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Opportunities for Seniors

AAUW Selected Professions Fellowship

  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident (women only)
  • Funding for full-time graduate work in the fields of architecture, computer science, engineering, mathematics, law, business and medicine

American-Scandinavian Foundation

  • U.S. citizen
  • Support for study or research that requires residency in Scandinavia

Austrian Teaching Assistants (USTA)

  • U.S. citizen
  • Working knowledge of German
  • One-year teaching English in Austrian schools

Blakemore Freeman Fellowship

  • U.S. citizen
  • Advanced-level language study in East or Southeast Asia

Boren Fellowship

  • U.S. citizen
  • Enrolled in or applying for graduate program at a U.S.  university or college
  • Support for overseas or domestic study in fields critical to national security

Coro Fellowship

  • International students eligible
  • Experiential leadership training program in public affairs

Critical Language Enhancement Award

  • U.S. citizens
  • Three to six months of intensive language study as an enhancement to a Fulbright Grant

Critical Language Scholarship

  • U.S. citizen
  • Fully-funded summer language institutes in thirteen critical languages

DAAD Graduate Study Scholarship

  • International students eligible
  • Scholarship for independent study or Master's degree in Germany

DAAD Graduate Study Scholarship in the Arts

  • U.S or Canada citizen, permanent resident
  • Scholarship for independent study or Master's degree in Germany

Davis Fellows for Peace

  • U.S. citizens, international students 
  • Summer language study at the Middlesbury campuses

Davis Projects for Peace

  • U.S. citizens, international students
  • $10,000 to administer a project for peace anywhere in the world

Davis-Putter Scholarship

  • International students eligible
  • Need-based scholarships for students involved in peace and justice

Echoing Green Fellowship

  • Must be at least 18 years of age - international students eligible
  • Awards to "social entrepreneurs" to create organizations for social change

El Pomar Fellowship

  • Must be a Colorado resident or have a strong connection to Colorado
  • Two-year paid leadership training program

Emerson Hunger Fellowship

  • U.S. citizen
  • Fellowship for potential leaders to develop solutions to ending poverty and hunger

Erasmus Mundus Joint Master's Degree

  • International study program for students who want to pursue a Master's degree

FAO Schwarz Fellowship

  • Eligibility to work in the U.S.
  • Paid two-year placement program in Boston, New York and Philadelphia.

Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowship

  • U.S. citizen and permanent resident
  • Scholarship support for minority students who want to pursue a career in higher education

Freeman-ASIA Scholarship

  • U.S. citizen, permanent resident
  • Assistance for study abroad; first-hand exposure to and understanding of Asia and its people and cultures

French Teaching Assistants (TAPIF)

  • U.S. citizens
  • English teaching assistantships in France

Fulbright National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship

  • U.S. citizen
  • Overseas travel and digital storytelling in up to three countries on a globally significant social or environmental topic

  • U.S. citizen
  • English teaching, research and travel grants in countries all over the world
  • Sufficient proficiency in the written and spoken language of the host country to communicate with the people and to carry out the proposed study

Gaither Junior Fellows Program

  • International students eligible
  • Fellows work as research assistants to professionals working on international affairs in Washington, D.C.

Gates Cambridge Scholarship

  • International students eligible
  • Support to pursue graduate degrees at Cambridge
  • Must be admitted to Cambridge independent of the scholarship application

German Chancellor Fellowship

  • U.S., Russian Federation or Chinese citizens eligible
  • Paid opportunity to spend an extended period of time in Germany gaining leadership skills in an area of career interest

Green Corps

  • U.S. citizens and those with a Visa and work permit are eligible
  • Training in environmental campaigns for those who want to have careers in environmental activism

Greenlining Institute Fellowship

  • Year-long leadership training program in public policy that particularly affects communities of color, and minorities
  • $34,000/year stipend plus benefits

Hertz Foundation Fellowship

  • U.S. citizens, permanent residents
  • Merit-based, consists of a cost-of-education allowance and a personal-support stipend for students who plan for graduate study in the physical and biological sciences, mathematics, or engineering

Humanity in Action Fellowship

  • International students
  • U.S. citizens
  • Intensive summer program in international, race and civil rights in one of five different European cities or Atlanta, Georgia

