Fellowships by Purpose of Study
Security Education Program: David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarships
NSEP scholarships are intended to provide support to U.S. undergraduates who will pursue the study of languages and cultures currently underrepresented in study abroad and critical to U.S. national security.
NSEP Boren Scholarships are merit based. Award amounts are based on the study abroad costs and financial aid information provided by the applicant. The maximum award is $10,000 for a semester or $20,000 for a full academic year.
DAAD EMGIP-Bundestag Internship
EMGIP (Émigré Memorial German Internship Program) offers internship opportunities for US and Canadian students in the German parliament, the Bundestag. The internships are two months long in positions matching the student’s interest and experience. Interns will be placed with their preferred Fraktion, Ausschuss, with individual members of the Bundestag and their offices. In addition to contributing to the respective offices, interns have the opportunity to study legislative and administrative procedures in the German parliament.
Interns will receive compensation of approximately €1,100 per month from the German Bundestag.
DAAD German Studies Research
This specialized DAAD program offers up to five German Studies Research Grants to highly qualified undergraduate and graduate students who are nominated by their department/ program chairs. The grant may be used for short-term research (one to two months) in either North America or Germany. Research support ranging in value from $1,500 to $2,500 is available to individual scholarship recipients and is intended to offset living and travel costs during the active research phase.
DAAD Research Internships in
Science and Engineering (RISE)
RISE gives students in the fields of biology, chemistry, engineering, geology, and physics the chance to spend a summer working on important research projects. All participants receive stipends from DAAD, and partner universities and research institutions provide housing assistance. With the RISE program, DAAD also supports the work of German PhD students by matching them with highly-qualified undergraduates who function as research assistants for the summer.
DAAD will provide a monthly scholarship of Euro 615 for a period of 6 weeks to 3 months between June and August 2005. The award also includes health insurance, as well as an accident and personal/private liability insurance. The host institution will support the search for reasonably-priced housing for the duration of the internship.
DAAD Study Scholarship
Study Scholarships are awarded to highly qualified graduate students of all disciplines to provide the opportunity to study in Germany or complete a postgraduate or Master’s degree course and obtain a degree at a German university or institution.
Graduate study scholarships are granted for one academic year (10 months) with the possibility of a one-year extension for students in degree-granting programs to complete a full degree course in Germany. Scholarships must take place during the German academic year (October to July).
Monthly stipends are approximately €750. DAAD will cover health insurance and provide a flat rate subsidy for travel costs. In addition, limited funds are available for a rent subsidy and family allowance.
DAAD Undergraduate Scholarship
DAAD Undergraduate Scholarships fund study, senior thesis research and/or internship in Germany. The goal of this program is to support study abroad in Germany and at German universities. This scholarship funds study in Germany for a 4-10 month period that must fall during the German academic year (October-July). Recipients will be awarded a monthly stipend of approximately €650, plus additional funds to help defray travel and research expenses as well as health insurance. Scholarships are available either as part of an organized study abroad program or as part of an individual, student-designed study abroad semester or year.
DAAD University Summer Course Grant
This program provides scholarships to attend a broad range of three- to four-week summer language courses at German universities that focus mainly on literary, cultural, political and economic aspects of modern and contemporary Germany. Extensive extracurricular programs complement and reinforce the core material.
The scholarship is approximately €880, which covers tuition, room and board in whole or in part. The host institution arranges accommodations. In addition, DAAD will provide an international travel subsidy of €210.
Scholarship recipients are expected to devote their full attention to the course and may not concurrently undertake individual research. A written report is requested within four weeks of the end of the course.
Dorot Fellowship (in Israel)
The Dorot Fellowship is designed to assemble and empower a network of young Jewish lay leaders to enliven the American Jewish landscape. Twelve Dorot Fellows are chosen each year to live in Israel, where they sharpen the characteristics and skills, acquire the experience, and broaden the networks required for Jewish leadership in the 21st Century.
The Dorot Fellowship encompasses both individual and communal learning experiences. Each Fellow devises a Personal Learning Program, comprised of formal and experiential Jewish learning, and of various volunteer activities. In addition, Dorot Fellows and Staff exist in a Collaborative Community in which all members take responsibility for developing and executing a communal learning agenda throughout the year. Through travel, study, and dialogue (among themselves and with others), the Dorot Learning Community seeks to address both the breadth and depth of issues critical to the future of American Jewry.
The Fellowship award includes up to $7000 toward the cost of one’s Personal Learning Program, and a $15,000 Living Stipend. The Living Stipend ($15,000) is designed to cover the cost of travel to Israel (in the midst of the August Orientation) and from Israel (for the final DFI Seminar in the US) and all typical living expenses.
Social Change in Israel Awards
The Dorot Social Change in Israel Awards will provide up to ten (10) $5,000 Awards to U.S. citizens who are enrolled at any accredited U.S. college or university to work during the summer with an Israel-based Mentor who is engaged in promoting Progressive Social Change in Israel. Up to three (3) Awards will go to graduate students; the remaining Awards will go to undergraduate students.
The Program is designed, first and foremost, to bolster the efforts of the Israel-based Mentors who are working on behalf of Progressive Social Change in Israel.
