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The scholarships listed under the heading of research pertain to a wide range of academic disciplines and fields. Here you can find scholarship money for investigating and research into fields as disparate as human sexuality, edible fungi and the Russian Empire. If you have something you'd like to research, then take a close look at these research scholarships and you may find things that surprise you. 

There are a few different educational pathways for students interested in research. Research and development management is one such program. Here you'll study how to manage projects, programs and organizations that are involved with basic or applied research. 

Another academic program available at the bachelor's degree level is research methodology. With a research methodology degree program, you'll study the various modes of design for research studies. You'll learn how to measure variables, analyze data and formulate models.

However, you needn't enroll in either of the above mentioned programs if you want to conduct research. Plenty of academic fields feature research as an integral component of the discipline. The biological sciences are a good example of such a field. In subjects such as biotechnology, genetics, molecular biology or entomology, there are a host of opportunities for conducting research. However, keep in mind that in many of these fields conducting high-end research requires a master's or doctoral degree.

Other majors that feature a large amount of research include many of the humanities. Areas such as history, linguistics and comparative literature all rely of research to further the understanding and awareness of their subject matter. These research opportunities are available at both the bachelor's as well as the graduate level.

Other academic fields that rely heavily on research are the social sciences. Subjects such as anthropology, archeology, psychology and sociology use various modes of research to investigate and explore the issues and topics integral to their understanding.

To find out more about the many possibilities involved with research scholarships, just click on the links below.

AAUW International Fellowships

The International Fellowships program awarded its first fellowship in 1917. The program now includes women from around the world, and International Fellowships have been awarded to more than 3,300 women from more than 130 nations. International Fellowships are awarded for full-time study or research in the United States to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Both graduate and postgraduate studies at accredited U.S. institutions are supported. Applicants must have earned the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree and must have applied to their proposed institutions of study by the time of the application. Up to five fellowships are renewable for a second year. Recipients are selected for academic achievement and demonstrated commitment to women and girls. Recipients return to their home countries to become leaders in business, government, academia, community activism, the arts, and sciences.

Gilder Lehrman Fellowships

Criteria: * Scholars/Doctoral students * Research must be completed within a year of the notification of the reward * Not available for scholars who live within commuting distance of New York Stipends range from $1,500 to $4000. The fellowships support work in one of five archives: the Gilder Lehrman Collection, on deposit at the New York Historical Society; the Columbia University Rare Book and Manuscript Library; the New York Public Library

SNM Wagner-Torizuka Fellowship

Description: The SNM Wagner-Torizuka Fellowship, sponsored by Nihon Medi-Physics Co., LTD, is a one or two-year fellowship in the United States and Canada for Japanese physicians in the early stages of their careers. The purpose of the program is to provide experience and training in nuclear medicine/molecular imaging modalities in the areas of cardiology, neurology, and oncology. The program is expected to advance Fellows' research and clinical expertise, as well as facilitate professional development, and to equip them to make significant contributions to the field of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging in Japan. An annual stipend of $24,000 U.S. dollars will be paid in three installments to the fellow(s). Requirements Applicants must be permanent residents of Japan and must have received their Japanese MD license no more than fifteen (15) years from the time of application. All applications must be completed on-line by the application deadline, 5:00pm Eastern Daylight Time on January 31, 2011. In addition, two (2) letters of support are required, one from the applicant's supervisor or mentor in Japan, and the other from an independent, qualified source from the applicant's institution. If the host institution in the United States or Canada has already been identified, one of the support letters should come from the host supervisor or mentor (see section III). Progress and final annual reports will be required of selected fellows before subsequent stipend payments are issued.

Spalding Trust Grants-in-Aid of Research

The Spalding Trust supports academic research on comparative inter-faith projects. Consideration is also given to applications which are not academically orientated, provided that they will have a practical and beneficial effect on inter-religious understanding. Subjects: World religious other than that of the holder. Such study should be the principal, not a subsidiary, object. Purpose: To promote a better understanding between the great cultures of the world by encouraging the study of the religious principles on which they are based. Eligibility: Open to those engaged in academic studies or in study which will have practical benefit in promoting inter-religious understanding. No grant may be offered for a study or project within the context of the applicant

M. Hildred Blewett Scholarship

Deadline June 1st every year. To enable women to return to physics research careers after having had to interrupt those careers. The fellowship consists of a one-year award of up to $45,000 (applicants can apply in a subsequent year for one additional year of support). Allowed expenses include dependent care (limited to 50% of the award), salary, travel, equipment, and tuition and fees. Overhead charges by the institution are not allowed. Eligibility & Selection Criteria Applicants must: Currently be a citizen, legal resident, or resident alien of the United States or Canada. Have completed work toward a PhD. Provide written proof from a U.S. or Canadian institution that the applicant will have institutional affiliation during the tenure of the grant. Institutional affiliation at the time of application is not necessary. In selecting fellowship recipients, the following criteria will be considered: Qualifications of applicant, Status of career before break, Steps the applicant has taken to return to physics research, Relationship of the applicant to the research community, Relationship of project and award to future plans, Scholarly significance of the project, Quality and feasibility of the project design and timeline.

