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 [email protected]. 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.Visit Url: www.cdsintl.org/fellowshipsabroad/alfa.php
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 [email protected].Visit Url: researchfellowships.americancouncils.org
The Asia Pacific Leaders Fellowship is a graduate certificate program combining the development of regional expertise with the enhancement of individual leadership capacity. Based at the East-West Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, the program has created a network of dynamic leaders in 48 countries who are helping to build a peaceful, prosperous and just Asia Pacific community. All participants receive an APLP Entrance Fellowship valued at approximately $15,000. Applicants must possess a Bachelor's degree (the majority of recipients will possess graduate degrees as well). The application deadline for this fellowship is in early December. For more information, please contact the Asia Pacific Leadership Program by phone at 808-944-7744 or by email at [email protected].Visit Url: www.eastwestcenter.org/?id=391
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.Visit Url: www.afio.com/13_scholarships.htm
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 [email protected].Visit Url: www.csus.edu/calst/senate
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is a private, nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C. The Endowment is dedicated to advancing cooperation between nations and promoting active international engagement by the United States. Every year, eight to ten one-year fellowships are offered to uniquely qualified candidates. Carnegie Junior Fellows work as research assistants to the Endowment's senior associates. Fellows receive $2,500 a month and a full benefits package. Eligible candidates must be graduating seniors or have graduated in the past academic year. Individuals who have started graduate studies are not eligible. Applicants must also be eligible to work in the United States for the duration of the fellowship. This fellowship requires a nomination from American University and has a campus deadline of mid-October. Please contact the Office of Merit Awards at 202-885-1854 for more information and to schedule an appointment with a Merit Awards advisor.Visit Url: www.carnegieendowment.org/about/index.cfm?fa=...
During this yearlong fellowship, Congressional Black Caucus Fellows work 40 hours per week on a range of staff assignments, including legislative analysis, responding to constituent mail, drafting legislation, and coordinating logistics and public testimony for congressional hearings. Fellows also have educational enrichment opportunities through seminars on policy and politics. These seminars explore hot-button policy issues, the politics of policymaking and policy implementation, and evaluation of policy already implemented. Fellows are also exposed to the history and work of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), and are prepared to analyze the impact of policies on African Americans and other minority groups. Office assignments as full-time legislative aides run from September through August. All Fellows must be able to participate for the full term of the program. If selected, applicants are expected to complete all professional qualifying exams (e.g. bar exams, medical boards, dissertation defenses, and comprehensive exams) before the fellowship or defer until the end of the fellowship. Participants in the Congressional Fellows Program must reside in or relocate to the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. The compensation for thefellowship term is $40,000, with benefits. Fellows are responsible for their own travel, housing, and other associated expenses. The application deadline is in mid-April. For more information, please see the fellowship website or e-mail the Congressional Black Caucus at [email protected].Visit Url: cbcfinc.org/programs/leadership-development/1...
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.Visit Url: www.chci.org/fellowships
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.Visit Url: www.daad.org/germanstudies#requirements
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.Visit Url: www.rosenthalfellowship.org/fprogdes.htm