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TypeAudienceOrganizationGrant nameDescriptionEligibility$$DeadlineAwards made by...RequirementsInformation sourceContact
External, smallAny researchers affiliated with an academic institutionLanguage LearningSmall Grants Research ProgramLanguage scienceAny public or private academic institution$10,000December 1stApril 1 of the ensuing year10 page max narrative on the project.Information disseminated via Language Learning (every first issue of the year). H. Cumming,
External, smallPhDLanguage LearningDissertation Grant ProgramAimed at facilitating the research work of doctoral candidates in the language sciences (psychology, linguistics, cognitive science, educational inquiry, neuroscience, ethnography, socio-linguistics, sociology, semiotics, S/FL acquisition, language education, bilingualism, literacy, language representation in mind and brain, culture, cognition, pragmatics, intergroup relations). 15 dissertation grants per year. Applicants should be at the level of advanced candidacy. Dissertation proposal should have been approved by the departmental authorities. $1,500on-rolling basis?Abstrct of the dissertaition proposal, detailed research budget, letter of endorsement by dissertation advisor. Language Learning journal 1st issue of the year. Submission:
External, smallPhD TOEFLSmall Grants for Doctoral Research in Second or Foreign Language AssessmentTo make available small cash awards to promising students working in the area of foreign- or second-language assessment that will help them finish their dissertations in a timely manner.Registered PhD student within or outside US, leading to a degree with specialization in S/FL assessment and completed course & examination requirements. Dissertation proposal that has been approved by an appropriate committee at the candidate's university.Up to $2,000October 1 or February 16Notified by December 15 or April 15A letter explaining the relevance of the dissertation to F/SL assessment and describing the specific purpose(s) for which grant funds will be used; a copy of the approved dissertation proposal; recommendation letter by the chair of the dissertation committee; an official transcript; a letter from the executive officer of the dept that certifies the student's eligibility for this award; a budget; a completed application form
Eternal, smallPhDTOEFLThe International Research Foundation for English Language Education (TIRF) Doctoral Dissertation Grant The DDG funding is intended to support worthy applicants who have advanced to candidacy in their doctoral programs and whose dissertation research plans to address topics which TIRF has prioritized. Research priorities topics: (1) the age issue, (2) the proficiency of English language teachers, (3) technology in language learning and teaching, (4) effective grammar instruction, (5) bilingualism and plurilingualism in business and industry, and (6) language assessment. Individuals who have advanced to Ph.D. candidacy in accordance with the requirements of their institution (this criterion is absolutely necessary and must be attested by the doctoral supervisor).$5000 maxMay 1st, 200910/19/2009Cover page, project summary (200-250w), detailed proposal (6 pages, single sp), detailed budget and brief rationale, short current CV. Send completed applications to the TIRF Research Advisory Committee at
ExternalPost-docThe De Vincenzi FoundationPsycholinguistics Postdoctoral Fellowship
a 1-year fellowship for Italian students to pursue post-doctoral
study preferably in the US or in another country (Italy excluded),
beginning September 1, 2009. The fellowship is for study and research in the area of grammatically-oriented psycholinguistics at an institution of the applicant's choice.
In case the candidate does not hold the PhD at the deadline of submission of the application, the faculty advisor should send a statement of assurance that the PhD will be completed by July 31st, 2009.$33,000 plus economy air fare2/28/2009April 2, 2009.CV; a four-page statement of purpose describing the proposed plan of study/research; papers, reports, Ph.D dissertation written in English or Italian (If dissertation is in Italian, a 12 page summary in English will be needed); name and contact information for a sponsor at the University or research center chosen; letter of agreement from the sponsor indicating the individual's willingness to serve as a sponsor if the fellowship is awarded. Applications should be submitted to: Candidates should arrange for three referees to submit confidential letters of reference via email
External, largePhD, Post-docAAUW Educational FoundationDissertation fellowshipsSupport women doctoral candidates completing dissertations and scholars seeking funds for postdoctoral research leave or for preparing completed research for publication. For dissertation writing grant, scholars engaged in science, technology, engineering and math and also researching gender issues are especially encouraged to apply.Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. $20,00011/15/2008 (application available: Aug 15th)Fellowship year: July 1, 2009-June 30, 2010Electronic application, recommendations, and application fee submitted online, Institution Certification Form, transcripts ext. 60, e-mail,
External, largePhDMellon/ACLSDissertation fellowshipsMellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships supports a year of research and writing to help advanced graduate students in the humanities and related social sciences in the last year of Ph.D. dissertation writing. The program encourages timely completion of the Ph.D. Applicants must be prepared to complete their dissertations within the period of their fellowship tenure and no later than August 31, 2013. A grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation supports this Ph.D. candidates in a humanities or social science department in the United States. (1)
have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. except the dissertation and obtained ABD (all but dissertation) status by the application deadline.
be no more than six years in the degree program; awardees can hold this Fellowship no later than their seventh year. (2)
Unsuccessful applicants may reapply to this program only once.
