OILS Graduate Fellowships

Please find brief descriptions of many different kinds of fellowships available to graduate-level students for various study areas. Be sure to visit the fellowship's website for exact instructions for applying, eligibility, and deadlines. Good luck!

UNM and New Mexico Fellowships

Graduate Dean's Dissertation Fellowship

Provides one year financial assistance to students nearing completion of a terminal (PhD, EdD, or MFA) degree.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center for Health Policy Fellowship

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Center for Health Policy at the University of New Mexico annually awards three new dissertation fellowships of $12,000 with full tuition remission and student health insurance. Nominees for the fellowship must demonstrate an interest in health services research or policy analysis that aligns with the mission of the Center.

The Fellowship Office

The Fellowship Office of PGA administers pre-doctoral, dissertation, and postdoctoral fellowship programs in research-based fields of study.

Fellowship Roundtable

Discusses aspects of fellowship administration and shares information and concerns about individual fellowship programs. There is a long list of participants that may be worth reviewing for your particular interests.

Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources

The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) offers fellowships funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for dissertation research in the humanities in original sources.

Fulbright Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship

This federal [U.S. Dept. of Education] program provides funds for travel expenses, dependents allowances, research-related expenses, and health insurance premiums for Doctoral students who have advanced to candidacy and are planning a career in teaching.

Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships for Achieving Excellence in College and University Teaching

To increase the diversity of the nation's college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship

Department of Defense (DoD) plans to award approximately 200 new three-year graduate fellowships in the spring, subject to the availability of funds. There are areas in Cognitive, Neural, and Behavioral Sciences as well as Computer and Computational Sciences, which could be related to OLIT topics.

NSF Graduate Fellowship

The Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) offers our nation's research leaders of tomorrow exceptional funding with 3 years of graduate support worth thousands of dollars. Check revolving dates for different fellowships.

Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation

Six decades ago, the Woodrow Wilson Fellowships - a bold new initiative to meet the nation's need for college teachers began at Princeton University. Today, the Foundation has a suite of Fellowships that support the development of future leaders at a variety of career stages in several critical fields. There are fellowships in teaching, foreign affairs, conservation, women & gender, religion & ethics, and access & opportunity. Check the website frequently for deadlines.

Education-Specific Fellowships

AERA-AIR Fellows Program

The American Educational Research Association (AERA) and the American Institutes for Research (AIR), announce the AERA-AIR Fellows Program. This program aims to build the talent pool of highly skilled education researchers experienced in working on large-scale studies in major research environments. The Fellows Program is designed to support early career scholars by providing intensive research and training opportunities to recent Doctoral recipients in fields and disciplines related to the scientific study of education and education processes.

AERA-ETS Fellowship Program in Measurement

The American Educational Research Association (AERA) and Educational Testing Service (ETS) announce the AERA-ETS Fellowship Program in Measurement. This fellowship is designed to provide learning opportunities and practical experience to recent Doctoral degree recipients and to early career research scientists in areas such as educational measurement, assessment design, psychometrics, statistical analyses, large-scale evaluations, and other studies directed toward explaining student progress and achievement. Up to two fellows will be selected for this rotational research position at ETS's facilities in Princeton, NJ. Fellows will be assigned to various large-scale assessment programs and engage in operations that are in line with their interests and ETS's research needs.

AERA Minority Dissertation Fellowship in Education Research

In 1991, the Council of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) established the AERA Minority Dissertation Fellowship in Education Research to provide support for Doctoral dissertation research. The purposes of the program are to advance education research by outstanding minority graduate students and to improve the quality and diversity of university faculties. This program offers Doctoral fellowships to enhance the competitiveness of outstanding minority scholars for academic appointments at major research universities. It supports fellows conducting education research and provides mentoring and guidance toward the completion of their Doctoral studies.