Liberal Arts, Humanities, and Social Science Fellowships

Program Name Program Information
Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
  • Math, physical, biological behavioral and social sciences; engineering; history and philosophy of science; education, due Nov
  • 30 awarded annually
Woodrow Wilson Foundation Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship
  • Ethical or religious values in humanities and social sciences
  • 29 awarded annually, due Nov.
Josephinane de Karman Fellowship (Dissertation Grant)
  • Special consideration for applicants in the Humanities
  • ~12 fellowships awarded annually, due Jan.
Spencer Foundation Dissertation Fellowships
  • Dissertations must concern education but may be in any academic discipline.
  • ~30 fellowships annually, due Nov.
Social Science Research Council (SSRC)  International Dissertation Research Fellowship
  • Graduate students in humanities and social sciences enrolled in U.S. but conducting dissertation research outside the U.S.
  • 78 awarded last year, Due Nov.
SSCRC Dissertation Proposal Development Proposal
  • Helps grad students in humanities and social sciences formulate doctoral dissertation proposals – organized around 2 workshops (5 fields selected annually)
  • 60 awarded last year, due Oct.
Jacob Javits Graduate Fellowships
  • Selected fields in the arts, humanities and social sciences
  • ~48 awarded annually, due Oct.
Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships
  • For graduate students in the humanities and related social sciences in their last year of dissertation writing
  • 65 awarded annually, due Sept.
NSEP Boren Fellowships
  • Boren Fellowships provide up to $30,000 to U.S. graduate students to add an important international and language component to their graduate education through specialization in area study, language study or increased language proficiency to contribute toward national security.
  • Application due January 30, 2019
The Dianne Woest Fellowship USA
  • The Dianne Woest Fellowship USA is open to doctoral candidates, academic and museum professionals, and independent scholars. U.S. citizenship is not required, but applicants should be fluent in English.
  • Application due February 1, 2019