Funding Forecast for Fall 2020

by Ranjani Atur, Funding Peer
Thursday, October 01, 2020 5:00 PM

The Fall Funding Forecast is here, featuring a sampling of opportunities with deadlines within the next three months of the Fall Quarter. Scroll all the way through this list to see announcements for postdoctoral, doctoral, graduate, research, and other short-term awards such as leadership fellowships or professional development or travel grants. As always, go directly to the website link for the most updated information on important dates and application processes. Good luck!

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Oct. 1 Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies Postdoctoral Social Science Fellowship

Oct. 15 The Harvard Newcomen Postdoctoral Fellowship in Business History

Oct. 15 NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellowships 

Oct. 21 NSF Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships 

Nov. 1 Robert Walser and Susan McClary Fellowship – dissertation research support in music 

Nov. 1 American Association of University Women (AAUW) American Fellowships

Nov. 2 School for Advanced Research Resident Scholar Fellowships

Nov. 9 Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Postdoctoral Fellowship

Nov. 13 Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, University of British Columbia (open to “most fields of research”)

Nov. 15 American Association of University Women (AAUW) International Fellowship

Nov. 18 National Academy of Education (NAEd) Postdoctoral Fellowship

Nov. 20 African Humanities Program Postdoctoral Fellowship

Dec. 10 Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship

Dec. 31 The Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) Translational Research in Multi-Disciplinary Program (TRIUMPH) Postdoctoral Program 

Varies On-going Incorporating Benefits & Costs of Environmental Regulation in Computable General Equilibrium Models Research with the US Environmental Protection Agency 

Varies Facebook Postdoctoral Positions

TBD Pasteur Foundation and Institute Pasteur Laboratory Postdoctoral Fellowship

TBD Tobacco-Related Disease Research Postdoctoral Program 

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


Oct. 4 World Politics and Statecraft Dissertation Fellowship Program  

Oct. 8 National Academy of Education (NAEd) Spencer Dissertation Fellowship Program

Oct. 16 Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies

Oct. 15 The Stuart L. Bernath Dissertation Research Grant (US Foreign Relations history) 

Oct. 28 Mellon-ACLS American Council of Learned Societies Dissertation Completion Fellowships (humanities and social sciences) 

Oct. 28 ACLS American Council of Learned Societies Dissertation Fellowships in American Art 

Oct. 28 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation/ACLS Dissertation Completion and Early Career Fellowship 

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

Nov. 1 Doctoral Dissertation Grant Program (Fahs-Beck Scholars)

Nov. 1 American Association of University Women (AAUW) Dissertation Fellowship

Nov. 2 AERA Minority Dissertation Fellowship and Travel Grant

Nov. 2 AERA Dissertation Grant (using large education data sets) 

Nov. 4 Social Science Research Council International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) 

Nov. 15 AAUW Graduate Fellowship for International Women

Nov. 16 Charlotte Newcomb Dissertation Fellowship 

Nov. 16 AERA Minority Dissertation Fellowship in Education Research 

Nov. 20 Hal Rothman Dissertation Fellowship (for environmental history research) 

Nov. 30 Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Dissertation Fellowship

Dec. 1 Mellon-Mays Dissertation Grant

Dec. 10 Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship

Dec. 10 Ford Dissertation Diversity Fellowship

Dec. 15 Center for Engaged Scholarship Dissertation Fellowship

Dec. 15 Alvin H. Johnson AMS 50 Dissertation Fellowships (musicology) 

Jan. 15 Mellon-CES Dissertation Completion Fellowships in European Studies 

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)

Varies Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Higher Education Thesis/ Dissertation Research

On-going Research Opportunities at the US Forest Service Research and Development (R&D) 

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

TBD Global Religion Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships


Sep. TBD Women Techmakers Scholars Program / Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship Program

Oct. 1 Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies Doctoral Social Science Fellowship

