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     SELECTED FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS
             IN GEOGRAPHY and ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCE
If you are interested in finding external funding to support your research, it is our hope that this list will
help you to quickly determine which of the agencies might fund your current project, find more
information about the application process by visiting their websites, and then develop application tasks
timelines for each proposal. As we stress to both faculty members and students, time management is the
first strategy you must learn to keep yourself on-track and focused on your funding goals. This list is
intended to help you get started. The opportunities listed are for individual scholarship.
To navigate, keep the document in layout view, scroll to the table of contents, then click on the page
number of the agency or program in which you’re interested. This will take you directly to that entry. If
you then wish to learn more, click on the agency’s website address (URL), which you will find near the
bottom of the entry. If clicking doesn’t work, copy the URL, paste it into the address line of your web
browser, and type return. For reasons unknown to us, hyperlinks do not always work for all agencies.
Once you’ve identified potential funders for your work, check their direct websites for new and more
detailed application information. Humanities and area studies centers sometimes have themes that change
periodically and agency programs, application requirements, deadlines, and focus areas are subject to
change, especially in today’s economic climate. Verify deadlines and other critical information by visiting
the sponsoring institution’s website or contacting the agency via e-mail or telephone prior to beginning an
application. This is especially true for agencies that had not posted new deadlines when we created this
list (noted on the list).
Most agencies have deadlines only once each year and take from three to eight months to announce
results. Therefore, think long-term when planning your grant development strategies. Preparing a viable
proposal takes time, effort, attention to detail, and organization, so do give yourself the time you will need
to develop an application that will be competitive. For fellowships, that means starting the process at least
eight weeks before the deadline; you should contact your references at least six weeks before the deadline
to ensure you’ll have those critical letters of reference and support that most agencies require.
Although this list is extensive, it is not exhaustive. If you know of sources that do not appear on this list,
which you believe will appeal to other geography graduate students, please let us know. We’re always
seeking information on new funding sources.
If you find nothing here that might help you, go to www.cos.com and conduct a search specific to your
needs. This service is free to KU graduate students and faculty courtesy of the KU Center for Research
and offers the most comprehensive and dependable compilation of funding opportunities available online.
You can access it from any KU computer or, if KU is your service provider, from your computer at home
and you can set up your own profile to receive weekly email postings of grant and fellowship
opportunities in your area(s) of interest.
We hope you will find this list of use as you consider external funding for your graduate work.
                       Kathy Porsch and Sally Utech, Grant Development Officers
                                 Humanities Grant Development Office
                                          900 Sunnyside Ave.
                                       Lawrence, KS 66044-7622
                              hgdo@ku.edu • 785/864-7833 or 785/864-7887
                       http://www.hallcenter.ku.edu/~hallcenter/hgdo/development/
                                                             TABLE of CONTENTS
SELECTED INTERNAL (UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS) FUNDING SOURCES ............................... 3
   ANDREW DEBICKI INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIP IN THE HUMANITIES ......................................................3
   FOREIGN LANGUAGE AREA STUDIES FELLOWSHIP (FLAS) .......................................................................................3
   GRADUATE INITIATIVE FOR DIVERSITY .....................................................................................................................3
   GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS .......................................................................................................................................3
     Dorothy Clark Lettice Scholarship and the John H. Nelson Scholarship ............................................................3
     Laiten L. and Verna Nye Camien Scholarship .....................................................................................................3
     The Mary Elizabeth and Andrew P. Debicki Scholarship ....................................................................................4
   HALL CENTER GRADUATE SUMMER RESEARCH AWARDS .........................................................................................4
   HOWARD J. BAUMGARTEL PEACE AND JUSTICE AWARD ...........................................................................................4
   IGERT C-CHANGE TRAINING PROGRAM ..................................................................................................................4
   KANSAS AFRICAN STUDIES CENTER/OSWALD FAMILY FOUNDATION .......................................................................4
   MADISON AND LILA SELF GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP ..................................................................................................4
   THE RICHARD AND JEANNETTE SIAS GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP IN THE HUMANITIES .................................................5
   STANSIFER FELLOWSHIP ............................................................................................................................................5
SELECTED EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES................................................................................... 5
   AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN AMERICAN FELLOWSHIPS ..........................................................5
   AMERICAN CENTER OF ORIENTAL RESEARCH (ACOR).............................................................................................5
   AMERICAN GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY ........................................................................................................................6
      McColl Family Fellowship ...................................................................................................................................6
      McColl Research Fellowship ...............................................................................................................................6
      Helen and John S. Best Research Fellowships.....................................................................................................6
   AMERICAN PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY ........................................................................................................................6
   AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR PHOTOGRAMMETRY AND REMOTE SENSING ......................................................................6
   ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN GEOGRAPHERS .............................................................................................................7
      Dissertation Research Grants ..............................................................................................................................7
      Geography Education National Implementation Project (GENIP) .....................................................................7
      George and Viola Hoffman Award .......................................................................................................................7
      International Geographic Information Fund .......................................................................................................7
   ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN GEOGRAPHERS CARTOGRAPHY SPECIALTY GROUP .....................................................7
      CSG Master's Thesis Research Grants ................................................................................................................7
      National Geographic Award in Mapping .............................................................................................................7
      Dr. Walter W. Ristow Prize for an Academic Paper on the History of Cartography ...........................................8
   ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN GEOGRAPHERS CULTURAL AND POLITICAL ECOLOGY SPECIALTY GROUP ..................8
      AAG-CAPGE Field Study Award .........................................................................................................................8
      AAG-CAPE Student Paper Award .......................................................................................................................8
   CARTOGRAPHY AND GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SOCIETY ......................................................................................8
      CaGIS Map Competition ......................................................................................................................................8
      CaGIS Student Scholarships ................................................................................................................................9
   FULBRIGHT AWARDS FOR US GRADUATE STUDENTS, US DEPARTMENT OF STATE ..................................................9
   FULBRIGHT-HAYS DOCTORAL DISSERTATION RESEARCH ABROAD PROGRAM, US DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION ...9
   GAMMA THETA UPSILON BUZZARD GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP.................................................................................9
   INSTITUTE OF HUMANE STUDIES ............................................................................................................................. 10
      Humane Studies Fellowships ............................................................................................................................. 10
      Summer Graduate Research Fellowships .......................................................................................................... 10
      Hayek Fund for Scholars ................................................................................................................................... 10
   INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH AND EXCHANGES BOARD (IREX) ............................................................................... 10
   JACOB K. JAVITS FELLOWSHIPS ............................................................................................................................... 10
   KANSAS ACADEMY OF SCIENCE (KAS) STUDENT RESEARCH GRANT PROGRAM .................................................... 10
   KANSAS BIOLOGICAL SURVEY ................................................................................................................................ 10
   MORRIS K. UDALL FOUNDATION............................................................................................................................. 11
   NASA EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE FELLOWSHIP ................................................................................................... 11



