Dissertation Funding Opportunities

TDSS has aggregated the following dissertation funding opportunities for your convenience. This is by no means an exhaustive list and you are encouraged to seek other opportunities for funding, but this list can get you started. The Graduate School maintains a larger list of opportunities, broken down by deadline, on its Nationally Competitive Graduate Fellowships page. Beginning in Fall 2014, we will offer workshops on finding external funding opportunities for the dissertation data collection and analysis and writing phases.

Biological Sciences

Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants in the Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO DDIG, administered by NSF)
UNCF Merck Graduate Science Research Dissertation Fellowships for African American PhD candidates in the sciences or engineering
SHPE Foundation Dissertation Scholarship for Hispanic STEM students

Engineering

UNCF Merck Graduate Science Research Dissertation Fellowship for African American PhD candidates in the sciences or engineering
SHPE Foundation Dissertation Scholarship for Hispanic STEM students

Social Sciences

International Dissertation Research Fellowship (administered by SSRC)
Environmental Public Policy and Conflict Resolution Dissertation Fellowship from the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation
Joseph L. Fisher Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships for dissertations on environmental policy issues (administered by Resources for the Future)

Humanities

Women's Studies Dissertation Fellowships from the Woodrow Wilson Foundation
International Dissertation Research Fellowship (administered by SSRC)
Environmental Public Policy and Conflict Resolution Dissertation Fellowship from the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation

Education

American Educational Research Association Dissertation Grants
Spencer Dissertation Fellowships from the National Academy of Education

All Fields Eligible

N.C. State Graduate School Doctoral Dissertation Completion Grants, an intensive 6-month mentoring program for doctoral candidates
AAUW Dissertation Fellowships from the American Association of University Women
Jack Kent Cooke Dissertation Fellowship for high-potential, low-income students
Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowships