Social science is a sphere of study that deals with society, people, behaviors, cultures, and attitudes. It also incorporates the study of the economy and history. Miscellaneous types of financial grants and scholarships are provided by private and public organizations to the students of all countries to pursue their further education in their native place or abroad. Generally it encompasses of several disciplines like psychology, communication, economics, criminology, sociology, linguistics, cultural studies, development studies, law, political science and human geography.
It is the study of society and the manner in which people behave and influence the world around us. Social Science plays an essential role in the societal growth and development. The list below is specially prepared for the students who are in search of prominent international scholarships.
International PhD Studentships in Social Sciences at University of East Anglia, 2017
UEA Social Science Graduate School is awarding up to 15 University funded PhD studentships available to students from within or outside the EU for 2016/7 entry. Studentships are awarded for pursuing PhD programme at the University of East Anglia. The Studentships cover tuition fees (UK/EU rates), a tax-free maintenance grant (currently £14,057 per year), and a research training support grant. The application deadline is 30 January 2017.
College of Social Sciences Scholarship at University of Glasgow in UK, 2017
University of Glasgow is inviting applications for college of social sciences scholarship. Prospective Home/EU and International PhD students (start date between October 2016 and January 2017) are eligible to apply. Students already in the first year of a University of Glasgow PhD (start date between 1stSeptember 2015 and 1st September 2016) are also eligible to apply. The application deadline is 3rd February 2017.
Postdoctoral Fellowship Program at University of Pittsburgh in USA, 2017
The University of Pittsburgh Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences invites applications for postdoctoral fellowship Program within the Department of History and the Department of Economics for the academic year 2016-2017. Fellows will teach one course each semester, complete scholarly work, and participate in the academic and intellectual communities of the departments with which they are affiliated and across the Dietrich School. Fellows receive an annual stipend of $45,000, a $3,500 annual research/travel allowance and a $1,500 one-time moving allowance. Application deadline is 13 February, 2017.
Gerda Henkel Fellowships at New Europe College in Romania, 2017
Applications are invited for Gerda Henkel Fellowship from young researchers / academics working in the fields of humanities and social sciences. The selected Fellows are expected to take part in the weekly seminars at the institute together with all the other Romanian and international scholars present at NEC, and in other scientific events organized by the institute. Preference will be given to candidates below the age of 45, and to those who have not yet benefited from a Fellowship at NEC. The application deadline is 16 January, 2017.
Quantitative Social Science PhD Scholarship at University of Kent in UK, 2017
University of Kent is awarding quantitative social science PhD scholarship for September/October 2016 intake. Both UK and international students are eligible to apply for PhD scholarship. The scholarship covers tuition fees at the postgraduate standard home/EU rate (£3,996) in addition to an annual maintenance stipend of £13,863 per annum. The application deadline is 30 January 2017.
Title VIII Research Scholar Program in Social Sciences and Humanities, 2017
The American Councils invites applications for research scholar program for independent, overseas policy relevant research in the humanities and social sciences. The Research Scholar Program provides full support for graduate students, faculty, and independent scholars seeking to conduct in-country, independent research for three consecutive months to nine consecutive months in Central Asia, Moldova, Russia, the South Caucasus, Southeast Europe, and Ukraine. The total value of Title VIII Research Scholar fellowships ranges from $5,000 to $25,000. The application deadline is 17 January 2017.
50th Anniversary PhD Scholarships at Kent University in UK, 2017
Kent University invites application for 50th Anniversary PhD Scholarship. Scholarships are open to both UK and international students for entry in September/October 2016. The scholarship covers tuition fees at the postgraduate standard home/EU rate in addition to an annual maintenance stipend of £14,057 per annum (for entry in September/October 2016 only). The deadline for applications is 30 January 2017.
2017 Chateaubriand Fellowship in Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS), France
Applications are invited for Chateaubriand Fellowship from PhD students who seek to engage in research in France, in any discipline of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Candidates do not have to be U.S. citizens, but they must be enrolled in an American university. However, French citizens are not eligible to apply. HSS Chateaubriand fellows are selected through a merit-based competition, after a binational collaborative evaluation process involving experts from France and the U.S. The application deadline is January 27, 2017.
