2020 Switzer Environmental Leadership Fellowship Program

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The Switzer Environmental Fellowship provides a $15,000 cash award for academic studies, two multi-day leadership development training sessions, and membership in the Switzer Fellowship Network for graduate students in a broad range of environmental science and related fields. Apply by Jan. 6, 2020!

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Mellichamp Human Rights and Global Governance Fellowship

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Mellichamp Global Dynamics is now accepting applications for Human Rights and Global Governance Graduate Research Fellowships. The fellowship ​includes one academic quarter of in-state tuition/fees plus a stipend of $7,500 to PhD students in the humanities and social sciences. Read on to learn more and apply by November 27!

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Valuing Open and Inclusive Conversation and Engagement (VOICE) Grant Program

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Do you care about Free Speech and Open Discourse on campus? Are you interested in conducting research to further the cause of free speech on UC Campuses? The UC National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement invites you to apply to its VOICE Grant Program. Students, staff, and faculty are eligible to apply for up to $5000 grants! Last date to apply is November 8.

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Big Ideas annual contest and info sessions at UCSB

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Big Ideas is awarding up to $20,000 for your social-impact big idea through the Big Ideas Contest! Big Ideas is an innovation competition between all the UC campuses that offers education, structure, funding and validation to bring your idea to life. Learn more at the upcoming info session on October 29 and submit your pre-proposal by November 20!

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Google PhD Fellowship for North America and Europe

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The Google PhD Fellowship Program recognizes outstanding graduate students doing exceptional and innovative research in areas relevant to computer science and related fields. Fellowships support promising PhD candidates of all backgrounds who seek to influence the future of technology. Apply by Nov. 30, 2019!

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Institute for Humane Studies Fellowship

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The Humane Studies Fellowship offers PhD students working to advance classical liberal ideas in the academy, including projects in economics, political science, philosophy, law, history, sociology, and similar disciplines in the social sciences and humanities. Apply by Dec. 1, 2019!

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Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China Studies

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The Henry Luce Foundation supports doctoral students traveling in China to conduct predoctoral research for 3-4 months and postdoctoral scholars who will spend up to 1 year researching in China so they may write a scholarly text in English. Apply by Nov. 6, 2019!

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AAUW Fellowship and Grant Applications for graduate women now open!

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The American Association of University Women (AAUW) has a long and distinguished history of advancing educational and professional opportunities for women in the United States and around the globe. Funding opportunities are available to all women pursuing graduate education regardless of citizenship. Applications due in November and December--apply now!

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Coastal Fund Now Accepting Proposals

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The Coastal Fund seeks to provide the financial impetus for research, restoration, preservation, access and educational projects in order to preserve and enhance the ecological integrity of the coastal habitats at the University. Applications due in October and November depending on amount of funding needed.

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Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program


The Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program offers opportunities for independent research or study related to Smithsonian collections, facilities, and/or research interests of the Institution and its staff. Fellowships are offered to graduate students, predoctoral students, and postdoctoral and senior investigators. Apply by Nov. 1, 2019!

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Funding Forecast for Fall 2019

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Fall quarter means open season for funding opportunities! Our Graduate Funding Peer has compiled a list of over 150 different funding opportunities with upcoming deadlines, organized by stage and deadline for your convenience.

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Call for original solutions to climate change: Applications due October 1st

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The Terraton Challenge is a call for solutions that accelerate the drawdown of 1 trillion tons of atmospheric carbon dioxide into agricultural soils. Any team or individual with an original solution to climate change involving agriculture is welcome to apply. Up to $3,500 may be awarded simply for submitting an idea. This could lead to $60k in grants, and up to $3M in contracts. Applications are due October 1st.

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Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship in STEM


The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation is inviting applications for Fall 2019 Graduate Fellowships in Applied Physical, Biological, or Engineering Sciences. The Hertz Foundation is dedicated to advancing groundbreaking applied science with real-world benefits for all humanity. Apply by Oct. 23, 2019!

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Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships


The American Council of Learned Societies invites applications for Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships, which support a year of research and writing to help advanced graduate students in the humanities and related social sciences in the last year of PhD dissertation writing. Apply by Oct. 23, 2019!

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