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Fellowships, Scholarships, Grants, Awards and Others

Fellowships | Scholarships | Grants| Awards | Others


The Carnegie Junior Fellowship will assist with research and editing for Carnegie senior associates in areas including nuclear nonproliferation, arms control, democracy, economic reform, immigration, and regional studies. Early January deadline. $35,000. Seniors only.

The Humane Studies Fellowship at the Institute for Humane Studies (HIS) is awarded to graduate students and outstanding undergraduates planning academic careers and engaged in liberty-advancing research. $2,000-15,000. December 1st deadline.

The Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI) Honors Program is a highly selective year-long mentoring fellowship for fifty of the nation’s most promising undergraduates. Deadline of mid January.

The Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI) Honors Program - The William E. Simon Fellowship for Noble Purposes is a $40,000 unrestricted grant awarded to those graduating college seniors who have demonstrated passion, dedication, a high capacity for self-direction, and originality in pursuit of a goal that will strengthen civil society. In addition, awards of $20,000 and $10,000 are made to two other outstanding students. Mid January deadline. $40,000-20,000 and $10,000.

The Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Fellowship provides funding for tuition, room and board, required fees, and books for up to six years of graduate study. Jack Kent Cooke Scholars may use the award to attend any accredited graduate school in the U.S. or abroad to pursue any graduate or professional degree. The Pamela Harriman Foreign Service Fellowship offers three summer internships each year: at the US Embassy in London, US Embassy in Paris, and the Office of the Secretary of State in Washington, DC. November 1 deadline. Juniors and Seniors.

Walter and Leonore Annenberg Excellence in Diplomacy Award for Excellence in Diplomacy is an annual award given by the American Academy of Diplomacy in recognition of an individual or group who has made exemplary contributions to the field of American diplomacy. It is the Academy’s highest honor and its purpose is to highlight the important contribution of all aspects of diplomacy to the nation’s business. The Award is presented at the Academy’s Annual Awards Luncheon at the State Department in the fall, during which the recipient acts as keynote speaker. Recipients of the Annenberg Award are recommended by the Academy’s Executive Committee and are approved by the Board of Directors.

The Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program provides undergraduate and graduate funding to participants as they are prepared academically and professionally to enter the US Department of State. Fellows must commit to a pursuing a master's degree in international studies at one of the participating graduate schools. Additionally, fellows must commit to serve 4.5 years as a foreign service officer.

The Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Fellowship is designed to prepare college juniors or rising seniors from diverse backgrounds for graduate studies in public and/or international affairs and groom them for professional roles in public service. There is an array of opportunities under the Fellowship which span a period of development from the junior year of college to beyond the completion of a graduate degree.

The Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship welcomes applications from young people interested in careers of international service. For those who want to become Foreign Services Officers in the U.S. Department of State, The Rangel Graduate Fellowship Program provides benefits of up to $90,000 over two years toward a two-year master's degree, arranges internships on Capitol Hill and at U.S. embassies, and provides professional development and support activities. Fellows may use the fellowship to attend a two-year master's program in a U.S. institution to study any area of relevance to the Foreign Service, including international relations, public policy, public administration, languages, or business administration. Upon successful completion of the two-year fellowship, Fellows enter the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State. Applicants must be college seniors or graduates looking to start two-year graduate programs in fall 2013, must have GPAs of at least 3.2, and be U.S. citizens. The program welcomes any undergraduate major and encourages applications from members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need. Information and application materials can be found at The application deadline is September 24th, 2019. The Program is funded by the U.S. Department of State and managed by Howard University.

Study for Arabic Study Abroad Fellowship: CASA offers advanced level training in Arabic language and culture to qualified American students at The American University in Cairo. Applicants to the various CASA programs must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and with a minimum of 3 years of formal instruction in Arabic prior to joining CASA. Our website provides detailed information regarding the various aspects of the CASA programs. We welcome you to visit the site and learn more about the exciting programs CASA offers. If you have questions after reviewing the site, please contact the CASA administrative office located at the University of Texas at Austin. Application due in January.

