Dissertation Fellowships Higher Education

Externally Funded Fellowships

If you are a newly admitted graduate student, and you have received a competitive fellowship, scholarship, grant or similar award from an agency external to UT Arlington, and that award pays a significant part of your tuition, fees and living expenses during your graduate studies in the US, we encourage you to apply for the Graduate Dean Funded Scholar’s Fellowship(, 66KB).

Please note, fellowship awards may impact student loans. If you have or plan to obtain a student loan, check with the Financial Aid Office before accepting any type of fellowship.

All But Dissertation Doctoral Fellowships

Computer Science Fellowships

Humanities & Social Sciences Fellowships

Fellowships for Minorities/New Americans

Science & Engineering Fellowships

Technology Professional/Business Fellowships


Accenture American Indian Scholarship Fund

Accenture is pleased to announce that, through a partnership agreement with the American Indian Graduate Center, it is accepting applications for the Accenture American Indian Scholarship Fund. The Accenture scholarships meet a vital need for American Indian and Alaska Natives seeking higher education and having financial need.

Mellon / Dissertation Completion Fellowships exist to assist graduate students in the humanities and related social sciences in the last year of PhD dissertation writing. This program aims to encourage timely completion of the PhD. Applicants must be prepared to complete their dissertations within the period of their fellowship tenure or shortly thereafter.

Dissertation Fellowship Program in American Art

The Henry Luce Foundation/ Dissertation Fellowship Program in American Art provides year-long fellowships to doctoral candidates doing dissertations in the art history of the United States. Limited to students in departments of art history.

Graduate Scholarships

The Educational Foundation sponsors four categories of scholarship assistance, available for graduate students currently enrolled full-time at accredited universities in the United States.

American Association of University Women

These fellowships support women doctoral candidates completing dissertations and scholars seeking funds for postdoctoral research leave or for preparing completed research for publication. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents.

American Association of University Women – International Fellowships

International Fellowships are awarded for full-time study or research to women who are not US citizens or permanent residents. Both graduate and postgraduate study at accredited institutions is supported.

American Association of University Women – Selected Professions Fellowships

Selected Professions Fellowships are awarded to women who intend to pursue a full-time course of study at accredited institutions during the fellowship year in one of the designated degree programs where women’s participation has traditionally been low. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents.

American Educational Research Association

The Grants Program provides small grants and training for researchers who conduct studies of education policy and practice using quantitative methods and including the analysis of data from the large-scale data-sets sponsored by the and .

Minority Fellowship Program

The ’s objective is to increase the knowledge of issues related to ethnic minority mental health and to improve the quality of mental health treatment delivered to ethnic minority populations by providing financial support and professional guidance to individuals pursuing doctoral degrees in psychology and neuroscience.

Association for Institutional Research

The Charles I Brown and Cameron Fincher Fellowship Awards recognize outstanding dissertation proposals. The dissertation fellowship program provides funds to doctoral students beginning their dissertation. The program supports research on postsecondary education using the and national databases or research studies that increase the understanding and knowledge of student decisions in postsecondary education.

Charlotte W Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

The Charlotte W Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship supports the final year of dissertation writing for PhD candidates in the humanities and social sciences whose research addresses ethical or religious values.

Chateaubriand Fellowship Program

Applications are being accepted for the Chateaubriand Fellowship program offered by the Embassy of France. The program offers 10 months of support for PhD students from US institutions to conduct research in France. There are two programs: one is a fellowship program and the other focuses on Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS.) Recipients receive a stipend, health insurance, and funds for round trip travel to France. The deadline for the program is December 31st, 2011; Fellowship applications are due February 1st, 2012. According to the announcement, “Candidates do not have to be US citizens, but French citizens are not eligible to apply. Students must be enrolled in at an American university.”

Council on Library and Information Resources

The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is offers fellowships funded by The Andrew W Mellon Foundation for dissertation research in the humanities in original sources. The purposes of this fellowship program are to: help junior scholars in the humanities and related social-science fields gain skill and creativity in developing knowledge from original sources; enable dissertation writers to do research wherever relevant sources may be, rather than just where financial support is available; encourage more extensive and innovative uses of original sources in libraries, archives, museums, historical societies, and related repositories in the US and abroad; and provide insight from the viewpoint of doctoral candidates into how scholarly resources can be developed for access most helpfully in the future.

Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship

This fellowship is for undergraduate seniors or second year graduate students planning full-time study toward a PhD in the physical, engineering, computer, mathematical, or life sciences. Students involved in yearly conferences and have the opportunity to complete a practicum at a national laboratory. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent resident aliens.

