Graduate Fellowships, Scholarships, and Grants

The Institute for Humane Studies Grad Fellowship

Society for the Study of Social Problems Ethnic Minority Grad Scholarship

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Latina/o Scholarship

Latin American Educational Foundation Scholarship

Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation Scholarships and Fellowships

Ford Foundation Fellowship Program

Lagrant Foundation Scholarship for Graduates

American Sociological Foundation Minority Fellowship

AERA Minority Dissertation Fellowship Program in Education Research

The James Marshall Public Policy Fellowship

Applied Urban Communication Research Grant

The Erskine A. Peters Dissertation Year Fellowship at the University of Notre Dame

  • The fellowship has two overall goals: (1) to enable outstanding African American doctoral candidates at the ABD level to devote their full energies to the completion of the dissertation, and (2) to provide opportunities for African American scholars to experience life at the University of Notre Dame, a major Catholic research institution. 

Ford Foundation Programs

  • Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs are designed to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational 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.  Their programs include support for predoctoral, dissertation, and postdoctoral work.

Frances C. Allen Fellowships

  • This fellowship is for women of Native American heritage. While candidates for this award may be working in any graduate or pre-professional field, the particular goal of the Allen Fellowship is to encourage Native American women in their studies of the humanities and social sciences. Financial support varies according to need and may include travel expenses. Allen Fellows are expected to spend a significant part of their tenure in residence at the Newberry's D'Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian History. The tenure of the fellowship is from one month to one year; the fellowship provides up to $8,000 in approved expenses. Please note: applicants for the Allen Fellowship must fill out a supplementary form in addition to the cover sheet for special awards and fellowships.

Emerging Leaders International Fellows Program 

Institute for International Public Policy Fellowship Program 

  • The IIPP Fellowship program provides students with specially designed education and training experiences critical to entry and advancement in international affairs careers. Students are recruited from across the nation and apply as sophomores to participate in a multi-year sequence of summer policy institutes, study abroad, intensive language training, internships, and graduate study, complemented by career development services along the way.

NSF Minority Postdoctoral Research Fellowships and Supporting Activities

  • These fellowships provide support for training and research in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields in a host institution in only biology and social, behavioral, and economic sciences within the purview of the National Science Foundation. Supporting activities are travel grants to graduate students to visit prospective sponsors and starter research grants for Fellows.

Southern Regional Education Board Doctoral Scholars Program

  • The Doctoral Scholars Program Award offers students a 5-year package of support. For the first three years, each scholar is awarded a waiver of tuition and fees (in-state or out-of-state); an annual stipend and expenses associated with the Doctoral Scholars Program annual meeting. Support in the final two years of the award is negotiated on an individual basis. Awardees also receive professional development support. 

University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

  • The University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program was established in 1984 to encourage outstanding women and minority Ph.D. recipients to pursue academic careers at the University of California. The current program offers postdoctoral research fellowships, faculty mentoring, and eligibility for a hiring incentive to outstanding scholars in all fields whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity at the University of California.

William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship for Minority Students   

  • The Nonprofit Sector Research Fund, a grantmaking program of the Aspen Institute in Washington, DC, annually offers the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship. The scholarship, which is based on academic excellence and need, is open to both undergraduate and graduate students who are members of minority groups.

Momentum Fellowship 2017

  • The Momentum Fellowship is designed to prepare professionals from underrepresented communities, particularly communities of color, for successful careers in the philanthropic sector through professional development, networking and mentoring opportunities.