Find a Fellowship

Find a Fellowship

Find a Fellowship

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AAU/Chinese Scholarship Program
April

http://www.international.ucla.edu/china/article.asp?parentid=105857

The program will offer up to fifteen scholarships to students at universities in the Association of American Universities (AAU) for study in China. Scholarships will be awarded competitively to graduating undergraduate seniors for one or more years of study at a Chinese university at the Master's or doctoral level. Scholarships are available for up to two years of Master's study, and up to three years of doctoral study for students with a Master's degree or equivalent. Students applying for the scholarships must be available to begin their scholarship programs in the fall semester. Before beginning their academic programs, scholarship recipients may be provided one to two years of remedial Chinese language studies in China, depending on the initial language ability of those students. Student proposals leading to the completion of a degree are encouraged but not required.

In addition to Master's and Doctoral awards, scholarships are also available for study at the bachelor's level. The AAU/Chinese Scholarship Program is targeted to AAU university undergraduate seniors interested in graduate study at a Chinese university, but the program is also open to undergraduate students who would like to study at a Chinese university as an undergraduate for one or more years. The overall program is designed to be a flexible program that will meet students' needs and interests.

The scholarship program will cover tuition and fees, provide dormitory housing and a living allowance. Scholarship students will be required to meet the cost of travel to and from China.

The China Scholarship Council will select scholarship recipients from the pool of applicants from AAU universities. Applicants can name three Chinese universities as their preferred institutions for their program of study

Applications should be submitted by the deadline to AAU at the following address:

AAU/Chinese Scholarship Program
Association of American Universities
1200 New York Avenue, NW, Suite 550
Washington, DC  20005

AAU will transmit the applications to the Chinese embassy, which will review the applications to see that eligibility requirements are met. The Embassy will then transmit the applications to the China Scholarship Council, which will carry out the formal selection process.

Asia, China
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
Boren Awards for International Study
February

Boren Scholarship Basics

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

Award Amounts

Maximum scholarship awards are:

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

Length of Study

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

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

National Security 

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

Program Preferences

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

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

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

Government Service

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

Application Deadline

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

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

 

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

 

For Graduate Fellowship Information visit:

http://borenawards.org/boren_fellowship

CAORC Critical Language Scholarships for Intensive Summer Language Institutes
November

http://www.clscholarship.org/

The United States Department of State and the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) are pleased to announce the availability of scholarships for intensive overseas study in the critical need foreign languages of Arabic, Azeerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Chinese, Hindu, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu for Summer 2012. The Program is part of the National Security Language Initiative (NSLI), a U.S. government interagency effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical need foreign languages.

Scholarship recipients – U.S. citizen undergraduate, Master's and Ph.D. students and recent graduates – receive funding to participate in beginning, intermediate and advanced level summer language programs at American Overseas Research Centers and affiliated partners. Recipients are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period and later apply their critical language skills in their professional careers.

Interested applicants should review the full eligibility and application information on the CLS Program website: https://ais.americancouncils.org/cgi-bin/WebObjects/AIR-Brand-cls.

Arabic, Chinese, Persian, Russian, and Japanese institutes have language prerequisites, which can be found here: http://www.clscholarship.org/qv_applicant.php.

All program costs are covered for participants. This includes travel between the student's home city and program location, pre-departure orientation costs, applicable visa fees, room, board, travel within country and all entrance fees for program activities. Note: U.S. passport fees will not be paid by the scholarship.

languages
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.

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals
December

www.cbyx.info

The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX), a yearlong fellowship to study and intern in Germany, is currently accepting applications from your students. CBYX is open to applicants in all career fields without any prior German language knowledge, and is funded by the US and German governments through a grant provided by the US Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, under the authority of the Fulbright-Hays Act of 1961, as amended.

The CBYX program covers the costs of and annually provides 75 participants with:

• 2 months intensive German language training in Cologne, Bremen, Radolfzell, or Saarbruecken

• Semester of study at a German University or University of Applied Sciences

• 5-month internship with a German company in the participant’s career field

• Homestays with German host families, in shared apartments, and student dorms

• Transatlantic airfare, health insurance, and monthly living expense stipends

• Various seminars in the US and Germany

• Local in-country support throughout the program

CBYX for Young Professionals is open to students in all fields of study, though preference is given to students in vocational, technical, engineering, agricultural, business, and scientific fields. Applicants should have clear career goals and some relevant work experience in their career field, which may include summer, part-time, or internship work. Prior German language knowledge is not required, though it is strongly preferred. Participants must be between the ages of 18-24, possess a high school diploma or equivalent, and be US citizens or permanent residents.

DAAD - Undergraduate Scholarship
January

http://www.daad.org/?p=47220

The Undergraduate Scholarship Program to support undergraduate US students interested in studying, doing research, or completing an internship in Germany. We hope to help these students reach their academic goals while building important and lasting bonds of friendship between our countries and introducing them to the benefits of the German higher education system. Highly qualified undergraduate students are invited to apply for scholarships funding study, senior thesis research and/or internships in Germany. The goal of this program is to support study abroad in Germany and at German universities. Preference will be given to students whose projects or programs are based at and organized by a German university. Scholarships are available either as part of an organized study abroad program or as part of an individual, student-designed study abroad semester or year.

The Committee is looking for students who...

