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There are 40 opportunities available for Graduate students.
- Boren Graduate Fellowship (NSEP)
- The National Security Education Program (NSEP) David L. Boren Graduate Fellowships enable U.S. graduate students to add an important international and language component to their education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency. Boren Fellowships support students pursuing the study of languages, cultures, and world regions that are critical to U.S. national security but are less frequently studied by U.S. graduate students (i.e., areas of the world other than Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand), and who are highly motivated by the opportunity to work in the federal government.
- Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellows Program
- The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing cooperation between nations and promoting active international engagement by the United States. The Junior Fellows Program is designed to provide a substantive work experience for students who have a serious career interest in the area of international affairs. Approximately 8 to 10 students will be hired to work at the Endowment in Washington, D.C., on a full-time basis for one year. Junior Fellows provide research assistance to Associates working on the Carnegie Endowment's projects. Junior Fellows have the opportunity to conduct research for books, participate in meetings with high-level officials, contribute to congressional testimony and organize briefings attended by scholars, activists, journalists and government officials.
Research programs for 2013-14 are: Democracy; Nuclear Policy; Energy and Climate; Economics; Middle East Studies; South Asian Studies; Southeast Asian Studies; Asian Studies; Russian/Eurasian Studies.
- Churchill Scholarship
- Churchill Scholarships offer American students of exceptional ability, enrolled at one of the institutions participating in the program, the opportunity to pursue graduate studies in engineering, mathematics and the sciences at Cambridge, one of the world\'s great universities. The Scholarships also provide the opportunity to experience life in Britain, to forge friendships with British students and those from many other lands who are enrolled at Cambridge, to see something of Britain and lands beyond, to see the United States from a new perspective and to gain personal insights about oneself that come from living abroad and adjusting to new challenges.
- Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs
- The Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs is a full-time, nine month, graduate-level experiential leadership training program that prepares diverse, talented and committed individuals for effective and ethical leadership in the public affairs arena. Unconventional by traditional academic standards, the Fellows Program is rigorous and demanding, an unparalleled opportunity for personal and professional growth. The Fellows Program is offered in Los Angeles, New York, Pittsburgh, San Francisco and St. Louis.
Coro introduces program participants to all aspects of the public affairs arena, preparing them to translate their ideals into action for improving their own communities and beyond. Coro Fellows learn to see the big picture - the community as a whole - and appreciate the varying perspectives that characterize our cities, states, and nation. Through field placements, group interviews, seminars, focus weeks, individual and group projects, they develop:
* hands-on project experience
* an understanding of complex public issues
* leadership skills in inquiry, problem-solving,
communication, organization analysis, and consensus-
* political acumen to get things done
* professional growth and personal transformation.
* extensive personal and professional networks
- Critical Language Scholarships for Intensive Summer Institutes
- This program offers intensive overseas study in critical foreign languages: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Chinese, HIndi, Indonesian, Japanese, 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. Languages taught are: Arabic, Persian (Advanced beginning, intermediate or advanced level);
Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Punjabi, Turkish, Urdu (Beginning, intermediate or advanced level); Chinese, Japanese, Russian: (Intermediate or advanced level).
- DAAD - Graduate Opportunities
- Graduate students in social sciences, hard sciences, or in professional areas such as law, business, and medicine have particular needs for their research and study in Germany. DAAD can help you master the German language, complete a research project in Germany, or expand your education with a stay at a German university.
- DAAD Study Scholarship
- 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. Preference will be given to applicants who have been invited by a faculty member at a German university to study at a particular university department.
- DAAD Study Scholarship for Fine Arts, Architecture, Music, Dance
- Study Scholarships for Fine Arts, Architecture, Music, Dance are awarded to highly qualified graduate students in these fields to provide the opportunity to study in Germany, or complete a postgraduate degree course and obtain a degree from a German higher education institution. The guidelines on this page are relevant for applicants in artistic fields.
