Alaska Fellows Program
The Alaska Fellows Program is a near-year-long fellowship that places dynamic college graduates with organizations across Alaska. Fellows are supported by teams of well-connected members of the Anchorage, Juneau, and Sitka communities who help make introductions, integrate the class of fellows into the community, and share high-octane Alaska experiences in outdoor, civic, and community life. Fellows across the three sites live communally and attend program-funded events that draw together all 22 fellows across all three sites to cultivate connections, friendships, and common identity at the beginning and end of the program.
Application period: rolling basis with new positions for the 2021-2022 program posted February to March 2021
American India Foundation Clinton Fellowship
The William J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in India is an immersive, 10-month volunteer service program matching young professionals with development organizations. Fellows work on scalable and sustainable development projects in the fields of education, livelihoods, and public health. Through collaboration and capacity-building, fellows work with the American India Foundation and civil society leaders to form dynamic partnerships to capacity-build, exchange knowledge and skills, and share a mutual passion for advancing social and economic development. Fellows support AIF partner organizations at a crucial moment of scalability by meeting their human resource and organizational needs through skills-sharing, training, and capacity-building. Responsibilities vary based on a fellow’s skills, experience, and interests. Previous projects have included: program design and implementation, monitoring and evaluation, graphic design, videography, data collection and visualization, developing digital content, event planning, qualitative and quantitative research, creative writing, curriculum design, fundraising, teaching, training teachers, community organizing, managing information systems, and marketing and communications. Each Fellow is paired with a project supervisor at the host organization and with AIF staff member for support throughout the project.
Application period: [TBA]
The American Prospect Writing Fellows Program
The American Prospect Writing Fellows program offers emerging journalists the opportunity to spend two years at The American Prospect magazine in Washington, D.C., to develop their journalistic skills. A passion for politics, policy and digital journalism is a prerequisite. Fellows must make a one-year commitment to the program. Program fellows and permanent staff at the magazine then determine whether to continue participation for a second year.
Application period: applications for 2019-2021 are closed
Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) Congressional Fellowship
APAICS provides exceptional graduates and young professionals with opportunities to work on policy issues as full-time staff members of a U.S. congressional office, federal agency or nonprofit community organization in Washington, D.C. Placements are in these three areas.
See website for applicant requirements.
Application period: November 3, 2020 to January 31, 2021, 8:59 p.m. PT
Asia Pacific Leadership Program Fellowship
APLP seeks outstanding individuals from all areas of practice and interest (government, business, NGOs, health sciences, media, monastic orders, 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 potential. All participants must have at least a bachelor's degree; most have a master's degree and at least five years of professional experience.
Application period: August 2021 to November 2021 [TBA]
Capital Fellows Programs (California State Government)
Capital fellows 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 as full-time members for 10 or 11 months, are employees of Sacramento State University and are typically given assignments with a significant responsibility and challenge. Fellows also enroll as graduate students at Sacramento State University and receive graduate units from the university's Government Department or Public Policy and Administration Program.
Please see the website for a description of each program and application materials.
Application period: October 6, 2020 to February 1, 2021, 11:59 p.m. PT
Chamberlain fellows work in Washington, D.C. as general research assistants on a variety of projects and reports. Research tasks include reviewing literature; collecting, checking and analyzing data; and preparing reports and report graphics. Attendance at relevant U.S. congressional briefings, policy seminars and meetings is also an integral part of the program. Research areas include the quality of women's jobs, increasing access to higher education and non-traditional jobs for low-income women, strategies for improving child care access, affordability and quality. Placements are full-time and generally span the academic year.
Application period: January 8, 2021 to February 26, 2021
The China-U.S. Scholars Program (CUSP) is a one-time (2021-2022 only) exchange fellowship program for Chinese and American scholars and students in the arts, humanities and social sciences to teach, study or conduct research abroad in China, Hong Kong SAR or the US. in 2021-2022. The program will award 48 grants to selected faculty and students. The fellowship program will be 5-10 months long, beginning in fall 2021. It is open to undergraduates in their final year, students currently enrolled in a master's or doctoral program and recent alums (within one year of graduation from either an undergraduate or graduate program). Proficiency in the relevant language is needed to study, teach or research.
