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 Jewish Committee Goldman Fellowship Program
February

http://www.ajc-access.org/goldman-fellowship/ajc-goldman-fellowship

Designed to develop future leaders in the areas of international and domestic politics, diplomacy, public relations, and management, this competitive fellowship gives students the unique opportunity to work in offices throughout the world—from San Francisco to Geneva, Switzerland, and from New York to Melbourne, Australia. Fellows work closely with supervisors in a mentor relationship to learn about strategy, advocacy, and the development and implementation of programming. Fellows may also spend part of their time developing an independent project with the AJC office to which they are assigned.

AJC Fellows are hosted by national and international AJC offices and affiliates; placements vary each year. Research and policy work span the range of AJC's interests from international affairs and diplomacy to interethnic relations and non-profit management. Applicants are asked to select their preferred field(s) of interest as well as any location preferences and AJC will seek to match requests with our needs.

American Jewish World Service World Partners Fellowship
January

http://www.ajws.org/what_we_do/service_and_travel_opportunities/world_partners_fellowship/

The World Partners Fellowship is awarded to recent Jewish college graduates and young professionals seeking an intensive international volunteer service opportunity. For ten months, fellows live independently and volunteer at an NGO (non-governmental organization) in India or Central America. As part of this service-learning experience, fellows engage in personal reflection, educational seminars and skills-building workshops through an in-country orientation and retreats with a peer-learning community.

jewish, NGO, volunteer
American University in Cairo – Simpson Scholarship in Egyptology
April

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

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

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

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

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

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program
March

http://www.iie.org//programs/gilman/

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program enables students who have limited financial means to participate in study abroad opportunities worldwide. This program is offered through the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the US Department of State and is administered by the Institute of International Education. Over 1,200 scholarships of up to $5,000 will be awarded this academic year for U.S. citizen undergraduates to study abroad. Award amounts will vary depending on the length of study and student need with the average award being $4,000. Undergraduate students who are receiving federal Pell Grant funding at 2-year or 4-year colleges or universities are eligible to apply.

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

Collegiate Inventors Competition
June

http://www.invent.org/collegiate/

The Collegiate Inventors Competition has rewarded and encouraged hundreds of students to share their inventive ideas with the world. The Competition promotes exploration in invention, science, engineering, technology, and other creative endeavors and provides a window on the technologies from which society will benefit in the future. Each year up to 15 finalists receive an all-expenses paid trip to present their work to a panel of expert judges. One Undergraduate and one Graduate winner or team each receive $15,000. One Grand Prize winner or team receives $25,000. Academic advisors of each winning team also receive a cash award.

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

Davis Projects for Peace
January

http://www.davisprojectsforpeace.org/

The Davis Projects for Peace is an invitation to undergraduates at the American colleges and universities in the Davis United World College Scholars Program to design grassroots projects that they will implement during the summer. The projects judged to be the most promising and do-able will be funded at $10,000 each. The objective is to encourage and support today’s motivated youth to create and try out their own ideas for building peace.

We leave it up to the students to define what a “project for peace” might be. We hope to encourage creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship. The overall program (all 100 projects) is to be worldwide in scope and impact, but specific projects may be undertaken anywhere and as grassroots as desired, including in the U.S.

Undergraduate students at any of the Davis UWC Scholar schools (including seniors who would complete their projects after graduation) are eligible – so long as the president of their institution has signed and returned the grant agreement form. While the schools included are restricted to those in the Davis UWC Scholars Program, all undergraduates (not just Davis UWC Scholars at those schools) are eligible. Groups of students from the same campus, as well as individual students, may submit proposals.

To be considered, a student (or group of students) must prepare a written statement which describes the project (who, what, where, how) including expected outcomes and prospects for future impact (not to exceed two pages) as well as a budget (one separate page). Proposals should include pre-approval of all involved parties and organizations involved in the project. The two-page proposal and one-page budget should be submitted electronically to the designated official at each campus as outlined below. Students with queries may direct them to their campus designated official as communication between students writing proposals and the Davis UWC Scholars office is prohibited.

Each involved campus has a designated official to coordinate the process on each campus. This official, in ways s/he deems appropriate, will guide the internal campus procedures for: announcing and promoting the opportunity to students; organizing the selection committee to evaluate the proposals submitted; communicating results on a timely basis to the Davis UWC Scholars office; and distributing the awarded grant funds for the winning proposal(s) on campus. Final review and approval of all recommended proposals from individual campuses rests solely with the office of the Davis UWC Scholars Program which will then forward the appropriate grant funds to each school with winning project(s).

