Educational Funding

The PhD Project is committed to helping doctoral candidates through their journey. That includes providing them resources where they can access scholarships and other opportunities to cover their educational costs.

American Association of University Women

American Association of University Women
Postdoctoral Fellowship and Dissertation Fellowships
Educational Foundation
American Fellowships
1111 16th Street, NW
Washington , DC 20036
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AICPA Foundation Fellowship For Accounting Doctoral Students (FADS)

The AICPA® Foundation Fellowship for Accounting Doctoral Students is open for applications. The Fellowship offers $15,000 to Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) interested in academia and enrolled in a doctorate course in accounting. Recipients may renew their award for three additional consecutive years.

Applications for candidates currently enrolled or enrolling in fall 2024 will be accepted from March 1 to June 15, 2024.

AICPA Foundation Fellowship for Accounting Doctoral Students : ThisWayToCPA : AICPA

American Indian Graduate Center

American Indian Graduate Center
4520 Montgomery Boulevard, NE
Suite 1-B
Albuquerque, NM 87109
(505) 881-4584

Each year, the AIGC fellowship program provides $1,200,000 in fellowships to over 350 Native American and Alaska Native graduate students. Graduate fellowships are monetary awards made to American Indian and Alaska Native graduate or professional degree-seeking students, who meet all eligible criteria. The United States Bureau of Indian Education federally funds the fellowship program. The fellowship amount is typically between $1,000 and $5,000 per academic year (not including summer), and varies from year to year, depending on the availability of funds and unmet financial need.


American Marketing Association

Valuing Diversity Ph.D. Scholarships

The AMA and the AMA Foundation (AMAF) announce the call for applications for the 2016 Valuing Diversity Ph.D. Scholarships.  The AMA and AMAF recognize that the number of Black/African Americans, Hispanic/Latinx and Native Americans pursuing doctoral degrees in marketing is too low to reach increased diversity in the marketing profession in both academic and corporate settings.  Through this scholarship, the AMA and AMAF provide funding opportunities for underrepresented populations in the marketing profession to attend marketing doctoral programs.  For the academic year, several $1,000 scholarships will be granted to students currently enrolled in Ph.D. programs.

Berkman Charitable Foundation Grant

The Foundation Research Grants will be awarded to Departments of Marketing in Colleges of Businesses at AACSB accredited institutions within the United States. The grants are aimed at further developing scientific research and knowledge creation in business administration with an emphasis on the marketing discipline.


Research grants are limited to tenure-track or tenured faculty in departments of marketing at institutions accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).


Applications open May 1 to August 31:

Berkman Charitable Foundation Scholarship

The Foundation will award scholarships to worthy students choosing to pursue a graduate or undergraduate degree in marketing.


Scholarships are limited to U.S. Citizens who are matriculating in a university accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).


Applications open May 1 to August 31:

College enrollment for Hispanic and Latino students is on the rise. The US Census Bureau predicts that 25% of college students will identify as Hispanic or Latino by 2020. Despite impressive enrollment figures, these students may still face a unique set of challenges in their pursuit of a degree including immigration status, being the first in their family to go to college, and perhaps most significantly, financial obstacles. To address the very real issue of affordability, our college planning team at created a holistic financial aid guide specifically for Hispanic and Latino students. We provide context for how students can best take advantage of available resources while offering a comprehensive listing of 40+ scholarship and grant opportunities.

CaLCPA Accounting Education Scholarship

CalCPA member donations annually fuel more than $300,000 toward future scholarships for California college and university students interested in CPA careers. Although there is merit to competing for general scholarships, it’s to your advantage to tailor your search to what makes you unique.

Catching the Dream Scholarship Programs

Catching the Dream, Inc.
Attention: Scholarship Affairs Office
8200 Mountain Road, NE
Suite 203
Albuquerque, NM 87110
(505) 262-2351, ext. 116

Scholarships are available for American Indians in various fields.


Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program

Through the Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program (CDIP), the California State University (CSU) provides financial assistance in the form of a student loan to a limited number of individuals pursuing doctoral degrees. The program seeks to provide loans to doctoral students who are interested in applying and competing for CSU instructional faculty positions after completion of the doctoral degree.


Loans available in amounts of up to $10,000 per year, up to a total of $30,000.

Loans obtained through this program are repayable over a 15-year period, commencing one year after completion of or withdrawal from full time doctoral study.

If a participant applies, competes for, and is hired in a CSU instructional faculty position after completion of the doctoral degree, 20 percent of the loan will be forgiven for each year of full-time postdoctoral teaching employment in the CSU.

Part-time teaching in the CSU may also be considered for partial loan forgiveness, if the participant teaches at least half-time and has successfully completed the doctorate degree.


New or continuing full-time students who will be in doctoral programs at accredited universities anywhere in the United States are invited to apply for a loan from the Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program.

