Grants & Fellowships
Carrie Chapman Catt Prize for Research on Women and Politics:
This annual competition is designed to encourage and reward scholars embarking on significant research in the area of women and politics. The prize includes a $1,000 cash award for each project selected. Honorable mention prizes of $500 per project are sometimes given. In addition to the cash prize, recipients may be invited to Iowa State University to present an overview of their research. Deadline: December 1. http://www.las.iastate.edu/CattCenter/.
Center for Holocaust Studies - Dorot Summer Fellows Program for Graduate Students:
The Center is accepting applications for graduate student summer research assistant fellowships. Recipients will participate in special research projects. Each fellowship will last for three months. Awardees will receive a stipend of $2,000/month. The Center will provide one roundtrip airline ticket to and from Washington, D.C. for travel within North America. Deadline: April 13.http://www.ushmm.org/research/center/fellowship/summergra/.
East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes:
The primary goals of EAPSI are to introduce students to East Asia and Pacific science and engineering in the context of a research laboratory, and to initiate personal relationships that will better enable them to collaborate with foreign counterparts in the future. Deadline: November 14.http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5284.
German Chancellor Scholarship Program:
The scholarship provides for a stay of one year in Germany for professional development, study, or research. Applicants design individual projects specific to Germany and decide at which institutions to pursue them. The program begins September 1 and lasts twelve months. It is preceded by language classes taught in Germany. Monthly stipends range from EUR 2,000 to 3,000 and allowances are available for accompanying family members, travel expenses, and German language instruction. Candidates must be citizens of the United States or the Russian Federation, possess a bachelor's degree, and be under 35 years of age by the start of the award. Prior knowledge of German is not a prerequisite. http://www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/4074.html.
Hayek Fund for Scholars:
The Hayek Fund for Scholars makes strategic awards of up to $1,000 to graduate students and untenured faculty members for career-enhancing activities such as: Presentations at academic or professional conferences, Travel to academic job interviews, Travel to and research at archives or libraries, Participation in career development or enhancing seminars, Distribution of a published article to colleagues in your field, Submission of unpublished manuscripts to journals or book publishers. Deadline: Rolling. http://www.theihs.org/hayek-fund-scholars.
IFES Democracy Studies Fellowships:
IFES' Democracy Studies Fellowships award $5,000 annually to outstanding graduate students to conduct research in democracy development, election administration or civic participation in the political process. Fellows are based at IFES' F. Clifton White Applied Research Center for Democracy and Elections in Washington, D.C., for eight to ten weeks and must complete a paper for presentation to the public or IFES colleagues. At IFES, Fellows will have access to the expertise of IFES' regional and technical specialists, as well as IFES' internationally recognized collection of election-related materials. http://www.ifes.org/Content/Projects/Applied-Research-Center/Nav/Fellowships.aspx.
International Dissertation Research Fellowship Program:
The IDRF program is committed to scholarship that advances knowledge about non-U.S. cultures and societies grounded in empirical and site-specific research (involving fieldwork, research in archival or manuscript collections, or quantitative data collection). The program promotes research that is both located in a specific discipline and geographical region and engaged with interdisciplinary and cross-regional perspectives. Fellowships will provide support for nine to twelve months of dissertation research. Fifty fellowships of approximately $20,000 each were awarded in 2007. http://www.ssrc.org/programs/idrf/.
International Dissertation Field Research Fellowships:
The IDRF awards enable doctoral candidates of proven achievement and outstanding potential to use their knowledge of distinctive cultures, societies, languages, economies, polities, and histories, in combination with their disciplinary training, to address issues that transcend their disciplines or area specializations. The program supports scholarship that treats place and setting in relation to broader phenomena as well as in particular historical and cultural contexts. http://www.ssrc.org/programs/idrf/.
IREX Individual Advanced Research Opportunities (IARO) Program:
The IARO Program provides fellowships to US scholars and professionals for overseas research on contemporary political, economic, historical, or cultural developments relevant to US foreign policy. Eligible countries of research focus are Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Romania, Russia, Serbia and Montenegro, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan. http://www.irex.org/project/individual-advanced-research-opportunities-iaro.