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s German Chancellor Fellowship Programme is for university graduates from the United States, the Russian Federation and the People’s Republic of China with an interest in international issues and demonstrated leadership potential. The programme is targeted at accomplished young professionals who are likely to become decision-makers, thought leaders, and influential voices in their respective fields. Fellows will be recruited from a broad range of areas such as politics and public policy, law, media, business, the non-governmental sector, and the arts. The programme provides fellows the opportunity to spend one year in Germany, where they will network with other prospective leaders from abroad and explore new solutions to the global issues of our times. This prestigious programme builds on Germany’s established and growing reputation as a favored destination for problem-focused international dialogue and a meeting place for tomorrow’s international leaders. The application deadline is September 15th.

The Compass Fellowship, supported by the Kenneth Cole Foundation, is a global family of young social innovators supported by peer and professional Mentors. The Compass Fellowship is a one-year program that identifies the most passionate first-year undergraduates at schools around the country, inspires them to start a social venture, and empowers them to solve the world's greatest problems with socially-conscious business.

US National Commission for UNESCO Laura W Bush Traveling Fellowship: Funds 4-6 weeks of work in foreign country related to the UNESCO mandate– using education, natural sciences, social and human sciences, culture, and/or communication and information to build strong ties among nations .Intended for American college students who express interest in international collaboration but have not had many opportunities to travel abroad. U.S. Citizen 18>25 years old currently enrolled in U.S. college or university.

Jacob K Javits Fellowship Program: New graduate fellowships available to seniors or recent graduates who have not yet begun graduate study. Applicants who intend to pursue a Master's or Ph.D., and demonstrate exceptional promise, in the arts, humanities, or social sciences at an accredited institution of higher education are eligible. Up to $30,000 per year, depending on financial need, renewable up to a maximum of three years.

The James Madison Fellowship: for Seniors or Recent Graduates who Plan Masters Degrees in American History, Political Science, Teaching or Education. Prospective postsecondary American history, American government, and social studies teachers who want to pursue a masters degree with a concentration in the history of the U.S. Constitution. Award is $24,000.

The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation is for Seniors who Intend to Pursue Graduate Studies in Various Disciplines. Several awards available. The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation strives to maximize the effects of education for the public good.

Blakemore Freeman Fellowships for Advanced Asian Language Study: Awarded for one year of full-time advanced language study in East or Southeast Asia, either in structured language or private tutorial programs, where the primary focus is on study of the modern language. Fellowships are awarded for study of the principal modern languages of East and Southeast Asia, including: Burmese, Chinese, Indonesian, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Malaysian, Thai, Tibetan, & Vietnamese. Applications for languages not commonly taught at American universities will be considered on an individual basis. Must already be at an advanced level of the language. Deadline December 30th.

The Center for Khmer Studies (CKS) Junior Fellowship Program in Cambodia and Henry Luce Foundation seek to introduce undergraduate students to Cambodia and Khmer civilization. Five junior fellows will be selected to study in the town of Siem Reap, near the historic temple complex of Angkor. The two-month fellowship includes six hours of Khmer language instruction per week plus a weekly seminar on Khmer history and civilization, field trips, and a study trip to Phnom Penh. Fellows are expected to interact with French and Cambodian Fellows and to write a report on a research topic of choice. Volunteer opportunities can be arranged to help foster connections to the local community. Junior Fellowships include round trip airfare from the United States, tuition, room, board, local transportation, field trip expenses and books. In addition, Junior Fellows have access to the CKS library and facilities as well as free access to the Angkor temple complex.

John O. Crane Memorial Fellowship: For people who are interested in the study of East-Central Europe or the Middle East. The Fellow will spend two years at a site of her/his choice, exploring an appropriate topic of his or her own design.

The American-Scandinavian Foundation Fellowship and Grants for Study in Scandinavia: Provides 1-3 month summer research grants (up to $5,000) for projects in Scandinavia and fellowships (up to $23,000) for year-long academic study.

