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Grants & Funding Resources

Grants & Funding Resources

Organizations that have funded current and past HBS students:

Other Funding Resources:

  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Grants for Health Services Research Dissertation Program  The overall goal of the AHRQ grants for Health Services Research Dissertation Program is to help ensure that a diverse pool of highly trained health services researchers is available in adequate numbers and appropriate research areas to address the research mission and priorities of AHRQ.  This program provides support to individuals who are conducting research undertaken as part of an academic program to qualify for a research doctorate degree. For more information, go here: 
  • American Association of University WomenFor more than a century, AAUW has helped more than 10,000 women from more than 130 countries break through barriers and pursue their dreams of obtaining graduate degrees or making an impact in their communities. Offer five fellowship and grant programs: American Fellowships, Career Development Grants, Community Action Grants, International Fellowships, and Selected Professional Fellowships. ​
  • American Center of Oriental ResearchA variety of fellowships for those studying in the humanities and social sciences in the Near East. 
  • American Council of Learned SocietiesACLS offers fellowships and grants in more than a dozen programs for research in the humanities and related social sciences at the doctoral and postdoctoral levels. 
  • Bill & Melinda Gates FoundationThe Gates Foundation funds work that brings innovations in health and learning to the global community and improves educational opportunities and access to technology within the United States. Major funding categories include global development, global health and United States. 
  • Boren Fellowship for International StudyBoren Fellowships provide up to $30,000 to U.S. graduate students to add an important international and language component to their graduate education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency.
  • The Cosmos Club FoundationThe Cosmos Scholars Grant Program provides grants to meet specific research needs not covered by other supporting funds, including but not limited to special supplies, travel, unanticipated expenses that would enhance the work, and the like. Specifically excluded are general financial support, tuition and living expenses (except in connection with supported travel). 
  • Ford Foundation Fellowship ProgramThrough its Fellowship Program, 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 postdoctoral fellowships. 
  • FulbrightThrough the Department of State, Fulbright offers full grants to conduct international study and/or research for approximately one academic year (varies by country) and smaller travel grants for limited countries.
  • Fulbright-HaysThis program provides grants to colleges and universities to fund individual doctoral students who conduct research in other countries, in modern foreign languages and area studies for periods of six to 12 months. Projects deepen research knowledge on and help the nation develop capability in areas of the world not generally included in U.S. curricula. Projects focusing on Western Europe are not supported.
  • The Harry Frank Guggenheim FoundationFunding to finish dissertation in the last year of PhD work; research must be to increase understanding of the causes, manifestations and control of violence, aggression and dominance. ​
  • John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur FoundationThis program funds research with significant implications for a​ffecting change. In support of practical interventions, the program gives priority to projects that are likely to yield lasting improvements after a period of foundation support. Funds go mainly to institutions.
  • UC Denver Scholarship Resource OfficeThe Scholarship/Resource Office provides information about scholarships and offers guidance in the scholarship application process. ​
  • Woodrow Wilson Foundation—Offers a variety of graduate and dissertation fellowships.