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Scholarship Name Scholarship Value Deadline
Columbia University - Society of Fellows in the Humanities - Postdoctoral Fellowship $62,000 annual stipend. Anticipated 10/2017 ( Previous deadline 10/3/2016 )

Fellowships support postdoctoral research exploring and clarifying the interrelationships within the humanities as well as their relationship to the natural and social sciences. Fellows carry out their research and teach within humanities departments at Columbia University. During the first year, fellows teach one course per semester. At least one of these courses will be in the undergraduate general education program: Contemporary Civilization, Literature Humanities, Music Humanities, Art Humanities, Asian Civilizations, Asian Humanities, or Global Cultures, including those of Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East. In the second and third year, fellows teach one course per year. The fellowship offers one year of support, and is renewable for a second and third year.

University of Wisconsin-Madison - Center for the Humanities - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship $60,282 minimum annual stipend. Anticipated 11/2017 ( Previous deadline 11/1/2016 )

Residential fellowships support early-career scholars in the humanities and humanistic social sciences. The theme for 2017-2019 is Translation, Adaptation, Transplantation. We seek applications from scholars whose research addresses theories and practices of translation in intercultural and transcultural contact zones and transnational circulations. Projects may focus on any medium, historical period, or area of the world, including analyses that work across different media or regions of the world. They can treat human or nonhuman communications. Fellows are members of the Institute for Research in the Humanities and are also affiliated with a humanities or humanistic social science department in the College of Letters & Science, where they will teach a total of three courses over two years with no teaching in the first semester of the fellowship. The fellowship offers support for two years.

Kluge Center Fellowships $50,400 07/15/2017

The John W Kluge Center at the Library of Congress in Washington DC awards up to 10 awards to postdoctoral scholars to carry out research for 4-11 months. Among the collections available to researchers are the world's largest law library and outstanding multi-lingual collections of books and periodicals. Deep special collections of manuscripts, maps, music, films, recorded sound, prints and photographs are also available.

American Council of Learned Societies / Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (ACLS/Mellon) - Fellowship for Dissertation Completion $30,000 stipend. Anticipated 10/2017 ( Previous deadline 10/26/2016 )

Fellowships support advanced graduate students in the humanities and related social sciences in the last year of Ph.D. dissertation writing. Applicants must be prepared to complete their dissertations during the fellowship year. The fellowship may be carried out in residence at the fellow's home institution, abroad, or at another appropriate site for the research. The fellowship offers one year of support.

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship $30,000 November (first week)

Applicant must be a citizen, national, or permanent resident alien of the United States who is in the early stages of graduate study in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics. Eligibility is limited to applicants who have completed no more than 12 months of post-baccalaureate, full-time graduate study at the time of their application. Award is for up to three years over a five year period.
plus $10,500 for the cost of education for three years
Study areas: behavioral science, biological science, engineering, history of science, mathematical science, philosophy of science, physical science, science education, social science

National Science Foundation (NSF) - Arctic Social Sciences Program (ASSP) - Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant

Average award is $25,000 per year but may be adjusted according to the needs of the project.

Anticipated 10/2017 ( Previous deadline 10/18/2016 )

The ASSP encompasses all social, behavioral, and economic sciences supported by NSF. These include, but are not limited to anthropology, archaeology, economics, geography, the science of endangered languages, law and social science, political science, linguistics, science technology and society, social psychology, sociology, traditional knowledge systems, and related subjects. Areas of particular interest include culture and environment, resources and economic change, development of social and political institutions, ethnic and regional identities, and knowledge systems. Dissertation research proposals are encouraged and assistance with logistics is available. Typically, projects are funded for one year. However, funding may be awarded for two years depending on the project.

Apply Postgraduate Studentships for International Students at Henley Business School in UK, 2017-2018 £15,000 08/28/2017

Description: Henley Business School is offering postgraduate studentships for the UK and international students. These studentships are open for high-quality doctoral candidates to conduct full-time postgraduate research in Leadership, Organisations and Behaviour. The aim of the scholarship is to provide a unique opportunity to undertake original research that is timely as well as business relevant and to develop your critical thinking, intellectual capacity and creativity.

2017-2018 Postgraduate Studentships for International Students at The Henley Business School in UK £15,000 08/30/2017

Henley Business School is offering postgraduate studentships for the UK and international students. These studentships are open for high-quality doctoral candidates to conduct full-time postgraduate research in Leadership, Organisations and Behaviour. The aim of the scholarship is to provide a unique opportunity to undertake original research that is timely as well as business relevant and to develop your critical thinking, intellectual capacity and creativity. Henley Business School is the business school of the University of Reading. It was formed by merging the previously independent Henley Management College, formerly the Administrative Staff College, with the existing business school of the University of Reading.

