External Grant and Fellowship Resources

The goal of this document is to collect and share information on grants and fellowships that political science grad students may be eligible for, as well as other grants resources. If you find any grants and fellowships or other resources that are not on this list please email Jessie Eastman for updating (eastm004@umn.edu). You can also view fellowship and grant links via this spreadsheet.

Resource Description Eligibility
University page outlining search tools for locating grants, local resources for grant funding, and development opportunities for grant writing. This is a public page with opportunities for all university students!
Boren Fellowship The graduate fellowship gives graduate students maximum flexibility to pursue their academic goals while studying their target language abroad. U.S. citizens in an undergraduate or graduate program seeking overseas studies in one of Boren’s prefered countries.
Duke University Funding Database Duke’s page that links to resources for potential grant funding, research funding, and ways to explore grant opportunities. This is a public page with links to other resources.
Ohio State Funding Database Ohio’s website links to external funding opportunities such as grants, fellowships, and research funding. This is a public page with links to other resources.
George Washington University PolSci Grants Database GW has a database with sites about dissertation funding. This is a public page with links to other resources
FLAS fellowships for foreign languages The fellowships are available to undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree students so to study a modern less-commonly-taught language (LCTL) in combination with area studies courses. There will be three distinct competitions (African studies, Asian studies, and International studies). Graduate students must be US citizens or permanent residents. Graduate students can study a language at the beginning level only if they reached an advanced level of another foreign language related to their specific field of study.
Council for European Studies The Council of European Studies at Columbia offers multiple opportunities for fellowships, awards, and grants. This is a public page with many resources that have varying qualifications
Fullbright-Hayes Fellowships are available for U.S. graduate students, and young professionals to study, conduct research, and/or teach English abroad. Critical Language Enhancement Awards are available to grantees for study of critical need foreign languages before or during their grant period.

U.S. graduate students who are U.S. citizen and have at least a Bachelor's degree (not a PhD) and have sufficient proficiency in the host language.

Ford Diversity Fellowship Dissertation Completion Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by giving awards for study in research-based Ph.D. or Sc.D. programs.

All U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, and U.S. permanent residents (holders of a Permanent Resident Card), as well as individuals granted deferred action status who have superior academic status and are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology List of Fellowships specific to International Students. Specific to International Students.
NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant This program provides opportunities for  Graduate Students interested in citizenship, government, and politics. Research proposals are expected to be theoretically motivated, conceptually precise, methodologically rigorous, and empirically oriented. Graduate students (visit link for more details).
Woodrow Wilson Fellowship in Women’s Studies The Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies encourages original and significant research about women that crosses disciplinary, regional, or cultural boundaries. Students enrolled in PhD programs in the U.S. who have met pre-dissertation requirements are eligible to apply.
Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation HFG supports research grants for those with those proposals from any of the natural and social sciences and the humanities that promise to increase understanding of the causes, manifestations, and control of violence and aggression.

Applicants for a research grant may be citizens of any country. While almost all recipients ofthe grant possess a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree, there are no formal degree requirements for the grant. The grant may not be used to support research undertaken as part of the requirements for a graduate or doctoral program.

Mellon Dissertation Completion The Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship supports a year of research and writing to help advanced graduate students in the humanities and related social sciences in the last year of PhD dissertation writing. PhD candidates in a humanities or social science department in the U.S. who have completed all requirements for the PhD except the dissertation (i.e., obtained ABD status) by the application deadline.
Social Science Research Council Fellowships SSRC provides links to various fellowship and grant opportunities and prizes. This is a public page with links to other resources.
Miller Center (UVA) Fellowships The National Fellowship Program supports outstanding scholars at top institutions across the country who are completing dissertations in American history, politics, public policy and foreign relations (a stipend of $25,000). Ph.D. candidate who is expecting to complete his or her dissertation by the conclusion of the Fellowship year. This is not a postdoctoral fellowship. Non-U.S. citizens are eligible to apply.
American Association of University Women AAUW’s program provides fellowships ($20,000) for women pursuing full-time study to complete dissertations, conducting postdoctoral research full time, or preparing research for publication for eight consecutive weeks. U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are female scholars in their final year of dissertation writing.
Joseph L. Fisher Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships Fellowships are in support of doctoral dissertation research on issues related to the environment, natural resources, or energy (Usually $18,00). Limited information provided. 
Newberry Library Fellowships The Newberry offers long and short term fellowships which provide outstanding scholars with the time, space, and community required to pursue innovative and ground-breaking scholarship. The eligibility requirements vary depending on the length of the fellowship. 
Josephine de Karmen Fellowship Open to multiple disciplines but focused around a core set of values. Study must be carried out only in the United States and all funds must be expended only within this country.