IRTL May Funding Alert: Events, Announcements, Funding Opportunities
Hello College of Education Doctoral Students -

Congrats to those who completed their degrees this spring! If you would like to unsubscribe to these alerts, click on the link at the bottom of this email. Best wishes as you move forward!

I am available to discuss your funding interests over the summer. Send me an email to set up an appointment (in person, over the phone, or via Skype/FaceTime). Now is a great time to start planning ahead for fall deadlines and/or gain a better understanding of the funding process!

If you have items (funding opportunities, workshops, helpful links, etc.) that could be included in the monthly IRTL alerts, please pass them along.

This alert has May, June, and July deadlines.

Have a great day!
May 2016 Announcements

Upcoming MSU Workshops and Events on Research, Teaching, and Learning
  • IRTL Workshops
  • IRTL past workshop slides
  • Past IRTL monthly alerts
  • MSU VPRGS Research Coffee Break Series Spring Workshops
  • CSTAT workshops
  • MSU Spring Libraries Workshops
  • Faculty Seminars in Research and Instructional Technology Open to Graduate and Teaching Assistants
  • University Graduate Certification in College Teaching Institute
  • Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)
  • MSU Guide to Fellowships & Grants for Graduate student International Research
  • Searchable funding databases
  • Grant Newsletters
MSU Announcements, Articles & Newsletters
  • 8th International Student Annual Lending Drive
  • NWEA Summer Research Internship Program
  • English Language Center Preparation for Academic Life
  • The Graduate School Workshops; Graduate Post; FREE Summer Fitness classes; Chittenden Commons
  • COGS: newsletter; funding; and events
  • Office of International Studies in Education events
  • Research Poster Printing resources
  • Select MSU resources: Grad School career development resource guide; Versatile PhD Career Finder; ProFellow; MSU Graduate School grant resources; AGEP
  • MSU Data Storage
  • MSU Business Cards
External Events, Workshops, Conference and Manuscript Calls, Training & Announcements 
  • Call for Papers - Teaching Excellence in Higher Education: Critical Perspectives
  • Call for Proposals - Association for the Study of Higher Education 41st Annual Conference
  • Call for Proposals - Innovation Scholarship Award Program
  • Call for Papers - Trends in Diversity, Vol 1, 2016
  • Call for Proposals - NCAA Graduate Student Research Grant Program
  • Call for Submissions and Reviewers - Trends in Diversity
  • Call for Manuscripts: Journal of College Student Retention
  • Call for Papers: Journal of Critical Scholarship on Higher Education and Student Affairs
  • Call for Manuscripts: FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education
  • Call for Submissions: International Journal of Cyber Ethics in Education
  • AERA Graduate Student Council
  • American Educational Studies Association Resources page
Funding Announcements
  • May, June, July
IRTL Grad Facebook page
IRTL Grad Facebook page
IRTL Grad Website
IRTL Grad Website
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IRTL Slideshare
IRTL Slideshare
Upcoming MSU Workshops and Events on Research, Teaching & Learning 
Upcoming IRTL workshops
Stay tuned for Fall 2016 workshop dates!

IRTL past workshop slides
Here are a few of the slides from 2014-2015 IRTL workshops. Be sure to check out the IRTL website for a full list of past workshops and resources. If you have workshop ideas, please share them with me!

Planning ahead for 2015-2016 award deadlines

How to write a competitive grant application

Introduction to grants & fellowships

Budget development for research projects
Past year of IRTL monthly alerts
2016: AprilMarch FebruaryJanuary
2015: DecemberNovember | October | September | August | June/July | April | March | January/February
MSU VPRGS Coffee Break Series

Upcoming Workshops
Currently no summer workshops are scheduled. However, check back here for future upcoming workshops!

Past workshop slides and information can be found here:
CSTAT workshops - Center for Statistical Training and Consulting

The Center for Statistical Training & Consulting (CSTAT) hosts statistical training workshops for MSU faculty, graduate students, and staff to expand their knowledge on software and methods. All workshops are Fridays, 1-4 p.m., in 106 Farrall Hall. Registration required.

