Financial Resources 

ASECS Women's Caucus Editing and Translation Fellowship

The ASECS Women’s Caucus Editing and Translation Fellowship is an annual award of $1000 to support an editing or a translation work in progress of an eighteenth-century primary text on a feminist or a Women’s Studies subject. Editing and translation work of eighteenth-century texts in languages other than English are eligible. The award is open to all members of ASECS who have received a PhD. Proposals from Emeritae/i faculty that do not already have professional support for the project will also be considered. The award is meant to fund works in progress, commensurate in scope with a scholarly article-length project to a longer scholarly and/or a classroom edition with a strong scholarly basis for which research and work is well under way, rather than work that is already completed.

Association for Feminist Anthropology Dissertation Award

$2,000 award to support the writing phase of a dissertation that makes a significant contribution to feminist anthropology

APAGS Committee on Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity (CSOGD) Grant Program

APAGS-CSOGD (American Psychology) will award a $1,000 grant for a graduate student-led project that promotes mental health for LGBT individuals and/or greater understanding and awareness of LGBT topics for the psychology graduate student community. Examples include, but are not limited to: workshops, conferences, speaker series, mentorship programs, and the development of student organizations and programs with a focus on LGBT concerns. Funding can be used to support any aspect(s) of the project, such as printing costs, speaker fees, meeting space rental, and other materials or resources. 

APAGS (American Psychology) LGBT Dissertation Grant

This grant will be awarded to a student who demonstrates outstanding promise as a researcher as evidenced by a research proposal addressing the unique concerns facing LGBT individuals. Funds for the $1,000 grant must be used to support proposed research, rather than to reward a completed, or nearly completed dissertation. View the APAGS website.

American Association of University Women (AAUW)

One of the world’s largest sources of funding for graduate women, AAUW is providing more than $3.7 million in funding for more than 241 fellowships and grants to outstanding women and nonprofit organizations in the 2015–16 academic year. Due to the longstanding, generous contributions of AAUW members, a broader community of women continues to gain access to educational and economic opportunities — breaking through barriers so that all women have a fair chance.

Fellowship and grant recipients perform research in a wide range of disciplines and work to improve their schools and communities. Their intellect, dedication, imagination, and effort promise to forge new paths in scholarship, improve the quality of life for all, and tackle the educational and social barriers facing women worldwide. View all of AAUW's opportunities.

Annual Prize for Psychological Research on Women and Gender by Students

The Society for the Psychology of Women (SPW) of the American Psychological Association and the Association for Women in Psychology (AWP) jointly sponsor this award to celebrate outstanding student research that focuses on women’s lives and concerns, or more generally, on gender ideologies and behavior from a feminist perspective. 

A $250 prize will be awarded to the author of the best paper. First prize and honorable mention winners will be announced at the next meeting of the American Psychological Association and receive one-year free memberships to both SPW and AWP. Winners are also invited to present their award-winning paper at the upcoming AWP Conference and serve as reviewers for the next year’s award.

Catharine Stimpson Prize for Outstanding Feminist Scholarship

The Catharine Stimpson Prize is awarded biannually to the best paper in an international competition. Leading feminist scholars from around the globe will select the winner. The prize-winning paper will be published in Signs, and the author will be provided an honorarium of $1,000. All papers submitted for the Stimpson Prize will be considered for peer review and possible publication in Signs.

Eileen Basker Memorial Prize

The Society for Medical Anthropology welcomes nominations for the Eileen Basker Memorial Prize, awarded annually for a significant contribution to anthropological scholarship on gender and health by a scholar (or scholars) from any discipline or nation for a specific book, article, film, or exceptional PhD thesis produced within the preceding three years. The Prize is awarded to the work judged to be the most courageous, significant, and potentially influential contribution to this area of scholarship. Winners receive a $1000 cash award and are recognized at the SMA business meeting during the AAA.

Ford Foundation Fellowship Program

Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks 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.

George L. Mosse Distinguished Graduate Fellowship in LGBT History

This fellowship is intended to attract and support outstanding Ph.D. candidates who wish to study some aspect of LGBT history in any area of the world. The fellowship package, available only to incoming students of University of Wisconsin–Madison, consists of five years of guaranteed support. Also included in the package is $4,000 in summer support annually for five years. Visit the UW History department's website for more.

Joan F. Giambalvo Fund for the Advancement of Women

The American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation in association with the AMA Women Physicians Section (WPS) has established the Joan F. Giambalvo Fund for the Advancement of Women with the goal of promoting women in the medical profession and strengthening the ability of the AMA to identify and address the needs of women physicians and medical students. The Joan F. Giambalvo Fund for the Advancement of Women was established to advance the progress of women in the medical profession and strengthen the ability of the AMA to identify and address the needs of women physicians and medical students. This fund provides scholarships of up to $10,000 to support research related to women in the medical profession.

National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships

Fellowships support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Recipients usually produce articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources in the humanities. Projects may be at any stage of development. Visit the National Endowment for Humanities Fellowships website.