Department of Energy Office of International Climate Change Policy & Technology Fellowship Program

Opportunity in Washington, DC to contribute to a multilateral initiative to promote industrial efficiency in major economies through the Clean Energy Ministerial. The Fellowship position would involve frequent interactions with international counterparts and some international travel. Prior industrial efficiency experience and demonstrated project management skills are both required. Preferred qualifications include international experience and prior work in energy and/or climate change policy. Familiarity with energy management is also desirable. Stipends range from $50,000 to $100,000 depending on academic level, skills, and experience. Additional allowances for medical insurance or transportation may be provided.

Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Fellowship

The Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science (SC) has established the DOE Office of Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE SCGF) program to support outstanding students to pursue graduate training in basic research in areas of physics, biology, chemistry, mathematics, engineering, computational sciences, and environmental sciences relevant to the Office of Science and to encourage the development of the next generation scientific and technical talent in the US. The fellowship award provides partial tuition support, an annual stipend for living expenses, and a research stipend for full-time graduate study and thesis/dissertation research at a US academic institution for three years.

Student Design Competition for Sustainability

EPA’s P3 – People, Prosperity, and the Planet Program is a unique competition for designing solutions for a sustainable future. P3 offers students quality hands-on experience that brings their classroom learning to life. The competition has two phases. For the first phase of the competition, teams are awarded a $15,000 grant to develop their idea. They bring the design in April to the National Sustainable Design Expo in Washington DC to compete for the P3 Award and a grant of $90,000 to take their design to real world application.

Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships

Through its program of Diversity Fellowships, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. The Ford Foundation offers predoctoral, dissertation, and postdoctoral fellowships.

Fellowship Program

The Departments of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering, and Physics, in partnership with Graduate Studies, have received $1.4 million in federal grants from the US Department of Education through the Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) Fellowship Program. This program supports exceptional doctoral students who demonstrate financial need in fields deemed critical to the US.

Graduate Dean Funded Scholar’s Fellowships

Graduate Dean Funded Scholar’s Fellowships are being offered to students who have applied and received significant funding from agencies external to The University of Texas at Arlington for graduate education. The award will commence with the Fall semester of 2010.

Graduate Dean Funded Scholar’s Fellowships(, 66KB)

Greater Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter of Scholarship

To encourage women to pursue careers in transportation, the Great Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter of awards a $1,500 scholarship to one graduate student and a $1,000 scholarship to one undergraduate student.

Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation

The foundation welcomes proposals from any of the natural and social sciences and the humanities that promise to increase understanding of the causes, manifestations, and control of violence, aggression, and dominance. Highest priority is given to research that can increase understanding and amelioration of urgent problems of violence, aggression, and dominance in the modern world. Awards are made to individuals who will complete the writing of the dissertation within the award year. Applicants may be citizens of any country, studying at colleges or universities in any country.

Hartford Doctoral Fellows Program in Geriatric Social Work

The Hartford Doctoral Fellows Program is funded by the John A Hartford Foundation and administered by The Gerontological Society of America (GSA). It is a component of the nationwide Geriatric Social Work Initiative (GSWI) that seeks to expand the training of social workers that can improve the health and well being of older persons and their families.

Horizons Foundation Scholarship Program

Women In Defense, A National Security Organization, established the Horizons Foundation to encourage women to pursue careers related to the national security and defense interests of the United States and to provide development opportunities to women already working in national security and defense fields. The scholarship program is intended to provide financial assistance to further educational objectives of women who are US citizens, either employed or planning careers in defense or national security areas.

College Scholarship Program (National)

The College Scholarship Program is available on a competitive basis to community college, four-year college, and graduate students of Hispanic heritage. Award amounts generally range from $1,000 to $3,000.

/ McNamara Family Creative Arts Project Grant

In partnership with the McNamara Family Foundation, this program provides financial resources to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled full-time in a creative arts related field —media, film, performing arts, communications, writing, and others— to assist them in beginning and completing an art project. Students may be potentially eligible for grants up to $20,000.

Hydro Research Foundation Fellowship

These fellowships are designed to allow outstanding early-career researchers to facilitate research related to hydropower. Research undertaken by the Foundation and its Fellows seeks to advance knowledge about hydroelectric technology, including efficiency improvements and environmental mitigation. Fellows are selected based on research vision, innovation, academic performance, potential for leadership and overall strength of their research proposal. Hydro Research Foundation Fellows will be awarded two years of support for applied research in the field of hydropower. Fellowship applicants must have completed a bachelor’s degree by the date of the Fellowship award and be a full time master’s or doctoral student.

IBM PhD Fellowship Program

The IBM PhD Fellowship Program is intended to honor exceptional PhD students in disciplines of mutual interest, fundamental to innovation and on-demand business, including: business, chemistry, computer science, electrical engineering, materials science, mathematics, mechanical engineering and physics, as well as emerging technical fields such as autonomic computing, nanotechnology, grid computing, e-business, on-demand and services management, operations, research, and services science. The IBM PhD Fellowship Program also supports a long-standing commitment to workforce diversity and encourages nominations of women, minorities, and all who contribute to that diversity.