Stay tuned for Fall 2016 workshops!

MSU Libraries Workshops
Registration required.

Monday, June 6, 2016 | EndNote X7 and EndNote Online
Thursday, June 16, 2016 | Finding Nonprofit Funding Online
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 | Mendeley
Monday, July 18 2016 | EndNote X7 and EndNote Online

Faculty Seminars in Research and Instructional Technology
Faculty Seminars Open to Graduate and Teaching Assistants!
The semi-annual offering of "Faculty Seminars in Research and Instructional Technology" will take place on Tuesday, May 10, and Wednesday, May 11, 2016. Faculty Seminars are two days of short courses designed to support faculty, academic staff, and graduate assistants in their teaching and research roles by providing instruction on a variety of software tools. All sessions are held at MSU in various technology classrooms and computer labs across campus. Visit for all the details including registration information. 

We are offering more than 30 half-day and full-day courses in face-to-face settings. You may choose from one to four classes over the two-day period, with a free lunch each day at the MSU Union. All courses are offered at no charge to faculty and academic staff. Check out the full schedule, and find expanded course descriptions by going to:

The deadline for enrolling in these Faculty Seminars in Research and Instructional Technology is May 6, 2016.

University Graduate Certification in College Teaching Institute
Are you interested in getting a head start completing the 
Certification in College Teaching Program?

May 12-13, 2016
MSU Union Ball Room

The Graduate School invites you to an intensive program that will help fulfill the workshop portion of the requirements for the MSU CCTP.  Over the course of two days, featured speakers will focus on teaching with technology, assessing student learning outcomes, creating effective learning environments through writing, and developing teaching portfolios for different kinds of academic institutions. Through a combination of interactive group sessions and focused breakouts, you will gain skills in core competency areas of the Certification, plan a mentored teaching project, and develop the template for your final portfolio.

For more details about the certificate program, go to:

Registration is REQUIRED. Go to  There will be a $20 materials charge for the institute; your registration will not be processed until the fee is received by the Graduate School.  

2015-2016 Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)

RCR workshops:
Pre-Registration required.

Not really sure what is required of you for RCR?  Start here, talk with your faculty, and keep an eye out for workshops.
2015-2016 RCR Syllabus

Online RCR options: Log your RCR activities on the Research Training Tracking System:

The RCR year runs from August 16 - August 15, so make sure to enter your research training tasks in the RTTS by August 15!  Find the website here  When in doubt, talk with your faculty advisor about RCR requirements.

MSU Guide to Fellowships and Grants for Graduate Student International Research

Searchable funding databases
SciVal Funding

MSU Scholars

Grant Newsletters
MSU Announcements, Events, Newsletters & Resources
8th International Student Annual Lending Drive

The College of Communication Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce that the 8th Annual International Lending Center Drive has officially begun! This drive collects household items to donate to the International Student Lending Center on campus. The center lends out donated items for international students to use during their stay at MSU, helping make the transition to the United States both more comfortable and more affordable for these students and their families. Since these donations are reused over and over again by different students and their families, contributions truly have a lasting effect on the MSU community.
Please encourage faculty, staff, and students in your college/department to consider donating. Items needed include new or gently used household items such as bedding, dishes and bowls, cutlery and cookware, bathroom necessities, rugs, lamps, etc. (We are unable to accept furniture, clothing, toiletry or cleaning products.) Financial contributions or gift cards will also be accepted and donated directly to the Lending Center. Meijer and MSUFCU are making financial contributions once again this year.
Items will be accepted until August 5, 2016. Drop off donations in the South lobby (or Room 189) of the Communication Arts and Science building.