Up to $33000Early November
Notified by March, starts in summer. (a) Completed application form, (b) proposal (no more than five pages, double spaced, in Times New Roman 11-point font), (c) one-page timeline for the expected completion of dissertation writing and defense, (d) up to three additional pages of images, musical scores, or other similar supporting non-text materials [optional], (e) bibliography (no more than two pages), (f) completed chapter of the dissertation (that is neither the introduction, nor the conclusion, nor the literature review) of not more than 25 double-spaced pages, or a representative 25-page excerpt from a longer chapter. (f) two reference letters (g) a letter from the applicant’s institution (preferably from the applicant’s department chair or dean), including (1) a statement attesting to the viability of the proposed timeline for completion; (2) stipulation that, in the event of an award, the university will not charge the student tuition or fees beyond a limit of $5,000 and will provide for any additional costs, such as health insurance; and (3) a pledge that if an ACLS award is made, the university will not provide the applicant with any subsequent aid. The writer of the institutional letter cannot be one of the reference letter writers.
External, largePhDNAED, Spencer Dissertation FellowshipNational Academy of EducationThe Dissertation Fellowship Program seeks to encourage a new generation of scholars from a wide range of disciplines and professional fields to undertake research relevant to the improvement of education. These $25,000 fellowships support individuals whose dissertations show potential for bringing fresh and constructive perspectives to the history, theory, or practice of formal or informal education anywhere in the world. This highly competitive program aims to identify the most talented researchers conducting dissertation research related to education.Applicants need not be citizens of the United States; however, they must be candidates for the doctoral degree at a graduate school within the United States.$25,000Early OctoberMayOnline application form
Dissertation abstract
Project description and work plan
Curriculum vitae
Example of past research relevant to education
Graduate transcripts
Two reference letters
Personal statement For more information on the NAEd/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship Program, please e-mail, or call 202-334-2093. You may also write to:

National Academy of Education
Dissertation Fellowship Program
500 5th St, NW
Washington, DC 20001
External, largeMA, PhD, Post-docAAUW Educational FoundationDoctorate FellowshipThe program provides support for one year of graduate or postgraduate study in the United States to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Preference is given to women who show prior commitment to the advancement of women and girls through civic, community, or professional work. Fellowships are available for study in the United States.For full-time graduate or postgraduate study or research to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents$20,00012/1/2008Notified by April 15, 2009; Fellowship year: July 1, 2009 – June 30, 2010Online application form, 3 recommendation letters, $30 filing fee, official transcripts, proof of BA degree, letter of admission, acknowledgment postcard ext. 60, e-mail,
External, largeMA, PhD, Post-docAAUW Educational FoundationSummer/Short-Term
Research Publication Grant
Summer/Short-Term Research Publication Grants fund women college and university faculty and independent researchers to prepare research for publication. Time must be available for eight consecutive weeks of final writing, editing, and responding to issues raised in critical reviews. Funds cannot be used for undertaking research. Applicants must have received their doctorates by the application deadline. Scholars with strong publishing records should seek other funding.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. $6,00011/15/2008 (application available: Aug 15th)Fellowship year: July 1, 2009-June 30, 2010Electronic application, recommendations, and application fee submitted online, Institution Certification Form, transcripts, proof of PhD ext. 60, e-mail,
External, largeMA, PhD, Post-docAAUW Educational FoundationPostdoctoral Research Leave Fellowships The fellowships offer one-year support for women who will have earned a doctoral degree by Nov. 15, 2008. Postdoctoral fellowships are available in the arts and humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. Limited additional funds may be available when matched by the fellow's institution.Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. $30,00011/15/2008 (application available: Aug 15th)Fellowship year: July 1, 2009-June 30, 2010Electronic application, recommendations, and application fee submitted online, Institution Certification Form, transcripts ext. 60, e-mail,
External, largePhDSocial Science Research CouncilInternational Dissertation Research Fellowships9 month--12 month dissertation research. Empirical and site-specific dissertation research outside the US. Dissertation research grounded in a single site, informed by broader cross-regional and interdisciplinary perspectives, as well as applications for multi-sited, comparative, and transregional research. Proposals that identify the US as a case for comparative inquiry are welcome; however, proposals which focus predominantly or exclusively on the United States are not eligible. full-time PhD students in the humanities and social sciences -- regardless of citizenship$20,000November 5th, 2008 at 9 p.m. ESTJuly 20092 reference letters, research relevance narrative, research proposal and bibliography (12 page max).
