, and, in special cases, mid-career professionals in journalism, law, the military, government, or international organizations, either from the U.S. or abroad. Scholars in the natural sciences and engineering, and related fields who are pursuing significant science-based research and are interested in using their technical knowledge to do policy-relevant research in international security.

Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) — Fellowships
Multi-Country Research Fellowship
Jan 31 Supports advanced regional or trans-regional research in the humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences for U.S. doctoral candidates and scholars who have already earned their Ph.D. Preference will be given to candidates examining comparative and/or cross-regional research. Applicants are eligible to apply as individuals or in teams.

Mediterranean Regional Research Fellowship
Jan 21 Enables pre- and early post-doctoral scholars to carry out research in the humanities and related social sciences in countries bordering the Mediterranean and served by American overseas research centers.

Coro
  The Coro Fellowship in Public Affairs
Jan 23 Applicants may include individuals who have recently completed their undergraduate or graduate degrees, as well as those with several years of work experience. Coro Fellows are diverse, talented individuals committed to positive change in their communities throughout their lives and careers. They are emerging innovators in business, policy and government who demonstrate exceptional leadership through their accomplishments, curiosity and civic involvement. Fellows are brought together by a common interest in creative leadership and civic engagement, and building strong connections that will support them as they drive impact in their cities and organizations.

George Mason University, Institute for Humane Studies — Scholarships and Fellowships
Undergraduate or Graduate Fellowships in Humane Studies
Jan 31 Humane Studies Fellowships are awarded to graduate students and outstanding undergraduates embarking on liberty-advancing careers in ideas. The fellowships support study in a variety of fields, including economics, philosophy, law, political science, history, and sociology.

  Summer Graduate Research Fellowships in Research and Writing
The Summer Graduate Research Fellowship is a non-residential research and writing program that provides an opportunity to refine and complete a publishable scholarly article or thesis chapter that engages ideas within the classical liberal tradition.

  Internships and Job Opportunities
Participate in an intensive public policy internship at an organization focused on state, federal, or single-issue policies. The journalism program offers paid internships in print, broadcast, new media, and investigative journalism at daily newspapers, major media outlets, and state policy think tanks across the country.

National Research Council (NRC) — Research Associateship Programs
Postdoctoral Research Associateship Programs for Scientists and Engineers Tenable at U.S. Laboratories and NASA Research Centers
Nov 1 The mission of the NRC Research Associateship Programs (RAP) is to promote excellence in scientific and technological research conducted by the U. S. government through the administration of programs offering graduate, postdoctoral, and senior level research opportunities at sponsoring federal laboratories and affiliated institutions.

Monterey Institute for International Studies, Center for Nonproliferation Studies — Nonproliferation Education
  Monterey Institute Merit Scholarships — $4,000 to $16,000 per year
Feb 1
Nov 1

Both U.S. and international students are eligible for Monterey Institute Merit Scholarships. All admitted students are considered for merit scholarships, if you submit your application by one of our priority scholarship deadlines. No additional application materials are required.

Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation
  Dissertation Fellowships to Increase Understanding of the Causes, Manifestations, and Control of Violence, Aggression, and Dominance
Feb 1 These fellowships are designed to contribute to the support of the doctoral candidate to enable him or her to complete the thesis in a timely manner and are only appropriate for students approaching the final year of their Ph.D. work.

The Carter Center — Get Involved
Internships in International Relations for Undergraduate Juniors and Seniors, Graduate Students, and Recent Graduates
Mar 1
Jun 15
Oct 15

Carter Center interns come from around the world and make vital contributions to the Center's work. In turn, the Center provides a substantive learning experience that serves as a basis for interns to explore their career options and to attain professional skills.

Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues — Fellowships
The James Marshall Public Policy Postdoctoral Fellowship
Mar 1 The Marshall Fellowship is open to post-doctoral scientists from any discipline relevant to the psychological study of social issues. Applicants must hold a PhD or PsyD before the start of the fellowship and be a member of SPSSI. Candidates must demonstrate interest or involvement in the application of social science to social issues and policies, have a sound scientific background, and demonstrate sensitivity toward policy issues. Candidates should be interested in and knowledgeable about at least one current social issue such as homelessness, violence, adolescent pregnancy, child abuse, etc.