For more information, visit or contact me, Jessica Mestre (
NWEA Summer Research Internship Program

Northwest Evaluation Association’s™ (NWEA™) Summer Research Internship Program introduces outstanding Ph.D. and Ed.D. graduate students to the organization. Founded by educators nearly 40 years ago, NWEA is a global not-for-profit educational services organization known for our flagship interim assessment, Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®). More than 7,600 partners in U.S. schools, school districts, education agencies, and international schools trust us to offer pre-kindergarten through grade 12 assessments that accurately measure student growth and learning needs, professional development that fosters educators’ ability to accelerate student learning, and research that supports assessment validity and data interpretation. To better inform instruction and maximize every learner’s academic growth, educators currently use NWEA assessments with nearly eight million students.

About the Internship
The Graduate Student Interns provide day-to-day support to our Advanced Research and Development, Academic Services, Data Services, Education Research and Psychometric services teams that comprise our Research group. We are looking for interns who love tackling intricate problems, telling stories and finding solutions through data and research. The intern selection process is based on matching summer interns and their skills and interests with NWEA research projects. The internship program runs in the summer months only, with interns working at NWEA full-time for a nine-week period. NWEA will compensate $9,000, paid on a bi-monthly schedule for the nine-week period. Compensation is subject to tax. Summer interns have full access to NWEA research facilities, computer hardware and software, and seminar presentations. NWEA reimburses airfare for interns who relocate to Portland for the summer. Housing, food, and other personal expenses are the responsibility of the intern.

NWEA’s core research teams include:
-Advanced Research and Development is responsible for identifying and exploring new and innovative ideas for expanding and improving NWEA’s product line and strengthening measurement methods and practices.
-Academic Services provides expertise related to assessment and item design, curriculum and instruction, and education issues.
-Data Services is responsible for the management of the Growth Research Database (GRD) - the longitudinal data source for internal and external research projects, runs test validations, item calibrations, and supports the work of the Research Team portfolio.
-Education Research works closely with NWEA staff and partners in the field to consult on best practices for using and visualizing assessment data, and manages partnerships with universities and foundations.
-Psychometric Services ensures and advances the psychometric integrity of NWEA’s products and practices and conducts research to advance the theory and practice of the psychometric field.

Full-time students who have completed at least two years of graduate work leading toward a doctorate (Ph.D. or Ed.D.) in educational measurement, educational psychology, statistics, educational policy, or related fields.
  • Students must be enrolled full-time in a graduate degree program at a fully accredited university to be considered for the program. Undergraduate, Master’s degree, and postdoctoral students are not eligible.
  • Strong preference will be given to candidates who are willing to work from NWEA’s headquarters in Portland, Oregon.
Application Process 
Submit your application to Senior Research Scientist Beth Tarasawa at by May 20th, 2016. Applications should include the following:
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Cover letter that briefly describes:
    • Which core research area(s) you are most interested in and how your substantive interest and past experiences in education research would contribute to NWEA
    • Your skills and methodological expertise and how you have used those tools in previous research experiences
    • Why you are interested in the NWEA Summer Internship Program and what role you see this experience playing in your career development
  • Letter of support from your advisor

Preparation for Academic Life

Every summer the English Language Center hosts a special Preparation for Academic Life 3 week program for newly admitted undergraduate and graduate international students. This course is designed for students who want to bump up their language skills before the semester starts and also get better adjusted to the American classroom experience and MSU's campus.
Dates: Monday, August 1- Friday, August 19, 2016 (75 hours of classes)
Costs: $1,600 (Includes tuition, mandatory insurance, and fees) Could you please share this information with students you think may benefit from such a program, or have them email me at
The Graduate School Workshops
Registration required.

Upcoming workshops:
Thursday, May 12 - Friday, May 13, 2016 - Certification in College Teaching Spring Institute (2-day workshop). Click here to register!
Friday, June 24, 2016 - Electronic and Thesis and Dissertation Formatting Workshop. Click here to register beginning 5/23/16!

Graduate Post

FREE Summer 2016 Fitness Classes for Graduate Students
Registration will be announced soon!

