Funding Opportunities November 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.
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 2014 Program Solicitation.

Deadline: early-November 2013 (varies by discipline)

Award: $32,000 annually for three years

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.

Deadline: November 10, 2013

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

Ford Foundation/The National Academies Predoctoral Fellowship

These predoctoral fellowships provide three years of support for individuals engaged in graduate study leading to a Ph. or ScD degree. The awards will be made to individuals who, in the judgment of the review panels, have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

Deadline: November 20, 2013

Award: $20,000 per year

NIH/Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Predoctoral Fellows

The Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award is for individual predoctoral research training fellowships to provide support for promising doctoral candidates who will be performing dissertation research and training in scientific health-related fields relevant to the missions of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) during the tenure of the award.

Deadline: December 8, 2013 and April 8, 2014

Award: $22,032 per year

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

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 Department of Defense 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 20, 2013

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

Mediterranean Regional Research Fellowship Program

The Mediterranean Regional Research Fellowship Program enables pre- and early post-doctoral scholars to carry out research in the humanities and related social sciences in countries bordering the Mediterranean and served by American overseas research centers. Funding for this program is generously provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Deadline: January 13, 2014

Award: $3,000 plus $2,700 per month for research three to nine months in duration

The Newberry Short-Term Fellowships

The Newberry awards short-term fellowships to give PhD candidates or postdoctoral scholars access to the Newberry’s collection. Applicants may request one or two months of support; most awards are for one month.

Deadline: January 15, 2014

Award: $2,500 per month

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

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Dissertation Fellowship Award

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Dissertation Fellowship Award supports advanced doctoral candidates completing dissertations that further the understanding of the educational pathways and experiences of high-achieving, low-income students.

Applicants must have successfully completed all pre-dissertation requirements, including defense of their dissertation proposals, and be candidates for a doctoral degree at a graduate school in the United States, though they need not be U.S. citizens. The applicants' graduate study may be in a diverse range of academic disciplines (e.g., policy studies, economics, psychology, education) but their topic must be tied to the Foundation’s mission of advancing the education of exceptionally promising students with financial need.

Deadline:  February 4, 2014

Award: six fellowships of up to $25,000

SAE International Doctoral Scholars Program

The SAE Doctoral Scholars Program offers forgivable loans to assist and encourage promising engineering graduate students to pursue careers in teaching engineering at the college level. For each year of qualified teaching after graduation, one year of loans will be forgiven.

Deadline:  February 15, 2014

Award: Loan amount: up to $5,000 per year for three years

James Madison Graduate Fellowships

Junior Fellowships are awarded to outstanding college seniors and college graduates without teaching experience who intend to become secondary school teachers of American history, American government, or social studies in grades 7-12. Junior fellows must complete graduate study within two academic years of full-time study. Senior fellowships are awarded to superior current teachers who must be able to complete graduate study within five calendar years of part-time study. The fellowships are intended exclusively for graduate study leading to a master’s degree.

Deadline: March 1, 2014

Award: $24,000

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.

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 PhD, DBA, 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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