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ASMEA Grants

The Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa (ASMEA) is offering Research Grants up to $2500 to qualified students and scholars engaged in the study of the Middle East and Africa. ASMEA is offering Travel Grants up to $750 to qualified scholars and students to present their research at their Annual Conference. You must be a member of ASMEA.

Boren Scholarships

Deadline: February 5, 2020. Boren Scholarships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. Scholarships and deadlines vary. Please check website for more information.

Carolina Center for Jewish Studies Undergraduate Grant

Deadline: February 21, 2020 @ 5:00 PM. Thanks to generous private support, the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies is able to offer several grants supporting undergraduate student research and travel. ll students who receive grants from the Carolina Center for Jewish  Studies will be expected to complete a brief follow-up report within six weeks of completion of the grant.

Carolina Global Food Program Summer Scholarship

The Carolina Global Food Program, an initiative within the Global Research Institute, is announcing its fourth annual competitive scholarship program in the summer of 2019. In the program a select number of Carolina Global Food Program “Summer Scholars will be awarded up to $5,000 each to support food related summer research projects. Each awardee will explore a food topic relating to food or agriculture, broadly conceived. The topic may have an academic or policy focus or an emphasis on public service.

Carolina Global Initiative Award

Deadline: Rolling. The Carolina Global Initiative Award provides funding for students to complete a non-credit-bearing global opportunity in the U.S. or abroad. We seek applications from students with financial need and no or limited prior global travel and those with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds. The opportunity may take a wide variety of forms including: internships, research, service projects, educational group travel or self-designed travel. We are no longer providing funding for study abroad programs or programs that offer academic credit. The opportunity must be globally focused, but can take place anywhere in the world, including the U.S.

CHCI Congressional Internship Program

Deadline: Spring 2020- October 15, 2019 Summer 2020- December 1, 2019 Fall 2021- February 15, 2020. During CHCI’s paid summer and semester internships, promising Latino undergraduate students experience what it’s like to work in a congressional office, while participating in weekly professional and leadership development and civic engagement through community service.

Critical Language Scholarship Program

Deadline: November 19, 2019. The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. Students spend eight to ten weeks abroad studying one of 15 critical languages. The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains. Languages offered include Arabic, Persian, Turkish, and Urdu.

Curriculum in Global Studies Undergraduate Summer Awards

The Curriculum in Global Studies is pleased to announce a call for proposals for monetary awards to support our Undergraduate students who have secured/are securing globally oriented experiences, including internships, study abroad, research, and other similar endeavors for Summer 2019. The aim is to provide financial support so that students can pursue opportunities that will enrich their academic and professional careers. These experiences can be based in the US or abroad.  The average award will be approximately $1,000, depending on the project proposal and availability of funds.

Curtis Scholarship

The 2019 Curtis Scholarship is an annual leadership development program to support youth ages 16-20 from underserved communities in the U.S. who embody the values of global citizenship. Curtis Scholars will be invited to join a 10 day learning trip to South Africa, and one advocacy trip to Global Citizen Week Events in NYC. Must be age 16-20 and have a family household income under $85,000.

Daughters of the Revolution Scholarship

Deadline: February 15 , 2020 @ 12:00 AM. The NSDAR awards multiple scholarships to students showing dedication to the pursuit of degrees in diverse disciplines including history, law, nursing, and education. The DAR Scholarship Committee awards scholarships to qualified applicants regardless of race, religion or sex. All applicants must be United States citizens. All multi-year scholarships, typically renewable up to four years, must be for consecutive years of attendance at an accredited college or university in the United States. The only exception is the American Indian Scholarship that is available for students pursuing vocational training.

Freeman Asia Program

The Freeman-ASIA program is designed to support U.S.-based undergraduates with demonstrated financial need who are planning to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia. The program’s goal is to increase the number of U.S. citizens and permanent residents with first-hand exposure to and understanding of Asia and its peoples and cultures. Must be an undergraduate student with a minimum GPA of 2.8.

