Educational Funding Opportunities

AAUW offers Postdoctoral Fellowship and Dissertation Fellowships

American Association of University Women
Postdoctoral Fellowship and Dissertation Fellowships
Educational Foundation
American Fellowships
1111 16 th Street, NW
Washington , DC 20036
Field: open

For more information, visit their website:

AICPA Fellowship for Minority Doctoral Students

The AICPA Fellowship for Minority Doctoral Students program ensures that CPAs of diverse backgrounds are visible in college and university classrooms to serve as role models and mentors to young people in planning their education and careers. These competitive, renewable fellowships of up to $12,000 are awarded annually to full-time minority accounting scholars who demonstrate significant potential to become accounting educations. For the 2013-14 academic year, 22 accounting doctoral-level students were selected as recipients of this prestigious honor.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Minority candidates accepted into a full time doctoral program. (Considerable weight is given to individuals who hold the CPA designation.


  • Fellowships of up to $12,000 are awarded in July. (Payment is sent directly to the recipient at the beginning of each semester (fall and spring).

Application ProcessEligible applicants should submit:

  • A completed application form, official academic transcript(s) from each institution from which a degree has been received
  • Two references

Additional information and an application can be obtained from the AICPA Diversity website:

April 1

AICPA Minority Initiatives Programs
Fellowship for Minority Doctoral Students
220 Leigh Farm Road
Durham , NC 27707

American Indian Graduate Center – Graduate Study Scholarships and Fellowships

Each year, the AIGC fellowship program provides $1,200,000 in fellowships to over 350 Native American and Alaska Native graduate students. Graduate fellowships are monetary awards made to American Indian and Alaska Native graduate or professional degree-seeking students, who meet all eligible criteria. The United States Bureau of Indian Education federally funds the fellowship program. The fellowship amount is typically between $1,000 and $5,000 per academic year (not including summer), and varies from year to year, depending on the availability of funds and unmet financial need.

American Indian Graduate Center
4520 Montgomery Boulevard, NE
Suite 1-B
Albuquerque , NM 87109

To find out more information and eligibility requirements about various programs, please view each program listed on the website at

Applications must be submitted to AIGC by June 1, each year.

CaLCPA Accounting Education Scholarship

CalCPA member donations annually fuel more than $300,000 toward future scholarships for California college and university students interested in CPA careers. Although there is merit to competing for general scholarships, it's to your advantage to tailor your search to what makes you unique.  For more information on scholarships available visit:

Carolyn M. Callahan New Student Transition Grant

Eligibility Requirements
In order to apply for this scholarship, applicant must be:

  • African-American, Hispanic-American, or Native America;
  • U. S. citizen or a permanent resident of the United States (possess a green card);
  • Must be  a new student admitted to a full-time AACSB accredited accounting program for Fall 2014

Terms of the Grant

$2,000 Grants


To Apply

The application consists of the following items

  • A completed copy of the Application Form - click here to download
  • Letter of admission from AACSB accredited full-time accounting doctoral program

Email your application package to or fax to 201-624-7763 to arrive by May 1. If you have any questions please call 201-307-7932.



Catching the Dream Scholarship Programs

Scholarships are available for American Indians in various fields.

Deadlines for Applications:

  • March 15 - Summer School
  • April 15 - Fall Semester or Quarter
  • September - 15 Spring Semester or Quarter

Catching the Dream, Inc.
Attention: Scholarship Affairs Office
8200 Mountain Road, NE
Suite 203
Albuquerque , NM 87110
505/262-2351 ext. 116

For details, visit:

Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program


Through the Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program (CDIP), the California State University (CSU) provides financial assistance in the form of a student loan to a limited number of individuals pursuing doctoral degrees. The program seeks to provide loans to doctoral students who are interested in applying and competing for CSU instructional faculty positions after completion of the doctoral degree.

