Social Sciences: College Scholarships
Graduate Fellowships, Postdoctoral Awards for Students

By Francisco A Tomei Torres,

Anthropology, Communication Studies, Criminology, Economics, Geography, History, Law, Political Science, Psychology, Social Studies, Sociology

Deadlines - Nationally Coveted College Scholarships and Graduate Fellowships

Deadline K-12 College Scholarships Graduate Fellowships Postgraduate Awards
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation — Fellowships
  Thomas R. Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowships

For outstanding college students interested in the foreign service. Seeks to recruit talented undergraduate students in their junior year of college, into academic programs relevant to international affairs, political and economic analysis, administration, management, and science policy.
  Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowships

For master's students Interested In the Foreign Service. Selects individuals seeking admission to graduate school for the following year. Attracts outstanding students who enroll in two-year master's degree programs in public policy, international affairs, public administration, or academic fields such as business, economics, political science, sociology, or foreign languages.
Rotary Foundation — Create a Scholarship
  Peace Fellowships

Rotary Peace Fellows are leaders promoting national and international cooperation, peace, and the successful resolution of conflict throughout their lives, in their careers, and through service activities. Fellows can earn either a master's degree in international relations, public administration, sustainable development, peace studies, conflict resolution, or a related field, or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict resolution.
American Political Science Association — Grants & Fellowships
  APSA Grants & Fellowships

APSA sponsors several programs to support individual research and training endeavors.

American Psychological Association — Scholarships, Grants, and Awards
  Doctoral Dissertation Awards

Applicants must be graduate students of psychology in good standing with their university, at a regionally accredited university or college located in the United States or Canada. Applicants must be enrolled full-time or working on their dissertation research for an equivalent of full-time enrollment regardless of actual registration status.
Association of American Geographers — Grants and Awards Programs
  Dissertation Research Grants

You are eligible to apply if you have been an AAG member for at least one year at the time you submit your application, you do not have a doctorate at the time of the award, and you will have completed all Ph.D. requirements except the dissertation by the end of the semester or term following approval of your award.
Brookings Institution — Research Programs
  The Legis Congressional Fellowship

Immerse yourself in legislative activity, brief members of Congress, plan and take part in committee hearings and more. You will return to your organization with a clear understanding of congressional policymaking, enhanced political acumen and an enduring network of valuable contacts on Capitol Hill.
The Carter Center — Get Involved
Internships in International Relations for Undergraduate Juniors and Seniors, Graduate Students, and Recent Graduates

Carter Center interns come from around the world and make vital contributions to the Center's work. In turn, the Center provides a substantive learning experience that serves as a basis for interns to explore their career options and to attain professional skills.
Stanford University, Center for International Security and Cooperation — Fellowships
Pre/Postdoctoral Fellowships Related to Peace and International Security

Pre- and post-doctoral scholars, junior faculty, policy practitioners, and, in special cases, mid-career professionals in journalism, law, the military, government, or international organizations, either from the U.S. or abroad. Scholars in the natural sciences and engineering, and related fields who are pursuing significant science-based research and are interested in using their technical knowledge to do policy-relevant research in international security.
Monterey Institute for International Studies, Center for Nonproliferation Studies — Education Program
  Nonproliferation Studies Graduate Scholarships for Students in International Policy Studies and Public Administration

The Center offers scholarships to Monterey Institute graduate students working towards the Certificate in Nonproliferation Studies. Applicants should intend to pursue a career in the nonproliferation of weapons of mass destruction.
  Postgraduate Fellowships in Public Affairs

A full-time, nine month, graduate-level experiential leadership training program that prepares diverse, talented and committed individuals for effective and ethical leadership in the public affairs arena.
Council for a Livable World
  Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowships

A highly-competitive national fellowship program that provides college graduates with the opportunity to gain a Washington perspective on key issues of peace and security.
Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) — Fellowships
Arab Regional Workshop and Fellowship
Mar 17 The purpose of this program is to build cooperative networks among scholars from Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia, and Yemen, working in the social sciences and allied humanities (including, but not limited to, political science, sociology, anthropology/ethnology, and history).

