Dissertation Research Grants Humanities And Science

The Humanities Institute is pleased to offer faculty and graduate students the following list of opportunities for fellowships outside the University of Connecticut.

Please be sure to consult each funding source directly, as requirements may change.

For a comprehensive list of funding opportunities, please consult the Office for Sponsored Programs.


American Academy in Berlin

Residential Fellowships

The American Academy in Berlin is a private center for advanced research welcoming American scholars, writers, policy makers, and artists who wish to engage in independent study in Berlin for an academic semester or an entire academic year. Fellowship benefits include round-trip airfare, comfortable accommodations in the Hans Arnhold Center, partial board, and a stipend ranging from $4,500 to $5,000 per month.

 

American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Postdoctoral and Junior Faculty Fellowships

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences, located in Cambridge, MA, invites applications for its scholar-in-residence program. The academy seeks proposals that relate to: science and global security, social policy and American institutions, humanities and culture, and education. The stipend is $40,000 for postdoctoral scholars and $60,000 for junior faculty members (not to exceed one half of salary).

 

American Antiquarian Society

Short-Term and Long-Term Research Fellowships

The AAS, located in Worcester, MA, offers an array of short-term research fellowships for scholars holding the PhD and for doctoral candidates as well as long-term fellowships funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The stipends for all short-term fellowships are $1,850 and the twelve-month stipend is $40,000.

 

American Association of University Women

Assorted Grants and Fellowships

The AAUW, located in Washington, D.C., offers a variety of funding opportunities for women who are completing their dissertation or developing their academic career.

 

American Council of Learned Societies

Assorted Grants and Fellowships

The ACLS, a private, nonprofit federation of 71 national scholarly organizations, is the preeminent representative of American scholarship in the humanities and related social sciences. Grants and fellowships are awarded to doctoral students and scholars at all points in their careers.

 

American Philosophical Society

Assorted Fellowships and Grants

The APS, located in Philadelphia, PA, offers a variety of funding opportunities for doctoral candidates and faculty-members.

 

American Research Institute in Turkey

Assorted Fellowships

The ARIT offers a variety of residential fellowships for faculty and advanced graduate students engaged in research on Turkey in ancient, medieval, or modern times, in any field of the humanities or social sciences. The Institute also offers fifteen scholarships to an intensive summer program in advanced Turkish language at Bogazici University, for graduate students.

 

American-Scandinavian Foundation

Assorted Grants and Fellowships

The American-Scandinavian Foundation awards short-term ($5,000) and academic year ($23,000) funding packages for advanced study and research in the Scandinavian countries.

 

Arizona State University Institute for Humanities Research

Residential Fellowships

The ASU IHR, located in Tempe, AZ, invites applications for two one-semester visiting fellowships (January through May) for research in the humanities. The fellowships include a stipend of $25,000 as well as office space and support services.

 

Leo Baeck Institute

Short-Term Fellowships

The LBI, located in New York, NY, offers short-term fellowship programs to assist doctoral students, recent PhDs, and established academics in research on social, communal, and intellectual history of German-speaking Jewry.

 

Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Short-Term Fellowships

The Beinecke Library offers short-term fellowships to support travel to and from New Haven, CT, to examine Yale University’s collection of literary papers, early manuscripts and rare books in the fields of literature, theology, history, and the natural sciences, and other documents. Fellowships include a living allowance of $4,000 per month.

 

John Carter Brown Library

Residential Fellowships

The JCBL offers short-term and long-term residential fellowships for graduate students and established scholars to conduct research in the JCBL’s collections. Short-term packages include a stipend of $2,100 per month, and long-term packages (which are not available to graduate students) include a stipend of $4,200 per month.

 

Cambridge University Library

Residential Fellowship

The Munby Fellowship supports bibliographical research based on the collections of the libraries of Cambridge. The fellowship is normally tenable for one academic year and includes a stipend of £25,751.