CDIP is designed as a recruitment incentive program open to all graduate students at accredited institutions who are not probationary or tenured faculty members in the CSU. Lecturers are eligible and encouraged to apply.

Enrollment or employment in the California State University is not required for loan approval. However, approximately one-fourth of the awards are expected to be made to individuals who have served in CSU positions represented by the California Faculty Association in the last two years.

U.S. citizenship is not required, but applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S.

The Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program (CDIP) | CSU (

CISE Graduate Fellowship

The Computer and Information Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowships (CSGrad4US) program aims to increase the number and diversity of domestic graduate students pursuing research and innovation careers in computer and information science and engineering fields. The program helps bachelor’s degree holders return to academia and pursue their research interests, enabling them to engage in innovative and high-impact projects without the burden of financial constraints.

Each year, a diverse cohort of CSGrad4US fellows is selected based on their demonstrated interest and potential in pursuing a doctorate in a CISE field. As of spring 2023, a total of 71 fellows have enrolled in a qualifying doctorate program.

Applications are due May 31, 2024. Find out how to apply.

Deloitte Foundation Doctoral Fellowship Program

Through the annual Deloitte Foundation Doctoral Fellowship program, the Deloitte Foundation awards $25,000 grants to 10 top accounting Ph.D.s. candidates across the U.S. Given to students who plan to pursue academic careers upon graduation, the award is intended to help cover expenses during recipients’ final year of coursework and the subsequent year to complete their doctoral dissertation.

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The Educational Foundation for Women in Accounting

The Laurels Fund was established in 1978 for the purpose of providing scholarships to female students who are pursuing advanced degrees in Accounting.

This Fund provides one-year scholarships, ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 each, for women who are pursuing a Ph.D. degree in Accounting.

Applications must be completed by May 15th. Scholarship recipients will be selected by June 30. Read more

Elon University – Pre- and Post- Doctoral Fellowships for Teacher-Scholars from Diverse Backgrounds

Pre-Doctoral and Post-Doctoral fellowships are available for teacher-scholars from diverse backgrounds who have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. except the dissertation or who have recently completed a Ph.D or MFA.


Available for one year with the possibility of a second year renewal, fellowships are open to United States citizens or permanent residents from diverse backgrounds.

Applicants must have completed all doctoral work except the dissertation by the current academic year and must be able to provide evidence that they can complete their dissertation during the fellowship.

Fellowships are available in all programs, including departments in: Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences; The School of Communications; the School of Education; and the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business. These fellowships are not applicable to the Elon University School of Law.


Fellows teach one course each in fall, winter, and spring semesters, work on your research: and participate in departmental and university life. A team of faculty mentors provides support for teaching and scholarship interests.

Annual $34,000 stipend

Office with computer

Library privileges and free cultural and sporting events on campus

Professional development support

For a complete list of departments and majors, go to

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FINRA Dissertation Fellowship Program

The Fellowships supports one year of research and writing of advanced doctoral candidates within their last year of Ph.D. dissertation writing. The Fellowship program supports doctoral candidates who are pursuing dissertation research centrally concerning financial services and the capital markets on topics related to the following areas: financial capability; investor protection; expanding access to financial services and the capital markets (including fintech services); and understanding the systemic barriers to financial inclusion experienced by underserved communities and communities of color. Graduate study may be in any academic discipline.

Fellows are selected for a one-year term through a competitive application process. The Fellowship is nonrenewable.

Fellows receive an award of up to $40,000. Each Fellow must execute a contract with the Foundation incorporating the terms of the award and other relevant terms of the program.

  • Stipend: $40,000
  • Application Deadline: December 17, 2021
  • Notification: March 2022
  • Fellowship Year: June 1, 2022 – May 31, 2023
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Ford Foundation

Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s 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.

Predoctoral, Dissertation, and Postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded in a national competition administered by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on behalf of the Ford Foundation.

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Fulbright Scholar Program

This program offers professional opportunities for faculty and professionals Fulbright Grants for faculty and professionals.


1,000 awards for college and university faculty and non-academic professionals to lecture or pursue advanced research and/or related professional activity abroad. For U. S. candidates, grants are available to nearly 148 countries.


August 1 of each year (for U. S. applications)
Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program | Fulbright Scholar Program (

Gates Foundation Minority Scholarship

The Gates Millennium Scholars Program, administered by the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), will provide scholarships and fellowships for outstanding low-income African-American, Native American, Hispanic American, and Asian American students to attend the undergraduate and graduate institutions of their choice.

Google - Award for Inclusion Research (AIR) Program

Calling all academic researchers! Google is now accepting applications for the Award for Inclusion Research (AIR) Program. The AIR Program provides up to $60,000 in funding for research that addresses the needs of underrepresented populations globally.