Program Details

  • Loans available in amounts of up to $10,000 per year up to a total of $30,000.
  • Loans obtained through this program are repayable over a 15-year period, commencing one year after completion of or withdrawal from full time doctoral study.
  • If a participant applies, competes for, and is hired in a CSU instructional faculty position after completion of the doctoral degree, 20 percent of the loan will be forgiven for each year of full-time postdoctoral teaching employment in the CSU.
  • Part-time teaching in the CSU may also be considered for partial loan forgiveness, if the participant teaches at least half-time and has successfully completed the doctorate degree.

Eligibility Requirements

New or continuing full-time students who will be in doctoral programs at accredited universities anywhere in the United States are invited to apply for a loan from the Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program.


CDIP is designed as a recruitment incentive program open to all graduate students at accredited institutions who are not probationary or tenured faculty members in the CSU. Lecturers are eligibleand encouraged to apply.


Enrollment or employment in the California State University is not required for loan approval. However, approximately one-fourth of the awards are expected to be made to individuals who have served in CSU positions represented by the California Faculty Association in the last two years.


U.S. citizenship is not required, but applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S.

Additional information and an application can be obtained from the CSU website:

Elon University – Pre- and Post- Doctoral Fellowships for Teacher-Sholars from Diverse Backgrounds


Pre-Doctoral and Post-Doctoral fellowships are available for teacher-scholars who have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. except the dissertation or who have recently completed a Ph.D or MFA.



Available for one year with the possibility of a second year renewal, fellowships are open to United States citizens or permanent residents from diverse backgrounds.

Applicants must have completed all doctoral work except the dissertation by the current academic year and must be able to provide evidence that they can complete their dissertation during the fellowship.

Fellowships are available in all programs, including departments in: Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences; The School of Communications; the School of Education; and the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business. These fellowships are not applicable to the Elon University School of Law.



For a complete list of departments and majors, go to

  • Fellows teach one course each in fall, winter, and spring semesters, work on your research: and participate in departmental and university life. A team of faculty mentors provides support for teaching and scholarship interests.
  • Annual $34,000 stipend
  • Office with computer
  • Library privileges and free cultural and sporting events on campus
  • Professional development support


To Apply

Before October 1, please submit the following materials to Dr. Brooke Barnett, Associate Provost- Inclusive Community at

  1. An electronic cover letter indicating interest, diverse background, current status of terminal degree and area(s) of teaching interest at Elon
  2.  An electronic copy of your CV

Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Questions? Email

For complete details visit:


Ford Foundation PostDoctoral Fellowships

“Ford Foundation Fellowships are designed to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculty by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefit 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”.  The postdoctoral fellowships provide one year of support for individuals engaged in postdoctoral study after the attainment of the Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree.

Eligibility Requirements
In addition to the general eligibility requirements, eligibility to apply for a postdoctoral fellowship is limited to:

  • All citizens or nationals of the United States regardless of race, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation (must have become a U.S. citizen by November 8, 2010),
  • Individuals with evidence of superior academic achievement (such as grade point average, class rank, honors or other designations),
  • Individuals committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, and
  • Individuals awarded a Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree no earlier than November 30, 2005 and no later than November 19, 2012 in an eligible research-based field from a U.S. educational institution.

Eligible Fields of Study
Awards will be made for study in the following major disciplines and related interdisciplinary fields: American studies, anthropology, archaeology, art and theater history, astronomy, chemistry, communications, computer science, earth sciences, economics, education, engineering, ethnomusicology, geography, history, international relations, language, life sciences, linguistics, literature, mathematics, performance study, philosophy, physics, political science, psychology, religion, sociology, urban planning, and women’s studies. Also eligible are interdisciplinary ethnic studies programs, such as African American studies and Native American studies, and other interdisciplinary programs, such as area studies, peace studies, and social justice. The complete list of eligible fields of study supported at the postdoctoral level of the fellowship program is available at or in the attached PDF


Additional information and an application can be obtained from the Ford Foundation website:

Fulbright Scholar Program

Professional opportunities for faculty and professionals Fulbright Grants for faculty and professionals

1,000 awards for college and university faculty and non-academic professionals to lecture or pursue advanced research and/or related professional activity abroad. For U. S. candidates, grants are available to nearly 148 countries.

