Research and Funding Source



 

Introduction

This resource guide provides Anthropology graduate and undergraduate students with information to identify and apply for grants and fellowships at a variety of stages during an academic career. The resources provided below direct students to common grant and fellowship sponsoring organizations, at Stanford University (intramural) and Extramurally. Funding opportunities are arranged by deadline. The Department of Anthropology is not responsible for the content or information provided below.

Recommended search engines for funding opportunity information include the following:

http://med.stanford.edu/rmg/funding/funding_database.html
http://highwire.stanford.edu/lists/portals.dtl
http://www-sul.stanford.edu/guides/funding.html

Recommended webpage references for proposal and thesis writing (formatting and style) information include the following:

http://www-tcad.stanford.edu/~goojs/RESEARCH/thesis.html
http://help-csli.stanford.edu/tex/suthesis
http://www.aaanet.org/publications/guidelines.cfm
http://esapubs.org/esapubs/preparation.htm
http://www.saa.org/AbouttheSociety/Publications/StyleGuide/tabid/984/Def...
http://www.press.uchicago.edu/journals/ca/style.html?journal=ca
http://www.sha.org/publications/for_authors.cfm
http://www.stanford.edu/~jhj1/grant-advice.html

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Funding Opportunities for Area Studies and Language Training

Critical Language Scholarship Program
Website: http://clscholarship.org/qv_applicant.php
Deadline: November
Source: External

America Indian Institute of Indian Studies
Website: http://www.indiastudies.org/language-programs/
Deadline: January
Source: External

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) [Department of Education]
Website: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/iegpsflasf/index.html
http://ceas.stanford.edu/docs/fellowship/Graduate%20AY%20FLAS%20Guidelin...
http://africanstudies.stanford.edu/fellowships/flas_fellowships
http://creees.stanford.edu/node/285
http://las.stanford.edu/grants-and-fellowships/for-graduate-students/fla...
Deadline: (see sponsoring academic institution specific information)
Source: External/Internal

ICA Division of International Comparative & Area Studies (Funding Support for Students)
Website: http://ica.stanford.edu/funding
Deadline: Various
Source: Internal

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Funding Opportunities for Graduate Training

This subset of grants and fellowships are structured to provide financial support for students beginning or still in the early stages of their graduate studies. Grants and fellowships provided by these programs can last for one or more years.


National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
Website: http://nsfgrfp.org/
Deadline: November
Source: External

Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
Website: http://nsfgrfp.org/
Website: http://www.pdsoros.org/
Deadline: November
Source: External

Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowships
Website: http://epa.gov/ncer/rfa/2013/2013_star_gradfellow.html#Synopsis
Deadline: November
Source: External

Wenner-Gren: The Wadsworth African Fellowships
Website: http://nsfgrfp.org/
Website: http://www.wennergren.org/programs/wadsworth-african-fellowships
Deadline: December
Source: External

Wenner-Gren: Wadsworth International Fellowships
Website: http://nsfgrfp.org/
Website: http://www.wennergren.org/programs/wadsworth-international-fellowships
Deadline: March
Source: External

Center for South Asia Fellowships
Website: http://southasia.stanford.edu/fellowships
Deadline: April
Source: Internal

Explorers Club
Website: http://www.explorers.org
Deadline: November
Source: External

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Funding Opportunities for Dissertation Research

These research grants and fellowships are designed to assist students performing dissertation research. They vary widely in eligibility conditions, application requirements and types of research sponsored. Applicants are strongly encouraged to carefully read program details and to work closely with their advisors throughout the proposal writing phase of their application.

Fulbright Scholarships
website: http://icenter.stanford.edu/orc/fulbright.html
Deadline: September
Source: External

Ford Foundation
website: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/FordFellowships/PGA_047959
Deadline: November
Source: External

George Melendez Wright Climate Change Fellowship
website: http://coenv.washington.edu/students/melendez_wright/
Deadline: November
Source: External

Social Science Research Council (SSRC) International Dissertation Research Fellowship
website: http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/idrf-fellowship/
Deadline: November
Source: External

Vice Provost for Graduate Education (VPGE) Diversity Dissertation Research opportunity Fund (DDRO)
website: http://vpge.stanford.edu/programs/ddro.html
Deadline: November and April
Source: Stanford

Graduate Research Opportunities (GRO)
website: http://www.stanford.edu/dept/humsci/cgi-bin/gus/content/current-funding#GRO
Deadline: November and April
Source: Stanford