Application period: March 1, 2021 to April 15, 2021
The InterExchange Foundation Christianson Grant provides awards of up to $10,000 to motivated young Americans who create and carry out their own meaningful service projects abroad. Past grantees’ projects have focused on multiple international issues, including public health, environmental conservation, legal advocacy, women’s and girls’ rights, microfinance, education, and poverty alleviation, among other topics. Grantees share their experiences via regular blog posts about their project and a completion report in order to further international understanding and promote cultural awareness. Projects should focus on an issue and a region of the world about which applicants are passionate, and should showcase specific skill-sets and the tangible, sustainable contributions to be made to a community abroad. Proposed programs must be at least six months in length and emphasize a work, internship, and/or volunteer component. Grant applicants must be U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents between the ages of 18 and 28.
Winter application period: October 2020 to March 15, 2021
Summer application period: March 2021 to July 15, 2021
Fall application period: July 2021 to October 15, 2021
CHCIPPF is a nine-month paid program in Washington, D.C., that offers talented Latinos who have received 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 work in congressional offices and federal agencies in their area of interest. Past focus areas include international affairs, economic development, health and education policy, housing and local government.
Application period: October 1, 2020 to January 31, 2021, 8:59 p.m. PT
Council of American Ambassadors International Affairs Fellowship
CAA enables six undergraduate students per year to participate in a summer program in Washington, D.C., that combines mentoring by former U.S. ambassadors, practical training through internships at the U.S. Department of State and academic studies in international affairs. CAA fellows receive valuable advice and guidance from former U.S ambassadors and serve as mentors to discuss international affairs issues and careers. Students first must be selected for a D.C.-based summer internship at the U.S. Department of State.
Application period: August 2020 to March 23, 2021
Internship application deadline: September 16, 2020, 8:59 p.m PT
Fellowship application deadline: March 23, 2021, 8:59 p.m. PT
Cultural Vistas Fellowship
Cultural Vistas provides opportunities for underrepresented U.S. university students to advance their career goals, develop global competencies and experience life in another culture. The program includes an eight-week summer internship in Argentina, Germany or India. Academic or practical experience in sustainability, environmental awareness, engineering and related sciences, as well as prior knowledge of the language of the host country, are important eligibility components. Fellows enrich their academic learning through professional internships and immersion experiences focused on environmental sustainability.
Application period: September 2020 to December 11, 2020, 8:59 p.m. PT
De Karman Fellowship
The Josephine de Karman Fellowship is open to U.S. and international students currently enrolled in a university or college in the United States. Only candidates for a Ph.D. who will defend their dissertation by June of their fellowship year and undergraduates entering their senior year are eligible for consideration. Special consideration will be given to applicants in the humanities. Study must be carried out in the United States, and all funds must be expended in the 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 period: August 2020 to January 31, 2021 (postmarked)
NOTE: the application for the 2021-2022 academic year fellowship is open only to currently-enrolled Ph.D. candidates attending select California universities; undergraduates are not currently eligible to apply.
Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program
DDCSP is a multi-summer, experiential learning program for undergraduates that explores conservation in the areas of climate, water, food and ecosystems of the Pacific Northwest. DDCSP helps emerging conservation leaders to develop unique perspectives and skills by connecting them to conservation, biodiversity, environmental justice and community programs and initiatives. Duke scholars are engaged with conservation practice across a range of ecological and cultural landscapes. Academic study in the natural sciences is not a requirement for application.
