Scholarship Directory

Scholarship Directory

The Abe Fellowship supports post-doctoral research on contemporary policy-relevant issues. It provides up to 12 months of support for study at the post-doctoral level. This grant is for U.S. and Japanese citizens and for other nationals who can demonstrate a long-standing affiliation in the research community of either nation. Applicants must hold a PhD or the terminal degree in their field, or have attained an equivalent level of professional experience. Applications from researchers in professions other than academia are encouraged to apply. Applicants must study abroad, either in the U.S. or Japan, for at least a third of the duration of the grant. Previous language training is not necessary unless the proposed project requires it. The fellowship application deadline is in early September. For more information, please contact the Social Science Research Council at 212-377-2700 or visit the fellowship website.

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The Alfa Fellowship Program is a high-level professional development exchange program that places qualified young professionals in work assignments at leading organizations in Russia in the fields of business, economics, journalism, law, and public policy. The program accepts ten U.S. citizens and five British citizens each year. Key goals of the Alfa Fellowship Program include expanding networks of American, British and Russian professionals; developing greater intercultural understanding; and advancing U.S./Russian and British/Russian relations. The program includes language training, seminar programs, and extended professional experience. Fellows receive travel, free housing, monthly stipends, and insurance. Eligible students must be between 25 and 35 years of age by the application deadline. Students must also have a graduate-level degree or equivalent training in business, economics, journalism, law, public policy, or government, and at least two years of relevant work experience. Russian language proficiency is preferred, and candidates with proficiency in a second language will also be considered. The application deadline is in early December. For more information, please e-mail info@cdsintl.org. If you are interested in applying for this scholarship, please call the Office of Merit Awards at 202-885-1854 to schedule an appointment with a Merit Awards advisor.

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The American Councils Title VIII Research Scholar Program provides full support for graduate students, faculty, and independent scholars seeking to conduct in-country, independent research for three to nine consecutive months in Central Asia, Moldova, Russia, the South Caucasus, and Ukraine. Scholars in the social sciences and humanities are eligible to apply for the program. While a wide-range of topics receive support each year, all funded research must contribute to a body of knowledge enabling the U.S. to better understand the region and formulate effective policies within it. All applicants should clearly describe the policy-relevance of their work, be it in anthropology, history, international relations, political science, or some other field. For further information on deadlines and requirements, please call 202-833-7522 or e-mail outbound@americancouncils.org.

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The Berlin Program is a residential program which offers a stimulating academic environment that combines research opportunities with intellectual and cultural interaction. An essential part of the Program is the biweekly seminar, which brings together the American fellows and German scholars in the social sciences and humanities. Awards provide between 10-12 months of research support and a travel allowance for intra-European research. Fellows are enrolled at the Freie Universit…t Berlin, and enjoy access to faculty, libraries and all other services. The program accepts applications from U.S. and Canadian nationals or permanent residents. Applicants for a dissertation fellowship must be full-time graduate students, must have completed all coursework required for a Ph.D. and must have achieved ABD (all but dissertation) status. U.S. and Canadian Ph.D.s who have received their doctorates within the past two calendar years are also eligible. The application deadline for this program is in early December. For more information, please contact the Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies by phone at 480-966-2245 or by email at bprogram@zedat.fu-berlin.de.

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The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange scholarship provides the opportunity for a work-study experience in Germany. Recipients win round-trip transportation, intensive language training, four months of professional schooling, and a 5-month internship. Applicants from any career field may apply, and applicants in business, engineering, technical, vocational, and agricultural fields are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens; be between the ages of 18 and 24; have a high school diploma or its equivalent; have clear career goals and related work experience; show strong interest in German and international affairs; be flexible, independent and diplomatic; and possess a strong sense of American identity. Previous knowledge of German is not required, but it is strongly recommended. The application deadline is in mid-December. For more information, please contact Cultural Vistas by phone at 212-497-3522 or by e-mail at cbyx@culturalvistas.org.

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The U.S. Department of State's Critical Language Scholarships provide funding for intensive overseas study of "critical need" languages, including Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu. Critical Language Scholarships will provide funding for students to participate in beginning, intermediate and/or advanced level summer language programs at American Overseas Research Centers and affiliated partners. All program costs are covered for participants; costs include travel between the student's home city and program location, pre-departure orientation expenses, applicable visa fees, room, board, travel within country, and all entrance fees for program activities. University level credit may be available. All applicants must be U.S. citizens. Applicants must be currently enrolled in a degree-granting program at the undergraduate or graduate level. Students in all disciplines, including business, engineering, science, the social sciences, and humanities are encouraged to apply. Current undergraduate students must have completed at least one year of general college coursework by the program start date (one year is defined as two semesters or three quarters). The application deadline is in early to mid-November. Please contact the Office of Merit Awards at 202-855-1854 for the dates and times of information sessions, or e-mail meritawards@american.edu to be added to the Critical Language Scholarship Blackboard site.

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DAAD research grants are awarded primarily to highly qualified PhD candidates, but also to post-doc researchers for research or a course of study and training at universities or other institutes in Germany. Doctoral candidates wishing to complete their degree in Germany may receive up to three one-year extensions. Ten-month scholarships must take place during the German academic year (October to July). Short-term scholarships must be between one to six months and must take place within one calendar year. A very limited number of scholarship holders who receive grants for seven months or longer may be awarded a two-month language course grant. Monthly stipends may be up to €1000, depending on the level of academic advancement. In addition, DAAD will pay for health insurance and travel costs. Applicants must be enrolled full-time in an accredited doctoral degree program or engaged full-time in a post-doctoral position. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or Canada. Foreign nationals are eligible if they have been full-time students/scholars at an accredited U.S. or Canadian university for at least two years at the time of application and express intent to return to their U.S. or Canadian institution following the research visit to Germany. The application deadline is in mid-November. For more information, please contact the DAAD New York Office at 212-758-3223 or visit the scholarship website.

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The DAAD Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE) give students in the fields of biology, chemistry, engineering, geology, and physics the chance to spend a summer working with German doctoral students on substantive research projects. The doctoral students help integrate the undergraduates directly into the lab work and serve as personal and professional mentors. All participants receive stipends from DAAD to help cover living expenses, and the partner universities and research institutions provide housing assistance. To apply for a RISE placement, you must be currently enrolled at a U.S. or Canadian university/college as a full-time student in the field of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences, or engineering (or a closely related field). German language skills are not required for most positions but would be helpful to manage everyday life outside of the laboratory. The working language will generally be English. The application deadline is in late January. For more information, please e-mail rise@daad.de.

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The DAAD University Summer Course Grant provides scholarships to attend a broad range of three- to four-week summer language courses at German universities which focus mainly on literary, cultural, political and economic aspects of modern and contemporary Germany. Extensive extracurricular programs complement and reinforce the core material. Scholarships are available for courses lasting a minimum of three weeks. The scholarship is approximately €850, which covers tuition, room and board in whole or in part. In addition, DAAD will provide an international travel subsidy. Eligible candidates must be attending an accredited Canadian or U.S. college or university. Candidates must be sophomores, and have at least four semesters of German language instruction. This scholarship has an application deadline of mid-December. Please see the DAAD scholarship website for more information about the scholarship application process.

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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.

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