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Abe Fellowship Program
The Social Science Research Council (SSRC), the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP), and the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) announce the annual Abe Fellowship Program competition. Applicants are invited to submit proposals for research in the social sciences or the humanities relevant to any one or combination of the following three themes: (1) global issues, (2) problems common to industrial and industrializing societies, and (3) issues that pertain to US-Japan relations. For further information, please visit the web site or contact the program directly by email at abe@ssrc.org.
(Last checked 04/11/18)

American Political Science Association
Congressional Fellowship Program
A highly selective, nonpartisan, early- to-mid-career program devoted to expanding knowledge and awareness of Congress. For nine months, selected fellows serve on congressional staffs and acquire "hands on" experience while gaining insight into the legislative process, politics, and public service. Through this unique opportunity, APSA seeks to improve the quality of scholarship on and teaching of Congress and American national politics, thereby enhancing public understanding of Congress and policy-making.
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American Political Science Association
Minority Fellows Program
The American Political Science Association established the Minority Fellows Program in an effort to increase the number of minority Ph.D.'s in political science. The fellows program identifies and aids prospective African American, Latino(a), and Native American political science graduate students, and encourages institutions to provide financial assistance to them.
(Last checked 04/11/18)

American Psychological Association
Congressional Fellowship Program
Deadline : January 6, 2012
The purpose of this fellowship is to provide psychologists with an invaluable public policy learning experience, to contribute to the more effective use of psychological knowledge in government and to broaden awareness about the value of psychology-government interaction among psychologists and within the federal government.
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Association For Intelligence Officers (AFIO)
AFIO Scholarships, Prizes and Awards for Autumn 2007
(1) Harold and Maria Ransburg American Patriot Scholarships : for deserving American graduate and undergraduate students of intelligence, foreign affairs, and/or national security studies. Award amounts will range from $1,500 to $3,000. Applicants should indicate whether they are applying for a graduate or undergraduate award.
(2) Al Ponte Graduate Scholarship Award : For students focusing on International Relations and/or Intelligence, and who are either AFIO members, or children (grandchildren) of AFIO members or of serving Intelligence personnel. Award amount is $1,250.
(3) Life's Choices Foundation Graduate Scholarship Awards : This donation from the Morris Family Charitable Corporation provides two $4,000 scholarships to graduate students who are focusing on national security or intelligence studies and who are, or have the intent of, serving in the U.S. Government. Candidates for this scholarship should be AFIO members, their children or grandchildren, or of personnel serving in government agencies comprising the U.S. Intelligence Community.
(4) Also provides information about David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarships, the CIA Undergraduate Scholarship Program, Postdoctoral Associateship Program by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and National Flagship Language Program.
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Carnegie Endowment's Junior Fellows Program (Nomination Required)
Each year the endowment offers up to ten one-year fellowships to uniquely qualified graduating seniors and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year. They are selected from a pool of nominees from more than 200 colleges. Carnegie Junior Fellows work as editorial assistants and as research assistants to the endowment's senior associates. No one will be considered who has started graduate studies. The endowment's nomination deadline is January 15 of each year. Colleges generally set an earlier application deadline. MSU participates in this program.
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Christine Mirzayan, see Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program

Civil and Human Rights RFPs Posted by the Foundation Center PND Digest
Each RFP listing provides a brief overview of a current funding opportunity offered by a foundation or other grantmaking organization. Interested applicants should read the full RFP at the grantmaker's Web site or contact the grantmaker directly for complete program guidelines and eligibility requirements before submitting a proposal to that grantmaker.
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College Scholarships, Graduate Fellowships, and Postdoctoral Awards for Students
Anthropology, Communication Studies, Criminology, Economics, Geography, History, Law, Political Science, Psychology, Social Studies, Sociologyy
A compilation of resources by Francisco Alberto Tomei Torres, Ph.D.
