Major Fellowships and Scholarships

Give yourself time to succeed—expect to rewrite your application many times. Successful applicants typically start their application 3-6 months in advance. Check with the Fellowships Office regarding internal deadlines. Contact the Fellowships Office early for tips and other information.

Note: The following is a partial list of nationally competitive fellowships and scholarships. Check with your department for more options.

AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellows Program

Description: This 10-week summer program places science, engineering, and mathematics students at media organizations nationwide. Fellows use their academic training as they research, write, and report today’s headlines, sharpening their abilities to communicate complex scientific issues to the public.

Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled as college or university students (graduate, doctoral, or upper level undergraduates) — or within one year of a completed degree — in the physical, biological, geological, health, engineering, computer, or social sciences or mathematics in order to apply. Students enrolled in English, journalism, science journalism, or other non-technical fields are not eligible for these fellowships. Successful applicants must attend an orientation at AAAS headquarters at the beginning of the summer (early June) and a wrap-up session at the end of the summer (mid-August). They will prepare reports on the progress of their fellowships throughout their placement.

Award: AAAS typically selects from 15-20 Mass Media Fellows each summer. Fellows are provided a weekly stipend of $500 as well as travel expenses to and from AAAS and their sites.

Deadline(s): January

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Allen Lee Hughes Fellowship

Description: Located in Washington, D.C., Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater is one of the first resident theaters in the nation.  As a nonprofit organization, it is a leader of innovation in production, presentation, development and study of American theater.  Fellows work at the Arena Stage in the areas of artistic and technical production, arts administration, and arts education and community outreach

Eligibility: Recent graduates of undergraduate and graduate institutions are qualified to apply and must have arts-related experience and training.   Members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. 

Award: This is a full-time and full-season (30-44 weeks) commitment.  Fellows are awarded a weekly stipend.

Deadline(s): March

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The America-Berlin Scholarships for American Singers

Description: The scholarship recipient will travel to Berlin to start his or her training with the Deutsche Oper in August. The term of residence is the Deutsche Oper Berlin's season: approximately 10 months, ending in June. Housing is made available and the recipient is encouraged to participate in German language courses at the Goethe Institute. During the residency, the recipients will receive advanced training and professional experience singing roles in Deutsche Oper productions.

Eligibility: The scholarship competition is open to American citizens or permanent residents between the age of 18 and 30 who are beginning their professional singing careers.

Award: Each scholarship includes a stipend in the amount of US$15,000 and a round-trip flight to Berlin, Germany. During the year, the students are offered roles in Deutsche Oper productions for which they receive an honorarium.

Deadline(s): February

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Andrew W. Mellon Internship in Modern Materials

Description: The National Gallery of Art has offered professional museum training since 1964 through internship programs.  In this program funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, interns work for two years to further the goals of the Arts Material Collection and Study Center.  The mission of this center is to acquire and document materials used by artists, such as paints, varnishes, grounds, mediums, tools, and trade literature.

Eligibility: Applicants can be international or US citizens.  They must have an undergraduate degree in studio art and a minor or substantial course work in art history.  Strong candidates are familiar with art media and database software.

Award: Two-year internship appointment with an annual stipend of over $20,000, health insurance coverage, and other employee benefits.

Deadline(s): April 30

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Barry M. Goldwater

Description: Created to alleviate a critical current and future shortage of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers and to provide a continuing source of highly qualified individuals to those fields of academic study and research. This award can be used at any accredited institution for a maximum of two years.

Eligibility: Sophomores and juniors with at least a 3.0 GPA and in the upper quarter of his or her class, majoring in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering.

Award: $7,500; can be used at any accredited institution for a maximum of two years.

Deadline(s): October

Campus Contact(s): Theodore Tarkow
tarkowt@missouri.edu
573-882-4421

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Belfer Center Research Fellowship (Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government)

Description: Fellowships are offered in the Science, Technology and Public Policy program or International Security program for pre-doctoral, post-doctoral, and mid-career researchers for one year, with a possibility for renewal, in the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.

Fellows are expected to devote some portion of their time to collaborative endeavors, as arranged by the appropriate program or project director. Fellows are also expected to complete a book, monograph, or other significant publication during their period of residence. Pre-doctoral research fellows are expected to contribute to the Center's research activities, as well as work on — and ideally complete — their doctoral dissertations.

For more information, For more information, call (617) 495-3745 or write to: bcsia_fellowships@ksg.harvard.edu

Eligibility: Applications for fellowships are welcome from recent recipients of the Ph.D. or equivalent degree, university faculty members, and employees of government, military, international, humanitarian, and private research institutions who have acquired appropriate professional experience. The Belfer Center seeks applications from political scientists, lawyers, economists, those in the natural sciences, and others of diverse disciplinary backgrounds. The Center also encourages applications from women, minorities, and citizens of all countries.

Award: Ten-month stipends of $34,000 are available for post­doctoral research fellows and $20,000 to pre­doctoral research fellows, with health insurance. A limited number of non-stipendiary fellowship opportunities are available for scholars with their own funding in other areas of science and technology policy.

Deadline(s): Spring

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Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program

Description: This program offers grants for undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies abroad. Such international study is intended to better prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world.

Eligibility: The Gilman Scholarship is open to all US citizen undergraduates, in good academic standing, who meet the criteria listed below.

  • The applicant must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant or provide proof that he/she will be receiving a Pell Grant at the time of application or during the term of their study abroad.
  • The applicant is applying to or has been accepted into a study abroad program eligible for credit by the student's accredited institution of higher education in the U.S.
  • The applicant is studying abroad for at least 4 weeks in one country. Programs going to more than one country are eligible if the student will be studying one country for at least 4 weeks.
  • The applicant is studying abroad in any country except Cuba or a country on the State Department's current Travel Warning list.
  • The applicant is studying in the fall, spring, or academic year terms including winter inter-sessions. Summer only programs are not eligible.

Award: Awards of up to $5,000 are made for U.S. citizen undergraduates to study abroad. Award amounts will vary depending on the length of study and student need with the average award being $4,000.

Deadline(s): For study in Spring Semester: October before study
For study in Fall Semester: April before study

Campus Contact(s): MU Study Abroad Office
N52 Memorial Union
studyabroad@missouri.edu
573-882-6007

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Borlaug Fellowship

Description: The Norman E. Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship Program honors Norman E. Borlaug, the American agronomist, humanitarian and Nobel laureate who is known as the “father of the Green Revolution.” Since the program’s inception in 2004, approximately 700 fellows from 64 countries have participated in research and training focused on a wide array of agriculture-related topics, including agronomy,  veterinary science, nutrition, food safety, sanitary and phytosanitary issues, natural resource management, agricultural biotechnology, global climate change, agricultural economics and agricultural policy.

The Borlaug Fellowship Program promotes food security and economic growth by providing research and training opportunities for scientists and policymakers from developing and middle-income countries. USDA partners with U.S. land grant universities, international research centers, and other institutions to provide up to 12 weeks of U.S.-based training for Borlaug Fellows each year.

Eligibility: To be considered for the Borlaug Fellowship Program, candidates must be fluent in English and citizens of an eligible country.  Applicants have completed a Master's or higher degree and have at least two years of practical experience.  Applicants are selected based on their academic and professional research interests and achievements, level of scientific competence, aptitude for scientific research, leadership potential, likelihood of bringing back new ideas to their home institution, and flexibility and aptitude for success in a cross-cultural environment. Consideration is also given to the relevance of the applicant’s research area to the research topics highlighted in the application announcement and to global food security and trade.

Award: Up to 12 weeks of U.S.-based training for Borlaug Fellows each year. Fellows may also attend the annual World Food Prize Symposium, held in October in Des Moines, Iowa.

Deadline(s): Late September

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Bridging Scholarships for Study in Japan

Description: The Association of Teachers of Japanese Bridging Project offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan. Funding from private foundations and major U.S. corporations has made it possible for ATJ to award 100 scholarships annually to assist students with the travel and living expenses they will incur while studying abroad in Japan for a semester or an academic year.

Eligibility: Undergraduate students majoring in any field of study are eligible to apply for these scholarships. Japanese language study is not a prerequisite. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and must be enrolled as undergraduates in a college or university in the United States before and during the time they are studying abroad.

Award: Bridging Scholarship recipients receive a stipend of $2,500 (for students on semester-long programs) or $4,000 (for students on academic year programs). Students studying in Japan on summer programs are not eligible to apply.

Deadline(s): There are two per year. To study in the fall, the deadline is in April. Check the web site for the other deadline.

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Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellows Program

Requires campus nomination and must be submitted through the Fellowships Office.