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.

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.

Eben Tisdale Public Policy Fellowship
February

www.tfas.org/Page.aspx?pid=1507

The Eben Tisdale Fellowship offers outstanding opportunities for students to learn about high tech public policy issues with hands-on experience in Washington, D.C.

The Fellowship has two components: a full-time 8 week public policy internship with a high-tech company, firm or trade association, and weekly issues seminar lunches hosted by Tisdale sponsors. The Fellowship offers a $5,000 grant to students who are accepted.

The first of its kind, the Eben Tisdale Fellowship brings eligible students to Washington, D.C. for internships that explore current public policy issues of critical importance to the high technology sector of the economy. The Fellowship has two main elements:

1) Internships

One principal feature of the Fellowship is an eight-week internship in the government relations office of a leading high technology company or association, or with a lobbying firm.

Past internships include:

• Agilent Technologies
• Business Software Alliance
• Dell Computers
• e-Luminate Group, Inc.
• Hewlett-Packard

• Monster Worldwide
• Philips Corporation
• TechAmerica

While sponsoring companies will vary from year to year, the Fellowship makes every effort to retain high quality internship opportunities. Fellows have an opportunity to observe first hand the development and advocacy of public policy issues in Congress, the Administration and industry associations and to participate in projects of their own, focusing on current critical issues.

2) Issues Seminar

The other main element of the fellowship is a weekly issues seminar organized with the assistance of the sponsoring companies, firms and associations. Expert speakers lead discussions of current public policy issues in Washington and the methods the high technology industry uses for effective advocacy.

Past topics include:
• Global electronic commerce
• Protection of privacy
• Digital intellectual property protection
• Biotechnology issues
• Educational technology policy
• Health Information Technology
• Dell Thurmond Woodard lecture on diversity and ethics

The seminars give Fellows an opportunity to reflect on the appropriate role industry advocacy can have on public policy making at the Federal level. Conducted over lunch, the seminars also provide a weekly venue for fellows to meet and compare notes on their experiences. Fellows also are encouraged, through a variety of events and discussions, to reflect on how growing high technology affects society, culture and the global economy.

The goal of the Fellowship is to create a supportive and collegial environment in which a new class of public policy professionals will be mentored to help ensure that the high-tech industry continues to have highly capable and well-trained individuals in both policy advocacy and senior management positions.

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.

Gates-Cambridge Scholarship
December

http://www.gatesscholar.org/

In 2000, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation established the Gates Cambridge Trust through a donation to the University of Cambridge. The Gates Cambridge Trust supports an international scholarship program for outstanding students from outside the United Kingdom who gain admission to the University of Cambridge to pursue graduate study or a second bachelor's degree. The Trustees are required to award scholarships on the basis of a person's intellectual ability, leadership capacity, and desire to use their knowledge to contribute to society throughout the world by providing service to their communities and applying their talents and knowledge to improve the lives of others.

Cambridge, LLM, MASt, MBA, MLitt, MPhil, MSc, PhD
Global Engagement Summer Institute
March

The Global Engagement Summer Institute is for undergraduates who are passionately committed to global justice and international development. Run by Northwestern University’s Center for Global Engagement and supported abroad by the Foundation for Sustainable Development, the Global Engagement Summer Institute program will bring together students from universities around the country to learn from and work with communities in India, Uganda, Bolivia and Nicaragua experiencing the problems of poverty and injustice.

Going beyond traditional study abroad experiences, the program will place you in a team setting with a host nonprofit organization where you’ll learn about international community development by developing and implementing a real project in areas from youth education to microfinance and beyond.

GESI is a two-course summer study abroad program focused on teaching students about community development in a global context. The program focuses in part on Asset-based Community Development a framework for harnessing the resources of individuals and communities to ensure local ownership and sustainability of development efforts.

GESI recognizes that every individual is instilled with experiences, knowledge, and values that can enrich a team. Students come from various universities and academic programs to work in groups of four to six, a structure that allows them to harness their diversity as well as develop their ability to collaborate and cooperate cross-culturally. GESI has sent nearly 100 students from around the world to work in team based community development in Africa, Latin America, and Asia.