International Dissertation Field Research Fellowship

The International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) offers nine to twelve months of support to graduate students in the humanities and social sciences who are enrolled in doctoral programs in the United States and conducting dissertation research outside of the United States.

International Research and Exchanges Board

’s Individual Advanced Research Opportunities (IARO) program seeks to attract, select, and support in-depth field research by US students, scholars and experts in policy-relevant subject areas related to Southeast Europe and Eurasia, as well as to disseminate knowledge about these regions to a wide network of constituents in the United States and abroad. The IARO Program provides fellows with the means and support necessary to conduct in-country research on contemporary political, economic, historical, or cultural developments relevant to US foreign policy. The IARO Program plays a vital role in supporting the emergence of a dedicated and knowledgeable cadre of US scholars and experts who can enrich the U.S. understanding of developments in Southeast Europe and Eurasia.

Institute of International Education

The US Student Fulbright Program is sponsored by the US Department of State. It is the largest US international exchange program offering opportunities for students, scholars, and professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools worldwide.

Jack Kent Cooke Dissertation Fellowship Award

The Jack Kent Cooke Dissertation Fellowship Award supports advanced doctoral students who are completing dissertations that further the understanding of the educational pathways and experiences of high-achieving, low-income students.

Jeanette Elmer Scholarship

This fund is designated to provide scholarships to students who have completed their bachelor’s degree and are enrolled in a graduate or professional degree program at an accredited institution and who are members of Wisconsin, New Mexico or Arizona tribes.

John L Carey Scholarships

This scholarship program provides financial assistance to liberal arts degree holders pursuing graduate studies in accounting. These awards are intended to encourage liberal arts undergraduates to consider professional accounting careers.

Korean-American Students Foundation Scholarships

Annual awards to provide partial financial support for Korean-American students at US institutions of higher education, in both graduate and undergraduate degree programs. Awards are based on an evaluation of applicant financial need, merit, and academic achievement.

Leo S Rowe Pan American Fund for Students from Latin America or The Caribbean

The Leo S Rowe Fund (“the Rowe Fund,”) an educational loan program of the Organization of American States (OAS,) helps citizens from Latin America and the Caribbean OAS Member countries finance their studies or research in accredited universities across the United States by awarding interest-free loans for up to $15,000 dollars.

Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research

The Lewis and Clark Fund (initially supported by a benefaction from the late Stanford Ascherman, MD, of San Francisco) encourages exploratory field studies for the collection of specimens and data and to provide the imaginative stimulus that accompanies direct observation. Applications are invited from disciplines with a large dependence on field studies, such as archeology, anthropology, astrobiology and space science, biology, ecology, geography, geology, and paleontology, but grants will not be restricted to these fields.

Link Foundation Energy Fellowship

In an effort to foster education and innovation in the area of societal production and utilization of energy, the Link Foundation invites applications for 2-year fellowships of $25,000/year for students working toward a PhD degree.

Luminant Environmental Research Program

This program provides research grants to students working on master’s or doctoral degrees from Texas Institutions. Awards are made to students whose thesis or dissertation research is focused on assessment, control or abatement of the environmental impacts of Luminant operations including strip mining, thermal effluents, and reclamation of mined lands. In order to apply, a student must be accepted into the laboratory of a supervising professor and present a minimum combined GRE score of 1100.

Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund (MMMF)

The was established in 1981 to honor the late Margaret McNamara and her commitment to the well-being of women and children in developing countries. The MMMF awards educational grants to women from developing countries whose graduate studies and future plans aim to benefit women and children in their respective regions. Commitment to this goal is an essential selection criterion. Previous grant recipients studied agriculture, architecture, urban planning, civil engineering, education, forestry, journalism, nursing, nutrition, pediatrics, public administration, public health, social sciences, and social work.

Myra Sadker Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Award

This award was designed to promote and support graduate students engaged in educational equity research. Doctoral level dissertations that explore or promote educational equity and fairness based on gender, race, ethnicity, religion, class, sexual orientation, or other such variables will be considered for support, at a level of $2,000 a year.

/ Harriett G Jenkins Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Program

The mission of the Harriett G Jenkins Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Program (JPFP) is to increase the numbers of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities in the math, science, engineering, and technology (STEM) disciplines. Up to 20 fellows will be selected annually. Fellowships are awarded to applicants that have been accepted into an accredited Master’s or Doctoral program.

National Academy of Education / Spencer Dissertation Fellowship Program

The NAEd/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship Program seeks to encourage a new generation of scholars from a wide range of disciplines and professional fields to undertake research relevant to the improvement of education. These $25,000 fellowships support individuals whose dissertations show potential for bringing fresh and constructive perspectives to the history, theory, or practice of formal or informal education anywhere in the world. Fellows will also attend professional development retreats and receive mentorship from NAEd members and other senior scholars in their field. This highly competitive program aims to identify the most talented emerging researchers conducting dissertation research related to education. The Dissertation Fellowship program receives many more applications than it can fund. This year, about 25 fellowships will be awarded.

