Scholarship & Funding Resources

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Below, we have listed different conferences, grants, and funding mechanisms that relate to diversity and inclusion research. We invite you to check back frequently for updates, and to reach out to and follow these organizations, as it is likely many of them hold annual events and calls.

Conference & Presentation Opportunities



  • The Africana Research Center at Penn State has released its annual call for research proposals. Learn about the call here, see the flyer here, and apply by midnight on Monday, April 25th, 2022.


Prior Conference & Presentation Opportunities

  • Columbia University is hosting its annual Graduate Student Conference from March 24-25th , 2022for Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies. The theme this year is Borders and Boundaries. Learn how to submit your paper and or any questions, email
  • The Social Thought Conference is looking for submissions to its conference titled "Race, Policing, and Social Theory" at the University of Chicago, which will be April 1st-2nd, 2022. Submissions are due March 10th and you can learn more here. 
  • The Penn State Pan-African Professional Alliance (Pan-APA) is hosting their annual conference in-person on April 9th, 2022 at Pasquerilla Center. This year's theme is "Community Development Initiatives in Africa." Submit a 250-word abstract for a poster or oral presentation by TODAY, March 1st using this link.
  • Penn State is hosting its annual Interdisciplinary Feminist Conference from February 25th-26th virtually in 2022. The theme is [Re]emergence: [Re]imagination, [re]vision, and [re]volution. Registration is free and you can see the full conference program here!
  • The Harriet Tubman Institute for Research on Africa and its Diasporas is looking for submissions to its virtual interdisciplinary conference, which will be May 11th & 12th, 2022. Submissions are due February 1st and you can learn more here.


Scholarship, Grant & Funding Opportunities



  • The Michigan Center for Urban African American Aging Research and Program for Research on Black Americans is hosting virtual summer programs for doctoral students whose research focuses on African American and/or Latinx research.  Learn about the two programs here and here and apply by April 18th, 2022.


Prior Grant & Funding Opportunities

  • The Center & Institute Fellows Program has released a call for applications for one-semester teaching or service releases. Learn more here and apply by April 4th, 2022 - note that eligibility criteria!
  • The Social Sciences Research Institute at Penn State has a new opening for a postdoctoral fellow in Migration and Diversity. Learn more here and apply by April 1st, 2022.
  • The Social Sciences Research Institute at Penn State has a new opening for a postdoctoral fellow in Migration and Diversity. Learn more here and apply by April 1st, 2022.
  • The McCourtney Institute of Democracy is seeking applications for their Eleanor Roosevelt Summer Scholarship. Learn more here and apply by March 29th, 2022.
  • Penn State has announced it is now accepting proposals for the M.G. Whiting Indigenous Knowledge Research Awards. Review the application form and submission instructions to submit by March 27th, 2022.
  • The Center for Humanities and Information is awarding Digital Humanities Grad Student Grants to fund grads' attendance of workshops that inform their work on digital humanities. Learn more and apply by March 21st, 2022.
  • The Center for Black Digital Research and Mellon Just Transformations have 2 openings for paid Graduate Assistants. A cover letter and resume are required for submission, due by March 18th, 2022. See this for more information.
  • The College of the Liberal Arts has announced a new Commonwealth Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow Program. Doctoral students who have defended their dissertation will be hired to teach for one year (with possibility of renewal) at one of PSU's Commonwealth Campuses. For full details, see this link - applications are due ASAP, and will start being reviewed March 15th, 2022.
  • The Schwartz Fellows Program is seeking nominations for undergraduate seniors who plan to take a year off after graduating in service to a cause. Recipients receive $45,000 to fund these service opportunities! Learn more and nominate an undergrad by February 14th, 2022.
  • The Rock Ethics Institute is looking to award $1,000 to Penn State undergrads who have "demonstrated courage, fortitude, and ethical leadership by taking a stand for a person, cause or belief." Learn more and nominate an undergrad by February 4th, 2022.
  • The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency just announced the availability of $750,000 in funding for Violence Intervention and Prevention programs. Learn more here.
  • The Washington Center for Equitable Growth (due early January each year)


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