Dissertation Fellowships For Minorities

American Association of University Women (AAUW) American Fellowship (http://www.aauw.org/fga/fellowships_grants/american.cfm).

American Association of University Women (AAUW) International Fellowships (http://www.aauw.org/fga/fellowships_grants/international.cfm).

American Educational Research Association (AERA): Dissertation Grants (http://www.aera.net/ProfessionalOpportunitiesFunding/FundingOpportunities/AERAGrantsProgram/DissertationGrants/tabid/12812/Default.aspx).

American Educational Research Association (AERA): Minority Fellowships in Education Research (http://www.aera.net/ProfessionalOpportunitiesFunding/FundingOpportunities/AERAMinorityFellowshipProgram/tabid/10243/Default.aspx).

American Educational Research Association (AERA): Research Grants (http://www.aera.net/ProfessionalOpportunitiesFunding/FundingOpportunities/AERAGrantsProgram/ResearchGrants/tabid/12813/Default.aspx).

American Indian Graduate Center (AIGC): Academic Year Fellowship (http://www.aigcs.org/ScholarshipsGraduate_Fellowships.aspx)

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA): Minority Doctoral Fellowships (http://www.aicpa.org/Career/DiversityInitiatives/Pages/fmds.aspx).

American Meteorological Society (AMS): AMS/Industry/Government Graduate Fellowships in the Atmosphere and Related Oceanic and Hydrologic Sciences (www.ametsoc.org/amsstudentinfo/scholfeldocs/index.html).  

American Political Science Association (APSA): Minority Fellows Program (www.apsanet.org/section_427.cfm).

American Psychological Association (APA) & Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Administration (SAMHSA):Federal research funding opportunities for psychology (http://www.apa.org/pi/mfp/psychology/predoctoral/index.aspx).

American Society for Microbiology: Robert D. Watkins Minority Graduate Fellowship (http://www.asm.org/index.php/fellowships/25-education/students/164-asm-robert-d-watkins-graduate-research-fellowship).

American Sociological Association (ASA): Minority Fellowship Program (http://www.asanet.org/funding/mfp.cfm).

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc: Congressional Fellows Program (http://www.cbcfinc.org/programs/leadership-development/172.html).

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI): Scholarship Awards (http://www.chci.org/fellowships/).

Department of Energy, Global Change Education Project, (GCEP): Graduate Research Environmental Fellowships (http://www.atmos.anl.gov/GCEP/GREF/index.html).

The Dolores Zohrab Leibmann Fund: Graduate Fellowships (http://fdncenter.org/grantmaker/liebmann/). 

East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students (EAPSI) (http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5284&from=fund).

Eugene Cota-Robles Fellowship

Ford Foundation: Dissertation Fellowships for Minorities (http://national-academies.org/fellowships).

Ford Foundation: Predoctoral Fellowships for Minorities (http://national-academies.org/fellowships).

Geological Society of America (GSA): Research Grants Program (http://www.geosociety.org/grants/).

Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada: Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship (Masterís program) (http://www.gfoa.org/services/scholarships.shtml).

Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) (http://www.hsf.net/default.aspx)

IBM: Ph.D. Fellowships (https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/university/phdfellowship/).

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA): Luis Donaldo Colosio Fellowship (www.iiasa.ac.at/Admin/YSP/scholar-fellow.html?sb=20).

Korea Foundation: Fellowships for Field Research (http://www.international.ucla.edu/korea/programs/scholarship.asp)

Korean-American Scholarship Foundation (KASF): KASF Scholarships (www.kasf.org).

Morris K. Udall Scholarship and Excellence in National Environmental Policy: Native American Congressional Internship Program (http://www.udall.gov/OurPrograms/NACInternship/NACInternship.aspx).

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)/ United Negro College Fund Special Programs Corporation: Harriett G. Jenkins Predoctoral Fellowship Program (http://www.nasa.gov/offices/education/programs/descriptions/Jenkins_Predoctoral_Fellowship_Project.html).

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA): Graduate Student Researchers Program (GSRP) (http://education.nasa.gov/gsrp).

