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Non-Brandeis Funding Sources - Current Students

Doctoral students are encouraged to explore a variety of outside funding sources to supplement their Heller funding. Many professional associations, government agencies, private organizations, foundations and institutions offer funding opportunities in the forms of grants, fellowships, scholarships, and prizes.

Some of these sources of funding target particular disciplines, specific student populations, or research projects focusing on a certain theme or geographic location. Many sources are more general in nature. Researching these opportunities could be well worth the effort due to their vast number and range. On this webpage, we have attempted to list examples of places where funding information and resources may be found. However, this information is not exhaustive, and applicants should expand their search beyond these resources.

Selected Funding Opportunities for PhD Students

American Association of University Women - American Fellowships - Dissertation Fellowships

American Psychological Association 

American Sociological Association, Minority Fellowship Program

Jane B. Aron Doctoral Fellowship Program

Eileen Blackey Doctoral Fellowship Program

Brookings Institute Governance Studies Pre-Doctor Fellowship Program

Fahs-Beck Fund for Research & Experimentation: Doctoral Dissertation Grant Program

Ford Foundation

The Gerontological Society of America, Hartford Doctoral Fellows Program in Geriatric Social Work

Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation Dissertation Awards

Housing and Urban Development Doctoral Dissertation Research Grant Program

Influencing State Policy (ISP) Dissertation Award

The Melissa Institute Dissertation Research Award

National Association of Social Workers Foundation, National Programs

National Institute of Health Awards for Minority Students

National Institute of Heath Fellowships for Students with Disabilities

National Institute of Justice, Graduate Research Fellowship Program

Jennings Randolph Program for International Peace

The Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Grants in Women's Studies


Selected Funding Opportunities for Both Ph.D. and Masters Students

Ethel Louise Armstrong Foundation Scholarship

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, Inc.

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships

New England Employee Benefits Council Scholarship Program

Albert Schweitzer Fellowship-Boston Schweitzer Fellows Program