Graduate Funding Sources

Funding Sources for Graduate Students

The link below provides information on sources of funding for graduate students, either from the university or from external sources. This document, originally prepared by graduate students, is a work in progress as funding opportunities may be added or removed as necessary. Please contact Bill Blair ([email protected]) with information about such opportunities.

 

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[Scholarship Title; hyperlink the title to the funding link]

Type: [Language Study/Short-term Research/Long-term Research/Dissertation Completion]

Eligibility:

Deadline:

Notification Period:

Award Amount:

Application Tips:

 

Dissertation-writing grants and fellowships

 

American Philosophical Society. John C. Slater Predoctoral Fellowship in the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Type:  Dissertation Completion, 12-month residential fellowship

Eligibility: This fellowship is open to those who are not U.S. citizens or residents, but it does not provide visa sponsorship.

Deadline: January 20, 2023, at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Notification Period:

Award Amount: $25,000

Application Tips:

 

Center for Culture, Society and Religion Dissertation Completion Awards

Type: ​Dissertation completion fellowship

Eligibility: Those who have DCE status for 2022–2023

Deadline: February 28, 2022

Notification Period:

Award Amount: Full amount of DCE costs and a stipend equal to 10 months of the University Fellowship

Application Tips:

 

WW Women’s Studies Fellowships(link is external)

Type: Dissertation completion fellowship

Eligibility: Ph.D. candidates at institutions in the United States who will complete their dissertations during the fellowship year; dissertation must have a central focus on the study of women and/or gender.

Deadline: October 14, 2022, 5:00 p.m. ET

Notification Period: Of status (finalist/non-finalist): January 2023; fellows notified in February 2023.

Award Amount: $5,000

Application Tips:

 

Boston College, African & African Diaspora Studies Program, Dissertation Fellowship(link is external)

Type: Dissertation completion fellowship; must be ABD by start of fellowship

Eligibility: Must be ABD by start of fellowship

Deadline: 10 January 2023 at 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST)

Notification Period:

Award Amount: $30,000

Application Tips:

 

Marilyn Yarbrough Dissertation/Teaching Fellowship, Kenyon College(link is external)

Type: Dissertation completion fellowship

Eligibility: A member of a historically underrepresented group; can’t be holder of F-1 visa

Deadline: January 7, 2023

Notification Period:

Award Amount: $36,000, plus health benefits, housing (or equivalent allowance), and a small moving allowance

Application Tips:

 

PIIRS Graduate Fellows Program(link is external)

Type: Dissertation Completion Fellowship, for either a semester or the full academic year, to students who have reached Dissertation Completion Enrollment (DCE) status. Priority will be afforded to students who have engaged in extended field research overseas. Seventh-year students are generally not eligible (exceptional cases with cause might be considered).

Eligibility: Advanced graduate students whose dissertations are framed in terms of international or regional studies (broadly defined)

Deadline: March 15, 2022

Notification Period:

Award Amount: Stipend rate is equal to 10 months of the University Fellowship(link is external). Half-year grants are awarded for 5 months, and the stipend rate is equal to 5 months of the University Fellowship(link is external).

Application tips:

 

Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship(link is external)

Type: Dissertation completion fellowship, 12 months

Eligibility: Be a candidate for Ph.D. or Th.D. degrees in any field of study in the humanities and social sciences at accredited graduate schools in the United States; have completed all pre-dissertation requirements fulfilled by the application deadline November 15, 2022, including approval of the dissertation proposal; must expect to complete the dissertation between April 1, 2024 and August 31, 2024.

Deadline: November 15, 2022

Notification Period: Of status (finalist/non-finalist): February 2023; fellows notified in April 2023.

