Funding & Fellowships
Funding for the First Five Years of Study
The Department of Political Science extends offers of admission to approximately thirty applicants each year. Most successful applicants receive some type of University fellowship. The department uses criteria such as academic record and scholarly promise for making offers of admission, but need or United States citizenship are not factors. Currently the fellowship offers are tuition plus $21,000 annually in stipend and teaching salary. The fellowship also includes University student health insurance and two summer stipends in the amount of $3,000 each. With most fellowship offers, a portion of the stipend award comprises teaching service for the College in the third, fourth and/or fifth years. Fifteen to twenty students matriculate each year.
The federally funded work-study program for United States citizens and permanent residents assist students with money that does not have to be repaid. Program eligibility is determined by various criteria established by the government and overseen by the University's Work-Study Office. In general practice, an eligible student is from a family of modest means, or is "independent," which is defined as not being claimed as an exemption on their parents' federal income tax return.
From your perspective, there are probably two reasons for participating in work-study:
- To earn a salary between October and June of the academic year.
- To work with faculty in Political Science or in other departments with whom you share a common research interest.
If you think you would like to participate in the work-study program, complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Next, complete a University Application for Student Loans and Federal Work-Study. These forms are required in early spring term. (There is a separate application if you are interested in working over the summer.) You can apply for work-study, without applying for federal student loans. The amount you may earn will then be determined by correlating the University work-study application with information from the FAFSA. Should you have in mind a particular professor for whom you would like to work, please discuss your interest with her or him.
Resident Heads for University Residence Halls
The University has divided its ten Collegiate residence halls into thirty-eight houses. Advanced graduate students can apply for Resident Head positions. Resident Heads live in their house, guide undergraduate students through the ups and downs of college life, manage house meetings and study breaks, as well as organize intramural sports and other house events. Resident Heads receive a free private apartment (for 12 months), board (for 9 months), student health insurance (for 12 months), and a modest salary. Look for announcements regarding new openings in January.
Some Major Sources of Outside Funding
Jacob K. Javits Fellowship
Supports doctoral studies in selected fields within the arts, humanities, and social sciences. The four-year renewable award includes tuition, fees, and a stipend. United States citizens or permanent residents who are fourth-year college students or who have not finished their first year of graduate studies are eligible. Contact the Office of Graduate Affairs (702-0871, Administration 225). Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships for Minorities
Approximately sixty predoctoral fellowships awarded in a national competition administered by the National Academies on behalf of the Ford Foundation.
Foreign Language Area Studies (Title VI) Fellowship
For students concentrating in modern foreign language and international or area studies. There are separate fellowships for the academic year (nine months for study at Chicago only) and for summer (at Chicago or other United States or international institutions). FLAS fellowships are contingent upon funding from the U.S. Department of Education. The nine-month award includes tuition, fees, and a stipend. The separate summer award includes tuition and may cover some travel expenses. Interested students should contact the appropriate area center (East Asian, East Europe, Latin America, Middle East, or South Asia), Dean of Students, 702-8414, Foster 107), or the Office of Graduate Affairs (702-0871, Administration 225). Forms can be downloaded at the Office of Graduate Affairs.
National Science Foundation
For graduate study leading to research-based master's or doctoral degrees in the fields of science, including the history of science, international relations, and the social sciences. The thirty-six month fellowships include tuition, fees, and a stipend. United States citizens or permanent residents in their fourth-year of college, first year of graduate school, recent college graduates, or students in joint B.A./M.A. programs are eligible. Contact the Office of Graduate Affairs (702-0871, Administration 225).
Soros Fellowship for New Americans
Provides for one-half tuition plus a maintenance grant for up to two years of graduate study in the United States. Fourth-year college students and persons up to age 30 in possession of a bachelor's degree who meet the foundation's definition of a new American are eligible. A new American is a permanent resident, a naturalized United States citizen, or the child of two parents who are both naturalized citizens.
Funding Sources for International Students
Nearly one quarter of our students come to study political science at Chicago from all over the world. The department considers international students for University fellowships as described above. Yet, as with domestic students, we cannot always extend fellowships to all our prospective students. At the time of applying to Chicago, you may wish to investigate whether your country will help support your doctoral studies abroad, such as Canada's Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), the Korea Foundation for Advanced Studies, or the Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (Conacyt) of México. Below are other sources of funding you may wish to explore.
