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Undergraduate Funding Opportunities


Field: Earth & Environmental Studies, Political Science
C2C Fellows Follow-up Workshop
Agency: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Deadline:  Check the website for the May 2013 deadline
Link: https://crm.orionondemand.com/crm/forms/zEx723Ezx670x6705np 
Description: C2C Fellows is proud to offer two $1000 scholarships to C2C Fellows to continue their leadership training at follow-up workshops with Wellstone Action and Starting Bloc!
Starting Bloc offers a week long training workshop that focuses on social innovation. They are reserving one spot at the 2012 New York Institute training in Manhattan, August 2nd - 6th. The $1000 C2C scholarship will cover the entire tuition cost of the weekend which includes speakers, food, space, and receptions. Read more about the program through the link provided.
Award Amount: $1,000

Field: Political Science
CHCI Scholarship Program
Agency: Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI)
Deadline: April 16, 2013
Link: http://www.chci.org/scholarships/
Description: CHCI's scholarship opportunities are afforded to Latino students in the United States who have a history of performing public service-oriented activities in their communities and who demonstrate a desire to continue their civic engagement in the future. There is no GPA or academic major requirement. Students with excellent leadership potential are encouraged to apply.
Award Amount: $2,500 to pursue an undergraduate degree; $5,000 to pursue graduate-level study

Field: Political Science
Congressional Internship Program
Agency: Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI)
Deadline: Applications available September 2012
Link: http://www.chci.org/internships/
Description: The purpose of the Congressional Internship Program (CIP) is to expose young Latinos to the legislative process and to strengthen their professional and leadership skills, ultimately promoting the presence of Latinos on Capitol Hill and in Federal Agencies.
The Congressional Internship Program provides college students with a paid work placement in a Congressional Office or Federal Agency for a period of twelve weeks (Spring/Fall) or eight weeks (Summer). This unmatched experience allows students to learn first-hand about our nation's legislative process.
Award Amount: - $3,750 stipend - Spring and Fall (Twelve Weeks); $2,500 stipend - Summer (Eight Weeks)

Fields: Science, Engineering, Chemistry, Biology
Grants-in-Aid of Research
Agency: Sigma Xi: The Scientific Research Society
Deadline: March 15 and October 15 annually
Link: http://www.sigmaxi.org/programs/giar/index.shtml
Description: The program awards grants of up to $1,000 to students from all areas of the sciences and engineering. Designated funds from the National Academy of Sciences allow for grants of up to $5,000 for astronomy research and $2,500 for vision related research. Students use the funding to pay for travel expenses to and from a research site, or for purchase of non-standard laboratory equipment necessary to complete a specific research project.
While membership in Sigma Xi is not a requirement for applying for funding from the Grants-in-Aid of Research program, approximately 75% of funds are restricted for use by dues paying student members of Sigma Xi or students whose project advisor is a dues paying member of Sigma Xi. Students from any country are eligible to receive funding.
Award Amount: Sciences & Engineering: $1,000; Astronomy, $5,000; Vision related, $2,500

 Field: All fields
Tillman Military Scholars
Agency: Pat Tillman Foundation
Deadline: Application information released January 2013 for 2013-14 academic year
Link:http://www.pattillmanfoundation.org/tillman-military-scholars/apply/
Description: The Tillman Military Scholars program supports our nation's active and veteran service members and their spouses by removing financial barriers to completing a degree program of choice. The scholarships cover not only direct study-related expenses such as tuition and fees, but also other needs, including housing and child care. Eligible applicants include veterans and active service members; service members who wish to start, finish, or further their education; service members of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, National Guard, and Reserve); service members pursuing undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate, two-year, four-year, public, private, vocational, and trade degrees or certifications; and dependants of service members (children and spouses).
Award Amount: Tuition & fees plus supplemental funds

Field: International Studies, Social Sciences
William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship
Agency: The Aspen Institute
Deadline: December 14, 2012 and March 29, 2013
Link: http://www.aspeninstitute.org/policy-work/nonprofit-philanthropy/leadership-initiatives/hearst
Description: The fellowship, which is based on academic excellence and need, is open to both undergraduate and graduate students of color. The Hearst Fellow serves as an intern with PSI in the Washington, DC office of the Aspen Institute.  Through this fellowship, PSI seeks to introduce a diverse group of students to issues and challenges affecting philanthropy, social enterprise, nonprofit organizations, and other actors in the social sector.  Recipients may arrange with their colleges or universities to receive academic credit for this experience.
The Aspen Institute Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation seeks to inform and maximize the impact of grantmaking foundations, nonprofit organizations, social enterprises, and public-private partnerships through leadership development initiatives, convening's, and communications so that each can contribute to the good society at home and abroad.
Award Amount: Fall & Spring Intern: $2,000; Summer Intern: $4,000

