AAUW Selected Professions Fellowships
The American Association of University Women (AAUW) advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, and research. The Selected Professions Fellowship Program was created in 1970 to support women in professional degree programs in fields where female participation traditionally has been low. Fellowship stipends range from $5,000 to $18,000. These fellowships fund academic and living expenses for a period of 12 months while a fellow pursues full-time study at any institution within the United States. The fellowship year begins July 1 and ends June 30 each year.
In selecting fellowship recipients, the Selected Professions Fellowships' panel uses the following criteria, weighted in order of importance:
- Professional promise and personal attributes such as potential to be a role model in nontraditional fields of study, research or practice, and intent to contribute to the betterment of society as well as the advancement of women.
- Academic excellence and related academic success indicators
- Financial need
For application information and requirements go to: http://www.aauw.org/what-we-do/educational-funding-and-awards/selected-professions-fellowships/selected-professions-fellowships-app=
Application deadline: January 10, 2014
Activists for Social Development Fellowship
(A program of the All-Stars Project)
Since 2010, the All Stars Project has hosted a paid fellowship program designed for recent college graduates to participate in a crash course on community organizing, fundraising, and youth development! The program is an excellent introduction to the non-profit sector, and an opportunity to receive hands-on experience in various departments, working with a variety of people. They hire about 10 recent college graduates for a competitive, 10-week summer fellowship program that is designed to challenge them to be self-starters and make a difference - and along the way provide high-level training in development, fundraising, and youth organizing at a major national nonprofit organization with an outside-the-box approach.
All fellows will learn the crucial skills of fundraising and program development: they will be trained in donor acquisition by participating in the All Stars hallmark "street performance" model of street fundraising; and they will help recruit more students by doing youth outreach in inner-city communities.
In addition to the fellowship in New York City, there are also fellowship positions in the San Francisco Bay area.
For more information and application requirements go to the website listed above.
Application deadline: Deadline for the New York City program is March 2, 2014. For the San Francisco and Chicago programs, visit the website for more information: http://www.allstars.org/fellowship
The American Prospect Writing Fellows Program
The American Prospect's Writing Fellows Program offers journalists at the beginning of their career the opportunity to spend two full years at American Prospect magazine in Washington D.C. developing their journalistic skills. American Prospect is devoted to promoting informed discussion and debate on public-policy matters of interest to all Americans—as well as people around the globe—from a progressive perspective. Each fellow is expected to contribute regularly to the website and to the print edition. A passion for politics, policy, and digital journalism is a prerequisite. Prior journalism experience is not required. Past fellows have gone on to take leadership roles at the Prospect as well as to work and write for The New York Times, The New Republic, The Atlantic, Slate, The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, The Boston Globe, and many other publications.
Fellows must make a one-year commitment. After that year, the Prospect and the fellow will evaluate and determine whether to renew for a second year. The fellowship pays $33,000 the first year and includes health, dental, and vision benefits.
For application forms and information go to: http://prospect.org/writing-fellowship/application
Application deadline: January 10, 2014
Asia Pacific Leadership Program (APLP)
The APLP seeks outstanding individuals from all walks of life (government, business, NGOs, health sciences, media, monastic orders, and education) to participate in an innovative leadership development program at the East-West Center in Honolulu, Hawai’i. The 35 - 40 participants selected each year have strong leadership experience or exhibit high leadership potential. All participants have at least a bachelor’s degree and most have a master’s degree. The age of participants ranges from mid 20s to mid 40s with an average of over 30. Most have at least five years of professional experience.
The Fellowship is used to cover the majority of program fees, provision of learning materials, electronic and print resources, transportation to most off-site locations, other travel and excursions, specialized workshops, and health insurance. The estimated value of these items is approximately $15,000 (fellows responsible for paying applicable U.S. taxes).
Priority deadline for applications: December 1, 2013 (These applications will receive a decision by March 1st)
Applications received after December 1st will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
The Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program is a distinguished transatlantic initiative that each year offers fifteen accomplished young Americans the opportunity to complete a comprehensive professional development program in Germany. The Bosch Fellowship is comprised of three main components: customized work placements, professional seminars, and German language training. Bosch Fellows work as consultants in their field of expertise at leading public or private institutions in Germany. In addition, Bosch Fellows participate in professional seminars, where they travel to meet and exchange ideas with key figures across Germany and Europe. Prior to their work placements and seminars, Bosch Fellows participate in up to 5 months of language training with both private tutors in the United States and group classes in Germany.
The program is fully funded by the Robert Bosch Stiftung, one of the largest foundations in Germany, with the goal of fostering a community of American leaders who have firsthand experience in the political, economic and cultural environment of Germany and the European Union. Applicants need to be U.S. citizens and under 40 years of age. A graduate degree is preferred and at least two years of relevant work experience in business administration, journalism, law, public policy, international relations, or a related field. A minimum of five years of relevant, full-time experience in targeted fellowship field (excluding internships).
For online application go to: https://mainportal.culturalvistas.org/CVProgram/Registration/Registration.aspx?ProgramName=Bosch
Application deadline: November 1, 2013
CAA International Affairs Fellowship
The Council of American Ambassadors (CAA) International Affairs Fellowship program enables six undergraduate students per year to come to Washington, D.C. and participate in a prestigious summer program that combines mentoring by former U.S. ambassadors, practical training through internships at the Department of State and academic studies in international affairs.
In addition to the State Department internship, CAA Fellows, known as the Ambassadors Walter and Leonore Annenberg Fellows, receive valuable advice and guidance from former U.S. ambassadors, who are members of the CAA and who serve as mentors, meeting with the Fellows on a regular basis during their stay in Washington, D.C. to discuss international affairs issues and careers.
