Funding Forecast for Winter 2020

by Kaitlyn Ugoretz, Funding Peer
Sunday, December 29, 2019 12:57 PM

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 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 Kaitlyn Ugoretz.


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

Mar. 1 Jon B. Lovelace Postdoctoral Fellowship for the Study of the Alan Lomax Collection (ethnographic media)

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. 1 Great Minds in STEM Scholars Program 

Apr. 15 BHW Group Women in STEM Scholarship

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 

Rolling deadline Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Postdoctoral Research Award


Jan. 15 Mellon-Council for European Studies Dissertation Completion Fellowships

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. 3 McNeil Center for Early American Studies Dissertation Fellowships

Feb. 12 Haynes Lindley Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship – supports social science students with dissertation research dealing with the Los Angeles region

Feb. 15 W. Turrentine Jackson Dissertation Award – history of the 20th century American West

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. 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

Mar. TBA Institute of Turkish Studies (ITS) Dissertation Writing Grants

Apr. 1 Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) Dissertation Research Grants 

Apr. 3 History Dissertation Grant in Cold War history

Apr. TBA Microsoft Dissertation Grant Program 

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


Jan. 6 Girard Miller Foundation Government Finance Officers Association Scholarship

Jan. 27 Point Foundation Scholarship for LGBTQ Leaders 

Jan. ​29 Boren Fellowship

Jan. 31 American Sociological Association Minority Fellowship

Jan. 31 Frederick Douglass Teaching Scholars Fellowship

Feb. 1 California State University Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program

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

Feb. 15 Hispanic Scholarship Fund General College Scholarships (Undergrad & Grad)

Feb. 28 Society of American Archivists Josephine Forman Scholarship

Mar. 1 Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) Doctoral Scholarships

Mar. 1 John L Carey Scholarship, American Certified Public Accountants

Mar. 2 Center for Cyber Safety and Education Graduate Scholarship Program

Apr. 10 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


Jan. 12 Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship Program

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

Feb. 15 Henry David Psychology Research Grant

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

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

Feb. 28 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 

Feb. 28 Pat Tillman Scholars Program for Veterans and Spouses of Veterans

Mar. ​1 Holodomor Research and Education Consortium (HREC) Research Grants Competition

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

Mar. 1 Chung-Hwa Institute of Buddhist Studies Fellowship

Mar. 2 American Philosophy Society (APS) Phillips Fund for North Native American Research Grants

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

Mar. 15 Early American Industries Association Research Grants

Mar. 15 Dirksen Congressional Research Grant

Mar. TBD Rosenberry Graduate Research Fellowship – forest and conservation research

Mar. TBD Institute for Humane Studies (IHS) PhD Scholarship

Apr. 1 Research Fellowships in Aerospace History 

Apr. ​8 National Endowment for the Humanities Research Grants and Fellowships

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

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

Various deadlines American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation Research Grants and Scholarships

Various Deadlines Deutsches Akademisches Austauschdienst (DAAD) Research Grants

Various Deadlines New York Public Library Research Fellowships

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 National Institute of Health Individual Graduate Partnerships Program


Jan. ​30 Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) 9-month Public Policy Fellowship

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

Feb. ​3 Atlanta University Center Research Travel Award– on African American and African Diaspora

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

Feb. 15 Pacific Coast Branch Book Award

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

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

Mar. 1 CCST Science and Technology Policy Fellows Program

Mar. 1 Library Company of Philadelphia Short-Term Research Grants

Mar. 1 American Museum of Natural History Anthropology Internship Program

Mar. 11 National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowships 

Mar. TBD UC Global Fellowship for Agricultural Development (GFAD; previously RIFA) – short-term in-country projects

Apr. 1 PSA/Journal of Postcolonial Writing Postgraduate Essay Competition

Apr. 1 American Heritage Center Travel Grants and Fellowships

Apr. 1 MidAtlantic Arts Foundation USArtists International Grants

Apr. 17 Interfaces Graduate Training Program at UCSD  - in biological, engineering, physical and health sciences​

Apr. 17 LGBT Studies One-Month Research Fellowship at Yale University

May 10 PCB–AHA Presidents’ Graduate Student Travel Award

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