National Endowment for the Humanities Grants

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is an independent federal agency created in 1965. It is one of the largest funders of humanities programs in the United States. NEH grants typically go to cultural institutions, such as museums, archives, libraries, colleges, universities, public television, and radio stations, and to individual scholars. Search the NEH grant database for financial opportunities.

National Institutes of Health Grants

Any successful project requires planning, development, implementation, and follow-through. Obtaining NIH funding for your research idea is no exception.  The Grants Process Overview below provides an overview of the steps required for an application to proceed from application planning and submission through award and close out.  Look to the related resources on each page for special guidance from NIH experts that can help maximize your understanding of the grants process and help you submit a successful grant application.

National Science Foundation Funding

The NSF offers various programs for undergraduates, graduates and postdoctoral fellows based on a variety of criteria. Visit their database to search for funding.

P.E.O. Educational Loan Fund

Educational Loan Fund, established in 1907, makes loans available to qualified women who desire higher education and are in need of financial assistance. The loan fund is not a scholarship fund. The P.E.O. ELF loan is intended to help a woman attain a degree or certification from an accredited postsecondary educational institution. The maximum loan amount is $12,000 for all programs of study and $20,000 for doctoral degrees (e.g., Ph.D., medical, law, veterinary) and may not exceed the amount recommended by her sponsoring chapter. Loans are subject to the availability of funds.

P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship

The International Peace Scholarship Fund, established in 1949, is a program which provides scholarships for selected women from other countries for graduate study in the United States and Canada. Members of P.E.O. believe that education is fundamental to world peace and understanding. The scholarship is based upon demonstrated need; however, the award is not intended to cover all academic or personal expenses.

P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education

P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education, established in 1973, is a grant program providing financial assistance to women whose education has been interrupted and who find it necessary to return to school to support themselves and/or their families. They must demonstrate a need for financial assistance with their educational expenses in order to improve or gain skills needed for employment.

P.E.O. Scholar Awards

The P.E.O. Scholar Awards program, established in 1991, provides educational awards for women who are pursuing a doctoral level degree at an accredited college or university. P.E.O. Scholar Awards are one-time, competitive, merit-based awards for women of the United States and Canada who are pursuing a doctoral level degree at an accredited college or university. In addition to recognizing and encouraging excellence in higher education, these awards provide partial support for study and research for women who will make significant contributions in their varied fields of endeavor. Priority is given to women who are well established in their programs, study or research.

P.E.O. STAR Scholarship

The P.E.O. STAR Scholarship was established in 2009 to provide scholarships for exceptional high school senior women to attend an accredited postsecondary educational institution in the United States or Canada in the next academic year. This is a non-renewable $2,500 scholarship for graduating high school senior women which must be used in the academic year following graduation or it will be forfeited. .

Philip Brett Award

The Philip Brett Award, sponsored by the LGBTQ Study Group of the American Musicological Society, will honor each year exceptional musicological work in the field of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender/transsexual studies completed during the previous two academic years (ending June 30), in any country and in any language. By "work" is meant a published article, book, edition, annotated translation, a paper read at a conference, teaching materials (course descriptions and syllabi), and other scholarly work accepted by the award committee that best exemplifies the highest qualities of originality, interpretation, theory, and communication in this field of study. The award consists of the sum of $500 and a certificate, and will be announced at the Annual Business Meeting and Awards Presentation of the Society and conferred at the annual meeting of the LGBTQ Study Group.

Point Foundation LGBT Scholarships

Point Foundation provides scholarships, mentorship, leadership training and hope for undergraduate and graduate students of merit who have been marginalized due to sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. One application for 20+ scholarships.

Roy Scrivner Memorial Research Grants

The Roy Scrivner Research Grants provide graduate student grants (preference given to dissertation candidates) for empirical or applied research that encourages the study of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) family psychology and LGBT family therapy. Researchers from all fields of the behavioral and social sciences are encouraged to apply.

Ruth Strang Research Award

The Ruth Strang Research Award recognizes individuals for outstanding contributions to the body of literature concerning women in higher education. This award encourages high-quality research related to women in higher education and seeks to promote research by, for, and about women. Submissions may be unpublished articles, academic papers, or portfolios that show strong scholarship and address topics relevant to the education of women and their personal and professional development. This award is sponsored by the Center for Women and funding is made possible through the NASPA Foundation.

Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies

The Women’s Studies Fellowships are provided to Ph.D. candidates at institutions in the United States who will complete their dissertations during the fellowship year. The most competitive applications include not only a clear, thorough, and compelling description of the candidate’s work, but also evidence of an enduring interest in and commitment to women’s issues and scholarship on women and gender.

The Women’s Studies competition is for projects in the humanities and social sciences; projects in fields such as management, the clinical and biological sciences, and law are not eligible unless they have a demonstrable academic grounding in the humanities and social sciences. Applicants working on health-related issues in the social sciences should consider carefully whether their work demonstrably centers on the topic’s social, cultural, and individual aspects.

The 2016 Fellowship competition will select ten Fellows who will receive $5,000 to be used for expenses connected with completing their dissertations, such as research-related travel, data work/collection, and supplies. .