Disciplines: creative writing
Each year, the Academy Nicholl screenwriting competition awards up to five $35,000 fellowships to amateur screenwriters. To enter, submit a feature length screenplay and entry fee via the online application when the competition is open for submissions. Fellowship winners are invited to participate in awards week ceremonies and seminars and expected to complete at least one original feature film screenplay during the Fellowship year.
The competition is open to screenwriters who have not earned more than $25,000 writing fictional work for film or television. Entry scripts must be the original work of one writer, or of two writers who collaborated equally, and must be written originally in English. Adaptations and translated scripts are not eligible.
Early deadline:7 March 2017; 2018 tba
Regular deadline: 10 April 2017; 2018 tba
Late deadline: 1 May 2017; 2018 tba
Disciplines: professional degree and/or corporate work experience
The Alfa Fellowship is an international initiative that each year offers accomplished young Americans the opportunity to complete fully-financed high-level professional development programs in Russia. Fellows act as consultants at leading institutions, attend seminars on contemporary topics, receive intensive language training, and travel regionally as a group. The fellowships provide a generous monthly stipend, health insurance, all program-related travel costs, language training in Russia, and private tutoring in the U.S. prior to departure as needed. Alfa Fellowships begin with language training in the fellows' geographic location followed by a language course in Moscow starting in mid-June. Throughout the summer, Alfa fellows attend a seminar program with key public and private sector officials to discuss current events. Fellows then work at prominent organizations in Russia, including private companies, media outlets, think tanks, and foundations.
The Alfa Fellowship Program places up to 18 American, British, and German citizens per year in work assignments at leading organizations in Russia in the fields of business, economics, journalism, law, public policy, and related areas. Key goals of the Alfa Fellowship Program are expanding networks of American, British, and German professionals, developing greater intercultural understanding, and advancing knowledge of Russian affairs in the West.
National Deadline: 1 December 2017
The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is the nation's leading voice promoting equity and education for women and girls. Since its founding in 1881, AAUW members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day--educational, social, economic, and political. A vital AAUW program, the Community Action Grant, provides funds to individuals, AAUW branches, and AAUW state organizations as well as local community-based nonprofit organizations for innovative programs or non-degree research projects that promote education and equality for women and girls. Applicants must be women who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and propose projects that have direct public impact, are nonpartisan, and take place within the United States or its territories. Special consideration is given to projects focused on K-12 and community college girls' and women's achievements in science, technology, engineering, or math. Applicants may pursue one- or two-year grants for community-based projects. Topic areas are unrestricted, but should include a clearly defined activity that promotes education and equality for women and girls.
National Deadline: 15 January 2018
Disciplines: life sciences || engineering || mining || oceanography/marine sciences
The American Australian Association launched its Education Fund in 2002 and is currently funded largely through monies raised at its Annual Benefit Dinners and through direct corporate sponsorship. The Education Fund was established to support post-graduate study and research between Australia and the United States and is the largest source of privately funded educational Fellowships between the two countries. The American Australian Association awards Fellowships each year to Australians and Americans for advanced research and study in the United States and Australia respectively. The Fellowships build on existing strong social and economic partnerships and foster intellectual exchange between the United States and Australia. To date, over 200 Fellows have received awards totaling over US$5 million to pursue studies in critical fields--from key medical research to sustainability. Fellowships of $30,000-$40,000 are granted to US citizens or permanent residents in order to support part of the costs for 1 year of study in Australia. Currently, there is particular interest in the fields of oceanography/marine sciences & stem cell research for the Fellowship.
National Deadline: 15 October 2017
The AIF Clinton Fellowship is an immersive, 10-month volunteer service program matching young professionals with development organizations. Fellows work on scalable and sustainable development projects in the fields of education, livelihoods, technology and innovation, and public health. The AIF Clinton Fellowship is helping to shape the next generation of leaders committed to positive change while also strengthening civil society in both the US and India. Fellows support AIF partner organizations at a crucial moment of scalability by meeting their human resource and organizational needs through skills-sharing, training, and capacity-building. Responsibilities vary based on a Fellows' skills, experience, and interests. Previous projects have included: program design and implementation, monitoring and evaluation, graphic design, videography, data collection and visualization, developing digital content, event planning, qualitative and quantitative research, creative writing, curriculum design, fundraising, teaching, teacher training, community organizing, managing information systems, and marketing and communications. Each Fellow is paired with a mentor at the host organization and with a mentor at AIF for support throughout the project. The Fellowship creates a community of socially engaged, global citizens dedicated to positive change. Fellowship Alumni have traditionally applied their leadership in the areas of international development, education, social entrepreneurship, technology, business, academia, journalism, public health, human rights, and others. Together they represent a collective force for sustaining a long-term agenda dedicated towards change in India, the United States, and beyond. The AIF Clinton Fellowship provides a renowned platform to develop the skills, resources, and network needed to become an effective and socially-minded change maker.
National Deadline: 15 January 2018
The American Prospect's Writing Fellows Program offers journalists at the beginning of their career the opportunity to spend two full years at American Prospect magazine in Washington D.C. developing their journalistic skills. The magazine is devoted to promoting informed discussion and debate on public-policy matters of interest to all Americans--as well as people around the globe--from a progressive perspective. Each fellow benefits from an intensive mentoring program and is expected to contribute regularly to the website and to the print edition. A passion for politics, policy, print and digital journalism is a prerequisite. Prior journalism experience is encouraged but not required. For the Fall 2016 (September) through 2018 fellowship, we are seeking candidates with strong writing and analytical abilities who are as comfortable generating article ideas as they are relying on assignments. Past fellows have gone on to take leadership roles at the Prospect as well as to work and write for The New York Times, The New Republic, The Atlantic, Slate, The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, The Boston Globe, and many other publications. The fellowship pays $33,000 the first year and includes health, dental, and vision benefits.
National Deadline: 17 May 2017; 2018 tba
The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) offers fellowships (up to $23,000) and grants (up to $5,000) to individuals to pursue research, study or creative arts projects in one or more Scandinavian country for up to one year. The number of awards varies each year according to total funds available. Awards are made in all fields. Applicants must have a well-defined research, study or creative arts project that makes a stay in Scandinavia essential. The ASF considers it desirable that all candidates have at least some ability in the language of the host country, even if it is not essential for the execution of the research plan. For projects that require a command of one or more Scandinavian (or other) languages, candidates should defer application until they have the necessary proficiency. Fellowships are intended to support a year-long stay. Priority is given to candidates at the graduate level for dissertation-related study or research. The awards support project-related costs, including maintenance, trans- Atlantic round-trip travel, in-country travel, tuition and fees (where applicable) and materials expenditures (e.g., books, photocopying, art supplies).
National Deadline: 1 November 2017
Disciplines: fisheries || environmental sciences || planning/land use || landscape architecture || coastal, geotechnical, or environmental engineering (any of which has an aquatic/waterfront emphasis)
Anchor QEA comprises a team of more than 300 scientists, planners, and engineers from offices across the United States works closely with their clients toward common goals on water resources, surface and groundwater quality, coastal development, habitat restoration, and contaminated sediment management projects. As part of their corporate culture, Anchor QEA has established a scholarship fund to assist graduate students in fields related to water resources, surface and groundwater quality, coastal development, habitat restoration, and contaminated sediment management. Individual scholarship awards will range in value from $500 to $5,000 and be provided to the recipient's institution of higher learning to be disbursed to the student for graduate school tuition and supplies.
National Deadline: 13 November 2017
The Autry Fellowship is a competitive fellowship program for talented and ambitious recent college graduates. It provides an opportunity to work for one year as a full-time, paid staff member at MDC. The Autry Fellowship supports the mission of MDC--to help organizations and communities in the South close the gaps that separate people from opportunity--by developing a cadre of young leaders who have experience promoting economic development, increasing equity and excellence in education, building inclusive civic cultures, and who are poised and ready to apply their new learning to benefit the region.
MDC is a nonprofit organization that has been publishing research and developing programs focused on expanding opportunity, reducing poverty, and addressing structural inequity for more than 40 years. Founded in 1967 out of N.C. Gov. Terry Sanford’s North Carolina Fund, the original mission of "Manpower Development Corp." was to design job training programs to help poor and displaced workers in the transition from an agricultural to an industrial economy and from a segregated to an integrated workforce. Since then, the name has changed and MDC has developed and implemented programs in areas including youth engagement, training and employment, community college improvement, rural economic development, strategic philanthropy, workforce competitiveness, school reform, and grassroots community leadership.
National Deadline: 8 January 2018
The Belgian American Educational Foundation (B.A.E.F.) encourages applications for fellowships for advanced study or research during one academic year at a Belgian University or institution of higher learning. The B.A.E.F. will award up to ten fellowships as outright non-renewable grants carrying a stipend of$27,000 for Master's or Ph.D. students and $31,000 for Post-doctoral Fellows. Fellows are expected to stay for a period of 12 months in Belgium although the minimum fellowship period is 6 months. In addition to the stipend, the Foundation will provide health insurance. Knowledge of Dutch,or French, or German is optional.
National Deadline: 31 October 2017
Blakemore Freeman Fellowships are awarded for one academic year of full-time, intensive language study at the advanced level in East or Southeast Asia in approved language programs by The Blakemore Foundation. Grants are highly competitive and awarded to college graduates (US citizens and permanent residents) with "advanced level" proficiency (3000-level undergraduate language courses) in the target language who possess a focused, well-defined career objective involving Asia in which regular use of the the language is an important aspect and who have prior experience in the host country or involvement/participation in activities related to the country.
