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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:

VPGE-Funded Doctoral Fellowships

Other Stanford Fellowships

Dissertation Fellowship in the Humanities (Mellon)

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

The School of Humanities and Sciences Dean's Office and the Stanford Humanities Center coordinate applications for Mellon dissertation fellowships for doctoral students in the humanities.

For more information, visit the Stanford Humanities Center.

Humanities dissertation fellowships support students in the final stages of their doctoral programs.
Application Deadline:
January 7, 2022

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:
February 22, 2022

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 12, 2022

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

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 on eligible and ineligible expenses, see FAQs. If you have  additional questions, 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:
Winter: November 16, 2021; Spring: April 5, 2022

The Georges Lurcy Charitable and Educational Trust

The Lurcy Trust offers a one-year fellowship for advanced graduate study and research in France. U.S. Citizens only.

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 2018-19) 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 Lurcy Trust offers a one-year fellowship for advanced graduate study and research in France. U.S. Citizens only.
Application Deadline:
January 28, 2022