RESEARCH GRANT AND FELLOWSHIP SEARCH SITES

Institute of International Education
http://www.fundingusstudy.org/home.asp

The Linguist List
http://linguistlist.org/sp/GetWRListings.cfm?WRAbbrev=Funding

RESEARCH GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS

American Association of University Women-Dissertation Fellowship
Eligibility: Female U.S. citizens and permanent residents in the final year of writing their dissertation.
Amount: $6,000-$30,000
http://aauw-amdissert.scholarsapply.org/

American Association of University Women-International Fellowship
Eligibility: Female international students pursuing MA and PhD studies in the US, with the intent to return to their home country upon completion.
Amount: $18,000-$30,000
http://aauw-international.scholarsapply.org/

American Council of Learned Sciences Dissertation Completion Fellowship
Eligibility: Doctoral students in a humanities or social sciences program in a US university, who are in the ABD stage of their studies.
Amount: Up to $38,000
http://www.acls.org/programs/dcf/

Boren Awards for International Study
Eligibility: U.S. citizens enrolled in graduate degree programs.
Amount: Up to $30,000
http://www.borenawards.org/boren_fellowship

Education Testing Service (ETS) Small Grants for Doctoral Research
Eligibility: PhD students with an approved dissertation proposal specializing in second or foreign language assessment.
Amount: Up to $2,000
http://www.ets.org/toefl/grants/doctoral_research_grant_second_language

Education Testing Service (ETS): TOEFL Young Students Research Program –
Graduate Student Research Grants
Eligibility: Graduate students with a focus on language testing or assessment, applied linguistics, or a related field.
Amount: $3,000–$5,000
http://www.ets.org/toefl/grants/young_students_grad_student_research_grants/

Education Testing Service (ETS): Jacqueline Ross TOEFL Dissertation Award
Eligibility: Graduate students with a dissertation project they intend to present at LTRC.
Amount: $2,500 + travel accommodations to LTRC
http://www.ets.org/toefl/grants/jacqueline_ross_dissertation_award

Ford Foundation Dissertation Grant
Eligibility: PhD students who are citizens, nationals, or permanent residents of the US, as well as
individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Actions for Childhood Arrivals Program.
Amount: Up to $25,000
http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/FordFellowships/PGA_047959

Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowships for the Study of Asia and Asian Languages
Eligibility: U.S. citizens or permanent residents; option for research or coursework overseas.
asia.isp.msu.edu/resources/flas.htm

Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad
Eligibility: Graduate students in doctoral programs in the fields of foreign languages and area studies must apply through the institutions in which they are enrolled. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents.
http://www2.ed.gov/programs/iegpsddrap/index.html

The International Research Foundation for English Language Education (TIRF) –
Doctoral Dissertation Grants
Eligibility: Doctoral students who have been advanced to candidacy in their PhD studies.
Amount: Up to $5,000

Doctoral Dissertation Grants


Language Learning Doctoral Dissertation Research Grants
Eligibility: Graduate students in doctoral programs who have a dissertation proposal approved by department authorities.
Amount: $2,000
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1467-9922/homepage/grant_programs.htm

Modern Language Journal Dissertation Support Grants
Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in a doctoral program at a US university (though they do not need to be American citizens), and must have completed all program requirements other than their dissertation.
Amount: $2,500
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1540-4781.2013.12053.x/abstract

National Academy of Education Dissertation Fellowship Program
Eligibility: For both American citizens and internationals students, applicants must be pursuing a degree in education, and have completed all pre-dissertation coursework.
Amount: $25,000
http://www.naeducation.org/NAED_080200.htm

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships
Eligibility: Citizens, nationals, and permanent residents of the US in the early stages of their graduate studies (immediately prior to or in their first year of study).
Amount:$34,000
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14590/nsf14590.pdf

National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Research Grants for Linguistics
Eligibility: Graduate students in doctoral programs in good standing at U.S. institutions.
http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/bcs/ling/suppdiss.jsp

National Science Foundation Cultural Anthropology Program – Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant
Eligibility: Graduate students researching the causes, consequences, and complexities of human social and cultural variability.
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505057&org=NSF

