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.
Scholarships for study in a Scandinavian country. Applicants must have research or study that makes a stay in Scandinavia essential.
Anatolia College in Thessaloniki, Greece, offers unique Fellowship opportunities for recent college graduates during the academic year – especially those interested in applying their liberal arts, human and international relations skills in an educational setting.
The Confucius China Studies Joint Research Ph.D. Fellowship offers generous funding to students in doctorial programs at IS institutions who are pursuing China-related research across a broad range of fields in the arts, education, humanities and social sciences.
Various programs for study and enrichment in Germany.
Funds a year’s study or research in more than 150 eligible countries.
Fellowship for study projects in the humanities, social sciences or natural sciences.
Scholarships for studies or research in any country that has Rotary clubs to promote international understanding and peace.
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.
Dissertation and postdoctoral research in Turkey on ancient, medieval or modern times in Turkey.
Short-term fellowships for research in the APS collections. Any field of scholarship may apply.
Short-term fellowship program supporting bibliographical inquiry and research in the history of the book trades and in publishing history.
Short-term fellowships researching topics concerning the Confederate States and the Civil War at the Athenaeum.
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.
Advanced graduate research in history, theory, and criticism of art, architecture and urbanism. Certification in two languages other than English required.
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.
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.
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.
Funding for study or independent research in the fields relating to music, art, architecture, dance and theatre.
Funding for dissertation research on European art before 1900.
Supports dissertation research focused on a topic in the history of visual art in the United States.
Short term fellowships for research at the Society.
Hands-on training to gain curatorial experience in a museum setting. Advanced doctoral candidates and recent PhD recipients may apply.
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.
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.
Funding for dissertation field research that contributes to anthropological knowledge.
Supports scholars conducting research at the National Archives and Records Administration. Preference is given to dissertation research.
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.
Research assistance and training for students interested in in cardiovascular and stroke research.
Support for students pursing a doctorate with a research interest in lung disease prevention.
Research fellowships for graduate students in civil engineering.
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.
Funding for research or internships relating to water and coastal issues.
Funding for multidisciplinary research topics relating to the Department of Defense.
Support for dissertation research in various topics relating to science and social science.
Independent research in association with Smithsonian researchers. Ten-week program for grad students, three to twelve month program for doctoral candidates.
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.
Nine-month program preparing fellows for leadership roles in public service. Seniors or recent grads may apply. Some graduate or work experience preferred.
Doctoral fellowships for research in Eastern Europe and Eurasia on contemporary political, economic, historical or cultural developments relevant to U.S. foreign policy.
The K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award recognizes graduate students who show exemplary promise as future leaders of higher education; who demonstrate a commitment to developing academic and civic responsibility in themselves and other; and whose work reflects a strong emphasis on teaching and learning.
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.
Nine-month program contributing to a variety of research projects to inform policies affecting women, such as equal pay, higher education and child care, paid leave, economic security. Located in Washington, DC.
Provides the financial resources to support students pursuing a variety of social work specialties.
Underrepresented Minority Groups
Support for an African-American student conducting research on a dissertation project. Any field of study is eligible.
Support dissertation work and one-year residency at Williams College for minority students pursuing careers in college teaching.
Awards for doctoral candidates from underrepresented minority groups committed to a career in teaching or research at the university level.
Funding for female doctoral candidates completing dissertations in a wide range of disciplines. Must be committed to helping women and girls in their communities.