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Scholarships and Fellowships

Nationally Prestigious Scholarships and Fellowships


 
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellowships

http://fellowships.aaas.org/

Targeted Group: Scientists and engineers interested in public policy
Eligibility: Must hold a PhD, MD, DVM, DSc, or PharmD
Fields Supported: All fields of science, medicine, and engineering
Number of Awards: Numerous types, including congressional fellowships
Level of Support: 1-year fellowship with $65,000 stipend and benefits
Application Deadline: December 20th

American Physical Society (APS) Congressional Science Fellowships

http://www.aps.org/policy/fellowships/congressional.cfm

Targeted Group: Scientists interested in public policy
Eligibility: Ordinarily requires PhD, but requirement can be waived
Fields Supported: Physical sciences
Number of Awards: Approximately 25 fellowships per year
Level of Support: 1-year fellowship with $50,000 stipend and benefits
Application Deadline: January 15th

American Political Science Association (APSA) Congressional Fellowships

http://www.apsanet.org/section_165.cfm

Targeted Group: Scholars interested in the United States Congress
Eligibility: PhDs and graduate students near completion of the PhD
Fields Supported: Communications, journalism, political science, and others
Number of Awards: Approximately 25 fellowships in a variety of fields
Level of Support: 9-month fellowship with $38,000 stipend and benefits
Application Deadline: November 1st

American Psychological Association (APA) Congressional Fellowships

http://www.apa.org/about/gr/fellows/index.aspx

Targeted Group: Psychologists interested in public policy
Eligibility: Must hold a PhD
Fields Supported: Psychology
Number of Awards: Unspecified
Level of Support: Between $60,000 and $75,000 for 1-year fellowship
Application Deadline: January 3rd

American Sociological Association (ASA) Congressional Fellowships

http://www.asanet.org/funding/index.cfm

Targeted Group: Scholars in sociology who are interested in public policy
Eligibility: Must hold PhD in sociology
Fields Supported: Sociology
Number of Awards: A few fellowships per year
Level of Support: $20,000 for a 6-month fellowship; $30,000 for 1-year
Application Deadline: February 1st

Carnegie Junior Fellowships for Graduating College Seniors

http://www.carnegieendowment.org/about/index.cfm?fa=jrFellows

Targeted Group: Graduating seniors interested in working at Carnegie E.P.I.
Eligibility: Open to all graduating seniors
Fields Supported: Carnegie Endowment Peace Institute research fellowships
Number of Awards: Approximately 10 research fellowships per year
Level of Support: $2,750 per month for one year plus full benefits
Application Deadline: January 15th

Jack Kent Cooke Graduate, Undergraduate, and Transfer Scholarships

www.jackkentcookefoundation.org

Targeted Group: Outstanding young scholars with financial need
Eligibility: Graduate, undergraduate, and transfer students
Fields Supported: Various
Number of Awards: About 75 graduate + 35 undergraduate scholarships yearly
Level of Support: $50,000 for graduate students and $30,000 for undergrad’s
Application Deadline: May 1st

Center for the Study of the Presidency Fellows Program

http://www.thepresidency.org/programs/presidential-fellows-program

Targeted Group: Students interested in the Presidency and public service
Eligibility: Graduate and undergraduate students
Fields Supported: Various, related to the executive branch and public service
Number of Awards: 65 one-year fellowships to graduates and undergraduates
Level of Support: 1-year non-resident fellowship covering travel + seminars
Application Deadline: Rolling deadline

 

DAAD: German Academic Exchange Service

www.daad.org

Targeted Group: Undergraduate or graduate students interested in Germany
Eligibility: Undergraduate, graduate, or postdoctoral students
Fields Supported: Various areas of research and study in Germany
Number of Awards: Numerous
Level of Support: Various, depending upon length of travel, study program
Application Deadline: Rolling deadline

Davies-Jackson Scholarship

http://www.cic.edu/Programs-and-Services/Programs/Pages/Davies-Jackson-Scholarship.aspx

Targeted Group: Talented undergraduates interested in study in England
Eligibility: Graduating seniors, preferably first in family to attend
Fields Supported: Wide variety of sciences, social sciences, and humanities
Number of Awards: Varies from year-to-year
Level of Support: Full two year graduate scholarship, valued at $50,000
Application Deadline: November 1st

Diplomatic Graduate Fellows Program

http://careers.state.gov/students/gpg_students.html

Targeted Group: Undergraduates interested in foreign service careers
Eligibility: All undergraduates
Fields Supported: Internships, scholarships, and fellowships
Number of Awards: Numerous
Level of Support: Depends upon the nature of the program and its length
Application Deadline: Rolling deadlines

The East-West Center Graduate Research Fellowship

http://www.eastwestcenter.org

Targeted Group: Students interested in Asian-Pacific/American studies
Eligibility: Upper-level undergraduates and graduate students
Fields Supported: Various social sciences, emphasis on Asian-Pacific affairs
Number of Awards: Varies from year-to-year
Level of Support: 2-year graduate fellowship for study at the EWC in Hawaii
Application Deadline: November 1st

