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Fellowships and Funding

H&S graduate fellowships and awards are listed below. Only H&S students may apply through this portal. Students are also encouraged to find information about other sources of graduate funding, including:

 

 

Achievement Rewards for College Scientists

By nomination only. 

The ARCS Scholar Award recognizes outstanding students who have demonstrated the potential to make a significant contribution to the nation’s scientific and technological strength.

Candidates from eligible fields, which include physics, chemistry, and mathematics, must be nominated by their departments. The ARCS award is restricted to U.S. citizens enrolled full time in a program in the natural sciences, mathematics, or engineering who can demonstrate financial need.

For more information, contact Graduate and Undergraduate Studies.

By nomination only.

The ARCS Scholar Award recognizes outstanding students who have demonstrated the potential to make a significant contribution to the nation’s scientific and technological strength.
Application Deadline:
February 23, 2018

Dissertation Fellowship in the Humanities (Mellon & Humanities Lieberman)

Humanities dissertation fellowships support students in the final stages of their doctoral programs.

For doctoral students in the humanities, the School of Humanities and Sciences Dean's Office and the Stanford Humanities Center coordinate applications for both the Mellon and Lieberman fellowships: a single application permits consideration for both awards. Note that the required materials, eligibility, and selection criteria for each fellowship may differ.

For more information, contact the Stanford Humanities Center.

Humanities dissertation fellowships support students in the final stages of their doctoral programs.
Application Deadline:
Humanities: January 10, 2018; Social Sciences & Natural Sciences: February 23, 2018

Dwight D. Eisenhower/Clifford Roberts Fellowship

The Dwight D. Eisenhower/Clifford Roberts Graduate Fellowship Program assists promising students pursuing research in fields such as history, government, economics, business administration, and international affairs. The Eisenhower Institute seeks to develop informed leadership in the conduct of U.S. national life by supporting young scholars interested in the role of government in a free society, citizen public service, public policy, and the role of the United States in world affairs.

Stanford University is one of 11 universities participating in the Eisenhower/Roberts Fellowship Program. Each university may submit up to two candidates, both of whom will be eligible to receive an award of up to $10,0000, which typically supports work on the dissertation.

For more information, contact Graduate and Undergraduate Studies.

The Dwight D. Eisenhower/Clifford Roberts Graduate Fellowship Program assists promising students pursuing research in fields such as history, government, economics, business administration, and international affairs.

Application Deadline:
January 19, 2018

Federal Work Study

Advanced doctoral students in the humanities, arts, and social sciences may be eligible for part-time jobs supported by the Federal Work Study program.

Limited work study funding is available for doctoral candidates in the humanities, arts, and social sciences who can demonstrate financial need. Only U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible. Applicants must have attained terminal graduation (TGR) status and have been admitted to candidacy with an approved dissertation proposal and an established reading committee by fall quarter. Other eligibility requirements for receiving federal funds may apply.

For more information, contact Graduate and Undergraduate Studies.

Advanced doctoral students in the humanities, arts, and social sciences may be eligible for part-time jobs supported by the Federal Work Study program.
Application Deadline:
April 13, 2018

G.J. Lieberman Fellowship

By nomination only

Advanced doctoral students who have demonstrated the potential to be excellent scholars and leaders in academia may be selected for the Lieberman fellowship, one of Stanford’s most prestigious awards. This award honors Jerry Lieberman, who served as provost and acting provost under three Stanford presidents. Nominations are for doctoral students whose personal and professional character meet the high standards Lieberman set throughout his career. 

Applicants in the humanities and arts use the Dissertation Fellowship in the Humanities application to apply for the Lieberman also. Students in the natural sciences and social sciences must be nominated by their departments.

For more information, contact Graduate and Undergraduate Studies.

By nomination only

Advanced doctoral students who have demonstrated the potential to be excellent scholars and leaders in academia may be selected for the Lieberman fellowship, one of Stanford’s most prestigious awards.
Application Deadline:
February 23, 2018

G.J. Pigott Scholars Program

By nomination only

The Pigott Scholars Program offers a one-year fellowship for advanced doctoral students in the humanities and arts.

The Piggott award is a non-incremental, one-year fellowship. Each year several select departments within the School of Humanities and Sciences may nominate their most outstanding third-year students for the award, which includes a stipend and up to $3,000 in research funding.

For more information, contact Graduate and Undergraduate Studies.

By nomination only

The Pigott Scholars Program offers a one-year fellowship for advanced doctoral students in the humanities and arts.
Application Deadline:
February 23, 2018

Georges Lurcy Fellowship

The Georges Lurcy Charitable and Educational Trust offers fellowships to outstanding U.S. students for advanced graduate study and research in France.

Applicants’ research should deal specifically with French topics in any discipline or time period and require work that can be pursued uniquely in France. A stipend of $25,300 (in 2017-18) will cover the cost of educational fees, necessary travel, and living expenses during one academic year in France. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States enrolled at Stanford University or an educational institution in France during the tenure of the fellowship. Stanford University may submit one candidate.

