Upcoming Fellowship Deadlines: November 19 – December 2, 2023

Sep 18, 2023
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This list of upcoming fellowship deadlines includes programs for various professions such as studies in interdisciplinary research, Buddhist studies, STEM majors working with Congress, studying the German language, Australian history, social policy, photograph conservation, social sciences, public health informatics, social work, international development, cyber security, musicians, and postsecondary education research. These fellowships are open to undergraduates and graduate students, including masters, dissertation, and doctoral students, early professionals, first-generation college students, tenure track faculty, physicians, and even Fulbright awards for teaching. Some programs will take fellows to Germany, Hawaii, the UK, or France, while others take place in the US and allow fellows to work from their desired location. You’ve got 8 weeks to apply!

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Upcoming Fellowship Deadlines: November 19 – December 2, 2023


  • Pembroke Center Postdoctoral Research Fellowships: Post-doctoral research fellows play a critical role in the Pembroke Center’s intellectual community. In residence for one year, post-doctoral fellows undertake original research, teach undergraduate courses of their own design, participate in the Pembroke Seminar’s rigorous interdisciplinary scholarly community, collaborate on research and programming, and develop professionally through faculty mentorship. Candidates are selected on the basis of their scholarly potential and the relevance of their work to the research theme. Recipients must have a PhD and may not hold a tenured position. The stipend is approximately $56,000. / Apply by November 20, 2023


  • Acumen East Africa Fellows Program: The Acumen East Africa Fellows Program is a one-year, fully-funded leadership development program that gives 20 individuals across East Africa the training they need to accelerate their social impact and leadership potential. Fellows participate in five seminars. Travel, food, visas, and accommodations are covered. During each seminar, Fellows receive world-class training on topics ranging from design thinking to adaptive leadership. Candidates are entrepreneurs who started their own organizations or individuals who are influencing change within an existing organization. / Apply by November 28, 2023


  • Study Scholarships for Foreign Graduates in the Fields of Fine Art, Design/Visual Communication, and Film: DAAD scholarships offer graduates the opportunity to continue their education in Germany with a postgraduate or continuing course of study. Foreign applicants who have gained a first university degree in Fine Art, Design/Visual Communication, and Film are eligible. In this study program, you can complete a Master’s degree/postgraduate degree leading to a final qualification or a complementary course that does not lead to a final qualification at a state or state-recognized German university of your choice (not an undergraduate course). If you are not a United States or Canadian citizen, your previous degree should be obtained in the U.S./Canada, or you will have received a degree in Germany before your scholarship starts. / Apply by November 30, 2023


  • Pamela Harriman Foreign Service Fellowships: The Pamela Harriman Foreign Service Fellowships provide funding for students interning over the summer in the U.S. Embassies in London, Paris, or the Secretary of State’s Office in Washington, DC. The Harriman Fellowship is nationally competitive and highly selective, offering a $5,000 stipend for travel and living expenses. The Department of State must choose candidates for internships in London, Paris, or Washington, DC, a U.S. citizen, and a current undergraduate junior or senior at a U.S. university. / Apply by November 30, 2023


  • Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Early Career Research Fellowships in Buddhist Studies: Early Career Research fellowships offer support for research and writing in Buddhist studies for scholars who hold a PhD degree, with no restrictions on time from the PhD. These fellowships provide scholars time free from teaching and other responsibilities to devote full-time to research and writing on the project proposed. The fellowship period may last up to nine months, during which no teaching, commissioned research on other topics, or administrative duties are allowed. A stipend of up to $70,000 is provided over 9 months and there are no restrictions as to the location of the work conducted. / Apply by November 30, 2023


  • Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Dissertation Fellowships in Buddhist Studies: The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Dissertation Fellowships in Buddhist Studies provide one-year stipends of $30,000 to PhD candidates for full-time preparation of dissertations. The fellowship period may be used for fieldwork, archival research, analysis of findings, or for writing after the research is complete. Dissertations must contribute to Buddhist studies and be written in English. There are no restrictions on the location of work proposed or the citizenship/residence of applicants. / Apply by November 30, 2023