National Academy of Education / Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

The NAEd/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship Program supports early-career scholars working in critical areas of educational scholarship. Fellows will receive $55,000 for one academic year of research, or $27,500 for each of two contiguous years, working half time. Fellows will also attend professional development retreats and receive mentorship from NAEd members and other senior scholars in their field. Applicants must have had their PhD, EdD, or equivalent research degree conferred between January 1st, 2007, and December 31st, 2012. This fellowship is non-residential, and applications from all disciplines are encouraged. Up to twenty NAEd/Spencer Fellowships will be awarded.

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowships

The Department of Defense will offer these fellowships to individuals who have demonstrated ability and special aptitude for advanced training in science and engineering. These fellowships will be awarded for study and research leading to doctoral degrees in mathematical, physical, biological and engineering sciences. These fellowships are intended for students at or near the beginning of their graduate study in science or engineering.

National Physical Science Consortium

This program provides fellowships for qualified students, especially minorities and women, to pursue the doctorate in fields and then enter business or industry. The goal of the program is to increase the mathematics, computer science, and physics, talent pool.

National Research Council

The mission of the Research Associateship Programs (RAP) is to promote excellence in scientific and technological research conducted by the US government through the administration of programs offering graduate, postdoctoral, and senior level research opportunities at sponsoring federal laboratories and affiliated institutions.

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

Graduate Research Fellowships offer recognition and three years of support for advanced study to outstanding graduate students in the mathematical, physical, biological, engineering, and behavioral and social sciences, including the history of science and the philosophy of science, and to research-based PhD degrees in science education.

Graduate Student Research Grant Program

The NCAA Research Committee invites research proposals within the general topic areas of student-athlete well-being and college athletics participation. Research grants are available for graduate students only and are intended to support the student while conducting research to be used for a doctoral dissertation, master's thesis or external publication. Awards for these research grants are set at a maximum of $7,500 for one-year projects.

Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans supports thirty individuals a year for up to two years of graduate study in any subject anywhere in the United States. Candidates must be holders of Green Cards, naturalized citizens or children of two naturalized citizen parents.

Ralph H Rodick Sr Mentoring and Leadership Scholarship

Each of these annual scholarships lasts two years and is awarded at the beginning of the fall semester of each academic year. These scholarships may be used for tuition, fees, books and other college-related expenses. Recipients will be expected to conduct research in the area of mentoring and leadership, to present their research locally and nationally, and to publish their research in scientific journals.

Scholarships for Minority Accounting Students

This scholarship program provides awards of up to $5,000 to outstanding minority students to encourage their selection of accounting as a major and their ultimate entry into the profession. These awards are funded by the Foundation from monies contributed by the AICPA, its members, public accounting firms, and others.

Social Science Research Council

The International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) program supports distinguished graduate students in the humanities and social sciences conducting dissertation research outside the United States. The IDRF program is committed to scholarship that advances knowledge about non-US cultures and societies grounded in empirical and site-specific research (involving fieldwork, research in archival or manuscript collections, or quantitative data collection.) The program promotes research that is at once located in a specific discipline and geographical region and engaged with interdisciplinary and cross-regional perspectives.

Scholarships for Graduate Students

These scholarships are available to full time students enrolled in . To apply, you must be a US citizen and medically qualified, with a GPA greater than 2.5.


The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program is an opportunity for students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines to receive a full scholarship and be gainfully employed upon degree completion.

Spencer Foundation

The Dissertation Fellowship Program seeks to encourage a new generation of scholars from a wide range of disciplines and professional fields to undertake research relevant to the improvement of education. These $25,000 fellowships support individuals whose dissertations show potential for bringing fresh and constructive perspectives to the history, theory, or practice of formal or informal education anywhere in the world.

Graduate Fellowship Program – Recommended Scholars

The Vietnam Education Foundation is a special initiative by the government and the people of the United States to promote closer relations between the US and Vietnam. We do so by providing opportunities for Vietnamese nationals to pursue graduate and post-graduate studies in science and technology in the US.

Wanda J Schafer Graduate Scholarship

The Wanda J Schafer Graduate Scholarship was established in 2002 by the Dallas Fort Worth Chapter of to encourage women to pursue career paths in transportation. This scholarship is awarded to women pursuing graduate studies in transportation or a related field.

Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation

The Charlotte W Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships are designed to encourage original and significant study of ethical or religious values in all fields of the humanities and social sciences, and particularly to help PhD candidates in these fields complete their dissertation work in a timely manner. In addition to topics in religious studies or in ethics (philosophical or religious), dissertations appropriate to the Newcombe Fellowship competition might explore the ethical implications of foreign policy, the values influencing political decisions, the moral codes of other cultures, and religious or ethical issues reflected in history or literature. Women’s Studies Fellowships support the final year of dissertation writing for PhD candidates in the humanities and social sciences whose work addresses topics of women and gender in interdisciplinary and original ways.

