External Fellowship Grants
The following organizations provide dissertation fellowships and small support grants that may be of interest to students in rhetoric and composition. Institutions and foundations change their priorities and programs regularly. Always verify that you are looking at the current year's program:
- Spencer Foundation awards dissertation and pre-dissertation fellowships related to education as well as small and large research grants.
- U.S. Department of Education 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.
- AERA offers grants and fellowships related to education. A special minority fellowship is also available.
- Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation offers several dissertation fellowships that have ethical or religious values as a central concern; grants related to women's and gender issues; others. Includes the Wilson Fellowship and the Newcombe Fellowship.
- American Association of University Women provides dissertation fellowships related to women's issues.
- Social Science Research Council provides dissertation fellowships for students in humanities and social sciences conducting fieldwork on international topics.
- Society for Technical Communication awards $1,000 scholarships to support training in technical communication. The society also offers research grants and other opportunities.
- The Council of Writing Program Administrators awards research grants up to $2,000 for research on Writing Program Administration.
- National Science Foundationoffers fellowships and grants of up to $12,000 for dissertation-related research on science and technology studies.
- Andrew W. Mellon Foundationoffers dissertation completion fellowships and fellowships for recent doctoral recipients
- Duke University's list of research funding opportunities in Humanities and Social Sciences for more opportunities. Be aware that programs change regularly.