National Deadline: 30 December 2017
Boren Fellowships provide up to $30,000 to U.S. graduate students to add an important international and language component to their graduate education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency. Boren Fellowships support study and research in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. Boren Fellowships are funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), which focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security. Applicants should identify how their projects, as well as their future academic and career goals, will contribute to U.S. national security, broadly defined. NSEP draws on a broad definition of national security, recognizing that the scope of national security has expanded to include not only the traditional concerns of protecting and promoting American well-being, but also the challenges of global society, including sustainable development, environmental degradation, global disease and hunger, population growth and migration, and economic competitiveness.
Contact Dr. Frieda Blackwell, Associate Dean for Humanities, College of Arts & Sciences, for more information.
National Deadline: 8 February 2018
The Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program is a distinguished transatlantic initiative that offers 15 accomplished Americans the opportunity to complete a comprehensive professional development program in Germany. The Bosch Fellowship is comprised of three main components: customized work placements, professional seminars, and German language training. Bosch Fellows work as consultants in their field of expertise at leading public or private institutions in Germany. In addition, Bosch Fellows participate in professional seminars, where they travel to meet and exchange ideas with key figures across Germany and Europe. Prior to their work placements and seminars, Bosch Fellows participate in up to five months of language training with both private tutors in the United States and group classes in Germany.
The program is fully funded by the Robert Bosch Stiftung, one of the largest foundations in Germany, with the goal of fostering a community of American leaders who have firsthand experience in the political, economic and cultural environment of Germany and the European Union. Fellows are from the fields of public policy and administration, foreign and security policy, urban and regional planning, business, journalism and communications, law, or cultural and arts management (ex. museum, theater, orchestra).
National Deadline: 1 November 2017
The Center for California Studies, housed with California State University, Sacramento, administers four fellowship programs: the Jesse M. Unruh Assembly Fellowship, the Executive Fellowship, the Judicial Administration Fellowship, and California Senate Fellowship. These programs, known collectively as the Capital Fellows Programs, are nationally recognized. The 18 Assembly Fellows, 18 Senate Fellows, 18 Executive Fellows and 10 Judicial Administration Fellows receive an outstanding opportunity to engage in public service and prepare for future careers, while actively contributing to the development and implementation of public policy in California.
Fellows in each program work for 10-11 months, receive health benefits and a monthly stipend of $2,627, and are employees of Sacramento State. They work as full-time members of a legislative, executive, or judicial branch office and are typically given assignments with a significant amount of responsibility and challenges. Fellows also enroll as graduate students at Sacramento State and receive graduate units from the Sacramento State Government Department or Public Policy and Administration Program. The enrollment fees are paid by the programs. The selection process for the fellows programs starts in the late fall when the application period opens. Anyone with a bachelor's degree by the fall of his or her fellowship year and a demonstrated interest in state government and public service is eligible to apply. There are no preferred majors. Fellows are selected in the spring and start their programs in fall with an intensive orientation conducted by the program, after which they interview with various offices before being placed. They attend weekly graduate seminars conducted by their program's academic advisors.
National Deadline: 12 February 2018
Disciplines: international relations
Each year, through the James C. Gaither Junior Fellows program, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace offers approximately 12-14 one-year fellowships to qualified graduating seniors and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year. They are selected from a pool of nominees nominated by several hundred participating universities and colleges. James C. Gaither Junior Fellows work as research assistants to Carnegie’s senior scholars. They have the opportunity to conduct research for books, co-author journal articles and policy papers, participate in meetings with high-level officials, contribute to congressional testimony, and organize briefings attended by scholars, journalists, and government officials. Students who have begun graduate studies are not eligible for consideration. As you must be nominated by Baylor, please see a faculty member in SPARK to learn more about applying for this program.
Campus Deadline: 2 January 2018
National Deadline: 15 January 2018
Disciplines: sociology || psychology || education || public policy || statistics || economics || mathematics || women's studies
In honor of pioneering feminist economist Mariam K. Chamberlain, the Institute for Women's Policy Research offers a fellowship in public policy to a promising scholar each year. The Mariam K. Chamberlain Fellow contributes to a variety of research projects to inform policies affecting women: the quality of women's jobs, including wages, paid sick leave, paid family leave, and workplace flexibility; increasing access to higher education and non-traditional jobs for low-income women and women with children; examining socioeconomic supports for women in job training programs, and for college students with children; and the economic status of women and girls, women of color, and immigrant women across the United States. Compensation for the fellowship is $31,000 over the 9-month period and offers health insurance benefits. The position is full-time and generally spans the academic year, September to May.
National Deadline: 28 February 2017; 2018 tba
The Chateaubriand Fellowship is a grant offered by the Embassy of France in the United States. Every year, it allows doctoral students enrolled in American universities to conduct research in France for 4 to 9 months. Chateaubriand fellows receive a stipend, a round trip ticket to France, and health insurance. The Chateaubriand offers support for both STEM and Humanities/Social Sciences students.
National Deadline: 16 January 2018
Disciplines: health science || health studies || public health
The Church Health Scholars program, based in Memphis, Tennessee, is a one-year, service learning fellowship for recent four-year college graduates interested in serving underserved populations and exploring the intersection of faith and health. Church Health Scholars is a robust program and expects dedication and hard work from participants. The program runs June to June, and Scholars are expected to commit to the entire 12 months. By providing early exposure to honorable work through the Scholars program, Church Health aims to provide a firm foundation for Scholars to build professional and personal values, work ethic, and perspective that forwards our mission to care for one another in our Memphis community. Since its inception as the volunteer-based Clinic Assistant Program in the mid-1990s, the Church Health Scholars program has helped participants launch careers as medical providers, community leaders, and healthcare professionals. To be eligible, applicants should be recent 4-year college graduates (0-3 years out of college), not hold a master's degree nor be currently enrolled in a master’s degree program. Scholars serve as full-time employees of Church Health, working as integral members of their respective teams, learning and working with health professionals across the organization and interacting with health seekers and community members.
National Deadline: 2018 applications open in October
The primary initiative of City Hall Fellows is a 12-month-long, post-college, pre-graduate school program that integrates hands-on, full-time, local government work experience with intensive, comprehensive, real-politic-focused training in how cities work and the people, issues, and organizations that influence local policy. Our Fellows spend their service year working on high-need, high-impact municipal initiatives in cities where they have personal ties. The year-long Fellowship starts with a 3-week orientation, which grounds Fellows in the cultural, social, and political history of their host community, builds cohort rapport, and prepares Fellows for the Fellowship year. Thereafter, Fellows gather weekly for half-day sessions in our intensive, proprietary Civic Leadership Development Program (CLDP). Facilitated by a City Hall Fellows employee, the CLDP takes Fellows on a structured exploration through the context and operations of their own local government. Fellows deep dive into their government structure (including budget, civil service, labor and unions, and the governmental, quasi-governmental and non-governmental organizations which regulate, impact, or provide public services to or within that community), the local policy-making process, and the relationship and interactions between both local and state and local and federal government. Fellows develop the knowledge, skills and network necessary to become effective local civic leaders, both immediately and for the rest of their lives.
National Deadline: 31 January 2017; currently undergoing program changes
Disciplines: journalism || professional writing || public relations || digital media
Each year the Intercollegiate Studies Institute's Collegiate Network (CN) journalism program offers paid summer internships and postgraduate, yearlong fellowships at prominent media outlets to promising student journalists. For students seriously considering a journalism career, these positions offer writing opportunities at some of the nation's leading publications. The CN pays recent college graduates stipends of approximately $35,000 for a one-year position and summer interns stipends of approximately $5,000 for ten weeks of work at prominent media outlets. The CN offers all interns and fellows career-development assistance both informally and formally through various events and programs, including a weekend-long seminar featuring briefings with professional journalists, including former CN Fellows, who offer advice on advancing in a journalism career. Topics include pitching stories, fact-checking, cultivating sources, multimedia tips, journalistic ethics, and newsroom etiquette.
For more than 30 years, the Collegiate Network has supported independent college newspapers, magazines, and journals that serve to focus public awareness on the politicization of American college and university classrooms, curricula, student life, and the resulting decline of educational standards. They serve to raise the level of discourse on campus and provide an outlet for students to keep university faculty and administrations honest. Many prominent journalists have got their start by working for a CN publication.
National Deadline: 1 February 2018
The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) is a fellowship funded by the German Bundestag and U.S. Congress, that annually provides 75 American and 75 German young professionals the opportunity to spend one year in each others' countries, studying, interning, and living with hosts on a cultural immersion program. The program is open to candidates in all career fields who are interested in a year of cultural exchange. The CBYX program is sponsored in the U.S. by the Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, under the authority of the Fulbright-Hays Act of 1961, as amended.
Strong candidates exhibit clear career goals, relevant experience in their career field (experience can be work, internship, or volunteer), have a strong interest in German and international affairs and also a strong sense of American identity. CBYX for Young Professionals is open to candidates in all career fields, and applicants from a broad range of backgrounds are selected for the program each year. Candidates in business, vocational, scientific, engineering, technical, and agricultural fields are especially encouraged to apply. Prior German language knowledge is not required, but is strongly preferred.