  • Phi Kappa Phi Dissertation Fellowship: The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi annually awards ten Dissertation Fellowships of $10,000 each to active members who are doctoral candidates and are completing dissertations. The fellowship supports students in the dissertation writing stage of doctoral study. Awards are for 12 months of dissertation writing. All pre-dissertation requirements should be met by the application deadline, including approval of the dissertation proposal. The Dissertation Fellowship is open to all active (dues current) Phi Kappa Phi members who attend a U.S. regionally accredited, doctoral-granting institution of higher education. / Apply by November 30, 2023


  • Capes-Humboldt Research Fellowship: The Capes-Humboldt Research Fellowship supports Brazilian post-doctoral researchers and experienced researchers with research in Germany. As a fellow, you will benefit from individual support from the Humboldt Foundation and diverse sponsorship portfolios. The Capes-Humboldt Research Fellowship allows Brazilian researchers to conduct their own research at various stages of their careers in collaboration with a host at a German research institution of their choice. Host institutes will generally receive a subsidy toward research costs. The fellowship stipend is €3,100 per month for experienced researchers and €3,100 for postdocs. Fellowships may last from 6 to 24 months. / Apply by November 30, 2023


  • America Needs You Fellows Program: America Needs You (ANY) helps first-generation college students who are the first in their families to attend college, select, secure, and succeed in their careers. The Fellows Program is an intensive mentoring and training program where Fellows develop relationships with highly accomplished community and business leaders. Fellows attend 24 full-day workshops over two years, receiving intense career development and leadership training. All Fellows are matched one-on-one with a young professional Mentor Coach dedicated to their personal and professional growth. Fellows receive up to $1,000 in grant funding each year. / Apply by December 1, 2023


  • APS Congressional Science Fellowships: APS aims to provide a public service by making available individuals with scientific knowledge and skills to Members of Congress, few of whom have a technical background. Fellowships are for one year, usually running September through August. Qualifications include a PhD in physics or a closely related field, a strong interest in science and technology policy, and, preferably, some experience in applying scientific knowledge toward the solution of societal problems. / Apply by December 1, 2023


  • Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies Fellowships: The Program supports North American scholars in all social science and humanities disciplines, including historians working on modern and contemporary German and European history. Applicants must be U.S. or Canadian nationals or permanent residents who are either full-time graduate students who have completed all coursework required for a PhD or have received their doctorates within the past two calendar years. Awards provide between 10 and 12 months of research support and a generous travel allowance for intra-European research. Applications open in late September. / Apply by December 1, 2023


  • University Summer Course Grant: This program provides scholarships to attend a broad range of 3- to 4-week summer language courses at German universities, focusing mainly on the German language and literary, cultural, political, and economic aspects of modern and contemporary Germany. Extensive extracurricular programs complement and reinforce the core material. Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to apply. A number of the University Summer Course Grants are made possible by the U.S. DAAD Alumni Association, including one specially earmarked for an applicant in the fine arts. / Apply by December 1, 2023


  • AIP Congressional Science Fellowship Program: The American Institute of Physics, in partnership with the Acoustical Society of America (ASA), annually sponsors one scientist to spend a year providing Congress with analytical expertise and scientific advice. The program enables scientists to broaden their experience through direct involvement with the legislative and policy processes. Fellows gain a perspective that, ideally, will enhance not only their own careers but also the physics community’s ability to communicate more effectively with its representatives in Congress. Fellowships are for one year, usually September through August, and include a stipend of $86,100 and relocation allowance. / Apply by December 1, 2023


  • Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program: The Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program is an opportunity for students pursuing an undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines to receive a full scholarship and be gainfully employed upon degree completion at the U.S. Department of Defense. Includes full tuition, a stipend of $30K – $46K, and other benefits. Undergraduate applicants must be currently enrolled in a U.S. college or university. Graduate applicants can either be enrolled in a U.S. university or awaiting admission notification. / Apply by December 1, 2023


