Upcoming Fellowship and Award Opportunities

Please return to this page regularly for updated deadlines and application information.

ACLS Fellowship and Grant Opportunities

American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) supports individual scholars and scholarly teams around the world in their pursuit of research with the potential to advance knowledge in the humanities and interpretive social sciences.

Learn more about 2023-24 competitions and deadlines.

Boren Fellowships

Application deadline: January 25, 2024 at 5:00 pm ET. There is no campus review process for Boren applications. Please submit directly to Boren by the posted deadline.
Eligibility: MA and PhD candidates who are studying less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to US interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East

Center for Engagement Scholarship (CES) Dissertation Fellowships

Application deadline: December 16, 2023
Eligibility: PhD candidates in the social sciences who are writing their dissertations

Chateaubriand Fellowship

Application deadline: January 19, 2024
Eligibility: PhD candidates in STEM, humanities, and social sciences disciplines who plan to conduct dissertation research in France for four to nine months

Congressional Research Grants

Application deadline: Applications are accepted throughout the year
Eligibility: Students with a serious interest in studying Congress; a significant portion of the funds is awarded for PhD dissertation research

CPRIT TRIUMPH Postdoctoral Fellowship

There will be four annual application cycle deadlines for 2023: March 31, 2023; June 30, 2023; September 30, 2023; and December 31, 2023.
Eligibility: PhD candidates interested in cancer research who will have completed the degree by the start of the program and who have published at least one first-author paper in a top-tier journal

Data Science Fellowships (The Data Incubator)

Application deadline: multiple deadlines throughout year; for upcoming program deadlines, please check the Data Incubator website
Eligibility: MA and PhD candidates who are within one year of graduating

Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowships

Application deadline: January 17, 2024  at 5:00 pm CST    
Eligibility: First-year PhD candidates in the physical, computer, mathematical, or life sciences

Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship

Application deadline: January 10, 2024 at 5:00 pm CST
Eligibility: PhD students working in areas of interest to stewardship science, such as properties of materials under extreme conditions and hydrodynamics, nuclear science, or high-energy density physics

DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program

Application deadline: May, 2024
Eligibility: PhD candidates in physics, chemistry, material sciences, biology (non-medical), mathematics, engineering, or computer or computational sciences who are at work on the dissertation

Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowships

Columbia internal application deadline: December 20, 2023. GSAS will send the application by email to eligible students when it becomes available in early December.

The Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund is available for students pursuing graduate-level programs in the study of the humanities, social sciences or natural sciences (including law, medicine, engineering, architecture or other formal professional training).

Eligibility: Continuing MA and PhD candidates who are US citizens in all fields of study that demonstrate financial need.

Learn more about the application guidelines on their website. Please write to [email protected] with any questions.

Eisenhower/Roberts Graduate Fellowship Program

Columbia internal application deadline: Friday, March 08, 2024; write to [email protected] for more information
Eligibility: PhD candidates researching the role of government in a free society, citizen public service, public policy, and on improved understanding of America’s role in world affairs

Ford Foundation Fellowships

Application deadline: December 12, 2023 at 5:00 pm ET (dissertation and postdoctoral); December 12, 2023 at 5:00 pm ET (predoctoral)
Eligibility: PhD candidates in the natural sciences, humanities, and social sciences who are planning a career in teaching and research at the college or university level

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship—Summer

Application deadline: February 1, 2024 at 1:00 pm ET for all world areas
Eligibility: MA and PhD students whose program combines modern foreign language training with international or area studies

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship—Academic Year

Application deadline: February 1, 2024 at 1:00 pm ET for all world areas
Eligibility: MA and PhD students whose program combines modern foreign language training with international or area studies

Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellowship 

Columbia internal application deadline: Monday, March 25; write to Sandra Peters at [email protected] for more information
Eligibility: Post-MPhil doctoral students who are conducting research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies* (Please see additional notes at the bottom of this page.)