Award Amount: $30,000

Application Tips:

 

Long-term research grants and fellowships

American Institute for Maghrib Studies (AIMS)(link is external)

Type: Long-term grants for research on North African topics in Algeria, Mauritania, Morocco, or Tunisia

Eligibility: Graduate students who are US citizens

Deadline: January 31, 2022

Notification Period:

Award Amount: Up to $15,000; in accordance with agreements with other major funding agencies, applicants may not accept multiple grants concurrently for the same project. Some privately funded grants are exempt from this rule

Application Tips:

 

ARC Sofia Pre-Doctoral Fellowship(link is external) (American Research Center in Sofia Foundation)

Type: Short or long-term research in Sofia, Bulgaria (3 months or 9 months)

Eligibility: All US-based students (regardless of citizenship) working on any period of Balkan history

Deadline: March 19, 2022

Notification Period: Not set, but about a month after the deadline

Award Amount: Funds are currently low, free housing in shared rooms in the ARCS hostel.

Application Tips: This fellowship can be combined with another fellowship; however, you must notify ARCS, and ARCS will negotiate the terms of the ARCS Fellowship. You are strongly encouraged to inquire about possibilities for funding from your home institution in a timely manner and to indicate this in your application.

 

ARIT Fellowships in the Humanities and Social Science in Turkey(link is external)

Type: Research, one to twelve months

Eligibility: Open; however, non-U.S. applicants who reside in the U.S. or Canada are expected to maintain an affiliation with an educational institution in the U.S. or Canada. Student applicants must have fulfilled all requirements for the doctorate except the dissertation by June 2022 and before beginning any ARIT-sponsored research.

Deadline: November 1, 2022

Notification Period:

Award Amount: $2,500 to $15,500

Application Tips: ARIT fellowship applicants are responsible for obtaining the appropriate research permissions and visas.

 

Boren Fellowships(link is external)

Type: Research abroad, country-specific

Eligibility: US citizen, must fulfill a one-year service requirement

Deadline: January 25, 2023, 5 p.m. EST

Notification Period:

Award Amount: Maximum award $25,000, $30,000 includes domestic summer intensive language study

Application Tips:

 

Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship(link is external), apply through Princeton University Graduate School

Type: Long-term research, 6-12 months

Eligibility: US citizen or permanent resident, done with all dissertation requirements except the dissertation

Deadline: Early April

Notification Period:

Award Amount: Varies according to country/ies in which research is to be conducted and to the number of dependents

Application Tips:

 

Fulbright Study/Research Awards(link is external)

Type: Long-term research, 9 months

Eligibility: US citizen, done with all dissertation requirements except the dissertation

Deadline: 5 p.m. Eastern Time, October 11, 2022

Notification Period:

Award Amount:

Application Tips:

 

Gennadius Library, American School of Classical Studies, Athens, M. Alison Frantz Fellowship for Post-classical Studies and Cotsen Traveling Fellowship for Research in Greece(link is external)

Type: Research Grant

Eligibility: Senior scholars or graduate students; requires a month of residency in Athens

Deadline: January 15, 2023

Notification Period: Mid-March

Award Amount: $11,500 (Frantz); $2,000 (Cotsen)

Application Tips:

 

Harvard University. Ernest May Fellowship in History and Policy.

Type: Ten-month writing fellowship

Eligibility:

Deadline: December 1, 2022.

Notification Period:

Award Amount: $38,000

Application Tips:

 

Orient-Institut Beirut, Max Weber Foundation, Doctoral Fellowships(link is external)

Type: Doctoral research

Eligibility:

Deadline: June

Notification Period:

Award Amount: 1,200 Euros per month, travel allowance of 600 Euros

Application Tips:

 

AIPS (Pakistan) Pre-Doctoral Fellowship

Type: Pre-doctoral Fellowship (all PhD requirements excepted dissertation must be completed), two to nine months

Eligibility: Must be an AIPS individual member in good standing

Deadline: February 1, 2023, 11:59 p.m.

Notification Period:

Award Amount: Comparable to Fulbright awards

Application Tips: Note that there are research restrictions depending upon citizenship of the recipient.

 

ARCE-CAORC Research Fellowships(link is external), American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE)

Type: Pre-doctoral candidates (ABD) and more advanced scholars, 3–12 months

Eligibility: US citizens

Deadline: January 15, 2023, 11:50 p.m. EST

Notification Period: 

Award Amount: $2,200–$3,520 per month, plus round-trip airfare

Application Tips: Keep in mind that you’re going to have to apply for a research permit and that in Egypt that notoriously TAKES FOREVER AND A DAY. But they’ll help with the research permit!