National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science, Inc. (GEM): Graduate Fellowship Programs - M.S. Engineering, Ph.D. Engineering, Ph.D. Science (http://www.gemfellowship.org/gem-fellowship).

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Estuarine Research Reserve Graduate Research Fellowship Program (http://www.nerrs.noaa.gov/Fellowship.aspx).

National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE): African-American Graduate Fellowships (http://www.nobcche.org/)

National Physical Science Consortium (NPSC): Graduate Fellowships in the Science & Engineering (http://www.npsc.org/Applicants/Applicants/fellowshipinfo.html).

National Science Foundation (NSF): SBE Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13453&org=NSF&from=fund).

National Security Education Program (NSEP), Academy for Educational Development (AED): David L. Boren Graduate Fellowships (http://borenawards.org/boren_fellowship).

New York Sea Grant Office (NYSG)  (http://www.seagrant.sunysb.edu/proposals/)

NOAA/ U.S. Department of Commerce: The Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program (http://fosterscholars.noaa.gov/)

Phillips Exeter Academy Dissertation Year Fellowship (http://www.exeter.edu/about_us/171_15053.aspx)

Semiconductor Research Corporation: Graduate Fellowship Program (http://www.src.org/student-center/fellowship/).

Social Science Research Council (SSRC), Philanthropy and the Nonprofit Sector: Dissertation Research Fellowship (http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/).

Social Science Research Council (SSRC), International Dissertation Field Research Fellowships (http://www.ssrc.org/programs/idrf/).

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum: Summer Internship for Diversity in the Museum Profession (http://www.aie.org/scholarships/detail.cfm?id=18181)

Spencer Foundation: Dissertation Fellowships for Research Related to Education (http://www.spencer.org/content.cfm/fellowship-awards).

TIAA-CREF: Ruth Simms Hamilton Research Fellowship (http://www.tiaa-crefinstitute.org/awards/hamilton/index.html).

U.S. Department of Defense: National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship Program (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/index.html). 

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (NIH), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ): Predoctoral Fellowship Awards for Minority Students (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/policy/nihgps_2001/part_iib_3.htm).   

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Scholarship and Fellowship Program (http://www.orau.gov/dhsed/).

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of University Partnerships: Doctoral Dissertation Research Grants (http://www.hud.gov/progdesc/ddrg.cfm).

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: STAR Fellowships for Graduate Environmental Study (http://epa.gov/ncer/rfa/).

United Negro College Fund (UNCF)/ Merck Science Initiative: Graduate Science Research Dissertation Fellowships (https://www.grad.illinois.edu/fellowship/listing/2693).

The Wenner-Gren Foundation, Dissertation Fieldwork Grants, Engaged Anthrpology Grant, Wadsworth International Fellowships, Wadsworth African Fellowships (http://www.wennergren.org/grantprograms/2).

Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation: The Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program (http://www.woodrow.org/higher-education-fellowships/foreign_affairs/pickering_grad/index.php).

Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation: Conservation  Doris Duke Conservation Fellows Program - 

Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation: Women & Gender Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies

Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation: Religion & Ethics Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships

Xerox Corporation: Xerox Technical Minority Scholarships (http://www.xeroxstudentcareers.com/why-xerox/scholarship.aspx).

Fee waiver and fellowship information specifically for McNair scholars can be found at the COE McNair Scholars fee waiver page.

Graduate Student Funding Opportunities:

The links below are generally organized by discipline. These are various agencies and organizations, both private and governmental, that offer support for graduate study. Some of the support opportunities are “full-ride” research fellowships, others are limited-duration research internships, while some others provide a set amount of funds for a specific scholarly work. The resources listed below are for graduate study and scholarly research; access to the available slots and funds are typically competitive and will require a formal application. See the individual website for each opportunity to discover the particular application requirements and process.

The sources of funding listed below are not necessarily specific to a particular institution of higher learning.  These sources are from private and public organizations that have ties to higher education, but are not degree-granting entities.

If you discover any other sources of graduate funding that you would like to share with the McNair community, please email the site administrator with the funding information (at least the name of the source, or perhaps its web page address).

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