Fellowships

 

2011 Thomas R.Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowships

The Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program provides funding to participants as they are prepared academically and professionally to enter the United States Department of State Foreign Service. To qualify, you must 1) be a senior who expects to enroll in two-year master's degree programs in public policy, international affairs, public administration, or academic fields such as business, economics, political science, sociology, or foreign languages during the 2011-2012 academic year; College juniors can also apply; 2) have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.2; 3) must have an interested in becoming Foreign Service Officers in the U.S. Department of State; and 4) demonstrate financial need as determined by submitting a 2011-12 FAFSA.

Deadline:

February 7, 2011

Amount of Scholarship:

$40,000 per year for the first two years of graduate study

Additional Information:

www.woodrow.org

Contact:

Caryl Loney-McFarlane, Assistant Director, at pickeringgfaf@woodrow.org

 

American-Scandinavian Foundation Award

Must have a well-defined research or study project that makes a stay in Scandinavia essential. U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Must have completed undergraduate education by the start of the project in Scandinavia. The ASF considers it desirable that all candidates have at least some ability in the language of the host country, even if it is not essential for the execution of the research plan. For projects that require a command of one or more Scandinavian (or other) languages, candidates should defer application until they have the necessary proficiency.

Deadline:

Early November

Amount of Scholarship:

Up to $23000 fellowship and $5000 grant

Additional Information:

http://www.amscan.org/study_scandinavia_details.html
University of Miami Office of Academic Enhancement (prestigiousawards@miami.edu)

Contact:

The American Scandinavian Foundation
58 Park Avenue at 38th Street,
New York City, NY 10016

Fannie and John Hertz Foundation Fellowship

Criteria:

 U.S. citizen or permanent resident willing to morally commit to making your skills available to the United States in time of national emergency (see the Moral Commitment section on the web site).

 

 College seniors wishing to pursue a Ph.D. in any of the fields of particular interest to the foundation as well as graduate students already doing so.

 

 Demonstrate qualities the foundation believes are essential ingredients of future professional accomplishment and/or reasonably reliable indicators of future professional success.

 

 Must be students of the applied physical, biological, and engineering sciences.

Deadline:

October

Amount of Scholarship:

Varies

Additional Information:

http://www.hertzfoundation.org
University of Miami Office of Academic Enhancement (prestigiousawards@miami.edu)

Contact:

Fannie and John Hertz Foundation
2456 Research Drive
Livermore, CA 94550-3850
Phone: 925-373-1642
Fax: 925-373-6329

Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowship

Criteria:

 U.S. citizen or national.

 

 Evidence of superior academic achievement.

 

 Committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level.

 

 Enrolled or planning to enroll in a research-based program leading or a Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree at the U.S. educational institution.

 

 Must not have already earned a doctoral degree at any time, in any field.

Deadline:

November

Amount of the Scholarship:

Varies

Additional Information:

http://sites.nationalacademies.org/pga/fordfellowships/

 

University of Miami Office of Academic Enhancement (prestigiousawards@miami.edu)

Contact:

Fellowships Office, Keck 576

National Research Council

500 Fifth Street, NW

Washington, D.C. 20001

Tel: 202-334-2872

Fax: 202-334-3419

E-mail: infofell@nas.edu

Fulbright Scholar Program Grant

Criteria:

 U.S. citizen

 

 Cannot be a Department of State employee and immediate family member of a Department of State employee, or an employee of an agency under contract to the Department of State or perform services related to exchange programs.

 

 Must have at least a bachelor's degree by start of grant. Applicants who hold a completed doctorate may be ineligible (see website for specific details)

 

 Sufficient written and spoken proficiency in the language of the host country to carry out the project required.

Deadline:

August 2 to the Prestigious Awards and Fellowships Office at UM

 

Mid-October: Documents must be received by the Fulbright Scholar Program

Amount of the Scholarship:

Varies

Additional Information:

http://fulbright.state.gov

 

University of Miami Office of Academic Enhancement (prestigiousawards@miami.edu)

Contact:

IIE/Headquarters

809 United Nations Plaza

New York, NY 10017-3580

Tel: 212-984-5330

http://www.iie.org

 

Fulbright Scholar Program Grant

E-mail: fulbright@state.gov

Tel: 202-632-3238

Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Criteria:

 Citizen of any country outside the United Kingdom

 

 Bachelor's degree from a recognized university

 

 Must be admitted to the University of Cambridge, pursuing one of the following full-time residential courses of study research leading to the Ph.D. degree; one-year post graduate degree (e.g., M.Phil., LL.M., Diploma, M.B.A., etc.); two-year M.Sc. degree; or M.B. B.Chir Clinical Studies.

 

 Excellent transcripts with high GPA scores, as well as academic references that demonstrate leadership potential, social commitment, and intellectual ability.

 

 Well prepared of the degree for which you are applying and in compliance with the admission criteria specified by the university.

Deadline:

August 1: materials must be submitted to the Office of Academic Enhancement

 

Mid-December: Applicants invited to interview by the Gates Cambridge Trust will be informed of their status before the end of the month.

Amount of the Scholarship:

Varies

Additional Information:

http://www.gatesscholar.org

 

University of Miami Office of Academic Enhancement (prestigiousawards@miami.edu)

Contact:

Gates Cambridge Trust

3e King's Parade

Cambridge CB2 1SJ

United Kingdom

Tel: +44 1223 338467

Fax: +44 1223 577004

Graduate Degree Fellowships

Applicants must be citizens of the US or citizens of countries within the Center's mandated geographical region, which encompasses

Deadline:

October 15

Amount of Scholarship:

Not Available

Additional Information:

www.eastwestcenter.org

Contact:

East-West Center

Graduate Degree Fellowship

1601 East-West Rd.

Honolulu, HA 96848-1601

 


National Research Council: Research Associateship Programs

Applicants to the Research Associateship Programs must have earned a Ph.D., Sc.D., M.D., D.V.M., or academically equivalent research doctorate before beginning tenure. The NRC makes Research Associateship awards at the Postdoctoral and Senior researcher level and Fellowship awards at the Masters, Doctorate, and Postdoctoral levels.

Deadline:

February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1.

Amount of Scholarship:

$30,000 - $75,000 depending on stipend level and sponsoring laboratory

Additional Information:

http://sites.nationalacademies.org