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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.

APSA Minority Fellowship – for students of African American, Asian Pacific American, Latino/a, and Native American (federal and state recognized tribes) heritage pursuing a graduate degree in political science. 

Baltic American Freedom Foundation Graduate Scholarship – provides up to $25,000 per year to Lithuanians, Latvians, and Estonians who wish to pursue postgraduate studies in the United States. The scholarship is intended to meet the needs of those who only have partial funding, but it may be received for multiple years.

Beinecke Scholarship Program – for college Juniors pursuing 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.

Council of American Ambassadors International Affairs Fellowship – 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 and academic studies in international affairs, augmenting the practical experience of the State Department internships.  

Environmental Protection Agency STAR Fellowship –  for master’s and doctoral level students in environmental fields of study. 

Foreign Language Studies Fellowship - for  undergraduate and graduate students undergoing training in modern foreign languages and related area or international studies. Apply through an institution partnered with the fellowship.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund-  for undergraduate and graduate students of Hispanic heritage. 

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.

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. 

Marshall Scholarship – for young Americans of high ability to study for a graduate degree in the United Kingdom.

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.

Donald Payne Fellowship – seeks to attract outstanding young people who are interested in pursuing careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The fellowship covers up to $90,000 worth of graduate study, internships and professional development.

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.

Points Foundation Scholarship – Point Foundation empowers promising LGBTQ graduate students to achieve their full academic and leadership potential – despite the obstacles often put before them – to make a significant impact on society.

Public Policy & International Affairs Program – for undergraduate students interested in pursuing a Master’s or joint degree, typically in public policy, public administration, international affairs or a related field. 

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.

Rhodes Scholarship – for outstanding US students age 18-24 who have completed or will soon complete their BA to study in Oxford, England.

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

Soros Fellowship for New Americans – for thirty New Americans, immigrants or the children of immigrants, who are pursuing graduate school in the United States.

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.



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.

Laura Bush Travel Scholarship – for American college students  to conduct brief work in a foreign country related to the mandate of UNESCO – using education, natural sciences, social and human sciences, culture, and/or communication and information to build strong ties among nations.

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellowship – for uniquely qualified graduating seniors and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year to be research assistants at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Public Policy Fellowship – for students who have earned a B.A. and are interested in pursuing a career in public policy. 

Congress – Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals – provides American and German young professionals the opportunity to spend one year in each others’ 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 studying non-Western languages.

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.

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.

Humanity in Action Diplomacy and Diversity Fellowship - for students in graduate programs in the United States, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, the Netherlands, Poland, Turkey and Ukraine to explore the changing international dynamics of diplomacy and diversity. 

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Fellowship for Prospective Leaders – provides prospective leaders from Brazil, China, India, Russia and the USA who have already acquired initial leadership experience with the ability to work on a project they develop with a host in Germany for one year.

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.

Anna Sobel Levy Fellowship – for travel in Israel. Students must have experience in fields of military studies, economic geography, international relations, political science, or history. In addition, he or she must have career goals in the U.S. armed services; the U.S. diplomatic corps; or in international relations, government service or public service in the U.S.

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

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.

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.

Presidential Management Fellowship- for outstanding graduate degree candidates interested in pursuing government leadership.

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.

TALK (Teach and Learn Korea) Fellowship- for undergraduate and graduate students interested in teaching English in Korea.

Teach for China Fellowship- for leaders inside and outside of a classroom interested in teaching in China. The fellowship lasts two years, and attempts to provide education to children in need.

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.