Named in honor of Georgetown University’s 28th President, Patrick Healy, the first African-American to earn a doctorate degree, and the first African-American President of Georgetown University (1874–1882), the Patrick Healy Graduate Fellowship is intended to further Georgetown’s commitment to creating a diverse community composed of the most qualified students.
The Program is designed to help recruit and retain graduate students who are talented individuals of the highest caliber and who might otherwise find it difficult or impossible to successfully pursue a doctoral degree. The Graduate School of Arts & Sciences is committed to training diverse future faculty, researchers, and leaders who will enrich critical thinking, knowledge generation, and knowledge advancement across all disciplines. Diversity is a crucial element in preparing students for the service of others.
Healy Fellowships will be awarded to students whose background or experience, when evaluated holistically, suggests they are uniquely able to contribute to the diversity of the Georgetown community and to the academic profession as a whole.
Support will be provided to Patrick Healy Fellows for twelve months per year, for up to five years, assuming satisfactory progress toward the Ph.D.
For more information about the Healy Fellowship, please contact Maria Snyder at the Graduate School.
Students are encouraged to apply to all research grants for which they are eligible.
Annual Grant Competitions
Conference Travel Grant Top-Off – This grant is awarded by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese twice per academic year (Fall and Spring) in conjunction with the Graduate School’s Conference Travel Grants. In order to apply for the Department top-off, students are required to complete a Conference Travel Grant Form and send it to the Department Business Manager, Sarah Murdock at email@example.com, together with a copy of the Graduate School Conference Travel Grant application.
Information about both Grants is sent out to students at the beginning of each semester.
Collaborative Research Grants
Georgetown Americas Institute faculty grants offer Georgetown faculty support in a variety of areas for collaborative research around four critical areas facing the Americas: governance and the rule of law, economic growth and innovation, social and cultural inclusion, and sustainability and the environment. Applications that are using GAI’s support as seed funding to leverage future funding for their projects will be favorably considered.
Preference will be given to grants that connect faculty across Georgetown centers and programs and/or work with institutions and researchers in Latin America, as well as those that involve students as research assistants, and raise Georgetown’s research profile among a broader public.
Summer Research Grants
Each Spring, the Department invites applications for Summer Research Grants to help fund scholarly research among graduate students in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. Preference shall be given to proposals directly linked to pre-dissertation and dissertation research, and to students who have not won in previous years, but other proposals will be considered and have been successful in the past. Graduate students in years 2-6 in the Spanish and Portuguese Department who have no external or internal sources of summer research funding. The number of awards and amount of funding is determined on a yearly basis, but at a minimum, the Department will award 4 Grants of $2000 (two to Literature and Cultural Studies Students and two to Linguistics Students (provided two students from each program apply). Applications will be evaluated by a faculty committee chaired by the DGSs. The criteria for judging applications is as follows: 1) Importance 2) Potential for publication 3) Innovation and 4) Methodology. Detailed instructions and due dates will be circulated each Spring.
See Employment Opportunities (Summer and Academic Year)
For further opportunities, please visit the Office of External Fellowships under the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.
General Information and Databases of Grants
- American Anthropological Association
- International and national grants and fellowships, AAA Minority Dissertation Fellowship
- American Sociological Association
- Minority Fellowship Program
- Council of Graduate Schools (CGS)
- General grants and opportunities
- Department of Education: Student Guide to Financial Aid
- Publications, fact sheets, online tools, and other resources to help prepare and pay for college or career school
- Funding for Women and Minorities
- Database of Grants and Fellowships for Graduate Students
- The LINGUIST list
- Grants for linguistics and related studies
- American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL)
- Various awards, including travel grants for conferences.
- American Association of University Women (AAUW)
- Dissertation fellowships and other grants for women
- American Council of Learned Societies
- Assortment of fellowships
- The Camargo Foundation Fellowships
- For research in the humanities and social sciences related to French and francophone cultures.
- Consortium of Universities Consortium fellows program
- Research areas include linguistics.
- Cosmos Club Foundation
- Small grants for equipment, conference travel, etc.
- Council of American Overseas Research Centers
- Multi-Country Research Fellowship Program
- Grants for dissertation and post-doctoral research in Germany
- District of Columbia DC State Student Incentive
- Master’s grants for DC residents
- Ford Foundation
- Predoctoral and dissertation fellowships for minorities
- Fulbright Grants
Graduate study abroad for US citizens; graduate study in the US for non-US citizens
- Language Learning Dissertation Grant Program
- Mellon Foundation Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research
- Modern Language Journal Dissertation Support Grants
- Check annually for fall deadlines
- National Science Foundation Graduate research fellowships (GRF)
- For college seniors and first-year graduate students; 3-year term
- National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants
- Note: Proposals are submitted by a faculty member on behalf of the graduate student
- Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
Grants for up to two years of graduate study in the United States.
- Social Science Research Council
- Pre-dissertation and dissertation fellowships and grants
- Spencer Foundation Grants and Fellowships
- For research in education
- TESOL Fellowships
- For graduate study; travel grants (membership required).
- The Wenner-Gren Foundation Dissertation fellowships
- For research in anthropology.
- The William Orr Dingwall Fellowship
- For research in neurolinguistics.