The Walter J. Jensen Fellowship for French Language, Literature, and Culture: Awarded for at least six months of study in France. The purpose of the award is to help educators and researchers improve education in standard French language, literature and culture and in the study of standard French in the United States. The fellowship is awarded annually and has a stipend of at least $10,000. Phi Beta Kappa will also cover a single round-trip, economy-class ticket for the recipient to travel to France; some additional support may be available to those with dependents.

Future Leaders for America Foundation: A semester in the Washington Scholars Fellowship Program can be one of the most exciting times of your life. The time spent in Washington D.C. will provide you with valuable knowledge, experience, and a broad network of professional contacts in the nation’s capitol. Washington has so much to offer, and it is all at your fingertips. The Washington Scholars Fellowship Program is able to help place politically minded individuals in premier internships in government agencies, media outlets and certain non-governmental organizations. These positions offer a unique look at Washington and how the political process works from a hands-on point of view.


Boren Scholarship provides up to $20,000 to U.S. Undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S interests and underrepresented in study abroad. Boren Scholarships are funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), which focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security.

The CAPAL Scholarships are intended to enable outstanding college and graduate students with the potential for leadership to work full-time and learn about ways to affect public policy in order to better benefit and serve Asian Pacific American communities. $2,000 stipend.

The Critical Language Scholarship for Intensive Summer Institutes offers intensive overseas study in critical foreign languages: Arabic, Azeri, Bangla/Bengali, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu. Recipients participate in beginning, intermediate, or advanced level summer language programs overseas for a period of 7 to 10 weeks.

The DAAD Study Scholarships are awarded to highly-qualified graduating seniors or recent graduates of all disciplines to provide the opportunity to study in Germany, or complete a Master's degree course and obtain a degree from a German higher education institution. Applicants are requested to have a well defined study project that makes a stay in Germany essential.

Gates Cambridge is a merit-based scholarship in any subject area for students to pursue a graduate degree or a second bachelor’s degree at the University of Cambridge. The scholarships are for one to three years, with a possible extension to a fourth year. Late February deadline. Seniors only. Tuition and allowance.

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Scholarship is a competitive national program that provides college graduates the opportunity to work in Washington, DC, with a public-interest organization focusing on international security issues. It lasts from six to nine months and provides a stipend, health insurance, and travel costs to Washington.

The Marshall Scholarship offers up to forty scholarships each year, five for each of eight regions into which the U.S. is divided. The scholarship, which pays overseas transportation, all tuition and fees, plus a personal allowance, is tenable for two years and can, in a few exceptional cases, be renewed for a third year. The scholarship is for study at any university in the United Kingdom. Early October deadline. Full stipend.

The Mitchell Scholarship provides acceptance to institutions of higher learning in Ireland, both in the Republic of Ireland and in Northern Ireland, for one academic year of graduate study. Early October deadline. Full stipend.

The Morris K. Udall Foundation awards approximately 80 scholarships annually on the basis of merit to college sophomores or juniors who have outstanding potential and study the environment or Native American Nations.

The Rhodes Scholarship recipients are elected for two years of study at the University of Oxford, with the possibility of renewal for a third year. All education costs, such as matriculation, tuition, laboratory and certain other fees, are paid on the Scholar's behalf by the Rhodes Trustees. Each scholar receives in addition a maintenance allowance adequate to meet necessary expenses for term-time and vacations. The Rhodes trustees cover the necessary costs of travel to and from Oxford, and upon application, may approve additional grants for research purposes or study-related travel. Application deadline is the first Wednesday of October 11:59PM.

The Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarships were established to further international understanding and improve relations among people of different countries.

The Skidmore Merit Scholarship and Fellowship Program introduces students to many undergraduate and post-graduate opportunities available to them. Awards provide opportunities for international study, research, independent projects as well as extended leadership opportunities, graduate school funding.

