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The Alice Rowan Swanson Fellowship

Deadline: March 1, 2019. The Alice Rowan Swanson Fellowship awards funds to SIT Study Abroad or IHP alumni returning to the country of their program to pursue development projects which benefit human rights in that region. The Fellowship is a great opportunity for SIT Study Abroad or IHP alumni to apply their skills, vision, and knowledge to benefit the communities they studied in and became a part of during their time abroad.

American-Scandinavian Foundation

Deadline: November 1. The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) is a publicly supported, nonprofit, organization that promotes international understanding through educational and cultural exchange between the U.S. and the Nordic countries. 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.

American Voices Full-Time Research Fellowship

Deadline: January 7th. The American Voices Project is a joint initiative of the Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality, Princeton University’s Center for Research on Child Wellbeing, and the American Institutes for Research. The fellows will receive intensive training and then visit communities across America to talk with families about their lives, hopes, and dreams. It’s not a survey, it’s not a poll, but an honest and open conversation that we’re holding in all 50 states. The fellows will then learn how to analyze the interviews with the latest data science methods, identify the country’s emerging problems, and begin the task of building 21st-century policy that responds to the voices of the people. It will be a life-changing experience that prepares the next generation of leaders in academia, government, politics, nonprofits, and beyond. Compensation will be competitive and health care will be offered. The fellowship begins in June 2019 and concludes in August 2020.

The Anna Sobol Levy Foundation

Deadline: August, 31 The Anna Sobol Levy Foundation provides fellowships to U.S. citizens who are college graduates to pursue a master’s degree in English at the prestigious IDC Herzliya’s Raphael Recanati International School, located near Tel Aviv. The Fellowship covers tuition at the IDC (up to $16,000). Levy Fellows must enroll in one of the IDC’s security-related MA programs: (1) counter-terrorism and homeland security, or (2) diplomacy and conflict studies.

ASMEA Grants

The Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa (ASMEA) is pleased to offer the following Grant opportunities to its Members in conjunction with the Twelfth Annual ASMEA Conference from October 31 – November 2, 2019 in Washington, D.C.  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 the Twelfth Annual Conference. You must be a member of ASMEA.

Blakemore Freeman Fellowships for Advanced Asian Language Study

Deadline: December 30th. Blakemore Freeman Fellowships fund an academic year of advanced language study abroad of Chinese, Japanese, Korean and selected Southeast Asian languages. Superior candidates pursuing careers in fields such as STEM (science, technology, engineering, math), international business, accounting, law, medicine, journalism, architecture, teaching, social or NGO work, government service, and academia are encouraged to apply. Minimum length of study is one academic year; maximum length is 12 months. Applicants must be at or near an advanced level in the Asian language, and have completed at least the third year of academic study of the language, either through coursework at college or in combination with study-aboard language program.

Boren Scholarships

UNC Endorsement Deadline: December 17th. 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.

Carnegie Junior Fellows Program

Each year, through the James C. Gaither Junior Fellows program, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace offers approximately 12-14 one-year fellowships to uniquely 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.

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.You must be a returning student following the project.

Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program

Deadline: September 17th. The Rangel Graduate Fellowship is a program that aims to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State in which they can help formulate, represent and implement U.S. foreign policy.  Applicants must be seeking admission to enter graduate school in the fall of 2019 for a two-year program at a U.S. university in an area of relevance to the Foreign Service.

Change Corps

Change Corps is a paid, one-year, full-immersion training program in grassroots organizing. When Change Corps organizers complete their training, they know how to organize people to get change unstuck on the issues they’re passionate about, and will have an opportunity to become part of a wave of new organizers who will keep pushing and prodding our country forward for years to come.

  • $27,000 in the first year.

CHCI Congressional Internship Program

Deadline: Summer 2019: December 1, 2018 and Fall 2019: February 15, 2019 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.