This year, we are particularly interested in research in the following areas:
Collective & society centered AI
Impact of AI on education

If you are working on research that has the potential to make a positive impact on the lives of historically marginalized groups, we encourage you to apply. The AIR Program is a great opportunity to get funding for your research and to connect with industry researchers who are solving similar issues.

To learn more about the AIR Program and to apply, please visit the program website (

Applications close on July 13, 2023.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

The Hispanic Scholarship is accepting applications for grants to help Hispanic graduate and undergraduate students complete their degrees in all fields of study.

Learn more.

Dr. Ilana Shanks Emerging Scholar Award


The Dr. Ilana Shanks Emerging Scholar Award was established in the memory of PhD Project graduate Ilana Shanks, this award recognizes an emerging scholar (within 6 years of having completed their PhD). Applications should demonstrate the scholar’s contribution to addressing significant problems, creativity and innovation, methodological and conceptual rigor in their research, the potential to substantially advance understanding of a marketing-related issue, and a focus on societal issues.


Applicants should be either a PhD Project graduate or a member of the Marketing Ethnic Faculty Association (an organization open to all scholars).


The recipient will receive a $1,000 monetary award and a plaque, which will be awarded at The PhD Project MDSA dinner in August 2024.


Application and materials should be submitted electronically to Michele Marin, by May 30, 2024, for consideration. The subject line of the email should say: “Ilana Shanks Emerging Scholar Award.”


IMA - The Association of Accountants and Financial Professionals in Business

IMA list 3 Scholarships:

CMA Doctoral Scholarship Program – Available to all candidates in an accredited doctoral accounting program concentrating in management accounting or financial management, this program enables candidates to take the CMA exam at no cost. Apply here.

Summer Doctoral Research Scholarship Program – This scholarship awards $5,000 to help alleviate the need for doctoral students to teach during the summer and focus on research.  Application due by March 1. Apply here.

Doctoral Student Grant Program – This program is designed to assist doctoral students pursuing research in the area of management accounting. Apply here.

Mariam K. Chamberlain Dissertation Award

Applications are accepted each year for the Mariam K. Chamberlain Dissertation Award. Established in 2013 through a generous $100,000 matching grant from the Ford Foundation, the Award honors and extends the vision of the organization’s first President, Dr. Mariam K. Chamberlain, who passed away at the age of 94 in April 2013.

The Award advances Mariam’s work to support high-level scholarship. The Award is open to any first-generation graduate student pursuing a PhD at an accredited university in the U.S.

For more information, please visit:

The McKnight Doctoral Fellowship

The McKnight Doctoral Fellowship program is designed to address the under-representation of African American and Hispanic faculty at colleges and universities in the state of Florida by increasing the pool of citizens qualified with Ph.D. degrees to teach at the college and university levels. As a by-product, it is expected that employment opportunities in industry will also be expanded.


Up to 50 Fellowships are awarded annually to study at one of the nine participating Florida universities. Each award provides annual tuition up to $5,000 (tuition above this amount is waived by the participating institution) for each of three academic years plus an annual stipend of $12,000. (An additional two years of support at this same level is provided by the participating institution.)


Applications must be submitted to FEF by January 15, each year.

Michael J. Barrett Doctoral Dissertation Grant

To encourage internal audit studies by doctoral candidates, The IIA Research Foundation supports an ongoing doctoral dissertation grant program. This program provides funds to selected doctoral candidates interested in the field of internal auditing.

To learn more and Apply, click here.

Point Foundation

Point Foundation, the nation’s largest scholarship fund for LGBTQ students in higher education, is proud to announce its new BIPOC scholarship initiative.

  • Members of Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) communities who identify as LGBTQ
  • Students must be enrolled or intending to enroll at an accredited community college, four-year college/university, or graduate program based in the United States, including Hawaii and Alaska, in the spring, summer or fall of 2021 who are also:
    • Maintaining a full-time or part-time course load
    • Demonstration a proven commitment to furthering their education

Applications are now open until May 17th. Apply now!

Postdoctoral Fellowships for Academic Diversity at the University of Pennsylvania

The University of Pennsylvania (PENN) is dedicated to worldwide academic excellence and is enriched by individuals, who, through their different races and ethnicities, nationalities, gender identities, abilities, economic status, and sexual orientation, contribute to an intellectually challenging and inclusive educational setting. The Academic Diversity Fellowship Program seeks to attract promising scholars and educators from different backgrounds, races, ethnic groups, and other diverse groups whose life experience, research experience and employment background will contribute significantly to our academic excellence.

Penn Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellowships – Office of the Vice Provost For Research – UPenn

Prospanica Foundation Scholarship

Prospanica Foundation provides a select number of scholarships ranging up to $5,000 for undergrad and graduate (Masters or PhD) business students.

To learn more and apply, click here.

