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The Council for European Studies offers three different kinds of pre-dissertation research fellowships, all designed to support early dissertation research on topics in European Studies, as well as a dissertation completion fellowship, designed to aid late-stage graduate students in completing their dissertation and their graduate studies. Each pre-dissertation research fellowship includes a $4,000 stipend.

CLIR forges strategies to enhance research, teaching, and learning environments in collaboration with libraries, cultural institutions, and communities of higher learning. One of the several opportunities it offers is the Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources. This fellowship program is to help junior scholars in the humanities and related social-science fields gain skill and creativity in developing knowledge from original sources such as museums, archives, and libraries.

EHBEA administers an annual Student Research Grant competition to aid student members in funding research projects devoted to studies of the evolution of the human mind, behavior, and society. Two grants of up to 500 Euros are awarded each year. Eligible applicants are members of EHBEA who are pursuing doctoral degrees.

The goal of the Fulbright-Hays program is to deepen knowledge of areas of the world not generally included in US curricula. This fellowship funds individual doctoral students to conduct research in other countries in modern foreign languages and area studies for periods of 6 to 12 months. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents registered at a US university.

The aim of the Fyessen Foundation is to encourage “all forms of scientific inquiry in cognitive mechanisms, including thought and reasoning, which underly animal and human behavior; their biological and cultural bases, and phylogenetic and ontogenetic development”. Postdoctoral study grants are meant for post-doctoral researchers, working on research disciplines such as ethology, paleontology, archaeology, anthropology, psychology, epistemology, logic and the sciences of the nervous system. These grants are awarded to french or foreign researchers, holders of a foreign PhD and who wish to achieve their project in a laboratory in France; or either french or foreign researchers holders of a French PhD who wish to achieve their project in a laboratory abroad.

The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation places a priority on the study of urgent problems of violence and aggression in the modern world and also encourages related research projects in neuroscience, genetics, animal behavior, the social sciences, history, criminology, and the humanities which illuminate modern human problems. The Foundation provides both research grants to established scholars and dissertation fellowships to graduate students to complete the writing of a dissertation within the award year.

The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation offers fellowships for the development of mid-career scholars and artists by assisting them to engage in research in any field of knowledge and creation in any of the arts. Fellowships are open to citizens and permanent residents of the United States, Canada, Latin America, and the Caribbean.

The Horowitz Foundation makes targeted grants for work in major areas of the social sciences, including anthropology, area studies, economics, political science, psychology, sociology, and urban studies, as well as newer areas such as evaluation research. Preference will be given to projects that deal with contemporary issues in the social sciences and issues of policy relevance. Approximately fifteen grants are approved each year for aspiring PhDs at the dissertation level.

The George A. and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation was established to further the personal development of promising individuals at the crucial middle stages of their careers in the liberal and creative arts. A limited number of fellowships are awarded each year for independent projects to individuals who are early mid-career and who have achieved recognition for at least one major project. Academic fields are selected annually on a rotational basis. A main goal of Howard Fellowships is to provide time for scholars and artists to complete their work.

The Hard Tissue Research Program in Human Paleobiomics funds on a competitive basis the hard tissue dissertation research of doctoral candidates from any academic department and residing at any university in the world. Projects must emphasize a hard tissue biology approach in pursuit of knowledge and enhanced understanding of early human paleobiology and/or any element of the paleobiome in which early humans lived.