Churchill Scholarship

UNC Endorsement Deadline: October 1. The Churchill Scholarship provides funding to American students for a year of Master’s study in science, mathematics, and engineering at the University of Cambridge, based at Churchill College. The Scholarship was set up at the request of Sir Winston Churchill in order to fulfill his vision of US-UK scientific exchange with the goal of advancing science and technology on both sides of the Atlantic, helping to ensure our future prosperity and security.

Consular Fellows Program

The Consular Fellows Program offers candidates a unique opportunity to serve their country, utilize their foreign language skills, and develop valuable skills and experience that will serve them well in follow-on professions. Foreign Service Consular Fellows serve in U.S. embassies and consulates overseas alongside Foreign Service Officers, other U.S. agency personnel, and locally-employed staff. Using their language skills in Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin Chinese, or Arabic, their primary duty is to adjudicate visas for foreign nationals.

Critical Language Scholarship Program

Deadline: November 27, 2018 at 8:00pm Eastern.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.

Daughters of the Revolution Scholarship

Deadline: February 15 , 2019. 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.

Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships

The Australian Government Department of Education and Training administers the Endeavour Leadership Program.  The Endeavour Leadership Program aims to enhance Australia’s reputation for excellence in international education through the continued internationalization of the education, training and research sectors. All recipients receive travel allowance, establishment allowance stipend, health insurance for the full category duration, and travel insurance.

Ertgun Scholarship

The Ertgun Scholarship funds students who want to pursue graduate-level study and research in fields as diverse as literature, history, music, archaeology, art history, ancient history, Asian studies, Middle Eastern studies, medieval and modern languages. After being selected in a highly competitive review process conducted by a multi-disciplinary Ertegun Scholarships Selection Committee, Ertegun Scholars have the opportunity to attend cost-free one of the world’s oldest and greatest university – Oxford University.

Foreign Language & Areas Studies Fellowship

The deadline for applications for Summer 2019 and Academic Year 2019-2020 is February 8, 2019. Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships support students taking less commonly taught language and area studies coursework. This program provides both academic year and summer fellowships to graduate and undergraduate students at the intermediate level and above.

Fulbright U. S. Student Program

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs. 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.

Gates Cambridge Scholarship

The Gates Cambridge Scholarship programme was established in October 2000 by a donation of US$210m from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to the University of Cambridge; this is the largest ever single donation to a UK university. We offer 90 full-cost scholarships each year to outstanding applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge.

The George J. Mitchell Scholarship Program

The George J. 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 academic year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland.

The Gerald Unks Undergraduate Travel Fellowship

Deadline: March 8th. The fellowship was established upon the realization of the need for understanding and communication between people of various nationalities and cultures as methods of preserving world peace, the hope of increasing international awareness among citizens of the United States of America, and the inestimable value and reward of foreign travel for undergraduate students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Each award is up to $2,500 and eight recipients will be selected.

The German Chancellor Fellowship

Graduating seniors only. Please check the page for the updated information on the next cycle. The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is searching for the leaders of tomorrow – from Brazil, China, India, Russia, and the USA. The German Chancellor Fellowship offers you an opportunity to take the next career step in Germany – irrespective of your field of work. In order to apply, develop your own project idea and find the host of your choice to mentor you. Once your host has confirmed, you can apply for a fellowship.

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.

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). The deadline for the scholarship is April 1. All students will be notified of their status via postal mail or email by mid-July.

James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program

UNC Endorsement Deadline: November 26th. The James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is designed to provide a substantive work experience for students who have a serious career interest in the area of international affairs. Approximately 12-14 students will be hired to work as employees at Carnegie in Washington, DC on a full-time basis for a period of one year. Gaither Junior Fellows provide research assistance to scholars working on Carnegie Endowment’s projects, including democracy, nuclear policy, energy and climate, Middle Eastern studies, Asian studies, Russian studies, and geoeconomics.

James Madison Scholarship

Deadline: March 6, 2019. The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation offers $24,000 James Madison Graduate Fellowships to individuals desiring to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution at the secondary school level. Fellowship applicants compete only against other applicants from the states of their legal residence. As funding permits, the Foundation plans to offer one fellowship per state per year.

