CGS Funding Resource Collection

Looking for ways to fund your education or research? Explore the information below to discover a number of resources available at UW and beyond. Be sure to check back for regular updates on upcoming information sessions & other timely news.

Funding Resources

If you have any questions about funding opportunities, please contact your respective departments, or reach out to the following offices:

Additionally, please explore the following resources:

Upcoming 2021 Application Deadlines

Emma Bowen Foundation for Minority Interest in Media 

Deadline: Rolling – apply ASAP

The Emma Bowen Foundation promotes a more diverse industry by recruiting promising students of color like you and placing them in multi-year paid internships at some of the nation’s leading media and tech companies.

Our three tracks highlight the many areas in which our Fellows intern.

  • Content (broadcast and online journalism, production, social media, digital media, etc.). 
  • Business (finance, sales, human resources, marketing, public relations etc.)
  • Innovation (computer science, engineering, data science, information technology, software development, etc.)

Click here for more information.

Center for LGBTQ Studies (CLAGS) Fellowships and Awards – Multiple awards

Deadline differs according to individual scholarship. Consult each one for specifics on the website. Learn more here.

The Center for LGBTQ Studies (CLAGS) was founded in 1991 as the first university-based research center in the United States dedicated to the study of historical, cultural, and political issues of vital concern to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer individuals and communities. By sponsoring public programs and conferences, offering fellowships to individual scholars, and functioning as an indispensable conduit of information, CLAGS serves as a national center for the promotion of scholarship that fosters social change.

Graduate Student Paper Award

Each year, CLAGS sponsors a  student paper competition open to all graduate students enrolled in the CUNY system.  A cash prize is awarded to the best paper written in a CUNY graduate class on any topic related to gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer, or transgender experiences. Papers should be between 15 and 50 pages and of publishable quality.

CLAGS Fellowship Award

An award to be given annually for a graduate student, an academic, or an independent scholar for work on a dissertation, a first book manuscript, or a second book manuscript. The CLAGS Fellowship is open to intellectuals contributing to the field of LGBTQ studies. Intended to give the scholar the most help possible in furthering their work, the fellowship will be able to be used for research, travel, or writing support. Adjudicated by the CLAGS fellowships committee.

Paul Monette-Roger Horwitz Dissertation Prize

This award, which honors the memories of Monette, a poet and author, and his partner, Horwitz, an attorney, will be given for the best dissertation in LGTBQ Studies, broadly defined, by a PhD candidate within the City University of New York system. The dissertation should have been defended in the previous year. Adjudicated by the CLAGS fellowships committee.

Student Travel Award

Each year, CLAGS sponsors two student travel awards open to all graduate students enrolled in the CUNY system. A cash prize is awarded to a student presenting subject matter that addresses gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer, or transgender issues in their respective field. Presentations can be for conferences held in the U.S. or abroad.

Sylvia Rivera Award in Transgender Studies

This award, which honors the memory of Rivera, a transgender activist, will be given for the best book or article to appear in transgender studies this past year (2017). Applications may be submitted by the author of the work or by nomination (the application requirements are the same for each; see below). Adjudicated by the CLAGS fellowships committee.

The Duberman-Zal fellowship

An endowed fellowship named for CLAGS founder and first executive director, Martin Duberman, and partner, Eli Zal, this fellowship is awarded to a graduate student, an independent scholar, or an adjunct from any country doing scholarly research on the lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender/queer (LGBTQ) experience.

University affiliation is not necessary. The award is adjudicated by the CLAGS fellowships committee. The winner of the fellowship may be asked to participate in CLAGS’s programming the following academic year to present their research project.

The Passing the Torch Award

This award recognizes the achievements and promise of an emerging scholar in LGTBQ Studies. The awardee is chosen annually by the CLAGS fellowships committee from a list of nominations made by our national advisory board of distinguished scholars in the field.

The Robert Giard Fellowship

An annual award named for Robert Giard, a portrait, landscape, and figure photographer whose work often focused on LGBTQ lives and issues, this award is presented to an emerging or mid-career artist, from any country, working in photography, photo-based media, or moving image, including experimental, narrative, or documentary forms of these media. The award now alternates annually between artists working with still image (photography) and those working with moving image (video or film). This year’s award is for still images.* This award will support the development or completion of a project, one that is new or continuing, that addresses issues of sexuality, gender, or LGBTQ identity. The Foundation is receptive to a variety of projects and approaches to these topics.

