External Fellowships and Grants, 2015-16

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Boren Fellowships

Boren Fellowships provide up to $24,000 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, 2016.

Boren Fellowships website

Council on Library and Information Resources

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.

The program will be offering about fifteen competitively awarded fellowships in 2016. Each provides a stipend of $2,000 per month for 9–12 months. Each fellow will receive an additional $1,000 upon participating in a symposium on research in original sources and submitting an acceptable report to CLIR on the research experience. Thus the maximum award will be $25,000. Deadline to apply: November 20, 2015

CLIR website

Critical Language Scholarship Program (CLS)

The CLS Program is a program of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. It is a fully-funded overseas language program for American undergraduate and graduate students. With the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and to build relationships between the people of the United States and other countries, CLS provides study opportunities to a diverse range of students from across the United States at every level of language learning. The fourteen CLS languages are: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu. Deadline to apply: November 23, 2015

CLS website 

Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Research

The SCGSR program supports supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to conduct part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE national laboratory in collaboration with a DOE laboratory scientist for a period of 3 to 12 consecutive months—with the goal of preparing graduate students for scientific and technical careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission. Deadline to apply: December 15, 2015.

DOE SCGSR 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 appl4ication process for its students. Read the guidlines very carefully. Contact Jay Hugheswith any questions. Nominations and applications due December 14, 2015. 

DZL guidelines

DZL application

DZL website 

Ford Foundation Fellowships

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is accepting applications for the 2016 Ford Foundation Fellowships Programs for Achieving Excellence in College and University Teaching. Deadlines vary, but all are in November 2015.

Ford Foundation Fellowships

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. Applications to be nominated due November 2, 2015.

Insight Data Science Fellows Program

Insight is an intensive, seven week postdoctoral training fellowship that bridges the gap between academia and a career in data science. Based in Silicon Valley and New York City, and with a growing network across the country, the program enables scientists to learn the industry specific skills needed to work in the growing field of big data at leading companies. Deadline to apply: October 26, 2015

L'Oreal-UNESCO For Women in Science Fellowship

The L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science program recognizes and rewards the contributions women make in STEM fields and identifies exceptional women researchers committed to serving as role models for younger generations.For Women In Science fellowship program awards five post-doctoral women scientists annually with grants of $60,000 each. Applicants are selected from a variety of fields, including the life and physical/material sciences, technology (including computer science), engineering, and mathematics. Applications open November 30. Deadline to apply: February 5, 2016.

L'Oreal For Women in Science website

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, 2017. The Laney Graduate School deadline is October 12, 2015. If you intend to apply, email James Hughes (jlhughe@emory.edu).

Mellon/ACLS guidelines

Mellon/ACLS 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, 2013, and September 1, 2016.  Fellows will be selected for three-year terms to begin September 1, 2016. The annual stipend will be $55,000. Deadline to apply: September 29, 2015.

Michigan Society of Fellows

Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center Research Fellowship

The SQCC Research Fellowship Program aims to promote and cultivate scholarly research about Oman across several academic disciplines. The fellowship funds one pre- and/or post-doctorate scholar or team of scholars to carry out research in Oman each year. The fellowship awards up to $51,000 for the fellow or team of fellows. Deadline to apply: September 15, 2015.

SQCC Fellowship

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