External FellowshipsThe Graduate School administers the following external fellowship awards:
National Science FoundationThe National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based doctoral degrees at accredited US institutions. The NSF welcomes applications from all qualified students and strongly encourages under-represented populations, including women, under-represented racial and ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities, to apply for this fellowship.
Ford FoundationThrough its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nationís college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.
Haynes FoundationEach year, the Haynes Foundation distributes up to $3 million in grants and scholarships to various institutions which are used to encourage study and research into the underlying causes of social problems in Los Angeles and to recommend ways of addressing them. Over the years, the Foundation has funded hundreds of important urban studies in the areas of education, transportation, local government, elections, public safety, demographics, public personal services and natural resources. In doing so, the Foundation has remained true to its founder's philosophy of promoting "the social betterment of mankind."
Dolores Zohrab Liebmann FellowshipFor students who are currently enrolled in and pursuing a graduate degree in any field at a designated institution of higher learning located in the United States of America. Students should submit applications and supporting documents to the USC Graduate School by 12:00 p.m. on Friday, January 23, 2015. View the fellowship details. Download the application form.