Field: Economics, philosophy, law, political science, history, and sociology
Humane Studies Fellowships
Agency: Institute for Humane Studies    
Deadline: Information for the 2013-14 academic year available November 15, 2012
Link: http://www.theihs.org/humane-studies-fellowships
Description: The fellowships connect winners to a support network to guide them through a successful career in academia. Humane Studies Fellowships are awarded to full-time graduate students and outstanding undergraduates embarking on liberty-advancing careers in ideas. Past fellows have researched historical and contemporary ideas on freedom of action and association and the rule of law. Some notable research interests include:
·    market-based approaches to environmental policy
·    the legal development of privacy and property rights in 18th-century England
·    the role of patient autonomy in bioethics
·    impediments to economic growth in developing countries
·    the relationship between U.S. presidential politics, fiscal policies, and economic performance
Exceptional candidates with an evident intention of advancing liberty through other intellectual activities, such as teaching, policy analysis, and law, will also be considered.
Award Amount: $2,000-$15,000

Field: English, Literature, Philosophy, Communication, Political Science, Sociology, Psychology
Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest
Agency: The Ayn Rand Institute
Deadline: September 17, 2012
Link: http://essaycontest.aynrandnovels.com/AtlasShrugged.aspx?theme=blue
Description: Ayn Rand's novels are inspiring and intellectually challenging. But they can also be financially rewarding for college students. The Ayn Rand Institute sponsors annual essay contests that offer over 600 prizes and $100,000 in prize money each year. College graduate and undergraduate students are eligible to apply for this contest.
Award Amount: First prize: $10,000; 3 second prizes: $2,000; 5 third prizes: $1,000; 25 finalists: $100; 50 semifinalists: $50

Field: Biological Sciences
Conference/Field Travel Grant Type 1 and 2
Agency: The Wetland Foundation
Deadline: November 30
Link: http://thewetlandfoundation.org/The_Wetland_Foundation/Wetland_Grants.html
Description: Students must show a demonstrated interest in wetland science.  Travel grants are to support participation in wetland science education and research activities.  The successful grantee will demonstrate this interest in the application package.  Intent to use the grant for wetland science-related activities and demonstrated aptitude to succeed in a wetland science career must be apparent.  Lastly, a demonstrated need for the grant.  Travel grants are meant to aid promising students with limited travel funds.  The successful grantee will demonstrate need in the application package and document it through current and pending support and letters of support.
Award Amount: Conference Type 1: $600;  Conference Type 2: $1,200; Field Type 2: $1,000

Field: All fields
Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowships
Agency: Phi Kappa Phi
Deadline: April 15, 2013
Link: http://www.phikappaphi.org/Web/Awards/Study_Abroad.html
Description: Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants are designed to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad. Fifty $1,000 grants are awarded each year.
Award Amount: $1,000

Graduate Funding Opportunities

SCIENCE & ENGINEERING


Field: Biological Sciences
Conference/Field Travel Grant Type 1 and 2
Agency: The Wetland Foundation
Deadline: November 30
Link: http://thewetlandfoundation.org/The_Wetland_Foundation/Wetland_Grants.html
Description: Students must show a demonstrated interest in wetland science.  Travel grants are to support participation in wetland science education and research activities.  The successful grantee will demonstrate this interest in the application package.  Intent to use the grant for wetland science-related activities and demonstrated aptitude to succeed in a wetland science career must be apparent.  Lastly, a demonstrated need for the grant.  Travel grants are meant to aid promising students with limited travel funds.  The successful grantee will demonstrate need in the application package and document it through current and pending support and letters of support.
Award Amount: Conference Type 1: $600;  Conference Type 2: $1,200; Field Type 1: $800

Field: Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics
Chateaubriand Fellowship - (STEM)
Agency: Embassy of France in the United States
Deadline: 2013-14 programs will be listed by November 2012
Link: http://stem.chateaubriand-fellowship.org/#top
Description: Every year, it allows PhD students enrolled in American universities to conduct research in a French laboratory (public or private) for a 4 to 10 month period of time.
This program has two main goals: To allow American students to benefit from an experience in one of the best laboratories in France; To develop scientific cooperation between France and the United States.
The research should be performed in a French university, a school of engineering, a national laboratory or a private enterprise, with a link to a Doctoral School. Co-sponsoring by the interested French institution or company is possible and encouraged.  No particular level of French is required; it is at the host institution's discretion. Courses of French can be offered on site.
Award Amount: $1,400 Euros monthly allowance, travel support and health insurance abroad