August 1 (for U. S. applications)


For more information and to apply:

Fulbright Teacher Exchange Program

Opportunities are available for 2-year college faculty and secondary school teachers who would like to exchange teaching positions with teachers in eastern or western Europe, Latin America, Australia, Africa and Canada. Elementary school positions are available in Canada, Columbia and the U.K. Exchange grants may include full or partial travel grants and cost of living supplements, depending on the country.


  • U. S. Citizen with 3 years teaching experience and be employed in a full-time academic position. (Minorities are encouraged to apply.)

Deadline :
October 15

Contact :
The Fulbright Teacher Exchange Program
Attention: ADOL/600 Maryland Avenue, SW
Room 140
Washington , DC 20024-2520

Gates Foundation Minority Scholarship
The Gates Millennium Scholars Program, administered by the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), will provide scholarships and fellowships for outstanding low-income African-American, Native American, Hispanic American, and Asian American students to attend the undergraduate and graduate institutions of their choice.

Information is found on their website:

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

The Hispanic Scholarship is accepting applications for grants to help Hispanic graduate and undergraduate students complete their degrees in all fields of study.


  • Full time students of Hispanic background who are U. S. citizens or permanent residents


  • Total amount to be awarded and number of awards: not specified
  • Amount of individual awards: $1,000 to $3,000

October 15

For more information, visit their website:

KPMG’s Global Valuation Institute

KPMG recently established The Global Valuation Institute (GVI) to bridge academic research with practice excellence. The Institute—supported by KPMG’s Global Valuations network—funds research on current valuation matters affecting companies, investors and regulators. Its mission is to produce thought leadership intended to improve business decision-making, interpret complex valuation and financial reporting issues, and establish a fact base for regulatory agencies and professional organizations.

The GVI encourages members of academia to contribute ideas related to its research agenda. Approved submissions are eligible to receive grants of $2,500 to support research and authorship of articles. Select papers will be featured on the GVI website and may be turned into articles and/or referenced in documentation published by KPMG’s network of member firms.

Applications are reviewed on a quarterly basis.  Following is the schedule for 2013: March 29th, 2013
For more information on KPMG’s GVI, its Grant Program, and list of research topics, visit

The McKnight Doctoral Fellowship

The McKnight Doctoral Fellowship program is designed to address the under-representation of African American and Hispanic faculty at colleges and universities in the state of Florida by increasing the pool of citizens qualified with Ph.D. degrees to teach at the college and university levels. As a by-product, it is expected that employment opportunities in industry will also be expanded.

Up to 50 Fellowships are awarded annually to study at one of the nine participating Florida universities. Each award provides annual tuition up to $5,000 (tuition above this amount is waived by the participating institution) for each of three academic years plus an annual stipend of $12,000. (An additional two years of support at this same level is provided by the participating institution.)

Applications must be submitted to FEF by January 15, each year.

Additional information and an application can be obtained from the FEF website:

Melvin and Patricia Stith Transition Grant for New Ph.D. Students in Marketing

Eligibility Requirements

In order to apply for this scholarship, applicant must be:

  • African-American, Hispanic-American, or Native America;
  • U. S. citizen or a permanent resident of the United States (possess a green card);
  • Must be a new Ph.D. student admitted to a full-time AACSB accredited marketing program for Fall 2014

Terms of the Grant

Up to five $2,000 Grants awarded annually

To Apply

The application consists of the following items

  • A completed copy of the Application Form
  • Letter of admission from AACSB accredited full-time marketing doctoral program

Email your application package to or fax to 201-624-7763 to arrive by June 30. If you have any questions please call 201-307-7932.