Illinois Water Resources Center (IWRC) - Small Grants

Up to $10,000.

Anticipated 10/2017 ( Previous deadline 10/21/2016 )

Grants support graduate research projects that address any aspect of Illinois water resources. For 2017,  however, the priority topic is agriculture and urban stormwater mitigation. Projects may be related to social science, planning, hydrology, water quality, biology, and engineering as well as explorations of the impacts, barriers, and opportunities of traditional and green infrastructure mitigation plans and practices. The grant offers support for one year.

University of Edinburgh Postdoctoral Fellowships and Bursaries in UK, 2017 £10,000 12/28/2017

Description: Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh is awarding postdoctoral fellowships and bursaries for the year 2017. The institute welcomes visiting researchers from across the world. The main objective of the university is to provide high quality, comprehensive educational and training opportunities that are compatible to changing needs of the students. University accepts all of the English language qualifications for entry to the University, including IELTS qualifications from any IELTS test centre.

Minority Masters Fellows Program $7,500 June 1

Applicant must have been a recipient of the Minority Teacher Scholars Program and be an African-American, Asian, Hispanic, or Native American Arkansas resident with a minimum 2.75 GPA. Applicant must attend an Arkansas institution.
Award must be repaid if recipient does not teach for two years in an Arkansas public school or institution.
Study areas: Any area of education, except administration.

MESBEC Scholarship $5,000 April 15 (fall); September 15 (spring); March 15 (summer)

Applicant must be at least one-quarter Native American and be an enrolled member of a U.S. tribe that is federally recognized, state-recognized, or terminated, with high GPA and test scores and be enrolled in an accredited college or university.
Renewable if student maintains respectable GPA.
Study areas: business, computers, education, engineering, fine arts, humanities, mathematics, science, social science

NALE Scholarship $5,000 April 15 (fall); September 15 (spring); March 15 (summer)

Applicant must be at least one-quarter Native American and be an enrolled member of a U. S. tribe that is federally recognized, or terminated, with high GPA and test scores, and be enrolled in an accredited college or university.
Renewable if student maintains respectable GPA.
Study areas: Business. computers, education, engineering, fine arts, humanities, mathematics, science, social science

Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships $3,000|$5,000 October 21.

To provide support for young scholars who are in the phase of completing their dissertations, as well as to advance research after being awarded the PhD.

Library of Congress - John W. Kluge Center Postdoctoral Fellowships $4,200 per month.

Anticipated 7/2017 ( Previous deadline 7/15/2016 )

The Fellowships are for humanistic and social science research that makes use of the Library's large and varied collections. Interdisciplinary, cross-cultural, or multilingual research is particularly welcome. Among the collections available to researchers are the world's largest law library and outstanding multi-lingual collections of books and periodicals. Deep special collections of manuscripts, maps, music, films, recorded sound, prints and photographs are also available. The fellowships offer support for 4-11 months.

Mildred Blaxter 2017 Postdoctoral Fellowships for International Applicants – UK £2,500 12/30/2017

Applications are invited for Mildred Blaxter postdoctoral fellowships for the applicants of all nationalities. The award provides support for individuals who have recently completed a PhD in the field of the sociology of health and illness, to enable them to disseminate findings of their thesis through publications and presentations, and/or to develop a new programme of work related to their thesis. The Foundation makes grants to fund research fellowships and the following are the terms and conditions attached to such grants and the ways in which the Foundation requires the grants to be administered.

Harrison-Thompson Bursary Trust $1,000 December 1

Applicant must be an undergraduate student in one of the following fields of study: applied health science; business; humanities; mathematics; science; social science. Applicant must demonstrate academic excellence and financial need, and meet Ontario residency requirements.
Study areas: applied health science, business, humanities, mathematics, science, social science

Couponbirds "Help to Save" Scholarship $500 10/21/2017

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Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund Parent Bursary $450 December 1

Applicant must be a returning student majoring in applied health science, business, health science, mathematics, science or social science, who demonstrates satisfactory academic standing and financial need, and meets Ontario residency requirements.
Study areas: applied health science, business, health science, mathematics, science, social science

