Category: Funding Opportunities – External

Fellowship Opportunities in Fall 2023 and Spring 2024

Futures Initiative Grant Competitions for GC Students

Qualifications: Various. Click here to learn more.

Deadline: December 1, 2023.

More Information: Contact Adashima Oyo at

Grant Amount: various $500


Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy

Qualifications: Doctoral students in their second through sixth year. The foundation supports projects with a social policy application on either a global or local level. Applications are evaluated based on the Trustees’ assessment of criteria such as: feasibility, applicability, originality, methodology, theoretically informed or empirically rich research, and letters of recommendation. Apply

Deadline: December 1, 2023.

More Information: Click here.

Grant Amount: Various


Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies

Qualifications: We offer five different fellowships: Berlin Program Dissertation Fellowship, Berlin Program Postdoc Fellowship, Max Kade Berlin Postdoc Fellowship, Kerstin Leitner Berlin Dissertation Fellowship and Kerstin Leitner Berlin Postdoc Fellowship. For key features and eligibility, check the Fellowships Overview, and get ready for your Application.

Deadline: December 1, 2023,

More Information: Click here

Grant Amount: Varies


IRADAC Fellows Program (Fall 2024/Spring 2025)

Qualifications: Ph.D. candidates at the dissertation stage.

Deadline: December 22, 2023, 4:00 pm.

More Information: Contact IRADAC link

Grant Amount: $5,000 stipend.


Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowship 2024-2025

Qualifications: U.S. citizens pursuing a graduate degree at a designated U.S. institution, with a demonstrated need for financial assistance.

Deadline: Thursday, January 4, 2024, 5pm

More Information: Contact

Grant Amount: $18,000 annual stipend for room, board, and living expenses, plus actual tuition cost.

Apply: Submit application and supporting materials to Rachel Sponzo at


Green-Wood Research Award in Urban Environmental Science

Qualifications: The Green-Wood Research Fellowship Award in Urban Environmental Science provides support for emerging investigators to conduct original research that utilizes the landscape and collections of The Green-Wood Cemetery and Historic Fund to advance the study of urban ecology and/or climate resilience.

Deadline: January 15, 2024

More Information: Awards are granted to support research expenses and/or travel expenses associated with the proposed research. Click here for more info.

Grant Amount: Project proposals will be reviewed and considered for funding up to a maximum of $5,000.


CUNY Graduate Center Dissertation Fellowship Competition (2024-2025)

Qualifications: Ph.D. students advanced to candidacy, expecting to complete the dissertation during the 2024-2025 academic year.

Deadline: Applications due by January 16, 2024, 5:00 pm.

More Information: Contact Rachel Sponzo at See application packet.

Grant Amount: Varies, with some fellowships exceeding $10,000.


Doctoral Student Research Grant

Qualifications: Doctoral students in their second through sixth year.

Deadline: January 31, 2024.

More Information: DSRG Guidelines.

Grant Amount: Up to $1,500.


Graduate Center, CUNY Schomburg Archival Dissertation Fellowship

Qualifications: Ph.D. students in any field with research projects focused on the African Diaspora. For your application to be considered, you must be officially advanced to candidacy (level III) by the application deadline.

Deadline: February 2, 2024, 5:00 pm.

More Information: Contact Rachel Sponzo at or click here.

Grant Amount: $25,000 financial aid fellowship, covering in-state tuition.


Provost’s Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowship

Qualifications: Students must be level II, exceptions will be made for students in programs where a formal dissertation prospectus/proposal is not submitted for approval until after advancing to level III. Such level III students will only be eligible if they have not officially submitted a prospectus/proposal to their program. Students who have received GC Dissertation Fellowships are not eligible.

Deadline: February 5, 2024, 3:00 pm.

More Information: Contact Rachel Sponzo at Submit PDF files to and complete online application  Provost’s Pre-Dissertation Research Award

Grant Amount: $4,000.


Early Research Initiative Summer Public Research Fellowships

Qualifications: Graduate Center Ph.D. students conducting research with a public focus.

Deadline: February 16, 2024, 5:00 pm.

More Information: Contact or click here.

Grant Amount: $4,000.

Washington Center for Equitably Growth Doctoral/Postdoctoral Grants (deadline: 3/21/22)

Equitable Growth will consider research proposals looking at the effects of the coronavirus recession and ongoing pandemic if the outcomes of interest will be relevant to future recessions.

Doctoral/postdoctoral grants are open to graduate students currently enrolled in a doctoral program at a U.S. university and to recent Ph.D. graduates currently in a postdoctoral position at a U.S. university. If you are currently a graduate student or in a postdoctoral position, you may choose to apply for either an academic or doctoral/postdoctoral grant, depending on the pool in which you’d like to compete.

International students at U.S. universities are eligible to apply, though if awarded the grant would likely need to be administered through the university. International students are advised to communicate their intention to apply with their institution to ensure adherence to institutional protocol if funded.

Doctoral/postdoctoral grants are funded at $15,000 over 1 year.

For more information:

Deadline: March 21, 2022, 11:59 p.m. EDT

Just Tech Fellowship (deadline: 1/2/22)

The Just Tech Fellowship is a remote, two-year, full-time research fellowship that invests in a diverse community of researchers and practitioners who will identify and challenge injustices emerging from new technologies and identify solutions that advance social, political, and economic rights.

The Just Tech Fellowship is designed not only to support a researcher’s work but also to invest in their entire person and build a supportive community. The fellowship offers two-year unrestricted awards of $100,000 per year with the intention of opening space, time, and resources for fellows as they envision and enact more just technological futures. The awards are augmented by robust supplementary funding packages to subsidize dependent care, health care, work space, technical equipment, project materials, communications, or other needs.

For more information:

Deadline: January 2, 2022 11:59 p.m. EST