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You can find last month’s list, with more opportunities, here

Announcements

  • Summer 2017 Fellowship Application Support Program
  • Serve as a GPSC Travel Grant Judge

 

General Funding Opportunities

  • American Institute of Indian Studies – Dissertation Research Fellowships and Performing/Creative Arts Fellowships
  • Fulbright U.S. Student Program
  • National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

 

Opportunities in the Humanities/Arts/Social Sciences

  • Craft Research Fund Grants
  • Gerda Henkel Stiftung Grants in Historical Humanities
  • National Science Foundation (NSF) Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants in Archaeology and Archaeometry
  • Richard III Foundation Scholarship for Medieval Studies
  • Richard M. Hunt Fellowships for the Study of German History, Politics, Society, and Culture
  • The Strong – Fellowships for the Study of Play and Playthings
  • Ucross Foundation for Spring Artist Residencies

 

Opportunities in Science, Technology, and Engineering

  • American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) Thomson Reuters Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Scholarship in Information Science
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation Graduate Scholarships
  • Company of Biologists Travelling Fellowships
  • Graduate Student Grants in Sustainable Agriculture
  • J. O. Nauclér Memorial Foundation Fellowship in Technology and Economics
  • NSF/FDA Graduate Scholar-in-Residence at FDA
  • Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research Fellowship
  • Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists

 

Postdoctoral Opportunities

  • American Institute of Indian Studies – Senior Research Fellowships
  • Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Program
  • Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists
  • William T. Grant Postdoctoral Scholar’s Grant

 

Announcements

 

Summer 2017 Fellowship Application Support Program

The OFCE with the UA Honor's College is pleased to announce the Summer 2017 Fellowship Application Support Program. We provide support to students applying for fellowships to support graduate level work. We also provide support to students applying for dissertation research or dissertation write-up funding.

More information: https://grad.arizona.edu/ofce/summer-2017-application-support-program

Questions: Shelley Hawthorne Smith (shellh@email.arizona.edu)

 

Serve as a GPSC Travel Grant Judge

One of the best ways to learn to write strong grant applications is to evaluate them. Serving as a Travel Grant Judge is a small commitment with a big benefit. The process will only take 1.5 to 2 hours but will give you an insider's perspective on an evaluation process similar to major granting agencies like NSF/NIH/NEH. If you would like to be a judge, please email gpscfunding@email.arizona.edu as soon as possible.

 

General Funding Opportunities

 

American Institute of Indian Studies – Dissertation Research Fellowships and Performing/Creative Arts Fellowships

For more than 50 years, the American Institute of Indian Studies has provided funding to pre- and post-doctoral scholars and artists in pursuit of knowledge about India.

Junior Research Fellowships are available to doctoral candidates at U.S. universities in all fields of study. These grants are specifically designed to enable doctoral candidates to pursue their dissertation research in India. Junior Research Fellows establish formal affiliation with Indian universities and Indian research supervisors. Awards are available for up to 11 months.

Senior Performing and Creative Arts Fellowships are available to accomplished practitioners of the performing arts of India and creative artists who demonstrate that study in India would enhance their skills, develop their capabilities to teach or perform in the U.S., enhance American involvement with India’s artistic traditions or strengthen their links with peers in India.

Citizenship: Unrestricted

Deadline: July 1, 2017

Website: http://www.indiastudies.org/research-fellowship-programs/ 

 

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers opportunities for students and young professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and primary and secondary school teaching worldwide. The program currently awards approximately 1,900 grants annually in all fields of study, to go to more than 140 countries worldwide.

If you are interested in applying or simply want more information, contact Emily Kotay, Scholarship Advisor in the Office of Nationally Competitive Scholarships. Students must apply through her office. Emily Kotay can be contacted at 520-621-0162 or emkotay@email.arizona.edu

Citizenship: USA

Campus Deadline: September 7, 2017

Website: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/about/types-of-grants  

 

National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

Are you a senior or finishing the first year of graduate school? Consider the NSF GRFP. The purpose of the NSF GRFP is to help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce in the United States. The program is a wonderful source of funding for graduate students – providing awardees with $34,000 annually for three years, as well as additional benefits. NSF Fellows at the University of Arizona receive full tuition, mandatory fees, student health insurance for the Fellow, and a $500 travel grant during tenured years

 

Students at the University of Arizona are eligible to receive application support for this fellowship. Registrants will receive: email updates with advice and links; access to examples of successful applications; feedback on application essays (provided the early internal deadline is met); invitations to information sessions on the fellowship and to workshops on the application process. Please sign up for this program here:

https://grad.arizona.edu/ofce/summer-2017-application-support-program

Citizenship: USA (or permanent resident)

Deadline: End of October

Website: http://www.nsfgrfp.org/ 

 

Opportunities in the Humanities/Arts/Social Sciences

 

Craft Research Fund Grants

The mission of the Craft Research Fund Graduate Research Grants is to encourage, expand, and support graduate research about craft in the United States.

