Diversity Awards

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Dissertation Diversity Awards & Fellowships

University of Pennsylvania - Penn Predoctoral Fellowships for Excellence Through Diversity

Residential Fellowships support doctoral students in the humanities or social sciences in the final stages of dissertation research or writing. They provide mentorship and access to Penn’s resources for doctoral students enrolled at universities other than Penn as they complete their dissertations, and are intended to support scholars from a wide range of backgrounds, who can contribute to the diversity of Penn and the higher education community. Each scholar will be hosted by a department or program and assigned a faculty mentor. The Fellowship is for one academic year. $29,000 stipend plus health insurance and $3,000 travel.


Kenyon College - Marilyn Yarbrough Dissertation Teaching Fellowship

The Marilyn Yarbrough Dissertation/Teaching Fellowship is for scholars from underrepresented groups who are in the final stages of their doctoral work who need only to finish the dissertation to complete requirements for the Ph.D. $33,500 stipend, health benefits, housing and a small moving allowance, travel, computer, secretarial support.


U.S. Department of Health & Human Services - National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) - Drug Abuse Dissertation Fellowships (R36) (up to 3 yrs)

Deadline: 2/16, 6/16 & 10/16 annually.

Deadline for all AIDS-related applications are 1/7, 5/7& 9/7. Deadlines for renewal applications are 3/16, 7/16, 11/16.

NIDA Dissertation Award grants (R36) support drug abuse doctoral dissertation research in NIDA areas of priority. Areas of focus include research on basic and clinical neuroscience and behavior, developmental trajectories, epidemiology, prevention, treatment, services, and/or women and sex/gender differences. Grant support is designed to encourage doctoral candidates from a variety of academic disciplines and programs to conduct research in these areas of interest to NIDA. It is hoped that this program will ultimately facilitate the entry of promising new investigators into the field of drug abuse research and promote transdisciplinary collaborations. The fellowship may be for up to two years, with the possibility of extension without additional funds for up to 12 months. $22,920 plus tuition and fees.


American Association of University Women (AAUW) - American Dissertation Fellowships

AAUW American Fellowships support women doctoral candidates completing dissertations. Candidates are evaluated on the basis of scholarly excellence, quality and originality of project design, and active commitment to helping women and girls through service in their communities, professions or fields of research. The fellowship is open to applicants in all fields of study. Scholars engaged in science, engineering and math and researching gender issues are especially encouraged to apply. $20,000.


Woodrow Wilson Foundation - Dissertation Completion Fellowships in Women's Studies

Deadline: October

The Fellowships enable doctoral students to complete their dissertations on research about women that crosses disciplinary, regional, or cultural boundaries. The competition is for projects in the humanities and social sciences. Fellows may use the award for research-related travel, data work/collection, and supplies.$5,000.


Ford Foundation - Diversity Dissertation Fellowships (1 yr)

The dissertation fellowships provide one year of support for individuals working to complete a dissertation leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degree. These one-year awards will be made to individuals who have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. $25,000 plus paid conference for Ford Fellows.


NIH Aging Research Dissertation Awards to Increase Diversity (R36) (up to 2 yrs)

The National Institute on Aging supports individuals whose advancement in research will help ensure that a diverse pool of highly trained scientists is available in scientific disciplines relevant to NIA's strategic priorities to address NIA’s mission. That mission includes research on the basic biology of aging, on chronic, disabling, and degenerative diseases of aging, with a particular focus on Alzheimer’s Disease, on multiple morbidities, on individual behavioral and social changes with aging, on caregiving, on longevity, and on the consequences for society of an aging population.$23,000 per year plus up to $20,000 additional expenses.


NIMH Mental Health Dissertation Research Grant to Enhance Workforce Diversity (R36) (2 yrs)

Grants are offered to enhance the diversity of the mental health research workforce by providing dissertation support in all research areas within the strategic priorities of the NIMH to individuals from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical, behavioral, clinical and social sciences research. $22,500 living expenses, plus $15,000 travel, benefits, research costs.


Marquette University - Arnold L. Mitchem Dissertation Fellowship for Underrepresented Students (1 yr)

This one-year residential fellowship programaimsto increase the presence of currently underrepresented racial and cultural groups in the U.S. professoriate by providing support for doctoral candidates as they complete their dissertations.Fellows teach one course in their area of specialization.$35,000 plus benefits, travel, office space, computer, and clerical support.


