Graduate Fellowships in the Humanities and Social Sciences

Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program

The program provides financial assistance to students who have demonstrated: superior academic ability and achievement; exceptional promise; financial need to undertake graduate study leading to a doctoral degree or a master's degree in which the master's degree is the terminal highest degree in the selected field of study. Funding is available for up to 48 months (4 years) of study or until the degree is completed (whichever comes first).

Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships

This program is designed 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. Applicants must be U.S. citizens in research-based fields of study.

ISI Fellowships

The Intercollegiate Studies Institute manages several fellowship programs to support graduate study in a range of fields. Specific programs cover areas of Western Civilization and the American Founding

James Madison Graduate Fellowships

The program was created to honor Madison's legacy and Madisonian principles by providing support for graduate study that focuses on the Constitution—its history and contemporary relevance to the practices and policies of democratic government. Fields supported include American history, Government/Political Science and Education with a focus on American history or government.  Service Requirement

American Graduate Fellowships

Sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges, this initiative is designed to promote and support doctoral study in the humanities by accomplished graduates of small and mid-sized private liberal arts colleges. Two fellowships, worth up to $50,000 each and renewable for a second year, will be awarded annually for a period of five years. The fellowships will be available to students from eligible institutions who enroll in doctoral programs at any of 23 leading independent research universities in the United States, Great Britain, and Ireland. Eligible fields of study include history, philosophy, literature, languages, and fine arts.