Dalmas A. Taylor Memorial Summer Minority Policy Fellowship
Mar 15 Provides an opportunity for a graduate student of color to work on public policy issues in Washington, DC. Applicants must be currently enrolled and in good standing in an accredited graduate program in psychology or a related field. In addition they must be members of an ethnic minority group (including, but not limited to, African American, Alaskan Native, American Indian, Asian American, Hispanic, and Pacific Islander) and/or have demonstrated a commitment to a career with a focus on ethnic minority issues. Applicants should not have completed their graduate program by the time they begin the fellowship.

Applied Social Issues Internship
Apr 25 Undergraduate seniors (rising seniors included), graduate students, and first-year post doctorates in psychology, applied social science, and related disciplines are eligible to apply. Applicant must be a SPSSI member. To encourage 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.

Mathematica Policy Research
  Summer Fellowships: Pursuing Self-Directed, Issues-Oriented Research
Mar 14 The program supports independent, self-directed research on economic or social problems that affect minority groups and individuals with disabilities. Students enrolled in a master's or Ph.D. program in public policy or a social science. Minority students and students with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Open Society Foundations — Grants, Scholarships and Fellowships
Civil Society Scholar Awards
Mar 2 Civil Society Scholar Awards support international academic mobility to enable doctoral students and university faculty to access resources essential to their professional development as a scholar, teacher, or public intellectual. Doctoral students of eligible fields studying at accredited universities inside or outside of their home country, and full-time faculty members (master's degree required) teaching at universities in their home country, who are citizens of the following countries, are eligible to apply: Afghanistan, Albania, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Egypt, Ethiopia, Haiti, Kosovo, Laos, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Nepal, Palestine, Serbia, Tajikistan, Tunisia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Turkmenistan, or Uzbekistan.

Duke-UNC Rotary Center for International Studies
  Rotary World Peace Scholarships for Graduate Studies in World Peace and Resolution of Conflicts
Jul 1 A strong commitment to international understanding and peace demonstrated through professional and academic achievements and personal and community service activities is required.

Rotary Foundation — Create a Scholarship
  Peace Fellowships
Jul 1 Rotary Peace Fellows are leaders promoting national and international cooperation, peace, and the successful resolution of conflict throughout their lives, in their careers, and through service activities. Fellows can earn either a master's degree in international relations, public administration, sustainable development, peace studies, conflict resolution, or a related field, or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict resolution.

The Impact Fund
  Equal Justice Litigation Fellowships
Jul 25 The Impact Fund sponsors one Fellow to join the Impact Fund legal team to assist in the organization's current docket of cases and to help develop potential new cases and amicus work related to civil rights and social justice.

U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) — Find Funding
  Biological Anthropology: Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants
Jul 28 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.

  Cultural Anthropology: Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants
Aug 15 The primary objective of the Cultural Anthropology Program is to support basic scientific research on the causes, consequences, and complexities of human social and cultural variability. Anthropological research spans a wide gamut, and contemporary cultural anthropology is an arena in which diverse research traditions and methodologies are valid.

National Academy of Social Insurance — Student Opportunities
  John Heinz Dissertation Award — $2,500.00
Sep 15 The award is designed to attract talented individuals to the field of social insurance and encourage the development of new administrators, scholars, and other professionals.

U.S. Department of State
  Humphrey Fellowships for Mid-Level Professionals from Designated Countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, the Middle East, and Eurasia
Oct 1 A year of professional enrichment in the United States for experienced professionals from designated countries undergoing development or political transition.

Skadden Fellowship Foundation
  Skadden Fellowships for Graduating Law Students
Oct 6 Funding for graduating law students who wish to devote their professional lives to providing legal services to the poor (including the working poor), the elderly, the homeless and the disabled, as well as those deprived of their civil or human rights.

Council for a Livable World
  Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowships
Oct 10 A highly-competitive national fellowship program that provides college graduates with the opportunity to gain a Washington perspective on key issues of peace and security.