University affiliation is not necessary. If you are not sure whether you will be eligible for the award, we recommend that you contact us well before the deadline so we can make a determination; otherwise, you may be declared ineligible after the deadline and your application will not be submitted to the committee. This award is adjudicated by the fellowships committee of CLAGS and a jury of the Robert Giard Foundation.

Undergraduate Student Paper Award

Each year, CLAGS sponsors a student paper competition open to all undergraduate students enrolled in the CUNY or SUNY system. A cash prize is awarded to the best paper written in a CUNY or SUNY undergraduate class on any topic related to gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer, or transgender experiences and scholarship. Essays should be between 12 and 30 pages, well thought-out, and fully realized.

Scholar in Residence Program

The CLAGS Residency Fellowship Program assists scholars and professionals whose research on the LGBTQ experience can benefit from access to CLAGS’s resources and its location in midtown Manhattan at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. The Scholars-in-Residence Program is designed to (1) encourage research and writing on the history, literature and culture of the of the LGBTQ community or other dynamic projects relating to the LGBTQ experience, broadly conceived; (2) to promote and facilitate interaction among the participants including fellows funded by other sources; (3) to facilitate the dissemination of the researcher’s findings through lectures via CLAGS’s ongoing Events Series. Applicants must indicate in their proposal how these resources will specifically benefit their project.

The CLAGS Scholar-in-Residence will be allowed to spend up to six months in residence.  Beyond a CLAGS affiliation, Fellows will receive office space, access to libraries and electronic databases, as well as opportunities to meet and work with leading LGBTQ scholars in New York City. No monetary stipend is available to fellows.

The Fellowship Program is open to all disciplines with projects that are related to LGBTQ studies. Creative writing (works of poetry and fiction) and projects that result in a performance are not eligible. Applicants finishing dissertation topics are welcome to apply.

George J. Mitchell Scholarship

June 21, 2021: UW deadline for those seeking nomination; Sept 24, 2021: National Deadline – 5pm Eastern Time

The George J. Mitchell Scholarship, named to honor former US Senator George Mitchell’s pivotal contribution to the Northern Ireland peace process, is designed to introduce and connect generations of future American leaders to the island of Ireland, while recognizing and fostering intellectual achievement, leadership, and a commitment to community and public service.

Up to twelve Mitchell Scholars between the ages of 18 and 30 are chosen annually for one academic year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Applicants are judged on three criteria:

  • scholarship,
  • leadership, and
  • a sustained commitment to community and public service.

The Mitchell Scholarship Program provides tuition, accommodation, a stipend for living expenses and travel.

Learn more.

NSF GRFP Info Session

June 22, 2021, 5:30-6:30 pm PST

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Luce Scholars Info Session

June 24, 2021, 5 – 6 pm PST

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International Student Panel: Fellowships for Graduate Study in the US

June 30, 2021, 5:30 – 6:30 pm PST

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Luce Indigenous Knowledge Fellowship

Deadline: July 14, 2021, 4 p.m. Pacific Time

  • For tribally-affiliated Native American, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian applicants
  • Applicants must be engaged in the creation, dissemination and/or perpetuation of knowledge in their field
  • Applicants’ work must benefit an Indigenous community or communities in the U.S. and U.S. territories
  • Two-year fellowship of $75,000
  • Restricted to U.S. citizens and permanent residents

The Luce Indigenous Knowledge Fellowship supports the exceptional creativity, progressive and critical thinking, and the potential of Native knowledge holders and knowledge makers as they move forward their field in ways that will ultimately lead to broad, transformative impacts for Indigenous communities.

Fellowship Overview

First Nations will award 10 fellowships of $75,000 each to 10 outstanding Native knowledge holders and knowledge makers engaged in meaningful work that benefits Indigenous people and communities in either reservation and/or urban settings. These fellowships support the work of Native knowledge holders and knowledge makers as they significantly advance their work and spark transformative change in their communities. In this sense, community is broadly defined and can include your Native community, knowledge community, etc.