 

Canadian Studies Grant Program

Assorted Grants

The Canadian embassy offers a variety of grants to promote teaching and research in Canadian studies and to assist institutions in building support services for scholars of Canadian history, society, and culture.

 

Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies

Residential Fellowships

The CAHS, located in Washington, D.C., offers residential fellowships to support significant research and writing about the Holocaust. Fellowships are awarded to candidates working on their dissertations (ABD), postdoctoral researchers, and senior scholars, and include a stipend ranging up to $3,500 per month.

 

Center for Advanced Judaic Studies

Postdoctoral Fellowships

The CAJS, located in Philadelphia at the University of Pennsylvania, offers fellowships of up to $40,000 for scholars working on the topic of Jewish identity.

 

Center for Cultural Analysis

Postdoctoral Fellowships

The CCA, located in New Brunswick, NJ, at Rutgers University, offers postdoctoral fellowships in the amount of $45,000 on annual topics in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

 

Center for Jewish History

Residential Dissertation Fellowships

The CJH offers fellowships for PhD candidates to conduct research at the CJH in the field of Jewish Studies. The fellowships carry a stipend of up to $14,000 for one academic year.

 

Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies

Assorted Fellowships

The CLGS, located at the City University of New York, offers a variety of fellowships and prizes for graduate students and faculty-members conducting research on the gay-lesbian-bisexual or transgender experience and the impact of lesbians and gay men on U.S. society and culture.

 

Chateaubriand Fellowship Program

Dissertation Fellowships

The Chateaubriand Fellowship Program supports dissertation research in France on the subject of French society, politics, history, or culture. The 4-month and 8-month awards include a monthly stipend of €1,500 and round-trip airfare.

 

Children’s Literature Association

Research Grants

The CLA offers research grants for faculty and graduate student proposals dealing with criticism or original scholarship in the field of children’s literature.

 

Columbia University Society of Fellows in the Humanities

Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Society of Fellows in the Humanities offers postdoctoral fellowships for research and teaching. The stipend is $55,000, with an additional $5,000 available for research.

 

Cornell University Society for the Humanities

Residential Fellowships

The Society for the Humanities offers six to eight residential fellowships of $45,000 for scholars working on topics related to an annual theme.

 

Council on Library Resources

Dissertation Fellowships

Ten competitively awarded humanities fellowships, funded by the Mellon Foundation, for work with original sources.

 

Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism

Research Grants

The CCSAC offers research travel grants to scholars working on Catholicism and Irish American studies.

 

John H. Daniels Fellowship

Research Fellowships

The National Sporting Library, a research center for horse and field sports located in Middleburg, VA, invites applications for research fellowships to conduct research in the library’s collections.

 

Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies, Princeton University

Residential Fellowships

The SCDCHS awards residential fellowships for faculty-members conducting research on topics related to an annual theme.

 

Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation Grants for Venetian Research

Research Grants

The Foundation offers predoctoral and postdoctoral grants for historical research on Venice and the former Venetian empire and for study of contemporary Venetian society and culture.

 

Five College Fellowship Program for Minority Scholars

Residential Fellowships

The Five College Fellowship Program provides a year in residence at one of the Five Colleges – Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts – for minority graduate students in the final phase of the doctoral degree. It includes a stipend of $30,000.

 

Folger Institute

Grants-in-Aid

Graduate students and faculty members from affiliated institutions are eligible to apply for grants-in-aid funded by those universities’ membership fees to support participation in seminars at the Folger Institute. One residential fellowship is also available annually to support research in the period 1660 to 1815. Please also see the information about the Folger Institute Consortium under “Programs” here on the Humanities Institute web site.

 

Folger Shakespeare Library

Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Library offers postdoctoral fellowships for any project that will draw significantly on the library’s holdings in English, American, and European literature, drama, and history. Please also see the information about the Folger Institute Consortium under “Programs” here on the Humanities Institute web site.

 

Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships

Assorted Fellowships

The Ford Foundation offers portable fellowships for research-based study in the sciences at the predoctoral, dissertation, and postdoctoral levels. Applicants must be committed to teaching at the college or university level and to increasing diversity in the professorial.

 

Fordham Medieval Fellows Program

Residential Fellowship

The Fordham Medieval Fellows Program supports one or two semesters of research at Fordham’s Center for Medieval Studies. The award includes faculty status at university facilities, library access, a carrel, and photocopy privileges but no stipend.

 

Frankel Center for Judaic Studies

Residential Fellowships

The University of Michigan’s Frankel Center for Judaic Studies invites applications for semester- or year-long residence forms scholars working in any period or topic related to an annual theme.

 

Fulbright Award for Graduate Students

Predoctoral Scholarships

Scholarships for foreign study up to the predoctoral level in over 140 countries.

 

Fulbright-Hays Program

Assorted Fellowships

Fulbright-Hays offers individual fellowships to advanced graduate students and faculty for research in modern foreign languages and area studies for periods of three to twelve months. Funding is also available for group projects abroad.

 

Fulbright Scholar Program

Assorted Fellowships

About 800 awards are available for Americans to lecture or conduct research in 125 countries. Awards are open to all disciplines and range in duration from two to ten months.

Foundation Directory Online (FDO)

Assorted Fellowships

All current UConn faculty, students, and staff now have access to Foundation Directory Online (FDO). Covering 28 broad fields of interest ranging from agriculture to youth development, FDO provides information on U.S. based private and corporate foundations that fund national and international projects. The database includes information on each foundation’s application process, the number and amounts of grants given each year, recently awarded grants and their recipients, geographic focus, specified areas of interest, and more. Additional content includes links to foundation websites, recently filed IRS 990 forms, listings of recently announced RFPs and Foundation Center newsletters.

Search FDO by grantmaker name, geographic region, fields of interest, recipient type, support type (fellowships, scholarships, research grants, travel awards etc.), grant amount, and names of trustees and officers. To learn more, go to: https://fconline.foundationcenter.org/welcome/tour

Foundation Directory Online is jointly funded by the Office of the Vice President for Research, the UConn Foundation, and the UConn Libraries.  For more information, contact: Shikha Sharma at Shikha.Sharma@lib.uconn.edu

Getty Research Institute

Assorted Grants and Fellowships

The Getty Resesarch Institute offers pre- and postdoctoral fellowships, as well as grants for established scholars and short-term library grants.

 

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation

Assorted Fellowships

The Guggenheim offers a variety of fellowships for research in any field of knowledge or creative work in any of the arts.

 

Harvard University’s Kathryn W. and Shelby Collum Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies

Residential Fellowships

Fellowships support research in the humanities and social sciences on Russia and the Soviet successor states. Postdoctoral stipends are $36,000, stipends for senior scholars are $24,000, and regional fellowships carry at $44,000 stipend.

 

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Residential Fellowships

For highly qualified scholars from any country to carry out long-term (6 to 24 months) research projects in Germany. All academic disciplines are sponsored; the PhD is required.

 

Huntington Library

Assorted Fellowships

Approximately 100 fellowships for research in English or American literature, history, art history, and history of science, using the materials at the library. Research Awards, Postdoctoral Fellowships, and NEH, Mellon, and DorusLife Fellowships are available.

 

Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities

Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Institute, located at the University of Edinburgh, offers postdoctoral visiting research fellowships for research in the humanities, broadly conceived.

 

Institute for Advanced Study – School of Historical Studies

Residential Fellowships

Candidates for any nationality may apply for a single term or a full academic year, with or without stipend. The PhD (or equivalent) and substantial publications are required.

 

Institute for Research in the Humanities of the University of Wisconsin, Madison

Postdoctoral Fellowships

Several postdoctoral fellowships in literary and historical studies with a European focus, antiquity through the seventeenth century, with a stipend of about $55,000.

 

Institute of Historical Research, UK

Dissertation Fellowships

The IHR, located at the University of London, offers predissertation fellowships and dissertation fellowships for graduate students researching British history at an American or Canadian university.