Institute for International Education / Fulbright
The "Study America" program is for qualified students who are unable to afford graduate study in the United States without financial assistance. The IIE's Placement Unit advises over one thousand international students annually on appropriate college and university programs, arranges admissions, and seeks funding on behalf of students from both university and non-university sources.
International House Fellowship Program
International students accepted for graduate study and who decide to live at the University's International House may qualify for residential fellowships to help defray the cost of housing. The selection of fellows is based on need, merit, and leadership.
The Rotary Club Foundation
Since 1947, Ambassadorial Scholarships have helped more than thirty-thousand men and women from one-hundred nations to study abroad under its auspices. Today, it is the world's largest privately funded international scholarships program.
Funding for Presenting Conference Papers
Departmental Conference Grants
Political Science graduate students are eligible to receive up to $400 in reimbursement for expenses related to presenting at a conference. To process the reimbursement, the student is required to submit to the department a copy of the conference publication listing the student's name, original receipts, and the Student Certification for Business Related Travel Reimbursement form. Students may request funding for one conference over the course of their graduate career.
This award supports doctoral students presenting at professional academic conferences. It can also be used to facilitate short term travel outside the contiguous United States for dissertation research, or in support of Treks through Career Advancement. The maximum amount given for domestic travel is $500, the maximum amount given for overseas travel (conference participation or dissertation research) is $750.
APSA provides travel grants to assist some members in attending the Annual Meeting. U.S. graduate students, international graduate students studying in the U.S., unemployed APSA members, and international scholars are encouraged to apply. Priority will be given to first-time applicants, presenters at the Annual Meeting, or those who have not received a recent travel grant.
Specialized "Short Term" Pre-Dissertation Opportunities
Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS-Title VI):
FLAS fellowships are for summer language student at Chicago or other U.S. or international institutions. FLAS fellowships are contingent upon funding from the U.S. Department of Education. The summer award includes tuition and may cover some travel expenses. Interested students should contact the appropriate area center (East Asian, East Europe, Latin America, Middle East, or South Asia), Dean of Students Patrick Hall (702-8414, Foster 107), or the Office of Graduate Affairs (702-0871, Administration 225). Forms can be downloaded at the Office of Graduate Affairs. The deadline for both summer and nine-month fellowships is usually mid-May.
ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research
The Summer Program provides a comprehensive, integrated program of studies in research design, statistics, data analysis, and social science methodology. Its instructional environment stresses integration of methods of quantitative analysis within a broader context of substantive social research. Instruction is reinforced by hands-on data-analysis utilizing high-end, networked microcomputers. Because of the range of methodological instruction, the opportunity for intensive study, and the quality of instruction and supporting facilities, the Summer Program has become internationally recognized as a preeminent forum for basic and advanced training in the methodologies and technologies of social science research and instruction. Apply in the spring quarter.
The Consortium on Qualitative Research Methods (CQRM) seeks to enable students to create and critique methodologically sophisticated qualitative research designs, including case studies, tests of necessity or sufficiency, and narrative or interpretive work. It will explore the techniques, uses, strengths, and limitations of these methods, while emphasizing their relationships with alternative approaches. Topics include research design, concept formation, methods of structured and focused comparisons of cases, typological theory, case selection, process tracing, comparative historical analysis, congruence testing, path dependency, interpretivism, counterfactual analysis, interview and field research (including archival) techniques, necessary and sufficient conditions, fuzzy set methods, and philosophy of science issues relevant to qualitative research. Attendees will receive constructive feedback on their own qualitative research designs, and the course will also include master class discussions led by the authors of well known works which employ qualitative methods. Examples will be drawn from exemplary research in international relations, comparative politics, and American politics. The Department sends three students every year. Apply in October.
