NOTE: The awards below appear in alphabetical order. This list is not comprehensive. Use the databases on our Resources page and your own independent research to find awards not represented here.


American Association of University Women (AAUW) Dissertation Fellowship

The purpose of the AAUW Dissertation Fellowship is to offset a scholar’s living expenses while she completes her dissertation. Dissertation Fellows are not required to study in the United States. Students from any discipline are welcome to apply. Students who are US citizens or permanent residents are eligible to apply.
National deadline: Tuesday, November 15, 2016



AIF Clinton Fellowship for Service in India

The AIF Clinton Fellowship 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, technology and innovation, and public health. Through collaboration and capacity-building, fellows, mentors, and civil society leaders form dynamic partnerships to capacity-build, exchange knowledge and skills, and share a mutual passion for advancing social and economic development. Graduating seniors and recent alums who are US citizens or permanent residents or who are Indian citizens are eligible to apply.
National deadline: Monday, January 16, 2017

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Alfa Fellowship Program

The Alfa Fellowship Program is a distinguished international initiative that each year offers up to 18 accomplished young Americans, Britons, and Germans the opportunity to complete a high-level professional development program in Russia. Over the course of the program, Alfa Fellows complete work placements at leading institutions, attend professional seminars, and receive intensive language training. The fellowship provides a monthly stipend, accommodation, insurance, all program-related travel costs, language training in Russia, and private tutoring in the United States, United Kingdom, or Germany. US, UK, and German citizens between the ages of 25 and 35 are eligible to apply.
National deadline: Thursday, December 1, 2016


American Research Institute in Turkey Summer Fellowships

The American Research Institute in Turkey offers full travel and fellowships for advanced students to participate in the summer program in advanced Turkish language at Boğaziçi University in Istanbul. This intensive program offers the equivalent of one full academic year of study in Turkish at the college level. The fellowships cover round-trip airfare to Istanbul, application and tuition fees, and a maintenance stipend. Full-time students who are US citizens or permanent residents are eligible to apply.
National deadline: Monday, February 6, 2017

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Amgen Scholars

The Amgen Scholars program provides hundreds of selected undergraduate students with the opportunity to engage in hands-on research experience at many of the nation’s premier education institutions, including Caltech, Harvard, and Stanford. A signature component of the program is a mid-summer symposium, held in California, where students hear firsthand from leading scientists working in industry and academia. Second- and third-year students who are US citizens or permanent residents are eligible to apply.
National deadline: dates vary by opportunity


Beinecke Scholarship

The Beinecke Scholarship Program seeks to encourage and enable highly motivated students to pursue opportunities available to them and to be courageous in the selection of a graduate course of study in the arts, humanities and social sciences. Each scholar receives $4,000 immediately prior to entering graduate school and an additional $30,000 while attending graduate school. There are no geographic restrictions on the use of the scholarship, and recipients are allowed to supplement the award with other scholarships, assistantships and research grants. Scholars are encouraged to begin graduate study as soon as possible following graduation from college, and must utilize all of the funding within five years of completion of undergraduate studies. Potential applicants must have a documented history of receiving need-based financial aid during his or her undergraduate years. Third-year students who are US citizens are eligible to apply.
Campus deadline: Monday, February 6, 2017

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Boren Scholarship

Boren Scholarships provide unique funding opportunities for US undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to US interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. In exchange for funding, Boren Scholars commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation. Students who are US citizens are eligible to apply. Contact Stephen Hill at to learn about the campus application process.
Campus deadline: January 2017

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Bridging Scholarship

The Bridging Project offers scholarships to American undergraduates participating in study-abroad programs in Japan. The scholarships are funded by the US-Japan Bridging Foundation through contributions from corporations, private foundations, and individual donors. Students who are US citizens and who are studying in Japan for at least three months are eligible to apply. Applications are accepted twice a year.
National spring deadline: Wednesday, October 11, 2017; National fall and academic year deadline: Tuesday, April 11, 2017