  • Project Grants: Grants up to $15,000 for research, writing, support documentation, images or rights to use images or text, as part of the research yet to be completed.
  • Exhibition Research Grants: Grants up to $15,000 will be awarded to support exhibition research relating to the goals of the Craft Research Fund. 
  • Graduate Research Grants: Grants of up to $10,000 support research related to a Master's thesis or dissertation relating to U.S. studio craft by students enrolled in graduate programs in any accredited college or university. 
  • Travel Grants: $500 travel grants are awarded to individuals invited to read papers relating to U.S. studio craft at any scholarly conference.

The fund aims to: support innovative research on artistic and critical issues in craft theory and history; explore the inter-relationship among craft, art, design and contemporary culture; foster new cross-disciplinary approaches to scholarship in the craft field in the United States; and advance investigation of neglected questions in craft history and criticism in the United States.

Citizenship: U.S. citizens, in the process of applying for citizenship or have a U.S. Social Security number.

Deadline: September 22, 2017

Link: http://www.craftcreativitydesign.org/grants/craft-research-fund/ 

 

Gerda Henkel Stiftung Grants in Historical Humanities

Support is primarily provided for the historical humanities, in particular to support research projects in the following fields: Archaeology, Art History, Historical Islamic Studies, History, History of Law, History of Science, Prehistory and Early History. Since 2008 the Foundation has also increasingly addressed issues of great relevance to contemporary life and the future, above all as part of its special “Islam, the Modern Nation State and Transnational Movements” and “Security, Society and the State” programs. As part of the Lisa Maskell Fellowships, since 2014 the Foundation has been supporting young scholars in the humanities in both Africa and Southeast Asia. Starting in 2015, the Foundation has with its “Patrimonies” funding initiative focused more strongly on the preservation of cultural heritage, specifically in regions experiencing crisis.

Citizenship: Unrestricted

Deadline: Rolling

Website: http://www.gerda-henkel-stiftung.de/grants 

 

National Science Foundation (NSF) Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants in Archaeology and Archaeometry

The Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE) Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences (BCS) accepts proposals for Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants up to a maximum of $20,000 in direct costs (plus added indirect costs) to meet expenses associated with doctoral dissertation research. Items normally requested include per diem for time spent away from the home institution, travel funds, supplies and equipment, costs associated with field research and analysis fees. Salary for research at one's home institution is not permitted. Students doing international research having a formal affiliation with a foreign institution may be eligible for additional funding. The award amount is unspecified for the other proposal areas. The DDRI competition provides funds to permit graduate students enrolled in US universities to conduct dissertation research. The student need not be a US citizen or national. While the student writes the proposal and conducts/supervises the research, the dissertation advisor serves as the Principal Investigator and the student is listed as the co-PI. Both field and non-field projects are funded.

Citizenship: Unrestricted

Deadline: Continuous

Website: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=11690 

 

Richard III Foundation Scholarship for Medieval Studies

For over 10 years the Richard III Foundation Scholarship for Medieval Studies has offered an annual grant to graduate students who are in their doctoral years.  Scholarship is awarded to a student registered for a higher degree whose work is based on the Yorkist period with their work relevant to the life and reign of King Richard III. (Students who are in receipt of awards from the AHRC and the Medieval Academy of America are not eligible.) The Scholarship is intended to help students meet the costs of research and/or living expenses. The successful applicant will be able to provide evidence of both academic excellence and financial need. Applications will be considered from previous recipients, although the Scholarship cannot be held for more than two years continuously. 

Citizenship: Unspecified

Deadline: June 30, 2017

Website: http://www.humanities.ufl.edu/funding/june-graduate-richard-iii-scholarship.html

 

Richard M. Hunt Fellowships for the Study of German History, Politics, Society, and Culture

The fellowship was launched in 2003 to enable promising American academics to probe issues of both historical and contemporary significance. Fellows are required to develop research itineraries in consultation with the American Council on Germany. The selection committee for the Dr. Richard M. Hunt Fellowship will evaluate applications based on the following criteria: the contribution the project will make to a better understanding of German history (and more specifically, the political, social, and cultural components); the feasibility of the proposed project; the training of the applicant; and the scholarly potential of the applicant.

