Summer 2021 Funding Forecast

by Ranjani Atur, Funding Peer
Monday, June 21, 2021 6:45 AM

The summer is a perfect time to prepare for funding opportunities announced in the fall! Also, you can be ready by updating typical fellowship application materials: personal statement, research statement, and CV (Need support on these materials? Check out the workshops being offered by the GSRC this summer here). Be sure to make the most of summer and occasionally review funding postings, repostings, or extended deadlines for any awards still active. As usual, below is only a sample list for the next three months. But it may be your starting point for learning about types of external funding!

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


Jun. 30 The Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) Translational Research in Multi-Disciplinary Program (TRIUMPH) Postdoctoral Program

Jul. 1 NASA Postdoctoral Program 

Aug. 1 National Research Council Postdoctoral Research Associate Program

Aug. 3 Princeton University Society of Fellows (SF) Humanities and Social Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowship 

Sep. 1 Social Science Research Council (SSRC) Abe Postdoc Fellowship

Sep. 9 Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies (HCAS) Postdoctoral Fellowship

Sep. 15 Fulbright Postdoctoral and Early Career Awards

Sep. 30 The Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) Translational Research in Multi-Disciplinary Program (TRIUMPH) Postdoctoral Program

Sep. TBD American Heart Association Postdoctoral Fellowship

Sep. TBD Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Postdoctoral Fellowship

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

Oct. 1 German Historical Institute (GHI) Postdoctoral Fellowships

Oct. 15 NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellowships

Oct. 15 American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellowships

Oct. 20 NSF Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

Oct. 30 The Harvard Newcomen Postdoctoral Fellowship in Business History

Nov. 1 Wenner-Gren Foundation Post-PhD Research Grants (anthropology)

Nov. 1 School for Advanced Research Resident Scholar Fellowships

Nov. 1 AAUW Postdoctoral Fellowship for International Women 

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

Nov. TBD Postdoctoral Diversity and Innovation Scholars program, University of New Hampshire

Nov. TBD Du Bois-Mandela-Rodney Postdoctoral Fellowship

Nov. TBD Tobacco-Related Disease Research Postdoctoral Program (Letter of Intent) 

Various deadlines – University of Toronto Postdoctoral Fellowships various opportunities

Various deadlines – Postdoctoral Positions at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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

Various deadlines – Postdoctoral opportunities in Medicine – 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


Jun. 30 The National Tax Association's Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award (finance and taxation) 

Jul. 1 Margery Morgan Lowens Dissertation Research Fellowship (music)

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

Aug. 2 Doctoral Dissertation Fellows Award, Society for Social Work and Research 

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

Aug. 16 Dissertation Award in Statistical and Nonlinear Physics

Aug. TBD Alden G. Clayton Dissertation Proposal Competition, Marketing Science Institute 

Oct. 1 Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Dissertation Fellowship

Oct. 7 National Academy of Education Spencer Dissertation Fellowship 

Oct. 8 World Politics and Statecraft Fellowship, Smith Richardson Foundation 

Oct. 16 Drug Abuse Dissertation Research 

Oct. TBD Mellon Foundation and the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Dissertation Completion Fellowship

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

Nov. 1 Grants for Health Services Dissertation Program (R36)

Nov. 1 Wenner-Gren Foundation Dissertation Fieldwork Grants

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

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

Nov. 1 School for Advanced Research Resident Scholar Dissertation Fellowships

Nov. 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 

Nov. TBD Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Dissertation Fellowship

Nov. TBD Robert Walser and Susan McClary Fellowship – two-year dissertation research support in music for underrepresented 

Nov. TBD AERA Minority Dissertation Fellowship in Education Research

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

Nov. TBD Charlotte Newcomb Dissertation Fellowship

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 Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC) Herb York Dissertation Fellowship 

TBD Global Religion Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships


Jul. 15 The Robert J. Stevenson Scholarship for teachers pursuing an advanced degree 

