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 Alexander von Humboldt Foundation's (AvH) German Chancellor Fellowship program allows the fellowship recipients to carry out a project of their own design in cooperation with a German host. Applicants design individual research-related projects tailored to their professional development and goals. Candidates from all professions and disciplines (especially individuals in the humanities, law, social sciences and economics) are eligible to apply for the fellowship. The Humboldt Foundation grants up to ten German Chancellor Fellowships annually for prospective leaders from the U.S., the Russian Federation, and the People's Republic of China, with an award including funding for research and travel expenses. Candidates must be citizens of the U.S., the Russian Federaton, or the People's Republic of China, and must possess a Bachelor's degree by the start of the award. A command of German is not a prerequisite. This fellowship has an application deadline of mid-October for U.S. citizens. For more information, please visit the fellowship's website or e-mail info@avh.de.

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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 American Institute for Economics Research awards a dozen or more Summer Fellowships each year to students who will be entering a doctoral program in economics or affiliated program (e.g., law and economics, economic history, etc.). Applications from students enrolled in such programs for no more than two years are also welcome. The program is not designed for students wishing to pursue graduate work in a business school program. Summer Fellows come to the Institute for a four-week period of study and are provided with room and board plus a $500 per week stipend. Summer Fellows participate in intensive seminars in economic, social, andmonetary issues. The application deadline for this fellowship is in late March. For more information, please e-mail info@aier.org or call 1-888-528-1216.

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Since 1946, the American Institute for Economic Research (AIER) Summer Fellowship has provided direct training and financial support to students pursuing graduate degrees in economics. The program especially encourages students to apply if they aspire to teaching or other careers where they will have an impact on the general publicÕs understanding of economic issues.The two-week program takes place in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts. Students participate in three core seminars: The Evolution of Property Rights, Sound Money, and Scientific Procedures of Inquiry. In addition, visiting scholars present lectures on a variety of economic topics. During their two-week residence, students receive room and board plus a stipend. Those who successfully complete the program are invited to apply for the E.C. Harwood Fellowship, an award that provides financial assistance for the following academic year. For application deadlines and more information, please contact AIER by e-mail at fellowship@aier.org.

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The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) offers over $500,000 in funding to Scandinavians to undertake study or research programs in any field of study (usually at the graduate level) in the United States for up to one year. Candidates for awards are recommended to the ASF by our cooperating organizations. In order to apply, please see the website for the list of cooperative organizations, and submit your application to the appropriate organization. Applicants must be citizens of Denmark, Norway, Finland, Sweden, or Iceland. For more information, please see the scholarship website.

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A Building Excellent Schools (BES) Fellowship year provides a $90,000 professional stipend to help recipients found and lead a results-focused, mission-driven, high-achieving urban charter school. The BES Fellowship features 85 days of intense training at BES‰ central offices in Boston, which include visits to the top 30 performing urban charter schools in the northeast United States. The BES fellowship develops Fellows‰ technical skills and the critical people management and organizational skills that often separate great leaders from merely effective ones. After the Fellowship, BES Fellows receive additional support and coaching as they guide their schools successfully through start-up and early operations. The culmination of the Fellowship year is the submission of a well-written, thoroughly researched charter application that reflects the best practices in urban school design. Eligible applicants must already hold a Bachelor's degree and demonstrate a history of exceptional impact in professional pursuits ‹ business, law, education, or their communities. For more information on this fellowship, please call Building Excellent Schools Program at 617-227-4545 or e-mail recruitment@buildingexcellentschools.org

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The California Senate Fellows program was established in 1973 to provide participants with insight into the legislative process. The fellowship program's primary goals include exposing people with diverse life experiences and backgrounds to the legislative process and providing research and other professional staff assistance to the Senate. Eighteen Fellows will be selected to serve as full-time Senate staff for 11 months. Fellows are assigned to Member and committee offices and work as part of the public policy staff team in the Capitol. Responsibilities include helping develop legislative proposals, researching and analyzing bills, responding to constituent inquiries, and writing press releases and speeches. Fellows receive a monthly stipend of $1,972 plus full health, vision, and dental benefits. They also earn graduate credit from the Sacramento State Government Department. This fellowship has an application deadline of late February. For more information, please email the California Senate Fellows Program at calstudies@csus.edu.

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The American Indian Foundation is looking for young American professionals to work with leading non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in India for ten months from September to June. The program serves as an exchange of technical skills and intellectual resources which aims to build the capacity of Indian NGOs while developing American leaders with an understanding of India. The organizations are working on causes related to livelihood, primary education, public health and human rights. During the Fellowship, AIF provides a range of support to Fellows, including training, technical support, on-going supervision, a stipend that includes a housing, food and transport allowance, supplemental health insurance as well as travel to and from India. Eligible applicants must demonstrate strong interest in India's development sector, be between the ages of 21 and 35, have achieved an undergraduate degree prior to starting the program, and be a US citizen or US permanent resident. This fellowship has an application deadline of early January. For more information, please contact the William J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in India by e-mail at info@aif.org.

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