Social Sciences scholarships

If you’re in a graduate degree in the social sciences at Northern Arizona University, these scholarships may interest you

American Council of Learned Societies Fellowships

ACLS offers fellowships and grants in more than a dozen programs for research across the humanities and related social sciences at the doctoral and postdoctoral levels.

American Psychological Association (APA)

The APA’s website has links to scholarships and grants available to graduate students studying psychology and neuroscience.

Department of Commerce Internships for Postsecondary Students

Internships for graduate students in multiple disciplines for hands-on training in their fields of interest and those of the DOC.

Department of Energy Graduate Research Environment Fellowships(GREF)

The GREF program supports graduate students involved in biological and environmental research-funded at universities and national laboratories.

Frank Figueroa Memorial Scholarship

The Frank Figueroa Memorial Scholarship is intended to recognize and support excellence in the public service by awarding a stipend to a graduate student pursuing a Masters of Public Administration.

Fullbright Public Policy Fellowship

The fellowship will support master’s and PhD students who want to serve in professional positions within foreign-government ministries while also conducting research in policy areas like public health, energy, and economic development. The awards are available in Haiti, Thailand, and nine other countries around the world. Under the Obama administration, the Fulbright Program has put an emphasis on supporting fellowships that help develop ideas that contribute to meeting global challenges, like developing renewable energy or fighting HIV/AIDS. 

Fulbright Scholar Program

The Fulbright Program provides participants—chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential — with the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.

Daniel B. Goldberg Scholarship

This award is given to a graduate student who is enrolled in full-time master’s study preparing for a career in state and local government finance.

Government Finance Officers Association of the U.S. and Canada (GFOA)

These scholarships are intended for graduate students who are enrolled full-time and are studying for a career in state and local government finance.

IFES Democracy Fellowships

IFES awards two to four Democracy Studies Fellowships to bring outstanding graduate students to Washington, D.C. to engage in democracy development research. Applicants should be pursuing a degree in international relations, political science, public administration, or a related area.

Jacob K. Javits Fellowships Program

This program provides fellowships to students of superior academic ability—selected on the basis of demonstrated achievement, financial need, and exceptional promise—to undertake study at the doctoral and Master of Fine Arts level in selected fields of arts, humanities, and social sciences.

National Women’s Studies Association Graduate Scholarship Award

The National Women’s Studies Association offers a graduate scholarship to graduate students engaged in research focusing on women’s studies.

CIEE Ping Doctoral Research Fellowship

Support for doctoral research focused on U.S. undergraduate study abroad.

Social Science Research Council (SSRC) Abe Fellowship

The Abe Fellowship Program seeks to foster the development of a new generation of researchers who are interested in policy-relevant topics of long-range importance and who are willing to become key members of a bilateral and global research network.

TIAA-CREF Ruth Simms Hamilton Research Fellowship

This fellowship is being offered to graduate students whose cutting-edge, graduate-level research furthers the study of the African Diaspora. The fellowship is renewable and is intended to provide research support.

Truman Scholarships

The Truman Scholarship provides funding to students pursuing graduate degrees in public service fields. Students must be college juniors at the time of selection.

Women’s Research and Education Institute (WREI)

WREI awards annual fellowships to a select number of graduate students with proven commitment to equity for women.