 

John Kluge Center, Library of Congress

Assorted Fellowships

Assorted fellowships for humanistic and social science research that makes use of the Library’s large and varied collections.

 

Library Company of Philadelphia

Residential Fellowships

The Library Company of Philadelphia, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, and the Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies offer jointly-sponsored doctoral and postdoctoral research fellowships in American history and culture at these libraries. Stipends are $2,000 for one month, and long-term fellowships carry stipends of $20,000 to $40,000.

 

Linguistic Institute Fellowships

Course Grants

The Linguistic Society of America offers a variety of tuition grants for undergraduate and graduate students to attend the Summer Linguistic Institutes, which are held at various universities throughout the country in odd-numbered years.

 

Massachusetts Historical Society

Assorted Fellowships

The MHS offers about thirty-five research fellowships for the academic year, including two long-term research fellowships made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

 

Mellon Fellowship in the Humanities at Cornell University

Postdoctoral Fellowships

Two-year postdoctoral teaching-research fellowships in specified areas of the humanities for the academic year.

 

Mellon Fellowship in the Humanities at Washington University

Postdoctoral Fellowships

Two-year appointment with stipend beginning at $43,150 per year.

 

Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture

Assorted Fellowships

Supports Jewish cultural and educational programs in cooperation with universities and scholarly organizations and provides annual doctoral scholarship and fellowship grants in Jewish fields.

 

Midwest Victorian Studies Association

Dissertation Grants

A $1,500 award for dissertation research in British Victorian studies by doctoral candidates in US and Canadian universities.

 

National Endowment for the Humanities

Assorted Fellowships

The endowment supports the work of individual scholars and not-for-profit institutions and organizations engaged in projects involving the humanities.

 

National Humanities Center

Postdoctoral Fellowships

Postdoctoral fellowships for advanced study in history, philosophy, languages and literatures, classics, religion, history of the arts, and other liberal arts.

 

National Women’s Studies Association

Graduate Scholarships

The NWSA provides scholarships to graduate students working in women’s studies, lesbian studies, and Jewish women’s studies.

 

Newberry Library

Postdoctoral Fellowships

Long-term fellowships are available to postdoctoral scholars for periods of six to eleven months, with a stipend up to $40,000. Short-term fellowships are intended for postdoctoral scholars or PhD candidates from outside of the Chicago area.

 

Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture

Postdoctoral Fellowships

A two-year postdoctoral fellowship in any area of early American studies ($50,400 stipend) and a one-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship ($55,000 stipend).

 

Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women

Postdoctoral Fellowships

Postdoctoral fellowships to untenured scholars in the humanities and the social and life sciences. The stipend is $50,000.

 

Penn Humanities Forum, University of Pennsylvania

Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship funds five one-year fellowships for untenured scholars in all areas of humanistic studies.

 

Phi Beta Kappa Society – Mary Isabel Sibley Fellowship

Pre- or postdoctoral Fellowships

Fellowships awarded alternately in Greek and French language and literature. Applicants must be unmarried women between the ages of twenty-five and thirty-five.  ΦΒΚ also offers other fellowships and awards.

 

Princeton University Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts

Postdoctoral Fellowships

Three-year postdoctoral fellowships for recent PhDs in the humanities or social sciences. The stipend is approximately $72,000.

 

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study

Assorted Fellowships

The program enables scholars, artists, and writers of exceptional promise and demonstrated accomplishments to pursue independent study in academic or professional fields, in creative writing, or in the arts.

 

Harry Ransom Center

Assorted Fellowships

The Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas, Austin, annually awards fifty fellowships to support scholarly research projects in all areas of the humanities for graduate students and postdoctorate.

 

Rice University Humanities Research Center

Assorted Fellowships

The HRC offers one-semester residential faculty fellowships and two-year postdoctoral fellowships for promising scholars.

 

Helen Ann Mins Robbins Fellowship

Predoctoral Fellowships

Predoctoral fellowship to support a period of research at the Rossell Hope Robbins Library for a woman working on a dissertation in medieval studies.

