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Graduate Awards & Fellowships

The School of Humanities and Sciences (H&S) makes a number of grants and fellowships available to its diverse population of graduate students. 

The list below describes graduate fellowships and awards made possible through H&S to its students. Awards are given to competitive applicants fulfilling the specific criteria and conforming to the particular deadlines and procedures of each award. Only students in School of Humanities and Sciences departments and programs may apply through this portal.

In addition to the awards described below, students are also encouraged to find information about other sources of graduate funding elsewhere, including:

Guidelines and Information Sessions Apply

ARCS Award (By Nomination Only)


By Nomination Only

The ARCS Scholar Award recognizes outstanding students who have a record of past achievement and who show exceptional promise of making a significant contribution to the scientific and technological strength of the nation. Click award name for more information.
ARCS Award Guidelines
February 23, 2016

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Dissertation Fellowship in the Humanities



The H&S Dean's Office and the Stanford Humanities Center coordinate applications for the Humanities Dissertation Fellowships. Click here to access the online application on the Humanities Center website. Humanities students should also use this application to apply for the Humanities Cluster Lieberman. Click award name for more information.
Dissertation Fellowship Guidelines
January 6, 2016

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Eisenhower/Roberts Fellowship



The Dwight D. Eisenhower/Clifford Roberts Graduate Fellowship Program encourages and assists promising young Americans to pursue research in fields such as history, government, economics, business administration, and international affairs. Up to five $10,000 fellowships may be awarded to doctoral students, usually at the dissertation level. Click award name for more information.
Eisenhower/Roberts Guidelines
January 20, 2016

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Federal Work Study



Limited Federal Work Study funding is available for advanced doctoral candidates in the humanities and social sciences. Please see the attached file to learn more about eligibility and criteria to be considered for this award. Click award name for more information.
Guidelines (updated 3/16/16)
April 15, 2016

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G.J. Lieberman


By Nomination Only

Lieberman fellowships are for doctoral students in the later stages of their programs. The award honors Jerry Lieberman, who served Stanford as provost or acting provost during the tenures of three Stanford presidents. Nominations are for doctoral students whose personal and professional traits resemble Lieberman’s and have demonstrated the potential for becoming academic leaders. Click award name for more information.
Lieberman Guidelines
February 23, 2016

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GRO (Graduate Research Opportunities) Fund



H&S awards humanities and social sciences students grants up to $5,000 for research expenses directly related for dissertation. Expenses eligible for GRO funding include travel for archival or field research, purchase of data sets and special analytical software, human-subject costs, and production of surveys. Click award name for more information.
GRO Guidelines
Info Session: Friday, March 4, Noon-1:00pm (Building 200, Room 307)
Fall: November 3, 2015; Spring - April 5, 2016

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GRO-MBHC (Graduate Research Opportunities Fund for Research on Modern British History and Culture)



The Graduate Research Opportunities Fund for Research on Modern British History and Culture (GRO-MBHC) will award humanities and social sciences doctoral students performing research on modern British history and culture grants of up to $5,000 for research expenses directly related to the dissertation. Click award name for more information.
GRO Guidelines
Info Sessions: October 5, 12:30-1:30 (Building 420, Room 426); Spring (TBD)
Fall: November 3, 2015; Spring - April 5, 2016

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H-STEP Felowship (Humanities in the Stanford Teacher Education Program)



The School of Humanities and Sciences and Graduate School of Education are providing Stanford PhD graduates in humanities and arts with an unprecedented and fully funded opportunity to launch a career in secondary school teaching. Many STEP graduates are employed in the Bay area’s most innovative schools.
H-STEP Guidelines
January 2016

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Howard Hughes Medical Institute-International Student Research


By Nomination Only

Stanford University has been invited to nominate 10 international doctoral students for Howard Hughes Medical Institute-International Student Reseach Fellowships. HHMI introduced this program five years ago and they again expect to make a total of approximately 50 awards, each will consist of three years of stipend support, plus partial tuition support.
TBD

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Lurcy



The Georges Lurcy Charitable and Educational Trust offers fellowships to outstanding American students for advanced graduate study and research in France. Awards are for one academic year. A stipend of $25,300 will cover the cost of educational fees, necessary travel, and living expenses while in France. Click award name for more information.
Lurcy Guidelines
January 26, 2016

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Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation


By Nomination Only

This award, the most prestigious of its type in Canada, has continuously attracted the very best scholars in the social sciences and humanities. The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation rewards outstanding doctoral candidates in a social sciences and humanities program and who are doing research in areas related to our four themes.
November 20, 2015

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Pigott Scholars Program


By Nomination Only

The Pigott Scholars Program is a one-year fellowship for advanced doctoral student in the Humanities and Arts. Select departments will nominate students to apply for the award depending on the subject eligibility of the nomination cycle. Click award name for more information.
Pigott Guidelines
February 23, 2016

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Ric Weiland Graduate Fellowship


By Nomination Only

The Ric Weiland Graduate Fellowships in the School of Humanities & Sciences are two-year awards made to outstanding current fourth year doctoral candidates in the humanities, social sciences, mathematics, and statistics. The fellowships will support students in their 4th and 5th years.
weiland_guidelines_2015.pdf
October 7th, 2015

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