The Wenner-Gren Foundation, Dissertation Fieldwork Grants
website: http://www.wennergren.org/programs/dissertation-fieldwork-grants
Deadline: November and May
Source: External

Chateaubriand Fellowship - Humanities & Social Sciences (HSS)
Website: http://humanities.chateaubriand-fellowship.org/
Deadline: January
Source: External

Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program
Website: http://www.si.edu/OFI/SIFELL
Deadline: January
Source: External

Smithsonian Institution Latino Studies Fellowship Program
Website: http://www.si.edu/ofg/Applications/LSFELL/LSFELLapp.htm
Deadline: January
Source: External

National Sciences Foundation - Law and Social Sciences program
website: http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/ses/law/lawguide1.jsp
Deadline: January
Source: External

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Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada
Graduate Scholarships Program Doctoral Scholarships, and SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships
website: http://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/funding-financement/programs-programmes/fell...
Deadline: January
Source: External

Vice Provost for Graduate Education (VPGE) Stanford Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellowship (SIGF)
website: http://vpge.stanford.edu/SIGF/SIGF_apply.html
Deadline: January and March
Source: Stanford

National Science Foundation - Cultural Anthropology program
website: http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/bcs/anthro/suppdiss.jsp
Deadline: January and August
Source: External

National Science Foundation - Biological Anthropology
website: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5407
Deadline: January and August
Source: External

Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship
website: http://icenter.stanford.edu/orc/fulbright-public-policy.html
Deadline: February
Source: External

Susan Ford Dorsey Fellowship for Field Research in Africa
website: http://africanstudies.stanford.edu/node/1137
Deadline: May
Source: Stanford

Fulbright Hays
website: http://icenter.stanford.edu/orc/ful_hays.html
Deadline: June
Source: External

American Institute of Indian Studies Junior Research Fellowship
website: http://www.indiastudies.org/research-fellowship-programs/categories-of-f...
Deadline: July
Source: External

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National Science Foundation - Archaeology program
website: http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/bcs/arch/suppdiss.jsp
Deadline: No deadline
Source: External

Freeman Spogli Institute
website: http://fsi.stanford.edu/fellowships/cddrl_fellowships/
Deadline: Various
Source: Stanford

Leakey Foundation
Website: http://leakeyfoundation.org/grants/overview
Deadline: January and July
Source: External

Robert and Patricia Switzer Foundation Fellowship Program
Website: http://www.switzernetwork.org/grant-programs/fellowship-program/
Deadline: January
Source: External

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
Website: http://nsfgrfp.org/
Deadline: November
Source: External

Diversity Dissertation Research Opportunity Fund (VPGE)
Website: http://vpge.stanford.edu/programs/ddro.html
Deadline: November and April
Source: Internal

Diversifying Academia, Recruiting Excellence Doctoral Fellowships Opportunity Fund (VPGE)
Website: http://vpge.stanford.edu/programs/dare.html
Deadline: April
Source: Internal

Stanford Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellowship (VPGE)
Website: http://vpge.stanford.edu/SIGF/index.html
Deadline: March
Source: Internal

Center for East Asian Studies Fellowships
Website: http://ceas.stanford.edu/students/fellowships.php
Deadline: February
Source: Internal

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Funding Opportunites for Dissertation Writing and Completion

Available to post-field research graduate students these programs are typically aimed at providing dissertation writers with financial support for one year in order to facilitate the completion of their dissertations. Specific prerequisites vary, but applicants are generally expected to have met all their graduate program requirements, except for submission of their dissertation("All But Dissertation - ABD"), in order to be eligible for funding.

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation/ACLS Early Career Fellowships
Website: http://www.acls.org/ecfguide.htm
Deadline: mid to late November
External

Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship
Website: http://www.newcombefoundation.org/application_ddf.html
Deadline: November
Source: External

Stanford Humanities Center Fellowships
Website: http://shc.stanford.edu/fellowships/index.html
Deadline: early to mid January
Eligibility: multiple, refer to specific programs
Stanford

CCSRE Teaching Fellowship Program
Website: http://ccsre.stanford.edu/fellowship-application/2012-13-csre-graduate-t...
Deadline: mid to late Feb
Stanford

O'Bie Shultz Fellowships in International Studies: Dissertation Completion Grant
Website: http://fsi.stanford.edu/fellowships/obie_shultz_fellowships_in_internati...
Deadline: April
Source: Stanford

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