To qualify, students first must be selected for a D.C.-based summer internship at the Department of State. Please note that the State Department's application deadline is November 3, 2013 for the summer internship. Once they have gained acceptance to the Department of State's program, students then may apply for the CAA Fellowship.
For application, eligibility and guidelines, go to: http://www.americanambassadors.org/leadership-development/international-affairs-fellowship/application-guidelines
Capital Fellows Program (California State Government)
Executive Fellowship Program, Assembly Fellowship Program, Senate Fellows Program and Judicial Fellowship Program
The Center administers four fellowship programs. These programs, known collectively as the Capital Fellows Programs, are nationally recognized. The 18 Assembly Fellows, 18 Senate Fellows, 18 Executive Fellows and 10 Judicial Administration Fellows receive an outstanding opportunity to engage in public service and prepare for future careers, while actively contributing to the development and implementation of public policy in California.
Fellows in each program work for 10-11 months, receive health benefits and a monthly stipend of $1,972 and are employees of Sacramento State. They work as full-time members of a legislative, executive, or judicial branch office, and are typically given assignments with a significant amount of responsibility and challenges. Fellows also enroll as graduate students at Sacramento State and receive graduate units from the Sacramento State Government Department or Public Policy and Administration Program. The enrollment fees are paid by the programs.
Please see the website for a description of each program and application materials.
Application deadline: February 10, 2014.
Chamberlain Fellowship in Women & Public Policy
The Mariam K. Chamberlain Fellow works as a general research assistant on a variety of research projects and reports. Research tasks may include reviewing literature; collecting, checking and analyzing data; gathering information; and preparing reports and report graphics. Attending relevant Congressional briefings, policy seminars and meetings is also an integral part of the fellowship program. Research areas might include:
- The quality of women's jobs, including wages, access to health insurance, paid sick leave, and workplace flexibility
- Increasing access to higher education and non-traditional jobs for low-income women
- Strategies for improving child care access, affordability, and quality
- Older women's economic issues, including social security and pensions
- The economic status of women and girls, women of color, and immigrant women across the United States
Compensation for the fellowship is $27,000 over the 9-month period, plus health insurance and a public transportation stipend. The position is full-time and generally spans the academic year (September-May), but starting and ending dates are somewhat flexible. Usually only one fellow is chosen each year.
Application deadline: March 1, 2014
City Hall Fellows
City Hall Fellows offers a systemic solution to the leadership crisis threatening American cities. They incentivize America’s best and brightest recent college graduates to do cities’ work by giving them firsthand experience in using local government to drive social change. Fellows participate in a structured, year-long, quasi-academic exploration of how their city functions and why it operates that way, complete with intensive pro bono consulting projects through which Fellows practice policy evaluation and policy-making. City Hall Fellows spend their service year working on high-need government-run initiatives in cities where they have personal ties. During their service year, each Fellow works full-time as a special project assistant for a senior local government administrator or official. City Hall Fellows partners with local governments across the country. To date, they have placed seven cohorts of Fellows and worked with three different communities: Baton Rouge, LA, Houston, TX & San Francisco, CA.
For more details on the program and the application process go to: http://www.cityhallfellows.org/apply/
Application deadline: March 13, 2014
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Public Policy Fellowship
This is a nine-month paid Fellowship Program that offers talented Latinos, who have earned a bachelor's degree within two years of the program start date, the opportunity to gain hands-on experience at the national level in the public policy area of their choice. Fellows have the opportunity to work in congressional offices and federal agencies, depending on their area of interest. Some past focus areas have included international affairs, economic development, health and education policy, housing, or local government.
Application deadline: February 21, 2014
Program Dates: August 2014 to May 2015.
Cultural Vistas Fellowship
The Cultural Vistas Fellowship affords underrepresented U.S. university students the unique opportunity to advance their career goals, develop global competencies, and experience life in another culture. Cultural Vistas will select up to 12 fellows to take part in this multinational professional development program that includes eight-week summer internships in Argentina, Germany, and Singapore. Academic or practical experience (volunteer or work) in sustainability, environmental awareness, engineering, and related sciences is an important eligibility component as is prior knowledge of the language of the host country (applicable in Germany and Argentina only).
Cultural Vistas Fellows will enrich their academic learning through professional internship and immersion experiences focused on environmental sustainability. One cohort of up to four fellows will travel to each international destination. The program will take place in five distinct phases:
April-May - Virtual learning to orient fellows to their host country and each
other, discuss sustainability issues, and prepare for their time abroad.
Late May - Pre-departure orientation in New York City for fellows to meet, share
learning goals, and prepare for their international internships.
June-July - Eight-week internships in Argentina, Germany, and Singapore.
During this phase, fellows will take part in an online learning exchange to
process and provide comparative analyses of their experiences.
Late July - Re-entry seminar in New York City bringing together fellows to
reflect on their experiences and share what they learned during the program.
Fall semester following internship - Post-program "Fellows in Service" activities
that highlight the learning acquired on campuses and in local communities.
For more information go to: http://www.culturalvistas.org/programs-for-students-and-professionals/cultural-vistas-fellowship/frequently-asked-questions
Application is online and available at: https://mainportal.culturalvistas.org/
Application deadline: January 3, 2014
DHS-STEM Summer Internship Program
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) sponsors a 10-week summer internship program for students majoring in homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) disciplines. This program is open to undergraduate students in a broad spectrum of DHS mission-relevant research areas and graduate students interested in the specific field of Nuclear and Radiological Threat Detection.
