American Educational Research Association - Dissertation Grants Program
This program supports policy-related research using statistics from national databases.
Sigma Xi Grants for Scientific Research by Graduate and Undergraduate Students
Awards grants to students from all areas of sciences and engineering.
Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowships
The Henry A.Murray Research Center offers two types of funds for dissertations:
The Jeanne Humphrey Block Dissertation Award Program offers up to $5,000 to a woman doctoral student. Proposals must draw on the center's data resources, and should focus on gender differences, or some developmental issue of concern to girls or women. Deadline is April 1 annually.
The Henry A. Murray Dissertation Award Program offers up to $5,000 to doctoral students. Projects must draw on the center's data resources, and should focus on some aspect of "the study of lives," concentrating on issues in human development or personality. The application deadline is April 1 annually.
The Knowles Science Teaching Foundation
The Teaching Fellowship is awarded to men and women who have received a bachelor's or advanced degree in science, engineering or mathematics who plan to teach high school science or mathematics. The fellowship supports them professionally and financially for up to five years through a teacher preparation program to eligibility for tenure. Deadline is mid-January.
The Nonprofit Sector Research Fund, a grantmaking program of the Aspen Institute in Washington, DC, annually offers the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship. The scholarship, which is based on academic excellence and need, is open to both undergraduate and graduate students who are members of minority groups.
The Spencer Foundation's Dissertation Fellowships for Research Related to Education.
Teaching Assistantships -- talk with the person in charge of your department's graduate program.
FAFSA on the Web
California Postsecondary Education Commission - the state's higher education portal with information on trends, legislation, statistics.