Find a Fellowship

Find a Fellowship

Find a Fellowship

Title
Deadline
AIP Congressional Science Fellowship Program
January

http://www.aip.org/gov/fellowships/cf.html

The American Institute of Physics in cooperation with the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) and AVS: Science and Technology of Materials, Interfaces and Processing - annually sponsors two scientists to spend a year providing analytical expertise and scientific advice to Congress. In turn, the program enables scientists to broaden their experience through direct involvement with the legislative and policy processes.

One fellow is sponsored by AIP and ASA, and the second fellow is sponsored by AIP and AVS.

Fellows gain a perspective which, ideally, will enhance not only their own careers but also the physics community’s ability to more effectively communicate with its representatives in Congress.

congress, policy, scientists
Amelia Earhart Fellowship Program
November

http://www.zonta.org/WhatWeDo/InternationalPrograms/AmeliaEarhartFellowship.aspx

The Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowships were established in 1938 in honor of Amelia Earhart, famed pilot and member of the Zonta Clubs of Boston and New York. The Fellowships are made annually to women pursuing graduate PhD/doctoral degrees in aerospace-related sciences and engineering.

aerospace, science, women
American Academy in Rome - The Rome Prize
November

http://www.aarome.org/apply-to-the-rome-prize.php

One of the leading overseas centers for independent study and advanced research in the arts and the humanities, the Academy offers up to thirty fellowships for periods ranging from six months to two years. Rome Prize fellowships are designed for emerging artists and for scholars in the early or middle stages of their careers. Prize winners reside at the Academy's eleven-acre center in Rome and receive room and board, and a stipend. Stipends for six-month fellowships are $12,500 and stipends for eleven-month fellowships are $25,000.

Fellowships are awarded in the following fields:

  • Arts:
    • Architecture
    • Design
    • Historic Preservation and Conservation
    • Landscape Architecture
    • Musical Composition
    • Visual Arts
  • Humanities:
    • Ancient Studies
    • Medieval Studies
    • Renaissance and Early Modern Studies
    • Modern Italian Studies

Preference will be given to applicants for whom research time in Italy, and especially in the city of Rome, is essential, and who have not had extensive prior experience there.

arts, humanities, Rome
American Association of University Women
November

www.aauw.org/fga/awards/index.cfm

One of the world's largest sources of funding exclusively for graduate women, the AAUW Educational Foundation supports aspiring scholars around the globe, teachers and activists in local communities, women at critical stages of their careers, and those pursuing professions where women are underrepresented. The grants are available to US citizens for study in the US and abroad and to international students for study in the US. You will find information about the programs, deadlines, and application materials at the AAUW homepage.

American Fellowships support women doctoral candidates completing dissertations and scholars seeking funds for postdoctoral research leave or for preparing completed research for publication. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. One-year postdoctoral research leave fellowships, dissertation fellowships, and summer/short-term research publication grants are offered.

Career Development Grants support women who hold a bachelor's degree and who are preparing to advance their careers, change careers, or re-enter the work force. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Community Action Grants provide seed money to individual women, AAUW branches and AAUW state organizations, as well as local community-based nonprofit organizations for innovative programs or non-degree research projects that promote education and equity for women and girls. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

International Fellowships are awarded for full-time graduate or postgraduate study or research to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Selected Professions Fellowships are awarded to women who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and who intend to pursue a full-time course of study (during the fellowship year) in designated degree programs where women's participation traditionally has been low.

American Australian Association
November

http://www.americanaustralian.org/usa_to_aust_apps/

The American Australian Association Education awards individual fellowships of up to US$25,000 each year. The Association encourages intellectual interchange and the Fellowships are intended to build on the strong social and economic partnership between Australia and the United States. THe following fields of study are supported by the fellowship: engineering, medicine, mining, and life sciences, particularly in the fields of oceanography/marine sciences and stem cell research. Applicants' research/study must be at graduate or postgraduate level. Proof of acceptance into an Australian educational institution is required. Applicants must submit a complete budget. The fellowships are intended to support part of the costs of one year of research/study in Australia.

American Indian Graduate Center
June

http://www.aigcs.org/ScholarshipsGraduate_Fellowships.aspx

The center offers renewable need-based grants for American Indians who wish to pursue full-time graduate study. You will find deadlines, application materials, and program descriptions at the AIGC homepage.

American Institute for Economic Research: Summer Fellowship Program
March

http://www.aier.org/fellowships

The Institute awards a dozen or more Summer Fellowships each year to students who will be entering a doctoral program in economics or affiliated program (e.g., law and economics, economic history, etc.). They also consider applications from those students enrolled in such programs for no more than two years. The program is not designed for students wishing to pursue graduate work in a business school program (e.g. MBA). Summer Fellows come to the Institute for a four-week period of study and are provided with room and board plus a $300 per week stipend.

economics, graduate
American Scandinavian Foundation
November

http://www.amscan.org/study_scandinavia_details.html

The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) offers fellowships (up to $23,000) and grants (normally $5000) to individuals to pursue research or study in one or more Scandinavian countries for up to one year. Awards are made in all fields. Applicants must have a well-defined research of study project that makes a stay in Scandinavia essential. Priority is given to candidates at the graduate level for dissertation-related study or research. Applicants must have completed their undergraduate education by the start of their project in Scandinavia.

Asian Cultural Council Fellowships
November

http://www.asianculturalcouncil.org/

The Asian Cultural Council supports cultural exchange between Asia and the United States in the performing and visual arts, primarily by providing individual fellowship grants to artists, scholars, students, and specialists from Asia for study, research, travel and creative work in the United States. Some grants are also awarded to Americans engaged in similar activities in Asia and to arts organizations and educational institutions for specific projects of particular significance to Asian-American cultural exchange. In addition, the Council awards a small number of grants in support of regional exchange activities within Asia.

The ACC's geographic purview covers an extensive area of Asia ranging from Afghanistan to Japan. Because the Council's grant funds are limited, however, priority consideration is currently being given to applicants from that area of Southeast and East Asia extending eastward from Myanmar through Japan.

Grants are made in the following fields: archaeology, architecture (design, theory, and history), art history, art and architectural conservation, crafts, dance, film, museology, music, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, theater, and video.

Asian Art and Religion Fellowship Program
This fellowship program focusing on the relationship between the artistic and religious traditions of Asia was established with an endowment gift from Laurance S. Rockefeller. The program enables American scholars, specialists, and artists to conduct research and undertake projects in Asia involving the interdisciplinary analysis of religion and the arts.

The Council awards up to five research fellowships or travel grants each year through this program. Asian Art and Religion Fellowships have supported research in India on the iconography of Hindu deities, in Indonesia on the relationship between tantric religious thought and masked performance, and in Thailand on Buddhist architecture of northern Thailand.

Humanities Fellowship Program
Intended primarily to support American scholars and graduate students, the Council's Humanities Fellowship Program was initiated with a challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and matching funds from The JDR 3rd Fund and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The program assists American scholars, doctoral students, and specialists in the humanities to undertake research, training, and study in Asia in the following fields: archaeology; conservation; museology; and the theory, history, and criticism of architecture, art, dance, film, music, photography, and theater.

Fellowship grants range in duration from one to nine months. The program also supports American and Asian scholars participating in international conferences, exhibitions, visiting professorships, and similar projects.

Japan-United States Arts Program
The Japan-United States Arts Program of the ACC provides grants to individuals and institutions in Japan and the United States for exchange activities that encourage the study and understanding of Japanese art and culture. This program is made possible with funds contributed by the Seibu Saison Group and provided to the ACC through an endowment gift from the Japan Foundation. Since 1989, the Saison Foundation has contributed annual supplementary funding for the program, and additional support is provided through the ACC's Blanchette H. Rockefeller Fellowship Fund in Japan.

Individual fellowship grants enable Japanese artists, scholars, and specialists to travel to the United States for research, observation, and creative work and allow their American counterparts to visit Japan for similar purposes. The Council also provides limited assistance for performances, exhibitions, and other projects of unusual importance for the development of Japanese-American cultural exchange. In 2005, the program supported thirteen individuals and fourteen institutional projects.

Philippines Fellowship Program
The Philippines Fellowship Program of the Asian Cultural Council was formally inaugurated in 2000 in association with the ACC Philippines Foundation, a new foundation established in Manila to collaborate with the ACC in raising funds and making grants for Philippines-U.S. cultural exchange. Through the ACC Philippines Foundation a range of donors in both countries are contributing to the Philippines Fellowship Program, which emphasizes support for artists, scholars, and specialists from the Philippines undertaking research, study, and creative work in the United States. Some grants are also made to Americans pursuing similar activities in the Philippines and to institutions engaged in Philippines-U.S. or Philippines-Asia exchange projects.

