Professional Organizations

If you are a member of a professional organization, chances are that it produces a list of fellowships and awards. Usually, you need your member number to login.

One humanities example: the MLA offers a fellowships list through the MLA Commons or Resources section of its web site.

Social sciences example: the APA's list of scholarships, grants, and awards (does not require login)

Professional organizations also usually sponsor fellowships (especially for research) and awards (especially for travel, including travel to their conferences).

Small Selection of Dissertation & Travel Grants

Grants Associated with Collections

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Essential Database of Information: Grant Forward


Other online opportunities

Other Guides:

Other Funding Resources:

Examples of International Resources

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Guide to funding from various U.S. government agencies, including

  • NEH
  • Institute of Peace
  • NASA
  • Department of Education
  • National Science Foundation

NSF dissertation improvement grants

The National Science Foundation supports graduate students!

The National Science Foundation supports DDIGS (Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants) in the following areas:
*note: all NSF dissertation proposals must go through Cornell's Office of Sponsored Funding


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