 

Palestinian American Research Center (PARC) U.S. Research Fellowships

Type: Two- to twelve-month research fellowship

Eligibility: Applicants must be doctoral students or scholars who have earned their PhD and must be U.S. citizens

Deadline: January 9, 2023, 11:59 p.m. EST

Notification Period:

Award Amount: Up to $9,000

Application Tips:

 

PARC Palestinian Research Fellowships

Type: Two- to twelve-month research fellowship

Eligibility: Applicants must be Palestinian doctoral students or Palestinian scholars who have earned their PhD. Palestinians may apply regardless of their country of residence or ID

Deadline: November 29, 2022, 05:01 p.m. EST

Notification Period: April 3, 2023

Award Amount: Up to $6,000

Application Tips:

 

Hyde Research Fellowship(link is external)

Type: 10-month fellowship for research abroad

Eligibility: Students in NES and other Humanities departments; must have passed the general exams by the time the award period starts; must be enrolled in absentia for the award period. Preference is given to projects requiring residence in England.

Deadline: End of February

Notification Period: Late March

Award Amount: The Hyde Academic Year Research Fellowship will provide a 10-month stipend that is greater than the regular stipend, to cover expenses of living abroad for up to 10 months, as well as the cost of travel from and back to the United States. 

Application Tips: Students must complete an application via GPS(link is external)(link is external) (Global Programs System) to be considered for a Hyde Academic Year Research Fellowship. Application rules and procedures are sent to relevant departments via memo by the dean each year in February, at which time the applications will be made available on GPS. Unfortunately, this fellowship does not qualify students for the DCE funding.

 

HUM (Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in the Humanities)(link is external)

Type: This is actually a whole interdisciplinary program, that also adds one year of funding.

Eligibility: Humanities graduate students in their third year; Beginning in the AY2020-2021 application cycle, HUM583 will be a pre-requisite for admission to the program. 

Deadline: March 1, 2023

Notification Period: After the interviews in April

Award Amount: It provides the full fellowship for the 4th year, and the regular fellowship is deferred to the 6th-year

Application Tips:

 

Center for the Study of Religion(link is external)

Type: Works-in-Progress Workshop (that offers a stipend)

Eligibility: Graduate students whose work engages some manifestation of religion—historical, literary, comparative, empirical, philosophical, social, or cultural. 

Deadline: March 1

Notification Period: late March / early May

Award Amount: $7,000

Application Tips: Application via SAFE; the application is pretty straightforward. Note that enrollment in this fellowship means that you have to participate in a year-long weekly works-in-progress workshop. As part of the workshop, you will be asked to present and respond once each semester.

 

Short-term research grants and fellowships

AHA Bernadotte Schmitt Grant Recipients(link is external)

Type: Research grant for the history of Europe, Asia, and Africa; archives/libraries

Eligibility: Has to be a member of the AHA

Deadline: February 15

Notification Period: 

Award Amount: $1,500.

Application Tips:

 

American Institute for Maghrib Studies (AIMS)(link is external)

Type: Short-term grants for research on North African topics in Algeria, Mauritania, Morocco, or Tunisia

Eligibility: Graduate students who are US citizens and current AIMS members

Deadline: January 31, 2022

Notification Period:

Award Amount: Up to $6,000; these awards may also be used in combination with grants from other sources for projects of longer duration

Application Tips:

 

American Institute of Iranian Studies(link is external)

Type: Short-term (one- to two-month) dissertation research fellowships

Eligibility: US citizens

Deadline: December 10, 2022

Notification Period:

Award Amount:

Application Tips:

 

American Institute for Yemeni Studies. The US Scholars Fellowship for Yemeni Studies

Type: Short-term Research

Eligibility: U.S. citizens who are either current graduate students or post graduate professionals. Travel must take place outside of the U.S. and Yemen.

Deadline: February 8th, 2023 at 5:00PM EST

Notification Period: Mid April, 2023

Award Amount: $5,000

Application Tips: Be sure to read over the application questions carefully and reach out to [email protected] if you have any questions.

