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Additional Funding Opportunities for Applicants

The department of Sociology and Northwestern offer several opportunities for admitted students to receive additional research funds.  For incoming students these include the cluster fellowships and the quantitative fellowship.  These are separate fellowships and applicants may be considered for neither, one, or both.  Applicants are encouraged to indicate interest in all fellowships that fit their interests and expected future work.

Quantitative Fellowship
An internal sociology department fellowship that supports incoming graduate students who want to undertake more advanced quantitative training by offering a $2,500 research allowance for quantitative training and research needs.
To be considered for this fellowship, applicants should submit a brief paragraph describing their skills and interest in undertaking more advanced quantitative training as a supplemental document in the application.
Interdisciplinary Cluster Initiative
Graduate students in Humanities and related fields are encouraged to participate in the Interdisciplinary Cluster Initiative, a program designed to help graduate students during their academic career at Northwestern by fostering connections with students and faculty in other programs with whom they might have natural intellectual affinities. The Mellon Cluster Fellows are offered a $2,500 research allowance.
To be considered for nomination to a cluster, applicants should select the cluster they wish to be considered for and submit a cluster statement as part of the online application. More information on cluster applications can be found at the link above.