National Deadline: 1 December 2017
In addition to graduate scholarships, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) offers a nine-month paid Fellowship Program that offers talented Latinos, who have earned a bachelor's degree within two years of the program start date, the opportunity to gain hands-on experience at the national level in the public policy area of their choice. Fellows have the opportunity to work in congressional offices and federal agencies, depending on their area of interest. Some past focus areas have included international affairs, economic development, health and education policy, housing, or local government.
National Deadline: 29 January 2018
The Coro Fellowship uses the city as a classroom to train the next generation of change makers. Today's complex urban environments present constantly evolving challenges and opportunities, creating an increasing need for versatile leaders with the ability to forge connections and lead across the non-profit, business, and government sectors. Competitively selected applicants will join an intimate cohort of 12 participants for the nine-month program, with each cohort encompassing a wide range of communities, interests, ideologies and experiences. Coro fellowship locations are in high-impact urban cities across the U.S.: Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Pittsburgh, and St. Louis.
National Deadline: 17 January 2018
Scholarships for U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students to participate in beginning, intermediate, and advanced level intensive summer language programs at American Overseas Research Centers. Sponsored by the United States Department of State and the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC), scholarships are available for intensive overseas study in critical need languages. Azerbaijani, Bangla, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Punjabi, Turkish, and Urdu are offered at the beginning, advanced beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels. Arabic and Persian are offered at the advanced beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels. And Chinese, Japanese, and Russian are offered at the intermediate and advanced levels.
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. University level credit may be available. Recipients of these scholarships will be expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period and later apply their critical language skills in their professional careers.
National Deadline: 15 November 2017
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) awards Study Scholarships to highly qualified graduating seniors and graduate students of all disciplines to provide the opportunity to study in Germany, or complete a postgraduate or master's degree course and obtain a degree from a German higher education institution.
Applicants should be US or Canadian citizens. Foreign nationals who have been full-time students at an American or Canadian university for at least one year at the time of application may be eligible to apply. Contact professors in the German Department for further details.
National Deadline: 4 November 2017
Disciplines: science || engineering
RISE professional--Research Internships in Science and Engineering--gives recent graduates as well as graduate students in the fields of biology, chemistry, engineering, geology, and physics the opportunity to intern for a German company for the summer (6 weeks - 6 months) and thus gain valuable practical experience in their field. These internships, funded by Germany's Federal Ministry of Education & Research, are awarded based on academic merit and the strength of the applicant's proposal. Interns receive a monthly stipend from DAAD as well as their hosting company; in addition, interns receive travel funds and health insurance.
Please note: German language requirements depend on the nature of the internship. Some require at least an intermediate level of German language skills while others require none at all.
National Deadline: 31 January 2017; 2018 tba
Disciplines: historical preservation || museum studies
The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) awards the Centennial Scholarship to two outstanding students pursuing a course of graduate study in the field of historic preservation at a college or university in the United States. This scholarship was established from a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the Centennial Pin and is a one-time award in the amount of $2,500.
National Deadline: 15 February 2018
The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund aids people active in movements for social and economic justice. These need-based scholarships are awarded to students who are able to do academic work at the college or university level or are enrolled in a trade or technical program and who are strongly committed to the progressive movement. Applicants must have participated in activities in the US, and there is a strong preference for applicants who plan on working in this country. Davis-Putter scholars are both graduate and undergraduate students and must be living in the U. S. and planning to enroll in an accredited school. Grantees must receive college credit for the time period covered by their grant, and the maximum grant available from the Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund is $10,000 per year.
National Deadline: postmarked 1 April 2018
The Josephine de Karman Fellowship Trust awards approximately eight fellowships, $22,000 for graduate students and $14,000 for undergraduate students, for the regular academic year. Study must be carried out only in the United States and all funds must be expended only within this country. The fellowship is for one academic year and may not be renewed or postponed. DeKarman fellowships are open to students in any discipline, including international students, who are currently enrolled in a university or college located within the United States. Only candidates for the PhD who will defend their dissertation in or about the year of the fellowship are eligible for consideration. Postdoctoral and masters degree students are not eligible for consideration. Special consideration will be given to applicants in the Humanities.
National Deadline: postmarked 31 January 2018
The Cyber Student Volunteer Initiative (CSVI) is designed to give current students an opportunity to work alongside cyber leaders with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. CSVI offers summer opportunities to current undergraduate and graduate students. This nationwide program provides students the chance to gain invaluable hands-on cyber experience through challenging work projects, real-life scenarios, and mentoring from DHS cybersecurity professionals. This initiative provides a way for the Department to expand the pipeline of future cyber talent which is needed to execute the unique cybersecurity missions at DHS Component. Interns are recruited from the nation's top undergraduate and graduate programs to put their academic achievements and intellect to use during a critical time in American history. Interns will have the opportunity to apply concepts, protocols, and tools acquired through coursework in the real world by working side-by-side with experts in cybersecurity. Student assignments focus on mission areas such as identification and analysis of malicious code, forensics analysis, incident handling, intrusion detection and prevention, and software assurance. Stipends are available for eligible participants of this ten-week program.
National Deadline: 16 January 2017; 2018 tba
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). For individuals who 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. The Payne Fellowship encourages the application of members of minority groups who have historically been underrepresented in international development careers and those with financial need. The fellowship is named in honor of longtime development champion, the late Congressman Donald Payne. The initiative is funded by USAID and administered by Howard University. Fellowship recipients can use the award to attend U.S. graduate programs throughout the country; they will join the USAID Foreign Service upon completion of the program, as long as they successfully complete the Payne Program and USAID entry requirements.
National Deadline: 19 January 2018
Inspired by Frederick Douglass's commitment to freedom, education, and advocacy, the Human Trafficking Institute provides an opportunity for law students and exceptional graduate and undergraduate students, chosen through a competitive process, to participate in a 9-month fellowship program (over the regular academic year). Fellows will have the opportunity to support the Institute's research efforts to provide clear, data- driven materials for scholars and criminal justice practitioners engaged in combatting human trafficking. To encourage each Fellow's personal research goals and career objectives, the Institute will pair each Fellow with a mentor who currently works in the anti-trafficking sector. Recognizing the importance of advocacy, each Fellow will coordinate an Institute event at their educational institution. The Fellow and the Institute will work together on the agenda, target audience, and speakers for the Advocacy Event with the goal of raising awareness about human trafficking, providing accurate and compelling information to the community, and inspiring others to work to decimate the prevalence of human trafficking.
National Deadline: rolling
Disciplines: political science || government || international relations
The goal of the Emerging Scholars in Political Science (ESPS) program in the Department of Politics at Princeton University is to increase the participation of students from underrepresented groups in Ph.D. programs in political science. The ESPS program provides students who have already earned a bachelor's degree the opportunity to explore their research interests and prepare for graduate school through intensive research, coursework, and mentoring. ESPS program participants are hired as research specialists for a period of 6 to 24 months to conduct research under the direction of a faculty mentor at an annual salary of $32,000. The nature of research conducted will vary according to the research interests of the participant. It may involve quantitative and/or qualitative research methods. Typical job duties will likely include data collection, data analysis, and reporting. The research specialist position is part-time to allow time for participants to also enroll in 1 to 2 courses per semester in order to enhance their knowledge and skills in certain areas. Tuition for these courses is paid by the ESPS program, and program participants are eligible for all benefits associated with their status as regular University staff. The ESPS program also provides participants with a research allowance of $1,500 per year to be spent on research-related expenses, such as books and periodicals, software, and travel to scholarly conferences.
National Deadline: 31 March 2017; 2018 tba
Disciplines: diverseEach year, 16-20 participants are selected from around the country for the year-long Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship Program. Fellows gather in Washington, D.C. in August for a comprehensive orientation and field training, where they learn about hunger, poverty, and social inequality in the United States, the local and national programs designed to address the issues, and the various approaches to social change. Emerson Fellows are placed for the first five months with community-based organizations all over the country. Each host organization identifies specific goals and outcomes for the Fellows and provides the supervision and resources necessary to accomplish them.
In mid-February, the Fellows regroup in Washington, D.C. to debrief and share their field experiences and participate in an extensive policy training to learn about national anti-hunger and anti-poverty policy work. Fellows then work in nonprofit organizations and government agencies working on hunger and poverty policies at the national level. During their time in D.C., Fellows complete research, outreach, advocacy, and public education projects that support national policy initiatives. They also meet regularly for professional development trainings.
National Deadline: 10 January 2018
The Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships are the Australian Government's internationally competitive, merit-based scholarship program for study, research, and professional development opportunities between Australia and the world. The Endeavour Scholarship allows Americans to undertake graduate study either by coursework (taught degree) or research in any field in Australia--up to 2 years for a master's degree and up to 4 years for a PhD. The Endeavour Research Fellowship allows Americans to pursue graduate research for 4-6 months in Australia.
National Deadline: annually, applications open in April, close 30 June
The Education, Audiovisual, and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA), which is responsible for the management of certain parts of the European Union's funding programs in education and other fields, organizes and runs the Erasmus Mundus Scholarship program to support graduate study in EU countries. Universities are organized into consortia and require applications to be submitted between October and January for a course starting the following academic year. Each consortia has its own application and application process. Students at the master's level can apply to a maximum of three different programs. Both students and potential scholars/guest lecturers should contact the relevant Consortium for more information on courses and application procedures.
National Deadline: vary by program
To increase the presence of underrepresented minorities on the nation's college and university faculties, to enhance diversity on campuses, and to address the persisting effects of past discrimination, the Ford Foundation offers pre-doctoral fellowships to members of six minority groups whose under representation in the professoriate has been severe and long-standing. The fellowship program identifies individuals with demonstrated ability and provides them the opportunity to engage in graduate study leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degree. These successful scholars then inspire other students of color to pursue an academic career in teaching and research.
