Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Fellowship Competitions open

I've praised graduate fellowships in the past, so I thought I should give my readers a heads up on this year's competions. This came through my university's list serv last week.

International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF): The Social Science Research Council and the American Council of Learned Societies are pleased to announce the 2007 competition of the International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) program, which is designed to support graduate students in the humanities and social sciences conducting dissertation field research in all areas and regions of the world. Fifty fellowships of approximately $20,000 will be awarded in the year 2007 with funds provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The application must be filled out and submitted electronically by November 1, 2006. Further information on application procedures, selection criteria and recently funded projects can be found on the IDRF website

Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships: The Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships are designed to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the education benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. Predoctoral fellowships provide $20,000 stipends and a $3,000 institutional allowance; dissertation fellowships provide $21,000 stipends; postdoctoral fellowships provide $40,000 stipends and a $1,500 employing institution allowance, to be matched by the employing institution. Application deadlines vary according to each fellowship program with earliest deadline being November 16, 2006 for predoctoral fellowships. Further information on application procedures and eligibility requirements is located at the Ford website:

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships: The National Science Foundation aims to ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in the United States and to reinforce its diversity by offering approximately 1,000 graduate fellowships in this competition. The Graduate Research Fellowship provides three years of support for graduate study leading to research-based master’s or doctoral degrees and is intended for students who are at the early stages of their graduate study. Fellowships provide a $30,000 annual stipend and a $10,500 cost of education allowance. Deadlines vary by discipline with the earliest being November 1, 2006. Complete information may be found at:

EPA STAR Fellowships: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is offering Graduate Fellowships for master’s and doctoral level students in environmental fields of study. The deadline for receipt of pre-applications is November 28, 2006. Subject to availability of funding, the Agency plans to award approximately 65 new fellowships by July 20, 2007. Master's level students may receive support for a maximum of two years. Doctoral students may be supported for a maximum of three years, usable over a period of four years. The fellowship program provides up to $37,000 per year of support per fellowship. More information may be found at:

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