The opportunities listed by name only were announced previously. (Links to applications and other details are available in an earlier post.)  Recently received listings are posted below.

  • Rotary Scholarship Grant for Graduate Students (3/25)
  • Pre-doctoral research fellowship in foreign policy at Brookings (4/1)
  • CGS/UMI Distinguished Dissertation Fellowship (7/22)
  • Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers  (open)

New York State Senate Fellowships

More than a dozen graduate, postgraduate, and mid-career fellowships are awarded by the senate of the State of New York each year. Students are not required to reside or attend school in New York at the time of application. Four different kinds of fellowships are available, the majority of which are legislative fellowships, which bring a $32,000 grant-in-study stipend, plus certain benefit options. Applications from a wide range of interests and disciplines are welcomed.  Training in the history, government, and politics of New York State is not a requirement.  Placements are usually to the office of an elected member of the senate.  While Senate Fellows are not senate employees, some may be hired as full senate employees after the fellowship period ends.  The Graduate/Postgraduate/Mid-career application materials and further information may be found on the senate student programs website.  The application deadline is April 15, 2011.

Fulbright Scholar Core Competition

The 2012-2013 competition for awards under the Fulbright Program is open, and the deadline for applying is August 1, 2011.  This competition season catalog lists over 800 awards in more than 125 countries, including opportunities for recent Ph.d.-holders and academic professionals.

Elderhostel K. Patricia Cross Doctoral Research Grant

Doctoral candidates researching lifelong or later-life learning are invited to apply for the Elderhostel K. Patricia Cross Doctoral Research Grant. This $5,000 grant is awarded annually. It can be used to aid the completion or publication of the recipient’s dissertation research and results. Applicants may come from various disciplines including, but not limited to, psychology, education, gerontology, cognitive studies, neuroscience, leisure studies, aging, and social work. Because the selection committee requires an abstract and description of your current research, you must already be engaged in your dissertation research.

The application deadline is Monday, May 2, 2011 (extended one month later than you may have seen in other publicity).

The Elderhostel K. Patricia Cross Doctoral Research Grant recipient will be determined by a selection committee consisting of professors, practitioners and other leaders in the field of lifelong learning. The recipient will be announced in July 2011.

For further information, including requirements and the online application, please see the Elderhostel website.  (The program name is changing to Road Scholar, as you’ll see at the website). Founded in 1975, Elderhostel is a not-for-profit organization providing educational opportunities through travel for older adults across the United States and in 90 countries around the world. This doctoral research grant was created to support future leaders in the field of lifelong learning.

Reminder: Need an overview on fellowships?

We ran “A quick guide to fellowships” last month, and several hundred of you explored it.  In case you meant to do so, but life redirected your attention, it’s still there if you need it (as is all of our eGrad/GradNews/Graduate Division content).


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