Funding Forecast for Winter 2019

by Noreen Balos, Funding Peer
Wednesday, January 09, 2019 8:00 AM

The Winter Funding Forecast is a sampling of opportunities with deadlines scheduled during the next three to four months. 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 the 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, UT Institute for Historical Studies

Jan 15 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (MHSAS) Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Jan 23 UCSF Center for Tobacco Control Research Postdoctoral Fellowship

Jan 31 Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Jan 31 University of Southern California Teaching Postdoctoral Fellowships

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

Feb 15 Albert Ellis Institute Clinical Postdoctoral Fellowship

Feb 25 UC MEXUS – CONACYT Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

Mar 1 NASA Postdoctoral Program

Mar TBD Newton International Postdoctoral Fellowships

Mar TBD Subir Chowdhury Postdoctoral Fellowship on Quality and Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Apr 1 Postdoctoral Fellowship in Aerospace History

Apr 15 BHW Group Women in STEM Scholarship

Apr 20 National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) International Program INVEST Drug Abuse Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

Apr 30 The APA-IUPsyS Global Mental Health Postdoctoral Fellowship

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

May 1 Wenner-Gren Foundation Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowships – in anthropology research

May 28 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Graduate Scholar Program

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

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

Jun 15 Institute of Current World Affairs (ICWA) Two Year Postdoctoral Fellowship

On-going Facebook Postdoctoral Research Positions

On-going Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Postdoctoral Fellowship – (to do research at national laboratories and federal research facilities nationwide)

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

TBD Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Postdoctoral Research Award

TBD Tobacco-Related Disease Research Postdoctoral Program

TBD American Heart Association Postdoctoral Fellowships

Various deadlines Funding Opportunities for Postdoctoral Scholars – list via Harvard website 

Various deadlines Postdoctoral opportunities in medical research – via Stanford website

Various deadlines Minority Postdoctoral Opportunities List

Various deadlines Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Postdoctoral Fellowships

Various deadlines Special Programs for Postdoctoral Fellows – via National Science Foundation

Various deadlines Post-doctoral Opportunities List – from the National Institute of Health

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 


Jan 15 Mellon-CES Dissertation Completion Fellowships in European Studies

Jan 15 Center of Military History, US Army Dissertation Fellowship in Military History

Jan 15 American Bar Foundation (ABF) Doctoral Fellowship Program in Law and Inequality

Jan 21 IGCC Dissertation Completion Fellowship (US citizenship not required)

Feb 1 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Program

Feb 1 Jefferson Scholars Foundation’s National Dissertation Fellowship

Feb 1 Frank Guggenheim Foundation Dissertation Fellowship (research on understanding human violence and aggression: social change, intergroup conflict, war, terrorism, crime, and family relationships, among other subjects) 

Feb 1 Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Grants for Health Services Research Dissertation Program (R36)

Feb 4 McNeil Center for Early American Studies Dissertation Fellowships

Feb 5 Haynes Lindley Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship – supports social science students with dissertation research dealing with the Los Angeles region

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 1 W. Turrentine Jackson Dissertation Award - history

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 29 Institute of Turkish Studies (ITS) Dissertation Writing Grants

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

Apr 1 Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention and Treatment Dissertation Research Awards

Apr 5 History Dissertation Grant in Cold War history

Apr TBD Microsoft Dissertation Grant Program

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

TBD Global Religion Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships 

TBD UNCF Merck Graduate Science Research Dissertation Fellowships

On-going Research Opportunities at the US Forest Service Research and Development

On-going Archaeology Program Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Awards (Arch-DDRI) –  grant application must be submitted with your advisor and through Office of Research 

On-going Documenting Endangered Languages Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants –  grant application must be submitted with your advisor and through Office of Research 

On-going NSF Geography and Spatial Sciences Program Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (GSS-DDRI)

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


Jan 15 The Garden Club of America and the Royal Horticultural Society Interchange Fellowships

Jan 15 Center for Cyber Safety and Education Graduate Scholarship Program

Jan 15 Predoctoral Fellowship in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (MHSAS)

Jan 18 Girard Miller Foundation Government Finance Officers Association Scholarship

Jan 28 Point Foundation Scholarship for LGBTQ Leaders

Jan 31 American Sociological Association Minority Fellowship

Feb 1 Frederick Douglass Teaching Scholars Fellowship

Feb 1 California State University Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program

Feb 5 Hispanic Scholarship Fund General College Scholarships (Undergrad & Grad)

Feb 7 Boren Fellowship (National Deadline: Feb 7; Ask about campus deadline before Jan!)

