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<p>SELECTED FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS</p> <p>Updated February 2012</p> <p>SELECTED FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS</p> <p>IN GEOGRAPHY and ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCE</p> <p>If you are interested in finding external funding to support your research, it is our hope that this list will help you to quickly determine which of the agencies might fund your current project, find more information about the application process by visiting their websites, and then develop application tasks timelines for each proposal. As we stress to both faculty members and students, time management is the first strategy you must learn to keep yourself on-track and focused on your funding goals. This list is intended to help you get started. The opportunities listed are for individual scholarship.</p> <p>To navigate, keep the document in layout view, scroll to the table of contents, then click on the page number of the agency or program in which youre interested. This will take you directly to that entry. If you then wish to learn more, click on the agencys website address (URL), which you will find near the bottom of the entry. If clicking doesnt work, copy the URL, paste it into the address line of your web browser, and type return. For reasons unknown to us, hyperlinks do not always work for all agencies.</p> <p>Once youve identified potential funders for your work, check their direct websites for new and more detailed application information. Humanities and area studies centers sometimes have themes that change periodically and agency programs, application requirements, deadlines, and focus areas are subject to change, especially in todays economic climate. Verify deadlines and other critical information by visiting the sponsoring institutions website or contacting the agency via e-mail or telephone prior to beginning an application. This is especially true for agencies that had not posted new deadlines when we created this list (noted on the list).</p> <p>Most agencies have deadlines only once each year and take from three to eight months to announce results. Therefore, think long-term when planning your grant development strategies. Preparing a viable proposal takes time, effort, attention to detail, and organization, so do give yourself the time you will need to develop an application that will be competitive. For fellowships, that means starting the process at least eight weeks before the deadline; you should contact your references at least six weeks before the deadline to ensure youll have those critical letters of reference and support that most agencies require. </p> <p>Although this list is extensive, it is not exhaustive. If you know of sources that do not appear on this list, which you believe will appeal to other geography graduate students, please let us know. Were always seeking information on new funding sources.</p> <p>If you find nothing here that might help you, go to and conduct a search specific to your needs. This service is free to KU graduate students and faculty courtesy of the KU Center for Research and offers the most comprehensive and dependable compilation of funding opportunities available online. You can access it from any KU computer or, if KU is your service provider, from your computer at home and you can set up your own profile to receive weekly email postings of grant and fellowship opportunities in your area(s) of interest.</p> <p>We hope you will find this list of use as you consider external funding for your graduate work.</p> <p>Kathy Porsch, Grant Development Officer</p> <p>Humanities Grant Development Office</p> <p>900 Sunnyside Ave.</p> <p>Lawrence, KS 66044-7622</p> <p> 785/864-7833 or 785/864-7887</p> <p></p> <p>TABLE of CONTENTS</p> <p>Selected Internal (University of Kansas) Funding Sources3</p> <p>Andrew Debicki International Travel Scholarship in the Humanities3</p> <p>Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowship (FLAS)3</p> <p>Graduate Initiative for Diversity3</p> <p>Graduate Scholarships3</p> <p>Dorothy Clark Lettice Scholarship and the John H. Nelson Scholarship3</p> <p>Laiten L. and Verna Nye Camien Scholarship3</p> <p>The Mary Elizabeth and Andrew P. Debicki Scholarship4</p> <p>Hall Center Graduate Summer Research Awards4</p> <p>Howard J. Baumgartel Peace and Justice Award4</p> <p>IGERT C-Change Training Program4</p> <p>Kansas African Studies Center/Oswald Family Foundation4</p> <p>Madison and Lila Self Graduate Fellowship4</p> <p>The Richard and Jeannette Sias Graduate Fellowship in the Humanities5</p> <p>Stansifer Fellowship5</p> <p>Selected External Funding Sources5</p> <p>American Association of University Women American Fellowships5</p> <p>American Center of Oriental Research (ACOR)5</p> <p>American Geographical Society6</p> <p>McColl Family Fellowship6</p> <p>McColl Research Fellowship6</p> <p>Helen and John S. Best Research Fellowships6</p> <p>American Philosophical