Citizenship: United States

Deadline: Friday, June 30, 2017

Website: http://acgusa.org/index.php?section=Hunt-Fellowship

 

The Strong – Fellowships for the Study of Play and Playthings

To encourage and support scholarship, The Strong® invites researchers to use its wealth of resources on the history of play and playthings. The Strong awards research fellowships three times each year. Eligible research projects must benefit from access to collections held by The Strong, including publications and other materials in the Brian Sutton-Smith Library and Archives of Play®; artifacts from the collections of the National Museum of Play; and artifacts and related resources from the collections of the International Center for the History of Electronic Games (ICHEG). Special consideration will be given to projects that offer fresh approaches for utilizing resources and that supplement, expand, or challenge prior play studies.

Citizenship: Unspecified

Deadlines: April 20, August 15, November 15

Website: http://www.museumofplay.org/research-publications/research-fellowships

 

Ucross Foundation for Spring Artist Residencies

Founded in 1981, the Ucross Foundation provides uninterrupted time, work space, and living accommodations to competitively selected visual artists, writers, and composers. Nearly thirteen hundred individuals from every state in the U.S. as well as from Germany, France, Scotland, England, Poland, Egypt, the Netherlands, Canada, and Thailand, have spent time at Ucross since it first opened its doors in Sheridan, Wyoming.   Currently, the foundation is accepting applications for its Spring Residency program, which runs from late-February to mid-June. Residencies vary from two to six weeks. At any one time, there are up to nine individuals in residence, representing a mix of visual artists, writers, and composers.  In most cases, studios are separate from living quarters. Lunch and dinners are prepared Monday to Friday by a professional chef with ample provisions on hand for breakfasts and weekends. In addition, there is cell phone service on the property and several wireless Internet connection sites are available for the use of residents. Residents are responsible for providing their own working materials and for their travel to Wyoming.  There is no charge for a residency. Artists, writers, and composers from around the United States and the world, in any stage of their professional career, are invited to apply to work on an individual or collaborative project.

Citizenship: Unrestricted

Deadline: October 1, 2017 for Spring Session

Website: http://www.ucrossfoundation.org/residency-program/ 

 

Opportunities in Science, Technology, and Engineering

 

American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) Thomson Reuters Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Scholarship in Information Science

The scholarship shall consist of an award of $1,500 (donated by the Institute for Scientific Information). Additionally, Thomson Reuters shall contribute $500 towards travel or other expenses to the grant recipient, contingent upon the recipient's attending the ASIS&T annual meeting, and $250 to ASIS&T Headquarters towards administrative fees. The purpose of this scholarship is to foster research in information science by encouraging and assisting doctoral students in the field with their dissertation research. Because of the limits proposed by timing considerations, awards may be made for research underway, e.g., a student who begins research in the fall may apply for support for expenses incurred from the fall until the time the award is made.

Citizenship: Unrestricted

Deadline: July 1, 2017

Website: https://www.asis.org/awards/doctoraldissertationscholarship.html   

 

American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation Graduate Scholarships

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation has a variety of scholarship competitions for graduate students in the fields of communication sciences and disorders. These include scholarships for doctoral students, international students, minority students, students with disabilities, and other opportunities.

Citizenship: Varies according to scholarship

Deadline: May 22, 2017

Link: https://www.ashfoundation.org/grants/Graduate-Student-Scholarship/ 

 

Company of Biologists Travelling Fellowships

The Company of Biologists' journals – Development, Disease Models & Mechanisms  (DMM), Journal of Cell Science and The Journal of Experimental Biology – offer fellowships of up to £2,500 or currency equivalent to graduate students and post-doctoral researchers wishing to make collaborative visits to other laboratories. These are designed to offset the cost of travel and other expenses.

Citizenship: Unrestricted

Deadlines: July 31, 2017, November 30, 2017

Website: http://www.biologists.com/travelling-fellowships/  

 

Graduate Student Grants in Sustainable Agriculture

The Administrative Council of the Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program announces the Call for Proposals for Graduate Student Grants in Sustainable Agriculture.

The Western SARE Administrative Council will select reviewed proposals that are diverse in content, subject matter, and geography; demonstrate tangible outcomes; and provide readily adaptable technologies and information suitable to the adoption of sustainable farming and ranching systems by producers in the western region.

Citizenship: Unspecified (but the Advisor is the PI, so international students are likely eligible)

Deadline: June 1, 2017

Website: http://www.westernsare.org/Grants/Types-of-Grants 

 

J. O. Nauclér Memorial Foundation Fellowship in Technology and Economics

J O Nauclér was the president of Perstorp AB for 15 years, until 1970. He was then the chairman of the Board until his death in 1974. One of J O Naculérs great interest was education. He also wanted everyone to have the opportunity to pursue further education regardless of the educational level previously attained. In commemoration of him, the Board of Perstorp AB in 1974 established a fund, the Nauclér Memorial Foundation. Scholarships are granted for educational purposes or research. To qualify as an applicant, the following prerequisites must be fulfilled: The education/research should lie within the areas of technology or economics and be related to the activities of the Perstorp Group. The costs of the education/research exceed the normal cost frame and cannot be covered by a national financial aid program for education (scholarships, loans)

