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Books About Post-Doctoral Fellowships

  1. AMS, Assistantships and Graduate Fellowships in the Mathematical Sciences, American Mathematical Society (AMS), Providence, Rhode Island, 1993. $15. Updated annually. This book covers graduate student assistantships and fellowships in the mathematical sciences at US institutions. See also the monthly column "Funding Information for the Mathematical Sciences" in Notices of the American Mathematical Society, and the column "Stipends for Study and Travel" in the October issue. The latter concentrates on post-doctoral support and is included as an appendix. To order a copy, write to American Mathematical Society, PO Box 6248, Providence, RI 02940-6248.

  2. Melissa Blouin and Deborah C. Fort, Grants at a Glance --- A Directory of Funding and Financial Aid Resources for Women in Science, 2nd edition, Association for Women in Science (AWIS), Washington, DC, 1992. ISBN 0-96345-901-5. 115 pages. Grants, scholarships, fellowships, and awards for female scientists and engineers. Primarily for post-doctoral students (and beyond), but includes some listings for pre-doctoral and undergraduate students. This publication is revised periodically; the first edition was in 1987 and the second edition in 1992. To order a copy, call 1-202-408-0742 or write to Association for Women in Science, 1522 K ST NW #820, Washington, DC 20005-1202.

  3. R. R. Bowker, Annual Register of Grant Support: A Directory of Funding Resources, 26th edition, Reed Reference Publishing Company, Providence, Rhode Island, 1993. $165.00. Includes pre-doctoral and post-doctoral fellowships. Descriptions of more than 3,000 US grant-making organizations. Indexes of subjects, organizations and programs, geographical locations, and personnel.

  4. Daniel J. Cassidy, The Graduate Scholarship Book: The Complete Guide to Scholarships, Fellowships, Grants and Loans for Graduate and Professional Studies, 3rd edition, Career Press, Hawthorne, New Jersey, 1993. ISBN 1-56414-113-6 ($24.95). 369 pages. Indexed by discipline and title. Covers domestic and international fellowships for pre-doctoral and post-doctoral students. Compiled from the National Scholarship Research Service (NSRS) database in San Rafael, California. To order a copy, call 1-800-CAREER-1 or 1-201-427-0229, or fax 1-201-848-1727 or 1-201-427-2037.

  5. Chronicle of Higher Education. The Chronicle is a weekly publication for the higher education community. It includes weekly lists of deadlines, and some advertisements for fellowships. The annual Almanac issue, published in September, provides a lot of statistics about higher education, including some about financial aid. The cost is $3.25 per issue or $75 per year. To subscribe, call 1-800-842-7817 or 1-800-347-6969, write to Chronicle of Higher Education, 1255 Twenty-Third Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037, or send email to Editorial inquiries may be directed to 1-202-466-1000.

  6. Miranda H. Ferrara and Sandra Jaszczak, The Awards Almanac: An International Guide to Career, Research, and Education Funds, 1996, St. James Press (Gale Research), Detroit, Michigan, 1995. ISBN 1-55862-331-0 ($125). Very detailed and comprehensive. Listings are organized alphabetically, with sponsor, place of study, special recipients, and subject indexes. There are more than 2,500 awards listed from nearly 1,500 organizations. To order a copy, write to St. James Press, 835 Penobscot Building, Detroit, MI 48226-4094.

  7. Grants for Scholarships, Student Aid, and Loans, Foundation Center, New York, October 1996. ISBN 0-87954-696-4 ($75 plus $4.50 shipping to US destinations or $11 overseas shipping). Order code SCH96. 106 pages. Updated annually. This book lists 2,448 grants by 482 foundations to colleges and universities for the purpose of providing scholarships, fellowships, student financial aid services, and internships. These grants are NOT available to individuals. The information is based on IRS Form 990s and responses to questionnaires. The book includes recipient name, recipient location, and subject indexes. This is a key reference, and useful to educational institutions that are seeking support for financial aid programs. To order a copy, call 1-800-424-9836 or 1-212-620-4230, fax 1-212-807-3677, or write to Foundation Center, 79 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003-3076.