 

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Residential Fellowships

The residency program assists those scholars and professionals whose research in the black experience can benefit from extended access to the center’s collections. The stipend is $30,000 for six months and up to $60,000 for twelve months.

 

Social Science Research Council

Doctoral Fellowships

Fifty fellowships of up to $20,000 will be awarded to full-time graduate students in the humanities and social sciences.

 

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

Assorted Scholarships and Fellowships

Master’s scholarships, doctoral fellowships and scholarships, and postdoctoral fellowships and research grants for a full range of subject matters in the humanities and social sciences for Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

 

Spencer Foundation

Residential Fellowships

Approximately twenty nonrenewable fellowships of $25,000 to support completion of dissertations. Topics must concern education, broadly conceived.

 

Stanford Humanities Center

Residential Fellowships

Offers up to eight residential fellowships to non-Stanford scholars. Stipends of up to $60,000 plus a housing allowance.

 

Stanford Humanities Fellows

Postdoctoral Fellowships

Two-year postdoctoral fellowship in specific humanities fields, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Stipend is $52,000 plus benefits and other support.

 

UCLA Center for Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Studies

Residential Postdoctoral Fellowships

The center offers a number of postdoctoral and external fellowships. The Ahmanson-Getty Postdoctoral Resident Fellowship provides a stipend of $37,500 to scholars who have earned the PhD in the last six years whose work draws on the resources of the Center and the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library.

 

UCLA Visiting Scholar and Visiting Researcher Program in Ethnic Studies

Residential Fellowships

Postdoctoral fellowships and visiting-scholar awards for work in African America, Asian American, Chicana or Chicano, or American Indian studies. Award amounts range from $32,000 to $35,000, plus up to $4,000 in research funds for a nine-month appointment.

 

United States Institute of Peace

Faculty and Dissertation Fellowships

Senior Fellowships are ten-month awards for work to be done in residence at the Institute. Peace Scholar Dissertation Fellowships are one-year, out-of-residence awards for doctoral students in the United States.

 

University of Michigan Department of Afro-American and African Studies

Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Du Bois-Mandela-Rodney Post-doctoral Fellowship Program supports scholars from all disciplines working on Africa or the African diaspora.

 

University of Pittsburgh Humanities Center

Early Career Fellowships

The Center invites applications for a residential fellow for the academic year. Applicants must have the PhD in hand at time of application. The stipend is $40,000, plus benefits and research and relocation funding.

 

University of Utah Tanner Humanities Center

Residential Fellowships

Research fellowships to support interdisciplinary projects in the humanities. Fellows receive a stipend of $42,000, office space, and library privileges.

 

Villa I Tatti

Assorted Fellowships

Fifteen fellowships available to scholars of any nationality, in the earlier stages of their careers, devoted to projects on any aspect of the Italian Renaissance.

 

Virginia Foundation for the Humanities

Assorted Fellowships

Fellowships for affiliated and independent scholars for research and writing in the humanities. Stipends are up to $15,000 a semester.

 

Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities, Vanderbilt University

Residential Fellowships

One-year residential fellowship for a scholar interested in participating broadly on a given theme. Stipend of up to $45,000.

 

Wesleyan University’s Center for the Humanities

Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship provides a stipend of $40,000 for research in the humanities, arts, and social sciences.

 

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Residential Fellowships

From 20 to 25 residential fellowships for advanced research in the humanities and social sciences on topics that intersect with public policy. Stipends range from $23,000 to $85,000.

 

Winterthur Research Fellowships in American Art, History, and Culture

Assorted Fellowships

Winterthur is a public museum that supports approximately twenty-five visiting scholars each year in several programs: NEH fellowships for senior scholars, dissertation fellowships, and short-term fellowships.

College of Arts and Sciences Dissertation Completion Fellowship

Overview

College of Arts and Sciences Dissertation Completion Fellowships are intended to help students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences complete their doctoral degrees in a timely manner (within seven years).