Field: Science, Engineering, Chemistry, Biology
Grants-in-Aid of Research
Agency: Sigma Xi: The Scientific Research Society
Deadline: March 15 and October 15 annually
Link: http://www.sigmaxi.org/programs/giar/index.shtml
Description: The program awards grants of up to $1,000 to students from all areas of the sciences and engineering. Designated funds from the National Academy of Sciences allow for grants of up to $5,000 for astronomy research and $2,500 for vision related research. Students use the funding to pay for travel expenses to and from a research site, or for purchase of non-standard laboratory equipment necessary to complete a specific research project.
While membership in Sigma Xi is not a requirement for applying for funding from the Grants-in-Aid of Research program, approximately 75% of funds are restricted for use by dues paying student members of Sigma Xi or students whose project advisor is a dues paying member of Sigma Xi. Students from any country are eligible to receive funding.
Award Amount: Sciences & Engineering: $1,000; Astronomy, $5,000; Vision related, $2,500

 Field: All fields
Tillman Military Scholars
Agency: Pat Tillman Foundation
Deadline: Application information released January 2013 for 2013-14 academic year
Link:http://www.pattillmanfoundation.org/tillman-military-scholars/apply/   
Description: The Tillman Military Scholars program supports our nation's active and veteran service members and their spouses by removing financial barriers to completing a degree program of choice. The scholarships cover not only direct study-related expenses such as tuition and fees, but also other needs, including housing and child care. Eligible applicants include veterans and active service members; service members who wish to start, finish, or further their education; service members of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, National Guard, and Reserve); service members pursuing undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate, two-year, four-year, public, private, vocational, and trade degrees or certifications; and dependants of service members (children and spouses).
Award Amount: Tuition & fees plus supplemental funds

Field: Chemistry, Computer Science
Lucille M. Wert Student Scholarship
Agency: American Chemical Society, Division of Chemical Information
Deadline: February 1, 2013
Link: http://www.acscinf.org/awards/wert.php
Description: Designed to help persons with an interest in the fields of Chemistry and Information to pursue graduate study in Library, Information, or Computer Science.
Criteria:
·    A Bachelor's Degree with a major in Chemistry and related disciplines
·    Acceptance into graduate Library, Information, or Computer Science program in an accredited institution
·    Library, Information, or Computer experience preferred
Award Amount: $1,500

Fields: Geophysics
Scholar & Fellowship Appointments
Agency: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Deadline: February 15
Link: http://www.whoi.edu/main/postdocs/scholar-fellowship-appointments
Description: Graduate students and researchers from a variety of fields who share a common interest in the nonlinear dynamics of rotating, stratified fluids share an intense ten-week research experience, and vigorous discussions of concepts that span different disciplines. Fellows pursue a research project under the supervision of the staff and present a lecture and a written report for a proceedings volume.Fellows are expected to be in residence for the full ten weeks of the program.
Award Amount: $5,500

Field: Science, Engineering
Research Associateship Programs
Agency: The National Academies
Deadline: check website for specific institutional deadlines
Link: www.national-academies.org/rap
Description: The National Research Council has conducted the Research Associateship Programs in cooperation with sponsoring federal laboratories and other research organizations approved for participation since 1954.  Through a national competition, the NRC recommends and makes Research Associateship awards to outstanding scientists and engineers, at the postdoctoral and senior levels, for tenure as guest researchers at the participating laboratories.  A limited number of opportunities are available for support of graduate students in select fields. Visit the site for a list of sponsoring laboratories.
Award Amount: Stipends vary

Field: Science & Engineering
AIR Research and Dissertation Grants
Agency: Association for Institutional Research
Deadline: January 11, 2013
Link: http://www.airweb.org/GrantsAndScholarships/Pages/GrantProgramOverview.aspx   
Description: The program has two levels of grants:
·    Research Grants: Faculty and practitioners are eligible for research grants of up to $40,000 for one year of independent research. (Note: These research grants are not available to students). All grant recipients must be affiliated with a U.S. postsecondary institution or relevant non-profit higher education organization.
·    Dissertation Grants: Doctoral students are eligible for dissertation grants of up to $20,000 for one year to support dissertation research and writing under the guidance of a faculty dissertation advisor.
Award Amount: $20,000-$40,000