Description: The purpose of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is to advance cooperation between nations and promote active international engagement by the United States. The program gives junior fellows the opportunity to gain valuable career knowledge and experience by working as research assistants to senior associates at the institute.

Eligibility: Open to graduating seniors who are U.S. citizens or eligible to work in the U.S. Applicants can be from any major; however, students need a strong interest in careers related to international affairs/foreign policy. Applicants are also expected to have significant writing and research experience.

Award: $2500 monthly salary and benefits (health & life insurance and vacation time)

Deadline(s): Campus Deadline: November
National Deadline: January

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Center for Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh (CNUP) Summer Fellowship

Description: Each summer, CNUP hosts undergraduates for a 10-week program to conduct independent research with a University of Pittsburgh neuroscience faculty of their choice.  The research will be conducted in a laboratory setting and students will gain technical knowledge of neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, molecular biology, brain imaging, computer simulations, neuropsychology, and behavioral assessments.

Eligibility: Applicants must have completed their sophomore or junior years at a college or university in the U.S.  They must be enrolled full-time and hold a 3.0 GPA or higher in the areas of science or math.  International student applicants must provide to CNUP an official authorization for Optional Practical Training (OPT) from their institution.

 

Award: 10-week program at the Center for Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh.  Fellows are provided a $3,500 stipend, housing in a campus dormitory, and a monthly bus pass.

Deadline(s): February

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Charles B. Rangel Graduate Fellowship Program

Description: This program aims to prepare students for careers in the U.S. Foreign Service.  Minority and low-income students interested in pursuing graduate degrees in international studies, public policy, public administration, business administration, foreign languages, economics, political science, or communication are encouraged to apply.  Fellows are expected to pass the Foreign Service exam upon completing their graduate program and will be receive appointments around the world as Foreign Service Officers.

Eligibility: Applicants must U.S. Citizens and seniors or college graduates that are seeking admission to a qualifying graduate degree program at a university in the U.S.  They must have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher at the time of application.

Award: 20 applicants are awarded fellowships of up to $35,000 per academic year to go towards tuition, room, board, and fees.  If Fellows pass the Foreign Service Exam, they will receive appointments as Foreign Service Officers.

Deadline(s): January

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Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program

Description: The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program is a six-week summer program designed to provide undergraduate students with a deeper appreciation of current issues and trends in international affairs, a greater understanding of career opportunities in international affairs, and the enhanced knowledge and skills to pursue such careers. The Program usually selects 15-20 participants (known as “Rangel Scholars”) each year from universities throughout the United States. Students live at Howard University, attend classes, and participate in a variety of programs with foreign affairs professionals at Howard and at diverse locations around Washington, DC.

Eligibility: Applicants must be full-time undergraduate students, with at least sophomore status on the date of the application deadline, have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale at the time of application, and be U.S. citizens.

Award: The Program covers the costs for tuition, travel, housing, and two meals per day. It also provides a stipend of $3,200.

Deadline(s): February

Campus Contact(s): Tim Parshall

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Charles G. Koch Summer Fellow Program

Description: The Koch Summer Fellows Programs offers Fellows practical experience at public policy organizations to enhance their understanding of the market process and market-based solutions for social and economic problems through public policy.  Students with interests in public policy are encouraged to apply to this 10-week summer internship program that places students at policy organizations based in Washington, D.C. or at the state level.

Eligibility: Undergraduate students, graduate students, law students, and recent graduates are eligible to apply.  Applicants can be of any nationality.

Award: Fellows are placed with a market-based organization in public interest law, federal policy, or state policy for a10-week program.  Housing assistance, $1,500 stipend, and travel scholarships are provided.

Deadline(s): January 31

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Chevening Scholarship

Description: Chevening Scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. The programme makes awards to outstanding scholars with leadership potential from around the world to study postgraduate courses at UK universities.

Eligibility: An applicant must be a citizen of a Chevening-eligible country and intend to return to their home country for a minimum of two years after the Chevening Award term. Additional eligibility requirements are listed here on the program's website.

Award: A Chevening Scholarship comprises payment of tuition and fees, travel to and from your country of residence, arrival allowance,  cost of entry clearance (visa), thesis/dissertation allowance, departure allowance, and a monthly living stipend. It is a fully-funded award opportunity.

Deadline(s): November (students interested in this opportunity should contact the Fellowships Office the Spring prior to submitting an application)

Campus Contact(s): Tim Parshall

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Churchill Scholarship

Requires campus nomination and must be submitted through the Fellowships Office.

Description: At least fourteen Churchill Scholarships, tenable for nine or twelve months of study at Cambridge University, are awarded annually to pursue graduate work in Engineering (including Computer Science), Mathematics, and the Physical and Biological Sciences. The one-year awards lead to the Masters of Philosophy (MPhil) or the Master of Advanced Study (MASt).

Eligibility: Applicants must be citizens of the United States and upon taking a Churchill Scholarship, be between the ages of 19 and 26, hold a bachelor's degree or its equivalent from a United States college or university, and may not have attained a doctorate.  Individuals selected for this award often have a GPA of 3.9 or higher.

Award: In addition to all University fees (approximately $40,000), the Foundation pays a living allowance ranging from £11,000 to £13,000, depending on the length of the program, an allowance for travel to and from the UK up to $1,500, reimbursement of visa fees, and a Special Travel Award of $500. Churchill Scholars may also apply for a Special Research Grant of up to $2,000. The total award is therefore between $60,000 and $64,000. Married students should consult with the Foundation about the spousal allowance.

Deadline(s): Campus Deadline: Early September, but students should contact the Fellowships Office in the spring prior to application
National Deadline: Mid-November

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Clinton Scholars

Description: The William Jefferson Clinton Scholars at the American University in Dubai seeks to further the goals of the Clinton Presidential Foundation to strengthen the capacity of people in the US and throughout the world to meet the challenges of global interdependence.

Eligibility: Must have completed or completing one full year of study and is in good academic standing. Must be a U.S. citizen. Preference given to students interested in exposure to the Middle East and Islamic cultures for the first time.

Award: Full tuition waiver for one term and dormitory housing on a shared-room basis.

Deadline(s): For Fall Semester: April
For Spring Semester: October
For Summer Semester: February

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Council for European Studies

Description: Long dedicated to supporting cutting-edge research on Europe and European affairs, the Council for European Studies (CES) offers a variety of fellowships, grants and awards. In particular, the Council is a major funder of dissertation research and early career development for academics and policy specialists working on Europe. Likewise, the Council recognizes and encourages outstanding scholarly work on Europe by awarding prizes to those whose work has significantly advanced the field of European Studies.

Eligibility: Graduate students of all disciplines pursuing research relevant to European Studies are encouraged to apply.  Applicants must be an individual member of the Council or affiliated with a university or other institution that is a member of the Council for European Studies’ Academic Consortium.

Award: CES offers a diverse assortment of fellowships, grants, and award programs.  Its programs range from funding for dissertation and pre-dissertation research to recognition for outstanding first articles in European Studies.  CES also offers grants to fund conference travel.  Visit the CES website to learn about these opportunities and more.

Deadline(s): January

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Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) for Intensive Summer Institutes

Description: The Critical Language Scholarships Program offers intensive overseas study in the critical need foreign languages of Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish and Urdu. The Program is part of the National Security Language Initiative (NSLI), a U.S. government interagency effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical need foreign languages. Scholarship recipients receive funding to participate in beginning, intermediate and advanced level summer language programs at American Overseas Research Centers and affiliated partners. Recipients are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period and later apply their critical language skills in their professional careers.

Eligibility: Must be U.S. citizens; be currently enrolled in a degree-granting program at the undergraduate or graduate level, or have graduated from an undergraduate or graduate program no more than 2 years ago. Current undergraduate students must have completed at least one year of general college course-work by program start date (one year is defined as two semesters or three quarters). Students in all disciplines are encouraged to apply.

Award: All program costs are covered for participants. This includes travel between the student's home city and program location, pre-departure orientation costs, applicable visa fees, room, board, travel within country and all entrance fees for program activities. Note: U.S. passport fees will not be paid by the scholarship.

Deadline(s): November

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Cultural Vistas Fellowship

Description: The Cultural Vistas Fellowship affords underrepresented U.S. university students the unique opportunity to advance their career goals, develop global competencies, and experience life in another culture. Cultural Vistas will select up to 12 fellows to take part in this multinational professional development program that includes eight-week summer internships in Argentina, Germany, and India.