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Crane-Rogers Foundation
Institute of Current World Affairs Fellowships
Deadline: Aug. 1
Provides talented and promising individuals with an opportunity to develop a deep understanding of an issue, country or region outside the United States and to share that understanding with a wider public. Areas of particular interest to the Institute include Burma, India, North Africa, Venezuela, and Southeast Asia, but candidates may seek fellowships in any country. Fellowships include:
(1) John O. Crane Memorial Fellowship For fellows in Central and Eastern Europe or the Middle East.
(2) John Miller Musser Memorial Forest & Society Fellowships
Fellowships are for self-designed independent study only. Candidates must be under 36 years of age. Fellowships are not scholarships, and are not awarded to support work toward academic degrees or for research projects, or to write books. Unless specified otherwise, fellowships are open to citizens of all countries.
(Last checked 04/11/18)

Dirksen Congressional Center
Congressional Research Grants
Application deadline: March 1
The Dirksen Congressional Center invites applications for grants to fund research on congressional leadership and the U.S. Congress. The amount of funding available varies from year to year. In 2014, for example, The Center budgeted $35,000 for the grants with individual awards capped at $3,500. Grants will normally extend for one year. In some circumstances, the Center will make more than one award to a single individual in consecutive years, but not more than three awards to the same person in a five-year period....The competition is open to individuals with a serious interest in studying Congress. Political scientists, historians, biographers, scholars of public administration or American studies, and journalists are among those eligible. The Center encourages graduate students who have successfully defended their dissertation prospectus to apply and awards a significant portion of the funds for dissertation research. Applicants must be U.S. citizens who reside in the United States....The awards program does not fund undergraduate or pre-Ph.D. study. Organizations are not eligible. Research teams of two or more individuals are eligible. No institutional overhead or indirect costs may be claimed against a Congressional Research Award....We accept only proposals submitted via the online application form posted at http://www.dirksencenter.org/CRAForm/form.html . The form consists of the following elements and must not exceed nine pages when printed (excluding the Application Summary) --Application Summary, Reference Letter, Overhead Waiver Letter, Congressional Research Awards Project Description, Budget, and Curriculum Vita....Applications which exceed the page limit and incomplete applications will NOT be forwarded to the screening committee for consideration.
(Last checked 04/11/18)

Dirksen Congressional Center
Robert H. Michel Special Project Grants
The Dirksen Congressional Center announces the resumption of its special project funding, now named the Robert H. Michel Special Project Grants. Through these financial awards, The Center will support work to enhance understanding of the U.S. Congress. Individuals and organizations may apply for a Michel Special Project Grant by following the procedures outlined below. The Center serves two primary audiences: scholars who conduct research about Congress and teachers who teach social studies, history, political science, and other subjects which relate to Congress. Accordingly, the Michel Special Projects grants are intended to fund work that advances the public understanding of the federal legislature through research and teaching. Examples of eligible projects include conferences that bring together congressional scholars, the collection or publication of resources useful for research, efforts by teachers to develop creative ways to teach about Congress, and publications, especially those with appeal beyond academia. IMPORTANT: The projects must have as their central focus the U.S. Congress
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(Gerald R.) Ford Presidential Library
Gerald R. Ford Scholar Award
An annual award of $5000 given to a doctoral student to support dissertation research and writing in any field related to any aspect of the United States political process and public policy during the last half of the 20th century. Of special interest is the role and analysis of public opinion in that process. The Selection Committee encourages applications from doctoral students in a wide range of fields, including Political Science, History, Journalism, Communications, Public Policy, Foreign Relations, and American Studies.
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(Harry Frank) Guggenheim Foundation,br> Dissertation Fellowships for Understanding and Reducing Violence, Aggression and Dominance
Deadline : February 1
10 or more dissertation fellowships are awarded each year to graduate students to complete the writing of a dissertation within the award year. These fellowships of $20,000 each are designed to contribute to the support of the doctoral candidate to enable him or her to complete the dissertation. Questions that interest the foundation concern violence and aggression in relation to social change, intergroup conflict, war, terrorism, crime, and family relationships, among other subjects.
