External Fellowships and Grants

This page collects notices we receive at LGS about fellowship or grant opportunities that may be of interest to graduate students.

Do not use this page in lieu of a systematic search. This is simply a list of the ones that happen to come our way. We encourage students to use the Grant Forward database to search for more opportunities.

American Association for the Advancement of Science

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is the largest general scientific society in the world. The fellowship program offers hands-on opportunities to apply your scientific knowledge and technical skills to important societal challenges. As a fellow, you will serve a yearlong assignment in a selected area of the executive, legislative, or judicial branch of the federal government in Washington, D.C., enhancing your professional influence by tackling problems and participating in policy development and implementation. Deadline to apply: November 1, 2016.

AAAS Fellowships website

American Association of University Women Fellowships

Fellowships available include international fellowships, professional fellowships, American fellowships and career development grants. Funding ranges from $6,000 to $30,000. Deadlines vary from November 15, 2016 to January 10, 2017.

AAUW website

American Educational Research Association Minority Dissertation Fellowship

The American Educational Research Association (AERA) Minority Dissertation Fellowship in Education Research program provides mentoring and funding support to develop research skills and conduct studies in education related fields and topics. Deadline to apply: November 1, 2016.

AERA website

American-Scandinavian Foundation Fellowships and Grants

The ASF will offer around $300,000 to outstanding American students, scholars, professionals and artists for study and/or research in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway or Sweden. Fellowships of up to $23,000 are intended to support an academic year-long stay, and priority is given to students at the graduate level who need to spend time at foreign academic or research institutions. Grants of up to $5,000 are considered more suitable for shorter research visits, both on the graduate or post-doctoral level. Funding is available to candidates in all fields. Deadline to apply: November 1, 2016

ASF website

Anne van Biema Fellowship

The Anne van Biema Fellowship was established by bequest to promote excellence in research and publication on the Japanese visual arts. Fellowships support research at the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. Deadline to apply: December 15, 2016

Anne van Biema Fellowship website

Boren Fellowships

Boren Fellowships provide up to $24,000 to graduate students to add an important international language component to their education through specialization in area study, language study or increased language proficiency. Boren Fellowships support study and research in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests, including Africa, Asia, Central & Easter Europe, Eurasia, Latin America and the Middle East. Boren Fellows represent a variety of academic and professional disciplines, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages. 

  • Deadline to apply: January 31, 2017.
  • Deadline to submit application essay to LGS (jlhughe@emory.edu) for review: January 10, 2017

Boren Fellowships website

Chateaubriand Fellowship

The Chateaubriand Fellowship is a grant offered by the Embassy of France in the United States. Every year, it allows doctoral students enrolled in American universities to conduct research in France for 4 to 9 months. Chateaubriand fellows receive a stipend, a round trip ticket to France and health insurance. Deadline to apply: January 27, 2017

Chateaubriand website

CLIR/Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources

The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is offering one fellowship award to support original source dissertation research in the humanities or related social sciences at the Preservation Research and Testing Division of the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. The total award ranges from $23,500 to $31,000, depending on the length of the project. Fellows must begin their research between June 1 and September 1, 2016 and end within 12 months of commencing. Deadline to apply: December 2, 2016.

CLIR/Mellon website

Center for Retirement Research at Boston College

The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College announces the 2017 Sandell Grant Program and 2017 Dissertation Fellowship Program for research on retirement income and policy. These programs are funded by the U.S. Social Security Administration. Funding for grant and fellowship opportunities. Deadline to apply: January 31, 2017.

Center for Retirement Research website 

Dannon Gut Microbiome, Yogurt and Probiotics Fellowship

The Dannon Company, Inc. (“Dannon”) will award two undergraduate, graduate, or postdoctoral students a grant of $25,000. The successful candidate should excel in science and have an interest in the field of the gut microbiome’s effect on human health and well-being, or in the nutritional and functional benefits of yogurt, fermented dairy products and probiotics on the body (the “Field”). Deadline to apply: February 15, 2017

Dannon Fellowship website

Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Research

The SCGSR program supports supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to conduct part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE national laboratory in collaboration with a DOE laboratory scientist for a period of 3 to 12 consecutive months—with the goal of preparing graduate students for scientific and technical careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission. Deadline to apply: November 21, 2016.

