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Skidmore College
Political Science Department

Fellowships and Grants

Name Description / Deadline Location Eligibility Amount
Beinecke Scholarship The Beinecke Scholarship is for students planning to obtain a PhD in the humanities, social sciences, or the arts. February 4th deadline. International and U.S. Junior $32,000
Boren Fellowship Boren Graduate Fellowships are used to fund international research, cultural study, and language acquisition for those simultaneously enrolled in a US graduate program.  January 30 deadline. International and U.S. Seniors applying to graduate programs. $30,000
CAPAL Scholarships The 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.  See website for deadline. U.S. Asian Pacific American undergraduates, graduating seniors and graduate students. $3,000 stipend
Carnegie Fellowship Carnegie Junior fellows 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. U.S. Seniors $35,000
City Hall Fellows Each City Hall Fellow will spend one year in a prestigious, full-time position within city government.  March 1 deadline. U.S. Seniors N/A
Echoing Green Foundation Fellowship Two Year Post Graduate fellowships to launch, manage, and grow organization that work to create lasting social change. International and U.S. See full list of requirements on website  $60,000 paid over two year period
Fulbright Grant Fulbright Grants are designed to give recent bachelor's degree recipients, master's candidates and recipients, doctoral candidates, and young professionals and artists opportunities for personal development and international experience in one of over 130 countries.  September deadline. International Seniors Living stipends
Gates Cambridge 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. England Seniors Tuition and allowance
Green Corps One-year, full-time, paid Environmental Leadership Training Program gives top-notch training to launch a career in organizing and activism (applicable to more than just environmental activism.) Deadline of mid October. U.S. Seniors Tuition
Pamela Harriman Foreign Service Fellowship This fellowship offers three summer internships each year: at the US Embassy in London, at the US Embassy in Paris and the Office of the Secretary of State in Washington, DC. November 1 deadline - see website for details. Both U.S. and abroad Juniors and Seniors continuing on to graduate study; U.S. citizens only. Not specified
Hertog Advanced Institutes The Hertog Advanced Institutes offer exceptional individuals, from a broad range of academic and professional backgrounds, an opportunity to engage in the serious discussion of a topic in public policy or political theory with established experts in the field. February 9th deadline. Washington, DC and New York City Undergraduates, grad students, and professionals  $750-$3,000, depending on Institute 
Hertog Political Studies Program Learn politics from the greatest texts in history, the finest teachers in the country, and some of the most prominent political figures of the day, at a full-scholarship, six-week honors program for college students. February 9th deadline. Washington D.C. All undergraduates $3,000 stipend
Hertog War Studies Summer Program The Hertog War Studies Summer Program is an intensive two-week, full-scholarship program run by the Institute for the Study of War in Washington, DC. The seminar aims to educate advanced undergraduate students about the theory, practice, organization, and control of war and military forces. February 9th deadline. Washington D.C. Undergraduates and very recent graduates $1,500 stipend
Humane Studies Fellowships, The Institute for Humane Studies (IHS) Awarded to graduate students and outstanding undergraduates planning academic careers and engaged in liberty-advancing research.  See website for deadlines. U.S. Outstanding undergraduates $2,000-15,000
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. International and U.S.  Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors or recent graduates Fully paid 
Institute for Humane Studies  Journalism Internship Program The IHS Journalism Internship Program places aspiring journalists at media companies and non-profit investigative newsrooms.  Opportunities are offered year-round, during the spring, summer, and fall. Deadlines: Summer-Jan 31 and July 1 for Fall. U.S. All $3,00 stipend and travel allowance
Intercollegiate Studies Institute Honors Program The ISI Honors Program is a highly selective year-long mentoring fellowship for fifty of the nation's most promising undergraduates. Deadline of mid January. U.S. Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors only.  Fully paid 
Intercollegiate Studies Institute - The William E. Simon Fellowship for Noble Purpose The Simon Fellowship is a $40,000 unrestricted grant awarded to those graduating college seniors who have demonstrated passion, dedication, a high capacity for self-direction, and originality in pursuit of a goal that will strengthen civil society. In addition, awards of $20,000 and $10,000 are made to two other outstanding students. Mid January deadline. Location not specified Graduating college seniors $40,000, $20,000 and $10,000
Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Fellowship Each award will provide 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. See website for deadlines. U.S. or International Seniors Tuition, Room and Board, Fees and Books.
Jacob K. Javits Fellowship The program provides financial assistance to students who have demonstrated superior academic ability and achievement; exceptional promise; and financial need to undertake graduate study leading to a doctoral degree or a master's degree in which the master's degree is the terminal highest degree.  Late September deadline. U.S. Seniors Up to $30,000
Charles G. Koch Associate Program The Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation's aim is to develop the capabilities of the Associates through the program by providing management training, professional development, and the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve their career potential.  See website for deadline information. U.S. Recent college graduates, Ph.D.'s  Not specified
Luce Scholars Program The Luce Scholars Program — 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. International Seniors Monthly stipend and other allowances provided. 
Marshall Scholarship Up to forty scholarships are offered 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. England Seniors Full Stipend
Mitchell Scholarship Scholars are eligible to attend 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. Ireland Seniors Stipend and tuition