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.

Please also check Pivot, a resource available to anyone with a Princeton email address. While Pivot is checked weekly for fellowship announcements, Princeton University guidelines prohibit the posting of fellowships and grants that only target specific populations. Thus, not all fellowships relevant to NES graduate students can be added to the ones listed below.

 

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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:

 

Istanbul Research Institute. Research and Write-Up Grant for PhD Candidates

Type:  Research/Dissertation Completion grant for innovative research on Istanbul

Eligibility: Having passed the comprehensive exam, to be registered as a PhD candidate at a social science or humanities department of a university in Turkey or abroad.

Deadline: July 3, 2023

Notification Period:

Award Amount: TRY54.000

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 8, 2024

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:

 

Yale International Security Studies. Brady-Johnson Predoctoral Fellowship

Type:  Dissertation Completion

Eligibility: US and non-US citizens. Completion of all course requirements for a Ph.D. in relevant field; active work begun on dissertation.

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

Notification Period:

Award Amount: A stipend of $36,000, a $3,000 research budget, and shared office space.

Application Tips:

 

Long-term research grants and fellowships

American Historical Association and the History of Science Society, in partnership with the Society for History and Technology 2023–24 Fellowships in Aerospace History

Type: Six- to nine-month fellowship

Eligibility: Stipends may only be awarded to US citizens or permanent residents

Deadline: April 1, 2023

Notification Period:

Award Amount: $21,890

Application Tips:

 

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.

 

American Philosophical Society. John C. Slater Predoctoral Fellowship in the History of Science

Type:  Long-term Research

Eligibility:

Deadline: January 19, 2024

Notification Period:

Award Amount: $25,000 plus $5,00 research stipend

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, 2023

Notification Period:

Award Amount: $2,500 to $15,500

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

 

Archaeological Institute of America (AIA). Coleman Traveling Fellowship.

Type: Travel and study

Eligibility: Must have been AIA members (Graduate level) in good standing for at least one year by application deadline.

Deadline: November 1, 2023

Notification Period:

Award Amount: $12,000

Application Tips:

 

Archaeological Institute of America (AIA). Olivia James Traveling Fellowship.

Type: Travel and study

Eligibility: Must have been AIA members (Graduate level) in good standing for at least one year by application deadline.

Deadline: November 1, 2023

Notification Period:

Award Amount: $26,000

Application Tips:

 

Austria: Fulbright-IFK Junior Fellowship

Type:  Long-term (nine months) Research

Eligibility: Graduate Student or Pre-doc

Deadline: 19 Oct. 2023

Notification Period:

Award Amount: Travel grant of €2,000; Monthly stipend of €1,200 for nine months (October–June); A monthly rental allowance of max. €500 for nine months (October–June), a one-time travel allowance for conferences in the amount of €300, and an all-inclusive allowance for telephone and postal charges in the amount of €200 for the duration of the grant provided by the IFK; This is a supplementary grant, additional funds are required.

Application Tips: Advanced German-language proficiency is required.

 

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:

 

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Armenian Studies Scholarship

Type: Short- and long-term research grants

Eligibility: Graduate student or pre-doc

Deadline: 15 May 2023

Notification Period:

Award Amount: Grants are worth between €7,000 and €25,000 per year for up to four years depending on level and location of studies.

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:

 

Institute for Ismaili Studies Mohammed Arkoun doctoral scholarship.

Type: Multi-year doctoral scholarship

Eligibility: Not specified

Deadline: Amended deadline to be announced soon (as of March 13, 2023)

Notification Period:

Award Amount: The scholarship is worth up to £25,000 per year for a maximum of four years, and covers tuition fees and personal expenses.

Application Tips:

 

Institute of Ismaili Studies Farhad Daftary Doctoral Scholarships.

Type: Multi-year doctoral scholarship

Eligibility: Open to all students accepted into a Ph.D. program; must have an MA.

Deadline: March 31, 2023

Notification Period:

Award Amount: University fees, living stipend of £16,008 a year, up to a maximum of 4 academic years.

Application Tips:

 

Istanbul Research Institute. Research and Write-Up Grant for PhD Candidates

Type:  Research/Dissertation Completion grant for innovative research on Istanbul

Eligibility: Having passed the comprehensive exam, to be registered as a PhD candidate at a social science or humanities department of a university in Turkey or abroad.

Deadline: July 3, 2023

Notification Period:

Award Amount: TRY54.000

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.

 

Science History Institute Dissertation Fellowships

Type:  Long-term Research

Eligibility:

Deadline: January 15, 2024

Notification Period:

Award Amount: $27,500, plus up to $2,500 for health insurance

Application Tips:

 

Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research Doctoral Research Grants

Type:  Long-term Research

Eligibility:

Deadline: April 1, 2023

Notification Period: End of May, 2023

Award Amount: Airfare, accommodation, stipend for up to 12 months

Application Tips:

 

Yale Law School. Abdallah S. Kamel Center Fellowships.

Type:  Long-term Research

Eligibility:

Deadline: January 31, 2024

Notification Period: March 1, 2024

Award Amount: $50,000 to $65,000

Application Tips:

 

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 13th, 2024 at 5:00PM EST

Notification Period: Mid April, 2024

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 15, 2024

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 15, 2024

Notification Period:

Award Amount: Maximum award $27,600

Application Tips:

 

Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa Research Grant Program

Type:  Short-term Research

Eligibility: Applicants must be current members of ASMEA and enrolled in a Ph.D. program (with M.A. complete), or; serve in a post-doc capacity, or; serve as a visiting/assistant/associate/full professor teaching two or more courses per semester at an accredited institution. 

