Funding Opportunities at Fletcher

The following resources provide limited funding to Fletcher students to pursue independent research, participate in or attend conferences, and other activities directly related to academic and professional goals. Most awards have an average maximum of $2,000 – $3,000, and may be awarded in smaller amounts.

Please note that receipt of any of the below may reduce the chances of receiving subsequent awards.

Fletcher Educational Enrichment Fund (FEEF)

Provides grants of up to $3,000 to pursue research, scholarly or professional events, and other similar activities. Several application deadlines throughout the academic year.


IBGC Student Research Fund

Provides up to $2,000 to support travel and research directly relevant to international business, inclusive growth, and emerging market enterprises. Several application deadlines throughout the academic year. See here for more details. 

CIERP Travel Grants

Awards travel fellowships (maximum $1,000 in an academic year) for CIERP students to conduct research travel or attend relevant conferences. Applications accepted on a rolling basis. See here for more details

The Hitachi Center for Technology and International Affairs Grant

The Hitachi Center for Technology and International Affairs circulates a request for proposals in early spring for a student summer research grant. Projects must have some technology component and be for a capstone or dissertation. Contact Lupita Ervin for further details.

IHS Fellowship

Supports Institute for Human Security doctoral students with grants and fellowships up to $15,000. Fall and spring application deadlines. Contact Marina Travayiakis for a conversation about the fellowship, and see here for more details.  

ISSP Sarah Scaife Foundation

Provides tuition assistance and research support to MALD and PhD students. Contact ISSP for details.

Tufts Institute of the Environment (TIE) Environmental Research Fellowship

Provides up to $5,000 in research funding for Tufts graduate students to conduct independent, interdisciplinary, environmental research projects. Projects must include an interdisciplinary component, and faculty mentors from at least two different Tufts schools or departments. Please see for more details, and contact TIE Assistant Director of Programs Jill Parlee ( with questions.

The Russia and Eurasia Program Fellowship

Offers students financial support for internships, capstone projects, and doctoral dissertations related to the region and U.S.-Russia relations. Scholarship applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Please see the Russia and Eurasia Program website for more information and contact Arik Burakovsky, Program Coordinator with questions.

WPF Grants for Fletcher Students
  • The World Peace Foundation offers grants to support student group initiatives and to support PhD research. Interested candidates should visit the WPF website for more details, and contact the WPF directly with further questions.

Student Group Initiatives deadlines: October 15th (Oct 20 notification)
February 15th (Feb 20 notification)

PhD Research Support deadline: March 15th (Mar 30 notification)

Feinstein International Center Summer Research Grants

The Feinstein International Center administers an annual summer grants program to support research related to complex emergencies, humanitarian assistance, refugees and migrants, natural disasters, and food security. Grants are intended to support travel and living expenses, in amounts up to $3,000 for overseas positions, and up to $2,000 for US-based positions. The program is open to all Tufts students who have either a summer internship with an organization focused on humanitarian action, or an agreement to be hosted with such an organization while carrying out the research project. Applications due Friday, March 29. Apply here, and email all materials to Ann O’Brien