Joint Center for Poverty Research Graduate Fellows Program:
This program fosters an interdisciplinary community of graduate students and faculty conducting research on a broad range of issues related to poverty and inequality. JCPR provides funds for several Graduate Fellows at both Northwestern University and at the University of Chicago. http://www.jcpr.org/gradfellowsann.html
National Institute of Justice Graduate Research Fellowship:
The Graduate Research Fellowship provides dissertation research support to outstanding doctoral students undertaking independent research on issues related to crime and justice. http://www.nij.gov/nij/funding/fellowships/graduate-research-fellowship/.
Inst. for Humane Studies - Summer Graduate Research Fellowships:
Students who share an interest in the classical liberal tradition get financial support to work on a paper or dissertation chapter. They will receive a $3,000 stipend and travel expenses for two IHS seminars, the opportunity to present their work at academic seminars with other Summer Fellows, mentoring and critical comment on their project, and interaction with a community of scholars. http://www.theihs.org/summer-graduate-research-fellowships.
Schusterman Israel Scholar Awards:
The American-Israeli Cooperative (AICE) is pleased to offer five $15,000 awards to students interested in pursuing academic careers in fields related to the study of Israel. Grants are renewable for up to five years based on the completion of certain milestones. Deadline: March 1. http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/isdf/isdfawards.html.
Stanford University, The Bill Lane Center for the Study of the North American West:
Fellows are in residence at Stanford for periods ranging from between two weeks to and two academic quarters (or one semester). Fellowships are designed to facilitate research toward an article- or book-length study on a topic related to the politics and governance of the United States west of the Mississippi, western Canada, and/or northwestern Mexico. Each fellow will receive a stipend of $3,000-$20,000, depending on rank and on length of stay. http://west.stanford.edu.
Social Science Research Council (SSRC) Opportunities:
Most support from the Council goes to predissertation, dissertation, and postdoctoral fellowships, offered through annual, peer-reviewed competitions. Some programs offer summer institutes, advanced research grants, and grants for professionals and practitioners to conduct research. Most support individual researchers, rather than groups or institutions. Although SSRC fellowship and grant programs take a variety of forms, they share the goals of supporting innovative knowledge production and of building research capacity in areas of critical social importance. http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/.
ACLS Dissertation Fellowships in Southeast European Studies:
The American Council of Learned Societies will offer support for writing dissertations in Southeast European studies in all disciplines of the humanities and the social sciences. Amount: up to $17,000. Tenure: One year beginning between June 1 and September 1. Deadline: November 9. http://www.acls.org/seguide.htm.
American Antiquarian Society Research Fellowship Program:
The American Antiquarian Society (AAS) will award to qualified scholars a number of short-term and long-term visiting research fellowships during the year June 1 - May 31. Several categories of awards are offered and funding is available from the National Endowment for the Humanities for four to twelve months' residency at the Society. http://www.americanantiquarian.org/fellowships.htm.
American Institute of Indian Studies Fellowships:
The American Institute of Indian Studies invites applications from scholars from all disciplines who wish to conduct their research in India. Junior fellowships are given to doctoral candidates to conduct research for their dissertations in India for up to eleven months. http://www.indiastudies.org.
American Philosophical Society Fellowships & Research Grants:
The society maintains seven grant or fellowship programs in a wide range of fields. Our Franklin, Lewis and Clark, Library Fellowship, and Phillips programs award small grants ($1000 to $6000) for modest research purposes. Our Daland, John Hope Franklin, and Sabbatical Fellowship programs award much larger grants ($25,000 to $50,000) in highly selective competitions. http://www.amphilsoc.org/grants/.
Ann Plato Fellowship:
This fellowship supports a doctoral student who is engaged in writing his or her dissertation. Applicants from historically underrepresented groups, including African Americans, Asian Americans, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, and U.S. Latinos, are especially encouraged to apply. The Fellow enjoys faculty status, delivers a formal, public lecture in the fall semester, and teaches one course in the spring semester. The fellow is expected to be in residence during the fellowship tenure. The Fellowship provides a $35,000 stipend; a campus apartment; an office; use of a computer; library privileges at Trinity. Email: Stefanie.Chambers@trincoll.edu. http://www.trincoll.edu/Academics/Dean/positions/pages/Ann.aspx.
