AAUW American Fellowships support women scholars completing doctoral dissertations, conducting postdoctoral research, or finishing research for publication. Recipients must be U. International Fellowships are open to women who are not U. International Fellowships are awarded for full-time study or research in the United States to women who are not U. Both graduate and postgraduate studies at accredited U.
Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship
SSRC Pre-Dissertation Fellow Maria Blackwood | Engaging Eurasia
Ongoing work at the Social Science Research Council SSRC over the past several years identified the importance of access to socially relevant data in order for researchers to address large issues that enhance scholarly knowledge and also inform, empower, and protect the public interest. Although social media platforms are beginning to engage the broader research community, critical questions of public importance—such as the role of social media in democratic politics—need to be addressed now with both new and existing approaches that meet the highest scientific and ethical standards. The Social Data Research and Dissertation Fellowship program, offered by the SSRC Social Data Initiative and supported by the Omidyar Network, seeks to encourage multifaceted pathways for the collection and analysis of social data, with the larger aim of cultivating robust research on technology and society. Multiple pathways for journalistic and academic study of proprietary socially relevant data are necessary in order to build a robust culture of research and accountability and therefore better protect democracy and the public. In this initial grant cycle, fellows were asked to focus on the forthcoming election in the United States, while thinking creatively about possible approaches to gathering and analyzing relevant data.
The Fund is especially interested in reviewing and supporting research on the foundations of human behavior of the following kinds:. Eligible grant recipients are Harvard University affiliates in the following categories: full-time doctoral students, post-doctoral fellows, and ladder faculty. Doctoral students must have completed their coursework and required oral or written exams.
After graduating from college, MMUF fellows enter PhD programs at so many different graduate institutions that it would be impractical for the Mellon Foundation to funnel program support to them through their institutions, as the undergraduate MMUF program does. Mellon fellows in their first through third years of graduate school, along with graduating seniors who have been accepted into qualifying PhD programs, are eligible to attend; fellows may attend the event twice during their years of eligibility. The conference provides a forum for skills exchange, cohort building, and the development of professional proficiencies such as delivering effective presentations and maximizing research support.