Beesen Global Research Fellowship

http://www.college.columbia.edu/students/fellowships/catalog/beesen-global-research-fellowships

The fellowship will allow Columbia undergraduates to spend a summer in Paris, pursuing reasearch or study projects of their own devising and perfecting their knowledge of French. The fellowship funds travel, housing, and other costs associated with the City of Lights. To apply, you must secure the support and supervision of a Columbia faculty mentor. 

Beesen Global Travel Fellowship

http://www.college.columbia.edu/students/fellowships/catalog/beesen-global-travel-fellowships

The fellowship sponsers Columbia undergraduates summering in Paris while enrolled in Columbia's Office of Global Programs' French Studies Program or its Art and Music Humanities in Paris. Grants of $5,000 fund recipients' travel, housing, and tuition costs. To apply, first seek admission to the pertinent Paris program.

Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship
January

http://www.hungercenter.org/fellowships/emerson/

The Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship, a project of the Congressional Hunger Center, is a unique leadership development opportunity for motivated individuals seeking to make a difference in the struggle to eliminate hunger and poverty. Each year 20 participants are selected for this eleven-month program. Fellows are placed for half their term of service with urban and rural community-based organizations all over the country involved in fighting hunger at the local level, such as grass roots organizing groups, food banks, economic development agencies, local advocacy groups and faith-based organizations. They then move to Washington, DC to complete the year with national organizations involved in the anti-hunger and poverty movement, including national advocacy organizations, think tanks, and federal agencies. Through this unique program, the Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellows Program develops effective leaders with a deep understanding of hunger and poverty at both the local and national level that enables them to find innovative solutions and create the political will to end hunger.

Blakemore Freeman Fellowships for Advanced Asian Language Study
December

http://www.blakemorefoundation.org/Language%20Grants/Language.htm

Blakemore Freeman Fellowships are awarded for one year of advanced level language study in East or Southeast Asia in approved language programs. Blakemore Freeman Fellowships are made for one year of full-time language study. This may include study in the summer preceding or following an academic year program. The Foundation encourages applicants who are applying for an academic year program to include a summer term.

An applicant for a Blakemore Freeman Fellowship must have

  • A minimum of three academic years of regular language study at the college level (example: completed 3rd year Chinese); or
  • A minimum of one academic year of full-time intensive language study at the college-level; or
  • Provide proof of equivalent competency

Note: Applications for languages which are not commonly taught at U.S. universities will be considered on an individual basis.

Selection Criteria

  • A focused, well-defined career objective involving Asia in which regular use of the language is an important aspect
  • The potential to make a significant contribution to a field of study or area of professional or business activity in an Asian country
  • Prior experience in the Asian country or involvement or participation in activities related to the country
  • Good academic, professional or business background, appropriate to the career program

Blakemore Freeman Fellowships are awarded for study of the principal modern languages of East and Southeast Asia, such as

  • Chinese
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Vietnamese
  • Indonesian
  • Khmer
  • Malaysian
  • Tibetian
  • Thai
  • Burmese
asian, fine arts, languages
Bronx Zoo Teaching Fellowships
June

http://www.bronxzoo.com/educators/teaching-fellows.aspx

The Bronx Zoo Education Department’s Teaching Fellowship program is a unique opportunity for college students, recent graduates, and graduate students to explore conservation education in-depth. Fellows acquire the skills needed to provide a wildlife classroom that invites and fosters student-directed learning, and learn pertinent information about conservation issues with a global impact. Particular emphasis is placed on the Wildlife Conservation Society’s efforts to protect wildlife and wild lands.

Two fellowship terms are available:

School term – starts mid-September and runs through mid-June; fellows must be available to work four weekdays each week, 9:00 a.m.– 2:30 p.m. Additional weekend and overnight hours are also required. School year fellows must have a valid driver’s license.

Summer term – starts mid-June and runs for eleven weeks; fellows must be able to work Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. for all eleven weeks.

To apply, please submit a letter of interest, resume, and a completed application form to:

Teaching Fellowship Coordinator
Education Department/Bronx Zoo
2300 Southern Boulevard
Bronx, NY 10460
FAX: 718-365-3300
wcsteachingfellow@wcs.org
No phone calls please.

Teaching Fellowship FAQs

Please note that these are education-focused fellowships, coordinated through the Bronx Zoo Education Department. They do not involve any animal care or maintenance.
 

Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA – Summer Humanities Institute
February

http://www.bunchecenter.ucla.edu/index.php/2012/10/summer-humanities-institute-at-ucla-program-overview/

This eight-week program is open to upper-division undergraduates (juniors or seniors), and students who have completed a baccalaureate degree in any field AND have not yet begun the first year of a graduate school program, particularly those from historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and other historically underrepresented, minority students who plan to pursue a graduate degree in the humanities or humanistic social sciences (anthropology, art history, cultural/critical studies, ethnomusicology, history, literature, political science, and sociology). Please do not apply if you intend to go to law school, professional school, or are interested in Psychology or Math/Science.

The seminars are geared to strengthen student knowledge of current conceptual approaches to scholarship in a range of humanities disciplines. The seminars are interactive and challenge students to engage in critical thinking, while providing them with opportunities to work one-on-one with Bunche-affiliated humanities faculty and graduate student mentors. The skills workshops will focus on writing and research techniques, using new information technologies for exploring the humanities, developing a research paper, and applying to graduate programs/fellowships. All participating students are expected to work on a manageable research paper based on secondary research supported by faculty mentoring and guidance. They will also present their findings in a conference setting.

Program participants will receive a stipend, as well as room and a meal allowance (half at the beginning of the program and half at the end upon successful completion of all program requirements). All program participants are required to reside in assigned University housing. Students will be reimbursed up to approximately $450 for round-trip travel (e.g., airfare, taxi) from home to UCLA. Travel reimbursement does not include meals/drinks while traveling.

Cal Tech Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship
February

http://www.surf.caltech.edu/index.html

Caltech's Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships program introduces students to research under the guidance of seasoned research mentors at Caltech and JPL. Students experience the process of research as a creative intellectual activity.

SURF is modeled on the grant-seeking process:

  • Students collaborate with potential mentors to define and develop a project
  • Applicants write research proposals for their projects
  • A faculty committee reviews the proposals and recommends awards
  • Students carry out the work over a 10-week period in the summer, mid-June to late August
  • At the conclusion of the program, they submit a technical paper and give an oral presentation at SURF Seminar Day, a symposium modeled on a professional technical meeting

Through their participation in an undergraduate research project, students will be able to:

  • Develop a research question, problem, or design;
  • Apply basic principles and knowledge found in the literature related to the research question;
  • Develop a research proposal to address or resolve a specific research question or problem;
  • Apply and evaluate methodology throughout project;
  • Collect, interpret, and critique data in order to resolve a research question or evaluate a design;
  • Communicate research findings;
  • Appreciate what the process of scientific research entails.
CalTech – Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF)
February

http://www.surf.caltech.edu/

Caltech's Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships program introduces students to research under the guidance of seasoned research mentors at Caltech and JPL. Students experience the process of research as a creative intellectual activity.

SURF is modeled on the grant-seeking process:

  • Students collaborate with potential mentors to define and develop a project.
  • Applicants write research proposals for their projects.
  • A faculty committee reviews the proposals and recommends awards.
  • Students carry out the work over a 10-week period in the summer, mid-June to late August.
  • At the conclusion of the program, they submit a technical paper and give an oral presentation at SURF Seminar Day, a symposium modeled on a professional technical meeting
Carbon 14 Environment Award
July

“Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things”

People - like you - are taking action, pursuing initiatives and implementing programs to help our environment - and Carbon 14 wants to help you achive your goals!

Instead of spending large amounts of money on marketing and advertising, we want to give that money to you. To do that, we have created the Carbon 14 Award - a voting contest to benefit you and the environment.
If you, or someone you know, are doing something extraordinary, please share with us your action (by nominating yourself or others) AND how the $50,000 award will help your action.

And let me be clear - this opportunity is for everyone!

  • If you work for a nonprofit environmental organization - you have a chance to win.
  • If you want to make your house or yard more environmentally friendly - you can still enter and win.

Most important of all, we need YOUR help in identifying worthwhile environmental causes.
We have created an interactive discussion forum for each nomination, so you have the ability to share your ideas and comment on other's nomiations.

We need to get all your nominations by July 31, 2010 - then the voting begins!

Tell your friends, neighbors, and everyone you know to vote for your idea. The Top 20 nominees who receive the most votes will be reviewed by a panel qualified judges. Check out the panel of judges below. From those Top 20 nominees, the judges will choose the Top 5 finalists - then through another round of voting YOU will decide who wins the C14 $50000 Environmental Award.

