Graduate Student Applicants
Northwestern students have had previous success with the research and internship opportunities below. See scholarships related to:
- Any field
- Arts & Humanities
- Science, Math, Technology & Engineering
- Public Policy/Service
- Diversity-based Awards
This is not an exhaustive list of all the available funding. See Databases & Resources for links to national organizations that feature thousands more opportunities.
American-Scandinavian Foundation Grants & Fellowships
Scholarships for study in a Scandinavian country. Applicants must have research or study that makes a stay in Scandinavia essential.
Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD)
Various programs for study and enrichment in Germany.
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Funds a year’s study or research in more than 150 eligible countries.
Jack Kent Cooke Dissertation Fellowship Award
Supports advanced doctoral students completing dissertations that further understanding of the educational pathways of high-achieving, low-income youth.
Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowship
Fellowship for study projects in the humanities, social sciences or natural sciences.
Rotary Foundation Scholarship
Scholarships for studies or research in any country that has Rotary clubs to promote international understanding and peace.
Spencer Dissertation Fellowships For Education
Supports research analysis and dissertation writing on a topic relevant to the improvement of education.
Grant for up to ten months of research in France. Fellowship available for doctoral candidates in the humanities or social sciences.
American Research Institute in the Turkey
Dissertation and postdoctoral research in Turkey on ancient, medieval or modern times in Turkey.
American Philosophical Society Library Resident Research Fellowship
Short-term fellowships for research in the APS collections. Any field of scholarship may apply.
Bibliographical Society of America Fellowship Program
Short-term fellowship program supporting bibliographical inquiry and research in the history of the book trades and in publishing history.
Boston Athenaeum Research Fellowships
Short-term fellowships researching topics concerning the Confederate States and the Civil War at the Athenaeum.
Camargo Foundation Fellowship
Residential grant at the Camargo Foundation in Cassis, France to pursue studies in the humanities and social sciences relating to French and francophone cultures. Artists pursuing creative projects are also eligible.
Center For The Advanced Study in The Visual Arts Predoctoral Fellowship Program
Advanced graduate research in history, theory, and criticism of art, architecture and urbanism. Certification in two languages other than English required.
Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation Humanities Program
Funding for projects that aim to further the humanities. The foundation welcomes projects that explore the connection between the humanities and other areas of scholarship.
Fulbright Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad
Funding to conduct international research in modern foreign languages and area studies. Applicants must be pursuing a teacher career in the U.S. after graduation.
Getty Predoctoral Fellowship Grants
Support for emerging scholars in the arts, humanities and social sciences to complete work on projects relating to the Getty Research Institute’s annual theme. Scholars should expect to complete dissertations during the fellowship.
Huntington Library Fellowship
Funding for residence and research at the Huntington in British and American history, literature, art history and the history of science and medicine. Doctoral candidates should be at the dissertation stage.
Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship
Funding for study or independent research in the fields relating to music, art, architecture, dance and theatre.
Samuel H. Kress Predoctoral Fellowships in Art History
Funding for dissertation research on European art before 1900.
Luce Foundation/ALCS Dissertation Fellowships in American Art
Supports dissertation research focused on a topic in the history of visual art in the United States.
Massachusetts Historical Society Fellowship Program
Short term fellowships for research at the Society.
National Gallery of Art Graduate Curatorial Internships
Hands-on training to gain curatorial experience in a museum setting. Advanced doctoral candidates and recent PhD recipients may apply.
Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships
Funding for study of ethical or religious values in all fields of the humanities and social sciences. Applicants should expect to complete dissertations during the fellowship year.
SSRC International Dissertation Field Research Fellowships
Provides support for social science and humanities dissertation field research. Applicants must be doctoral candidates who have completed all requirements except fieldwork and dissertation at the start of the fellowship.
Wenner Gren Dissertation Fieldwork Grants
Funding for dissertation field research that contributes to anthropological knowledge.
White House Historical Association
Supports scholars conducting research at the National Archives and Records Administration. Preference is given to dissertation research.
University of Oxford Junior Research Fellowship
Research fellowships in arts and science at the University of Oxford. Typical fellows are approaching the end of doctoral research or have begun postdoctoral study.
American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship
Research assistance and training for students interested in in cardiovascular and stroke research.
American Lung Association Lung Health Dissertation Grant
Support for students pursing a doctorate with a research interest in lung disease prevention.
American Society of Civil Engineers Fellowship
Research fellowships for graduate students in civil engineering.
Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange For Young Professionals
One-year internship in Germany. All fields can apply, but special consideration given to students in the business, vocational, scientific, engineering, technical and agricultural fields.
Grant for up to ten months of research in France. Fellowship available for doctoral candidates in science, technology, engineering or math.
Illinois Indiana Sea Grant
Funding for research or internships relating to water and coastal issues.
Multidisciplinary Research Program of the University Research Initiative (MURI)
Funding for multidisciplinary research topics relating to the Department of Defense.
National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant
Support for dissertation research in various topics relating to science and social science.
Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program
Independent research in association with Smithsonian researchers. Ten-week program for grad students, three to twelve month program for doctoral candidates.
Abel Wolman Fellowship
Support for research in the field of water supply and treatment. Applicants must be expected to complete doctoral program within two years of the award.
Coro Fellows Program
Nine-month program preparing fellows for leadership roles in public service. Seniors or recent grads may apply. Some graduate or work experience preferred.
International Research And Exchanges Board Individual Advanced Research Opportunities Program
Doctoral fellowships for research in Eastern Europe and Eurasia on contemporary political, economic, historical or cultural developments relevant to U.S. foreign policy.
Manatt Democracy Studies Fellowship
Six-week fellowship to study election administration and civic participation in the policital process. Applicants must be pursuing a graduate degree in international relations, political science, public administration, or a related area.
National Association of Social Work Foundation Fellowship
Provides the financial resources to support students pursuing a variety of social work specialties.
Underrepresented Minority Groups
American Philosophical Society John Hope Franklin Dissertation Fellowship
Support for an African-American student conducting research on a dissertation project. Any field of study is eligible.
Gaius Charles Bolin Dissertation Fellowship
Support dissertation work and one-year residency at Williams College for minority students pursuing careers in college teaching.
Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships
Awards for doctoral candidates from underrepresented minority groups committed to a career in teaching or research at the university level.
Students with Disabilities
National Science Foundation Facilitation Awards For Scientists and Engineers With Disabilities
Grant to provide scientists and engineers with disabilities with special equipment necessary to conduct research relating to NSF-supported projects.
American Association Of University Women Fellowship
Funding for female doctoral candidates completing dissertations in a wide range of disciplines. Must be committed to helping women and girls in their communities.