Field: Science & Engineering
Mass Media Sciences and Engineering Fellowships
Agency: American Associate for the Advancement of Science
Deadline: January 15, 2013
Link: http://www.aaas.org/programs/education/MassMedia/program.shtml
Description: Increasing public understanding of science and technology is one of the principal goals of AAAS. The association has improved coverage of science and technology in mass media for more than 30 years through the Mass Media Science and Engineering Fellows Program. This highly competitive program strengthens the connections between scientists and journalists by placing advanced science, mathematics and engineering students in newsrooms across the country. The AAAS Fellows use their academic training in the sciences as they research, write, and report today's headlines, sharpening their abilities to communicate complex scientific and technical issues to non-specialists.
Award Amount: $450/weekly plus travel

Field: Science & Engineering
Graduate Research Fellowship Program
Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Deadline: November 13, 2012- November 19, 2012 respectively
Link: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12599/nsf12599.htm
Description: The purpose of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is to help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce in the United States. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees in fields within NSF's mission. The GRFP provides three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant achievements in science and engineering research.
Award Amount: $32,000

Field: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math
Graduate Student Scholarships
Agency: Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association
Deadline: September 1, 2012
Link: http://www.afcea.org/education/scholarships/graduate/STEMMajorScholarship.asp
Description: For the 2012 Academic Year, the application for scholarships supporting graduate and technical certification STEM majors has been combined into one STEM Major Application. Applicants will complete the STEM Major Application and send in supporting documents only once, but will be considered for all AFCEA STEM Major scholarship opportunities for which they are qualified.  Online programs are eligible.
Award Amount: $2,500

Field: Science & Engineering
Graduate Research Fellowship Program
Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Deadline: varies
Link: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/education.jsp?fund_type=2
Description: A variety of research opportunities either directly from NSF or indirectly through awardee institutions provide funding for students at this level or identify programs that focus on educational developments for this group such as curricula development, training or retention.
Award Amount: varies

Field: Science
Gine Finzi Memorial Student Summer Fellowships for Lupus Research
Agency: Lupus Foundation of America, Inc.
Deadline: March 30, 2012
Link: http://www.lupus.org/webmodules/webarticlesnet/templates/new_researchlfa.aspx?articleid=145&zoneid=31
Description: The purpose of the Gina M. Finzi Memorial Student Summer Fellowship Program is to foster an interest among students in the areas of basic, clinical, translational, epidemiological, or behavioral research relevant to lupus under the sponsorship and supervision of an established, tenure-track Principal Investigator who directs a laboratory dedicated at least in part to the investigation of lupus at a U.S. academic, medical, or research institution.
Award Amount: $4,000

Field: Physical Therapy
Promotion of Doctoral Studies (PODS) I & II Scholarships
Agency: Foundation for Physical Therapy        
Deadline: January 16, 2013
Link: http://foundation4pt.org/apply-for-funding/pods/
Description: PODS I & II Scholarships, part of the Foundation's Doctoral Opportunities for Clinicians and Scholars (DOCS) Program, are to fund post-professional doctoral students, who, having completed one full year of coursework, wish to continue their studies or have entered the dissertation phase of their post-professional doctoral program.
Award Amount: PODS I - Up to $7,500 per year in support of the coursework phase of post-professional doctoral studies prior to candidacy (as defined by the applicant's institution).
PODS II - Up to $15,000 in support of the post-candidacy phase of post-professional doctoral studies (as defined by the applicant's institution).

HUMANITIES

 

Field: English, Literature, Philosophy, Communication, Political Science, Sociology, Psychology
Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest
Agency: The Ayn Rand Institute
Deadline: September 17, 2012
Link: http://essaycontest.aynrandnovels.com/AtlasShrugged.aspx?theme=blue
Description: Ayn Rand's novels are inspiring and intellectually challenging. But they can also be financially rewarding for college students. The Ayn Rand Institute sponsors annual essay contests that offer over 600 prizes and $100,000 in prize money each year. College graduate and undergraduate students are eligible to apply for this contest.
Award Amount: First prize: $10,000; 3 second prizes: $2,000; 5 third prizes: $1,000; 25 finalists: $100; 50 semifinalists: $50

