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. We encourage students to use the Grant Forward database to search for more opportunities.

Grant Forward

The Grant Forward database is a great resource for identifying funding opportunities. 

Note: Because Emory subscribes to Grant Forward as an institution, you must access the database from campus or by using a VPN connection.

Grant Forward

We also recommend students take advantage of two other resources:

Boren Fellowships

Boren Fellowships provide up to $25,000 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 and Eastern 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.

  • View Boren Fellowships 2021 Applicant Webinars here

Boren Fellowships website

Berlin Graduate Exchange Student Program

The Laney Graduate School maintains a graduate student exchange program with the Freie Universität Berlin (FUB). The program seeks to promote strong academic and cultural ties between the two institutions. One student may be selected to represent Emory at the FUB for the 2021-22 academic year (October 1, 2021 - July 31, 2022). Selection is based on a competitive process. Please check back for updates to this page.

  • Deadline to apply: March 5, 2021
  • Application information here

Program Website

Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies Fellowship

The Berlin Program offers up to one year of dissertation or postdoctoral research support at the Freie Universität Berlin, one of Germany’s leading research universities. It is open to scholars in all social science and humanities disciplines, including historians working on German and European history since the mid-18th century. The program accepts applications from nationals, permanent and long-term residents from the U.S. and Canada. Applicants for a dissertation fellowship must be full-time graduate students enrolled at a North American university who have achieved ABD status by the time the proposed research stay in Berlin begins. Also eligible are U.S. and Canadian Ph.D.s who have received their doctorates within the past two calendar years from a North American university.

Program website

Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

Designed to encourage original and significant study of religious and ethical values in fields across the humanities and social sciences, the 2021 Newcombe Fellowships are available to Ph.D. and Th.D. candidates who expect to complete their dissertation between April and August 2022. View flyer here.

Program website

Chateaubriand Fellowship Program

This fellowship offered by the Embassy of France in the United States allows PhD students enrolled in American universities to conduct research in France for 4–9 months. The program is divided into two sub-programs: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Health and Humanities and Social Sciences.

  • Deadline to apply (to either sub-program): TBD

Program website

Data Incubator's 2020 Data Science Fellowship 

The Data Science Fellowship Program from The Data Incubator is one of the most rigorous, intensive programs available today. Designed to create the data scientists of tomorrow from qualified STEM academics, this full-time, eight-week program provides the skills needed to succeed in the “best job in America.”

Program website

DOE Fusion Energy Sciences Postdoctoral Research Program

The purpose of the Fusion Energy Sciences Postdoctoral Research Program is to offer recent doctoral degree recipients the opportunity to conduct research in DOE fusion energy research and development programs. Participants acquire knowledge and experience in areas of fusion energy science, interact with outstanding scientists and engineers, and have access to advanced equipment and facilities. Appointments are made to designated DOE laboratories, universities and contractor fusion energy centers.

Program website

Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund Fellowship

The Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund was established by the Will of Dolores Zohrab Liebmann and is administered by JPMorgan, Trustee.  Mrs. Liebmann was the daughter of a prominent Armenian intellectual, writer and statesman and was married to one of the owners of a successful American business.  She supported students and educational and charitable organizations during her lifetime.  Mrs. Liebmann's primary concern, as expressed in her Will, was to attract and support students with outstanding character and ability who hold promise for achievement and distinction in their chosen fields of study.  The trustees welcome applications from students of all national origins who are United States citizens.

Ford Foundation

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.

Ford Foundation website


Emory has an internal process to manage Fulbright submissions. Click on the link below to visit our Fulbright page.


Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Program

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.

Details here

Harold Gulliksen Psychometric Research Fellowship

This program seeks graduate students who have completed their doctoral coursework and are at the dissertation stage of their program, working on a dissertation related to statistics, psychometrics, educational/psychological measurement or quantitative methods. Selected fellows study at their universities and carry out research under the supervision of an academic mentor and in consultation with an ETS researcher or psychometrician.

  • Deadline to apply: TBD

Harold Gulliksen Psychometric Research Fellowship Guidelines

HHMI Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program

Through the Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program, HHMI will recruit and retain individuals from groups underrepresented in the life sciences. The program will support early career scientists with the potential to become leaders in academic research. Through their successful careers, HHMI Hanna Gray Fellows will inspire future generations of scientists from America’s diverse talent pool. The Institute will select and support up to 15 Fellows in this competition. The competition is open to all eligible applicants, and no nomination is required.