Jul. TBD African Humanities Program Fellowship

Jul. TBD Patsy Takemoto Mink Education Foundation for Low-Income Women and Children Education Award  

Aug. 10 American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowships 

Aug. TBD Florence P. Kendall Doctoral Scholarship (physical therapy)

Sep. 30 Google North America and Europe PhD Fellowships

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

Oct. 1 University of California Natural Reserve System Mathias Graduate Student Research Fellowship 

Oct. 1 German Historical Institute (GHI) Doctoral Fellowships

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

Oct. 4 Craft Research and Artist Fellowship (creativity and design)

Oct. 4 Craft Research Fund Project Grant (creativity and design)

Oct. 7 National Humanities Center Fellowships

Oct. TBD NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Grant (Pre or Early Doctoral)

Oct. TBD IBM Doctoral Fellowship Program

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

Nov. TBD National Gallery of Art Predoctoral Fellowships

Nov. TBD Amelia Earhart Fellowship 

Dec. 8 Novus Biological Scholarships (life sciences) 

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

TBD NASA Space Technology Research Fellowships (NSTRF) 

TBD Tobacco-Related Disease Research Predoctoral Program

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

TBD Dr. Adawia Alousi STEM Scholarship Fund for Muslim Women (undergrad and grad)

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


Jul. 7 Frank W. Putnam Trauma Research Scholars Program (for traumatic stress research) 

Jul. 10 National Geographic Exploration Grants

Jul. 15 Leakey Foundation Research Grants Related to Human Origins (no citizenship restrictions) 

Jul. 15 Kluge Fellowships (humanities and social science research)

Jul. TBD Spencer Foundation Small Research Grants on Education

Jul. TBD Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Research Fellowship Program (DDETFP) Grants for Research Fellowship (GRF) 

Jul. TBD Lung Cancer Research Grants

Jul. TBD Dr. Philip Kayal Fund for Arab American Social Science Research

Aug. 1 NRC Research Associateship Programs (RAP)

Aug. 1 Statistics Fellowship with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 

Sep. TBD The Spalding Trust Grants for the Comparative Study of Religions

Sep. TBD Wiedemann Research Fellowships for Enlightenment Studies

Sep. TBD National Association of School Psychologists Graduate Student Research Grant

Sep. TBD Mirzayan Science Tech Policy Fellowship 

Oct. 1 Harry S. Truman Library Institute Research Grants Program 

Oct. 1 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

Oct. 4 Craft Fund Graduate Research Grant (creativity and design)

Oct. 15 Small Grants for Doctoral Research In Second or Foreign Language Assessment

Oct. 15 German Chancellor Research Fellowship

Oct. TBD Getty Library Research Grants

Oct. TBD American Philosophical Society Franklin Research Grants 

Nov. 1 NRC Research Associateship Programs (RAP)

Nov. 1 Virgil Thompson Research Fellowship –research support in music

Nov. 1 The Hampsong Education Fellowship in American Song 

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

Nov. 1 Hemingway Research Grants

Nov. 15 American Institute of Indian Studies Research Fellowships

Nov. TBD Deutsches Akademisches Austaauschdienst (DAAD) Research Grants (for research in Germany) 

On-going Dirksen Congressional Research Grant

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

TBD The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality Research Grant


Jul. 9 SACNAS Travel Fellowships 

Aug. TBD Association for Women Geoscientists Award and Scholarships

Sep. 1 Samuel H. Kress Foundation History of Art Grant Program

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

Sep. 1 Samuel H. Kress Foundation Conservation Grants Programs

Sep. 22 National Endowment for the Humanities Summer 2020 Stipends 

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

Nov. 1 Digital Archaeological Archive of Comparative Slavery

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

TBD Civil Service Foreign Affairs (FA) Fellowship Program

TBD Veterans Innovation Partnership (VIP)

TBD Environmental Defense Fund Climate Corps Fellows