Graduate Fellowships

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Graduate Fellowships

Ann Wood, Director

Contact us: (323) 343-6156 or email


Delaying The Real World

The Delaying The Real World
Fellowship is available to students who are ages 21-29 and are
You must propose, in writing via e-mail, what you would do if you could
postpone the 9-5 grind. Your idea should be a gutsy and worthwhile adventure in
the spirit of Delaying the Real World and the young adventurers who fill the
book to be eligible for this award.

Award Amount


Olive W. Garvey Fellowship

Award Amount

Minimum: $1000

Maximum: $2500

The Sovereign Nations Scholarship
Fund Endowment Scholarship

are available to students of any Indian Nation, enrolled in any major,
undergraduate, graduate or professional school, attending both tribal colleges
and mainstream universities.  Upon completion of their degree students are
encouraged to work for their tribe or an Indian organization to help improve
the livelihood of Native people. To apply click here.

Vine Deloria, Jr. Memorial

American Indian history was forever changed with the passing of Vine Deloria, Jr. on November 13, 2005.  A prolific writer,
social critic, theologian, activist and scholar, Deloria
was arguably the most prominent and influential American Indian voice of the
20th Century. 

In partnership
with the Deloria family, the American Indian College
Fund is pleased to launch the Vine Deloria, Jr.
Memorial Scholarship program to pay tribute to his legacy.  Each year, the
Fund will award American Indian students who are pursing a graduate level
degree.  To be considered for the scholarship students must be:

  • Pursuing a master's or doctoral
    degree as a full-time student at an accredited graduate school in the
  • Able to demonstrate financial
    need; and
  • Be American Indian or Alaskan

To apply for
this prestigious scholarship, click here.


This program is targeted for US citizens who are members of
groups currently underrepresented in education research, e.g., African
Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, Asian Americans, American Indians or Alaska
Natives, and Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islanders.  Applicants must have
advanced to candidacy and successfully defended their PhD/EdD
dissertation research proposal by the time the award becomes effective.
Recipients must work full time on their dissertation for the duration of the

Stipends and Allowances

Fellows will receive a one year stipend of $12,000 and up to
$1,000 in travel support to attend the AERA Annual
Meeting. Fellowships may be supplemented by campus or department awards
and tuition waivers. Such supplements are encouraged.

Evaluation and Selection of Fellows

Applications will be evaluated by the AERA Minority
Fellowship review committee according to the following criteria: ability as
evidenced by scholarly achievements and publications; letters of
recommendation; quality and significance of the proposed research; and
commitment of the applicant's faculty mentor to the goals of the program.

Application Procedures

Download and print the
application instructions and required forms
 (PDF).  If you
have questions, you may contact AERA's Professional
Development Office at 202-223-9485, ext. 105.




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