Eligibility: Candidates must be U.S. citizens enrolled full-time at a four-year accredited U.S. college or university; rising junior or senior status with a minimum 3.0 GPA; age 18-30; have no formal prior work or study abroad experience. Strong preference will be given to students historically underrepresented in international exchange.

Award: The fellowship covers all program-related travel expenses, including pre-departure and re-entry seminars in New York City.

Deadline(s): January

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DAAD (German Academic Exchange Services)

Description: Highly qualified undergraduate students are invited to apply for scholarships funding study, senior thesis research and/or internships in Germany. The goal of this program is to support study abroad in Germany and at German universities. Preference will be given to students whose projects or programs are based at and organized by a German university.

Eligibility: Campus nomination required for priority consideration. Open to undergraduate, graduate, or PhD students under the age of 32 (different kinds of awards are given for different grade levels) in any major with a high GPA interested in studying in Germany.

Award: Monthly stipends range from approximately $865 to $965, depending on the level of academic advancement.

Deadline(s):

  • Study Scholarship for all other fields:
  • November 4, 2014 (postmark).  For applicants (outside the fields of music, visual arts and performing arts) who wish to study during the upcoming German academic year (October 1, 2015 to July 31, 2016). Results will be announced at the end of March/beginning of April.
  • Research Grant for short/long:
  • November 4, 2014 (postmark) for 10-month and short-term grants. Results will be announced at the end of March/beginning of April.

Campus Contact(s): Tim Parshall, Director
Fellowships Office
M128 Student Success Center
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO  65211
573-884-4661

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David L. Boren Graduate Fellowship (from the National Security Education Program)

Description: Boren Fellowships provide American graduate students, both at the master's and the doctoral level, with the resources and encouragement they need to acquire skills and experiences in areas of the world critical to the future security of our nation, in exchange for their commitment to seek work in the federal government. The program funds study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin American, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.

Eligibility: Graduating seniors and current graduate students who are U.S. citizens and who demonstrate commitment and ability. Applicants can be from any academic field, but should be interested in studying less commonly taught languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian and Swahili.

Award: Boren Fellowships provide support for overseas or domestic study, or a combination of both. The maximum level of support for a combined overseas and domestic program is $30,000 over 24 months. Awards are made for a minimum of 12 weeks and maximum of 24 months. Overseas programs can be no longer than one year.

Deadline(s): Late January/Early February

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David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarship (from the National Security Education Program)

Requires campus nomination and must be submitted through the Fellowships Office.

Description: Boren Scholarships provide undergraduate students with the resources and encouragement they need to acquire skills and experiences in areas of the world critical to the future security of our nation, in exchange for their commitment to seek work in the federal government. The program funds study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin American, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.

Eligibility: Sophomores and juniors who are U.S. citizens and who demonstrate commitment and ability.

Award: Up to $10,000 for a semester of study and up to $20,000 for a full academic year.

Deadline(s): Campus Deadline: Early December
National Deadline: Late January/February

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Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund

Description: The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund provides grants to students actively working for peace and justice through progressive movements on their campus and in their community.

Eligibility: Applicants should be current undergraduate or graduate students who are working as peace and justice advocates on their campuses.  They should be enrolled at a U.S. university at the time of receiving the award but can be either domestic or international students.

Award: This is a need-based scholarship of up to $10,000.

Deadline(s): April 1

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DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship

Description: The Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF) program provides outstanding benefits and opportunities to students pursuing a PhD in scientific or engineering disciplines with an emphasis in high-performance computing.

Eligibility: This fellowship is for exceptional undergraduate seniors or first or second year graduate students planning full-time study toward a PhD. in the physical, engineering, computer, mathematical, or life sciences. Applicants must be either U.S. citizens or permanent resident aliens.

Award: Recipients receive payments of all tuition and required fees for up to 4 years of study, $31, 200 yearly stipend, matching funds for a computer workstation up to $2,500, yearly academic allowance of $1,000, yearly conferences, and opportunity to complete a practicum at a national DOE laboratory.

Deadline(s): January

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Donald M. Payne International Development Fellowship Program

Description: The USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program seeks to attract outstanding young people who are interested in pursuing careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). If you want to work on the front lines of some of the most pressing global challenges of our times — poverty, hunger, injustice, disease, environmental degradation, climate change, conflict and violent extremism – the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development provides an opportunity to advance U.S. foreign policy interests and reflect the American people's compassion and support of human dignity. The Payne Fellowship, which provides up to $90,000 in benefits over two years for graduate school, internships, and professional development activities, provides a unique pathway to the USAID Foreign Service.

Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens seeking admission to enter graduate school in the fall of 2015 for a two-year program at a U.S. university. They can be in the senior year of their undergraduate studies, graduating by June 2015, or they can be college graduates. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale at the time of application.

Award: The Payne Fellowship Program awards fellowships valued at up to $45,000 annually for a two-year program.  The award includes up to $20,000 per year toward tuition and mandatory fees for completion of a two-year master's degree at a U.S. institution; a $15,000 stipend for each academic year for room, board, books and other education-related expenses; and up to $10,000 per year in stipend, housing, transportation, and related expenses for summer internships (see below).  At the conclusion of two years of study, the Payne Fellow is expected to obtain a degree in international development or another area of relevance to the work of the USAID Foreign Service at a U.S. graduate or professional school approved by the Payne Program.  Fellows who successfully complete the Payne Program and USAID Foreign Service entry requirements will receive appointments as Foreign Service Officers with the U.S. Agency for International Development.

Deadline(s): January

Campus Contact(s): Tim Parshall

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Fannie and John Hertz Foundation

Description: Hertz is a private foundation which provides fellowships acceptable at three dozen of the nation's finest universities for graduate work leading to a PhD degree in the physical sciences. View a list of schools eligible for study under this award.

Eligibility: Graduating seniors or first year graduate students with a minimum 3.75 GPA interested in getting their Ph.D., majoring in applied sciences.

Award: Consists of a cost-of-education allowance and a personal-support stipend.

Five-Year Hertz - Option 1

  • $28,000/9-month personal stipend 
  • Full tuition equivalent 
  • Renewable for up to 5 years

Five-Year Coordinated - Option 2 Hertz Period - Two Years

  • $33,000/9-month personal stipend 
  • Full tuition equivalent

Other Fellowship Period - Up to Three Years

  • $3,000/ year supplemental stipend from Hertz 
  • Requires Awardee to accept a 3-year Fellowship from another source

Deadline(s): October

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FDA Commissioner’s Fellowship Program

Description: FDA invites outstanding healthcare professionals, scientists, and engineers to apply to its two-year Fellowship Program, where they will receive regulatory science training and the chance to conduct cutting-edge research on targeted scientific, policy, or regulatory issues under the mentorship of an FDA senior scientist.  The program combines coursework designed to provide an in-depth understanding of science behind regulatory review with the development of a carefully designed, agency priority, regulatory science project. The Class of 2014 has 17 projects available.
 
This position is not to exceed two years from the start of the program.  For benefit and pay information, please see the website’s FAQ section.

Eligibility: Doctoral level degree (M.D., D.O., D.V.M., D.D.S., D.P.M., Pharm.D., or Ph.D.) earned within past 7 years. Open to U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals of the U.S., and permanent residents.  See the program website for more eligibility information.

Award: Fellows train at FDA's White Oak campus in Silver Spring, Maryland or at other FDA facilities. Salaries are competitive, and travel funds are available to attend scientific meetings. The Fellowship provides an excellent benefit package, including health insurance, retirement, and paid vacation leave.

Deadline(s): April 16, 2014 through 5pm EST on May 26, 2014.  Program starts in October 2014.

Campus Contact(s): Contact the FDA Commissioner's Fellowship Program directly at fdacommissionersfellows@fda.hhs.gov

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Florenece Tan Moeson Fellowship

Description: The purpose of the fellowship is to provide individuals with the opportunity to pursue research on East, Southeast, and/or South Asia (including the overseas Asian communities), using the unparalleled collections of the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. The grants are for a minimum of five business days of research and are to be used to cover expenses incurred while engaging in scholastic research at the Library of Congress, in the area of Asian studies (e.g., travel to and from Washington, overnight accommodations, photocopying).

Eligibility: Graduate students, independent scholars, community college teachers, researchers without regular teaching appointments, and librarians are especially encouraged to apply.

Award: Between $300 and $2500

Deadline(s): September

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The Frank Huntington Beebe Fund for Musicians

Description: The purpose of the Fund is to provide fellowships for gifted young musicians, generally performers and composers in classical disciplines, who wish to pursue advanced music study and performance abroad, usually in Europe.

