This is a non-comprehensive list of funding research sources. They are divided into Conference Funding, Internal (UIC), and External (Searchable Databases, Grants and Awards) sources.
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- Be sure to read the Graduate Fellowship Policies:
- Also: https://grad.uic.edu/graduate-funding-overview
- Many Graduate College (GC) funding mechanisms require either a pro forma or a selective nomination from the department. You may not apply directly; however, you are encouraged to visit the complete list here. Their deadlines are resumed here. Communicate with the DGS well ahead of a deadline.
Graduate College Diversifying Higher Education Faculty in Illinois
The mission of the Diversifying Higher Education Faculty in Illinois (DFI) Fellowship Program is to increase the number of minority full-time tenure track faculty and staff at colleges and universities in Illinois.
Graduate College Award for Graduate Research
The UIC Graduate College’s Award for Graduate Research is between $1,000 and $3,000. It is good for travel, a summer stipend, and more.
Office of Global Engagement
The Office of Global Engagement offers multiple scholarships, including the Chicago Consular Core, Office of International Services, and Fulbright.
LAS Alumni Association Merit Award
The LAS Alumni Association Merit Award was created in 1992 to recognize current undergraduate and graduate LAS students’ academic achievement and service to the university and the community. $2,000. Deadline: given more than once a year
Provost’s Graduate Research Award
The Provost’s Graduate Research Award (PGRA) provides students early in their studies to develop new research directions for their PhD dissertations or terminal degree thesis/capstone project and has been used by graduate programs as a way for students to practice writing research proposals. Funding is available for pilot grants (or preliminary research) to help students to develop stronger applications for funding from external sources.” Deadline: October. $5,000.
LAS Endowed Scholarship
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Endowed Scholarship is up to $400.
Provost’s Graduate Internship Award
The Provost’s Graduate Internship Award incentivizes graduate students to independently identify short (3-month) internship opportunities that might lead to employment following graduation. This internship program is limited to full-time students, in good academic standing, who are in a PhD or terminal master’s program. $5,000 over three months with the assumption of a 20-hour weekly obligation Deadline: Check website.
Robert Corley Memorial Scholarship
The Robert Corley Memorial Scholarship, which is available to LAS undergraduate and graduate students in the humanities or social sciences, honors the memory of Robert E. Corley, longtime associate dean for LAS Student Affairs and professor of sociology at UIC. Up to $1,000.
- Be sure to read the Graduate Fellowship Policies:
Funding sources outside the auspices of the university.
- Enormous database of information about federal grants and how to apply. https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/learn-grants.html
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NAEd/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship
The NAEd/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship is intended to support the writing of the dissertation during the last year(s) of doctoral work and cannot be used during the data collection phase of the dissertation. Applicants must have completed all pre-dissertation requirements by June 1.
Non-U.S. citizens are eligible to apply as long as they are a candidate for a doctoral degree at a graduate school in the United States.
It is expected that fellows will complete their doctoral studies by the end of the fellowship period or soon thereafter.
The tenure of the fellowship is not less than one academic year (nine months) and not more than two calendar years (24 months). In applying for the fellowship, applicants are asked to create a work plan that outlines the anticipated amount of time needed to finish the dissertation. The fellowship cannot start any earlier than June 1 and must be completed by May 31 of the following year.
The amount is $27,500.
Society for Text & Discourse
The Society for Text and Discourse has multiple awards including the Outstanding Student Paper Award, the Jason Albrecht Outstanding Young Scientist Award (for a paper based on dissertation) and the Tom Trabasso Young Investigator Award.
AERA Minority Dissertation Fellowship
The AERA Minority Dissertation Fellowship Program in Education Researchis open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents who are members of racial and ethnic groups historically underrepresented in higher education (e.g., African Americans, Alaskan Natives, American Indians, Asian Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, and Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islanders).
The dissertation study should focus on an education research topic such as high stakes testing; ethnic studies/curriculum; tracking; STEM development; measurement of achievement and opportunity gaps; English language learners; or bullying and restorative justice. Eligible graduate students … will be at the writing stage of their dissertation by the beginning of the fellowship. Applicants must work full-time on their dissertations and course requirements.
$19,000 Stipend, $1,000 in Travel Support to Attend the AERA Annual Meeting.
AERA Dissertation Grants
AERA Dissertation Grants in the amount of $25,000 are intended to support the student while analyzing data and writing the doctoral dissertation. It is a one-year, non-renewable award.
The dissertation research project must include the analysis of large-scale data.
Applicants may be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents enrolled in a doctoral program. Non-U.S. citizens enrolled in a doctoral program at an U.S. institution are also eligible to apply. Underrepresented racial and ethnic minority researchers as well as women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.
Dissertation Grantees may not accept concurrent grant or fellowship awards from another agency, foundation, institution or the like for the same dissertation project that is funded by the AERA Grants Program.
Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship
Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship includes one year of support at $25,000 to support the final year of writing and defense of the dissertation.
The award is open to all U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, and U.S. permanent residents (holders of a Permanent Resident Card), as well as individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program…, political asylees, and refugees, regardless of race, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation. It is open to individuals who have completed all departmental and institutional requirements for their degree, except for writing and defense of the dissertation. Individuals who have not earned a doctoral degree at any time, in any field.
National Science Foundation (NSF)
The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is open to U.S. citizens, national, or permanent residents who are enrolled full-time in a research-based graduate degree program in an eligible Field of Study in STEM or STEM. Amount: $37,000 for three years.
The Strong Research Fellowships
The Strong Research Fellowships invites researchers to use its wealth of resources on the history of play and playthings. Amount and deadlines vary.
Institute for Citizens & Scholars Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies
The Institute for Citizens & Scholars Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies encourages original and significant research about women that crosses disciplinary, regional, or cultural boundaries. Deadline is in October. Open to non-USA citizens.
American Fellowships Dissertation Fellowships (AAUW)
The American Fellowships Dissertation Fellowships (AAUW) Fellowship for Women Completing Their Dissertation. The fellowship must be used for the final year of writing the dissertation. Applicants must have completed all course work, passed all preliminary examinations, and received approval for their research proposals or plans by the preceding November. Students holding fellowships for writing a dissertation in the year prior to the AAUW fellowships year are not eligible. Open to applicants in all fields of study. Scholars engaged in science, technology, engineering, and math fields or researching gender issues are especially encouraged to apply.Must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
International Fellowships are awarded for full-time study or research in the United States to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Both graduate and postgraduate studies at accredited U.S. institutions are supported.