Website

Google Policy Fellowship
January

http://www.google.com/policyfellowship/index.html

As lawmakers around the world become more engaged on Internet policy, ensuring a robust and intelligent public debate around these issues becomes increasingly important. That’s why we're announcing our second summer for the Google Policy Fellowship Program—to support students and organizations working on policy issues fundamental to the future of the Internet and its users.

The Google Policy Fellowship program was inspired by Google's Summer of Code with a public policy twist. The Google Policy Fellowship program offers undergraduate, graduate, and law students interested in Internet and technology policy the opportunity to spend the summer contributing to the public dialogue on these issues, and exploring future academic and professional interests.

Program Overview
Fellows will have the opportunity to work at public interest organizations at the forefront of debates on broadband and access policy, content regulation, copyright and trademark reform, consumer privacy, open government, and more. Participating organizations are based in either Washington, DC, San Francisco, CA , Ottawa or Toronto, Canada and include: American Library Association, Cato Institute, Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic, Center for Democracy and Technology, Citizen Lab, Competitive Enterprise Institute, Creative Commons, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Future of Music Coalition, Internet Education Foundation, Media Access Project, New America Foundation, Progress and Freedom Foundation, Public Knowledge, and Technology Policy Institute. More information about the host organizations and the areas of focus for the fellows are outlined here.

Fellows will be assigned a lead mentor at their host organizations, but will have the opportunity to work with several senior staff members over the course of the summer. Fellows will be expected to make substantive contributions to the work of their organization, including conducting policy research and analysis; drafting reports and analyses; attending government and industry meetings and conferences; and participating in other advocacy activities.

Who should apply?
We’re looking for students who are passionate about technology, and want to spend the summer diving headfirst into Internet policy. Students from all majors and degree programs who posses the following qualities are encouraged to apply:

  • Demonstrated or stated commitment to Internet and technology policy
  • Excellent academic record, professional/extracurricular/volunteer activities, subject matter expertise
  • First-rate analytical, communications, research, and writing skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and efficiently, and to work smartly and resourcefully in a fast-paced environment
  • General “googliness” (we’re kidding!)

Fellows will receive a stipend of $7,000 for 10 weeks during the summer of 2012 (June-August). Exact dates of the fellowship will be worked out by the fellow and host organization.

Green Corps Field School for Environmental Organizing
January

http://www.greencorps.org/page/field-school-environmental-organizing

Green Corps’ Field School for Environmental Organizing trains college graduates to run environmental campaigns, starting by building a core group of activists and finishing by convincing decision-makers to pass laws, change policies and create reforms to protect our environment. But Green Corps is more than a school – it’s a real-world endeavor. Trainees start working on campaigns from the start of their education. They make a difference, starting on Day 1.

Green Corps' one-year, full-time, paid Field School for Environmental Organizing includes intensive classroom training, hands-on field experience running urgent environmental and public health campaigns, and career placement in positions with leading environmental groups.
We ask all candidates where they would like to work. However, we match our organizers with the cities where we think they will make the biggest impact. We cannot guarantee placement in a certain location. Part of the excitement of Green Corps is "going where the fight is," and working in strategically important cities on pressing environmental issues.

environment
Josephine de Karman Fellowship Trust
January

http://www.dekarman.org/

The Josephine De Karman Fellowship Trust was established in 1954 by the late Dr. Theodore Von Karman, 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 passed away in 1951.  The purpose of this Fellowship program is to recognize and assist students whose scholastic achievements reflect Professor Von Karman’s high standards.

The Josephine de Karman Fellowship will contribute $14,000 toward your senior year tuition. You need only have exceptional recommendations and grades plus a compelling record of research or scholarship.

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.

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.

Leo Baeck Summer University in Jewish Studies
February

http://www.lbsu.de/

The Leo Baeck Summer University is an English-speaking six-week summer school in Jewish Studies at the Humboldt University, Berlin. Advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate students from the United States, Canada, Germany, Israel, and Eastern European countries are encouraged to apply for this unique program. As a transatlantic bridge and international meeting point for education and exchange, the LBSU focuses on postwar, post-Holocaust and contemporary Jewish life in Germany and its relationship to other Jewish communities worldwide.

During the morning students are enrolled in a three hour academic seminar and, attend professionally-led excursions, workshops, and lectures in the afternoon which complement the subjects presented in the seminar. The academic seminar is divided into three two-week modules, each taught by different faculty members. Regular assignments are required (readings, writing, short paper or exam) and each student receives a grade at the conclusion of each module. The modules are taught in seminar style and foster discussion and interaction among the students.