 

American Numismatics Society. Eric P. Newman Graduate Seminar in Numismatics

Type: Numismatics Seminar in New York City

Eligibility: Early career and emerging in field; Graduate students or Pre-doc. US citizens/permanent residents and non-US citizens studying at US institutions under certain visas.

Deadline: February 24, 2023.

Notification Period:

Award Amount: $4,000

Application Tips:

 

American Philosophical Society. Short-Term residential fellowship

Type:  One- to three-month dissertation research fellowships

Eligibility: US citizens or foreign nationals

Deadline: March 3, 2023

Notification Period:

Award Amount: $3,000 per month

Application Tips:

 

ARC Sofia Pre-Doctoral Fellowship(link is external) (American Research Center in Sofia Foundation)

Type: Short or long-term research in Sofia, Bulgaria (3 months or 9 months)

Eligibility: All US-based students (regardless of citizenship) working on any period of Balkan history

Deadline: March 19, 2022

Notification Period: Not set, but about a month after the deadline

Award Amount: Funds are currently low, free housing in shared rooms in the ARCS hostel.

Application Tips: This fellowship can be combined with another fellowship; however, you must notify ARCS, and ARCS will negotiate the terms of the ARCS Fellowship. You are strongly encouraged to inquire about possibilities for funding from your home institution in a timely manner and to indicate this in your application.

 

AIPS Short-term Research Grant to Pakistan

Type:  Short-term Research Grant

Eligibility: Must be an AIPS Individual Member; must be affiliated with an academic institution within the US, regardless of citizenship

Deadline: February 15, 2023

Notification Period:

Award Amount: $3,000

Application Tips:

 

ARIT Fellowships in the Humanities and Social Science in Turkey(link is external)

Type: Research, one to twelve months

Eligibility: Open; however, non-U.S. applicants who reside in the U.S. or Canada are expected to maintain an affiliation with an educational institution in the U.S. or Canada. Student applicants must have fulfilled all requirements for the doctorate except the dissertation by June 2022 and before beginning any ARIT-sponsored research.

Deadline: November 1, 2022

Notification Period:

Award Amount: $2,500 to $15,500

Application Tips: ARIT fellowship applicants are responsible for obtaining the appropriate research permissions and visas.

 

ACOR-CAORC Fellowship. (Jordan)

Type: Two- to six-month fellowship

Eligibility: U.S. citizenship required. Fellows must reside at AORC.

Deadline: February 1, 2023

Notification Period:

Award Amount: Maximum award $27,600

Application Tips:

 

S. Thomas Parker Memorial Fund  (Jordan)

Type: For fellowship support, field projects, or events

Eligibility: Undergraduate students, graduate students, postdoctoral researchers of any nationality

Deadline: February 1, 2023

Notification Period:

Award Amount: $1,750

Application Tips: 

 

Lawrence T. Geraty Travel Scholarship (ACOR, Jordan)

Type: Travel/accommodation support

Eligibility: Undergraduate or graduate student from an accredited institution to conduct ASOR- or CAP-affiliated excavation and/or research in Jordan.

Deadline: February 1, 2023

Notification Period:

Award Amount: $1,250

Application Tips:

 

CAORC Multi-Country Research Fellowship

Type:  Short-term Research (minimum 90 days)

Eligibility: US citizens: doctoral students (ABD) and scholars who have already earned their PhD

Deadline: December 8, 2022, 05:00 p.m. EST

Notification Period:

Award Amount: $12,000

Application Tips:

 

Research Fellowships for Graduate Students, Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale University(link is external)

Type: Short-term (one to four months) dissertation research at Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library; applicants must be enrolled in a graduate degree program

Eligibility: Must be enrolled in a graduate degree program

Deadline: December 1, 2022

Notification Period: February 28, 2023

Award Amount: $5,000 per month

Application Tips:

 

Gennadius Library, American School of Classical Studies, Athens, M. Alison Frantz Fellowship for Post-classical Studies and Cotsen Traveling Fellowship for Research in Greece(link is external)

Type: Research Grant

Eligibility: Senior scholars or graduate students; requires a month of residency in Athens

Deadline: January 15, 2023

Notification Period: Mid-March

Award Amount: $11,500 (Frantz); $2,000 (Cotsen)

Application Tips:

 

ARCE-CAORC Research Fellowships(link is external), American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE)

Type: Pre-doctoral candidates (ABD) and more advanced scholars, 3–12 months

Eligibility: US citizens

Deadline: January 15, 2023

Notification Period: 

Award Amount: $2,200–$3,520 per month, plus round-trip airfare

Application Tips: Keep in mind that you’re going to have to apply for a research permit and that in Egypt that notoriously TAKES FOREVER AND A DAY. But they’ll help with the research permit!