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(Pamela) Harriman Foreign Service Fellowships
Learn more about this highly competitive opportunity to work in the Secretary of State's office or the British and French Embassies during the Summer. The Harriman Fellowship Program is nationally competitive and highly selective. Offering an eleven-week service opportunity, as well as a $5,000 stipend for travel and living expenses. While one fellowship is reserved for a student at The College of William and Mary, the other two fellowships are open to eligible juniors and seniors throughout the United States. Applications are due very early in the academic year, in November. (CR)
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Harry S Truman Scholarships, see Truman Scholarships

Harvard University
Weatherhead Center for International Affairs
For Faculty : The Weatherhead Center provides support for a wide range of research initiatives on international affairs, transnational and global issues, and comparative national issues. These initiatives include both the independent research of individual faculty members and collective undertakings such as conferences, seminars, and workshops. The Center's grant programs are designed to promote scholarship at the forefront of knowledge, support the career development of junior faculty, facilitate scholarship on problems of current and future importance, and foster multidisciplinary interactions. The funding that fosters the formation of a vibrant research community of Center-affiliated faculty across the University is provided by the Center's Ford, Dillon, Huntington, Mackenzie King, and Weatherhead endowments.
For Students : Support of graduate and undergraduate students is an important priority for the Weatherhead Center. Generous grants from the Weatherhead Foundation and from the Hartley R. Rogers family allow the Center to provide extensive research opportunities for students. These funds complement our student programs funds from the Weatherhead Foundation and the Maurice and Sarah Samuels family, allowing us to offer exciting programs for both undergraduate and graduate students. Resources for students are extensive, ranging from thesis research grants and workshops for undergraduates, to pre- and postdoctoral fellowships, language study opportunities, and affiliations for graduate students and recent Ph.D. recipients. We invite students to explore the Center's myriad resources over the coming year.
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Institute of World Politics
Scholarship Opportunities
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International Foundation for Electoral Systems
Democracy Studies Fellowships
Deadline : April 14
IFES annually awards two to four Democracy Studies Fellowships of $5,000 each to outstanding graduate students to conduct research in democracy development, election administration or civic participation in the political process. Based at IFES' F. Clifton White Applied Research Center for Democracy and Elections, Fellows will have access to the expertise of IFES' regional and technical specialists as well as IFES' internationally recognized collection of election-related materials. Fellows conduct independent research with an IFES mentor for eight to ten weeks and must complete a paper for presentation to the public or IFES colleagues. Each Fellowship is open to US or international MA or PhD students in international relations, political science, public administration, or a related field from eligible universities:
(1) The Charles & Kathleen Manatt Fellowship is open to graduate students from universities in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota or Wisconsin.
(2) The William & Kathy Hybl Fellowship is open to graduate students from universities in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah or Wyoming.