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

Apr 12 Ralph W. Shrader Graduate Diversity Scholarship - Science Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Majors Scholarship, Graduate Diversity Students

Apr 15 Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Graduate Fellowships

TBD Tobacco-Related Disease Research Predoctoral Program

TBD PEO International Peace Scholarship (IPS) – also open to international students studying in the US 

TBD Department of State Civil Service STEM Fellowship Program

Various Deadlines Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations Fellowships and Grants 

TBD NASA Space Technology Research Fellowships (NSTRF) 

On-going Gerda Henkel Foundation Ph.D. Scholarships in the Historical Humanities


Jan 7 Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship Program

Jan 15 Stanford's Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) Research Fellowship

Jan 15 Harvard Belfer Center for International Affairs Research Fellowship

Jan 15 APA Graduate Research Grants (psychology)

Jan 15 Center for Jewish History Graduate Research Fellowship – Jewish and Christian studies

Jan 15 Winterthur Museum and Gardens Research Fellowships

Feb 1  Oral Histories Research Grants and Awards

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

Feb 10 Institute for Humane Studies (IHS) PhD Scholarship

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

Feb 15 Henry David Psychology Research Grant

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

Feb 15 Summer Applied Biotechnology Research Experience at UCSB (for undergrad or master’s students)

Feb 15 Sepmeyer Research Grant Program, International Education Research Foundation

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

Feb 28 Pat Tillman Scholars Program for veterans and spouses of veterans

Mar 1 Neotropical Grassland Conservancy Student Grant Program (SGP)

Mar 1 German Historical Institute Research Fellowship – at DC Horner Library archives

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 Chung-Hwa Institute of Buddhist Studies Fellowship

Mar 7 Institute of Education Sciences Grants

Mar 15 Bernard L. Majewski Research Fellowship – in economic geology

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

Mar 15 Early American Industries Association Research Grants

Mar TBD Rosenberry Graduate Research Fellowship – forest and conservation research

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

Apr 1 Research Fellowships in Aerospace History 

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 TBD International Foundation for Ethical Research (IFER) Graduate Fellowship Program

May 1 APA Graduate Research Grants (psychology)

Jul TBD University of California Natural Reserve System Mathias Graduate Student Research Fellowship

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

TBD National Endowment for the Humanities Research Grants and Fellowships

TBD Disability Research Summer Fellowships Program

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

TBD NASA Space Technology Research Fellowships (NSTRF) 

TBD Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships – for study in Australia

Various Deadlines New York Public Library Research Fellowships

Various Deadlines Smithsonian Institute Fellowships 

Various Deadlines Metropolitan Museum of Art Research Fellowships

Various Deadlines Deutsches Akademisches Austauschdienst (DAAD) Research Grants

On-going Dirksen Congressional Research Grant

On-going Facebook Research Scientist PhD Internships

On-going Statistics Fellowship with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

On-going OCS ORISE Fellowship and Internships (various locations:  with the Food and Drug Administration, Dept of Health and Human Services, Dept of Energy, National Institute of Health etc.)  

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

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


Jan. 7 Switzer Environmental Fellowship Program (academics and environmental training)

Jan 13 Oxford Center for Islamic Studies Visiting and Research Fellowships

Jan 15 Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) 9-month Public Policy Fellowship

Jan 15 American Heritage Center Teaching and Research Grants

Jan 21 Heritage Foundation Young Leaders Program 

Jan 28 Freelance Fellowship for Freelance Journalists

Jan 31 Native American Congressional Internship (undergrad or grad)

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

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

Feb 1 Psi Chi National Honor Society Albert Bandura Graduate Research Award (psychology)

Feb 11 Atlanta University Center Research Travel Award – on African American and African Diaspora

Feb 11 Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) Summer Internship Program

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

Feb 15 Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute Summer Fellowship

Feb 28 CCST Science and Technology Policy Fellows Program

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

Mar 1 Pacific Coast Branch Book Award

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

Mar TBD National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowships

Apr 1 PSA/Journal of Postcolonial Writing Postgraduate Essay Competition

Apr 3 MidAtlantic Arts Foundation USArtists International Grants

Apr 19 LGBT Studies One-Month Research Fellowship at Yale University

Apr 30 PCB–AHA Presidents’ Graduate Student Travel Award

May 20 Freelance Fellowship for Freelance Journalists

Various Deadlines American Center for Mongolian Studies (ACMS) Research Fellowships 

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

TBD Borlaug Summer Institute on Global Food Security

TBD Mission Continues Fellowship – for military veterans

TBD School for Advanced Research Staley Book Prize

TBD AAAS Community Engagement Fellows Program

TBD Civil Service Foreign Affairs (FA) Fellowship Program