APSA Research & Training Support:
The association offers a wide array of grants, fellowships, and supplemental research support. For more information visit:http://www.apsanet.org/content_3125.cfm.
Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies:
The Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies offers up to one-year of research support at the Freie Universitat Berlin. It is open to scholars in all social science and humanities disciplines, including historians working on the period since the mid-19th century. Deadline: March 10. http://www.fu-berlin.de/en/sites/bprogram/index.html.
British Politics Group Paper, Dissertation, and Fellowship Awards:
The British Politics Group (BPG), a Related Group of APSA, invites applications for two prizes to be awarded during the course of this academic year. The Samuel H. Beer Prize for the Best Dissertation on British Politics – Deadline: March 1, http://www.uc.edu/bpg/beerprize.htm. Donald E. Stokes Dissertation Research Fellowship of the British Politics Group. http://www.apsanet.org/content_21141.cfm.
Brookings Institution Fellowships:
The institution offers predoctoral research fellowships. For more information visit: http://www.brookings.edu/about/employment/fellowships.aspx.
Canadian Studies Grants Program:
Graduate Student Fellowship Program offers doctoral students an opportunity to conduct part of their dissertation research in Canada. The program is intended for students whose dissertations are related in substantial part to the study of Canada.
Center for the Study of Law and Culture Fellowship:
The Center for the Study of Law and Culture at Columbia University invites applications for residential fellowships for the 2007-2008 academic year to undertake research, writing and discussion in ways that span traditional academic disciplines. http://www.law.columbia.edu/center_program/law_culture/Fellowships.
Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships:
The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships are designed to encourage original and significant study of ethical or religious values in all fields of the humanities and social sciences, and particularly to help Ph.D. candidates in these fields complete their dissertation work in a timely manner. Thirty awards of $19,000 each will be available. http://www.woodrow.org/higher-education-fellowships/religion_ethics/index.php.
Council for European Studies Pre-Dissertation Fellowship:
By funding young scholar’s first major research projects in Europe, the Fellowship Program encourages these scholars to develop the skills required to research, analyze, and teach European studies. Fellowships provide students with unique opportunities to conduct extensive library research, field-site investigations, and interviews with policymakers and government leaders and foster original and noteworthy research that crosses disciplinary, national, and cultural boundaries. Deadline: February 1. http://www.ces.columbia.edu/grants-and-awards/pre-dissertation-grants.
Dirksen Congressional Center Research Awards:
The Dirksen Congressional Center invites applications for grants to fund research on congressional leadership and the U.S. Congress. Deadline: March 1. http://www.dirksencenter.org/print_grants_CRAs.htm.
The Elliott School of International Affairs Visiting Scholars:
The Elliott School of International Affairs welcomes applications for Visiting Scholars for short or long stays at any of our four research centers and institutes: the Center for International Science and Technology Policy (www.gwu.edu/~cistp), the Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (www.gwu.edu/~ieresgwu), the Institute for Global and International Studies (www.gwu.edu/~igis), or the Sigur Center for Asian Studies (http://www.gwu.edu/~sigur).
Gerald R. Ford Library Research Grants:
The Gerald R. Ford Foundation awards grants of up $2,000 each in support of research in the archival collections of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library, part of the system of presidential libraries administered by the National Archives and Records Administration. Deadline: March 15 and September 15. http://www.fordlibrarymuseum.gov/library/foundationgrants.asp.
Hackman Research Residency Awards:
Generally ranging from $100-$4,500 for advanced research in New York history, government, or public policy. http://www.archives.nysed.gov/apt/grants/hackman_guideline.shtml.
Harry Golden Visiting Scholar Program:
Two grants of $500-$1000 will be awarded annually to researchers using materials that are held by the Special Collections Department. Preference will be given to projects focused on the history and culture of the twentieth century South. Deadline: January 5. http://www.apsanet.org/content_23342.cfm.
Hugh Davis Graham Grant:
The purpose of this grant, named in honor of the late Professor Hugh Graham, is to assist scholars undertaking archival research in the fields of American Political/Policy History and American Political Development. http://www.politicalhistory.org/grants.html.
Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy Grants:
The Foundation makes targeted grants for work in major areas of the social sciences. Preference will be given to projects that deal with contemporary issues in the social sciences and issues of policy relevance and to scholars in the initial stages of research. http://www.horowitz-foundation.org/.
IMPRS-SPCE Doctoral Fellowships in Economic Sociology and Political Economy:
The International Max Planck Research School on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy (IMPRS-SPCE) and the University of Colone invites suitable candidates to apply for doctoral fellowships in economic sociology and political economy. Deadline: March 15. http://imprs.mpifg.de/.
John Carter Brown Library Research Fellowships:
Recipients of all Fellowships are expected to relocate to Providence and to be in continuous residence at the John Carter Brown Library for the entire term of the award. Short-Term Fellowships: Regular John Carter Brown Library Fellowships are available for periods of two to four months and carry a stipend of $1,800 per month. Long-Term Fellowships: The Library will also receive applications for Long-Term Fellowships for five to nine months (with a stipend of $4,000 per month). http://www.brown.edu/Facilities/John_Carter_Brown_Library/pages/fr_resfellow.html.
Miller Center Fellowship Program:
The Miller Center Fellowship program is a competitive program for individuals completing their dissertations on American politics, foreign policy and world politics, or the impact of global affairs on the United States. The program provides up to eight $18,000 grants to support one year of research and writing. Along with the fellowship grant, the Miller Center assists the fellow in choosing a senior scholar as fellowship "mentor" who will make suggestions on the literature in which the fellow should frame the project, read the fellow’s work, and give general advice on research. http://millercenter.org/academic/dgs/fellowship.
Morris K. Udall Archives Visiting Scholars Program:
The program will award up to three $1,000 research travel grants and four $250 research assistance grants in the current year. Preference will be given to projects relating to issues addressed by Morris K. Udall and Stewart L.Udall during their long careers of public service: environment, natural resources, Native American policy, conservation, nuclear energy, public policy theory and environmental conflict resolution. http://www.library.arizona.edu/exhibits/udall/grants.html.
Newberry Library Short-Term Resident Fellowships:
Short-term fellowships are generally restricted to post-doctoral scholars or Ph.D. candidates from outside of the Chicago area who have a specific need for Newberry collections. The tenure of short-term fellowships varies from one week to two months. Unless otherwise noted, the amount of the award is $1200 per month, pro-rated for shorter periods. http://www.newberry.org/short-term-fellowships.
NSF - SBE Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants:
Maximum grant is $12,000. Deadline: January 15 and September 16. For more information visit: http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/ses/polisci/ddrip1.jsp
Rural Poverty Research Center Fellowships:
The Rural Policy Research Institute (RUPRI) Rural Poverty Research Center offers academic year fellowships to support PhD dissertation research addressing the causes and impacts of poverty in rural areas of the United States or the policy options that might reduce poverty or its negative impacts.
Social Science Research Council Eurasia Program Fellowship:
The Eurasia program of the Social Science Research Council seeks to develop new directions for scholarship on this region, and to provide opportunities for international networking and collaborative research. For this reason, we are offering an annual pre-dissertation grant and dissertation workshops to graduate students interested in this geographical area. http://www.ssrc.org/programs/eurasia-program/.
Peace Scholar Dissertation Fellowship:
The Peace Scholar program supports doctoral dissertations that explore the sources and nature of international conflict, and strategies to prevent or end conflict and to sustain peace. Dissertations from a broad range of disciplines and interdisciplinary fields are eligible. http://www.usip.org/fellows/scholars.html.
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Fellowships:
The Woodrow Wilson Center awards approximately 20-25 residential fellowships annually in an international competition. Topics and scholarship should relate to key public policy challenges or provide the historical and/or cultural framework to illuminate policy issues of contemporary importance. Fellows should be prepared to interact with policymakers in Washington and with Wilson Center staff who are working on similar topics. Deadline: October 1. http://www.wilsoncenter.org/fellowships-grants.
Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowships in Women's Studies:
The Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowships in Women's Studies support the final year of dissertation writing for Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences whose work addresses issues of women and gender in interdisciplinary and original ways. Awards of $3,000 each are applicable to research/travel costs. http://www.woodrow.org/higher-education-fellowships/women_gender/index.php.
