Grants for Doctoral Students

There are lots of grants for doctoral students. Most of them are offered by the universities and colleges. Some grants or scholarships are offered by the government, institutions and organizations. It is not that hard to find grants for students undergoing doctoral programs. However, the grant programs are offered to deserving students taking up doctoral degree. Grants are given as ‘free money’ and so there is no need to make repayments to the grantors.

Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, Inc.

The Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, Inc. focuses on the advancement of anthropology all over the world. The foundation offers programs for research projects as well as fellowships, and publication. The foundation assists researches that are inclined in the field of anthropology, particularly with human origins, development and the variation. The foundation offers wide variety of grant programs intended for anthropological research as well as scholarship to interested students all over the world. Applicants can go to this website ( to view the full details of the Dissertation Fieldwork Grants. The foundation will award cash grants amounting to as much as $20,000. The deadline for application is set yearly on two dates: May 1 and November 1. For more details, email the foundation at or call them at (212) 683 – 5000.

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Eugene V. Cota-Robles Fellowship

The Eugene V. Cota-Robles Fellowship grant program, runs for four years once it is awarded. This fellowship program is funded by the University of California Office of the President together with the UCLA Graduate Division and home department. This program will support deserving students entering PhD programs who are interested in pursuing a career in university or college teaching as well as research. The fellowship will provide stipend worth $21,000; in addition to that, standard registration fees and non-resident tuition fees are also covered. Interested applicants must have the nomination from his/her department/school. For the full details, guidelines, eligibility of this fellowship program, go to Applicants must submit the Fellowship Application for Entering Graduate Students or to the Diversity Fellowships – Supplemental Application that can be viewed here: that can be viewed at Students can also go to the major department on or before December 15. View the grant application here: Aside from this fellowship programs, there are other scholarship grants offered by the UCLA to its students, both undergraduate and graduate studies.

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