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NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC YOUNG EXPLORERS GRANT ............................................................................................. 11
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION ........................................................................................................................... 11
  Arctic Research Opportunities ........................................................................................................................... 11
  Dynamics of Coupled Natural and Human Systems (CNH) ............................................................................... 12
  East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students (EAPSI) ................................................. 12
  Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) ............................................................................................. 12
  Pan-American Advanced Studies Institutes Program (PASI)............................................................................. 12
  SBE Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants: Geography and Regional Science ....................... 12
SCHOOL OF AMERICAN RESEARCH (SAR) FELLOWSHIPS AND WEATHERHEAD FELLOWSHIPS ................................ 13
SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION ..................................................................................................................................... 13
  Smithsonian Institution Fellowships Program ................................................................................................... 13
  Internships.......................................................................................................................................................... 13
SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH COUNCIL .................................................................................................................... 13
  Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF).................................................................................. 13
  Eurasia Program Fellowships ........................................................................................................................... 14
  International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) ................................................................................... 14
SOCIETY OF WOMAN GEOGRAPHERS ....................................................................................................................... 14
  Pruitt National Dissertation Fellowship ............................................................................................................ 14
  Pruitt National Minority Fellowship Program .................................................................................................. 14
U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA) SCIENCE TO ACHIEVE RESULTS (STAR) GRADUATE
FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM ........................................................................................................................................... 14
WENNER-GREN FOUNDATION FOR ANTHROPOLOGICAL RESEARCH, DISSERTATION RESEARCH GRANTS ............... 15




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Selected Internal (University of Kansas) Funding Sources
Andrew Debicki International Travel Scholarship in the Humanities
The goal of the Andrew Debicki International Travel Scholarship in the Humanities is to allow KU
humanities graduate students who have completed all required coursework for the PhD to travel
outside of the United States for purposes of dissertation research. One scholarship of up to $2,000
will be awarded each year.
URL: http://www.hallcenter.ku.edu/~hallcenter/grants/grad_support/index.shtml
Deadline: November 22 (last known deadline)

Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowship (FLAS)
FLAS fellowships for academic year and summer study are available through the Center for East Asian
Studies, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian and East European Studies, and the
Kansas African Studies Center. FLAS fellowships are for language training/improvement and research at
international institutions and offer tuition assistance and a stipend. See individual Center website for
specific information on their FLAS offerings.
URLs: http://www.ceas.ku.edu/academics/flas.shtml
       http://www.crees.ku.edu/academics/funding/
       http://www.kasc.ku.edu/about/awards/index.shtml
       http://latamst.ku.edu/
Deadline: Various, see individual Centers

Graduate Initiative for Diversity
The Graduate Initiative for Diversity one-year fellowships are available to graduate students in their first
year of study. These awards are intended to increase the participation in graduate study at KU by students
from groups underrepresented in their fields of study. Nominees be in their first year of graduate study at
KU and must possess outstanding academic records. The stipend is $18,000 plus payment of up to 9
graduate credit hours of tuition and fees for both the fall and spring semester. Exceptions for tuition of up
to 12 graduate credit hours are considered on a case-by-case basis. Teaching and research assistantships
provide compensation at the normal rate for such appointments. Teaching and research assistants receive
a tuition waiver or in-state fee status in accordance with their research or teaching appointments.
Departments must offer awardees a half-time teaching or research assistantship for the remaining years of
study so long as he or she maintains good academic standing and satisfactory employment performance.
URL: http://www.graduate.ku.edu/02-00_abt_funding.shtml#ku_funding
Deadline: February 14

Graduate Scholarships
The Dorothy Clark Lettice Scholarship, the John H. Nelson Scholarship, the Dr. Laiten L. and Verna Nye
Camien Scholarship, and the Mary Elizabeth and Andrew P. Debicki Scholarship provide a one time
award of a $5000 stipend to a highly deserving graduate student.

