American Academy of Arts & Sciences: Fellowships are open to U.S. residents and permanent citizens whose Ph.D. or equivalent professional training has been completed with the past 10 years. Fellowships will be awarded to individuals who can demonstrate that their work promise will lead to substantial contribution to one of the major areas of the Academy's major program areas: Science, Technology, and Global Security; Social Policy & Education; and Humanities and Culture.
American Institute for Economic Research Fellowships: Opportunity for researchers to spend a summer (or more) at the Institute pursuing their chosen course of research. The Institute is an independent, nonprofit research organization dedicated to scientific inquiry into economic problems and to the education of the general public through wide dissemination of its research results. Candidates must have strong writing skills, and the ideal candidate will be able to communicate research findings to a general readership. Applicants who have a Ph.D. or have completed all but their dissertation are preferred, but others with demonstrably strong writing skills will be considered.
American Political Science Association Minority Fellows Program: Designed primarily for minority students entering a doctoral program in political science for the first time. The applicant must be in his/her senior year at the college or university level applying to a doctoral program in political science, or currently enrolled in a Master's program and applying to a doctoral program.
Anderson, William Award: For the best doctoral dissertation in the field of state and local politics, federalism, or intergovernmental relations.
Association for Women in Science (AWIS)
Bosch, Robert Foundation Fellowship Program: The program strives to provide young American professionals (23-34) with executive level internships in the federal government and private sectors in Germany. Seminars in Berlin, Frankfurt/M. and Munich as well as visits to Poland, the Czech Republic, Belgium and France provide a meaningful understanding of issues facing the European Union and Germany today. Candidates are competitively chosen from the fields of business administration, economics, journalism and mass communications, law, political science and public affairs/public policy.
Canadian Studies Graduate Student Fellowship Program: Promotes research in the social sciences and humanities with a view to contributing to a better knowledge and understanding of Canada and its relationship with the United States and/or other countries of the world. Priority topics include bilateral trade and economics, Canada-U.S. border issues, cultural policy and values, environmental, natural resources, and energy issues, and security cooperation (in alphabetical order). In addition, projects that examine Canadian politics, economics, culture, and society as well as Canada's role in international affairs are welcome. The purpose of the fellowship is to offer graduate students an opportunity to conduct part of their doctoral research in Canada.
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute: Opportunity to gain hands-on experience at the federal level in the public policy area of their choice through the General Public Policy Fellowship. All aspects of public policy are considered such as: issues affecting children and families, international affairs, economic development, education, housing, local government, etc. CHCI also aims to develop leaders in the areas of public health administration (Edward Royal Public Health Fellowship), telecommunications policy (Telecommunications Policy Fellowship) and corporate-public interest (Corporate Fellowship).
Congressional Research Award: The 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.
Corwin, Edward Award: For the best doctoral dissertation in the field of public law.
Echoing Green Foundation: The stipend serves as seed money to start a new public service organization or an independent project. The proposed project can be domestic or international. We do not limit our fields of interest, but support projects in all public service areas including, but not limited to, the environment, arts, education, health, youth service and development, civil and human rights, and community and economic development.
HUD: The Doctoral Dissertation Research Grant Program: Annual program to encourage doctoral candidates to engage in policy-relevant community, housing, and urban development research; to assist doctoral candidates in the timely completion of their dissertation research; to focus research on policy-relevant housing and community development issues; and to provide a forum for new scholars to share their research findings.
HUD: The Early Doctoral Student Research Grant (EDSRG) Program: Annual program to encourage doctoral candidates to engage in policy-relevant community, housing, and urban development research and to enhance their research skills through the preparation of a research manuscript on a HUD-related topic.
Humane Studies Fellowships: Supports the work of outstanding students interested in the classical liberal/libertarian tradition. The core principles of this tradition include: the recognition of individual rights and the dignity and worth of each individual; protection of these rights through the institutions of private property, contract, and the rule of law, and through freely evolved intermediary institutions; and voluntarism in all human relations, including the unhampered market mechanism in economic affairs and the goals of free trade, free migration, and peace.
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA): Opportunities to advanced students whose interests correspond with IIASA's ongoing research on issues of sustainability and the human dimensions of global change, and on methods for dealing with these complex issues.
Lambda Alpha International Land Economics Foundation Graduate Scholarship Application Guidelines Award Information and Qualifications
Lasswell, Harold D. Award: For the best doctoral dissertation in the field of policy studies (supported by the Policy Studies Organization).
Mayo, Clara Grants in Support of Masters' Theses and Pre-Dissertation Research on Sexism, Racism, or Prejudice: Preference given to students enrolled in a terminal master's program. Studies of the application of theory or the design of interventions or treatments to address these problems are welcome.
Muskie, Edmund S./Freedom Support Act Graduate Fellowship: Open to citizens from the following countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, or Uzbekistan. Provides fellowships to citizens of the countries listed above for graduate level programs in business administration, economics, education, environmental management and policy, international affairs, journalism and mass communications, law, library and information science, public administration, public health, and public policy.
Reid, Helen Dwight Award: For the best doctoral dissertation in the field of international relations, law and politics (supported by the Helen Dwight Reid Educational Foundation).
Schattschneider, E. E. Award: For the best doctoral dissertation in the field of American government.
Spencer Foundation Dissertation Fellowship Award
Starkey, Otis Paul Fund: Supports doctoral dissertations or research papers devoted to regional study or significant problem areas in the United States or its possessions.
Strauss, Leo Award: For the best doctoral dissertation in the field of political philosophy.
Truman, Harry Library Dissertation Year Fellowship: Supports graduate students working on some aspect of the life and career of Harry S. Truman or of the public and foreign policy issues which were prominent during the Truman years. Applicants should have substantially completed their research and be prepared to devote full time to writing their dissertation. Preference will be given to projects based on extensive research at the Truman Library.
Truman, Harry Library Institute Grants Program: Graduate students and post-doctoral scholars are particularly encouraged to apply, but applications from others engaged in advanced research will also be considered. Preference will be given to projects that have application to enduring public policy and foreign policy issues and that have a high probability of being published or publicly disseminated in some other way.
U. S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Argonne National laboratory: Nonproliferation Graduate Program: Annual internship program to support students interested in exploring a career in the field of nuclear nonproliferation with DOE or other U.S. government agencies. Current placements are in Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, and Washington, D.C. Fields of study include: Peace studies, science and technology studies, engineering, political science, public policy, physical sciences, social sciences, international affairs, economics, international business, and other relevant fields.
Urban Fellows Program: All students who are interested in pursuing a career in government and public service are encouraged to apply regardless of academic major or previous field of training. To be eligible for consideration as a candidate, individuals must meet the following requirements: Applicants must be recent college graduates, no more than two years out of college. Applicants must be willing to commit to full-time employment during the course of the program.
White House Fellows Program: Annual program to give outstanding, promising Americans the opportunity to receive a firsthand introduction to the workings of government at the highest level. Applicants should be out of school and working in their chosen profession. There are no formal age or educational requirements although candidates called for interviews have tended to range from their mid-twenties to their early forties.
White, Leondard D. Award: For the best doctoral dissertation in the field of public administration.