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
Eligibility:For new Americans (see website eligibility link for a description) either embarking on or in the process of graduate studies.
Amount: Up to $45,000
http://www.pdsoros.org/competition/

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Doctoral Fellowship
Eligibility: For citizens or permanent residents of Canada who hold a previous degree from a Canadian university. Applicants must be pursuing their first PhD.
Amount:Up to $20,000 a year for three years.
http://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/funding-financement/programs-programmes/fellowships/doctoral-
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Social Sciences Research Council International Dissertation Research Fellowship Program
Eligibility: The program is open to graduate students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences— regardless of citizenship—enrolled in PhD programs in the United States. Applicants to the 2015 IDRF competition must complete all PhD requirements except on-site research by the time the fellowship begins or by December 2015, whichever comes first.
Amount: $30,000
http://www.ssrc.org/programs/idrf/

TESOL – Research Agenda Award
Eligibility: Applicants currently working on or wishing to start on a research project that aligns with the TESOL Research Agenda (http://www.tesol.org/docs/default-source/pdf/2014_tesol-research-agenda.pdf?sfvrsn=2).
Amount: $2,500
http://www.tesol.org/advance-the-field/research/2015-call-for-research-proposals

TESOL – The Ruth Crymes TESOL Fellowship for Graduate Study
Eligibility: TESOL members currently, or recently, enrolled in a TESOL or TEFL graduate program, preparing to teach ESOL.
Amount: $1,500
http://www.tesol.org/about-tesol/tesol-awards-grants/tesol-awards-for-excellence-service/ruth-crymes-tesol-fellowship

The Wenner-Gren Foundation Wadsworth International Fellowship
Eligibility: Applicants must be from countries where anthropological studies are underrepresented, with limited resources to send students overseas.
Amount: $17,500
http://www.wennergren.org/programs/wadsworth-international-fellowships

The William Orr Dingwall Foundation Neurolinguistics Dissertation Fellowship
Eligibility:For resident and international students, must be a candidate for a doctoral degree in a neurolinguistics program at a US university. Application must be completed before finishing all pre-dissertation requirements.
Amount: Up to $20,000 a year for three
http://www.dingwallfoundation.org/nl/index.html

TRAVEL GRANTS

American Association for Applied Linguistics Graduate Students Award
Eligibility: MA and PhD students presenting at the annual AAAL conference. Acceptance is based on the quality of their proposal for a paper or poster presentation. Only available for single-authored submissions.
http://www.aaal.org/gsa

International Language Testing Association – Student Travel Award
Eligibility: Graduate students attending and presenting at the annual LTRC conference.
Amount: $500-$700
http://www.iltaonline.com/index.php/enUS/organization/ilta-awards-descriptions

Midwest Association of Language Testers (MwALT) Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Language Assessment Research

Eligibility: Graduate students with a pre-dissertation project investigating any area of language assessment.
Amount: Waiver of conference registration fee, plus certificate and assessment textbook awarded at annual MwALT conference.
http://cogs.msu.edu/funding.html

TESOL International Association –The Albert H. Marckwardt Travel Grant
Eligibility: Graduate students travelling to the TESOL International Convention and English Language Expo.
Amount: $500 + conference registration fee waiver
http://www.tesol.org/about-tesol/tesol-awards-grants/convention-travel-grants-scholarships/the-albert-h-marckwardt-travel-grants

TESOL International Association –The TESOL Professional Development
Scholarship Eligibility: TESOL members in good standing planning to the annual TESOL convention.
http://www.tesol.org/about-tesol/tesol-awards-grants/convention-travel-grants-scholarships/the-tesol-professional-development-scholarships