Eligibility: Fellowships are awarded to musicians at the outset of their professional lives, for whom this would be the first extended period of study abroad. Applicants must demonstrate a solid base of accomplishment in order to be considered and are generally not older than their mid-20s. A strong, well-planned project of study that will enhance the applicant's life in music must be proposed. Enrollment in a school or university is not required unless such study is an essential part of the project.

Award: The Fund provides financial support for round trip transportation, living and other expenses - approximately $15,000. Fellowships are for one year and are generally not renewable.

Deadline(s): December

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Fulbright Scholarship

Requires campus nomination and must be submitted through the Fellowships Office.

Description: Fulbright offers recent graduates opportunities for personal and professional development and international experience that fosters mutual understanding among nations through study and research abroad.  Created to increase mutual understanding among nations through education and cultural exchanges.  Students design their own projects, which may include: university coursework, library or field research, classes in a music or art school, independent projects in the social or life sciences, a combination of these or other activities. Students may also apply for the Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) program to assistant teach English in one of more than 150 countries.

Eligibility: Bachelor's degree or equivalent, with a strong academic record in their major field; U.S. citizen; language preparation and personal qualifications vary from country to country.

Award: Provides funding for round trip airfare, living expenses, tuition and books (as appropriate).

Deadline(s):  

Campus Deadline: August 31, but students should contact the Fellowships Office in the Spring
Program Deadline: mid-October

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Fulbright Summer Institutes for U.S. Undergraduates

Description: The US-UK Fulbright Commission offers special Summer Institutes for US citizens to come to the UK.  These summer programmes provide the opportunity for US undergraduates (aged over 18), with at least two years of undergraduate study left to complete, to come to the UK on a three, four, five or six week academic and cultural summer programme.

Participants in these programmes will get the opportunity to experience an exciting academic programme at a highly regarded UK University, explore the culture, heritage and history of the UK and develop their academic ability by improving presentation, research and communication skills.

There are nine Summer Programmes available for US students:

  • AIFS Summer Institute at Shakespeare's Globe
  • Durham University Summer Institute
  • King's College London Summer Institute
  • Nottingham Trent University Summer Institute
  • Queen's University Belfast Summer Institute
  • Scotland Summer Institute 
  • University of Bristol Summer Institute 
  • University of Exeter Summer Institute 
  • Wales Summer Institute

Eligibility: University Freshmen and Sophomores with a 3.5 GPA or higher.  Students are required to have at least two years left of undergraduate education.

Award: The Summer Institutes will cover the majority of participant costs.  This includes round-trip airfare from the US to the UK, tuition and fees at the host university/institution, accommodation and meals and in some cases a small daily allowance.

Deadline(s): Late February

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Fulbright-mtvU Fellowship

Requires campus nomination and must be submitted through the Fellowships Office.

Description: Fulbright-mtvU Fellowships, administered by the Institute of International Education, are for U.S. students to conduct research abroad for one academic year on study projects of their own design around an aspect of international musical culture. Up to 4 Fellowships will be awarded to outstanding U.S. students nationwide. In addition to proposing unique projects on "the power of music" as a global force for mutual understanding, applicants must submit an outreach plan describing how they intend to share their activities with their peers during their Fulbright year.

Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens at the time of application. Applicants must have completed a bachelor's degree by the beginning date of the award; in the performing arts, 4 years of professional experience may substitute for the degree. Preference will be given to recent university graduates. Applicants must apply to a country where there is an active U.S. Fulbright Student Program, as listed on us.fulbrightonline.org. Applicants must meet all potential host country requirements, including those related to language and program start dates. Applications for all world regions are encouraged.

Award: Round-trip transportation to the host country, Maintenance for the academic year, book and research allowances, supplemental health and accident coverage, language or orientation courses, media resources (e.g., digital or video camera, audio recording equipment).

Deadline(s): February

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Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Requires campus nomination and must be submitted through the Fellowships Office.

Description: Seeks scholars who will become leaders in helping to address global problems related to health, equity, and technology.  Successful applicants will have the ability to make a significant contribution to their discipline while in Cambridge, with a strong aptitude for research, analysis and a creative approach to defining and solving problems. Awards can be used for full-time residential courses of study including:  research leading to the PhD degree; one year post-graduate courses; second Bachelor degree as an Affiliated Student; MBBChir in Clinical Studies.

Eligibility: Seniors or recent graduates in any major with a high GPA, under the age of thirty, who would like to study at Cambridge University in England.

Award: A Gates Cambridge Scholarship covers the full cost of studying at Cambridge, namely: the University Composition Fee and College fees at the appropriate rate1; a maintenance allowance for a single student (£12, 250 for 12 months at the current 2008-09 rate; pro rata for courses shorter then 12 months); the cost of the most economical airfare from the scholar's normal country of residence to the UK at the beginning of their course and the cost of the most economical airfare from the UK to the scholar's normal country of residence at the end of the course; A discretionary contribution towards the costs of supporting dependants at Cambridge (upon application).

Deadline(s): Mid-October, but students should contact Fellowships Office in spring prior to application, and certainly should confirm plans in late August  

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George J. Mitchell

Requires campus nomination and must be submitted through the Fellowships Office.

Description: Intended to familiarize and connect the next generation of American leadership with the island of Ireland. The US-Ireland Alliance sponsors a competitive, national scholarship for graduate study by American citizens between the ages of 18 and 30 at institutions of higher learning on the island of Ireland.

Eligibility: Seniors or recent graduates in any major who are interested in studying in Ireland.

Award: Provides tuition, housing, a living expenses stipend, and international travel to Ireland.

Deadline(s): Campus: Late August, but students should contact Fellowships Office in the spring prior to application 

National: Early October

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Harry S Truman Scholarship

Requires campus nomination and must be submitted through the Fellowships Office.

Description: Seeks future “change agents” who aspire to leadership positions in federal, state, or local governments or in the not-for-profit and education sectors, where they can influence and change public policies and programs. Seeks leadership potential, commitment to a career in public service, high academic achievement, and prospects for continuing academic success.

Eligibility: Juniors with a high GPA in any major, demonstrated leadership skills, and a commitment to public service.

Award: Up to $30,000 in funding to be used for graduate school and not to fund the completion of a student's undergraduate degree. Can be used at any U.S. institution.

Deadline(s): Campus Deadline: Mid-November, but students should be in contact with the Fellowships Office in early fall of the junior year, at the latest 
National Deadline: Early February

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Health for America Fellowship Program

Description: In this fulltime program, up to six fellows will learn about health innovation from leaders in the field. They will work with patients, providers, payers and local communities to understand their perspectives. Fellows will use entrepreneurial techniques, with support from seasoned mentors to prototype and test solutions, iterating rapidly to create high impact solutions. 

Fellows will be based in Delaware, with travel to San Francisco, Boston, Chicago, New York, and other cities.

Structure of the Fellowship Program

Selection:  Health for America is looking for young leaders from a broad variety of backgrounds ranging from computer science to design to entreprenuership to health. The program is targeted to college graduates who have completed their undergraduate degree no more than three years prior to applying for the fellowship. We are looking for aptitude; creativity; passion; team-work; leadership; interpersonal skills and integrity. 

Orientation:  The fellowship begins with an orientation that includes sessions on team-building, an introduction to chronic disease, community engagement, program building, ethics, sustainability and leadership. 

Placement:  The core team will be formed by three fellows and with at least one who has proficiency programming  and coding. These core teams will be assigned to a major partner medical institution and paired with a physician champion and a community leader to form the team. 

Phase 1 (Understand):  Fellows will embark on extensive data gathering and landscape analysis with the support of the community leader, physician and nurse champions. They will prepare a report covering the community-specific root causes, familiarize themselves with existing programs, review available resources and understand community strengths and weaknesses. 

Phase 2 (Build/Iterate):  Fellows will work with their teams to design and implement a health solution. Techniques used in technology companies (such as lean startup) as well as resources from private sector partners and ongoing mentorship will be used to foster innovation and maximize impact. Online tools will enable fellows to collaborate, share resources and learn from each other.

Phase 3 (Sustain):  Fellows will focus the last part of the fellowship on evaluating the impact of the solution as well as working with partners to create mechanisms that ensure sustainability. 

Graduation: Fellows present their solutions to the communities, medical centers, innovators, entrepreneurs, thought leaders, partners and the incoming class of new fellows.

Interspersed throughout the program will be workshops including some on design thinking, lean startup, quality improvement, a lecture series with thought leaders in health and innovation as well as travel to attend conferences, visit innovation hubs and learn how other communties approach health challenges.

Eligibility: Fellows will be chosen through a competitive process based on aptitude, creativity, integrity, teamwork and leadership.