School of Social Sciences PhD Studentships at University of Manchester in UK, 2017
Applications are invited for School of Social Sciences PhD Studentships for the year 2016. Studentship is open to all nationalities. Funding is available to students undertaking study in: Economics, Philosophy, Social Anthropology, Sociology, Social Statistics and Politics. The application deadline is 3 February 2017.
MPhil Scholarships in Humanities and Social Sciences at University of Oxford, 2017
St Cross College at the University of Oxford is offering MPhil scholarships for the academic year 2016-2017. Scholarship is awarded for MPhil degree in any of the humanities and social science disciplines or for the BPhil degree in Philosophy. The Scholarships each have the value of £4,000 per annum, to cover the annual College fee (currently £2,848) and a small stipend, and are each tenable for two years coterminous with College fee liability. The application deadline is 10th March 2017.
Social Science Scholarships for International Students at University of Laval, 2017
University of Lava is offering applications for social science scholarships available for foreign student who is a citizen of an African or European country other than France. Scholarships are given for undertaking masters’ program. Applicants must be graduated from a public university accredited by the ministry of higher education in their country of origin. This scholarship has a value of $7,000 per year and is renewable once. Selection of candidate is based on academic excellence.The application deadline is 1 February 2017.
Research Fellowships in Economics at University of Oslo in Norway, 2017
3-4 Research Fellow positions/Grants for doctoral studies are available at the Department of Economics. Research Fellows are expected to participate in the Faculty’s doctoral programme, with the aim of completing a doctoral degree within the appointment period. A good command of English is required of all applicants.The application deadline is 1 February 2017.
SOAS Research Scholarships for UK/EU and Overseas Students in UK, 2017
Scholarships are available for pursuing full-time or part-time MPhil/PhD degree level at SOAS, University of London in UK. Applicants must have an offer of admission to a Research degree programme at SOAS by the scholarship application deadline. The SOAS Research Scholarship provides remission of tuition fees at the Home/EU rate and a maintenance allowance of £13,110 (2013/14 rate). Application deadline is 31st January, 2017.
EFEO Field Scholarships for French Students in Asia, 2017
Scholarships are awarded for research in Humanities or Social sciences applied to the history and civilizations of Asia. Scholarships include a monthly stipend varying between 700 and 1 360 € according to the academic level of the applicant (MA or PhD student) and the country of field research in Asia. Scholarship will be offered for 1 to 6 months. Application deadline is 30 June, 2017.
Dora Harvey Memorial Research Scholarship for Women in UK, 2017
University of Kent offers research scholarship for Women postgraduate research applicants in the Faculty of Social Sciences. The scholarship is awarded to cover tuition fees at the home/EU rate and is renewable for a maximum of three years subject to satisfactory academic performance. Applicants must hold a Master’s degree or equivalent at merit or distinction level in a relevant subject.Application deadline is 24 April, 2017.
KSP Student Excellence Master’s Scholarship for International Students in France, 2017
Kuwait Program at Sciences Po and Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) are offering KSP Excellence Scholarship to graduate students admitted to Sciences Po and enrolled in master’s programs. Scholarships are open for all nationalities. Scholarships are awarded to study any one of PSIA’s two-year master programs in Middle Eastern Studies or PSIA’s one-year Master in Advanced Global Studies.Multiple scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis in 2016-2017. The application deadline for the KSP Excellence Scholarship is 8th March, 2017.
Travel Scholarships for Students of Nordic Universities in Africa, 2017
The Nordic Africa Institute is offering 20-30 travel scholarships for students of Nordic Universities in Africa. Research should concern development issues in Africa and emphasis is placed on the social sciences. The evaluation of the application is on the basis of scientific quality, relevance and the distribution among the Nordic countries, disciplines and gender.
IUAP Postdoctoral and Doctoral Fellowship in Russian and East European Studies, 2017
Applications are invited for Israel Fellowships in Russian and East European Studies for a period of one year. The IUAP offers a small number of highly competitive doctoral and postdoctoral fellowships for the 2016-2017 academic year. Doctoral fellowships are open for Israeli students who will receive about $12,500 per year, while postdoctoral fellowship is open for both Israel and foreign researchers who will receive about $25,000. During the fellowship year, the fellows are expected to live in Israel and participate in conferences, lectures and other events organized by the partnership. The application deadline is December 20, 2015.