  8. L. Victoria Hall (ed), Foundation Grants to Individuals, 9th edition, Foundation Center, New York, March 1995. ISBN 0-87954-604-2 ($65 plus $4.50 shipping to US destinations or $11 overseas shipping). Order code GTI9. 630 pages. Updated annually. This book contains listings for more than 2,650 foundations that make grants to individuals, including those that provide educational support (scholarships, fellowships, grants, and loans). The information is based on IRS Form 990s and responses to questionnaires. The book includes subject, grant type, geographic, sponsor, and school indexes. This is a key reference work and is very carefully researched. It includes a few scholarships and fellowships for international students. To order a copy, call 1-800-424-9836 or 1-212-620-4230, fax 1-212-807-3677, or write to Foundation Center, 79 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003-3076.

  9. Huber William Hurt, Harriett-Jeanne Hurt and Christian E. Burckel, The College Blue Book -- Scholarships, Fellowships, Grants and Loans, Volume 5, 25th edition, Macmillan Publishing Company, New York, 1995. ISBN 0-02-895147-6 five volume set ($235). ISBN 0-02-895148-4 single-user CD-ROM ($335). ISBN 0-02-895151-4 network CD-ROM ($425). ISBN 0-02-895149-2 five volume set and single-user CD-ROM ($545). ISBN 0-02-895152-2 five volume set and network CD-ROM ($645). Revised every two years. The College Blue Book is a five-volume set that provides information about post-secondary education and financial aid. Volume 5, which is 895 pages long, provides information about scholarships, fellowships, grants, and loans from private and public sources. It includes information about awards for undergraduate students, graduate students, and post-doctoral students. Awards are organized according to discipline, meaning that some listings are repeated. So, even though the awards are numbered from 1 to 2,753, the book lists only about 2,000 distinct award programs from approximately 1,000 sponsors. The book includes award title, sponsor, subject, and education level indexes. The CD-ROM lets you search for awards by subject area, award title, sponsor, and educational level. Volume 5 (ISBN 0-02-895026-7) was previously available separately for $48.00, but this appears to no longer be true. To order a copy, call 1-800-716-0044 or 1-317-228-4366, fax 1-800-882-8583 or 1-317-228-4304, write to Macmillan Publishing, 201 West 103rd Street, Indianapolis, IN 46290, or send email to You can also call 1-800-257-5755 or 1-800-261-8783, or write to Macmillan Publishing Company, 866 Third Avenue, Fifth Floor, New York, NY 10022.

  10. "Fellowships and Grants", Publications of the Modern Language Association of America (PMLA) Directory Issue, 106(4):912-937, September, 1991. $45. Lists pre-doctoral, post-doctoral, and faculty fellowships in the humanities. Write to Modern Language Association of America, Member and Customer Services Office, 10 Astor Place, New York, NY 10003-6981.

  11. John H. Wells and Amy J. Goldstein, Grants For Graduate and Postdoctoral Study, 4th edition, Peterson's Guides, Princeton, New Jersey, 1994. ISBN 1-56079-401-1 ($89.95). 526 pages. Stock #0520. Based on the database of the Graduate School of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Revised about every 3 years. More than 1,400 listings. Includes an excellent general introduction to the grant seeking process by Risa Sodi and Andrea Leskes. Listings cover graduate and post-doctoral students and junior faculty for domestic and international study. Indexed according to subject and sponsor. To order a copy, call 1-800-EDU-DATA (1-800-338-3282) x660 or 1-609-243-9111 x660 (x462 for Spanish), fax 1-609-243-9150, write to Peterson's Guides, PO Box 2123, Princeton, NJ 08543-2123, or send email to

  12. Lisa Williams, The Grants Register 1993-95, St. Martin's Press, New York, 1993. $89.95. Biennial. Covers domestic and international fellowships and grants for pre-doctoral students, post-doctoral students, and faculty. Indexed according to subject, award name, and award sponsor.

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