  • Public Health Informatics Fellowship Program: The Public Health Informatics Fellowship Program (PHIFP) is a 2-year applied training fellowship for professionals with a master’s or higher degree. We train professionals to apply principles of public health informatics to public health practice. Public health informatics systematically applies information, computer science, and technology to public health practice, research, and learning. A doctoral (e.g., PhD, MD, PharmD) or master’s level degree is required. Relocation to Atlanta, Georgia, is required. U.S. citizenship is not required. / Apply by December 1, 2023


  • Belfer Center Fellowships: The Belfer Center at Harvard University offers both pre-doctoral and post-doctoral research fellowships for one year, with a possibility for renewal. Applications are welcome from recent recipients of the PhD or equivalent degree, university faculty members, and employees of government, military, international, humanitarian, and private research institutions who have acquired appropriate professional experience. The Center seeks applications from political scientists, lawyers, economists, those in the natural sciences, and others of diverse disciplinary backgrounds. The Center offers 10-month stipends of $20K-$34K. / Apply by December 1, 2023


  • East-West Center Graduate Degree Fellowship Program: The East-West Center Graduate Degree Fellowship Program provides funding for graduate and doctoral students to participate in educational, cultural, residential community building, and leadership development programs at the East-West Center while pursuing a graduate degree at the University of Hawaii. The program links advanced and interdisciplinary analysis of emergent regional issues with experiential leadership learning. Citizens or permanent residents of the United States or countries in the Pacific and Asia, including Russia, are eligible. Provides tuition and fees, accommodation, health insurance, book allowance, and a partial living stipend. / Apply by December 1, 2023


  • D. Kim Foundation Fellowships: The D. Kim Foundation provides fellowships and grants to support graduate students and young scholars working in the history of science and technology in East Asia from the beginning of the 20th century, regardless of their nationality, origins, or gender. Comparative studies of East Asia and the West, as well as studies in related fields (mathematics, medicine, and public health), are also welcome. 2-3 post-doctoral fellowships ($60,000) will be awarded annually, and 3-4 fellowships (up to $25,000 each) will be awarded to PhD candidates who are writing their dissertations; Travel grants ($2500) are also available. / Apply by December 1, 2023


  • Wallace Stegner Fellowship: The Wallace Stegner Fellowship at Stanford University provides 10 two-year professional fellowships annually: 5 in fiction writing and 5 in poetry writing. Fellows meet weekly in a 3-hour class with teachers but do not need to meet any curricular demands except for attending workshops. The Fellowship does not offer a degree. Candidates must demonstrate the quality of their creative work, their willingness to develop their skills, and their capacity to expand their expertise. Fellowships include a $50,000 living stipend annually, and Stanford University pays educational costs and medical health insurance. / Apply by December 1, 2023


  • Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellowship: The educational mission of the Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellowship is to train individuals at the fellowship level to become future Laboratory Directors and/or expert consultants to support the growing field of clinical Molecular Genetic Pathology in academic and non-academic settings. Training is typically one year and is tailored to the long-term career interests of the fellow. Additional years of training may be available. Applicants must be board-eligible or board-certified in Pathology or Medical Genetics. / Apply by December 1, 2023


  • Fulbright Schuman International Educator Grants: Grants are available for professionals in international education administration from European universities to research at a U.S. institution within a field that would be mutually beneficial to both institutions. Research projects should provide a comparative U.S.-EU perspective on global issues within international higher education and/or share best practices within the field. Proficiency in English is required. Stipends of 3,000 Euro/month (in a dollar equivalent), a 2k travel grant, and a J-1 visa sponsorship are provided. A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree with 3 years of experience in international education is required. / Apply by December 1, 2023


