The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund provides grants to students actively working for peace and justice. These need-based scholarships are awarded to those able to do academic work at the university level and who are part of the progressive movement on the campus and in the community.The first and most important qualification for a Davis-Putter Scholarship is active participation in struggles for civil rights, economic justice, international solidarity or other progressive issues. Other factors taken into consideration are the applicant's financial need and ability to perform academically at the college level. Davis-Putter scholars are both graduate and undergraduate students and must be enrolled in an accredited school and receiving college credit for the time period covered by their grant. This scholarship has an application deadline of early April. For more information, please see the scholarship website.Visit Url: www.davisputter.org
The Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF) is organized to help early-stage graduate students in the humanities and social sciences formulate effective doctoral dissertation proposals. Fellows participate in two workshops, one in the late spring that helps prepare them to undertake pre-dissertation research on their topics; and one in the early fall, designed to help them synthesize their summer research and to draft proposals for dissertation funding. Fellows are eligible to apply for up to $5,000 from SSRC to support pre-dissertation summer research. In general, DPDF seeks to fund identifiable research fields, not simply research problems. Students in the humanities and social sciences undertaking doctoral dissertation research may apply for one of the five annual research fields named. Students who have completed their comprehensive/general/qualifying exams are eligible as long as they have not had their dissertation proposal formally approved by their department. For more information on the application process and for a list of current research fields, please see the fellowship website.Visit Url: www.ssrc.org/fellowships/dpdf-fellowship
The Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation provides selected social entrepreneurs with funding of $100,000 annually for three years. The funds are specifically and solely for entrepreneurs starting new non-profit organizations. The Foundation accepts proposals for a variety of public service areas, including, but not limited to, education, youth and families, the environment, arts, health, and community and economic development. They seek organizations that are or plan to be national or global in scope, and select those which demonstrate innovative ways to solve existing social problems. For more information, please see the fellowship website.Visit Url: www.drkfoundation.org/what-we-fund.html
The Sylvia Taylor Johnson Fellowship in Educational Measurement is part of the postdoctoral fellowship program at Educational Testing Service. Individuals who have earned their doctoral degrees within the past 10 years are invited to apply for a unique fellowship experience which combines working on cutting-edge ETS research projects and conducting independent research that is relevant to ETS' goals of educational measurement and assessment. The Fellowship, which takes place at the ETS offices in Princeton, N.J., seeks to significantly increase the involvement of highly skilled individuals in research and development. Members of underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply for this fellowship. Studies concerning the education of minority students are especially encouraged. For further information on applicable research fields and requirements, please contact the fellowship program by phone at 609-734-5543 or e-mail at [email protected].Visit Url: www.apa.org/about/awards/ets-taylor.aspx
The Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship is an 11-month fellowship that allows recent college graduates and others to gain real-world exposure to issues of domestic poverty and hunger. Students receive a 10-day orientation and training session in Washington, D.C., followed by a field placement in a host community. At field sites, fellows perform policy or substantive community service work, such as establishing food recovery or school feeding programs. At policy sites located in Washington, D.C., fellows conduct research, prepare reports, and assist with lobbying efforts. The Fellowship awards a "living allowance" of $14,500, in addition to health insurance, a housing subsidy, and reimbursement for travel expenses. This award is open to U.S. citizens or permanent legal residents aged 18 or older. Most applicants are recent college graduates with a variety of backgrounds and life experiences, and may also be graduate students. The application deadline is in mid-January. For more information, please call the Congressional Hunger Center at 202-547-7022 x29.Visit Url: www.emersonapplication.org
The Social Science Research Council's Eurasia Dissertation Support Fellowships provide support to graduate students near completion of their doctoral programs in the social sciences and related humanities. Eligible applicants must have completed their dissertation field research and/or data collection, have made significant progress in outlining emergent, innovative contributions to scholarship, and are willing to reach beyond the academic community to make their work known and accessible to a variety of public sources. The Eurasia Dissertation Support Fellowships provides financial support in the form of fellowship awards of up to $25,000 for an academic year.The fellowship program also provides academic support and numerous networking opportunities. For information on the fellowship application deadline, see the scholarship website. For more information, please contact the Program Administrator of the Eurasia Program by e-mail at [email protected]Visit Url: www.ssrc.org/fellowships/eurasia-fellowship
The Casey Family Scholars Program was created to recognize outstanding scholarship by college students who have no family supporting their goals and efforts. Each year approximately 100 new students are awarded scholarships of up to $6,000, which can be renewed for five years or until the scholar receives a bachelorÕs degree. The scholarship can be used towards tuition costs or living expenses. Eligible applicants must be currently in foster care, in foster care for at least one year at the time of their 18th birthday, be an orphan, or be adopted after the age of 16. Applicants must be under the age of 25 and must have been accepted into or expect to be accepted into an accredited, Pell-eligible college or other post-secondary school. For application deadlines and for more information, please see the scholarship website.Visit Url: www.fc2success.org/programs/casey-family-scho...
