External Fellowships and Grants, 2013-14

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American Academy in Rome (Rome Prize)

The American Academy in Rome is the oldest American overseas center for independent study and advanced research in the arts and the humanities. The Rome Prize is awarded annually to about thirty candidates, each selected by a jury of distinguished peers through a national competition.The winners are invited to Rome to pursue their work for periods ranging from six months to two years. They are provided with stipends, residential accommodation, meals, private studies or studios, and most important, an atmosphere conducive to intellectual and artistic freedom, interdisciplinary exchange, and innovation. Deadline to apply: November 1, 2013.

American Academy in Rome (Rome Prize)

Berlin Program Fellowships

The Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies offers fellowships to scholars in all social science and humanities disciplines, including historians working on German and European history since the mid-18th century for a research period in Berlin between 10-12 months. Fellowships are awarded for doctoral dissertation research as well as postdoctoral research. The program accepts applications from U.S. and Canadian nationals, permanent and long-term residents. Applicants for a dissertation fellowship must be full-time graduate students at a North American university who have completed all coursework required for the Ph.D. and must have achieved ABD (all but dissertation) status by the time the proposed research stay in Berlin begins. Deadline to apply: December 1, 2013.

Berlin Program Fellowships

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 28, 2014.

Boren Fellowships website

Chateaubriand Fellowships

Open to STEM applicants as well as those in the humanities and social sciences. The Chateaubriand Fellowship is a grant offered by the Embassy of France in the United States. Every year, it allows doctorate students enrolled in American universities to conduct research in France for up to 10 months. The STEM fellowship program and the HSS fellowship program have different modes of selection but they are both highly prestigious and merit-based. Chateaubriand recipients receive a stipend, a round trip ticket to France and health insurance. Deadline to apply: January 31. 

Chateaubriand Fellowship website

Columbia University Society of Fellows

The Columbia University Society of Fellows in the Humanities is a two or three-year, Mellon-grant funded fellowship that allows recent PhD graduates to do research and teach at Columbia. It is one of the oldest fellowship programs in the United States. The current competition is for the 2014-2015 academic year and we are welcoming applications from students who received their PhD between 1 January 2012 and 1 July 2014. Deadline to apply: October 7, 2013.

Columbia University Society of Fellows

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 Sarah Peterson

Read the the Dolores Zohrab Liebmann guidelines very carefully. Contact Sarah Peterson with any questions. Nominations and applications are due January 10, 2014. DZL guidelines

Dolorez Zohrab Liebmann Fund website

Donald Payne International Development Fellowship

Fellowship seeks to prepare young people for careers in international development as Foreign Service Officers in USAID. The Payne Fellowship, which provides up to $90,000 in benefits over two years for graduate school, internships, and professional development activities, provides a unique pathway to the USAID Foreign Service. Deadline to apply: January 27. 

Payne Fellowship website

Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratory Fellowship Program

The EIDL fellowship prepares laboratory scientists for careers in public health. The two-track program trains qualified candidates (bachelor’s and master’s level) to support public health initiatives, and provides opportunities for doctoral level scientists to conduct high priority infectious disease research in public health laboratories. Fellows are placed in local, state, and federal (CDC) public health laboratories. Ideal candidates have laboratory experience (including laboratory coursework) and an interest in public health.  The application deadline is February 7, 2014.

EIDL Fellowship Program

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 1.

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, 2015. The Laney Graduate School deadline is October 3, 2014. If you intend to apply, email Dr. James Hughes at jlhughe@emory.edu.

Mellon/CLIR Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources

The purposes of this fellowship program are to: help junior scholars in the humanities and related social science fields gain skill and creativity in developing knowledge from original sources; enable dissertation writers to do research wherever relevant sources may be, rather than just where financial support is available; encourage more extensive and innovative uses of original sources in libraries, archives, museums, historical societies, and related repositories in the U.S. and abroad; and provide insight from the viewpoint of doctoral candidates into how scholarly resources can be developed for access most helpfully in the future. Deadline to apply: November 15, 2013.

Mellon/CLIR website

Michigan Society of Fellows

The Michigan Society of Fellows was founded for the purpose of promoting academic and creative excellence in the humanities, the arts, the social, physical, and life sciences, and in the professions. The objective of the Society is to provide financial and intellectual support for individuals holding advanced degrees in their fields, who are selected for their outstanding achievement, professional promise, and interdisciplinary interests. Applications are invited from qualified candidates for three-year fellowships at the University of Michigan.  Candidates should be near the beginning of their professional careers.  Those selected for fellowships must have received the Ph.D. degree or comparable artistic or professional degree between June 1, 2011, and September 1, 2014.  Eight Fellows will be selected for three-year terms to begin September 1, 2014. The annual stipend will be $55,000. Deadline to apply: October 1, 2013.

Michigan Society of Fellows

Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans

The Fellowship honors and supports the graduate educations of 30 New Americans – permanent residents or naturalized citizens if born abroad; otherwise children of naturalized citizen parents -- each year. At the time of their selection, fellows must be college seniors or early in the graduate programs for which they request support. Each fellow receives tuition and living expenses that can total as much as $90,000 over two academic years. Fellows can study in any degree-granting program in any field at any university in the United States. Fellows are selected on the basis of merit – the specific criteria emphasize creativity, originality, initiative and sustained accomplishment -- in annual national competitions.  Deadline to apply: November 8, 2013.

Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship

SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship

The DPDF program supports graduate students in formulating effective doctoral dissertation research proposals that contribute to the development of interdisciplinary fields of study in the humanities and social sciences. Intended to help emerging scholars make the transition from learners to producers of knowledge, the fellowship creates a space for faculty mentorship and opens unique opportunities for both interdisciplinary and international network building. Applications due February 3, 2014. 

DPDF website

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