Awards, Grants, and Funding opportunities

In our summer 2020 needs analysis survey, many graduate students indicated wanting the GSC to provide resources relevant to their graduate careers. In response to this request, the newsletter will from now own feature resources related to the current issue's theme. In this section, you will find awards, grants, and funding opportunities targeting racially and ethnically diverse students or research projects on racial/social justice and diversity. Please note that for some of these opportunities, the application deadline for the current cycle may have passed. We are still including them here in case graduate students want to apply next year.  

AAAL Indigenous Language Scholarship Support Fund: "This fund will be used to provide support enabling indigenous scholars to present and participate in the [AAAL] conference. ... The funding is intended for scholars presenting on Indigenous languages who have very limited or no access to funding." You can view the 2020 and 2021 award recipients in this issue

AERA Minority Dissertation Fellowship in Education Research: "The Fellowship Program aims to provide support for doctoral dissertation research, to advance education research by outstanding minority graduate students, and to enhance these students competitiveness for academic appointments at major research universities."

American Indian Graduate Center Community Impact Research Scholarship: "This one-time research scholarship will be awarded to doctoral candidates that are in their current data collection or analysis phase whose work centers on issues of social and racial diversity and equity in Indian Country. These funds will support candidates in need of assistance with costs related to their data collection and data analysis processes."

Dynamic Language Infrastructure-Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants: "This program supports doctoral research focusing on building dynamic language infrastructure (DLI). Dynamic language infrastructure includes the documentation and preservations of languages in ways that articulate or advance linguistic theory, as well as the use of digitization techniques and novel computational methods that support and advance the study of language." 


Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs (Predoctoral and Dissertation): "Through its program of fellowships, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students."


Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) Scholarship: "The HSF Scholarship is designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a university degree. Scholarships are available, on a competitive basis, to: high school seniors, undergraduate students (all years), community college students transferring to four year universities, and graduate students" (all fields accepted).

Innovation in Language Program Direction Award: This award aims "to recognize outstanding examples of curricular and pedagogical innovation in the field of foreign/second language education within institutions of higher education."

Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans: This program "honors the contributions of immigrants and children of immigrants to the United States." Every year this program contributes to "the graduate education of 30 New Americans—immigrants and children of immigrants— who are poised to make significant contributions to U.S. society, culture or their academic field."

Phillips Fund for Native American Research: "The Phillips Fund of the American Philosophical Society provides grants for research in Native American linguistics, ethnohistory, and the history of studies of Native Americans, in the continental United States and Canada. [...] Applications are also accepted from graduate students for research on master’s theses or doctoral dissertations."


Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) Doctoral Scholars Program Fellowship (Dissertation Award): "The goal of the Doctoral Scholars Program is to increase the number of minority students who earn doctorates and choose to become faculty at colleges and universities." You must be enrolled in a participating institution in a participating state listed on the website.

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