African Dissertation Internship Awards

Contact: Talat Shaw, AWLAE Program
Winrock International, 1611 North Kent Street, Suite 600
Arlington, VA 22209, USA, Tel: 1-703-5250-9430

Rockefeller Foundation


Doctoral students from Sub-Saharan Africa are invited to apply to the Rockefeller Foundation for dissertation research support. The program enables PhD students enrolled in US and Canadian universities to return to Africa for extensive field research in areas relevant to agriculture, health, life sciences, population, environment and education.

African Women Leaders in Agriculture and the Environment

The African Women Leaders in Agriculture and the Environment, AWLAE, has a program consisting of 14 masters fellowships for Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon and Togo. Moreover, in association with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, is offering MS or PhD Leadership Fellowships in agriculture-related sciences to ten outstanding West African women Fellows enroll in an African university to pursue further course work and leadership training abroad and carry out research at IITA.

Contact: Talat Shaw, AWLAE Program
Winrock International, 1611 North Kent Street, Suite 600
Arlington, VA 22209, USA, Tel: 1-703-5250-9430

Association of African Universities


AAU offers 16 fellowships supporting research reporting and writing of peer-reviewed articles. The programme University Science, Humanities & Engineering Partnerships in Africa, USHEPiA, provides fellowship opportunities to build African research in science, engineering and humanities. The programme focuses on developing capacity of young academics to publish peer-reviewed research, to receive international recognition and to apply research to socio-economic development of Africa.

Applications are invited from the following countries only: Angola, Botswana, DRC, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

American Association of University Women Educational Foundation


The AAUW Educational Foundation supports aspiring scholars around the globe, teachers and activists in local communities, women at critical stages of their careers, and those pursuing professions where women are underrepresented. International Fellowships are awarded for full-time study or research to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Both graduate and postgraduate study at accredited institutions are supported.

Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences
Stanford, CA, USA


The Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) in Stanford, California, USA, invites applications for its 2008-09 residential fellowships.

This sabbatical fellowship provides an opportunity for faculty to pursue priority research and expand their horizons while engaging in a diverse, interdisciplinary intellectual community. The Center considers applications from scholars in a wide range of disciplines and interdisciplinary areas in the social and behavioral sciences, and humanities.

The Center offers a supportive, stimulating, and peaceful environment in which to work. A CASBS fellowship award is considered a career milestone for any scholar, and most recipients report that the year had a transformative effect on later work.

Environmental Research and Education Foundation


The Environmental Research and Education Foundation annually offers funding through the Francois Fiessinger Scholarship Fund to support the work of outstanding students pursuing environmental research at the doctoral level. Applications will be considered from full-time PhD students who have a clearly demonstrated interest in environmental research. Applications are available at the foundation's Web site or by contacting the foundation's offices.

Foundation for Urban and Regional Studies, University of Essex, UK
Studentships, Research Grants, International Essay Competition


The Foundation for Urban and Regional Studies promotes social science research and scholarship in urban and regional studies through the award of research studentships, research grants and an essay competition.

Institute of International Education


Institute of International Education. Scholar Rescue Fund Fellowships

International Federation of University Women, Geneva, Switzerland


Dorothy Lee Grants

This competition is held in even-numbered years to award grants that assist women graduates from countries with low per capita income, or they may be given to other women graduates who wish to work as experts in these countries or whose research is of value to such countries.

International Peace Scholarship Fund

It provides grants in aid to women graduate students from foreign countries for study in the U.S. or Canada. Applicants must be qualified for admission to full-time graduate study and must promise to return to their countries to pursue professional careers.
Contact: International Peace Scholarship Fund, PEO Executive Office,
3700 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50312-2899, USA Fax: 1-515-255-382

Migration and Ethnic Relations
Marie-Curie Grants for young researchers


The Berlin Institute for Comparative Social Research is currently organising in cooperation with European Research Forum on Migration and Ethnic Relations (EuroFor) a series of twelve scientific conferences regarding the topic of migration policies and management within the next four years (2004 B 2007). This project is partly funded by the DG Research of the European Commission.

All twelve conferences will concentrate on current and future political challenges resulting from international migration processes. They seek to provide a platform for debates on new and innovative research as well as policies regarding the management of migration. A further major aim of the conferences will be to develop the participants' research methods through the provision of training. Importance will be placed on the realisation of actual political practice and government strategies from research results. Academics and experts from across Europe will be asked to lend their

perspective on current migration processes. There will be a special focus on early stage researchers at the conferences, who will be given the opportunity to present their research results alongside their more established peers.

There are 25 Marie-Curie Grants available for each conference, which covers travel and living allowances. Eligible are young researchers holding a degree that provides the access to a doctoral programme; currently writing doctoral dissertations or involved in post-doctorate programmes.

Population Council


The Population Council is an international, nonprofit organization that conducts research on three fronts: biomedical, social science, and public health. It offers a few residential post-doctoral fellowships to persons who wish to pursue advanced training and research in population studies under the mentorship of a member of its research staff.

Racial/Ethnic Minority Graduate Scholarship


The Society for the Study of Social Problems, SSSP

Research on generosity in the human and social sciences


Funded by University of Notre Dame and John Templeton Foundation
Submission: April 1, 2009

Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, Inc.


The Wenner-Gren Foundation pursues its two major goals-advancing basic research in anthropology and building an international community of anthropologists-through several funding programs. Grants are available for basic research in all branches of anthropology.

World Society Foundation


The World Society Foundation is designed to encourage and support research on world society-its structure, historical development, and current transformation. Research proposals eligible for grants should focus on the various processes of social integration within world-wide systems (world culture, world economy, world politics and intergovernmental systems). These processes and their consequences may be studied from different levels of analysis, focusing on units such as individuals, sub-national regions, nations, transnational social networks etc.