Multi-Country Research Fellowship
Jan 21 Supports advanced regional or trans-regional research in the humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences for U.S. doctoral candidates and scholars who have already earned their Ph.D. Preference will be given to candidates examining comparative and/or cross-regional research. Applicants are eligible to apply as individuals or in teams.

Mediterranean Regional Research Fellowship
Jan 21 Enables pre- and early post-doctoral scholars to carry out research in the humanities and related social sciences in countries bordering the Mediterranean and served by American overseas research centers.

Duke-UNC Rotary Center for International Studies
  Rotary World Peace Scholarships for Graduate Studies in World Peace and Resolution of Conflicts

A strong commitment to international understanding and peace demonstrated through professional and academic achievements and personal and community service activities is required.
Eisenhower Exchange Fellowships — USA and International Programs
  International Fellowships

Multi Nation, Single Region, and Common Interest programs offer a unique opportunity for emerging leaders aged 32-45 with a record of achievement and high potential for further advancements to broaden their horizons through the exchange of perspectives with U.S. leaders.
  USA Program

The USA program provides overseas exposure of 4-5 weeks designed to enhance Fellows' professional and personal growth, develop new contacts, and promote the exchange of ideas and international understanding. Fellows have meetings with leaders in their field, as well as cultural site visits and hospitality by local citizens.
Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation
  Dissertation Fellowships to Increase Understanding of the Causes, Manifestations, and Control of Violence, Aggression, and Dominance

These fellowships are designed to contribute to the support of the doctoral candidate to enable him or her to complete the thesis in a timely manner and are only appropriate for students approaching the final year of their Ph.D. work.
The Impact Fund
  Equal Justice Litigation Fellowships

The Impact Fund sponsors one Fellow to join the Impact Fund legal team to assist in the organization's current docket of cases and to help develop potential new cases and amicus work related to civil rights and social justice.
Collegeville Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research — Available Fellowships
  Resident Scholars

Each resident scholar engages in an independent rhythm of reflection and writing, discernment and conversation. Bringing together diverse traditions, cultures, disciplines, and projects, the participants form a scholarly and prayerful community.
George Mason University, Institute for Humane Studies — Scholarships and Fellowships
Undergraduate or Graduate Fellowships in Humane Studies

Humane Studies Fellowships are awarded to graduate students and outstanding undergraduates embarking on liberty-advancing careers in ideas. The fellowships support study in a variety of fields, including economics, philosophy, law, political science, history, and sociology.
  Summer Graduate Research Fellowships in Research and Writing

The Summer Graduate Research Fellowship is a non-residential research and writing program that provides an opportunity to refine and complete a publishable scholarly article or thesis chapter that engages ideas within the classical liberal tradition.
  Internships and Job Opportunities

Participate in an intensive public policy internship at an organization focused on state, federal, or single-issue policies. The journalism program offers paid internships in print, broadcast, new media, and investigative journalism at daily newspapers, major media outlets, and state policy think tanks across the country.
Leadership Conference on Civil Rights and the Leadership Conference Education Fund
  Carol H. Pitchersky Development Fellowship

The Fellowship program identifies and supports persons of color who are U.S. citizens with at least an undergraduate degree, who are aspiring development professionals, have demonstrated a commitment to social justice, and wish to advance their careers in nonprofit fundraising.
Leo Baeck Institute — Fellowships
  David Baumgardt Memorial Fellowship

The fellowship provides financial assistance to scholars whose research projects are connected with the writings of Professor David Baumgardt or his scholarly interests, including Ethics, Wissenschaft des Judentums and the Modern Intellectual History of German-speaking Jewry.
Mathematica Policy Research
  Summer Fellowships: Pursuing Self-Directed, Issues-Oriented Research

The program supports independent, self-directed research on economic or social problems that affect minority groups and individuals with disabilities. Students enrolled in a master's or Ph.D. program in public policy or a social science. Minority students and students with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
National Academy of Social Insurance — Student Opportunities
  John Heinz Dissertation Award

The Award is designed to attract talented individuals to the field of social insurance and encourage the development of new administrators, scholars, and other professionals.
National Institute of Justice — Fellowship Programs
  Graduate Research Fellowships