  • are currently second and third year students and will be in their third and fourth year during their stay in Germany;
  • are seeking DAAD support for a 4-10 month period in Germany during the German academic year;
  • submit the DAAD language evaluation form with their application, although German language competency is not mandatory;
  • demonstrate an interest in contemporary German and European affairs and who explain the significance of their project in Germany to their future studies, research or professional goals;
  • are enrolled, full-time students in an undergraduate degree-granting program at an accredited North American college or university.
Europe
Donald M. Payne International Devolpment Graduate Fellowship Program

http://paynefellows.org/?session.areaid=2&contentid=941

The Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program pays for a two-year master's degree, arranges internships, provides extra mentoring, and offers a straight-line path into the Foreign Service of the Agency for International Development. Graduate study may be undertaken in many fields, from economics to languages; but a desire to promote the development of third-world lands is a must.

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.

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.

French Ministry of Education Teaching Assistant Program
January

http://highereducation.frenchculture.org/teach-in-france

The French Ministry of Education and the Cultural Services at the French Embassy offer approximately 1,500 teaching assistant positions in French primary and secondary schools as well as in various French teaching colleges - otherwise known as the "Instituts universitaires de formation des maîtres (IUFM) - in all regions of France and the overseas departments. Students must be proficient in French, but do not need to be Majors or Minors. You will be expected to teach 12 hours of English conversation classes per week and will be paid a stipend so that you can have enough money to live the lifestyle of a typical French student.

This is a unique opportunity to:

  • spend between 6-9 months in France with a monthly stipend;
  • have a privileged insight into contemporary France;
  • master the French language through linguistic immersion;
  • gain valuable teaching experience.
education, French
German American Chamber of Commerce – Transatlantic Program
June

http://www.transatlanticprogram.org/

The GACCoM Transatlantic Program for Students will take place for the fifth time in 2009 and give up to 25 selected U.S. students the opportunity of a lifetime to experience Germany and German business environment from the inside.

A ten-day Immersion Seminar in Berlin will prepare the participants for their life in Germany with language lessons, cultural training and visits to various German companies and organizations. The Immersion Seminar is followed by an individual internship with a German company that is carefully matched to the participant's background and career objectives and lasts between 2 and 6 months.

Students can earn up to 12 credits. A minimum of 2 years of college-level German is required.

Europe
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).

Kosciuszko Foundation Fellowships

http://www.thekf.org/scholarships/about/

Deadlines vary by program.

The Kosciuszkko Foundation offers a number of scholarships for study related to Polish culture or for students of Polish descent.

Year Abroad Program
This scholarship supports semester and year long Polish language studies with funding from the Polish Ministry of Education and Sports and the Kosciuszko Foundation. Studies take place at the Center of Polish Language and Culture in the World, Jagiellonian University, Cracow during academic year 2008-2009. The Scholarship includes acceptance to the program, a tuition waiver and a stipend for housing and living expenses. Airfare to and from Poland is not included.

Graduate Study and Research in Poland Scholarship
This scholarship supports graduate level research at universities in Poland by American graduate students and university faculty members with funding from the Polish Ministry of Education and Sports and the Kosciuszko Foundation. Research projects may be conducted from October 2008 through June 2009 at Polish universities and institutions which fall under the jurisdiction of the Polish Ministry of Education and Sports. The scholarship provides a stipend for dormitory housing and living expenses. Transportation to and from Poland is not included. This scholarship does not include tuition to attend classes at Polish universities.

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
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
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.
Taiwan Ministry of Education Huayu Enrichment Scholarship
March

http://english.moe.gov.tw/np.asp?ctNode=10634

To encourage international students and individuals to undertake Mandarin study in Taiwan, the Ministry of Education of the Republic of China (Taiwan) established in 2005, the program "Ministry of Education Huayu Enrichment Scholarship." Awards are available for 3 months, 6 months, 9 months or a year. While providing study opportunities for Mandarin language and Taiwan's culture at university- or college-affiliated Mandarin training centers, this program also aims to

  • Contribute to a better command of the Mandarin language, and hence a greater understanding and appreciation of Taiwan's culture.
  • Promote friendship between Taiwan and countries around the world.
  • Explore opportunities to increase exchange with international education institutions.
Asia, languages, Mandarin
Teaching Assistant Program in France
January

http://www.frenchculture.org/spip.php?rubrique424&tout=ok

Are you ready to expand your cultural horizons and share your language and culture with French students? The Teaching Assistant Program in France offers you the opportunity to work in France for 7 months, teaching English to French students of all ages. Each year, nearly 1,500 American citizens and permanent residents teach in public schools across all regions of metropolitan France and in the overseas departments of French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Réunion.

education, France, teaching
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 Japan Exchange and Teaching Program
November

http://www.us.emb-japan.go.jp/JET/

The Japan Exchange and Teaching Program seeks to help enhance internationalization in Japan by promoting mutual understanding between Japan and other nations. The program also aims to improve foreign language education in Japan and to encourage international exchange at the local level by fostering ties between Japanese youth and foreign youth

The objectives of the program are being achieved by offering JET Program participants, (hereinafter, participants) the opportunity to serve in local authorities as well as public and private junior and senior high schools.

As the JET Program has achieved an excellent reputation over the last 21 years, it is of great importance that this high level of respectability be maintained. Participants are invited to Japan as representatives of their countries. Therefore, they are expected to be responsible in all of their activities, especially those concerning the promotion of mutual understanding between nations. It is desirable that participants are adaptable and have a positive interest in Japan.

japan, teaching
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.

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 Israel Fellowship

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

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

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