The DHS HS-STEM Summer Internship Program provides students with the opportunity to conduct research at federal research facilities located across the country. The goal of this program is to engage a diverse, educated, and skilled pool of scientists and engineers in HS-STEM issues and to promote long-term relationships between student researchers, DHS, and federal research facilities to enhance the HS-STEM workforce.
Application deadline: January 6, 2014
The DMI Scholars program addresses one of the most critical challenges facing the progressive movement today: the lack of a pipeline dedicated to supporting and guiding talented young people into the field of public policy. DMI Scholars identifies progressive college students, ages 18 to 25, from diverse communities and trains them in the skills necessary to obtain and succeed in entry-level public policy positions. DMI Scholars centers around our Summer Institute in New York City. The Summer Institute is a “Public Policy 101,” training DMI Scholars to work on solutions to real problems through a public policy lens, and providing the practical experience you need to successfully enter and navigate the fascinating world of public policy. During the three-week Summer Institute, your local transportation and meals, as well as any other program-related expenses, will be covered.
After our intensive summer training, we will help students throughout the year explore careers in the field through internships and follow-up trainings. With DMI’s network and expertise, DMI Scholars will become the future legislative directors, policy analysts and advisers who fuel the progressive movement with new ideas and effective advocacy.
For application information and forms go to: http://drummajorinst.tumblr.com/post/12974432748/dmi-scholars-training-the-next-generation-of-policy
Application deadline: January 31, 2013
Environment America Fellows
Each year, Environment America hires college graduates with the passion, the commitment and the talent it takes to stand up to polluters, organize public support and fight for our environmental values. As an Environment America fellow, you'll get a two-year crash course in the nuts and bolts of environmental activism, organizing, advocacy and the type of institution-building that can sustain long-term battles. As a fellow you'll plan and run grassroots campaigns, organize town hall meetings, set up and speak at news conferences and run citizen outreach campaigns.
As a fellow with Environment America, you'll earn $23,750-$24,000 in your first year and $24,500-$25,500 in your second year. For application and more information go to: http://jobs.environmentamerica.org/page/amr/apply-be-environment-america-fellow
Application deadline: Applications are open and are being taken on a rolling basis.
EPA/GRO (Greater Research Opportunities)
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is offering Greater Research Opportunities Undergraduate Fellowships for bachelor level students in environmentally related fields of study. Eligible students will receive support for their junior and senior years of undergraduate study and for an internship at an EPA facility during the summer between their junior and senior years. The fellowship provides up to $20,700 per year of academic support and up to $8,600 of internship support for the three-month summer period, for a total of up to $50,000 for the two year period.
At the present time, the EPA/GRO program has not opened applications for 2014. Please periodically check the website to see if they have opened applications for the 2014-15 year. http://www.epa.gov/ncer/rfa/2013/2013_gro_undergrad.html
Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems Fellowship
The industry-facing Fellowship program gives recipients impactful project experience in PV technologies, building energy technologies, distributed electrical energy systems, and/or technology commercialization. There are a variety of fellowship positions available ranging from doing research on cutting-edge clean technology solutions to working with a behavioral scientist on issues related to home occupants’ interaction with energy-saving technology. The Fellowships require applicants to be available for a standard 40-hour workweek. The duration of a position varies depending on job needs, but can last between 3 months to 1 year, depending on the applicant's availability. Most positions will require a minimum commitment of 6 months. For descriptions of all available fellowship positions, go to Fraunhofer CSE HireBridge Portal.
Application deadlines vary from November to July each year depending on the program.
Gilman International Scholarship Program
The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide. The program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study abroad and the countries and regions where they go by supporting undergraduates who might otherwise not participate due to financial constraints. Award amounts will vary depending on the length of study and student need with the average award being approximately $4,000.
For application and essay information go to: http://www.iie.org/Programs/Gilman-Scholarship-Program/Apply
Two application deadlines: October 1, 2013 and March 4, 2014.
Global Health Corps
GHC believes that a global movement of individuals and organizations fighting for improved health outcomes and access to healthcare for the poor is necessary in order to change the unacceptable status quo of extreme inequity. GHC works to strengthen this movement by recruiting, training, and supporting the movement’s future leaders, diversifying the pool of young people working in global health, and amplifying the impact of individuals through the formation of a strong community of leaders. Fellows work with high-impact organizations in yearlong paid positions. During their fellowship year, fellows make a significant and measurable contribution to the partner organization and the target population.
GHC recruits partner organizations that are doing excellent work in improving healthcare access and health outcomes for the poor. Partners range from small grassroots organizations to large global institutions. Partner non-profits must identify an area of need, create a job description for a fellowship position, demonstrate the capacity to absorb two new fulltime staff, and identify a clear manager for the fellow team. Fellow candidates apply for specific positions with one of our partner organizations for which they have relevant skills and experience, and are selected jointly by GHC and the partner organization.
Fellows work with a manager at the partner organization who provides guidance and support. GHC focuses on engaging young people in fields that help to build health systems and improve health services without requiring clinical training. Each of our fellows is placed with a partner fellow serving in the same organization, creating a fellowship team composed of one international fellow and one in-country fellow. This partnership is central to the GHC experience. The fellowship year starts off with a 2-week training and orientation for all fellows at a top university in the United States. The training serves to ground fellows in the major debates and schools of thought within global health and public service and to encourage them to explore their ambitions and identities within this space.