    Dorothy Clark Lettice Scholarship and the John H. Nelson Scholarship
    Scholarships are awarded to off-set the costs of ongoing research. Students awarded the Lettice or
    Nelson Scholarship will demonstrate high academic ability as indicated in the nomination packet.

    Laiten L. and Verna Nye Camien Scholarship
    Scholarship is awarded to a doctoral student in the social sciences, education or foreign languages
    with the capability and intention of becoming a professional in that field. The student must have
    received an undergraduate degree from the University of Kansas.




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   The Mary Elizabeth and Andrew P. Debicki Scholarship
   Scholarship is awarded to a student in the humanities.
URL: http://www.graduate.ku.edu/02-00_abt_funding.shtml#ku_funding
Deadline: February 14

Hall Center Graduate Summer Research Awards
The Hall Center is pleased to offer summer support for up to four (4) graduate students engaged
in humanistic dissertation research and writing. The goal of these awards is to make possible full
time dissertation work for the months of June and July. Students will also have the opportunity to present
their work at a series of Graduate Student Research Workshops during the academic year following the
summer of support. Contacts: Victor Bailey at vbailey@ku.edu or Kristine Latta at klatta@ku.edu.
URL:
http://www.hallcenter.ku.edu/~hallcenter/grants/pdf/11_pdf/11%2003%2014%20Graduate%20Summer%
20Research.pdf
Deadline: March 14, 5 p.m.

Howard J. Baumgartel Peace and Justice Award
The $1,000 Howard J. Baumgartel Peace and Justice Award is awarded annually to support a graduate
student enrolled in the KU’s College of Liberal Arts & Sciences or School of Business for thesis or
dissertation research whose interests, achievements, and talents are in the peace and justice field.
Examples of appropriate interests for this award are social scientific study of, or application of social
scientific knowledge to conflict resolution; social action; human problems in the world of work, race and
ethnic relations; and Third World Development.
URL: http://clas.ku.edu/about/awards.shtml
Deadline: February 26 (last known deadline)

IGERT C-Change Training Program
Climate change and its impact on the planet’s biological, ecological, and social systems has been
identified as one of the “grand challenges” of the 21st century by the National Academies of Science. The
KU C-CHANGE program creates collaborative classroom and field research experiences to examine the
human and natural causes and consequences of climate change by bringing together students and faculty
in the social and natural sciences and engineering. Our goal is to advance scientific knowledge about
global climate change by connecting researchers, disciplines, and institutions.
URL: http://web.ku.edu/~crgc/IGERT/
Deadline: January 21

Kansas African Studies Center/Oswald Family Foundation
KU graduate or advanced undergraduate students in any academic discipline who are interested in
conducting applied field research on key policy issues related to health and development in Africa are
invited to apply. Fellows must have a bachelor's degree or equivalent or anticipate receiving it by the end
of the 2009-10 academic year; and be admitted to or enrolled in a graduate program or a declared major at
KU. KASC will provide awards ranging from $1,000 to $6,000 for expenses to support graduate or
advanced undergraduate student travel to Africa for applied field research. Selection will be based on an
evaluation of the full application, including the manner in which the application evidences both a
student's academic objectives and a commitment to African health and development issues.
URL: http://www.kasc.ku.edu/about/awards/index.shtml
Deadline: February 15 (check with KASC on availability before applying)

Madison and Lila Self Graduate Fellowship
The mission of the University of Kansas Madison and Lila Self Graduate Fellowship is to identify,
recruit, and provide development opportunities for exceptional Ph.D. students in business, economics,


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engineering, mathematics, biological, biomedical, pharmaceutical, and physical sciences who demonstrate
the promise to make significant contributions to their fields of study and society as a whole. The Self
Graduate Fellowship is a four-year award consisting of a $29,000 annual payment, full tuition and fees,
and a development program.
URL: http://www2.ku.edu/~selfpro/index.shtml
Deadline: February 2; By departmental nomination

The Richard and Jeannette Sias Graduate Fellowship in the Humanities
The goal of the Richard and Jeannette Sias Graduate Fellowship is to allow KU humanities doctoral
students whose studies include an international emphasis to expand their experiences beyond a single
disciplinary focus in both research and professional training. The fellowship is intended to produce
humanities scholars whose vision for their careers includes a continued commitment to interdisciplinary
endeavors and a desire to share that commitment with the world outside of the academy. This program
seeks well-rounded students who demonstrate the ability to make outstanding contributions in their
chosen humanities disciplines as well as an interest in both interdisciplinary studies and community
outreach. The Fellow will receive $13,000, paid as a monthly stipend and an office
with a computer in the Hall Center. In addition, Research & Graduate Studies will pay tuition.
URL: http://www.hallcenter.ku.edu/~hallcenter/grants/grad_support/index.shtml
Deadline: February 21

Stansifer Fellowship
University of Kansas graduate students studying Central America will benefit from a $115,000 gift to KU
Endowment from Charles Stansifer, professor emeritus of Latin American history.
 
