GradFund Blog

Our Blog is dedicated to providing timely information to the Rutgers University Graduate Student community about external grant and fellowship opportunities. For additional information visit our main website: and our Sakai site:

Friday, September 26, 2008

National Geographic University of Washington Young Explorers Grants Workshop

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Writing Proposals for ACLS Fellowship Competitions

Friday, September 12, 2008

2009 Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships Program for Achieving Excellence in College and University Teaching

Applications are now being accepted for the 2009 Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships Program for Achieving Excellence in College and University Teaching. Full eligibility information and on-line applications are available on the National Academies Web site at:

Eligibility Requirements:

U.S. citizen or national;
Planning a career in teaching and research at the college or university level in a research-based field of science, social sciences, or humanities

Stipends and Allowances:

Predoctoral--$20,000 to the fellow, institutional allowance of $2,000 for three years
Dissertation--$21,000 for one year
Postdoctoral--$40,000 for one year, $1,500 employing institution allowance, to be matched by employing institution
Awardees have expenses paid to attend one Conference of Ford Fellows

Approximately 60 predoctoral, 35 dissertation, and 20 postdoctoral fellowships sponsored by the Ford Foundation and administered by the National Research Council of the National Academies

Application Deadline Dates:

Predoctoral: November 14, 2008
Dissertation: November 28, 2008
Postdoctoral: November 28, 2008

For further information, contact:

Fellowships Office, K576
National Research Council of the National Academies 500 Fifth Street, NW Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 334-2872
Fax: (202) 334-3419

German Chancellor Fellowships

Germany’s Alexander von Humboldt Foundation awards ten German Chancellor Fellowships annually to young professionals in the private, public, not-for-profit, cultural and academic sectors who are citizens of the United States. The program, which also includes fellowships for citizens of the Russian Federation and the People’s Republic of China, sponsors individuals who demonstrate the potential to strengthen ties between Germany and their own country through their profession or studies. Prior knowledge of German is not a prerequisite.

The German Chancellor Fellowship provides for a stay of one year in Germany for professional development, study, or research. Applicants design individual projects and decide at which institutions or organizations to pursue them. Successful candidates have come from such fields as government, social and policy sciences, law, journalism, communications, management, finance, economics, architecture, public service, the humanities, the arts, and environmental affairs. Candidates from the life sciences and engineering will be considered if their topics have a compelling social or humanistic dimension.

The program begins September 1 and lasts twelve months. It is preceded by language classes in Germany. Monthly stipends range from 2,000 to 3,000 EUR, and allowances are available for accompanying family members, travel expenses, and introductory German language instruction in the United States. A bachelor’s degree is required. Candidates must have received their degree after September 1, 1997. Application deadline for 2009-2010 awards: October 31, 2008.

Applications and information for U.S. citizens are available at

For information on alumni of the German Chancellor Fellowship Program, go to

Special Emphasis Notice: AHRQ Announces Interest in Career Development (K01, K02, K08) and Dissertation (R36) Grants focused on Health Information Tec

Special Emphasis Notice: AHRQ Announces Interest in Career Development (K01, K02, K08) and Dissertation (R36) Grants focused on Health Information Technology (IT)
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality



Deadline: October 15, 2008

Applications for American Cancer Society Doctoral Training Grants in Oncology Social Work are now available. These grants support the training of graduate students in doctoral programs focused on research related to the psychosocial needs of persons with cancer and their families. They are available to outstanding students during all phases of a graduate program offered in an accredited school of social work. An application must outline a plan of study, and indicate how the proposed program will prepare the candidate for a career in social work oncology research. Students who have achieved candidacy will be required to submit a detailed research plan. Successful applicants must also agree to attend the American Cancer Society activities at the Society for Social Work and Research annual conference. The initial application is for a 2-year grant with annual funding of $20,000 with possibility of a 2-year competitive renewal.



The Cancer Research Training Award (CRTA) Fellowship is a full-time position within the Basic and Biobehavioral Research Branch of the Behavioral Research Program in the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS) at the National Cancer Institute and will be based in their Rockville, Maryland office. The fellow will function as a member of the Behavioral Research Program and work with scientists on projects aimed at advancing the development, use and testing of health behavior theory in basic and applied cancer prevention and control research. The position will allow the applicant to interact with a large number of scientists representing the disciplines such as medicine, basic sciences, psychology, epidemiology, public health, nursing, social work, sociology, and medical anthropology at the NCI, the NIH and at institutions around the country in efforts to stimulate and facilitate collaborations for advancing theory. Further information about the opportunity is found at the Web site above.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

On-line Chat Sessions Scheduled for September 22 (9:00am-11:00am) and October 22 (9:00am-11:00am)

Do you have some basic questions about fellowships and grants that you would like to have answered, without scheduling an appointment? Plan to join us in one of our upcoming on-line chat sessions to get answers to your fellowship and grant questions.

On September 22 and October 22 Teresa Delcorso will host on-line fellowship and grant chat sessions from 9:00 am – 11:00 am.

