Scholarship Directory

Scholarship Directory

Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science (SOARS) is a summer program for students pursuing careers in atmospheric and related sciences. SOARS proteges can participate for up to four summers. SOARS encourages applications from individuals who are members of a group that is historically under-represented in the atmospheric and related sciences, including students who are Black or African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, and Hispanic or Latino, female, first generation college students, and students with disabilities. SOARS welcomes lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students; students who have experienced, and worked to overcome, educational or economic disadvantage and/or have personal or family circumstances that may complicate their continued progress in research careers. SOARS offers educational and research opportunities, mentoring, career counseling and guidance, and financial support to participants. Applicants must be U.S. citizens who have completed two years of college with a 3.0 GPA or higher. This program has an application deadline of early February.

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The Sloan Research Fellowships seek to stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise. These two-year fellowships are awarded yearly to 126 researchers in recognition of distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field. Candidates must possess a PhD in chemistry, physics, mathematics, computer science, economics, neuroscience, computational and evolutionary molecular biology, ocean sciences, or in a related interdisciplinary field. Candidates must also be members of the regular teaching faculty (i.e., tenure track) of a degree-granting college or university in the United States or Canada. In order to be eligible for a fellowship, candidates must be nominated by department heads or other senior researchers. For more information, please contact the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation by e-mail at [email protected], or by phone at 212-649-1649.

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The Smuts Memorial Fund elects one Smuts Visiting Research Fellow a year to study at the University of Cambridge for nine months. Fellowships are available for research in the field of Commonwealth Studies, including the Commonwealth related aspects of archaeology, anthropology, economics, history, human geography, law, literature, oriental studies, sociology, politics and social psychology. For eligibility requirements and application deadlines, please visit the fellowship website.

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The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) and Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellowships provide promising and highly qualified recent Ph.D.s with opportunities to conduct research in Japan in the humanities and social science fields. The award funds between 1-12 months (short-term) or 12-24 months (long term). U.S. citizens and permanent legal residents are eligible for this award. Projects need not be explicitly related to the study of Japan. For application deadlines and more information, please contact the Japan Program/SSRC by e-mail at [email protected] or by phone 212-377-2700.

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International Dissertation Research Fellowships (IDRF) are offered by the Social Science Research Council and provide nine to twelve months of support to graduate students in the humanities and social sciences who are enrolled in doctoral programs in the United States and are conducting dissertation research outside of the United States. IDRF promotes research that is situated in a specific discipline and geographical region but is also informed by interdisciplinary and cross-regional perspectives. Research topics may address all periods in history, but applicants should be alert to the broader implications of their research as it relates to contemporary issues and debates. 75 fellowships are awarded annually, with amounts varying depending on the research plan (per-fellowship average is $18,750). The fellowship includes participation in an interdisciplinary workshop upon the completion of IDRF-funded research. Eligible applicants must be U.S. citizens enrolled in Ph.D. programs in the humanities and social sciences. Students may be eligible to apply if their research projects engage directly with broader theoretical and analytical issues in the humanities and social sciences. The program does not accept applications from Ph.D. programs in law, business, medicine, nursing or journalism. For more information, please contact the Social Science Research Council by phone at 212-377-2700 or e-mail [email protected].

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The Soros Justice Media Fellowships support writers, print and broadcast journalists, bloggers, filmmakers, and other individuals with distinct voices proposing to complete media projects for local, regional and national markets that engage the public and provoke policy responses to one or more of the Open Society Institute‰s U.S. criminal justice priorities. The fellowship program intends to support individuals interested in pursuing important but marginalized, controversial, or unpopular issues in a comprehensive manner. Media fellowships are one year in duration, and fellows are expected to make their projects the primary focus of their work during the term of the fellowship. Projects can begin in either April or September. Photography projects (production or distribution) are not eligible for funding. Eligible candidates must be professional journalists working in print, photography, radio, and television with at least three years of experience. The application deadline for this fellowship is in early November. For more information, please see the fellowship website.

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The Sports Journalism Institute is a nine-week training and internship program for college students interested in sports journalism careers. The Institute is designed to attract talented students to print journalism through opportunities in sports reporting and editing, and enhance racial and gender Multicultural Students in sports departments of newspapers nationwide. The Institute runs from June through August and will consist of classroom sessions to be held at the Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Fla., from May through June, followed by eight-week paid internships at newspapers (to be determined individually), as well as a $500 scholarship upon successful completion of the program for students returning to college. All students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 at an accredited four-year college or university. For more information and eligibility/application requirements, please visit the program website.

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The Swann Foundation seeks to award one fellowship annually (with a stipend of up to $15,000) to assist the fellow in his/her ongoing scholarly research and writing projects in the field of caricature and cartoon. In lieu of one fellowship, the board has made smaller awards to several recipients in recent years due to the number, nature, and quality of fellowship applications. Since the Fund encourages research in a variety of academic disciplines, there is no restriction upon the university department in which this work is being done, provided the subject pertains to caricature or cartoon art. This fellowship has an application deadline of mid February. For further information on eligibility requirements, please visit the program website or e-mail [email protected].

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Taxpayers for Common Sense (TCS) is a nonpartisan budget watchdog and independent voice for American taxpayers. TCS is looking for currently enrolled and recently graduated college students to fill full-time, paid internships and fellowships throughout the year.TCS Interns and Fellows will have the opportunity to: gain a broad perspective and first-hand experience in federal policy-making in Congress and the Executive Branch, media campaigns, and grassroots organizing; develop their skills in writing, policy analysis, critical-thinking, and political awareness; and work closely with TCS' professional staff to assume real responsibility in a fast-paced environment on Capitol Hill. TCS Interns and Fellows may apply to work in one or more of the following areas: National Security, Transportation & Infrastructure Policy, Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Policy, or Organization Development. Candidates from all academic disciplines will be considered as long as they have a demonstrated interest in public policy, activism, or one of the areas mentioned above. Candidates interested in working with the Communications Department must have some journalism or writing experience. For further information on deadlines and requirements, please visit the program website.

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Teach For America is an organization which recruits and funds a diverse group of leaders with a record of achievement who work to expand educational opportunity, starting by teaching for two years in a low-income community. Applicants from all academic backgrounds are encouraged to apply, and regional, subject, and grade-level preferences have no bearing on admission decisions. For further information on deadlines and requirements, please visit the program website.

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