For specific information on the positions available within the host partner organizations and the skills required go to: http://ghcorps.org/apply/placements
Application deadline: January 26, 2014
Humane Studies Fellowships
Humane Studies Fellowships are awarded to graduate students and outstanding undergraduates embarking on liberty-advancing careers in ideas. The fellowships support study in a variety of fields, including economics, philosophy, law, political science, history, and sociology. The program is open to full-time and prospective graduate students, including law and MBA students. Past fellows have researched historical and contemporary ideas on freedom of action and association and the rule of law. Some notable research interests include:
- market-based approaches to environmental policy
- the legal development of privacy and property rights in 18th-century England
- the role of patient autonomy in bioethics
- impediments to economic growth in developing countries
- the relationship between U.S. presidential politics, fiscal policies, and economic performance
Awards range from $2,000 to $15,000 and fellowship winners may re-apply for each year of their studies.
Application deadline: January 31, 2014.
Huntington Public Service Award
The award provides a $10,000 stipend for a graduating college senior to pursue one year of public service anywhere in the world. $5,000 is awarded at the beginning of the project; and the remaining $5,000 is awarded upon receipt of a six-month progress report. The award allows recipients to engage in a meaningful public service activity for one year before proceeding on to graduate school or a career. Samuel Huntington was President and Chief Executive Officer of the New England Electric System which later merged with National Grid. He was deeply interested in public service. Following his graduation from college and before attending law school, Mr. Huntington taught in Nigeria. The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award was established by his friends to allow other students to realize similar experiences and to provide public service.
For more information and application process go to the website above.
Application deadline: January 18, 2014 (postmarked).
Institute for Recruitment of Teachers
The Phillips Academy Institute for Recruitment of Teachers (IRT) addresses the lack of diversity in the nation's teaching faculties by recruiting outstanding students of color and other scholars committed to diversity, counseling them through the graduate school application process, and advocating for sufficient funding for advanced study.
- Individualized support and extensive counseling as you choose graduate programs and apply to a renowned consortium of graduate schools across the country
- Application fee waivers
- Assistance in fine-tuning statements of purpose, resumes, and writing samples
- Approximately two months and $1000 saved on completing at least 10 applications
- Invitation to participate in IRT’s annual Recruiters’ Weekend, attended by more than 60 academic deans and graduate admissions representatives from consortium institutions
Additionally, the IRT sponsors a Summer Workshop for 25-30 students who apply to the program during their junior or senior years of college. Participants engage in a graduate-level curriculum of critical, cultural, and educational theory during an intense four-week program at Phillips Academy in July of each year.
Application deadline: April 1, 2014.
Karel Fellowship in Public Interest
The Frank Karel Fellowship Program in Public Interest Communications is in its second year as a pilot program. The fellowship places high-potential undergraduate students in leading nonprofit organizations that vigorously promote the public interest for a hands-on, experiential summer fellowship. Fellows gain field experience through placements in leading nonprofits. A majority of Fellows will be placed in the Greater Washington DC area. Remaining Fellows will be placed in diverse Metropolitan areas. Each Fellow will receive a total stipend of $4000 to cover housing, travel expenses and living expenses during the fellowship. A total of eight fellows will be placed in 2013 with the hope to increase that number to 10 or 15 in the coming years.
For application and guidelines go to: https://docs.google.com/a/nonprofitroundtable.org/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dG5wX1phN3VTZVhLRFNuTjR4WW4yOHc6MA#gid=0
Application deadline: January 15, 2014
Kemper Fellows Program in Arts Management
The James S. Kemper Foundation of Chicago and five Chicago area arts organizations collaborate in the Kemper Fellows Program in Arts Management. The goal of the program is to help meet future demand for arts organization leaders by providing mentored internship opportunities in arts management for undergraduate students.
The collaborating arts organizations include Chicago Chamber Musicians, Court Theatre, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, The Ragdale Foundation, and Silk Road Theatre Project. Each organization has received a grant from the James S. Kemper Foundation to support the organizations in providing internships and to provide stipends for student interns. Internships are awarded by the individual organization in the Kemper Fellows Program. All organizations use a single application form which you can download on the website. After you have completed the form, do not send it to the James S. Kemper Foundation. Send it as an email attachment to your first-choice organization.
Koch Summer Fellow Program
The Charles G. Koch Summer Fellow Program combines a paid public policy internship with two career and policy seminars. Fellows gain real-world experience, take a crash course in market-based policy analysis, and acquire the professional skills necessary to effect change. Participating internship hosts include more than 80 think tanks and policy organizations across the United States. The 9-week program includes: seven-week internship at a state, federal, or single-issue policy organization, weeklong career and policy seminars, before and after internship, weekly lectures on popular policy issues, professional resume review and editorial guidance on writing assignments and a $4,800 stipend plus housing assistance and a limited number of travel scholarships. Undergraduates, recent graduates, and graduate students from all countries and studying in all majors are eligible.
Application deadline: January 31, 2014.
Media Institute for Social Change
Part summer camp, part production house Media Institute's Summer Documentary Program is a seven-week intensive and exciting adventure. The city serves as a hands-on laboratory as students make video documentaries about local solutions to global issues. Participants are immersed in hardcore classroom academics and hands-on production experience. The majority of the program takes place in Portland, Oregon, with the exception of the first week when students live at a summer camp in Zig Zag, Oregon, at the base of Mt. Hood.
Program tuition is $1,750. This covers instructor and staff costs, camera expenses, classroom materials, and food and lodging during the first week at "camp." Once accepted, a student may apply for a scholarship, which is awarded as a tuition-offset. In the past, students have been able to arrange academic credit through Portland State University, or through an independent study setup at their home-university.
