Graduate Research Support

Graduate Research Support

Graduate students are the next generation of scholars and teachers whose exploration of key questions will inform solutions to the challenges of the day and prepare the students of the future.

The Charles Koch Foundation seeks to connect students and scholars to the resources they need to explore these diverse ideas and solutions and welcomes research and travel grant proposals from  doctoral students. Proposals from all disciplines will be considered for funding.


Eligibility for Graduate Research Fellowships

Eligibility for fellowships will be reserved for candidates with a:

  • Commitment to building strong academic credentials.
  • Devotion to high-quality research and teaching.
  • Focus on a career in education or policy.

Fellowships may be used for the following:

  • Course buy-outs to provide more time for academic research.
  • Travel to academic conferences.
  • Travel for conducting interviews and archival research.
  • Professional development, including programs building quantitative skills.
  • Research-related expenses.

Research Interests

The Foundation especially encourages applications by Ph.D. candidates interested in the Foundation’s focus areas.


Application Details

Candidates must complete an online application and provide the following documents:

  • A curriculum vitae.
  • A description of your dissertation research and its relationship to the academic conversation.
  • A brief statement of your short- and long-term career goals.
  • An academic writing sample (no more than 25 pages).

All grant opportunities will be considered on an individual and rolling basis with the possibility of renewal.

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