Graduate Women in Science Fellowships

Application deadline: January 8, 2024 at 5:00 pm ET
Eligibility: Self-identified women who are PhD or MA candidates in STEM fields

GSAS International Travel Fellowships

Application deadline: March 1, 2024, please visit the International Travel Fellowships page for more information 
Eligibility: PhD students who have completed all MPhil requirements and passed the prospectus defense, and for whom international travel is necessary for the competition of the dissertation

Harriman Russian Studies Research Grant

Applications open: February 2024
Eligibility: PhD candidates conducting research in Russian studies

Hebrew Free Loan Society

Application deadline:  Midnight June 2, 2024 
The Hebrew Free Loan Society administers three scholarship programs for the UJA-Federation of New York. This program provides approximately $1 million to students with financial need, primarily in New York City, Long Island, or Westchester. Scholarships will be for the 2024/2025 academic year (August 2024 – July 2025). Learn about and apply for the Hebrew Free Loan Society’s three scholarship programs here. Please contact [email protected] with any questions.

Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy Grants

Application deadline: December 1, 2023
Eligibility: PhD candidates working on their dissertation and who have conducted social policy research


Interschool Fellowships at Columbia 

Columbia internal deadline: Friday, July 31, 2024
Eligibility: To receive these need-based awards, which range in amount from $1,000 to $5,000, students must be enrolled in an Arts and Sciences graduate program during the 2024-2025 academic year, and must meet the requirements of the relevant fellowship. The online application will include a list of all 2024-2025 fellowships and their respective requirements.

Lindt Dissertation Fellowship

Application deadline: March 1, 2024
Eligibility: PhD students in Anthropology, Economics, Political Science, or Sociology who will complete the dissertation by May 2024

Margaret McNamara Education Grants

Application deadline: January 15, 2024 for US-Canada program
Eligibility: PhD and MA candidates who self-identify as women, and who are nationals of a country on the eligibility list.

National Institute of Justice Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF) program

Application Deadline: Grants.gov deadline: April 10, 2024;  JustGrants deadline: April 17, 2024
Eligibility: Students enrolled full-time in a Ph.D. program in a science or engineering field and who propose a dissertation topic relevant to criminal or juvenile justice in the United States. Applications from all science and engineering fields are welcome.

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowships

Application deadline: November 3, 2023
Eligibility: PhD candidates in the natural sciences
Department of Defense (DoD), through the Office of the Under Secretary for Research and Engineering and the military services, promotes education in science and engineering disciplines relevant to the Defense mission. The DoD plans to award new three-year graduate fellowships each fiscal year (subject to the availability of funds) to individuals who have demonstrated ability and special aptitude for advanced training in science and engineering.

Obama Foundation Scholars Program

Application deadline: December 12, 2023
Eligibility: Scholars who have a proven commitment to service and leadership within a community, region, or country outside the United States, coupled with a demonstrated commitment to return to these communities following their completion of the program and apply their enhanced training, skills, and connections on a long-term basis for the benefit of these communities

QUAD Fellowship by IIE

Application deadline:  April 1, 2024, 5:00 PM ET
Eligibility: open to exceptional master's and doctoral students in science and technology who demonstrate academic excellence, exceptional results in their field, and a desire to use their talents to promote collective good. The fellowship, initiated by the Quad countries of Australia, India, Japan, and the United States, and administered by IIE, sponsors exceptional master's and doctoral students to study science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in the United States.  

Sakıp Sabancı Center Summer Fellowships

Summer fellowship application deadline: 2024 TBD
Eligibility: Humanities and Social Science PhD students in years one through six who will conduct no less than one month of library, archival, or collection research in Turkey during the summer

Sakıp Sabancı Center for Turkish Studies Dissertation Fellowship

2024-25 application deadline: TBD
Eligibility: PhD candidates with dissertation projects in any field of Turkish Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences who are in the sixth or seventh year of their program

Summer Funding Opportunities

Application deadlines: February through April 2023

Summer Language Fellowship for International Students

Application deadline: March 1, 2024, please visit the Summer Language Fellowship page for more information
Eligibility: International PhD students in the humanities and social sciences who need to study a foreign language abroad during the summer 

Weatherhead East Asian Institute Fellowships (Academic Year) and Grants (Summer)

Application deadline: March 8, 2024
Eligibility: MA and PhD students whose research is focused on East or Southeast Asia 

Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarships

Application deadline: December 1, 2023
Eligibility: PhD candidates in years one through three of a humanities or social sciences program whose work relates to one of the foundation's four themes: Human Rights and Dignity; Responsible Citizenship; Canada and the World; or People and their Natural Environment

Zuckerman Dissertation Fellowship

Application deadline: March 1, 2024
Eligibility: PhD students in History, Philosophy, or Sociology who will complete the dissertation by May 2024