American Association of University Women

American Association of University Women
Postdoctoral Fellowship and Dissertation Fellowships
Educational Foundation
American Fellowships
1111 16th Street, NW
Washington , DC 20036
Field: open



AICPA Fellowship for Minority Doctoral Students

AICPA Minority Initiatives Programs
Fellowship for Minority Doctoral Students
220 Leigh Farm Road
Durham, NC 27707

The AICPA Fellowship for Minority Doctoral Students program ensures that CPAs of diverse backgrounds are visible in college and university classrooms to serve as role models and mentors to young people in planning their education and careers. These competitive, renewable fellowships of up to $12,000 are awarded annually to full-time minority accounting scholars who demonstrate significant potential to become accounting educations.


Minority candidates accepted into a full time doctoral program. (Considerable weight is given to individuals who hold the CPA designation.


Fellowships of up to $12,000 are awarded in July. (Payment is sent directly to the recipient at the beginning of each semester (fall and spring).


Eligible applicants should submit a completed application form, two references, and official academic transcript(s) from each institution from which a degree has been received.


May 15th of each year.

American Indian Graduate Center

American Indian Graduate Center
4520 Montgomery Boulevard, NE
Suite 1-B
Albuquerque, NM 87109
(505) 881-4584

Each year, the AIGC fellowship program provides $1,200,000 in fellowships to over 350 Native American and Alaska Native graduate students. Graduate fellowships are monetary awards made to American Indian and Alaska Native graduate or professional degree-seeking students, who meet all eligible criteria. The United States Bureau of Indian Education federally funds the fellowship program. The fellowship amount is typically between $1,000 and $5,000 per academic year (not including summer), and varies from year to year, depending on the availability of funds and unmet financial need.


June 1 of each year

American Marketing Association

Call for Proposals: New AMA-EBSCO Research Awards and Externship Support | Deadline August 1, 2017

The AMA is pleased to offer funding for research awards and externship opportunities through the generous support of EBSCO. Based on the AMA brand promise of answers in action, the grants are designed to support research involving deep interaction/collaboration between the academic and practitioner communities. Learn more and submit a proposal today at https://www.ama.org/academics/Pages/Answers-in-Action-Grant-Externship-Program.aspx.

The AMA Academic Council will collect and review proposals from a broad academic audience. Grant awards will range from $2,500 to $7,500 with approximately four to six proposals being funded in the first year. Awards will be funded in the fall of each year around the beginning of the academic year.

Research proposals should clearly showcase how some interaction/collaboration between the academic and practitioner community will occur. Such interactions could be via an on-site externship or a planned research partnership between the academic and practitioner.


Deadline to submit proposals is August 1, 2017.

For more information on proposals guidelines, eligibility requirements, and other information please visit https://www.ama.org/academics/Pages/Answers-in-Action-Grant-Externship-Program.aspx


College enrollment for Hispanic and Latino students is on the rise. TheUS Census Bureau predicts that 25% of college students will identify as Hispanic or Latino by 2020. Despite impressive enrollment figures, these students may still face a unique set of challenges in their pursuit of a degree including immigration status, being the first in their family to go to college, and perhaps most significantly, financial obstacles. To address the very real issue of affordability, our college planning team at BestColleges.com created a holistic financial aid guide specifically for Hispanic and Latino students. We provide context for how students can best take advantage of available resources while offering a comprehensive listing of 40+ scholarship and grant opportunities.


CaLCPA Accounting Education Scholarship

CalCPA member donations annually fuel more than $300,000 toward future scholarships for California college and university students interested in CPA careers. Although there is merit to competing for general scholarships, it’s to your advantage to tailor your search to what makes you unique.


Carolyn M. Callahan New Student Transition Grant


In order to apply for this $2,000 grant, applicants must be:

  • African-American, Hispanic-American, or Native American
  • U. S. citizen or a permanent resident of the United States (possess a green card)
  • Must be  a new student admitted to a full-time AACSB accredited accounting program for Fall 2018
  • Submit a completed copy of the application form and a letter of admission from AACSB-accredited full-time accounting doctoral program


Up to five $2,000 grants awarded annually

The application consists of the following items:

  • A completed copy of the application form
  • Letter of admission from an AACSB accredited full-time accounting doctoral program

E-mail your application package to michelemarin@kpmg.com  or fax to (201) 822-6541 to arrive by May 1. If you have any questions, please call (201) 307-7932.

Catching the Dream Scholarship Programs

Catching the Dream, Inc.
Attention: Scholarship Affairs Office
8200 Mountain Road, NE
Suite 203
Albuquerque, NM 87110
(505) 262-2351, ext. 116

Scholarships are available for American Indians in various fields.

