Summer and Fall Season Fellowships
Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship – Celebrating 30 Years of Providing Opportunities for Tomorrow's Leaders in Peace and Security
Deadlines: Spring Fellowship–mid October and Fall Fellowship– early January
The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship, established in 1987, is a highly competitive national fellowship program that provides recent college and graduate school alumni with the opportunity to gain a Washington perspective on key issues of peace and security. Twice yearly, the fellowship selects a group of outstanding individuals to spend six to nine months in Washington. Supported by a salary, the fellows serve as full-time junior staff members at the participating organization of their choice. The program also arranges meetings for the fellows with policy experts. See Application Information - Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship.
Fulbright U.S. Student Awards
Deadlines: August 16 (internal); early October (external)
The US Student Fulbright program is the flagship international exchange program of the US State Department. There are two basic types of Fulbright awards: English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Award and the Study/Research (S/R) Award (for independent research or a degree-granting graduate program abroad), with several focused subcategories of S/R award.
Deadline: August 16 (internal); Late September/Early October (external)
The purpose of the Marshall Scholarships is to finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom in a system of higher education recognized for its excellence. The Marshall Scholarships serve as a way to commemorate the humane ideals of the Marshall plan conceived by General George C. Marshall. They express the continuing gratitude of the British people to their American counterparts. The scholarships have five main purposes: (1) to enable intellectually distinguished Americans, their countries future leaders, to study in the U.K.; (2) to help scholars gain an understanding and appreciation of contemporary Britain; (3) to contribute to the advancement of knowledge in science, technology, and humanities and social sciences and the creative arts at Britains center of academic excellence; (4) to motivate scholars to act as ambassadors from the U.S. to the U.K. and vice versa throughout their lives thus strengthening British American understanding; and (5) to promote the personal and academic fulfillment of each scholar.
Deadline: August 16 (internal); Late September (external)
Named to honor the former U.S. Senator's pivotal contribution to the Northern Ireland peace process, the George J. Mitchell Scholarships are intended to familiarize and connect the next generation of American leadership with the island of Ireland. These highly competitive scholarships support one year of graduate study in any discipline offered by an institution of higher learning in Ireland or Northern Ireland. Up to twelve Mitchell Scholars between the ages of 18 and 30 are chosen annually for one academic year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Applicants are judged on three criteria: scholarship, leadership, and a sustained commitment to community and public service.
PPIA Junior Summer Institute (JSI) Fellowship
Deadline: November 1
The PPIA Junior Summer Institute is a rigorous academic preparation program for undergraduate juniors committed to public service careers. During the program, Fellows are equipped with the knowledge and skills they will need to succeed in graduate school and ultimately, in influential roles serving the public good. This fully-funded opportunity includes a curriculum in economics, statistics, and policy analysis. Students who are selected for the Junior Summer Institute cohort will study on the campus of one of the six participating universities: Carnegie Mellon University, Princeton University, University of California, Berkeley, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, University of Washington
Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) for Young Professionals
Deadline: November 1
CBYX is a fully funded year of internship in career field plus university and language study and funded by the German Bundestag and U.S. Department of State, that annually provides 75 American young professionals, between the ages of 18½–24, the opportunity to spend one year in Germany, studying, interning, and living with hosts on a cultural immersion program. The program consists of three phases: Two months of intensive German language training, one semester of classes in one’s academic or career field at a university, technical or professional school, three to five month internship in one’s career field.
Payne Fellowship (USAID)
Deadline: November 1
The USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program seeks to attract outstanding individuals who are interested in pursuing careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). If you want to work on the front lines of some of the most pressing global challenges of our times — poverty, hunger, injustice, disease, environmental degradation, climate change, conflict and violent extremism – the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development provides an opportunity to advance U.S. foreign policy interests and reflect the American people's compassion and support of human dignity. The Payne Fellowship provides up to $96,000 in benefits over two years for graduate school, internships, and professional development activities.
JET Program USA (Teaching English in Japan)
JET is the only teaching exchange program managed by the government of Japan. This program offers a unique cultural exchange opportunity to meet people from all around the world, living and working in Japan. The JET Program is a competitive employment opportunity that allows young professionals to live and work in cities, towns, and villages throughout Japan. Being a JET is an opportunity to work and to represent the United States as cultural ambassadors to Japan. Most participants serve as Assistant Language Teachers and work in public and private schools throughout Japan; some work as Coordinators for International Relations as interpreters/translators. They seek participants who are adaptable, outgoing, and who have a deep interest in Japan.
Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Summer Program
The CLS Program is part of a U.S. government effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical foreign languages. The scholarship a fully funded summer immersive language study of critical need languages – Arabic, Russian, Mandarin, Turkish, Portuguese, Indonesia, and more – on a State-Department-funded program across locations worldwide. Students of diverse disciplines and majors are encouraged to apply. Participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their future professional careers. Each summer, CLS provides rigorous academic instruction in fifteen languages that are critical to America's national security and economic prosperity. Most language summer programs require NO PRIOR ability in the target language.
DAAD – Study and Research in Germany
Deadline: Late November
Explore the funding opportunities that DAAD offers – from a three-week summer course to internships. DAAD offers a variety of scholarships for undergraduates to study and research in Germany. The University Summer Course Grant is a particularly good opportunity for undergraduates: This program provides scholarships to attend a broad range of three- to four-week summer courses at German universities which focus mainly on German language and literary, cultural, political and economic aspects of modern and contemporary Germany. Extensive extracurricular programs complement and reinforce the core material. A number of the University Summer Course Grants are made possible by the DAAD Alumni Association of the US, including one that is specially earmarked for an applicant in the fine arts.
RISE Germany (daad.de)
Deadline: Late November
RISE stands for Research Internships in Science and Engineering. RISE Germany offers undergraduate students from North American, British and Irish universities the opportunity to complete a summer research internship at top German universities and research institutions. RISE Germany is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office. Students are matched with a host university or institute according to their area of interest (biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences, engineering, or a closely related field). Host universities, universities of applied sciences (UAS) and institutes provide housing assistance and match students with Ph.D. student mentors or researchers (only UAS). German language is not required and the working language will be in English.
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Deadlines: December 1 (internal, Grand Valley) and Mid-January (external)
Each year, through the James C. Gaither Junior Fellows program, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace offers approximately 12 one-year fellowships to uniquely qualified graduating seniors and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year. They are selected from a pool of nominees nominated by several hundred participating universities and colleges. James C. Gaither Junior Fellows work as research assistants to Carnegie’s senior scholars. Please see your school’s nominating official to learn more about the college application process and please see our FAQ for eligibility requirements.