The Frederick Douglass Distinguished Scholars Program is designed to promote educationial opportunity, diversity, and access. Preference will be given to first-generation students as well as those from diverse ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. Academically, the most competitive applicants should have a 4.0 GPA (unweighted) or 4.2 GPA (weighted). They should also demonstrate a lifelong commitment to careers in social justice and working for the advancement of people in need. This application deadline for this scholarship is in mid-January. For more information, please contact the director of the Frederick Douglass Distinguished Scholars Program by calling 202-885-6213 or emailing [email protected].Visit Url: www.american.edu/financialaid/fdsprogram.cfm
The Freeman Indonesia Non-Profit Internship Program will select and pair 10 Indonesian students pursuing U.S. degrees with 10 U.S. undergraduates and arrange 9-week internships for them to work together in an Indonesian nonprofit organization. U.S. participants will be enrolled in an Indonesian language and culture course which will provide intensive language instruction. Indonesian participants will complete an online course introducing them to NGOs, their purpose and their administration. Internships and coursework will be arranged by IIEF in three cities: Jakarta, Bandung and Yogyakarta. All program-related costs will be covered. Upon returning to the U.S., students will be expected to share their experiences with peers on their home campuses and to explore ways to incorporate what they learned over the summer into their academic and professional careers. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or Indonesian citizens, be currently enrolled as a full-time sophomore or junior pursuing their first bachelor's degree at a U.S. college or university, be in good academic standing in their undergraduate university or college program and must agree to complete (for Indonesian students) an online course related to NGO administration; (for U.S. students) a credit-bearing Indonesian language and culture course in Indonesia during the internship period, and must be willing to share their experiences with their peers upon returning to their U.S. campuses. As of 2012, this program has been temporarily suspended. Information regarding future competitions can be found on the scholarship website.Visit Url: www.iie.org/programs/finip
The French Ministry of Education and the Cultural Services at the French Embassy offer approximately 1,500 teaching assistant positions in French primary and secondary schools as well as in various French teaching colleges in all regions of France. This is a unique opportunity to spend seven to nine months in France with a monthly stipend, have a privileged insight into contemporary France, master the French language through linguistic immersion, and gain valuable teaching experience. Recipients will be expected to teach 12 hours of English conversation classes per week. Recipients will be paid about 952 Euros each month (about 1,200 USD). Applicants must be U.S. citizens (or have a Green Card); have spent their high school years in the United States; be between the ages of 20 and 30 as of October 1 of the year in which they wish to go to France; be currently pursuing their third year of university or have already attained a college degree; and be proficient in French. The application deadline is in mid-January. For more information, please contact the Teaching Assistant Program in the Embassy of France by e-mail at [email protected]. or contact the Office of Merit Awards at 202-885-1854 to schedule an appointment with a Merit Awards advisor.Visit Url: highereducation.frencheducation.org/teach-in-...