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 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 Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT) Kenan T. Erim Fellowship for Archaelogical Research at Aphrodisias supports excavation and/or research in art history and archaeology to be carried out at the site of Aphrodisias in Turkey during the summer. Scholars or advanced graduate students engaged in excavation at the site of Aphrodisias or research on material from that site are eligible to apply. Fields of study include the history of art and architecture from antiquity to the present, and archaeology. Applicants may also qualify for other ARIT fellowships programs. The maximum grant is $2,375 for the summer season. This fellowship has an application deadline of early November. For more infromation, please see the fellowship website.

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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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The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) offers fellowships and grants to individuals to pursue research or study in one or more Scandinavian country for up to one year. Grants are normally $5,000 and are considered especially suitable for post-graduate scholars, professionals, and candidates in the arts to carry out research or study visits of one to three months duration. Fellowships (up to $23,000) are intended to support a year-long stay, with priority given to candidates at the graduate level for dissertation-related study or research. The awards support project-related costs, including maintenance, travel, tuition and fees (where applicable) and materials expenditures (e.g., books, photocopying, art supplies). Applicants must have a well-defined research or study project that makes a stay in Scandinavia essential. Applicants must be United States citizens or permanent residents who have completed their undergraduate education. For more information, please contact the American-Scandinavian Foundation by phone at 212-879-9779 or by e-mail at info@amscan.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 DAAD German Studies Research Grant funds short-term research projects in either Germany or North America. The applicant's research should address cultural, political, historical, economic, or social aspects of modern and contemporary Germany from an interdisciplinary perspective. Research support ranging in value from $1,500 to $2,500 is available to individual scholarship recipients and is intended to offset living and travel costs during the active research phase. Undergraduates with at least junior status pursuing a German Studies track or minor are eligible. Students must be nominated by a program or department chair. Nominees must have completed two years of college-level German and a minimum of three German Studies courses by the deadline. This grant program has application deadlines in early May and early November. For more information, please see the grant website.

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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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