The primary goal of the Freeman-ASIA Award Program is to increase the number of American undergraduate students who study in East and Southeast Asia, by providing them with the information and financial assistance they will need. Award recipients will receive $3,000 for summer programs, $5,000 for semester programs, and $7,000 for academic year programs. If the program costs are less than the award amount, the funds may cover related expenses such as airfare, living costs, and books.
Fulbright Full Grants
The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and is the largest U.S. international exchange program offering opportunities for students to undertake graduate study and advanced research worldwide in over 140 countries. Over 1100 Fulbright awards are made annually.
Fulbright Hays Doctoral Dissertation Award
The Fulbright Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Grant, administered by the Department of Education, funds individual doctoral students to conduct dissertation research in other countries in modern foreign languages and area studies for periods of 6 to 12 months. The estimated range of fellowship awards is $15,000 to $60,000. The estimated average size of a fellowship award is $29,603. Award amounts include travel, a maintenance allowance, and materials.
Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships in English are offered in many countries worldwide. Placements are in schools or universities outside of the capital cities. Assistants design various activities to improve their students' language abilities and knowledge of the United States, while increasing their own language skills and knowledge of the host country. Assistantships carry a monthly stipend of about $1000.
The Gates Cambridge
This international scholarship program enables outstanding graduate students from outside the United Kingdom to study at the University of Cambridge. The Trustees 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. Gates Cambridge Scholarships are awarded only to students who gain admission to the University through the University's regular procedures.
A Gates Cambridge Scholarship covers the full cost of studying at Cambridge, namely:
- The University Composition Fee and College fees at the appropriate rate1
- A maintenance allowance for a single student (£12, 250 for 12 months at the current 2008-09 rate; pro rata for courses shorter then 12 months)
- The cost of the most economical airfare from the scholar's normal country of residence to the UK at the beginning of their course and the cost of the most economical airfare from the UK to the scholar's normal country of residence at the end of the course
- A discretionary contribution towards the costs of supporting dependants at Cambridge (upon application)
Once in residence, Gates Scholars may apply for financial help with the costs of attending conferences, undertaking fieldwork and other activities.
Benjamin A. Gilman
This scholarship provides awards for US undergraduate students who are receiving federal Pell Grant funding at a 2-year or 4-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide.
Awards of up to $5,000 are made for U.S. citizen undergraduates to study abroad, and are intended to cover tuition, room and board, books, local transportation, insurance and international airfare. The Gilman Scholarship aims to support a diverse range of students who have been traditionally under-represented in study abroad.
Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. At least forty Scholars are selected each year to study either at graduate or occasionally undergraduate level at an UK institution in any field of study. Each scholarship is held for two years. The award covers University fees, cost of living expenses, annual book grant, thesis grant, research and daily travel grants, fares to and from the United States and, where applicable, a contribution towards the support of a dependent spouse.
J. Mitchell Scholarship
The US-Ireland Alliance has established the George J. Mitchell Scholarships to educate future American leaders about the island of Ireland and to provide tomorrow's leaders with an understanding about, an interest in, and an affinity with, the island from which 44 million Americans claim descent. Scholars are eligible to attend institutions of higher learning in Ireland, including the seven universities in the Republic of Ireland and the two universities in Northern Ireland, for one academic year of graduate study.
The award provides tuition, housing, a living expenses stipend, and international travel.
National Security Education Program (NSEP) National Flagship Language Initiative (NFLI)
The National Flagship Language Initiative (NFLI) was developed under the auspices of NSEP to address the urgent and growing need for Americans across disciplines with professional levels of competency in languages critical to national security. NFLI programs have been developed at several U.S. institutions of higher education for advanced language training in Arabic, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, and Russian. Each program is designed to train participants to reach "professional working proficiency" in a target language, as measured by the federal Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR) Level 3 and/or the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) "Superior" Level.
As an integral component of the NFLI, NSEP is offering a limited number of Fellowships, administered through the Academy for Educational Development (AED) to qualified American students interested in receiving full financial support to participate in one of the NFLI programs. In return, NSEP/NFLI Fellowship recipients will incur a substantial U.S. federal service obligation as a condition of receiving an award.
The Rhodes Scholarships, the oldest international fellowships, were initiated after the death of Cecil Rhodes in 1902, and bring outstanding students from many countries around the world to the University of Oxford. The first American Scholars were elected in 1904.
Rhodes Scholars are elected for two years of study at the University of Oxford, with the possibility of renewal for a third year.
All educational costs, such as matriculation, tuition, laboratory and certain other fees, are paid on the Scholar's behalf by the Rhodes Trustees. In addition, each Scholar receives 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.
International Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship
Academic-Year Ambassadorial Scholarships provide a flat grant of US$24,000 for one academic year of study in another country. These awards are intended to help defray costs associated with round-trip transportation, tuition and other fees, room and board, and some educational supplies. They are the most common type of Ambassadorial Scholarships.
Multi-Year Ambassadorial Scholarships help fund two years of degree-oriented study in another country. A flat grant of $12,000 is provided each year.
Cultural Ambassadorial Scholarships help finance either three or six months of intensive language study and cultural immersion in another country. They provide a flat grant of $11,000 for three months and $16,000 for six months. Funds are intended to offset costs associated with round-trip transportation, language training, and home-stay living arrangements. Applications are considered for candidates interested in studying Arabic, English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, and Swedish.