Archive for September, 2009


Updates on Fulbright-Hays and PRRP

September 25, 2009

Hello grad students and funding-seekers!  Here are a few updates I just received for two programs:

Pacific Rim Research Program (PRRP)
There will be no mini-grants competition during 2009-2010 academic year. However, the full/research grant competition will still be offered.

Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA)
The Fulbright-Hays application is projected to be available on e-grants in October.  There is still no internal deadline set yet, but just keep in mind that our UCSD deadline is usually a week and a half before the national deadline, at the very least.


International Student Funding

September 18, 2009

Fellowships for which some international graduate students are eligible

1. All Social Science Research Council fellowships
2. American Institute of Indian Research Fellowships
3. UC fellowships (note: most UC fellowships carry no citizenship restrictions)
a. Natural Reserve System (NRS), Mildred E. Mathias Graduate Student Research Grant
b. Biotechnology Research and Education, Graduate Research and Education in Adaptive Biotechnology (GREAT) training program
c. Pacific Rim Research Program
d. Humanities Research Institute Residential Fellowships
e. Tobacco-Related Disease-Research Program
f. Toxic Substances Research and Teaching Program, Graduate Student Research Fellowships
g. Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation Graduate Fellowships
h. Institute for Research in the Arts awards
i. Center for Nanotechnology in Society Graduate Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences
j. UC MEXUS Doctoral Dissertation Grants
k. University-wide AIDS Research Program
l. UC ACCORD Dissertation Fellowships
4. Asian Cultural Council Programs
5. Harry Frank Guggenheim Fellowships
6. Population Council, Social Science Fellowship Program
7. Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowships in Women’s Studies
8. TIAA-CREF Fellowship
10. National Estuarine Research Reserve System, Graduate Research Fellowship Program
11. Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research
12. Spencer Dissertation Fellowships for Research Related to Education
13. Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship
14. NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants
15. American Association for University Women International Fellowships
16. Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship in the Arts
17. American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowships
18. American Musicological Society Alvin H. Johnson and Howard Mayer Brown AMS Fellowships
19. All Smithsonian Institution Fellowships
20. Association for Institutional Research (AIR), NCES/NSF Grant Program Dissertation Fellowships
21. American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research Doctoral Fellowships
22. All Medieval Academy of America Grants and Fellowships
23. Google Anita Borg Scholarship
24. NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship
25. Department of Transportation Eisenhower Graduate Transportation Fellowship Program
26. Leakey Foundation, Franklin Mosher Baldwin Fellowships
27. California Sea Grant Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship
28. Space Telescope Science Institute Graduate Student Research Assistantships
29. American Geophysical Union Horton Research Grant


Graduate Student Orientation Presentation

September 17, 2009

Hello graduate students,

Here is the powerpoint I used for the Graduate Student Orientation on September 16, 2009.  Best of luck on your funding search!


Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme 2010/2011

September 15, 2009

Deadline to apply: December 1, 2009 (23:59 hrs, Hong Kong time).

For a list of participating universities, please visit:

Apply online at:

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Established in 2009 by the Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC), the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme aims to attract the outstanding students in the world to pursue their PhD degree programmes in Hong Kong’s institutions.

The Fellowship provides a monthly stipend of HK$20,000 (approximately US$2,600) and a conference and research-related travel allowance of HK$10,000 (approximately US$1,300) per year for a maximum period of three years.

135 PhD Fellowships will be awarded for the 2010/11 academic year.

Those who are seeking admission as new full time PhD students in UGC-funded institutions of Hong Kong, irrespective of their country of origin and ethnic background, should be eligible to apply.

Applicants should demonstrate outstanding qualities of academic performance, research ability/ potential, communication and interpersonal skills, and leadership abilities.


SSRC 2010 IDRF Competition

September 15, 2009

Deadline: November 3, 2009
Award Amount: Fellowship amounts vary depending on the research plan, with a per-fellowship average of $18,750
Applying: Apply directly to the agency at:

About the Fellowship

The IDRF Program supports the next generation of scholars in the humanities and social sciences pursuing research that advances knowledge about non-U.S. cultures and societies. IDRF accepts applications for research that is situated in a specific discipline and geographical region and is informed by interdisciplinary and cross-regional perspectives, as well as research on multiple countries and/or multiple world regions. While proposals may cover all periods in history, they must demonstrate relevance to contemporary issues and debates.


The program is open to graduate students in the humanities and social sciences – regardless of citizenship – enrolled in doctoral programs in the United States. Applicants must complete all Ph.D. requirements except on-site research by the time the fellowship begins. Proposals that identify the U.S. as a case for comparative inquiry are welcome; however, proposals which focus predominantly or exclusively on the United States are not eligible.

Fellowship Terms

The IDRF program provides support for nine to twelve months of continuous dissertation research outside of the United States. Seventy-five fellowships are awarded annually. Fellowship amounts vary depending on the research plan, with a per-fellowship average of $18,750. The fellowship includes participation in an interdisciplinary workshop upon the completion of IDRF-funded research.

Apply Online

For more detailed information and to apply, visit the IDRF website.


NSF powerpoint

September 3, 2009

Hello all,

Here is a powerpoint that William Hahn, Program Director for the Division of Graduate Education at NSF, used in July 2009 that goes over the NSF GRFPs.  Happy browsing and applying!