Chittenden Commons – all TGS social media

Newsletters -
Fall 2015-2016 events -

Funding -
Office of International Studies in Education events

Stay tuned for future events!
Research poster printing resources at MSU
Need a large poster printed? Depending on your poster size, the following options on campus may be helpful:
Select MSU Resources
MSU Data Storage

General storage information:

Workshop slides from MSU Libraries and Archives:
Learn about data management, fundamental practices for organization and backup, and lifecycle resources.

AFS space (1 GB free for students):

MSU Google Drive (30 GB free for students):

MSU Research Resources:

MSU Business Cards

MSU graduate students can order MSU business cards from Capital Imaging in Lansing. $22.95 for 250 cards.
External Events, Workshops, Conference and Manuscript Calls, Training & Announcements 
Call for Papers - Teaching Excellence in Higher Education: Critical Perspectives
Abstracts due: Friday, May 6, 2016
Call for Proposals - Association for the Study of Higher Education 41st Annual Conference
Deadline: Friday, May 6, 2016

Call for Proposals - Innovation Scholarship Award Program
Deadline: Monday, May 9, 2016

Call for Papers - Trends in Diversity, Vol 1, 2016
Deadline: Thursday, June 30 2016

Call for Proposals - NCAA Graduate Student Research Grant Program
Deadline: Friday, August 12, 2016

Call for Submissions and Reviewers - Trends in Diversity 
Call for Manuscripts: Journal of College Student Retention
Call for Papers: Journal of Critical Scholarship on Higher Education and Student Affairs
Call for Manuscripts: FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education
Call for Submissions: International Journal of Cyber Ethics in Education
AERA Graduate Student Council
Conference Proposal Submission Samples:

American Educational Studies Association Resources page
Funding Announcements: May, June, and July

MAY 2016

Wenner-Gren Dissertation Fieldwork Grants 
  • Sponsor: The Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, Inc.
  • Dissertation: Data Collection
  • Most recent deadline: May 1 and November 1, annually
  • Program requirements: Grants are awarded to aid doctoral or thesis research. The program contributes to the Foundation’s overall mission to support basic research in anthropology and to ensure that the discipline continues to be a source of vibrant and significant work that furthers our understanding of humanity’s cultural and biological origins, development, and variation.
  • Citizenship: Any.
  • Eligibility: Applicants must be currently enrolled for a doctoral degree and have all doctoral degree requirements complete, other than the dissertation/thesis, by the start date.
  • Award: Up to $20,000
  • Website:
  • Last updated: 2/29/16
Byron Hanke Fellowship
  • Sponsor: Foundation for Community Association Research
  • Pre-Dissertation: Fellowships & Training
  • Dissertation: Data Collection, Write-Up
  • Most recent deadline: May 1, annually
  • Program requirements: The Byron Hanke Fellowship is available to graduate students working on topics related to community associations. Community associations govern common-interest communities of any kind—condominiums, cooperatives, townhouse developments, planned unit developments, and other developments where homeowners support an association with mandatory financial assessments, and are subject to use and aesthetic restrictions.
  • Citizenship: Not specified.
  • Eligibility: Hanke Fellowship applicants must be enrolled in an accredited master's, doctoral, or law program in the United States of America or Canada. Students of all disciplines are welcome to apply for the Hanke Fellowship, provided their studies relate to community associations generally and to the topic of the candidate's proposed community associations research project.
  • Award: $3,000 to $5,000
  • Website:
  • Last updated: 3/30/16
Social Issues Dissertation Award
  • Sponsor: The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI)
  • Post-Dissertation: Dissertation Awards
  • Most recent deadline: May 1, annually
  • Program requirements: Established to encourage excellence in socially relevant research.
  • Citizenship: Not specified.
  • Eligibility: Any doctoral dissertation in psychology (or in a social science with psychological subject matter) accepted between March 1st of the previous year and up to the deadline of the current year is eligible. Applicants must have successfully defended their dissertation prior to the current year's award deadline. 
  • Award: A first prize of $1000 and a second prize of $500 will be awarded to the dissertations that best demonstrate scientific excellence and potential application to social problems.
  • Website:
  • Last updated: 2/29/16
Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Program
  • Sponsor: U.S. Department of Education
  • Dissertation: Data Collection
  • Most recent deadline: May 6, 2016. 
  • Program requirements: Conduct research in other countries in foreign languages and area studies, outside of Western Europe. Should deepen research knowledge and help the nation develop capability in areas of the world not generally included in U.S. curricula.
  • Citizenship: Citizen or national of the U.S. or is a permanent resident of the U.S.
  • Eligibility: Ph.D. candidates only. Contact the MSU Fulbright Advisor to be added to a mailing list for updates – Roger Bresnahan,
  • Award: ~150 awards, 6-12 months, $15,000-$60,000
  • Websites:
  • Last updated: 3/29/16