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Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships are designed to encourage original and significant study of ethical or religious values in all fields of the humanities and social sciences, and particularly to help Ph.D. candidates in these fields complete their dissertation work in a timely manner. In addition to topics in religious studies or in ethics (philosophical or religious), dissertations appropriate to the Newcombe Fellowship competition might explore the ethical implications of foreign policy, the values influencing political decisions, the moral codes of other cultures, and religious or ethical issues reflected in history or literature. The Newcombe Fellowships are provided to Ph.D. candidates at American institutions located in the United States who will complete their dissertations during the fellowship year.
National deadline: Tuesday, November 15, 2016



Chateaubriand Fellowship

Offered by the Embassy of France in the United States, the Chateaubriand Fellowship supports four to nine months of research in France for American university students. The fellowship has two programs: one for doctoral students in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and biology-health who aim to initiate or reinforce collaborations, partnerships or joint projects between French and American research teams; and one for doctoral students in the humanities and social sciences who seek to research in France. All Ph.D. students who are not French citizens are eligible to apply.
National deadline: Friday, January 27, 2017



Churchill Scholarship

The Churchill Scholarship provides funding to American students for a year of master’s-level study in science, mathematics, or engineering at the University of Cambridge, based at Churchill College, in the spirit of US-UK scientific exchange. Northwestern may nominate up to two students each year. Scholars often have at least a 3.9 GPA. Students who are US citizens and graduating seniors or have graduated within the last 12 months are eligible to apply.
Campus deadline: Friday, October 6, 2017



Critical Language Scholarship

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully funded overseas summer language and cultural immersion program for American students. CLS provides study opportunities to a diverse range of students at every level of language learning. Students who are US citizens and at least 18 years old are eligible to apply.
National deadline: Wednesday, November 16, 2016


DAAD Research and Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE)

RISE Germany offers undergraduates from North American universities the opportunity to complete a summer research internship at top German universities and research institutions. Students are matched with a host university or institute according to their area of interest. DAAD provides students a monthly stipend for three months to help cover living expenses. German language is not required.
National deadline: Sunday, January 15, 2017

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Echoing Green Fellowship

The Echoing Green Fellowship seeks emerging leaders committed to boldly tackling the most pressing challenges in their communities. The award supports individuals (or two-person teams) with up to $90,000 in stipends and provides leadership development, peer mentorship, and targeted networking opportunities. Applicants who are at least 18 years old, fluent in English, able to work 40 hours per week, and the founders of an independent and autonomous start-up are eligible to apply.
National deadline: Tuesday, October 25, 2016



Economic History Association (EHA) Graduate Dissertation Fellowship

The EHA supports research in economic history through multiple grant programs. Students with approved topics and making progress towards completion are eligible for Dissertation Fellowships.  Students at early stages of dissertation development are not eligible for fellowship support. Applicants must be members of the Association, and dissertation fellowships are not renewable.
National deadline: Sunday, January 15, 2017


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English Open Doors Program in Chile

This program seeks motivated volunteers to serve as English teaching assistants in public middle schools and high schools throughout Chile, helping students develop their listening and speaking skills, as well as encouraging bilingualism and cultural exchange in the context of a government-run, United Nations-sponsored initiative.
National deadline: multiple deadlines

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Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship

Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. Awards will be made for study in research-based Ph.D. or Sc.D. programs; practice-oriented degree programs are not eligible for support. The Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship is intended to support the final year of writing and defense of the dissertation. In addition to the fellowship award, Ford Fellows are eligible to attend the Conference of Ford Fellows, a unique national conference of a select group of high-achieving scholars committed to diversifying the professoriate and using diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. Students who are US citizens, permanent residents, or granted DACA status are eligible to apply.
National deadline: Wednesday, December 7, 2016



Frank Huntington Beebe Fund for Musicians

The Beebe Fund for Musicians provides fellowships for gifted young musicians, generally performers and composers in classical disciplines, who wish to pursue advanced music study and performance abroad, usually in Europe. Enrollment in a school or university is not required unless such study is an essential part of the project. The fund provides financial support for round-trip transportation, living and other expenses. An all-inclusive grant of $22,000 is offered for one year. Students must be less than 30 years of age to be eligible.
National deadline: Monday, December 19, 2016