Summer Workshop on Analysis of Military Operations and Strategy (SWAMOS)
SWAMOS familiarizes the next generation of scholars with military policy issues by providing a grasp of terms of reference, techniques of analysis, and illustrative cases. The workshop also aims to foster a network of academics with competence to evaluate military policy choices, support policy-relevant academic research and teaching on strategy, and maintain expertise and resources for informed judgment on military issues within the civilian community. Applicants should be advanced graduate students with some general background in security studies (such as international relations courses) but who have not developed special expertise in military matters. Intent to make a career in strategic studies is NOT a requirement, but willingness to offer courses that include the subject is desired. Participants will not receive a stipend but will receive all travel and living expenses, and are housed and fed on the Cornell campus. Successful applicants must prepare with advance reading and devote their full time to the workshop during its three-week term. The application deadline is March 1.
This award supports doctoral students presenting at professional academic conferences. It can also be used to facilitate short term travel outside the contiguous United States for dissertation research, or in support of Treks through Career Advancement. The maximum amount given for domestic travel is $500, the maximum amount given for overseas travel (conference participation or dissertation research) is $750.University Funding for Pre-Dissertation and Dissertation Research
This section addresses fellowships administered directly by the Department of Political Science or the Social Sciences Division. Please continue to watch for e-mails regarding these and other fellowship announcements. You may also wish to check the websites for the University's area centers which often provide funding for dissertation research and writing, such as the Center for Gender Studies, the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture, East Asian and Latin American Studies, Cinema and Media Studies, and the French and British Centers. Many competitions are straight-forward, but others, especially write-up grants, have strict eligibility requirements or complex procedures.
Hannah Holborn Gray Advanced Fellowships in the Humanities and Humanistic Social Sciences
The Hannah Holborn Gray Advanced Fellowships in the Humanities and Humanistic Social Sciences will support our very best graduate students in the second half of their graduate program at the University. The Humanities and Social Sciences Divisions will each award one fellowship to a student after their third year of study. Each department may nominate one student, and each division will assess its nominated students and will select its fellowship recipient. The term of the fellowship will be for three years, pending satisfactory progress. ABD status by the end of the fourth year of study, an annual progress report, and a schedule for completion of the degree is required. The fellowship provides full tuition, a stipend of $20,000 per year, and an additional allocation to cover required fees and University student health insurance on the Basic Plan. Gray Fellows may also undertake a reasonable number of teaching assignments during the tenure of the fellowship. Other employment, either at the University or off-campus, is not permitted.
The Gray Fellowship supports students in both the penultimate and final phases of graduate study, beginning with the development of the dissertation proposal through the time of write-up and final completion of the dissertation. As with divisional dissertation-year fellowships (e.g., Mellon), students holding Gray Fellowships are not eligible for subsequent funding through the University.
Political Science can nominate one student. Basic criteria include successful completion of all coursework and prelim exams by the end of the third year-that is, no later than June 15. An approved proposal is obviously not required, but the applications call for a general essay (eight to ten pages) on the topic area proposed for the dissertation. A letter of recommendation from a faculty member familiar with your work is required.
The deadline is around mid-April.
Chicago Center for Contemporary Theory (3CT)
The Center will award research grants ($1,500-$2,000) to Ph.D. students working on dissertations in the social sciences or humanities. Students whose research addresses questions that might contribute to our understanding of social processes and political practices in the contemporary world are encouraged to apply. The application deadline is early March.
Dissertation Teaching and Research Fellowship
Open to students selected to lecture in a Social Sciences Core or Civilization course in the coming academic year. The stipend support releases the student from other teaching; therefore fellows may not hold other lectureships during the year. The amount of the award is $12,000 (includes a one quarter lecturer's salary plus two quarters stipend), and Advanced Residency tuition for three quarters. Eligibility: (1) Advanced to candidacy by July 3rd before the fellowship year; (2) be in advanced residency, i.e., completed University fellowship aid, during the fellowship year; and (3), be in the 8th year of study, or less, during the fellowship year. The department considers all eligible students. The Division announces the awards in late June/early July. The Political Science Prize Committee nominates one or two students to the Dean of Students.
Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Foundation Fellowship
To support students with outstanding character and ability who hold promise for achievement and distinction in their chosen fields of study. The amount of award is an $18,000 stipend and a tuition waiver; renewable for up to three years. The Humanities and Social Sciences Divisions select up to three to represent the University. The deadline is mid-November. The application includes (1) A five-page application; (2) letters of recommendation from two faculty members; (3) a two- to three-page statement describing your program of study and professional goals; (4) federal income tax returns for the prior two year of the student and spouse; (5) curriculum vitæ. The Political Science Prize Committee recommends one student for nomination. Contact: Associate Dean Kelly Pollock (773-795-3238, Foster 107).