80 Head of College Scholarships at University of Leicester in UK, 2017 Unspecified 07/31/2017

The University of Leicester invites applications for 80 Head of College Scholarships for international students (non-EU). Scholarships are available for masters degree programme within College of Social Science, Arts and Humanities, College of Medicine, Biological Sciences and Psychology and College of Science and Engineering  across the university, all offering a diverse range of courses. University of Leicester’s aim is to be a world-class research-intensive university and deliver teaching and facilitate learning of the highest quality. The University was founded as Leicestershire and Rutland University College in 1921. The site for the university was donated by a local textile manufacturer, Thomas Fielding Johnson, in order to create a living memorial for those who lost their lives in First World War. Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there. Worth of Award Maximum number of scholarships available: 25 scholarships for students from the College of Social Science, Arts and Humanities, 25 scholarships for students from the College of Medicine, Biological Sciences and Psychology or 30 scholarships for students from the College of Science and Engineering Value of scholarship: £2,500 Eligibility The eligibility criteria for both schemes are as follows: Applicants must be classified as an international student (non-EU) for fee purposes, and have an offer to study for a Master’s degree programme. The scholarship will not apply if an industrial placement or exchange year is undertaken, or if they suspend their studies for any reason. In accordance with scholarship guidelines, students are allowed to hold only one University of Leicester scholarship, awarded either centrally or by a department. If they are awarded more than one scholarship, applicants will therefore receive only the higher value award. Applicants cannot combine this scholarship with a full scholarship (for tuition fees and living costs) from any other source. Applicants must in form them of any other scholarships/sponsorship currently held, or awarded at a later date, by emailing scholarships-at-le.ac.uk. Our scholarship may be adjusted or withdrawn if other sources of funding have been awarded. The scholarship is only valid for entry in September 2017 or January 2018. If they currently have a conditional offer of a place at the University, they are still required to fulfil any conditions stated on their offer letter.   The mode of applying is by post or electronically. Deadline: There will be two deadlines for the consideration of applications during the year. If they receive an offer to study before 10th March 2017, the deadline to apply for a scholarship is 31st March 2017. If they receive their offer after this date, the deadline is 31 July 2017. Click here for more details and to apply

Developing Solutions/Allan and Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust Scholarship for African and Commonwealth Countries in UK, 2017 Unspecified 09/28/2017

Description: Do you want to make a difference in the development of your home country? University of Nottingham is proud to be working with The Allan & Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust to offer full tuition fee scholarships in conjunction with Developing Solutions Scholarship Scheme.

University of Notre Dame - Kellogg Institute for International Studies - Postdoctoral Fellowship Stipend. Anticipated 10/2017 ( Previous deadline 10/1/2016 )

Fellowships support research related to Kellogg Institute themes of democracy and human development. Fellows interact with leading scholars one-on-one and through the Institute’s seminars and lectures, international conferences, roundtable discussions on world affairs, and cultural events, and have the opportunity to publish in Kellogg’s peer-reviewed Working Paper Series. Fellows are expected to be in residence at the Institute in Notre Dame, IN, during the term of the fellowship. The fellowship is for one semester or one year. In exceptional cases, two-year fellowships may be awarded.

Lung Health Dissertation Grants Unspecified November 12.

To support pre-doctoral dissertation research in the various disciplines of social science examining risk factors affecting lung health.

Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa: Doctoral Dissertation Unspecified December 1.

To support the advancement of social science faculty toward completion of doctoral degrees and to promote next generation social science research in Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda.

Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources Unspecified December 2.

To help junior scholars in the humanities and related social science fields gain skills and creativity in developing knowledge from original sources.

American Lung Association Social-Behavioral Research Grants Unspecified December 15.

To provide seed monies to junior investigators working on various disciplines of social science examining risk factors affecting lung health.

KAIST International Scholarships in South Korea for Undergraduate Students, 2016/2017 Unspecified 12/28/2017