University of California, Santa Cruz application period: November 10, 2020 to February 1, 2021, 11:59 p.m. PT
University of Washington application period: November 24, 2020 to February 1, 2021, 11:59 p.m. PT
Emory University Pre-Doctoral Fellowship
The Pre-Doctoral Fellowships are paid, two-year research awards in five scientific sub-specialties for college graduates who will dedicate two years to research in autism prior to entering graduate studies. Students will participate in and guide innovative research as well as work with children and families affected by autism. Fellows will receive mentorship from program directors and Marcus Autism Center faculty members. A summer training seminar will cover clinical research in ASD, ASD grand rounds meetings, social neuroscience lab meetings, training tutorials in relevant statistical software and ongoing practica. The five sub-specialties are:
- Cohen Fellowship in Developmental Social Neuroscience. Involves cutting-edge social neuroscience research in infants, toddlers and adolescents. Fellows will work to further the understanding of autism through eye-tracking research and project guidance from the point of data collection to publication of results.
- Simons Fellowship in Computational Neuroscience. Involves integrating computational strategies with clinical research goals. Fellows develop methods for analysis of visual scanning and eye-tracking data, computational models of visual salience, and data visualization techniques, all with the aim of advancing the understanding of autism and efforts at early diagnosis.
- Marcus Fellowship in Speech Science and Engineering. Involves research in early vocal development, including speech production and speech perception, as part of a program to map out typical and atypical development of spoken communication in early childhood.
- Education Sciences Fellowship. Involves research in educational innovations in autism, from early child care through high school. Fellows will learn about classroom-based interventions to increase social emotional engagement and inclusion, gaining experiences with observational research methods, cutting-edge intervention research, and implementation science approaches.
- Clinical Research Fellowship. Involves in-depth clinical and research experience through work with infants, toddlers, and school-aged children spanning the full autism spectrum. Fellows will learn assessment measures across a variety of domains commonly used for clinical an diagnostic characterization of autism and related disorders.
Applications are submitted electronically. Visit marcus.org/fellowship or call 404-785-9554 for application materials and additional information.
Application period: November 2020 to January 8, 2021
Environment America Fellowship
Environment America hires college graduates to combat polluters, organize public support and fight for environmental values. Fellows receive a course in the nuts and bolts of environmental activism, organizing, advocacy and institution-building. Fellows plan and direct grassroots campaigns, organize town hall meetings, organize and speak at news conferences and direct citizen outreach campaigns. Locations include Washington, D.C., Boston, Denver, Austin, Albuquerque, Phoenix, Portland, Chicago, Atlanta, Baltimore, Seattle, St. Petersburg, Madison, Oakland and Trenton.
Application period: August 2020 to July 2021 [TBA]; applications accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year
Foreign Affairs Information Technology Fellowship
The Foreign Affairs Information Technology Fellowship provides opportunities for students pursuing an IT-related degree to apply technology solutions to the arena of diplomacy. Fellows receive tuition assistance, mentorship and professional development to launch their careers in the U.S. Department of State's foreign service arm. Fellows are required to complete their junior and senior years of an undergraduate degree or a two-year master's degree in an IT field; maintain a GPA of 3.2; and become a U.S. Department of State Foreign Service IMS representing their country and its interests abroad and at home. Fellows must fulfill and maintain strict Foreign Service entry requirements. There is a minimum five-year service commitment in the Department of State's Foreign Service Officer Program. Fellows complete two internships with the State Department: one in the U.S. and one overseas.
Application period: September 8, 2020 to February 1, 2021
Fulbright Canada-Mitacs Globalink Internship Program
The Fulbright Canada-Mitacs Globalink Internship Program provides high performing U.S. students with the opportunity to be part of a 10 to 12-week summer research internship under the supervision of Canadian university faculty members in a variety of academic disciplines, from science, engineering and mathematics to the humanities and social sciences. Students will be given the opportunity to take part in professional training as well as extensive opportunity for cultural, social, and recreational experiences. Applicants should be U.S. citizens in their junior or senior year of undergraduate study.
