Fundings at JDP, DU, Iliff
Disciples Seminary Foundation
DSF provides partial tuition scholarships for Disciples students in the JDP program through its partnership with Iliff School of Theology. For questions contact Dr. Eric Smith.
ELIZABETH ILIFF WARREN FELLOWSHIPS
The Elizabeth Iliff Warren Fellowships provide one year of funding for Iliff alumni/ae who wish to pursue further graduate work.
Who may apply:
• Graduates of any Masters degree program from The Iliff School of Theology
• Currently enrolled or enrolling in the Joint Ph.D. program of The Iliff School of Theology and the University of Denver, or
• Desiring to study further at another institution
The application deadline is usually early spring. Check out Iliff's fellowship page
Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTAs)
Graduate teaching assistantships provide students with teaching experience through collaboration with a faculty member. Positions are offered each year on a competitive basis. Students in their second, third, and fourth years of study are eligible.
A call for applications will be sent to students annually during the spring quarter for the upcoming year. GTAs are paid $2,500 per class.
Per university policy, students are not eligible for employment in work-study positions while they are working as GTAs. GTAs must demonstrate fluency in spoken English by scoring a 26 on the TOEFL speaking section or an 8 on the IELTS speaking section. All GTAs must be legally eligible to work in the United States.
See the GTA Handbook for more information.
JDP Dissertation Fellowships
Each year, the JDP has a small number of fellowships available for students writing their dissertations. The amount of the fellowship can vary from year to year. Watch for an email in the winter or spring inviting applications.
To be eligible, students must be enrolled in the JDP and be in good standing, have at least a 3.7 GPA, and have successfully defended the dissertation proposal at time of application. Students can typically only get this fellowship one time.
OGE Dissertation Fellowship
The purpose of the OGE Dissertation Fellowship is to assist outstanding PhD students in the final dissertation writing stage. The awards are $2,500, non-renewable. Faculty will nominate outstanding PhD students who will be in the final year of dissertation writing. They must have completed all other requirements, and not previously received a dissertation fellowship from the Office of Graduate Education.
AAR International Dissertation Research Grant
Designed to support AAR student members whose dissertation research requires them to travel outside of the country in which their school or university is located. Deadline: December 15. For more information about application materials and procedures visit https://www.aarweb.org/AARMBR/Who-We-Are-/Grant-Programs-/Research-Grants-/International-Dissertation-Research-Grants.aspx
ASA Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (ASA DDRIG)
Students whose dissertation research is on sociology are welcome to apply. Deadline November 1.
AAUW Dissertation Fellowship
This fellowship is for the last year of dissertation writing. Only for U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Deadline August 1. More details.
American Educational Research Association Dissertation Grants
Dissertation Grants are available for advanced doctoral students and are intended to support the student while analyzing data and writing the doctoral dissertation. Proposals are encouraged from the full range of education research fields and other fields and disciplines engaged in education-related research. US or non-US citizens are eligible. Deadline June 15.
Charlotte Newcombe Dissertation Fellowship in Ethics and Religious Values
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. Deadline November 15.
Gaius Charles Bolin Dissertation Fellowship
Gaius Charles Bolin Dissertation Fellowship is offered to ABD student from underrepresented groups to do two-year residencies program at Williams College. Deadline: November 15. Click here for more details.
Harry Frank Guggenheim Emerging Scholar Awards
Harry Frank Guggenheim Emerging Scholar Awards invite proposals from any of the natural and social sciences or allied disciplines that promise to increase understanding of the causes, manifestations, and control of violence and aggression. Eligibility: students at dissertation stage, any nationality. Deadline: February 1. Details here.
Ida B. Wells Graduate Student Fellowship
This fellowship is given to a graduate student working on a historical dissertation that interrogates race and gender, not necessarily in a history department. The applicant must be a CCWH member; must be a graduate student in any department of a U.S. institution, and ABD stage. Deadline June 15. Details here.
International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) Program
The International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) Program supports the next generation of scholars in the humanities and humanistic social sciences pursuing research that advances knowledge about non-US cultures and societies. US citizens or non-citizens are eligible. Deadline November 2.
Lake Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship
The Lake Institute on Faith & Giving is offering PhD students the opportunity to apply for the Lake Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, worth $25,000. The Lake Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship supports the last year of dissertation research that engages issues within religion and philanthropy or faith and giving. Applicants representing all fields of study are encouraged to apply. The link to the application, along with more information regarding the fellowship, can be found on the Lake Institute website. Applications are due January 15.
Louisville Institute Fellowships
Dissertation Fellowship. ABD students, US citizens or non-citizens are eligible. Deadline February 1.