NEA Learning and Leadership Grants
The NEA’s Learning & Leadership Grants support public school teachers, public-education support professionals, and/or faculty and staff in public institutions of higher education for one of the following two purposes: (1) grants to individuals fund participation in high-quality professional development experiences, such as summer institutes, conferences, or action research; (2) grants to groups fund collegial study, including study groups, action research, lesson-plan development, or mentoring experiences for faculty or staff. All professional development must improve practice, curriculum, and student achievement. “One-shot” professional growth experiences, such as attending a national conference or engaging a professional speaker, are discouraged. Decisions regarding the content of the professional growth activities must be based upon an assessment of student work undertaken with colleagues and must be integrated into the institutional planning process. Grant funds may be used for fees, travel expenses, books, or other materials that enable applicants to learn subject matter, instructional approaches, and skills. Recipients are required to exercise professional leadership by sharing their new learning with their colleagues.
Eligibility: K–12 public school teachers; public-education support professionals; faculty and staff at higher public-education institutions.
Maximum Award: $2,000 for individuals and $5,000 for groups
Deadline: Feb. 1, 2016
https://www.borenawards.org/boren_scholarship/basics.html

Confucius China Studies Program Fellowships
The Confucius China Studies Program Fellowships offer generous funding to doctoral students focusing on China: 1) the Research PhD Fellowship, which ranges from six months to two years and provides funding to U.S.-based students who wish to pursue doctoral research in China; 2) the PhD in China Fellowship, which ranges from three to four years and provides funding to students holding master’s degrees who wish to pursue their PhD degrees in China. Students from a wide range of academic areas focusing on China are encouraged to apply.
Eligibility: Students currently enrolled in a master’s or PhD program with a focus on China.
Maximum Award: A award amount covers a living stipend, a research stipend, a travel allowance, and a pre-departure orientation.
Deadline: Feb. 15, 2016
http://www.iie.org/Programs/Confucius-China-Studies-Program

American Councils Overseas Combined Research and Language Training Program
Funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Program for Research and Training on Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union (Title VIII), the American Councils Combined Research and Language Training (CRLT) Program serves graduate students and scholars who, in addition to support for research in the independent states of the former Soviet Union, require supplemental language instruction. The synergistic nature of the research and language training aspects of the Combined Research and Language Training Program promises both more productive research and more efficient language acquisition. Applicants must conduct research and language study for a minimum of three months in the field to a maximum of nine months in the field. Participants must have attained at least an intermediate level of language proficiency to apply.
Eligibility: U.S. citizens who are scholars in the social sciences and humanities and have attained at least an intermediate level of proficiency in their proposed host-country language are eligible to apply to the program.
Maximum Award: $25,000
Deadline: Feb. 15, 2016
http://researchfellowships.americancouncils.org/crlt#Application

American Philosophical Association Phillips Fund Grants for Native American Research
The Phillips Fund of the American Philosophical Society provides grants for research in Native American linguistics, and ethnohistory and the history of studies of Native Americans, in the continental U.S. and Canada. Grants are not made for projects in archaeology, ethnography, or psycholinguistics or for the preparation of pedagogical materials. The committee distinguishes ethnohistory from contemporary ethnography as the study of cultures and culture change through time. The grants are intended for such costs as travel, tapes, films, and consultants’ fees but not for the purchase of books or permanent equipment or to pay income tax on the award.
Eligibility: The committee prefers to support the work of younger scholars who have received the doctorate. Applications are also accepted from graduate students for research on master’s theses or doctoral dissertations.
Maximum Award: $3,500
Deadline: Mar. 1, 2016
https://www.amphilsoc.org/grants/phillips

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for U.S.-citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies or credit-bearing, career-oriented internships abroad. Such international exchange is intended to better prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world. This congressionally funded program is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State and is administered by the Institute of International Education through its office in Houston, Texas.
Eligibility: All U.S.-citizen undergraduates, in good academic standing, who receive a Federal Pell Grant and are applying to or have been accepted to a study abroad program or internship for more than four weeks.
Maximum Award: $5,000, or $8,000 if Critical Need Language Award
Deadline: Mar. 1, 2016
http://www.iie.org/programs/gilman-scholarship-program

