Find a Fellowship

Find a Fellowship

Find a Fellowship

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Deadline
American University in Cairo – Simpson Scholarship in Egyptology
April

http://www1.aucegypt.edu/catalog02/geninfo/university/scholar-fell/scholar-fell.html

The Simpson Scholarships in Egyptology are available to Study Abroad Program students who wish to concentrate their studies at the American University in Cairo on the history and culture of Ancient Egypt. The scholarships are open to outstanding undergraduates of junior or senior standing who have little or no background in Egyptology, as well as for those who have already begun formal study of Ancient Egypt or the ancient world. Up to five scholarships per semester are granted. Students may use the award as they wish to defray the expense of study at AUC. However, it is expected that the scholarships will first be applied toward the payment of all applicable AUC tuition and fees.

The Simpson Scholarship consists of an award of $2500 for one semester of full-time, non-degree undergraduate study in the Study Abroad Program at AUC. Interested students may apply for either:

  1. A scholarship of $2500 for study in the fall semester, or
  2. A scholarship of $2500 for study in the spring semester; or
  3. A scholarship of $5000 for study for an academic year of two consecutive semesters.

Applications for the Simpson Scholarship are open to students of all nationalities who are of junior or senior standing in a college or university outside of Egypt at the time they apply. Candidates must maintain their status as degree-seeking undergraduates at their home university while attending AUC. Applicants for Simpson Scholarships must have applied for admission to AUC's Study Abroad Program at AUC and have been accepted in order to be eligible for consideration.

Boren Awards for International Study
February

Boren Scholarship Basics

Boren Scholarships provide American undergraduate students with the resources and encouragement they need to acquire skills and experiences in areas of the world critical to the future security of our nation, in exchange for their commitment to seek work in the federal government.

Award Amounts

Maximum scholarship awards are:

  • $10,000 for a semester
  • $20,000 for a full academic year 

Length of Study

Boren Scholarships promote long term linguistic and cultural immersion, and therefore study abroad proposals for two or more semesters are strongly encouraged. Preference will be given to undergraduate applicants proposing a full-year academic study. Boren-funded programs can begin no earlier than June 1, 2012.

Summer-only programs must be eight (8) weeks or more and are limited to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) students. To learn more about this special STEM initiative, click here.

National Security 

The program focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security. It draws on a broad definition of national security, recognizing that the scope of national security has expanded to include not only the traditional concerns of protecting and promoting American well-being, but also the challenges of global society, including: sustainable development, environmental degradation, global disease and hunger, population growth and migration, and economic competitiveness. All applicants must demonstrate how their study programs and future goals are connected to this broad understanding of national security.

Program Preferences

Boren Scholarships are awarded with preference for countries, languages, and fields of study critical to U.S. national security. Preference is also given to students who will study abroad for longer periods of time, and who are highly motivated by the opportunity to work in the federal government. 

As we cannot list all countries, languages, and fields that are critical to U.S. national security, we are interested in applications that fall outside the preferences, if the candidate can make a compelling case that such study can contribute significantly to U.S. national security and the goals of the program.

For more information about what makes a competitive application, click here.

Government Service

In exchange for scholarship funding, all Boren Scholars must agree to the NSEP Service Requirement.

Application Deadline

The application deadline for the Boren Scholarships is February 9, 2012 at 5:00 PM EST. Please see your campus representative for your earlier on-campus deadline. For more information about the application process, click here.

Boren Scholarship applicants will be notified of their status by mail in early May.

 

http://borenawards.org/boren_scholarship/how_apply.html

 

For Graduate Fellowship Information visit:

http://borenawards.org/boren_fellowship

Center for Arabic Study Abroad Programs
January

https://www.college.columbia.edu/students/fellowships/catalog/center-arabic-study-abroad-casa-i-fellowships

The Center for Arabic Study Abroad offers advanced level training in Arabic language and culture to qualified American students at its two locations at the American University in Cairo, Egypt and at the University of Damascus, Syria. Applicants to the various CASA programs must be United States citizens or permanent residents and should have completed a minimum of three years of formal instruction in Arabic prior to joining CASA. Both summer and year-long programs are available. Please consult CASA's Web site for comprehensive eligibility requirements and application information.

Columbia University Middle East Institute- Eric J. Posner Fellowship
April

http://www.mei.columbia.edu/meifellowships.shtml#undergrad

The Eric J. Posner Fellowship will fund student summer travel to the Middle East. Undergraduates who are doing research for a senior thesis project are eligible. The fellowship will cover costs up to a maximum of $3,000.  The application must include proof that an offer has been extended by the organization and a description of the program and/or institution offering the internship. The fellowship will cover costs up to a maximum of $2,500.

Application
Please email the following application materials to amb49@columbia.edu and copy mp2584@columbia.edu. Indicate clearly which fellowship you are applying for in the email subject line.

Required Application Documents

  • CV
  • Cover letter describing your research project, name of advisor
  • Amount request and budget (please include all your expected expenses and information about other funding sources if applicable
  • Recommendation letter from Columbia faculty member (to be emailed by faculty member)
Columbia University Middle East Institute- Summer Internship Support
March

www.mei.columbia.edu/meifellowships.shtml#undergrad

Columbia University's Middle East Institute (MEI) Fellowship
Summer Internship Support: MEI will award stipends to undergraduate students pursuing unpaid internships in the Middle East or anywhere throughout the world as long as the program or project deals specifically with the Middle East.  The application must include proof that an offer has been extended by the organization and a description of the program and/or institution offering the internship. The fellowship will cover costs up to a maximum of $2,500.

Application
Please email the following application materials to amb49@columbia.edu and copy mp2584@columbia.edu. Indicate clearly which fellowship you are applying for in the email subject line.

