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Funding Opportunities for Dissertation Research

These research grants and fellowships are designed to assist students performing dissertation research. They vary widely in eligibility conditions, application requirements and types of research sponsored. Applicants are strongly encouraged to carefully read program details and to work closely with their advisors throughout the proposal writing phase of their application.

Fulbright Scholarships
website: http://icenter.stanford.edu/orc/fulbright.html
Deadline: September
Source: External

Ford Foundation
website: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/FordFellowships/PGA_047959
Deadline: November
Source: External

George Melendez Wright Climate Change Fellowship
website: http://coenv.washington.edu/students/melendez_wright/
Deadline: November
Source: External

Social Science Research Council (SSRC) International Dissertation Research Fellowship
website: http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/idrf-fellowship/
Deadline: November
Source: External

Vice Provost for Graduate Education (VPGE) Diversity Dissertation Research opportunity Fund (DDRO)
website: http://vpge.stanford.edu/programs/ddro.html
Deadline: November and April
Source: Stanford

Graduate Research Opportunities (GRO)
website: http://www.stanford.edu/dept/humsci/cgi-bin/gus/content/current-funding#GRO
Deadline: November and April
Source: Stanford

The Wenner-Gren Foundation, Dissertation Fieldwork Grants
website: http://www.wennergren.org/programs/dissertation-fieldwork-grants
Deadline: November and May
Source: External

Chateaubriand Fellowship - Humanities & Social Sciences (HSS)
Website: http://humanities.chateaubriand-fellowship.org/
Deadline: January
Source: External

Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program
Website: http://www.si.edu/OFI/SIFELL
Deadline: January
Source: External

Smithsonian Institution Latino Studies Fellowship Program
Website: http://www.si.edu/ofg/Applications/LSFELL/LSFELLapp.htm
Deadline: January
Source: External

National Sciences Foundation - Law and Social Sciences program
website: http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/ses/law/lawguide1.jsp
Deadline: January
Source: External

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada
Graduate Scholarships Program Doctoral Scholarships, and SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships
website: http://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/funding-financement/programs-programmes/fell...
Deadline: January
Source: External

Vice Provost for Graduate Education (VPGE) Stanford Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellowship (SIGF)
website: http://vpge.stanford.edu/SIGF/SIGF_apply.html
Deadline: January and March
Source: Stanford

National Science Foundation - Cultural Anthropology program
website: http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/bcs/anthro/suppdiss.jsp
Deadline: January and August
Source: External

National Science Foundation - Biological Anthropology
website: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5407
Deadline: January and August
Source: External

Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship
website: http://icenter.stanford.edu/orc/fulbright-public-policy.html
Deadline: February
Source: External

Susan Ford Dorsey Fellowship for Field Research in Africa
website: http://africanstudies.stanford.edu/node/1137
Deadline: May
Source: Stanford

Fulbright Hays
website: http://icenter.stanford.edu/orc/ful_hays.html
Deadline: June
Source: External

American Institute of Indian Studies Junior Research Fellowship
website: http://www.indiastudies.org/research-fellowship-programs/categories-of-f...
Deadline: July
Source: External

National Science Foundation - Archaeology program
website: http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/bcs/arch/suppdiss.jsp
Deadline: No deadline
Source: External

Freeman Spogli Institute
website: http://fsi.stanford.edu/fellowships/cddrl_fellowships/
Deadline: Various
Source: Stanford

Leakey Foundation
Website: http://leakeyfoundation.org/grants/overview
Deadline: January and July
Source: External

Robert and Patricia Switzer Foundation Fellowship Program
Website: http://www.switzernetwork.org/grant-programs/fellowship-program/
Deadline: January
Source: External

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
Website: http://nsfgrfp.org/
Deadline: November
Source: External

Diversity Dissertation Research Opportunity Fund (VPGE)
Website: http://vpge.stanford.edu/programs/ddro.html
Deadline: November and April
Source: Internal

Diversifying Academia, Recruiting Excellence Doctoral Fellowships Opportunity Fund (VPGE)
Website: http://vpge.stanford.edu/programs/dare.html
Deadline: April
Source: Internal

Stanford Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellowship (VPGE)
Website: http://vpge.stanford.edu/SIGF/index.html
Deadline: March
Source: Internal

Center for East Asian Studies Fellowships
Website: http://ceas.stanford.edu/students/fellowships.php
Deadline: February
Source: Internal