 The Stansifer
Fellowship endowed fund will provide up to $5,000 each year to a graduate student working on a thesis or
dissertation about Central America. Fellowship recipients can be seeking degrees in any area of study.
URL: http://latamst.ku.edu/academics/funding/graduate.shtml
Deadline: February 1

Selected External Funding Sources
American Association of University Women American Fellowships
Dissertation Fellowships are available to women who will complete their dissertation writing during the
fellowship year. To qualify, applicants must have completed all course work, passed all required
preliminary examinations, and received approval for their research proposal or plan. Students holding any
fellowship for writing a dissertation in the year prior to the AAUW Educational Foundation fellowship
year are not eligible. Open to applicants in all fields of study. Scholars engaged in science, technology,
engineering and math and also researching gender issues are especially encouraged to apply. Amount:
$20,000.
URL: http://www.aauw.org/education/fga/fellowships_grants/american.cfm
Deadline: November 15

American Center of Oriental Research (ACOR)
The Center sponsors pre- and postdoctoral fellowships for research and study in all areas of the natural
and social sciences, humanities, and associated disciplines relating to the Near East. Check ACOR web
site for specific programs relating to your field of study. Note that ACOR has some funding available not
only to US residents but also to foreign nationals who have not matriculated at US institutions. Amount:
varies from $600 to $20,200.
URL: http://www.bu.edu/acor/fellowsh.htm
Deadline: February 1




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American Geographical Society
URL: http://www.amergeog.org/scholarships_program.htm (scroll down to see all awards)

    McColl Family Fellowship
    The McColl Family Fellowship, given by Dr. and Mrs. Robert W. McColl, consists of round-trip
    airfare to any place in the world of the candidate’s choosing. The candidate must secure funding for
    other expenses from other sources. The only obligation of the Fellow is to write an article based on
    the visit abroad that is suitable for publication in FOCUS on Geography magazine and that is
    submitted to the editor within six months of returning from the trip. As is true of all FOCUS on
    Geography authors, candidates must be geographers or others "who think like geographers and write
    like journalists." Currently, one Fellowship is being offered for each year. Selection is by a committee
    chosen by the AGS Council.
    Deadline: October 17

    McColl Research Fellowship
    This is a short-term fellowship program available to individuals who wish to communicate their
    geographical research results to a broad, educated general audience. Awards of $3,000 for four-week
    fellowships will be provided to support residences for the purpose of conducting research that makes
    direct use of the AGS Library, and results in publication in a mutually agreed outlet. Graduate-level
    candidates should be ABD doctoral candidates at the writing stage of their dissertations.
    Deadline: October 31 (last known deadline)

    Helen and John S. Best Research Fellowships
    Stipends of $375 per week, for periods up to 4 weeks, will be awarded to support residencies for the
    purpose of conducting research that makes direct use of the Library. The AGS Library, the former
    research library and map collection of the American Geographical Society of New York, has
    strengths in geography, cartography and related historical topics. 
 The AGS Collection at the
    University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, is a world-class collection of maps, atlases, photographs,
    globes, and satellite images. Candidates for Fellowships are either established scholars, or doctoral
    students who have completed their course work and are at the stage of writing their dissertations.
    Deadline: October 31 (last known deadline)

American Philosophical Society
The Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research encourages exploratory field studies for
the collection of specimens and data and to provide the imaginative stimulus that accompanies direct
observation. Applications are invited from disciplines with a large dependence on field studies, such as
archeology, anthropology, astrobiology and space science, biology, ecology, geography, geology,
linguistics, and paleontology, but grants will not be restricted to these fields. Grants will be available to
doctoral students who wish to participate in field studies for their dissertations or for other purposes.
Grants will depend on travel costs but will ordinarily be in the range of several hundred dollars to about
$5,000.
URL: http://www.amphilsoc.org/grants/lewisandclark
Deadline: February 1

American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
ASPRS is pleased to offer fourteen awards available to graduate student-members of ASPRS. These
resources have been generated with the intention of advancing academic and professional goals within the
fields of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and related disciplines. Amounts range from $1,500 -
$20,000.
URL: http://www.asprs.org/Awards-and-Scholarships/
Deadline: October 17 (last known deadline)


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Association of American Geographers

   Dissertation Research Grants
   The AAG provides support for doctoral dissertation research in the form of small grants of
   approximately $500 to PhD candidates of any geographic specialty.
   URL: http://www.aag.org/cs/grants/dissertation
   Deadline: December 31, yearly

   Geography Education National Implementation Project (GENIP)
   GENIP’s mission is outreach on behalf of geography to elementary and secondary educators and
   policy makers across the United States. GENIP funds small grants that support its mission, including
   appropriate thesis and dissertation research. A copy of the grant application form is available at the
   GENIP web site http://genip.tamu.edu. It is suggested that you consult with the project coordinator
   prior to completing the full proposal.
   URL: http://www.aag.org/cs/education/outreach/genip
   Deadline: March 1 and September 1 (last known deadlines)

   George and Viola Hoffman Award
   An award from the George and Viola Hoffman Fund may be made annually for student research
   toward a master's thesis or doctoral dissertation on a geographical subject in Eastern Europe. Eastern
   Europe includes the countries of East Central and Southeast Europe from Poland south to Romania,
   Bulgaria, and the successor states of the former Yugoslavia. Topics may be historical or
   contemporary, systematic or regional, limited to a small area or comparative. Amount ranges from
   $350-$500.
   URL: http://www.aag.org/cs/grants/hoffman
   Deadline: November 1

   International Geographic Information Fund
   The AAG International Geographic Information Fund (IGIF) offers small grants to support graduate
   research proposed by a student in any area of spatial analysis or geographic information science or
   systems. Funding opportunities include Student Travel Grants, Graduate Research Awards, and
   Student Paper Awards. Amount: Approximately $500.
   URL: http://www.aag.org/cs/grants/igif
   Deadline: November 1