LBSU will take place from July 7 to August 19, 2011. It offers partial and full scholarships which include transportation, housing, tuition, excursions, and Berlin city transportation. It does not include food and other travel.

Germany, jewish studies
LIVFund - Latin America

Livfund.org

The LIVFund Scholarship has been designed for anyone who wants to learn, intern or volunteer [LIV] abroad in Latin America and is seeking financial assistance to offset program or living abroad expenses. Two scholarships are awarded per month in the amount of US$500 each to people studying, interning or volunteering abroad in the following 21 Latin American countries: Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, Venezuela. We believe that the exchange of cultures makes the world a better place, and we are working to spread this mission through the LIVFund Scholarship.

Candidates coming to Latin America with an organized program, designing their own program or still waiting to be accepted to an abroad program are all eligible to apply. Students, interns and volunteers who are already abroad are also eligible to receive funding.

Candidates may apply for the LIVFund Scholarship up to six months in advance of their program start date.

Applications are accepted year-round.

Mabelle Arole International Fellowship
January

http://www.amsa.org/AMSA/Homepage/MemberCenter/Premeds/MabelleArole.aspx

Are you currently a premed? Are you interested in international health? Do you want to learn about community-based health programming in a developing country? Can you "rough it" for one year in rural India?

The Mabelle Arole International Fellows:

  • Learn about community-driven programming, how it works, and how it contributes to a community's well-being.
  • Live and work at the Comprehensive Rural Health Project, Jamkhed, India, for almost one year.
  • Work with one of the best primary health projects in the world.
  • Learn about the priority health care areas addressed: community-based primary care, women's health, under-fives care, family planning, control of chronic illnesses, prevention of infectious diseases, and integrated rural development.
  • Work on a project, depending on current CRHP activities and your interest.

Eligibility
To be eligible for the 2012-2013 fellowship year, you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Have completed your undergraduate degree by June 2012.
  • Have been accepted to a U.S. medical school by June 2012.
  • Be willing to defer your acceptance to medical school for one year.
  • Complete the application and other necessary paperwork.
  • Provide a medical certificate of health (if and when selected as fellow).
  • Be available for and have the resources to travel to the annual AMSA convention in Washington, DC, for an interview.
Asia, health, premed
Masdar Institute of Science and Technology Scholarships
May

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

National Institutes of Health Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program
January

http://oxcam.gpp.nih.gov/index.asp

The National Institutes of Health Oxford/Cambridge Scholars Program is an accelerated, individualized doctoral training program for outstanding science students committed to biomedical research. It enables students to undertake a collaborative project in any area of biomedical investigation involving two mentors—one at the NIH intramural campus in Bethesda, Maryland and one at either Oxford or Cambridge University.

The students conduct research at both locations and potentially other sites including field work in Africa and elsewhere around the world. All students participate in the enriched environment of the residential colleges of the U.K. Universities and enjoy special educational opportunities that develop their understanding of disease outcomes and policy issues related to their studies.

The projects culminate in the award of a D.Phil or Ph.D. in science from either Oxford or Cambridge. Students may also pursue combined M.D./Ph.D. training through partnerships the program maintains with a broad range of American medical schools.

Distinguishing characteristics of the program include dual-mentoring by NIH and U.K. investigators on a collaborative project. This enables students to conceive and manage a research project on an international scale while completing the Ph.D. in about four years, half the time most American biomedical doctoral students invest in obtaining their degrees.

National Institutes of Health Summer Internship Program
March

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

Summer programs at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) provide an opportunity to spend a summer working side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world, in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research.

The Summer Internship Program is for students who will be sixteen years of age or older at the time they begin the program and who are currently enrolled at least half-time in high school or an accredited U.S. college or university. Students who have been accepted into a college or university program may also apply. To be eligible, candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Awards cover a minimum of eight weeks, with students generally arriving at the NIH in May or June.

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.

Rhodes Scholarship
October

http://www.rhodesscholar.org/

(University nomination required)

The Rhodes Scholarship, the oldest international fellowship, was initiated after the death of Cecil Rhodes in 1902, and now brings outstanding students from countries around the world to the University of Oxford. Thirty-two scholars are chosen each year from among those nominated by selection committees in each of the fifty states. Rhodes Scholars are appointed for two years of study at the University of Oxford, with the possibility of renewal for a third year.