Deadlines for Applications

  • March 15 for Summer School
  • April 15 for Fall Semester or Quarter
  • September 15 for Spring Semester or Quarter

To apply, visit: http://catchingthedream.org/category/scholarship-requirements/

Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program

Through the Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program (CDIP), the California State University (CSU) provides financial assistance in the form of a student loan to a limited number of individuals pursuing doctoral degrees. The program seeks to provide loans to doctoral students who are interested in applying and competing for CSU instructional faculty positions after completion of the doctoral degree.


  • Loans available in amounts of up to $10,000 per year, up to a total of $30,000.
  • Loans obtained through this program are repayable over a 15-year period, commencing one year after completion of or withdrawal from full time doctoral study.
  • If a participant applies, competes for, and is hired in a CSU instructional faculty position after completion of the doctoral degree, 20 percent of the loan will be forgiven for each year of full-time postdoctoral teaching employment in the CSU.
  • Part-time teaching in the CSU may also be considered for partial loan forgiveness, if the participant teaches at least half-time and has successfully completed the doctorate degree.


  • New or continuing full-time students who will be in doctoral programs at accredited universities anywhere in the United States are invited to apply for a loan from the Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program.
  • CDIP is designed as a recruitment incentive program open to all graduate students at accredited institutions who are not probationary or tenured faculty members in the CSU. Lecturers are eligible and encouraged to apply.
  • Enrollment or employment in the California State University is not required for loan approval. However, approximately one-fourth of the awards are expected to be made to individuals who have served in CSU positions represented by the California Faculty Association in the last two years.
  • U.S. citizenship is not required, but applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S.


Elon University – Pre- and Post- Doctoral Fellowships for Teacher-Scholars from Diverse Backgrounds

Pre-Doctoral and Post-Doctoral fellowships are available for teacher-scholars from diverse backgrounds who have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. except the dissertation or who have recently completed a Ph.D or MFA.


  • Available for one year with the possibility of a second year renewal, fellowships are open to United States citizens or permanent residents from diverse backgrounds.
  • Applicants must have completed all doctoral work except the dissertation by the current academic year and must be able to provide evidence that they can complete their dissertation during the fellowship.
  • Fellowships are available in all programs, including departments in: Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences; The School of Communications; the School of Education; and the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business. These fellowships are not applicable to the Elon University School of Law.


  • Fellows teach one course each in fall, winter, and spring semesters, work on your research: and participate in departmental and university life. A team of faculty mentors provides support for teaching and scholarship interests.
  • Annual $34,000 stipend
  • Office with computer
  • Library privileges and free cultural and sporting events on campus
  • Professional development support

For a complete list of departments and majors, go to http://www.elon.edu/academics/

For more information visit:  https://www.elon.edu/e/campus-life/inclusion-diversity/diversity-fellowships.html

Ford Foundation

Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

Predoctoral, Dissertation, and Postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded in a national competition administered by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on behalf of the Ford Foundation.

To learn more and apply visit: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/pga/fordfellowships/

Fulbright Scholar Program

This program offers professional opportunities for faculty and professionals Fulbright Grants for faculty and professionals.


1,000 awards for college and university faculty and non-academic professionals to lecture or pursue advanced research and/or related professional activity abroad. For U. S. candidates, grants are available to nearly 148 countries.


August 1 of each year (for U. S. applications)

Fulbright Teacher Exchange Program

The Fulbright Teacher Exchange Program
Attention: ADOL/600 Maryland Avenue, SW
Room 140
Washington, DC 20024-2520
(800) 726-0479

Opportunities are available for two-year college faculty and secondary school teachers who would like to exchange teaching positions with teachers in eastern or western Europe, Latin America, Australia, Africa and Canada. Elementary school positions are available in Canada, Columbia and the U.K. Exchange grants may include full or partial travel grants and cost of living supplements, depending on the country.


U. S. Citizen with 3 years teaching experience and be employed in a full-time academic position. (Minorities are encouraged to apply.)


October 15 of each year

Gates Foundation Minority Scholarship

The Gates Millennium Scholars Program, administered by the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), will provide scholarships and fellowships for outstanding low-income African-American, Native American, Hispanic American, and Asian American students to attend the undergraduate and graduate institutions of their choice.


Hispanic Scholarship Fund

The Hispanic Scholarship is accepting applications for grants to help Hispanic graduate and undergraduate students complete their degrees in all fields of study.


Full-time students of Hispanic background who are U. S. citizens or permanent residents


  • Total amount to be awarded and number of awards: not specified
  • Amount of individual awards: $1,000 to $3,000


October 15 of each year



The Association of Accountants and Financial Professionals in Business

IMA list 3 Scholarships:

CMA Doctoral Scholarship Program – Available to all candidates in an accredited doctoral accounting program concentrating in management accounting or financial management, this program enables candidates to take the CMA exam at no cost. Apply here.