Description: The Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) offers the KAIST International Student Scholarship for both undergraduate and postgraduate international students. KAIST Undergraduate Scholarships are very competitive and once a student is selected by KAIST, his/her tuition fee is waived off and he/she will get scholarship based on KAIST policies. KAIST welcomes applications from all over the world. Eligible international undergraduate applicants wishing to study at KAIST are invited to apply for the KAIST International Student Scholarship as they apply for their course. You can choose to apply either for SPRING semester or Fall semester. Fields of study Undergraduate level studies in all courses available at KAIST (including Science, Technology, Engineering, Humanities, Social Science, Business. etc) Value of Scholarship Award The Subsidies covered by the scholarship include: Full tuition fee: tuition exemption for 8 semesters Living expenses: 200,000 ~ 350,000 KRW per month Medical insurance Eligibility Status: FOR SCHOLARSHIP All applicants must be of International Student Admission. Applicants with a financial need are able to apply for the scholarship. FOR UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSION If you graduated or will be graduating high school, you can apply for any of KAIST’s undergraduate (bachelor’s degree) program. International candidates must meet all of the following requirements: Spring Semester, 2017: He or she has graduated or will graduate from his or her secondary education by February 28th, 2017. Fall Semester, 2017: He or she has graduated or will graduate from his or her secondary education by August 31st, 2017. He or she is not a citizen of Korea. Note: Korean citizens who hold dual citizenship are not eligible to apply as foreign students. International applicants whose parents were born in Korea MUST additionally satisfy one of the following two requirements: Neither of the candidate’s parents is a Korean citizen or; The candidate must have received his/her entire elementary, junior high, and high school education outside of Korea at a comparable and equivalent level of those provided in Korea. But in this case, international schools located in Korea are not acknowledged as foreign schools. Eligible groups Citizens of ALL countries (EXCEPT South Korea) How to Apply Applicants can choose to apply either SPRING semester or Fall semester. The application period and selection procedure for the KAIST Scholarship is done at the same time as the application period and selection procedure for the KAIST undergraduate course program admissions. If you are interested in applying for admission as an international student for an undergraduate program at KAIST, visit KAIST Undergraduate Admissions. It is important to read the ADMISSION GUIDE FOR INTERNATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS carefully, and also visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information. To Visit Scholarship Webpage

105 Developing Solutions Masters Scholarships for African and Commonwealth Countries in UK, 2017 Unspecified 12/28/2017

Description: Do you want to make a difference in the development of your home country? University of Nottingham is proud to be offering full tuition fee scholarships in conjunction with Developing Solutions Scholarship Scheme.

University of Bamberg Scholarships for International Students in Germany, 2017 Unspecified 09/30/2018

Applications for the Starter Scholarships (period October 2017 – September 2018) are being accepted now. These scholarships are open to German and international students for pursuing the doctoral research programme. The primary goal of the school is to provide doctoral scholars with an outstanding, supportive environment for learning, research, and career development. The Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences (BAGSS) is a multidisciplinary Graduate School funded by the German Science Foundation (DFG) as part of the German Excellence Initiative. The School was established in 2010 to create an innovative working and learning environment for exceptionally qualified doctoral researchers. Applicants must have an excellent command of English. If English is not their native tongue, they will need to provide an English language proficiency proof when being shortlisted and invited for an interview.

Czech Government Bachelors and Masters Scholarships for Developing Countries at Charles University, 2017/2018 Unspecified 12/19/2018

Description: Thanks to a generous contribution from the Czech Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, the Faculty of Social Sciences at Charles University is able to offer a limited number of partial scholarships for students of all fee based programs in academic year 2017/2018. Under the terms of this scholarship, students will receive a waiver of school fees for their first semester of study, plus a one-off payment of 50 000 CZK (about 2050 EUR) as a contribution towards living costs. School fees for the second semester of study will NOTbe waived. Although we would like to continue the scholarship scheme in school year 2018/19, this is subject to our receiving further funding for future years. At present, therefore, we cannot guarantee that similar scholarships will be available for students’ second year of study.

Russel Sage Foundation $8,000 per unspecified

Marianopolis College Internal Scholarships and Financial Aid $2,500 unspecified

Marianopolis College recognized several dozen students this fall, including with the following?four new scholarships.

Study in USA Scholarships, Scholarships for Studying in USA unspecified unspecified

The Scholarships in USA & the financial aid-fee waivers that are awarded to International Students are merit / need based. A candidate with strong academics, good performance on standardized exams & extra curricular achievements would be eligible for scholarship awards or any financial assistance. To benefit from these opportunities, one has to make sure to send all the required documents by particular deadlines. In addition to this, the presentation of the application package is also important because one is judged by the image one projects.

EASST offers 2012 Visiting Scholar Fellowship in USA for East Africa $50,000 unspecified

About ScholarshipThe East Africa Social Science Translation (EASST) Collaborative invites economic, public health and other social science researchers and students from East Africa to apply for the

Curtis Lee Smith Scholarship $18,000 unspecified

Selection is based upon academic record.
Renewable if recipient maintains minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA.
Study areas: accountancy, arts, behavioral science, humanities, management, natural science, social science

Elizabeth Walker Scholarship $18,000 unspecified

Selection is based upon academic record.
Renewable if recipient maintains minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA.
Study areas: accountancy, arts, behavioral science, humanities, management, natural science, social science

Apply: African Peacebuilding Network (APN) Research Grants 2017 $15,000 unspecified

The African Peacebuilding Network (APN) of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) invites research grant applications from African researchers, policy analysts, and practitioners working on conflict and peacebuilding issues at universities and research institutions or regional governmental and nongovernmental organizations in Africa.