Fellowships for Graduate Study
Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program:
The purpose of the JKJ Fellowship Program is to award fellowships to eligible students of superior ability, selected on the basis of demonstrated achievement, financial need, and exceptional promise, to undertake graduate study in selected fields in the arts, humanities, and social sciences leading to a doctoral degree. http://www.ed.gov/programs/jacobjavits/index.html.
Inst. for Humane Studies - Humane Studies Fellowships:
The Institute for Humane Studies awards scholarships up to $12,000 for undergraduate or graduate study in the United States or abroad. Last year IHS awarded more than 90 scholarships to outstanding undergraduates, graduate students, law students, and professional students who are interested in the classical liberal tradition. http://www.theihs.org/humane-studies-fellowships.
Rotary World Peace Fellows:
Each year, Rotary will select up to 70 Fellows to study at one of the seven Rotary Centers worldwide. These Rotary World Peace Fellows will begin two-year master's-level degree programs in conflict resolution, peace studies, and international relations at one of the seven Rotary Centers. Each Rotary district may nominate one candidate for a world-competitive selection process. http://www.rotary.org/en/StudentsAndYouth/EducationalPrograms/RotaryCentersForInternationalStudies/Pages/ridefault.aspx.
APSA Minority Fellows Program:
This program is an effort to increase the number of minority scholars in the discipline. It designates up to twelve stipend minority fellows each year to receive a $4,000 fellowship that is disbursed in two $2,000 payments--one at the end of their first graduate year and one at the end of their second. http://www.apsanet.org/content_3284.cfm.
Carl Albert Center Congressional Fellowship:
The program offers graduate students a dual perspective on the workings of Congress by affording them opportunities to study the institution both on campus and in Washington, D.C., as a member of a congressional staff. Each Carl Albert Fellow receives a fully financed, five-year fellowship package that includes a three-year teaching or research assistantship at the university, a congressional fellowship year in Washington, and a final year of dissertation support at the university. http://www.ou.edu/special/albertctr/gradfellow/.
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program
The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies abroad. Such international study is intended to better prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world.International experience is critically important in the educational and career development of American students, but it can also require a substantial financial investment. The Gilman Scholarship Program broadens the student population that studies abroad by supporting undergraduates who might not otherwise participate due to financial constraints. The program aims to encourage students to choose non-traditional study abroad destinations, especially those outside of Western Europe and Australia. The Gilman Scholarship Program aims to support students who have been traditionally under-represented in study abroad, including but not limited to, students with high financial need, community college students, students in under-represented fields such as the sciences and engineering, students with diverse ethnic backgrounds, and students with disabilities. The program seeks to assist students from a diverse range of public and private institutions from all 50 states, Washington, DC and Puerto Rico.Award recipients are chosen by a competitive selection process and must use the award to defray eligible study abroad costs. These costs include program tuition, room and board, books, local transportation, insurance and international airfare.
This congressionally funded program is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State and is administered by the Institute of International Education through its Southern Regional Center in Houston, TX. http://www.iie.org/gilman
Boren Scholarship and Fellowship
Boren Scholarships and Fellowships provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to add an important international and language component to their educations. The focus is on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin American, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. Boren Fellowships and Scholarships 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 study abroad program, 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. NSEP is merit based. The maximum Boren Scholarship award is $10,000 for a semester, and $20,000 for a full academic year. The maximum Boren Fellowship awards generally vary between $12,000 and $30,000. For more information please contact Boren Fellowships and Scholarships at 1-800-618-NSEP or email@example.com. http://www.borenawards.org/
Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program
A program of United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program offers intensive summer language institutes overseas in thirteen critical need foreign languages. The selection process is administered by the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) with awards approved by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The CLS Program is administered by CAORC and the American Councils for International Education. Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) institutes provide fully-funded group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences for seven to ten weeks for U.S. citizen undergraduate, Master’s and Ph.D. students.