Application period: July 2021 to September 2021, 7:00 p.m. [TBA]
Global Health Corps Fellowship
Global Health Corps offers a one-year paid fellowship in which fellows make a significant, measurable contribution to a partner organization and its target population. GHC recruits partner organizations involved in healthcare access and positive health outcomes for the poor. Fellowship placements are domestic and international. Candidates apply for specific positions with one of Global Health's partner organizations for which they have relevant skills and experience. Fellows are selected jointly by GHC and the partner organization.
For specific information on the positions available within the host partner organizations and the skills required go to: http://ghcorps.org/apply/placements
Application period: December 2, 2020 to January 13, 2021, 9:00 a.m. PT
Huntington Public Service Award
The Huntington Award provides $15,000 for a graduating college senior to pursue one year of public service anywhere in the world. The award allows recipients to engage in meaningful public service before proceeding to graduate school or a career.
For more information and application process go to the website above.
Application period: May 2020 to January 15, 2021
Institute for Recruitment of Teachers Programs
IRT addresses lack of diversity in the nation's teaching faculties by recruiting outstanding students of color and other scholars committed to diversity. IRT sponsors a summer workshop for 25-30 students who apply to the program during their junior or senior year of college. Participants engage in a graduate-level curriculum of critical, cultural and educational theory during an intense four-week program in July at Phillips Academy in Andover, Mass. IRT also selects approximately 90 outstanding students to enroll in its Associate Program, which is open to juniors, seniors, recent graduates and working professionals.
Application period: December 1, 2020 to March 1, 2021
Karel Fellowship in Public Interest Communications
The Karel Fellowship is a nine-week paid summer program that places high-potential undergraduate students in leading nonprofit organizations that vigorously promote the public interest. Fellows gain field experience through placements in leading nonprofits. A majority of fellows are placed in the greater Washington, D.C. area. Remaining fellows are placed in diverse metropolitan areas. Applicants must be nominated by a faculty sponsor, be first-generation and/or minority students who are juniors or seniors with a demonstrated commitment to social justice.
Application period: December 2020 to February 26, 2021
MENAR Fellowship Program
The Middle East and North America Regional (MENAR) Fellowship Program fosters a new generation of leaders with real-world experience with the culture, language, and politics of the Middle East and North Africa. The MENAR Fellowship Program is working to achieve this objective by offering one-year post-graduate fellowships for top graduates of American colleges at leading organizations in the Middle East and North Africa. The program offers these graduates an opportunity to engage with the people and institutions of the Middle East through high-impact, professional fellowships; provides service organizations with passionate young professionals who can forge a bridge between the U.S. and the region and aid in the region's development; and fosters a new generation of U.S. leaders in service, politics, and policy who have experience with the challenges the region faces and the potential it holds.
Application period: October 2021 to December 2021, 8:59 p.m. PT [TBA]
Meridian Institute Ruckelshaus Fellowship
The Meridian Institute provides the next generation of public policy leaders with skills to promote collaboration on complex, often controversial problems. Fellows work in several focus areas: environment and natural resources; agriculture and food security; climate change and energy; resilience and sustainability; global stability and security; health; and science and technology. The fellowship is a two-year, full-time position beginning in the summer. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, have full professional proficiency in English and have earned a bachelor's degree before start of program.
Application period: December 7, 2020 to February 1, 2021, 7:00 p.m. PT
The aim of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT) of Japan is to foster educational ambassadors who will become bridges of friendship between the scholarship recipient's country and Japan through study in Japan. These ambassadors will contribute to the development of both countries and the world in general.
There are six types of Japanese government-sponsored scholarships available under the Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Scholarship program: scholarships for research students, teacher training students, undergraduate university students, Japanese studies students, college of technology students, special training students.
Of the six programs, MEXT offers scholarships to international teachers who wish to conduct research on school education at designated Japanese universities as Teacher Training Students.
Applicants must be graduates of universities or teacher training schools and have worked as teachers at primary/secondary educational institutions or teacher training schools (excluding universities) in their home countries for five years or more in total.
