Upcoming Fellowship and Award Opportunities

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

Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy Grants

Application deadline: December 1, 2022
Eligibility: PhD candidates working on their dissertation and who have conducted social policy research

Boren Fellowships

Application deadline: January 25, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. 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 15, 2022
Eligibility: PhD candidates in the social sciences who are writing their dissertations

Chateaubriand Fellowship

Application deadline: January 13, 2023
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 18, 2023  at 5:00 p.m. 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 11, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. 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 3, 2023
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: TBD, usually mid-December. GSAS will send the application by email to eligible students when it becomes available in late November.
Eligibility: Continuing MA and PhD candidates who are US citizens in all fields of study

Eisenhower/Roberts Graduate Fellowship Program

Columbia internal application deadline: Friday, March 17, 2023; 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 8, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. ET (dissertation and postdoctoral); December 15, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. 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, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. 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, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. 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, April 24th; 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 9, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. ET
Eligibility: Self-identified women who are PhD or MA candidates in STEM fields

GSAS International Travel Fellowships

Application deadline: March 1, 2023, 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 Curriculum Development Grant

Application deadline: TBD
Eligibility: PhD candidates interested in developing new curricular offerings on Russia in the social sciences

Harriman Russian Studies Research Grant

Application deadline: April 21, 2023
Eligibility: PhD candidates conducting research in Russian studies

Interschool Fellowships at Columbia

Columbia internal deadline: Friday, June 30, 2023
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 2023-2024 academic year, and must meet the requirements of the relevant fellowship. The online application will include a list of all 2023-2024 fellowships and their respective requirements

Josephine De Kármán Fellowships

Application deadline: this fellowship is not accepting applications from Columbia students for 2023-2024 fellowships
Eligibility: PhD candidates who will defend their dissertations in or around June 2023 at one of the eligible universities; special consideration given to applicants in the humanities

Lindt Dissertation Fellowship

Application deadline: March 1, 2023
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, 2023 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.

Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows Program

Application deadline: TBD, usually mid-March
Eligibility: Those in possession of a PhD in the humanities or humanistic social sciences conferred between September 1, 2016, and June 19, 2020

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowships

Application deadline: October 31, 2022
Eligibility: PhD candidates in the natural sciences

Obama Foundation Scholars Program

Application deadline: TBD
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

Sakıp Sabancı Center Summer Fellowships

Application deadline: Summer fellowships deadline is March 24 and Postdoctoral Fellowship deadline is April 3
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

Application deadline: May 1, 2023
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, 2023, 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: TBD
Eligibility: MA and PhD students whose research is focused on East or Southeast Asia 

Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarships

Application deadline: December 2, 2022
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, 2023
Eligibility: PhD students in History, Philosophy, or Sociology who will complete the dissertation by May 2024