Scholarship Directory

Scholarship Directory

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 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 Association of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO) offers scholarships to both undergraduate and graduate students. Applicants may apply to one award or be considered for multiple awards. Evaluation criteria include merit, character, academic commitment, and relevance of applicant's studies to national security interests and career ambitions. Eligible applicants must be US citizens. If applying for undergraduate funding, applicants must have sophomore or junior status by summer of the application year. If applying for graduate funding, the applicant may apply no earlier than the senior year before attending the graduate program and no later than their second year of graduate studies. The application deadlines for these scholarships are in early July. For more information on each available scholarship, see AFIO's website.

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Every year, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Fellowship Program offers up to 20 promising Latinos from across the country the opportunity to gain hands-on experience at the national level in the public policy area of their choice. Fellows have the opportunity to work in areas such as international affairs, economic development, education policy, housing, or local government. Eligible students must have U.S. citizenship or legal permanent residency. Applicants should have graduated from a college or university (with a BA/BS degree) within one year of the application deadline, or be currently enrolled as graduate students. Applicants must also have high academic achievements with 3.0 GPA or higher, evidence of leadership potential, consistent active participation in activities for the common good, and superior analytical and communication skills (oral and written). The application deadlines for this award are in mid-November for the spring session, early February for the summer session, and late April for the fall session. For more information, please see the fellowship website.

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The Rosenthal Fellowship offers qualified students pursuing a career in international relations the opportunity to spend a summer in professional fellowship positions with a member of Congress or in the State Department. In most years, two to four students are awarded the fellowship, each receiving a stipend for his or her work. This scholarship requires a University nomination, please contact your school's department if you are interested. Candidates for the fellowship must be either graduate students in international relations or, in special cases, college seniors. Fellows are selected based on their commitment to public service, their education and interest in international relations, as well as their experience in and dedication to values held and pragmatism demonstrated by Harold Rosenthal. Those include a professional commitment to conflict resolution, governance, and multi-culturalism. For more information on the application process, please contact the head of your department.

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The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program seeks to help enhance internationalization in Japan by promoting mutual understanding between Japan and other nations through the use of American teachers. JET Program participants get the opportunity to serve in local authorities as well as public and private junior and senior high schools. There are three types of positions offered by the JET Program. Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) participants are engaged in language instruction in local boards of education or public junior and senior high schools. Coordinator for International Relations (CIR) participants are engaged in internationalization activities, and are placed in offices of local authorities or related organizations. Sports Exchange Advisors (SEA) promote international exchange activities through certain designated sports, and are generally placed in sporting facilities or boards of education. Applicants must possess a bachelor's degree and have intermediate to low-advanced level Japanese language skills. It is desirable that participants are adaptable and have a positive interest in Japan. For more detailed eligibility information and application deadlines, please see JET's website.

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The John and Mabel de Sardon and Joan de Sardon-Glass Assistantship Program for Latin Americawas set-up to support nationals of Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, and other Andean-region countries who wish to pursue professional degrees in the Maxwell School and then to return to public service in their home countries. The program is especially oriented toward those professionals pursuing a MA degree through MaxwellÕs Public Administration, International Relations, or Executive Education departments. Occasionally students pursuing a terminal Masters degree in other social science programs at Maxwell are considered for the award as well. The de Sardon-Glass program typically provides academic tuition and/or a stipend to cover living expenses while in Syracuse. For application deadlines and more information, please see the assistantship 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 dcunesco@state.gov.

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The Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellowship is a unique leadership development opportunity for experienced, motivated individuals seeking to make a difference in the struggle to eliminate hunger and poverty worldwide. This two-year program begins with a one-year field placement in a developing country to address hunger and poverty-related issues including agriculture, food security, health and nutrition, and private sector development. Fellows spend their second year in a policy environment, usually at the headquarters of the organizations where they served during their field placements. Eligible applicants must be US Citizens or permanent residents. Candidates must have a graduate degree or equivalent experience in a related international development field, must have at least one year of work or volunteer experience in a developing country, must have demonstrated leadership qualities and abilities, and have a strong commitment to alleviating hunger and poverty. Candidates must be flexible, have strong interpersonal and communication skills, and be able to perform well in team and cross-cultural environments. The application deadline for this award is in early January. For more information, please contact the Congressional Hunger Center by phone at 202-547-7022.

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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 info@nsfgrfp.org.

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