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. The All Stars Project hire about 10 recent college graduates for a competitive, 10-week summer fellowship program that is designed to challenge fellows to be self-starters, 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: will be trained in donor acquisition by participating in the All Stars hallmark "street performance" model of street fundraising; and will help recruit more students by doing youth outreach in inner-city communities.
Fellowships are available in Bridgeport, New York, Chicago, Dallas, Newark and San Francisco.
For more information and application requirements go to the website listed above.
Application deadline: After filling out a preliminary information form for the city of choice applicants will be contacted for further details. Deadlines vary per city.
The American Prospect Writing Fellows Program
Note: The American Prospect Writing Fellows Program currently has two full-time Writing Fellows. It will announce the 2016-2018 Fellowship in the winter of 2016, and will begin accepting applications at that time. 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
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, 2015 (These applications will receive a decision by March 1st)
Applications received after December 1st will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Asian Pacific Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS)
The APAICS Fellowship provides exceptional graduates and young professionals with an opportunity to work on policy issues as full-time staff members of a Congressional office, federal agency, or non-profit community organization. Fellowship placement is in a Congressional office, federal agency, or non-profit organization. Fellows receive:
- $20,000 stipend to cover housing and personal expenses
- Separate stipend for basic health insurance coverage
- Complimentary air travel to and from Washington, D.C.
See website for requirements for applicants.
Application deadline: TBA in winter 2015
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. 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
Application deadline: TBA
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 $2,550 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 8, 2016, 5:00 PM PST
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: TBA
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: TBA
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 16, 2016
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 India. 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.
Application deadline: January 16, 2016
The Josephine De Karman Fellowship Trust was established in 1954 by the late Dr. Theodore Von Karman, world renowned aeronautics expert and teacher and first director of the Guggenheim Aeronautical Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology, in memory of his sister, Josephine, who passed away in 1951. The purpose of this Fellowship program is to recognize and assist students whose scholastic achievements reflect Professor Von Karman’s high standards.
DeKarman fellowships are open to students in any discipline, including international students, who are currently enrolled in a university or college located within the United States. Only candidates for the PhD who will defend their dissertation in or about June 2016 and undergraduates entering their senior year (will receive bachelors degree in June 2016) are eligible for consideration. Postdoctoral and masters degree students are not eligible for consideration. Special consideration will be given to applicants in the Humanities. Approximately eight (8) fellowships, $22,000 for graduate students and $14,000 for undergraduate students, will be awarded for the regular academic year (fall and spring semesters or the equivalent where the quarterly system prevails), paid through the fellowship office of the university in which the recipient is enrolled for study in the United States. Study must be carried out only in the United States and all funds must be expended only within this country. For examples of recipients' topics of study go to: http://www.dekarman.org/fellowship-recipients/
For the fellowship application and guidelines, go to: http://www.dekarman.org/qualifications/
Application deadline: January 31, 2016. Application is mailed as a hard copy and must be postmarked no later than midnight, January 31.
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: December 20, 2015, 11:59 PM EST
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/fellowship.html
Application deadline: Applications are open and are being taken on a rolling basis.
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.
Application deadlines: vary from November to July each year depending on the program.
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: February 2, 2016
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
- Legal development of privacy and property rights in 18th-century England
- Role of patient autonomy in bioethics
- Impediments to economic growth in developing countries
- 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, 2016
Huntington Public Service Award
The award provides a $15,000 stipend for a graduating college senior to pursue one year of public service anywhere in the world. $7,500 is awarded at the beginning of the project; and the remaining $7,500 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 19, 2016 (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, 2016
Karel Fellowship in Public Interest
The Frank Karel Fellowship Program in Public Interest Communications 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. To apply, students must be nominated by a faculty sponsor. Each Fellow will receive a total stipend of $4000 to cover housing, travel expenses and living expenses during the fellowship. A total of seven fellows were placed in 2014 with the hope to increase that number in the coming years.
Application deadline: December 4, 2015
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 1, 2016
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, 2016 after this applications are accepted on a rolling basis
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, 2015 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.
Application deadline: Applications are reviewed on a rolling admissions cycle with a final deadline of March 1, 2016
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 5, 2016
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: January 6, 2016
National Geographic Young Explorers Grants Program
Young Explorers Grants (YEG) offer opportunities to individuals ages 18 to 25 to pursue research, conservation, and exploration-related projects consistent with National Geographic's existing grant programs, including: the Committee for Research and Exploration (CRE), the Expeditions Council (EC), and the Conservation Trust (CT). In addition, the YEG program recently teamed with the Luce Foundation to provide increased funding opportunities for fieldwork in 18 Northeast and Southeast Asian countries, including Brunei, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, China, East Timor, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. Applicants are not required to have advanced degrees. However, a record of prior experience in the fields of research, conservation, or exploration should be submitted as it pertains to the proposed project.