Health for America is looking for passionate change makers from a variety of backgrounds including computer programming, design, medicine, public health, technology, management, and science.  Current college seniors are welcome to apply. The fellowship is restricted to US Citizens only.

Award: Fellows will receive a stipend of $50,000. In addition, all travel and workshop expenses will be covered by Health for America. 

Deadline(s): The deadline for applications is typically late February. Early applications are encouraged.

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Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship

Description: The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship is a competitive national program that provides college graduates the opportunity to work in Washington D.C. with a public-interest organization focusing on international security issues. The fellowship is offered twice yearly, in the spring and fall. It lasts from six to nine months. Scoville Fellows may undertake a variety of activities, including research, writing, and advocacy in support of the goals of their host organization and may attend coalition meetings, policy briefings, and Congressional hearings. They have written fact sheets, letters to the editor, op-eds, articles, briefing books and reports, organized talks and conferences, and been interviewed as experts by the media. Many former Scoville Fellows work for U.S. and international NGO's, the Federal Government, and academia, or attend graduate school in political science or international relations, following their fellowships.

The Fellows receive a stipend of $2,300 per month and health insurance, plus travel expenses to Washington DC. Applicants should be college graduates. All U.S. citizens, and foreign nationals residing in the United States, are eligible to apply.

Eligibility: Applicants should be college graduates with a strong academic record and a demonstrated interest in peace and security. All U.S. citizens, and foreign nationals residing in the United States, are eligible to apply.

Award: Fellows receive $2,600 monthly stipend, health insurance, round-trip travel to Washington, D.C., and $1,000 for professional development and relevant conferences.

Deadline(s):  

Spring Fellowship: October

Fall Fellowship: January

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Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Description: In partnership with the McNamara Family Foundation, this program will provide financial resources to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled full-time in a creative arts related field -media, film, performing arts, communications, writing, and others- to assist them in beginning and completing an art project.

Eligibility: Applicants must be of Hispanic heritage; be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident with a permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551 (not expired); be an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled full-time in a degree-seeking program at a U.S. accredited college or university in the U.S., Puerto Rico, or U.S. Virgin Islands the upcoming academic year; be majoring in the arts, including but not limited to media, film, performing arts, communications or writing; have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent); must apply for federal financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Award: Grants range from $5,000 to $20,000.

Deadline(s): March

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Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Training Fellowships for Medical Students

Description: The goal of the HHMI Research Training Fellowships for Medical Students is to strengthen and expand the nation’s pool of medically trained researchers. The fellowships provide funds to support fellows and meet their research- and education-related expenses. HHMI awards the fellowships through an annual competition.

Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in a U.S. medical, dental, or veterinary school and the fellowship research may be conducted at any academic or nonprofit institution in the United States, except the National Institutes of Health. Research may be conducted abroad if the fellow's mentor is affiliated with a U.S. institution.

Award: An annual stipend of $27,000, an annual fellow's allowance of $5,500, and an annual research allowance of $5,500.

Deadline(s): January

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Humane Studies Fellowships

Description: The fellowships support study in fields such as economics, philosophy, law, political science, history, and sociology.

Eligibility: Full-time graduate students (including law students) from any accredited university in the world.  Must have research interests related to liberty in society.

Award: Fellows are awarded $2,000-$15,000 per year of graduate study.  Individual advising and support network, career development workshops.

Deadline(s): January 31

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Humanity in Action

Description: This intensive summer courses are held in Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Lyon and Warsaw and bring together students from around the world to discuss historical and current human rights issues.  The purpose is to create a collaborative environment in which students explore the social and political roots of discrimination and find potential solutions for challenging issues.  In addition to lectures and discussions, students visit government agencies, community organizations, nonprofits, and historical sites.

Eligibility: Currently enrolled sophomore, juniors and seniors, and recent graduates of universities in the U.S. and parts of Europe can apply.

Award: The fellowship covers the cost of participation and accommodation. 

Deadline(s): January

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Individual Advanced Research Opportunities Program (IARO)

Description: The IARO program provides U.S. scholars and professionals the opportunity to conduct policy-relevant research in Eastern Europe and Eurasia. Researchers are able to increase their understanding of current regional issues, develop and sustain international networks, and directly contribute to the formation of U.S. public policy by conducting research on topics vital to the academic and policymaking communities. 

Eligible countries of research are: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan

Eligibility: Must be U.S. citizen.  Applicants should be enrolled in a Master's or doctoral degree program or hold a graduate degree at the time of application.

Award: IARO provides research support in up to three countries for a minimum of two months and a maximum of nine months. Participants are provided with visa assistance, international round-trip transportation, a monthly allowance for housing and living expenses, as well as emergency evacuation insurance. IARO fellows also have access to resources available in any of IREX's field offices.

Deadline(s): November 25, 2013

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Institute for International Public Policy (IIPP)

Description: Represents a direct response to the identified national need to create a more diverse talent pool of well-trained, language-proficient professionals from which U.S. international affairs agencies and organizations can draw highly qualified personnel.

***This program is suspended due to the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2012, funding has been cut for the UNCF Special Programs Corporation's Institute for International Public Policy.***

For additional information about the status of this program please visit UNCF's website.

Eligibility: Must meet all of the following:

  • Sophomore student, enrolled full-time at a four-year institution
  • U.S. Citizen or permanent resident
  • Minimum 3.2 grade point average
  • Strong interest in a career in international service
  • Underrepresented minority: African American, Hispanic/Latino American, American Indian, Asian American, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander
  • Plan to seek admission to a two-year master's degree program in international affairs.

Award: The IIPP funds two summer institutes, a year of study abroad, and assistance for graduate study.

Deadline(s): March

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Inter-American Foundation (IAF) Grassroots Development Fellowship Program

Description: The Inter-American Foundation (IAF) was created in 1969 by the United States Congress to fund the self-help initiatives of the organized poor in Latin America and the Caribbean and the groups that directly support them. To complement its work, the IAF has reinstated its Fellowships for candidates for Ph.D. degrees from United States universities as they conduct their dissertation research. IAF's Fellowships are intended to increase awareness of grassroots development efforts while building a community of professionals and scholars knowledgeable in the subject. Fellows examine the efforts of the rural and urban poor to improve their lives, their methods of organization and production, and the policies and programs designed to alleviate their poverty.

Eligibility: U.S. citizens and citizens of Latin American and Caribbean countries (except Cuba) are eligible to apply.  Applicants must already be able to speak the language in the country where they have submitted a research proposal.

Award: IAF’s Fellowships provide support for Ph.D. candidates to conduct dissertation research in Latin America and the Caribbean on topics related to grassroots development. Funding is for between four and 13 months.

  • Round-trip economy-class transportation to the field research site from the Fellow’s primary residence. Fellows must comply with the Fly America Act.
  • A research allowance of up to $3,000, pro-rated monthly.
  • A stipend of $1,500 per month for up to 12 months.
  • Accident and sickness insurance
  • Attendance at a required “mid-year" Grassroots Development Conference to discuss each Fellow’s progress with members of the IAF's academic review committee and meet with IAF and IIE staff.

Deadline(s): January

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International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF)

Description: The Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) offers nine to twelve months of support to graduate students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences who are enrolled in PhD programs in the United States and conducting dissertation research on non-US topics.

Eligibility: The program is open to graduate students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences—regardless of citizenship—enrolled in PhD programs in the United States.

Award: Eighty fellowships are awarded annually. Fellowship amounts vary depending on the research plan, with a per-fellowship average of $20,000. The fellowship includes participation in an SSRC-funded interdisciplinary workshop upon the completion of IDRF-funded research.

Deadline(s): November

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J. W. Saxe Memorial Prize for Public Service

Description: This scholarship is awarded to one or more undergraduate or graduate students who will work in public or civil service in the US.  Funding goes towards a summer or term internship that is no-pay or low-pay.  Preference is given to students who have already secured an internship.

Eligibility: Applicants do not need to be US citizens but must be currently enrolled in a US institution.  Must be an undergraduate or graduate student with a demonstrated interest in public and civil service.

Award: Annual scholarship of $2,000 to go towards support in an internship in public service

Deadline(s): March

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Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Arts Award

Requires campus nomination and must be submitted through the Fellowships Office.

Description: The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Arts Award enables students or recent alumni with exceptional promise and demonstrated financial need to pursue up to three years of study at an accredited graduate institution in the US or abroad. Students in the following disciplines are eligible to apply: performing arts, visual arts and creative writing.

Eligibility: Must be a college senior or recent graduate. Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or better and plan to begin first graduate degree program in the coming fall. In addition, the award is need-based. 

