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Student Funding Opportunities

​​​​​​​​​We have made every effort to identify opportunities for which FAS graduate students would be eligible to apply. On this page, you will find several opportunities such as scholarships, awards, travel grants, conference funding, research paper funding, exchange opportunities, fellowships, and other forms of student funds.

We hope that you obtain the utmost benefit out of this page. We also look forward to hear about your experience in any of these opportunities. You can always contact as at​


    [Philosophy; Theology; Middle Eastern Studies; Arabic Literature; Arabic Language]
    Title: Master’s or doctoral fellowship
    Funding agency: French Institute for Oriental Archaeology in Cairo
    Award am​ount: €1,000 per month for 12 months
    Application deadline: April 30, 2022
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    The French Institute for Oriental Archaeology in Cairo and the Dominican Institute for Oriental Studies invite applications for their master’s or doctoral fellowship. This enables a master’s or doctoral student to undertake research in the field of classical Arabic studies, including philosophy, Muslim theology or grammar and linguistics. Selected candidates will also receive classical Arabic lessons while in residence at the Dominican Institute for Oriental Studies. The research should contribute directly to the student’s master’s or PhD thesis.

    Applicants must be registered graduate students who have completed at least the first year of a master’s course, or equivalent, in one of the relevant subject areas. They must also have an intermediate knowledge of Arabic equivalent to B1 level.

    The fellowship is worth €1,000 per month for 12 months, in addition to free accommodation at the institute and Arabic lessons.

    [For PhD students in Arab and Middle Eastern History]
    Title: Morton W Bloomfield visiting fellowship
    Funding agency: Modern Language Association, US and other funders
    Award am​ount: USD 4,000
    Application deadline: August 01, 2022
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    The Modern Language Association, in partnership with the Medieval Colloquium of the Department of English at Harvard University, invites applications for the Morton W Bloomfield visiting fellowship. This supports a researcher in holding a residential fellowship at Harvard in fields relevant to the Medieval Colloquium. The researcher will have access to Harvard’s libraries and resources and must attend the Medieval Colloquium and give a paper on the subject of their research.

    Scholars early in their postdoctoral career are encouraged to apply. The fellowship is worth up to USD 4,000 over four weeks to cover the cost of travel, accommodation and living costs.

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    [Any Discipline]
    Title: Graduate scholarships
    Funding agency: Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation, US
    Award am​ount: ----
    Application deadline: August 15, 2022
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    The Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation invites applications for its graduate scholarships. These support academic studies for graduate students.

    Applicants must be enrolled full-time in a graduate program and demonstrate community service and involvement.

    Title: APF graduate student scholarships
    Funding agency: American Psychological Association, US
    Award am​ount: USD 5,000
    Application deadline: June 30, 2022
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    The American Psychological Foundation, in collaboration with the Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology, invites applications for its graduate student scholarships. These assist graduate students of psychology with research costs associated with their master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation. The following scholarships are available:

    • Harry and Miriam Levinson scholarship – worth USD 5,000;
    • ​William and Dorothy Bevan scholarship – worth USD 3,000;
    • Charles and Carol Spielberger scholarship – worth USD 5,000;
    • Peter and Malina James, and Dr Louis P James Legacy scholarship – worth USD 5,000;
    • Ruth G and Joseph D Matarazzo scholarship – worth USD 3,000;
    • William C Howell scholarship – worth USD 2,500;
    • Clarence J Rosecrans scholarship – worth USD 2,000;
    • Raymond K Mulhern scholarship – worth USD 2,000;
    • Judy Kuriansky scholarship – worth USD 2,000;
    • an additional 12 scholarships worth USD 2,000 each.

    Graduate students enrolled in a doctoral program or an interim master's program may apply. If a student is currently enrolled in a terminal master's program, they must intend to enroll in a PhD program following completion of the master’s program. Each department of psychology that is a member of COGDOP may nominate candidates.

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    [Chemistry; Biological Sciences; Materials Sciences]
    Title: Early excellence in science award
    Funding agency: Bayer, DE
    Award am​ount: € 10,000
    Application deadline: May 03, 2022
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    Bayer invites nominations for its early excellence in science award. This recognizes young researchers in the fields of science and engineering at an early stage of their academic careers. Four categories of award are available in biology, chemistry and materials and data sciences in life sciences.

    Scientists working worldwide are eligible to be nominated. Candidates may be nominated up to five years after completing their PhD.

    Funding is worth is €10,000.

    [History of Science]
    Title: William T Stearn student essay prize
    Funding agency: Society for the History of Natural History, GB
    Award am​ount: £300
    Application deadline: July 31, 2022
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    The Society for the History of Natural History invites submissions for the William T Stearn student essay prize. This recognizes an original, unpublished essay in the field of natural history.

    The competition is open to undergraduate and postgraduate students in full- or part-time education. They may be of any age or nationality, registered at any university in any country. Entry is not limited to members of SHNH.

    The prize is worth £300 and includes membership of the society for one year. The winning essay will normally be published in the Society’s journal Archives of Natural History.​

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