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2013 Innovation in Graduate Education Challenge

The Division of Graduate Education at the National Science Foundation challenges STEM graduate students across the nation to submit innovative ideas to prepare them for tomorrow’s opportunities and challenges.

Entries are solicited for ideas with the potential to improve graduate education and professional development. Ideas can be directed toward students, faculty, departments, institutions, professional societies, and/or federal agencies.

Make your voice heard on STEM graduate education!

Deadline: April 15, 2013

Award: $1,000 – $3,000

Center for Great Plains Studies Graduate Fellowship

Any student enrolled in a doctoral program or a terminal-degree master's program in a Great Plains-related discipline on any University of Nebraska campus is eligible to apply to become a GPG Fellow.

Deadline: April 17, 2013, 5:00 PM

Award: Two (or three) years of work space, collegiality and travel support

International Seminar on the History of the Atlantic World

The International Seminar on the History of the Atlantic World at Harvard University announces the availability of short-term grants to support archival research focused on the common, comparative, and interactive aspects of the lives of the peoples of the Atlantic world, 1500–1825. Grants are primarily intended for travel to enable scholars to reach sources not otherwise accessible rather than to support research in more easily available archives.

Deadline: April 30, 2013

Award: up to $2,000

Mercurians' Pam Laird Research Grant

The Mercurians, a special interest group of the Society for the History of Technology (SHOT), offers a $1,000 grant to support archival research by a junior scholar in the field of the history of communication technologies (defined broadly).

Graduate students or recent postgraduates (no more than three years beyond the terminal degree in their field) are eligible.

This unique grant fulfills one of the Mercurians’ core missions: the encouragement of scholarship in the history of communication technologies. Please see the Mercurians' website for application details.

Award: $1,000

Deadline: May 1, 2013

Grand Challenges in Global Health

Grand Challenges Explorations fosters innovation in global health research. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has committed $100 million to encourage scientists worldwide to expand the pipeline of ideas to fight our greatest health challenges.

The grant program is open to anyone from any discipline and from any organization.

Deadline: May 7, 2013

Award: $100,000 – $1m

Ping Doctoral Research Fellowship

This fellowship provides financial support for doctoral research focused on U.S. undergraduate study abroad. This year CIEE would also be pleased to receive applications that are focused on undergraduate study abroad and language acquisition.

Department chairs are invited to nominate qualified doctoral candidates. Visit the CIEE website for details about eligibility, requirements, and the nomination of candidates.

Award: $20,000 for one year

Deadline: May 15, 2013

Higher Education Research Experiences at Oak Ridge National Lab

This program enables qualified graduate students in the physical, life, social and environmental sciences, engineering and mathematics to conduct their master's thesis or PhD dissertation research in residence at the DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory facility.

Deadline: June 1, 2013 for Fall residency

Award: $600/week (+ $125/week housing allowance if permanent residence is more than 60 miles from ORNL)

W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research Dissertation Award

The W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research invites submissions for its annual prize for the best PhD dissertation on employment-related issues. The Institute supports and conducts policy-relevant research on employment, unemployment, and social insurance programs. The dissertation award further pursues this mission. The dissertation may come from any academic discipline, but it must have a substantial policy component.

Deadline: July 5, 2013

Award: $2,500 first prize; up to two honorable mention prizes of $1,000

UCLA Film & Television Archive Research Stipend

The purpose of the stipend is to:

  • Support the work of scholars by funding a research visit to UCLA Film & Television Archive.
  • Encourage research access to moving image collections held by UCLA Film & Television Archive.

For more information and to apply online, visit the RSC site.

Deadline: July 29, 2013

Award: $3,000