Also established under MEXT, the Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) offers scholarship programs for international students. The purpose of these programs is to foster the development of creative individuals who, rich in humanism, will become the leaders of society in the next generation, at the same time it promotes international understanding and exchange. Most scholarships provided through JASSO are targeted for undergraduate and graduate students at universities.
For more information, visit: https://www.jasso.go.jp/en/about/organization/index.html
The Millennium Fellowship is a semester-long leadership development program that convenes, challenges, and celebrates bold student leadership advancing United Nations sustainable development goals on the local campus and in communities. Millennium fellows hone skills, take concrete action, and earn a certificate of recognition from the United Nations Academic Impact and Millennium Campus Network.
For more information, please contact Laura Sanchez, Director of the Intercultural Center.
Application period: rolling basis starting July 23, 2020 until program capacity is met (priority deadline January 31, 2021); final deadline is April 16, 2021
Mississippi Teacher Corps
MTC is a two-year program that trains non-education majors to teach in high-poverty public schools in Mississippi. Participants live and teach in rural and urban 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 30 and have a grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in the baccalaureate degree. No previous education coursework is required.
Application period: August 1, 2020 to April 20, 2021 (early admittance deadline December 1, 2020)
Moore Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program
MURAP's objective is to facilitate the entrance of talented students from diverse backgrounds into graduate school leading to faculty positions within the humanities, social sciences and fine arts in U.S. colleges and universities. Each summer, students participate in an intensive 10-week research experience at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. The program includes a research project, weekly meetings with a faculty mentor, weekly seminars, and weekly courses in preparation for the Graduate Record Exam. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who have completed at least four semesters of undergraduate study; they also must have at least one semester (at least 12 hours) of undergraduate work remaining when they enter MURAP.
Application period: November 9, 2020 to February 8, 2021
Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows Program
The Mount Vernon program is a highly selective, six-week summer institute for rising college juniors that offers unparalleled learning and networking opportunities at the home of America's first president just outside our nation's capital. The program provides housing, transportation, meals and a $3,000 stipend. Fellows will develop valuable leadership skills, advance an actionable cause with a capstone project, build a professional network and connect with Washington D.C. leaders and decision-makers.
Application period: October 2021 to January 31, 2022
National Geographic Early Career Grants Program
National Geographic's Early Career Grant Program (replacing the Young Explorers Grant Program) is designed for individuals ages 18 and older to pursue research, conservation, and exploration-related projects consistent with National Geographic's existing grant programs. The program offers opportunities for fieldwork in Brunei, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Mongolia, Japan, Korea, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and other countries. Applicants are not required to have advanced degrees. However, a record of prior experience in research, conservation or exploration should be submitted as it pertains to the proposed project. Foreign nationals are invited to apply. Researchers planning to work in countries abroad should make great effort to include at least one local collaborator as part of their team.
Application period: grant opportunities have been paused until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic
Newhouse Graduate Newspaper Fellowship for Minorities
The Newhouse Fellowship is one of several graduate-study awards offered by the acclaimed S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. Two fellowships, each worth more than $65,000, are given annually to minority students accepted to the Magazine, Newspaper and Online Journalism master's program. The fellowship combines 18 months of graduate study with a professional internship. Students take courses that develop their abilities in news writing, video and audio, photographs, social media and content management. Fellows must be U.S. citizens and members of an underrepresented minority group with a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 and demonstrated academic engagement. Applications, completed online, include a standard form, personal statement, resume, three letters of recommendation and transcripts.
Application period: November 2020 to January 15, 2021 (early submissions are preferred)
Newman's Own Foundation Fellowship Program
The Newman's Own Foundation Fellowship program is a 12-month paid cohort-based fellowship for recent college graduates who are interested in the nonprofit/philanthropic sector. Fellows spend the year working at a nonprofit/philanthropic organization chosen from the Foundation's portfolio of over 40 grantee organizations in the focus areas of food and nutrition, empowerment, children with life-limiting illnesses, and philanthropy.