Provides assistance to universities for dissertation research support to outstanding doctoral students undertaking independent research on issues related to crime and justice.
  W.E.B. du Bois Fellowships

Places particular emphasis on crime, violence and the administration of justice in diverse cultural contexts within the United States.
  Visiting Fellowships

Offers criminal justice professionals and researchers a unique opportunity to participate in research addressing criminal justice issues relevant to the work of NIJ and public policy.
National Research Council (NRC) — Research Associateship Programs
Postdoctoral Research Associateship Programs for Scientists and Engineers Tenable at U.S. Laboratories and NASA Research Centers

The mission of the NRC Research Associateship Programs (RAP) is to promote excellence in scientific and technological research conducted by the U. S. government through the administration of programs offering graduate, postdoctoral, and senior level research opportunities at sponsoring federal laboratories and affiliated institutions.
Oklahoma City University
  Law School Scholarships and Financial Aid

Two major scholarship programs for students with a high GPA (generally 3.5 or above) and high LSAT.
Population Council — Fellowships
  Biomedical Fellowships

The Population Council offers pre- and postdoctoral biomedical fellowships for advanced study in basic and translational reproductive sciences and HIV and AIDS. Fellows train in the laboratories of the Council's Center for Biomedical Research located on the campus of The Rockefeller University in New York City.
School of Advanced Research
  Resident Scholars Fellowships

Nine-month Resident Scholar Fellowships are awarded to scholars who have completed their research and analysis in the social sciences, humanities, and Native arts and who need time to reflect, debate, and write. Two-month Summer Scholar Fellowships are awarded to scholars in the social sciences, humanities, and Native arts to pursue research or writing projects.
Skadden Fellowship Foundation
  Skadden Fellowships for Graduating Law Students

Funding for graduating law students who wish to devote their professional lives to providing legal services to the poor (including the working poor), the elderly, the homeless and the disabled, as well as those deprived of their civil or human rights.
Social Science Research Council — Fellowships and Grants
  International Dissertation Field Research Fellowships (IDRF)

The program is open to graduate students in the humanities and social sciences - regardless of citizenship - enrolled in doctoral programs in the United States and conducting dissertation research outside of the United States.

Current and upcoming opportunities to apply for SSRC fellowships and grants.
Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues

SPSSI supports internship and fellowship opportunities for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows.
Open Society Foundations — Grants, Scholarships and Fellowships
Civil Society Scholar Awards
Apr 27 Civil Society Scholar Awards support international academic mobility to enable doctoral students and university faculty to access resources essential to their professional development as a scholar, teacher, or public intellectual. Doctoral students of eligible fields studying at accredited universities inside or outside of their home country, and full-time faculty members (master's degree required) teaching at universities in their home country, who are citizens of the following countries, are eligible to apply: Afghanistan, Albania, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Egypt, Ethiopia, Haiti, Kosovo, Laos, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Nepal, Palestine, Serbia, Tajikistan, Tunisia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Turkmenistan, or Uzbekistan.

United States Institute of Peace — Grants and Fellowships
Jennings Randolph Program for International Peace: Peace Scholar Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships

Awards nonresidential Peace Scholar Dissertation Scholarships to students at U.S. universities who are writing doctoral dissertations on topics related to peace, conflict, and international security.
Jennings Randolph Program for International Peace: Senior Fellowships for Scholars, Policymakers, Journalists, and Other Professionals

Provides scholars, policy analysts, policymakers, and other experts with opportunities to spend time in residence at the Institute, reflecting and writing on pressing international peace and security challenges.
Additional Fellowship Opportunities

Each year USIP offers a limited number of additional fellowship opportunities focusing on specific issue areas and/or conflict zones outstanding scholars, policymakers and other professionals who work in areas that advance our understanding of issues central to USIP's mandate.
U.S. Department of State
  Humphrey Fellowships for Mid-Level Professionals from Designated Countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, the Middle East, and Eurasia

A year of professional enrichment in the United States for experienced professionals from designated countries undergoing development or political transition.
Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research
Professional Development International Fellowships (Predoctoral, Postdoctoral and Library Residency)

The Foundation has a variety of grant programs for anthropological research and scholarship that are open to applicants irrespective of nationality or country of residence.

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