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Undergraduate Scholarship Program: If you are a high school senior planning to enroll in a 4-or 5-year college program, or you are a college freshman or sophomore enrolled in a 4-or 5-year college program, who is looking for career experience in a dynamic environment, apply to the CIA's Undergraduate Scholar Program and contribute to the work of the nation before you graduate. You are expected to serve in the agency 1.5x the length of the college scholarship.

GMR Transcription Scholarship Program: will offer scholarships to 25 college students per year. The scholarship will include online transcription training and, upon completion of the course, guaranteed transcription work as independent contractor transcribers. The program starts on October 15th of each year. GMR Transcription is a leading transcription services company that transcribes voice recordings for academic, business, legal, non-profit and other organizations. The company also translates from Spanish to English, English to Spanish, English to Mandarin and Mandarin to English. Over 5,000 GMR Transcription clients are served by over 200 trained independent contractor transcribers.

The William Jefferson Clinton Scholarship at the American University in Dubai seeks to further the goals of the Clinton Presidential Foundation to strengthen the capacity of people in the United States and throughout the world to meet the challenges of global interdependence. In partnership with the American University in Dubai, the program will provide American students based in the US the opportunity to expand their educational and cultural horizons by studying in the Arab world. It is expected that recipients will demonstrate exemplary academic achievement. Provision has been made for up to ten students per semester. Preference will be given to students who show interest in being exposed to the Middle Eastern and Islamic cultures for the first time. Students will also have to complete a phone interview with AUD’s External Relations Office to finalize the application process. Student will be contacted directly to schedule the interview after the deadline date.

The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide. The Gilman Scholarship Program is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are planning to study abroad. The program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study abroad and the countries and regions where they go by supporting undergraduates who might otherwise not participate due to financial constraints.

Bridging Scholarships: Administered by the Association of Teachers of Japanese (ATJ), the Bridging Scholarships are available for students who wish to study in Japan on semester-long or academic year programs. The scholarships are funded by donations from several U.S. corporations and foundations. The deadline for Spring 2020 is October 10th.

Critical Language Scholarship Program: This program, run by the US Department of State, offers intensive summer language institutes overseas in over a dozen foreign languages of critical need.
NSEP Boren Undergraduate Scholarships for Study Abroad: Boren Scholarships provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students and focus on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study that are critical to U.S. national security and underrepresented in study abroad. The languages offered include Indonesian, Azerbaijani, Chinese, Japanese and more.

Simpson Scholarships in Egyptology: This scholarship provides an award of $2500 per semester (not to exceed two consecutive semesters) to undergraduate juniors and seniors who enroll in the Study Abroad Program at the American University in Cairo and concentrate their studies in Egyptology.

Freeman ASIA Program: Scholarship to study in East and Southeast Asia for the summer, semester, or academic year. Undergraduate; U.S. citizen/ permanent resident; currently receiving need-based financial aid; little or no previous experience in the country in which study is planned. In addition, a service project is to be carried out at the home university educating people about Asia/South East Asia.

The AAU/Chinese Scholarship Program: 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. 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.

The Brazil Initiation Scholarship (BIS) is a key component of BRASA’s agenda to expand Brazilian Studies in the United States. BRASA invites applications from graduate and undergraduate students for a one-time $1,500 travel scholarship to do exploratory research or language study in Brazil. This scholarship targets aspiring Brazilianists with relatively little or no experience in Brazil. It seeks to contribute to the student’s initial trip (for a period from six weeks to three months), to heighten the student’s interest in Brazil, and deepen his/her commitment to Brazilian studies in the United States. Students are encouraged to combine this scholarship with other grants or awards. The deadline for this award is January 2020.

The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program selects 1,000 talented students each year to receive a good-through-graduation scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice. We provide Gates Millennium Scholars with personal and professional development through our leadership programs along with academic support throughout their college career.

This section is in the process of being updated to accurately reflect available scholarships, deadlines, and application information. Thank you for your patience.


