Fellowship Opportunities

American Association of University Women (AAUW)
AAUW offers several pre- and post-doctoral grants for research pertaining to women.

American Education Research Association
The AERA Grants Program offers dissertation grants for quantitative education policy and practice research using large-scale, nationally- representative data sets such as those sponsored by NCES and NSF. Studies must include US education but may be comparative.

Berkeley Institute for Study of Social Change (ISSC)

Center for Comparative Immigration Studies, UC San Diego
CCIS offers Visiting Research Fellowships at the pre- and post-doctoral level. These awards are to support advanced research and writing on any aspect of international migration and refugee flows, in any of the social sciences, history, law, and comparative literature. Due to funding constraints, fellows must be current or former UC affiliates.

Center for Latino Policy Research

Center for US-Mexico Studies, UCSD
Awards to visiting fellows support the write-up stage of research on any aspect of contemporary Mexico (except the visual and performance arts), Mexican history, and U.S.-Mexican relations. Comparative studies with a substantial Mexico component encouraged. Pre- and post-doctoral candidates may apply.

Dirksen Congressional Center
The research awards competition is open to individuals with a serious interest in studying Congress. Political scientists, historians, biographers, scholars of public administration or American studies, and journalists are among those eligible.

Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowship
Predoctoral fellowships will be awarded in a national competition administered by the National Research Council (NRC) of the National Academies on behalf of the Ford Foundation. The awards will be made to individuals who, in the judgment of the review panels, have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. These grants are especially targeted towards Alaska Natives (Eskimo or Aleut), Black/African Americans, Mexican Americans, Native American Indians, Native Pacific Islanders (Polynesian/Micronesian), and Puerto Ricans. Identical post-doctoral fellowships are also available.

The Harriman Institute, Columbia
Harriman funds fellows whose research has something to do with the former USSR They offer pre- and post-doctoral fellowships.

The Huntington Library, San Marino, CA
The Huntington is an independent research center with holdings in British and American history, literature, art history, and the history of science and medicine. They offer a number of pre- and post-doctoral fellowships for archival researchers. Currently one of their focus areas is the history of Los Angeles.

Institute of European Studies, UC Berkeley
The Institute keeps a running list of pre- and post-doctoral opportunities for scholars studying Europe.

MacArthur Foundation
Global Migration and Human Mobility
MacArthur will be providing a limited number of open grants in the following areas:
- Governance of global migration;
- Migration and development; and,
- Re-conceptualizing global human mobility

US program areas that could pertain to immigration research:
- Community change
- Education
- National and regional policy


National Science Foundation (NSF)
NSF offers dissertation improvement grants:
Funding for post-doctoral work:

National Institute of Health (NIH)
NIH funds pre- and post-doctoral research that concerns health in the United States. Minority health is one of their program areas.

Pacific Rim Research Program
The Pacific Rim Research Program is a multicampus program established to encourage Pacific Rim research on the ten University of California campuses. It sponsors a competitive grants program that provides funds for University of California faculty and graduate students who do research on Pacific Rim topics in a variety of disciplines.

Social Science Research Council
The SSRC sponsors fellowship and grant programs on a wide range of topics, and across many different career stages. Most support goes to dissertation and postdoctoral fellowships. Current opportunities include the Abe Fellowship (US-Japan relations), Institute for Islam and Muslims in America, and Korean migration and development. http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/ In partnership with the American Council on Learned Societies and the Mellon Foundation, SSRC offers international dissertation fellowships for overseas fieldwork.

SSRC and the Mellon Foundation also offer dissertation grants that target minority scholars (African Americans, Latina/os and Native Americans): http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/mellon/

Spencer Foundation
Spencerís dissertation fellowship program supports individuals whose dissertations show potential for bringing fresh and constructive perspectives to the history, theory, or practice of formal or informal education anywhere in the world.

Sussex Centre for Migration Research, University of Sussex
Each year, the Sussex Centre for Migration Research offers a number of Visiting Research Fellowships to scholars who wish to develop their research through a period of writing or library work at Sussex. It is also possible to gain a Visiting Fellowship to conduct collaborative research with Sussex faculty. Visiting Fellows who are undertaking practical work in the migration field, and wish to take a break from this work to investigate a subject area in more depth are especially welcome. They welcome pre- and post-doctoral scholars, but the terms are a bit sketchy. Email them if interested.

UC Linguistic Minority Research Institute (LMRI), UC Santa Barbara
Dissertation grant, $15,000 - larger grants for faculty.

UC All Campus Consortium On Research for Diversity (ACCORD)
Dissertation fellowship, $20,000 - larger grants for faculty. For UC LMRI, studying immigration isn't necessarily enough- they are more interested in language and education issues. For UC ACCORD the emphasis is on equitable schooling conditions which result in higher college attendance for underrepresented groups.

US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
HUDís Doctoral Dissertation Research Grant program is intended to stimulate policy-relevant urban research by encouraging doctoral candidates to pursue research topics in community, housing, and urban development. http://www.hud.gov/progdesc/ddrg.cfm Doctoral ($25,000) and early doctoral grant ($15,000). Applications due in late spring of each year.

Immigration Workshop - Berkeley, CA 94720