Donald H. Wulff Diversity Travel Fellowship Program
  • Sponsor: Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education (POD)
  • Pre-Dissertation: Fellowships & Training
  • Most recent deadline: May 20, 2016
  • Program requirements: To increase participation by people of color from underrepresented groups and individuals from underrepresented institutions in the field of instructional development (which includes faculty development, TA development, instructional development, organizational development, etc.). Grant funds support travel to the annual POD conference held in November.
  • Citizenship: Not specified.
  • Eligibility: Applicants are eligible to receive up to two grants.
  • Award: up to $1,200 to individuals, up to $2,400 for teams of two or more.
  • Website:
  • Last updated: 4/28/16
Thomas J. Alexander Fellowship
  • Sponsor: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) - Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA)
  • Post-Dissertation: Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Most recent deadline: May 23, 2016. A call for proposals will be issued twice a year.
  • Program requirements: The programme seeks to develop and support improvements in education quality and equity, particularly in emerging economies, in three ways, namely by: supporting quantitative research to provide evidence-based analysis relating to education policy and practice; strengthening the use of such analysis in policy making; and helping education leaders modify their practices to maximize its impact on student learning.
  • Citizenship: Any.
  • Eligibility: Fellows will typically come from research institutions, governmental agencies, or professional organizations. Ideally they will hold a Ph.D., have experience with quantitative research methods and using large-scale surveys, and have had articles published in scientific journals. Excellent oral and written communication skills in one of the two official languages of the OECD (English or French) and a very good working knowledge of the other language.
  • Award: Fellows will have the opportunity to work at OECD headquarters in Paris with the team of analysts. They will be expected to spend at least three months and up to a maximum of 12 months in Paris. Fellows will be expected to produce a publishable research paper or report at the end of their fellowship.
  • Website:
  • Last updated: 2/29/16
CCS Research Grant for Foreign Scholars in Chinese Studies
  • Sponsor: Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)
  • Pre-Dissertation: Research Grants; International Research
  • Dissertation: Data Collection
  • Post-Dissertation: Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Most recent deadline: May 31, annually
  • Program requirements: The content of the research, to be undertaken in Taiwan, should be within the field of Chinese studies. Assistance in liaising with institutions and use of facilities will also be provided to recipients. Grants of between three months and one year in duration will be awarded to successful applicants, with a research paper to be submitted to the CCS upon completion of the research period.
  • Citizenship: Any.
  • Eligibility: This grant is designed for foreign professors, associate professors, assistant professors and doctoral candidates in departments related to Chinese studies at universities around the world, as well as researchers at related foreign academic institutes.
  • Award: Travel subsidies in the form of a round-trip flight are included in the grant, along with a monthly stipend to cover research expenses.
  • Website:
  • Last updated: 2/29/16

