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We are excited to bring to your attention several external funding opportunities with upcoming November deadlines that could greatly benefit your dissertation research and studies. Here are some noteworthy external funding opportunities with application deadlines in November:

Important Deadlines in November for PhD Students

ARIT Fellowships in the Humanities and Social Sciences in Turkey
Description: The American Research Institute in Turkey is offering ARIT fellowships for the 2024-2025 year to support research conducting research on Turkey’s history, ranging from ancient to modern times, within the humanities and social sciences fields. Eligible applicants include scholars and advanced graduate students looking to conduct research in Turkey. Graduate students must have completed all doctoral requirements except the dissertation by June 2024.
Deadline: November 1, 2023

Fellowships for Americans in the Nordic Countries
Description: The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) offers year-long fellowships of up to $23,000 and short term (1-3 months) fellowships of up to $5,000 to graduate students (preferably conducting dissertation research) and academic professionals interested in pursuing research or creative-arts projects in the Nordic region (Denmark, Greenland, Faroe Islands, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sámpi, and Sweden). Priority is given to candidates at the graduate level for dissertation-related research. The number of awards varies each year according to total funds available. Awards are made in all fields.
Deadline: November 1, 2023

AHRQ Grants for Health Services Research Dissertation Program
Description: The AHRQ Grants for Health Services Research Dissertation Program (R36) supports doctoral candidates in health services research by providing dissertation grants of up to $40,000 in direct costs for a project period ranging from 9 to 17 months. This program encourages dissertation research aligned with AHRQ’s mission, which aims to enhance healthcare safety, quality, accessibility, equity, and affordability while leveraging data and technology for better patient outcomes. Research focused on patient safety, the use of data and technology in healthcare, and innovative approaches to care delivery and financing to improve accessibility and affordability are particularly prioritized within this initiative.
Deadline: November 1, 2023

AJS Dissertation Completion Fellowship
Description: The Association for Jewish Studies Dissertation Completion Fellowship is designed to support promising graduate students in Jewish Studies and encourage the timely completion of their doctoral dissertations. Eligible candidates are those in the final stages of dissertation writing, demonstrating the ability to defend their work by the end of June in the fellowship year. Recipients can receive up to $33,000, along with complimentary registration fees for the 2024 AJS Annual Conference. These fellowships are awarded based on both merit and financial need, and recipients must disclose any additional funding they receive, which may result in an adjustment of the fellowship amount.
Deadline: November 1, 2023

ASA Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (ASA DDRIG) 
Description: The ASA Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (ASA DDRIG) program supports empirical research with strong theoretical foundations to enhance our understanding of key social processes. Each year, it offers up to 25 awards, with a maximum value of $16,000 per grant. Eligible research topics encompass various areas such as organizational behavior, health, crime, inequality, social movements, family, gender, race, and the sociology of science and technology. The program also encourages projects exploring novel methodologies, including computational sociology, big data analysis, large-scale modeling, and innovative use of emerging technologies.
Deadline: November 1, 2023

Wenner-Gren Dissertation Fieldwork Grant
Description: The Wenner-Gren Dissertation Fieldwork Grant is a program that provides funding for doctoral or thesis research in anthropology with the aim of advancing anthropological knowledge and our understanding of humanity. This fellowship is open to a wide range of methodologies, research locations, topics, and subfields within anthropology. It particularly encourages proposals that integrate multiple subfields and explore innovative approaches and ideas. The maximum grant amount for Dissertation Fieldwork is $25,000, and the grants are nonrenewable. There is no specific limit on the duration of the grant, and applicants can request funding for distinct research phases, such as multiple summers, as part of their research design.
Deadline: November 1, 2023

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship
Description: The National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship program, established in 1989 by Congress, aims to increase the number of U.S. citizens earning doctoral degrees in science and engineering (S&E) disciplines that have military significance. Applicants interested in advancing their education in these critical fields can compete for fellowships through the Department of Defense’s Broad Agency Announcements (BAAs) for research development. The fellowship covers a wide range of research areas, including aeronautical and astronautical engineering, biomedical engineering, chemistry, computer science, geosciences, mathematics, physics, and more, with a focus on military relevance.
Deadline: November 3, 2023

Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future Fellowships
Description: The Schlumberger Foundation’s Faculty for the Future program supports women from developing countries pursuing STEM doctoral or postdoctoral studies globally. The goal is gender equality in STEM fields, empowering women to contribute to their communities and nations. Scholarships cover actual expenses in the host country, up to $50,000 per year for doctoral programs and $40,000 per year for postdoctoral research, and can be renewed based on performance. Applicants must have an outstanding academic record, leadership skills, community involvement, and a commitment to return to their home country after studies to benefit their region’s progress.
Deadline: November 10, 2023

Charlotte W. Newcombe Fellowship
Description: The Charlotte W. Newcombe Fellowship, established in 1981 by the Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation, is a prestigious award for late-stage Ph.D. students in the humanities and social sciences. It supports research that explores religious commitments and ethical ideals in various contexts throughout history. The fellowship aims to understand the communities, social practices, and political arrangements that embody these principles. Fellows receive a $31,000 stipend to assist them in completing the writing stage of their doctoral dissertation, and it has gained national recognition for its distinction within academic fields.
Deadline: November 15, 2023

Amelia Earhart Fellowship
Description: To promote gender equality in the field and ensure women’s access to resources and decision-making roles, Zonta International provides the Amelia Earhart Fellowship. This fellowship, established in 1938 in honor of aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart, grants $10,000 annually to up to 30 women who are pursuing Ph.D. or doctoral degrees in aerospace engineering and space sciences. Recipients can use the fellowship at any accredited university or college offering post-graduate courses and degrees in these fields.
Deadline: November 15, 2023

American Institute of Indian Studies Junior Research Fellowships
Description: The American Institute of Indian Studies offers Junior Research Fellowships to doctoral candidates from U.S. universities in any field of study. These fellowships are aimed at supporting doctoral candidates in conducting their dissertation research in India. Recipients of Junior Research Fellowships establish official affiliations with Indian universities and research supervisors. These awards can fund research for up to 11 months and are intended for graduate students working on their doctoral dissertations while conducting research in India.
Deadline: November 15, 2023

Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Child Psychology Fellowship
Description: The Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Fellowship Program offers financial support for graduate students conducting research in child psychology. This program aims to cultivate promising scholars pursuing careers in various psychology fields, including child-clinical, pediatric, school, educational, and developmental psychopathology. The fellowship provides a substantial grant of $25,000 and is available to candidates who have completed their doctoral candidacy, demonstrated research proficiency, and have a dedicated focus on child psychology.
Deadline: November 15, 2023


Please note that these are just a few examples, and there are many more opportunities available. We encourage you to seek out additional funding opportunities using various databases and resources, professional organizations, and faculty advisors and mentors.

If you have any questions or need assistance with your funding search or application process, please do not hesitate to reach out to the Graduate Funding Information Center ( We are here to support you!

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