Application deadline: April 5, 2013
Mississippi Teacher Corps
Modeled after the Peace Corps, the Mississippi Teacher Corps (MTC) is a two-year program that trains non-education majors to teach in high-poverty public schools in Mississippi. For two years participants live and teach in rural and urban Mississippi communities. While teaching each participant earns a master’s degree in education from the University of Mississippi and receives training and support from MTC. All candidates must have received or expect to receive a Bachelor’s degree by May 30th, 2014 and have a grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale on all course work in the baccalaureate degree. No previous education course work is required or expected. There are three application deadlines:
- October 15, 2013 (Notified by November 15, 2013)
- January 15, 2014(Notified by February 14, 2014)
- March 1, 2014 (Notified by April 1, 2014
Moore Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (MURAP)
MURAP's objective is to foster the entrance of talented students from diverse backgrounds into graduate school and faculty positions within the humanities, social sciences, and fine arts in U.S. colleges and universities. More broadly, the program seeks to increase the number of minorities and others who demonstrate a commitment to eradicating racial disparities and who will pursue graduate work and faculty positions within the academy. Each summer, a cohort of 18-22 students participates in MURAP at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The students come from a variety of undergraduate institutions across the country and are exposed to an intensive ten-week research experience, which includes designing and carrying out a research project, weekly meetings with a faculty mentor, attending weekly seminars, and receiving weekly courses in preparation for the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, must have completed at least four semesters of undergraduate study, and must have at least one semester (at least 12 hours) of undergraduate work remaining when they enter MURAP.
Application deadline: February 1, 2013
Multidisciplinary International Research Training Program (MIRT)
MIRT is a national program designed to encourage students to pursue careers in biomedical and behavioral science research. The program provides support for undergraduate and graduate students to do health-related population-based research and training in developing countries. MIRT is funded by The National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD) of the National Institutes of Health. The Harvard School of Public Health MIRT Program (formerly the University of Washington MIRT Program) has established linkages and training sites with academic institutions throughout the developing world, including in Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Vietnam, Thailand, Republic of Georgia, Peru, Mexico, Ecuador, Chile, and Australia. Research opportunities are designed collaboratively with faculty in these institutions to address health and health disparities pertinent to their countries.
Application access and information can be found on the website above.
Application deadline: Mid-December, 2013.
NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships
The NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship was created in 1964 to promote and encourage postgraduate education by rewarding the Association's most accomplished student-athletes through their participation in NCAA championship and/or emerging sports. Athletics and academic achievements, as well as campus involvement, community service, volunteer activities and demonstrated leadership, are evaluated.
The NCAA awards up to 174 postgraduate scholarships annually, 87 for men and 87 for women. The scholarships are awarded to student-athletes who excel academically and athletically and who are at least in their final year of intercollegiate athletics competition. The one-time grants of $7,500 each are awarded for fall sports, winter sports and spring sports. Each sports season (fall, winter and spring), there are 29 scholarships available for men and 29 scholarships available for women. The scholarships are one-time, non-renewable grants.
The NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship nomination is to be submitted by the faculty athletics representative (FAR) or by a FAR designee. Nomination forms are sent to the faculty athletics representative. It is the responsibility of the FAR or FAR designee to ensure all sections of the nomination are submitted to the NCAA national office not later than the sport season deadlines. FARs or FAR designees must nominate qualified student-athletes using the Postgraduate Scholarship Online Submission System.
Application deadlines: There are three deadlines a year based on sport seasons: January, March and May.
NIH - IRTA/CRTA
The NIH Postbac IRTA (Intramural Research Training Award) program or CRTA (Cancer Research Training Award) provides recent college graduates who are planning to apply to graduate or professional (medical/dental/pharmacy) school an opportunity to spend one or two years performing full-time research at the NIH. Individual scientists select their own postbacs and provide the funding to support them; there is no centralized selection process. Prospective candidates must apply online. Interested individuals are encouraged to apply three to six months before they wish to begin their training at the NIH. The program has no fixed start date. Candidates may specify the scientific methodologies and/or disease/organ systems that interest them. You can identify NIH investigators with projects that interest you by searching the NIH Intramural Annual Reports. Use the text search feature to find project descriptions that contain the key words you enter. You can then find contact information for the investigators in the NIH Enterprise Directory.
Application deadline: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis year round and are reviewed by scientists in the Institutes and Centers of the NIH.
National Wildlife Federation Campus Ecology Fellows
National Wildlife Federation Campus Ecology Fellows confront global warming on their campuses and help to educate and engage the campus community on global warming impacts and solutions. Monetary fellowship grants are awarded to college undergraduate and graduate students working with members of the faculty, staff or administration on projects designed to help reverse global warming on campus and beyond. Fellowships last for 15 months to allow for long-term projects and proper follow-through. These projects could include energy efficiency in new and existing buildings, greener transportation plans, installation of clean energy technology on campus, purchasing of clean energy, food systems, habitat restoration and plantings, etc. Special emphasis is placed on selecting projects from schools where a student has support from a team of faculty, staff or other students that are already working on or are interested in working on campus-wide climate action. Students also receive a modest grant, project support, recognition of their accomplishments and other perks.
Probable application deadline: January 31, 2013
New York City Teaching Fellows
The NYC Teaching Fellows program recruits and prepares high-quality, dedicated individuals to become teachers who raise student achievement in the New York City classrooms that need them most. Rather than complete a traditional teacher education program prior to entering the classroom, Fellows engage in a 6-week intensive pre-service training program the summer before the beginning of the school year. Fellows receive a stipend of $2,500 to help with living expenses during the training period. They then continue their education through a subsidized master's degree program while teaching at a New York City public school. To find out more about the training period go to: https://www.nycteachingfellows.org/program/training.asp.