  • Bloomberg Fellows Program: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is inviting individuals to work towards a fully-funded MPH or DrPH degree in the fields of Addiction and Overdose, Environmental Challenges, Obesity, and the Food System, Risks to Adolescent Health, and Violence. The Bloomberg Fellows must apply with the organizations for which they work and may study as full-time or part-time students. Upon completing the academic program, fellows will work for their organization for one year. / Apply by December 1, 2023


  • Research Scholarship in Photograph Conservation: Fellowships at The Met Museum are an opportunity for a community of scholars worldwide to use the Museum as a place for exchange, research, and professional advancement. The research scholar in photograph conservation works on-site in the photograph conservation lab of the Sherman Fairchild Center for Works on Paper and Photograph Conservation. The research scholar is expected to have a graduate degree in conservation or equivalent experience and should be wholly committed to the conservation of photographs as his or her area of specialization. Fellowships are for 2 years and include a stipend of up to $57,000 annually. / Apply by December 1, 2023


  • AHA Allan Martin Award: The Allan Martin Award is a research fellowship intended to assist early-career historians in furthering their research in Australian history. Each year, funding of up to $4,500 is awarded to help with the expenses of a research trip to support a project in Australian history. The research may be conducted in Australia or overseas. The award is available to all early-career historians who have been awarded their PhD within the last 5 years, whether academic, professional, or public historians working in museums, war memorials, and other institutions. / Apply by December 1, 2023


  • Neukom Fellows at Dartmouth College: Neukom Fellows are interdisciplinary positions for recent PhDs, DMAs, or MFAs whose research interests or practice cuts across traditional disciplinary boundaries and has some computational component, whether it be a framing concept for intellectual exploration or an explicit part of the work that is pursued. Fellows will be mentored by faculty in two departments at Dartmouth College, take up residence in one department, and will teach one seminar course each year on a subject of their interest. The fellowship is for 2 years with options to renew for a third. The stipend is $65,000/year plus additional research resources. / Apply by December 1, 2023


  • Horowitz Foundation Grants for Social Policy: The Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy supports emerging scholars working on projects addressing contemporary social sciences issues. The foundation supports projects with a social policy application on either a global or local level. Grants are worth a total of $10,000— $7,500 is awarded initially and $2,500 upon project completion. Applicants must be current PhD candidates who are working on a department-approved dissertation. Applicants can be from any country and any university in the world. U.S. citizenship or residency is not required. / Apply by December 1, 2023


  • Continuing Masters of Social Work Fellowships: The University of California at Berkeley- Social Welfare is offering many different fellowships for high-achieving Master of Social Work students and graduates. Fellowship awards range from $500 to $10,000 for eligible applicants. Areas include Adult Health and Aging, Children, Youth, and Families, Mental Health, Need-based Awards, Poverty, Public Social Services, Social Work, and Raza People Communities, Adult Health Aging. / Apply by December 1, 2023


  • Mellon Emerging Faculty Leaders Award: The Mellon Emerging Faculty Leaders Award supports tenure-track junior faculty who have passed their midpoint tenure review—including those from underrepresented groups and others committed to eradicating disparities in their fields—so that they can both engage in and build support systems, networks, and affinity groups that make their fields and campuses more inclusive. The award offers a $20,000 stipend—$12,000 for summer research support and $8,000 for research assistance during the academic year. Emerging Faculty Leaders may be working in any humanities or social sciences field. / Apply by December 1, 2023


  • Georgetown Global Human Development Master’s Scholarships: The Global Human Development Program at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, is a two-year master’s degree program designed to prepare development professionals to work with public sector agencies, private businesses, and non-profit organizations involved in international development. GHD offers a number of merit-based scholarships each year to new and returning students of all nationalities. Scholarships are in the form of full or partial tuition remission. Applicants should have at least one to two years of experience working in international development or a related field, must have completed an undergraduate degree, and speak another language besides English. / Apply by December 1, 2023


