Spring 2021 Funding Forecast

by Ranjani Atur, Funding Peer
Sunday, March 28, 2021 3:30 PM

Spring quarter usually marks the end of the academic year, but finding funding is a continuous process! So, if you are looking for financial support for the coming year or next, remember to routinely look at funding postings so you get an idea of what topics or issues are getting funded. Spring and summer are also great times to prepare your fellowship application materials – personal statement, research statement, and academic CV.

Below is a sample list of upcoming deadlines. Regularly inform your faculty adviser about your current research ideas and progress as this is very important when requesting letters of recommendation. Also, be sure to check the program websites regularly for the most updated information on important dates and submission details. Good luck!

NOTE: Please report any broken links to Funding Peer Ranjani Atur

Jump to information about:
Postdoctoral Fellowships
Dissertation Support
Graduate and Doctoral Support
Research Fellowships
Other (Travel, Short-Term, Award, Summer, etc.)

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS

Apr 1 German Historical Institute Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships

Apr 1 SHOT- NASA Postdoctoral Fellowship (history of space technology)

Apr 1 Postdoctoral Fellowship in Aerospace History

Apr 1 American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellowships

Apr 15 The Hindle Postdoctoral Fellowship (history of technology) 

Apr 17 David B. Larson Postdoctoral Fellowship in Health and Spirituality

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

Jun 15 International IGB Fellowship Programme for Research in Freshwater Science, Germany 

Jul 1 NASA Postdoctoral Program

Sep 15 Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellowships in Israel for U.S. Citizens 2020/2021

Sep TBD American Heart Association Postdoctoral Fellowships

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

Oct 15 American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellowships

Oct 20 NSF Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships 

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

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 – Postdoctoral Positions at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory 

DISSERTATION SUPPORT

April 1 Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations Marilyn Blatt Young Dissertation Completion Fellowship

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

Apr 15 Melvin Kranzberg Dissertation Fellowship (history of technology)

Apr TBD North American Conference on British Studies Dissertation Research Fellowship 

May 1 Grants for Health Services Dissertation Program (R36)

Jun TBD Political Science Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement grant application must be submitted with your advisor and through Office of Research

Jul 15 Linguistics Program Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement –  grant application must be submitted with your advisor and through Office of Research  

Jul 20 Biological Anthropology Program Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement –  grant application must be submitted with your advisor and through Office of Research 

Aug 1 Grants for Health Services Dissertation Program (R36)

Aug 16 Cultural Anthropology Program Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement –  grant application must be submitted with your advisor and through Office of Research

Oct TBD Sociology Program Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement –  grant application must be submitted with your advisor and through Office of 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) 

Various Deadlines Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Research Opportunities 

GRADUATE & DOCTORAL SUPPORT

Apr 1 Batten, First Union, and Peter Nicolaisen International Fellowships

Apr 1 German Historical Institute Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships

Apr 1 SHOT- NASA Predoctoral Fellowship (history of space technology) 

Apr 14 National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellowships

Apr 15 Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Graduate Fellowship (National Deadline; local chapter deadline is usually 2 weeks earlier)

Apr 15 BHW Group Women in STEM Scholarship

Apr 28 Google India PhD Fellowships

Apr 30 Government of the Slovak Republic approved the establishment of the National Scholarship Programme 

Apr 30 HENAAC Scholars Program - Henaac Scholars Program, Great Minds in STEM 

May 12 American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation (ASHFoundation) New Century Scholars Doctoral Scholarship

May 12 Google China/Hong Kong/Japan/South Korea Phd Fellowship Program 

May 31 American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Fellowship for Minority Doctoral Students 

Sep TBD American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowships

TBD American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation (ASHFoundation) Graduate Student Scholarship

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

Various Deadlines Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations Fellowships and Grants https://shafr.org/members/fellowships-grants 

On-going Gerda Henkel Foundation Ph.D. Scholarships in the Historical Humanities https://www.gerda-henkel-stiftung.de/phd-scholarships 

RESEARCH SUPPORT

Apr 1 Research Fellowships in Aerospace History

Apr 1 Harry S. Truman Library Institute Research Grants Program

Apr 14 National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships 

Apr 15 Horton Hydrology Research Grant from American Geophysical Union 

Apr 15 Emerging Crises Oral History Research Fund

Apr 19 American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation Student Research Grant in Early Childhood Language Development 

Apr 19 American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation Student Research Grant in Audiology 

Apr 28 Japan-US Friendship Commission and the National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships for Advanced Social Science Research on Japan

Apr 25 Project Management Institute’s Research Grant Program for the study of project, program or portfolio management

Apr 27 Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program 

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

Apr TBD National Institute of Justice Graduate Fellowships in STEM

May 1 NRC Research Associateship Programs (RAP)

May 3 Deutsches Akademisches Austaauschdienst (DAAD) Short-Term Research Grants (for research in Germany) 

May 5 US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science (SC) Graduate Student Research Program 

Jul 15 The Leakey Foundation Grants for Research Related to Human Origins 

Jul 15 Kluge Fellowships (humanities and social science research) 

Aug 1 NRC Research Associateship Programs (RAP)

Sep 15 Fulbright Canada-American Scholars Awards 

Oct 1 Harry S. Truman Library Institute Research Grants Program

TBD UCHRI Residential Research Group Fellowships

TBD Graduate Fellowship for Research in Japan

TBD Merck KGaA Research Grant Competition

Various Opportunities New York Public Library Research Fellowships

Various Deadlines Smithsonian Institute Fellowships 

Various Deadlines Metropolitan Museum of Art Research Fellowships

Various Deadlines Center for Disease Control (CDC) Fellowships

On-going Dirksen Congressional Research Grant

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

OTHER (Travel, Short-Term, Award, Summer etc.)

Apr 1 Digital Archaeological Archive of Comparative Slavery

Apr 1 Short-Term Carter Center Graduate Assistantships in Atlanta 

Apr 3 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting  (no citizenship requirements)

Apr 14 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships

Apr 16 Charles Koch Institute Summer Internship

Apr 17 SACNAS Travel Fellowships

Apr 28 Mary Murphy Graduate Scholarship – Delta Sigma Theta Sorority

Apr 28 Sara Finney-Johnson Scholarship – Delta Sigma Theta Sorority

Apr 30 CGS Gustave O Arlt Book Award in the Humanities from the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS)  

Apr TBD Fulbright New Zealand Fellowships in Public Policy

Apr TBD PSA/Journal of Postcolonial Writing Postgraduate Essay Competition

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

Apr TBD Lupus Foundation of America Summer Fellowships

Apr TBD LGBT Studies One-Month Research Fellowship at Yale University (SUSPENDED 2021-2022) 

May 1 James P. Danky Fellowship in Print and Digital Culture

May 15 Catherine Prelinger Award (women’s history) 

May 15 Fredric M. Jablin Doctoral Dissertation Award 

Jun 15 Fritz Stern Dissertation Prize on German History

July 9 National Air and Space Administration (NASA) Internships
*NOTE: Select opportunities are also open to citizens from countries participating in the NASA International Internship Program.

Sep 1 Samuel H. Kress Foundation Conservation Grants Programs 

Sep 1 Samuel H. Kress Foundation Art History Digital Art History Grant Programs 

Oct 1 Samuel H. Kress Foundation Conservation Grants Programs 

Fall TBD Presidential Management Fellows Program US Office of Personnel Management

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