Application deadline: September 23. Applications open on September 3, 2013, and are reviewed on a rolling basis. It is anticipated that the first interview events will be held in November. Applications will be reviewed in the order in which they are received and candidates who apply early can expect to receive an update about their status by the end of October.
New York City Urban Fellows
The Urban Fellows Program is a highly selective, nine-month fellowship which combines work in mayoral offices and city agencies with an intensive seminar series that explores current urban issues impacting public policy. Program participants are diverse and come from all over the country to work in New York City. Each class of New York City Urban Fellows works from September through the middle of May. For their services, the program provides a nine-month stipend of $30,000 and health Insurance coverage
Application deadline: January 10, 2014
NPR Kroc Fellowship
The Kroc Fellowship identifies and trains the next generation of public radio journalists, selecting three to participate in an intensive, year-long program at NPR and Member stations. Candidates must be just completing college or graduate school, or be out of school for one year or less as of December 31, 2013. They do not need journalism or radio experience, but must demonstrate exceptional potential and drive. It includes a stipend of more than $40,000, plus benefits, which include paid vacation. Fellows will get rigorous, hands-on training in every aspect of public radio journalism for both radio and the Web. Kroc Fellows will work primarily at NPR headquarters in Washington D.C., though each Fellowship will include an assignment to an NPR member station.
Application deadline: December 31, 2013.
Payne International Development Fellowship
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, which provides up to $90,000 in benefits over two years for graduate school, internships, and professional development activities, provides a unique pathway to the USAID Foreign Service.
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. 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.
- The Payne Fellowship Program will award five fellowships valued at $45,000 annually for a two-year program. Fellows who successfully complete the Payne Program and USAID Foreign Service entry requirements will receive appointments as Foreign Service Officers with the U.S. Agency for International Development.
- New Payne Fellows will participate in an orientation at Howard University in May, shortly after their selection.
- Payne Fellows will participate in two summer internships. The first, an internship working on international issues for a Member of Congress in Washington, DC, will occur in the summer after being selected and before the first year of graduate study. The second will be an overseas internship in a USAID Mission that takes place during the summer between the first and second years of graduate study. The program will provide stipends, housing, and transportation.
- Each Fellow will receive mentoring throughout the duration of the fellowship as well as during his/her early employment at USAID.
- Fellows must obtain graduate degrees in international affairs or a related subject. Studies in law do not satisfy this requirement. Applicants apply to two-year graduate programs at U.S. universities simultaneously with their application to the Payne Program.
- Fellows who successfully complete the Payne Program and USAID Foreign Service entry requirements will receive appointments as USAID Foreign Service Officers. Each Payne Fellow who obtains a master's degree is committed to a minimum of three years of service as a USAID Foreign Service Officer.
For a complete onlline application go to: http://www.paynefellows.org/?areaid=2&contentid=945&mcontent=y&action=applypayne&typeid=PAYNE62548
Application deadline: January 27, 2014.
The Pearson Prize for Higher Education is a two‐tiered award meant to both identify students who are giving back to the college community and to help them continue their work. Students create projects, support causes, organize groups, and contribute time. Their efforts pay immediate dividends in local communities and provide lifelong benefits for our society as these individuals go out and engage the world.
After a student receives the Pearson Prize, he or she enters into an ongoing support network of current and past Pearson Prize winners. All Pearson Prize Scholars receive a digital portfolio and access to online tools to tell their stories through the Pearson Foundation's leadership programs. All Pearson Prize winners gain access to unique student resources and opportunities from Pearson, a leader in education.
This year, working with the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, the Pearson Foundation is identifying 70 students to receive the Pearson Prize in support of their school works and their commitment to the local community. The Pearson Prize has two tiers:
• Pearson Prize Scholars (20—Ten from four-year and ten from two-year schools) receive $10,000, paid over two years.
• Pearson Prize Grantees (50—twenty-five from four-year schools and twenty-five from two-year schools) receive $500, awarded in a single year.
Application deadline: Unfortunately, the Pearson Prize is not being offered in 2014.
The Leonard M. Rieser Fellowships support undergraduate students who want to pursue projects that explore issues at the intersection of science, global security, and public policy, focusing on a significant aspect of nuclear security, climate stabilization or biotechnology. There are two fellowships of $4,000 each awarded every year. In addition to the monetary award, each Rieser Fellow will be eligible to submit his or her fellowship project results to be considered for publication on the Bulletin's website or for use in a Bulletin program. Rieser Fellows will also be eligible to participate in the Bulletin's Annual Clock Symposium in January of their fellowship year.
To download application go to: http://www.thebulletin.org/leonard-m-rieser-fellowship
Application deadline: March 15, 2014
Science, Mathematics & Research for Transformation (SMART)
The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program has been established by the Department of Defense (DOD) to support undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The program aims to increase the number of civilian scientists and engineers working at DOD laboratories.Scholarships awarded include a stipend of $25,000 to $38,000 a year, full tuition, health insurance contribution, and book allowance. Open to undergraduate and graduate students. Application deadline: December 16, 2013.
The Sitka Fellows Program brings together the most exciting, promising American talent across all fields and disciplines to take part in an innovative and interdisciplinary residency program based in Sitka, Alaska. The program is looking for visionaries of all stripes: frame-busting, independent thinkers who want to spend seven weeks with smart, enthusiastic young people from radically different backgrounds.
The primary award of the Sitka Fellows Residency is a free seven-week residency at the Sheldon Jackson Campus in Sitka, Alaska. Eight awards will be given to the most promising emerging talent under the age of 30. Residents will live on the campus which is a national historic landmark, and be provided with studio and research space, meals, and a community environment in which they can interact with each other as well as local Sitkans. The residency is based on three core ideas:
- Young Americans have few opportunities to remove themselves from the busyness of daily life and be able to focus fully on innovative, creative ideas.
