Racial/Ethnic Minority Students

Financial Assistance Resource List

Council for Advancement and Support of EducationMaster’s/Dissertation Awards
Contact: John Abrahams Director of Research and Information

CASE

1307 New York Avenue NW

Suite 1000

Washington, DC 20005-4701

Phone: (202) 478-5575

11 Dupont Circle, Suite 400

Washington, D.C. 20036-1261

Phone: (202)328-5900

Description: CASE sponsors 3 master’s/dissertation research awards:

Alice L. Beeman award for outstanding writing about communication.

John Grenzebach Research Award for writing about educational fund raising.

H.S. Warwick Research Award for writing about alumni relations for educational advancement.

Winners receive $2000 and an all expense-paid trip to the CASE International Assembly in Washington, DC July 5-8

Eligibility: – Recommendation.

– Curriculum Vitae.

– Abstract and full copy of dissertation

Deadline: January 31

Mellon Minority Predoctoral Research Fellowships
Contact: Social Science Research Council

810 Seventh Avenue

New York, NY 10019

Phone: (212) 377-2700

mellonminority@ssrc.org

www.ssrc.org/fellowships/mellon

Description: Mellon Minority Predoctoral grant defrays expenses associated with grad school for minority students who are about to enroll, or are currently enrolled in PhD programs. This award is designed to increase the number of African-Americans, Latinos and Native American in Arts and Sciences and to diversify the faculty at universities. Award of $5000 is distributed in installments over the course of the PhD tenure.
Eligibility: Minority students who held a minority undergraduate fellowship at their undergraduate university.
Deadline: Application accepted July 1 – November 15.

International Migration Program
Contact: Gaku Tsudu

Associate Director

The Center for Comparative Immigration Studies

University of California, San Diego

San Diego, CA

Phone: 858-822-0526

Description: Summer dissertation workshop on refining research topics, designing research methods, and preparing research and funding proposals.

June 18-24, 2003.

Stipend, travel, and participation cost.

Eligibility: Advanced graduate students and recent post docs.
Deadline: February 15.

Humanities Fellowship
Contact: The Rockefeller Foundation

Resident Fellowships in the Humanities and the Study of Culture

Arts and Humanities Division

420 Fifth Ave.

New York, NY 10018

www.rockfound.org

Description: The Rockefeller Foundation sponsors several fellowships dedicated to a “humanistic or cultural analysis” of the experience and circumstances of poor and excluded communities, either in a historical or contemporary context. The fellowships are sponsored through host institutions. Awards vary.
Eligibility: Most fellowships are postdoctoral, and open to scholars who have obtained a PhD.
Deadline: According to host institution criteria.

Warren Weaver Fellows Program
Contact: The Rockefeller Foundation

420 Fifth Ave.

New York, NY 10018

Phone: (212) 852-8407

www.rockfound.org

Description: $40,000 to $55,000

One-year residency at the Rockefeller Foundation in New York that starts September 15.

Eligibility: Work with foundation in a program area of relevance to their interestand priorities, and participate in staff meetings, and other events.
Deadline: March 1

Pre-Doctoral Fellowship
Contact: Professor Cedric J. Robinson

Chair, Dissertation Fellowship Committee

Department of Black Studies

University of California at Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, CA 93106

Description: Dissertation fellowships for research focusing on areas relevant to African Caribbean, and/or African-American studies Recipients are expected to be in residence at UC Santa Barbara during the academic year of the fellowship, and to teach one undergraduate course and to present one public lecture.

$20,000 stipend.

Eligibility: Graduate students who have been advanced to candidacy in any discipline are encouraged to apply. Submit Curriculum Vitae, dissertation prospectus, 3 letters of recommendation, and a writing sample.
Deadline: March 15

Pre-Doctoral Fellowship
Contact: Professor Cedric J. Robinson

Chair, Dissertation Fellowship Committee

Department of Black Studies

University of California at Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, CA 93106

Description: Dissertation fellowships for research focusing on areas relevant to African Caribbean, and/or African-American studies Recipients are expected to be in residence at UC Santa Barbara during the academic year of the fellowship, and to teach one undergraduate course and to present one public lecture.

$20,000 stipend.

Eligibility: Graduate students who have been advanced to candidacy in any discipline are encouraged to apply. Submit Curriculum Vitae, dissertation prospectus, 3 letters of recommendation, and a writing sample.
Deadline: March 15

Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships for Minorities
Contact: Fellowship Office, GR 346A

National Research Council of the National Academies

550 Fifth St NW

Washington, DC 20001

Phone: (202)334-2872

national-academies.org/fellowships

Description: Ford Foundation Minority Fellowships are designed to increase the presence of underrepresented minorities on college and university campuses and enhance diversity at the nation’s universities. 60 predoctoral fellowships are awarded. Award includes three years of support for use within 5 years. Annual stipend: $16,000, plus $7500 paid to institution for payment of tuition and fees.
Eligibility: Citizens or nationals of the United States, who are members of a recognized minority group.

Fellows must be enrolled in a PhD or ScD program for one year or more.

