Grants for Graduate Students

Grants for Graduate Students

If you are currently enrolled in a doctoral program or considering pursuing an advanced degree, we may be able to provide you with resources to help you as you pursue an academic career.

Below are some of the opportunities we currently offer for graduate students.

We also invite scholars to submit proposals for research papers and projects on topics related to a society of mutual benefit.

Dissertation Grants

Dissertation grants of up to $5,000 support current graduate students whose scholarship focuses on the ideas, institutions, and values that contribute to a society of mutual benefit.

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Postdoctoral Fellowships

Postdoctoral fellowships offer support to recent Ph.D.s who are dedicated to pursuing a career in academia and exploring the ideas that contribute to a society of mutual benefit through their research.

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Travel Grants

Travel grants provide graduate students funding for travel in support of career development opportunities.

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Our Giving Standards and Principles

Our giving standards and principles guide our long-standing commitment to academic independence and openness.

Faculty call the shots.

Behind each of our grants is a scholar with a vision. Their freedom to drive their research wherever it may take them is essential to the discovery that we hope results from our support.

Schools provide the academic environment.

We’re excited to support hundreds of schools ranging from small liberal arts colleges to state research universities to Ivy League schools. Each grant we make follows the school’s standard procedures when it comes to hiring, curriculum, peer review, and other policies.

Openness brings opportunities.

To help make potential grantees aware of opportunities, we share news of all our major gifts. This knowledge sharing improves collaboration, offering others the possibility to build on the work of the scholars we support.

Society benefits.

The scholars we support are tackling some of the toughest challenges of our time and preparing students for success in a dynamic future. The goal of our philanthropy is to improve society. As scholars’ discoveries guide the path forward on criminal justice reform, free expression, foreign policy, technology and innovation, economic opportunity, and other pressing challenges, society progresses.

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