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(Robert Wood) Johnson Foundation
Scholars in Health Policy Research Program
The Scholars in Health Policy Research Program, a national Program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is a two-year fellowship targeted to outstanding new PhDs in economics, political science, and sociology to advance their involvement in health policy research. Each year, the Program enables up to 12 individuals to spend two years at one of three nationally prominent universities, Harvard University, the University of California at Berkeley (in collaboration with the University of California at San Francisco), and The University of Michigan. (CR)
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(Lyndon B.) Johnson Presidential Library and Museum
Middleton Fellowship in Presidential Studies
The Lyndon B. Johnson Foundation, the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library, and the Institute for the 21st Century have announced the creation of the Harry Middleton Fellowship in Presidential Studies. The Middleton fellowship carries a stipend of up to $5,000, and as many as two will be awarded annually. These fellowships support scholars interested in presidential policy during the postwar period. Funds can be used at any presidential library in the National Archives system, though the successful candidate will develop at least a portion of her or his work from original research in the collections of the Lyndon B. Johnson Library. (CR)
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(John F.) Kennedy Library
Research Fellowships and Grants
Each year in the spring and fall, the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation provides research funding in the range of $200 to $5000. The purpose of these grants is to help defray living, travel, and related costs incurred while doing research in the textual and non-textual holdings of the library. Scholars and students are invited by the Kennedy Library and Library Foundation to apply for these research grants. (CR)
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(Jim & Anna Hyonjoo) Lint Scholarship
Deadline : July 31
Applicants will prepare a 600-800 word essay discussing/analyzing an issue related to the importance of Counterintelligence, International Affairs, and National Defense and/or National Security. Specific attention should be applied to incorporating the goals, concepts, and mission of The Lint Center for National Security Studies. Essay must be an original work (with citations, if appropriate). Ground-breaking innovative ideas/solutions are preferred. The Center encourages applicants to be creative, think out-side-the-traditional box of analysis, and to use interdisciplinary perspectives and assessments in essay formulation. Essays will be judged on scholarly rigor, originality, and innovativeness. Recipient will receive $1,000 for tuition and books. In addition, the Lint Center will publish the essays of selectee's and the winner will receive a mentorship from a current or retired National Security Professional for one year. Through the generosity of Strategic Forecasting, Inc., scholarship recipients will also receive a one year premium subscription to STRATFOR.com, the world's leading private intelligence service. Applicants are advised that only PDF scanned submission will be considered. Correct format and instructions are found in the application package on the webpage.
Virginia & Frank Misselhorn Memorial Scholarship of $500 will be awarded to runner-up.
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(James) Madison Memorial Foundation (Nomination Required)
Graduate Fellowships
U.S. citizens who demonstrate a commitment to civic responsibilities and to professional and collegial activities and who qualify for admission with graduate standing at an accredited U.S. university that offers a qualifying master's degree program are eligible to apply. Applicants must be committed to teaching American history, American government, and/or social studies full time in grades 7-12. Two fellowships are offered:
(1) Junior Fellowships are awarded to students who are about to complete, or have completed, their undergraduate course of study and plan to begin graduate work on a full-time basis. Junior Fellows have two years to complete their degree.
(2) Senior Fellowships are awarded to teachers who wish to undertake work for a graduate degree on a part-time basis through summer and evening classes. Senior Fellows have up to five years to complete their degree. (CR)
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Michigan State University
Department of Political Science
Competitive Fellowship for Mid-Career Public Policy Study
Deadline : May 1
IPPSR in conjunction with Master of Public Policy Program in MSU's Department of Political Science are now offering one competitive fellowship that includes a full, two-year scholarship. Mid-career applicants who have worked in Michigan government or the policymaking community are especially encouraged to apply for the fellowships focused on research and writing on Michigan policy issues. Fellows will work 20 hours/week as IPPSR on research assistantships, receiving full pay and health benefits. Tuition and fees are also covered, offering Fellows a Master's Degree in Public Policy at essentially no cost. Applicants must complete an application for MSU admission and indicate an interest in the IPPSR Fellowship by May 1. For more information about the IPPSR Fellowships, please see information online
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Michigan State University
Institute for Public Policy & Social Research
Michigan Public Leadership Program Fellowships
Application deadline: Sept. 8
Each year the Michigan Political Leadership Program (MPLP) at Michigan State University (MSU) awards 24 grant-funded fellowships. With a well-directed curriculum, this fellowship prepares a diverse group of men and women as candidates for elected office or government officials, and as citizen activists. The Fellowship's estimated value per participant is $12,000. Each one is made possible through support from Michigan State University, corporations, foundations, community nonprofit organizations, alumni and individual donors.
(Last checked 04/11/18)

Michigan Townships Association
Robert R. Robinson Memorial Scholarship
Deadline : May 31
The Michigan Townships Association (MTA) administers a scholarship fund established in memory of Robert R. Robinson, former executive director of the association. The purpose of the scholarship fund is to help students in Michigan who are preparing for a career in public administration. The scholarship applicant must be a junior, senior, or graduate student enrolled in a Michigan college or university; pursuing a degree in public administration, public affairs management, or some other field closely related to local government administration; and considering a career in local government administration. Scholarship recipients are selected from nominees submitted by MTA member township boards.