Association of American Geographers Cartography Specialty Group

   CSG Master's Thesis Research Grants
   Enrolled masters students are invited to apply for the Master’s Thesis Research Grants. These grants
   are made available to promote scholarly research in cartography research by students enrolled in a
   geography or related degree program. Grants are available up to a maximum of $500 and may be used
   for items necessary and relevant to research such as travel, materials, equipment, and human subject
   fees. Fundable research must be cartographic in nature. Cartography must be the central focus of the
   research and not merely a tool used in support of some other research.
   URL: http://www.csun.edu/%7Ehfgeg003/csg/master.html
   Deadline: March 15, June 15, and November 1

   National Geographic Award in Mapping
   Undergraduate students and master's-degree candidates are invited to apply for the National
   Geographic Award in Mapping. This award recognizes student achievement in the art, science, and


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   technology of mapping and seeks to encourage student research. The first place award consists of a
   cash prize of $900 (U.S.) and the second place award is $300 (U.S.). Submissions may take a variety
   of forms, but must focus specifically on maps and mapping.
   URL: http://natgeomaps.com/mapawards
   Deadline: February 15

   Dr. Walter W. Ristow Prize for an Academic Paper on the History of Cartography
   The Dr. Walter W. Ristow Prize recognizes academic achievement in the History of Cartography.
   This competition is open to all full or part-time undergraduate, graduate, and first year post-doctoral
   students attending accredited colleges and universities anywhere in the world. A number of Ristow
   Prize winners and Honorable Mentions have come from outside the United States. Research papers
   must be related to the history of cartography. Merely using maps to relate an episode in history is not
   sufficient, unless the maps date from the period of the event, and/or disclose new information about
   that event, and/or the study of those maps constitutes a major focus of the paper. Amount: $1,000.
   URL: http://home.earthlink.net/%7Edocktor/ristow.htm
   Deadline: June 1

Association of American Geographers Cultural and Political Ecology Specialty Group
URL: http://www2.stetson.edu/cape/Awards/awards.htm

   AAG-CAPGE Field Study Award
   The principal objective is to defray travel expenses for reconnaissance fieldwork for thesis or
   dissertation research. The award is oriented primarily to those without other substantial funding. It is
   not intended to finance dissertation field work, rather to finance a) research for a Master’s degree or
   b) reconnaissance fieldwork so a student can complete a fundable dissertation proposal. Eligible
   candidates must be a member of the AAG and CAPE at the time of submission. Amount: Up to $500.
   Deadline: March 21 (last known deadline)

   AAG-CAPE Student Paper Award
   The Cultural and Political Ecology Specialty Group sponsors an annual award to recognize
   distinguished student research. Candidates may be undergraduates, graduate students, or a recent
   Ph.D. within a year of the dissertation defense. The student must be a member of AAG-CAPE and the
   sole author. Judging criteria include the soundness and creativity of the research design and
   methodology; validity of conclusions; and writing quality. The paper should not exceed 8,000 words
   including all components: references, footnotes, abstract, illustrations, tables and any other text. This
   is a common length required by journals where CAPE members commonly publish. Papers exceeding
   8,000 words will not be considered for the award. A prize of $100 will be awarded for the best paper.
   Previous awardees have found that the prestige attached to this award has made it easier to attract
   further funding. The award will be announced in the Cultural & Political Ecology and AAG
   newsletters.
   Deadline: March 21

Cartography and Geographic Information Society
URL: http://www.cartogis.org/awards

   CaGIS Map Competition
   The purpose of the competition is to promote interest in map design and to recognize significant
   design advances in cartography. The focus of this competition is design; therefore, judging is based
   on cartographic design criteria, such as creativity, text (spelling and grammar, too), balance, unity,
   clarity, use of color, and subject matter. Student awards are sponsored by the National Geographic
   Society, Avenza-MAPublisher, and ESRI. Each student award consists of a cash prize ($500), a


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    National Geographic atlas, a student license of MAPublisher (worth $249), and a certificate of award.
    Runners-up will receive a beautiful National Geographic map or atlas. Student mapmakers in a
    certificate, diploma, or degree program (bachelor, masters, doctorate) must have produced their
    entries with student facilities as part of an accredited course. Student entries must be signed by a
    course instructor.
    Deadline: January 27

    CaGIS Student Scholarships
    Each year, the Cartography and Geographic Information Society (CaGIS) sponsors two scholarships
    to students whose research and accomplishments support the mission of CaGIS. The scholarships
    recognize academic achievement and encourage the continuing education of outstanding cartography,
    geographic information systems (GIS), and geographic information science (GIScience) students.
    Scholarships are awarded for research advancing the disciplines of cartography or GIScience rather
    than research applying GIS or mapping as a technique.

    CaGIS Masters Scholarship Award ($500): This award is to be granted to a student enrolled in, or
    accepted into, a Masters’ degree program during 2008 or 2009. The winner will have demonstrated
    excellence in cartography or GIScience coursework and the potential to contribute to cartography or
    GIScience research. Outstanding undergraduates seeking to support Masters’ level research in
    GIScience are also eligible to apply.