Oct. 1 Facebook Doctoral Fellowships

Oct. 19-22 (varies by field) NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Grant (Pre or Early Doctoral)

Oct. 27 IBM Doctoral Fellowship Program

Oct. 30 NASP-ERT Minority Scholarship Program (psychology)

Nov. 2 National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowships

Nov. 13 National GEM Consortium Graduate Fellowships in Science, Engineering, and STEM fields

Nov. 15 National Gallery of Art Predoctoral Fellowships 

Nov. 15 Amelia Earhart Fellowship 

Nov. 15 Chester Dale Predoctoral Dissertation Fellowships (via department nomination, for research in the history, theory, and criticism of art, architecture, urbanism, and photographic media) 

Dec. 2 American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Sciences Pre-Doctoral Fellowships 

Dec. 17 Ford Predoctoral Fellowship

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

Jan. TBD Tobacco-Related Disease Research Predoctoral Program

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

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

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


Sep. 30 American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Fellowships

Sep. 30 Wiedemann Research Fellowships for Enlightenment Studies

Sep. 30 HHMI's Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study(nomination, PhD candidate/Advisor pair)

Oct. 1 Craft Fund Graduate Research Grant (creativity and design)

Oct. 1 Kentucky Historical Research General Fellowship

Oct. 1 American Philosophical Society Franklin Research Grants

Oct. TBD Switzer Environmental Fellowship Program

Nov. 1 The Hampsong Education Fellowship in American Song 

Nov. 1 Paul Charosh Independent Scholar Fellowship (independent research in music)

Nov. 16 American Philosophical Society Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research 

Nov. 2 AERA-NSF Large Scale Data Research Grants

Nov. TBD Stanford's Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) Research Fellowship

Dec. 1 Horowitz Foundation Social Science Policy Grants

Dec. 1 Environmental Defense Fund Climate Corps Fellows

Dec. 1 American Philosophical Society Franklin Research Grants

Dec. TBD The Samuel H. Kress Foundation and AAMC Foundation Affiliated Fellowship at the American Academy in Rome (Art curation)

Jan. 11 Environmental Defense Fund Climate Corps Fellows

TBD Obama Foundation Fellowship

Varies American-Scandinavian Foundation Fellowship Program

On-going Facebook Research Grants

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

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

On-going OCS ORISE Fellowship with the Food and Drug Administration 

On-going Digital/New Media Fellowships with Dept of Health and Human Services 

On-going Dept of Energy Opportunity in Fuel Cell Research 

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) 

Various Deadlines New York Public Library Research Fellowships

Various Deadlines Smithsonian Institute Fellowships  

Various Deadlines Metropolitan Museum of Art Research Fellowships 


Sep. 16 US Department of State Internships (undergrad and grad students) – unpaid 

Sep. TBD Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Fellowships 

Oct. 4 Center on Budget and Policy Priorities Internship (undergrad and grad students, $13.25-$18.25/hourly depending on student status) 

Oct. 15 US Supreme Court Internships (undergrad and grad students, Full-time or Part-time paid) 

Oct. 15 Carter Center Internships (undergrad or grad students, paid graduate assistantships) 

Oct. 31 World Bank Group Internships (graduate students) 

Nov. 1 Prize in Public Interest Communications Research

Nov. 1 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science & Technology Policy Fellowships 

Nov. 15 AAUW Career Development Grant 

Nov. TBD Presidential Management Fellows Program US Office of Personnel Management 

Jan. TBD Switzer Foundation Fellowship (academics and environmental training) 

Feb. 1 Psi Chi (National Honor Society in Psychology) Albert Bandura Graduate Research Award 

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

TBD School for Advanced Research $7.5K Staley Prize (book prize in anthropology)

TBD Award for Best PhD Dissertation in Asian Studies (ICAS 12)

TBD AAAS Community Engagement Fellows Program 

TBD Veterans Innovation Partnership (VIP)