The Fulbright Grants aim to increase mutual understanding between the peoples of the United States and other countries, through the exchange of persons, knowledge, and skills. Awards are available in all fields of study. Fulbright Grants provide round-trip transportation to host country; maintenance for the academic year, based on living costs in the host country; book and research allowance; medical insurance; mid-term enrichment activities in many countries or world regions; full or partial tuition, in most cases.


SEE-Beyond Awards - encourage students to engage with their academic programs (major or minor) through summer research, internships, artistic residencies, study abroad, and more. Students are challenged to explore new techniques, technologies, or modes of inquiry or expression; to apply their academic-year learning to real-world challenges; and to clarify the interrelationship between their educational and post-baccalaureate goals.

The Levine Internship Award in American Government, Politics, and Law is offered on a competitive basis to support Skidmore students who wish to undertake Government Department internships in fields related to the practice of American government, politics, and/or law. Skidmore students from any major or minor may apply. Fall and Spring semester awards are $1,000 cash stipends, summer award is a $2,500 cash stipend.

Jerome Solomon Ginsberg Memorial Award in International Affairs at Skidmore College - Established by Professor Roy H. Ginsberg and family in memory of his father, Lt. Jerome Solomon Ginsberg (1928-1962), who served in the United States Army of Occupation in Germany after World War II, and awarded to an international affairs junior or senior for academic excellence in the study of international affairs.


International Studies Abroad - If you’re a student who hopes to find a valuable internship experience this summer, an ISA internship could be a perfect fit for you. International Studies Abroad offers the opportunity to spend your summer on a business or marketing internship in Australia, Chile, China, England, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Singapore or Spain, and possibly earn some academic credits in the process. Immerse yourself in a new culture and explore a new part of the world, all while exploring yourself and your career interests. This is an amazing chance to get a taste of your future career, as well as gather important work experience and hone skills to build your resume.

A summer internship with ISA is more than just a random placement, but they understand that each student is unique and customize their placement based on their specific goals, creating a complete Global Career-Building Experience. Aside from personalized placement based off career goals, ISA offers on-site support, academic credit, immigration visa support, travel planning and much more. There are also many ways to help fund your program abroad, including ISA scholarships, grants from other organizations, and fundraising opportunities all offered on the ISA site.

Application deadlines are March 2nd for programs starting in June, but know that Custom Date Internships are also available if a student missed the deadline. Those who choose the latter decide which date works best and must apply at least four months prior to their ideal start date. Aside from business and marketing internships, ISA has opportunities available in all other fields of study, as well as group internship programs for institutions in the U.S. and Canada. This is a fantastic way to spend your summer, all while strengthening your resume and easing your future job search after graduation. Don’t wait!

International Affairs Forum consider student papers for an award in the amount of $1,000 for outstanding work. IAF will make up to two awards per year. Professors are encouraged to have students submit papers deemed worthy for publication to the International Affairs Forum.

Humanity in Action (HIA) is an international educational organization that engages, inspires, and continuously develops a network of students, young professionals, and established leaders committed to protecting minorities and promoting human rights—in their own communities and around the world. Mid January deadline.

The Luce Scholars Program is the Henry Luce Foundation’s major effort to develop a new level of understanding of Asia among future leaders of American society. The Luce Scholars Program is experiential rather than academic in nature. Deadline in mid October.

Arit Intensive Turkish Language Study: The American Research Institute in Turkey hopes to offer fellowships for advanced students for participation in the summer program in intensive advanced Turkish language at Bogaziçi University* in Istanbul. This intensive program offers the equivalent of one full academic year of study in Turkish at the college level. The fellowships cover round-trip airfare to Istanbul, application and tuition fees, and a maintenance stipend.

Wisdom Works Group, Inc: One award available to juniors and seniors completing their undergraduate education, studying sustainable leadership development in fields such as education, business and politics.

Overseas Press Club Foundation: Graduate and undergraduate students studying to be foreign correspondents or studying abroad. Winners have gone on to be employed by companies such as Reuters and Bloomberg.