The University of Massachusetts Amherst
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Funding Opportunities


For Undergraduate Students


Valuing Humanities Scholarship

The Valuing Humanities Scholarship was founded through the generosity of former UMass philosophy alum John Kendzierski. Qualifying philosophy majors will be notified towards the end of their junior year that they will receive a one-time tuition grant for their senior year. The amount of the grant varies from year to year, but is expected to be between $2,000 and $4,000. To qualify, a student must be a philosophy major (primary or secondary, but if secondary, their primary major must be in HFA), in-state, and have been designated by the Financial Aid office as having need. Those who meet the criteria will automatically receive the grant, and do not need to apply.


For Graduate Students


American Dissertation Fellowships       

Provides support in the final year of dissertation writing to a woman with a commitment to helping women and girls.
Funding Agency: American Association of University Women         
Eligibility: Open to women that are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Must have ABD status.

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The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships

Provides support in the final year of dissertation writing to a candidate writing on ethics or religion.
Funding Agency: The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation         

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Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships       

Provides three years of support for individuals engaged in graduate study leading to a Ph.D.
Funding Agency: Ford Foundation
Eligibility: Must be a citizen, national, or permanent resident.

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Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowships      

Provides one year of support for individuals working to complete a dissertation.
Funding Agency: Ford Foundation
Eligibility: Must be a citizen, national, or permanent resident. Must have ABD status.

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The Harry Guggenheim Foundation Dissertation Fellowships   

Provides support in the final year of dissertation writing to a candidate whose research is relevant to understanding human violence and aggression.         
Funding Agency: The Harry Guggenheim Foundation          
Eligibility: Must have ABD status.

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Jennings Randolph Peace Scholarship Dissertation Program   

Provides support to a candidate writing on topics related to international conflict management and peacebuilding.           
Funding Agency: United States Institute of Peace 
Eligibility: Must have ABD status.         

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Josephine de Karman Fellowship Trust

Provides support in the final year of dissertation writing.     
Funding Agency: Josephine de Karman Fellowship Trust     
Eligibility: Must have ABD status.

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National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship Program        

Provides support to candidates writing on topics relevant to the improvement of education.    
Funding Agency: National Academy of Education  
Eligibility: Must have ABD status.

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Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships       

Provides support in the final year of dissertation writing.
Funding Agency: ACLS  
Eligibility: Must have ABD status. Must not be beyond 6th year of degree program.   

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Mitchem Dissertation Fellowship Program        

Provides financial support and a 1-year residency at Marquette university to doctoral candidates who are members of racial or cultural groups that has been historically underrepresented in the U.S. professoriate.Funding Agency: Marquette University     
Eligibility: Must be U.S. citizens. Must have ABD status. Must belong to a racial-cultural group historically underrepresented in the U.S. professoriate.       

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The Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowships in Women's Studies     

Provides support in the final year of dissertation writing to a candidate writing on issues related to women, gender, women's studies, or feminist/gender/LGBTQ theory.       
Funding Agency: The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation        

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