Fellowships

*Interested doctoral students should follow the link for each fellowship to find the application/proposal deadline, as they may fluctuate from year to year.


AAUW American Fellowships
Applications open August-November, Annually
The American Association of University Women (AAUW) sponsors several fellowships to support women scholars who are completing dissertations, planning research leave from accredited institutions, or preparing research for publication. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Candidates are evaluated on the basis of scholarly excellence; quality and originality of project design; and active commitment to helping women and girls through service in their communities, professions, or fields of research.

AERA Minority Dissertation Fellowships in Education Research
November, Annually
The American Educational Research Association (AERA) Minority Dissertation Fellowship in Education Research to provide support for doctoral dissertation research. The purposes of the program are to advance education research by outstanding minority graduate students and to improve the quality and diversity of university faculties.

AERA-ETS Fellowship Program in Measurement and Education Research
December, Annually
The American Educational Research Association (AERA) and Educational Testing Service (ETS) announce the AERA-ETS Fellowship Program in Measurement and Education Research. This fellowship is designed to provide learning opportunities and practical experience to recent doctoral degree recipients and to early career research scientists in education research areas directed toward explaining student progress and achievement.

Distinguished Fulbright Awards in Teaching Program
December, Annually
Sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State, the Distinguished Fulbright Awards in Teaching program recognizes and encourages excellence in teaching in the U.S.and abroad. It is part of the overall Fulbright Program, named in honor of Senator William Fulbright, which promotes mutual understanding among people of the United States and other countries. The program sends highly accomplished primary and secondary teachers from the U.S. abroad and brings international teachers to the U.S for a three to six month long program.

Diversifying Higher Education Faculty in Illinois Fellowships
February, Annually
The goal of DFI is to increase the number of minority full-time tenure track faculty and staff at Illinois’ two- and four-year, public and private colleges and universities. A DFI Fellow must be an Illinois resident and U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident alien who is a member of an underrepresented group: Black/African American, Hispanic American, Asian American, American Indian or Alaskan Native.

Ikeda Center Education Fellows Program
Applications open December – March, annually
The Ikeda Center Education Fellows Program supports doctoral dissertations on any aspect of the philosophy and practice of Soka education, including its relation to the philosophy and practice of education more generally. Fellows will be eligible for two years of funding at $10,000 per year, with the second year contingent on proof of progress.

The Mind Trust Education Entrepreneur Fellowship
Rolling Deadline
The Mind Trust’s Education Entrepreneur Fellowship is a unique national initiative designed to develop and nurture innovative strategies for taking on our greatest challenges in education. The Fellowship provides an incubator in which talented education entrepreneurs develop, build and launch their break-the-mold education ventures. It provides Fellows vital funding and ongoing support, including two years of salary, benefits, a travel and training stipend, and the daily assistance of The Mind Trust.  With this support, Fellows work to transform education as we know it, bringing change, new hope and real opportunity to some of our nation’s most underserved children.

National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship Program
Fall deadline, Annually
The National Academy of Education/Spencer 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.

National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
Fall deadline, Annually
The National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship Program supports early career scholars working in critical areas of education research. This nonresidential postdoctoral fellowship funds proposals that make significant scholarly contributions to the field of education. The program also develops the careers of its recipients through professional development activities involving National Academy of Education members.

Project Management Institute Doctoral Research Grant Program
May, Annually
PMI Educational Foundation (PMIEF) has the mission to promote project management principles globally to communities including students, non-profit organizations and society at large by recognizing and supporting academic excellence in project management through scholarships, awards and educational initiatives. PMIEF announces its new program for Doctoral Research Grants in project, program, and/or portfolio management through funding by an anonymous donor.

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