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(Christine) Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program
A program designed to engage graduate science, engineering, medical, veterinary, business, and law students in the analysis and creation of science and technology policy and to familiarize them with the interactions of science, technology, and government. As a result, students develop essential skills different from those attained in academia and make the transition from being a graduate student to a professional. (CR)
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National Endowment for Democracy
Currently offers:
(1) Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program : The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is pleased to announce the establishment of the Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program. Named in honor of the two principal founders of NED, former president Ronald Reagan and the late congressman Dante Fascell, the program enables democracy activists, practitioners, scholars, and journalists from around the world to deepen their understanding of democracy and enhance their ability to promote democratic change.
(2) Visiting Fellows Program : In recent years, the International Forum for Democratic Studies has hosted a small unfunded Visiting Fellows Program, offering scholars and practitioners with outside funding an opportunity to conduct research and carry out projects at its headquarters in Washington, D.C. The Forum has hosted Visiting Fellows from a wide range of countries, including Ethiopia, Ghana, Iran, Nigeria, the Republic of Georgia, the Republic of Korea, Romania, and Turkey, as well as the United States. The Visiting Fellows program continues to accept applications and can offer a limited number of unfunded fellowships annually.
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National Science Foundation
Political Science Program
The Political Science Program promotes basic scientific research on politics: political behavior, processes and institutions. The program solicits research proposals of theoretical importance in all empirical subfields within the discipline of political science. To find opportunities, do a keyword search.
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Obama Foundation Fellowships
The Obama Foundation Fellowship program seeks to support outstanding civic innovators from around the world in order to amplify the impact of their work and to inspire a wave of civic innovation.
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(Thomas R.) Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship
The Thomas R. Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship program provides funding to participants as they are prepared academically and professionally to enter the United States Department of State Foreign Service. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply.
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Public Affairs RFPs Posted by the Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest
Each RFP listing provides a brief overview of a current funding opportunity offered by a foundation or other grantmaking organization. Interested applicants should read the full RFP at the grantmaker's Web site or contact the grantmaker directly for complete program guidelines and eligibility requirements before submitting a proposal to that grantmaker.
Also listed under Grants for Nonprofits - Social Sciences
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Public Policy & International Affairs Fellowship Program (PPIA)
The PPIA Fellowship Program prepares students, primarily from underrepresented communities, for careers and influential roles that serve the public good. The Fellowship Program offers an intensive summer institute to train students in public policy work and then offers to pay for graduate school should a student be admitted.
Scholarship Details: All expenses-paid summer institute (JSI) after junior year in college, internship opportunities and a minimum of $5,000 towards a masters degree in public policy, public administration or international affairs>
For more information, send an email to ppia@ppiaprogram.org or call 202-496-0130 ext. 204
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Rangel International Affairs Fellowship Program
Graduate Fellowships
Ten fellowships of up to $27,000 annually towards tuition, room, board, books and mandatory fees for completion of a two-year master's degree. At the conclusion of two years of study, the Rangel Fellow is expected to obtain a degree in international affairs or a related subject (such as public administration, public policy, business administration, foreign languages, economics, political science, communications) at a graduate or professional school approved by the Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center.
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Smith Richardson Foundation
Strategy and Policy Fellows Grant
The Smith Richardson Foundation sponsors an annual Strategy and Policy Fellows grant competition to support young scholars and policy thinkers on American foreign policy, international relations, international security, military policy, and diplomatic and military history. The purpose of the program is to strengthen the U.S. community of scholars and researchers conducting policy analysis in these fields. The Foundation will award at least three research grants of $60,000 each to enable the recipients to research and write a book. Within the academic community, this program supports junior or adjunct faculty, research associates, and post-docs who are engaged in policy-relevant research and writing. Within the think tank community, the program supports members of the rising generation of policy thinkers who are focused on U.S. strategic and foreign policy issues.
