The Green Initiative Fund for environmental projects

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The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF) empowers students to take direct action and come up with innovative solutions to solve our environmental problems. Any student, staff, or faculty member of the University community can submit a project proposal. Don’t miss the chance to fund your campus green project! Applications are due Monday, February 4th, 2019.

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Reminder to apply for Academic Senate Travel Grants for 2018-2019

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The Academic Senate is accepting applications on a first-come, first-serve basis for the 2018-19 Doctoral Student Travel Grant. Applicants must be doctoral students and have advanced to candidacy, or if Master of Fine Arts students, must be in their second year and be in candidacy prior to travel. Applications will be pooled based on travel period and then by division or school.

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SME Education Foundation Scholarship for engineering or technology

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The 2019-2020 SME Education Foundation Scholarship is open to students who are pursuing a degree in an engineering discipline closely related to manufacturing or a technology field of study related to manufacturing. The foundation will offer a fund from $1,000 – $6,000. Apply today! Deadline is February 1, 2019.

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Coastal Fund Winter 2019 Grant Opportunities

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If you have an idea, project, or research that relates to coastal habitat preservation, restoration, access, or education in our community, consider submitting an application to The Coastal Fund. Deadlines are Friday, January 18th, 2019, for Major Grants and Friday, February 22nd, 2019, for Minor Grants. Apply today!

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Funding Forecast for Winter 2019

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Still hibernating or feeling dormant after the break? Don't forget to stay updated on upcoming fellowship opportunities. Our Funding Peer has compiled a list of over 175 funding opportunities with deadlines in the next three to four months -- all organized by type and stage for your convenience! Check out the full list and be sure to sign up for an upcoming funding workshop to create customized funding searches that work for you.

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Humane Studies Fellowship

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Secure financial support to off-set the cost of graduate school as you develop research and work toward a career in academia. This renewable, non-residency fellowship award of up to $15,000 per year supports full-time PhD students dedicated to advancing the classical liberal tradition through civil discourse and research. Application deadline is February 10, 2019.

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NSF Cultural Anthropology Program Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant


The National Science Foundation (NSF) Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (DDRIG) are grant awards for doctoral students to improve the quality of dissertation research. These grants provide $12,000 - $20,000 in funds to undertake significant data-gathering projects and to conduct field research in settings away from their campus that would not otherwise be possible. Deadline to apply is January 15, 2019.

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Stanford University Clayman Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship in Gender Studies

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Stanford University's Clayman Institute offers a two-year postdoctoral fellowship which includes a stipend, annual research fund, and standard benefits. Recent social science PhDs (including Sociology, History, Communications, Economics, Political Science, Psychology, and Anthropology) whose research focuses on gender with an intersectional perspective are eligible to apply. Deadline is January 10, 2019.

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L’Oréal USA For Women in Science fellowship program

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The L’Oréal USA For Women in Science fellowship program honors female scientists at a critical stage in their careers with grants of $60,000 each. They are seeking five exceptional female scientists looking to advance their research and serve as role models for the next generation of girls in STEM. Learn more and apply today! Application deadline is February 1, 2019.

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Brown University Presidential Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowships

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Brown University invites applications for the two-year Presidential Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowships 2019-2021 cohort to support the development of early career scholars from diverse backgrounds (with particular attention to historically underrepresented groups) who show promise as innovative scholars in integrative scholarship areas. The priority application deadline is December 16, 2018.

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American Sociological Association Minority Fellowship Program

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Through its Minority Fellowship Program (MFP), the American Sociological Association (ASA) offers an annual fellowship stipend of $18,000 to support the training of sociologists of color in any sub-area or specialty in the discipline. MFP selects talented doctoral students to ensure that a diverse workforce can assume leadership roles in research that is relevant to today’s global society. Learn more and apply today! Deadline is January 31, 2019.

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Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge 2019

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Cisco seeks to inspire and empower a generation of global problem solvers who will not only survive – but drive and thrive – in our increasingly digital economy. They seek solutions that are breakthroughs in technology, products, and services that drive economic development and/or solve social or environmental problem. Apply now to join the competition for $300,000 USD in prize money. Deadline is January 11. 2019.

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National Institute of Justice Doctoral Research Apprenticeships

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The NIJ Research Assistantship Program (RAP) offers highly qualified doctoral students the opportunity to bring their expertise to NIJ to work across offices and program areas to obtain a practical and applied research experience. Students have until January 25, 2019 to work with their schools to apply.

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Supplemental funding from NSF available to support graduate internships

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If you are on a project supported by NSF and would like additional funding for non-academic internships, talk to your Faculty PI about submitting a proposal for up to $55,000. The funding could support up to 6 months of a non-academic internship or other professional development training relevant to your work. The deadline for submission is May 1, 2019.

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Blakemore Freeman Fellowships for advanced level Asian language study

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Blakemore Freeman Fellowships are awarded for one academic year of advanced level language study in East or Southeast Asia. Candidates pursuing careers in fields such as academia, STEM, international business, accounting, law, medicine, journalism, architecture, teaching, social or NGO work, and government service are encouraged to apply. Deadline is December 30, 2018.

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2019–2020 Herb York IGCC Dissertation Fellowship Competition

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The Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC) will award up to ten regular dissertation fellowships and one specially designated Herb York IGCC Fellowship for the 2019–2020 academic year. Fellowships are $25,000. US citizenship is NOT required. Application deadline is December 20, 2018.

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Fellowship award for research in NOAA mission-related sciences


NOAA's Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program provides support for independent graduate-level studies in oceanography, marine biology, or maritime archaeology (including all science, engineering, social science and resource management of ocean and coastal areas), particularly to women and minorities. The deadline is December 17, 2018.

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UC MEXUS funding available for short-term projects

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The University of California Institute for Mexico and the United States (UC MEXUS) offers a monthly competition for support of University of California graduate student and postdoctoral researcher activities in all disciplines as related to academic exchange, research training, and scholarly development in areas of interest to UC MEXUS. The next deadline is December 3, 2018.

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Apply now for the 2019-2020 Chateaubriand Fellowship

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The Chateaubriand Fellowship is a grant offered by the Embassy of France in the United States. It supports outstanding Ph.D. students from American universities who wish to conduct research in France for a period ranging from 4 to 9 months. Chateaubriand fellows receive a stipend, a round trip ticket to France, and health insurance. Apply today! Deadline is January 9, 2018.

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