This article gives a sampling of organizations offering fellowships, research, or travel funding in the areas of political science, sociology, criminology, public policy, foreign relations, and social justice.

By Noreen Balos, Funding Peer
Monday, February 6th, 2017 - 9:17am

Below is a sampling of organizations offering fellowships, research or travel funding in the areas of political science, sociology, criminology, public policy, foreign relations, and social justice. Hopefully this serves as a starting point and can lead to other ideas or connections for funding.


American Political Science Association (APSA)

International Sociological Association Fellowships

International Sociological Association Funding Opportunities

American Society of Criminology Awards and Fellowships

American Political Science Association Grants, Fellowships and Funding

American Sociological Association Minority Doctoral Graduate Fellowships - Download Flyer

American Anthropological Association Minority Dissertation Fellowship


Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

Presidential Management Fellows Program

The White House Fellows Program

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Graduate Fellowships in Science & Technology

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's Congressional Fellows Program

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute - Graduate Fellowship Program

Library of Congress - Kluge Center Fellowships


Glasgow Human Rights Network - join their listserv to get current info and funding announcements

UNESCO Fellowship Programs

UNESCO Open Access Research


Hispanic Scholarship Fund for Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation Public Policy Fellowship Program

Harold W. Rosenthal Graduate Fellowship in International Relations

LBJ Foundation Research Grants

Edward R. Murrow Press Fellowship - to promote responsible journalism

Point Foundation National LGBTQ Scholarship Fund - Undergraduate and Graduate

Gerald Ford Foundation Research Travel Grants

von Humboldt Foundation Research Fellowship Program - research in Germany

Charles Koch Foundation Requests for Proposals - Rolling Deadlines




Open Society Foundation Fellowship - March deadline

The Aspen Institute Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation - Program on Philanthropy and Social Enterprise

Institute for Humane Studies Travel Grant - for presenting on research related to "advancing the principles of freedom"

National Urban Fellows Program - to support change agents in the public and non-profit sectors, with a strong commitment to social justice and equity

The Humanity in Action Fellowship - to explore national histories of discrimination and resistance

International Career Advancement Program

Council on Foreign Relations Fellowships

Soros Justice Fellowship in Criminal Justice

Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship for Foreign Service

Center for Social Inclusion Maya Wiley Fellowship

Center for Social Inclusion Senior Fellowship

The Greenlining Institute Policy Fellowships

Ashoka ChangeMakers and Social Entrepreneurship Fellows Program

Boren Fellowships for Critical Languages

Bridging the Gap Project Fellowship Programs - policy-relevant research and theoretically grounded policy work

Center for Third World Organizing Movement Activist Apprenticeship Program (MAAP)

Center for Third World Organizing Participants of our Community Action Trainings (CAT)

Congressional Hunger Center - Social Justice Training and Field Experience in fighting hunger and poverty

The College Board Professional Fellowship Program - for equity, excellence and achievement in education

Coro Fellows Program for Change Makers

International Human Rights Exchange Study Abroad


Alternatives - Solidarity in Action

Oxford Center for Mission Studies

International Association of Professionals in Humanitarian Assistance and Protection (PHAP)

Pact World Org - improve the lives of those who are poor and marginalized; all people exercise their voice, build their own solutions and take ownership of their future

Action Support Center (ASC)

Association for the Development for Civic and European Initiatives - considers mobility as a way to integrate, mix and promote people, enabling them to acquire social, professional and intercultural competences.


Social Science Research Council Fellowships

Fellowships for U.S. Minorities in Humanities, Social Sciences, Business, and Other Fields

UNIGO Hispanic Scholarships Directory - For Graduate Students

Global Religion Research Initiative Fellowships and Opportunities

University Center for Human Values Fellowships & Awards