JUNE 2016
FSSS Student Research Grants
  • Sponsor: The Foundation for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (FSSS); Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS)
  • Pre-Dissertation: Research Grants
  • Dissertation: Data Collection
  • Most recent deadline: June 1 annually
  • Program requirements: Grants are awarded to student members who are doing human sexuality research. The purpose of the research can be a master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation, but this is not a requirement.
  • Citizenship:
  • Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in a degree-granting program and a member (student) of SSSS.
  • Award: Two grants per year. $1,000 per grant.
  • Website1:
  • Last updated: 3/30/16
AERA Fellowship Program on the Study of Deeper Learning **NEW OPPORTUNITY** 
  • Sponsor: American Educational Studies Association
  • Post Doctorate Research Award
  • Most recent deadline: June 10, 2016
  • Program requirements: Permits undertaking research projects using the Deeper Learning data and the design and implementation of professional development and training around these data. 
  • Citizenship: U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Underrepresented racial and ethnic minority researchers and women are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Eligibility: Eligible researchers and scholars for the AERA-SDL will have been awarded a doctorate within the last 7 years (2009 or later) in education research or another social or behavioral science disciplinary or interdisciplinary field, such as sociology, economics, psychology, psychometrics, or political science. 
  • Award: Up to $20,000
  • Website:
  • Last updated: 4/28/2016

ILA Kenneth E. Clark Student Research Award
  • Sponsor: International Leadership Association (ILA); Center for Creative Leadership (CCL)
  • Research Award
  • Most recent deadline: June 10, 2016
  • Program requirements: To recognize outstanding unpublished papers by undergraduate and graduate students. Submissions may be either empirically or conceptually based. Multi-disciplinary approaches to research are welcomed. The paper should focus on some aspect of leadership or leadership development.
  • Citizenship: Not specified.
  • Eligibility: Authors must be current students or have graduated within one year prior to submission deadline.
  • Award: $1,000 cash prize; travel, lodging, and registration to the ILA annual conference; 1-year membership in the ILA; recognition in ILA publications and at events.
  • Website:
  • Last updated: 3/30/16
TECRO Taiwan Fellowship ** ANTICIPATED **
  • Sponsor: Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the U.S. (TECRO)
  • Pre-Dissertation: Research Grants, International Research
  • Dissertation: Data Collection
  • Post-Dissertation: Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Most recent deadline: June 30, 2015
  • Program requirements: Encourages experts and scholars overseas who are interested in topics related to the Republic of China (Taiwan), cross-strait relations, mainland China, the Asia Pacific, and Sinology to pursue advanced studies at Taiwan’s universities, colleges or research institutions. Fellowship is between three and 12 months.
  • Citizenship: Any.
  • Eligibility: Field of study should be in the social sciences and humanities. Open to faculty at all levels, post-docs, and doctoral students.
  • Award: One direct round-trip economy-class ticket subsidized between home country and Taiwan, monthly stipend of NT$50,000 (~$1,666-$2,000).
  • Website:
  • Last updated: 4/28/16

