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National Scholarships and Fellowships

Humanities and History

Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in Humanistic Studies

The Andrew W. Mellon Fellowships in Humanistic Studies are designed to support exceptionally promising students as they pursue advanced study in the disciplines of the humanities. The Mellon Fellowship is a competitive award for first-year doctoral students only. The fellowship covers full graduate tuition and required fees for the first year of graduate study and includes a one-year stipend of $17,500.


The African American Literatures and Cultures Institute 

The University of Texas at San Antonio assists students interested in becoming a professor of African American literary and cultural studies by providing research stipends, mentoring, and academic training.
Deadline to apply is March 1, 2017.
Information regarding eligibility and the application can be accesssed here. 

Leadership Alliance

This program introduces undergraduate students to academic careers in Life Science, Physical Science, Social Science and Humanities through summer research experiences at the following institutions: 

Brown University, Columbia University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, Howard University, Hunter College, Johns Hopkins University, New York University, Princeton University, Stanford University, Tufts University, University of Chicago, University of Colorado Boulder, Univesity of Maryland (Baltimore County), University of Miami, University of Pennsylvia, University of South Florida, University of Virginia, Vanderbilt University, Washington University in St. Louis, Weill Cornell Programs, and Yale University. 

The program provides students with a mentor, academic research training, and preparation for graduate school applications. Students also present their work at the national symposium.  

Deadline is February 1, 2017.

Application is available here

James Madison Graduate Fellowship
 - Deadline is March 1, 2018 (3pm)

The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation was established by Congress in 1986 for the purpose of improving teaching about the United States Constitution in secondary schools.Junior Fellowships are awarded to students who are about to complete, or have completed, their undergraduate course of study and plan to begin graduate work on a full-time basis. Junior Fellows have two years to complete their degree.

The maximum amount of each award is $24,000, prorated over the individual period of study. Fellowship payments cover the actual costs of tuition, required fees, books, and room and board but cannot exceed $12,000 per academic year.
The application is now open. Click here to register

Transcripts can be uploaded in the application as a PDF file. If you choose to mail them instead, they must be received by March 1, 2018, at the following address:
James Madison Fellowship Program
327 2nd Street., Suite 103
Coralville, IA 52241
Recommendations must be submitted online. The recommender deadline is 5:00 p.m., central time, March 1, 2018.

Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP)

Students conduct research under the mentorship of a faculty member. Students are required to participate in weekly workshops, meetings, and GRE prep. The program is available at UC Berkeleythe University of Michigan, and Northwestern University.

Many other universities also offer SROPs in various departments. You may want to search "SROP (and the name of the institution where you want to research)"
Deadlines are typicall in late January or early February 2017. 

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) at the University of California, Irvine

The SURF at UCI allows undergraduate students the opportunity to work with faculty mentors on their research projects. The program is open to all academic fields available at UCI. 
Deadline: Early February 2017
Additional information is available on the UCI SURF site.

Contact Us 

Michelle Lopez, Assistant Dean
Division of Undergraduate Studies
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive, 
San Diego, CA 92182-1623
Phone: (619) 594-2871
Fax: (619) 594-7934


For Weber Honors College students:

Dr. Martha Enciso
Associate Director, Weber Honors College
Phone: (619) 594-3834

Office:  Admin 201-D