Ezra Jack Keats Mini-Grants
Ezra Jack Keats Mini-Grants give educators, whose efforts are often inadequately funded or recognized, an opportunity to design and implement a great program—whether a special activity outside the standard curriculum or one that helps meet its goals. In honor of Ezra’s 100th birthday, the Ezra Keats Foundation is calling for all Mini-Grant proposals submitted through March 2016 to have a Keats theme. Every program, from puppet shows to science projects, should be informed by one or more aspects of Keats’s books, life, and vision. If you receive a Mini-Grant and use it in the summer or fall, please submit your final report quickly. The organization is planning to feature the best EJK-themed programs during its year-long birthday party.
Eligibility: Public schools and libraries in the U.S., Puerto Rico, and Guam. Only public organizations are eligible.
Maximum Award: $500
Deadline: Mar. 31, 2016

Spanish Film Club Grant
Spanish Film Club (SFC), an initiative by PRAGDA, offers grants twice a year to help high schools and universities bring the very best in contemporary Spanish and Latin American cinema to campuses with the aim of introducing students to the language and cultures of these territories. The inventive model allows schools to select a minimum of five films from a catalogue to create a film festival on campus. A committee of experts in Ibero-American cinema has made an eclectic and diverse selection of films, representing 19 countries, featuring first-time filmmakers and established masters alike. All films feature English subtitles, and new films are added every year. Spanish Film Club also encourages the organization of virtual Q&As with filmmakers and provides all the necessary material for the festival’s promotion. The project’s ultimate goal is to introduce students and a generally broader audience to the cultures of Ibero-American countries and to create a stable exhibition platform forf the latest Spanish- and Portuguese-language cinema.
Eligibility: To be eligible for a grant (offered in the form of discounted screening fees), applicants must be affiliated with a college, university, or cultural organization with a nonprofit status.
Maximum Award: Discounted screening fees
Deadline: Apr. 1, 2016

American Philosophical Association Phillips Fund Grants for Native American Research
The Phillips Fund of the American Philosophical Society provides grants for research in Native American linguistics, and ethnohistory and the history of studies of Native Americans, in the continental U.S. and Canada. Grants are not made for projects in archaeology, ethnography, or psycholinguistics or for the preparation of pedagogical materials. The committee distinguishes ethnohistory from contemporary ethnography as the study of cultures and culture change through time. The grants are intended for such costs as travel, tapes, films, and consultants’ fees but not for the purchase of books or permanent equipment or to pay income tax on the award.
Eligibility: The committee prefers to support the work of younger scholars who have received the doctorate. Applications are also accepted from graduate students for research on master’s theses or doctoral dissertations.
Maximum Award: $3,500
Deadline: Mar. 1, 2016
https://www.amphilsoc.org/grants/phillips

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for U.S.-citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies or credit-bearing, career-oriented internships abroad. Such international exchange is intended to better prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world. This congressionally funded program is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State and is administered by the Institute of International Education through its office in Houston, Texas.
Eligibility: All U.S.-citizen undergraduates, in good academic standing, who receive a Federal Pell Grant and are applying to or have been accepted to a study abroad program or internship for more than four weeks.
Maximum Award: $5,000, or $8,000 if Critical Need Language Award
Deadline: Mar. 1, 2016
http://www.iie.org/programs/gilman-scholarship-program

Ezra Jack Keats Mini-Grants
Ezra Jack Keats Mini-Grants give educators, whose efforts are often inadequately funded or recognized, an opportunity to design and implement a great program—whether a special activity outside the standard curriculum or one that helps meet its goals. In honor of Ezra’s 100th birthday, the Ezra Keats Foundation is calling for all Mini-Grant proposals submitted through March 2016 to have a Keats theme. Every program, from puppet shows to science projects, should be informed by one or more aspects of Keats’s books, life, and vision. If you receive a Mini-Grant and use it in the summer or fall, please submit your final report quickly. The organization is planning to feature the best EJK-themed programs during its year-long birthday party.
Eligibility: Public schools and libraries in the U.S., Puerto Rico, and Guam. Only public organizations are eligible.
Maximum Award: $500
Deadline: Mar. 31, 2016

Ezra Jack Keats Mini-Grants

The American Youth Leadership Program
The American Youth Leadership Program offers opportunities for American high school students and educators to travel abroad on a three- to four-week-long exchange program to gain firsthand knowledge of foreign cultures and to collaborate on solving global issues. Academic and experiential educational exchange programs focus on dialogue and debate, leadership development, and community service.
Eligibility: Open to students between the ages of 15 and 17. Additional eligibility requirements vary by host country.
Maximum Award: Full cost of program.
Deadline: Application deadlines vary by program.
http://exchanges.state.gov/us/program/youth-leadership-programs

Bridging Cultures at Community Colleges
Brief Summary
NEH Bridging Cultures at Community Colleges grants are intended to strengthen and enrich humanities education and scholarship at community colleges or in community-college systems. Grants are used to enhance the humanities content of existing programs, develop new programs, or lay the foundation for more extensive endeavors in the future.

