External Fellowships and Grants, 2012-13

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ACLS Public Fellows Program

The program will place 20 recent humanities Ph.D.s in two- year staff positions at partnering organizations in government and the nonprofit sector.This career-launching initiative aims to demonstrate that the capacities developed in theadvanced study of the humanities have wide application, both within and beyond theacademy. Deadline to apply: March 27, 2013. 

ACLS Public Fellows website

Boren Fellowships

Boren Fellowships provide up to $30,000 to graduate students to add an important international language component to their education through specialization in area study, language study or increased language proficiency. Boren Fellowships support study and research in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests, including Africa, Asia, Central & Easter Europe, Eurasia, Latin America and the Middle East. Boren Fellows represent a variety of academic and professional disciplines, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages. Deadline to apply: January 31, 2013.

Boren Fellowships website

Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund Fellowship

The Fund supports graduate school fellowships in any recognized field of study in the humanities, social sciences or natural sciences (including law, medicine, engineering, architecture or other formal professional training). 

Designated institutions facilitate the application process for its students. Students must submit applications and supporting documents through the Laney Graduate School. All applications, including supporting materials, will be uploaded using Blackboard. If you have questions about using Blackboard, please contact Leah Carswell

Read the the Dolores Zohrab Liebmann guidelines very carefully. Contact Leah Carswell with any questions. Nominations and applications are due January 10, 2013. DZL guidelines

Ford Foundation

Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college 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. Open to Ph.D. students in a range of disciplines, emphasis both on academic achievement and engagement in and commitment toward promoting diversity in academia. Deadline for Pre-Doctoral fellowships: November 14, 2012; Deadline for Dissertation Fellowships: November 19, 2012; Deadline for Postdoctoral Fellowships: November 19, 2012. 

Ford Foundation website

Fulbright Program for U.S. Students

The Fulbright Program is the largest U.S. international exchange program offering opportunities for students, scholars and professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, and teaching worldwide. Visit the Fulbright Grants page for application guidelines, deadlines and frequenty asked questions.

Hertz Foundation Fellowships

The Foundation provides fellowships to exceptionally talented individuals studying in the applied physical, biological and engineering sciences. In addition to financial support, the Foundation provides ongoing mentoring, symposia and a network of peers providing Fellows with a forum to share ideas and explore opportunities throughout their careers. US citizens or permanent residents in the early stages of PhD work are eligible to apply. Deadline to apply: November 2, 2012.

Hertz Fellowship website

Howard Hughes Medical Institute International Student Research Fellowship

The HHMI International Student Research Fellowships are designed to facilitate the research training of outstanding international pre-doctoral students (who are ineligible for federal funded fellowships or training grants) in the biomedical or related sciences, including physical and mathematical sciences. Emory can nominate up to seven students, who will then be invited to apply directly to HHMI. Nomination and application materials due November 5.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Dissertation Fellowships

The Jack Kent Cooke Dissertation Fellowship Award supports advanced doctoral students who are completing dissertations that further the understanding of the educational pathways and experiences of high-achieving, low-income students.Dissertation fellowships are intended to support the doctoral student for work done after the student’s dissertation proposal has been successfully defended. Applications are encouraged from a variety of disciplines such as, but not limited to, education, sociology, economics, psychology, statistics, and psychometrics. Deadline to apply: February 4, 2013.

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Postdoctoral Fellowships

To promote international scientific cooperation, the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science encourages highly qualified researchers from the worldover to come to and conduct joint research activities with colleagues at Japanese universities and research institutes. JSPS offers three postdoctoral fellowship programs, each with different eligibility requirements. Deadlines vary. Visit the website to learn more about each program.

L'Oreal USA Fellowships for Women in Science

The L'Oréal USA Fellowships For Women In Science awards five post-doctoral women scientists with grants of up to $60,000. Applicants are welcome from a variety of fields, including the life and physical/material sciences, technology (including computer science), engineering and mathematics. The recipients of the L’Oréal USA Fellowships For Women in Science program participate in a week of events that include an awards ceremony, professional development workshops, media training and networking opportunities. In 2012, these workshops, which are facilitated by the program’s partner, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Deadline to apply: December 20, 2012

Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships

The Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships are to assist graduate students in the humanities and related social sciences in the last year of Ph.D. dissertation writing. This program aims to encourage timely completion of the Ph.D. Applicants must be prepared to complete their dissertations within the period of their fellowship tenure and no later than August 31, 2014. Application materials due to the Laney Graduate School by October 10, 2012. If you intend to apply, email Leah Carswell at lcarswe@emory.edu. 

Mellon/ACLS Guidelines, 2012

Mellon/ACLS website

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program helps ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and reinforces its diversity.  The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees at accredited US institutions. Deadlines vary depending upon discipline and field but most are in mid November 2012.  

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program website

Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program

The Smithsonian Institution encourages access to its collections, staff specialties, and reference resources by visiting scholars, scientists, and students. Fellowships are offered to students formally enrolled in a graduate program of study, who have completed at least one semester, and not yet have been advanced to candidacy if in a Ph.D. Program. Proposals should fall under at least one of the Smithsonian Institution's four grand challenges: Unlocking the Mysteries of the Universe; Understanding and Sustaining a Biodiverse Planet; Valuing World Cultures; and/or Understanding the American Experience. Deadline to apply: January 15, 2013

Smithsonian Institution Fellowship website

SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship

The DPDF supports mid-stage graduate students in the humanities and social sciences. This year's program contains the following research fields: critical approaches to human rights; global commodity studies; mobility, empowerment and precarity in African migration; postcolonial identities and decolonial struggles: creolization and colored cosmopolitanisms; and public finance and society: the new historical fiscal sociology. Deadline to apply: January 31, 2013. 

SSRC DPDF website 

U.S. Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship

The CSGF program fosters a community of bright, energetic and committed Ph.D. students, alumni, DOE laboratory staff and other scientists who share a common desire to impact the nation while advancing their science.  Fellowship students represent diverse scientific and engineering disciplines but the common thread is their use of mathematical and computing techniques for their research. Funded by the Department of Energy’s Office of Science and National Nuclear Security Administration, the DOE CSGF trains scientists to meet U.S. workforce needs and helps to create a nationwide interdisciplinary community. Deadline to apply: January 8, 2013.

CSGF website

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