Opportunities for Funding

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AAUW Dissertation Fellowships 
ACLS/Dissertation Completion Fellowships
AERA Dissertation Grants
CAORC - Council of American Overseas Research Centers
CLIR (for humanities dissertation research in original sources) 
Charles Babbage Institute, Tomash Fellowship
Charlotte Newcombe Dissertation Fellowship (for "study of ethical and religious values in all areas of human endeavor")
Chateaubriand Fellowships  ("To allow American doctorate students to benefit from an experience in a French University")  
Coordinating Council for Women in History Student Awards (race, gender)
Council for European Studies Pre-Dissertation Fellowship Program
Critical Language Scholarships - Summer Institutes (US Dept of State) 
DeKarman Fellowships
DePauw Dissertation Fellowship
EUSA Ernst Haas Fund Fellowship Competition
Five Colleges Dissertation Fellowship
Fulbright Student Program
Gaius Charles Bolin Fellowships, Williams College 
German Academic Exchange Service Research Grants 10 MONTH AND SHORT TERM 
Hagley Center for the History of Business, Technology, and Society Dissertation Fellowships (small travel grants as well)
Javits Fellowship
Lemelson Center/Smithsonian (history of invention)
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
NSF: Grad Research Fellowships in Social Sciences  *(not dissertation)
National Academy of Education Dissertation Fellowship
National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship Program
SBE Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants: Sociology
SHAFR Myrna F. Bernath Dissertation Fellowship (some aspect of US Foreign Relations History)
SSRC: Dissertation Proposal Development
SSRC: International Dissertation Research Fellowship
School for Advanced Research
Tinker Foundation
United States Institute of Peace: Dissertation Fellowships
Woodrow Wilson Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship in Women's Studies
Wyeth Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship / Smithsonian (art/visual culture)

NYU Funding

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

Steinhardt Doctoral Dissertation GrantThe 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.

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