Please see the rules and deadline dates here.

environment, Grant
Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation Fellowship

http://www.reynolds.harvard.edu/

The Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation Fellowship provides Fellows an opportunity to enroll in a new Kennedy School course on social entrepreneurship, along with the opportunity to take other social enterprise courses across the University. Applicants must be applying for a master's degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, the Harvard School of Public Health, or the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. Reynolds Foundation Fellowships include tuition and health insurance fees for one or two years, based on the normal duration of the master's degree program. Fellows will also receive a stipend of $21,800 for each academic year.

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.

Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program
January

http://www.howard.edu/rjb/rangelprogram.htm

Ten Fellowships for Graduate Study – Deadline: January 18, 2013
In 2012 the Rangel Program will award 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. At the conclusion of two years of study, the Rangel Fellow is expected to obtain a degree in international affairs or a related subject (such as public administration, public policy, business administration, foreign languages, economics, political science, communications) at a graduate or professional school approved by the Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center. Awardees are expected to maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.2 throughout their period of study.

The Undergraduate Summer Enrichment Program – Deadline: February 8, 2013
This six-week program is designed to stimulate stronger student interest in international affairs and to generate a deeper understanding and appreciation for career opportunities in international affairs. During this program, students receive intensive instruction in three courses: Political Economy, History of U.S. Foreign Relations, and Technical Writing. Nine semester hours of academic credit in international studies will be awarded. Various enrichment activities are also included in the program. Applicants must be full-time undergraduate students who will complete their sophomore year of college before the program begins and must have at least a 3.2 grade point average.

Deadline varies with program.

Columbia Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship
February

http://www.columbia.edu/cu/biology/ug/surf/

The Department of Biological Sciences at Columbia University offers Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships to a select group of motivated undergraduate students who will benefit from the opportunity for hands-on biology related laboratory research. This is a chance to experience the joys of discovering something completely new while learning to overcome the challenges inherent in scientific research. Most students work either on the Morningside Heights campus or in the biomedical labs at Columbia's Health Sciences Center.

The SURF program runs for 10 weeks, from late May through early August 5th. During the 10 weeks of the program, the students work full-time (about 40 hours/week) on independent study projects under the guidance of a research scientist. At the beginning of the program the students also have an orientation program which includes laboratory safety and selected topics on biological research. In addition, once a week SURF students get together to hear a scientist present a research seminar or to describe their own research to the other SURF students. All students are required to present orally, write an original research article describing their research due in August/September and present a poster of their work at the annual SURF Symposium during the spring semester. Participants receive a stipend of $4000.

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

Echoing Green Public Service Fellowship
January

http://www.echoinggreen.org/

To accelerate social change, Echoing Green invests in and supports outstanding emerging social entrepreneurs to launch new organizations that deliver bold, high-impact solutions. Through a two-year fellowship program, they help our network of visionaries develop new solutions to society's most difficult problems. The Echoing Green fellowships provide money and technical support to social entrepreneurs starting innovative public service organizations and projects that seek to catalyze positive social change. The funding can be sought for activity in a wide range of areas including human rights, environment, the arts, education, criminal justice, and community development. Echoing Green Fellows have sparked social change in forty countries on five continents.

Educational Advancement Foundation
April

http://www.akaeaf.org/

At the heart of EAF’s commitment is the idea that academic excellence comes in many forms. There are three ways in which the Foundation carries out its mission: Academic Scholarships, Fellowships and Community Assistance Awards.

In 2009, EAF awarded more than $197,732 in scholarships and Community Assistance Awards. This included 136 general scholarships, 12 Youth P.A.C. awards and 16 Community Assistance Awards.

Ella Delorie Undergraduate Research Fellowship

http://anthropology.columbia.edu/undergraduate-research-fellowships

The Ella Deloria Undergraduate Research Fellowship will fund your ethnographic fieldwork in the summer between your junior and senior year, provided you are an anthropology major planning to write a senior thesis or an independent study of considerable length.

Émigré Memorial German Internship Program
March

www.cdsintl.org/fellowshipsabroad/emgip.php

The Émigré Memorial German Internship Program–German State Parliaments (EMGIP) is a fellowship program that provides U.S. and Canadian students with internships at a German state parliament (Landtag). Internships afford students an excellent opportunity to gain government work experience, improve their advanced German language skills, and learn about German culture firsthand. EMGIP is ideal for students planning on pursuing careers at a regional level of government in the U.S. or Canada, or who have an interest in a specific policy issue such as the environment, education and / or healthcare.

EMGIP runs three times a year—fall, spring, and early summer—for one to three months, depending on elections, holiday schedules and state offices’ preferences. While participants have some flexibility as to when they would like to do their internship, late summer and the winter holiday season are not feasible.

CDS places participants in internships customized to their field of interest. Tasks for interns are as diverse as the placements and the participants. Some state offices expect interns to work independently, while others prefer to supervise their work closely. Though it will be the participant’s responsibility to negotiate their direct, everyday work conditions, CDS will try to assist whenever possible. The participant’s Lebenslauf will be sent to several placement possibilities at various Landtage. Some may choose to contact the participant directly to conduct an interview, most likely in German, before offering that individual an internship position. Participants should always keep CDS informed of all communication! We expect participants to be open-minded and consider every offer carefully, as they are competing with hundreds of native Germans for these prestigious internship opportunities. Besides gaining professional experience and learning about the government from inside out, the participants will also experience German culture, and dramatically improve their language skills.

Fannie and John Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship
November

http://www.hertzfoundation.org/dx/Fellowships/

The Foundation provides fellowships to the exceptionally talented in the study of applied sciences and engineering. They look to support the graduate education of America's most promising technical talent, the Ph.D.-directed effort of the young men and women who can be expected to have the greatest impact on the application of the physical sciences to human problems during the next half-century. In addition to financial support, the Foundation provides ongoing mentoring, symposia and a network of peers providing Fellows with a forum to share ideas and explore opportunities throughout their careers. The Foundation is developing ways for Hertz Fellows to communicate with their peers across generational and disciplinary lines, further enhancing their opportunities to gather information, form scientific networks, and make contributions. The Graduate Fellowship Award is based on merit (not need) and consists of a cost-of-education allowance and a personal-support stipend for up to five years.

biology, engineering
Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships
November

http://sites.nationalacademies.org/pga/fordfellowships/

The Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships seek to increase the diversity of the nation's college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. The fellowship awards up to $20,000 per year for up to three years. Eligible applicants are individuals committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level and individuals enrolled in or planning to enroll in an eligible research-based program leading to a Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree at a U.S. educational institution.

Predoctoral Fellowship application deadline: Nov. 19, 2012
Dissertation and Postdoctoral Fellowship application deadline: Nov. 24, 2012
Supporting Document receipt deadline (all fellowship levels): Jan. 9, 2013

diversity
Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship
February

http://gsas.columbia.edu/content/flas-fellowship-academic-year

Description
The FLAS Fellowship competition is open to undergraduate and graduate students of Columbia University who are U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents who are enrolled in a full-time program(either domestic or overseas) that combines modern foreign language training with international or area studies.

The FLAS award offers fellowship assistance to meritorious students undergoing beginning, intermediate, or advanced training in modern foreign languages with concentrations in related international or area studies.

Undergraduates students must be at the intermediate or advanced level of language proficiency and can apply for a Less Commonly Taught Language, except French, German, and Spanish.

Graduate students in pre-dissertation study preparing for dissertation research, dissertation research abroad, or dissertation writing.

FLAS fellows must complete an electronic Student Performance Report at the end of the fellowship. Failure to submit this report can jeopardize future FLAS funding; holds will be place on students’ registration, diplomas and transcripts. You will be required to repay the FLAS fellowship funding for non-compliance.

Award
FLAS Fellowships are contingent upon funding from the U.S. Department of Education.

The Estimated FLAS grant amounts are:
Graduate students tuition grant is $18,000 and the stipend is $15,000
Undergraduate students tuition grant is $10,000and the stipend is $5,000.
Remaining tuition, health service fee and medical insurance (basic coverage only) can be covered by the students’ school of enrollment within Columbia University (ex. GSAS, SIPA, TC). Please check with your school's financial aid offices.  The FLAS fellowship does not cover any miscellaneous fees, such as computer lab fee, student activity fee and university facility fee, etc.

Frank Huntington Beebe Fund for Musicians
December

http://www.beebefund.org

The purpose of the Fund is to provide fellowships for gifted young musicians, generally performers and composers in classical disciplines, who wish to pursue advanced music study and performance abroad, usually in Europe. Fellowships are awarded to musicians at the outset of their professional lives, for whom this would be the first extended period of study abroad.

Applicants must demonstrate a solid base of accomplishment in order to be considered and are generally not older than their mid-20s.

A strong, well-planned project of study that will enhance the applicant's life in music must be proposed. Enrollment in a school or university is not required unless such study is an essential part of the project.