Award: Awards can be as much as $50,000 annually.

Deadline(s): JKC has initiated a two-stage process, with initial applications due in late November and final applications due in mid-February.

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Jacob Javits Fellowship

Description: This program provides fellowships to students of superior academic ability—selected on the basis of demonstrated achievement, financial need, and exceptional promise—to undertake study at the doctoral and Master of Fine Arts level in selected fields of arts, humanities, and social sciences.

Eligibility: Must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident of the U.S., or citizen of any one of the Freely Associated States. Applicants must be eligible to be accepted to or currently attending a graduate program leading to a doctorate or a terminal master's degree in an eligible field of study. Applicants attending a foreign institution are ineligible.

Award: A fellow receives the Javits fellowship annually for up to the lesser of 48 months or the completion of their degree. The fellowship consists of an institutional payment (accepted by the institution of higher education in lieu of all tuition and fees for the fellow) and a stipend.

Deadline(s): October

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James Madison Fellowship

Description: Intended for future secondary school teachers undertaking the study of the constitution. The fellowships are intended exclusively for graduate study leading to master's degrees, for those who intend to become secondary school teachers of American history, American government, or social studies in grades 7-12. Can be used at any institution. Renewable for up to two years of graduate study.

Eligibility: College seniors and recent graduates with high a GPA interested in graduate school. Applicants must obtain: Master of Arts (MA) in American history or in political science, Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) concentrating on either American Constitutional history, Master of Education (MEd) or the Master of Arts or Master of Science in Education with a concentration in American history or American government, political institutions, and political theory.

Award: The maximum amount of each award is $24,000, prorated over the period of study. In no case shall the award exceed $12,000 for one academic year of study.

Deadline(s): March

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Jennings Randolph Peace Scholarship Dissertation Program

Description: The Jennings Randolph (JR) Peace scholarship Dissertation Program awards scholarships to students at U.S. universities who are writing doctoral dissertations on topics related to international peace, conflict, and security.

Each year the program awards approximately ten Peace Scholar Fellowships.

Eligibility: Citizens of any country may apply. Applicants must be enrolled in recognized doctoral programs (for example, Ph.D., S.J.D., Ed.D., Th.D.) in accredited universities in the United States. Successful candidates must have completed all course work and examinations towards their doctoral degrees by the time their fellowships begin.

Award: Peace Scholar Awards are currently set at $20,000 for 10 months and are paid directly to the individual. Peace Scholar awards may not be deferred. They generally may not be combined with any other major award or fellowship except in special circumstances and with the written approval of the Institute.

Peace Scholars carry out their fellowship work at their universities or other sites appropriate to their research. They are expected to devote full attention to their work and provide periodic reports to the Institute. Peace Scholars may be invited to give a presentation at the Institute and to participate in Institute workshops, conferences, and other activities.

Deadline(s): December

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Killam Undergraduate Fellowship for Americans

Requires campus nomination and must be submitted through the Fellowships Office.

Description: The Killam Fellowships Program provides an opportunity for exceptional undergraduate students from universities in the United States to spend either one semester or a full academic year as an exchange student in Canada. 

Eligibility: All American applicants for the Killam Fellowships Program must be U.S. citizens; full-time undergraduate students in good standing at a fully accredited degree granting college or university in the United States; have met the eligibility requirements of their home university(as they relate to the participation in international exchange programs); be fluent in the English language (and/or French, where appropriate);have a superior and competitive academic record; complete the application process prior to the published deadlines, in the case of the direct exchange applicants; and, be nominated by one's home university.

Award: The Killam Fellowships Program provides a cash award of $5,000 US per semester ($10,000 for a full academic year), and includes a three day orientation in Ottawa, and a three day spring seminar in Washington. In addition, the Foundation provides all American Killam Fellows with a health insurance allowance of $500 Cdn.

Deadline(s): February

Campus Contact(s): Tim Parshall

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Knowles Science Teaching Foundation

Description: The KSTF Teaching Fellowship is explicitly designed to meet the needs of beginning high school science and mathematics teachers as they earn a teaching credential and through the early years of their career.

Eligibility: Must have a degree in a physical science, engineering, systems-based biology or mathematics. Must plan to teach science or mathematics in a U.S. high school. Must be enrolled in, or planning to enroll in, an approved teaching credential program.

Award: Tuition assistance for teaching credential, monthly stipend, school-site mentor support, instructional materials support, room, board, and travel expenses for summer professional development and fellows' meetings, and membership in a professional organization.

Deadline(s): January

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Language Flagship

Description:  

The Language Flagship is a national effort to change the way Americans learn languages. We offer language programs at schools across the United States for undergraduate students in critical languages such as Arabic, Chinese, Hindi Urdu, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, and Turkish. Designed as a network of programs, the Flagship community is made up of 27 Flagship programs at 22 institutions of higher education, and 10 Overseas Flagship Centers. Programs are led by nationally-recognized leaders and innovators in language education. Each Flagship Center is unique. All Flagship Centers have programs for undergraduate students, and all share the goal of educating students in the languages and cultures of the world.

Eligibility: Students must be enrolled at one of the 22 Language Flagship institutions. Students must be enrolled in a U.S. Flagship institutions to be eligible to participate in a Flagship program; however, you can apply to the Flagshide program and the university of your choice at the same time. After you are admitted to a U.S. Flagship institution, students should notify the Flagship program of admission and begin the Flagship program application process.

Award: Undergraduate Flagship Programs are generally designed as four-year programs that offer students from all majors an opportunity to achieve professional-level (ACTFL Superior/ILR Level 3) language proficiency. Some programs offer a 5th year option. Still others offer “pre-Flagship” classes to jump start students on the Flagship path. Programs are designed to work in conjunction with students’ majors, allowing them to take classes—accounting, history, or political science, for example—in their core foreign language. Through this program language becomes a critical part of students’ education because they learn it in the context of their other academic interests. After completing the Domestic Flagship Program and achieving an ILR Level 2 (Advanced proficiency), students apply to the Flagship Overseas Capstone program for direct enrollment and overseas internships.

Deadline(s): May

Campus Contact(s): Tim Parshall

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MacDowell Colony Residencies

Description: The MacDowell Colony is a prestigious artist colony in Peterborough, New Hampshire.  Each year, 250 residency fellowships are awarded to artists in architecture, music composition, film and video, interdisciplinary art, theatre, visual art, and literature.  These artists may be professionally recognized or emerging artists and work for five to eight weeks at the studios in the MacDowell Colony.

Eligibility: U.S. and international citizens are encouraged to apply.  Applicants must be graduated at the time of submitting the application and are committed to the disciplines of architecture, film/video, interdisciplinary arts, literature, music composition, theatre, and visual arts.

Award: Recipients are provided room and board for eight weeks.  They have exclusive use of one of 32 studios at MacDowell Colony.  Need-based stipends and travel grants are also awarded.

Deadline(s): Winter/Spring Residency: September 15

Summer Residency: January 15

Fall Residency: April 15

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Marshall Scholarship

Requires campus nomination and must be submitted through the Fellowships Office.

Description: Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. Up to forty Scholars are selected each year to study at graduate level at an UK institution in any field of study.

Eligibility: Open only to United States citizens who (at the time they take up their Scholarship) hold a first degree from an accredited four-year college or university in the United States with a minimum GPA of 3.7. To qualify for awards tenable from October 2016, candidates must have graduated from their undergraduate college or university after April 2013.

Award: University fees, cost of living expenses, annual book grant, thesis grant, research and daily travel grants, fares to and from the United States and, where applicable, a contribution towards the support of a dependent spouse.

Deadline(s): Campus Deadline: Late August, but students should contact Fellowships Office in the spring prior to application 
Program Deadline: October

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Mayo Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program

Description: Approximately 120 students at higher-education institutions around the US come to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota to work with scientists in biomedical research.

Eligibility: Current sophomores or juniors with a 3.0 GPA or higher can apply.  They must be seriously considering a PhD or MD-PhD in biomedical research.  International students who are attending a college or university in the US can also apply.

Award: $5,000 stipend that is adequate to cover travel, housing and meal costs during the 10-week program

Deadline(s): February

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Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation

Description: The Udall Foundation seeks to educate a new generation to preserve and protect their national heritage through studies in the environment and related fields, or Native Americans and Alaska Natives who study health care and tribal policy. Seeks students who are dedicated to funding scholarship recipients who exhibit leadership, character, integrity and well-roundedness. Commitment to pursuing a career related to the environment is necessary. This award can be redeemed at any school.