There are no restrictions as to academic field of study but the proposed course of study must be available at Oxford and the applicant's undergraduate program must provide a sufficient basis for further study in the proposed field.

After the District Committees have named the Rhodes Scholar, the Warren of Rhodes House in Oxford seeks places for them in the faculties and departments of the University and in its colleges. Winners of the Rhodes scholarship do not need to apply directly to Oxford.

The scholarship provides a maintenance allowance of no less than 735 British Pounds, traveling expenses to and from Oxford, and all educational costs (including matriculation, tuition, laboratory, and certain fess). Additional funds for research needs or research-related travel are available upon application and approval of the Rhodes Trust.

Applicants must be unmarried U.S. citizens between 18-24 years old by October 1 of the year of application (senior year).

leadership
Summer University of Cincinnati Research Project
February

The University of Cincinnati (UC) is offering an 8-week, fully supported research opportunity for current and rising juniors and seniors. The program is designed to provide undergraduates with an interest in pursuing graduate education an intensive, mentored research experience. Students selected for the program will work on projects under the supervision of advanced UC graduate students. Projects are available in a broad range of fields.

Students selected for the program will be awarded a $3,000 stipend for the summer and will work full-time on research on UC's campus. Students in the program will have access to facilities at one of the nation's premier research universities. Participants will be individually assigned graduate mentors who will closely advise them on their research projects. They will also interact with UC's world-class graduate faculty, and will have meaningful social and professional interactions with others in the cohort of mentors and mentees. Principal features of the program include:
• Consistent oversight and guidance by graduate student mentors supervised by Graduate School faculty and administrators
• Opportunities to explore research and creative interests full-time for two consecutive months
• A weekly colloquium with other undergraduates in the program and their mentors to discuss progress and plans for ultimate completion of the research or creative project proposed
• Planned and ad hoc social activities in the Greater Cincinnati area
• On-campus housing available if desired

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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
Teach for China
February

http://www.tfchina.org/

Teach for China (TFC) is an innovative non-profit organization primarily supported by the Ford Foundation that addresses educational inequality in low-income Chinese communities with high incidences of minority populations. We work in partnership with:

  • Princeton in Asia
  • The Woodrow Wilson School's China and the World Program (CWP)
  • Tsinghua University
  • Peking University
  • The Chinese Communist Youth League's (CYL) Graduate Student Volunteer Program

CEI operates with the approval of the Chinese central government and is the first and only volunteer organization in the PRC to pair graduates from top universities in the US and China in a long-term service initiative. We are now recruiting promising future leaders to serve as fully sponsored teaching fellows in China.

Asia, education, 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 Rockefeller University Summer Undergraduate Reaserch Fellowship (SURF)
February

http://www.rockefeller.edu/surf/

The Rockefeller University Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program provides a unique opportunity for undergraduates to conduct laboratory research.

SURF students work with leading scientists in a broad range of areas including biochemistry; structural biology and chemistry; molecular, cell and developmental biology; immunology; virology and microbiology; neuroscience; physics; and mathematical biology.

College sophomores and juniors are eligible to spend 10 weeks during the summer in a Rockefeller University laboratory. The program begins in early June and ends in mid-August.

Placement in laboratories is centralized through the Dean's Office. Students are matched with laboratories according to their stated research interests, and work on projects under the direct supervision of faculty, postdoctoral fellows and/or senior graduate students.

Each year, students are chosen from a wide variety of applicants with diverse scientific backgrounds and training. Annually, more than 500 students apply for admission into the SURF Program and approximately 15 are accepted. In order to fully experience the world of scientific research, SURF students are required to present and discuss scientific publications at weekly Journal Club meetings. This exposure allows participants to familiarize themselves with speaking to a scientific audience. SURF students also attend a special lecture series where Rockefeller faculty discuss their research and the evolution of their scientific interests. At the end of the program, SURF students will present their research results to fellow students and mentors at a poster session.

SURF students receive a stipend of $3,000.00.

Free housing will be provided for students who cannot commute.

Campus facilities include a tennis court, a recently renovated gym and adjacent east west esplanade for jogging, running, walking, or roller blading. SURF students are encouraged to attend social and cultural events occurring both on and off campus.

New York City has an infinite number of attractions and students should experience as many of them as possible. Organized outings for SURF students have included trips to see a Broadway show and professional baseball game.

