October fellowships and September fellowships reminder

International Education Fee Scholarships – Study Abroad Office
amount: $1200
deadlines: 10/1, 3/1
The Study Abroad Office administers these fellowships which are used to support students who wish to do study abroad or research projects.
Application Deadline: Applications are due in October for programs beginning spring semester, and March for summer and fall semester programs.
 
National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship Program – National Academy of Education
amount: $25,000
deadline: 10/3
The Dissertation Fellowship Program seeks to encourage a new generation of scholars from a wide range of disciplines and professional fields to undertake research relevant to the improvement of education. These $25,000 fellowships support individuals whose dissertations show potential for bringing fresh and constructive perspectives to the history, theory, or practice of formal or informal education anywhere in the world. All applicants must provide a clear and specific plan for completing the dissertation within a one or two-year time frame.
 
Fulbright Critical Language Enhancement Award  – Department of Education
deadline: 10/14
The Critical Language Enhancement Award (CLEA) provides an opportunity for Fulbright U.S. Student Program grantees to receive three to six months of intensive language study in addition to their research or study grants. The award provides a monthly living stipend and tuition reimbursement for grantees to pursue language training in the host country. Application for a Critical Language Enhancement Award is made in conjunction with the Fulbright U.S. Student application. Eligible Languages: Arabic (all dialects), Bahasa Indonesia, Bangla/Bengali, Chinese (Mandarin only), Gujarati, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Russian, and Urdu.
The Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies – Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
amount: $5,000
deadline: 10/15
The WW Women’s Studies Fellowships support the final year of dissertation writing for Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences whose work addresses topics of women and gender in interdisciplinary and original ways.
Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships – ACLS/Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
amount: $25,000
deadline: 10/22
Eligibility : The program is open to Ph.D. candidates in a humanities or social science department in the United States. (1) * Applicants must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. except the dissertation (obtained ABD status) by the application deadline. * The program is restricted to graduate students who have progressed no further than the sixth year of the degree program.  (This includes time for a master’s degree obtained en route to the Ph.D.) (2) * Graduate students who currently hold or have previously held a dissertation completion fellowship are not eligible for the Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship. * Unsuccessful applicants may reapply to this program only once.
Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation/ACLS Dissertation Fellowships in Buddhist Studies – ACLS / Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation
amount: $30,000
deadline: 10/22
Eligibility • Pursuit of the Ph.D. degree at an accredited, degree-granting college or university. • Completion by the application deadline of all requirements for the Ph.D. degree except research and writing of the dissertation. • The application must be written in English by the applicant. • There are no residence or citizenship requirements. • Intrinsic significance of the topic and its potential contribution to Buddhist studies. • Coherence and cogency of presentation. • Feasibility of the plan of work. • Potential of the applicant for an academic career in Buddhist studies.

September Fellowships
Taraknath Das Foundation
amount: $6000-8000
deadline: 9/1
The Taraknath Das Foundation offers grants averaging $6000 to $8000 to graduate students holding Indian passports and enrolled in American universities in any field of study. Applicants should have completed one year of graduate work in the United States. The application form and all instructions are available on the Columbia University website under the South Asian Institute (http://www.columbia.edu/cu/sai/tdas.html).
CCWH Catherine Prelinger Award – Coordinating Council for Women in History (CCWH)
amount: $20,000
deadline: 9/15
The CCWH Catherine Prelinger Award is a scholarship of $20,000 which will be awarded to a scholar of excellence. This award, named for Catherine Prelinger, a former CCWH president and nontraditional scholar, is intended to enhance the work of a contemporary scholar whose academic path has not followed the traditional path of uninterrupted study, moving from completed secondary, to undergraduate, then graduate degrees, followed by a tenure-track faculty position. This award is intended to enhance the ability of the recipient to carry on these CCWH traditions through contributions to women in history, either through scholarly or professional activity. Eligible applicants must be members of CCWH and must hold either A.B.D. status or the Ph.D. at the time of application. They shall be actively engaged in scholarship that is historical in nature, although the degree may be in related fields. Applicants will show evidence of a nontraditional professional career and describe a project that will further enhance women’s roles in history. How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by September 15.
World Politics and Statecraft Fellowship – Smith Richardson Foundation
http://www.srf.org/grants/world_politics.php  — note: website is currently down
amount: $7500
deadline: 9/24
Description/Eligibility: Supports Ph.D. dissertation research on American foreign policy, international relations, international security, strategic studies, area studies, and diplomatic and military history. The fellowship’s objective is to support the research and writing of policy-relevant dissertations through funding of fieldwork, archival research, and language training.  In evaluating applications, the Foundation will accord preference to those projects that could directly inform U.S. policy debates and thinking, rather than dissertations that are principally focused on abstract theory or debates within a scholarly discipline. Applicants should be ABD by the time of application, international applicants may apply. How to Apply: Contact Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) by September 24 to initiate internal application process.