The Freeman-ASIA program is designed to support U.S.-based undergraduates with demonstrated financial need who are planning to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia. A Freeman-ASIA Award provides need-based funding to assist the recipient with the cost of the study abroad program and related expenses, including airfare, basic living costs, local transportation, books, etc. The program’s goal is to increase the number of U.S. citizens and permanent residents with first-hand exposure to and understanding of Asia and its peoples and cultures. Award recipients are required to share their experiences with their home campuses or communities to encourage study abroad by others and fulfill the program's goal of increasing understanding of Asia in the United States. First-, second-, and third-year students are eligible to apply.
National deadline: multiple deadlines


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Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellowship

The Fulbright-Hays DDRA program provides opportunities to doctoral candidates to engage in full-time dissertation research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies. (Projects focused on Western Europe are not supported.) Students may request funding for a period of no less than six months and no more than 12 months. Students who are US citizens, nationals, or permanent residents who have advanced to candidacy in a relevant field are eligible to apply.
Campus deadline: Monday, February 27, 2017

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Fulbright US Student Program

The Fulbright US Student Program is a funded year of post-baccalaureate research, study, or English teaching in one of 140 countries worldwide. There are two general types of awards: full grants, which fund research projects, university studies, journalism projects, and projects in the creative and performing arts; and English teaching assistantships (ETAs), which are offered in about half of the participating countries. Teaching positions are available at the primary, secondary, and university level, depending upon the country of application. Some, but not all, countries require host-country language skills and teaching experience. Graduating seniors and recent alums who are US citizens are eligible to apply.
Campus deadline: Tuesday, September 5, 2017


Fund for Education Abroad (FEA)

FEA was established as a 501(c)(3) organization in 2010 to address the need for an independent study abroad scholarship provider. FEA is expanding access to study abroad by raising awareness of its benefits to the individual and value to the collective, and by granting scholarships of up to $10,000. Applicants from groups underrepresented in study abroad and those destined for non-traditional locations are given preference in an effort to make the demographics of US undergraduates studying abroad reflect the rich diversity of the US population. Students who are US citizens or permanent residents are eligible to apply.
National deadline: Wednesday, January 11, 2017



Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Gates Cambridge Scholarships are awarded to outstanding applicants from countries outside of the UK to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge. Students must first apply, and be accepted to, the University of Cambridge. The scholarship covers the full cost of study at Cambridge, plus airfare, visa fees, and discretionary funds for conferences, fieldwork, and family allowances. The selection criteria include outstanding intellectual ability, leadership potential, a commitment to improving the lives of others, and a good fit between the applicant’s qualifications/aspirations and the postgraduate program at Cambridge.
National deadline for US citizens: Wednesday, October 12, 2016
National deadline for non-US citizens: Wednesday, December 7, 2016


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Gilman International Scholarship

Funded by the US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Gilman Scholarship offers grants of up to $5,000 to US students of high financial need participating in a credit-bearing study abroad program or internship. The Gilman Scholarship aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries where they go by supporting US undergraduates who might otherwise not consider these unique and valuable opportunities due to financial constraints.
National Spring deadline: Tuesday, October 4, 2016; National summer, fall, and academic year deadline: Tuesday, March 7, 2017


Global Health Corps

Global Health Corps mobilizes a community of emerging leaders to build health equity. They place talented individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds in paid, high-impact roles in NGOs and government agencies in sub-Saharan Africa and the US. During the fellowship year, fellows collaborate, innovate, and create sustainable and impactful change. Applicants from a broad range of sectors and disciplines can apply for up to three positions that match their interests and skills, from project management to monitoring and evaluation, engineering, communications and more. Applicants under 30 years of age are eligible.
National deadline: Wednesday, January 18, 2017


