Scholarship Directory

Scholarship Directory

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 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.

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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]

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The Fulbright Grant provides one year of academic study or independent research in one of 100 nations. The study should be at the post-baccalaureate or graduate level. Recipients receive a stipend, round-trip travel, university expenses, and health insurance for one academic year abroad. To be eligible, the applicant must be a U.S. citizen, hold at least a bachelor's degree at the time of the award, and have sufficient proficiency in the language of the host country to carry out graduate-level academic work in their discipline. The campus deadline is in early August. Please contact the Office of Merit Awards at 202-885-1854 for more details about Fulbright information sessions and the application process. Also, e-mail [email protected] to be added to the Fulbright Blackboard site.

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The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship program offers grants to undergraduate students, who are U.S. citizens and have limited financial means, to pursue academic studies abroad. Such international study is intended to better prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world. This scholarship provides $5,000 to fund a study abroad program of the student's choice. Award amounts depend on the length of the program chosen. Eligible students must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant and be studying abroad for at least four weeks in one country. The application deadline is in early April. Please see the scholarship website for more details. Interested candidates may contact the Office of Merit Awards at 202-885-1854 to schedule an advising appointment.

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The Jacob K. Javits Fellowship fully funds tuition and fees and provides a stipend for up to four years of graduate study. This grant is designed to fund a MFA or PhD in specific fields in the humanities or social sciences. The amount of the award can range from $13,755 to $30,000. Undergraduate students about to enter graduate school and graduate students, who have not yet completed their first year of graduate study and who intend to pursue a MFA or PhD in an approved field, are eligible to apply. Eligible applicants must be U.S. citizens. Twenty-percent of the fellowships shall be awarded in the social sciences, twenty-percent in the arts, and sixty-percent in the humanities. A minimum of sixty-percent of the awards shall be made to students who have no graduate credits. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required as part of the application for a Javits Fellowship in order to compute the financial need calculation. Applicants must submit the appropriate FAFSA, which will be available on January 1, no later than January 31. The application deadline for this fellowship is in early October. For more information, please visit the fellowship website and contact the Jacob K. Javits Fellowships Program by phone at 202-502-7542 or by e-mail at [email protected]. Also, you may call the Office of Merit Awards at 202-885-1854 to schedule an appointment with a Merit Awards advisor.

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The Charles G. Koch Summer Fellow Program is sponsored by the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University. It combines a paid eight-week internship at one of over 100 think tanks and policy organizations across the United States with two week-long career and policy skills seminars and weekly policy lectures. Fellows gain real-world experience, take a crash course in market-based policy analysis, and hone their professional skills. The program includes a $1,500 stipend and a housing allowance. Current college students, graduates, graduate students, and professional students from a variety of disciplines are eligible to apply. Ideal candidates will have a demonstrated interest in public policy issues and in learning how a market-based approach might help solve social and economic problems. The application deadline for this fellowship is in late January. For more information, please see the fellowship website.

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The Laura W. Bush Traveling Fellowship will help fund a proposal designed by the applicant to conduct brief work in a foreign country related to the mandate of UNESCO--using education, natural sciences, social and human sciences, culture, and/or communication and information to build strong ties among nations. The fellowship is intended for American college and university students interested in international collaboration but who have not yet been afforded many opportunities to travel abroad. During his/her four to six weeks of travel, the recipient should be willing to participate in public diplomacy events arranged with the pertinent U.S. State Department Consulate, Mission, and/or Embassy. Eligible applicants must be U.S. citizens eligible for foreign travel, must be between 18 and 25 years old at the time of application, and must be currently enrolled in an accredited U.S. college or university in the United States. The application deadline for this fellowship is in early August. For more information, please see the scholarship website or e-mail [email protected].

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art offers paid and unpaid internship and fellowship opportunities for college and graduate students interested in careers in art museums. Based upon their academic training and interests, as well as the availability of projects, interns work in one of the Metropolitan's departmentsÑcuratorial, education, conservation, administration, or library. Most projects require a strong knowledge of art history. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. For a list of specific internship opportunities, deadlines, and requirements, visit the program website or e-mail [email protected].

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions. NSF Fellows are anticipated to become knowledge experts who can contribute significantly to research, teaching, and innovations in science and engineering. Fellows benefit from a three-year annual stipend of $30,000 along with a $10,500 cost of education allowance for tuition and fees, opportunities for international research and professional development, and the freedom to conduct their own research at any accredited U.S. institution of graduate education they choose. Eligible applicants must be US citizens, US national or permanent resident aliens, and are graduating seniors; have completed a B.S./B.A. degree; or are in their 1st year or the first semester of their 2nd year in graduate school. For application deadlines and more information, please contact the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program by phone at 866-673-4737 or by e-mail at [email protected].

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