DOE SCGSR website

Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowship

DZL fellowships are restricted to graduate students who are United States citizens attending an accredited and designated institution of higher education within the United States. The program of study need not be limited to Armenian studies, and candidates can be of any national descent. Applications must be submitted through the dean of the university where the student is pursuing graduate studies. Internal deadline: Jauary 3, 2017

DZL website

Ford Foundation Predoctoral, Dissertation and Postdoctoral Fellowships

Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. Predoctoral, Dissertation, and Postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded in a national competition administered by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on behalf of the Ford Foundation. Deadlines: Predoctoral Fellowship (November 17, 2016); Dissertation and Postdoctoral Fellowships (November 10, 2016)

Ford Foundation website

Fulbright-Hays Fellowship

This program provides grants to colleges and universities to fund individual doctoral students who conduct research in other countries, in modern foreign languages and area studies for periods of six to 12 months. Deadline to apply: February 27, 2017

Georgia Sea Grant Program Fellowship

Sea Grant sponsored fellowships — (i) Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship and (ii) Coastal Management Fellowship — offer stellar professional development opportunities for students who are interested in working on coastal resource management or national marine policy issues.

Hertz Fellowship

The Foundation supports graduate students working towards the Ph.D. degree in the applied physical, biological and engineering sciences. These fields include applied mathematics, statistics, and quantitative aspects of modern biology. Here, "applied" is broadly construed to mean fields of endeavor in which one applies, invents, and/or develops results from the basic physical sciences to generate solutions to problems of comparatively near-term, widespread human interest. Eligible applicants for Hertz Fellowships must be students of the applied physical, biological and engineering sciences or mathematics who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States of America, and who are willing to morally commit to make their skills available to the United States in time of national emergency. Deadline to apply: October 28, 2016

Hertz Fellowship website

Insight Data Science Fellows Program

Insight is an intensive, seven week postdoctoral training fellowship that bridges the gap between academia and a career in data science. Based in Silicon Valley and New York City, and with a growing network across the country, the program enables scientists to learn the industry specific skills needed to work in the growing field of big data at leading companies. Deadline to apply: October 24, 2016

Insight website

L'Oreal-UNESCO Women in Science Fellowship

In the US, the L’Oréal USA For Women In Science fellowship program awards five post‐doctoral women scientists annually with grants of $60,000 each. Applicants are selected from a variety of fields, including the life and physical/material sciences, technology (including computer science), engineering, and mathematics. Deadline to apply: February 3, 2017.

L'Oreal-UNESCO site

Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships

The Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships are to assist graduate students in the humanities and related social sciences in the last year of Ph.D. dissertation writing. This program aims to encourage timely completion of the Ph.D. Applicants must be prepared to complete their dissertations within the period of their fellowship tenure. The Laney Graduate School deadline is October 10, 2016. See Mellon/ACLS guidelines below. Questions? Email James Hughes (jlhughe@emory.edu).

National Center for Toxicological Research (FDA)

Selected individuals will participate in research projects on the biological effect of potentially toxic chemicals and the solutions to toxicology problems that have a major impact on human health and the environment. Deadline to apply: February 17, 2017

NCTR information

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

The purpose of the GRFP is to help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce of the United States. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees in STEM fields and STEM education. Deadlines vary, but begin as soon as October 24, 2016.

NSF GRFP website

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans provides up to $90,000 in support for immigrants and children of immigrants who are pursuing graduate school full-time in any field and at any advanced degree-granting institution in the United States. Deadline to apply: November 1, 2016.

PD Soros website

Samuel Beckett Summer School at Trinity College Dublin

A competitive bursary is available for an Emory Graduate Student to attend the 2017 Samuel Beckett Summer School.  This  partnership bursary waives the cost of registration, €500, and the student selected for the Emory Bursary is eligible for Emory- funded transportation. Deadline to apply: February 28, 2017

Guidelines and application

University of Pennsylvania Postdoctoral Fellowship for Academic Diversity

The Postdoctoral Fellowship for Academic Diversity Program is a competitive program whose goal is to increase the diversity of the community of scholars devoted to academic research at both the University of Pennsylvania and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).  Both organizations seek to attract promising researchers and educators from different backgrounds, races, ethnic groups, and other diverse populations whose life experience, research experience and employment background will contribute significantly to their academic missions. Fellowships are available for postdoctoral training in all areas of study at either Penn or CHOP. Successful candidates will receive mentored scholarly and research training as well as courses and workshops to enhance their research success skills and prepare them for a faculty position in a major university. Deadline to apply: November 15, 2016.

UPenn Posdoctoral Fellowship for Academic Diversity website