The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and math disciplines who are pursuing research-based Master's and doctoral degrees at accredited U. This is a list of programs that offer either direct (i.e., from NSF) or indirect (i.e., from an awardee institution) funding for students at the dissertation level.
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowships The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation administers a portfolio of fellowships intendes both to strengthen American education and to address urgent contemporary challenges.
Applications must be ABD by the time funds are distributed.
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Eligible applicants are graduate students (a) currently enrolled in good standing in U. and Canadian social science doctoral programs (b) who are one year away from the “writing year” of their dissertations (anticipated defense in spring or summer 2020) and (c) whose work fits the selection criteria listed below.
“Social sciences” here includes sociology, political science, anthropology, economics, and psychology; dissertations in religious studies departments are eligible if their methodologies are fundamentally social scientific.The Global Religion Research Initiative (GRRI) of the Center for the Study of Religion and Society (CSRS) at the University of Notre Dame (IN, USA) will be awarding up to 24 one-year doctoral dissertation fellowships in the social sciences over three years to advance the study of global religion.Each fellowship will provide ,000 (,000 in salary and ,000 for travel and minor research funding).(Quantitative studies must go beyond merely identifying statistically significant variables to naming, describing, and testing the causal mechanisms believed to explain those associations; ethnographic studies must include enough mixed-methods evidence to contextualize their findings).Studies using traditional methods in the humanities — analyzing texts, telling purely historical narratives, interpretive studies of works of art and performance — are not eligible.Successful proposals will involve dissertations that are: For a more elaborate list of evaluation criteria, click here.(Note: Depending on the volume of applications received for this fellowship, the GRRI may not be able to provide applicants specific ratings or feedback from the evaluation process.) Applications must include the following materials to be considered for funding: All application materials must be submitted in English.The dissertation fellowships seek to support the “writing year” of graduate students’ dissertation work — not the earlier phase of project design or data collection and analysis (see the Project Launch program for research funding for new projects, nor dissertations near completion and defending, nor (actual or de facto) post-doctoral periods (the GRRI also offers postdoctoral fellowships).Applicants should time their applications over the three years of the GRRI program to best fit their dissertation’s “writing year.” The funding period for the Round 3 competition will be the Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 semesters.Harry Frank Guggenheim Dissertation Fellowships** For students in their final year of their Ph D work.Questions that interest the foundation include human violence and aggression in relation to social change, intergroup conflict, war, terrorism, crime, family relationships, among other subjects. Students typically apply as rising seniors, recent graduates, or during the first two years of graduate program.