Knight-Hennessy Scholarships

Enrollment for September 2020 will open at a later time and be due September 2019. The Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program is designed to build a multidisciplinary community of Stanford graduate students dedicated to finding creative solutions to the world’s greatest challenges. As a Knight-Hennessy Scholar you will develop both the depth and range of subject expertise to confront the numerous grand challenges and opportunities of the future. You will be part of a unique community of change agents from a diverse range of backgrounds. This is a community that will support you, motivate you, and hold you accountable for achieving your goals even when the odds of success seem likely against you.

Luce Scholars Program

UNC Endorsement Deadline: September 30th. The Luce Scholars Program is a nationally competitive fellowship program. It was launched by the Henry Luce Foundation in 1974 to enhance the understanding of Asia among potential leaders in American society. The program provides stipends, language training, and individualized professional placement in Asia for 15-18 Luce Scholars each year, and welcomes applications from college seniors, graduate students, and young professionals in a variety of fields who have had limited exposure to Asia. The Luce Scholar liaison on each campus will establish an internal application deadline, typically in early or mid-October, as well as procedures for internal candidate review. Each nominating institution must make its nominations no later than November 1st or the nearest Monday if November 1st falls on weekend.

Marshall Scholarships

UNC Endorsement Deadline: August 1st. Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a graduate degree in the United Kingdom. Up to forty Scholars are selected each year to study at graduate level at an UK institution in any field of study. As future leaders, with a lasting understanding of British society, Marshall Scholars strengthen the enduring relationship between the British and American peoples, their governments and their institutions. Marshall Scholars are talented, independent and wide-ranging, and their time as Scholars enhances their intellectual and personal growth.

Michel David-Weill Scholarship

UNC Endorsement Deadline: October 22nd. The Michel David-Weill Scholarship covers the cost of a two-year master’s program at Sciences Po in Paris, France for one American student every year. Sciences Po, an international research university, specializes in the social sciences and offers multidisciplinary programs taught in English and French. Although there is no restriction on the specific field of study at Sciences Po, students who are interested in pursuing an economics curriculum are strongly encouraged to apply, as this is Michel David-Weill’s field of expertise.

Mitchell Scholarship

UNC Endorsement Deadline: August 1st. The Mitchell Scholarship Program provides funding for a one-year master’s degree. Most programs run for nine months. Up to twelve Mitchell Scholars between the ages of 18 and 30 are chosen annually for one academic year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

The North Carolina Summer Policy Institute (NCSPI)

Deadline: March 1st. The North Carolina Summer Policy Institute (NCSPI) is an initiative to foster the state’s next generation of public policy leaders. NCSPI brings together students from across the state to participate in a multi-day exploration of North Carolina’s top policy issues through a combination of seminars, panel discussions, and workshops. During this engaging experience, the students will gain a broader understanding of the tools needed to contribute to the policy process. Through networking with their peers, local policy experts, and state officials, we aim for NCSPI to be the cornerstone in preparing students to become North Carolina’s future movement makers.

Oxford Pershing Square Graduate Scholarship

Deadline: January 2019. Every year, the Pershing Square Foundation awards up to five full scholarships to support outstanding students on the 1+1 MBA, covering both the Master’s degree and the MBA year. Pershing Square Scholars are exceptional individuals who can demonstrate the potential and commitment to finding scalable and sustainable solutions to world-scale social challenges.

The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship

Applications open April 2019. The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans program honors the contributions of immigrants and children of immigrants to the United States. Each year, we invest in the graduate education of 30 New Americans—immigrants and children of immigrants—who are poised to make significant contributions to US society, culture or their academic field. Each Fellow receives up to $90,000 in financial support over two years, and they join a lifelong community of New American Fellows.

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.

Princeton in Africa

Applications will go live August 2019 for 2020-2021 year. Princeton in Africa matches talented and passionate college graduates with organizations working across Africa for yearlong service placements. Our program is open to graduating seniors and young alumni from any college or university accredited in the U.S. Our Fellows have helped improve education and public health, source fresh water and alternative energy, increase family incomes, and so much more.