The fellowship is a two-year, self-directed enrichment program designed to support the process of growth, development, knowledge and networks of Native leaders and thinkers. This unique and exciting new fellowship will seek to support individuals from diverse fields and engaged in different modes of expression. The fellowship is open to both emerging and experienced leaders and thinkers from a wide variety of fields, including but not limited to agriculture, food systems, youth leadership development, natural resource management, climate change, economic development, journalism, language and cultural revitalization, traditional and contemporary arts and more.

Fellowship Period

First Nations provides a $75,000 award that may be used flexibly over two years. The start date of the fellowship is January 1, 2022, and the end date is December 31, 2023.

During the first year, fellows will receive $50,000 to support their work and efforts, be required to attend three fellow convenings and receive up to $5,000 in additional support for capacity-building activities and materials. During the second year, fellows will receive $25,000 to extend and deepen their work.

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Joshua Gomes Memorial Scholarship Fund

Deadline: Mailed materials must be received by July 15, 2021.

  • For full-time graduate and undergraduate students
  • Who are HIV positive or living with AIDS
  • Scholarship amount of $1,000

The Joshua Gomes Memorial Scholarship Fund aims to lay a path for hope for young adults like Josh – those with HIV/AIDS – by providing academic scholarships to universities of their choice. Each $1,000 scholarship we award will give the recipient a strong message: You are worth investing in.

Click here for more information, including how to apply.

Rural Placemaking Innovation Challenge (RPIC)

Deadline: Various – see below.

Sponsor: USDA

Program: Rural Placemaking Innovation Challenge (RPIC)

Program number: RPIC2021

Award amount: $250,000

Number of applications UW can put forward: 1

OR internal deadline: 6/24/21

OSP deadline: 7/15/21

Sponsor deadline: 7/26/21


The Rural Placemaking Innovation Challenge is a technical assistance and planning process for qualified entities to support rural community leaders to create places where people want to live, work, and play. This initiative is to provide planning support, technical assistance, and training to communities to foster placemaking activities in rural communities. Funds can help enhance capacity for broadband access, preserve cultural and historic structures, and support the development of transportation, housing, and recreational spaces. Applicants must demonstrate existing and proposed partnerships with public, private, philanthropic, and community partners to provide assistance. This funding announcement supports the delivery of technical assistance and training in visioning, planning, and assisting communities to implement placemaking efforts in rural communities under the Rural Placemaking Innovation Challenge (RPIC).

Pre-Proposal Instructions

Please submit:

  1. a 1-2 page letter of intent with a description of proposed aims and approach
  2. Biosketch or CV of the PI

to by 5:00 PM Thursday, June 24, 2021. Applications are due to the sponsor 7/26/21, so you will need to have your materials in to OSP by 7/15/21, if given the go-ahead by the review committee. Other open limited submissions opportunities, as well as the internal proposal review committee review and selection process outline, are here:  Please feel free to email us at with questions or information on any limited submission opportunities that should be but are not already listed on that page.

NSF GRFP Info Session

July 22, 2021, 5 – 6 pm PST

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NSF GRFP first draft statement writing workshop 

July 28, 20201, 5 – 6 pm PST

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The Center for Jewish History – Graduate Research Fellowships

Deadline: June 30, 2021

  • For PhD candidates who will use the Center for Jewish History’s partners’ collections for research
  • Ten-month fellowships, to begin fall 2021 or spring 2022
  • In person, fully remote, and hybrid fellowships available
  • Stipends range $20,000 to $22,500, depending on fellowship residency mode

The Center for Jewish History offers ten-month fellowships to doctoral candidates to support original research using the collections of the Center’s Partners – American Jewish Historical Society, American Sephardi Federation, Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University Museum, and YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. Preference is given to those candidates who draw on the archival and library resources of more than one partner institution. Fellowships must run for 10 months, starting either fall 2021 or spring 2022, and applicants should have completed all requirements (i.e., coursework, exams, dissertation proposal) for the doctoral degree except for the dissertation. Fellows are encouraged to spend two days per week in residence in the Lillian Goldman Reading Room using the archival and library resources; however, we also encourage applications from applicants who will be fully remote (if the collection material is predominantly digitized and available remotely) or from applicants who will operate on a hybrid model (e.g., spend a month or two at the Center and work remotely for the remainder of the fellowship period). Fellows must also participate in the Center’s Fellowship Seminar Program, attend bi-weekly meetings of the fellowship program cohort, deliver a minimum of one lecture based on research conducted at Center, and submit a report upon completion of the fellowship describing their experience as a Center fellow. In-residence fellowships carry a stipend of $22,500 for a period of 10 months. Remote or hybrid fellowships carry a stipend of $20,000 for the same period, plus the Center will be able to support digitization of a limited amount of collection material relevant to the fellow’s research.