Minority On Line Information Service (MOLIS)

MOLIS provides information about he research and educational capabilities of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic Serving Institutions, Predominantly Black Colleges, Tribal Colleges and other minority serving institutions.

MOLIS is supported by key federal agencies under cooperative agreements from the Department of Energy and Department of Defense.

Visit their website at

NAFOA Scholarship

NAFOA is dedicated to supporting Native people pursuing their education. Our scholarship program assists Native American and Alaska Native students working toward a degree within a financially related field.

Applications must be postmarked by Friday, July 30th.

Additional information and an application can be obtained from the NAFOA website:

National Black MBA Scholarship Programs

Two fellowships are awarded each year, to qualified minority students enrolled in a full-time doctoral business or management program or related discipline in the U.S.


  • Applications are due by May 30
  • Transcripts must be received no later than June 9

For more information visit their website

Postdoctoral Fellowships for Academic Diversity at the University of Pennsylvania

The University of Pennsylvania (PENN) is dedicated to worldwide academic excellence and is enriched by individuals, who, through their different races and ethnicities, nationalities, gender identities, abilities, economic status, and sexual orientation, contribute to an intellectually challenging and inclusive educational setting. The Academic Diversity Fellowship Program seeks to attract promising scholars and educators from different backgrounds, races, ethnic groups, and other diverse groups whose life experience, research experience and employment background will contribute significantly to our academic excellence.

The fellowships are available for postdoctoral training in all areas of study at the University and seek to attract graduate students who have completed, or will complete their requirements for Ph.D. by their start date and postdoctoral scholars who have completed their dissertation within the last three years. The program is limited to applicants who received their degrees no earlier than 2007. Candidates must be US citizens or permanent residents. Postdocs, residents and fellows who currently have a position at Penn are ineligible for this program.

Fellows receive a stipend of $43,000 in year 1 with $2,000 increments in years 2 and 3, as well as annual allowances for travel ($2,000) and research ($5,000), and one-time relocation expenses of $5,000. The University also provides a medical, vision, dental and life insurance benefits package. Successful candidates will receive highly mentored scholarly and research training as well as courses and workshops to enhance their research success skills and prepare them for a faculty position in a major university.

August 2
Additional information and an application can be obtained from the University of Pennsylvania website:

UNCF Scholarships, Programs, Interships and Fellowships

UNCF manages various scholarship programs and each program has its own eligibility criteria, open/close dates and required documentation. To apply for a UNCF scholarship, you must apply through the on-line application process. As many of the UNCF scholarships require that the scholarship recipient apply for Federal Student Aid, it is recommended that applicants complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Get in-depth information on federal student aid programs and applying for financial aid at


For more information on UNCF Scholarships and Program opportunities visit:

Valuing Diversity Ph.D. Scholarships

The AMA and the AMA Foundation (AMAF) announce the call for applications for the 2014 Valuing Diversity Ph.D. Scholarships.  The AMA and AMAF recognize that the number of African Americans, Hispanics and Native Americans pursuing doctoral degrees in marketing is too low to reach increased diversity in the marketing profession in both academic and corporate settings.  Through this scholarship, the AMA and AMAF provide funding opportunities for underrepresented populations in the marketing profession to attend marketing doctoral programs.  For the academic year, several $1,000 scholarships will be granted to students currently enrolled in Ph.D. programs. 

All applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • They must be from one of the following populations: African American, Hispanic American, or Native American.
  • They must be a U.S. citizen or a permanent U.S. resident.
  • They must be enrolled, on campus, in a full-time AACSB accredited marketing doctoral program, or an advertising doctoral program, and have successfully completed at least one year.
  • They have not previously received a Valuing Diversity Scholarship.

Past applicants are strongly encouraged to reapply.  Applications are due April 30th, 2014.

For additional information or to make a nomination for the award, please visit:

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