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External funding opportunities for graduate students regarding post-doctoral, research, study abroad, fellowships, and internships are listed below. For further information please contact Associate Dean Candace Hetzner, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Dean's Office, at 617-552-3268 or candace.hetzner@bc.edu.

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American Academy in Rome
Fellowships for emerging artists and for scholars in the early or middle stages of their careers.

American Association of University Women

American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE)
At Emory University - See Dean Hetzner

American Scandinavian Foundation
Grants, awards, and fellowships are available to promote educational and cultural exchange between the U.S. and the Nordic countries.

American Sociological Association ASA Centennial
Teaching enhancement grants to support projects extending the quality of teaching in the U.S. and Canada.

Asian Cultural Council
Fellowships and grants to support cultural exchange in the visual and performing arts between the U.S. and the countries of Asia.

Boston College Research

Brookings Institution Predoctoral Fellowships

Charlotte W. Newcombe Dissertation Fellowships

Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation Fellowships for International Scholarly Exchange
The American Region includes the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.

Chief Military History (CMH)
Dissertation fellowships supports scholarly research and writing among qualified civilian graduate students preparing dissertations in the history of warfare.

Congressional Fellowships on Women and Public Policy (WREI)
Fellowships to a select number of graduate students with a proven commitment to equity for women.

Collegium Fellowships and Grants
Fellowship and grant opportunities in religion and intellectual life for advanced graduate students, junior and senior faculty, and independent scholars.

Columbia Society of Fellows in the Humanities

Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR)

David L. Boren Graduate Fellowships

Dumbarton Oaks Junior Fellowships
Residential dissertation research in Byzantine or Pre-Columbian Studies, or Studies in Landscape Architecture.

East European Studies Program (ACLS)

Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships
Predoctoral Fellowships provide three years of support for individuals engaged in graduate study leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degree.

Dissertation Fellowships provide one year of support for individuals working to complete a dissertation leading to a Ph.D or Sc.D. degree.

Postdoctoral Fellowships provide one year of support for individuals engaged in postdoctoral study after the attainment of the Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree.

Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies

Fulbright Program

George J. Mitchell Scholarships

Georgia O'Keefe Museum Research Center Stipend Program

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
Undergraduate, graduate, Ph.D./post doc, and faculty opportunities.

Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation

Grants for Individuals: Women's Studies

Harry S. Truman Library Institute Research Grants Program
Enables graduate students, post-doctoral scholars and other researchers to come to the Harry S. Truman Library for one to three weeks to use its collections.

Hartford Doctoral Fellows Program in Geriatric Social Work

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Institute of International Education Fulbright Program
Funding for students, scholars, and professionals to undertake graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary, and secondary schools.

Inter-American Foundation Grants and fellowships available for improving the quality of life of poor people and strengthening participation, accountability and democratic practices.

International Dissertation Field Research Fellowship (IDRF)

International Foundation
Grants for research on benefits and compensation.

Jennings Randolph Program
Senior Fellowships to enable outstanding scholars, policymakers, journalists, and other professionals from around the world to conduct research at the University Institute of Peace in Washington on important issues concerning international conflict and peace.

John Carter Brown Library

Mary Isabel Sibley Fellowship
Awarded alternately in the fields of Greek and French to unmarried women between the ages of 25 and 35 (inclusive) who have demonstrated their ability to carry on original research. Candidates must hold a doctorate or have fulfilled all the requirements for a doctorate except the dissertation, and they must be planning to devote full-time work to research during the Fellowship year.

Medieval Academy of America

Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools
Research opportunities at the U.S. Department of Energy National Laboratories.

Morris K. Udall Foundation

National Academies
Predoctoral, dissertation, and postdoctoral fellowship programs in research-based fields of study.

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship
Awarded to individuals who have demonstrated ability and special aptitude for advanced training in science and engineering.

National Physical Science Consortium
Graduate fellowships in the Physical Sciences.

National Science Foundation

Olivia James Traveling Fellowship

Paul Daisy Soros Graduate Fellowships for New Americans

Presidential Management Fellows Program
See Dean Hetzner

Samuel H. Kress Foundation

Grants awarded to promote the understanding and enjoyment of European art and architecture, especially in relation to its historical context.

Fellowships awarded to art historians and art conservators in the final stages of their preparation for professional careers.

Social Science Research Council (SSRC)
Leads innovation, builds interdisciplinary and international networks, and focuses research on important public issues.

Spencer Foundation

Traveling Scholar Program
As a result of BC joining the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), BC graduate students are now eligible to participate in the Traveling Scholar Program of the Inter-Institutional Academic Collaborative (IAC) involving the institutions of the ACC.

U.S. Marine Corps Historical Center Dissertation Fellowships
See Dean Hetzner

UNCF • MERCK Graduate Science Research Dissertation Fellowships
See Dean Hetzner

Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowships in Women's Studies

Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation

Zonta International
Advancing the status of women worldwide.