    CaGIS Doctoral Scholarship Award ($1000): This award is to be granted to a student enrolled in, or
    accepted into, a PhD degree program during 2007 or 2008. The winner will have demonstrated
    excellence in cartography or GIScience coursework and the potential to contribute to cartography or
    GIScience research.
    Deadline: January 15

Fulbright Awards for US Graduate Students, US Department of State
This program offers scholarships for foreign study at the pre-doctoral level in over 120 countries. This
opportunity allows graduate students to engage in full-time dissertation research abroad in modern foreign
languages and area studies. Only US citizens at the time of application are eligible. Applicants must
submit their proposals through their campus Fulbright Program Adviser, Hodgie Bricke, Office of
International Programs, hbricke@ku.edu or 785/864-4960. Fulbright
URL: http://www.iie.org/fulbright/
Deadline: October 17

Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program, US Department of Education
*No award for FY 12 as of August 4, 2011- see website for more information
This program funds full-time dissertation research abroad in modern foreign languages and studies
focused Africa, East Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific, South Asia, the Near East, East Central Europe
and Eurasia, or the Western Hemisphere (Central and South America and the Caribbean). Students must
apply through their institutions. At KU, students submit their completed individual applications to the KU
Office of International Programs. If interested, contact Charles A.S. Bankart, Office of International
Programs, cbankart@ku.edu, (785) 864-7244. US citizenship is required. Amount: $15,000-$60,000.
URL: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/iegpsddrap/applicant.html
Gamma Theta Upsilon Buzzard Graduate Scholarship
National Honor Society for Geography
This scholarship is awarded to a continuing graduate student. Amount: $1,000
URL: http://www.gammathetaupsilon.org/scholarships.html
Deadline: June 1



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Institute of Humane Studies
URL: http://www.theihs.org/scholarships/

    Humane Studies Fellowships
    Fellowships are offered to students who are exploring the principles, practices, and institutions
    necessary to a free society through their academic work. The funding can be used for study in the US
    or abroad. There is no citizenship restriction to apply. Amount: from $2,000 to $15,000.
    Deadline: December 31

    Summer Graduate Research Fellowships
    Fellowships are offered to graduate students who share an interest in the classical liberal tradition to
    work on a scholarly paper or dissertation chapter. Open to Law or PhD students. The fellowship
    includes: $5,000 stipend and travel expenses for two HIS seminars; the opportunity to present work at
    academic seminars; and mentoring and critical comment on the project.
    Deadline: February 2 (last known deadline)

    Hayek Fund for Scholars
    The Hayek Fund offers up to $750 for career-advancing activities that include travel to professional
    conferences and participation in career development seminars.
    Deadline: continuous; at least four weeks in advance of your fundable activity

International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX)
IREX offers grants for masters, pre-doctoral, and doctoral scholars in multidisciplinary study areas.
Funding is offered for advanced research, and short-term travel in Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia,
the Middle East and North America, Asia, and the US. US citizens and permanent residents are eligible.
For information on current programs, deadlines, and award size contact IREX.
URL: http://www.irex.org/focus_area/education
Deadlines: Various

Jacob K. Javits Fellowships
This program provides fellowships to students who demonstrate achievement, financial need, and
exceptional promise to undertake study at the PhD and MA level in selected fields of arts, humanities, and
social sciences. To qualify, graduate students must not yet have completed their first year of graduate
study and be citizens of the US or the Freely Associated States. Amount: up to $30,000.
URL: http://www.ed.gov/programs/jacobjavits/index.html
Deadline: September 30

Kansas Academy of Science (KAS) Student Research Grant Program
The KAS Student Research Grant Program fosters the scientific research endeavors of student KAS
members or students whose major advisor is a member. Funds may be used to support research in any
scientific field in any locality. Recipients are required to present research results at the KAS Annual
Meeting is in the spring; registration and meal fees are waived. Amount: up to $1,500.
URL: http://www.kansasacademyscience.org/research-grants.html
Deadline: February 11

Kansas Biological Survey
The University of Kansas Field Station (KUFS), a unit of the Kansas Biological Survey, has limited funds
for small grants ($300 - $500) to encourage undergraduate and graduate student research at our field
station during the summer. KUFS consists of 1376 hectares (3400 acres) of land located within a 20-60
minute drive of Lawrence, Kansas. Included at the site are diverse habitats (e.g., prairies, forests,
wetlands, ponds, lakes) and specialized research facilities (e.g., laboratory buildings, replicated sets of


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experimental ponds, long-term experimental site for study of habitat fragmentation). KUFS has three field
staff members to assist researchers and many databases (for example, fauna and flora lists, weather data,
GIS data).
URL: http://www.ksr.ku.edu/forms/index.htm
Deadline: April 11

Morris K. Udall Foundation
Environmental Public Policy and Conflict Resolution Dissertation Fellowships are available to doctoral
candidates whose research concerns US environmental public policy or environmental conflict resolution
and who are entering their final year of dissertation writing. Dissertation fellowships are open to scholars
in all fields of study whose topic has significant relevance to US environmental policy or environmental
conflict resolution. Amount: $24,000.
URL: http://www.udall.gov/OurPrograms/ECRFellowship/ECRFellowship.aspx
Deadline: February 24

NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship
The Fellowship solicits applications from accredited U.S. Universities on behalf of individuals pursuing
Masters or Doctoral (Ph.D.) degrees in Earth and space sciences, or related disciplines, at respective
institutions. The purpose of NESSF is to ensure continued training of a highly qualified workforce in
disciplines needed to achieve NASA’s scientific goals outlined above. Awards resulting from the
competitive selection will be made in the form of training grants to the respective universities with the
advisor serving as the principal investigator. All applications to NESSF must address the goals and
objectives of one of the four SMD research programs: Earth Science; Heliophysics; Planetary Science;
Astrophysics.
URL: http://fellowships.hq.nasa.gov/gsrp/nav/
Deadline: March 1 (this is an institutional proposal) (last known deadline)

National Geographic Young Explorers Grant
Young Explorers Grants (YEG) offer opportunities to individuals between the ages of 18 and 25 to pursue
research, conservation, and exploration-related projects consistent with National Geographic's existing
grant programs, including: the Committee for Research and Exploration (CRE), the Expeditions Council
(EC), and the Conservation Trust (CT). Applicants are not required to have advanced degrees. However, a
record of prior experience in the fields of research, conservation, or exploration should be submitted as it
pertains to the proposed project. Young Explorers Grants vary in amount depending on significance of the
project, though most range between US $2,000 and $5,000. National Geographic Society funds often
serve as complementary support—thus the program encourages applicants to seek additional, concurrent
funding from other sources.
URL: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/field/grants-programs/yeg-application.html
Deadline: Continuous

National Science Foundation

    Arctic Research Opportunities
    The National Science Foundation (NSF) invites investigators at U.S. organizations to submit
    proposals to conduct research about the Arctic. Arctic research includes field and modeling studies
    and data analysis. The goal of the NSF Division of Arctic Sciences is to gain a better understanding of
    the Arctic's physical, biological, geological, chemical, social and cultural processes, and the
    interactions of ocean, land, atmosphere, biological, and human systems in the Arctic. The Division of
    Arctic Sciences and other NSF programs support projects that contribute to the development of the
    next generation of researchers and scientific literacy for all ages through education, outreach, and
    broadening participation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.


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URL: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5521&org=EAR
Deadline: October 18

Dynamics of Coupled Natural and Human Systems (CNH)
The Dynamics of Coupled Natural and Human Systems competition promotes quantitative,
interdisciplinary analyses of relevant human and natural system processes and complex interactions
among human and natural systems at diverse scales.
URL: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13681&org=EAR
Deadline: November 15

East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students (EAPSI)
The East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI) provide U.S. graduate students in science and
engineering: 1) first-hand research experiences in Australia, China, Japan, Korea, New Zealand,
Singapore or Taiwan; 2) an introduction to the science, science policy, and scientific infrastructure of
the respective location; and 3) an orientation to the society, culture and language. The primary goals
of EAPSI are to introduce students to East Asia and Pacific science and engineering in the context of
a research setting, and to help students initiate scientific relationships that will better enable future
collaboration with foreign counterparts. All institutes, except Japan, last approximately eight weeks
from June to August. Japan lasts approximately ten weeks from June to August (specific dates are
available and updated at www.nsf.gov/eapsi).
URL: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5284&org=EAR
Deadline: November 9

Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)
The National Science Foundation aims to ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science,
technology, engineering, and mathematics in the United States and to reinforce its diversity by
offering approximately 900-1,600 graduate fellowships in this competition pending availability of
funds. The Graduate Research Fellowship provides three years of support for graduate study leading
to research-based masters or doctoral degrees and is intended for students who are in the early stages
of their graduate study. Amount: $30,000, with a $10,500 tuition allowance, for three yers.
URL: http://www.nsfgrfp.org/
Deadline: December 5 (last known deadline)

Pan-American Advanced Studies Institutes Program (PASI)
The Pan American Advanced Study Institutes (PASI) Program, is a jointly supported initiative
between the Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Science Foundation (NSF). Pan
American Advanced Studies Institutes are short courses ranging in length from ten days to one month
duration, involving lectures, demonstrations, research seminars and discussions at the advanced
graduate and post-doctoral level. PASIs aim to disseminate advanced scientific and engineering
knowledge and stimulate training and cooperation among researchers of the Americas in the
mathematical, physical, and biological sciences, and in engineering fields. Whenever feasible, an
interdisciplinary approach is recommended.
URL: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5327&org=EAR
Deadline: January 15

SBE Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants: Geography and Regional Science
The National Science Foundation's Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences (BCS), Division of
Social and Economic Sciences (SES), and Division of Science Resources Statistics (SRS) award
grants to doctoral students to improve the quality of dissertation research. These grants allow doctoral
students to undertake significant data-gathering projects and to conduct field research in settings away
from their campus that would not otherwise be possible. Amount: up to $12,000 for 24 months.


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    URL: http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/bcs/grs/suppdiss.jsp
    Deadline: October 15 and February 15

School of American Research (SAR) Fellowships and Weatherhead Fellowships
The SAR is a center for advanced studies in anthropology and related disciplines, supporting scholars
doing research in anthropology and allied fields, such as history, sociology, art, law, and philosophy, who
approach their research from an anthropologically informed perspective. Weatherhead Fellowships offer
funding to doctoral students and PhDs whose work is broad and interdisciplinary. There are no citizenship
restrictions. Amount: $40,000, for nine months.
URL: http://sarweb.org/index.php?resident_scholars
Deadline: November 1

Smithsonian Institution
URL: http://www.si.edu/ofg/fell.htm
Deadline: January 15

    Smithsonian Institution Fellowships Program
    This fellowship is open to scholars in American history, American material and folk culture, and the
    history of music and musical instruments; history of science and technology, history of art, design,
    crafts, and the decorative arts; anthropology, archaeology, linguistics, and ethnic studies;
    evolutionary, systematic, behavioral, environmental biology, and conservation; geological sciences
    and astrophysics; and materials characterization and conservation. Fellowships are available to
    graduate students not yet advanced to candidacy in a PhD program for up to 10 weeks; pre-doctoral
    (dissertation stage) for 3-12 months; and postdoctoral (recent PhDs) for 3-12 months. There are no
    citizenship restrictions. Amount: $6,500 (graduate), $30,000 (pre-doctoral), and $45,000 (postdoc).

