This is a listing of various funding opportunities I’ve come across over the years for social science research. I’ve listed them here for fellow graduate students in search of money. It goes without saying that I don’t run any of programs.

Year-round fellowships are those that typically cover a portion of your tuition and stipend for a set number of years, residency fellowships are those that require you to be in-residence at the respective university/center (typically during the summer), and dissertation fellowships are for those finishing up the PhD.

Year-round Fellowships:

Ford Foundation Fellowship 

Soros Fellowship for New Americans 

UC-MEXUS Fellowship

Mercatus Center Fellowships

Bastiat, Smith, Dissertation

IHS Humane Studies Fellowship 

Switzer Environmental Fellowship

Residency Fellowships:

Property & Environment Research Center Graduate Fellowship

Resources for the Future Summer Graduate Internship 

East-West Center Student Affiliate Program

University of Hawaii, Manoa

Center for Poverty Research Visiting Graduate Scholar

University of California, Davis

Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies

Elizabethtown College, PA

Mormon Studies Fellowship

University of Utah

Knauss Sea Grant Fellowship 

Dissertation Fellowships:

Upjohn Institute for Employment Research

Haynes Lindley Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

Josephine de Karman Fellowship

UC-Connect Dissertation Grant 

Joseph L. Fisher Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships 

Resources for the Future

Horowitz Foundation Grant 

Dirksen Congressional Center Grant

Other Scholarships & Grants:


Short-Term Research Training, Small Grants, Dissertation Grant

UCLA Institute for Research on Labor & Employment

UCSD Center for Comparative Immigration Studies (CCIS)

Residency Fellowship, Guest Scholar, Post Doc & more

UCR Center for Ideas & Society

Charles Koch Foundation 

Gerald Ford Presidential Foundation

Dissertation Fellowship, Travel Grants

Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

Research, Dissertation Fellowships

CCC Prize for Research on Women and Politics 

Iowa State University – Center for Women and Politics

Russell Sage Foundation Behavioral Economics Small Grants

IFREE Small Grants (Experimental Economics)


Penn Pre Doc Fellowship for Excellence through Diversity

University of Pennsylvania

Diversity Pre Doc Fellowship



University of Toronto’s IMFG  Post Doc Fellowship

Brown’s Political Theory Project

CRRES Post Doc Fellowship

Indiana University – Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society