Field: Economics, philosophy, law, political science, history, and sociology
Humane Studies Fellowships
Agency: Institute for Humane Studies    
Deadline: Information for the 2013-14 academic year available November 15, 2012
Link: http://www.theihs.org/humane-studies-fellowships
Description: The fellowships connect winners to a support network to guide them through a successful career in academia. Humane Studies Fellowships are awarded to full-time graduate students and outstanding undergraduates embarking on liberty-advancing careers in ideas. Past fellows have researched historical and contemporary ideas on freedom of action and association and the rule of law. Some notable research interests include:
·    market-based approaches to environmental policy
·    the legal development of privacy and property rights in 18th-century England
·    the role of patient autonomy in bioethics
·    impediments to economic growth in developing countries
·    the relationship between U.S. presidential politics, fiscal policies, and economic performance
Exceptional candidates with an evident intention of advancing liberty through other intellectual activities, such as teaching, policy analysis, and law, will also be considered.
Award Amount: $2,000-$15,000

Field: Economics, philosophy, law, political science, history, and sociology
Hayek Fund for Scholars
Agency: Institute for Humane Studies    
Deadline: Rolling
Link: http://www.theihs.org/hayek-fund#Scholars
Description: Career development grants up to $750 for students and untenured scholars; can cover travel, application fees, conference fees, and other career-related expenses. Eligible career-advancing activities include, but are not limited to:
·    Presentations at academic or professional conferences
·    Travel to academic job interviews on a campus or at professional/academic conferences
·    Travel to archives or libraries for research
·    Participation in career-development or enhancing seminars
·    Distribution of a published article to colleagues in your field
·    Submission of unpublished manuscripts to journals or book publishers
Please note, Hayek Fund awards are not given for conference attendance alone. Funding will only be considered for individuals presenting a paper or interviewing for a job at a conference.
Award Amount: $750

Field: Literature, English
John Gyles Education Awards
Agency: John Gyles Education Center
Deadline: June 1, 2012
Link: http://www.johngyleseducationcenter.com/scholarship.html
Description: To apply for a scholarship applicants must be enrolled full-time at (or accepted to) a college or university program as an undergraduate or graduate student. (High school seniors, and others, may apply pending acceptance.) Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.5 on a scale of 4.0 (or similar grade assessment) and must also have citizenship in either the United States or Canada. No preference is given to students from either country. Additional criteria are listed on the application form. This year, one (1) $500.00 scholarship will be awarded to a selected student.
Submit a 1500 word book report (1.5 spacing), using one of the books on our 2012 Book List (attached) or a nonfiction book or your choice. Reports will be evaluated according to normally accepted academic standards.
Award Amount: $500

Field: Sociology, Communication
2012 Best Graduate Student Paper in the Sociology of Sexualities
Agency: American Sociological Association
Deadline: February 1, 2012
Link: http://www.asanet.org/sections/sexualities_awards.cfm
Description: Papers are currently being accepted for the 2012 American Sociological Association's Sociology of Sexualities' Graduate Student Paper Award. This award is given to a paper authored by a student currently enrolled in a sociology graduate program. A paper may be coauthored by two or more students who would share the award. Papers co-authored with faculty are not eligible. The focus of the paper should be sexualities broadly defined. Winner(s) will receive the award at the annual meeting of the ASA in Denver in 2012. Papers should be manuscript length and no longer than 35 typed, double-spaced pages. Self-nominations will be accepted. Please send a letter of nomination and a copy of the paper (PDF or Word format) via email to Laurel Westbrook at westbrol@gvsu.edu
Award Amount: $

Martin P. Levine Memorial Dissertation Fellowship
Agency: American Sociological Association
Link: http://www.asanet.org/sections/sexualities_awards.cfm
Deadline: April 1, 2012
Description: The Martin Levine Memorial Dissertation Award was established to honor the memory of Martin Levine, who died of AIDS in 1993. It provides $3,000 to a graduate student (and $500 to an honorable mention) in the final stages of dissertation research and writing, who is working on those topics to which Levine devoted his career: 1) the sociology of sexualities, 2) the sociology of homosexuality, and 3) HIV/AIDS research. It is designed to help students complete their dissertations, and as such the committee evaluates dissertation proposals rather than completed work.
Send your proposals to: Michael Kimmel, Department of Sociology, SUNY at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY 11794
Award Amount: $
language, lit., history, philosophy, visual arts, comm., law, linguistics