Dwight D. Eisenhower/Clifford Roberts Graduate Fellowship
To support study and education dealing with the role of government in a free society, the relationship between international and domestic issues, and improved understanding of world affairs. Applicants need to be advanced to candidacy (ABD) and United States citizens or permanent U.S. residents. The amount of the award is a $10,000 stipend and a tuition waiver. The Social Science Division selects two nominees. The deadline is mid-January. The application includes (1) University application form; (2) statement describing the nature and the scope of the dissertation, including timetable for its completion; (3) 10- to 15-page writing sample, preferable on a topic related to the dissertation; (4) a 1,000-word statement of your career aspirations; (5) two letters of recommendation, with one written by the dissertation advisor; (6) curriculum vitæ. The Political Science Prize Committee recommends one student for nomination. Contact: Associate Dean Kelly Pollock (773-795-3238, Foster 107).
William Rainey Harper Dissertation Fellowship
For students who have demonstrated academic excellence and unusual promise, the Harper is one of the highest honors awarded students at the University. Students entering their last twelve to eighteen months of dissertation work are eligible. The award includes a stipend for up to $18,000, a tuition waiver, fees, and health insurance. The deadline is early March. The application includes: (1) An application form; (2) copy of the dissertation proposal, prospectus, or an abstract; (3) a one-page quarter-by-quarter timetable, signed by both the nominee and the dissertation director, indicating for the next twelve to eighteen months the expected stages of completion of the Ph.D.; (4) two to four letters of recommendation; (5) copies of all completed dissertation chapters; and (6) copies of any other original work. Harper Fellows may not hold another significant financial award concurrently nor may they work, including teaching, during the tenure of their fellowship. The Political Science Prize Committee nominates one student. Contact: Office of Graduate Affairs (702-7818, Admin 229).
Mellon Dissertation Fellowship
For students who have demonstrated academic excellence and unusual promise. The award includes a $18,000 stipend, a tuition waiver, fees, and health insurance. The deadline is late March. Eligibility: Students in their 6th-year, or less, of graduate study in the fellowship year. Please contact Kathy Anderson before applying if in doubt about your eligibility. The application includes: (1) An application form; (2) copy of the dissertation proposal, its approval status; (3) a table of contents and current completion status of each chapter, (4) at least one completed chapter; (5) a curriculum vitæ; (6) at least two letters of recommendation; and (7) a current University of Chicago transcript, provided by the Dean of Students. This is a twelve-month fellowship. Preference is given to students most likely to complete the dissertation during this period. To encourage completion, fellows cannot engage in any remunerative activity, such as teaching, either on or off campus, while holding this award. The Political Science Prize Committee may nominate two or three students. Contact: Associate Dean Kelly Pollock (773-795-3238, Foster 107).
Benjamin Bloom Dissertation Fellowship
A Divisional fellowship for a dissertation which considers education, formal schooling, or informal education, broadly construed. Applicants will be considered based upon the appropriateness of the dissertation topic to the fellowship's intent, an outstanding graduate record, and the prospect of completing the dissertation by the end of the fellowship tenure. The award includes a $15,000 stipend, a tuition waiver, fees, and health insurance. The deadline is early March. The application includes: (1) An application form; (2) a letter of recommendation from the dissertation director which addresses the expected completion date; (3) an applicant statement of no more than 4 pages, which discusses the dissertation project, including organization and methodology; (4) a status report and timetable for the completion of the dissertation; and (5) a current University of Chicago transcript. The Political Science Prize Committee may nominate one student. Contact: Associate Dean Kelly Pollock (773-795-3238, Foster 107).