Green Corps Program

The application is now open for our 2019-20 program. Green Corps offers a yearlong, paid training program that will prepare you for a career in environmental organizing.You’ll participate in eight weeks of intensive classroom training conducted by environmental organizers and leaders from a wide range of organizations and campaigns.The target annual compensation for this position is $27,000 in the first year. Green Corps offers a competitive benefits package. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement.

Gilman International Scholarship

The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is a grant program that enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, thereby gaining skills critical to our national security and economic prosperity.

Global Engagement Fellowship

The application will open in December and be due in January. GEF supports undergraduates, graduates, and student teams working with grassroots organizations and communities abroad. GEF targets students who may not otherwise have the means to afford a global experience. Students design their own service projects and can apply in the spring. The number and amount of awards will depend on the students’ proposed budgets. Students may receive up to $2,500.

Carolina Global Food Program Summer Scholars

These individuals will receive a $5,000 summer stipend to enable an intensive summer scholarship opportunity exploring food topics via onsite fieldwork. Students may choose to work domestically or internationally and service and policy proposals will be given a high priority.

The Herbert Lehman Education Fund Scholarship

The Herbert Lehman Scholarship is a national, highly competitive scholarship that makes annual awards to qualified, outstanding undergraduate students. Herbert Lehman Scholarship awards are $2,000 per year for four years totaling $8,000 (as long as scholars remain in good academic standing and continue to meet the scholarship criteria).

LEVIT Summer Arabic Scholarship

The Levantine Institute of Tripoli (LEVIT) is proud to announce the Summer  Scholarship a fully-funded two months Arabic language program. The Summer Scholarship is designed for anyone interested in learning Arabic language and experiencing a linguistic and cultural immersion into Levant. You must have beginner or intermediate level of Levantine dialect.

Phillips Ambassadors

The Phillips Ambassadors scholarship offers undergraduates at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University a unique opportunity to study abroad in Asia. The Phillips Ambassadors Program is open to students across all majors who are applying for a university-approved study abroad academic program in Asia (excluding Central Asia). Students must be in good academic standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (as depicted on official transcript). Applications for summer, fall and year-long programs open on December 1 and are typically due in mid-February. Applications for spring programs open on July 1 and are typically due in mid-September. Please check program brochures for specific details.

Mahatma Gandhi Fellowship

The Mahatma Gandhi Fellowship was established in 1998 by Sangam, UNC’s South Asian awareness student group. The Fellowship awards two students each year up to $3,000 to execute a project of their own design that benefits South Asians in some way, whether it is through direct service or increasing awareness of South Asian culture and issues. Minimum GPA of 3.0.

The National Italian American Foundation

The application will reopen for the 2020-2021 academic year on Friday, December 1st, 2019. The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) awards scholarships to 60-70 outstanding students in a variety of academic disciplines for use during the following academic year. Scholarships range from $2,500 – $12,000. You must be a member of NIAF or have a parent, grandparent or guardian with an active NIAF membership but you can join.

Ronald W. Hyatt Rotary Public Service Award

Applications for the 2019 Ronald W. Hyatt Rotary Public Service Award open Dec. 1 and close Feb. 8. The Ronald W. Hyatt Rotary Public Service Award is given annually in support of innovative public service projects that exemplify the motto of Rotary International, “Service above Self.” Each year, up to $3,000 is awarded for an international project and up to $2,000 is awarded for a local project.

Vimy Global Team Award

Deadline: November 30, 2018 11:59 pm EST. the Vimy award is given annually to one interdisciplinary team of students (Vimy scholars) working collaboratively to pursue research or service projects outside the United States. Made possible by the Global Education Fund, this award provides full funding for a team of students to conduct a summer project abroad. This award is intended to support UNC undergraduate and master’s-level students, and the project should be student-designed and student-led.

Halpern Award

Due: October 25, 2019 and February 7, 2020; Instructions, Application 

Supports academic research or study in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, and/or Uruguay applicable for study abroad or for faculty supervised independent research/study. Average award $1250.