If you’re looking to fund a dissertation or thesis, these
scholarships may interest you.
Outstanding Dissertation Competition
The competition is open to those who have completed a dissertation within
the stated period of time
that either focuses on Hispanics in higher education or on select disciplines
by an Hispanic student.
Award for dissertations representing original work that makes an unusually
significant contribution to the discipline. Two awards are given annually in
two different broad areas (biological sciences; social sciences; mathematics,
physical sciences and engineering; and humanities and fine arts).
Individuals must be nominated for these awards by a member institution.
The fellowship is open to ABD scholars in all liberal arts fields, supporting
scholars from underrepresented groups and/or scholars with unique interests and
histories who will enrich scholarship and teaching.
The Ford Foundation awards 20 dissertation fellowships providing one
year of support for individuals working to complete a dissertation leading to a
Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree.
The Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship Program is an annual competitive program
that awards to Ph.D., D.B.A., or other doctoral students at accredited U.S.
universities to support dissertations in the area of entrepreneurship.
The Frederick Kettner scholarship is for doctoral students in their last phases
of dissertation work, for scholarly work that furthers the objectives of the
Institute. Students in any academic discipline may apply.
The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships are designed to
encourage original and significant study of ethical or religious values in all
fields of the humanities and social sciences.
Dissertation-Year Visiting Diversity
Fellowships for Advanced Graduate Students in All FieldsTo support graduate students as they write their dissertations, several
campuses in the Northeast host diverse Visiting Scholars-in-Residence. The
campuses include U. Rochester, Colgate U., Allegheny College, Northeastern U.,
and Monmouth U.
These fellowships are intended to support the research and writing of doctoral
dissertations addressing the sources and the nature of international conflict
and ways of preventing or ending conflict and sustaining peace. Dissertation
projects from all disciplines are welcome.
This award recognized distinguished scholarly achievement in a formal
written master's thesis.
This award may be given to a master's thesis or doctoral dissertation for the
development of an innovative technology and its use for the creative solution
of a major problem.
William Barton Graduate Scholarship
The American Heraldry Society offers the William Barton Graduate Scholarship
in an amount up to $1,500 to support Master's and doctoral students in the preparation and completion of a thesis, dissertation, or equivalent degree capstone project relevant to the use of heraldry - coats of arms, seals, badges, and related symbols.
The Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies encourages
original and significant research about women that crosses disciplinary,
regional, or cultural boundaries.