Funding Opportunities August 2013

The UNL Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED) maintains a list of all current funding opportunities. Send a subscription request to ORED to receive weekly announcements of funding opportunities in a wide variety of fields of study.
AAUW Fellowships

The American Association of University Women awards Selected Professions Fellowships to women who intend to pursue a full-time course of study at accredited U.S. institutions during the fellowship year in one of the designated degree programs where women's participation traditionally has been low: Architecture, Computer/Information Sciences, Engineering, and Mathematics/Statistics.

The AAUW’s American Fellowships support women doctoral candidates completing dissertations or scholars seeking funds for postdoctoral research leave from accredited institutions. Online application information for both programs will be available August 1, 2013.

NASA Harriett G. Jenkins Graduate Fellowship Program

The NASA Harriett G. Jenkins Graduate Fellowship Program seeks to support the development of the future STEM workforce through the increased number of graduate degrees awarded to underrepresented and underserved persons (women, minorities and persons with disabilities) in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The goal is to address the agency mission-specific workforce needs and target areas of national need in minority STEM representation. The fellowship award includes tuition offset, student stipend, and NASA center research opportunities.

Deadline: August 9, 2013 (abstract); September 3, 2013 (full proposal)

Award: $24,000 (annual; PhD Fellows); $18,000 (annual; Master's Fellows)

American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE) and Educational Testing Service (ETS) Outstanding Dissertations Competition

This competition is open to anyone who has completed a dissertation that focuses on Hispanics in higher education or to any Hispanic who has completed a dissertation in the social sciences between December 2011 and August 1, 2013. Dissertations are eligible if they are in domains related to the Educational Testing Services corporate mission, including education, linguistics, psychology, statistics, testing, and so forth.

Dissertations in the humanities, sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics are not eligible.

Deadline: August 23, 2013

Award: $5,000, $2,000, and $1,000

LeGuin Feminist Science Fiction Fellowship

The Le Guin Feminist Science Fiction Fellowship funds research on the collections of Ursula K. Le Guin, Joanna Russ, Kate Wilhelm, Suzette Haden Elgin, Sally Miller Gearhart, Kate Elliot, Molly Gloss, Laurie Marks, Jessica Salmonson, and Damon Knight. Undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students, postdoctoral scholars, faculty members, and independent scholars are encouraged to apply.

Deadline: September 1, 2013

Award: up to $3,000

East European Studies Short-Term Research Scholarships

The Wilson Center's European Studies Program is now accepting applications from academic experts, including graduate students, who require access to research institutions in Washington, DC.

Funding covers research on the following countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, and Slovenia. Projects should focus on fields in the social sciences and humanities including, but not limited to: Anthropology, History, Political Science, Slavic Languages and Literatures, and Sociology.

Grants are for one month

Deadline: March 1, June 1, September 1, and December 1

American Educational Research Association Dissertation Grants

The AERA Minority Dissertation Fellowship in Education Research Program offers doctoral fellowships to enhance the competitiveness of outstanding minority scholars for academic appointments at major research universities.

Dissertation Grants are available for advanced doctoral students and are intended to support the student while writing the doctoral dissertation. Applications are encouraged from a variety of disciplines, such as but not limited to, education, sociology, economics, psychology, demography, statistics, and psychometrics.

Deadline: September 5, 2013

Award: up to $20,000 for a one-year project

Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program

The Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program is designed to engage early career individuals in the analytical processes that inform U.S. science and technology policy. Fellows obtain the essential skills and knowledge needed to work in science and technology policy at the federal, state, or local levels. Fellows spend 12 weeks at the National Academies in Washington, DC learning about science and technology policy and the role that scientists and engineers play in advising the nation.

Each year, applicants from around the world become part of a National Academies committee, board, or unit. Each fellow is assigned to a senior staff member who acts as his or her mentor. The mentor provides guidance and ensures that the fellow’s time is focused on substantive projects and activities within the fellow’s assigned unit. An immersive experience, the program is designed to broaden fellows’ appreciation of employment opportunities outside academia and leave them with both a firm grasp of the important and dynamic role of science and technology in decision-making and a better understanding of the role that they can play in strengthening the science and technology enterprise for the betterment of mankind.

Deadline: September 5, 2013

Award: $8,500

American Water Works Academic Achievement Award

The Academic Achievement Award encourages academic excellence by recognizing contributions to the field of public water supply. All master’s theses and doctoral dissertations relevant to the water supply industry are eligible. The manuscript must reflect the work of a single author and be submitted during the competition year in which it was submitted for the degree.

Deadline: October 1, 2013

Award: Doctoral dissertation: First, $3,000; Second, $1,500; Master’s thesis: First, $3,000; Second, $1,500

Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants in the Directorate for Biological Sciences (DDIG)

The National Science Foundation awards Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants in selected areas of the biological sciences. Proposals must fall within the scope of any of the clusters in the Division of Environmental Biology (DEB) or the Behavioral Systems Cluster in the Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS). These grants provide partial support of doctoral dissertation research for improvement beyond the already existing project. Allowed are costs for doctoral candidates to participate in scientific meetings, to conduct research in specialized facilities or field settings, and to expand an existing body of dissertation research.

A student must have advanced to candidacy for a Ph.D. degree before the submission deadline to be eligible to submit a proposal.

