All Stages of Graduate Study
This page lists fellowship opportunities available to students at various stages of graduate study.
The American Indian Graduate Center provides fellowships of $1000-$5000 per academic year to those who are enrolled members of a federally recognized American Indian or Alaska Native group, or provide documentation of descendency.
Applications due June 1.
The Blakemore Foundation offers fellowships to support one year of advanced study of an Asian language in Asia for American citizens and permanent residents of the United States who have a college degree and who plan to use an Asian language in their careers.
Applications due in late December.
The Endangered Languages Documentation Programme (ELDP) offers Individual Graduate Scholarships (IGS) for up to three years. IGS projects last for 12 to 36 months; field trips are normally involved. If you already hold an existing ELDP IGS you may apply for a supplement for up to 12 months of further support.
Applications due in mid-October.
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund College Scholarship Program provides fellowships of $500-$5000 to students of Hispanic heritage.
Applications due in mid-February.
Microsoft Graduate Fellowships provide tuition and a yearly stipend for two years of graduate study. Applicants should be 2nd or 3rd year graduate students at Stanford and selected universities in specified departments. Nomination is through a Stanford-internal competition.
Nominees are notified in mid-July and must submit a proposal by early August.
The National Italian American Foundation awards scholarships to cover tuition or university-provided room and board for use during the following academic year. The awards are made on the basis of academic merit to US citizens who have at least one ancestor who immigrated from Italy. Scholarship applicants and recipients are encouraged to reapply in subsequent years.
Applications due in early March.
National Security Education Program (NSEP) David L. Boren Graduate Fellowships fund research and language study proposals by U.S. graduate students in world regions critical to U.S. interests.
Applications due in late January of each year.
The K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Awards provide financial support for graduate students to attend the Association of American Colleges and Universities Annual Meeting.
Must be nominated by two professors by early October.
Phi Beta Kappa of Northern California Scholarships provide awards to graduate students who are members of Phi Beta Kappa and attending selected Northern California universities, including Stanford; previous awards have been for $7,500. These fellowships are best for those late in their graduate careers.
Details of the application process become available in early November.
The Point Foundation provides scholarships for graduate and undergraduate students who are enrolled or intending to enroll at an accredited college or university based in the United States. Point selects scholars whom it believes have made and will continue to make a contribution to the LGBTQ community. Point welcomes accomplished scholars in all fields.
Applications are due in late January.
The School for Advanced Research, Santa Fe, NM provides summer scholar residential fellowships scholars in anthropology and related fields to pursue research or writing projects that promote understanding of human behavior, culture, society, and the history of anthropology.
Applications are due on the first Monday in November each year.
The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Doctoral Fellowships provide funding towards 1-4 years of graduate study (duration depends on recipient’s stage in the Ph.D. program). Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents.
Applications due in mid-October.
The Stanford Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellowships (SIGF) Program is a university-wide program to award three-year fellowships to outstanding doctoral students engaged in interdisciplinary research. These fellowships include three summers of support and expect students to be TGR during their third year, so they are best applied for at the end of the second year.
Applications due in late February.