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For Academic Study

Abe Fellowship – provides U.S. and Japanese citizens with 3-12 months of full-time support for international multidisciplinary research on topics of pressing global concern.

American-Scandinavian Foundation Fellowships and Grants – funding for Scandinavians to undertake study or research programs in the United States for up to one year.

American Association of University Women International Fellowships – awarded to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents for full-time graduate and postgraduate studies at accredited U.S. institutions.

Beinecke Scholarship Program – for college juniors to support of graduate study in the arts, humanities, and the social sciences; also supports African students to pursue graduate study in conservation or wildlife ecology at a university in the United States.

Humane Studies Fellowship – supports current or prospective full-time graduate from anywhere in the world in a variety of fields, including economics, philosophy, law, political science, history, and sociology.

Japan Student Services Organization Scholarships for International Students in Japan – funding for non-Japanese students to study at a university in Japan on a full or short-term basis.

Japan/World Bank Graduate Studies Program  – funding for scholars from developing countries to pursue graduate studies at one of the World Bank’s partner or preferred university graduate programs.

Jacob K. Javits Fellowships Program – funding for U.S. citizens with demonstrated academic achievement, financial need, and exceptional promise to undertake study in selected fields of the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

Edmund S. Muskie Graduate Fellowship – brings emerging leaders in key professional fields from Eurasia to the United States for one to two years of graduate study.

Organization of American States (OAS) Academic Scholarships – scholarships for citizens of OAS member states to pursue graduate or doctoral degrees, as well as graduate research.

Thomas R. Pickering Undergraduate and Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowships – mentoring, professional development, and financial support for undergraduate and graduate students in academic programs relevant to international affairs, political and economic analysis, administration, management, and science policy.

Charles B.  Rangel International Affairs Program – supports U.S. citizens through two years of graduate study, internships and professional development activities, and entry into the Foreign Service, particularly  minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need

Rotary Peace Fellowships – fellowships for master’s level studies offered annually at one of five Rotary Peace Centers.

Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation – merit-based award offered to U.S. citizens and U.S. nationals with junior-level academic standing who want to prepare for a career in public service by attending graduate school in the U.S. or abroad.

Dolores Zorhab Liebmann Fund – fellowships for U.S. citizens in any recognized field of the humanities, social sciences, or natural sciences, as well as funding for independent research projects carried out in the United States. 


For Work or Travel

Alfa Fellowship Program – places American, British, and German young professionals in work assignments at organizations in Russia in the fields of business, economics, journalism, law, public policy and related areas.

American India Foundation -Clinton Fellowship for Service – pairs American and Indian young professionals with credible NGOs and social enterprises in India in order to accelerate impact and create effective projects that are replicable, scalable, and sustainable.

Boren Fellowships – supports U.S. citizens in language study and research in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests

Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program – offers accomplished young Americans the opportunity to complete a professional development program in Germany, including customized work placements, professional seminars, and German language training.

Congress – Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals – provides American and German young professionals the opportunity to spend one year in each other’s countries, studying, interning, and living with hosts on a cultural immersion program.

Coro Fellowships – offers diverse, talented individuals the chance to participate in a series of full-time projects in public affairs, including a final independent project of the Fellow’s choosing.

Critical Language Scholarship Program – offers an overseas language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students.

Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD) German Academic Exchange Service – offers fellowships for study and research in Germany for undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students, as well as faculty.

Dorot Foundation Fellowship - offers American and Canadian Jews between the ages of 22-29 the chance to to live in Israel and to develop a sophisticated understanding of Israeli society.

Émigré Memorial German Internship Program – provides U.S. and Canadian students with internships at a German state parliament.

Erasmus Mundus Scholarships  – offers scholarships, exchanges, and academic cooperation programs to students, doctoral candidates, teachers, researchers and university staff from any part of the world.

Alan R. and Barbara D. Finberg Fellowship – Established in memory of Alan R. and Barbara D. Finberg, early supporters of Human Rights Watch, this fellowship is open to recent graduates (at the Master’s level) in the fields of law, journalism, international relations, or other relevant studies. 

Fulbright Program – offers U.S. citizens grants to study, teach, and conduct research abroad and non-U.S. citizens the opportunity to study, teach, and conduct research in the United States.

William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship for Minority Students – provides fellowships to American undergraduate and graduate students of color who demonstrate academic excellence and need.

Samuel Huntington Public Service Award – stipends for graduating college seniors, U.S. citizens and non-citizens who graduate from a U.S. college or university, to pursue one year of public service anywhere in the world.

Charles G. Koch Summer Fellow Program – offers undergraduate and graduate students, as well as graduates, a paid public policy internship with career and policy seminars.

Luce Scholars Program – provides stipends, language training, and individualized professional placement in Asia for college seniors, graduate students, and young professionals.

Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders – brings promising young African leaders under the age of 35 to U.S. universities for a six-week academic and leadership institute in business and entrepreneurship; civic leadership; or public management.

Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowship – offers support to graduate students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences who are enrolled in PhD programs in the United States and conducting dissertation research on non-US topics.

Mitchell Scholars Program – scholars between the ages of 18 and 30 are chosen annually for one year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship – recent college and grad school graduates spend six to nine months in Washington, DC as paid full-time junior staff members at the participating organization of their choice.

Social Science Research Council Fellowships – fellowships, grants, and prizes for research and dissertations.

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Fellowship for Prospective Leaders – prospective leader from Brazil, China, India, Russia or the USA who have already acquired initial leadership experience a year working on a project they develop with a host in Germany.