Category: Funding Opportunities – External

[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.

[External] NSF Sociology Program:Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Awards

Deadline: Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Synopsis of Program:
The Sociology Program supports basic research on all forms of human social organization — societies, institutions, groups and demography — and processes of individual and institutional change. The Program encourages theoretically focused empirical investigations aimed at improving the explanation of fundamental social processes. Included is research on organizations and organizational behavior, population dynamics, social movements, social groups, labor force participation, stratification and mobility, family, social networks, socialization, gender, race and the sociology of science and technology. The Program supports both the collection of original data and secondary data analysis and is open to the full range of quantitative and qualitative methodological tools. Theoretically grounded projects that offer methodological innovations and improvements for data collection and analysis are also welcomed.

In assessing the intellectual merit of proposed research, four components are key to securing support from the Sociology Program: (1) the issues investigated must be theoretically grounded; (2) the research should be based on empirical observation or be subject to empirical validation orĀ  illustration; (3) the research design must be appropriate to the questions asked; and (4) the proposed research must advance understanding of social processes, structures and methods.

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