Deadline: August is the on-lineapplication deadline. November is the deadline for transcripts, grades, CV, etc. February is deadline for submitting letters of reference.

NSF Minority Graduate Fellowship and NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
Contact: Graduate Research Fellowship Program

National Science Foundation

4201 Wilson Boulevard-Room 907

Arlington, VA 22230

Phone: (703) 292-8694 Fax: (703) 292-9048 nsfgrfp@orau.gov

www.nsf.gov/grfp

Description: NSF awards approximately 900 research fellowships to provide 3 years of funding support for graduate study towards a research based graduate degree.

Special advisement provided for minority research fellows.

Funding may be used over a 5-year period. Current funding is approximately $21,500 for a 12 month period plus a $10,000 cost of education allowance.

Eligibility: Applicants must be US citizens or nationals, permanent resident aliens of the US in the early stages of their graduate education (i.e. first year, for all exceptions to eligibility requirements see website)Applicants to the Minority Fellowship program must be a member of one of four ethnic/minority groups: Native American, Black/African-American, Hispanic, Native Alaskan, or Native Pacific IslanderSubmit online application, letters of reference, GRE scores, proposed plan of research form, previous research experience form, official academic transcripts
Deadline: November 7

Minority Dissertation Research Grants in Aging
Contact: Dr. Robin A. Barr

Office of Extramural Affairs

National Institute on Aging

7201 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 2C218, MSC 9205

Bethesda, MD 20892-9205

Phone: (301)496-9322 Fax: (301)402-2945

rb42h@nih.gov or barrr@gw.nia.nih.gov

http://www.nih.gov/nia/

E-Forms: grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/phs398/phs398.html

Description: Request for Applications is related to the “Healthy People 2000″ agenda of the Public Health Service. Grants to support dissertation research on topics related to aging. Grants of up to $30,000 in direct costs and $25,000 in indirect costs.
Eligibility: Citizens or non citizen national of the US, or have lawful residence in the US through alien registration. Applicants must belong to an ethnic or racial group that is recognized by the grantee institution as underrepresented in biomedical or behavioral research.

Submit application, statement of career goals, letter from faculty, graduate transcript.

Deadline: April 18

Dartmouth College Thurgood Marshall Dissertation Fellowships for African-American Scholars
Contact: Gary Hutchins, Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies

Dissertation Fellowship Committee

6062 Wentworth, Room 304

Hanover, NH 03755-3526

Phone: (603)646-2107 Fax: (603)646-3488

Gary.L.Hutchins@dartmouth.edu

www.dartmouth.edu/~gradstdy/funding/fellowships

E-Forms: www.dartmouth.edu/artsci/gradstdy/fellowapp.shtml

Description: The purpose of this award is to increase the number of African-American faculty in higher education. Award supports a African American scholar for a year-long residency at Dartmouth college, with departmental affiliation. Fellows are expected to participate in selected activities for undergraduates.

Award provides $25,000 salary, $2500 stipend for research assistance, office space and library privileges.

Eligibility: U.S. citizens of African American descent who plan careers in college or university teaching. Full CV, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, 3 letters of reference, abstract of dissertation prospectus, 2 page limit, proposed plan for completion of dissertation, statement of academic career plan.
Deadline: Postmarked by January 12

Dartmouth College Charles A. Eastman Dissertation Fellowship for Native American Scholars
Contact: Gary Hutchins, Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies

Dissertation Fellowship Committee

6062 Wentworth, Room 304

Hanover, NH 03755-3526

Phone: (603)646-2107 Fax: (603)646-3488

Gary.L.Hutchins@dartmouth.edu

www.dartmouth.edu/artsci/gradstdy/fellows.shtml

E-Forms: www.dartmouth.edu/artsci/gradstdy/fellowapp.shtml

Description: The purpose of this award is to increase the number of Native American faculty in higher education. Award supports a Native American scholar for a year-long residency at Dartmouth college, with departmental affiliation. Fellows are expected to participate in selected activities for undergraduates.

Award provides $25,000 salary, $2500 stipend for research assistance, office space and library privileges.

Eligibility: U.S. citizens of African American descent who plan careers in college or university teaching. Full CV, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, 3 letters of reference, abstract of dissertation prospectus, 2 page limit, proposed plan for completion of dissertation, statement of academic career plan.
Deadline: Postmarked by March 15

Underrepresented Minority Dissertation Fellowships
Contact: Division of Extramural Activities

National Institute of Mental Health

6001 Executive Boulevard

Room 6154, MSC 9609

Bethesda, MD 20892-9663

Grantsinfo@nih.gov

Description: Dissertation research awards are provided to encourage underrepresented minority candidates to pursue research careers in scientific fields that are relevant to the mission of NIMH including sociology, psychology, nursing, etc.
Eligibility: Citizens or non citizen national of the US, or have lawful residence in the US through alien registration. Applicants must belong to an ethnic or racial group that is recognized by the grantee institution as underrepresented in biomedical research. Trainees must have obtained an undergraduate degree, and be enrolled in a PhD or ScD program.
Deadline: Deadlines for application process: Letter of intent October 1, Application December 10.

Carol Angus Five College Fellowship Program
Contact: Five Colleges Incorporated

97 Spring Street

Amherst, MA 01002-2324

Phone: (413) 256-8316

Description: 1) To fund the final year of graduate training. 2) To increase interest in college teaching. $25,000 plus office space, housing and library privileges. Teaching is completed at schools located in Western Massachusetts.
Eligibility: Fellowship provides a year’s support for minority doctoral candidates who are at the level of ABD. The selection of Fellows is carried out by the hosting institution, where the Fellow will reside within an academic department.
Deadline: January 16

Illinois Consortium For Educational Opportunity Program
Contact: Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

Carbondale, IL 62901

Phone: (618) 453-4558

Description: $10,000.

Stipend is $10,000/year for two years (master’s student) or four years (doctoral student) plus tuition and fee waivers.

Eligibility: Fellowships for African American, American Indian, Asian American, Alaskan Native, or Hispanic American students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and Illinois residents. Fellows must agree to accept a full-time teaching or non-teaching position with an Illinois post-secondary institution or an Illinois educational board or agency for a period equal to the number of years that the award was held.
Deadline:

Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships for Minorities
Contact: National Research Council

Fellowship Office, GR 346A

National Research Council of the National Academies

550 Fifth Street, NW

Washington, DC 20001

(202) 334-2872, (202) 334-3419 (fax)

infofell@nas.edu

www7.nationalacademies.org/fellowships/

E-Forms: www7.nationalacademies.org/fellowships/applyonline.html

Description: Annual stipend: $16,000.

Institutional award to be accepted in lieu of tuition and fees: $7,500.

Three years of support to be used within five years. Expenses paid to attend three Conferences of Ford Fellows, an opportunity that cannot be measured in dollars.

Eligibility: Citizens or nationals of the United States (must have become a citizen by the application deadline date: November 20, 2002). Members of the following groups: Alaska Natives (Eskimo or Aleut), Black/African Americans, Mexican Americans/Chicanas/Chicanos, Native American Indians, Native Pacific Islanders (Polynesian/Micronesian), Puerto Ricans. Individuals enrolled in or planning to enroll in a research-based Ph.D. or Sc.D. program. Individuals who aspire to a teaching and research career at the college or university level Persons who have not earned a doctoral degree at any time, in any field.
Deadline: November 20

Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowships for Minorities
Contact: National Research Council

Fellowship Office, GR 346A

National Research Council of the National Academies

550 Fifth Street, NW

Washington, DC 20001

(202) 334-2872, (202) 334-3419 (fax)

infofell@nas.edu

www7.nationalacademies.org/fellowships/

E-Forms: www7.nationalacademies.org/fellowships/forddiss.html

Description: Stipend: $21,000

Expenses paid to attend three Conferences of Ford Fellows. No dependency allowances.

Eligibility: Citizens or nationals of the United States (must have become a citizen by the application deadline date: November 20, 2002). Members of the following groups: Alaska Natives (Eskimo or Aleut), Black/African Americans, Mexican Americans/Chicanas/Chicanos, Native American Indians, Native Pacific Islanders (Polynesian/Micronesian), Puerto Ricans. Individuals enrolled in or planning to enroll in a research-based Ph.D. or Sc.D. program. Individuals who aspire to a teaching and research career at the college or university level Persons who have not earned a doctoral degree at any time, in any field.
Deadline: December 4

Willamette University Minority Graduate Fellowship
Contact:
Description: Stipend of $25,000, office space, library and computer privileges, and a $2,500 research assistance fund.
Eligibility: The Fellowship supports a minority scholar for a year-long residency at Willamette University. Qualified individuals must be U.S. citizens and have completed all other Ph.D. requirements.
Deadline: January 15

Health and Human Services (Department of) National Institutes of Health (NIH) Dissertation Research Grants for Underrepresented Minorities in the ELSI of Genetics Research
Contact: Extramural Outreach and Information Resources Office

Office of Extramural Research

6701 Rockledge Drive

MSC 7910, Room 6207

Bethesda, MD 20892-7910

(301) 435-0714, (301) 480-8443 (fax)

grantsinfo@nih.gov

grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-048.html

E-Forms: grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/phs398/phs398.html

Description: Costs requested may not exceed $25,000.
Eligibility: The applicant must be a full time student in good standing enrolled in an Accredited doctoral degree program in a relevant social science or humanities Discipline. Member of a minority group.
Deadline: February 1, June 1, October 1

Dartmouth College Cesar E. Chavez Dissertation Fellowship for U.S. Latina/Latino Scholars
Contact: Gary Hutchins, Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies

6062 Wentworth, Room 304

Hanover, NH 03755-3526

(603) 646-2107, (603) 646-3488 (fax)

www.dartmouth.edu/artsci/gradstdy/fellows.shtml

E-Forms: www.dartmouth.edu/artsci/gradstdy/fellowapp.html

Description: Provides a stipend of $25,000, office space, library privileges, and a $2,500 research assistance fund.
Eligibility: – Research or dissertation.

– Graduate Students.

– U.S. Latina/o scholars for a year-long residency at Dartmouth College.

Deadline: February 13