RRBM Dare to Care Dissertation Scholarship

The RRBM community is pleased to announce the 2022-23 RRBM Dare to Care Dissertation Scholarship. Scholarships of up to $10,000 each will be awarded to doctoral students in business schools who demonstrate an exceptional commitment to responsible research that matters to society in their doctoral dissertation research.

Prospective applicants are encouraged to register for an upcoming information session focused on preparing a successful scholarship application.

Applications will be accepted November 1 – 30, 2022. Award decisions will be announced March 1, 2023.

The eligible applicant is a doctoral candidate at the beginning stage of the dissertation research; is studying in a business school in any of the disciplines as long as the research falls within the described domain; and demonstrates a commitment to the RRBM Principles of Responsible Research.

Eligible research topics will generate knowledge or ideas to reduce inequality or promote social justice, especially focusing on the role of business organizations. Inequality or injustice issues that relate to one or more of the social or economic dimensions of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals are of special interest to this dissertation scholarship program.

For additional information or to register to receive future communications about the scholarship, please visit Inquiries may be directed to

Southern Regional Education Board (SREB)

SREB has two types of financial awards:

1. Three-to-Five Year Package: The Doctoral Award offers three years of direct program support and two years of institutional support from the scholar’s college, university and/or department, in the form of a $20,000 annual stipend. Each recipient also is awarded up to five years of university-covered tuition and fees (unless the institution prohibits a fee waiver). In addition, the program provides professional development support and covers expenses associated with attending the annual Compact for Faculty Diversity Institute on Teaching and Mentoring.

2. Dissertation Award: The Dissertation Award offers a one-year, $20,000 stipend, university-covered tuition and fees (unless the institution prohibits a fee waiver), a $500 research allowance and professional development support.

It also covers expenses associated with attending the annual Compact for Faculty Diversity Institute on Teaching and Mentoring.

UNCF Scholarships, Programs, Internships and Fellowships

UNCF manages various scholarship programs and each program has its own eligibility criteria, open/close dates and required documentation. To apply for a UNCF scholarship, you must apply through the on-line application process. As many of the UNCF scholarships require that the scholarship recipient apply for Federal Student Aid, it is recommended that applicants complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Get in-depth information on federal student aid programs and applying for financial aid at

University of Kansas Fellowship and Opportuities

The University of Kansas, School of Business, Ph.D. program encourages potential applicants to consider two opportunities
when applying to our program.

The Madison and Lila Self Graduate Fellowship program is a community of doctoral student leaders who have been
nominated and selected to receive four years of financial and professional development support. The Self Graduate
Fellowship is a merit-based program made up of doctoral students from 21 eligible academic fields. It is a unique opportunity
for doctoral students at KU to fund their education and acquire valuable leadership training for their future careers.
Throughout their time as a fellow, students receive funding that covers their tuition, fees, a graduate research assistantship
(the stipend for fall 2024 accepted students was $34,000), and the employer’s portion of student health insurance. In addition,
the School of Business provides a scholarship in the amount of $10,000 ($5,000 for the fall semester and $5,000 for the spring
semester) each year for four years to a selected Self Graduate Fellow who is admitted to the KU, School of Business, Ph.D.
program. Therefore, if admitted and selected, the Ph.D. stipend paid in the form of a GRA (and GTA for two semesters) is
$44,000. Funds from this program exceeds $200,000 over four years. In order to prepare students for their future leadership
roles, fellows are active participants in the professional development program – attending professional development
workshops, communication coaching, luncheons, and guest lectures that are provided to them through the Self Graduate
Fellowship. Each student is also awarded a set amount of funding to allow them the freedom to pursue other professional
development opportunities, such as conference attendance and certificates.
Students must be U.S. citizens, have been admitted into the KU, School of Business, Ph.D. program, have completed their first
baccalaureate degree within the past eight years, and be a new and incoming Ph.D. student or first-year Ph.D. student at the
time of nomination.

The John E. Young Ph.D. Scholarship is an established scholarship from John E. Young and Jeanne M. Logsdon used to provide
funding for African American students who were born in the U.S. and are in the University of Kansas, School of Business, Ph.D.
program. The goal of this scholarship is to increase graduation rates for African American Ph.D. students in business. The
School of Business at KU will provide a stipend paid in the form of a Graduate Teaching Assistant or Graduate Research
Assistant in the amount of $30,000 for five years, providing satisfactory progress in the program. Additionally, the recipient of
this scholarship will receive an additional $4,000 ($2,000 for the fall semester and $2,000 for the spring semester) each year
for five years making the annual stipend of $34,000 for five years.

We encourage you to consider applying to the University of Kansas, School of Business, Ph.D. program. We are accepting
applications for the fall 2024 term in September through January 10, 2024.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Charly Edmonds, Director of Doctoral Program, at the
University of Kansas, School of Business, at or via telephone at 785-864-3841.