Brookings Institution — Research Programs
  The Legis Congressional Fellowship
Oct 31 Immerse yourself in legislative activity, brief members of Congress, plan and take part in committee hearings and more. You will return to your organization with a clear understanding of congressional policymaking, enhanced political acumen and an enduring network of valuable contacts on Capitol Hill.

School of Advanced Research
  Resident Scholars Fellowships
Nov 1 Nine-month Resident Scholar Fellowships are awarded to scholars who have completed their research and analysis in the social sciences, humanities, and Native arts and who need time to reflect, debate, and write. Two-month Summer Scholar Fellowships are awarded to scholars in the social sciences, humanities, and Native arts to pursue research or writing projects.

Social Science Research Council — Fellowships and Grants
  International Dissertation Field Research Fellowships (IDRF)
Nov 4 The program is open to graduate students in the humanities and social sciences - regardless of citizenship - enrolled in doctoral programs in the United States and conducting dissertation research outside of the United States.

Fellowships
Current and upcoming opportunities to apply for SSRC fellowships and grants.

Eisenhower Exchange Fellowships — USA and International Programs
  Women's Leadership Program (WLP)
Nov 14 The Women's Leadership Program (WLP) will promote women in leadership roles across all industries and sectors by providing strong networking and professional development opportunities. WLP participants will make a commitment to mentor and empower women in their countries and regions to advance the next generation of emerging women leaders.

  USA Program
Jun 13 The USA program provides overseas exposure of 4-5 weeks designed to enhance Fellows' professional and personal growth, develop new contacts, and promote the exchange of ideas and international understanding. Fellows have meetings with leaders in their field, as well as cultural site visits and hospitality by local citizens.

  International Fellowships
Multi Nation, Single Region, and Common Interest programs offer a unique opportunity for emerging leaders aged 32-45 with a record of achievement and high potential for further advancements to broaden their horizons through the exchange of perspectives with U.S. leaders.

Leo Baeck Institute — Fellowships
  David Baumgardt Memorial Fellowship
Nov 14 The fellowship provides financial assistance to scholars whose research projects are connected with the writings of Professor David Baumgardt or his scholarly interests, including Ethics, Wissenschaft des Judentums and the Modern Intellectual History of German-speaking Jewry.

United States Institute of Peace — Grants and Fellowships
Jennings Randolph Program for International Peace: Peace Scholar Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships
Dec 12 Awards nonresidential Peace Scholar Dissertation Scholarships to students at U.S. universities who are writing doctoral dissertations on topics related to peace, conflict, and international security.

Jennings Randolph Program for International Peace: Senior Fellowships for Scholars, Policymakers, Journalists, and Other Professionals
Provides scholars, policy analysts, policymakers, and other experts with opportunities to spend time in residence at the Institute, reflecting and writing on pressing international peace and security challenges.

Additional Fellowship Opportunities
Each year USIP offers a limited number of additional fellowship opportunities focusing on specific issue areas and/or conflict zones outstanding scholars, policymakers and other professionals who work in areas that advance our understanding of issues central to USIP's mandate.

American Political Science Association — For Students
  APSA Grants & Fellowships
APSA sponsors several programs to support individual research and training endeavors.

Leadership Conference on Civil Rights and the Leadership Conference Education Fund
  Carol H. Pitchersky Development Fellowship
The Fellowship program identifies and supports persons of color who are U.S. citizens with at least an undergraduate degree, who are aspiring development professionals, have demonstrated a commitment to social justice, and wish to advance their careers in nonprofit fundraising.

Population Council — Fellowships
  Biomedical Fellowships
The Population Council offers pre- and postdoctoral biomedical fellowships for advanced study in basic and translational reproductive sciences and HIV and AIDS. Fellows train in the laboratories of the Council's Center for Biomedical Research located on the campus of The Rockefeller University in New York City.

Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research
Professional Development International Fellowships (Predoctoral, Postdoctoral and Library Residency)
The Foundation has a variety of grant programs for anthropological research and scholarship that are open to applicants irrespective of nationality or country of residence.

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