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Graduate Fellowships

Research and Fellowship Grants

Northeastern University’s Office of Research Development can assist you with finding external and internal funding sources.

Provost’s Office announces the Dissertation Completion Fellowship is open to graduate students. Please click on this link to find out more information regarding application dates and requirements.

Summer staff opportunities at Teach for America. Please click on the link here.

Below is a sample of some fellowships for which College of Social Sciences and Humanities graduate students may be eligible.

American Council of Learned Societies – For individuals in the humanities and social sciences, including but not limited to American studies; anthropology; archaeology; art history and architectural history; economics; ethnic studies; gender studies; geography; history; languages and literatures; legal studies; linguistics; musicology; philosophy; political science; psychology; religious studies and sociology


American Philosophical Society Philips Fund Grant for Native American Research – For students doing research in Native American linguistics, ethnohistory, and the history of studies of Native Americans, in the continental United States and Canada.


American Psychological Association Minority Fellowship Program – for minority students


Association of Women in Science Education Foundation Fellowships – For women studying social sciences


Boren Graduate Fellowships – Fellowships supporting study and research in areas including Africa, Asia, Central Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America and the Middle East


Council of American Overseas Research Centers – sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. State Department (only for US citizens)


Dolores Zohrah Libmann Fellowship – Humanities, social science, law, medicine, engineering,


Dorot Fellowship is Israel – Individual and communal learning experiences for one year


Intercollegiate Studies Institute Graduate Fellowships Program – History

Richard M Weaver-for those intending to teach at the college level

Salvatori- students in a field related to American Founding

Western Civilization– for students with research interest and dedication to the Western tradition


International Research and Exchanges Board Awards – (Awards) related to international development


Jacob K. Javits Fellowships for Graduate Study– For students studying fields of art, humanities and social sciences


Josephine de Karman Fellowship – Funding for doctoral students in humanities completing their dissertation


National Science Foundation SBE Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants – Supports research in the social and economic sciences


Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans – for graduate students who are permanent residents, naturalized citizens or children of naturalized citizen parents


Social Science Research Counciloffers a variety of fellowships, prizes and grants to scholars in the humanities and social sciences. Some included below:

AAS-SSRC Dissertation Workshop Series – 2015: Religion and the state in Asia

Abe Fellowship – International multidisciplinary research topics of pressing global concern

African Peacebuilding Network Collaborative Working Group/Independent Grants or Residential Postdoctoral Fellowship – Supporting independent African research and its integration into regional and global policy communities

Drugs, Security and Democracy Fellowship – Supporting research in Latin America and the Caribbean to inform drug policy

International Dissertation Research Fellowship – students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences who are conducting dissertation research on non-US topics

Rachel Tanur Memorial Prize for Visual Sociology – students in the social sciences who incorporate visual analysis in their work

The Albert O. Hirschman Prize – recognizes academic excellence in international, interdisciplinary social science research, theory and public communication

InterAsia Program Transregional Research Junior Scholar Fellowship – supports transregional research and its purpose is to strengthen the understanding of issues and geographies that do not fit into existing divisions of academics


Udall Foundation – for research concerning US environmental public policy or environmental conflict resolution


Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Grants in Women’s Studies and Women’s Health – supports research in women’s studies


Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation – Foreign affairs, religion and ethics, American history, Women and gender