Japan Exchange and Teaching Program (JET)

  • U.S. citizens
  • Program participants serve in local authorities as well as in public and private elementary, junior and senior high schools in Japan

Killam Fellowship

  • U.S. citizen
  • Experience Canadian culture,study at world-class universities and gain transfer credits

Knight-Hennessy Scholars

  • U.S. citizen, international students
  • Prepares the next generation of global leaders to address the complex challenges facing our world

Korean Teaching Programs (TaLK and EPIK)

  • Citizens from countries whose national language is English
  • Teaching practical English in afterschool programs in rural Korea
  • Assist Korean teachers in their English classes

Luce Scholars

  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • 10-month intensive study and professional placement in an Asian country

Madison Graduate Fellowship

  • U.S. citizen or national
  • Planning to become a teacher of American history or government
  • $24,000 support for graduate work

Marshall Scholarship

  • U.S. citizen
  • Support for exceptional students to study at a British university

Mitchell Scholarship

  • U.S. citizen
  • Scholarship for excellent students to study at an Irish university

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship (NDSEG)

  • U.S. citizen
  • Support for graduate school in the STEM fields

NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship

  • Rewards the Association's most accomplished student-athletes through their participation in NCAA championship and/or emerging sports
  • $7,500 one-time grant 

NIH Intramural Research Training Award & Cancer Research Training Award (IRTA/CRTA)

  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Recent graduates not more than two years out of college and planning to apply for graduate school
  • Opportunity to spend one or two years performing full-time research at the NIH in the medical/dental or pharmacological fields

NIH Oxford-Cambridge Biomedical Scholars Program

  • U.S. citizen
  • Support for pursuit of a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D.

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Support for graduate studies in scientific research, engineering or mathematics

Payne International Development Fellowship

  • U.S. citizens
  • $90,000 in benefits over two years to pursue a graduate degree a a pathway to working for the U.S. Foreign Service

Pickering Graduate Fellowship

  • U.S. citizen
  • Support for graduate students interested in careers in the Foreign Service

Princeton in Africa (PiAf)

  • International students eligible
  • Year-long fellowships working with service-oriented organizations across Africa

Princeton in Asia (PiA)

  • International students eligible
  • Year-long service and teaching-oriented fellowships in Asia

Princeton in Latin America (PiLA)

  • International students eligible
  • Year-long service and non-profit fellowships in Latin America

Rangel Graduate Fellowship

  • U.S. citizen
  • Graduate school support for those interested in careers in the Foreign Service

Rhodes Scholarship

  • U.S. citizen
  • Scholarship for exceptional students to do graduate work at Oxford University

Rotary Global Grant

  • International students eligible
  • Support for graduate studies in six specific areas of education, health and conflict resolution
  • Application must be done through a local Rotary Club

Schwarzman Scholars

  • U. S. citizens, international students 
  • Support for graduate work in China, in the fields of public policy, economics, business or international studies

Scoville Peace Fellowship

  • International students eligible
  • Program to gain Washington, D.C. perspective on peace and security issues
  • 6-9 months as a full-time, paid assistant at a participating organization

Soros Fellowships for New Americans

  • Resident alien, Green Card holder, naturalized citizen or child of two parents who are naturalized citizens are eligible
  • Stipend and support for two years of graduate study

Spanish Teaching Assistants (NALCA)

  • U.S. or Canadian citizens
  • Teaching English language and North American culture in Spain's public schools


  • U.S. citizen, permanent resident
  • Must be undergraduate planning to major in a field of science
  • Summer research opportunities in Boulder, Colorado

SURF/NIST Gaithersburg

  • U.S. citizen, permanent resident
  • Must be undergraduate planning to major in a field of science
  • Summer research opportunities in Gaithersburg, Maryland

Watson Fellowship

  • International students eligible
  • A year of independent international travel and exploration pursuing a personal passion or interest

WW Teaching Fellowship

  • U.S. citizens
  • For those who majored in STEM fields and want to teach at the secondary level in high-need schools
  • Includes admission to a master's program, three-year teaching commitment, stipend, and help obtaining a teaching certificate
Fellowships and Grants
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