- The program nurtures promising intellectual, creative, and social entrepreneurs with “seed funding” in the form of time, space, and setting.
- The program is based on the premise that bringing together diverse, perceptive minds in one place cultivates a creative energy not easily found elsewhere.
For online application go to: sitkafellows.org
This $100,000 fellowship fund established by the family of SIT Study Abroad Nicaragua ’06 alumna Alice Rowan Swanson, is a living tribute to Alice’s life, her passion for bridging cultures and helping others and the role that SIT Study Abroad played in her life. An Amherst ‘07 graduate, Alice was killed while riding her bike to work in 2008.
Alice’s family believes that Alice would have spent her life working for human rights abroad, particularly in developing countries. This fund will annually award fellowships to SIT program alumni who would like to return to the country of their program to pursue further development projects that benefit human rights in that region. With rare exceptions, awards will not exceed $5,000.
For more information and application form go to the website above.
Application deadline: Applications are reviewed twice annually on March 1 and October 1.
Teach for China
Teach for China (formerly China Education Initiative) was established in 2008 with the vision that one day, all Chinese children will have access to a quality education. In partnership with the global network Teach For All, Teach For China recruits, selects, trains, and supports outstanding U.S. and Chinese graduates to work side-by-side to deliver an excellent education in high poverty and rural Chinese communities. Teach For China’s Fellows are placed in full-time, two-year teaching commitments at under-resourced schools. All Fellows receive a full monthly salary, commensurate with local teachers’ salaries in the regions where they work. Fellows are provided housing and international health insurance free of charge. Seniors and alumni are eligible. See website for application details:
Application deadlines: Deadline 1 - September 23, 2013, EDT
Deadline 2 – October 10, 2013, EDT
Deadline 3 – January 9, 2014, EST
Deadline 4 – February 5, 2014, EST
Deadline 5 - March 20, 2014, EST
Urban Prep Fellows Program
The Urban Prep Fellows Program is a one-year service opportunity for recent college graduates interested in working with urban youth at three nationally renowned all-boys charter public high schools. Fellows work with students in small groups called "Prides" (from our mascot, the Lion) to mentor, tutor, and lead students in their development toward college readiness. Fellows teach, but not in the traditional sense. Rather than teaching hundreds of students in one content area, Fellows are focused on the holistic character development and academic achievement of just twenty-five students. Fellows build deep relationships with students by supplementing their tutorials with after school tutoring, chatting in the hallways, and individual conferences.
18 Fellows serve students across Urban Prep's network of three high schools in Chicago. Six fellows are placed at each campus. Each Fellow is responsible for leading a Pride of approximately one-sixth of the freshman class at each campus. Fellows are provided with housing, a monthly living stipend of $800, full health and dental benefits, and an unlimited public transit pass. For application go to: http://184.108.40.206/fellows/apply-be-fellow
The Villers Fellowship for Health Care Justice
The Villers Fellow works as a full-time policy analyst in Families USA’s Health Policy Department. The Fellowship is based in the Families USA office in Washington, D.C. and is designed to provide the Fellow with a national perspective on health care justice work and the opportunity to learn about a range of health care justice issues. The Fellow’s principal responsibilities include conducting primary and secondary research on a range of health care issues and health reform topics—such as Medicaid, Medicare, the state Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and the private insurance market—as well as writing and contributing to publications that are relevant to current health reform issues.
The goal of the Villers Fellowship Program is three-fold:
- To develop a network of young leaders who share a passion for social and health care justice;
- To inspire Villers Fellows to continue to work for health care justice throughout their lives; and
- To help achieve Families USA’s goal of guaranteed, high-quality, affordable health care for all of us.
The fellowship will last one year, from August 2014 through July 2015, and Fellows will receive a compensatory package that includes an annual salary of approximately $38,000 and excellent health care benefits. One Villers Fellow is selected each year. Application deadline: January 20, 2014.
Waldbaum Archaeological Field School Scholarship
Established in honor of AIA Past President Jane Waldbaum, this scholarship is intended to help students who are planning to participate in archaeological fieldwork for the first time. Students majoring in archaeology or related disciplines are especially encouraged to apply. The Scholarship Fund provides $1000 each to help pay expenses associated with participation in an archaeological fieldwork project (minimum stay one month/4 weeks). The number of scholarships given out each year varies, depending on donations, but usually around 10 to 15 scholarships are awarded.
For more information and application (which will be available in December) go to: http://www.archaeological.org/grants/708.
Application deadline: March 1, 2014.
Washington Bus Summer Fellows
The Washington Bus Fellowship is a ten-week political boot camp for young leaders. Fellows spend the summer in Seattle, managing campaigns, grassroots organizing, formulating public policy and developing leadership skills. Alumni leave the program with the ability to be champions for the issues they are passionate about. The Fellowship is an intensive, intentional, and transformative experience for fellows who are ready for public service.
Fellows learn how to develop and implement campaign plans from hands-on work. In past years, fellows have led the largest young voter registration drive in Washington State, increased the youth vote through a pledge-to-vote campaign, organized large-scale volunteer events for more equitable voting systems, and engaged with thousands of Washingtonians about marriage equality.
Fellows take classes from progressive experts from across the state. Community leaders from all sorts of fields (environmental, social justice, music and media) give presentations, workshops and trainings to fellows. Participants also learn how to use blogs, social media and videos to engage and inform their peers in creative ways.