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is the German national agency for the support of international academic cooperation. We offer programs and funding for students, faculty, researchers and others in higher education, providing financial support to over 55,000 individuals per year. We also represent the German higher education system abroad, promote Germany as an academic and research destination, and help build ties between institutions around the world. The organization was founded in 1925 by the German student Carl Joachim Friedrich, who obtained 13 fellowships from the Institute of International Education for Germans in the social sciences.
One of 14 international offices around the world, the New York office of DAAD was founded in 1971 to support academic exchange between Canada, the US and Germany. The work of DAAD New York supports three major missions:
The Fellowships Office, Policy and Global Affairs
The Fellowships Office administers pre-doctoral, post-doctoral, and senior fellowship awards on behalf of government and private sponsors; these fellowship awards play an important role in the career development of doctoral and post-doctoral researchers and scholars for the academic, federal, and private sector workforce both in the U.S. and internationally.
The Research Associateship Programs promote excellence in scientific and technological research through post-doctoral and senior research awards at sponsoring federal laboratories. Post-doctoral and senior scientists and engineers receiving awards experience career enhancement through concentrated research in top quality laboratories. Federal sponsors benefit from the introduction of new ideas and expertise and opportunities for the development of long-term collaborations. Since its inception in 1954, the Research Associateship Programs have supported the research of over 13,000 scientists and engineers.
Web site: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/Fellowships/index.htm
Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships
Through its program of Diversity Fellowships, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation's college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.
Eligibility to apply for a Ford fellowship is limited to:
The U.S. Student Program is designed to give recent B.S./B.A. graduates, masters and doctoral candidates, and young professionals and artists opportunities for personal development and international experience. Several countries also offer English Teaching Assistant positions. Most grantees plan their own programs. Projects may include university coursework, independent library or field research, classes in a music conservatory or art school, special projects in the social or life sciences, or a combination. Recent projects have involved cancer research in the UK, free market development in Mauritius, women's rights in Chile and contemporary artistic expression in India. Along with opportunities for intellectual, professional, and artistic growth, the Fulbright Program offers invaluable opportunities to meet and work with people of the host country, sharing daily life as well as professional and creative insights. The program promotes cross-cultural interaction and mutual understanding on a person-to-person basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom. The best way to appreciate others viewpoints, their beliefs, the way they think, and the way they do things, is to interact with them directly on an individual basis work with them, live with them, teach with them, learn with them, and learn from them.
Web site: http://www.fulbrightonline.org/
Gates Cambridge Scholarships
Gates Cambridge Scholarships are full-cost awards for graduate study and research in any subject available at the University of Cambridge.
The scholarships are highly competitive and open citizens of any country outside the UK. The Trust awards about 80 new scholarships each year on the following criteria:
- intellectual ability - leadership capacity - a commitment to improving the lives of others - a good fit with Cambridge
The programme aims to build a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others.
Web site: http://www.gatesscholar.org/
Graduate Scholar Award gives twelve $10,000 scholarships used for post-baccalaureate or professional study at accredited institutions of higher learning (does not have to be in the U.S. or have a Golden Key chapter). Judging criteria include academic merit, campus / community / work commitments, and significant involvement in local Golden Key chapter. Recipients must plan to enroll in graduate school in the fall of year received. Member does not have to be a U.S. citizen; member can apply up to five years after graduation; applicants may continue to re-apply as long as they are eligible, but previous recipients may not re-apply.
Web site: http://www.goldenkey.org
The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program was established by Congress in 1986 to honor Senator Barry M. Goldwater, who served his country for 56 years as a soldier and statesman, including 30 years of service in the U.S. Senate. The purpose of the Foundation is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue careers in these fields. Each scholarship covers eligible expenses for tuition, fees, books, and room and board, up to a maximum of $7,500 annually.
Web site: http://www.act.org/goldwater
The Hertz Foundation
The Hertz Foundation's Graduate Fellowship award, which is based on merit (not need) consists of a cost-of-education allowance and a personal-support stipend. The cost-of-education allowance is accepted by all of the tenable schools in lieu of all fees and tuition. Hertz Fellows therefore have no liability for any ordinary educational costs, regardless of their choice among tenable schools.
The personal stipend, paid over the nine-month academic year, is $25,000 for Fellowships awarded for the 2001-2002 academic year. The Fellowship award is renewable annually (upon a showing of satisfactory progress toward receipt of the Ph.D. degree) for a total Fellowship tenure of no more than five years. Fellows must attend one of the Foundation's tenable schools.
