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Financial Information – Outside Funding Sources

Announcing the CLIR Fellowship Opportunity


Deadline: December 2, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.

The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is accepting applications for the 2017-2018 Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources. The purposes of this fellowship program are to:

  • help junior scholars in the humanities and related social science fields gain skill and creativity in developing knowledge from original sources;
  • enable dissertation writers to do research wherever relevant sources may be, rather than just where financial support is, available;
  • encourage more extensive and innovative uses of original sources in libraries, archives, museums, historical societies, and related repositories in the United States and abroad; and
  • provide insight from the viewpoint of doctoral candidates into how scholarly resources can be developed for access most helpfully in the future.

The program is offering about 15 competitively awarded fellowships in 2017. Each provides a stipend of $2,000 per month for 9 to 12 months. Each fellow will receive an additional $1,000 upon participating in a symposium on research in original sources and submitting an acceptable report to CLIR on the research experience. Thus, the maximum award is $25,000.

Fellowship stipends will support research beginning between June 1 and September 1, 2017, and ending within 12 months of commencing. Fellowships will not be renewed or extended. Fellows are expected to work full time on their dissertation research without holding teaching or research assistantships or undertaking other paid work. Fellows may use stipends to meet living expenses, travel costs, and other expenses that enable dissertation research to be carried out, but not to defray tuition.

The deadline for submission of application materials is 5:00 p.m. Eastern time, Friday, December 2, 2016. Applicants do not have to be U.S. citizens, but must be enrolled in a doctoral program in a graduate school in the United States. For further information on eligibility, requirements, and deadlines, visit

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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.

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

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Bruning Legal

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

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute

Dickson Law Group


Embassy of France in the United States

Chateaubriand Fellowship



Flight Network


Found Animals Foundation

Michelson Prize and Grants


Fulbright Scholar Program

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program

The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation

Dissertation Fellowships

Research Grants

The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation

The Hertz Foundation

Hispanic Scholarship Fund


Horace Mann Bond - Leslie Pinckney Hill Scholarship


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The J. Paul Getty Trust

Jacob K. Javits Fellowships Program

John F. Steinman Fellowship Fund

Karman Healthcare

Kitchen Cabinet Kings

Krell Institute


The LAGRANT Foundation

The Law Office of Joseph J. LoRusso, PA

The Library Company of Philadelphia

Link Foundation

L’Oréal USA

Marshall Scholarships

The Mesothelioma Center

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Michigan Society of Fellows


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

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Nissenbaum Law Group, LLC


The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

P.E.O. International

The Pittsburgh Foundation

Quit Smoking Community


Revel Systems

The Rhodes Trust

Samuel H. Kress Foundation



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Seo Scholor

Smithsonian Institution

Social Science Research Council

The Spencer Foundation

Steven M. Sweat, APC



UK Writings

UNCF/Merck Science Initiative

U.S. Office of Personnel Management

Presidential Management Fellows Program

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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