Graduate Student Applicants

Northwestern students have had previous success with the research and internship opportunities below. See scholarships related to:

This is not an exhaustive list of all the available funding. See Databases & Resources for links to national organizations that feature thousands more opportunities.

Any Field

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.

Anatolia College: Liberal Arts, Human & International Relations Fellowships in Thessaloniki, Greece

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.

Confucius China Studies Joint Research Ph.D. Fellowship

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.

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.

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.

Arts & Humanities

Chateaubriand Fellowship

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.

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.

Science, Math, Technology & Engineering

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.

Chateaubriand Fellowship

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.

Public Policy/Service

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.

K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award

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. 

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.

Diversity Based Awards

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.

Women

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.