Eligibility: Sophomores and juniors with a minimum of 3.0 GPA, majoring in environmental sciences and policy studies, agriculture, political science, natural resource management, sociology, anthropology, American Indian studies, tribal policy, history, English, theater, landscape architecture, and public health, to name just a few areas.

Award: Up to $5,000

Deadline(s): Campus Deadline: December
National Deadline: March

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Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows

Description: The Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows program invites undergraduate leaders from diverse academic disciplines to immerse themselves in leadership development programming inspired by the life and legacy of George Washington, and today's foremost leaders.  This five-and-a-half week residential summer fellowship is designed to create the next generation of our nation's top leaders. During this time, you will dig deep into a cause you believe in, interact with like-minded student leaders from across the country, and learn from the top corporate, military, government, and non-profit leaders in the nation.

Eligibility: Applicants must be rising college juniors, have demonstrated leadership, and have maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.4 or higher.

Award: Program participation is fully-funded.

Deadline(s): February

Campus Contact(s): Tim Parshall

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NASA Aeronautics Scholarship Program

Description: The NASA Aeronautics Scholarship Program is now being administered by the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). Approximately 20 two-year undergraduate, and 5 two-year with an option of a third year graduate scholarships will be awarded annually to students pursuing aeronautical engineering and related fields.

Eligibility: Varies according to program.

Award: Total allocated award amounts are up to $40,000 for undergraduates and up to $125,000 for graduates. These funds will go towards tuition and related costs, as well as to provide paid summer internship opportunities at a NASA research center. 

Deadline(s): March

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National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Scholarships

Description: This scholarship is awarded by NABJ to students with a demonstrated interest in journalism and community service.  Students must show a desire to pursue a career in journalism.

Eligibility: Foreign and American born student members of NABJ are eligible to apply.  Applicants be currently holding a 2.5 GPA or higher at a four-year college or university or accepted into a graduate school in the US and must have demonstrated financial need.

Award: Up to $2,500 per year

Deadline(s): March

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National Geographic Young Explorers Grants

Description: The Young Explorers Grant is given for hypothesis-based scientific research related to conservation or natural exploration, consistent with grant programs like the Committee for Research and Exploration (CRE), the Expeditions Council (EC), and the Conservation Trust (CT).  Luce Foundation also provides funding opportunities for grant recipients for fieldwork in 18 Northeast and Southeast Asian countries.

Eligibility: Applicants are between 18 and 25 years old and are not required to have an advanced degree.  They must demonstrate and interest in conservation and scientific research.

Award: Monetary awards range from $2,000 to $5,000 and are only awarded once per applicant.

Deadline(s): Open

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National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Graduate Program

Description: The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Graduate Program provides unique hands-on experience to prepare exceptional graduate students to become next-generation leaders in domestic and global nuclear security. During the 12-month, full-time, salary-plus-benefits terms, Fellows work alongside NNSA experts in Washington, D.C. or other NNSA site locations.  Fellows receive specialized training and opportunities for career development and professional networking, while also directly supporting NNSA’s global nuclear security mission in placements that align with their backgrounds and interests.

Eligibility: Must be a U.S. citizen to be eligible for a high-level government security clearance.  Applicants should be accepted to, enrolled in, or graduating from a master's or Ph.D. program at the time of applying to NNSA.  Desirable academic specializations include international relations, security or nonproliferation studies, political science, public administration, and economics.  Some positions may also benefit from backgrounds in safety and health, infrastructure and operations management, or finance/accounting.  A combined policy and technical background is highly desirable, and a foreign language is a plus. 

Award: This is a year-long fellowship opportunity that provides full-time employment and salary plus benefits.

Deadline(s): Applications typically are accepted beginning in early August through October 21st. Fellowship terms begin the following summer.

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National Science Foundation

Description: The National Science Foundation aims to ensure the vitality of the human resource based in biological science, technology, engineering, mathematics, physical science, earth science, and social science in the United States and to reinforce its diversity by offering approximately 1,000 graduate fellowships in this competition. The Graduate Research Fellowship provides three years of support for graduate study leading to research-based master's or doctoral degrees and is intended for students who are at the early stages of their graduate study.

Eligibility: Senior or 1st year graduate student, with a high GPA, majoring in social sciences, mathematics, science, and engineering. The award can be applied at any institution.

Award: Provides three years of support for graduate study leading to research-based master's or doctoral degrees.

Deadline(s): Early November: specific dates vary by discipline

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Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

Description: Provides opportunities for continuing generations of New Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields. A New American is an individual who (1) is a resident alien; i.e., holds a Green Card or, (2) has been naturalized as a U.S. citizen or (3) is the child of two parents who are both naturalized citizens.

Eligibility: Bachelor's degree or be in final year of undergraduate study and interested in continuing their education in a professional field (e.g., engineering, medicine, law, social work, etc.) or in a scholarly discipline in the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Sciences including the Fine and Performing Arts.

Award: An annual maintenance grant of $20,000 (paid in two installments) and a tuition grant of one-half the tuition cost of the U.S. graduate program attended by the Fellow (up to a maximum of $16,000 per academic year).

Deadline(s): November

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Phi Kappa Phi

Description: Phi Kappa Phi is a highly selective academic honor society that draws members from all academic disciplines within colleges and universities. Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants exist to recognize scholarly endeavors. They are designed specifically to recognize and assist undergraduates as they seek knowledge abroad.

Eligibility: Students must have earned at least 30 but no more than 90 college credit hours and have a GPA of at least 3.5.

Award: 45 grants, valued at $1,000 each, are awarded annually.

Deadline(s): February

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Rhodes Trust Scholarship

Description: Seeks intellectual distinction, integrity of character, interest and respect for fellow beings, the ability to lead, and the energy to use their talents to the full. Study abroad at the University of Oxford. The fellowship funds two years of study, a student may choose any one of the courses of study available in the University of Oxford, (except those lasting one year only). Literary and scholastic attainments; energy to use one's talents to the full, as exemplified by fondness for and success in sports; truth, courage, devotion to duty, sympathy for and protection of the weak, kindliness, unselfishness and fellowship; moral force of character and instincts to lead, and to take an interest in one's fellow beings.

Eligibility: Seniors or recent graduates, 18-24 years old, with a high GPA in any major.

Award: Each Scholar receives, in addition to full coverage of all fee's to Oxford, a maintenance allowance adequate to meet necessary expenses for term-time and vacations. The Rhodes Trustees cover the necessary costs of travel to and from Oxford, and upon application, may approve additional grants for research purposes or study-related travel.

Deadline(s): Campus: Early September, but students should contact Dean Tarkow in the spring prior to application.

National: Early October

Campus Contact(s): Theodore Tarkow
tarkowt@missouri.edu
573-882-4421

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Rotary Grants

Description:

The Rotary Foundation offers two types of grants: District Grants and Global Grants. Each Rotary district has the autonomy to choose what kind of work its grant(s) will fund. District Grants generally support humanitarian projects, scholarship, and volunteer teams traveling abroad. The Rotary District 6080 (local to Columbia) offers a global scholarship each year that provides $30,000 for one student to apply toward graduate study at an international institution.

Rotary Global Grants, on the other hand, provide funding for long-term, large international activities. The minimum budget for a global grant activitiy is $30,000.

Eligibility: Eligibility guidelines may be found on the Rotary Foundation website (https://www.rotary.org/myrotary/en/take-action/apply-grants).

Award: Award amounts vary from a District Grant to a Global Grant, but recipients could receive anything from $30,000 up to $200,000 for a global grant activity.

Deadline(s):

The Rotary Disctrict 6080 Global Scholarship application is due in October. Global Grant applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year.

Campus Contact(s): Tim Parshall

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Samuel Huntington Public Service Award

Description: The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award is in memory of the former CEO of National Grid, Samuel Huntington.  He was deeply interested in public service and taught in Nigeria before attending law school in the US.  This award is designed for students who share the same passion for public service.

Eligibility: All graduating students from accredited US colleges and universities.

Award: Recipients are provided a $10,000 stipend for a one-year public service project: $5,000 is awarded at the beginning of the project; and the remaining $5,000 is awarded upon receipt of a six-month progress report.

Deadline(s): mid-January

Campus Contact(s): http://www.nationalgridus.com/huntington.asp

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Schwarzman Scholars

Description: Designed to prepare the next generation of global leaders, Schwarzman Scholars is the first scholarship created to respond to the geopolitical landscape of the 21st Century. Whether in politics, business or science, the success of future leaders around the world will depend upon an understanding of China’s role in global trends.

Eligibility: Eligibility requirements include: an undergraduate degree from an accredited college, demonstration of academic excellence, English language proficiency, and that applicants be age 18-28.

