JPhD Funding Opportunities

This directory lists a range of funding opportunities for JPhD students. Because the program only guarantees financial support for the first year of studies (and only for full time students), it is critical students explore additional funding opportunities.

Faculty are here to help. We can write letters of recommendation, help you develop research project ideas, and offer feedback on funding proposals. The important thing is to be proactive – don’t wait for faculty to nominate you for an award or for an opportunity to hit your inbox!

Please also consider the below guides as starting points in combination with the links already identified.

Funding Opportunities” a blog post by Dr. Mathieu Despard

NC A&T SU Sources
UNCG Sources
External Sources

American Cancer Society – Oncology Social Work

Council on Social Work Education: Minority Fellowship Program

Doris Duke Fellowships

Fahs-Beck Fund

Health and Aging Policy Fellows

NASW Foundation:

National Institutes

National Institute of Mental Health

National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities

National Institute on Child Health and Human Development

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Carolina Consortium on Human Development – Predoctoral Training Program Fellowship

Diversity related:

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

National Institutes of Health -

Predoctoral Individual National Research Service Grant Award

National Institute on Drug Abuse - Drug Abuse Dissertation Research (R36)

National Institute on Aging - Aging Research Dissertation Awards to Increase Diversity (R36)