Harry Frank Guggenheim Dissertation Fellowship

These fellowships of $20,000 each are designed to contribute to the support of the doctoral candidate to enable him or her to complete the thesis in a timely manner and are only appropriate for students approaching the final year of their Ph.D. work. Questions that interest the foundation concern violence and aggression in relation to social change, intergroup conflict, war, terrorism, crime, and family relationships, among other subjects. Dissertations with no relevance to understanding human violence and aggression will not be supported. Priority will also be given to areas and methodologies not receiving adequate attention and support from other funding sources. Applicants may be citizens of any country and studying at colleges or universities in any country.
National deadline: Wednesday, February 1, 2017


Hosteling International Explore the World Travel Scholarship

The Explore the World Travel Scholarship is for aspiring global travelers who want to give back while they experience another culture. Scholarship recipients will receive $2,000 to support a trip that includes an educational or service component. Students who are at least 18 years old and US citizens or permanent residents are eligible to apply.
National deadline: Wednesday, March 15, 2017


Humanity in Action Fellowship

Intensive and demanding, the Humanity in Action Fellowship brings together international groups of university students to explore national histories of discrimination and resistance, as well as examples of issues affecting different minority groups today. The program is highly interdisciplinary and features daily lectures and discussions with renowned academics, journalists, politicians, and activists, as well as site visits to government agencies, non-profit and community organizations, museums, and memorials. The program seeks to highlight different models of action to remedy injustice.
National deadline: Wednesday, January 4, 2017


Joseph L. Fisher Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

In honor of former RFF President Joseph L. Fisher, RFF awards academic fellowships in support of doctoral dissertation research on issues related to the environment, natural resources, or energy. Awardees will be invited to give a presentation of their research at RFF, for which RFF will pay reasonable travel expenses. RFF’s primary research disciplines are economics and other social sciences. Proposals originating in these fields will have the greatest likelihood of success. Proposals from the physical or biological sciences must have an immediate and obvious link to environmental policy matters. This fellowship supports graduate students in the final year of their dissertation research. The fellowship carries a stipend of $18,000, which is intended to be a student's principal source of support.
National deadline: Tuesday, February 28, 2017



Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship

The Kinley Memorial Fellowship supports promising college graduates seeking advanced study in architecture, art, dance, landscape architecture, music, theatre, or urban and regional planning. Awards include one fellowship up to $20,000 in music; one fellowship up to $20,000 in architectural design and history, art and design, dance, instrumental or vocal music, or theatre; and one fellowship up to $9,000 in architecture, art, dance, landscape architecture, theatre, or urban and regional planning. Fourth-year students and recent alums, including graduate-school alums, are eligible to apply.
National deadline: Friday, December 9, 2016


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Luce Scholars Program

The Luce Scholars Program is designed to enhance the understanding of Asia among potential leaders in American society. The program provides stipends, language training, and individualized professional placement in Asia for 15-18 Scholars each year. Seniors, graduate school students, professional school students, and alum in any field who have had limited exposure to Asia are eligible to apply through Northwestern. The Luce Foundation will not accept individual applications submitted directly to the foundation. Applicants must be US citizens and under the age of 30. Successful candidates should have a record of high achievement, outstanding leadership ability, and clearly defined interests with evidence of potential for professional accomplishments. For more information on the campus application process, click here.
Campus deadline: Monday, October 16, 2017



Marshall Scholarship

Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a graduate degree in the United Kingdom for two years (or one year in exceptional cases wherein the student can demonstrate an inability to complete the second year—e.g., evidence of deferral for military deployment or graduate admission). Scholarships include tuition, cost of living stipend, and funds for books, research, and travel to and from the US. Northwestern may nominate a limited number of candidates to each consular region each year. Most applicants granted interviews have at least a 3.85 GPA, and most winners have at least a 3.9 GPA. Graduating seniors and interested applicants who completed their first bachelor's degrees within the past two years and who are US citizens are eligible to apply.
Campus deadline: Tuesday, August 15, 2017



Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship

ACLS invites applications for Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships, which support a year of research and writing to help advanced graduate students in the humanities and social sciences in the last year of PhD dissertation writing. Applicants must be prepared to complete their dissertations within the period of their fellowship tenure. The fellowship may be carried out in residence at the fellow's home institution, abroad, or at another appropriate site for the research. These fellowships may not be held concurrently with any other fellowship or grant. The total award of up to $38,000 includes a stipend plus additional funds for university fees and research support. In addition to the monetary support that the fellowship offers, Dissertation Completion Fellows are able to apply to participate in a seminar on preparing for the academic job market. Students who are no more than six years into their degree program are eligible to apply.
National deadline: Wednesday, October 26, 2016

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Michel David-Weill Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded each year to one American student who wishes to pursue graduate education at Sciences Po. The award covers all expenses over a two-year period, including tuition and cost of living. Students are not required to have any prior knowledge of French, as both French and English tracks are offered for nearly all degree programs. This scholarship targets candidates interested in studying political science, international relations, economics, history, law, or sociology. Generally, applicants should have a GPA above 3.8 to be considered. Northwestern may nominate one graduating senior for this award. Because the master’s program application is due November 30, 2016, students should be preparing the two applications simultaneously. Do not wait for the results of the scholarship competition to begin your master’s program application.
Campus deadline: Monday, November 14, 2016



Mitchell Scholarship

Sponsored by the US-Ireland Alliance, the Mitchell Scholarship program supports one year of post-graduate study in any discipline offered by select institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Applicants are judged on scholarship, leadership, and sustained commitment to community and public service. The scholarship provides tuition, accommodation, and a stipend for living expenses and travel ($1250/month). Graduating seniors must receive Northwestern’s endorsement to apply. Alums apply without endorsement, but may seek advice from our office. Most applicants granted interviews have at least a 3.85 GPA, and most winners have at least a 3.9 GPA. Interested applicants who have not yet reached their 30th birthdays and who are US citizens are eligible to apply.
Campus deadline: Tuesday, August 15, 2017


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National Academy of Education (NAEd)/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship

The Dissertation Fellowship Program seeks to encourage a new generation of scholars from a wide range of disciplines and professional fields to undertake research relevant to the improvement of education. These $27,500 fellowships support individuals whose dissertations show potential for bringing fresh and constructive perspectives to the history, theory, analysis, or practice of formal or informal education anywhere in the world. Fellowships are not intended to finance data collection or the completion of doctoral coursework, but rather to support the final analysis of the research topic and the writing of the dissertation. For this reason, all applicants must document that they will have completed all pre-dissertation requirements by the start of the fellowship and must provide a clear and specific plan for completing the dissertation within a one or two-year time frame.
National deadline: fall 2017

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One Acre Fund Post-Graduate Fellowship

In partnership with the Buffett Institute, the One Acre Fund offers a post-graduate international development fellowship based in East Africa for Northwestern graduates. One Acre Fund is a growing social enterprise serving farmers throughout East Africa. This two-year, paid Junior Program Associate position includes potential roles in programming, finance, and operations. Graduating seniors are eligible to apply.
Deadline: Thursday, December 15, 2016


Princeton in Africa

Princeton in Africa develops young leaders committed to Africa’s advancement by offering yearlong fellowship opportunities with a variety of organizations that work across the African continent. Depending on the organizations where they are placed, fellows will begin work between June and September 2017 and will complete their fellowships between June and September 2018. Prior experience in Africa is not required.
National deadline: Sunday, October 30, 2016


Princeton in Asia

Founded by Princeton University students in 1898, Princeton in Asia (PiA) has long been driven by a mission to foster mutual appreciation and cultural understanding by connecting service-minded graduates and partner organizations in Asia through immersive work experiences that transform perspectives and cultivate long-lasting friendships. It is PiA’s vision that, through extended exposure to Asian workplaces and cultures, fellows will develop a life-long appreciation for and engagement in this part of the world. PiA offers service-oriented posts in the fields of education, international development, journalism, and business, with a majority of fellows working as English teachers at universities and high schools.
National deadline: Friday, November 11, 2016


