Alberta Sbragia Fund for Graduate European Studies (University of Pittsburgh)

The Alberta Sbragia Fund for Graduate European Studies was established in 2011 in honor of Dr. Sbragia’s commitment to education and mentoring of young scholars.

Eligibility Requirements
Applicants must be University of Pittsburgh graduate students who are currently ABD.

Funding
Up to $400 for dissertation assistance, research or publication support, or travel to and research in relevant European countries.

Application Deadline
Mid-March

Additional Information
http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/esc/content/graduate-student-funding-opportunities

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Goldman Fellowships: American Council on Germany

The American Council on Germany supports the work of promising American scholars who are studying important elements of the transatlantic relationship from both historical and contemporary standpoints through the Goldman Fellowships and Hunt Fellowships.

The Dr. Guido Goldman Fellowship for the Study of German and European Politics, Political Economy, and International Affairs was established in 2003 to promote the study of German and European issues by American scholars in relatively early stages of their careers (including individuals enrolled in PhD programs who are finishing their dissertation).

Eligibility
Candidates must:

  • be 45 years of age or younger at the time of the application deadline
  • be a US citizen residing in the United States
  • be pursuing or have completed a PhD
  • have a sincere commitment to furthering the transatlantic relationship between Germany and the US

Funding
The fellowship covers the cost of pre-approved international and intercity travel and provides a per diem stipend of $200 for up to 28 days in Germany

Application Deadline
Mid-July

Additional Information
http://acgusa.org/index.php?section=opportunities-for-scholars

http://acgusa.org/index.php?section=goldman-fellowships

Woodrow Wilson Foundation – Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships support the final year of dissertation work for PhD candidates in the humanities and social sciences.

Eligibility
Eligible proposals have religious or ethical values as a central concern, and are relevant to the solution of contemporary religious, cultural or human rights questions.

Funding
$25,000 for a twelve-month period of dissertation writing

Application Deadline
Mid-November

Additional Information
http://woodrow.org/fellowships/newcombe/

Social Science Research Council International Dissertation Research Fellowship

The International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) offers nine to twelve months of support to graduate students in the humanities and social sciences who are enrolled in doctoral programs in the United States and conducting dissertation research outside of the United States.  Seventy-five fellowships are awarded annually.

Eligibility
The program is open to graduate students in the humanities and social sciences – regardless of citizenship – enrolled in doctoral programs in the United States.  Applicants must complete all PhD requirements except on-site research by the time the fellowship begins or by December of the application year, whichever comes first.

Funding
Fellowship amounts vary depending on the research plan, with a per-fellowship average of $20,000.

Application Deadline
Early November

Additional Information
http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/idrf-fellowship/

Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships

Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships support a year of research and writing to help advanced graduate students in the humanities and social sciences in the last year of the PhD dissertation writing.  Applicants must be prepared to complete their dissertations within the period of their fellowship tenure and no later than August 31 of the fellowship year.

ACLS will award 65 fellowships for a one-year term beginning between June and September of the fellowship year.  The fellowship tenure may be carried out in residence at the fellow’s home institution, abroad, or at another appropriate site for research.  These fellowships may not be held concurrently with any other fellowship or grant.

Eligibility
Applicants must:

  • be PhD candidates in a humanities or social science department in the United States
  • have completed all requirements for the PhD except the dissertation and obtained ABD (all but dissertation) status by the application deadline
  • be no more than six years in the degree program (awardees can hold this fellowship no later than their seventh year)

The following criteria are used for evaluating applications:

  • the potential of the project to advance the field of study in which it is proposed and make an original and significant contribution to knowledge
  • the quality of the proposal with regard to its methodology, scope, theoretical framework, and grounding in the relevant scholarly literature
  • the feasibility o the project and the likelihood that the applicant will execute the work within the proposed timeframe
  • the scholarly record and career trajectory of the applicant

Funding
These fellowships offer a stipend of $30,000, plus funds for research costs of up to $3,000 and for university fees (tuition, fees, health insurance) of up to $5,000.

Application Deadline
Mid-October

Additional Information
http://www.acls.org/programs/dcf

Provost’s Development Fund Award (University of Pittsburgh)

The Provost’s Development Fund Award is designed to assist the University of Pittsburgh with its diversity mission related to students during the last stages of their doctoral work.

Eligibility
Students must have completed their comprehensive examinations and must have an approved dissertation prospectus.  Students must be US citizens or permanent residents.  Given the magnitude of underrepresentation, African-American males, in general, and women in the sciences, will be given a higher priority.

Funding
Funding is allocated for things such as tuition, stipends, travel , and other dissertation-related expenses.  Tuition for full-time dissertation study ($850 per term) will be considered for a maximum of three terms.  Stipend awards will be considered for a maximum of two terms.

Application Deadline
Early February

Additional Information
Contact Linda Williams-Moore at lwmoore@pitt.edu.

 

Cultural Studies Program Fellowship (University of Pittsburgh)

The Cultural Studies program’s two fellowships are typically awarded to advanced PhD student in Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences graduate programs who are working toward or who have received PhD certification in Cultural Studies and who are at or past the stage of comprehensive examinations.

Funding
The stipend is based on the same scale as the TA/TF allocations.  The fellowship must be the sole source of financial support during the academic year.

Application Deadline
Early January

Additional Information
http://www.culturalstudies.pitt.edu/