Archive for September, 2010


Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) – Deadline Announced

September 23, 2010

For those of you interested in applying for a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad award, the applications are now available at  Create a login to access the application.

UCSD Internal Deadline: 10/22/2010


Critical Language Scholarship Program 2011 Application Now Open – Deadline: November 15, 2010

September 22, 2010

The United States Department of State is pleased to announce the scholarship competition for the 2011 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program for overseas intensive summer language institutes in thirteen critical need foreign languages. CLS institutes provide fully-funded group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences for seven to ten weeks for U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students.

Interested applicants should review the full eligibility and application information on the CLS Program website at  Arabic, Chinese, Persian, Russian, and Japanese institutes have language prerequisites, described at The deadline to apply for the 2011 CLS Program is November 15, 2010.

Students in all disciplines, including business, engineering, law, medicine, sciences, and humanities are encouraged to apply. While there is no service requirement attached to CLS Program awards, participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their future professional careers.

To access the online application, or for more information about the CLS Program, please visit the CLS website at or email


Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund – Competition now open!

September 22, 2010

Hello Funding Seekers!

The applications for the Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund just came out. Here is the basic information:

The Will of Dolores Zohrab Liebmann created a perpetual charitable trust designated as “The Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund” for the purpose of funding advanced education and graduate study grants, which must be carried out entirely in the United States of America.  The Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowships are to be awarded only to candidates who have outstanding undergraduate records, have demonstrated a need for financial assistance, are citizens of the United States of America, are enrolled in accredited colleges and universities in the United States and have received baccalaureate degrees.

Mrs. Liebmann was the daughter of a prominent Armenian intellectual, writer and statesman and was married to one of the owners of a successful American business.  She supported students and educational and charitable organizations during her lifetime.  Mrs. Liebmann’s primary concern, as expressed in her Will, was to attract and support students with outstanding character and ability who hold promise for achievement and distinction in their chosen fields of study.  The trustees welcome applications from students of all national origins who are United States citizens.

The amount of each Fellowship will cover the cost of tuition and a stipend to be allocated towards room, board, living expenses and income taxes. The Trustee has set the stipend at $18,000 for this year.

Due Date
UCSD internal deadline: Friday, January 7, 2011 (please turn in one original and four copies of your application to the Office of Graduate Studies by this date).

1. Must be proposing to study at one of the graduate schools that appear on the designated school list (the list of designated schools can be found here:

2. Program of study must be from the field of humanities, social sciences, or natural sciences (including law, medicine, engineering, architecture or other formal professional training).

3. Must have received a baccalaureate degree at the start of fellowship (the following September) and have an outstanding undergraduate record.

4. Demonstrate a need for financial assistance and must be enrolled in an accredited college or university pursuing graduate studies in the United States.

5. Must be a U.S. Citizen

********Make sure to read the conditions for the Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund and download the application here.********


Graduate Orientation 2010

September 16, 2010

I’ve uploaded the graduate funding powerpoint. Please let me know if you have trouble viewing it!


SSRC IDRF Competition Now Open!

September 7, 2010

Announcing the 2011 IDRF Competition

Deadline: November 3, 2010 (9:00 p.m. EST)

Apply Online

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.


American-Scandinavian Foundation Announces 2011/2012 Award Competition

September 3, 2010

The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) is offering fellowships of up to $23,000 to support academic year-long stay for students (with priority given to graduate students) who need to spend time at a foreign academic or research institution.

Fellowships are awarded competitively, based on qualifications of the applicants, the significance and feasibility of the projects, and the merit of pursuing the program overseas. Deadline to apply is November 1, 2010.


-Applicants must have a well-defined research or study project that makes a stay in Scandinavia essential.

-Applicants must be United States citizens or permanent residents.

-Applicants must have completed their undergraduate education by the start of their project in Scandinavia.

Team projects are eligible, but each member must apply as an individual, submitting a separate, fully-documented application.

-First priority will be given to applicants who have not previously received an ASF award. Only in exceptional cases will a third award be considered.

Language Requirements

The ASF considers it desirable that all candidates have at least some ability in the language of the host country, even if it is not essential for the execution of the research plan.

For projects that require a command of one or more Scandinavian (or other) languages, candidates should defer application until they have the necessary proficiency.

For more details and to apply, visit