Non-US Citizen

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.



Clinton

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 Indian citizens are eligible to apply.
National deadline: Monday, January 16, 2017



Alumnae

Alumnae of Northwestern University Graduate Fellowship

The Alumnae of Northwestern University offers this fellowship to full-time graduate students who show promise of achieving distinction in their chosen field and who will bring credit to the university. Criteria for selection include quality of scholarship, leadership, community service, professional experience, and financial need. Special consideration will be given to students who choose a program in pursuit of a career that serves the public good. Northwestern alumni, preferably females, who pursue a terminal master's degree in any field of study are eligible to apply. Applicants may be newly admitted or currently enrolled as full-time students.
Campus deadline:  Noon.  April 27, 2017



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Carnegie Endowment for International Peace James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program

The Carnegie Endowment offers 10-12 one-year fellowships to highly qualified graduating seniors and individuals who have graduated during the past year. Junior Fellows work as research assistants to the endowment’s senior associates. Strong candidates will have significant research experience, rigorous coursework, and a GPA of 3.65 or above. Northwestern may nominate two candidates.
Campus deadline: Monday, December 4, 2017


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Center for the Study of Language and Information Summer Internship

Interns in this eight-week summer program will work closely with a faculty, postdoc, or grad student mentor on an original cognitive-science research project. They will gain experience developing the project, collecting data, and analyzing the results. The focus of the program will be on language, learning, computation, and cognition, with an emphasis on giving students the technical skills they need to complete an independent project. Currently enrolled undergraduates are eligible to apply.
National deadline: winter 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

 

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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

 

EHA

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


MOE Chile

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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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



HFG

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



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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



RFF

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



De Karman

Josephine de Karman Fellowship

De Karman fellowships are open to students in any discipline, including international students, who are currently enrolled in a university or college within the US. Approximately eight fellowships, $22,000 for graduate students and $14,000 for undergraduate students, will be awarded for the regular academic year, paid through the fellowship office of the university in which the recipient is enrolled for study. Study must be carried out only in the US and all funds must be expended in the US. Only third-year undergraduates and candidates for the PhD who will defend by the end of the fellowship year are eligible to apply.
National deadline: Tuesday, January 31, 2017



KSTF

Knowles Science Teaching Foundation (KSTF) Teaching Fellowship

KSTF is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing math and science teachers with professional development, resources and support to improve STEM education. Financial benefits of the fellowship include stipends and grants. In addition to financial benefits, Fellows have the opportunity to to connect with and benefit from being part of a national community of over 300 experienced STEM classroom teachers. Graduating seniors and recent alums are eligible to apply.
National deadline: Sunday, November 27, 2016

 

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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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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

 

One Acre Fund

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



Point

Point Foundation Scholarship

Point Foundation is the nation’s largest higher education scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students. Point’s multifaceted support of its scholarship recipients extends far beyond direct financial contribution toward the cost of their education. Each scholar is paired with a mentor and participates in leadership development programs and events. Applicants must be currently enrolled or intending to enroll in school the following fall, they must also be "out," have strong academic achievements, and a track record of leadership and community involvement for the LGBTQ community.
National deadline: Monday, January 30, 2017



PiAf

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



PiA

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



PiLa

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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Project Horseshoe Farm Fellowship

Project Horseshoe Farm (HSF) is a non-profit based in Greensboro, Alabama, that offers service and support programs for seniors, people with mental illness, and at-risk children. HSF also offers education and leadership-development opportunities for recent college graduates. The 13-month post-baccalaureate fellowship allows students to experientially learn about rural healthcare, K-12 education, non-profit management, and community leadership. Graduating seniors and recent alums are eligible to apply.
National deadline: Sunday, February 12, 2017



Projects for Peace

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



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Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Junior Summer Institutes (JSIs)

The PPIA Fellowship begins with the completion of a Junior Summer Institute (JSI). JSI is an intensive seven-week summer program that focuses on preparing students for graduate programs in public and international affairs and careers as policy professionals, public administrators and other leadership roles in public service. Students who are selected for the JSI Fellowship cohort will study on the campus of one of five participating universities. The JSI curriculum includes economics, statistics, domestic/international policy issues and leadership topics, all designed to sharpen students’ quantitative, analytic and communication skills. Extracurricular activities are included as well. These skills are vital for admission into the top graduate programs in public and international affairs. The successful completion of a JSI is a requirement for PPIA Fellows to qualify for graduate school benefits. Third-year students are eligible to apply.
National deadline: Tuesday, November 1, 2016

 

Schwarzman

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



SHAFR

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



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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