Deadline: October 10, 2013

Award: Approximately $1,600,000 will be divided among 100 to 120 awards, pending funding

Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Dissertation Fellowships in American Art

Henry Luce Foundation and American Council of Learned Socieites offer the Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Dissertation Fellowships in American Art to graduate students in any stage of Ph.D. dissertation research or writing. Updated program information will be available in late July.

Deadline: October 23, 2013

Award: $25,000plus $2,000 travel allowance

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and American Council of Learned Societies Dissertation Completion Fellowships

The ACLS invites applications for the eighth annual competition for the Mellon/ACLS dissertation completion fellowships for graduate students in the humanities and related social sciences. Applicants must be prepared to complete their dissertations within the period of their fellowship tenure and no later than August 31, 2015.

Deadline: October 23, 2013

Award: up to $33,000

The Rome Prize

The Rome Prize is awarded to thirty artists and humanities scholars annually by the American Academy in Rome. Fields represented include architecture, design, historic preservation and conservation, landscape architecture, literature, musical composition, visual arts, ancient studies, medieval studies, Renaissance and Early Modern studies, and Modern Italian studies.

There is a $30 application fee for one application and a $40 application fee for two or more applications.

Deadline: November 1, 2013

Award: $15,000 for six months or $27,000 for eleven months

Alfred D. Chandler Jr. Travel Fellowships

The Alfred D. Chandler Jr. Travel Fellowships fund research for graduate students or nontenured faculty in history, economics, or business administration from other universities whose research requires travel to Baker Library at Harvard Business School and other local archives.

Deadline: November 1, 2013

Award: up to $3000

Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies invites applications for postdoctoral fellowships for the 2014-2015 academic year on the theme of "New Perspectives on the Origins, Context, and Diffusion of the Academic Study of Judaism."

The Katz Center invites applications from scholars in the humanities and social sciences at all levels, as well as outstanding graduate students in the final stage of writing their dissertations to apply for this fellowship. Stipend amounts are based on a fellow’s academic standing and financial need with a maximum of $50,000 for the academic year. http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=203681

Deadline: November 10, 2013

Award: up to $50,000 for the academic year

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program

The NSF’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees at accredited U.S. institutions. The 2014 NSF GRFP competition will open around August 2013.

For general guidance, please view the 2013 Program Solicitation, but be sure to see the 2014 Program Solicitation when it becomes available, for the most up-to-date information about the 2013 GRFP.

Deadline: mid-November 2013 (varies by discipline)

Award: $32,000 annually for three years

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowships

NDSEG Fellowships are awarded to applicants who will pursue a doctoral degree in, or closely related to, an area of DoD interest within one of 15 disciplines in the STEM fields.

The online application for the 2014 fellowship will be available in September 2013. For general guidance, review the 2013 fellowship application information at the NDSEG website.

Deadline: December

Award: Annual stipend for three years – first year: $30,500; second year: $31,000; third year: $31,500; plus full tuition and required fees

The Howard Mayer Brown Fellowship

Intended for students who have completed at least one year of graduate studies and who intend to pursue a PhD in musicology, the Howard Mayer Brown Fellowship aims to increase the presence of minority scholars and teachers in musicology. The fellowship supports one year of graduate work for a student at a U.S. or Canadian university who is a member of an historically underrepresented group, including African Americans, Native Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Asian Americans.

Deadline: December 16, 2013

Award: $20,000 for one year of full-time study

Boren Fellowships

Boren Fellowships provide U.S. graduate students the opportunity to add an important international and language component to their graduate education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency. The program focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security. Boren Fellowship awards are made for a minimum of 12 weeks and maximum of 24 months. Overseas programs can be no longer than one year.

The online application for the 2013 fellowship will be available in late summer.

For general guidance, review the 2013 fellowship application information at the Boren website.

Deadline: January 28, 2014

Award: up to $24,000 for overseas study, plus limited funding for domestic language study to supplement the overseas component, for a maximum award of $30,000.

AAPG Rodney A. Bernasek Memorial Grant

The Rodney A. Bernasek Memorial Grant is awarded annually by the American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation to a graduate student studying geology at The University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

The AAPG also sponsors a number of other grants for which UNL geology graduate students may be eligible.

Deadline: January 31, 2014

Award: $2,000

Hayek Fund for Scholars

The Hayek Fund awards career development grants to students and untenured scholars for travel, application fees, conference fees, and other career-related expenses such as:

Deadline: Four weeks in advance of activity

Award: up to $750

NSF SBE Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (SBE DDRIG)

The National Science Foundation's Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences (BCS), Division of Social and Economic Sciences (SES), the SBE Office of Multidisciplinary Activities (SMA) and the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) award grants to doctoral students to improve the quality of dissertation research. These grants provide funds for items not normally available through the student's university. Additionally, these grants allow doctoral students to undertake significant data-gathering projects and to conduct field and archival research in settings away from their campus that would not otherwise be possible.

Funded disciplines include STEM fields and the Social Sciences, including but not limited to: Political Science, Biological Anthropology, and Science, Technology, and Society.

Deadline: Rolling and dependent on discipline

Award: $2,500,000 will be divided among 200-300 awards

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Dissertation Fellowship Program

The Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship Program awards up to 15 dissertation fellowship grants of $20,000 annually to Ph.D., D.B.A., or other doctoral students at accredited U.S. universities to support dissertations in the area of entrepreneurship.

Deadline: ongoing

Award: $20,000

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