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

http://us.fulbrightonline.org/home.html

Targeted Group: Students interested in international graduate study
Eligibility: Upper-level undergraduates and recent graduates
Fields Supported: Sponsored by U.S. State Dept., various fields of study
Number of Awards: Numerous grants and awards for research and study
Level of Support: Depends upon program of study, location, length of travel
Application Deadline: October 20th

Gates Cambridge Scholarship

www.gates.scholarships.cam.ac.uk

Targeted Group: Students interested in international study and research
Eligibility: Upper-level undergraduates and graduate students
Fields Supported: Wide variety of fields
Number of Awards: About 230 scholarships/year, University of Cambridge
Level of Support: Tuition, stipend, and airfare for duration of study program
Application Deadline: Various, depending upon the degree sought

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship Program

www.act.org/goldwater

Targeted Group: Undergraduate students in math, science, and engineering
Eligibility: Sophomores and juniors can apply
Fields Supported: Mathematics, the physical sciences, and engineering
Number of Awards: 300 scholarships per year
Level of Support: $7,500 per year for up to two years of study
Application Deadline: February 1st

Hertz Foundation Fellowship

www.hertzfndn.org

Targeted Group: Students interested in graduate study in the sciences
Eligibility: Seniors and new graduate students
Fields Supported: Physical sciences
Number of Awards: Varies from year to year
Level of Support: Full scholarship with up to $33,000 stipend per year, 5 yrs.
Application Deadline: October 27th

Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeships (IGERT) from NSF

http://www.igert.org/

Targeted Group: Rising scholars and leaders in science and technology
Eligibility: Upper-level undergraduates and graduate students
Fields Supported: Science, mathematics, engineering, and technology
Number of Awards: Numerous
Level of Support: Varies by program, but includes stipend and tuition
Application Deadline: Rolling deadlines

Luce Scholars Program

www.hluce.org/3scholfm.html

Targeted Group: Graduates interested in Asian affairs, international study
Eligibility: Must have a graduate degree, be younger than 29
Fields Supported: Wide variety of fields, study is in Asia
Number of Awards: 15 awards per year
Level of Support: Depends upon region, but includes stipend and housing
Application Deadline: Early December

James Madison Scholarship

www.jamesmadison.com

Targeted Group: Students who want to teach American government
Eligibility: Upper-level undergraduates and graduates (teachers)
Fields Supported: American national government, U.S. Constitution
Number of Awards: At least 50 (one per state), includes undergrad and graduate
Level of Support: Supports study for Masters degree
Application Deadline: March 1st

Johnson and Johnson Graduate Dissertation Grants in Women’s and Children’s Health

http://research.cals.cornell.edu/entity?home=60&id=7912 (link through Cornell Univ.)

Targeted Group: Scholars interested in women’s/children’s health issues
Eligibility: Supports graduate study
Fields Supported: A variety of health fields
Number of Awards: Unspecified
Level of Support: Supports completion of the doctoral dissertation
Application Deadline: Unspecified

Marshall Scholarship

http://www.marshallscholarship.org/

Targeted Group: Rising leaders and scholars interested in study in the U.K.
Eligibility: Graduating seniors
Fields Supported: Various fields
Number of Awards: At least 40 scholarships per year
Level of Support: Full tuition and stipend, travel allowance
Application Deadline: October 4th

Andrew Mellon Fellowship in Humanistic Studies

http://www.mellon.org/grant_programs/programs/higher-education-and-scholarship/researchuniversities

Targeted Group: Students interested in foreign service, other public service
Eligibility: Upper-level undergraduates and early graduate students
Fields Supported: Various
Number of Awards: Varies from year to year, currently adjusting program
Level of Support: Ranges from full tuition to partial support
Application Deadline: Mid-February

George J. Mitchell Scholarship

http://www.us-irelandalliance.org/content/3/en/George%20Mitchell%20Scholarship%20Program%20%7C%20US-Ireland%20Alliance.html

Targeted Group: Supports graduate and undergraduate study in Ireland
Eligibility: Upper-level undergraduates and graduate students
Fields Supported: Various
Number of Awards: 12 scholarships per year
Level of Support: Tuition, housing, and a $12,000 stipend
Application Deadline: October 6th

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Graduate and Postdoctoral Fellowships

http://www.neh.gov/projects/fpiri.html

Targeted Group: Undergraduates and graduates interested in graduate study
Eligibility: Upper-level undergraduates and graduates, postdoctoral
Fields Supported: Various fields within the humanities
Number of Awards: Numerous
Level of Support: Varies by program
Application Deadline: Rolling deadlines

National Research Council (NRC) Postdoctoral Research Associateship Programs

http://www.training.nih.gov/postdoctoral/nist.asp

Targeted Group: Early career, postdoctoral scholars/practitioners
Eligibility: Must have PhD or equivalent
Fields Supported: Health sciences
Number of Awards: Numerous
Level of Support: Varies depending upon program, research assistantships
Application Deadline: Rolling deadlines

