Doctoral Research and Dissertation Awards

A wide range of academic centers/institutes, professional organizations, foundations and government agencies regularly provide funding to support doctoral research and dissertation projects. Here are external funding opportunities for which applications are currently being accepted:


Deadline Award amount up to
Melvin Kranzberg Dissertation Fellowship
Society for the History of Technology (SHOT)
Feb. 25, 2024 $4,000
Doctoral Dissertation Award
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Feb. 29, 2024 $1,500
Management accounting section dissertation award
Institute of Management Accountants, Inc. (IMA)
Mar. 1, 2024 $1,000
MMUF Travel & Research Grants
Institute for Citizens & Scholars
Mar. 1, 2024 $5,000
Neporany Doctoral Fellowship
Canadian Foundation for Ukrainian Studies | Fondation Canadienne des Études Ukrainiennes
Mar. 1, 2024 $20,000 CAD
Student Dissertation Awards
Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT)
Mar. 1, 2024 $1,000
Dissertation Fellowship for Historically Underrepresented Persons in Anthropology
American Anthropological Association (AAA)
Mar. 1, 2024 $10,000
WARA Pre-Doctoral Fellowship
West African Research Association (WARA)
Mar. 3, 2024 $6,000
Health Policy Research Scholars
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
Mar. 7, 2024 $120,000
Graduate Student Fellowships
Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study (NDIAS)
University of Notre Dame
Mar. 7, 2024 $39,000
Paul Cuffe Memorial Fellowships for the Study of Minorities in American Maritime History
Mystic Seaport Museum, Inc.
Mar. 8, 2024 see record
Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships
Hodges Foundation for Philosophical Orientation
Mar. 15, 2024 $30,000
Helen M. Robinson Grant
International Literacy Association (ILA)
Mar. 15, 2024 $1,200
Moody Research Grants
Lyndon Baines Johnson Foundation (LBJ Foundation)
Mar. 15, 2024 $3,000
Dissertation Grant
John A. Adams ’71 Center for Military History &
Strategic Analysis
Virginia Military Institute (VMI)
Mar. 15, 2024 $5,000
Arnold L. Mitchem Dissertation Fellowship Program
Marquette University
Mar. 15, 2024 $36,250
Botstiber Research and Project Grants
Botstiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies (BIAAS)
Mar. 31, 2024 $25,000
Richard E. Greenleaf Visiting Library Scholar
Latin American and Iberian Institute (LAII)
University of New Mexico
Mar. 31, 2024 $10,000
Lillian Gary Taylor Fellowship in American Literature & The William A. Elwood Fellowship in Civil Rights and African-American Studies
Mary and David Harrison Institute for American History, Literature, and Culture
University of Virginia Library
University of Virginia
Mar. 31, 2024 $2,500
21st Century Fellowships
Society for Ethnomusicology (SEM)
Apr. 1, 2024 $7,500
ASEEES Dissertation Research Grant
Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES)
Apr. 1, 2024 $6,000
Virginia and George Bozarth Travel Fund for musicological research in Austria
American Musicological Society (AMS)
Apr. 1, 2024 $5,000
Elliott Antokoletz Fund for Research in Twentieth-Century Music
American Musicological Society (AMS)
Apr. 1, 2024 $5,000
Eugene K. Wolf Travel Fund for European Research
American Musicological Society (AMS)
Apr. 1, 2024 $5,000
M. Elizabeth C. Bartlet Fund for Research in France
American Musicological Society (AMS)
Apr. 1, 2024 $5,000
Jan LaRue Travel Fund for Research Travel to Europe
American Musicological Society (AMS)
Apr. 1, 2024 $5,000
Martha Goldsworthy Arnold fellowship
Baldwin Wallace University
Apr. 1, 2024 $2,500
NIDCD Research Dissertation Fellowship for Au.D. Audiologists (F32)
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Apr. 8, 2024 see record
Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Apr. 15, 2024 $2,000
Clarke Chambers Travel Fellowships
University of Minnesota
Apr. 15, 2024 $800
Dissertation Fellowship Program in Retirement Research
Center for Retirement Research (CRR) at Boston College
Boston College (BC)
Apr. 30, 2024 $28,000
Best Ph.D. Thesis/Dissertation Award
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
May 1, 2024 $1,000
Dissertation Grant
International Center for Responsible Gaming (ICRG)
May 1, 2024 $5,000
Dissertation Fieldwork Grants
Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, Inc
May 1, 2024 $25,000
CCWH Ida B. Wells Graduate Student Fellowship
Coordinating Council for Women in History (CCWH)
May 15, 2024 $1,000
CCWH Catherine Prelinger Award
Coordinating Council for Women in History (CCWH)
May 15, 2024 $20,000
Nursing Education Scholarship Awards
NLN Foundation for Nursing Education
National League for Nursing
May 21, 2024 $8,000
Ralph Henry Gabriel Prize
American Studies Association (ASA)
Jun 1, 2024 $500
Leslie Brown Memorial Grant
Raptor Research Foundation (RRF)
Jun 30, 2024 $2,500
Sandra Wilson Memorial Doctoral Dissertation Grant Awards
EMDR Research Foundation
Jul 1, 2024 $5,000
Biological Anthropology Program – Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (BA-DDRIG)
Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences (BCS)
Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE)
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Jul 31, 2024 see record
Dissertation Fellowship
Consortium for Faculty Diversity in Liberal Arts Colleges
Gettysburg College
Aug. 21, 2024 see record
ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Oct. 31, 2024 $20,000
Dissertation Research Grants
American Association of Geographers (AAG)
Dec. 31, 2024 $1,000
Research on the Science and Technology Enterprise: Indicators, Statistics, and Methods (NCSES S&T)
National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES)
Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE)
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Jan. 21, 2025 see record
John Leyerle-CARA Prize for Dissertation Research
Medieval Academy of America
Jan. 31, 2025 $1,000
Fichter Research Grants
Association for the Sociology of Religion (ASR)
Feb. 1, 2025 see record
Dissertation Year Fellowships
Harry S. Truman Library Institute for National and International Affairs
Office of Presidential Libraries
National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Feb. 1, 2025 $16,000
Ahmanson Research Fellowships for the Study of Medieval and Renaissance Books and Manuscripts
UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (CMRS)
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Continuous $9,000


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For help with an application, make an appointment with Dan Olson-Bang in the Graduate School (select Graduate School Professional and Career Development > Fellowship/Scholarship/Grant Help).