Princeton in Asia

Deadline: November 2019 for 2020-2021 year. Princeton in Asia (PiA) is an independent, non-profit organization affiliated with and located on campus at Princeton University. Princeton in Asia Fellows teach in kindergartens, secondary schools, polytechnics and universities; they work with international and local nonprofits as well as some of Asia’s most innovative businesses and social enterprises; they write for newspapers and create content for news platforms with an international reach.

Princeton in Latin America

Princeton in Latin America (PiLA) partners with NGOs and multilateral organizations and places highly qualified recent college graduates in year-long service fellowships with nonprofit, public service, humanitarian, and government organizations in Latin American and Caribbean.

Rhodes Scholarships

UNC Endorsement Deadline: August 1st. The Rhodes Scholarship is a postgraduate award supporting exceptional students from around the world to study at the University of Oxford. The Rhodes Scholarship is the oldest (first awarded in 1902) and perhaps most prestigious international scholarship programme. The Scholarship aims to nurture public-spirited leaders for the world’s future. Ninety five outstanding young women and men are awarded the Scholarship each year, from 20 Rhodes constituencies (64 countries) worldwide. Scholars may pursue any full-time postgraduate degree (subject to limited restrictions) offered by the University of Oxford, for a duration of 2-3 years. The Scholarship includes full tuition, a maintenance stipend, and flights to and from Oxford at the beginning and end of tenure.

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.

Schwarzman Scholars

UNC Endorsement Deadline: September 4th. Application Deadline: September 27, 11:59 PM. Schwarzman Scholars is the first scholarship created to respond to the geopolitical landscape of the 21st Century. Whether in politics, business or science, the success of future leaders around the world will depend upon an understanding of China’s role in global trends.

Scoville Fellowship

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship, established in 1987, is a highly-competitive national fellowship program that provides recent college and graduate school alumni 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. Supported by a salary, the fellows serve as full-time junior staff members at the participating organization of their choice.

Summer Research Initiative

Deadline: February 10, 2019. This program provides rising juniors and seniors an opportunity to increase their interest in research careers in the social and behavioral sciences, develop research skills, and learn about doctoral training with the goal of encouraging students to pursue doctoral degrees in the social and behavioral sciences. The program has a special emphasis on population groups underrepresented in these fields (i.e., African Americans, Hispanics, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians or other Pacific Islanders).

St. Andrews Scholarship – For Study in the UK

Deadline: January 15. The St. Andrew’s Society of the State of New York has provided over 190 scholarships to promote cultural interchange and goodwill between Scotland and the United States since 1956

The Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program

Continue to check for the 2020 application. Funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, the Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship Program provides undergraduate and graduate students with financial support, mentoring and professional development to prepare them academically and professionally for a career in the U.S. Department of State Foreign Service. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply. You must be seeking admission to graduate school in the fall.

Truman Scholarship

UNC Endorsement Deadline: November 5th. Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation supports the graduate education and professional development of outstanding young people committed to public service leadership. For students pursuing graduate school. The UNC representative can be contacted at ODS@unc.edu. You must be a full-time student pursuing a bachelor’s degree with junior-level academic standing; or,  have senior-level standing in my third year of college enrollment.

VIA Global Community Fellowship

Deadline: November 11, 2018. The Global Community Fellowship is a 13-15 month program for graduating seniors and young/ established professionals. Fellows work at NGOs, schools, universities, and social enterprises across Asia to support community development and youth education programs. By working directly with communities, fellows get hands-on experience learning how organizations in Asia are using creative and innovative methods to address critical social challenges.

White House Fellowship

Engagement in the work of the federal government lies at the heart of a White House Fellowship. Work assignments can offer unparalleled experience working with senior administration officials on ever changing issues and challenges. White House Fellows typically spend a year as full-time, paid assistants to senior White House Staff, the Vice President, Cabinet Secretaries and other top-ranking government officials. Fellows receive a competitive salary and benefits from the agency for which they work. White House Fellows cannot receive compensation from any other source during their year of government service.