Summer Doctoral Research Scholarship Program – This scholarship awards $5,000 to help alleviate the need for doctoral students to teach during the summer and focus on research. Accepting applications Winter 2015. Apply here.

Doctoral Student Grant Program – This program is designed to assist doctoral students pursuing research in the area of management accounting. Apply here.


KPMG’s Global Valuation Institute

KPMG recently established The Global Valuation Institute (GVI) to bridge academic research with practice excellence. The Institute—supported by KPMG’s Global Valuations network—funds research on current valuation matters affecting companies, investors and regulators. Its mission is to produce thought leadership intended to improve business decision-making, interpret complex valuation and financial reporting issues, and establish a fact base for regulatory agencies and professional organizations.

The GVI encourages members of academia to contribute ideas related to its research agenda. Approved submissions are eligible to receive grants of $2,500 to support research and authorship of articles. Select papers will be featured on the GVI website and may be turned into articles and/or referenced in documentation published by KPMG’s network of member firms. Applications are reviewed on a quarterly basis.  Following is the schedule for 2016: March 29th, 2016


Mariam K. Chamberlain Dissertation Award

Applications are accepted each year for the Mariam K. Chamberlain Dissertation Award. Established in 2013 through a generous $100,000 matching grant from the Ford Foundation, the Award honors and extends the vision of the organization’s first President, Dr. Mariam K. Chamberlain, who passed away at the age of 94 in April 2013.


The Award advances Mariam’s work to support high-level scholarship. Annually, a first-generation college graduate is awarded $8,500 to continue working on a dissertation under the close supervision of a senior dissertation advisor, who will receive $1,500 for continued mentorship, another area of keen interest for Mariam. The Award is open to any first-generation graduate student pursuing a PhD at an accredited university in the U.S.


The application deadline is May 27, all application elements (including letters of recommendation, transcripts, etc.) must be transmitted by the deadline for applications to be considered. NO EXCEPTIONS!

For more information, please visit:  https://www.icrw.org/mariam-k-chamberlain-award/

The McKnight Doctoral Fellowship

The McKnight Doctoral Fellowship program is designed to address the under-representation of African American and Hispanic faculty at colleges and universities in the state of Florida by increasing the pool of citizens qualified with Ph.D. degrees to teach at the college and university levels. As a by-product, it is expected that employment opportunities in industry will also be expanded.


Up to 50 Fellowships are awarded annually to study at one of the nine participating Florida universities. Each award provides annual tuition up to $5,000 (tuition above this amount is waived by the participating institution) for each of three academic years plus an annual stipend of $12,000. (An additional two years of support at this same level is provided by the participating institution.)


Applications must be submitted to FEF by January 15, each year.

Melvin and Patricia Stith Transition Grant for New Ph.D. Students in Marketing


  • African-American, Hispanic-American, or Native American
  • U. S. citizen or a permanent resident of the United States (possess a green card)
  • Must be a new Ph.D. student admitted to a full-time AACSB accredited marketing program for Fall 2016


Up to five $2,000  grants awarded annually


  • A completed copy of the application form
  • Letter of admission from AACSB accredited full-time marketing doctoral program

The application process for the 2017-2018 academic year has not opened.  Please visit this site in the future for updates.  If you have any questions, please call (201) 307-7932.

Michael J. Barrett Doctoral Dissertation Grant

To encourage internal audit studies by doctoral candidates, The IIA Research Foundation supports an ongoing doctoral dissertation grant program. This program provides funds to selected doctoral candidates interested in the field of internal auditing.

Procedures: Any doctoral candidate pursuing an advanced post-graduate degree (such as Ph.D. or DBA) in auditing, accounting, or business from an accredited educational institution is eligible to apply for the doctoral dissertation grant. Applicants should submit their dissertation proposals, along with a detailed cover letter, to The IIA Research Foundation. (See Submission Information at the bottom of this page.) Applicants must also submit two letters of recommendation by professors directly supervising or connected with their dissertation efforts.


If your proposal is selected, you will be awarded a grant of $10,000 to help bring your research to life. Up to two awards are given each year.


The deadline for submitting a grant application is October 15 of each calendar year. Winners will be determined by December 15 of the same year.

To learn more and Apply, click here.

NAFOA Scholarship

NAFOA is dedicated to supporting Native people pursuing their education. Our scholarship program assists Native American and Alaska Native students working toward a degree within a financially related field.


Applications must be postmarked by July 30th.

National Black MBA Scholarship Programs

Two fellowships are awarded each year, to qualified minority students enrolled in a full-time doctoral business or management program or related discipline in the U.S.


