scholarships, grants, and fellowships

American Association of University Women

The American Association of University Women brings people together for the common goal of breaking through educational and economic barriers for women and girls by advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. AAUW offers educational and funding awards such as American fellowships, career development grants, and more. Visit their website for information on additional opportunities and how to apply.

Southern Regional Educational Board

JMU is a member for the Southern Regional Educational Board, an organization dedicated to improving public education at every level, from pre-K through Ph.D. SREB sponsors the State Doctoral Scholars Program which provides multiple layers of support including financial assistance, academic/research funding, career counseling and job postings, scholar counseling and advocacy, a scholar directory for networking and recruiting, invitation to the annual Institute on Teaching and Mentoring, and continued early career support.

Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA)

for Nonprofit students

Association for Research on Nonprofit Associations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) is the U.S.-based, national and international association that connects scholars, teachers, and practice leaders interested in research on nonprofit organizations, voluntary action, philanthropy and civil society. ARNOVA is a neutral, open forum committed to strengthening the research about and helping shape better practice in these realms. Bringing together both theoretical and applied interests, ARNOVA helps scholars gain insight into the day-to-day concerns of third-sector organizations, while providing nonprofit professionals with connections to research they can use to improve the work of their organizations and the quality of life for citizens and communities.  ARNOVA maintains “sections” which house special interest groups.  Some of these sections provide scholarships and awards. Explore the ARNOVA sections for more information on scholarship, awards, and research opportunities.

Academy of Management (AOM)

 Academy of Management (AOM) is the preeminent professional association for management and organization scholars.  Members are worldwide professors and Ph.D. students in business schools at universities, academics in related social science and other fields, and practitioners who value knowledge creation and application.  AOM is divided into divisions and interest groups that reflect a broad range of member interests within 25 management disciplines.  These divisions and interest groups provide disciplinary “home bases” for members with specific scholarly interests among colleagues of similar academic and professional interests. Each division offers a range of services tailored to their specific management discipline, including educational sessions, social events at the annual meeting, individual websites that include a vast array of resources such as professional development opportunities, recognition programs, and newsletter communication.  Many divisions and interest groups provide scholarships and awards to members.  Learn more information here:

Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP)

for Organizational Science students

Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) is working to strengthen support for I-O psychology research and practice among national policy decision makers.  The SIOP Foundation is dedicated to the growth and development of individuals in the field of industrial-organizational psychology.  The Foundation provides a number of opportunities for I-O psychologists to pursue funding for research, to acknowledge outstanding individuals in the field, and for students to apply for much needed financial assistance.  A comprehensive list of the awards, scholarships, and grants available through the SIOP Foundation can be found here:

American Psychological Association (APA)

The American Psychological Association is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States, with more than 122,500 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students as its members. APA and its affiliate organizations provide a wide range of grants, scholarships and awards with the aim of advancing the science and practice of psychology as a means of understanding behavior and promoting health, education, and human welfare. Search over 650 grants, scholarships, and awards here:

American Educational Research Association (AERA)

for Postsecondary students

American Educational Research Association (AERA) is concerned with improving the educational process by encouraging scholarly inquiry related to education and evaluation and by promoting the dissemination and practical application of research results.  AERA's more than 25,000 members are faculty, researchers, graduate students, and other distinguished professionals with rich and diverse expertise in education research. They work in a range of settings from universities and other academic institutions to research institutes, federal and state agencies, school systems, testing companies, and nonprofit organizations. Based on their research, they produce and disseminate knowledge, refine methods and measures, and stimulate translation and practical application of research results.  AERA offers opportunities for Educations Research Service Projects, which encourage education researchers to offer their pro bono expertise to educational organizations, institutions, or other community groups that have identified and expressed a need for such assistance. The ERSP program provides small grants ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 to defray direct costs involved in these projects.  More information on these grants can be found here:   AERA also offers various awards, which can be found here:

 The Chronicle of Higher Education

The Chronicle of Higher Education is the No. 1 source of news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators.  Based in Washington, D.C., The Chronicle has more than 70 writers, editors, and international correspondents.  Online, The Chronicle is published every weekday and is the top destination for news, advice, and jobs for people in academe. The Chronicle's website features the complete contents of the latest issue; daily news and advice columns; thousands of current job listings; an archive of previously published content; vibrant discussion forums; and career-building tools such as online CV management, salary databases, and more.  The Chronicle regularly posts fellowship opportunities for current doctoral students and postdoctoral graduates here:[position_type]=&job_search[keywords]=fellowship&Search


Rockefeller Foundation Junior Scholars Forum

For Nonprofit students

The Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society brings together newer researchers, including graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty, working in the general areas of civil society, the nonprofit sector, and philanthropy to increase the sense of intellectual community and enhance the overall quality of research. The goal of the forum is to highlight exciting work being done by young scholars and to contribute to the development of their scholarship. The application period for next year will open in February 2018. If you have any questions about next year’s application please contact Woubzena Jifar, Program Manager- External Relations at woubzena@stanford.eduLearn more about the Rockefeller Foundation Junior Scholars Forum:

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