Research Opportunities for Black Grad Students.



American Political Science Association Minority Fellows Program

The Minority Fellows Program is a fellowship competition for individuals from underrepresented backgrounds applying to or in the early stages of doctoral programs in political science. The MFP was established in 1969 (originally as the Black Graduate Fellowship) to increase the number of minority scholars in the discipline.


American Psychological Association Minority Fellowships

The APA MFP is an innovative, comprehensive and coordinated training, mentoring and career development program that enhances psychological and behavioral outcomes of ethnic minority communities. MFP is committed to increasing the number of ethnic minority professionals in the field and advancing our understanding of the life experiences of ethnic minority communities.


American Sociological Association Minority Fellowships

Through its Minority Fellowship Program, the American Sociological Association (ASA) supports the development and training of sociologists of color in any sub-area or specialty in the discipline.


American Economic Association Summer Economics Fellows Program

Sponsored by the American Economic Association and the National Science Foundation, summer economics fellowships are available to senior graduate students and junior faculty. During their residency, fellows participate as members of the research community while engaged in a research project of their own choosing.


National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program

The National Science Foundation funds research and education in most fields of science and engineering. It does this through grants, and cooperative agreements to more than 2,000 colleges, universities, K-12 school systems, businesses, informal science organizations and other research organizations throughout the United States.


Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships

Through its Fellowship Programs, 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.


Jacob K. Javits Fellowship 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 Institutes of Health Predoctoral Fellowships for Minority Students 

NIH provides up to five years of support for research training leading to the PhD or equivalent; the combined MD/PhD degree; or other combined professional degree and research doctoral degree in the biomedical, behavioral sciences, or health services research. 


National Physical Science Consortium Fellowship Program

NPSC's goal is to increase the number of American citizens with graduate degrees in the physical sciences and related engineering fields, emphasizing recruitment of a diverse applicant pool.


The GEM Fellowship

The goal of this program is to increase the number of minority students who pursue doctoral degrees in the natural science disciplines—chemistry, physics, earth sciences, mathematics, biological sciences, and computer science. Applicants to this program are accepted as early as their senior undergraduate year, as well as candidates currently enrolled in a master’s of engineering program and working professionals.


Mellon Scholars Research Fellowship Program at the Library Company of Philadelphia’s Program in African American History

The Mellon Scholars Research Fellowship Program aims to promote research in the collections of the Library Company and to enhance the production of scholarly work in African American history of the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. Fellows must be in residence for the entire term of the award.


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