Click here for more information, including how to apply.

NSF GRPF info session

September 14, 2021, 5:30 – 6:30 pm PST

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NSF GRFP peer review workshop

September 23, 2021, 4:30 – 5:30 pm PST

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The 2022-23 competition is now open. UW campus deadline: Sept 1, 2021.  Although the official Fulbright deadline is later, currently enrolled students MUST complete and submit all application materials by our earlier deadline. 

Provides funding for research, graduate study, teaching English, etc. in more than 140 countries around the globe. U.S. citizenship required. International student options are available.
Please click here for information regarding the Fulbright Program and COVID-19.

Grinnell College – Young Innovator for Social Justice Prize  

Deadline: October 31, 2021  

Topic Area: Social Justice 

Award Amount: Two awards of $100,000 each 


Have completed a bachelor’s degree (or equivalency) between 2005 and 2021

Not be widely known outside their immediate community or field

Be nominated by a third party

Participate in an on-campus symposium and awards ceremony, and explore other opportunities to engage with the Grinnell and wider community

The Grinnell College Innovator for Social Justice Prize, or the Grinnell Prize, directly reflects Grinnell’s historic mission to educate men and women “who are prepared in life and work to use their knowledge and their abilities to serve the common good.”

Up to two $100,000 prizes will be presented to individuals less than 15 years out of their bachelor program who demonstrate leadership in their fields and who show creativity, commitment, and extraordinary accomplishment in effecting positive social change. Half of the monetary prize will be given to the recipient (or shared between two recipients, in case of a shared prize) and half will be contributed to an organization designated by the winner.

Nominees may be nationals of any country; no affiliation to Grinnell College is required. The program encourages a global and diverse pool of candidates.

JSIS Internship Scholarships

General Guidelines

Four different departmental scholarships are available for students pursuing internships. For full details on scholarship types and eligibility, please see here.

  • All Jackson School students are eligible to apply for internship scholarships. Non-JSIS UW students with a global health focus may apply for the Leslianne Shedd Memorial Fund scholarship.
  • Requires submission of a written statement, unofficial transcripts from UW, description of financial need, and internship details.
  • DEADLINE: Students must submit a completed application packet by 5:00 p.m. PDT on the application due date — Census Day (the second Friday of the quarter in which the internship takes place) — to be considered for opportunities.
  • FAQs for internship scholarships are available here.
  • To apply: Complete the online JSIS Scholarship Application using the ‘Apply’ link on the right hand side of this page.

Global Fellowships  //  Global, Gap & Grad Fellowships

Sign up for Global Fellowships Prep to connect with advisors and gain access to tools to support your fellowship application process. Learn more here!

Global Fellowships Prep brings together UW students (undergraduates–especially juniors and seniors, bachelor’s alumni, grad/professional students and alumni) to explore post-graduate fellowships for 2021-2022. These fellowships support graduate school, research, creative work, community-based projects, and English teaching primarily abroad. We have also included a few opportunities that support students staying in the U.S. Most of the scholarships relevant to these activities have similar application processes, and all of them have deadlines that fall between September-November 2020 to fund activities during the 2021-22 academic year.

If you’re thinking about what you will be doing in 2021-22, whether you’ll have graduated by that point and are looking for “gap” year experiences, whether you’re looking to start grad school in fall 2021, or whether you’re already in grad school and are looking for opportunities to extend your work beyond UW, join us to explore those options and more. First-year and sophomore undergraduates are also encouraged to join us to learn about these opportunities early and strategically plan and prepare for a future application.

Looking for more? Click here to look at previously offered scholarships.