Funding Sources


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Provides grants for Public Health Research Dissertation(R36)to support dissertation costs for students in accredited research doctoral programs in the US. The doctoral student must be a US citizen, non-citizen national , or permanent US resident.

Office of Public Health Research/ CDC
CDC Office of the Chief Science Officer
1600 Clifton Rd., MS D-72
Atalanta, GA 30333
Tel. 404-639-4621
Fax 404-63904903

The National Institutes of Health

The primary U.S. federal agency for conducting and supporting medical research. The NIH has several priority areas and focal points of interest spread out among different institutes. Predoctoral and postdoctoral grants to support research in medical and behavioural research, including the Ruth L. Kirschstein National (Predoctoral) Research Service Awards to promote diversity in health-related and behavioural research.


Social Science Research Council

The SSRC has over over 30 programs organized into five program areas. Grants and fellowships are specific to each program. The International Dissertation Research Fellowship supports research for social scientists with projects outside of the U.S.

The Council of American Overseas Research Centers

The Council of American Overseas Research Centers hosts centers in numerous member countries. It has fellowship programs supporting: U.S. doctoral candidates and scholars in social sciences who wish to conduct research of regional or trans-regional significance; a Mellon East-Central European Research Fellowship supporting scholars in the humanities and allied social sciences to carry out research at institutes of advanced study in other countries, and; selected language study programs.

The American Council of Learned Societies

The Mellon/ACLS early career fellowships provides year-long fellowships to support PhD dissertation completion in humanistic disciplines. Other Fellowships are available for post-graduate work and research, a small amount are designated towards area studies in regions including China, Eastern Europe and Southeast Europe as well as archeological research in East Asian Archaeology.

The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation

The Foundation places a priority on the study of urgent problems of violence and aggression in the modern world and also encourages related research projects in neuroscience, genetics, animal behavior, the social sciences, history, criminology, and the humanities which illuminate modern human problems. Graduate students and faculty are eligible to apply.

Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships

The Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships seek to increase the diversity of the nation's college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

To facilitate this goal the Fellowship grants awards at the Predoctoral, Dissertation and, Postdoctoral levels to students who demonstrate excellence, a commitment to diversity and a desire to enter the professoriate.

American Association of University Women

American Association of University Women American Fellowships support women doctoral candidates completing dissertations or scholars seeking funds for postdoctoral research leave from accredited institutions. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Candidates are evaluated on the basis of scholarly excellence, teaching experience, and active commitment to helping women and girls through service in their communities, professions, or fields of research.

The Spencer Foundation

Dissertation research grants and other fellowships to support investigations that promise to yield new knowledge about education in the United States or abroad.

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