The fields of Social Sciences and Humanities used to be neglected very often by both academicians and students studying at other fields such as Natural Sciences and Medicine. They used to see Social Sciences and Humanities inferior to “real” sciences. However, this perception has changed a lot. Now both of these fields are seen as an integral part of sciences in general, and colleges are trying to give equal weight to this area as well. This interest has also shown itself in the rise of the numbers of grants, scholarships, awards and honors available in this field. Over the course of this article we will explore the different grants and scholarships available to the social sciences.
Yale University is quite helpful to students studying in the field of Social Sciences, especially Political Economy and International Politics. The Georg Walter Leitner Program in International and Comparative Political Economy offers financial help to students researching in these fields. Grants ranging from $500 to $5000 are available to Ph.D. candidates, graduate students and undergraduates. It is also possible to receive travel grants as part of the program.