Deadline: September 21, 2017

Website: https://www.perstorp.com/careers/development_and_learning/jo_naucler_memorial_foundation/ 

 

NSF/FDA Graduate Scholar-in-Residence at FDA

The  NSF/FDA Scholar-in-Residence Program at FDA comprises an interagency partnership for the investigation of scientific and engineering issues concerning emerging trends in medical device technology. This partnership is designed to enable investigators in science, engineering, and mathematics to develop research collaborations within the intramural research environment at the FDA. Graduate Student Fellowships are for science, engineering, and mathematics graduate students for one to four semesters of full- or part-time work at FDA in an area related to his or her research under the guidance of an academic advisor and an FDA mentor.

Citizenship: U.S.A.

Deadline: rolling

Website: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5605 

 

Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research Fellowship

The Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) is a body of the International Council for Science (ICSU) and is the leading independent organization for facilitating and coordinating Antarctic research, and for identifying issues emerging from greater scientific understanding of the region that should be brought to the attention of policy makers. Its major objective is to initiate, develop, and co-ordinate high quality international scientific research in the Antarctic and Southern Ocean region, and on the role of the Antarctic region in the Earth system. It works closely with other organizations with a polar interest. The SCAR Fellowship Programme is designed to encourage the active involvement of early career scientists and engineers in Antarctic scientific research, and to build new connections and further strengthen international capacity and cooperation in Antarctic research.

Citizenship: Multiple (see website)

Deadline: June 1, 2017

Website: http://www.scar.org/awards/fellowships/information.html

 

Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists

For the fifth year in a row, the Science and SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists offers four recent PhDs a career-making opportunity. Recent doctoral graduates in the life sciences may submit a 1000-word essay based on their thesis work. Four winners, in different categories, will be selected for this international award. The three categories are Cell and Molecular Biology, Ecology and Environment Genomics and Proteomics, and Translational Medicine. The winners will be published by Science, receive up to 30,000 USD in prize money and will be honored in Stockholm, Sweden during Nobel week.

Citizenship: Unspecified

Deadline: July 15, 2017

Website: http://www.sciencemag.org/prizes/scilifelab

 

Postdoctoral Opportunities

 

American Institute of Indian Studies – Senior Research Fellowships

Senior Research Fellowships are available to scholars with a PhD or its equivalent. These grants are designed to enable scholars who specialize in South Asia to pursue further research in India and to establish formal affiliation with an Indian institution. Short-term awards are available for up to four months. Long-term awards are available for six to nine months. A limited number of humanists will be granted fellowships paid in dollars funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Citizenship: See website

Deadline: July 1, 2017

Website: http://www.indiastudies.org/research-fellowship-programs/ 

 

Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Program

The Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Program is a scholarly community where individuals pursue advanced work across a wide range of academic disciplines, professions, and creative arts. Radcliffe Institute fellowships are designed to support scholars, scientists, artists, and writers of exceptional promise and demonstrated accomplishment who wish to pursue work in academic and professional fields and in the creative arts. In recognition of Radcliffe's historic contributions to the education of women and to the study of issues related to women, the Radcliffe Institute sustains a continuing commitment to the study of women, gender, and society. Applicants' projects need not focus on gender, however. Applications are accepted in the humanities, social sciences, creative arts, natural sciences, and mathematics.

Citizenship: Unrestricted

Deadline: As a cluster: May 15, 2017, as an individual: September 14, 2017

Website: http://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/fellowship-program/how-apply 

 

Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists

The Prize is awarded annually to one young scientist for outstanding life science research for which he/she was awarded a doctoral degree in the previous two years. The topic of the entrant's thesis research must be in one of the following categories: Cell and Molecular Biology, Genomics and Proteomics, Ecology and Environment, Translational Medicine. Eligible entrants must have been awarded their doctoral degree in 2015 or 2016.

Citizenship: Unrestricted

Deadline: July 15, 2017

Website: http://www.sciencemag.org/prizes/scilifelab/rules#rules 

 

William T. Grant Postdoctoral Scholar’s Grant

Since our inception, the William T. Grant Foundation has been interested in facilitating a better understanding of how children and youth develop and thrive. Although our mission remains the same, our research interests shift to keep pace with the changing world. Currently, we are interested in research with the potential to improve the lives of young people between the ages of 5 and 25 in the following areas: reducing inequality; improving the use of research evidence; connecting research, policy, and practice; improving youth services in NY. Four to six William T. Grant Scholars are selected each year, and each receives $350,000 distributed over a five-year period.

Deadline: July 6, 2017

Website: http://wtgrantfoundation.org/grants#apply-wtgrant-scholars  

 

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Last updated 2 May 2017