 

Pre-Dissertation Travel Grant(link is external), American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE)

Type: Short-term Pre-dissertation Research, 4–8 weeks

Eligibility: US citizens who are Ph.D. graduate students, seeking to do preliminary research

Deadline: January 15, 2023

Notification Period: 

Award Amount: up to $2400 for up to 8 weeks ($300 dollars a week), plus round-trip airfare

Application Tips: Keep in mind that you’re going to have to apply for a research permit and that in Egypt that notoriously TAKES FOREVER AND A DAY. But they’ll help with the research permit!

 

Hyde Summer Research(link is external)

Award Type: Short-term Research in July and August

Eligibility: Students in NES and other Humanities departments; must have passed the general exams by the time the award period starts

Deadline: End of February

Notification Period: Late March

Award Amount:

Application Tips: Application rules and procedures are sent to relevant departments via memo by the dean each year in February, at which time the applications will be made available on GPS.

 

PIIRS Summer Research Funding(link is external)

Type: Summer Research Funding

Eligibility: Any student aiming to do research during the summer abroad

Deadline: Around mid-February

Notification Period: late March / early April

Award Amount: Up to $3000 dollars

Application Tips: You apply via the SAFE system; priority will be given to graduate students who also apply for supplementary funding from organizations outside Princeton University (e.g., NSF, Luce, SSRC) and complete the PIIRS External Funding Form. Applicants are expected to inform PIIRS if they receive awards from other sources as soon as that information is available.

 

PIIRS Winter Research Funding(link is external)

Type: For pre-dissertation and dissertation research to be conducted during the winter recess in the following areas: preliminary archival reconnaissance, field-site investigations, interviews, securing official permission for research sites, and other activities that will ensure a successful dissertation

Eligibility: Any student aiming to do research during the winter recess

Deadline: October 15, 2021

Notification Period:

Award Amount:

Application Tips: You apply via the SAFE system; you must complete the PIIRS External Funding Form to Julia Panter by October 15, 2021.

 

Newberry Library Short-term Fellowships

Type:  Short-term (1–2 months)

Eligibility: Scholars who hold a PhD, PhD candidates, and those who hold other terminal degrees.

Deadline: December 15, 2022

Notification Period:

Award Amount: $3,000 per month

Application Tips:

 

Linda Hall Library 2023–2024 Fellowships

Type:  Short-term Research, up to four months of funding

Eligibility:

Deadline: January 20, 2023

Notification Period:

Award Amount: $3,000 per month

Application Tips:

 

 

The University of Michigan Library Ralph C. and Mary Lynn Heid Rare Materials Research Fellowship

Type:  Short-term Research

Eligibility: Open to applicants of all nationalities; specific institutional or academic credentials not required; projects can be academic, journalistic, or creative; non-U.S. citizens are required to obtain a J-1 visa if accepted.

Deadline: February 1, 2023

Notification Period: Notifications will be sent by Monday, April 3, 2023

Award Amount: $1,500 for a project requiring a residence of one week or more; $3,000 for a project requiring a residence of three weeks or more.

Application Tips:

 

Language study funding

American Institute of Iranian Studies(link is external)

Type: Language study

Eligibility: US citizens

Deadline: April 20, 2023

Notification Period: Early summer for funding; late summer for visa.

Award Amount:

Application Tips:

 

ARIT Summer Fellowships for Intensive Advanced Turkish Language Study at Boğaziçi University, Istanbul(link is external)

Type: Advanced Turkish Language Study

Eligibility: US citizens and Permanent Residents; Advanced or high-intermediate level

Deadline: Early February 2023.