The Fund provides a stipend of $22,000 Fellowships are for one year and are generally not renewable.

music, musicians
GEM Fellowship Program
November

http://www.gemfellowship.org/gem-fellowship/apply

GEM's principal activity is the provision of graduate engineering fellowships at the MS and Ph.D. levels coupled with paid summer internships. GEM's program activities go beyond financial support by engendering student success in academic and professional environments. GEM has a solid success record in implementing effective programs to increase the recruitment, retention, and graduation of minority students.

MS Engineering Fellowship Program
The objective of this program is to promote the benefits of a masters degre within industry. GEM Fellows are provided practical engineering summer work experiences through an employer sponsor and a portable academic year fellowship of tuition, fees, and a stipend which may be used at any participating GEM Member University where the GEM Fellow is admitted.

GEM MS Engineering Fellows receive

  • $10,000 stipend over three semesters/four quarters
  • a minimum of two paid summer internships with a GEM Employer Member
  • waived tuition and fees at a GEM University

Ph.D. Science Fellowship Program
The goal of this program is to increase the number of minority students who pursue doctoral degrees in the natural science disciplines -- chemistry, physics, earth sciences, mathematics, biological sciences, and computer science. Applicants to this program are accepted as early as their junior undergraduate year, as well as candidates currently enrolled in a Master's of Engineering program and working professionals. Fellowships offered through this program are portable and may be used at any participating GEM Member University where the GEM Fellow is admitted.

Ph.D. Engineering/Science Fellows receive

  • $14,000 stipend in year 1 of the PhD program
  • GEM Member University support years 2-5, equivalent to other funded doctorate students in the department
  • a minimum of one paid summer internship with a GEM Employer Member
  • waived tuition and fees at a GEM University
engineering, science
German Chancellor Scholarships for Prospective Leaders
October

http://www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/4074.html

A German Chancellor Fellowship allows you to carry out a project of your own design in cooperation with a German host you have selected. The program is under the patronage of the German Chancellor and also incorporates an intensive language course in Germany, a four-week introductory seminar in Bonn and Berlin, a study trip around Germany and a final meeting in Berlin. These activities provide additional insights into the social, cultural, economic and political life of Germany. Candidates from all professions and disciplines, but especially individuals in the humanities, law, social sciences and economics, are eligible to apply to the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation directly. The Humboldt Foundation grants up to 10 German Chancellor Fellowships annually for prospective leaders from the United States, China, and Russia, respectively (10 from each country, for a total of 30).

Global Health Research for Undergraduates

http://www.college.columbia.edu/students/fellowships/catalog/global-health-research-undergraduates

The Global Health Research for Undergraduates program gives Columbia undergraduates the chance to do on-site public health research and then study the subject at the University’s medical school, the College of Physicians and Surgeons. Summer research unfolds in the Dominican Republic or Haiti; two courses, in research methods and global health issues, bookend this field experience. Funding may be available from the Office of Global Programs or from the medical school’s globally-oriented IFAP program.

Hertog Global Strategy Initiative

http://globalstrategy.columbia.edu/

The Hertog Global Strategy Initiative is a high-level, eight-credit seminar on the Columbia campus, in which undergraduates team up with graduate students and mid-career professionals for a summer's worth of study, research, and writing on a critical issue in international affairs. Past topics include "The History and Future of Pandemic Threats" and "The History and Future of Religious Violence and Apocalyptic Movements." Generous fellowships are available to cover tuition and fees for outstanding applicants.

Hofstra University School of Law Child & Family Advocacy Fellowship
February

http://law.hofstra.edu/academics/fellowships/childandfamilyadvocacy/

Hofstra University and its School of Law have established a unique, interdisciplinary center, The Center for Children, Families and the Law committed to education, community service and research to benefit children and families involved in the legal system. The Center offers unparalleled opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration with faculty and students from the University's Department of Psychology as well as with national associations and mental health and human services agencies.

Each year, Hofstra Law School selects up to five Fellows from among students admitted to the entering J.D. class. Fellowships are awarded to students who intend to pursue careers in child and family advocacy. Awards include a maximum $10,000 tuition fellowship each year (over three years of law school) and up to two $5,000 summer externship stipends to cover living expenses.

Hofstra University School of Law Fellowship for Health Law and Policy
February

http://law.hofstra.edu/JDAdmissions/FellowshipsAndScholarships/HealthLaw/index.html

Hofstra Law School has established the Fellowship for Health Law and Policy, with the objective of training lawyers in health law to represent medical providers, patients, and the health care industry, and to advance health law policy. Hofstra Law School will award the Fellowship for Health Law and Policy to members of its entering class. Each fellow will be awarded a tuition scholarship of up to $10,000 per year, and up to two $5,000 summer extern stipends to cover living expenses. The fellowships will be renewed annually to fellows who maintain a 3.25 grade point average, and participate in designated activities and externships.

health, law, public health
Hofstra University School of Law Fellowship for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights
February

http://law.hofstra.edu/JDAdmissions/FellowshipsAndScholarships/LGBT/index.html

Each year Hofstra Law School selects up to three (3) fellows from among students admitted to the entering J.D. class. Fellowships are awarded to students who have demonstrated a commitment to and intend to pursue careers advocating on behalf of the LGBT community. The fellowship program is open to persons of all sexual orientations in recognition of the diversity of individuals who may ally themselves with sexual equality, and to underscore the importance of alliances between the LGBT community and the community at large. Scholarship awards include a substantial tuition fellowship each year over three years of law school and up to two $7,500 summer stipends to support two summer externships related to LGBT advocacy.

law, lgbt, Long Island, New York
IHS Humane Studies Fellowship
January

http://www.theihs.org/ContentDetails.aspx?id=491

Humane Studies Fellowships are awarded by the Institute for Humane Studies (IHS) to students interested in exploring the principles, practices, and institutions necessary for a free society through their academic work. IHS began the program in 1983 as the Claude R. Lambe Fellowships and in 2009 awarded more than 165 fellowships ranging from $2,000 to $12,000.

Insight Fellowship
January

http://www.insightcollaborative.org/ic_2009/

Insight Collaborative, a non-profit organization focusing on conflict resolution, was developed to foster a community of global-minded individuals prepared to contribute more effectively to their local, national, and international communities. The Program awards one-year Fellowships to exceptional individuals to

  • Study and promote effective conflict management
  • Make international humanitarian contributions
  • Pursue self-reflection and personal development

The Fellowship includes a $25,000 expense allowance to support multiple placements totaling one year, typically in 3-4 month blocks. (Each Fellow is required to repay the amount of the $25,000 allowance used through individual fund raising efforts, regenerating the funds to ensure support for the next Fellow. This “pay forward” approach instills the values of sustainability and non-profit entrepreneurship.) The first three months take place at the Boston offices of the Insight Collaborative, where Fellows advance their understanding of the theory and practice of effective negotiation, communication, and mediation. The remaining nine months of the Fellowship are divided into foreign placements proposed by the Fellow.

Jacob K. Javits Fellowships Program
September

http://www.ed.gov/programs/jacobjavits/index.html

This program provides fellowships to students of superior academic ability-selected on the basis of demonstrated achievement, financial need, and exceptional promise-to undertake study at the doctoral and Master of Fine Arts level in selected fields of arts, humanities, and social sciences. A fellow receives the Javits fellowship annually for up to the lesser of 48 months or the completion of their degree. The fellowship consists of an institutional payment (accepted by the institution of higher education in lieu of all tuition and fees for the fellow) and a stipend (based on the fellow's financial need as determined by the measurements of the Federal Student Assistance Processing System. In fiscal year 2007, the institutional payment was $12,627 and the maximum stipend was $30,000. For fiscal year 2008, the maximum stipend will be $30,000, and the institutional payment will be $12,891.

James Madison Memorial Fellowship
March

http://www.jamesmadison.com/

The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation was established by Congress in 1986 for the purpose of improving teaching about the United States Constitution in secondary schools. Fellowship recipients have a unique opportunity to strengthen their research, writing, and analytical skills. In the process they form professional ties that can significantly influence their career aspirations. Fellows gain a deeper understanding of the principles of constitutional government which they in turn transmit to their students. In this way the James Madison Fellowships ensure that the spirit and practical wisdom of the Constitution will guide the actions of future generations of American citizens. Applicants must be a teacher or planning to be a teacher.

After earning a master's degree, each James Madison Fellow must teach American history, American government, or social studies in grades 7-12 for no less than one year for each full academic year of study under the fellowship.

The maximum amount of each award is $24,000, prorated over the individual period of study, thus making the James Madison Fellowship the leading award for secondary-level teachers undertaking study of the Constitution. Fellowship payments cover the actual costs of tuition, required fees, books, and room and board but cannot exceed $12,000 per academic year. Normally, Fellows receive less than these maximum amounts.