Princeton in Latin America

Princeton in Latin America is a nonprofit organization that partners with nonprofits throughout Latin America to match them with young public-sector professionals seeking yearlong fellowships in development work. Past fellowships have focused on such subjects as microfinance and entrepreneurship in Chile, Mexico, and Colombia; malnutrition alleviation in Guatemala; conservation in the Peruvian Amazon; research on human-rights issues in Chile; and women and children’s healthcare in Bolivia, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic.
National deadline: Monday, November 7, 2016

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Projects for Peace

The Projects for Peace program enables undergraduates around the country to design grassroots “projects for peace” that use a summer to address global social issues. The grant provides up to $10,000 for a summer project focused on some dimension of enabling peace in a global world. At Northwestern, the Office of Fellowships facilitates the grant process. One Northwestern student is awarded the Projects for Peace grant each year. First-, second-, and third-year students are eligible to apply.
Campus deadline: Monday, January 23, 2017



Rhodes Scholarship

The Rhodes Scholarship provides full financial support to pursue a degree or degrees at the University of Oxford in the UK. Northwestern may nominate a limited number of candidates per district each year. Most applicants granted interviews have at least 3.85 GPA, and most winners have at least a 3.9 GPA. Graduating seniors and alums who have not yet reached their 24th birthdays and who are US citizens are eligible to apply.
Campus deadline: Tuesday, August 15, 2017



Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program

The Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program sends 15 Americans on an 8- or 11-month professional development program in Germany. The program is comprised of three main components: customized professional assignments, seminars, and German language training. Each professional assignment has a maximum duration of 3 months. Seminars focus on contemporary German and European issues as well as the Fellows’ further professional development. German language training begins with a private tutor in the US and is followed by full-time classes in Germany before the professional assignments and seminar series begin. Benefits include a monthly stipend, all program-related travel costs, and German language training as needed. Fellows are chosen from the fields of public policy and administration, foreign and security policy, urban and regional planning, business, journalism and communications, law, or cultural and arts management. Knowledge of German is not required at the time of application. US citizens who are 40 years of age or younger are eligible to apply.
National deadline: Tuesday, November 1, 2016


Schwarzman Scholars

Schwarzman Scholars provides the world’s best and brightest students with the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and professional networks through a one-year master’s degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing, one of China’s most prestigious universities. Students live and study together on the campus of Schwarzman College and pursue degrees in one of three disciplines: public policy, economics and business, or international studies. In an environment of intellectual engagement, professional development and cultural exchange, students learn from one another and pursue their academic disciplines while building their leadership capacities. This experience will expand students’ understanding of the world and create a growing network of global leaders for the future. Chinese language skills not required. Enrolled students must be endorsed by Northwestern. Graduating seniors and recent alums are eligible to apply.
Campus deadline for enrolled Northwestern students w/ US citizenship or citizenship of a country other than China: Friday, September 1, 2017
National deadline for US citizens and citizens of countries other than China: Thursday, September 28, 2017 
National deadline for Chinese citizens: Wednesday, May 31, 2017


Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR) Dissertation Completion Fellowship

SHAFR will make two, year-long awards, in the amount of $25,000 each, to support the writing and completion of the doctoral dissertation in each academic year. Applicants should be candidates for the PhD in a humanities or social science doctoral program (most likely history), must have been admitted to candidacy, and must be at the writing stage, with all substantial research completed by the time of the award. Applicants should be working on a topic in the field of U.S. foreign relations history or international history, broadly defined, and must be current members of SHAFR.
National deadline: Saturday, April 1, 2017


ThinkSwiss Research Scholarship

ThinkSwiss encourages collaboration between Swiss and US students and academics in a variety of fields. The scholarship is open to outstanding students in all fields with an interest in conducting research or participating in a summer school course in Switzerland. The program provides a monthly scholarship of approximately $1,100 for a period of two to three months. Currently enrolled second-, third-, and fourth-year students as well as graduate students at US universities are eligible to apply.
National deadline: Tuesday, January 31, 2017