Award: Enrolling the inaugural class in 2016, the program will give the world’s best and brightest students the opportunity to develop their leadership skills through a one-year Master’s Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing – one of China’s most prestigious universities Students will pursue degrees in one of three disciplines: public policy, economics and business, and international studies.

Deadline(s): October

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ThinkSwiss Research Scholarship

Description: ThinkSwiss will select 15 talented and motivated U.S. students from all fields of study who apply for a research project at a Swiss university or research lab. The ThinkSwiss Research Scholarship program takes place within the scope of the ThinkSwiss program. "ThinkSwiss – Brainstorm the future" is a U.S.-wide program on Education, Research and Innovation. It focuses on the exchange of expertise and know-how in academia and the business community in both Switzerland and the USA. This program is produced under the auspices of Presence Switzerland (PRS), the Swiss State Secretariat for Education and Research (SER) and the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs.

Eligibility: Must be currently enrolled in an accredited U.S. college/university. Must be a graduate student or an undergraduate who has completed has completed their sophomore year by the start of research in Switzerland.

Award: The awardees will receive a monthly stipend of $830 for a period of up to three months.

Deadline(s): March

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Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Graduate Fellowship

Description: The program seeks to recruit talented students in academic programs relevant to international affairs, political and economic analysis, administration, management, and science policy. The goal is to attract outstanding students from all ethnic, racial and social backgrounds who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career in the U.S. Department of State. Each successful candidate is obligated to a minimum of three years’ service in an appointment as a Foreign Service officer.

Eligibility: Open to graduating seniors who are intending on entering graduate school. Students must be U.S. citizens and have a minimum of 3.2 GPA. At the time of application, candidates must be seeking admission to graduate school for the following academic year. Winners are expected to enroll in a two-year, full-time master's degree program in either public policy, international affairs, or public administration, or in an academic field such as business, economics, political science, sociology, or foreign languages (U.S. graduate institutions only).

Award: The fellowship award includes tuition, room, board, and mandatory fees during the first and second year of graduate school. Each year’s award also includes reimbursement for books and for travel (one round trip per academic year, up to a set maximum amount).

Deadline(s): February

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Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Undergraduate Fellowship

Description: Seeks to recruit talented students in academic programs relevant to international affairs, political and economic analysis, administration, management, and science policy who are interested in pursuing a Foreign Service career. Each successful candidate is obligated to a minimum of three years service in an appointment as a Foreign Service Officer. The Fellow must commit to pursuing a graduate degree in international studies at one of the graduate schools identified by the WWNFF.

Eligibility: Open to juniors who are U.S. citizens and have a minimum of 3.2 GPA, in majors relevant to international affairs, political and economic analysis, administration, management, and science policy. Financial need is a consideration.

Award: The fellowship award includes tuition, room, board, and mandatory fees during your senior year of college and during the first year of graduate study. Each year’s award also includes reimbursement for books and for travel (one round trip per academic year, up to a set maximum amount). The Fellow must commit to pursuing a master’s degree in international studies at one of the graduate schools participating in the program. Participating graduate schools provide financial support in the second year of graduate study based on need.

Deadline(s): February

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U.S. Borlaug Fellows Program

Description: The U.S. Borlaug Fellows in Global Food Security program is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to expand the pool of U.S. food security professionals who have the scientific base needed to effectively study and manage the global landscapes in support of sustainable food systems. The program is comprised of two key elements; a Graduate Research Fellowship Grant Program and a Summer Institute on Global Food Security.

The intended objectives of the U.S. Borlaug Fellows in Global Food Security program are:

  • To help train a new generation of interdisciplinary U.S. scientists with fluency in global food security and the skills to strengthen the capacity of developing countries to apply new innovations and technologies,
  • To support the key research themes of the Feed the Future initiative and increase understanding of the links between agricultural production, nutritional status, natural resource conservation, and development,
  • To foster cross-cultural understanding and dialog and the kinds of long-term relationships that are developed through on-the-ground collaborative work, and
  • To work with international partners to sustain a growing global learning community.

Eligibility: Candidates must be U.S. citizens currently enrolled in a graduate program, conducting research on topics related to the U.S. Government's global hunger and food security initiative – Feed the Future (FTF). All topics that relate to food security (e.g., agriculture, nutrition, ecological resources, poverty) and are linked to the research strategies of the Feed the Future initiative are admissible. U.S. Borlaug Summer Institute on Global Food Security participants who meet eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply.  Applicants are expected to have a faculty advisor at their home institution and a research center mentor from the IARC or NARS that is serving as host for the student’s international fieldwork.

Award: The grants have a maximum value of USD 15,000 for students applying for 6-month long international research stays; USD 20,000 for 1-year long international research stays; and USD 40,000 for 2-year long international research stays. Students are expected to stay in-residence in the host country for the majority of the time (85%) with some time available for short-term absences. Grant funds are not intended to cover all costs of the proposed research, and applicants are expected to leverage outside funding in support of their work plans.

Deadline(s): March/April

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Villers Fellowship for Health Care Justice

Description: he Villers Fellowship for Health Care Justice was created in 2005 by Phillippe Villers, Founder and President of Families USA, to inspire and develop the next generation of health care justice leaders. The goals of the Villers Fellowship Program are three-fold:

  • To help achieve Families USA's goal of comprehensive, affordable, high-quality health care for all Americans;
  • To develop a network of young leaders who share a passion for social and health care justice; and
  • To inspire Villers Fellows to continue to work for health care justice throughout their lives

Villers Fellows will be given the opportunity to work on a variety of health care justice issues during their year-long tenure. They will also be exposed to different advocacy strategies, including producing analytic reports, disseminating effective messages through the media, successful coalition building, and e-advocacy techniques. The Fellow will also develop an understanding of the federal legislative process.

Eligibility: In order to be considered, applicants must be authorized to work in the United States. We prefer that applicants have a college degree or plan to receive a degree by August. There is no minimum GPA requirement, and candidates from all academic backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Award: Up to $35,000

Deadline(s): January

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Wellstone Fellowship for Social Justice (from Families USA)

Description: The Wellstone Fellowship for Social Justice is designed to foster the advancement of social justice through participation in health care advocacy work that focuses on the unique challenges facing many communities of color.

Through this fellowship, Families USA hopes to expand the pool of talented social justice advocates from underrepresented economic, racial and ethnic minority groups, including black/African American, Latino, Native American, and Asian and Pacific Islander communities. The goals of the Wellstone Fellowship program are three-fold:

  • To address disparities in access to health care
  • To inspire Wellstone Fellows to continue to work for social justice throughout their lives
  • To increase the number and racial and ethnic diversity of up-and-coming social justice advocates and leaders

***The Wellstone Fellowship for 2013-2014 is not available. Please check back here in September of 2013 for information about the 2014-2015 Fellowship. Contact wellstonefellowship@familiesusa.org if you have any questions.***

Eligibility: Candidates must demonstrate an interest in health care policy as a tool for reducing racial and ethnic health disparities. Applicants should also demonstrate a commitment to contributing to social justice work following their year of hands-on experience as a fellow. While there is no bias in favor of any specific academic discipline, a college degree is preferred. There is no minimum GPA to qualify for consideration.

Award: Fellows receive a competitive salary (approximately $35,000), excellent health care benefits, and other employer-sponsored benefits for the duration of the fellowship.

Deadline(s): February

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Whitaker International Fellows Program

Requires campus nomination and must be submitted through the Fellowships Office.

Description: Fellows go abroad for one academic year (9-12 months) to conduct academic or scientific research at a university or laboratory, pursue course work, or intern at a public, industrial, or nonprofit institute.

Eligibility: All applicants must be nominated and US citizens or permanent residents.

Award: Round-trip international airfare, monthly living stipend, health insurance, and tuition reimbursements up to $35,000.

Deadline(s): January

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Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship Program

Description: The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship seeks to attract talented, committed individuals with backgrounds in the STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—into teaching in high-need secondary schools in Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and New Jersey. 

Eligibility: Eligible applicants include current undergraduates, recent college graduates, midcareer professionals, and retirees who have majored in, or had careers in, STEM fields.

Award: This prestigious fellowship offers a $30,000 stipend toward completion of a Master's degree program at a Woodrow Wilson partner institution in Indiana, New Jersey, or Ohio. Fellows undergo a year-long clinical experience in a high-need school.  Once Fellows are certified teachers at the end of the first year, they obtain salaried employment by committing to teach for three years in urban or rural secondary schools.  

Deadline(s):  

October 13: First application deadline

November 14: Second application deadline

January 31, 2014: Final application deadline

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