National Deadline: 14 December 2017
Disciplines: IT-related majors
Funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Washington Center (TWC) for Internships and Academic Seminars, the Foreign Affairs IT Fellowship Program provides outstanding students pursuing an IT-related graduate degree with a challenging and rewarding opportunity to apply technology solutions to the business of diplomacy. The program awards three graduate Fellows with tuition assistance, mentorship, and professional development to launch their careers in the U.S. Department of State's Foreign Service. Graduate Fellows receive up to $37,500 annually for tuition, room and board, book, etc. The program also places Graduate Fellows in two summer internships, one at a domestic office of the Department of State in DC and one overseats at a US embassy or consulate, and provides stipends, transportation, and housing for these summer work experiences. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply. Fellows who successfully complete the program and the Foreign Affairs IT Specialist entry requirements will receive an appointment as a Foreign Service Information Management Specialist (IMS), the professional staff that supports and maintains hundreds of applications as well as provides IT services domestically and abroad at over 275 overseas posts in nearly 200 countries.
National Deadlilne: 31 December 2017
Fulani Fellows train and work alongside independent activist grassroots leader Dr. Lenora Fulani and her high-performing and diverse team. The All Stars Project is seeking fellowship candidates with a relationship to, and an affinity for poor communities of color. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn the radically humanistic approach to psychology, politics and development that Dr. Fulani has helped to pioneer over the last 40 years. It is also an opportunity to be a part of a growing nonprofit organization and to learn from a gifted organizer and educator what it means to help the poor in America to develop and ensure that people from all walks of life can participate in personal, political and social transformation.
The Fulani Fellowship is a five-month program; the next program runs from August to December 2018 in New York City.
National Deadline: 21 March 2018
Fulbright grants are awarded annually to graduating seniors, young professionals, artists, and graduate students to study in over 140 countries. Most Fulbrights are given for academic programs, but some are available for work in the creative and performing arts and also for the teaching of English in secondary schools. During their grants, Fulbrighters will meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences. The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in routine tasks, allowing the grantee to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think. Through engagement in the community, the individual will interact with their hosts on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom, thereby promoting mutual understanding.
The Fulbright US Student Program awards
Campus Deadline: 29 September 2017
National Deadline: 6 October 2017
This program offers approximately 60 scholarships for students to pursue courses of postgraduate study at the University of Cambridge. Students must show evidence of ability to make a significant contribution to their disciplines through research, teaching, or creatively using their learning in their chosen profession. Candidates must have excellent transcripts and high grade point averages; they must show how study at Cambridge would help them achieve their goals.
Contact Dean Elizabeth Vardaman (710-4176) for more information.
National Deadline: 11 October 2017
The German Bundestag collaborates with the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin, and Technische Universität Berlin to give well qualified young people with a strong interest in politics from the USA, France, Israel and Central, Eastern and South Eastern Europe and Arab region the opportunity to gain first-hand experience of Germany's system of parliamentary government. The International Parliamentary (IPS) program involves fifteen-week placements with Members of the German Bundestag during which participants are introduced to the wide variety of tasks carried out in a Member’s office, such as speech writing and doing preparatory work for plenary sittings. The IPS program is aimed at highly qualified young men and women who are interested in politics and who wish to play an active and responsible role in shaping the democratic future of their country. The German Bundestag, the German Parliament, offers young people the opportunity to get to know the German parliamentary system and political decision-making processes and to gain practical experience of parliamentary work. This scholarship requires very good knowledge of German and an undergraduate degree in-hand.
National Deadline: 31 August 2017
Global Health Corp (GHC) believes that a global movement of individuals and organizations fighting for improved health outcomes and access to healthcare for the poor is necessary in order to change the unacceptable status quo of extreme inequity. GHC works to strengthen this movement by recruiting, training, and supporting the movement’s future leaders, diversifying the pool of young people working in global health, and amplifying the impact of individuals through the formation of a strong community of leaders. Fellows work with high-impact organizations in yearlong paid positions. During their fellowship year, fellows make a significant and measurable contribution to the partner organization and the target population. Each of our fellows is placed with a partner fellow serving in the same organization, creating a fellowship team composed of one international fellow and one in-country fellow. This partnership is central to the GHC experience. The fellowship year starts off with a 2-week training and orientation for all fellows at a top university in the United States.
National Deadline: 17 January 2018
The Greenlining Institute is a policy, research, and advocacy think-tank. The Institute envisions a nation where communities of color thrive and race is never a barrier to economic opportunity. Established in 1996, The Greenlining Leadership Academy works to empower and train the next generation of multi-ethnic leaders to advance racial and economic equity. Participants in the Fellowship are directly integrated into developing, planning, and implementing the organization's policy and advocacy efforts and are invited to bring new ideas and fresh perspectives to Greenlining's work.
The Fellowship is a year-long program for young leaders who are seeking hands-on policy advocacy experience, leadership training, and personal and professional growth. Greenlining seeks individuals who are committed to equity and justice for communities of color. Through coaching, training, mentorship, and hands-on work, Fellows are able to transform their passion and lived experiences into the engine that drives social change in communities of color. Recent Fellows have worked on policies in housing, health, economic development, telecommunications, energy, and political reform. Greenlining recruits Policy Fellows, who have completed at least an undergraduate degree, and Legal Fellows, who are recent law school graduates. Policy Fellows receive $47,500 in compensation; Legal Fellows receive $53,000 plus Bar compensation.
National Deadline: 28 January 2018
The Greenlining Institute is a policy, research, and advocacy think-tank. The Institute envisions a nation where communities of color thrive and race is never a barrier to economic opportunity. Established in 1996, The Greenlining Leadership Academy works to empower and train the next generation of multi-ethnic leaders to advance racial and economic equity. Participants in the Summer Associates program are directly integrated into developing, planning, and implementing the organization's policy and advocacy efforts and are invited to bring new ideas and fresh perspectives to Greenlining's work.
The Greenlining Summer Associates Program is an intensive 10-week training program for young leaders who want to gain hands-on policy experience and invest in their personal and professional growth. Through leadership development and experiential learning, we seek to instill participants with the skills, confidence, and social networks to become effective advocates. An undergraduate degree is required; Associates receive a $5500 stipend.
National Deadline: 14 January 2018
This program was developed to encourage followers of Jesus Christ to integrate their faith and vocation and pursue leadership positions in strategic fields where Christians appear to be underrepresented. The Foundation understands God to be Creator and Sustainer, not only of human beings, but of society's disciplines and structures which make up our world. The goal is to empower students who evidence the passion and ability to lead others as they participate in God's work to redeem these structures.
The Harvey Fellows Program provides financial support to Christian graduate students who possess a unique vision to impact society through their fields and who are pursuing graduate studies at premier institutions in their disciplines (in the United States or abroad). Contact the scholarship foundation at the above website for further information.
National Deadline: 1 November 2017
Disciplines: computer science || medicine || public health || technology || management ||social entrepreneurship
Health for America announces a fellowship program to incubate, test, and launch applications to improve the health of communities across the nation. Health for America is looking for passionate change makers from a broad variety of backgrounds who demonstrate creativity, passion, team-work, leadership, interpersonal skills, and integrity. Fellows, based out of Delaware, will receive $50,000 stipends and will travel to San Francisco, Boston, Chicago, New York, and other cities.
National Deadline: applications open September 2017; applications close July 2018
Disciplines: peace and security
The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship, established in 1987, is a highly-competitive national fellowship program that provides recent college and graduate school graduates with the opportunity to gain a Washington perspective on key issues of peace and security. Twice yearly, the fellowship's Board of Directors selects a group of outstanding individuals to spend six to nine months in Washington, D.C. Supported by a salary, the fellows serve as full-time junior staff members at the participating organization of their choice (of which there are 27, including the Brookings Institution, Stimson Center, and ReThink Media). The program also arranges meetings for the fellows with policy experts. Many former Scoville Fellows have gone on to pursue graduate degrees in international relations and related fields and taken prominent positions in the field of peace and security with public-interest organizations, the federal government, academia, and media.
National Deadline: 2 October 2017
Disciplines: applied sciences || engineering
The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation offers five-year graduate fellowships in the applied physical sciences. Approximately 20 fellowships of $25,000 personal stipends and full tuition equivalent are awarded each year. Hertz Fellowships are tenable at most major research universities. The scholarship applicants should be students in the applied physical, biological, and engineering sciences who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States of America, and who are willing to morally commit to make their skills available to the United States in time of national emergency (see our Moral Commitment section https://www.hertzfoundation.org/dx/fellowships/commitment.aspx).
Contact Dean Elizabeth Vardaman (710-4176) for more information.
National Deadline: 27 October 2017
Disciplines: security studies || military history || government relation || engineering || computer science|| cyber security|| physics|| mathematics || business (as it relates to national security or defense) || law (as it relates to national security or defense) || international relations || political science || economics
The Horizons Scholarship, awarded by Women In Defense (WID) established in 1988, supports women in their pursuit of national security/defense careers in the United States. The scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to further educational objectives of women who are U.S. citizens either employed or planning careers in defense or national security areas (excluding law enforcement and criminal justice.) The amount of the scholarships varies each year, and a selection committee, composed of leading WID members, considers applications and makes awards once each year. WID leaders and members encourage the study of professions related to science, technology, education, and math that support national security professionals. Awards will be based on academic achievement, participation in defense and national security activities, field of study, work experience, statements of objectives, recommendations, and financial need.
