Category: Funding Opportunities – External


[External] The Horowitz Foundation – Social Policy Research Grants

Deadline: December 1, 2019

Aim and Mission

  • To support emerging scholars through small grants;​

  • To promote scholarship with a social policy application; and​

  • To encourage projects that address contemporary issues in the social sciences.


Grants are based solely on merit. Each is worth a total of $7,500; $5,000 is awarded initially and $2,500 upon completion of the project. For grant recipients to be entitled to their second installment, they must show evidence of one of the following:

  1. Acceptance and approval of their dissertation;

  2. Acceptance of an article based on the research by a peer-reviewed journal; or

  3. Invitation to write and publish a book chapter based on the research.

Grants are non-renewable and recipients have five years from announcement of the award to complete their project and claim their final payment.


  • Applicants must be current PhD (or DrPH) candidates who are working on their dissertation;

  • Applicants must not have a PhD; those who do, are ineligible;​

  • Applicants must have defended their dissertation proposal or had their topic approved by their department;​

  • Applicants can be from any country and any university in the world. US citizenship or residency is not required.​​


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[External] Fulbright Open Study / Research Award

Deadline: Tuesday, October 8th

Synopsis of Program:
Applicants for study/research awards design their own projects and will typically work with advisers at foreign universities or other institutes of higher education. The study/research awards are available in approximately 140 countries. Program requirements vary by country, so the applicants’ first step is to familiarize themselves with the program summary for the host country.

Here are the application components for all grant types.
Creative and performing arts applicants are required to submit supplementary materials based on their disciplines.
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[External] NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

Deadline: Tuesday, October 24th
Synopsis of Program:
The GRFP is a five year fellowship and provides three years of support. NSF provides a stipend of $34,000 to the Fellow and a cost-of-education allowance of $12,000 to the graduate degree-granting institution for each Fellow who uses the fellowship support in a fellowship year. Please note that you submit the applications yourself via

Please remember to contact the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs for any internal or external funding related questions.