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Smith Richardson Foundation
World Politics and Statecraft Fellowship Program
Each year, the Smith Richardson Foundation sponsors the World Politics and Statecraft Fellowship program, an annual grant competition to support Ph.D. dissertation research on American foreign policy, international relations, international security, strategic studies, area studies, and diplomatic and military history. The fellowship's objective is to support the research and writing of policy-relevant dissertations through funding of fieldwork, archival research, and language training. In evaluating applications, the Foundation will accord preference to those projects that could directly inform U.S. policy debates and thinking, rather than dissertations that are principally focused on abstract theory or debates within a scholarly discipline. The Foundation will award up to twenty grants of $7,500 each.
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(Robert R.) Robinson Memorial Scholarship
Deadline date: May 31
The Robert R. Robinson Memorial Scholarship is awarded to students enrolled in Michigan colleges and universities as junior, senior, or graduate students. To qualify for this award, you must demonstrate academic achievement, community involvement, and a commitment to a career in local government administration. In addition to a vita containing general information about yourself, you must also provide a letter of recommendation from a professor or instructor, a copy of a resolution of support from a Michigan township board and a short essay on an important issue facing local government. Amount: $500.
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Rotary Peace Fellowship
The Rotary Peace Fellowship provides peace leaders with two options to pursue academic and practical training in peace and conflict resolution. Candidates can apply for either a master's-level degree or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict studies at one of six Rotary Peace Centers. All Rotary Peace Fellowship applications need the endorsement of your local Rotary district. You can find your nearest local Rotary Club by using the Club Locator tool on the Rotary International web site at www.rotary.org/clublocator. The 2014-15 academic term deadline is 1 July 2013. More information about the fellowship is available at www.rotary.org/rotarycenters. Application information will be available in January 2013. Please email niki.fritz(at)rotary.org with questions.
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Social Science Research Council
Fellowships and Grants
The SSRC sponsors fellowship and grant programs on a wide range of topics, and across many different career stages. Most support goes to predissertation, dissertation, and postdoctoral fellowships, offered through annual competitions. Some programs support summer institutes and advanced research grants. Although most programs target the social sciences, many are also open to applicants from the humanities, the natural sciences, and relevant professional and practitioner communities.
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Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR)
Funding Opportunities
Funding opportunities listed include:
(1) Arnold A. Saltzman Institute for War and Peace at Columbia University
(2) Association for Asian Studies
(3) Center for Military History
(4) Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD) Scholarships
(5) Dirksen Congressional Center Research Awards
(6) Dwight Eisenhower Presidential Library Abilene Travel Grants
(7) Fulbright Scholars Program
(8) George Bush Presidential Library Grants and Scholarships
(9) Gerald Ford Presidential Library Research Travel Grants
(10) John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
(11) John F. Kennedy Library Grants and Fellowships
(12) Princeton University Library Research Grants
(13) White House Fellowships
(14) Woodrow Wilson International Center Fellowships
(15) H.F. Guggenheim Foundation Research Grants
(16) Hoover Presidential Library Travel Grants
(17) Kennedy Presidential Library Research Grants
(18) National Endowment for the Humanities Grants Program
(19) Naval Historical Center Hooper Research Grants
(20) Travel Grants, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming
(21) Travel and Research Grants, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan
(22) Rockefeller Foundation Grants
(23) Roosevelt Presidential Library Grants
(24) Rose and Sigmund Strochlitz Travel Grants, University of Connecticut Libraries
(25) Truman Presidential Library Grants Program
(26) Morris K. Udall Archives Research Travel Grant, University of Arizona
(27) U.S. Institute of Peace Grants
Also listed under Grants for Individuals -- History.