National Deadline: 12 June 2017; 2018 tba
The Institute for Humane Studies (IHS) at George Mason University offers Humane Studies Doctoral Scholarships to outstanding students embarking on liberty-advancing careers. The program supports study in a variety of fields, including economics, philosophy, law, political science, and sociology, and seeks graduate students whose research interests place an emphasis on advancing the ideas of a free society. Applicants should have a strong record of academic excellence as well as a demonstrated research interest that is rooted in the tradition of individual and economic freedoms. Besides immediate financial assistance, the scholarship allows recipients to become eligibile for the next academic year's renewable IHS Humane Studies Fellowship that awards up to $15,000 yearly.
National Deadline: application opens 1 November 2017
Humanity in Action Fellows participate in an annual month-long human rights fellowship program held each summer in Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Paris, or Warsaw. All Fellows from the U.S. begin their programs in Washington, DC at a special orientation hosted by the Council on Foreign Relations. Humanity in Action fully covers the cost of participation in the program, including housing and most meals. The selection committee seeks candidates who have a demonstrated interest in human rights and social justice and who possess entrepreneurship and leadership potential, intellectual curiosity, and social maturity.
National Deadline: 8 January 2018
The John Lewis Fellowship is a new Humanity in Action Fellowship program in Atlanta, Georgia. In partnership with The National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Inc., Humanity in Action will bring together a group of 30 American and European university students and recent graduates for an intensive program about diversity and civil rights in America. The program honors Congressman John Lewis, an icon of the Civil Rights Movement.
National Deadline: 8 January 2018
Immigrant Justice Corps (IJC) is the country's first fellowship program dedicated to meeting the need for high-quality legal assistance for immigrants seeking citizenship and fighting deportation. Inspired by Chief Judge Robert Katzmann of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, IJC brings together the country's most talented advocates, connects them to New York City's best legal and community institutions, leverages the latest technologies, and fosters a culture of creative thinking that will produce new strategies to reduce the justice gap for immigrant families, ensuring that immigration status is no longer a barrier to social and economic opportunity.
Immigrant Justice Corps Community Fellows are recent college graduates who conduct outreach and legal intake in neighborhoods throughout New York City and the surrounding counties. They screen low income immigrants for legal relief and help them file applications for citizenship, green cards, DACA, and more. Community Fellows become Board of Immigration Appeals accredited representatives. Their work is directly supervised by experienced immigration attorneys. Applicants must speak a language in addition to English and must be committed to immigrant justice.
National Deadline: March 2018
The mission of the Institute of Current World Affairs (ICWA) Fellowship Program is to select individuals of rare potential, promise, curiosity, and enthusiasm to cultivate deep expertise in foreign countries and cultures. ICWA supports Fellows over a two year period, during which they carry out an immersive program of self-designed, independent study abroad. Candidates with a passion for their project country and who are sufficiently prepared to take advantage of the opportunity ICWA offers have the best chance of being awarded a Fellowship. Extensive professional experience in the proposed area is not always necessary; Fellowships are aimed at developing advanced knowledge and professional skills, not awarding research or reporting opportunities to those who already possess them.
Strong candidates generally propose topics for the Fellowship that are compelling. A proposed Fellowship must hold the promise of enriching public life in the United States by enhancing the understanding of foreign countries, cultures, and trends. Public service, social activism, or contribution to wider understanding in the United States is ICWA's ultimate purpose; additionally, the Institute is naturally drawn to areas of the world and topics that are less well understood and that are relevant to the United States. These could include thematic Fellowships, for example examining questions related to economic development or the environment that could be effectively pursued using the method of our Fellowships. Candidates are encouraged to browse ICWA's archives to see the kind of projects that the Institute has supported.
National Deadline: 1 March 2018
Disciplines: journalism || professional writing || digital media
The Inter American Press Association was established in 1942 to defend and promote the right of the peoples of the Americas to be freely informed through an independent press, essential for which is a journalism that is responsible, objective and open to all currents, so as thus to contribute to a better understanding among the peoples of the Western Hemisphere. In 1954 the IAPA established its Scholarship Fund for young American or Canadian journalists for an academic year’s study in some Latin American or Caribbean country, and for young Latin American and Caribbean journalists to take courses in journalism at some recognized university in the United States or Canada during one academic year.
Applicants must be natives of countries in the Western Hemisphere, journalists or students in the final year of their journalism course, be between 21 and 35 years old, be fluent in the language of the country where they will go to study. Journalism students will have to complete their university studies before the start of the scholarship year.
National Deadline: 30 January 2018
Disciplines: mathematics || social sciences || humanities || education || computer science
The Institute for Recruitment of Teachers (IRT), founded in 1990 and in partnership with Phillips Academy (Andover, Massachusetts), seeks to increase the number of African American, Latino, and Native American students pursuing advanced degrees for teaching, counseling, and administrative careers so the pool of potential faculty members at both the K-12 and university levels will become more diverse. In 2004, the Institute reaffirmed its commitment to eradicating racial disparities at all levels of education and selecting outstanding college students and recent graduates from all diverse backgrounds, including Asians and Caucasians, who are committed to these ideals. Since 1990, the IRT has built a national consortium of colleges and universities that are eager to enroll IRT students to diversify their graduate student bodies and to expand the pipeline of educators to teach, counsel, and administrate in American schools, colleges, and universities.
In addition to the students who participate in the IRT Summer Workshop, the IRT also selects 70 outstanding students to enroll in the Associates Program, which is geared toward undergraduates and recent college graduates. Associates are offered extensive counseling and assistance in negotiating the graduate school application process. Applicants to this program must be rising college seniors, college graduates, or currently or previously enrolled in a Master’s degree program. In addition, applicants should demonstrate a commitment to eradicating racial disparities in education and also an interest in serving as a positive role model to youth.
National Deadline: 1 April 2018
Disciplines: history || American studies || education
The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation encourages future and current teachers of American history, government, and social studies in grades 7-12 to undertake graduate study of the American Constitution, its roots, framing, principles, and development. The applicant must be an outstanding college senior, recent college graduate, or high school teacher who will enroll in a Master of Arts degree in teaching American history or social studies. Up to two calendar years of support, maximum of $24,000 will be awarded.
National Deadline: 1 March 2018
In 2008, the Government of Japan announced the "300000 Foreign Students Plan," which calls to increase the number of foreign students in Japan to 300,000 students by 2020. Consequently, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan administers Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Scholarships. There are seven types of Japanese government-sponsored scholarships available under this program. For graduate students, there are two: graduate research and teacher training. The scholarships can extend to two years of in-country study, and applications require Baylor University endorsement.
National Deadline: varies by scholarship
The website states, "Because the application process differs according to the country in which the Japanese embassy is located, please inquire at the Japanese embassy or consulate general in your country for details."
Each year, the John Jay Institute offers a leadership program for 16 recent college graduates, persons of the Christian faith who seek to become culture-shapers in every area of society--the arts, literature, faith, politics, etc. Fellows live in intentional community on a beautiful and historic campus in Philadelphia. They eat together, discuss ideas together, and forge the kind of friendships that last a lifetime. They begin and end each day in the prayers of the historic Christian faith and grapple with the faith-forming ideas that will serve them well throughout their lives. The best ideas of history are the field in which John Jay Fellows labor. Fellows grapple with the great cultural and spiritual works of the past and the present; engaging theology, philosophy, politics, art, and culture. They spend hours each day in Socratic dialogue with each other, refining their own conclusions through debate and discussion. Following their residency in Philadelphia, they complete a semester-long externship that is personally tailored to their vocational interests.
National Deadline: fall & spring recruitment
Ambitious in scope, the Knight-Hennessy Scholars program--still forming--at Stanford aims to prepare a new generation of global leaders with a deep academic foundation and the skills to develop creative solutions and effect positive change in the world. The international program is named after benefactor Philip H. Knight, MBA '62, philanthropist, American businessman and co-founder of Nike Inc.; and Stanford's outgoing 10th President John L. Hennessy.
Under the Knight-Hennessy Scholars program, each year a group of 100 high-achieving students (1/3 American and 2/3 international) with demonstrated leadership and civic commitment, from a wide array of backgrounds and nationalities, will receive full funding to pursue a graduate education at Stanford. Their academic experience will focus on both subject-specific knowledge and leadership development to make an impact on the world. The Knight-Hennessy Scholars will be the largest fully endowed scholars program in the world. More than 80 percent of the endowment for the program will directly support the scholars to fund their graduate education and living expenses.
Scholars will pursue three years of education in Stanford’s graduate disciplines, including masters and doctorate level degrees as well as professional programs in law, business, medicine, engineering, humanities and sciences, education, and earth, energy and environmental sciences--all of which are ranked among the top five in the world. Scholars will have the option to continue their studies beyond the three-year program with PhD or MD studies. In addition to pursuing their degree programs, scholars will be exposed to leadership training and development and immersive educational opportunities through the King Global Leadership Program, as well as residential experiences, additional degree opportunities focused on public policy and problem-solving at scale, and other curricula designed to develop scholars' capacity to lead ambitious change in a complex world. Denning House, to be constructed in the heart of the Stanford campus, will become the convening hub for the Knight-Hennessy Scholars.