Field: Psychology, Organizational Communication, Business
Christ Anderson Research Grant Application
Agency: Organizational Behavior Management (OBM) Network
Deadline: February 13, 2013
Link: http://obmnetwork.com/content/chris_anderson_research_grant_application
Description: The primary researcher/author must be a graduate student of good standing in a graduate degree program in psychology or a related discipline. The research should focus on topics of relevance to business, industry, and/or other organizational settings (although the proposed research itself may be of an applied or more basic nature).
The Chris Anderson Research Award program is intended to foster traditional research in the OBM area.  Accordingly, preference will be given to those proposals that (a) use behavior analytic methods, (b) include specific behavioral targets as part of organizational change strategies, and (c) present individual subject information or appropriate statistical tests to document group effects.
Both the graduate student and a faculty mentor named in the proposal must each be a member of the OBM Network at the time of application submission.
Award Amount: $700

Field: Business, Political Science, Communication
C2C Follow-On Scholarships
Agency: Center for Environmental Policy
Deadline: April 2013 will establish application process for two opportunities
Link: http://www.bard.edu/cep/c2c/partners.php
Description: C2C is partnering with businesses and non-profit organizations to engage students with key-decision makers about climate related issues. Two graduates of the 2012-13 workshops will receive scholarships to attend follow-on, multi-day leadership trainings. The first, through Starting Bloc, is focused on how to start a green business. The second, through Wellstone Action, walks you through how to run your own political campaign.
Award Amount: $1,000 to attend leadership trainings

Field: All fields
Tillman Military Scholars
Agency: Pat Tillman Foundation
Deadline: Application information released January 2013 for 2013-14 academic year
Link:http://www.pattillmanfoundation.org/tillman-military-scholars/apply/   
Description: The Tillman Military Scholars program supports our nation's active and veteran service members and their spouses by removing financial barriers to completing a degree program of choice. The scholarships cover not only direct study-related expenses such as tuition and fees, but also other needs, including housing and child care. Eligible applicants include veterans and active service members; service members who wish to start, finish, or further their education; service members of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, National Guard, and Reserve); service members pursuing undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate, two-year, four-year, public, private, vocational, and trade degrees or certifications; and dependants of service members (children and spouses).
Award Amount: Tuition & fees plus supplemental funds

Field: International Studies, Social Sciences
William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship
Agency: The Aspen Institute
Deadline: December 14, 2012 and March 29, 2013
Link: http://www.aspeninstitute.org/policy-work/nonprofit-philanthropy/leadership-initiatives/hearst
Description: The fellowship, which is based on academic excellence and need, is open to both undergraduate and graduate students of color. The Hearst Fellow serves as an intern with PSI in the Washington, DC office of the Aspen Institute.  Through this fellowship, PSI seeks to introduce a diverse group of students to issues and challenges affecting philanthropy, social enterprise, nonprofit organizations, and other actors in the social sector.  Recipients may arrange with their colleges or universities to receive academic credit for this experience.
The Aspen Institute Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation seeks to inform and maximize the impact of grantmaking foundations, nonprofit organizations, social enterprises, and public-private partnerships through leadership development initiatives, convening's, and communications so that each can contribute to the good society at home and abroad.
Award Amount: Fall & Spring Intern: $2,000; Summer Intern: $4,000

Field: Political Science, Law
CHCI Scholarship Program
Agency: Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI)
Deadline: April 16, 2013
Link: http://www.chci.org/scholarships/
Description: CHCI's scholarship opportunities are afforded to Latino students in the United States who have a history of performing public service-oriented activities in their communities and who demonstrate a desire to continue their civic engagement in the future. There is no GPA or academic major requirement. Students with excellent leadership potential are encouraged to apply.
Award Amount: $2,500 to pursue an undergraduate degree; $5,000 to pursue graduate-level study

CHCI Fellowship Program (Master's degree required)
Agency: Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI)
Deadline: February 15, 2013
Link: http://www.chci.org/fellowships/
Description: The CHCI Graduate Fellowship Program seeks to enhance participants' leadership abilities, strengthen professional skills and produce more competent and competitive Latino professionals.
The nine month paid Fellowship Program offers exceptional Latinos who have earned at least a master's degree within three years of the program start date with unparalleled exposure to hands-on experience in the public policy areas.
Program Dates: August 2013 - May 2014
Award Amount: $2,900

