Post-doctoral Applicants

Northwestern students have had previous success with the research and internship opportunities below. See fellowships 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

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.

Humboldt Research Fellowships

Funding for research projects in Germany. All fields.

National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation Fellowships For Education

Supports postdoctoral work on a topic relevant to the improvement of education.

Cambridge Junior Research Fellowship

Research fellowships at the University of Cambridge.

Harvard Society of Fellows

Three-year fellowship at Harvard University in any field of study. Candidates should have received a doctorate a year or less from when the fellowship begins.

Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowships

Support the writing-up of already completed research. The fellowship is awarded to scholars in the earlier stages of their careers, when they frequently lack the time and resources to develop their research for publication.

Michigan Society of Fellows

Three-year fellowships in the social, physical, and life sciences, and in the professional schools at the University of Michigan.

Newton International Fellowships

Research at any UK university or research institute in the physical, natural or social sciences or humanities.

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.

Arts & Humanities

American Research Institute in the Turkey

Dissertation and postdoctoral research in Turkey on ancient, medieval or modern times in Turkey.

American Philosophical Society Phillips Fund Grant For Native American Research

Grants for research in Native American linguistics, ethnohistoy and the history of studies of Native Americans.

American Philosophical Society Library Resident Research Fellowship

Short-term fellowships for research in the APS collections. Any field of scholarship may apply.

Center For The Advanced Study in the Visual Arts Fellowship Program

Advanced research in history, theory, and criticism of art, architecture and urbanism. Certification in two languages other than English required.

The Center For The Study Of Race, Politics And Culture At The University Of Chicago Artist-In-Residence Program

Research, teach and present work at the University of Chicago. Candidate's art must centralize on the study of race and ethnicity.

Fejos Postdoctoral Fellowships in Ethnographic Film

Support the completion of ethnographic film/s based on anthropological research already accomplished by the applicant.

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.

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.

Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and Arts

Two year fellowship to prepare for leadership roles at Church-related institutions.

Massachusetts Historical Society Fellowship Program

Short term fellowships for research at the Society.

McNeil Center for Early American Studies Barra Postdoctoral Fellowship

Research, teach and write at the McNeil Center at the University of Pennsylvania. Two-year term.

Mellon Foundation/ACLS Early Career Fellowship Program

Fellowship and grants for scholars in the humanities and related social sciences.

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.

New York Public Library Society of Fellows

Fellowships for academics, independent scholars, journalists, and creative writers at the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers.

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.

Wesleyan University Mellon Postdoc in the Humanities

Fellowship for recent doctoral recipients to conduct research in the humanities or humanistic social sciences.

White House Historical Association

Supports scholars conducting research at the National Archives and Records Administration. Preference is given to those with plans for publication.

Diversity Based Awards

Underrepresented Minority Groups

Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships

Awards for doctoral candidates from underrepresented minority groups committed to a career in teaching or research at the university level.

Scholarships for 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.

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.