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Graduate Studies | External Funding Resources

AU Merit Awards

AU's Merit Awards Office offers a listing of recognition awards for students. Some of them may provide funding for further scholarship in addition to recognizing current outstanding school work. This office also provides guidance in applying for awards and maximizing your chances of a successful application.

Federal Government Funding Sources

Javits Fellowship
Smithsonian Fellowships
NSF: Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants in the Directorate for Biological Sciences

Foundation Sources

Cosmos Club Foundation
New Fellowship: Drugs, Security, and Democracy
Ford Foundation Fellowships
Inter-American Foundation Grassroots Development Fellowship
  • IAF's Fellowships are intended to increase awareness of grassroots development efforts while building a community of professionals and scholars knowledgeable in the subject. Fellows examine the efforts of the rural and urban poor to improve their lives, their methods of organization and production, and the policies and programs designed to alleviate their poverty. The IAF disseminates research findings of its Fellows to a broad audience concerned with development.
Getty Foundation
MacArthur Foundation
Virginia Foundation
Woodrow Wilson Foundation Fellowships

Professional Associations

Scientific Research Society Grants-In-Aid
American Association of University Women
Psi Chi (Psychology)
APA: American Psychological Association
Basic Psychological Science Research Grant
The Scott Mesh Honorary Scholarship for Research in Psychology
National Research Council of the National Academies



Boren Awards for International Study
University of London: Institute of Historic Research


Academic Discipline

Anthropology (for Ph.D. candidates)
AU History Department Resources
International Affairs and International Studies
Political Science
Studio Art and Art History


Harvard University International Affairs
NYU Post-Doctoral Awards


Other Funding Sources

Washington Consortium - Economic Club Fellowships
Research Gate
Scholarships & Grants for Psychology Students