National Deadline: 27 September 2017
KCC-JEE is the oldest U.S.-Japan collaborative organization in America. KCC-JEE provides teacher, scholar and student exchange programs, and holds concerts, gatherings and other events that promote cultural understanding. Kobe College Corporation was founded in 1920 in Chicago, Illinois by a group of religious philanthropists as an avenue in which to raise money for a new campus for Kobe College, one of Japan's first Christian educational institutions. KCC-JEE has preserved and nurtured its deep ties to Kobe College, while expanding its mission to provide opportunities for both Kobe College students and American students, researchers, and educators to travel and experience Japan and America.
The KCC Japan Education Exchange Graduate Fellowships Program was established in 1996 to support qualified graduate students for research or study in Japan. The purpose of the fellowship is to support future American educators who will teach more effectively about Japan. One fellowship of $30,000 will be awarded. Applicants may affiliate with Kobe College (Kobe Jogakuin 神戸女学院) for the award year, if selected.
National Deadline: 15 April 2017; 2018 tba
The Alumni and Friends of the London School of Economics in the United States (AFLSE) awards at least one scholarship each year to an American citizen or permanent resident of the United States for one year of graduate study at the London School of Economics. The scholarship usually covers full tuition fees.
Selection of scholarship recipients is based on academic merit and financial need, with no restrictions as to age, field of study, or degree being sought. The scholarship is available to students attending the LSE for the first time or who previously have enrolled in LSE summer school programs only; current and former LSE students are not eligible to apply.
The AFLSE does not have a separate scholarship application. To be considered for the scholarship, prospective students must first apply for admission to the LSE. The LSE will identify candidates who are eligible to apply for the AFLSE scholarship through the Graduate Merit Awards selection process.
National Deadline: concurrent with the LSE application
The Marshall Scholarships were established to express British gratitude for the European Recovery Program after World War II. Thirty-two or more scholarships are awarded each year. They may be used for study at any university in the United Kingdom. Marshall Scholars usually pursue an advanced degree during their two years of British education. Candidates must have a first degree (usually a bachelor's degree). Distinction of intellect and character (as evidenced by scholarly attainments and by other activities and interests) are the primary selection criteria. A 3.7 gpa in academic courses is necessary to be competitive for this scholarship. Candidates must have a clear idea of what they want to study in Britain, where, and why. Preference will also be given to candidates who display a potential to make a significant contribution to their own society.
Contact Dean Elizabeth Vardaman (710-4176) for more information.
Campus Deadline: 26 September 2017
National Deadline: 2 October 2017
The Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellows Program trains emerging leaders in the fight to end hunger worldwide. It is a unique two-year program that combines field and policy work. Leland Fellows (10-12 selected for each cohort) develop new skills while actively working to alleviate hunger and poverty in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. During the first year, fellows work directly to build food security in the field. In the second year, fellows apply their field experience to the design of sound development policy at the organizational, national, and international level. In addition to their field and policy work, fellows take part in annual CHC-sponsored training sessions and a range of professional development activities aimed at further adding to their skills and expertise. Most Leland Fellows hold advanced degrees and have spent at least one year working or volunteering in a developing country.
National Deadline: applications open in October 2016
The Mitchell Scholarship Program, named to honor former US Senator George Mitchell's pivotal contribution to the Northern Ireland peace process, is designed to introduce and connect generations of future American leaders to the island of Ireland, while recognizing and fostering intellectual achievement, leadership, and a commitment to community and public service. Up to twelve Mitchell Scholars between the ages of 18 and 30 are chosen annually for one year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Applicants are judged on three criteria: scholarship,leadership, and a sustained commitment to community and public service. The Mitchell Scholarship Program provides tuition, accommodation, a stipend for living expenses and travel. The fields of study are not restricted to Irish topics.
National Due Date: 29 September 2017
Disciplines: medicine || health science
The NIH Graduate Partnerships Program (GPP) allows participants to take advantage of the best of two worlds: the academic environment of a university and the breadth and depth of research at the NIH. The goal is to create a different kind of graduate experience, one that focuses on training the next generation of scientific leaders by emphasizing communication and collaboration skills, integration of information, and interdisciplinary investigation.
At the NIH, graduate students work in a highly collaborative research environment with leading scientists and clinicians. They share the NIH campus with the largest translational research hospital in the nation. They explore areas such as bioinformatics, biophysics, epidemiology, immunology, cell and molecular biology, neuroscience, health sciences, structural biology, sensory and communication neuroscience, molecular pathology, biobehavioral research, and developmental biology.
Due Date: See website for the deadlines of individual awards.
Disciplines: medicine || nursing
The National Institutes of Health offer a variety of opportunities for those preparing for careers in the medical sciences, ranging from summer research at the NIH to support for doctoral studies. Most of these awards are made to students of institutions which have been awarded NIH institutional grants. However, there are some awards for which students may apply directly, such as predoctoral fellowships for nursing research and summer opportunities for minority students.
Due Date: vary according to award and program
Disciplines: science || engineering || social sciences || mathematics
Applicants for National Science Foundation (NSF) fellowships are traditionally college seniors or first-year graduate students and must be U.S. Citizens, or national or permanent resident aliens of the United States. Fellowships are awarded for study and research leading to master's and doctoral degrees in the behavioral, biological, chemical, engineering, geological, mathematical, physical, and social sciences, including history and philosophy of science and research-based Ph.D.s in science education. Applicants must have exemplary GPAs (3.50) and strong supportive letters of reference.
National Deadlines: listed by department here
The NYC Urban Fellows Program is a selective, nine-month fellowship which combines work in Mayoral offices and City agencies with an intensive seminar series that explores current urban issues impacting public policy. Program participants are diverse and come from all over the country to work in New York City. After participating in an extensive interview process, New York City Urban Fellows are placed at an array of agencies across the City where they learn about public policy through a hands-on approach. This knowledge is supplemented by a series of workshops that help promote a deep understanding of the structure of New York City government. The program seeks to ensure that every Urban Fellow comprehends the intricacies of City, State and Federal finance and the interaction between these levels of government. During the year, these experiences are further enhanced by a group trip to Washington D.C. where Fellows meet face-to-face with representatives and policy-makers who help shape life in New York City.
National Deadline: 15 January 2018
With the aim of supporting the efforts of OAS Member States in the development of human resources as a means to achieving the objectives of the organization, the OAS provides valuable study opportunities to students by granting scholarships for US students to pursue graduate study in OAS member countries. Currently, OAS supports academic study in Brazil and Mexico:
The seventh consecutive edition of the Brazil Scholarship PAEC OAS-GCUB 2017 offers 670 scholarship opportunities to outstanding citizens of OAS Member States to pursue master's or doctorate programs in Brazilian universities. This Partnerships Program for Education and Training (PAEC) between the Organization of American States (OAS) and the Coimbra Group of Brazilian Universities (GCUB), with the support of the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Division of Educational Topics and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO / WHO) is open now and accepting applications for the 2018-2019 academic year.
The Organization of American States (OAS), the Mexican National Science and Technology Council (CONACYT), and the Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation (AMEXCID), with the support of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), are pleased to announce the CONACYT-OAS –AMEXCID 2017 scholarships. This scholarship programs reflects the great interest of these institutions in contributing to the improvement of scientific and technological capacities, as well as to the mobility of graduate students in the Americas. The Program CONACYT-OEA-AMEXCID offers scholarships to citizens of the Americas for master's or doctoral studies in science and engineering in educational institutions accredited by CONACYT. Potential candidates must review the Programa Nacional de Posgrados de Calidad (PNPC) to select the study program of their choice. After that, candidates should apply for admission directly with the selected program. Programs participating in this announcement are categorized in the following areas: Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Geosciences, Engineering, Biotechnology, Agronomy Science, Medicine, and Health Science.
National Deadline: Brazil, 25 September 2017; Mexico, final list of eligible applicants sent to Mexico, November 2017
The Organizing & Leadership Academy (TOLA) is a rigorous, non-ideological, "hands-on" training program for individuals interested and motivated to pursue a career in organizing. The sixteen-week TOLA program is demanding and effective, equipping individuals to be a catalyst for change. In communities around the country, effective organizers have sparked the civil rights movement, efforts to improve schools, and economic development. But too often, inexperienced organizers put into real world situations have neither the personal discipline, nor have mastered the basic fundamentals of organizing to be effective. TOLA teaches these fundamental organizing skills from self-organization to recruiting volunteers to managing a complex organizing project with many volunteers. TOLA fellows do not pay for their training and all TOLA related expenses are paid for.
National Deadline: 26 May 2017; 2018 tba
Disciplines: national security || terrorism prevention
Pan Am Flight 103 was brought down by a bomb on the evening of December 21, 1988. In the aftermath of this tragedy, individuals came together to form Victims of Pan Am Flight 103, Inc., which was organized and established as a tribute to the loved ones lost on the flight and as a resource for those seeking information on this act of terrorism. The Legacy Award invites applications from college seniors and graduates of US colleges and universities who are planning careers in areas related to national security, security studies, and terrorism prevention. Advances in technology, social science research, and political leadership are puposes of value to the Victims of Pan Am 103, Inc., and the Legacy Award will support students pursuing advanced degrees in areas of study related to improved national security and terrorism prevention. Legacy Scholars will receive up to $5000 of support per year, and the inaugural cohort will be introduced at the 30th Anniversary Memorial Service at Arlington National Cemetery on December 21, 2018.