Carnegie Corporation of New York Fellowships for Sub-Saharan African Countries, 2017/2018 $15,000 unspecified

About the Fellowships: The programme, launched in June 2011, responds to a shortage of experienced faculty in African higher education. The Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa program provides fellowships to nurture the intellectual development and increase retention of early-career faculties in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda.

Vida Dutton Scudder Fellowship $10,000 Early January

Applicant must be a woman and a graduate of Wellesley College who plans further study. Preference is given to those who have not previously held the award. Selection is based upon merit and need.
Study areas: literature, political science, social science

Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences Scholarship Positions for Early-Stage Researchers – 2017 €2250 unspecified

The Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS) invites applications for its PhD program BIGSSS-departs (doctoral education in partnerships). It is part of the COFUND scheme funded by the European Commission under the Framework for Research and Innovation Horizon 2020. BIGSSS is an international Social Science inter-university graduate school, located at the University of Bremen and Jacobs University Bremen, Germany.

2016 UNESCO-IHE PhD Fellowship on Citizen Science in Netherlands The Ground Truth 2.0 project will start on 1 September 2016 and the Ph.D. fellow will have to start at the same time or as soon as possible thereafter. The four-year fellowship includes the tuition fee, monthly allowance (ca. €1200,- per month), insurance Applications in English can be sent until 21 August 2016.

The UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education is pleased to offer Ph.D. fellowship for International applicants. The PhD fellow will have the unique opportunity to carry out action research on citizen science.

Creative and Research Fellowship $2,000 unspecified

Applicant must need financial assistance to complete a work of art that is already in progress or to publish a manuscript of study which has been completed. Applications are considered for assistance with projects in humanities, physical or natural sciences, social sciences, and education. Not more than two grants will be made annually in any category.
Study areas: art, humanities, science, social science

Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences PhD and Postdoctoral Scholarship Positions for 2017 € 1300 unspecified

The Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS) invites applications to its Postdoctoral and Ph.D. program. BIGSSS is an inter-university institute of the University of Bremen and Jacobs University Bremen and is funded by the German Excellence Initiative. BIGSSS is part of an international network of highly acknowledged graduate programs. It supports its doctoral and postdoctoral fellows in achieving early scientific independence and provides funds for the conduct, presentation, and publishing of their research. The language of instruction is English. Fellows are expected to choose Bremen as their place of residence.

Postgraduate Studentships for International Students at Henley Business School in UK, 2017-2018 Up to 4 The deadline for applications is the end of August 2017 and the deadline for studentship applications is June 30, 2017.

The aim of the scholarship is to provide a unique opportunity to undertake original research that is timely as well as business relevant and to develop your critical thinking, intellectual capacity and creativity.

Andrew Squire Scholarship Unspecified unspecified

Selection is based upon academic record.
Renewable if recipient maintains minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA.
Study areas: accountancy, arts, behavioral science, humanities, management, natural science, social science

Tana Forum University 2017 Essay Competition for African Students in Ethiopia Unspecified unspecified

Africa is the arena for some of modern world’s intractable security challenges. Eighty years ago, when powerful nations breached multilateral decision-making and international law, Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia stood before the League of Nations and declared the imminent catastrophe facing the world, should the principles of common security be abandoned. Since then, Africa has not only been the testing ground of international peace and security, but its governments and institutions have been the champion and custodian of common security. Are you, an African youth concerned about peace and security on the continent? Do you believe your future is, in any way, affected by current peace and security challenges on the African continent? Would you want your voice to be heard on this issue? Do you have a passion for writing? Then, you should participate in the second edition of the ‘Tana Forum University Essay Competition’, organised by the Tana Forum Secretariat based at the Institute for Peace and Security Studies (IPSS), Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. The Tana Forum 2017 theme, “

2015 Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa: Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowship Unspecified unspecified

UN Advocacy Representative: Arab Regional Advocacy Program, Geneva Switzerland Unspecified unspecified

United Nations Volunteers Internship in Volunteer Knowledge and Innovation Section Unspecified unspecified

Fully Funded Research Studentships at University of Brighton in UK, 2017 These are fully-funded scholarships. TECHNE Doctoral Training Partnership: January 29, 2017 Design Star Centre for Doctoral Training: January 16, 2017 South Coast ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership: January 16, 2017 EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership: February 8,2017 Science and Engineerin

The University of Brighton is offering a range of PhD studentships opportunities for 2017.