CHCI Fellowship Program (Bachelor's degree required)
Agency: Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI)
Deadline: February 15, 2013
Link: http://www.chci.org/fellowships/
Description: The CHCI Public Policy Fellowship (PPF) seeks to enhance participants' leadership abilities, strengthen professional skills and ultimately produce more competent and competitive Latino professionals in public policy areas.
This Fellowship Program offers talented Latinos, who have earned a bachelor's degree within two years of the program start date a paid, nine-month fellowship. This fellowship offers the opportunity to gain hands-on experience at the national level in the public policy area of their choice.
Program Dates: August 2013 - May 2014
Award Amount: $2,400

Field: Education, Sociology, Economics, Psychology, Statistics, Psychometrics
Dissertation Fellowships in Education
Agency: Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
Deadline: Check site for 2013 deadlines
Link: http://www.jkcf.org/scholarships/graduate-scholarships/jack-kent-cooke-dissertation-fellowship-award/how-to-apply/
Description: The foundation created its dissertation fellowship program in 2010 to advance its understanding of the factors and contexts that help low-income students overcome personal adversity and challenging socioeconomic circumstances to excel academically. The foundation plans to use this knowledge to design programs and interventions that help more low-income students identified as high-achieving in their primary and secondary school years to sustain their achievement levels through college and beyond.
The fellowships are intended to support doctoral students for work done after the successful defense of their dissertation proposals.
Award Amount: $25,000

Field: Visual Arts, Creative Writing
Graduate Arts Award
Agency: Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
Deadline: Early February
Link: http://www.jkcf.org/scholarships/graduate-scholarships/graduate-arts-award/
Description: The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation's Graduate Arts Award enables students or recent alumni with exceptional artistic or creative promise and significant financial need to pursue up to three years of study at an accredited graduate institution in the US or abroad.  Awards can be as much as $50,000 annually.  In 2012, the Foundation will select up to 15 recipients for this award.
The award provides funding for tuition, room and board, required fees, and books.  Scholarship amounts vary based on several factors, including cost at the institution each recipient attends and other grants and scholarships the student receives.
Award Amount: $50,000/yr

Field: Education
Beiter Graduate Student Research Grants
Agency: Children's Literature Association
Deadline: February 1, 2013
Link: http://www.childlitassn.org/index.php?page=about&family=ops&category=03--Grants_-amp-_Fellowships&display=16
Description: Beiter grant funds are not intended as income to assist in the completion of a graduate degree (e.g., applied to tuition), but as support for research that may be related to the dissertation or master's thesis. The award may be used to purchase supplies and materials (e.g., books, videos, equipment), as research support (photocopying, etc.), or to underwrite travel to special collections or libraries. Winners must either be members of the Children's Literature Association or join the association before they receive any funds. Winners should acknowledge ChLA in any publication resulting from the award. The Beiter Grants have a combined maximum fund of up to $5,000 per year, and individual awards may range from $500 to $1,500, based on the number and needs of the winning applicants.
Award Amount: $5,000/yr or $500-$1,500

Field: Education, Sociology, Economics, Psychology, Statistics
Dissertation Grants Program
Agency: American Educational Research Association
Deadline: September 19, 2012
Link: http://www.aera.net/ProfessionalOpportunitiesFunding/FundingOpportunities/AERAGrantsProgram/DissertationGrants/tabid/12812/Default.aspx
Description: The program seeks to stimulate research on U.S. education issues using data from the large-scale, national and international data sets supported by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NSF, and other federal agencies, and to increase the number of education researchers using these data sets. The program supports research projects that are quantitative in nature, include the analysis of existing data from NCES, NSF or other federal agencies, and have U.S. education policy relevance.
Award Amount: up to $20,000 for one year

Field: All fields
Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowships
Agency: Phi Kappa Phi
Deadline: April 15, 2013
Link: http://www.phikappaphi.org/Web/Awards/Fellowship.html
Description: The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi currently awards fifty-one Fellowships of $5,000 each and six at $15,000 each to members entering the first year of graduate or professional study. Each Phi Kappa Phi chapter may select one candidate from among its local applicants to compete for the Society-wide awards.
Award Amount: $5,000-$15,000

Field: Curriculum & Instruction
Teaching and Research Fellowships
Agency: The Knowles Science Teaching Foundation
Deadline: Applications open September 17, 2012
Link: http://www.kstf.org/programs/teaching/apply.html
Description: KSTF Science and Mathematics Teaching Fellows are chosen from among individuals who have earned or are in the process of earning a degree in a discipline related to the science or math subject(s) they intend to teach. Fellowships are intended for individuals committed to teaching high school mathematics, physical sciences or biological sciences.
Award Amount: $18,000/yr