Society6</p> <p>American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing6</p> <p>Association of American Geographers7</p> <p>Dissertation Research Grants7</p> <p>Geography Education National Implementation Project (GENIP)7</p> <p>George and Viola Hoffman Award7</p> <p>International Geographic Information Fund7</p> <p>Association of American Geographers Cartography Specialty Group7</p> <p>CSG Master's Thesis Research Grants7</p> <p>National Geographic Award in Mapping7</p> <p>Dr. Walter W. Ristow Prize for an Academic Paper on the History of Cartography8</p> <p>Association of American Geographers Cultural and Political Ecology Specialty Group8</p> <p>AAG-CAPGE Field Study Award8</p> <p>AAG-CAPE Student Paper Award8</p> <p>Cartography and Geographic Information Society8</p> <p>CaGIS Map Competition8</p> <p>CaGIS Student Scholarships9</p> <p>Fulbright Awards for US Graduate Students, US Department of State9</p> <p>Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program, US Department of Education9</p> <p>Gamma Theta Upsilon Buzzard Graduate Scholarship9</p> <p>Institute of Humane Studies10</p> <p>Humane Studies Fellowships10</p> <p>Summer Graduate Research Fellowships10</p> <p>Hayek Fund for Scholars10</p> <p>International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX)10</p> <p>Jacob K. Javits Fellowships10</p> <p>Kansas Academy of Science (KAS) Student Research Grant Program10</p> <p>Kansas Biological Survey10</p> <p>Morris K. Udall Foundation11</p> <p>NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship11</p> <p>National Geographic Young Explorers Grant11</p> <p>National Science Foundation11</p> <p>Arctic Research Opportunities11</p> <p>Dynamics of Coupled Natural and Human Systems (CNH)12</p> <p>East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students (EAPSI)12</p> <p>Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)12</p> <p>Pan-American Advanced Studies Institutes Program (PASI)12</p> <p>SBE Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants: Geography and Regional Science12</p> <p>School of American Research (SAR) Fellowships and Weatherhead Fellowships13</p> <p>Smithsonian Institution13</p> <p>Smithsonian Institution Fellowships Program13</p> <p>Internships13</p> <p>Social Science Research Council13</p> <p>Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF)13</p> <p>Eurasia Program Fellowships14</p> <p>International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF)14</p> <p>Society of Woman Geographers14</p> <p>Pruitt National Dissertation Fellowship14</p> <p>Pruitt National Minority Fellowship Program14</p> <p>U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Graduate Fellowship Program14</p> <p>Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, Dissertation Research Grants15</p> <p>Selected Internal (University of Kansas) Funding Sources</p> <p>Andrew Debicki International Travel Scholarship in the Humanities</p> <p>The goal of the Andrew Debicki International Travel Scholarship in the Humanities is to allow KU</p> <p>humanities graduate students who have completed all required coursework for the PhD to travel</p> <p>outside of the United States for purposes of dissertation research. One scholarship of up to $2,000</p> <p>will be awarded each year.</p> <p>URL:</p> <p>Deadline: November 22 (last known deadline)</p> <p>Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowship (FLAS)</p> <p>FLAS fellowships for academic year and summer study are available through the Center for East Asian Studies, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian and East European Studies, and the Kansas African Studies Center. FLAS fellowships are for language training/improvement and research at international institutions and offer tuition assistance and a stipend. See individual Center website for specific information on their FLAS offerings.</p> <p>URLs:</p> <p> </p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>Deadline: Various, see individual Centers</p> <p>Graduate Initiative for Diversity</p> <p>The Graduate Initiative for Diversity one-year fellowships are available to graduate students in their first year of study. These awards are intended to increase the participation in graduate study at KU by students from groups underrepresented in their fields of study. Nominees be in their first year of graduate study at KU and must possess outstanding academic records. The stipend is $18,000 plus payment of up to 9 graduate credit hours of tuition and fees for both the fall and spring semester. Exceptions for tuition of up to 12 graduate credit hours are considered on a case-by-case basis. Teaching and research assistantships provide compensation at the normal rate for such appointments. Teaching and research assistants receive a tuition waiver or in-state fee status in accordance with their research or teaching appointments. Departments must offer awardees a half-time teaching or research assistantship for the remaining years of study so long as he or she maintains good academic standing and satisfactory employment performance.