  • RAND Graduate Student Summer Associate Program: RAND’s Summer Associate Program introduces outstanding graduate students to RAND, an institution that conducts research on a wide range of national security problems and domestic and international social policy issues. The program is designed for full-time students who have completed at least 2 years of graduate work leading to a doctorate (e.g., PhD, EDD, DRPH, SciD, etc.) or professional degree (e.g., law or medical degree, professional engineer certificate). Summer Associates work at RAND full-time for a 12-week period and receive bi-weekly compensation. Students must reside in the U.S. throughout their RAND summer assignment. / Apply by December 1, 2023


  • Conservation Fellowship and Scientific Research Fellowship: There are two types of Conservation Fellowships: junior and senior. Junior fellows work closely with Met staff to receive training in scientific research and conservation practices. Senior fellows work on a specific research project that uses the Museum’s collection and/or resources. Junior fellows are those applicants who have recently completed graduate-level training. Senior fellows are well-established professionals with at least eight years of experience in the field and a proven publication record or those with their PhD in hand by the deadline date. Junior fellows receive a stipend of $47,000. Senior fellows receive a salary of $57,000. Both also receive up to an additional $6,000 for travel (maximum of six weeks). / Apply by December 1, 2023


  • The Commonwealth Fund Fellowship in Minority Health Policy: The Commonwealth Fund Fellowship in Minority Health Policy at Harvard University is a one-year, full-time, academic degree-granting program designed to prepare physicians, particularly physicians from groups underrepresented in medicine, to become leaders who improve the health of disadvantaged and vulnerable populations through transforming healthcare delivery systems and promoting innovation in policies, practices, and programs that address health equity and the social determinants of health. Fellows complete academic work leading to an MPH or an MPA degree. Each fellowship provides a $80,000 stipend, full tuition, individual health insurance, books, travel, and related program expenses. Up to five fellowships will be awarded per year. / Apply by December 1, 2023


  • Nancy and Frank Kudla Endowed Fellowship In Cybersecurity: The Kudla Fellows program is a prestigious and competitive graduate fellowship. The program supports graduate student research and education in cyber security. To qualify for a Kudla Fellowship, you must be a UTSA Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT), Cyber Security concentration student. Fellows get access to state-of-the-art cyber security research laboratories and collaborate with world-class cyber security researchers during a paid graduate research assistantship. Receive up to $12,000 per year toward your program tuition and fees. / Apply by December 1, 2023


  • AMF Resident Artist Fellowship: The Atlantic Music Festival has established a unique tradition of nurturing young emerging artists through its fellowship program. Open to instrumentalists, composers, conductors, and singers, fellows receive complete financial coverage of tuition, housing, and meals during the six weeks of residency. AMF pays the highest regard for each fellow’s contributions and talents. Residency at AMF is an excellent opportunity for young musicians to develop the necessary skills to enter the world of professional concert artists. / Apply by December 1, 2023


  • Kerstin Leitner Berlin Fellowships: The Berlin Program offers up to one year of dissertation or post-doctoral research support at the Freie Universität Berlin. It is open to scholars in all social science and humanities disciplines, including historians working on German and European history since the mid-18th century. The fellowship offers a monthly stipend of EUR 1550-1800 and a travel reimbursement. Applicants must be full-time graduate students in a PhD program in a humanities or social science discipline at a university in Africa or China. / Apply by December 1, 2023


  • Postsecondary Education Applied Research Fellowship: The Postsecondary Education Applied Research (PEAR) Fellowship provides doctoral students with training in advanced quantitative analysis and the practical skills needed for a career in applied research in postsecondary education. Fellows receive generous benefits, including full tuition support and an annual stipend of $34,000, to engage in the training program and complete a relevant doctoral degree. The fellowship is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents who are accepted to doctoral programs in Education Policy and Social Analysis, Human Development, and Organization and Leadership at Teachers College, Columbia University. / Apply by December 1, 2023


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