Josephine De Kármán Fellowship Trust
January

http://www.dekarman.org/

The Josephine De Kármán Fellowship Trust was established in 1954 by Dr. Theodore von Kármán, world renowned aeronautics expert and teacher and first Director of the Guggenheim Aeronautical Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology, in memory of his sister Josephine, who died in 1951. The purpose of the fellowship is to recognize and assist students whose scholastic achievements reflect professor von Kármán's high standards. These fellowships are available to students entering their senior undergraduate year and graduate students entering the terminal year of a PhD program who have manifested exceptional ability and serious purpose in any discipline. Special consideration will be given to applications in the humanities.

A minimum of ten fellowships, $22,000 for graduate students and $14,000 for undergraduate students, will be awarded for the regular academic year (fall and spring semesters or the equivalent where the quarterly system prevails), paid through the fellowship office of the university in which the recipient is enrolled for study in the United States. Study must be carried out only in the United States and all funds must be expended only within this country.

The fellowship is for one academic year and may not be renewed or postponed.

De Kármán fellowships are open to students in any discipline, including international students, who are currently enrolled in a university or college located within the United States.

KSTF (Knowles Science Teaching Foundation) Science & Mathematics Teaching Fellowships
January

http://www.kstf.org/programs/teaching.html

KSTF Science and Mathematics Teaching Fellows are chosen from among young men and women who have earned or are in the process of earning a degree in science, mathematics or engineering from a recognized institution of higher education. Fellowships are offered for individuals committed to teaching high school mathematics, physical sciences or biological sciences.

Applicants should have received their most recent content (i.e., science, mathematics or engineering) degree within five years of the start of the fellowship (June 1 of the application year.) An applicant might also be in the final year of an undergraduate, master's, combined BS with MAT or MEd program or near the completion of a doctoral program. Applicants who are currently enrolled in a credential program are also eligible to apply.

Applicants must be enrolled or plan to enroll in a recognized teacher education program that leads to a secondary science or mathematics teaching license. At the time of application, applicants do not need to be admitted into a teacher education program. However, successful applicants must be admitted into such a program before the fellowships are awarded in June.

 

For more information and to apply visit:  http://www.kstf.org/programs/teaching/apply.html

Leitner Family Student Fellowships for Language Study and Research in Africa
April

http://www.ias.columbia.edu/opportunities/opportunities.html#FellowshipO...

The Institute of African Studies is pleased to announce four fellowships available to students at Columbia University. These fellowships are principally for summer, however taken on case by case basis, could be considered for the academic year. The amount of fellowships will be allocated according to the individual proposals of successful applicants.

To Apply:

Submit a completed application to the Institute of African Studies in person, via U.S. mail or hand deliver to the address below. Please note: no part of the application will be accepted via fax or email.

Eligibility:

Students must be currently enrolled in a degree-granting program at Columbia University or one of its affiliates, including Barnard College, Mailman School of Public Health and Teachers College, and be continuing students (at least Summer or Fall 2011).

The Leitner Fellowship supports students who are conducting research or participating in a language study program in Africa. Recreational and non-academic travel to Africa is not sponsored by this program. Eligible students are:

* Doctoral, Masters and advanced undergraduate students who have or will have acceptance to a language study program in Africa;
* Doctoral students conducting dissertation research;
* Rising seniors conducting research for their senior thesis.

africa, language, research
Leonard M. Rieser Fellowship
February

http://thebulletin.org/leonard-m-rieser-fellowship

The Rieser Fellowships provide up to two successful applicants with a one-time award of up to $4,000 to pursue projects that explore issues at the intersection of science, global security, and public policy, focusing on a significant aspect of nuclear security, climate stabilization or biotechnology.

Any undergraduate student studying at a U.S. college or university is eligible to apply. The 2012 deadline is February 1. The Rieser Committee's decision will be announced online no later than March 15, following notification of all applicants.

In addition to the monetary award, each Rieser Fellow will be eligible to submit his or her fellowship project results to be considered for publication on the Bulletin's website or for use in a Bulletin program. Rieser Fellows will also be eligible to participate in the Bulletin's Annual Clock Symposium in January of their fellowship year.

Leonard M. Rieser Fellowship
February

http://www.thebulletin.org/content/about-us/leonard-m-rieser-fellowship

The Leonard M. Rieser Fellowships for undergraduate students seek to make connections between science, technology, global security, and public policy. The one-time Rieser Fellowships of $2,500-$5,000 may be used over the course of one year to support a research or professional project, either in the United States or abroad.

Metropolitan Museum of Art Internship Program
November

http://www.metmuseum.org/research/internships-and-fellowships

Internships and fellowships provide professional training and research opportunities for students and scholars at various academic levels to engage fully with the intellectual life of the Museum.

Internships
The Museum offers internship opportunities for college and graduate students interested in careers in art museums.

Fellowships
Fellowships support research that continues investigation into the Museum's encyclopedic collections and furthers the fields of art history, conservation, and scientific research by scholars from the United States and abroad.
 

Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship
December

http://fossil.energy.gov/education/lelandfellowships/

The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Fossil Energy is dedicated to supporting minority students who are studying in academic disciplines that are related to the Fossil Energy mission. Through its Headquarters and field offices, the Fossil Energy Office offers summer internship opportunities to students to enhance their knowledge and gain hands-on experience and encourages them to consider future employment with the Department of Energy's Office of Fossil Energy.

The Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship Program (MLEF) is a ten-week summer internship program dedicated to recruiting women and under-represented minorities who are matriculating in math, science, and engineering from an accredited college or university.

Financially, students will be given:

  • A stipend of $500/week for undergraduate students and $650/week for graduate students;
  • Travel costs to and from the host site; and
  • Travel costs to the site of the Technical Forum for presentations and awards.
energy, environment
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
Middlebury College Kathryn Davis Fellowships for Peace: Investing in the Study of Critical Languages
January

Kathryn Davis Fellowships for Peace: Investing in the Study of Critical Languages

www.middlebury.edu/ls/finaid/fellowships/kwd

The Davis Fellowships are offered to cover the full cost of summer language study from beginner to graduate levels in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, and Russian at the Middlebury College Language Schools. Fellowship grants cover the full comprehensive fee (tuition, room, and board) at the Middlebury summer Language Schools.
 
The Davis Fellowships are merit-based and intended for exceptionally qualified individuals with demonstrated interest in one or more of the following areas: international, global, or area studies; international politics and economics; peace and security studies; and/or conflict resolution. Individuals in other fields, including working professionals, are also encouraged to apply if their field of expertise requires them to study one of the critical languages listed above.
language
Mortimer Hays-Brandeis Traveling Fellowship
January

http://www.brandeis.edu/mhb/

The Mortimer Hays-Brandeis Traveling Fellowship provides support to students in the visual and fine arts, including art history, conservation, studio art and photography for travel and living expenses outside the continental United States, Alaska and Hawaii in accordance with a program of study or other activities approved by the fellowship selection committee. The $19,000 fellowships are funded by income from the Mortimer and Sara Hays Endowment at Brandeis University.

Applications for the Mortimer Hays-Brandeis Traveling Fellowship will be judged and evaluated on a variety of criteria including, but not limited to:

  • The merit of the project and its proposed outcomes;
  • The adequacy of the candidate’s preparation and foreign-language proficiency for the project;
  • The necessity of travel abroad to meet the goals and objectives of the project;
  • The relationship of the project to the candidate’s professional or creative goals;
  • Awareness of resources such as libraries or archives that should be consulted in connection with the candidate's project;
  • The clarity of the project goals and the means by which they will be achieved; and
  • The appropriateness of one year as the time period within which to accomplish the project and its goals.
fine arts, visual arts
National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship
December

https://ndseg.asee.org/

As a means of increasing the number of U.S. citizens and nationals trained in science and engineering disciplines of military importance, the Department of Defense (DoD) plans to award approximately 200 new three-year graduate fellowships in April 2012, subject to the availability of funds. The DoD will offer these fellowships to individuals who have demonstrated ability and special aptitude for advanced training in science and engineering. National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowships are awarded to applicants who will pursue a graduate degree in, or closely related to, an area of DoD interest within one of the following disciplines:

  • Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
  • Biosciences
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Cognitive, Neural, and Behavioral Sciences
  • Computer and Computational Sciences
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Geosciences
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering
  • Oceanography
  • Physics

The tenure of an NDSEG Fellowship is 36 consecutive months. The DoD will pay the fellow's full tuition and required fees (not to include room and board). In addition, fellows receive a stipend for 12-month tenures.

engineering, research
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)
November

Deadlines vary from Nov. 14 – Nov. 18 depending on field of study.

http://www.nsfgrfp.org/

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is proud to offer fellowships to students in their early stages of pursuing a research based Master's or PhD degree.

The National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program helps ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and reinforces its diversity. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees in the U.S. and abroad.

NSF Fellows are expected to become knowledge experts who can contribute significantly to research, teaching, and innovations in science and engineering. These individuals will be crucial to maintaining and advancing the nation's technological infrastructure and national security as well as contributing to the economic well-being of society at large.

Fellows receive the following:

  • $30,000 annual stipend
  • $10,500 cost-of-education allowance
  • $1,000 one time travel allowance
Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education

http://see.orau.org/AcademicStatus.aspx?type=Undergrad

Deadlines vary by program.

The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) is committed to increasing diversity in science, mathematics, engineering, and other technical fields. We believe that diversity is a strength in any setting, especially in our nation's premier science and technology centers, where ORISE provides educational opportunities for tomorrow's scientists and engineers. Therefore, it is our mission to attract a widely diverse applicant pool for our federal sponsors who offer education and training experiences. To that end, we pledge to reach out to all corners of the academic community, in all geographic locations, to all types of institutions, students, and faculty to make our fellowships, scholarships, internships, and research experiences available to all qualified individuals. The institute offers monthly stipends for master's degree candidates interested in employment with the US Department of Energy. Applicants should be permanent residents or US citizens.

education, research
Phyllis Stevens Sharp Fellowship
February

http://polisci.columbia.edu/undergraduate-programs/prizes-and-fellowships/phyllis-stevens-sharp-fellowship-american-politics

The Department of Political Science recently established the Phyllis Stevens Sharp Fellowship Fund in American Politics. Phyllis Stevens Sharp's ongoing interest in Columbia undergraduate education and American politics inspired her son, John Stevens Sharp (CC, GSAS), and husband, Donald E. Sharp (GSAS), to honor her with a Columbia endowment that benefits Political Science majors and concentrators.  The Sharp Fellowship will support undergraduate research and internships in American politics and policymaking.

Postbaccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) Program

https://www.training.nih.gov/programs/postdoc_irp

The Postbaccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) program and the National Cancer Institute's Cancer Research Training Award (CRTA) provide opportunities for recent college graduates to spend a year engaged in biomedical research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Trainees work side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research. Fellowships are available in the more than 1250 intramural laboratories of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which are located on the main NIH campus in Bethesda, MD as well as in Baltimore and Frederick, MD; Research Triangle Park, NC; Phoenix, AZ; Hamilton, MT; and Detroit, MI.

To be eligible to apply for this program, candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, must have graduated from an accredited U.S. college or university with a bachelor's degree, and must begin training within two years of receipt of the undergraduate degree. In addition, during their tenure in the program Postbaccalaureate IRTAs are expected to initiate the application process for graduate or medical school. (The program is also open to individuals who have been accepted into graduate or medical degree programs and who have written permission from the school to defer matriculation for up to one year.) The duration of the program is normally one year; it can be extended for one additional year depending on satisfactory trainee performance and continued availability of funds.

Stipend and benefits
The stipends for Postbaccalaureate IRTA trainees are adjusted yearly. For details, see the Trainee Stipends page. (CRTA stipends are comparable.) Supplements are provided for prior experience. Benefits include health insurance for the trainee and his/her family. In cooperation with a committee consisting of Postbaccalaureate and Technical IRTA Fellows, the Office of Intramural Training & Education sponsors a wide variety of career development and social activities.

Application Procedures
Prospective applicants should apply electronically via the Internet. The electronic application requires submission of a curriculum vitae, a list of the applicant's publications, a cover letter describing the applicant's research interests and career goals, and the names and contact information for three references. Prospective candidates must apply online. Individuals who do not have access to the Internet are encouraged to visit a local library.

Selection
Applications are reviewed and selections are made by scientists in the Institutes and Centers of the NIH on an on-going basis. Candidates will be informed of their selection by the hiring Institute.

Successful candidates will be required to submit the following

documentation to their Institute or Center prior to beginning their training:

Official college or university transcripts. Proof of U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status. U.S. citizens may submit a copy of their birth certificate or passport. Permanent residents will need to provide a copy of their alien registration card

Leave
Postbaccalaureate IRTAs are allowed to observe Federal holidays. In addition, preceptors may, at their discretion, excuse Postbaccalaureate IRTA fellows from their training assignment for reasonable cause such as ill-health, personal emergencies, maternity care, etc. Preceptors may also grant excused absence for a reasonable period (up to 3 weeks annually except under unusual circumstances) to allow for vacation and personal relaxation as well as time off for graduate or medical school interviews. Postbaccalaureate IRTA trainees are not employees and do not, therefore, accrue vacation or sick leave.

Taxes, Social Security, and retirement
Since IRTA trainees are not employees, they are not eligible to participate in the Federal retirement system. No deductions are withheld from their stipends for either Social Security or Medicare. (It is the opinion of the NIH legal advisor that IRTA trainees are not considered self-employed for the purposes of the Social Security Act and therefore need not make Social Security or Medicare payments on their own behalf.)

IRTA Fellowships are subject to federal, state, and local income taxes. However, no deductions are taken from the stipend for this purpose, and in January the trainee receives a Form 1099 (rather than a W2) reporting earnings for the prior calendar year. Trainees should be certain to set aside funds to cover their income taxes and may be required to submit quarterly estimated tax returns. IRTA trainees should consult their local IRS office if they have tax questions. The Office of Intramural Training and Education works with trainee groups to sponsor an annual tax workshop.

Princeton in Asia
November

http://piaweb.princeton.edu/

Princeton-in-Asia (PiA) provides transformative, service-oriented experiences for talented graduates and serves the needs of Asia as determined by our Asian partners. Over the last century, the organization has achieved this goal by providing talented young people with various opportunities to live and work in Asia. The first PiA "fellowships" consisted of a handful of Princeton University graduates who went to China in the late 1890s to do relief work and teach English; the program has since expanded considerably in size and scope throughout Asia. In 2007, PiA placed 125 fellows in 17 countries, including Cambodia, China, Timor-Leste, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Laos, Mongolia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. Currently the program offers 85 teaching fellowships with 40 additional fellowships in the fields of journalism, international development, and business.

The basic prerequisite for PiA placement is a bachelor's degree. In addition:

  • TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language) experience is required prior to leaving for Asia for all English teaching positions. At least 20 hours of TESL preparation either through a short course (such as that offered at Princeton) or through volunteer tutoring will fulfill this requirement. Tutoring can be accomplished at most universities and also through church groups and human service organizations. Check with colleges in your area to see if a TESL course is offered or contact a local Literacy Volunteers program.
  • English teaching positions require native English speaking ability. PiA recognizes that citizens of any country may have native-speaker fluency in English, but we have occasionally had problems convincing Asian institutions of that fact.
  • Asian language ability is NOT a prerequisite for most teaching positions. Non-teaching positions typically require some language skills.
  • All applicants MUST be able to come to Princeton for a personal interview in January, and all applicants receiving placements MUST attend the weekend orientation held in late May on the Princeton University campus.
Princeton in Latin America
November

http://www.princeton.edu/~pila/

Princeton in Latin America (PiLA) is a non-profit organization that provides year-long service work and non-profit sector fellowships in Latin America. Non-Princeton students are also welcome to apply.

PiLA opens the doors to career paths, personal enrichment, and understanding service as an effective way to address social needs. A year devoted to service work offers students an extraordinary opportunity to become familiar with a region experiencing significant development.

Reynolds Foundation Graduate Scholarship at NYU

Deadlines vary, Jan-Dec 2012.

http://www.nyu.edu/reynolds/grad/

Each year, the NYU Reynolds Program in Social Entrepreneurship awards up to 10 Graduate Fellowships in Social Entrepreneurship to students from across 11 NYU schools. It is open to new students accepted for Fall 2012 enrollment to any full-time, two-year master's program (with the exception of some executive programs), or students that are currently enrolled in the schools of law, medicine, dentistry or some three-year Tisch School of the Arts programs and will have two years of study remaining beginning September 2012. Successful applicants will receive up to $25,000 for each of two years of study, and participate in an intensive two-year curricular and co-curricular program designed to help prepare them to be the next generation of social entrepreneurial leaders.

Robert L. Bartley Fellowship Program
January

http://www.dowjones.com/djcom/careers/bartley-interns.asp

Throughout his 30 years as The Wall Street Journal's Editorial Page Editor, Bob Bartley inspired principled and original thinking that changed and shaped the society in which we all live. He also devoted attention to teaching and motivating talented young people, many of whom have gone on to careers in journalism at the Journal and elsewhere. The Bartley fellowships are consistent with that legacy.

Bob Bartley achieved many honors during his long tenure here including a Pulitzer Prize and, shortly before his death in December 2003, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. In awarding that medal, President Bush cited Bob as "one of the most influential journalists in American history." The Robert L. Bartley fellowships will help to perpetuate not just Bob's memory but above all the principles and priorities to which he devoted his distinguished career.


Eligibility and Requirements

The fellowships, consisting of paid internships of one to six months, will be provided to young thinkers and writers whose views are broadly consistent with Bob Bartley's philosophy and who aspire to careers in journalism. Applicants should be beginning journalists, upperclassmen or graduate students with reporting and writing backgrounds at their school newspapers or elsewhere. It is essential that they be familiar with, and interested in, the ideas for which the Journal editorial page stands. As many as five fellows will be selected each year through an application process that will be judged by senior members of our editorial board. Fellows will work as writers and editors on the Journal's opinion pages—editorial, op-ed, Leisure & Arts—in the U.S., Europe or Asia.


Responsibilities

Bartley Fellows will assist in researching and writing editorials, editing op-ed articles, editing Leisure & Arts page features, and editing letters to the editor for the Journal and our Web site, OpinionJournal.com.


When does the program start?

Start and finish dates are flexible, though we anticipate that most Fellows will work during the summer months. The fellowship usually begins in June and runs through the end of August, although some run up to six months.


Guidelines and Application Deadline

If you'd like to be considered, please send a cover letter, resume and your best clips via email to: bartleyfellows@wsj.com
or mail them to:
Carol Muller
The Wall Street Journal
Editorial Page
1211 Avenue of the Americas, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10036

There is no application form. However, all materials must be received by January 15, 2013 and a decision will be made in February or March 2010. Only applicants who are selected for final consideration will be interviewed.

journalism
Rotary Foundation Fellowships

http://www.rotary.org/en/ServiceAndFellowship/MakeConnections/RotaryFellowships/Pages/ridefault.aspx

The Rotary Foundation offers awards for undergraduates and graduates, covering tuition, housing, and study expenses for a year's study abroad. Academic-Year Ambassadorial Scholarships provide a flat grant of $25,000 for one academic year of study in another country.

Deadlines vary.

Summer Research Diversity Fellowships in Law and Social Science for Undergraduate Students
February

http://www.americanbarfoundation.org/research/Fellowshipopportunities/SummerResearchDiversityFellowshipsinLawandSocialScience.html

The American Bar Foundation sponsors a program of summer research fellowships to interest undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds in pursuing graduate study in the social sciences. The summer program is designed to introduce students to the rewards and demands of a research-oriented career in the field of law and social science. The program is supported in part by the Kenneth F. and Harle G. Montgomery Foundation and the Solon E. Summerfield Foundation.

Located in Chicago, Illinois, the American Bar Foundation is an independent nonprofit research institute dedicated to the study of law, legal institutions, and legal processes. The Foundation conducts empirically based research on a broad range of civil and criminal justice issues.

The Institute of Current World Affairs Fellowships
August

http://www.icwa.org/index.asp

Fellowships are for self-designed, independent study only. Candidates must be under 36 years of age. While U.S. citizenship is not a requirement, candidates must show that a proposed fellowship holds promise to enrich public life in the United States by enhancing the understanding of foreign countries, cultures, and trends.

The fellowships are primarily writing grants. While the Institute has funded and will continue to fund artists, performers, and others who find various ways to participate in the societies they study, the fruits of the fellows' learning are communicated principally through monthly newsletters. Fellows should be prepared to share their experience with a general, well-educated audience, and not only with specialists in their field. Fellows work closely with the executive director, who serves as writing coach, editor, and mentor.

Fellowships are not scholarships and are not awarded to support work toward academic degrees or for research projects or the writing of books. Applicants must have a good command of written and spoken English and must have completed the current phase of their formal education.

While many fellows go on to pursue political or social causes at home and abroad, the purpose of a fellowship is to learn about other societies, not to change them. Fellows are not permitted to engage in overtly political activities during their fellowship.

The Institute does not accept any government funds. Fellows must preserve that independence, in letter and in spirit.

fellowships, global, world
The Playwright's Center Jerome Fellowships
November

http://www.pwcenter.org/fellows_jerome.php

The Playwrights' Center Jerome Fellowships are awarded annually, providing emerging American playwrights with funds and services to aid them in the development of their craft. Four $16,000 fellowships will be awarded in 2013, in addition to $1,500 in development support. Fellows spend a year-long residency in Minnesota and have access to Center opportunities, including workshops with professional directors, dramaturgs and actors. Underwritten by a grant from the Jerome Foundation, the Jerome Fellowships have been awarded by The Playwrights' Center since 1976.

Selection Process
Applications are screened for eligibility by The Playwrights' Center and evaluated by a select panel of Minnesota theater artists. Those recommended for finalist status are evaluated by a diverse panel of national theater artists. Selection is based on artistic excellence, potential, and commitment, and is guided by The Playwrights' Center's mission statement. Selection is also guided by The Playwrights' Center's Selection Code of Ethics.

drama, playwriting, theater
The Princess Grace Awards
April

http://www.pgfusa.org/

The Princess Grace Awards is a national program dedicated to identifying and assisting emerging artists in theater, dance, and film to realize their career goals by awarding grants in the form of scholarships, apprenticeships, and fellowships.

The PGA awards the following:

  • scholarships for theater and dance students
  • scholarship grants to support undergraduate or graduate thesis films
  • apprenticeships for theater artists at non-profit companies
  • fellowships to support choreographers at non-profit dance companies
  • a fellowship for an individual playwright at New Dramatists.

Grant amounts generally range from $5,000 - $25,000. However, grant requests should be based on actual figures for annual salary (or artistic fee), tuition, or thesis project costs, whichever is applicable, and require substantiation (letter of verification from nominator). All grants (with the exception of the Statue Award and Special Project Grants) are given directly to the organizations, not the individual.

Application deadlines vary by discipline.

The Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program
October

http://www.cdsintl.org/fellowshipsabroad/bosch.php

The Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program is a distinguished transatlantic initiative that each year offers twenty accomplished young Americans the opportunity to complete a high-level professional development program in Germany. Over the course of a nine-month program, Bosch Fellows complete two work phases at leading German institutions, both customized to each fellow's professional expertise, and attend three seminars with key decision-makers from the public and private sectors, taking place across Europe. Fellows are recruited from business administration, journalism, law, public policy and closely related fields. No German language skills are required at the time of application.

The program is fully funded by Robert Bosch Stiftung, one of the largest foundations in Germany, with the goal of creating a new generation of American leaders who have firsthand experience in the political, economic and cultural environment of Germany and the E.U.

Europe, Germany
Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowships
February

http://woodrow.org/fellowships/pickering

The Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship program provides funding to participants as they prepare academically and professionally to enter the United States Department of State Foreign Service. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply.

The goal of the fellowship program is to attract outstanding students who enroll in two-year master's degree programs in public policy, international affairs, public administration, or academic fields such as business, economics, political science, sociology, or foreign languages, who represent all ethnic, racial and social backgrounds and who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career in the U.S. Department of State. The program develops a source of trained men and women who will represent the skill needs of the Department and who are dedicated to representing America's interests abroad.

Tuition, room, board, and mandatory fees are paid for the first year and second year of graduate study, with reimbursement for books and travel (one round trip per academic year, up to a set maximum amount).

Internships
Graduate-level Fellows receive stipends during participation in one domestic summer internship between the first and second year of graduate school, and one summer overseas internship following the second year of graduate school.

Thomas R. Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship
January

https://woodrow.org/fellowships/pickering

The Thomas R. Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship program provides funding to participants as they are prepared academically and professionally to enter the United States Department of State Foreign Service. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply.

The Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship seeks to recruit talented students in academic programs relevant to international affairs, political and economic analysis, administration, management, and science policy. The goal is to attract outstanding students from all ethnic, racial, and social backgrounds who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career in the U.S. Department of State. The Program develops a source of trained men and women from academic disciplines representing the skill needs of the Department, who are dedicated to representing America's interests abroad.

The fellowship award includes tuition, room, board, and mandatory fees during the junior and senior years of college and during the first year of graduate study. Each year's award also includes reimbursement for books and for travel (one round trip per academic year, up to a set maximum amount). The Fellow must commit to pursuing a master's degree in international studies at one of the graduate schools participating in the program. Participating graduate schools provide financial support in the second year of graduate study based on need.

Junior Year Summer Institute
Attendance is required between the junior and senior years of college at a summer institute based at a graduate school of public policy and international affairs participating in the Pickering program. The typical seven-week institute curriculum consists of course work in economics, calculus, and policy analysis, with exercises to develop oral and written communication skills. Institute participants include students from a number of public policy and international affairs fellowship programs.

Two Summer Internships
Fellows must participate in one overseas and one domestic summer internship within the U.S. Department of State. Students receive a stipend during the internships.

Core Curriculum
Undergraduate course work must be completed in the following or the equivalent: English composition, western civilization, U.S. political systems, principles of economics, U.S. history, modern non-western history, comparative politics, international trade or world finance or economic development, and geography.

U.S. Department of State Summer Internship
March

http://www.careers.state.gov/students#.UToYXoHmXIU

The U.S. Department of State uses diplomacy to promote and protect American interests by managing diplomatic relations with other countries and international institutions and promoting peace and stability in regions of vital interest. The Department has a variety of programs, from summer clerical positions to management fellowships and summer internships, which allow students to participate in projects vital to the success of U.S. foreign policy. Foreign language ability is an important factor in placement for internships abroad.

UNCF/IIPP Fellowship Program
February

http://www.uncfsp.org/IIPP

Mission
IIPP serves to enhance US national security and global competitiveness by promoting excellence, international service, and awareness among a broader, more representative cross-section of the American citizenry. We prepare a cadre of well-trained, language proficient minority young people to compete in the global marketplace. IIPP helps ensure that those entrusted with the affairs of the United States (foreign as well as domestic) reflect the diversity that defines us as Americans and confronts us as citizens of the global village.

IIPP Fellowships
With 14 years of demonstrated excellence as the leading provider of international affairs and public policy education for underserved minority college students, IIPP has educated and trained almost 300 International Affairs Fellows. Our focus is on providing quality education and practice opportunities to minority students beginning in their sophomore year of college. We offer these opportunities through our required five-year sequenced six-component, including

  • Sophomore Summer Policy Institute (SSPI)
  • Junior Year Study Abroad (JYSA)
  • Junior Summer Policy Institute (JSPI)
  • Summer Language Institute (SLI)
  • Internships
  • and a Master's Degree Program in International Affairs

Their unique combination of short 7-week summer global policy institutes: a unique study abroad program focusing on global public policy, service and research; and a proactive and culturally sensitive approach to minority education that fosters international service and non-profit sector leadership provides IIPP with the means to meet the needs of its diverse students – and help them succeed.

IIPP also provides outreach, recruitment and technical assistance services, as well as offering HBCUs and other minority institutions valuable resources to strengthen their international studies and globalization infrastructures.

 

Visit us on the web at WWW.UNCFSP.ORG/IIPP, watch our video, join our Facebook page, follow us on Twitter, and encourage five (or more) of your students to apply online today!
 

Undergraduate Global Policy Fellowship

http://www.college.columbia.edu/students/fellowships/catalog/undergraduate-global-policy-fellowship

This fellowship is sponsored by Columbia's Global Policy Initiative and supports juniors as they do a summer's worth of domestic or international research in preparation for writing a globally orientated senior thesis. What is a globally orientated thesis? It must deal with an issue that has demonstrably cross-border implications and promises to culminate in a series of pragmatic policy proposals. 

global, policy, research, thesis
University of London School of Oriental and African Studies – The Endangered Language Project

http://www.soas.ac.uk/linguistics/elap/

The Endangered Language Documentation Programme (ELDP) offers research grants to support documentation of the world's endangered languages in collaboration with language communities.

The Endangered Languages Academic Programme (ELAP) is situated within the University of London SOAS' Department of Linguistics. ELAP conducts postgraduate teaching and research on the theory and practice of language documentation and description. Our goal is to develop the skills of those currently engaged in endangered language documentation and to train the next generation of language documenters.

ELAP offers courses and fellowships including:

  • A one-year MA in Language Documentation and Description, open to those with or without previous linguistics study. There are two pathways: a Field Linguistics pathway, and a Language Revitalisation and Support pathway;
  • A PhD in Field Linguistics, that includes fieldwork overseas;
  • Two year post-doctoral fellowships at SOAS with opportunities to carry out independent research, fieldwork and contribute to teaching.

Currently there are 16 MA and 16 PhD enrolled students.

ELAP also offers a comprehensive programme of public lectures, seminars, and workshops, and we collaborate with the Endangered Languages Archive (ELAR) staff in running research seminars, and training courses for grantees.

ELAP aims to preserve the diversity of human languages by supporting documentation of as many languages as possible, together with their social and cultural contexts, by:

  • encouraging fieldwork on endangered languages, especially by younger scholars skilled in language documentation
  • fostering the creation and preservation of a body of language resources for use by the linguistic and other social sciences, and language communities

Applications for grants are assessed for their intellectual quality, the degree of language endangerment, the urgency of the issues they raise, their relation to a language’s social and cultural contexts, and their prospects for raising levels of knowledge of the language and expertise in field linguistics, including among members of the language community. Projects should result in documentation materials that are:

  • accessible to and usable by members of the language community and the wider scientific community
  • as comprehensive as possible, including a range of recordings of language usage from everyday conversation to narrative, oratory, ceremonial speech, and verbal art, as well as transcription and analysis of such materials
  • represented and described using standard formats, conventions and theories in order to maximise access and use
  • cumulative, to allow data to be annotated and supplemented
  • secure against abuse, to protect the rights of the language community
  • properly archived, to provide long-term preservation of the data
  • contributions to the development of documentation methodology and the understanding of language endangerment
Villers Fellowship for Health Care Justice
January

http://www.familiesusa.org/fellowships/the-villers-fellowship.html

The Villers Fellowship for Health Care Justice was created in 2005 by Phillippe Villers, Founder and President of Families USA, to inspire and develop the next generation of health care justice leaders. The goals of the Villers Fellowship Program are three-fold:

  1. To develop a network of young leaders who share a passion for social and health care justice;
  2. To inspire Villers Fellows to continue to work for health care justice throughout their lives; and
  3. To help achieve Families USA’s goal of guaranteed, high-quality, affordable health care for all of us.

During their year-long tenure, Villers Fellows will work on a variety of health care justice issues and develop an understanding of the federal legislation process. They will also be exposed to different advocacy strategies, including producing analytic reports, disseminating effective messages through the media, successful coalition building, and e-advocacy techniques.

Wall Street Journal – Robert L. Bartley Fellowship Program
January

http://new.dowjones.com/careers/internship/robert-l-bartley-fellowship-program

The fellowships, consisting of paid internships of one to six months, will be provided to young thinkers and writers whose views are broadly consistent with Bob Bartley's philosophy and who aspire to careers in journalism. Applicants should be beginning journalists, upperclassmen or graduate students with reporting and writing backgrounds at their school newspapers or elsewhere. It is essential that they be familiar with, and interested in, the ideas for which the Wall Street Journal editorial page stands.

As many as five fellows will be selected each year through an application process that will be judged by senior members of the Journal editorial board. Fellows will work as writers and editors on the Journal's opinion pages – editorial, op-ed, Leisure & Arts – in the U.S., Europe or Asia, as well as at the Far Eastern Economic Review in Hong Kong.

Most fellows will work during the summer months. The fellowship usually begins in June and runs through the end of August, although some run up to six months.

journalism
White House Fellows
January

http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/fellows/

Founded in 1964, the White House Fellows program is America's most prestigious program for leadership and public service. White House Fellowships offer exceptional young men and women first-hand experience working at the highest levels of the federal government.

White House Fellows typically spend a year working as full-time, paid special assistants to senior White House Staff, the Vice President, Cabinet Secretaries and other top-ranking government officials. Fellows also participate in an education program consisting of roundtable discussions with renowned leaders from the private and public sectors, and trips to study U.S. policy in action both domestically and internationally. Fellowships are awarded on a strictly non-partisan basis.

The selection process is very competitive. There can be as many as 1,000 applicants for the eleven to nineteen fellowships. The White House Fellows Program office processes the applications and former Fellows screen the applications to identify the most promising candidates. Approximately 100 of the most qualified applicants are selected to be interviewed by eight to ten regional panels, which are composed of prominent local citizens. Based on the results of their interviews, the regional panels select approximately thirty candidates to proceed as national finalists.

William E. Simon Fellowship for Noble Purpose
January

http://www.isi.org/programs/fellowships/simon.html

ISI has established the William E. Simon Fellowship for Noble Purpose to recognize graduating college seniors who are pursuing lives dedicated to and distinguished by honor, generosity, service, and respect. The fellowship is named for William E. Simon. In order to qualify for ISI graduate fellowships, applicants must engage in graduate studies for the purpose of teaching at the college level.

The Fellowship
The Simon Fellowship is a $40,000 unrestricted grant awarded to those graduating college seniors who have demonstrated passion, dedication, a high capacity for self-direction, and originality in pursuit of a goal that will strengthen civil society. In addition, two $5,000 awards are made to two other outstanding students.

Examples of how recipients may use the award include:

  • Engaging directly in the civic life of their community;
  • Helping to create opportunity for others, including job creation.
  • Advancing their expertise;
  • Funding the ultimate realization of their noble purpose.