</p> <p>URL:</p> <p>Deadline: February 14 </p> <p>Graduate Scholarships</p> <p>The Dorothy Clark Lettice Scholarship, the John H. Nelson Scholarship, the Dr. Laiten L. and Verna Nye Camien Scholarship, and the Mary Elizabeth and Andrew P. Debicki Scholarship provide a one time award of a $5000 stipend to a highly deserving graduate student.</p> <p>Dorothy Clark Lettice Scholarship and the John H. Nelson Scholarship</p> <p>Scholarships are awarded to off-set the costs of ongoing research. Students awarded the Lettice or Nelson Scholarship will demonstrate high academic ability as indicated in the nomination packet.</p> <p>Laiten L. and Verna Nye Camien Scholarship </p> <p>Scholarship is awarded to a doctoral student in the social sciences, education or foreign languages with the capability and intention of becoming a professional in that field. The student must have received an undergraduate degree from the University of Kansas.</p> <p>The Mary Elizabeth and Andrew P. Debicki Scholarship </p> <p>Scholarship is awarded to a student in the humanities.</p> <p>URL:</p> <p>Deadline: February 14</p> <p>Hall Center Graduate Summer Research Awards</p> <p>The Hall Center is pleased to offer summer support for up to four (4) graduate students engaged</p> <p>in humanistic dissertation research and writing. The goal of these awards is to make possible full</p> <p>time dissertation work for the months of June and July. Students will also have the opportunity to present their work at a series of Graduate Student Research Workshops during the academic year following the summer of support. Contacts: Victor Bailey at or Sally Utech at .</p> <p>URL: </p> <p>Deadline: March 12, 5 p.m.</p> <p>Howard J. Baumgartel Peace and Justice Award</p> <p>The $2,760 Howard J. Baumgartel Peace and Justice Award is awarded annually to support a graduate student enrolled in the KUs College of Liberal Arts &amp; Sciences or School of Business for thesis or dissertation research whose interests, achievements, and talents are in the peace and justice field. Examples of appropriate interests for this award are social scientific study of, or application of social scientific knowledge to conflict resolution; social action; human problems in the world of work, race and ethnic relations; and Third World Development.</p> <p>URL:</p> <p>Deadline: December 9 (last known deadline)</p> <p>IGERT C-Change Training Program</p> <p>Climate change and its impact on the planets biological, ecological, and social systems has been identified as one of the grand challenges of the 21st century by the National Academies of Science. The KU C-CHANGE program creates collaborative classroom and field research experiences to examine the human and natural causes and consequences of climate change by bringing together students and faculty in the social and natural sciences and engineering. Our goal is to advance scientific knowledge about global climate change by connecting researchers, disciplines, and institutions.</p> <p>URL:</p> <p>Deadline: January 21 (last known deadline)</p> <p>Kansas African Studies Center/Oswald Family Foundation</p> <p>KU graduate or advanced undergraduate students in any academic discipline who are interested in conducting applied field research on key policy issues related to health and development in Africa are invited to apply. Fellows must have a bachelor's degree or equivalent or anticipate receiving it by the end of the 2009-10 academic year; and be admitted to or enrolled in a graduate program or a declared major at KU. KASC will provide awards ranging from $1,000 to $6,000 for expenses to support graduate or advanced undergraduate student travel to Africa for applied field research. Selection will be based on an evaluation of the full application, including the manner in which the application evidences both a student's academic objectives and a commitment to African health and development issues.</p> <p>URL:</p> <p>Deadline: February 14 (check with KASC on availability before applying)</p> <p>Madison and Lila Self Graduate Fellowship</p> <p>The mission of the University of Kansas Madison and Lila Self Graduate Fellowship is to identify, recruit, and provide development opportunities for exceptional Ph.D. students in business, economics, engineering, mathematics, biological, biomedical, pharmaceutical, and physical sciences who demonstrate the promise to make significant contributions to their fields of study and society as a whole. The Self Graduate Fellowship is a four-year award consisting of a $29,000 annual payment, full tuition and fees, and a development program.</p> <p>URL:</p> <p>Deadline: February 2; By departmental nomination</p> <p>The Richard and Jeannette Sias Graduate Fellowship in the Humanities</p> <p>The goal of the Richard and Jeannette Sias Graduate Fellowship is to allow KU humanities doctoral</p> <p>students whose studies include an international emphasis to e...</p>


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