Opportunities for Funding

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September
Javits Fellowship
Coordinating Council for Women in History Student Awards (race, gender)
Fulbright Student Program

October
Tinker Foundation 
Woodrow Wilson Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship in Women's Studies
SBE Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants: Sociology
National Academy of Education Dissertation Fellowship
AERA Dissertation Grants (education)
National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship Program
Council for European Studies Pre-Dissertation Fellowship Program
DePauw Dissertation Fellowship

November
SSRC: International Dissertation Research Fellowship
NSF: Grad Research Fellowships in Social Sciences *(not dissertation)
AAUW Dissertation Fellowships
Charlotte Newcombe Dissertation Fellowship (for "study of ethical and religious values in all areas of human endeavor")
Critical Language Scholarships - Summer Institutes (US Dept of State)
Hagley Center for the History of Business, Technology, and Society Dissertation Fellowships (small travel grants available as well)
ACLS/Dissertation Completion Fellowships
School for Advanced Research (residential writing fellowships, Santa Fe NM)
CLIR (for humanities dissertation research in original sources)
German Academic Exchange Service Research Grants - 10 MONTH AND SHORT TERM
Gaius Charles Bolin Fellowships, Williams College

December
United States Institute of Peace: Dissertation Fellowships
Chateaubriand Fellowships ("To allow American doctorate students to benefit from an experience in a French University")
Five Colleges Dissertation Fellowship

January
CAORC - Council of American Overseas Research Centers
Charles Babbage Institute, Tomash Fellowship
DeKarman Fellowships
EUSA Ernst Haas Fund Fellowship Competition
Wyeth Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship / Smithsonian (art/visual culture)
SSRC: Dissertation Proposal Development
Lemelson Center/Smithsonian (history of invention)

February
Mellon-CES Dissertation Completion Fellowships in European Studies
NSF Doctoral Research Improvement Grants (Science, Technology, and Society)
NSF Graduate Funding in Science, Technology, and Society

April
SHAFR Myrna F. Bernath Dissertation Fellowship (some aspect of US Foreign Relations History)

NYU Funding

The Graduate Student Organization (GSO) Competitive Professional Development Fund deadlines are in December and May. Reimbursements will be given only for professional work or activities connected to the student's program of study or professional development.

Doctoral Travel Fund (MCC) grants are distributed at the discretion of the Graduate Program Director and the Chair of the department in consultation with the department's doctoral committee.

Mitchell Leaska Scholarship (MCC) honors the legacy of Mitchell Leaska, a distinguished professor at NYU Steinhardt for close to 40 years. MCC master's students are eligible to apply for funding to support the preparation and presentation of original scholarly work at conferences. Students can only receive this award one time during their academic tenure at NYU Steinhardt.

Steinhardt Doctoral Dissertation Grant 
The Doctoral Dissertation Grant competition provides support up to $1,000 for the completion of the dissertation. Doctoral candidates with approved dissertation proposals, and in good academic standing, are invited to apply for the grant to support data collection directly related to their dissertation work.  Proposals will be judged on the basis of their scientific merit and feasibility.

Steinhardt Undergraduate and Master's Students Research/Creative Project Awards
Outstanding undergraduate or master’s Students at NYU Steinhardt are invited to apply for the Steinhardt Undergraduate and Master’s Student Research/Creative Project Award. Students may be awarded up to $500 to conduct a research study or creative project under the supervision of a faculty member. 

The Steinhardt Doctoral Student Travel Fund offers small grants of up to $500 for Steinhardt grad students to help defray the cost of professional activities related to their studies. 

The Mitchell Leaska Dissertation Award (Steinhardt) deadline is usually in February. This is a separate competition from MCC's Leaska scholarships. The topic areas are teaching and learning, math, science, applied psychology, educational sociology, or social studies education, but MCC students are eligible to apply if their research includes those areas.

Doctoral Fellowship Proposal Summer Development Award (Steinhardt)
The goal of the program is to support doctoral students over the summer in the development and writing of a fellowship or grant proposal, which will be submitted to external funding sources in the following academic year.

Fulbright applications (NYU) are usually due in September. All letters of reference and a language evaluation need to be completed by then. Visit the GSAS Fulbright page for more information.

The NYU Center for the Humanities graduate fellowship competition takes place in November. 

The NYU Mainzer Fellowship in Gender Studies provides funding for graduate students whose work involves gender to attend a course in Gender Studies at the University of Cambridge. Annual competition in March.