Doctoral Fellowship. Deadline March 1.
Marilyn Yarbrough Dissertation/Teaching Fellowship
Dissertation Teaching Fellowship at Kenyon College to encourage scholars from historically underrepresented populations to consider college rather than university teaching. The program is for scholars in the final stages of their doctoral work who need only to finish the dissertation to complete requirements for the Ph.D.
Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF) Dissertation Grants
This fellowship is awarded for a 12-month period to graduate students finishing their dissertation. Deadline: December 1. More details here.
National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship Program in Education Research
This fellowship supports dissertations that show potential for bringing fresh and constructive perspectives to the history, theory, analysis, or practice of formal or informal education anywhere in the world.
Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women's Studies
A national competition for a dissertation completion award in any field of women's studies.
Albright Institute for Archaeological Research, Jerusalem
General Fellowship Information: http://www.aiar.org/fellowships/
American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT) Research Fellowships
ARIT supports and administers programs of fellowships for scholarly research and for Turkish language study. Open to domestic and international students studying in the US.
Deadline November 1. Details here.
American Sociological Association (ASA) Minority Fellowship Program
Designed for underrepresented minority students of US citizens or non-citizen nationals who study sociology. Deadline January 31.
Boren Fellowships fund research and language study proposals by U.S. graduate students in world regions critical to U.S. interests.
Look at the application instructions and contact DU Boren representatives.
Chateaubriand Fellowships are offered to PhD students from U.S. institutions who wish to conduct part of their doctoral research in France for a period ranging from 4 to 8/9 months. US citizenship is not required. Deadline: January 14. Details here.
Ford Foundation Fellowships
Ford Foundation provides various predoctoral, dissertation, and postdoctoral fellowships awarded to U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Deadline varies depending on the type of fellowship. Check the details here.
Forum for Theological Exploration (FTE): Fellowships for Latino/a, Asian and First Nations Doctoral Students
For full information on applications for FTE’s Doctoral Fellowship: http://fteleaders.org/grants-fellowships/example-entry-under-partners
Forum for Theological Exploration (FTE): Fellowships for Students of African Descent
Deadline: February 15. For full information: http://fteleaders.org/grants-fellowships/fellowships-for-doctoral-student-of-african-descent
Haverford College Libraries Fellowships
Each year Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections offers two $3,000 fellowships for researchers to use their unique materials. Projects engaging with any religion, historical religious practices, history, literature, material culture, Quakerism, or other topics supported by collections material will be considered.
Thomas Scattergood Behavioral Health Foundation Research Fellowship
Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections will offer a $5,000 fellowship for researchers to use our materials related to mental health and the history of mental health care. Details here.
Henry Luce Foundation Grants and Fellowships
Humanities and Social Sciences Online (H-Net)
H-Net may have a variety of fellowships and grants posted with various application dates. A list can be found on this page: https://networks.h-net.org/h-announce
Institute for Humane Studies Fellowship
The Humane Studies Fellowship (HSF) is a non-residency, renewable award to assist students enrolled or planning to enroll in full-time PhD programs, working to advance classical liberal ideas in the academy. Deadline: April 1.
Jefferson Scholars Foundation
The Jefferson Scholars Foundation encourages applicants from a broad range of disciplines, including, but not limited to, history, political science, policy studies, law, political economy, communications and media, and sociology. An applicant must be a Ph.D. candidate who is either expecting to complete his or her dissertation by the conclusion of the Fellowship year or has outlined a detailed and workable two-year write-up plan that is persuasively documented. Non-U.S. citizens are eligible to apply.
Deadline February 1, 2023. More details here.
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship
Guggenheim Fellowships are intended for individuals who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts.
Eligibility: citizens and permanent residents of the United States and Canada
Deadline: September 17.
McNeil Center Fellowships in Early American Religious Studies
The E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Fellowship in Early American Religious Studies is open to candidates in any discipline researching any aspect of religion in North America and the Atlantic world before 1850. Application is open for dissertation and postdoctoral fellowships.
Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships
The Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships support advanced graduate students in the last year of PhD dissertation writing.
Eligibility: ABD and be no more than six years into the degree program at the time of application. Deadline: late October.
Paul And Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
Every year, The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans supports thirty New Americans, immigrants or the children of immigrants, who are pursuing graduate school in the United States.
Eligibility: A New American who is a resident alien; i.e., holds a Green Card or has been naturalized as a US citizen or is the child of two parents who are both naturalized citizens. Applicant is no more than thirty years old.
Deadline: Late October.
