Funding Opportunities for Graduate Students

For questions about any of the opportunities below, contact Eileen Lavelle, Assistant Director at the Office of Graduate Student Assistantships and Fellowships.

 

Program Disciplinary Area Purpose Eligibility Award Amount Expected Deadline
AAUW American Fellowships Open Dissertation Writing, Postdoctoral Fellowship Female, U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident Varies November 1, 2021
AAUW International Fellowship Open Predoctoral, Other Professional Degrees Female, International Varies

 November 15, 2021

ACOR/CAORC Pre-Doctorate Fellowship Humanities & Social Sciences Predoctoral U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident $27,600 maximum  February 1, 2021

AHA Research Grants & Fellowships

Humanities Dissertation
Research
AHA Members Varies February 15, 2021 for research grants; April 1, 2021 for fellowships

AIMS Short- and Long-Term Fellowships to Tunis, Oran, and Tangiers

Humanities & Social Sciences Dissertation
Research
U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident $6,000 - $15,000 January 31, 2021

American Institute for Yemeni Studies Fellowship Programs

Humanities &
Social Sciences
Dissertation
Research
U.S. and Yemeni Citizens $5,000 (U.S.)
$1,500 (Yemeni)
January 15, 2022
American Councils Critical Language Scholarship Humanities &
Social Sciences
Predoctoral U.S. Citizen Varies November 16, 2021
ARCE Fellowships for Egyptian Studies Humanities &
Social Sciences
Dissertation
Research,
Postdoctoral
U.S. Citizen Varies January 18, 2021

ARIT Fellowships in the Humanities and Social Sciences in Turkey

Humanities &
Social Sciences
Dissertation
Research
Open Varies November 1, 2021

ARIT Summer Fellowships for Intensive Advanced Turkish Language Study at Bogazici University

Humanities &
Social Sciences
Graduate Study U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident Covers round-trip airfare, tuition, and stipend Early February 2022

 

CAORC Fellowship Program Humanities &
Social Sciences
Dissertation Research U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident $11,500 maximum November 16, 2021
Center for Arabic Study Abroad CASA I Program Fellowship Humanities & Social Sciences Graduate Study,
Predoctoral
Open; See Eligibility Covers round-trip airfare, tuition, and stipend TBA
Cosmos Club Foundation Grant-in-Aid to Young Scholars Open Research, Travel Open  $5,000 maximum November 1, 2021
Council for European Studies (CES) Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowship European Studies Research, Travel Open $5,000 TBA
Council for European Studies (CES) Dissertation Completion Fellowship European Studies Dissertation Writing U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident $27,500 January 15, 2021
DAAD Study Scholarship in Germany Humanities &
Social Sciences
Independent Study,
Master’s Degree
Undergraduate Senior, Recent Graduate Monthly stipend TBA
DAAD Research Grants in Germany Humanities &
Social Sciences
Dissertation Research, 
Doctoral Degree
Ph.D. Candidate, Recent Graduate, U.S. or Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident Varies TBA
Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Foundation Fellowship Open Graduate or
Professional Degree 
U.S. Citizen $18,000 plus tuition coverage Contact Eileen Lavelle
Embassy of France in the U.S. HSS Chateaubriand Fellowship Humanities &
Social Sciences
Dissertation
Research
Open; French Citizens Ineligible 1,500 €/month, health insurance, and roundtrip airfare January 14, 2022
Fulbright U.S. Student Program Open Graduate Studies,
Research, ESL
U.S. Citizen Varies Contact Eileen Lavelle
GW CCAS Dean’s Graduate Conference Travel Grants CCAS Conference Travel Enrolled in graduate program at CCAS $800 - $1,400 Quarterly
GW CCAS Dean’s Dissertation Completion Fellowship CCAS Dissertation Writing Enrolled in graduate program at CCAS 1 year of department funding matched Spring 2022
Josephine de Karman Fellowship Trust Dissertation Fellowship Open Dissertation Writing Restricted to students at Universities in California for the 2021-2022 academic year $25,000 January 31, 2022
Marquette University Mitchem Dissertation Fellowships for Underrepresented Students Various

Dissertation Writing, Course Instruction

U.S. Citizen, Ethnic Diversity $36,520 January 3, 2022
Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship Humanities &
Social Sciences
Dissertation Writing Open $43,000 maximum October 27, 2021
The National Academies Ford Foundation Diversity Dissertation Fellowship Open Dissertation Writing U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident; Ethnic Diversity Preferred $28,000 January 6, 2022
The National Academies Ford Foundation Diversity Predoctoral Fellowship Open Predoctoral U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident; Ethnic Diversity Preferred $27,000 each year for 3 years January 6, 2022
The National Academies Ford Foundation Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship Open Postdoctoral U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident; Ethnic Diversity Preferred $50,000 January 6, 2022
The NAED / Spencer Foundation Dissertation Fellowship Open Dissertation Writing;
Research Question
Relevant to Education
Open $27,500 October 7, 2021
The NAED / Spencer Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship Open Postdoctoral;
Research Question
Relevant to Education
Open $70,000 November 17, 2021
NSEP David L. Boren Graduate Fellowship Humanities &
Social Sciences
Language Study, 
Research
U.S. Citizen

$12,500 - $30,000

Contact Eileen Lavelle
PARC Field Research Fellowships for Palestine, Israel, Jordan & Lebanon Open; Palestinian
Studies
Doctoral
Research,
Postdoctoral
U.S. Citizen $9,000 Maximum January 3, 2022
SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development Program (DPDF) Humanities &
Social Sciences
Early Stage,
Pre-Dissertation
Open $3,000 Maximum February 1, 2022
SSRC International Dissertation Research Fellowship Program Humanities &
Social Sciences
Dissertation
Research
Open $23,000 Average November 2, 2021
Smithsonian Institute Postdoctoral and Doctoral Graduate Fellowships Varies Dissertation
Writing
Varies Varies Varies
U.S. Department of Education 
Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Program
Humanities &
Social Sciences
Dissertation
Research, non-Western European topics
U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident $15,000 - $60,000 Contact Eileen Lavelle
University of London Institute of Historical Research (IHR) Junior Fellowships Humanities; History Dissertation
Research, Postdoctoral


Varies; See Eligibility Guidelines

Varies Varies
The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships Humanities &
Social Sciences
Dissertation
Writing
Open $30,000 November 15, 2021
The Woodrow Wilson National
Fellowship Foundation Dissertation Grants in Women’s Studies
Humanities &
Social Sciences
Dissertation
Research
Open $5,000 October 15, 2021