Funding Opportunities for Graduate Students

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, 2020
AAUW International Fellowship Open Predoctoral, Other Professional Degrees Female, International Varies November 15, 2020
ACOR/CAORC Pre-Doctorate Fellowship Humanities & Social Sciences Predoctoral U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident $23,800 maximum February 1, 2020
AHA Research Grants & Fellowships Humanities Dissertation
Research
AHA Members Varies February 15, 2020 for research grants; April 1, 2020 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, 2020
AIYS Fellowships for Study & Research in Yemen  Humanities &
Social Sciences
Dissertation
Research
U.S. Citizens Only $5,000 March 1, 2020
American Councils Critical Language Scholarship Humanities &
Social Sciences
Predoctoral U.S. Citizens Only Varies TBA
ARCE Fellowships for Egyptian Studies Humanities &
Social Sciences
Dissertation
Research,
Postdoctoral
U.S. Citizens Only Varies TBA
ARIT Fellowships in the Humanities and Social Sciences in Turkey Humanities &
Social Sciences
Dissertation
Research
Open Varies November 1, 2020
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 February 1, 2020
CAORC  Fellowship Program Humanities &
Social Sciences
Dissertation Research U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident $11,000 maximum January 24, 2020
Center for Arabic Study Abroad at Harvard CASA 1 Program Fellowship Humanities &
Social Sciences
Graduate Study,
Predoctoral
Open; See Eligibility Covers round-trip airfare, tuition, and stipend January 9, 2020
CLIR / Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources Humanities & 
Social Sciences
Dissertation Research Open $25,000 maximum December 2020
Cosmos Club Foundation Grant-in-Aid to Young Scholars Open Research,
Travel
Open $4,000 plus $2,000 for conference travel February 15, 2020
Council for European Studies (CES) Dissertation Completion Fellowship European Studies Dissertation Writing Open $27,500 February 15, 2020
DAAD Study Scholarship in Germany Humanities &
Social Sciences
Independent Study,
Master’s Degree
Undergraduate Seniors, Recent Graduates Covers tuition, stipend Contact Eileen Lavelle
DAAD Research Grant in Germany Humanities &
Social Sciences
Dissertation Research, 
Doctoral Degree
Ph.D. Candidates, Recent Graduates, U.S. or Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident Varies Contact Eileen Lavelle
Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Foundation Fellowship Open Graduate or
Professional Degree 
U.S. Citizens Only $18,000 plus tuition coverage January 2020; 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 and roundtrip airfare January
2020
Fulbright U.S. Student Program Open Graduate Studies,
Research, ESL
U.S. Citizens Only Varies August 1, 2020 (Campus) 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 2020
Josephine de Karman Fellowship Trust Dissertation Fellowship Open Dissertation Writing Open $25,000 January 2020
Marquette University Mitchem Dissertation Fellowships for Underrepresented Students Various Dissertation Writing, Course Instruction U.S. Citizen, Ethnic Diversity $36,000+ TBA
Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship Humanities &
Social Sciences
Dissertation Writing Open $43,000 maximum October 2020
The National Academies Ford Foundation Diversity Dissertation Fellowship Open Dissertation Writing U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident; Ethnic Diversity Preferred $28,000 January 7, 2020
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 7, 2020
The National Academies Ford Foundation Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship Open   Postdoctoral   U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident; Ethnic Diversity Preferred $50,000 December 10, 2020; supplementary January 7, 2021
The NAED / Spencer Foundation Dissertation Fellowship Open Dissertation Writing;
Research Question
Relevant to Education
Open $27,500 October 3, 2020
The NAED / Spencer Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship Open Postdoctoral;
Research Question
Relevant to Education
Open $70,000 November 20, 2020
NSEP David L. Boren Graduate Fellowship Humanities &
Social Sciences
Language Study, 
Research
U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident $12,000 - $24,000 Contact
Eileen Lavelle
PARC Field Research Fellowships for Palestine, Israel, Jordan & Lebanon Open; Palestinian
Studies
Doctoral
Research,
Postdoctoral
U.S. Citizen Only $6,000 - $9,000 January 6, 2020
SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development Program (DPDF) Humanities &
Social Sciences
Early Stage,
Pre-Dissertation
Open $5,000 maximum November 2020
SSRC International Dissertation Research Fellowship Program Humanities &
Social Sciences
Dissertation
Research
Open $23,000 average November 
2020
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 April 2020
The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships Humanities & 
Social Sciences
Dissertation
Writing
Open $25,000 November
2020
The Woodrow Wilson National
Fellowship Foundation Dissertation Grants in Women’s Studies
Humanities &
Social Sciences
Dissertation
Research
Open $5,000 October
2020