Web site: http://www.hertzfoundation.org
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation offers four separate competitions: one for students entering graduate programs; the second for student currently attending community colleges and planning to transfer to four year institutions; the third for eighth grade students; and the fourth for spouses and dependants of victims of September 11 or the 2001 anthrax attacks. The Graduate scholarship requires the institution to nominate no more than two students for the award. The scholarship is given to approximately 65 students each year.
Web site: http://www.jkcf.org/
Junior Fellowships are awarded to students who are about to complete, or have recently completed, their undergraduate course of study and plan to begin graduate work on a full-time basis. Junior Fellows have two years to complete their degree. The Fellowships are intended exclusively for graduate study leading to a masters degree. James Madison Fellows can attend any accredited institution of higher education in the United States. Each individual entering the James Madison Fellowship Program will be expected to pursue and complete a masters degree in one of the following (listed in order of preference): Master of Arts degree (MA) in American history or in political science (also referred to as "government and politics" or as "government"); Master of Arts in Teaching degree (MAT) concentrating on either American Constitutional history (in a history department) or American government, political institutions and political theory (in a political science department); Master of Education degree (MEd) or the Master of Arts or Master of Science in Education, with a concentration in American history or American government, political institutions, and political theory. The maximum amount of each award is $24,000, prorated over the period of study.
Web site: http://www.jamesmadison.com
Marshall Scholarships finance approximately 40 young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom each year. The Scholarships are tenable at any British university and cover two years of study in any discipline, at either undergraduate or graduate level, leading to the award of a British University degree.
The Scholarships were founded by an Act of Parliament in 1953 and commemorate the humane ideals of the European Recovery Programme (Marshall Plan). They are funded by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and administered by the Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission in the UK (for which the Association of Commonwealth Universities provides the Secretariat) and in the US by the British Embassy in Washington DC and seven regional Consulates-General.
Web site: http://www.marshallscholarship.org
The US-Ireland Alliance has established the George J. Mitchell Scholarships to educate future American leaders about the island of Ireland and to provide tomorrow's leaders with an understanding about, an interest in, and an affinity with, the island from which 44 million Americans claim descent. Twelve Scholarships were awarded in both the 2000-2001 and 2001-2002 academic years. Scholars are eligible to attend institutions of higher learning in Ireland, including the seven universities in the Republic of Ireland and the two universities in Northern Ireland, for one academic year of graduate study.
Web site: http://www.us-irelandalliance.org/scholarships.html
The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program is a U.S. Department of State-funded program that seeks to attract and prepare young people for careers in International Affairs. The Rangel Graduate Fellowship Program provides benefits of up to $90,000 over two years toward a two-year master's degree, arranges internships on Capitol Hill and U.S. embassies, and provides professional development and support activities for those who want to become Foreign Services Officers in the U.S. Department of State. Fellows may use the fellowship to attend any good two-year master's program in a U.S. institution to study an area of relevance to the Foreign Service, including international relations, public policy, public administration, languages, or business administration. At the end of the two-year fellowship, Fellows enter the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State. Applicants must be college seniors or graduates looking to start graduate school in the fall of the year they apply, have GPAs of at least 3.2 and be U.S. citizens. The Rangel Program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need. It welcomes applications from those with any undergraduate major. Information and application materials for both programs are at www.rangelprogram.org. The application deadline is January 20, 2012. The Program is funded by the U.S. Department of State and managed by Howard University. Web site: www.rangelprogram.org
The Rhodes Scholarships, the oldest international fellowships, were initiated after the death of Cecil Rhodes in 1902, and bring outstanding students from many countries around the world to the University of Oxford. The first American Scholars were elected in 1904.
