Funding

Title Deadline Funder Description Website
Kenneth W. Payne Student Prize
early June Association for Queer Anthropology (AQA)

The Kenneth W. Payne Student Prize is presented each year by the Association for Queer Anthropology (AQA) to a graduate or undergraduate student in acknowledgement of outstanding anthropological work on 1) a lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender topic, or 2) a critical interrogation of sexualities and genders more broadly defined.

Malyon Smith Scholarship Research Award
late March The Society for the Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity (SPSOGD), Division 44

The Malyon-Smith Scholarship is named for two founding past-presidents of the division. It annually awards up to $1,000 to selected graduate students in psychology to advance research on sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI). The award represents one of the division's major efforts to mentor and support science in LGBT psychology by encouraging the work of young researchers.

ABF/AccessLex Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Legal & Higher Education
January 15th The American Bar Foundation (ABF) and AccessLex Institute

Pending budgetary approval, the American Bar Foundation (ABF), in partnership with AccessLex Institute, is committed to developing the next generation of scholars interested in empirical and interdisciplinary research on legal and higher education through one post-doctoral fellowship. The purpose of the fellowship is to assist emerging scholars who are studying issues of access, affordability, or value in legal and higher education. This fellowship program seeks to assemble and coordinate a professional network of scholars who will produce innovative, objective, empirical and interdisciplinary research in the field.

ABF/National Science Foundation Doctoral Fellowship Program in Law & Inequality
January 15th The American Bar Foundation (ABF) and the National Science Foundation

Pending budgetary approval, The American Bar Foundation (ABF) and the National Science Foundation will support one pre-doctoral fellowship. The ABF is committed to developing the next generation of scholars in the field of law and social science. The purpose of this fellowship is to encourage original and significant empirical and interdisciplinary research on the study of law and inequality.

Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Scholarship
late January-March, depending on the program Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Full-time masters and doctoral students with pre-lingual, bi-lateral hearing loss in the moderately severe to profound range are eligible to apply for the AG Bell merit-based scholarship program. Applicants must use oral language as their primary method of communication.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation, Inc. Graduate Scholarship
August 15th Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation, Inc.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. Educational Advancement Foundation (EAF) awards one-year merit and need-based scholarships to full-time graduate students demonstrating community service and involvement. Applicants must plan to continue their graduate studies into the fall of the award year.

American Association for University Women (AAUW) American Dissertation Fellowship
November 1st American Association of University Women (AAUW)

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) Dissertation Fellowship provides fellowships for eight consecutive weeks to women pursuing full-time study to complete dissertations, conducting postdoctoral research full time or preparing research for publication.The purpose of the Dissertation Fellowship is to offset a scholar’s living expenses while she completes her dissertation.

American Association of University Women (AAUW) International Fellowship
mid-November American Association of University Women (AAUW)

International Fellowships are awarded for full-time study or research in the United States to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Both graduate and postgraduate studies at accredited U.S. institutions are supported.

American Council of the Blind’s (ACB) Scholarship Program
November 1st American Council of the Blind (ACB)

The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) and American Council of the Blind (ACB) have partnered together to offer educational scholarships ranging from $2,000 to $7,500 for those attending a technical college or attending university as an entering freshman, undergraduate, or graduate student. This program awards students with scholarships to help with post-secondary education financial needs such as tuition, fees, room and board, and other additional costs associated with adaptive technology.

American Indian Graduate Center (AIGC) Graduate Fellowship
June 1st American Indian Graduate Center

The American Indian Graduate Center offers a variety of funding opportunities for graduate students including MA, MS, PhD, STEM, Medical, Law, MBA, and other professional degrees.

Earth Institute Postdoctoral Research Program in Sustainable Development
October 28, 2020 Website

The Earth Institute at Columbia University seeks applications from innovative, doctoral candidates or recent Ph.D., M.D., J.D., or Sc.D. recipients (within 5 years of degree receipt) interested in a broad range of issues in sustainable development. The Institute is especially interested in qualified candidates from historically underrepresented groups for its Diversity Fellowships.  The Earth Institute Postdoctoral Research program provides scholars with the opportunity to acquire and apply the cross-disciplinary expertise needed to address critical issues of sustainable development such as food security, energy systems, climate change impacts, poverty reduction, disease, and environmental degradation.

Faculty Scholar in The ABF/JPB Foundation Access to Justice Scholars Program
January 15th The American Bar Foundation (ABF) and The JPB Foundation

The American Bar Foundation (ABF) and The JPB Foundation invite scholars interested in studying access to justice to join the ABF’s intellectual community for The ABF/JPB Foundation Access to Justice Scholars Program. The goal of this program is to expand empirical access to justice scholarship by encouraging scholars to engage with this bourgeoning research field. For more information about this opportunity please visit this link.

Ford Foundation Fellowship Program
Early to mid December based on award type. Ford Foundation

The Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. Predoctoral, Dissertation, and Postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded in a national competition administered by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on behalf of the Ford Foundation.

Ford Foundation Predoctoral, Dissertation and Postdoctoral Fellowships
mid-November The Ford Foundation

The Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. Predoctoral, Dissertation, and Postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded in a national competition.

Gaius Charles Bolin Dissertation and Post-MFA Fellowships
mid-November Williams College

The Gaius Charles Bolin Fellowships at Williams College are designed to promote diversity on college faculties by encouraging students from underrepresented groups to complete a terminal graduate degree and to pursue careers in college teaching.