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

http://www.nsfgradfellows.org/

Targeted Group: Students and young scholars from a variety of fields
Eligibility: Upper-level undergraduates and graduate students
Fields Supported: Wide variety of physical and social sciences
Number of Awards: Numerous
Level of Support: Graduate research fellowships and tuition grants
Application Deadline: Generally November, varies by area of study/research

National Security Education Program (NSEP) David L. Boren Graduate and Undergraduate Fellowships

http://www.borenawards.org/

Targeted Group: Students interested in foreign areas vital to U.S. interests
Eligibility: Undergraduates and graduate students
Fields Supported: Wide variety of fields related to economics and diplomacy
Number of Awards: Numerous, with expectation of service in U.S. government
Level of Support: Varies by program
Application Deadline: Rolling deadlines

Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Graduate Fellowships in Ethical or Religious Values

http://woodrow.org/fellowships/newcombe/

Targeted Group: Students interested in graduate study in religion and ethics
Eligibility: Upper-level undergraduates and graduate students
Fields Supported: Religion, ethics, and related fields
Number of Awards: 30 fellowships per year
Level of Support: Full tuition with $17,500 stipend per year
Application Deadline: November 7th

Rhodes Scholarships

www.rhodesscholar.org

Targeted Group: Rising leaders interested in study at Oxford University
Eligibility: Graduating seniors and recent graduates
Fields Supported: Wide variety of fields
Number of Awards: About 40 scholarships per year
Level of Support: Full tuition, stipend, and travel allowance
Application Deadline: October 2nd

Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship

http://www.rotary.org/foundation/educational/amb_scho/

Targeted Group: Students interested in international affairs and initiatives
Eligibility: Undergraduates and graduate students
Fields Supported: Language, foreign affairs, foreign area studies, etc.
Number of Awards: About 800 per year
Level of Support: Up to $26,000 per year, depends upon the program
Application Deadline: Depends upon the program

The William E. Simon Fellowship for Noble Purpose

www.isifellowships.org

Targeted Group: Students interested in American and Western studies
Eligibility: Upper-level undergraduates and graduate students
Fields Supported: American studies, Western studies, related fields
Number of Awards: Varies from year to year, dozens per year
Level of Support: Varies by program, ranging up to $20,000 per year
Application Deadline: Generally around February 15th, varies by program

Teach for America Teaching Jobs for Graduating College Seniors and Recent College Graduates

https://www.teachforamerica.org/admissions/faqs/faq_eligibility.htm

Targeted Group: Students and graduates interested in teaching
Eligibility: Open to all fields and all backgrounds
Fields Supported: Education, with the goal of teaching and leading
Number of Awards: Varies from year to year
Level of Support: Fellowship, stipend, expectation of 2 years of service
Application Deadline: Rolling deadline

Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation

www.truman.gov

Targeted Group: Rising leaders interested in public service
Eligibility: College juniors
Fields Supported: Various fields of study
Number of Awards: Approximately 40 scholarships
Level of Support: Up to $30,000 per year for two years of graduate study
Application Deadline: February 6th

Morris K. Udall Scholarship and Excellence in National Environmental Policy

www.udall.gov

Targeted Group: Sophomores or juniors interested in environmental studies
Eligibility: Sophomores and juniors
Fields Supported: Environmental policy, Native American health policy
Number of Awards: 80 awards per year
Level of Support: $5,000 per year for up to two years
Application Deadline: March 6th

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Public Service Leaders Scholarships

http://www.usdascholarships.com/applications/

Targeted Group: Undergraduates and graduates, for agricultural policy study
Eligibility: Undergraduates or graduate students
Fields Supported: Fields related to agriculture and agricultural policy
Number of Awards: Numerous, separate programs by ethnic background
Level of Support: Depends upon the program of study or research
Application Deadline: Rolling deadline

U.S. Department of Education Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program

http://www.ed.gov/programs/jacobjavits/index.html

Targeted Group: Students interested in teaching/education as a profession
Eligibility: Upper-level undergraduates and graduate students
Fields Supported: PhD, MFA, other graduate degrees in education
Number of Awards: Numerous
Level of Support: Varies depending upon length and type of program
Application Deadline: Rolling deadline

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (HLS) Graduate Fellowships in the Physical, Biological, Social, and Behavioral Sciences

http://www.orau.gov/dhseducation/

Targeted Group: Students interested in service in security agencies
Eligibility: Upper-level undergraduates, grad students, and postdocs
Fields Supported: Various fields related to homeland security
Number of Awards: 50 undergraduate scholarships and 50 graduate fellowships
Level of Support: Varies by program
Application Deadline: Rolling deadline

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Urban Scholars Postdoctoral Fellowships

http://sites.nationalacademies.org/pga/fellowships/

Targeted Group: Postdoctoral students interested in urban studies
Eligibility: Must hold the PhD
Fields Supported: Urban studies and related fields
Number of Awards: 10 awards per year
Level of Support: Up to $55,000 per year
Application Deadline: Rolling deadlines depending upon specific program