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Truman Scholarship

As the living memorial to our thirty-third President, the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation supports the graduate education and professional development of outstanding young people committed to public-service leadership. Along with providing scholarships for graduate school, the Foundation operates a weeklong program for each new class of Truman Scholars that builds community among them and ensures deep mentoring from more seasoned scholars. Scholars are also placed in positions with the federal government or with nationally focused nonprofit organizations upon graduation and before graduate school. Applicants must have academic records commensurate with their proposed graduate degree programs. Third-year students who are US citizens are eligible to apply.
Campus deadline: Monday, November 28, 2016

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UK Summer Fulbright

The US-UK Fulbright Commission offers special Summer Institutes for US citizens to come to the UK. The summer programs provide the opportunity for US undergraduates to come to the UK on a three-, four-, five-, or six-week academic and cultural summer program. Participants will get the opportunity to experience an exciting academic program at a highly regarded UK university, explore the culture, heritage, and history of the UK, and develop their academic ability by improving presentation, research, and communication skills. First- and second-year students who are at least 18 years old and have at least a 3.7 GPA and who are US citizens are eligible to apply.
National deadline: Thursday, February 23 or Sunday, February 26, 2017



Wenner-Gren Dissertation Fieldwork Grant

Dissertation fieldwork grants are awarded to aid doctoral or thesis research. The program supports basic research in anthropology and to ensure that the discipline continues to be a source of vibrant and significant work that furthers our understanding of humanity's cultural and biological origins, development, and variation, and particularly welcomes proposals that employ a comparative perspective, can generate innovative approaches or ideas, and/or integrate two or more subfields. There is no preference for any methodology, research location, or subfield. The maximum amount of the grant is US $20,000. Doctoral students are eligible to apply.
National Deadline: Monday, May 1, 2017, and Tuesday, November 1, 2017



Whitaker International Fellowship

This program sends young biomedical engineers anywhere outside the US or Canada to conduct academic or scientific research in a university or laboratory, pursue coursework at a foreign academic institution, or intern at a public-policy, industrial or non-profit setting. The award pays for round-trip international airfare, a monthly stipend, and any tuition fees involved. Awards typically begin between August 1 and October 1, but may begin as early as July 1 of the competition year, and as late as June 30 of the following year, as long as the start date allows the grantee sufficient time to complete the academic-year grant-length requirement. Interested applicants who are US citizens or permanent residents and graduating seniors, currently enrolled in a graduate or doctoral program, or currently employed with a degree no higher than a master’s degree are eligible to apply.
National deadline: Tuesday, January 24, 2017


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Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women's Studies

The Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies encourages original and significant research about women that crosses disciplinary, regional, or cultural boundaries. The fellowships support the final year of dissertation writing for PhD candidates in the United States, working in the humanities and social sciences, whose work addresses topics of women and gender in interdisciplinary and original ways. The most competitive applications include not only a clear, thorough, and compelling description of the candidate’s work, but also evidence of an enduring interest in and commitment to women’s issues and scholarship on women and gender. Fellows receive $5,000 to be used for expenses connected with completing their dissertations, such as research-related travel, data work/collection, and supplies.
National deadline: Saturday, October 15, 2016

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Yenching Academy of Peking University Scholarship

The Academy, founded in 2014, offers full scholarships for outstanding students from around the world to pursue a master's degree in China studies. Courses are taught in English, so there is no requirement of Chinese language proficiency. The program is located in the center of the Peking University campus, and is designed to ensure that Yenching Scholars are fully integrated into life at China's premier university.  Each class will consist of 120 to 150 outstanding young people from around the world, with approximately 80% from outside of China, and 20% from mainland China. Yenching Scholars will be a diverse group of talented young leaders who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership, innovative thought, and a commitment to the betterment of society. Graduating seniors and recent alums are eligible to apply.
Campus deadline: Monday, November 14, 2016