National Deadline: 21 February 2018
Disciplines: social sciences
The Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program is a collaborative effort between the United States Department of State and the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. The Program provides academic and professional preparation for outstanding candidates to enter the U.S. Department of State Foreign Service, representing America’s interests abroad. Pickering Fellows are undergraduate and graduate students in academic programs relevant to international affairs, political and economic analysis, administration, management, and science policy. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply.
Pickering Fellows receive mentoring, professional development, and financial support as they prepare to enter the Foreign Service. Fellows also participate in two summer internships, one at a domestic office of the Department of State in Washington, D.C. and one overseas at a U.S. embassy or consulate. The program provides stipends, transportation, and housing for these internships. Pickering Fellows are committed to pursuing a two year master's degree program in a field related to the Department of State's Foreign Service, becoming a U.S. Department of State Foreign Service Office, and representing the U.S. and its interests abroad and at home. Upon successful completion of the Foreign Service examination, Pickering Fellows make a commitment to a minimum of five years of service in an appointment as a Foreign Service Officer.
National Deadline: 12 January 2018
Princeton in Latin America (PiLA) was established in 2002 by a motivated group of Princeton students, alumni, staff, and faculty as an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening the Americas. PiLA matches partner organizations engaged in socially responsible development projects in Latin America and the Caribbean with highly qualified and motivated recent college graduates who are interested in year-long service fellowships throughout the region. Spanish- or Portuguese-language competency is essential, and is tested during the interview process. French may also be helpful in countries such as the Dominican Republic and Haiti. Application for PiLA fellowships in Latin America and the Caribbean is open to graduates of accredited U.S. and Canadian universities who are U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents. PiLA fellows may have studied international relations, public policy, economics, law, engineering, the sciences, pre-medicine, journalism, social sciences, foreign languages and literatures, the arts, and the humanities. Fellowships are modest, covering housing, utilities, food, local work-related transport, and personal essentials. Fellows should expect to live modestly in local terms. All stakeholders (the fellow, the partner organization, and PiLA) invest in the cost of the fellowship. Fellows generally cover or find outside help to cover airfare and mandatory overseas insurance.
National Deadline: 6 November 2017
Disciplines: humanities || social sciences || languages || sciences || music || engineering || business || education
The Charles B. Rangel Fellowship Program is a collaborative effort between Howard University and the U.S. State Department that seeks to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers as diplomats in the Foreign Service. The program seeks individuals interested in helping to shape a freer, more secure and prosperous world through formulating, representing, and implementing U.S. foreign policy. The program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need.
Each year, the Rangel Program offers fellowships to outstanding seniors and recent graduates. These fellowships help finance two-year graduate programs, provide paid internships and other professional development activities. Fellows who successfully complete the Rangel Program and Foreign Service entry requirements will receive appointments as Foreign Service Officers. Each Rangel Fellow who obtains a master's degree is committed to a minimum of five years of service as a Foreign Service Officer.
National Deadline: 21 Septmeber 2017
The Renshaw Fellowship Program, awarded by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, supports the study and shaping of school curricula by providing grants to those seeking to become superintendents; curriculum developers; or influential scholars teaching, writing, and lecturing on educational issues. Current graduate students or applicants to graduate schools in doctoral study in education are eligible to apply. Each recipient receives a $12,000 grant. As part of the application process, candidates submit an original, five- to ten-page essay responding to the following question: What role do educators have in maintaining a free society?
National Deadline: Will not be granted in 2018
The Rhodes Scholarship permits the pursuit of an Oxford University degree. It is awarded only to the very highest qualified students who exemplify scholastic attainment, moral force of character, and leadership. Recipients enter Oxford following the completion of a bachelor's degree but before their twenty-fourth birthday. Awards are made on a nationally competitive basis and are regarded by many as the most prestigious scholarships in the world.
Contact Dean Elizabeth Vardaman (710-4176) for more information.
National Deadline: 4 October 2017
Disciplines: supportive of one of Rotary's six areas of focus
The Rotary Foundation offers Global Grant Scholarships for students wanting to attend graduate school abroad in one of their traditional areas of focus. Because the Rotary Foundation's mission is to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty, Global Grant Scholars pursue one of six areas of focus: Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution; Disease Prevention and Treatment; Water and Sanitation; Maternal and Child Health; Basic Education and Literacy; Economic and Community Development. Scholarships of a maximum $30,000 range from one to four years and therefore can include an entire degree program. Prospective scholars must show proof of admission to the chosen university before the grant will be approved. The Foundation does not require Global Grant Scholars to carry out ambassadorial duties, but the scholarship sponsor may encourage participation in club events or service projects.
Due Date: Applicants should contact their local club for its timeline and deadlines by searching via www.rotary.org/clublocator.
The Rotary Foundation, in partnership with six leading universities around the world, has established the Rotary Centers for International Studies in peace and conflict resolution. Each year, Rotary will select 60 scholars to study at one of the Rotary Centers worldwide in Australia, Argentina, England, Japan, and 2 in the U.S. (Berkeley and Duke/Chapel Hill). Fellows can earn either a master’s degree in international relations, public administration, sustainable development, peace studies, conflict resolution, or a related field, or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict resolution. See story on Baylor's 2006 Rotary World Peace Scholar. See follow up story on James Griffin, Rotary World Peace Scholar, inside the article "Oh, The Places You'll Go!" in the spring edition of Baylor Magazine 2010: https://www.baylormag.com/story.php?story=006384 Each Rotary district may nominate one candidate for the selection process.
National Deadline: 31 May 2018
The Salvatori Fellowship, awarded by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, seeks to further an understanding and appreciation of the principles held by the American Founding Fathers and the culture that formed their values and views. Two $10,000 prizes are granted each year to graduate students in fields related to the American Founding. As part of the application process, candidates submit an original, five- to ten-page essay responding to the following question: What is the importance of the American Founding to a free society?
National Deadline: 1 February 2018
The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award provides a $15,000 stipend for a graduating college senior to pursue one year of public service anywhere in the world. The award allows recipients to engage in a meaningful public service activity for one year before proceeding on to graduate school or a career. Samuel Huntington was President and Chief Executive Officer of the New England Electric System which later merged with National Grid. He was deeply interested in public service. Following his graduation from college and before attending law school, Mr. Huntington taught in Nigeria. The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award was established by his friends to allow other students to realize similar experiences and to provide public service.
National Due Date: 18 January 2018
The mission of the San Francisco Fellows program is to foster community stewardship by preparing recent college graduates for leadership roles in public service. The City and County of San Francisco is pleased to offer Fellowship positions to up to 16 individuals in this highly selective program. We invite people who have graduated college within the past 3 years to apply for our 11+ month Fellowship. Fellows are full time City employees who earn an annual salary of approximately $50,000, plus comprehensive health and dental benefits. Specific areas of study are not required. The program is looking for enthusiastic, creative, hard-working individuals who are interested in public service and who would like to learn about policy implementation in the City and County of San Francisco.
The experience includes a weekly learning component built into the Fellows' work schedule that is designed to provide a well-rounded, thorough introduction to San Francisco government operations, in addition to supporting the development of vital workplace skills such as leadership and communication. Fellows work on projects during the program that have a direct impact on City operations. They span a broad range of City functions, involving analytical, planning, and operational work in the Arts Commission, Public Utilities Commission, Recreation and Park, Airport, Municipal Transportation Agency, Controller, Public Works, and other City agencies. In addition to hands-on work experience and comprehensive professional development, Fellows will be paired with experienced mentors in City government.
National Deadline: 31 January 2017; 2018 tba
Schwarzman Scholars, inspired by the Rhodes scholarship, is a program designed to train future leaders to meet the challenges of the 21st century and beyond by preparing them to better understand China, its role in global trends and their role as future leaders. Up to 200 Scholars (100 scholars for 2016) chosen annually from around the world for this highly selective, fully-funded program will have an unrivaled opportunity to live in Beijing for a year of study and cultural immersion, attending lectures, traveling and developing first-hand exposure to China and its people. Scholars will develop their leadership skills through a one-year Masters degree in public policy, international relations, or economics and business at Tsinghua University, one of China's most prestigious institutes of higher education.
National Deadline: 28 September 2017
Disciplines: STEM fields
Part of the National Defense Education Program, the Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship has been established by the Department of Defense (DoD) to support graduate students pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields. The SMART Program aims to increase the number of scientists and engineers in the DoD. The program is particularly interested in supporting individuals that demonstrate an aptitude and interest in conducting theoretical and applied research. As such, the program primarily targets "hand-on-the-bench" researchers and engineers. Individuals applying to the program should have a strong interest in working for the DoD as a civilian research scientist or engineer. Applicants must be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in one of the disciplines listed on the About Smart page.
National Deadline: 1 December 2017
The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans provides support for 30 students a year for 2 years of graduate study anywhere in the U.S. To be eligible for the fellowship, one of the following five statements must be true:
(1) You have been naturalized as a US citizen either on your own or as a minor child under the application of one of your parents.
(2) You are--or will by the application deadline be--in possession of a valid green card. (Note, if you have a green card application pending and hope it will be approved by the application deadline, please wait to submit your application until you actually receive your green card.)
(3) You are a US citizen by birth, but neither of your birth parents was a US citizen or eligible for US citizenship at the time of his or her birth, and at least one of them subsequently became a naturalized US citizen.
(4) You were born outside of the United States or one of its territories and were subsequently adopted by American parents and were awarded US citizenship as a result of your adoption. To the best of your knowledge, neither of your birth parents was a US citizen.
