Winter 2018 Funding Forecast

by Noreen Balos, Funding Peer
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 10:20 AM

So is winter really a break? No time to hibernate! Keep updated on fellowship opportunities. The Winter Funding Forecast is a sampling of opportunities with deadlines scheduled soon or during the next three to four months. Reminder: scroll all the way through this list to see announcements for postdoctoral, doctoral, graduate, research, and other short-term, awards or travel grants. As always, go directly to website link for the most updated information on important dates and application processes. Good luck!

NOTE: Please report any broken links to Funding Peer Noreen Balos.


Jan 15 "Genealogies of Freedom" One-year Post-Doctoral Residential Fellowship, Institute for Historical Studies

Feb 15 Markets, Ethics, and the Law Post-Doctorate Fellowship

Mar 1 NASA Postdoctoral Program

Mar 1 Institute of Current World Affairs (ICWA) Two Year Postdoctoral Fellowship

Mar 19 UC MEXUS – CONACYT Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

Mar TBD Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Graduate Scholar Program

Mar TBD Newton International Postdoctoral Fellowships

Mar TBD  Subir Chowdhury Postdoctoral Fellowship on Quality and Economics

Apr 1 National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) International Program INVEST Drug Abuse Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

Apr 1 Postdoctoral Fellowship in Aerospace History

Apr 15 BHW Group Women in STEM Scholarship

Apr 30 HENAAC Scholars Program - Henaac Scholars Program, Great Minds in STEM, Cummins, Raytheon, NASA Space Flight Center, Southern California Edison

May 1 Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowships – in anthropology research

Jun 1 International IGB Fellowship Programme for Research in Freshwater Science, Germany 

Various deadlines University of California Humanities Research Institute – various opportunities

Various deadlines Postdoctoral opportunities in medical research – via Stanford website

Various deadlines Minority Postdoctoral Opportunities List

TBD Consortium for Faculty Diversity at Liberal Arts Colleges Dissertation & Postdoctoral Fellowships

TBD UC Davis MIND Institute’s Postdoctoral Interdisciplinary Autism Research Training Program

TBD Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Postdoctoral Research Award



Jan 15 Mellon-Council for European Studies Dissertation Completion Fellowships

Jan 24 Haynes Lindley Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship – supports social science students with dissertation research dealing with the Los Angeles region

Feb 1 Guggenheim Dissertation Fellowship Award (research on social change, intergroup conflict, war, terrorism, crime)

Feb 1 Jefferson Scholars Foundation’s National Dissertation Fellowship

Feb. 1 McNeil Center for Early American Studies Dissertation Fellowships

Feb. 2 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Program

Feb TBD American Heart Association (AHA) Research Grants – various awards

Feb TBD Joseph L Fisher Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships – Resource for the Future (RFF)

Feb TBD University of California, Santa Barbara Department of Black Studies Dissertation Completion Fellowship

Mar 1  Albert M. Greenfield Foundation Dissertation In-Residence Fellowship

Mar 1 African American History Mellon Scholar Dissertation Fellowship

Mar 1 Early American Economy and Society (PEAES) Dissertation Fellowship

Mar 2 History Dissertation Grant in Cold War history

Mar 3 Institute of Turkish Studies (ITS) Dissertation Writing Grants

Mar 15 Dissertation Research Fellowships, Divisions of International Finance, Monetary Affairs, Research and Statistics, and the Office of Financial Stability Policy and Research, Federal Reserve Board

Mar 31 Gerald R. Ford Scholar Dissertation Award – for research related to United States political process and public policy

Apr 1 W. Turrentine Jackson Dissertation Award - history

Apr 1 Microsoft Dissertation Grant Program

Apr 30 Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) Dissertation Research Grants 

On-going Geography and Spatial Sciences Program Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Awards (GSS-DDRI), National Science Foundation (NSF)

TBD UNCF Merck Graduate Science Research Dissertation Fellowships

TBD Consortium for Faculty Diversity at Liberal Arts Colleges Dissertation & Postdoctoral Fellowships


Jan 26 Girard Miller Foundation Government Finance Officers Association Scholarship

Jan 30 Point Foundation Scholarship for LGBTQ Leaders

Jan 30 Boren Fellowship (National Deadline: Jan 30; Ask about campus deadline before Jan!)

Jan 31 American Sociological Association Minority Fellowship

Feb 7 Frederick Douglass Teaching Scholars Fellowship

Feb 15 The Leakey Foundation Baldwinn Fellowships – for citizens of a developing country studying evolution and human origins

Feb 28 Society of American Archivists Josephine Forman Scholarship

Mar 1 James Madison Graduate Fellowships

Mar 1 Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) Doctoral Scholarships

Mar 1 John L Carey Scholarship, American Certified Public Accountants

Mar TBD Hispanic Scholarship Fund General College Scholarships (Undergrad & Grad)

Apr 17 Center for Cyber Safety and Education Graduate Scholarship Program

Apr 20 Ralph W. Shrader Graduate Diversity Scholarship - Science Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Majors Scholarship, Graduate Diversity Students

Apr TBD Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Graduate Fellowships

Various Deadlines UNCF-Merck Science Scholarships and Fellowships

Various Deadlines California State University Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program

TBD Humanity in Action Diplomacy and Diversity Fellowship



Jan TBD University of California, San Diego US-Mexican Studies Visiting Fellows Program

Jan TBD American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation Research Grants and Scholarships

Feb 1 Henry David Psychology Research Grant

Feb 1 American Center of Oriental Research (ACOR) - overseas research

Feb 1 Rosenberry Graduate Research Fellowship – forest and conservation research

Feb 1 University of California Natural Reserve System Mathias Graduate Student Research Fellowship

