See here for list of grants and resources: http://www.gc.cuny.edu/About-the-GC/Provost-s-Office/Sponsored-Research-Grant-Funding
DOCTORAL STUDENT RESEARCH GRANT (this is a pretty easy grant to get from the Graduate Center!)
The mission of the Doctoral Student Research Grant (DSRG) program is to foster a research-oriented academic culture among doctoral students at CUNY Graduate Center by: (a) providing incentives for students to model and meet, early in their careers, the requirements for succeeding in the competition for funds by clearly defining a problem, a project, and a realistic budget; (b) providing an occasion for faculty-student mentoring relationships that are oriented around the concrete problems of proposing, planning for, and executing research; and (c) furthering student professional progress by providing funds for pre-doctoral research publications, presentations, and professional networking.
Individual Awards of up to $1,500 were available for Competition #7 (Feb. 1, 2012 to Jan. 31, 2013) and this level of funding is anticipated for Competition #8, as well.
The deadline for submitting proposals for Competition #8 will be 12:00 noon on January 31, 2013. Awardees will be able to spend their funds between June 1, 2013 and May 31, 2014. View guidelines here.
If you have any questions about any aspect of the Doctoral Student Research Grant Program, contact:
Research and Sponsored Programs, room 8309
Students who have completed no more than twelve months of full-time graduate study (or the equivalent) should consider applying for the NSF GRF: http://www.nsfgrfp.org/
Bonus: You get feedback on your submission which can be helpful for other fellowship applications.
The Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF) program supports mid-stage graduate students in formulating effective doctoral dissertation research proposals that contribute to the development of interdisciplinary fields of study in the humanities and social sciences.
CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF WOMEN AND SOCIETY GRANTS
Fortin Dissertation Proposal Award – $300 plus tuition, Deadline June
Zalk Travel Award – $500, Deadline in the Fall
Mitchell Award- Deadline in the Fall
HOROWITZ FOUNDATION FOR SOCIAL POLICY
Award amount of $7500 per grant – $5000 initially and an additional $2500 upon reciept of a final report or a copy of the product of their research.
You don’t have to be a US citizen or resident to apply!
NATIONAL WOMEN’S STUDIES ASSOCIATION GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP
NWSA will award $1,000 to a student who, in the fall of the year of the award, will be engaged in the research or writing stages of a Master’s Thesis or Ph.D. Dissertation in the interdisciplinary field of women’s studies. The research project must be on women and must enhance the NWSA mission. Have to be a member.