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(internal deadline extended to July 6, 2020)

Once again, we are pleased to inform you an opportunity to compete for a submission to the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipends program for support in Summer 2021. This NEH program supports individual researchers for scholarly work that is of value to humanities scholars and general audiences. Funded products include articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, and other scholarly resources. You could receive support for continuous full-time work on a humanities project for a period of two consecutive months.
NEH Summer Stipends are awarded only to individual scholars who are nominated by the institution at which they are teaching full-time. We are limited to two nominees. We will select these two nominations based on your "pre-proposal" submitted internally to by Monday, July 6, 2020.  Each internal pre-proposal should consist of a project narrative (1 page) and a CV (no more than 2 pages). 

An internal evaluation committee will be formed to evaluate those internal submissions. We will inform applicants of our decisions by Friday, July 31, 2020. After that, the two selected applicants will submit their applications to NEH by the deadline of September 23, 2020. We will try to provide some mentoring for our selected applicants as in the past.

Further information about the NEH Summer Stipends program can be found  at You are also welcome to contact us at with any questions you may have about the process at GW for making our nominations.

NEH slide presentation on Summer Stipends

Deadline: Friday, January 31, 2020

Award: $60,000

The L’Oréal USA For Women in Science fellowship program honors female scientists from a variety of fields including the life and physical/material sciences, technology (including computer science), engineering, and mathematics, at a critical stage in their careers. They’re seeking five exceptional female scientists looking to advance their research and serve as role models for the next generation of girls in STEM.

Candidates must have completed their PhD and have started in their postdoctoral position by the application deadline. Note: Applicants must be US Citizens or permanent residents (green card holders).

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Deadline: Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Award: $500,000 for 3 years

This RFP is applicable to the many branches of science engaged in the study of air pollution and its effects. Intended for applicants with two to seven years of research experience at the assistant professor level.

Application info

Contact Sarah Katz from Corporate and Foundation Relations with any questions

RWJF Standing Programs 
Culture of Health Leaders, Health Policy Research Scholars,
Clinical Scholars, and Interdisciplinary Research Leaders

Deadlines: Wednesday, February 19; Wednesday, March 11

Awards: multiple

Culture of Health Leaders  

Clinical Scholars

Health Policy Research Scholars

Interdisciplinary Research Leaders

Contact Sarah Katz from Corporate and Foundation Relations with any questions

Student Funding Opportunities Listed on InfoReady

Luther Rice Undergrad Fellowship

Deadline: Thursday, December 5, 2019

Luther Rice Undergraduate Research Fellowships are part of the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences comprehensive undergraduate initiative to promote discovery- and inquiry-based education throughout the undergraduate experience at GW. The Rice Fellowships offer support for student research carried out in collaboration with, and under the guidance of, at least one faculty mentor.

More info:

NSF Student Workshops

Center for Career Services, in cooperation with the Center for Undergraduate Fellowships and Research, is offering one on November 7 (12:00 pm - 1:30 pm), to walk students through the NSF application process and to alert them to the variety of awards available. Please promote this offering broadly to undergraduate and graduate students.

Students can register on Handshake:

November 7:

Beinecke Scholarship Program

Deadline: November 15, 2019

Seeks applications from juniors who are majoring in humanities, social sciences, or creative arts and who are interested in pursuing research-focused graduate study in the humanities and social sciences (usually PhD programs) or original work in the creative and performing arts (often terminating in an MFA).  GW can nominate one application per year.

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

GW Nomination Deadline: November 15, 2019

Seeks applications from sophomores and juniors majoring in math, computer science, natural sciences, and engineering, and applicants who are interested in pursuing research careers in the STEM disciplines.  GW may nominate up to four applications per year.

More info:

Churchill Scholarship Program

Nomination Deadline: October 31, 2019

One of the more prestigious postgraduate awards for students in math, science, or engineering, and it supports students interested in pursuing a master's program at the University of Cambridge.  Graduating seniors and those who have graduated within the past 12 months are eligible to apply.  GW may nominate up to two applications per year.

More information is available at:

Limited Submission Opportunity

President LeBlanc has been invited to nominate two applicants out of the GW faculty, and an internal competition to select our nominees is underway.

Complete details on the fellowship program can be found on the CFR website, along with a link to submit applications for the internal nominee competition on InfoReady.

Internal Deadline: Monday, October 21, 2019 by 9:00 am ET

Award: $200,000

The purpose of the Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program is to support high-caliber scholarship in the social sciences and humanities, making it possible for the recipients to devote time to research and writing that addresses pressing issues and cultural transitions affecting us at home and abroad. Fellows are awarded $200,000 to support their research project.

  • Global connections and global ruptures
  • Strengthening U.S. democracy and exploring new narratives
  • Environments, natural and human
  • Technological and cultural creativity—potential and perils

Learn more

If you have any questions about the Andrew Carnegie Fellowship Program or the internal competition process, please reach out to Susan Boerstling at or 202-994-7384.

The Social Science Research Council

Deadline: Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Award: Seventy fellowships are awarded annually. Fellowship amounts vary depending on the research plan, with a per-fellowship average of $23,000.

The Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) offers nine to twelve months of support to graduate students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences who are enrolled in PhD programs in the United States and conducting dissertation research on non-US topics.

Learn more

Long-Term Fellowships
Deadline: Fri, November 1, 2019

Short-Term Fellowships
Deadline: Sun, December 15, 2019

Fellows have access to the Library's collections and are supported by a collegial interdisciplinary community of researchers, curators, and librarians. Learn about  specific eligibility requirements, as well as application guidelines at their website.

Questions to:

*GW Priority Foundation

Deadline: Tues, October 15, 2019
(“Brief Proposal”)Award: $350,000

Examples of previously-funded Pioneering Ideas include: Developing a space to support nursing innovation; using virtual reality to explore the path to a culture of health; and using big data on patient health to help improve air quality standards.

Begin Your Application

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine


Predoctoral: December 17, 2019 (5:00 PM ET)Dissertation: December 10, 2019 (5:00 PM ET)
Postdoctoral: December 10, 2019 (5:00 PM ET)

Awards: Approximately 70 predoctoral, 36 dissertation, and 24 postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded, to include annual stipends and conference expenses.

Predoctoral, Dissertation, and Postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded in a national competition administered by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on behalf of the Ford Foundation.

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