GEM Fellowship
November 15th National GEM Consortium

The GEM fellowship program provides MS and Ph.D. level students in science and engineering with full tuition, fees, and an annual stipend provided by a sponsoring GEM University and sponsoring GEM Employer. The fellowship is designed to promote opportunities for individuals to enter industry at the graduate level in areas such as research and development, product development, and other high level technical careers. Candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

George H. Nofer Scholarship for Law and Public Policy
mid-April Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (AG Bell)

The George H. Nofer Scholarship for Law and Public Policy is for full-time graduate students with a pre-lingual bilateral hearing loss in the moderately-severe to profound range, who use listening and spoken language as their primary method of communication, and who are attending full-time an accredited mainstream law school or graduate school working towards a masters or doctoral degree in public policy or public administration.

Google Lime Scholarship
early December Google

Access to knowledge is our thing. When it comes to higher education for promising scholars, we don't want anything to stand in the way. Google is committed to helping the innovators of the future make the most of their talents by providing scholarships and networking retreats for computer science students with disabilities.

La Unidad Latina Foundation (LULF) Scholarship
mid-October La Unidad Latina Foundation (LULF)

The La Unidad Latina Foundation (LULF) supports all students, regardless of legal status, who have demonstrated a dedication to advancing the Latino community. Scholarships are awarded ranging from $500 to $1000 to scholars pursuing academic excellence in higher education.

Out to Innovate™ Scholarship
early June National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals

The Out to Innovate™ Scholarship is intended for undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering,or mathematics (STEM) programs who are either lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or an active ally of the LGBTQ+ community. The scholarships are designed to promote academic excellence and increased visibility of talented LGBTQ+ students in STEM careers.

Paul and Ellen Ruckes Scholarship
April 1st American Foundation for the Blind Scholarship Committee

Applicants must be U.S. citizens who are blind or visually impaired. They must be undergraduate or graduate students who are majoring in computer science, life sciences, physical sciences or engineering. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Reaching Out LGBT MBA Fellowship
See program application deadline for specific business school of interest Reaching Out

The Reaching Out LGBT+ MBA Fellowship was created as a joint effort between top business school programs and Reaching Out to demonstrate that business schools are the top destination to develop the out LGBT+ and active ally business leaders of tomorrow. The LGBT+ MBA Fellowship recipients each receive a minimum of $20,000 total scholarship* and access to exclusive mentorship and leadership development programming through Reaching Out. Interested applicants are encouraged to describe any LGBTQ leadership roles in their resumes and application essays.

Roy Scrivner Memorial Research Grants
November 1st American Psychological Foundation (APF)

Lesbians, gays, bisexuals and trans (LGBT) people face many challenges in forming, defining and maintaining families.  This program seeks to encourage the study of LGBT family psychology and therapy through its support of promising young investigators whose graduate research is oriented toward issues in this general area.  Preference is given to advanced students who have demonstrated their commitment to this area through their dissertation research plans.

Rudolph Dillman Memorial Scholarship
April 30th American Council of the Blind (ACB)

Four scholarships of $2500 each to undergraduate or graduate students who are studying in the field of rehabilitation and/or education of persons who are blind or visually impaired. One of these grants is specifically for a student who meets all requirements and submits evidence of economic need. Must submit proof of legal blindness. This is a one-time award not open to previous recipients.

Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship-for-Service Program
December 1 at 5:00 PM EST US Department of Defense (DoD)

The Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship-for-Service Program is an opportunity for students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines to receive a full scholarship and guaranteed civilian employment with the Department of Defense (DoD) upon degree completion.

Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) Doctoral Scholars Program Fellowship
March 31st Southern Regional Education Board (SREB)

The goal of the Doctoral Scholars Program is to increase the number of minority students who earn doctorates and choose to become faculty at colleges and universities. The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) Doctoral Scholars Program provides multiple layers of support — not only financial assistance and research funding, but also career counseling, job postings and a scholar directory for networking and recruiting to graduate students.

The Howard Mayer Brown Fellowship
mid-November The American Musicological Society (AMS)

This fellowship is used to increase the presence of minority scholars and teachers in musicology, the fellowship supports one year of graduate work for a student at a U.S. or Canadian university who is a member of a historically underrepresented group, including, in the U.S., African Americans, Native Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Asian Americans, and, in Canada, aboriginal peoples and visible minorities (as defined by Canadian legislation).

University of New Hampshire (UNH) Postdoctoral Diversity and Innovation Scholars program
November 16, 2020 University of New Hampshire

The University of New Hampshire invites your application to the Postdoctoral Diversity and Innovation Scholars. This 2-year postdoctoral appointment will provide opportunities to hone your scholarship in preparation for the professoriate through mentoring, professional development, development funds, a minimum salary of $50,000 (dependent on discipline), and benefits. The link below describes the range of professional development opportunities and the opportunity to apply for a tenure track faculty opening in the 2nd year. We have nine postdoctoral opening across four colleges.

For more information about this opportunity please click here.

Women Techmakers Scholars Program
early January Google

Through the Women Techmakers Scholars Program - formerly the Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship Program - Google is furthering Dr. Anita Borg’s vision of creating gender equality in the tech industry by encouraging women to excel as active participants and leaders in the field.