Current New School for Social Research students are eligible for any of the many opportunities listed below. For those requiring application forms, please use your New School email address.
Named Fellowships and Partial-Tuition Scholarships
The New School for Social Research offers dozens of named fellowships to support study and dissertation research and writing. There is no application process for these awards; departments select recipients based on their records. For more information,
please visit our Benefactors page.
Funding Requiring Applications
GFSS Student Conference Reimbursement Fund
Deadlines: Late fall, late spring
The GFSS-SCRF allocates a limited amount of funds from the Graduate Faculty Student Senate each year to reimburse conference registration fees, as well as legitimate travel and accommodation expenses related to research. For more information, email
[email protected] or [email protected].
Deadline: March 1, 2023
The Graduate Institute for Design, Ethnography, and Social Thought (GIDEST) offers fellowships annually to five doctoral students. GIDEST incubates transdisciplinary ethnographic research at the intersection of social theory, art, and design and fosters
dialogue on related themes across the university. Learn more about GIDEST and apply.
Deadline: March 20, 2023
Each PhD program at NSSR will appoint four Dissertation Fellowships with a stipend of $10,000 and coverage of maintaining status fees for the 2023-2024 academic year. The Psychology department will offer two such fellowships in Clinical Psychology and
two in Cognitive, Social, and Developmental Psychology. Additionally, two Dissertation Fellowship runners-up per department will receive coverage of their maintaining status fees for the 2021-2022 academic year.
MA Project Grant
Deadline for spring: November 4, 2022
Funding for individual and group projects by MA students that improve academic life across the school
Dean's Conference Fund
Deadline for spring: November 4, 2022
Funding to support NSSR student-run academic conferences across disciplines
Student Travel Fund
Deadline for summer–fall 2023: March 20, 2023
Research grants for eligible student research, workshop participation, and conference travel
Research Assistantships and Teaching Assistantships and Fellowships
Deadlines: December 9, 2023
- Research Assistants (RAs) support ongoing faculty research projects and substantive academic tasks associated with coursework.
- Teaching Assistants (TAs) assist faculty with their courses.
- Teaching Fellows (TFs) are PhD students who lead their own courses at the undergraduate level.
Mellon Doctoral Fellowships
Deadline: February 24, 2023
The Mellon Foundation Initiative on Inclusive Faculty Excellence at The New School will support six fellowships to advanced continuing doctoral students across the university. These are one-year fellowships that carry a stipend of $30,000. This is a new
grant, and these fellowships will be offered each year for the next four years.
Janey Program Summer Fellowships
Deadline: Around April 2023
Janey Summer Fellowships are designed to assist pre-dissertation students who need to conduct preliminary research in Latin America in preparation for their dissertation work. The goal of the program is to help students conceive better projects, write
more sophisticated dissertation proposals, and compete more successfully for outside funds. Learn more about the Janey Program in Latin American Studies.
Heilbroner Center for Capitalism Studies Dissertation and Thesis Fellowships
Around May 2023
The Robert L. Heilbroner Center for Capitalism Studies invites doctoral and master’s candidates in any discipline at NSSR to apply for a fellowship to support dissertation or thesis research and writing. Recipients will remain in residence, participate
in Center programming, and collaborate with other fellows in regular meetings of a works-in-progress group, where they will present a paper. Students may apply for one semester of support ($3,250) or two semesters of support ($6,500).