Outside Funding Resources for Philosophy PhD Students


U.S. Department of Education Jacob K. Javits Fellowships
Provides fellowhips to students on the basis of demonstrated academic achievement, financial need, and exceptional promise to undertake doctoral study.

American Academy in Rome Fellowships
Applications accepted from arts and humanities for 6-month and 11-month fellowships to study at the American Academy in Rome

American Association of University Women
Dissertation Fellowships for students who have completed coursework and been granted approval of their dissertation proposal.

Ford Foundation Fellowships

Predoctoral Fellowships
Up to three years of support awarded based on a national competition.

Dissertation Fellowships
One year of support ($21000 + conference expenses) awarded based on a national competition.


Woodrow Wilson National Fellowships

Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies
Fellowships for the final year of dissertation work for PhD candidates whose studies focus on women’s issues and scholarship on women.

Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship
Fellowship for the final year of dissertation work for candidates whose research focuses on ethics or religious values.


Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships
Fellowships for the final year of dissertation work, not to be held concurrently with any other major fellowship or grant.

Social Science Research Council Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship
Fellowship for the development of dissertation proposals. Students apply to participate in two workshops around summer research in one of five research fields.


National Endowment for the Humanities
Provides grants for research in the Humanities.

Fulbright Scholar Program
Scholarship given to students for international study or research.

American Council of Learned Societies
Grants for research in the humanities aimed at producing a major scholarly work.

National Humanities Center Fellowships
Residential fellowships for PhD holders for advanced study in the humanities during the academic year.

Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars
Residential fellowships for research pertaining to national or international public policy issues.

Center for the Humanities, UC Berkeley
Large list of funding opportunities in the humanities and social sciences.

Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities