Additional Funding Resources

American Association of University Women

One of the world's largest sources of funding exclusively for graduate women, the AAUW Educational Foundation supports aspiring scholars around the globe, teachers and activists in local communities, women at critical stages of their careers, and those pursuing professions where women are underrepresented.

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

At UNM: advanced graduate students in the Departments of American Studies, Anthropology, Communication and Journalism, History, Linguistics, and Sociology are eligible to apply. The fellowships were established in 2008 to increase recruitment, acceptance, and retention of Latino and Native American doctoral students, as well as advance scholarship focusing on the historic and cultural dimensions of Latino and Native American peoples.

Documenting Endangered Languages

This funding partnership between the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) supports projects to develop and advance knowledge concerning endangered human languages. The program supports projects that contribute to data management and archiving, and to the development of the next generation of researchers.

Ford Foundation Fellowships

Through its program of Diversity Fellowships, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. Offers Predoctoral, dissertation and post-doctoral fellowships to UNM citizens, with preference given to minorities.

Fulbright and Fulbright Hays Fellowships

To support student study, conduct research or be an English teaching assistant abroad for one academic year in a foreign country. Applicants propose their own research and/or graduate study project and find their own host affiliation. Grants to study at specific universities are also available for some host countries). UNM contact: Ken Carpenter,

Jacob K. Javits Fellowships Program

This program provides fellowships to students of superior academic ability—selected on the basis of demonstrated achievement, financial need, and exceptional promise—to undertake study at the doctoral and Master of Fine Arts level in selected fields of arts, humanities, and social sciences.

National Endowment for the Humanities

Education development and demonstration, preservation and access preserve and make available resources for study, to preserve archival collections, and to stabilize material culture collections Grants are given for the creation of research tools and reference works, for national and regional preservation training programs, and for research and demonstration projects, support for basic preservation assessments, education, and collection storage improvements.

National Science Foundation (Dissertation grants)

The NSF supports scientific research of all types that focus on natural human language as an object of investigation, including research on the linguistic properties of individual languages and of language in general; the psychological processes involved in the use of language; the development of linguistic capacities in children; and social and cultural factors in language use, variation, and change.

Spencer Foundation (Dissertation and post-doctoral awards)

We believe that cultivating knowledge and new ideas about education will ultimately improve students’ lives and enrich society. The Foundation pursues its mission by awarding research grants and fellowships and by strengthening the connections among education research, policy and practice through its communications and networking activities.

Wenner-Gren Foundation (dissertation fieldwork grants)

Offers funding to promote cross-cultural awareness and community involvement. Grants for amounts up to $20,000 are available for basic research in all branches of anthropology.

Useful References on Preparing Proposals