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U.S. Opportunities

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National Institutes of Health offer training grants for graduate students and early career investigators National Institutes of Health Loan Repayment Programs The Spencer Foundation offers dissertation awards for research relevant to improving education. The American Educational Research Association supports dissertation research in collaboration with other federal agencies.
American Association of University Women Fellowship supports women scholars completing doctoral dissertations, conducting postdoctoral research or finishing research for publication.   Josephine De Karman Fellowships are open to students in any discipline, including international students, who are currently enrolled in a university located in the United States.
Dolores Zohrab Liebman Fellowships are restricted to graduate students who are United States citizens.

Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships provides funding for Ph.D. candidates in a humanities or social science department in the United States.



International Opportunities

Provides a comprehensive list of funding opportunities for study and research in Canada, with many opportunities for Canadians and non-Canadians, organized by nationality.
Provides a comprehensive list of funding opportunities for study and research in the Netherlands.
Fulbright awards offer opportunities for international teaching, research, and study.
Funding opportunities (in Spanish) with regional websites for several countries (Andorra, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Equador, Spain, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Porto Rico, Dominican Republic, Uruguay, Venezuela)


General Opportunities

Jacobs Foundation is a private foundation that funds

research on adolescence.
Website that allows researchers to search for funding opportunities by content area.
Society for Research on Child Development gives dissertation awards of up to $2,000.
A compiled list of many dissertation awards for students in the field of psychology.

The American Psychological Association Dissertation Research award supports dissertation research on public policy that has the potential to improve services for children and families facing psychological issues.

Lizette Patterson Homer Grant is interested in supporting research on the prevention of injuries among children and adolescents due to accidents, violence, abuse, or suicide.

Fahs-Beck Fund’s Doctoral Dissertation Grant Program funds research designed to examine the well-being of children, adults, couples, families, or communities.

Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Fellowships for those in the child psychology discipline

Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowships

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