The Rockefeller University's campus, located on New York City's Upper East Side, is set among beautifully kept gardens and trees on a 15-acre campus overlooking the East River. A diversity of restaurants, shops and entertainment adds to this culturally enriched area of Manhattan. The rest of New York City is conveniently accessible by train, bus or taxicab.

The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award
January

http://www.nationalgridus.com/commitment/d4-1_award.asp

The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award provides a $10,000 stipend for a graduating college senior to pursue one year of public service anywhere in the world. The award allows recipients to engage in a meaningful public service activity for one year before proceeding on to graduate school or a career.

To apply, please develop a proposal for public service in this country or abroad. The proposal may encompass any activity that furthers the public good. It can be undertaken by yourself alone or by working through established charitable, religious, educational, governmental, or other public service organizations.

Non-US citizens are eligible.

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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.

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
Vanguard Women in Information Technology Scholarship Program
November

http://www.sms.scholarshipamerica.org/vanguardwomenintechnology/

The Vanguard Women in Information Technology Scholarship Program provides merit-based scholarships of up to $10,000 to female students entering their junior or senior year of college.

Since introducing this program in 2004, Vanguard has awarded approximately $250,000 to deserving college students.

Vanguard, headquartered in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, is one of the world's largest investment management companies and a leading provider of employer-sponsored retirement plans. Vanguard manages nearly $1.6 trillion in U.S. mutual fund assets (as of February 2011). Vanguard offers more than 170 funds to U.S. investors plus additional funds in non-U.S. markets.
 
The program's goal is to remove financial barriers for female students who demonstrate academic excellence and are pursuing studies in computer science, computer engineering, web design or other IT-related disciplines. Scholarship funds can be used for tuition, fees, books and supplies.
Worldstudio Foundation Scholarship
March

http://scholarships.worldstudioinc.com/

Each year, Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships receives hundreds of applications from young people desperate to influence the world with their amazing talents but without the financial means to do so. Fortunately, with the support of generous individuals, organizations and corporations, Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships allow young people from minority and economically disadvantaged backgrounds not only to realize their artistic dreams, but also to give back to their communities.

Among the Scholarships' primary aims are

  • to increase diversity in the creative professions; and
  • to foster social and environmental responsibility in the artists, designers, and studios of tomorrow.

To this end, scholarship recipients are selected not only for their ability and their need, but also for their demonstrated commitment to giving back to the larger community through their work.

Basic scholarships are awarded in the amount of $2,000-$3,000. Grand Prize awards are also given each year in amounts up to $6,000 at the jury's discretion. These awards are paid directly to your school to be applied toward your tuition. In addition, Honorable Mention prizes in the amount of $200 cash are awarded.

Applicants must be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in the fine or commercial arts, design or architecture—one of the design/arts disciplines listed under "areas of study"—and plan to enter a caeer in the creative professions.

WorldTeach

http://www.worldteach.org/

WorldTeach provides opportunities for volunteers to teach in developing countries, making a meaningful contribution to schools and communities that are in great need of teachers. Most volunteers teach English, and students range in age depending on the placement. In some countries, volunteers may also teach math, science, computer skills, or HIV/AIDS awareness.

Volunteers work as full-time teachers, as employees of their host school or sponsoring institution in their placement country. Most volunteers live with a host family or on the school campus, and participate fully in the life of their host community. WorldTeach year programs are 10-12 months in length, and the summer programs are about two months in length. There are programs in a variety of countries around the world.

For year-long programs, volunteers must have a bachelor's degree. Summer program volunteers do not need to have a college degree, but must be at least 18 years of age. WorldTeach programs are open to native speakers of English; volunteers do not have to be US citizens.

Because WorldTeach receives no government or significant outside funding, we must ask volunteers themselves to cover most of the expenses associated with their placement, travel, training, and support. The reality is that the cost of traveling abroad is very expensive, and thus we discourage people from thinking of the program cost as "paying to volunteer," but rather "paying to live abroad."

Year-long programs in Samoa, Bangladesh, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guyana, Kenya, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Namibia, Rwanda, and Thailand.

Six-month programs in Chile and Namibia.

Summer programs in Bulgaria, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Namibia, Poland, and South Africa.

Deadlines vary by program.

Yenching Academy

http://yenchingacademy.org

The Yenching Academy seeks 120-150 high-achieving students from around the world to prepare for international leadership by earning a one-year Master of China Studies degree at historic Peking University in Beijing. Yenching Scholars share a residential college, take their courses in English, learn Chinese, and benefit from internships and career advising.