Program announcement

HHMI - Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study

The program provides awards to pairs of dissertation advisers and their graduate students based on what HHMI values and considers essential components of the environment, particularly the institution and adviser’s commitment to creating a healthy academic ecosystem and the student’s potential for scientific leadership.

Insight Fellows Program

Insight offers intensive, seven-week fellowships in data science, health data science, artificial intelligence, and data engineering. Based in New York, Boston, Seattle, and Silicon Valley, 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: Varies by area

Insight website

Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship

ACLS invites applications for Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships, which support a year of research and writing to help advanced graduate students in the humanities and related social sciences in the last year of PhD dissertation writing. The program encourages timely completion of the PhD and is open to scholars pursuing humanistic research on topics grounded in any time period, world region, or methodology. Applicants must be prepared to complete their dissertations within the period of their fellowship tenure. A grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation supports this program.

  • Internal Deadline: October 15, 2021 (Click Here)

Program Website

Mellon/CLIR Dissertation Research Fellowships Program

The purposes of this fellowship program are to: help junior scholars in the humanities and related social science fields gain skill and creativity in developing knowledge from original sources; enable dissertation writers to do research wherever relevant sources may be, rather than just where financial support is available; encourage more extensive and innovative uses of original sources in libraries, archives, museums, historical societies, and related repositories in the U.S. and abroad; and provide insight from the viewpoint of doctoral candidates into how scholarly resources can be developed for access most helpfully in the future.

Mellon/CLIR website


The NSF GRFP recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported STEM disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees at accredited US institutions. As of 2021, it is a five-year fellowship that includes three years of financial support.


ORISE connects the most talented and diverse students to programs closely aligned with the interests of a variety of research facilities, including those managed for the U.S. Department of Energy, and more than a dozen other federal agencies. These STEM internship and fellowship programs are key to the recruitment and preparation of the next generation of our nation’s scientific workforce. They also suggest students take advantage of their new ORISE GO mobile app (see here).

ETS Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

This program provides opportunities for early career scholars to work with ETS researchers on a variety of cutting-edge topics, including foundational research as well as research embedded in real-world testing programs. Selected fellows work on research projects and conduct independent research that is relevant to ETS's goals under the mentorship of research scientists or psychometricians in Princeton, N.J. Candidates must have received their doctorate within the past three years. This year, we are seeking applications in the following areas of expertise: measurement, psychometrics and statistics; process data modeling and analysis; and artificial intelligence.

Program guidelines

Summer Internship Program in Research for Graduate Students

This program focuses on major research activities that will occur in 2019. Selected interns conduct research under the guidance of mentors at ETS offices in Princeton, N.J. Graduate students who are currently enrolled in full-time doctoral programs in the areas listed above and who have completed a minimum of two years of coursework toward their Ph.D. or Ed.D. prior to the program start date are eligible to apply.

Program deadline

Title VI International Research and Studies (IRS) Program

The International and Foreign Language Education Office (IFLE) of the U.S. Department of Education is pleased to announce the opening of the competition for FY 2020 new awards under the Title VI International Research and Studies (IRS) Program. The IRS program provides grants to institutions, public and private agencies, organizations, and individuals to conduct research and studies or to develop instruction materials to improve and strengthen instruction in modern foreign languages, area studies, and other international fields. IRS program funds may not be used for the training of students and teachers. To learn about projects funded under the last call for applications for this program, visit our Google Map of FY 2019 IFLE Grantees and filter by the “International Research Studies” program.

Program Website

Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies

The Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies encourages original and significant research about women that crosses disciplinary, regional, or cultural boundaries. Previous Fellows have explored such topics as transnational religious education for Muslim women, the complex gender dynamics of transidentity management, women’s electoral success across racial and institutional contexts, women’s sports, militarism and the education of American women, and the relationship between family commitments and women’s work mobility. The WW Women’s Studies Fellowships support the final year of dissertation writing for Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences whose work addresses topics of women and gender in interdisciplinary and original ways. View flyer here.

Program Website