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Funding Opportunities with Upcoming Deadlines

Fulbright U.S. Student Grant

Deadline: September 14, 2015

Tenable in over 140 different countries, the grant will fully fund an academic year of research abroad in 2016-17.  The Fulbright U.S. Student Grant will also fund work as an English Teaching Assistant in many countries.  While the competition is limited to  U.S. citizens, graduating seniors, masters students, and doctoral students are all eligible to compete.  Over 1900 grants will be awarded in the current application cycle. 

Jim Hohenbary, the Fulbright Program Adviser for Kansas State University, is happy to answer questions and help students explore the opportunity.  He can be contacted at 215 Fairchild Hall, (785) 532-3422.  A complete draft of the application should be submitted to Jim Hohenbary by the September 14th deadline.  Interested students are encouraged to begin planning and talking to their faculty mentors right away.

Getty Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships Sponsored by Getty Foundation

Deadline: October 1, 2015

Getty Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships are intended for emerging scholars to complete work on projects related to the Getty Research Institute's annual research theme. Recipients are in residence at the Getty Research Institute or Getty Villa, where they pursue research projects, complete their dissertations, or expand dissertation for publication. Fellows make use of the Getty collections, join in a weekly meeting devoted to the annual theme, and participate in the intellectual life of the Getty. 

Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship Sponsored by Ford Foundation

Deadline: October 20, 2015

Through its program of Fellowships, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

Graduate Fellowship Award Sponsored by the Hertz Foundation

Deadline: October 30, 2015

The Graduate Fellowship Award is based on merit (not need) and consists of a cost-of-education allowance and a personal-support stipend.

The cost-of-education allowance is accepted by all of the participating schools in lieu of all fees and tuition. Hertz Fellows therefore have no liability for any ordinary educational costs, regardless of their choice among participating schools.

American Fellowships Sponsored by the American Association of University Women

Deadline: November 15, 2015

American Fellowships support women scholars who are completing dissertations, planning research leave from accredited institutions, or preparing research for publication. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Candidates are evaluated on the basis of scholarly excellence; quality and originality of project design; and active commitment to helping women and girls through service in their communities, professions, or fields of research.

KSU Genetics Doctoral Fellowship Program

Deadline:  December 15, 2015
The KSU Genetics Doctoral Fellowship Program provides students with an opportunity to experience research in up to three genetics faculty labs before choosing a Ph.D. mentor. Each fellow is supported with a graduate research assistantship 12 month stipend of $28,800 plus tuition and benefits yearly. This level of support is guaranteed to the fellows for five years as long as they continue to make progress towards their Ph.D. and maintain a 3.4 GPA.

Boren Fellowships Sponsored by the National Security Education Program 

Deadline: January 28, 2016

Boren Fellowships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.

Boren Fellows represent a vital pool of highly motivated individuals who wish to work in the federal national security arena. In exchange for funding, Boren Fellows commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.

Interested in finding more funding opportunities?