Field: Education
Dissertation Fellowship Program
Agency: The Spencer Foundation/ National Academy of Education
Deadline: October 5, 2012
Link: http://www.spencer.org/content.cfm/fellowship-awards
Description: The Dissertation Fellowship Program seeks to encourage a new generation of scholars from a wide range of disciplines and professional fields to undertake research relevant to the improvement of education. These $25,000 fellowships support individuals whose dissertations show potential for bringing fresh and constructive perspectives to the history, theory, or practice of formal or informal education anywhere in the world. This highly competitive program aims to identify the most talented researchers conducting dissertation research related to education. Like all Spencer Foundation programs, the Dissertation Fellowship program receives many more applications than it can fund. This year, up to 600 applications are anticipated and up to 25 fellowships will be awarded.
Award Amount: $25,000

Field: Curriculum & Instruction at college or university level
Predoctoral and Dissertation Fellowships
Agency: Ford Foundation
Deadline: Predoctoral: November 14, 2012
Link: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/pga/fordfellowships/
Description: 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.
Award Amount: Predoctoral: $20,000

Field: Educational Administration & Leadership
Educational Administration Scholarship Award
Agency: American Association of School Administrators
Deadline: July 30
Link: http://www.aasa.org/content.aspx?id=3402
Description: AASA's Educational Administration Scholarships were created in 1949 to provide incentive, honor and financial assistance to outstanding graduate students in school administration who intend to make the school superintendency a career.
Award Amount: $2,500


Postdoctoral Funding Opportunities


 Field: All fields
Tillman Military Scholars
Agency: Pat Tillman Foundation
Deadline: Application information released January 2013 for 2013-14 academic year
Link:http://www.pattillmanfoundation.org/tillman-military-scholars/apply/   
Description: The Tillman Military Scholars program supports our nation's active and veteran service members and their spouses by removing financial barriers to completing a degree program of choice. The scholarships cover not only direct study-related expenses such as tuition and fees, but also other needs, including housing and child care. Eligible applicants include veterans and active service members; service members who wish to start, finish, or further their education; service members of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, National Guard, and Reserve); service members pursuing undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate, two-year, four-year, public, private, vocational, and trade degrees or certifications; and dependants of service members (children and spouses).
Award Amount: Tuition & fees plus supplemental funds

Fields: Chemistry, Engineering, Geology, Geophysics, Mathematics, Physics, Biology
Scholar & Fellowship Appointments
Agency: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Deadline: Open
Link: http://www.whoi.edu/main/postdocs/scholar-fellowship-appointments
Description: Eighteen-month Postdoctoral Scholar awards are offered to recipients of new or recent doctorates. Postdoctoral Fellows may be appointed in two types of categories: Postdoctoral Scholar Fellows supported by Institution scholarship funds, or Postdoctoral Fellows who have been competitively awarded national or international postdoctoral fellowships.
Award Amount: Scholar: $56,500 per year for an 18 month appointment

Field: Science, Engineering
Research Associateship Programs
Agency: The National Academies
Deadline: check website for specific institutional deadlines
Link: www.national-academies.org/rap
Description: The National Research Council has conducted the Research Associateship Programs in cooperation with sponsoring federal laboratories and other research organizations approved for participation since 1954.  Through a national competition, the NRC recommends and makes Research Associateship awards to outstanding scientists and engineers, at the postdoctoral and senior levels, for tenure as guest researchers at the participating laboratories.  A limited number of opportunities are available for support of graduate students in select fields. Visit the site for a list of sponsoring laboratories.
Award Amount: Stipends vary

Field: Education
NAEd Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowships
Agency: The Spencer Foundation/ National Academy of Education
Deadline: October 5, 2012
Link: http://www.spencer.org/content.cfm/naed-spencer-postdoctoral-fellowships
Description: The National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship Program supports early career scholars working in critical areas of education research. This nonresidential postdoctoral fellowship funds proposals that make significant scholarly contributions to the field of education. The program also develops the careers of its recipients through professional development activities involving National Academy of Education members.
Award Amount: $55,000/one year; $27,500/two years working part-time

Field: Curriculum & Instruction at college or university level
Predoctoral and Dissertation Fellowships
Agency: Ford Foundation
Deadline: Dissertation: November 19, 2012
Link: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/pga/fordfellowships/
Description: 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.
Award Amount: Dissertation: $21,000

 

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