Markovitz Dissertation Fellowship
A Divisional fellowship for a dissertation which considers some aspect of the connection between social and economic behavior. Ph.D. candidates in any of the Social Sciences programs are eligible; there is an inclination to share the fellowship over years across disciplines. The award includes a $18,000 stipend, plus a tuition waiver. The deadline is early March. The application includes: (1) An application form; (2) a letter of recommendation from the dissertation director which includes an assessment of progress to date; (3) an applicant statement of 1-3 pages, which describe the dissertation project and its relevance to the purposes of the fellowship; (4) a status report and timetable for the completion of the dissertation should be attached; and (5) a current University of Chicago transcript. Fellows may not hold another significant financial award concurrently nor may they work, including teaching, during the tenure of their fellowship. The Political Science Prize Committee nominates one student. Contact: Associate Dean Kelly Pollock (773-795-3238, Foster 107).
NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant
The Political Science Program supports scientific research that advances knowledge and understanding of citizenship, government, and politics. Research proposals are expected to be theoretically motivated, conceptually precise, methodologically rigorous, and empirically oriented. Substantive areas include, but are not limited to, American government and politics, comparative government and politics, international relations, political behavior, political economy, and political institutions. In recent years, program awards have supported research projects on bargaining processes; campaigns and elections, electoral choice, and electoral systems; citizen support in emerging and established democracies; democratization, political change, and regime transitions; domestic and international conflict; international political economy; party activism; political psychology and political tolerance. The Program also has supported research experiences for undergraduate students and infrastructural activities, including methodological innovations, in the discipline. Besides information on the Political Science Program, we invite you to also look at the Cross Disciplinary Activities homepage. Furthermore, for program specific guidelines on the Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant, please view the Doctoral Preparation Checklist. For further information, please contact Fione Dukes in the Division's Local Business Center.
Other Sources of Funding
The Office of Graduate Affairs maintains a fellowship kiosk and the Department sends out e-mails with information and announcements of other grants and fellowships.
American Institute for Magrib Studies Annual Grants Program: The AIMS program offers grants to US scholars interested in conducting research in any North African country, specifically Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Libya, or Mauritania. Graduate students currently enrolled in an MA or PhD program and faculty in all disciplines are eligible to apply. All applicants must be US citizens. Applicants must be members of AIMS at the time of application in order to be eligible. Deadline: February. For membership and grant information contact: AIMS Executive Director, Kerry Adams (email@example.com; AIMSNorthAfrica.org). Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University: The Center offers both pre¬doctoral and advanced research fellowships for one year, with a possibility for renewal. Applications for research fellowships are welcome from recent recipients of the Ph.D. or equivalent degree, university faculty members, and employees of government, military, international, humanitarian, and private research institutions who have appropriate professional experience. Applicants for pre¬doctoral fellowships must have passed general examinations prior to appointment. BCSIA seeks applications from political scientists, lawyers, economists, those in the natural sciences, and others of diverse disciplinary backgrounds. BCSIA also encourages applications from women, minorities, and citizens of all countries.
Center for East Asian Studies: Offers grants for language study, travel, and dissertation research; area center for the Foreign Language Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.
Center for Gender Studies: Research grants for archival research; photocopying of research material, purchase of equipment, and similar research expenses; year-long dissertation fellowships.
Center for Latin American Studies: Sponsors the Foreign Language Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships in Portuguese and Native American languages and summer field research grants.
Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture: Sponsors research and travel grants for the study of race and ethnicity.
Center for the Study of Democratic Politics, Princeton University: The Center supports empirical research on democratic political processes and institutions, primarily but not exclusively in the contemporary American setting, with a particular focus on the relationship between democratic theory and democratic practice. Applications are welcome from political scientists and scholars in related social science disciplines at any career stage from "all but dissertation" to senior faculty.
Chateaubriand Scholarship: For American doctoral candidates to conduct research in France.
DAAD: For research in Germany for one academic year. Fourth-year college students and graduate students who are United States citizens or permanent residents who have good command of German are eligible to apply. Preference is given to applicants under age 33. A letter should be added to your IIE-Fulbright application indicating that you wish to be considered for this fellowship. Interested students should contact the Office of International Affairs (702-7752, International House, room 291).
Diversifying Higher Education Faculty in Illinois: Applicants in all academic disciplines are eligible to apply. Applicants must be pursuing a doctorate or master's degree. Applicants must plan on pursuing a career in teaching or administration at an Illinois post-secondary institution or Illinois higher education governing board.
Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowships for Minorities: Dissertation write-up fellowships awarded in a national competition administered by the National Academies on behalf of the Ford Foundation.
France Chicago Center: Fellowships for language study in France, research travel grants, and scholarly exchange fellowships. Forms can be downloaded at the Center's web site. Interested students should contact the Center (702-3662, Harper Memorial West Tower 401).
Fulbright-Hays: For one year of research abroad, includes tuition, fees, travel expenses, and a stipend. Open to graduate students who will be admitted to candidacy before the fellowship year and who are United States citizens. Interested students should attend the Fulbright information session held during spring quarter and the University deadline is early October. An on-campus interview is required; for details on applying, applicants should contact the Office of Graduate Affairs (702-0871, Administration 225).
Council for European Studies: A limited number of pre-dissertation and doctoral fellowships for graduate students.
The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation Dissertation Fellowships. The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation (HFG) welcomes proposals from any of the natural and social sciences and the humanities that promise to increase understanding of the causes, manifestations, and control of violence, aggression, and dominance. Highest priority is given to research that can increase understanding and amelioration of urgent problems of violence, aggression, and dominance in the modern world.
Deadline: February 1.
Horton-Hallowell Fellowship: For graduate study in any field, preferably in the last two years of candidacy for the Ph.D. degree, or its equivalent, or for private research of equivalent standard. Award: up to $10,000. Must be a graduate of Wellesley College.
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation: For one year to conduct research. Travel expenses, language instruction, and other requirements of the program are covered by the scholarship. Candidates must have a bachelor's degree, be a United States citizen, and be under thirty-five years old.
Institute for Humane Studies: The Institute for Humane Studies awards scholarships up to $12,000 for undergraduate or graduate study in the United States or abroad. Last year IHS awarded 120 scholarships to outstanding undergraduate, graduate, law, and professional students who are exploring the principles, practices, and institutions necessary to a free society through their academic work. Deadline: December 31.
Institute for International Education (IIE) Fulbright: These grants generally provide round-trip transportation; book and research allowances; maintenance for the academic year, based on living costs in the host country; supplemental health and accident insurance. The University deadline is early October, and an on-campus interview is required. Interested students should contact the Office of International Affairs (702-7752, International House, room 291).
Lesbian and Gay Studies Project: Offers two James C. Hormel Dissertation Fellowships in Lesbian and Gay Studies annually. The Hormel Fellowhips provide substantial financial support for full-time dissertation work. The LGSP also offers Vance Lancaster Graduate Research Grants to support students writing dissertations and master's theses in lesbian, gay, and queer studies. These grants provide support for travel to research sites, photocopying of research material, purchase of equipment, and similar research expenses. In recent years the Project has awarded research grants to students in history, English, anthropology, political science, religious studies, and human development. They have enabled students to conduct research in Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Mexico, Japan, South Africa, Britain, and throughout the United States.
Georges Lurcy Charitable Trust: One fellowship for doctoral dissertation research in France. A nomination is made after interviews by a campus selection committee. A letter should be added to your IIE-Fulbright application indicating that you wish to be considered for this fellowship. Interested students should contact the Office of International Affairs (702-7752, International House, room 291).
Nicholson Center for British Studies: Offers short and long-term fellowships for students needing to research in archives in the British Isles, regardless of field of study.
John M. Olin Institute for Strategic Studies, Harvard University: Designed to promote basic research in the broad area of security and strategic affairs. Of particular interest is research into the causes and conduct of war, military strategy and history, defense policy and institutions, and the ways in which the United States and other societies can provide for their security in a dangerous world. Outstanding scholars in security affairs from the United States and elsewhere are eligible to apply for John M. Olin Fellowships. In awarding fellowships, preference is given to: (a) graduate students who have made progress on their dissertations and are likely to complete them during their fellowship; and (b) recent Ph.D. recipients. Deadline: January.
Social Science Research Council: Predissertation, dissertation, postdoctoral fellowships, including the International Predissertation, the International Dissertation Field Research, Sexuality Research, and the Berlin Program.
Woodrow Wilson Foundation: The Foundation's various grants for graduate and post-doctoral studies include the Mellon Fellowship in Humanistic Studies ("First-Year Mellon") and Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship.