Find a Fellowship

Find a Fellowship

Find a Fellowship

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Deadline
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 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 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 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.

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
Eastman Scholarship and Product Grants
June

http://motion.kodak.com/motion/Education/Scholarships/index.htm

Eastman Scholarship Program
This program awards tuition and production scholarships to nominated students of film, film production, and cinematography at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Schools may nominate up to two students per academic year.

Download the 2009 EASTMAN Scholarship Program form or

Contact your Kodak representative for eligibility requirements.

Product Grants
Kodak realizes the importance of hands-on experience in film origination as part of a film school curriculum. That's why we work closely with faculty and provide KODAK Motion Picture Film to film schools around the world.

Evolving Earth Student Grant Program
March

http://www.evolvingearth.org/evolvingearthgrants/grantsmain.htm

The mission of the Evolving Earth Foundation is to support education and research in the earth sciences. This program provides grants to support college student research in the earth sciences. The emphasis will be on research topics that relate to the mission and priorities of the foundation. A total of 10 grants per year are available, for amounts of up to $3000 per grant. Undergraduate students, graduate students, and post-doctoral researchers at accredited U.S. colleges and universities or research institutions are eligible to apply for grants.

earth sciences
Fulbright Program for US Students
September

http://us.fulbrightonline.org/

The Fulbright program is the largest US international exchange program offering opportunities for students, scholars, and professionals to undertake advanced research and teaching in elementary and secondary schools worldwide. Sponsored by the US Department of State, the Fulbright was established by the US Congress to "enable the government of the United States to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries." In 2007, approximately six thousand grants were awarded, at a cost of more than $262 million, to U.S. students, teachers, professionals, and scholars to study, teach, lecture, and conduct research in more than 155 countries, and to their foreign counterparts to engage in similar activities in the United States.

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).

Glamour Top 10 College Women Competition
July

http://www.glamour.com/magazine/2011/03/glamour-top-10-college-women#ixzz1dyk9OLWD

The Glamour Top 10 College Women Competition wants to find 10 rising full-time juniors who excel in leadership, community involvement, and academics. Photo shoot + cash grants await you.

Important note for applicants:

Once you begin the electronic application, you will not be able to save your work. Please prepare the following information before beginning this process, and save your work in a Word document:

* Your GPA
* Your major and minor
* A brief explanation (about 70 words) of your future plans
* A list of your activities (on and off campus); for each activity, you will be asked to provide the dates you participated and your responsibilities and contributions
* A list of awards you’ve won; for each award, you will be asked to provide the date you were awarded, any prize money associated with the award and a brief description of the recognition
* An essay of 500 words or fewer describing your most meaningful achievements and how they relate to your field of study and future goals
* Basic contact information for you, your parent(s) or guardian(s), your faculty adviser or faculty member and your school’s dean or director of public relations

Each entry must include:

* A completed application form.
* An official college transcript (may be mailed separately).
* A black-and-white or color photograph (for identification purposes only); please upload your picture to the form provided or include it with your mailed entry.
* Two letters of recommendation (may be mailed separately). Please ask each of your references to include contact information and sign and date their letter.
* Entries may include slides, CDs, videos or samples of your work. You may also enclose any relevant newspaper clippings or CDs and DVDs of any radio or television appearances. Label photo(s) and enclosures with your name and school.

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
P3 Award: A Student Design Competition for Sustainability
December

http://epa.gov/ncer/rfa/

The P3 Award Competition has two phases: initially teams compete for $10,000 P3 grants. Recipients use the money to research and develop their projects during the academic year. Then in spring 2005, the P3 grant recipients will be invited to Washington, D.C. to compete for the P3 Award which conveys additional funding for further design development and implementation.

Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans
November

(University nomination required)

http://www.pdsoros.org/

The Soros Fellowship is a fellowship available to immigrants or children of immigrants and provides half of the tuition cost for graduate study at any institution of higher education in the United States. Candidates must demonstrate the relevance of the graduate education to their long-term career goals, and must give evidence of creativity and originality, accomplishment in activity that has required drive and sustained effort, and commitment to the values expressed in the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights. Eligible fields of study include any professional study (such as medicine, law, social work) or scholarly discipline in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and the sciences.

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.

Teaching Assistantships in Spain
April

http://www.mecd.gob.es/eeuu/convocatorias-programas/convocatorias-eeuu/auxiliares-conversacion-eeuu.html

The Ministry of Education of Spain is pleased to announce over 1,500 grants for American and Canadian participants to serve as teaching assistants in Spain, sharing their native knowledge of the English or French language and North American culture in Spanish public K-12 schools. Teaching assistants receive a minimum monthly stipend of 700 euros and full medical insurance.

Eligibility: Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree by the end of the academic year preceding the start of the program or be an upcoming junior or senior student at their university, or be a university graduate. Candidates must hold a U.S. or Canadian passport. Intermediate Spanish language knowledge is required.

Placement is given on a first-come, first-served basis according to the application number.

education, spain, teaching
The Explorers Club Grants
November

http://www.explorers.org/index.php/expeditions/funding/expedition_grants

The Explorers Club offers grants to students conducting individual scientific or exploration research projects through their respective schools with a supervising instructor. Your instructor must write a letter of support. We do not provide general scholarships for tuition.

Youth Activity Fund for high school students and college undergraduates, fosters a new generation of explorers dedicated to the advancement of scientific knowledge of the world. Our awards typically range from $500-1500 US for both funds. A few awards may be granted up to a $5000 award level.

Exploration Fund, for graduate, post-graduate, doctorate and early career post-doctoral students, provides grants in support of exploration and field research for those who are just beginning their research careers. Our awards typically range from $500-1500 US for both funds. A few awards may be granted up to a $5000 award level.

exploration, research
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 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.

Tylenol Scholarship Program
May

http://www.tylenol.com/page.jhtml?id=tylenol/news/subptyschol.inc

The Tylenol Scholarship program helps students who are pursuing careers in the health care, life sciences, or related fields manage the rising costs of education. This year, we'll be awarding $250,000 in scholarships based on leadership qualities and academic performance, including ten $10,000 and thirty $5,000 grants.

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
USGA Fellowship in Leadership and Service
January

http://www.usga.org/about_usga/philanthropy/fellowship/Fellowship/

The USGA Fellowship in Leadership and Service is committed to providing opportunities for personal development through golf and its values. This two-year program with an opportunity to create a third-year project, connects college graduates at the outset of their careers with resources that enable them to grow personally and professionally.

Fellows work in all facets of the USGA Grants Initiative in a challenging environment with a high level of responsibility. The Fellowship also provides an educational component to aid recent college graduates in their professional and personal development. This component focuses on non-profit management, finance, public speaking, writing skills, negotiations, and personal leadership styles. The overall program allows Fellows to learn through experience while examining their professional aspirations and strategies.

Fellows are given a variety of responsibilities that enhance their professional development and assist the USGA. The Fellows' work experience is centered on supporting grant recipients in all phases of their operations. In addition to grant work, Fellows are involved in the operation of many diverse projects and participate in a Professional Development Curriculum that focuses on subjects ranging from finance to non-profit management.

USGA Fellowship candidates are generally recent graduates of four-year colleges or universities and must demonstrate each of the following:

  • Strong leadership potential
  • Interest in public service
  • Appreciation for the impact participation in sport and other activities can have on the lives of underserved children and individuals with disabilities
  • Commitment to teamwork and a collaborative working environment
finance, golf, nonprofit, sports