Phillips Exeter Academy - Dissertation Fellowship (1 yr residential)

The Fellowship is for doctoral students in any discipline who are in the completion state of their dissertation. The Academy seeks to promote diversity and lively intellectual exchange on its campus. The Fellowship is for one year.  $14,000 stipend, room & board, up to $1,000 research and travel.


Arthur M. Nezu Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Regarding Diversity/Multiculturalism (ABPP)

This prestigious award recognizes an individual whose doctoral dissertation makes an outstanding contribution to the field of professional psychology and diversity and/or multiculturalism. $1,000 and honored at the ABPP Convocation during the APA Annual Convention.


University of Vermont - Henderson Predoctoral & Postdontoral Fellowships

The Henderson Fellowship program sponsors pre-doctoral and post-doctoral scholars who will help advance the university's research and teaching goals and assist UVM in reaching its diversity goals, especially with respect to the academic curriculum. The program welcomes applicants who wish to incorporate U.S. racial or ethnic diversity studies into their research or teaching. The UVM Henderson Fellowship Programis field specific, and these fields change from year to year. Henderson Fellows are supported for up to two years (fellowships are renewable after the first year) and are offered either as a two-year pre-doc or post-doc fellowship. Fellows pursue their own publication and research agenda. $35,000-$40,000 stipend plus mentor, $1,000 travel funds, $1,000 relocation, office with computer & printer.


Mariam K. Chamberlain Dissertation Award (Gender) (1 yr)

The Award is for a first-generation college graduate working on a dissertation related to Re:Gender's mission to end gender inequity and its three program focus areas: identity (social construction of gender, including intersections of race, class, sexual orientation, sexual identity, ability, geography, etc., as well as discrimination based on gender); economic well-being (issues of economic justice, work fairness and business leadership); and thriving environments (from personal safety, e.g., sexual assault, to community and global concerns, e.g., climate change and civic leadership) $8,500 to student; $1,500 to advisor for travel related to award.


University of California, Santa Barbara - Department of Black Studies - Dissertation Completion Fellowship (9 months)

This residential Fellowship is for scholars whose research focuses on intersections of race, class, gender or sexuality in African/Caribbean/African-American or Diasporic Studies. Fellows teach one undergraduate course. $27,000


University of Rochester - Frederick Douglass Institute for African & African-American Studies Predoctoral Fellowships

TheInstitute offers a predoctoral and a postdoctoral residential Fellowship for research that contributes to African and African-American Studies. The Institute brings together scholars working in the humanities and social sciences on issues related to the study of race in Africa and the Americas. Postdoctoral Fellows will pursue his/her own scholarship, teach one course in his or her area of specialization, and participate in the intellectual life of the Institute. $26,000 stipend plus research funds.


Women's Policy, Inc. - Congressional Fellowships on Women and Public Policy (8 months)

Theprogram places current or recent graduate students in congressional offices in Washington, D.C. Fellows work 40 hours per week from January through August as legislative aides on public policy issues affecting women.Fellows attend an orientation in January and meet weekforissue seminars directed by WPI staff.  $1,500 monthly plus $500 health insurance plus up to $750 per semester tuition reimbursement home institution.


Clayman Institute for Gender Research, Stanford University - Postdoctoral Research Fellowship ( 2 yr residential)

The Institute offers a two-year residential postdoctoral fellowships to recent Ph.D.'s in all disciplines of the humanities and social sciences. The Institute's theme is "Beyond the Stalled Revolution: Reinvigorating Gender Equality in the Twenty-first Century." Scholars with a strong interest in interdisciplinary methods are encouraged to apply. Stipends vary.


Yale University- American Indian Studies- Cloud Dissertation Writing Fellowship (1yr)

The Fellowship facilitates the completion of the doctorate by scholars working on pressing issues related to the American Indian experience. Scholars working on topics in Indigenous Studies that relate to the study of North American Indians are also encouraged to apply. For an overview of American Indian studies resources at Yale, see: Yale Group for the Study of Native America (YGSNA)

Graduate students working towards careers in higher education who have completed all doctoral requirements but the dissertation are invited to apply. The expectation is that the dissertation will be completed during the fellowship year. $28,500 plus benefits and access to Yale facilities.





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