- Dee Family Global Scholarship
- The Dee Family Global Scholarship was created to support UVA student participation in innovative study or research projects/activities abroad which demonstrate well-constructed plans, partnership with the local community, and the potential for continued inquiry.
Preference will be given to Global Development Studies (GDS) majors. Preference will also be given to non-GDS majors whose projects take place in a developing country, especially those with "Low Human Development" scores on the United Nations Human Development Index (HDI).
- Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship
- Funded by the Department of Energy’s Office of Science and National Nuclear Security Administration, the DOE CSGF trains scientists to meet the nation’s workforce needs and helps to create a nationwide interdisciplinary community. The fellowship provides support and guidance to some of the nation’s best scientific graduate students, and these graduates now work in DOE laboratories, private industry and educational institutions. Over 250 students at more than 50 U.S. universities have trained as Fellows.
- Emerson National Hunger Fellows Program
- The Emerson National Hunger Fellows Program is a social justice program that trains, inspires, and sustains leaders. Fellows gain field experience fighting hunger and poverty through placements in community based organizations across the country, and policy experience through placements in Washington, D.C. The program bridges community-based efforts and national public policy, and fellows develop as effective leaders in the movement to end hunger and poverty.
- Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs
- Through its Fellowships Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. Fellowships are offered at the predoctoral, dissertation, and postdoctoral levels.
- Fulbright Grants
- Established in 1946, the Fulbright Program aims 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 – Fulbright-Clinton Fellowship
- The J. William Fulbright-Hillary Rodham Clinton (Fulbright-Clinton) Fellowship is a component of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Fulbright-Clinton Fellows serve in professional placements in foreign government ministries or institutions and gain hands-on public sector experience in participating foreign countries while simultaneously carrying out an academic research/study project.
- Fulbright mtvU
- Projects should center around research on an aspect of international musical culture, and should focus on contemporary or popular music as a cultural force for expression or change. Applications will be accepted for any country to which there is an active Fulbright U.S. Student Program for Academic and Arts fields. Projects should center around research on an aspect of international musical culture, and should focus on contemporary or popular music as a cultural force for expression or change. Preference will be given to graduating seniors and recent graduates.
- Gates Cambridge Scholarships
- In October 2000, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced a donation to the University of Cambridge of $210 million to establish the Gates Cambridge Trust. This benefaction creates in perpetuity an international scholarship program to enable outstanding graduate students from outside the United Kingdom to study at the University of Cambridge. The Trustees are required to 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.
- Hertz Fellowships
- The Hertz Foundation provides fellowships at some of the nation's leading universities for graduate work leading to award of the Ph.D. degree in the applied physical, biological and engineering sciences. These fields include applied mathematics, statistics, and quantitative aspects of modern biology. See above website for list of institutions.
- Humanity in Action Fellowship
- Intensive and demanding, the Humanity in Action Fellowship brings together international groups of college students and recent graduates to explore national histories of discrimination and resistance, as well as examples of issues affecting different minority groups today.
Each program is highly interdisciplinary, and features daily lectures and discussions with renowned academics, journalists, politicians, and activists, as well as site visits to government agencies, non-profit and community organizations, museums, and memorials. The programs seek to highlight different models of action to remedy injustice.
The objective of the Humanity in Action Fellowship is to facilitate a collective exploration of the social and political roots of discrimination, as well as to create a forum where potential solutions can be considered and discussed. The programs are also intended to instill a responsibility among Humanity in Action Fellows to recognize and address the need to protect minorities and promote human rights—in their own communities and around the world.
- Institute for Recruitment of Teachers
- The Institute for Recruitment of Teachers aims to reduce over time the critical underrepresentation on the faculties of certain minority groups, as well as to address the attendant educational consequences of these disparities. Providing positive role models to youth, the institute serves the related goals of supporting school and campus environments. Through their yearly Intern Summer Workshop and The Associate Program, the institute supports throughout the graduate school application process outstanding college students and graduates from diverse backgrounds who are committed to these ideals.
- Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Arts Award
- The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation's Graduate Arts Award enables students or recent alumni with exceptional artistic or creative promise and significant financial need to pursue up to three years of study at an accredited graduate institution in the US or abroad. Awards can be as much as $50,000 annually. In 2013, the Foundation will select up to 15 recipients for this award in the visual arts, performing arts, and creative writing. All scholarship nominees must plan to begin their first graduate degree program on a full-time basis at an accredited university in the fall of 2013. Recipients are chosen from a national pool.
- Javits Fellowships Program - Canceled for 2012!
- This program provides fellowships to students of superior academic ability—selected on the basis of demonstrated achievement, financial need, and exceptional promise—to undertake study at the doctoral and Master of Fine Arts level in selected fields of arts, humanities, and social sciences.
- Kathryn Davis Fellowships for Peace: Investing in the Study of Critical Languages
- This program offers 100 full scholarships for intensive language study at the Middlebury Summer Language Schools in: Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Japanese, Portuguese, and Russian. This program is different from the Davis Projects for Peace program.
- Luce Scholars Program
- The Luce Scholars Program is intended to enhance the understanding of Asia among potential leaders in American society. The program provides stipends, language training, and individualized professional placements in Asia for 15 to 18 young Americans each year. Placements can be made in the following countries: Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.
- Madison Fellowship
- The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation was established by Congress in 1986 for the purpose of improving teaching about the United States Constitution in secondary schools. This fellowship is for graduate study leading to a master's degree.
- Marshall Scholarship
- Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. Up to forty Scholars are selected each year to study at the graduate level at an UK institution in any field of study. Each scholarship is held for one or two years.
- Mitchell Scholarship
- The US-Ireland Alliance sponsors a competitive, national scholarship for graduate study by American citizens between the ages of 18 and 30 at institutions of higher learning on the island of Ireland. 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 Scholarships support one year of graduate study in any discipline offered by an institution of higher learning in Ireland or Northern Ireland.
- NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
- The purpose of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is to help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce in the United States. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees in fields within NSF's mission. The GRFP provides three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant achievements in science and engineering research. The ranks of NSF Fellows include individuals who have made transformative breakthroughs in science and engineering research and have become leaders in their chosen careers and Nobel laureates. The NSF expects to award 2,000 graduate research fellowships in this cycle.
- National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship
- As a means of increasing the number of U.S. citizens and nationals trained in science and engineering disciplines of military importance, the Department of Defense (DoD) plans to award approximately 200 new three-year graduate fellowships in April, subject to the availability of funds. The DoD will offer these fellowships to individuals who have demonstrated the ability and special aptitude for advanced training in science and engineering.
- National Institutes of Health-Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program
- The National Institutes of Health-Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program is an accelerated, individualized doctoral training program for outstanding science students committed to biomedical research. It enables students to undertake a collaborative project in any area of biomedical investigation involving two mentors--one at the NIH intramural campus in Bethesda, Maryland, and one at either Oxford or Cambridge University. Students pursue either the PhD or the MD/PhD.
- Payne International Development Fellowship Program
- The USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program seeks to attract outstanding young people who are interested in pursuing careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The Payne Fellowship encourages the application of members of minority groups who have historically been underrepresented in international development careers and those with financial need. The fellowship is named in honor of longtime development champion, the late Congressman Donald Payne. The initiative is funded by USAID and administered by Howard University. Fellowship recipients can use the award to attend U.S. graduate programs throughout the country; they will join the USAID Foreign Service upon completion of the program, as long as they successfully complete the Payne Program and USAID entry requirements.
- Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program
- The fellowship provides graduate funding to participants as they prepare academically and professionally to enter the U.S. Department of State Foreign Service. Winners are expected to enroll in a two-year, full-time master's degree program in either public policy, international affairs, or public administration, or in an academic field such as business, economics, political science, sociology, or foreign languages (U.S. graduate institutions only). Participants are obligated to serve five years in the foreign service.
- Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowships
- The Rangel Program is a collaborative effort between Howard University and the U.S. State Department that seeks to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers as diplomats in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State. The program seeks individuals interested in helping to shape a freer, more secure and prosperous world through formulating, representing, and implementing U.S. foreign policy. The Program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need.
- Rare Book School Fellowship Program at the University of Virginia
- Thanks to a generous grant made possible by The Jefferson Trust, an initiative of the UVA Alumni Association, Rare Book School (RBS) invites students at the University of Virginia to apply for a fellowship designed to enhance UVA student research employing special collections, including written, printed, and born-digital materials.
The RBS-UVA Fellowship Program provides UVA undergraduate and graduate students with scholarships to attend RBS’s celebrated courses on the history of books and printing—classes that are not available through UVA course offerings. The program introduces Fellows and their faculty sponsors to visiting peers and professionals in a dynamic environment that fosters hands-on collaborative research and interdisciplinary learning. The RBS-UVA Program not only provides Fellows with new tools and methods for engaging with primary source materials, it also publishes the scholarship of its participants (via its highly visited website), thereby providing other students with aspirational models of scholarly work and intellectual achievement.
Undergraduate and graduate students attend seminars at RBS that directly inform year-long projects (viz., a Distinguished Major’s thesis, a scholarly article, a dissertation chapter, a conference paper, a public exhibit) that they are undertaking. Once accepted to the program, Fellows: • prepare readings for the RBS course to which they have been accepted; • attend an RBS course offered during 2012 (most RBS courses are offered at UVA in June and July). During their year in the program, Fellows and their UVA faculty sponsors will continue to participate in the program through: • visits to RBS and consultation with RBS faculty and staff during the conduct of their research; • the submission of final projects for the Fellows’ interactive module on the RBS website; • the program’s annual forum and awards luncheon; • the completion of a year-end evaluation of the program.
- Rhodes Scholarship
- The Rhodes Scholarships were established in 1903 by Cecil Rhodes, who dreamed of improving the world through the diffusion of leaders motivated to serve their contemporaries, trained in the contemplative life of the mind, and broadened by their acquaintance with one another and by their exposure to cultures different from their own. Mr. Rhodes hoped that his plan of bringing able students from throughout the English-speaking world and beyond to study at Oxford University would aid in the promotion of international understanding and peace. Each year 32 Rhodes Scholars are chosen from the US.
- Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship
- The Ambassadorial Scholarships program, which supported the vision of the Rotary Foundation to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace, has ended. The organization will continue to offer scholarships through its district and global grant programs.
- SMART Scholarship Program (Department of Defense)
- The Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program provides full scholarships to students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). The SMART program aims to increase the number of scientists and engineers in the Department of Defense.
- Scoville Peace Fellowship
- The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship Program invites college graduates to apply for full-time, six-to-nine month Fellowships in Washington, DC. Outstanding individuals will be selected to work with nonprofit, public-interest organizations addressing peace and security issues. Applications are especially encouraged from candidates with a strong interest in these issues who have prior experience with public-interest activism or advocacy.
- Soros Fellowships for New Americans
- The purpose of The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans is to provide opportunities for continuing generations of able and accomplished New Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields. The Program is established in recognition of the contributions New Americans have made to American life and in gratitude for the opportunities the United States has afforded the donors and their family. Thirty awards are made each year.
- Virginia Space Grant Consortium Teacher Education STEM Scholarship
- The goal of this program is to encourage talented individuals to pursue professional studies leading to a teaching certification in the sciences, technology education, and mathematics.
- Wallerstein Scholarship
- The Wallerstein Scholarship was established in 1973 at the University of Virginia by a gift from Ruth C. and Morton L. Wallerstein to foster interest and research in Virginia local government. It provides support to an exceptional individual for a period of one year for the purpose of undertaking research as a graduate student or fourth-year undergraduate student at the University of Virginia. Several previous scholarship recipients hold policy-making and management positions in state and local government in Virginia. The annual Scholarship is administered by the Virginia Municipal League (VML) and the University of Virginia’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service.