(5) You have been--or by the application deadline will have been--granted deferred action under the government's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. (Note, if you have a DACA application pending and hope it will be approved by the application deadline, please wait to submit your application until you actually have been granted DACA status.)
Winners receive $20,000 and half tuition yearly to attend any graduate-level school to study medicine, engineering, law, music, public affairs, or any academic discipline in the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences. Applicants must be in the last year of undergraduate study or the first year of graduate study.
National Deadline: 1 November 2017
The Taiwan-United States Sister Relations Alliance (TUSA) Summer Scholarship Program is an Ambassador program especially designed for students who will be representing their state as well as the United States, acting as ambassadors to Taiwan. Upon returning to the United States, students will be expected to act as ambassadors of good will for both the United States and Taiwan whenever the opportunity presents itself. TUSA wants to create closer friendships and understanding between the people of the United States and the people of Taiwan. To accomplish this objective, TUSA offers a unique program to university undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in studying Mandarin (Chinese) language and learning about Taiwanese culture. The program is based at one of Taiwan’s largest and most prestigious schools, the National Cheng Kung University (NCKU, https://www.ncku.edu.tw ) and its Chinese Language Center, located in the historic city of Tainan. The study period extends from June to August each summer.
National Deadline (early): 15 February 2017; 2018 tba
Final Consideration: 31 March 2017; 2018 tba
The Tax Foundation is a nonpartisan, educational organization that conducts tax policy research and designs tax policy at the federal, state, and local levels. The Foundation describes its core principles as simplicity: the belief that tax codes should be easy for taxpayers to comply with and for governments to administer and enforce; transparency: the conviction that tax policies should clearly and plainly define what taxpayers must pay and when they must pay it; neutrality: the position that the purpose of taxes is to raise needed revenue, not to favor or punish specific industries, activities, and products; and stability: the view that taxpayers deserve consistency and predictability in the tax code. As part of their work, the Tax Foundation offers internships to introduce undergraduate and graduate students to tax policy principles, which they apply in assessing and advancing public policy. While data entry and routine tasks are part of the internship, the majority of the work is substantive and focused in one of five key areas: federal tax policy, state tax policy, tax law, marketing, and development. Interns are afforded flexibility to attend events, lectures, and seminars around Washington, D.C., and each is assigned a staff mentor. Full-time interns receive a stipend of $920 per half-month. Tax Foundation internships are available each fall, spring, and summer, and applications are considered on a rolling basis.
National Deadline: rolling admission
Founded in 2004, the Pat Tillman Foundation invests in military veterans and their spouses through educational scholarships--building a diverse community of leaders committed to service to others. Tillman Scholars show extraordinary academic and leadership potential, a true sense of vocation, and a deep commitment to create positive change through their work in the fields of medicine, law, business, education and the arts. The Tillman Scholars program supports our nation’s active-duty service members, veterans, and military spouses by investing in their higher education and covering their educational expenses, including tuition and fees, books and living expenses.
National Deadline: application opens February 2018
The Truman Foundation awards scholarships to college juniors who have impressive leadership potential, who plan to pursue careers in government or elsewhere in public service, and who wish to attend graduate school to help prepare for public service careers. While students apply for the award during their junior year, the scholarship itself is tenable for graduate study. The application process encourages candidates to reflect on the needs of society they want to address in their public service, to refine career goals and objectives, and to initiate planning for graduate study. An intense and extensive application process is involved. After carefully reviewing the web pages to understand the eligibility requirements and commitments involved, contact Dean Elizabeth Vardaman (254-710-4176) for more information.
Campus Deadline for Documents Submission: 13 November 2017
Campus Interviews: 17 November 2017
Endorsed Candidate Deadline: 25 January 2018
National Deadline: 6 February 2018
Venture for America (VFA), a nonprofit organization, administers a two-year fellowship program to help recent graduates launch their careers as entrepreneurs, with the goal of revitalizing cities through entrepreneurship. VFA recruits, trains, and places top recent graduates at startups in cities with emerging startup ecosystems such as Baltimore, Detroit, and New Orleans, with the goal that our Fellows go on to revitalize those cities, build businesses, and ultimately, create jobs. Throughout the two years, Fellows will be part of a talented group of peers, receive ongoing support regarding their job and side projects, get connected with mentors and the VFA network, and become an integral member of the VFA community. During and after the two years in the program, Fellows will have access to capital and resources available exclusively to Fellows and alumni to help turn their side projects and business ideas into real companies.
National Deadlines (three opportunities): 2 October 2017, 27 November 2017, and 29 January 2018
The Richard M. Weaver Fellowship, awarded by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, seeks to uphold the idea of excellence and the role of education in producing unique individuals capable of making reasoned choices. This fellowship is granted to current graduate students or applicants to graduate schools, who have an intention to teach at the college level. Each Fellow receives a grant of $5,000 and payment of tuition at the school of his or her choice, as well as $1000 worth of ISI books. As part of the application process, candidates submit an original, five- to ten-page essay responding to the following question: What is the relationship between liberal education and a free society?
National Deadline: 1 February 2018
The Western Civilization Fellowship, awarded by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, is designed to address our culture's loss of memory by supporting at the graduate level the study of the institutions, values, and history of the West. The Fellowship is granted to current graduate students with a research interest in and dedication to the Western tradition. Each Fellow receives a $20,000 grant. As part of the application process, candidates submit an original, five- to ten-page essay responding to the following question: In your own field of study, how is liberty related to Western Civilization?
National Deadline: 1 February 2018
During his presidency, Lyndon B. Johnson established the President's Commission on White House Fellowships. Over the course of nine presidential administrations, the non-partisan White House Fellows program has become the nation's premiere fellowship for public service and leadership. White House Fellows are remarkable Americans with a commitment to service who come to Washington to gain first-hand, high-level experience in the Federal government and develop themselves as leaders.
The fellowship year consists of a full-time work placement in the offices of Cabinet Secretaries, senior White House staff, and other high-ranking Administration officials. Fellows participate in a robust education program designed to provide a behind-the-scenes look at leadership in government, non-profits, business, the media and more. Fellows attend roundtable discussions with renowned leaders from the private and public sectors as well as travel to study U.S. policy in action both domestically and internationally. Applicants must have completed their undergraduate education and be working in their chosen professions, and while there are no formal age restrictions, the Fellowship program was created to give selected Americans the experience of government service early in their careers.
National Deadline: 12 January 2018
The Aspen Institute Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation (PSI) in Washington, DC, offers the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship to one student three times annually. The fellowship, which is based on academic excellence and need, is open to both undergraduate and graduate students of color. The Hearst Fellow serves as an intern with PSI in the Washington, DC office of the Aspen Institute. Through this fellowship, PSI seeks to introduce a diverse group of students to issues and challenges affecting philanthropy, social enterprise, nonprofit organizations, and other actors in the social sector. Recipients may arrange with their colleges or universities to receive academic credit for this experience. In his or her internship, the Hearst Fellow undertakes research, writing, logistical, and administrative support for PSI’s leadership initiatives, public programs, and convenings. Candidates for this fellowship are highly motivated, current, non-graduating graduate or undergraduate students from underrepresented communities of color.
National Deadline for Spring 2017 (January-May): 18 November 2016
National Deadline for Summer 2017 (May-August): 17 March 2017
National Deadline for Fall 2017 (August-December): 8 Septmeber 2017
The Woodrow Wilson Center, chartered by Congress as the official memorial to President Woodrow Wilson, is the nation's key non-partisan policy forum for tackling global issues through independent research and open dialogue to inform actionable ideas for the policy community.
The majority of interns at The Wilson Center serve as research assistants or scholar interns for visiting scholars. Research assistants are talented college students from universities around the country who combine part-time hours at the Center with their studies and with other activities. A research assistant typically works 12-15 hours a week per scholar. A position as a research assistant is particularly appropriate for a college student planning to move on to graduate studies, or for college students wishing to develop a deeper understanding of their field of study. In addition to assisting with research, interns have the opportunity to network with experts in their chosen fields. The Center has at least 60 research interns at any one time, many of whom are replaced at the end of each academic term. Internship appointments are generally consistent with academic semesters (i.e. Fall, Spring, Summer) and last approximately nine to twelve weeks.
Most research assistants do an internship for academic credit and do not receive a stipend. Typical research assistants are students of political science; U.S. government/politics; international relations; history (including US history); foreign languages; international affairs; regional studies; economics; public policy; security studies; journalism and similar disciplines, though students of many other fields of study have sometimes been selected. New scholars are constantly arriving at the Wilson Center, and it can be difficult to predict what specific projects will be carried out in the future. For that reason, all interested students are encouraged to apply.
Priority national deadlines: 15 October for Spring term; 31 March for Summer term; and 16 July for Fall term
The Yenching Academy of Peking University builds bridges between China and the world through an interdisciplinary master’s program in China Studies for outstanding graduates from all over the globe. This initiative brings together young people who show promise to lead and innovate in their fields in an intensive learning environment where they can explore China and its role in the world--past, present and future. The Academy aims to thereby shape a new generation of global citizens with a nuanced understanding of China and its role in the world.
The Yenching Academy provides a generous postgraduate scholarship that includes tuition fees, a round trip airfare to Beijing, accommodation, and living costs on Peking University's campus. The Academy offers a residential program with the goal of creating a community of enthusiastic, globally oriented young innovators in the heart of China's top university. Such close proximity to the academic infrastructure of Peking University creates a unique opportunity to participate and fully immerse oneself in the life of the university.
National Deadline: 11 December 2017