Fellowships: Supplemental Sources of Financial Aid
Each listing has its own criteria but deadline dates, selection conditions, application processes, and other details change more quickly than we can update this page. Please contact each individual source for complete, up-to-date details.
The Horace Smith Fund
1441 Main St.
Springfield, MA 01103
Hampden County, Massachusetts residents are eligible to apply for fellowships of up to $4,000 for up to three years. Awards are made on the basis of scholastic record, available resources, need and all other pertinent information.
Deadline: February 1
1775 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
Brookings offers a number of fellowship options. Fellowship recipients are able to conduct research and develop ideas with access to many resources. Some fellowships include a stipend and other benefits.
Byron Hanke Fellowship for Graduate Research on Community Associations
225 Reinekers Lane, Suite 300
Alexandria, VA 22314
A fellowship in the amount of $3,000 - $5,000 will be awarded to a student working towards a master's, doctoral or law degree that in some way focuses on community associations or common-interest properties. Fellows are expected to prepare a research project. Evaluation of applicants is on the basis of academic achievements, faculty recommendations, demonstrated research and writing ability, and the nature of the proposed topic. Hanke Fellowships are awarded throughout the year.
Deadline: May 1
International Affairs Fellowship Program
58 East 68th Street
New York, NY 10065
Fellowships are awarded to men and women between the ages of 27-35. The program is designed to bridge the gap between theory and practice in international relations by supporting a variety of policy studies and active experiences in policy-making. Applications will be primarily by invitation, but others who meet preliminary requirements may also be invited to apply without formal nomination.
Deadline: October 31
Planning and Law Division/American Planning Association
Bank of America Financial Center
121 SW Morrison Street, 11th Floor
Portland, OR 97204
The Planning and Law Division ("PLD") of the American Planning Association ("APA") serves those who seek to understand the diverse legal issues that affect the planning profession. The legal issues underlying the planning of our cities and communities are important and essential components in the education and training of those who would become professional planners and land use practitioners. The purpose of the PLD Daniel J. Curtin, Jr. Fellowship Program ("Fellowship Program") is to foster increased interest in the study of land use planning and its interrelationship with the law at the advanced undergraduate, graduate, and law school levels. This will provide increased participation in the planning profession, and ultimately, greater service to communities across the nation.
The Fellowship Program is open to third and fourth year undergraduate students, master's degree students, and certain law students. One fellowship with a stipend of $3,000 is awarded per academic year. The stipend includes a $2,000 award and a $1,000 APA membership and Annual Conference stipend. The term of the fellowship is approximately 10 months (the typical length of two semesters or three quarters), from mid-October to mid-August, and will include approximately 100 to 200 total hours of work. The fellow will conduct his/her fellowship duties remotely, i.e., from where they live or attend school.
Deadline: September 12
Fish & Richardson
ATTN: Fellowship Program
12390 El Camino Real
San Diego, CA 92130
The Diversity Fellowship Program offers fellowships to diverse first year law students. The program is comprised of four components: mentoring, a $5,000 scholarship, a paid summer associate position in the domestic office of the students choice, and participation in the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity 1L Scholars Program.
Deadline: January 8
University of Michigan International Institute
1080 S. University Ave., Suite 2660
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
FLAS fellowships are offered by seven of the area studies centers and programs at the International Institute. Competition is open to full-time graduate students specializing in some aspect of area studies that includes language study. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident to be eligible. Recipients receive full tuition and a stipend of $15,000. For a complete list of authorized languages, or to obtain more information, please contact the relevant area studies center at the International Institute.
Deadline: February 1
George Mason University
3301 N. Fairfax Dr., Ste. 440
Fairfax, VA 22201
Fellowships of up to $12,000 are offered for undergraduate or graduate study in the United States or abroad. Last year IHS awarded 180 scholarships to outstanding students who are exploring the principles, practices, and institutions necessary to a free society through their academic work.
Deadline: December 31
The University of Michigan
202 South Thayer Street, Suite 1111
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-1608
The Institute for the Humanities promotes interdisciplinary research and discourse in the humanities and the arts. The central function of the Institute is to form an intellectual community of faculty and graduate student Fellows from various departments who will spend a year in residence in the Institute pursuing their research.