UHMGradCenter for Japanese StudiesCenter for Japanese Studies Graduate FellowshipsNo descriptionFull-time UHM graduate student$15,000 February 15, 2008(a) application form, (b) official transcripts (undergrad & grad), (c) GRE, if available, (d) 3 reference letters Chizuko Allen, School of Pacific & Asian Studies, Moore 321, tel: (808) 956-2210,
UHMGradCenter for Japanese StudiesCJS Graduate Student Travel AwardsFor UHM graduate students who focus on Japan to present papers at conferences on the U.S. mainland and abroad. The award is up to $1,000 for airfare, per diem, and other conference-related expenses.Full-time UHM graduate studentUp to $1,000November 1, February 1, May 1, and August 1.?(a) Summary sheet, (b) letter of acceptance or invitation, (c) CV, (d) budget, (e) paper abstract (written for the non-specialist), (f) printed material relating to the conference, (g) letter from chief adviser School of Pacific & Asian Studies, Moore Hall 216, Tel: 956-2665 Fax: 956-2666 E-mail:
UHMGradGraduate Student OrganizationGSO Travel fundTravel (for research, conferences, etc), Research (materials, travel, training, etc). The GSO can fund just about any project that will aide a graduate student in completing their degree or grad school objectives.All classified and unclassified graduate students who pay GSO feesa monthly deadline of the 15th of each monthReimbursement made within 10 weeks.Application Form, grant funding agreement, itemized budget, technical and non-technical abstract/proposal/summary, cover letter, 2 recommendation letters., (808) 956-8776, Hemenway 212
UHMUndergradUniversity Research CouncilUndergraduate Summer Research AwardEstablished by the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education, the Undergraduate Summer Research Award encourages and supports research by undergraduate students. For the purpose of this award, research is a broad category of academic endeavor that includes empirical investigation, scholarly study in the humanities and artistic performance, and creative activities.Full-time undergraduates who will not be graduating before spring of next year. Students who plan to receive academic credit for the summer research are not eligible for stipend support. around $3,000, which will provide a stipend and cover expenses related to research and travelTBA? 1. Undergraduate Summer Research Award Application Form (22.82 KB).
2. A three-page proposal (including charts, photos and/or references) addressing the following:
3. Objectives and significance of the project,
4. Procedures and methodology to be employed,
5. A brief bibliography indicating that literature relevant to the project (if any) has been reviewed.
6. Brief resume.
7. Summary of the applicant’s previous research experience in this area, if any.
8. Letter of recommendation from a sponsoring faculty member. Harold J. McArthur,
UHMGrad, undergradArts& Sciences Advisory CouncilArts & Sciences Student Research AwardsFunds for a scholarly/research activity he/she individually initiates and will carry out before completion of his/her intended degree. The application must describe the purpose of the research activity, show how the student will benefit from the activity, and demonstrate that he/she is well qualified to carry it out successfully.Arts & Science students (upper division undergraduate
with a declared major; classified graduate student accepted into a degree program)
Max $2500 for undergrad, Max $3000 for a gradFriday, March 6, 2009?1. Short description of student’s academic career showing prior study which has led up to the proposed scholarly pursuit
2. Description of activity and applicant’s role in it
3. Projected budget and justification for items listed
4. Letter of recommendation by the faculty member who will serve as activity supervisor. (original + 2 copies in ONE sealed envelope provided by faculty member). Recipient must submit 1-2 single-spaced page report describing the results of the activity and evaluating its outcome(s) in relation to the purposes and expected career benefit(s) specified in the application.
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UHMUndergradASUHASUH partial tuition awardsPartial-tuition awards were set aside for those demonstrating exemplary academic achievement. To be eligible for these awards, applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher.Undergraduate student with GPA of 3.5 or higherup to $1,000 tuition awardsMarch?an application, write an essay explaining why he or she deserves an award and submit a copy of his or her transcript, a letter of recommendation from a teacher and his or her Student Aid Report. Pick up application form at ASUH office in Campus Center 211-A.KaleoCampus Center 211-A
UHMGrad, undergradDISUHM Study abroad scholarships--DISAvailable to UHM students who are accepted to the Semester or Summer program in Copenhagen, Denmark. 3.0 GPA, U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien, applying for a regular UHM SAC semester program$3,000 for semester programs and $250 & $500 for the3/6 credit programs respectively for the summer Oct 15 for Spring, April 1 for Fall?
UHMUndergradCollege of Arts & Sciences Alumni AssociationUHM Study abroad scholarships--DISAvailable to full time undergraduate students in Arts & Sciences. Applicants must have graduated from a Hawaii High school.3.0 GPA, U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien, applying for a regular UHM SAC semester program?Oct 15 for Spring, April 1 for Fall?
UHMGrad, undergradJapan Student Services Organization (JASSO)JASSO scholarship
Scholarship available to students accepted to a program to study in Japan. Recipients are not eligible for Konan University Consortium Scholarship. There is no application form required for this scholarship
3.0 GPA, U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien, applying for a regular UHM SAC semester program?Oct 15 for Spring, April 1 for FallNo application needed
UHMGrad, undergradKonan UniversityKonan University Consortium ScholarshipAvailable to students who have been accepted to the Kobe Year-In-Japan Program who were not awarded the JASSO scholarship. There is no application form required for this scholarship3.0 GPA, U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien, applying for a regular UHM SAC semester program?Oct 15 for Spring, April 1 for FallNo application needed
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