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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: Latin American Security, Drugs and Democracy

The new Latin American Security, Drugs and Democracy Fellowship Program (LASDD) provides support for doctoral dissertation and post-doctoral research across a variety of disciplines and fields. The fellowship is a partnership between the Social Science Research Council, the Open Society Foundations and Universidad de los Andes.

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