Feb 2 CJH-Fordham University Research Fellowship – Jewish and Christian studies

Feb 2 Center for Jewish History Graduate Research Fellowship

Feb 9 Disability Research Summer Fellowships Program

Feb 15 Small Grants for Doctoral Research In Second or Foreign Language Assessment

Feb 15 German Historical Institute Research Fellowship – at DC Horner Library archives

Feb 15 Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) Geophysical Fluid Dynamics 10-week Research Fellowship in Massachusetts

Feb 15 Summer Applied Biotechnology Research Experience at UCSB

Feb 15 Leibniz Institute of European History (IEG) Research Fellowship Awards

Feb 15 Sepmeyer Research Grant Program, International Education Research Foundation

Feb 15 Loring Fellowship in Boston – researching the Civil War, origins, and consequences

Mar 1 Social Security Administration’s (SSA’s) Analyzing Relationships between Disability, Rehabilitation and Work (ARDRAW) Small Grant Program – one-year $10K stipend for new analysis of work, rehabilitation, and disability issues

Mar 1 American Philosophy Society (APS) Phillips Fund for North Native American Research Grants

Mar 1 Institute for Humane Studies (IHS) PhD Scholarship

Mar 1 Chung-Hwa Institute of Buddhist Studies Fellowship

Mar 1 Institute of Education Sciences Grants

Mar 1 Pat Tillman Scholars Program for Veterans and Spouses of Veterans

Mar 1 Holodomor Research and Education Consortium (HREC) announces its 2018 Research Grants Competition

Mar 15 Charles Redd Center for Western Studies Awards, Fellowships, and Grants

Mar 15 Early American Industries Association Research Grants

Apr 1 Neotropical Grassland Conservancy Student Grant Program (SGP)

Apr 1 Dirksen Congressional Research Grant

Apr 1 Research Fellowships in Aerospace History 

Apr 11 Israel Institute Research Grants

Apr 11 National Endowment for the Humanities Research Grants and Fellowships

Apr 15 Oral Histories Research Grants and Awards

Apr 20 G. Rollie Adams Research Fellowships on play and other play-related artifacts, including but not limited to toys, dolls, board games, video games, and other electronic games

Apr 27 New York State Senate Legislative Fellowships – perform in-depth policy research

Apr 30 International Foundation for Ethical Research (IFER) – Graduate Fellowship Program 

Various Deadlines Deutsches Akademisches Austauschdienst (DAAD) Research Grants

Various Deadlines New York Public Library Research Fellowships various opportunites

On-going The Spalding Trust Grants for the Comparative Study of Religions

On-going Gerda Henkel Foundation PhD Scholarship – for research in the Historical Humanities

On-going Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill research fellowships

On-going National Institute of Health Individual Graduate Partnerships Program

On-going Title VIII Research Scholar Program American Councils - in-country, independent research for three consecutive months to nine consecutive months in Russia, Eurasia, and Eastern Europe

TBD NASA Space Technology Research Fellowships (NSTRF)

TBD Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships – for study in Australia

TBD Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship Program


OTHER OPPORTUNITIES (Awards, Contests, Travel, Training, Short-Term etc.)

Jan 15 AAUW Community Action Grants

Jan 28 School for Advanced Research (SAR) Indigenous Writer-in-Residence Fellowship

Jan 29 Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) 9-month Public Policy Fellowship

Jan 31 Human Rights Advocates Program at Institute for the Study of Human Rights, Columbia University

Jan TBD Interfaces Graduate Training Program at UCSD  - in biological, engineering, physical and health sciences

Feb 6 Atlanta University Center Research Travel Award – on African American and African Diaspora

Feb 14 Borlaug Summer Institute on Global Food Security

Feb 15 Raiziss/de Palchi Translation Awards - recognizes outstanding translations into English of modern Italian poetry

Feb 15 Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Study Abroad Grants

Feb 21 Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) Summer Internship Program

Feb 28 UC Research and Innovation Fellowship for Agriculture (RIFA) – short-term in-country projects

Feb 28 Congressional Budget Office 10-week Summer Internship for graduate students

Feb 28 CCST Science and Technology Policy Fellows Program

Mar 1 James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation – for teachers in a Master’s Program

Mar 1 Library Company of Philadelphia Short-Term Research Grants

Mar 1 American Museum of Natural History Anthropology Internship Program

Mar 3 Human Rights Campaign HIV 360 Fellowship Program

Mar TBD National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowships

Apr 1 Pacific Coast Branch Book Award

Apr 1 PSA/Journal of Postcolonial Writing Postgraduate Essay Competition

Apr 2 Freelance Fellowship for Freelance Journalists

Apr 15 American Heritage Center Travel Grants and Fellowships

Apr 17 International Center for the Integration of Health and Spirituality (ICIHS) 6-12 month Research Fellowship

Apr 21 LGBT Studies One-Month Research Fellowship at Yale University

Apr 30 PCB–AHA Presidents’ Graduate Student Travel Award

Various Deadlines MidAtlantic Arts Foundation USArtists International Grants

Various Deadline American Center for Mongolian Studies (ACMS) Research Fellowships – various opportunities

Rolling Deadline - Veteran Research Supplement with the Center for Integrated Access Networks 

TBD Mission Continues Fellowship – for military veterans

TBD School for Advanced Research Staley Book Prize

TBD Stanford Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies - Wayne Vucinich In-Residence Fellowship