Application deadline: Pre-applications should be submitted in January, 2014. If approved, applicants must then submit a full application by one of the following deadlines, depending on when their pre-application is approved: February 7, 2014, March 7, 2014 and April 4, 2014. Applications must be submitted by 10:00 p.m. PST.
In memory of Stone and Holt Weeks, following their tragic deaths in 2009, NPR and The Washington Post have partnered to give a promising individual the opportunity to launch a career in journalism. This fellowship consists of two sessions, 12 weeks at The Washington Post and 12 weeks at NPR, with training in reporting for print, radio and the web. The Fellowship is both educational and experiential. At NPR, the Fellow is trained in radio and digital production and report on the National, Washington or Business desk. The Washington Post session gives Fellow experience with publishing original stories and other news content. At both organizations, the Fellow has individual sessions with leading journalists and receive guidance on the most important skills of the trade.
Anyone who will have received a bachelor's degree by July 15 is eligible to apply for the Fellowship. Individuals with additional education and experience are welcome to apply. While a demonstrated appetite for journalism is desired, there is no specific requirement for a journalism degree or experience as a journalist.
Application deadline: April 30, 2014
Wellstone Fellowship for Justice
The Wellstone Fellowship is designed to increase the number of low-income, American Indian & Alaska Native, Asian American, Black/African American, Latino, and Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander social justice leaders. Candidates seeking consideration for the Wellstone Fellowship must demonstrate an interest in using organizing and advocacy skills to achieve health care justice and social change. Applicants should also demonstrate a commitment to contributing to social justice advocacy following their year of hands-on experience as a fellow. The fellowship will last one year, from August 2013 through July 2014, and the Fellow will receive a compensatory package that includes an annual salary of approximately $38,000 and excellent health care benefits. One Wellstone Fellow is selected each year. Application deadline: January 25, 2014
Whitaker International Fellows and Scholars
The Whitaker International Program sends emerging leaders in biomedical engineering or bioengineering, overseas to undertake a self-designed project that will enhance their careers within the field. Applicants range from graduating seniors to those conducting doctoral studies. The term of the award is one academic year and applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent legal residents. Be no more than 3 years from receipt of the most recent degree and ahve the language ability to carry out research in the host country at the time of departure. Application deadline: January 21, 2014.
The Whitaker International Summer Program provides funding for U.S. bioengineers and biomedical engineers to continue their existing Master’s or PhD work abroad of high-quality, individually-arranged, research OR internship in industry OR coursework relevant to their field under the supervision of a mentor. Summer grantees must hold a bachelor's degree by the start of the program or be enrolled in a BME or BME-related graduate program or be a recent recipients of a MS degree in BME or a BME-related field. Application deadline: February 4, 2014
Whitaker International Undergraduate Scholarship Program
The Whitaker International Undergraduate Scholarship program provides funding:
- To increase the number of undergraduates in BME who go abroad
- To provide the opportunity for students to see BME from an international perspective early in their educations
- To develop students to become future leaders in BME
Grantees may carry out their study abroad programs in any country outside of the U.S., except Canada. It is the aim of the program to include grantees from all geographic areas of the United States for studies in diverse regions of the world. Grantees must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. For other eligibility criteria, please visit the website listed above. Grants are for one academic year or semester. There are no summer grants for undergraduates. Application deadline for the fall of 2014 is March 15, 2014.
Wiesel Prize in Ethics
The Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest is an annual competition designed to challenge junior and senior college students to analyze the urgent ethical issues confronting them in today's complex world. Students are encouraged to write thought-provoking personal essays that raise questions, single out issues and are rational arguments for ethical action.
Faculty Sponsor: Any interested professor at the student's school may act as a Faculty Sponsor. Students entering the contest are required to have a Faculty Sponsor review their essay and sign the Entry Form. Faculty members should only endorse thought-provoking, well-written essays that fall within the contest guidelines. Students studying abroad may have professors at their home or abroad institution serve as their Faculty Sponsor.
- First Prize - $ 5,000
- Second Prize - $ 2,500
- Third Prize - $ 1,500
- Two Honorable Mentions - $ 500 each
For this year's essay question and applicaiton process go to the website above.
Application deadline: December, 2013.
Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowships
The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship seeks to attract talented, committed individuals with backgrounds in the STEM fields(science, technology, engineering, and mathematics)into teaching in high-need secondary schools in Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio. Eligible applicants include current undergraduates, recent college graduates, midcareer professionals, and retirees who have majored in, or had careers in, STEM fields. The fellowship includes:
- A $30,000 stipend
- Admission to a master’s degree program at a participating university
- Preparation for teaching in a high-need urban or rural secondary school
- Support and mentoring throughout the three-year teaching commitment
- Guidance toward teaching certification
- Lifelong membership in a national network of Woodrow Wilson Fellows who are intellectual leaders
As part of their commitment to ensuring the success of students in high-need secondary schools, Fellows teach for at least three years in an urban or rural school district.
- The Leonore Annenberg Teaching Fellowship is the equivalent of a national “Rhodes Scholarship” for teaching. The Fellowship provides a $30,000 stipend to exceptionally able candidates to complete a yearlong master’s program at one of four of the nation’s top teacher education programs—Stanford University, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Virginia, and the University of Washington. In exchange, the candidates must agree to teach for three years in high-need secondary schools. College seniors and recent graduates, along with midcareer professionals, are eligible.
- The Woodrow Wilson-Rockefeller Brothers Fund Fellowships for Aspiring Teachers of Color. This fellowship is to help recruit, support, and retain individuals of color as K-12 public school teachers in the United States.
Application deadlines: First: October 15, 2013; Second: December 2, 2013; Third: January 31, 2014