  • Applications are due by May 30
  • Transcripts must be received no later than June 9


Postdoctoral Fellowships for Academic Diversity at the University of Pennsylvania

The University of Pennsylvania (PENN) is dedicated to worldwide academic excellence and is enriched by individuals, who, through their different races and ethnicities, nationalities, gender identities, abilities, economic status, and sexual orientation, contribute to an intellectually challenging and inclusive educational setting. The Academic Diversity Fellowship Program seeks to attract promising scholars and educators from different backgrounds, races, ethnic groups, and other diverse groups whose life experience, research experience and employment background will contribute significantly to our academic excellence.


  • The fellowships are available for postdoctoral training in all areas of study at the University and seek to attract graduate students who have completed, or will complete their requirements for Ph.D. by their start date and postdoctoral scholars who have completed their dissertation within the last three years.
  • The program is limited to applicants who received their degrees no earlier than 2007.
  • Candidates must be US citizens or permanent residents.
  • Postdocs, residents and fellows who currently have a position at Penn are ineligible for this program.


  • Fellows receive a stipend of $43,000 in year 1 with $2,000 increments in years 2 and 3, as well as annual allowances for travel ($2,000) and research ($5,000), and one-time relocation expenses of $5,000.
  • The University also provides a medical, vision, dental and life insurance benefits package.
  • Successful candidates will receive highly mentored scholarly and research training as well as courses and workshops to enhance their research success skills and prepare them for a faculty position in a major university.


August 2 of each year


Prospanica Foundation Scholarship

Master’s degree students are also eligible for $2,000 scholarships, and undergraduate students can apply at the $1,500 level. Applicants to the Prospanica Scholarship Program must:

  • be a United States citizen or legal permanent resident.
  • be of Hispanic/Latino heritage.
  • meet the minimum GPA requirements.
  • have a Prospanica membership – Member ID required. Click here to join.
  • be enrolled or planning to enroll in a Master’s Degree or undergraduate program in a university business school, which is accredited by AACSB (in the United States or Puerto Rico)


Applications must be postmarked by May 15th.


Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Program

New Connections Increasing Diversity of RWJF Programming – New Connections is a career development program for early-career researches and consultants from underrepresented groups. We provide support to our funded scholars and non-funded members of our network of eligible scholars. Through grant making, networking opportunities, and career development, we enhance the research capacity of our funded scholars and network members.

To learn more about this funding opportunity and to apply visit: http://www.rwjf-newconnections.org/funding-opportunities/

Southern Regional Education Board (SREB)

SREB has two types of financial awards:

1. Three-to-Five Year Package: The Doctoral Award offers three years of direct program support and two years of institutional support from the scholar’s college, university and/or department, in the form of a $20,000 annual stipend. Each recipient also is awarded up to five years of university-covered tuition and fees (unless the institution prohibits a fee waiver). In addition, the program provides professional development support and covers expenses associated with attending the annual Compact for Faculty Diversity Institute on Teaching and Mentoring.

2. Dissertation Award: The Dissertation Award offers a one-year, $20,000 stipend, university-covered tuition and fees (unless the institution prohibits a fee waiver), a $500 research allowance and professional development support.

It also covers expenses associated with attending the annual Compact for Faculty Diversity Institute on Teaching and Mentoring.


UNCF Scholarships, Programs, Internships and Fellowships

UNCF manages various scholarship programs and each program has its own eligibility criteria, open/close dates and required documentation. To apply for a UNCF scholarship, you must apply through the on-line application process. As many of the UNCF scholarships require that the scholarship recipient apply for Federal Student Aid, it is recommended that applicants complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Get in-depth information on federal student aid programs and applying for financial aid at www.fafsa.ed.gov.


Valuing Diversity Ph.D. Scholarships

The AMA and the AMA Foundation (AMAF) announce the call for applications for the 2016 Valuing Diversity Ph.D. Scholarships.  The AMA and AMAF recognize that the number of African Americans, Hispanics and Native Americans pursuing doctoral degrees in marketing is too low to reach increased diversity in the marketing profession in both academic and corporate settings.  Through this scholarship, the AMA and AMAF provide funding opportunities for underrepresented populations in the marketing profession to attend marketing doctoral programs.  For the academic year, several $1,000 scholarships will be granted to students currently enrolled in Ph.D. programs.


      • Must be from one of the following populations: African American, Hispanic American, or Native American.
      • Must be a U.S. citizen or a permanent U.S. resident.
      • Must be enrolled, on campus, in a full-time AACSB accredited marketing doctoral program, or an advertising doctoral program, and have successfully completed at least one year.
      • Must have not previously received a Valuing Diversity Scholarship

Past applicants are strongly encouraged to reapply.


Applications are due April 30th: http://themarketingfoundation.org/valuing_diversity.html


ZipRecruiter is offering a $3,000 scholarship to the winning college or university student with the most creative entry in our Winter/Spring 2018 Scholarship Promotion.  Doctoral Students are eligible to apply.

The Grand Prize Winner each semester will receive the $3,000 scholarship. 


Applications are due by June 30th: https://www.ziprecruiter.com/scholarship

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