To apply, go to https://noffellowship.smapply.io/
Application period: [TBA]
New York City Teaching Fellows
The NYC Teaching Fellows program recruits and prepares high-quality, dedicated individuals to to teach in classrooms that need them most. Fellows engage in a six-week intensive pre-service training program in the summer prior to 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 nyctrainingfellows.org/pre-service-training.
Application period: February 24, 2021 to March 24, 2021 (priority deadline March 10, 2021; applications reviewed on a rolling basis and may close ahead of deadline if capacity is met)
NPR Kroc Fellowship
The NPR Kroc Fellowship is designed to identify and train the next generation of public radio journalists. Three fellows are chosen each year to participate in an intensive program at NPR and member stations. Candidates must have just completed college or graduate school, or have earned a degree no more than one year prior to December 31. They do not need journalism or radio experience but must demonstrate exceptional potential and drive. Fellows receive hands-on training in every aspect of public radio journalism for both radio and the Web. Fellows work primarily at NPR headquarters in Washington D.C.
Application period: October 15, 2020 to December 31, 2020, 8:59 p.m. PT
Phi Kappa Phi Fellowships
The ongoing commitment to excellence of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is reflected in its grants and awards programs. The society awards 50 fellowships of $8,500, six fellowships of $20,000, and two fellowships of $35,000 to members entering their first year of graduate or professional study. Applications are submitted to the local chapter officer for consideration by the society. Each Phi Kappa Phi chapter may select one candidate from its applicant pool to compete for society-wide awards. Selection is based on the applicant's preparation for and promise of success in graduate or professional study as well as acceptance at an approved graduate or professional program.
Application period: December 15, 2020 to April 15, 2021, 9:59 p.m. PT (local chapter application deadline will be approximately two weeks before national deadline)
The Princess Grace Awards Program
The Princess Grace Awards recognize the talent of individual artists in theater, dance and film. All applicants must be U.S. citizens or have obtained permanent resident status. They must be nominated by a department chair/dean or company artistic director.
Application period: January 2021 to May 1, 2021
Nomination and artist statement deadline: February 15, 2021
Full application deadline: May 1, 2021
The Rolex Scholarship provides a hands-on introduction to underwater and other aquatic-related endeavors for a young person considering a career in an underwater-related discipline. Each scholar spends approximately one year working side by side with current leaders in underwater fields. The range of experiences may include active participation in field studies, underwater research, scientific expeditions, laboratory assignments, equipment testing and design, photographic instruction, and other specialized assignments.
Application period: October 2021 to January 15, 2022
San Francisco Fellows Program
The San Francisco Fellows program affords recipients the opportunity to learn about local government while working full time as a city employee. Fellows must have earned an undergraduate degree in the past five years. They participate in learning and development sessions designed to help develop essential workplace skills, enhance understanding of city processes and hone leadership ability. Fellows travel outside of San Francisco to increase their understanding of the larger context of their work. They work together on small group-consulting projects for various city departments.
Application period: December 2021 to January 2022, 11:59 p.m. PT [TBA]
Silver Scholars Program
The Silver Scholars Program is a unique opportunity for ambitious college seniors to pursue a Yale MBA degree immediately after graduation and begin an accelerated career path in any industry. Scholars spend their first year at Yale School of Management developing the basic skills and mindset of a manager through an innovative core curriculum. During the second year, they complete a full-time internship; this extended work experience puts business education into practice, developing leadership skills and giving scholars a competitive advantage as they pursue a permanent position. In the third year, scholars return to campus for the conclusion of the MBA program, taking electives at Yale SOM and elsewhere at the university in the areas that most interest them and support their career goals. International students are welcome to apply.
Round 1 application period: May 2020 to September 15, 2020
Round 2 application period: September 2020 to January 7, 2021
Round 3 application period: January 2021 to April 13, 2021
The SMART Scholarship-for-Service Program was established by the Department of Defense to support undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines. The program aims to increase the number of civilian scientists and engineers working at DOD laboratories. It is open to undergraduate and graduate students. For application details, see https://www.smartscholarship.org/smart?id=kb_article&sys_id=0383c5d6db2a03006bb8f4b40f961956.
