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

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 

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


Penn Pre Doc Fellowship for Excellence through Diversity
University of Pennsylvania


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