Category: Funding Opportunities – External


Census Bureau Dissertation Fellowship (deadline: 1/21/22)

The U.S. Census Bureau offers opportunities for dissertation research that relates to the planning, collection, processing, analysis, making inferences, and disseminating data and data products. This research draws on deep training, knowledge, and skills to further develop or improve methodology in (1) statistical theory and methodology, (2) survey measurement methodology, or (3) data science methodology applicable to censuses, large scale sample surveys, or other data sources (e.g., administrative data and big data).

This program seeks to award a limited number of contracts each year to Ph.D.- granting accredited institutions of higher education in the United States to fund the dissertation research of doctoral candidates who propose and investigate solutions to methodological problems of primary interest to the Census Bureau.

Applications must be submitted by the Graduate Center, so fellows planning to apply should submit materials to the Provost’s office no later than January 21, 2022. Application materials should be emailed as PDF attachments to Rachel Sponzo using “census fellowship application” in the subject line.

Please see the link for additional information and application requirements.

Deadline: January 21, 2022

Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowships (deadline: 4/5/21)

The Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellowship Program [] provides opportunities for doctoral candidates to engage in full-time dissertation research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies. The program is designed to deepen research knowledge and increase the study of modern foreign languages, cultural engagement, and area studies not generally included in U.S. curricula. 

Deadline: April 5th, 2021

ASA Minority Fellowship Program (deadline: 1/31/2021)

The Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) is designed to support the development and training of sociologists of color in any sub-area or specialty in the discipline. MFP seeks to attract talented doctoral students to ensure a diverse and highly-trained workforce is available to assume leadership roles in research. The annual stipend for each award (August 1 – July 31) is $18,000. Additional financial support is detailed on the Minority Fellowship Program page.