Notification Period: 

Award Amount: Fully-funded study at Boğaziçi University

Application Tips:

 

Turkish Flagship Language Initiative (TURFLI)(link is external)

Type: Intensive study of Turkish language at University of Wisconsin and Azerbaijan University of Languages

Eligibility: US citizen, must fulfill a one-year service requirement

Deadline: January 26, 2022

Notification Period:

Award Amount: Maximum award $25,000

Application Tips:

 

Center for Arabic Studies Abroad (CASA)(link is external)

Type: Year-long Arabic study at a CASA center (currently, theyre only sending students to Qasid in Amman, Jordan)

Eligibility: American citizens and Permanent residents (though if you pay the ~$30,000 dollars the program costs, anyone can do the program)

Deadline: January (6-hour entrance exam is in early February)

Notification Period: Early March

Award Amount: Full tuition and stipend (You do have to pay a deposit of $1,850–2,500 and for your own health insurance)

Application Tips: It’s an easy enough application: they like taking academics. The entrance exam is long, but the writing and reading are easy enough for over 4 years of Arabic study. The listening might be more difficult for those who have focused on reading They’re not taking as many people right now because of funding cuts and as it is, they aren’t taking people for the full year, like they used to (only the fall and spring).

 

Critical Language Scholarship (CLS)(link is external)

Type: Summer Language Study for Critical Languages ( Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu)

Eligibility: US citizens enrolled in a degree-granting program

Deadline: November 18, 2021

Notification Period: mid-late February

Award Amount: Full expenses paid, with stipend (valued at $10,000 to $15,000 based on site)

Application Tips:

  • Emphasize research interests in conjunction with national interests
  • Stress your ability as a graduate student in mentoring younger students also on the programme.
  • If you’ve been accepted and are placed at a site that’s not conducive for your language interests (i.e., you need Moroccan dialect and were placed in Oman), get in touch with CLS as soon as possible and they will probably let you switch sites

 

PIIRS Summer Language Funding(link is external)

Type: Summer Language Funding

Eligibility: Anyone whose research requires further language acquisition; to my knowledge you can even be ABD

Deadline: Around mid-February

Notification Period: late March / early April

Award Amount: Up to $3000 dollars

Application Tips: You apply via the SAFE system; priority will be given to graduate students who also apply for supplementary funding from organizations outside Princeton University (e.g., NSF, Luce, SSRC) and complete the PIIRS External Funding Form. Applicants are expected to inform PIIRS if they receive awards from other sources as soon as that information is available

 

Conference travel grants

Wadad Kadi Travel Fellowships for Doctoral Students (MESA)(link is external)

Type: Conference Travel Grant

Eligibility: MESA student member must be presenting a paper

Deadline: Late February

Notification Period:

Award Amount: $500, paid at MESA meeting

Application Tips:

 

 ARCE Annual Meeting Grant for Underrepresented Students(link is external)

Type: Conference travel grant.

Eligibility: Undergraduate or graduate students from typically underrepresented groups whose studies are related to relevant fields

Deadline: November 15, 2022, 11:59 p.m. EST

Notification Period:

Award Amount: All fees related to ARCE Annual Meeting registration, lodging and breakfasts, and transportation, maximum award $500

Application Tips:

 

ACOR Fellow MESA Award

Type: Conference Travel Grant

Eligibility:  Any former recipient of an ACOR fellowship, including CLS students

Deadline: February 15, 2023

Notification Period:

Award Amount: Up to $1,000

Application Tips:

 

AIPS (Pakistan) Conference Travel Grants

Type: Conference Travel Grant

Eligibility: Both US and non-US citizens. Currently no funding for non-US citizens. Please check with AIPS ([email protected]) regarding funding options for non-US citizens. Must be affiliated with a US academic institution, regardless of US citizenship status. Presentation or organization of panel must include topics relevant to Pakistani studies. Must be an AIPS Individual Member at the time of application.

Deadline: Applications must be submitted at least one month prior to the start of the conference for which funding is requested.

Notification Period:

Award Amount: Domestic up to $1,000; International $1,500–2,000

Application Tips:

The following links are to lists maintained by PIIRS.

Major research fellowships(link is external)

Language training funds(link is external)

Small research grants