To join the chat session you will need to have access to our Sakai Fellowship Guide . To request access to the site, send an email to delcorso at

We will be hosting Mock Proposal Review Sessions on October 10 (9:00am-12:00pm) and October 24 (9:00am-12:00pm)

The mock proposal review session is open to graduate students applying for external funding and who at the time of the review session will have a near final draft of their proposal.

In the review session, you will have the opportunity to gain insight into a typical review process as well as have your proposal reviewed by one of your peers.

To participate, registration is required. To register, please visit:

After registering, you will be given access to the Mock Review Sakai Site

Your proposal draft and the url to the guidelines of your funder should be deposited into your saki drop box by 9:00am, Friday, October 3, 2008 for the October 10 session and by 9:00 am, Friday, October 17 for the October 24 session.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students (EAPSI)

Monday, September 8, 2008

New York State Assembly Graduate Internships

New York State Assembly Graduate Internships

Internships run from January 5, 2009 to June 25, 2009 and pay a stipend of $11,500.

Applicants must be matriculate in or have recently completed a graduate degree program.

Applications must be postmarked by October 31, 2008.


(IARO) Fellowship


Individual Advanced Research Opportunities

(IARO) Fellowship

*IREX is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted
for the 2009-2010 Individual Advanced Research Opportunities (IARO)

The IARO Program provides fellowships to US scholars and professionals
for long-term overseas research on contemporary political, economic,
historical, or cultural developments relevant to US foreign policy.

The IARO application and supporting materials are available on the IREX
website at:

Completed applications are due no later than *November 17, 2008*

Masters Students, Pre-doctoral Students, Postdoctoral Students, and
Professionals with advanced degrees are eligible for a IARO Fellowship

IARO Fellowships cover the cost of travel and a living/housing stipend

Questions may be addressed to the IARO Program Staff at
_ or by telephone at 202-628-8188

* *

*Countries Eligible for Research:*

Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria,
Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kosovo,
Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland,
Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan,
Ukraine, and Uzbekistan

IARO is funded by the United States Department of State Title VIII Program.

IDRF: International Dissertation Research Fellowship

IDRF: International Dissertation Research Fellowship
Announcing the 2009 IDRF Competition

Deadline: November 5, 2008 (9:00 p.m. EST)

Apply Online

The International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) Program supports distinguished graduate students in the humanities and social sciences conducting dissertation research outside the United States. The IDRF Program is administered by the Social Science Research Council in consultation with the American Council of Learned Societies and funding provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

The IDRF is committed to empirical and site-specific research that advances knowledge about non-U.S. cultures and societies (involving fieldwork, research in archival or manuscript collections, or quantitative data collection). The program promotes research that is situated in a specific discipline and geographical region and is engaged with interdisciplinary and cross-regional perspectives.

The program is open to full-time graduate students in the humanities and social sciences—regardless of citizenship—enrolled in doctoral programs in the United States. Applicants must have completed all Ph.D. requirements except on-site dissertation research by the time the fellowship begins or by December 2009, whichever comes first.
Terms of Support

Fellowships will provide support for nine to twelve months of dissertation research. Seventy-five fellowships of approximately $20,000 will be awarded in 2009. The fellowship must be held for a single continuous period within the eighteen months between July 2009 and December 2010.
Apply Online

For more detailed information and to apply, visit the IDRF website.

The IDRF Program is administered by the Social Science Research Council in consultation with the American Council of Learned Societies and funding provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Friday, September 5, 2008



Deadline: January 5, 2009

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) and AcademyHealth are seeking applications for their 2009 Health Policy Fellowship. The aim of the fellowship is to foster collaboration between NCHS staff and visiting scholars. The fellowship allows scholars to conduct new and innovative analyses and participate in developmental and health policy activities related to the design and content of future NCHS surveys and offers access to the data resources provided by the CDC. Applicants may be at any stage in their careers—from doctoral students to senior investigators. Doctoral students must have completed course work and be at the dissertation phase of their program. They must also demonstrate training and/or experience in health services research and methodology.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

DAAD Study Scholarships and Research Grants

DAAD Study Scholarships and Research Grants

Competition for fellowships from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is now open for next academic year. The application and related instructions can be found at

The DAAD deadline for applicants in the fine arts, music performance and dance is November 1; for all others November 15. The deadline for submitting applications to the Graduate School is one week earlier: October 31 for fine arts, music performance and dance; November 7 for all others.

Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowships in Women's Studies

Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowships in Women's Studies

These awards provide $3,000 to be used for expenses connected with the dissertation. Seven fellowships will be given. Candidates must have completed all pre-dissertation requirements, including approval of the dissertation proposal, and expect to complete their dissertations by summer 2010. Candidates who are within a few months of completing their work should not apply.

Deadline: October 13, 2008

Charlotte W. Newcombe Dissertation Fellowships

Charlotte W. Newcombe Dissertation Fellowships

These fellowships support the final year of dissertation work. Eligible proposals have religious or ethical values as a central concern, and are relevant to the solution of contemporary religious, cultural or human rights questions. The stipend is $24,000 for 12 months.

Deadline: November 14, 2008.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

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