PhD, All But Dissertation (ABD) and Postdoctoral Fellowships

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The following is a list of organizations that provide funding for pre and post-doctoral scholars who wish to conduct research overseas. More funding opportunities can be found using the IRIS Database.

*Those in the Humanities and Social Sciences should visit for current postdoc and job postings.

Search Pivot (a third party provider) provides a comprehensive database that aggregates funding opportunities globally. Searches are possible by discipline, keyword, investigator type, by country and more. Stanford Sunet ID holders can access the site while on campus or create Pivot account for access off-campus.

Funding Organization Field of Study World Region ABD Postdoc
Academy of Korean Studies Fellowship Humanities, Social Sciences Korea X X
American Academy in Rome Prize Arts, Humanities Italy X X
American Center of Oriental Research Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences Jordan X X
American Council of Learned Societies Humanities Various X X
American Councils for International Education Humanities, Social Sciences Eastern Europe/ Eurasia X X
American Councils Research Fellowship Humanities, Social Sciences, Language Training E and SE Europe / Central Asia, Russia, Caucasus X X
American Institute of Indian Studies All Fields India X X
American Institute for Yemeni Studies Humanities, Social Sciences Yemen X X
American Research Center in Egypt Middle Eastern Studies Egypt X X
American Research Institute in Turkey Humanities, Social Sciences Turkey X X
Andrew Mellon Foundation Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences Various X X
Bavaria California Technology Center Science, Technology Germany   X
Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies German/European Studies Germany X X
Cambridge Junior Research Fellowships Humanities, Sciences UK   X
Center for Khmer Studies Fellowships Humanities, Social Sciences Southeast Asia X X
Chateaubriand Fellowships STEM fields and Humanities & Social Sciences France X  
Council of American Overseas Research Centers Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences Various X X
Council on Library and Information Resources Humanities and Technology Various X X
Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council Sciences, Engineering, Mathematics UK   X
Freie Universität Berlin - Center for Area Studies Short-Term Grants Area Studies Germany   X
Humboldt Research Fellowships All disciplines Germany   X
Inter-American Foundation Fellowships Latin American/ Caribbean Studies Latin America, Caribbean X  
International Research and Exchange Board (IREX) Humanities, Social Sciences Eastern Europe/ Eurasia X X
Fyssen Foundation Natural Sciences France   X
Japan Foundation Grants Arts, Humanities Japan X X
Lady Davis Fellowship Trust Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, Engineering Israel X X
Marshall Sherfield Fellowships for Postdoctoral Research Science, Technology UK   X
National Science Foundation (NSF) Science, Engineering Worldwide X X
Newton International Fellowships Social Sciences, Natural Sciences UK   X
Oxford University Junior Research Fellowships Humanities, Sciences UK   X
Pasteur Foundation Science, Engineering France   X
Social Science Research Council Social Sciences Worldwide X  
USAID Research and Innovation Fellowships (NEW) Science, Engineering (Curent NSF Graduate Research Fellows are eligible to apply) Worldwide X  
Wenner- Gren Foundation Anthropology Worldwide X X
Whitaker International Scholars Program Biomedical Sciences Worldwide   X
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation/IIE Dissertation Fellowship Social Sciences Africa X  


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