Application period: August 1, 2020 to December 1, 2020, 2:00 p.m. PT
Society for Research in Child Development State Policy Fellowship Program
The SRCD offers pre-doctoral and post-doctoral fellowships. The purpose of the program is two-fold: to provide fellows with firsthand, working experience in policy development, implementation and evaluation, and to give fellows insight into the ways research in child development can be used to inform public policy at the state level. Fellows are placed in state executive branch agency offices and work with a placement supervisor. They also receive support from an academic mentor. SRCD will award up to four part-time pre-doctoral state fellowships, and two full-time post-doctoral state fellowships. Candidates must be U.S. citizens and members of SRCD.* They should have a background in early learning and education. A stipend will be provided for each fellow.
*See website for membership form and options.
Application period: December 1, 2020 to February 2021
Letter of intent deadline: January 4, 2021, 8:59 p.m. PT
Finalist full application deadline: end of February 2021
The Swanson Fellowship annually awards fellowships to SIT (School for International Training) Study Abroad program alumni who want to return to the country of their program to pursue further development projects that benefit human rights in that region.
For more information and application form go to the website above.
Spring application period: January 2021 to March 1, 2021, 2:00 p.m. PT
Fall application period: August 2021 to October 1, 2021, 2:00 p.m. PT
Switzer Environmental Fellowship
Switzer is a one-year fellowship given to highly talented graduate students enrolled at schools in New England and California whose studies and career goals are directed toward environmental improvement, and who clearly demonstrate leadership in their field. Fellows come from diverse social, academic and economic backgrounds and are on the leading edge of environmental and social change through efforts in environmental policy, public health, journalism, business and other fields. Fellows are committed to interdisciplinary and cross-sector work, applied results, and collaborative leadership, and may apply from any field of study.
Application period: November 1, 2020 to January 8, 2021, 8:59 p.m. PT
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.
Thermo Fisher Scientific Antibody Scholarship Program
The Thermo Fisher Scientific Antibody Scholarship is a $10,000 award to emerging science scholars. Graduate students or undergraduate students must be enrolled in an accredited college to qualify for this scholarship. 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. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
Application period: December 9, 2020 to May 5, 2021, 9:59 p.m. PT
Waldbaum Archaeological Field School Scholarship
The Waldbaum 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 provides $1,000 to help pay expenses associated with participation in an archaeological fieldwork project (minimum stay of four weeks).
See the website for more information and application.
Application period: December 2020 to March 1, 2021, 9:00 p.m. PT
Washington Bus Summer Fellows
Washington Bus is a 10-week political boot camp for young leaders. Fellows spend the summer in Seattle, managing campaigns, organizing grassroots initiatives, formulating public policy and developing leadership skills. The fellowship is an intensive, intentional, transformative experience for fellows who are ready for public service. Fellows take classes from regional authorities in their fields.
Application period: February 2021 to April 2021, 11:59 p.m. PT [TBA] (priority deadline April 2021, 11:59 p.m. PT [TBA])
Wiesel Prize in Ethics
The Wiesel Prize is an annual essay competition designed to challenge junior and senior college students to analyze 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. Students are required to have a faculty sponsor review their essay and sign the application entry form. Students studying abroad may have professors at their home or abroad institution serve as their faculty sponsor.
For this year's essay question and application process go to the website above.
Application period: September 2020 to February 16, 2021, 5:00 p.m. PT
Wild Gift Fellowship Program
Wild Gift leads emerging social entrepreneurs on a wilderness trip in Idaho and offers them start-up capital ($10,000) and expert mentorship. With wilderness experience as a springboard, the 12-month fellowship provides mentoring, seed funding and a collaborative network of support.
Application period: February 17, 2021 to March 26, 2021, 5:00 p.m. PT