Go Abroad China Chinese Program Scholarship
Each year, thousands of dollars in Go Abroad China scholarships will be given to Chinese program participants who submit application materials demonstrating high academic achievement and financial need. Please see scholarship details below.
Awards: One-year programs up to $2,000
Semester programs up to $800
Eligibility: Students in a GAC semester or one-year study programs in China are eligible for the scholarships.
Criteria: GAC scholarships will be awarded to students based on the following: cost of the program; financial need; quality of required personal statement and scholarship essay; academic record; and letter of recommendation, etc.
Deadline: All documents must be received at least two weeks before the appropriate program start date.
http://www.goabroadchina.org

The American Youth Leadership Program
The American Youth Leadership Program offers opportunities for American high school students and educators to travel abroad on a three- to four-week-long exchange program to gain firsthand knowledge of foreign cultures and to collaborate on solving global issues. Academic and experiential educational exchange programs focus on dialogue and debate, leadership development, and community service.
Eligibility: Open to students between the ages of 15 and 17. Additional eligibility requirements vary by host country.
Maximum Award: Full cost of program.
Deadline: Application deadlines vary by program. See website.http://exchanges.state.gov/us/program/youth-leadership-programs

The Gale/Library Media Connection TEAMS Award
The Gale/Library Media Connection TEAMS Award recognizes and encourages the critical collaboration between the teacher and media specialist to promote learning and increase student achievement. The awards are given every two years.
Maximum Award: $2,500 (U.S.) cash award; Gale products (approximate value $500 U.S.); a one-year subscription to Library Media Connection; and Educator’s Professional Bookshelf (approximate value $500 U.S.) from Linworth Publishing.
Eligibility: All K-12 public and private schools in the United States and Canada.
http://www.galeschools.com/TEAMS/

Barnes and Noble Grants
Barnes and Noble booksellers is considering requests for grants from nonprofit organizations that focus on art, literacy, or education (K-12). Applicants must have a plan for promoting the grants program with Barnes and Noble and must be willing to work with the local stores on in-store programming.
Maximum Award: Varies
Eligibility: Nonprofits that focus on art, literacy, or education (K-12)
http://www.barnesandnobleinc.com/our_company/sponsorship/Sponsorship_mai

Do Something Seed Grants
Do Something Seed Grants can be used towards project ideas and programs that are just getting started, or to jump-start programs and realize ideas for the first time. These grants can also be used towards projects that are already developed and sustainable, towards the next steps of the project and organization to help as the project expands.
Maximum Award: $500
Eligibility: U.S. or Canadian citizens aged 25 or under
http://www.dosomething.org/grants/faq

School for International Training Awards
Every year, School for International Training (SIT) awards approximately $750,000 in scholarships and grants to SIT Study Abroad students. More than 80% of students who complete the scholarship application process receive an SIT scholarship or grant. Students applying to summer and fall 2013 programs can begin submitting SIT scholarship materials after the January 15, 2013 opening date for applications. There is no separate SIT scholarship application to complete.
It is SIT’s goal to make study abroad opportunities affordable for a diverse group of students from colleges and universities across the U.S. Financial need is a primary consideration in the awarding process.
• SIT scholarships and grants are available for all terms of study: semester, summer, and academic year.
• Individual awards generally range from $500 to $5,000.
• SIT scholarships and grants are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
SIT’s Financial Assessment form must be submitted to your home institution’s financial aid office before your SIT program’s admissions deadline.
http://www.sit.edu/studyabroad/scholarships

TOEFL® Grants and Awards

Fulbright Student Program

National Science Foundation