Required Application Documents

  • CV
  • Cover letter describing your internship project
  • Amount Request and Budget (please include all your expected expenses and information about other funding sources if applicable)
  • Letter from organization offering the internship

Dorot Fellowship
May

http://www.dorot.org/dfi

The Dorot Fellowship is designed to assemble and empower a network of young Jewish lay leaders to enliven the American Jewish landscape. Twelve Dorot Fellows are chosen each year to live in Israel, where they sharpen the characteristics and skills, acquire the experience, and broaden the networks required for Jewish leadership in the 21st Century.

The Dorot Fellowship encompasses both individual and communal learning experiences. Each Fellow devises a Personal Learning Program, comprised of formal and experiential Jewish learning, and of various volunteer activities. In addition, Dorot Fellows and Staff exist in a Collaborative Community in which all members take responsibility for developing and executing a communal learning agenda throughout the year. Through travel, study, and dialogue (among themselves and with others), the Dorot Learning Community seeks to address both the breadth and depth of issues critical to the future of American Jewry.

jewish, Middle East
Masdar Institute of Science and Technology Scholarships
May

http://www.masdar.ac.ae/Admissions/financialAid.aspx?mi=adm

The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology in Abu Dhabi is pleased to announced full scholarships to highly qualified graduate students from around the world. (6-10 scholarships are available to U.S. students). The Masdar Institute is the centerpiece of the Masdar Initiative, a landmark program by the government of Abu Dhabi to establish an entirely new economic sector dedicated to alternative and sustainable energy. The Masdar Institute is a private, not-for-profit, independent, research-driven institute developed with the support and cooperation of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). MIT provides assistance in recruitment of faculty members and senior administrative staff and the provision of course curriculum, amongst other matters. The Institute is located inside Masdar City, the world's first carbon-neutral, zero-waste city, which will be powered solely by alternative energy, mainly solar energy.

The Institute offers Masters and PhD programs in science and engineering disciplines, with a focus on advanced energy and sustainable technologies. It welcomes and encourages applications from qualified students and provides scholarships to talented students who meet its high admission standards.

The Masdar Institute will offer the following five 24-month Master of Science programs (coursework and thesis).

  • MSc in Engineering Systems and Management
  • MSc in Information Technology
  • MSc in Materials Science and Engineering
  • MSc in Mechanical Engineering
  • MSc in Water and Environment

Full scholarship is available to qualified talented students who meet its high admission standards which include appropriate TOEFL score, GRE and an excellent CGPA from a recognized university. A minimum CGPA of 3.0 (on a 4 point scale) or 2:1 in the British system, minimum TOEFL score of 577, and a minimum GRE quantitative score of 700 are the basic requirements without which an applicant will most likely not be considered.

Students accepted into the Masdar Institute will be offered a full scholarship which includes the following:

  • 100% tuition fee scholarship
  • Textbooks
  • Laptop
  • Medical Insurance
  • Housing in a single unit apartment (at the Masdar campus)
  • International students will receive reimbursement of travel expenses (economy class air-ticket) into Abu Dhabi and back home after completion of studies. Travel expenses (return economy class air-ticket) back to the student's home country at the end of the 1st year of studies will also be reimbursed.
  • Reimbursement of TOEFL and GRE exam fees (upon registration at Masdar Institute and submission of original receipts)
  • A competitive stipend per month (cost of living allowance).
  • No bond or conditions to the scholarship upon graduation.

The scholarship and benefits are subject to the student maintaining a minimum CGPA as determined by Masdar Institute of Science and Technology and satisfactory progress on their research.

Middle East Institute Fellowships
April

http://www.mei.columbia.edu/meifellowships.shtml

The Middle East Institute of Columbia University offers two fellowships to undergraduate students: the Egyptian American Community Foundation Fellowship and the Eric J. Posner Fellowship.

Egyptian American Community Foundation Fellowship
The Egyptian American Community Foundation Fellowship will award stipends to undergraduate students who are working in unpaid internships in the Middle East or domestically dealing with the Middle East, preferably with a focus on Egypt. Before applying, the student must submit proof that an offer has been extended by the organization offering the internship. The fellowship will cover costs up to a maximum of $2,500.

To apply, please email the following materials to amb49@columbia.edu and copy mp2584@columbia.edu. Indicate clearly that you are applying for the Egyptian American Community Foundation Fellowship in the email subject line.

  1. CV
  2. Cover letter describing your internship project
  3. Amount Request and Budget (please include all your expected expenses and information about other funding sources if applicable)
  4. Letter from organization offering the internship

Eric J. Posner Fellowship
The Eric J. Posner Fellowship will fund student summer travel to the Middle East. Undergraduates who are doing research for a senior thesis project are eligible. The fellowship will cover costs up to a maximum of $3,000.

To apply, please email the following materials to amb49@columbia.edu and copy mp2584@columbia.edu. Indicate clearly that you are applying for the Eric J. Posner Fellowship in the email subject line.

  1. CV
  2. Cover letter describing your research project, name of advisor
  3. Amount request and Budget (please include all your expected expenses and information about other funding sources if applicable)
  4. Recommendation letter from Columbia faculty member (to be emailed by faculty member)
Egypt, Middle East
Undergraduate Israel Fellowship

http://www.iijs.columbia.edu/undergraduate-israel-fellowship

The Undergraduate Israel Fellowship of Columbia’s Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies invites students of all backgrounds to engage with the complexity of Israel’s history, culture, and geopolitical situation. The fellowship begins in the summer, when participants take language or other courses, or pursue a pre-professional internship, in Israel; it continues through the following academic year, when they attend a dozen or more presentations and seminars on campus. Those interested in Hebrew, Arabic, and the Middle East; in entrepreneurship, engineering, and biotechnology; or in related fields are welcome to apply.