Tips for searching the Graduate Guide to Grants and Postdoctoral Fellowships Online
- Results are displayed alphabetically first by granting agency, then by
- If you do not enter any search criteria, all fellowships in
the database will be displayed.
- Use the Reset button at the bottom of the page to clear all
your previous selections and start your search over.
- Be sure to logout when you are finished searching the database.
- If you have done previous searches and know the record ID
number of the fellowship you seek, you may search using just that ID
- Allowable characters for entering text are letters, numbers,
quotation marks, both single and double (" and '), dollar sign ($),
period (.), comma (,), and asterisks (*).
- Case does not matter. You may enter search terms in upper- or
lower-case. Thus, "FULBRIGHT-HAYS" and "fulbright-hays" will both
work. So will "FuLbRiGhT-hAys".
- It is recommended to search for the abbreviation and the
expanded phrase, (e.g., "United States" or "US" or "U.S."; Social
Science Research Council or SSRC).
- Quoted words are treated as one phrase. Use either single or
- A single word surrounded by quotes will be processed in the
same way as single word without quotes. (I.e., 'philosophy' is
equivalent to just searching for philosophy.)
- Multiple words in a text field (i.e., Name of Program) are joined by OR logic,
unless grouped together by quotes.
Example: 'Harvard' 'University' is equivalent to Harvard OR
University and will find all fellowships matching 'Harvard' OR
'University'. Use 'Harvard University' to find just fellowships matching
- Multiple fields are joined by AND logic. In the below
example, only fellowships matching all the search criteria will be
Name of Program contains 'Harvard University'
AND Citizenship is 'US'
AND Women is checked.
- Multiple selections in scrolling list fields (i.e.,
Application Deadline) are joined by OR logic. In the below example,
all fellowships with a deadline of either January or February will be
If you select both January and February for Application Deadline, it is
equivalent to 'January' OR 'February'.
- There is special logic for the Academic Area field. If you
search for 'humanities or social sciences', it will find all
fellowships where academic area is 'humanities' OR 'humanities or
social sciences' OR 'social sciences'. If you search for
'humanities', it will find all fellowships where academic area is
'humanities' OR 'humanities or social sciences'. If you search for
'social sciences', it will find all fellowships where academic area
is 'social sciences' OR 'humanities or social sciences'.
- You can use parts of words in your search. For example, the search
term 'nat' in the field Name of Program will find every fellowship that
contains the words natural, national, or even international.
- The wildcard character, asterisks (*), may be used in
searches as placeholders for arbitrary characters, including spaces.