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Truman Scholarships (Nomination Required)
A $30,000 merit-based grant for college juniors interested in attending graduate school to prepare for a career in government service. Candidates must be nominated by their university representatives.
Also listed under Grants for Individuals - Undergraduates. (CR)
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(Harry S.) Truman Library Institute for National and International Affairs
Library Institute Grants Program
Research Grants
Research grants are awarded biannually and are intended to enable graduate students, post-doctoral scholars and other researchers to come to the Harry S. Truman Library for one to three weeks to use its collections. Awards are to offset expenses incurred for this purpose only. Preference will be given to projects that have application to enduring public policy and foreign policy issues and that have a high probability of being published or publicly disseminated in some other way. The potential contribution of a project to an applicant's development as a scholar will also be considered.
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Udall Undergraduate Scholarship (Nomination Required)
The Morris K. Udall Scholarship is a $5,000 scholarship awarded to sophomores and juniors planning on pursuing careers in environmental public policy or health care and tribal public policy. Students must be nominated for a Udall scholarship by their college's Udall faculty representative; direct applications are not accepted. The web page lists Michigan State University's faculty advisor. (CR)
Also listed under Grants for Individuals - Undergraduates.
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University of Minnesota
Immigration History Research Center and Archives
Grants In Aid
Eligible applicants are postdoctoral scholars, faculty, graduate students, and independent scholars, in the USA or internationally, who live more than a day's drive from the Twin Cities and who need to do research in the IHRC collections. Selection criteria are (1) demonstrated connection between research needs and specific collections at the IHRC; and (2) language proficiency (for projects requiring sources in languages other than English). Preference will be given to newer scholars (and graduate students), international scholars, and the use of the following collections: Czech/Slovak, Estonian, Finnish, Greek, Italian, Latvian, Polish, and Refugee-Related Materials. Grant in Aid Awards are intended to help defray expenses of visiting researchers and are made on a competitive basis and for research specific to the IHRC's collections. IHRC holdings to be consulted must be indicated in the application. The IHRC is an internationally known migration studies center with expansive archives documenting immigration to the United States, from the latter 19th century to current refugee migrations. Key areas of coverage include European and Near Eastern immigrants (1880-1930) and 20th-century refugees, such as Displaced Persons after World War II and Southeast Asian, African, and other forced migrations. The Center has exceptional collections of fraternal organization records, personal files, and immigrant and refugee assistance organization materials, as well as ethnic print collections.
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Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Fellowships Page
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars supports research in the social sciences and humanities. Men and women from a wide variety of backgrounds, including government, the non-profit sector, the corporate world, and the professions, as well as academia, are eligible for appointment. Through an international competition, it offers residential fellowships to academics, public officials, journalists, and business professionals. Fellows conduct research and write in their areas of interest, while interacting with policymakers in Washington and Wilson Center staff. The Center also hosts Public Policy Scholars and Senior Scholars who conduct research and write in a variety of disciplines.
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World Bank Scholarships and Fellowships Page
The Scholarship Program and the Fellowships Program are vehicles for knowledge sharing and capacity building in the developing world. The Programs provide opportunities for graduate studies leading to master's degree in development-related fields for mid-career professionals from the World Bank member countries, eligible to borrow. The Scholarship Program does not sponsor undergraduate studies, distance learning programs, short-term training, conferences, seminars, thesis writing, research projects, and fields of studies not related to development. All these requests will not be considered.
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Foundation Grants to Individuals Online (Main Library Access Only)
Find information about 10,000 foundation profiles at your fingertips, including foundation and public charity programs that have funded individual grantseekers for everything from scholarship opportunities to research needs. Updated weekly.
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An extensive online grants database owned and operated by Schoolhouse Partners, and it contains more than 16,000 funding opportunities provided by more than 5,100 unique sponsoring organizations. Also provides a selection of funding news.
