H&S Funding Opportunities

H&S Administered Award/Fellowship Information
2014-15 Academic Year - UPDATED PAGE COMING SOON

 

 

This online application is available for the H&S-administered awards listed below. Please note that this online application is ONLY for students in the School of Humanities and Sciences. For information about VPGE-administered Stanford Fellowships, click here. Information about other fellowships can be found at the Medical School Grad Student Funding Opportunities site.

* Nomination - must be nominated by department before applying: Open - anyone eligible can a

Award/Fellowship Type*

Application
Deadline

Application
Guidelines

Graduate Research Opportunities (GRO) Fund

Graduate Research Opportunities (GRO) Fund for Research on Modern British History and Culture (GRO-MBHC)

2014-15 Information Sessions:
Fall: October 7, Noon-1pm (Building 460, Room 426)

Spring: TBD
 
open
Fall - November 4, 2014
Spring - March 31, 2015
GRO/GRO-MBHC Guidelines


 

Humanities Dissertation Fellowships ( & Humanities & Arts Lieberman)

2014-15 Information Sessions:


Oct 14, 3:00-4:00 p.m., Building 460, Room 426
Oct 15, 10:00-11:00 a.m., Humanities Center Ballroom
 
open January 2015 Humanities Center Website

 
Federal Work Study open Stanford Grad Student Load App available Feb 15

 

Deadline - April 15, 2015

Eisenhower/Roberts open January 21, 2015

Eisenhower Guidelines

Lurcy open January 27, 2015

Lurcy Guidelines

ARCS nomination only February 25, 2015 ARCS Guidelines

G. J. Lieberman (Social Sciences & Natural Sciences)
 
nomination only February 24, 2015 Lieberman Guidelines

Pigott Scholars Program nomination only February 24, 2015

Pigott Guidelines

Ric Weiland Graduate Fellowship nomination only September 15, 2014 Weiland Guidelines

 
H-STEP Fellowship (Humanities in the Stanford Teacher Education Program open January 2015 H-STEP Guidelines
Admissions
 
Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation nomination only November 21, 2014 Trudeau Guidelines

Howard Hughes Medical Institute-International Student Research Fellowships (HHMI) nomination only October 13, 2014 HHMI Guidelines

 

 
Graduate Research Opportunities Fund (GRO)

The School of Humanities and Sciences has launched the Graduate Research Opportunities (GRO) initiative to award humanities and social sciences students grants of up to $5,000 for research expenses directly related to the dissertation. Expenses eligible for GRO funding include, for example, travel for archival or field research, purchase of data sets and special analytical software, human-subject costs, and production of surveys. There are two application submission deadlines in November and April. Eligibility guidelines and the application for graduate research opportunity funds are available above. For more information, contact Ayodele Thomas (ayodele.thomas@stanford.edu).


Graduate Research Opportunities Fund for Research on Modern Britsh History and Culture (GRO-MBHC)

The Graduate Research Opportunities Fund for Research on Modern British History and Culture (GRO-MBHC) will award humanities and social sciences doctoral students performing research on modern British history and culture grants of up to $5,000 for research expenses directly related to the dissertation. Expenses eligible for GRO-MBHC funding include, for example, travel for archival or field research, purchase of data sets and special analytical software, human-subject costs, and production of surveys. There are two application submission deadlines in November and April. Eligibility guidelines and the application for GRO-MBHC funds are available above. Applicants who do not receive a GRO-MBHC award will be considered for the GRO award. For more information, contact Ayodele Thomas (ayodele.thomas@stanford.edu).


Dissertation Fellowships in the Humanities

We are pleased to announce that the H&S Dean's Office and the Stanford Humanities Center will once again coordinate applications for the Humanities Dissertation Fellowships. Click here to access the online application on the Humanities Center website. Humanities students should use this application to apply for the Humanities Cluster Lieberman.


Federal Work Study

Limited Federal Work Study funding is available for advanced doctoral candidates in the humanities and social sciences only. To be eligible a student must be:

  • US Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Admitted to candidacy, approved dissertation proposal and established reading committee
  • TGR status by Autumn quarter
  • Meet all eligibility criteria for federal funds as determined in the application process

For more information, contact Ayodele Thomas (ayodele.thomas@stanford.edu).

 

Eisenhower/Roberts

Stanford University is one of eleven participating universities in the Dwight D. Eisenhower/Clifford Roberts Graduate Fellowship Program. Up to five $10,000 fellowships may be awarded to doctoral students, usually at the dissertation level. Each university may submit up to two candidates, both of whom will be eligible to receive the award. The Eisenhower Institute seeks to support study and education dealing with the role of government in a free society, citizen public service, public policy, and improved understanding of America's role in world affairs. The Institute desires to encourage and assist promising young Americans to pursue studies and research in such fields as history, government, economics, business administration, and international affairs so they may provide informed leadership in the conduct of our national life. To apply for a university nomination, please complete the online application. For more information, contact Ayodele Thomas (ayodele.thomas@stanford.edu).

