Graduate School

Financial Information – Outside Funding Sources

CLIR/Library of Congress Mellon Fellowship

The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is offering one fellowship award to support original source dissertation research in the humanities or related social sciences at the Preservation Research and Testing Division of the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. The fellowship is offered as part of CLIR's long-established Mellon Fellowship program and is generously funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The total award ranges from $23,500 to $31,000, depending on the length of the project, which can last from 9 to 12 months. Fellows must begin their research between June 1 and September 1, 2017 and end within 12 months of commencing.

CLIR seeks proposals from Ph.D. students whose dissertation projects would benefit from the opportunity to examine original sources using the entire array of new technologies and equipment available at the Library of Congress, which has in its holdings 160 million items, including international collections of original source material. Search the catalog at Employees at the Library of Congress will train and assist the fellow in using the available tools; no prior technical experience or scientific background is required.

For questions regarding the fellowship application process, email For questions regarding the Library of Congress and the Preservation Directorate, contact Dr. Fenella France, Chief of the Library’s Preservation Research and Testing Division, at The full fellowship description, including instructions for submitting an application can be found on CLIR’s website at The deadline is February 28, 2017.

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Get funding for your graduate student research project
on issues of work, rehabilitation, and disability

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The Social Security Administration (SSA) is granting selected graduate students $10,000 stipends for one year to research work, rehabilitation, and disability issues through the Analyzing Relationships between Disability, Rehabilitation and Work (ARDRAW) Small Grant Program. The objective of the programis to foster innovative and fresh perspectives on disability. Applicants must be master’s or doctoral graduate students pursuing studies in an accredited program at the time of the award in Fall 2017.

Informational conference calls are scheduled for January 31, 2017 at 3:30pm (ET) and February 8, 2017 at 2:00 pm (ET). Interested students and faculty mentors are invited to attend. A brief introduction to the program will be offered; elements of a successful application will be reviewed; and questions will be answered. Visit to register.

Applicants can access the application, review the Request for Applications (RFA), and generally learn more at Questions can also be directed to Applications are due March 2, 2017.

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This is but a small sampling of the monies available from external funding sources. Explore the web and search for funding specific to your program of study.


24 Hourly Dentist

Addiction Resource

Adze Ybrant

Affordable Medical USA


Albertson & Davidson, LLP

American Anthropological Association

Minority Dissertation Fellowship Program

American Association of University Women

American Business Women's Association

Keating Dental Arts

Minerva Associates



Truth in Aging


American Council of Learned Societies

American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education Fellowships

American Political Science Association

American Psychological Association

American Society for Engineering Education

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowships

American Sociological Association

Archaeological Institute of America

Audio Speaker World

Badcock Home Furniture & More of South Florida

Best Reviews Hunt

Bruning Legal


Buenas Opiniones

The Bugs Killer

Canadian Federation of University Women

The Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies

Cash Store

Civitan International

Clements & Clements

Coi Rubber Products

Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute


Dickson Law Group

Drone Business Marketer

Duffel Bags Boy

Duffy Law, LLC


Embassy of France in the United States

Chateaubriand Fellowship



Flight Network


Found Animals Foundation

Michelson Prize and Grants


Fountain Law Firm, P.C.

Fulbright Scholar Program

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program

Good Colleges

The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation

Dissertation Fellowships

Research Grants

The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation


The Hertz Foundation

Hispanic Scholarship Fund




Hooked to Books

Horace Mann Bond - Leslie Pinckney Hill Scholarship


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International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine

The J. Paul Getty Trust

Jacob K. Javits Fellowships Program

John F. Steinman Fellowship Fund

Karman Healthcare

KidGuard Company

Kitchen Cabinet Kings

Krell Institute


The LAGRANT Foundation

The Law Office of Joseph J. LoRusso, PA

The Levin Firm

The Library Company of Philadelphia

Link Foundation

L’Oréal USA

Maid Sailors

Marshall Scholarships

McEwen & Kestner

Meldon Law

The Mesothelioma Center

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Michigan Society of Fellows


Monica's Health Magazine

Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation

The National Academies

National Academy of Education

National Hispanic Health Foundation

National Physical Science Consortium

National Science Foundation

A-Z Index of Funding Opportunities

Education and Human Resources:  Specialized Information for Graduate Students

Nerd Advisors

Nissenbaum Law Group, LLC

Oasi del Succo

On The Gas


The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

P.E.O. International

The Pittsburgh Foundation

Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation

Quit Smoking Community



Revel Systems

The Rhodes Trust

The Rybak Firm, PLLC

Samuel H. Kress Foundation



Scholarship Secretary

Sentence House


Seo Scholor

Sleep Cupid

Smithsonian Institution

Social Science Research Council

Society of Women Engineers

The Spencer Foundation

Steady Foot

Steven M. Sweat, APC



UK Writings

UNCF/Merck Science Initiative

United Yacht Transport

U.S. Office of Personnel Management

Presidential Management Fellows Program

Vaping Daily

Varsity Tutors

The Wenner-Gren Foundation

Whiting Law Group, Ltd.

Williams College

Gaius Charles Bolin Dissertation and Post-MFA Fellowships

The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation

Zonta International Foundation


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