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MSU Scholarships
Michigan State University has hundreds of scholarship opportunities available. Opportunities can be a combination of general scholarships (open to all students) and departmental scholarships (restricted to students within a specific major or field of study). Scholarships may be recommended to you at different times throughout the year as applications become available, so we suggest visiting MSU Scholarships often. Please keep in mind this section lists scholarships available regardless if you are eligible or not. Please note that some scholarships utilize an "Auto-Match" feature which will not require you to apply directly for the scholarship to be considered eligible. These scholarships will be indicated by the word "None" in the Action column. For scholarships for which you need to apply, please make a note of the deadline, as late submissions will not be accepted. Admitted students who have paid their deposit and currently enrolled students: Sign in using your MSU NetID and password to begin the scholarship application process. Once logged in, the system will automatically direct you to required applications.
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Cornell University
Graduate School Fellowships Database
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If you have access to the world wide web and are willing to fill in the online forms, this service promises a free customized list of financial aid sources. FastWeb is actually a searchable database of more than 400,000 private sector scholarships, fellowships, grants, and loans from more than 3,000 sources for all levels of higher education. First-time visitors have to register (first and last name and a user ID), then complete a profile, including background and fields of study. Registrants then receive a list of all currently relevant funding sources. The registration information is stored and can be used on subsequent visits. The entire sign-up process, and delivery of available funding sources, can be a bit tedious: about five to twenty minutes, depending on the connection speed. Approximately 500 new scholarships are added to the database daily, so registrants can stay current. Provided courtesy of Financial Aid Information Page and Student Services, Inc. created by Mark Kantrowitz and sponsored by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.
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Pepperdine University
School of Public Policy
Scholarships Database
Includes fellowships and scholarships primarily from non-Pepperdine sources. Further inquiries regarding fellowships and scholarships should be directed toward the sponsoring organizations, rather than the School of Public Policy. Listed below are general fellowships and scholarships open to graduate students in the School of Public Policy regardless of concentration. Most require American citizenship or residency.
(Last checked 04/11/18)


The books mentioned on this page are available for public use in the Michigan State University Libraries. If you are unable to visit our library, consider visiting a Foundation Center Cooperating Collection in your home state or a local public library in your home town. If the books are not available there, ask about interlibrary loan or visit a local bookstore to find out whether they can be purchased.

"Research and Training Support".
A column that regularly appears in PS : Political Science and Politics, a quarterly journal published by the American Political Science Association. JA28 .P24
Describes various grants, fellowships, and awards of interest to political science graduate students and faculty. In addition the American Political Science Association posts information concerning its own fellowships throughout the journal. The latest issues of PS are kept in the Periodicals Reading Room.

Annual Register of Grant Support
Wilmette, Ill. : National Register Publishing Co., annual. Funding Center (1 East) LB2336 .A7
Includes information on programs sponsored by government agencies, public and private foundations, educational and professional associations, special interest organizations and corporations. Covers a broad range of interests including academic and scientific research, publication support, equipment and construction support, in-service training, competitions and prizes, and travel and exchange programs. Organized by broad subject areas with four indexes: subject, organization and program, geographic and personnel.

Directory of Research Grants
Phoenix, Ariz. : The Oryx Press, annual. Funding Center (1 East) LB2338 .D5
An annual print version of the Grants Database. Contains information about grants and fellowships available for research projects from federal and state governments, private foundations, professional organizations, and corporations. List grants programs by specific funding areas; indexed by sponsoring organization and grant name.

Foundation Grants to Individuals
New York, N.Y. : Foundation Center, biennial. Funding Center (1 East) LB2336 .F6
The most comprehensive listing available of private foundations which provide financial assistance to individuals. The foundations described have made grants to students, artists, scholars, foreign individuals, minorities, musicians, scientists and writers for scholarships, fellowships, student loans, internships, residencies, arts and cultural projects, medical and emergency assistance, residencies and travel programs.

The Grants Register
New York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Press, annual. Funding Center (1 East) LB2338 .G7
The complete guide to postgraduate funding worldwide.


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