Rhodes Scholars are elected for two years of study at the University of Oxford, with the possibility of renewal for a third year. All educational costs, such as matriculation, tuition, laboratory and certain other fees, are paid on the Scholar's behalf by the Rhodes Trustees. Each Scholar receives in addition a maintenance allowance adequate to meet necessary expenses for term-time and vacations. The Rhodes Trustees cover the necessary costs of travel to and from Oxford, and upon application, may approve additional grants
Web site: http://www.rhodesscholar.org
The Rotary Centers for International Studies In Peace and Conflict Resolution
Over the past ten years, The Rotary Foundation has provided over 700 future peace leaders with peace and conflict resolution education and field experience at Rotary Peace Centers around the world. Each year up to 100 fellows are selected in a globally competitive process based on personal, academic, and professional achievements. Fellows earn a master’s-level degree or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict studies at one of six Rotary Peace Centers at leading universities in Australia, England, Japan, the United States, Sweden and Thailand. Our alumni work all over the world with organizations ranging from grassroots peace initiatives in Africa to the United Nations. The Rotary Foundation provides fellows with funding to cover the required tuition and fees, room and board, travel to and from the study city, books and supplies, and an applied field experience.
Web site: http://www.rotary.org/rotarycenters
Paul and Daisy Soros
The purpose of The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans is to provide opportunities for continuing generations of able and accomplished New Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields and to partake of the American dream. Fellows must have shown potential in the fields for which they seek further education; the capacity for creativity, persistence and work; and the commitment to the values of the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights, which protect the American dream. The Program is established in recognition of the contributions New Americans have made to American life and in gratitude for the opportunities the United States has afforded the donors and their family.
Each year the Fellow receives a maintenance grant of $20,000 (paid in two installments) and a tuition grant of one-half the tuition cost of the U.S. graduate program attended by the Fellow.
Web site: http://www.pdsoros.org
The Truman Scholarship is a $30,000 merit-based grant awarded to undergraduate students, who wish financial support to attend graduate or professional school in preparation for careers in government, the non-profit sector or elsewhere in public service in public service at a leadership level.
The Foundation seeks candidates who have extensive records of public and community service, are committed to careers in government or elsewhere in public service, and have outstanding leadership potential and communication skills. Financial need is not a consideration.
Web site: http://www.truman.gov
The Morris K. and Stewart L. Udall Foundation
The Foundation will award approximately 75 scholarships to outstanding students, to be known as Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Scholars. The awards will be made on the basis of merit to two groups of students:
Web site: http://www.udall.gov
U.S. Department of Homeland Security Undergraduate Scholarships and Graduate Fellowships
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) realizes that the country's strong science and technology community provides a critical advantage in the development and implementation of counter-terrorist measures and other DHS objectives. The DHS Scholarship and Fellowship Program is intended for students interested in pursuing the basic science and technology innovations that can be applied to the DHS mission. This education program is intended to ensure a diverse and highly talented science and technology community to achieve the DHS mission and objectives. Areas of study that are eligible include: physical, mathematical, computer and information, life, and social sciences, psychology, selected humanities, and engineering. funding is available on both the undergraduate and graduate level.
Web site: http://www.orau.gov/dhsed/
Emerging Leaders International Fellows Program - Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society:
The program is open to scholars and practitioners under the age of 36 interested in building third-sector capacity in the United States and overseas. Fellows will be selected from abroad and also from communities of color under-represented in the U.S. grantmaking sector. Fellows are based at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, where they design and pursue an individualized research project and participate in a three-month seminar on the U.S. and international voluntary sectors. The research topic for applicants to the Emerging Leaders Program is community foundations. In addition, a limited number of fellowships for research on diaspora philanthropy, as well as other topics, may also be available for applicants based outside the United States. Each fellowship covers the cost of tuition and includes a $1,300-per month stipend to cover living expenses. The center will also provide accommodations and round-trip air travel to and from the United States. http://www.philanthropy.org/programs/intnl_fellows_program.html.
William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship for Minority Students:
A scholarship is offered to members of minority groups to serve as a summer intern with the Fund. Through this program, the Fund seeks to introduce a diverse group of students to issues relating to philanthropy, voluntarism, and nonprofit organizations. The scholarship grant is between $2,500 and $5,000 will be awarded, depending on the recipient's educational level, financial need, and time commitment. Deadlines: For Spring: December 16, For Summer: March 30, For Fall: July 15. http://www.aspeninstitute.org/policy-work/nonprofit-philanthropy/leadership-initiatives/hearst.