 

Lurcy

The Georges Lurcy Charitable and Educational Trust offers fellowships to outstanding American students for advanced graduate study and research in France. The research topic should be unique to France and one that can only be pursued in that country. Awards are for one academic year. A stipend of $25,300 will cover the cost of educational fees, necessary travel, and living expenses while in France. Applicants must be enrolled at Stanford University, or at an educational institution in France during the tenure of the fellowship. University may submit one candidate. For more information, contact Ayodele Thomas (ayodele.thomas@stanford.edu).

 

Lieberman

Lieberman fellowships are for doctoral students in the later stages of their programs. The award honors Jerry Lieberman, who served Stanford as provost or acting provost during the tenures of three Stanford presidents. Nominations are for doctoral students whose personal and professional traits resemble Lieberman’s. Through their research accomplishments, teaching, and university service, awardees must have demonstrated the potential for becoming academic leaders.

  • Humanities - apply through Humanities Dissertation Fellowship application (no nomination required)
  • Social Sciences & Natural Sciences - You must be nominated by your department. Contact your department graduate student services administrator for details.

For more information, contact Ayodele Thomas (ayodele.thomas@stanford.edu).

 

ARCS

The ARCS Scholar Award recognizes outstanding students who have a record of past achievement and who show exceptional promise of making a significant contribution to the scientific and technological strength of the nation. The candidates selected must:

  • Be citizens of the United States, without regard to race, gender, or religion
  • Be enrolled full-time in the natural sciences, mathematics, or engineering (see list of departments below)
  • Have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher
  • Have a proven need for financial assistance to complete the educational program in progress

Departments nominate candidates from eligible fields and the Dean's office selects School nominees who are presented to the VPGE. Eligible H&S departments include: Applied Physics, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics. For more information, contact Ayodele Thomas (ayodele.thomas@stanford.edu).

 

Weiland

The Ric Weiland Graduate Fellowships in the School of Humanities & Sciences are two-year awards made to outstanding third-year doctoral candidates in the humanities, social sciences, mathematics, and statistics. The fellowships will support students in their 4th and 5th years. Special benefits for fellowship recipients will include:

  • small grants for research support or travel to conferences,
  • funds for language study, and
  • opportunities for intellectual and social exchange with faculty and students from other departments and programs.

These fellowships are made possible by the generosity of one of Stanford’s very distinguished alums: the late Ric Weiland. During his lifetime, Weiland supported a diverse set of disciplines and programs in the School of Humanities & Sciences.  The Ric Weiland Graduate Fellowships extend his legacy of supporting outstanding young scholars and teachers. For more information, contact Cyndi Geerdes (cgeerdes@stanford.edu).

 

Pigott Scholars Program

The Pigott Scholars Program is a one-year fellowship for advanced doctoral student in the Humanities and Arts. Select departments will nominate students to apply for the award.  Nomination cycle:

  • 2013-14 - Classics, East Asian Language and Cultures, Philosophy, Linguistics (apply Winter 2013)
  • 2014-15 - DLCL, Music, MTL (apply Winter 2014)
  • 2015-16 - Drama, Religious Studies, Art & Art History (apply Winter 2015)

For more information, contact Ayodele Thomas (ayodele.thomas@stanford.edu). 

 

H-STEP Fellowship (Humanities in the Stanford Teacher Education Program) 

The School of Humanities and Sciences and Graduate School of Education are providing Stanford PhD graduates in humanities and arts with an unprecedented and fully funded opportunity to launch a career in secondary school teaching.

Not all PhD students can find or ultimately want a career in higher education. Our high schools are desperately in need of teachers with talent and passion in humanities subject areas. Given that Stanford has top ranked programs in the humanities and STEP is a national leader in teacher education, we have an unbeatable formula for making a difference in the lives of young adults.

With both a PhD and a STEP MA, you will be poised to become a master teacher combining subject expertise with an education background. You will join teachers leading the transformation of high school education in North America. Many STEP graduates are employed in the Bay area’s most innovative schools. 
 
STEP applications from eligible PhDs students will be considered for the H-STEP Fellowship beginning in January 2015. Please see the program guidelines for more details on the application process.

For more information, contact Jeffrey Schwegman (jschweg@stanford.edu).

 

Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation

Each year, the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation rewards outstanding doctoral candidates who are enrolled or about to be enrolled in a social sciences and humanities program and who are doing research in areas related to our four themes. This award, the most prestigious of its type in Canada, has continuously attracted the very best scholars in the social sciences and humanities, individuals with a passion for public engagement and who are likely to become leading national and international figures.
 
Eligibility
 

  • Present a research project linked to one of the four themes of the Foundation

  • Be nominated by a university

  • Citizenship requirements:   
    -   Be a Canadian citizen or a foreign national at a Canadian university

For more details about the Scholarship, visit the Trudeau Foundation Website:
http://www.trudeaufoundation.ca/en/programs/scholarships/applications
 

 Howard Hughes Medical Institute-International Student Research

Stanford University has been invited to nominate 10 international doctoral students for Howard Hughes Medical Institute-International Student Reseach Fellowships.  HHMI introduced this program five years ago and they again expect to make a total of approximately 50 awards, each will consist of three years of stipend support, plus partial tuition support.