Faculty MA Scholarships for International Students at Lancaster University in UK, 2017
Lancaster University is offering MA scholarships in any department in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. This scholarship is open to full- and part-time non-Home/EU students due to commence their studies during the 2016-2017 academic year. The application deadline is 25 March 2016.
Newcastle University India Scholarships (NUIS) in UK, 2017
Newcastle University is inviting applications for Indian scholarships for postgraduate students in UK. Eight scholarships worth of £3,000 each in the field of social science will be payable in the first year of tuition fees. Applicants must hold a conditional or unconditional offer of a place at Newcastle University.
Durham International Junior Research Fellowships in UK, 2017
Durham University is inviting applications for international junior research fellowships to pursue new research ideas of researchers’ own design, undertaken in collaboration within academic researchers at Durham. The JRF scheme is aimed at researchers with significant post-doctoral experience, but recent doctorands of exceptional ability and researchers who have followed non-traditional academic career paths are also encouraged to apply. The normal period of the Fellowship will be 2 years, though Fellows can make a case for a shorter or longer period with a minimum of one year and a maximum of 3 years. The application deadline is 04 December 2016.
The Radcliffe Institute Social Science Fellowship Program, 2017
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study of the Harvard University has invited applications for international social science fellowship program. Fellowships are designed to support scholars, scientists, artists and writers who wish to pursue advanced work in academic and professional fields and in the creative arts. Stipends are funded up to $70,000 for one year with additional funds for project expenses. Applications are judged on the quality and significance of the proposed project and the applicant’s record of achievement and promise.
Japan Foundation Japanese Studies Fellowship Program in Japan, 2017
Applications are invited for Japan Foundation Fellowship Program from foreign scholars and researchers to conduct research in Japan. There are three types of fellowships available i.e. long term fellowship (2-12 months) or short term fellowship (21-59 days) to applicants who hold Ph.D. or equivalent professional experience at the time of application; and doctoral fellowship to applicants who have achieved ABD status by the time the Fellowship begins. The application deadline is December 1, 2016 (applicants who hold U.S. citizenship or permanent residency: November 2, 2016).
A E Hills Postgraduate Scholarship for UK/EU and International Students in UK, 2017
University of Birmingham is offering full-time postgraduate scholarship for new and current full-time PG students. Each year one award is available for UK/EU and international students and will be tenable for one year only. This scholarship is open for both new as well as current full-time PG students.
NEDTC Fully-Funded Postgraduate Studentships in UK, 2017
The North East Doctoral Training Centre (NEDTC) is offering 40 fully-funded postgraduate studentships in the social sciences at either the universities of Durham or Newcastle in the 2016/17 academic year. Award-holders with a comprehensive and attractive package of financial support over the duration of their studies. The deadline for submitting your application and supporting documentation for NEDTC’s 2016/17 studentship competition is 5:00pm on Monday 1 February 2016.
Taught Masters Scholarships at University of Kent in UK, 2017
University of Kent, School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research is funding taught master’s scholarships. MA scholarship covers £500 is in addition to the Kent £1000 loyalty discount. The school will award £500 to all First Class honors degrees (or their non-UK equivalents) and to very good upper 2.1 (i.e., 68 %+), and is subject to academic transcript, references and personal statement.
London Metropolitan University Vice Chancellor’s Research Scholarship Scheme in UK, 2017
London Metropolitan University is offering three Postgraduate Research VC Scholarships (MPhil/PhD) For 2016/17 academic year. Scholarships are awarded in the three areas of research within the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities i.e. Social Professions, Media, Culture and Communications and Social Sciences. All Scholarships cover the cost of Home/EU tuition fees only for the equivalent of up to 3 years full time.
DAAD/MSH Social Science Scholarships in France, 2017
The German Academic Exchange Service awards and House of the Sciences of Man Foundation (MSH) has invited applications for postdoctoral research social science scholarships. Scholarships are available to highly qualified young scientists for undertaking research project at one of the research groups at the MSH itself or other research institutions in France. Scholarships are available for duration up to 6 months, in exceptional cases up awarded to 10 months.