Deadline: April 30, 2024

Notification Period:

Award Amount: $2,500

Application Tips:

 

Istanbul Research Institute. Travel Grants

Type:  Short-term travel grant to support innovative research on Istanbul.

Eligibility: To visit another city for a short term for the purposes of an advanced research (MA, PhD, post-doctorate, article, book, etc.) on Istanbul.

Deadline: July 3, 2023

Notification Period:

Award Amount: TRY9.000

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: October 9, 2023

Notification Period: 

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.

 

North Carolina State University. Khayhrallah Centre for Lebanese Diaspora.

Type:  Short-term Research

Eligibility: Open. Foreign nationals must have valid visas to the US

Deadline: Announcement posted to Pivot 16 February 2023

Notification Period:

Award Amount: Grants cover travel expenses and accommodation. Visiting scholars will be provided with a work space and individual computer, as well as access to the collection's chief archivist and director.

Application Tips:

 

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, 2023

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 19, 2024

Notification Period:

Award Amount: $3,000 per month

Application Tips:

 

Universiteit Leiden. Juynboll Fellowship

Type:  Short-term Research, 1–2 months

Eligibility:

Deadline: 01 April 2024

Notification Period:

Award Amount: €1,000–€2,000 per month

Application Tips:

 

Universiteit Leiden. Drewes Fellowship.

Type:  Short-term Research

Eligibility:

Deadline: 1 April 2024

Notification Period:

Award Amount: €1,000 per month; maximum award €2,000

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, 2024

Notification Period: Notifications will be sent by April 1, 2024

Award Amount: $2,000 for a project requiring domestic travel to Ann Arbor; $3,000 for a project requiring international travel to Ann Arbor.

Application Tips:

 

OTSA Vangelis Kechriotis Memorial Travel Grant

Type: Travel Grant

Eligibility:

Deadline: August 1, 2023.

Notification Period:

Award Amount: $500

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 2024.

Notification Period: 

Award Amount: Fully-funded study at Boğaziçi University

Application Tips:

 

Armacad Scholarships for Persian Languages Courses of Aspirantum

Type: ​Language Study

Eligibility: Students pursuing BA, Ma, Ph.D. programs in Iranian Studies and related fields

Deadline: July 31, 2023.

Notification Period:

Award Amount: $1,200

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).

 

Yiddish Book Center. Steiner Summer Yiddish Program

Type: ​Language Study

Eligibility: Graduate student of Pre-doc, undergraduate student

Deadline: 05 Feb 2024

Notification Period:

  • Award Amount: The Yiddish Book Center covers tuition, required textbooks, and the cost of program activities. Students are responsible for the cost of transportation to and from the program. The cost of food will vary depending on the available dining options, but will likely not exceed $1,000.
  • Beginner students are responsible for the costs of their housing (approximately $1,800), with subsidies available based on need. The Yiddish Book Center is committed to making the program accessible to every student regardless of financial circumstances.
  • Intermediate students who work as interns receive a subsidy to cover their housing cost, plus the $1,500 stipend. Intermediate students who enroll in the culture course, rather than the internship, do not receive a housing subsidy or stipend, and will be responsible for the cost of housing.
  • International students are responsible for their visa application fees (approximately $350) and SEVIS fees ($180).

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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/Workshop 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

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 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

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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

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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

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American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR). Student Travel Grants: Annual Meeting Scholarships

Type: ASOR Conference Travel Grants

Eligibility: Students must be enrolled at an institution that is an institutional member of ASOR (see list of Institutional Members). In order to receive the funds, the institutional dues for the student’s school must be current for 2023-2024, and the student must stay at the ASOR hotel. Students need not present a paper in order to be eligible. Preference will be given to students from schools that did not receive an award recipient in the previous year.

Deadline: 28 Aug 2023 5 pm ET.

Notification Period:

Award Amount: $250

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Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa Conference Travel Grant

Type: Travel grant towards the costs associated with attending the Annual ASMEA Conference in Washington, D.C. 

Eligibility: Applicants must be current members of ASMEA

Deadline: April 30, 2024

Notification Period:

Award Amount: Up to $750

Application Tips:

 

 

Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa Research Grant Program, North African Studies Travel Grant Program

Type: 

Eligibility: Applicants must be current members of ASMEA and enrolled in a Ph.D. program (with M.A. complete), or; serve in a post-doc capacity, or; serve as a visiting/assistant/associate/full professor teaching two or more courses per semester at an accredited institution. 

Deadline: April 30, 2024

Notification Period:

Award Amount: $750

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Istanbul Research Institute. Conference Grants

Type: Conference Grants

Eligibility: To be registered on a PhD or MA program at a social science or humanities department of a university in Turkey OR to be an independent researcher living in Turkey carrying out advanced research OR to be a citizen of Turkey and registered on a PhD or MA program at a social science or humanities department of a university outside Turkey

Deadline: July 3, 2023

Notification Period:

Award Amount: TRY9.000

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New York University Abu Dhabi Humanities Research Workshop Fellowship (March 4–6, 2024)

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

Eligibility: Current advanced doctoral candidates who are currently in the writing stage

Deadline: September 4 2023

Notification Period:

Award Amount: Travel grants cover costs to and from Abu Dhabi, accommodation, and meals during the three-day workshop.

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The following links are to lists maintained by PIIRS.

Major research fellowships(link is external)

Language training funds(link is external)

Small research grants