    Internships
    The Institution offers internships, including minority programs, for graduate students in humanities
    and social science at different stages of their studies. For specifics, check the website.

Social Science Research Council

    Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF)
    The Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF) is a strategic fellowship program
    designed to help graduate students in the humanities and social sciences formulate doctoral
    dissertation proposals that are intellectually pointed, amenable to completion in a reasonable time
    frame, and competitive in fellowship competitions. The program is organized around distinct
    "research fields," subdisciplinary and interdisciplinary domains with common intellectual questions
    and styles of research. Each year, an SSRC Field Selection Committee selects five fields proposed by
    pairs of research directors who are tenured professors at different doctoral degree-granting programs
    at U.S. universities. Research directors receive a stipend of $10,000. Graduate students in the early
    phase of their research, generally 2nd and 3rd years, apply to one of five research fields led by the
    two directors; each group is made up of twelve graduate students Fellows participate in two
    workshops, one in the late spring that helps prepare them to undertake pre-dissertation research on
    their topics; and one in the early fall, designed to help them synthesize their summer research and to
    draft proposals for dissertation funding. Fellows are eligible to apply for up to $5000 from SSRC to
    support predissertation research during the summer.
    URL: http://www.ssrc.org/programs/dpdf/
    Deadline: January 27




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    Eurasia Program Fellowships
    Eurasia Program Fellowships are intended for applicants who have completed their dissertation field
    research and/or data collection, who have made significant progress in outlining emergent, innovative
    contributions to scholarship, and who are willing to reach beyond the academic community to make
    their work known and accessible to a variety of publics. Awards provide financial and academic
    support to graduate students in the early stages of dissertation development, Ph.D. candidates near
    completion of their doctoral programs in the social sciences and related humanities, and young
    scholars within five years of the completion of their Ph.D. Amount: pre-dissertation award- up to
    $4,000; dissertation development award- up to $18,000 and $4,000 possible supplemental funding;
    post-doctoral research award- up to $33,000 over 24 months.
    URL: http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/eurasia-fellowship/
    Deadline: November 15
    International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF)
    The International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) program supports distinguished graduate
    students in the humanities and social sciences conducting dissertation research outside the United
    States. The IDRF program is committed to empirical and site-specific research that advances
    knowledge about non-U.S. cultures and societies (involving fieldwork, research in archival or
    manuscript collections, or quantitative data collection). The program promotes research that is
    situated in a specific discipline and geographical region and is engaged with interdisciplinary and
    cross-regional perspectives. Fellowships will provide support for nine to twelve months of
    dissertation research. Amount: average of $19,000.
    URL: http://www.ssrc.org/programs/idrf/
    Deadline: November 3

Society of Woman Geographers
    Pruitt National Dissertation Fellowship
    The SWG National Fellowship Committee invites applications from woman Ph.D. candidates for the
    annual Pruitt National Fellowship for Dissertation Research Competition. Awards range from $8,000
    - $15,000.
    URL: http://www.iswg.org/fellowships/pruitt-fellowships
    Deadline: February 1 (last known deadline)
    Pruitt National Minority Fellowship Program
    Women who are members of a minority group and who have been admitted to and plan to enroll or
    are enrolled in a Masters program in geography or geographical aspects of an allied field are strongly
    encouraged to apply. Awards range from $1,000 - $6,000.
    URL: http://www.iswg.org/fellowships/pruitt-minority-fellowships
    Deadline: May 15

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Graduate
Fellowship Program
The EPA STAR Fellowship Program offers awards for graduate students in environmental fields of study.
Students can pursue degrees in traditionally recognized environmental disciplines as well as other fields
such as social anthropology, urban and regional planning, and decision sciences. Master's level students
may receive support for a maximum of two years. Doctoral students may be supported for a maximum of
three years, usable over a period of four years under certain circumstances. Amount: Up to $42,000 per
year of, including $12,000 per year for tuition and fees, $25,000 per year in a monthly stipend, and an
annual expense allowance of $5,000.
URL: http://www.epa.gov/ncer/fellow/
Deadline: November 5 (last known deadline)


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Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, Dissertation Research Grants
These grants fund projects that demonstrate a clear link to anthropological theory and debates and
promise to make solid contributions to advancing these ideas. Proposals that employ a comparative
perspective, can generate innovative approaches or ideas, and/or integrate two or more subfields are
particularly welcome. Applicants must be ABD and enrolled for a doctoral degree in anthropology or a
related discipline; there are no citizenship restrictions. Application must be made jointly with a
dissertation advisor or other scholar who will supervise the project. Amount: up to $25,000.
URL: http://www.wennergren.org/programs/dissertation-fieldwork-grants
Deadlines: May 1 and November 1




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