Teaching Assistantship for KSP Visiting Faculty Program in France, 2017
The program is available in the field of social sciences and the humanities with special emphasis on the study of the Arab World and the Gulf Region. Individuals from all nationalities may apply. Regarding faculty members, applicants must be full-time officers of instruction of professorial rank. Candidates on sabbatical or on leave will be preferred. Application deadline: 28th January, 2016.
Social Science Scholarship at University of Heidelberg, 2017
Scholarships are provided within graduate school of Social Sciences at the University of Heidelberg. Six doctoral social science scholarships will be offered. The scholarships of € 1.110 per month are intended for national and international applicants and have duration of two years, with the possibility of a one-year extension. The University of Heidelberg has particular interest in supporting women and encourages them to apply for the doctoral scholarships. Applications from disabled candidates with equal qualifications will be given preference.
Onassis Foundation- 20th Foreigners’ Fellowships Programme in Greece, 2017
The fellowship programme is available for scholarly research or artistic creation in Greece and in Humanities, Social Science, Economic Science and Arts. Up to 15 in category A scholarships are awarded for three to six months and up to 10 in Category C educational scholarships are awarded for five to ten months during the academic year Oct. 2014–Sept. 2015.
Humanities & Social Science Scholarships for Undergraduates in Europe and China, 2017
Oakland University is offering scholarships for undergraduate students enrolled in the subjects of Humanities and Social Science in the College of Arts & Science. Applicants should have successfully completed a minimum of 8 credits of college level study in a foreign language related to their study abroad program or project. Scholarships will be offered for 1 year.
TÜBITAK Social Science Scholarship Program for Least Developed Countries, 2017
The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBITAK) is invited applications for graduate scholarship available for the citizens of least developing countries. Maximum duration for the scholarship is 2 years for the Masters and 4 years for the PhD program. The scholarship will consist of a monthly stipend of 1.500 Turkish Liras (TL) for MSc/MA students and a monthly stipend of 1.800 Turkish Liras (TL) for PhD students.
Ministry of Education Short Term Research Award (STRA) in Republic of China (Taiwan), 2017
Applications are invited for short term research awards in Taiwanese social science research areas. The short term STRA research period will generally from 2 to 6 months. A PhD student will receive a monthly research subsidy of 25,000 NTD; and the Post-Doctoral fellow of 40,000 NTD. There will be approximately 20 to 40 STRA Awards available per annum, depending on the annual budget, for the current fiscal year. The MOE will invite a panel of three to five scholars or experts related to the candidates ‘fields of research for the purpose of selecting final Award recipients.
Postdoctoral Fellowships at Tepsis Laboratory of Excellency, 2017
Tepsis Laboratory of Excellency is accepting applications for postdoctoral fellowship available to those applicants who have completed their doctorate in France or abroad in the last five years. These social science fellowships will be awarded for one year. The fellowships are renewable once. Fellowships are available for undertaking postdoctoral research project.
Simon and D’eirdre Gaskell Social Science Scholarships at Queen Mary University, 2017
Queen Mary University of London is offering masters scholarships for students who completed their undergraduate degree at Queen Mary in 2014. Scholarships are available for full-time taught masters course in the Faculty Social Sciences. There are 3 scholarships available to cover fees up to the value of £6000 each.Application deadline: 15 August 2014.
International Business Scholarships at University of Birmingham in UK, 2017
The scholarships are available for pursuing postgraduate degree level at University of Birmingham in UK. The International Business Scholarship is provided in the field of social science. The grant amounts up to £10,000, to be used towards the Birmingham MBA tuition fee. The scholarship will be allocated on the basis of academic ability, relevant experience and clarity of future plans as determined by the selection committee.
MPhil/PhD Research Programmes at Lingnan University in Hong Kong, 2017
Lingnan University offers ten popular and excellent research-based postgraduate programmes at master’s and doctoral level. Full-time postgraduate studentships are available and cover a monthly stipend of HK$14,200 (amount subject to review). Apply for admission to MPhil/PhD programmes directly; applications have to submit applications from 1 November 2013 to 28 January 2014.
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