Presbyterian Historical Society - Research Fellowship Program
The Presbyterian Historical Society invites applications for research fellowships, a program designed to encourage faculty, independent researchers, and students to use and publish from the society's rich holdings. The program will award research and travel grants of $2,500. Applicants must demonstrate a need to work in the society's collection for a minimum of one week and a maximum of one month.
Deadline: Feb. 23, 2023
United States Institute of Peace – Jennings Randolph Peace Scholar Dissertation Fellowship Program
USIP's Peace Scholar Fellowship program awards non-residential fellowships to PhD candidates enrolled in U.S. universities who are writing doctoral dissertations on topics broadly related to conflict management, peacebuilding and relevant security studies. Open to domestic and international students in US universities.
Deadline: late October.
Wilson Special Collections Library Fellowships - UNC
The Wilson Special Collections Library provide various short-term research fellowships to support intensive, innovative, and impactful research and artistic use of its collections on the American South. Deadline: January 31. Details here.
Other Financial Awards
American Research Center in Egypt Fellowships
The American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) provides fellowships and grants for Egypt-related researches. Different fellowships and grants are provided for ABD students, postdoctoral, or independent scholars. More details here.
Albert Clark Award
The National Board of Directors of Theta Alpha Kappa invites entries for the Albert Clark Award, given annually for the best papers in religious studies or theology. Each competition winner in each category (undergraduate or graduate) will receive a $500 award, and the runner-up in each category will receive a $250 award. Deadline for paper submission is January 22.
More details here: https://thetaalphakappa.org/clark-awards/
CCESL Grand Challenges (DU)
The Center for Community Engagement & Service Learning at DU offers an initiative to address interconnected issues that affect living, working, and participating in our communities. Find general information HERE. For information about the DU Grand Challenges Scholars Grants, including application deadlines and requirments, click HERE.
CFF Foundation Education Award
Cocodrie Fly Fishing (CFF) provides quarterly $1,500 financial awards for compelling essays on fishing, outdoors and adventure activities. Eligibility: US citizen/permanent resident studying in the USA. Deadline: March 30, June 30, September 30, December 31. Details here.
Charles Redd Center for Western Studies
The Charles Redd Center provides awards, fellowships, and grants in a variety of categories to individuals engaged in a wide variety of disciplines related to intermountain regions. Click here for details.
Fadel Educational Foundation
The Fadel Educational Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit educational foundation supporting education for non-incarcerated Muslim U.S. citizens and permanent residents. The awards are distributed on a need/merit basis for post-secondary education. Deadline: late May. Details here.
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers different kinds of awards for US citizens who want to do open study/research, English teaching assistantship, language, etc. More details here.
OutdoorStack’s Annual Financial Aid Program
OutdoorStack provides a $1500 award. Eligibility: enrolled in Full-Time, Part-Time, or Online education courses and have interest in outdoor activities. More details here.
AAR Collaborative International Research Grants
For more details about the grant visit https://www.aarweb.org/AARMBR/Who-We-Are-/Grant-Programs-/Research-Grants-/Collaborative-International-Research-Grants.aspx
AAR Individual & Collaborative Research Grants
For more information about the grant cycle, application process, criteria and materials, visit: https://www.aarweb.org/node/141
AAR Regional Development Grants
For more information visit https://www.aarweb.org/AARMBR/Who-We-Are-/Grant-Programs-/Regional-Development-Grants.aspx
Applied Urban Communication Research Grant
Center for Philosophy of Religion: Cluster Group Grants
For more information: https://philreligion.nd.edu/fellowships/research/
The Getty Foundation provides grants for research on art history that include residential grant, pre and postdoctoral research grant, and library research grant. Deadline: October 1.
Graduate Student Professional Development Grant (GSPDG)
For more information and application forms visit https://portfolio.du.edu/travelgrants/page/89226.
Grant Program Opportunities at the National Endowment for the Humanities
International Research Network for the Study of Science and Belief in the Society
This network provides grants for research in the study of religion and science.
Research Grants and Awards at Cushwa Center, University of Notre Dame
Deadline: late December
More Info: https://cushwa.nd.edu/grant-opportunities/
The University of Notre Dame’s Cushwa Center administers the following funding opportunities to support scholarly research in a variety of subject areas.
Research Travel Grants assist scholars visiting the University Archives or other collections at the Hesburgh Libraries at Notre Dame for research relating to the study of Catholics in America.
Peter R. D’Agostino Research Travel Grants support research in Roman and Vatican archives for significant publication projects on U.S. Catholic history.
