Scholarship Directory

Scholarship Directory

The Rangel Program awards up to twenty (20) fellowships of up to $34,000 annually towards tuition, room, board, books and mandatory fees for completion of a two-year master’s degree. Rangel Fellows are expected to obtain a degree in international affairs or another area of relevance to the work of the Foreign Service (such as public administration, public policy, business administration, foreign languages, economics, political science, or communication) at a graduate or professional school approved by the Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center. Fellows who successfully complete the Rangel Program and Foreign Service entry requirements will receive an appointment as a Foreign Service Officer, embarking on one of the most exciting and rewarding careers available. Rangel Fellows will participate in two internships. The first, an internship working for a Member of Congress in Washington, D.C., will occur in the summer after being selected and before the first year of graduate study. The second will be an overseas internship in a U.S. Embassy that takes place during the summer between the first and second years of graduate study. Fellows will receive mentoring from a Foreign Service Officer throughout the duration of the fellowship as well as during their early employment at the State Department. Awardees are expected to maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.2 throughout their period of study. Only U.S. citizens will be considered as applicants. Applicants must be in the senior year of their undergraduate study or have completed their undergraduate degree by June and must be seeking admission to enter graduate school in the fall for a two-year program. A candidate’s community, academic, other extracurricular, and leadership activities will be considered. The application deadline for this program is in mid-January. For more information, please contact the Office of Merit Awards at 202-885-1854 and schedule an appointment with a Merit Awards advisor.

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International Dissertation Research Fellowships (IDRF) are offered by the Social Science Research Council and provide nine to twelve months of support to graduate students in the humanities and social sciences who are enrolled in doctoral programs in the United States and are conducting dissertation research outside of the United States. IDRF promotes research that is situated in a specific discipline and geographical region but is also informed by interdisciplinary and cross-regional perspectives. Research topics may address all periods in history, but applicants should be alert to the broader implications of their research as it relates to contemporary issues and debates. 75 fellowships are awarded annually, with amounts varying depending on the research plan (per-fellowship average is $18,750). The fellowship includes participation in an interdisciplinary workshop upon the completion of IDRF-funded research. Eligible applicants must be U.S. citizens enrolled in Ph.D. programs in the humanities and social sciences. Students may be eligible to apply if their research projects engage directly with broader theoretical and analytical issues in the humanities and social sciences. The program does not accept applications from Ph.D. programs in law, business, medicine, nursing or journalism. For more information, please contact the Social Science Research Council by phone at 212-377-2700 or e-mail [email protected].

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Taxpayers for Common Sense (TCS) is a nonpartisan budget watchdog and independent voice for American taxpayers. TCS is looking for currently enrolled and recently graduated college students to fill full-time, paid internships and fellowships throughout the year.TCS Interns and Fellows will have the opportunity to: gain a broad perspective and first-hand experience in federal policy-making in Congress and the Executive Branch, media campaigns, and grassroots organizing; develop their skills in writing, policy analysis, critical-thinking, and political awareness; and work closely with TCS' professional staff to assume real responsibility in a fast-paced environment on Capitol Hill. TCS Interns and Fellows may apply to work in one or more of the following areas: National Security, Transportation & Infrastructure Policy, Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Policy, or Organization Development. Candidates from all academic disciplines will be considered as long as they have a demonstrated interest in public policy, activism, or one of the areas mentioned above. Candidates interested in working with the Communications Department must have some journalism or writing experience. For further information on deadlines and requirements, please visit the program website.

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The Whitaker International Fellowship sends emerging leaders in U.S. biomedical engineering (or bioengineering) overseas to undertake a self-designed project that will enhance their careers within the field. The goal of the program is to assist the development of professional leaders who are not only superb scientists, but who also will advance the profession through an international outlook. Along with supporting grant projects in an academic setting, the Whitaker International Fellowship encourages grantees to engage in policy work and propose projects in an industry setting. Fellows will conduct academic or scientific research in a university or laboratory, pursue coursework at an academic institution, or intern at a policy institute, industrial, or non-profit setting. For further information on application deadlines and eligibility requirements, please visit the program website.

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The White House Internship program program was developed to mentor and cultivate today‰s young leaders, strengthen their understanding of the Executive Office, and prepare them for future public service opportunities. The assignments given to an intern on any given day could include conducting research, managing incoming inquiries, attending meetings, and writing memos. Eligible candidates must be United States citizens, at least 18 years of age on or before the first day of the internship, currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at a college, community college or university, have graduated in the past two years from undergraduate or graduate program at a college, community college or university or be a veteran of the United States Armed forces who possesses a high school diploma or its equivalent and has served on active duty at any time over the past two years. For deadlines and other information, please see the scholarship website or e-mail [email protected].

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The Women's Research & Education Institute (WREI) awards annual fellowships to a select number of graduate students with a proven commitment to equity for women. Fellows gain practical policymaking experience and graduate credit as they work from January to August as Congressional legislative aides in Washington, D.C. WREI Fellows receive a stipend of about $1,300 per month for eight months of the academic year. An additional sum of $500 is provided for the purchase of health insurance. WREI also reimburses Fellows up to a maximum of $1,500 for the cost of tuition at their home institutions (books and non-tuition charges are not covered). Only women who are currently enrolled in a masters, doctoral, or professional degree program at an accredited institution in the United States or who have completed such a program within the past 18 months are eligible. WREI strongly suggests that applicants have completed at least nine hours of graduate coursework before applying, and have a demonstrated interest in research or political activity relevant to women's social and political status. Prospective candidates are selected on the basis of academic competence as well as a demonstrated interest in the public policy process. The application deadline for this scholarship is in mid-May. For more information, please contact the Women's Research & Education Institute (WREI) Congressional Fellowship Program by phone at 202-280-2720 or by e-mail at [email protected].

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The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars awards approximately 20-25 residential fellowships annually to individuals with outstanding project proposals in a broad range of the social sciences and humanities on national and/or international issues. Topics and scholarship should relate to key public policy challenges or provide the historical and/or cultural framework to illuminate policy issues of contemporary importance. Fellows must be U.S citizens, must hold a PhD at the time of receiving the award, and must have publications other than their dissertation. Fellows are eligible to receive stipends which are used for international travel and for the fellows everyday expenses. Fellows may also elect to have health insurance. This fellowship has an application deadline of early October. For more information, please see the scholarship website or contact the Woodrow Wilson Center by email at [email protected].

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