The Georges Lurcy Charitable and Educational Trust offers fellowships to outstanding U.S. students for advanced graduate study and research in France.
Application Deadline:
January 24, 2018

Graduate Research Opportunities (GRO) Fund

The School of Humanities and Sciences awards grants of up to $5,000 to doctoral students for research expenses directly related to their dissertations.

Recipients may use GRO funding for research-related travel, purchasing data sets and special analytical software, using human subjects or surveys, and similar needs. There are two application submission deadlines, in fall and in spring. See the attached document for eligibility requirements and the application.

For more information, contact Graduate and Undergraduate Studies.

The School of Humanities and Sciences awards grants of up to $5,000 to doctoral students for research expenses directly related to their dissertations.

Application Deadline:
Fall: November 7, 2017; Spring: April 10, 2018

Information Session: Thursday, March 9, Noon-1 pm (Building 460, Room 426)

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

The Graduate Research Opportunities Fund for Research on Modern British History and Culture awards humanities and social sciences doctoral students grants of up to $5,000.

Recipients, whose dissertations should deal directly with modern Britain, may use GRO-MBHC funding for research-related travel, purchasing data sets and special analytical software, using human subjects or surveys, and similar needs. There are two application deadlines: fall and spring. Applicants who do not receive a GRO-MBHC award will be considered for a GRO award.

For more information, contact Graduate and Undergraduate Studies.

The Graduate Research Opportunities Fund for Research on Modern British History and Culture awards humanities and social sciences doctoral students grants of up to $5,000.

Application Deadline:
Fall: November 7, 2017; Spring: April 10, 2018

Information Session: Thursday, March 9, Noon-1 pm (Building 460, Room 426)

Howard Hughes Medical Institute-International Student Research

By nomination only

Stanford University may nominate international doctoral students for fellowships sponsored by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) to support research in the biomedical sciences.

Awards consist of stipend support and partial tuition support in the third, fourth, and fifth years of the recipient’s studies. Nominees’ interests and accomplishments will reflect the HHMI’s mission of advancing biomedical research and science education for the benefit of humanity.

For more information, contact Sheila Booth.

By nomination only

Stanford University may nominate international doctoral students for fellowships sponsored by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) to support research in the biomedical sciences.
Application Deadline:
October 6, 2017

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

The School of Humanities and Sciences and the Graduate School of Education, with assistance from the Office of the President, provide Stanford doctoral students in the humanities and arts with an unprecedented opportunity to launch careers in secondary school teaching.

Stanford students may, after completing doctorate, apply to enter the H-STEP Program, which provides training that leads to a master of arts in education and a preliminary California teaching credential. This program helps to meet a critical need in high schools, in the Bay Area and beyond, for dedicated teachers with expertise in the humanities. Applicants to the program who meet the criteria will be considered for funding in the form of the H-Step Fellowship.

Note: It has yet to be determined whether the H-Step Program will accept applications in 2018.

For more information, contact Jeffrey Schwegman.

The School of Humanities and Sciences and the Graduate School of Education, with assistance from the Office of the President, provide Stanford doctoral students in the humanities and arts with an unprecedented opportunity to launch careers in secondary school teaching.

Application Deadline:
January 2018

Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation

By nomination only

The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation recognizes outstanding doctoral candidates in the social sciences and humanities whose research relates to one of four themes: human rights and dignity, responsible citizenship, Canada in the world, and people and their natural environment.

Only Canadian citizens and foreign nationals at a Canadian university are eligible for nomination. This award, the most prestigious of its type in Canada, has continuously attracted outstanding scholars in the social sciences and humanities with a strong interests in public engagement and leadership.

For more information, contact the Trudeau Foundation

By nomination only

The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation recognizes outstanding doctoral candidates in the social sciences and humanities whose research relates to one of four themes: human rights and dignity, responsible citizenship, Canada in the world, and people and their natural environment.
Application Deadline:
November 20, 2017

Ric Weiland Graduate Fellowship

By nomination only

The Ric Weiland Graduate Fellowship in the School of Humanities and Sciences is awarded to outstanding current fourth-year doctoral candidates in the humanities, social sciences, mathematics, and statistics.

These fellowships are made possible by the generosity of one of Stanford’s very distinguished alumni, the late Ric Weiland. Throughout his life, Weiland supported aspiring scholars and teachers in many disciplines and programs within the School of Humanities and Sciences. Recipients of the fellowship, who receive support for two years of study, may benefit from grants to fund travel or language study and special opportunities for intellectual exchange across disciplines.

For more information, contact Cyndi Geerdes

By nomination only

The Ric Weiland Graduate Fellowship in the School of Humanities and Sciences is awarded to outstanding current fourth-year doctoral candidates in the humanities, social sciences, mathematics, and statistics.
Application Deadline:
October 2, 2017 (midnight)