Scholarship Directory

Scholarship Directory

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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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.

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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 Next Generation Leadership in Asian Affairs Fellowship (Next Generation) is a post-master's degree one-year program that is cultivating a new generation of Asian affairs specialists committed to and capable of bridging the gap between the best scholarly research and the pressing needs of U.S. foreign policy toward a rapidly changing Asia. Recent master's and professional degree holders (e.g., MA, MBA, LLM, JD, etc.) are invited to apply for a year-long fellowship at NBRÕs headquarters in Seattle. Fellows will collaborate with leading scholars to conduct independent research and participate in the briefing of research findings to the policymaking community in Washington, D.C. Each fellow will receive a $32,500 fellowship award (with benefits), as well as a reimbursement for some relocation expenses. Eligible applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. This program has an application deadline of mid-January. For more information please contact the Next Generation Fellowship by e-mail at nextgen@nbr.org.

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