Eligibility

To be eligible for a Dissertation Completion Fellowship, you must be formally admitted to candidacy in a Ph.D. program in an eligible department. Eligible departments include:

  • African American and African Diaspora Studies
  • American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Art History
  • Central Eurasian Studies
  • Criminal Justice
  • Classical Studies
  • Communication and Culture
  • Comparative Literature
  • East Asian Languages and Cultures
  • English
  • Folklore and Ethnomusicology
  • French and Italian
  • Gender Studies
  • Geography (Human/Cultural)
  • Germanic Studies
  • Spanish and Portuguese
  • History
  • History and Philosophy of Science
  • Journalism
  • Linguistics
  • Media School
  • Near Eastern Languages and Cultures
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Religious Studies
  • Slavic Languages and Literatures
  • Second Language Studies
  • Sociology
  • Telecommunications
  • Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance

You are not eligible for a College Dissertation Completion Fellowship if:

  • You are on academic probation or on leave at the time of the nomination deadline.
  • You previously received a College Dissertation Research Fellowship.

Each Dissertation Completion fellowship will carry a stipend of $25,000. The fellowships include graduate student health insurance, but they do not include fee remissions. Students generally are not permitted to accept other appointments, fellowships, or outside employment during the fellowship year. 

Nomination procedures

You must be nominated by your graduate program for College Dissertation Completion Fellowships; the College does not accept applications directly from students. Each Ph.D. granting unit is allowed to nominate up to three students total. If you are interested in being nominated, contact your program's director of graduate studies to learn more about your program's nomination procedures. Nominations will be submitted by the department into the College Graduate Office MANTIS system before the appropriate deadline. 

Due to processing time, students who wish to meet the fellowship application deadline should submit their candidacy paperwork to the UGS six to eight weeks in advance of the deadline to guarantee the candidacy review/approval can be completed on time. Additional eligibility criteria include matriculation into a graduate program in fall 2012 or later, evidence of significant progress toward writing the dissertation at the time of application, and expected degree conferral before the beginning of the 2019 fall term. Students must be eligible for G901 during the fellowship year. Priority will be given to students who have submitted at least one chapter for faculty review and who will be on the job market in 2018-19.

Deadline

Download the Dissertation Completion Fellowship application

College of Arts and Sciences Dissertation Research Fellowship

Overview

College of Arts and Sciences Dissertation Research Fellowships are intended to help advanced graduate students in the College make significant progress on their dissertations. For 2018-2019, the fellowship stipends will be $20,000 each. During the fellowship year, students have the opportunity to focus full time on their dissertation research and writing. Students must be formally admitted to Ph.D. candidacy by January 12, 2018 to be eligible for the fellowship.

The fellowships include graduate student health insurance, but they do not include fee remissions. Students generally are not permitted to accept other appointments, fellowships, or outside employment during the fellowship year. 

Nomination procedures

You must be nominated by your graduate program for College Dissertation Year Research Fellowships; the College does not accept applications directly from students. Each Ph.D. granting unit is allowed to nominate up to three students total. If you are interested in being nominated, contact your program's director of graduate studies to learn more about your program's nomination procedures. Nominations will be submitted by the department into the College Graduate Office MANTIS system before the appropriate deadline. 

Due to processing time, students who wish to meet the fellowship application deadline should submit their candidacy paperwork to the UGS six to eight weeks in advance of the deadline to guarantee the candidacy review/approval can be completed on time. Students must be eligible for G901 during the fellowship year.

Deadline

Download the Dissertation Year Research Fellowship application

College of Arts and Sciences Graduate Student Travel Awards

Overview

College of Arts and Sciences Graduate Student Travel Awards are intended to assist students traveling to and presenting at major national and international conferences.

Travel awards are not intended for travel expenses associated with research. Students can request research funding through other sources such as the University Graduate School Grant-in-Aid of Doctoral Research Award. Some departments and research groups also offer research travel funding.