The Cyprian Davis, O.S.B., Prize, established in 2020 in partnership with the American Catholic Historical Association, recognizes outstanding research on the Black Catholic experience.
Mother Theodore Guerin Research Travel Grants support projects that feature Catholic women more prominently in modern history.
Hibernian Research Awards provide travel funds for the scholarly study of Irish and Irish American history.
Stanford East Asia Library Travel Grants
These travel grants are given to assist scholars (faculty and advanced graduate students) of East Asia from outside the greater San Francisco Bay Area in accessing the Stanford East Asia Library collections for research. Deadline: late June. Detail here.
Wabash Center Grants
• Small Project Grants (for amounts up to $5000) have a short application process and can be approved anytime throughout the year.
• Project Grants (for amounts up to $30,000) require a full application process and are awarded at two different times during the year: March 1 and October 1.
For more information including eligibility requirements and application procedures, visit: http://www.wabashcenter.wabash.edu/grants/default.aspx
Wenner-Gren Foundation Grants
Wenner-Gren Foundation provides grants for scholars interested in anthropology research, including doctoral studies and dissertation fieldwork grants, post-PhD research grants, grants for non-US scholars, and grants for conferences and workshops. Deadline varies depending on the type of grant.
Biblical Archaeology Society
CE Shop Give Back Scholarship
The Give Back Scholarship is opening application for one $1,000 scholarship fund. Eligibility: enrolled in an accredited college or university as a full-time student. Click here for more details.
Frieda Sanidas Leason and Bernard V. Leason European Union Scholarship Fund
For those who are interested in European Union related studies, check this $2,500 scholarship. Application deadline: May 31, 2022.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Islamic Scholarship Fund
ISF provides support to students and professionals through academic scholarships, film grants, mentorships, internships and fellowships. Deadline: March. For US citizens. Details here.
Lagrant Foundation Scholarship for Graduates
Point Foundation: The National LGBTQ Scholarship Fund
Scholarship Opportunities for Women
Army Women’s Foundation Legacy Scholarships
InGenesis Diversity Leadership Scholarship (Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities)
Association of American Indian Affairs Scholarships
AAUW Fellowships and Grants, eligible for domestic and international students.
American Association of Unversity Women Fellowship offers American fellowships for women who are pursuing full-time study to complete dissertations, conducting postdoctoral research full time, or preparing research for publication for eight consecutive weeks. Deadline: November 1. For US citizens.
Scholarships for International Students
Awarded to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
American Association of University Women Fellowship offers International Fellowships for women pursuing full-time graduate or postdoctoral study in the United States to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents, and who intend to return to their home country to pursue a professional career. Deadline: November 15. More info here.
International Peace Scholarship Fund offers scholarships for selected women from other countries for graduate study in the United States or Canada. More info here.
Fulbright Foreign Student Program
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Society for the Study of Social Problems Ethnic Minority Grad Scholarship
UCC Scholarships and Grants
United Church of Christ provides scholarships and grants, that include ministry education scholarships, program grants, and leadership development scholarships. Due date March 15. If you are a member of the United Church of Christ, check this out. Click here for more details.
IRISE Grants and Postdoctoral Fellowships
IRISE (Interdisciplinary Research Incubator for the Study of (In)Equality is offering Postdoctoral Fellow opportunities and Conference Presentation Grants.
Check on the IRISE site for more info.
James Marshall Public Policy Fellowship
Lilly Postdoctoral Fellowships at Valparaiso University
Lilly Postdoctoral Fellowships are two-year residential fellowships for teacher-scholars who seek to renew and enrich their intellectual and professional lives while preparing for careers at church-related institutions of higher learning. Each year, up to two fellows are selected to be in residence at Valparaiso University, Indiana. Deadline: mid-January each year. More details here.
Louisville Postdoctoral Fellowships
NYU Institute for the Study of the Ancient World: Visiting Research Scholar Program
Full information about the program, and links to the online applications, are available on the ISAW Visiting Scholars Program page: http://isaw.nyu.edu/visiting-scholar-program
National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Education Research
Postdoctoral Fellowship at John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics
This center offers postdoctoral fellowship for junior scholars and recent Ph.D. graduates in residence at Washington University, St. Louis. Research associates will spend most of their time pursuing research and writing for their own projects. Details here.
New York Public Library lists various fellowships and institutes to support scholars and writers with their research. Details of fellowships here.
There are numerous organizations that have links to potential funding opportunities.
This site has good information and ideas for funding your education.
International Student Resources
This site offers links to resources specifically for international students. https://www.studyusa.com/en/a/1222/where-to-find-scholarships-for-international-students