Funding is not restricted to United States citizens—foreign nationals are invited to apply. Researchers planning work in countries abroad should make great effort to include at least one local collaborator as part of their team. Grant funds vary depending on the significance of the project though most range between $2,000 to $5,000. For more details and access to an application go to: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/explorers/grants-programs/yeg-application/
Application deadline: Once preliminary applications are accepted, full applications should be submitted at least eight months in advance of anticipated project dates.
National Wildlife Federation Emerging Leaders Initiative
The Emerging Leaders Initiative (ELI) is National Wildlife Federation’s premier young professional leadership program for post-graduates between the ages of 21—35 that’s engaging, empowering and expanding a network of young professional leaders who support the work and mission of NWF, our state affiliates and the conservation movement. Building off the success of NWF’s Campus Ecology program, ELI is ensuring there is a strong young professional-focused leadership pipeline for post-graduates interested in strengthening the conservation movement in future years.
The Market Research track fellows will conduct researching and testing for NWF EcoLeaders, selecting among priority market segments, including one or more of the following: student government, journalism, business, education, fraternities and sororities, etc. Based on their findings, the Fellows will develop and test at least two suggested plans for improving our efforts and in the process of their research will recruit a minimum of 25 new EcoLeaders to the site each.
The content development track fellows will focus on developing new and supporting content for the EcoLeaders site building out resource offerings on current “Eco-Topic” pages and recognition pages and developing content for new Eco-Topic pages including Outdoor Recreation, Climate Adaptation and the Career and Leadership Center.
Application deadline: TBA
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: January 1, 2016
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, 2015
The Princess Grace Awards Program
Working in conjunction with nominating schools and non-profit companies, the Princess Grace Awards recognize the talent of individual artists in theater, dance, and film. This unique collaborative process fills vast voids in the artistic community: scholarships, apprenticeships, and fellowships give emerging artists the financial assistance and encouragement to focus on artistic excellence; monetary support for the nominating organizations eases fundraising challenges, directing resources toward the creative process. All applicants must be US citizens or have obtained permanent resident status, and each grant must be completed in the United States. All applicants, except playwrights, must be nominated by a school department chair/dean or company artistic director. To see unique guidelines specific to each discipline: http://www.pgfusa.org/grants-program/grant-applications. Applications will be available in January 2015.
Application deadlines vary depending on the discipline:
Theatre and Playwriting: March 31, 2016
Dance: Performance and Choreography: April 30, 2016
Film: June 1, 2016
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 1, 2016, 5 PM EST
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. In 2014, the program joined the Island Institute. This partnership will enhance the Fellows program due to the experience and reputation the Island Institute has earned.
The primary award of the Sitka Fellows Residency is a free seven-week residency at the Sheldon Jackson Campus in Sitka, Alaska. Six 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.
Application deadline: TBA January 2016
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: TBA
Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship
Thermo Fisher Scientific is offering our future science scholars an opportunity to win $10,000 in scholarship funding for the 2014-2015 Fall semester. This scholarship was created to help provide educational opportunities for the future generation of scientists. Graduate students or undergraduate students must be enrolled in an accredited college for the 2015 spring semester to qualify for this scholarship. Two scholarships of $10,000 and four scholarships for $5,000 will be awarded. Candidates must have a declared major of Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry or a related life science field, and have a cumulative GPA of at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Graduate students must have a cumulative GPA of at least a 3.0 in their graduate studies. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
Application deadline: November 24, 2015, 11:59 PM CST
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: https://www.applitrack.com/urbanprep/onlineapp/_application.aspx
Application deadline: March 15, 2015 (Applications open on Oct. 15, 2014)
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 2015 through July 2016, 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 29, 2016 (postmarked)
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, 2016.
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, 2016. If approved, applicants must then submit a full application by one of the following deadlines, depending on when their pre-application is approved: February 4, 2016, March 4, 2016 and April 8, 2016. Applications must be submitted by 12 PM PST.
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: February 12, 2016
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 application process go to the website above.
Application deadline: December 16, 2015 5 PM PST
The Wild Gift Fellowship Program
Wild Gift takes budding social entrepreneurs on a deep wilderness trip, give them startup capital ($10,000) and expert mentorship to send them soaring.
We are currently seeking Fellows for our Climate Change Collective Class of 2016. The CCC will support social entrepreneurs ages 21-35 creating early-stage break-through approaches that will help adaptation to and/or mitigation of the impact of climate change on natural and human systems.
Using wilderness experiences as a springboard, Wild Gift's 16-month Fellowship provides mentoring, seed funding and a collaborative network of support. Our unique program fosters grit, integrity and know-how critical to the long-term success of groundbreaking ventures.
Wild Gift is the only organization dedicated solely to accelerating sustainable social entrepreneurship by incorporating wilderness immersion as a central part of the program.
Apply Now: http://wildgift.org/apply
Application deadline: January 1, 2016