Harold Lancour Scholarship

Note: All required documents must be submitted electronically.This scholarship is awarded to Librarians or Library & Information Studies students to survey foreign libraries or programs, attend a foreign library school, and/or to conduct research in a foreign country. No application form is required. Requirements for this scholarship include: 1. Current vita. 2. One or two page typed description of the planned foreign study with some indication of plans to use the information gained. Include any previous experience in foreign travel or study as well as any languages you can read or write.E-mail all required documents to betaphimuinfo@admin.fsu.edu.Scholarship will be awarded on: 1. Plan of study or research 2. Usefulness of the study or research to the applicant and to the profession.It is anticipated that recipients of this scholarship will submit a paper pertaining to their study to Beta Phi Mu within one year of completion of the study.

Dissertation Write-up Fellowship

The Eurasia Program is pleased to announce a fellowship program for research on the Russian Empire, the Soviet Union and the New States of Eurasia. Research related to the non-Russian states, regions, and peoples is particularly encouraged. Funding for this program is provided by the US Department of State under the Program for Research and Training on Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union (Title VIII). All fellowships awarded under this program are contingent upon the receipt of funding from the US Department of State. Regions and countries currently supported by the program include Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan. Funding is not presently available for research on the Baltic States (Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania). Evaluation All SSRC Eurasia proposals are reviewed by an interdisciplinary panel that rewards clarity of argument, purpose, theory, and method, written in a style accessible to readers outside the applicant

Mesopotamian Fellowship

The Mesopotamian Fellowship provides support in the amount of $7,000 for one three-to-six month period of research. This fellowship is primarily intended to support field/research in ancient Mesopotamian civilization carried out in the Middle East, but other research projects such as museum or archival research related to ancient Mesopotamian studies may also be considered. The Mesopotamian Fellowship is based on a July to June fiscal year. A recipient who does not use the fellowship for at least three months must forfeit and return a prorated amount of the stipend. Fellowship time should be continuous, without frequent trips outside the Middle East. Pre-doctoral students and post-doctoral scholars from any country are invited to apply. Applicants must be affiliated with an institution that is a corporate member of ASOR, or must obtain individual membership in ASOR. Each recipient must submit a written report within two months of the conclusion of the award period, according to ASOR guidelines. A portion of the stipend will be withheld until the report is received. An acknowledgment of ASOR support must be included in the published reports of the project. ASOR is an equal opportunity organization.

SSSS Student Research Grants

Each year The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS) awards two grants of $1,000 each to student members who are doing human sexuality research. The purpose of the research can be a master's thesis or doctoral dissertation, but this is not a requirement. Applicants must be enrolled in a degree-granting program and a member (student) of SSSS. Student research grant awards are funded by the Foundation for the Scientific Study of Sexuality.

Grant Program

Criteria: 1. Must propose grants regarding the following topics: -Research, education, and cultural development of and for the community -Scholarships related to Jewish services, education, social, and community activities -Medical and scientific research -Educational grants and scholarship Contact Information: Students interested in applying for this scholarship should view http://www.fishman.org/apply.html for more information and an application form.

Evelyn J. Barclay Fund

This scholarship is given to a doctoral applicant in nursing education or research. The criteria that are given the most consideration when selecting candidates are: • Academic excellence, which is given first priority; and • Potential for contributing to the profession. To qualify for an NEF award, you must be: • A registered nurse; • A member of a professional nursing association; • Enrolled full- or part-time in a doctoral program in nursing or a nursing related field, with a cumulative GPA of 3.6 or higher; • A U.S. citizen or have declared your official intention of becoming one. NEF scholarships are given for a full academic year and are non-renewable. Completed applications, including all support material must be received in the NEF office no later than February 1. If all materials do not reach us by that date, your entire application will be declared ineligible. There is a small, non-refundable processing fee of $20 for each application. Checks should be made payable to NEF and included with your application. NEF scholarships are competitive. The number of awards and the amount of each depend upon available funds.

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