Deadline: January 6
1136 Lane Hall
204 South State Street
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1290
The IRWG and Rackham Community of Scholars Program provides summer funding for graduate students enrolled in a Rackham program on the UM Ann Arbor campus pursuing research and creative activities on women and/or gender. Recipients of the award will participate in an eight-week, interdisciplinary work-in-progress seminar in May and June designed to support their research and writing. Please see the Call for Proposals (available on the IRWG website) for detailed application instructions. http://irwg.research.umich.edu/funding/community.html
Deadline: December 1
The IRWG and Rackham Research Grants for Scholarship and Creative Activities focusing on Women or Gender provides awards of up to $1000 to cover research-related expenses (such as travel, production or exhibition costs, books, software, data collection, or payment of subjects) to graduate students enrolled in a Rackham program on the UM Ann Arbor campus in any field and at any stage in their graduate career. Please see the Call for Proposals (available on the IRWG website) for detailed application instructions.
Deadline: December 1
The Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund
c/o Alicia Ross, Grants Manager
JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. Private Foundation Services
PO Box 227237
Dallas, TX 75222-7237
The amount of each Fellowship will cover the cost of tuition and provide a stipend of $18,000. These Fellowships are to be awarded only to candidates who have outstanding undergraduate records, have demonstrated a need for financial assistance and are citizens of the United States of America.
Deadline: January 1
Robert Masur Fellowship
The Nation Institute
116 East 16th Street, 8th floor
New York, NY 10003
The Robert Masur Fellowship competition is open to first-year law students who intend to carry out significant activities during the summer (in between their first and second year) in the areas of civil rights and/or civil liberties. Proposed activities may include a writing or research project, work with a public interest organization in the areas of civil rights or civil liberties, work on a civil rights or civil liberties law case under the supervision of a faculty member or lawyer, or any other work in the areas of civil rights or civil liberties. The fellowship recipient receives a $1,000 honorarium.
Deadline: April 15
See: Foreign Fellowships
Applicants must be active members of Phi Kappa Phi. The fellowships are in support of first-year graduate or professional study. Preference will be given to candidates pursuing a doctorate or other advanced professional degree. Applications must be filed with the Secretary of the local chapter.
Deadline: Varies by chapter
400 West 59th Street
New York, NY 10019
The Soros Fellowships for New Americans supports thirty individuals a year for up to two years of graduate study in any subject anywhere in the United States. Students already in graduate study are eligible to apply, though not past their second year unless they are in dual degree programs. The Fellowship provides $25,000 maintenance and up to a maximum of $20,000 per annum for tuition wherever the Fellow attends. Candidates must be either holders of Green Cards, naturalized citizens or children of at least one naturalized citizen parent (the other parent need not be naturalized, but cannot be a US-born citizen). Also, candidates must not be older than thirty by the deadline.
Deadline: November 1
The National Academy of Education
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.
Deadline: October 3
The Committee on General Scholarships
14 Story Street, 3rd Floor
Cambridge, MA 02138
The Zuckerman Fellows Program offers full tuition and health insurance fees for one year, plus a $16,000 living stipend to US citizens who have, or are pursuing, an MBA, JD, MD or DMD degree from an accredited US institution AND are seeking an additional degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Harvard School of Public Health or Harvard Kennedy School.
Deadline: January 5
Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University
3434 Washington Blvd. CS 1C5
Arlington, VA 22201
A new program open to 1st and 2nd year graduate students in PhD programs. It presents an extraordinary opportunity to do research with a scholar during the summer in the humanities or social science field of your choice. Participants have the option of working with a professor in their vicinity or remotely with faculty outside their region.
The start date is flexible based on your summer recess schedule and the professor’s availability and will last roughly 8-12 weeks. Applicants can request a professor they know or have their interests matched with a leading scholar from our own network of over 11,000 academics.
Throughout the Assistantship, participants will receive one-on-one academic advising from an IHS Program Officer. At the end they will be required to submit a write-up of the research they conducted and how the time spent may have impacted their future research and career.
Application Deadline: April 16
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