JULY 2016

ACPA Dr. Marylu McEwen Dissertation of the Year Award  ** ANTICIPATED **
  • Sponsor: American College Personnel Association
  • Post-Dissertation: Dissertation Awards
  • Most recent deadline: July 1, 2015
  • Program requirements: To recognize a completed dissertation that demonstrates scholarly excellence and makes a substantial contribution to the knowledge in the general field of student affairs and student services. The dissertation may be in any scholarly tradition or methodology and focus on any topic in the field.
  • Citizenship: Any.
  • Eligibility: Dissertations must have been accepted by the nominee’s institution between April 1, 2013, and March 31, 2014. Nominee must be a member of ACPA at time of nomination and receipt of award.
  • Award: $2,500 cash award and a plaque. Reserved slot to present the dissertation results in a session at the next annual convention.
  • Website:
  • Last updated: 4/28/16
ACPA Foundation Grants Program
  • Sponsor: ACPA Foundation
  • Research Grants; Dissertation Data Collection
  • Most recent deadline: July 1 annually
  • Program requirements: The Foundation seeks philanthropic support for ACPA College Student Educators International initiatives involving research and scholarship, professional development and leadership programs for student affairs professionals in higher education. Research proposals will be evaluated based on the importance and usefulness of the topic to student affairs professionals and the strength of the research methodology. The relevant experience and research record of the applicant will also be considered.
  • Citizenship:
  • Eligibility: ACPA members who are conducting research that is consistent with the purposes and interests of ACPA: to enhance the student affairs profession and disseminate knowledge about college students.
  • Award: $10,000 available annually. Individual awards usually range from $1,000 to $2,500 for one-year projects. Multi-year grants are also available. Grants may be used to fund such items as part-time salaries, supplies, postage, printing costs, etc. Funds may not be used to pay travel expenses, conference registrations, indirect costs or to purchase equipment. As a condition of receiving grant funds, the Foundation requires that all materials or products related to the project must acknowledge that the project was funded by the ACPA Educational Leadership Foundation. Also, at the conclusion of the project, the author must submit a one-page abstract of the study and a 3x5 professional photograph of the grantee.
  • Website:
  • Last updated: 4/28/16
Paul P. Fidler Research Grant 
  • Sponsor: National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition
  • Pre-Dissertation: Research Grants
  • Dissertation: Data Collection
  • Post-Dissertation: Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Most recent deadline: July 1, 2016
  • Program requirements: The Paul P. Fidler Research Grant is designed to encourage the development and dissemination of knowledge to improve the experiences of college students in transition. The Center invites applicants to submit proposals for research projects addressing a variety of topics, which may include underrepresented student populations, community colleges, advising, transfer and articulation, career development, and other issues related to college student transitions.
  • Citizenship: Not specified.
  • Eligibility: The Paul P. Fidler Research Grant competition is open to faculty, staff, graduate students who plan to conduct research on issues of college student transitions. Cross-institutional research teams are encouraged to apply for the Paul P. Fidler Research Grant.
  • Award: $5,000 cash stipend, travel to two national conferences, a presentation at a national conference, and priority consideration for publication.
  • Website:
  • Last updated: 4/28/16
AIIS Junior Research Fellowships
  • Sponsor: American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS)
  • Pre-Dissertation: International Research
  • Dissertation: Data Collection
  • Most recent deadline: July 1, annually
  • Program requirements: These grants are specifically designed to enable doctoral candidates to pursue their dissertation research in India. Junior Research Fellows establish formal affiliation with Indian universities and Indian research supervisors.
  • Citizenship: Non-U.S. citizens may apply as long as they are either graduate students or full-time faculty at colleges and universities in the United States.
  • Eligibility: Junior Research Fellowships are available to doctoral candidates at U.S. universities in all fields of study.
  • Award: Approximately 35 fellowships are awarded each year. Awards are available for up to 11 months.
  • Website:
  • Last updated: 4/28/16
ILA Fredric M. Jablin Doctoral Dissertation Award 
  • Sponsor: International Leadership Association (ILA); University of Richmond Jepson School of Leadership Studies
  • Dissertation Awards
  • Most recent deadline: July 1, 2016
  • Program requirements: This award recognizes outstanding new scholarship in the field. Submissions can be on any topic and from any discipline as long as they demonstrate substantial insights and implications for the study of leadership.
  • Citizenship: Not specified.
  • Eligibility: Must have successfully defended doctoral dissertation in two years prior to application deadline.
  • Award: $1,000 prize; complimentary travel and lodging to ILA annual conference; ILA membership; recognition at ILA conference and in publications
  • Website:
  • Last updated: 4/28/16
Bobby Wright Dissertation of the Year Award 
  • Sponsor: Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE)