For consideration, please apply during the following timelines:

  • For travel between July 2017 and March 2018, apply for the fall travel award.
  • For travel between January 2018 and August 2018, apply for the spring travel award.

Eligibility

You are not eligible for a College Graduate Student Travel Award if you are on academic probation or on leave at the time of the nomination deadline.

Because travel awards are disbursed through your bursar account, if you have an outstanding balance on your account, you may not be eligible to receive an award.

Nomination procedures

You must be nominated by your graduate program for College Graduate Student Travel Awards; the College does not accept applications directly from students. Each program is allowed to nominate up to three students total. If you are interested in being nominated, contact your program's director of graduate studies to learn more about your program's nomination procedures.

Download the Graduate Student Travel Award application

This application is a fillable PDF. Students should save the PDF before filling it in; once completed, they should save the form again and then forward it to their department for review by the program’s internal deadline. The nominiations are submitted by the department to the College Graduate office MANTIS system before the appropriate deadline. 

Deadlines

  • October 20th, 2017 for the fall travel award
  • April 4th, 2018 for spring travel award
McCormick Science Grants

The McCormick Science Grant Fund was established by Dr. Charles O. McCormick III to support basic science research and to honor his grandfather and father. The College annually awards three grants of $2,500 each to the graduate student member of a faculty/graduate student team whose research, either proposed or in progress, is judged to be most creative, visionary, and innovative. Each February, the disciplines of astronomy, biology, biochemistry, botany, chemistry, earth and atmospheric sciences, microbiology, physics, and zoology are invited to submit one nominee each for the grants. Nominations are due to the College Graduate Office each March.

If you're a graduate student who would like to be nominated for a McCormick Science Grant, notify your department directly and submit a one-page description of your collaborative work with your faculty mentor and please separately provide your curriculum vitae. Your faculty mentor and the department will then need to submit a supporting letter that explains the nature of your collaboration and how this collaboration is the most deserving.

This nomination should then be submitted to the College Graduate Office MANTIS system in a combined pdf format.

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Matias L. Ochoada Fellowship

The Matias L. Ochoada Fellowship was established to honor the memory of Matias L. Ochoada, who was a researcher at the IU Cyclotron Facility.  In selecting the recipient for this $500 spring award, preference will be given to a College of Arts and Sciences graduate student of Filipino descent who has a record of academic excellence.  To nominate an eligible graduate student for this fellowship, please send a brief statement (including the name of the fellowship, the name of the nominee, and a description of the nominee’s accomplishments) to the College Graduate Office.

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Mikal Lynn Sousa Award

The Mikal Lynn Sousa Award was established by Alice Domurat Dreger and Aron Conrad Sousa in memory of Dr. Sousa’s sister, Mikal Lynn Sousa.  The donors have requested that the recipient of the award should be a graduate student in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, with a strong preference for a woman but with no preference for area of study.  Extra consideration should be given to those nominees who demonstrate good citizenship, strong character, a history of public service, and are likely to be activists in their professional and extra-professional lives.  If no qualified candidate exists in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, similarly qualified students in the Department of History will be considered.  Students who have been formally advanced to Ph.D. candidacy between March 1, 2017 and March 1, 2018 are eligible.  Candidates may be nominated by faculty or candidates may nominate themselves following approval of doctoral candidacy.  The award for spring 2018 will be $750, and letters of nomination should be submitted to the College Graduate office.

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Alexander M. Doty Graduate Fellowship

Alexander M. Doty was a Professor in the College of Arts and Sciences with joint appointments in the Department of Gender Studies and Communication and Culture. Professor Doty, who joined the IU Faculty in 2008 until his death in 2012, is renowned for his scholarship centered on gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and feminist film theory. This graduate fellowship is to honor his memory and outstanding legacy. Candidates may be nominated from the Media School and the Department of Gender Studies. The fellowship is awarded and alternated annually between the Media School and the Department of Gender Studies.  The fellowship amount for spring 2018 will be $500 and letter of nomination should be submitted from the academic unit to the College Graduate office.

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