Fullbright Border Program by austintorros


									                                       CCIS Workshop on Funding Immigration Research
                                                                         June 23, 2006
                                                                          April Linton
                                                             Department of Sociology
                                                   University of California, San Diego

First of all, register at http://www.grants.gov . You can sign up for email notices of new
competitions that are relevant to your research. Second, see what grant-seeking
resources exist on your campus and use them! There are people who get paid to help you
fund your research. Third, check and see what’s available from your professional
association (AAA, ASA, APSA, etc.).


American Association of University Women (AAUW)
AAUW offers several pre- and post-doctoral grants for research pertaining to women.

American Education Research Association
The AERA Grants Program offers dissertation grants for quantitative education policy
and practice research using large-scale, nationally- representative data sets such as those
sponsored by NCES and NSF. Studies must include US education but may be
comparative. http://www.aera.net/grantsprogram/

Dirksen Congressional Center
The research awards competition is open to individuals with a serious interest in studying
Congress. Political scientists, historians, biographers, scholars of public administration or
American studies, and journalists are among those eligible.

Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowship
Predoctoral fellowships will be awarded in a national competition administered by the
National Research Council (NRC) of the National Academies on behalf of the Ford
Foundation. The awards will be made to individuals who, in the judgment of the review
panels, have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in
teaching and research at the college or university level, show promise of future
achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource
for enriching the education of all students. These grants are especially targeted towards
Alaska Natives (Eskimo or Aleut), Black/African Americans, Mexican Americans,
Native American Indians, Native Pacific Islanders (Polynesian/Micronesian), and Puerto
Ricans. Identical post-doctoral fellowships are also available.

Fulbright Border Program
Three- to nine-month funding to teach graduate courses and/or conduct research in any
discipline relevant to U.S.-Mexico border relations. Fluent Spanish is required.
Candidates must have a Ph.D. and be from U.S. institutions located in any of the U.S.
states on the border with Mexico. Affiliation must be with a university or research
institution in any of the Mexican states on the border with the United States.

Institute of European Studies (UC Berkeley)
The Institute keeps a running list of pre- and post-doctoral opportunities for scholars
studying Europe.

National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral fellowship
These fellowships are designed to promote scholarship in the United States and abroad on
matters relevant to the improvement of education in all its forms. NAE/Spencer will
support one year of full-time research, or two years at half-time.

MacArthur Foundation
Global Migration and Human Mobility
MacArthur will be providing a limited number of open grants in the following areas:
· Governance of global migration;
· Migration and development; and,
· Re-conceptualizing global human mobility

US program areas that could pertain to immigration research
Community change
National and regional policy

National Science Foundation (NSF)
NSF offers dissertation improvement grants.
This link leads to current areas of funding for post-doctoral work:

National Institute Health (NIH)
NIH funds pre- and post-doctoral research that concerns health in the United States.
Minority health is one of their program areas. http://www.nih.gov/

Social Science Research Council
The SSRC sponsors fellowship and grant programs on a wide range of topics, and across
many different career stages. Most support goes to dissertation and postdoctoral
fellowships. Current opportunities include the Abe Fellowship (US-Japan relations),
Institute for Islam and Muslims in America, and Korean migration and development.

In partnership with the American Council on Learned Societies and the Mellon
Foundation, SSRC offers international dissertation fellowships for overseas fieldwork.

SSRC and the Mellon Foundation also offer dissertation grants that target minority
scholars (African Americans, Latina/os and Native Americans).

Spencer Foundation
Spencer funds education-related research. The small grants program is appropriate for
modest-sized research projects, exploratory studies, specific phases of larger
investigations, and projects that arise in response to unusual opportunities. Applicants
must have already earned a Ph.D. http://www.spencer.org/programs/index.htm

Spencer’s dissertation fellowship program supports 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.

US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
HUD’s Doctoral Dissertation Research Grant program is intended to stimulate policy-
relevant urban research by encouraging doctoral candidates to pursue research topics in
community, housing, and urban development. http://www.hud.gov/progdesc/ddrg.cfm


Center for Comparative Immigration Studies (at UCSD)
CCIS offers Visiting Research Fellowships at the pre- and post-doctoral level. These
awards are to support advanced research and writing on any aspect of international
migration and refugee flows, in any of the social sciences, history, law, and comparative
literature. Due to funding constraints, fellows must be current or former UC affiliates.

Center for Health and Wellbeing (CHW - at Princeton)
CHW supports research on the multiple aspects of health and wellbeing in both
developed and developing countries. Successful candidates will devote an academic year
or a semester in residence at Princeton to research, discussions, and scholarly
collaborations concerned with the determinants of physical, mental, and emotional

wellbeing, and the effects of public policy on health and wellbeing. This is a post-
doctoral opportunity. http://www.wws.princeton.edu/chw/

Center for US-Mexico Studies (at UCSD)
Awards to visiting fellows support the write-up stage of research on any aspect of
contemporary Mexico (except the visual and performance arts), Mexican history, and
U.S.-Mexican relations. Comparative studies with a substantial Mexico component
encouraged. Pre- and post-doctoral candidates may apply.

The Harriman Institute (at Columbia)
Harriman funds fellows whose research has something to do with the former USSR
They offer pre- and post-doctoral fellowships.

The Huntington Library (San Marino, CA)
The Huntington is an independent research center with holdings in British and American
history, literature, art history, and the history of science and medicine. They offer a
number of pre- and post-doctoral fellowships for archival researchers. Currently one of
their focus areas is the history of Los Angeles.

Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture (OIEAHC – at William
and Mary)
OIEAHC is funded by Mellon and offers several post-doctoral fellowships to scholars
who study any aspect of early American history and culture.

Sussex Centre for Migration Research (at University of Sussex)
Each year, the Sussex Centre for Migration Research offers a number of Visiting
Research Fellowships to scholars who wish to develop their research through a period of
writing or library work at Sussex. It is also possible to gain a Visiting Fellowship to
conduct collaborative research with Sussex faculty. Visiting Fellows who are undertaking
practical work in the migration field, and wish to take a break from this work to
investigate a subject area in more depth are especially welcome. They welcome pre- and
post-doctoral scholars, but the terms are a bit sketchy. Email them if interested.


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