  • Post-Dissertation: Dissertation Awards
  • Most recent deadline: July 6, 2016
  • Program requirements: Named in memory of Irvin Lee (Bobby) Wright, this award recognizes one or more dissertations that serve as exemplary models of the methodology employed. While submissions from any disciplinary genre are welcome, the study must focus specifically on some aspect of postsecondary education.
  • Citizenship: Not specified.
  • Eligibility: Dissertation must have been successfully defended and officially deposited to the nominee’s university by May 31. Dissertations nominated previously cannot be reconsidered. The nominee is not required to hold membership in ASHE.
  • Award: Not specified.
  • Website:
  • Last updated: 4/28/16
William T. Grant Foundation Scholars Program
  • Sponsor: William T. Grant Foundation
  • Post-Dissertation: Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Most recent deadline: July 6, 2016
  • Program requirements: The William T. Grant Foundation focuses on youth ages 5 to 25 in the United States. They fund research that increases understanding of programs, policies, and practices that reduce inequality in youth outcomes, and the use of research evidence in policy and practice. The Scholars Program is for early-career researchers in the social, behavioral, and health sciences. Applicants identify new methods, disciplines, or content they want to learn, and propose five-year research plans that foster their growth in those areas.
  • Citizenship: Any.
  • Eligibility: Must be nominated by institution. Must have received terminal degree within seven years of submitting application. Must be employed in career-ladder positions. Applicants outside of the U.S. are eligible. All must pursue research that has compelling policy or practice implications for youth in the U.S.
  • Award: 4-6 scholars selected annually, receiving up to $350,000, distributed over five years.
  • Website:
  • Last updated: 4/28/16
Dissertation Award
  • Sponsor: W. E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
  • Dissertation Awards
  • Most recent deadline: July 8, 2016
  • Program requirements: The Institute supports and conducts policy-relevant research on issues related to employment, unemployment, and social insurance programs. The dissertation award furthers its mission. The dissertation may come from any academic discipline, but it must have a substantial policy thrust.
  • Citizenship: Not specified.
  • Eligibility: Any person whose dissertation has been accepted during the 24-month period prior to application deadline.
  • Award: First prize of $2,500, up to two honorable mention awards of $1,000.
  • Website:
  • Last updated: 4/28/16
NSF SBE Linguistics Program - Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Awards (Ling-DDRI)
  • Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Dissertation: Data Collection, Write-Up
  • Most recent deadline: January 15 and July 15, annually
  • Program requirements: These grants provide funds for items not normally available through the student’s university. Additionally, these grants allow doctoral students to undertake significant data-gathering projects and to conduct field research in settings away from their campus that would not otherwise be possible. The dissertation proposal must be submitted by the dissertation advisor on behalf of the graduate student who is at the point of initiating or already conducting dissertation research.
  • Citizenship: Any.
  • Eligibility: Student must be enrolled at a U.S. academic institution.
  • Award: Up to $25,000, with a project duration of no more than 24 months.
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  • Last updated: 4/28/16
Kluge Fellowships
  • Sponsor: Library of Congress, John W. Kluge Center
  • Post-Dissertation: Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Most recent deadline: July 15 annually
  • Program requirements: The Library of Congress invites qualified scholars to conduct research in the John W. Kluge Center using the Library of Congress collections and resources for a period of up to eleven months. Established in 2000 through an endowment of $60 million from John W. Kluge, the Center is located in the splendid Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress. The Kluge Center furnishes attractive work and discussion space for Kluge Chair holders, for distinguished visiting scholars, and for post-doctoral Fellows supported by other private foundation gifts. Residents have easy access to the Library's specialized staff and to the intellectual community of Washington. The Kluge Center especially encourages humanistic and social science research that makes use of the Library's large and varied collections. Interdisciplinary, cross-cultural, or multi-lingual research is particularly welcome. Among the collections available to researchers are the world's largest law library and outstanding multi-lingual collections of books and periodicals. Deep special collections of manuscripts, maps, music, films, recorded sound, prints and photographs are also available.
  • Citizenship: U.S. citizens or foreign nationals.
  • Eligibility: Scholars who have received a terminal advanced degree within the past seven years in the humanities, social sciences, or in a professional field such as architecture or law are eligible. Degree must be formally awarded by the deadline date.
  • Award: Up to 10 awarded annually. Fellowships are tenable for periods from six to eleven months at a stipend of $4,200 per month for residential research at the Library of Congress.
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  • Last updated: 4/28/16
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