Here is a list of the most popular and relevant fellowships we support here at the Institute.

Note that some of these fellowships can be in conjunction with our professional immersion programs, study abroad, and the summer language programs at the Institute and at Middlebury College.

AIF Clinton Fellowship

Description: AIF's Clinton Fellowship is an immersive volunteer service program training and placing young professionals to support development organizations in India. Through service and fieldwork, Fellows learn about inclusive leadership in the fields of education, livelihoods, and public health. Fellows support grassroots organizations at a crucial moment of scalability through capacity building and skill sharing.

Award: Funded program that trains, supports, and matches Fellows with partner organizations in India for 10-month service projects.

Eligibility: Open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents or Indian citizens aged 21-34, with a Bachelor's degree.

Deadline: Late January

Alfa Fellowship

Description: The fellowship places up to three German and 15 American and British young professionals in work assignments at leading organizations in Russia in the fields of business, economics, journalism, law, public policy and related areas. The program includes intensive Russian language training.

Award: Fellows receive a monthly stipend, language training, program-related travel costs, housing and insurance.

Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S., U.K. or German citizens aged 25–35, with a graduate degree or equivalent training in their field; Russian proficiency is preferred.

Deadline: Mid-November

Boren Fellowship

Description: Fellows study critical languages, as well as conduct research and/or intern in-country. Applicants should identify how their projects and academic/career goals will contribute to U.S. national security, broadly defined, and should be prepared to serve in a U.S. government position post-fellowship.

Award: Up to $24,000, plus limited funding for domestic language study. Overseas program must be at least 12 weeks in duration and no more than one year.

Eligibility: U.S. citizens only. Must stay in student status at the MA level throughout grant period.

Deadline: Late January

Catholic Relief Services Fellowship

Description: For those interested in a career in international relief and development. Overseas assignments are for 8-12 months, and country programs vary in focus: agriculture, health, peacebuilding, education, microfinance, or a combination.

Award: $23,500 stipend, cost of living adjustment, housing, round-trip travel, health insurance

Eligibility: Applicants must hold a graduate degree in a field relevant to international development, be proficient in French, Spanish, Portuguese, or Arabic and have at least 12 months overseas experience in developing countries.

Deadline: Early November. Priority review deadline Early October.

Critical Language Scholarship

Description: Scholars study at intensive summer language institutes in-country in 13 languages deemed critical by the U.S. government.

Award: Round-trip transportation, tuition, room and board, health benefits, and applicable visa fees.

Eligibility: U.S. citizens only. Must be enrolled at an accredited U.S. undergraduate or graduate degree-granting program.

Deadline: Mid-November

Davis Projects for Peace

Description: Fellows design and implement grassroots peacebuilding projects during the summer.

Award: $10,000

Eligibility: Must be an Institute student (or attend a UWC Scholar school or other school with a special ongoing relationship with the Davis family).

Deadline: Mid-February (on-campus deadline in January)

Edmund Hillary Fellowship

Description: The fellowship provides exceptional entrepreneurs, investors and startup teams with a platform to incubate global impact ventures from Aotearoa, New Zealand.

Award: Eligibility for the Global Impact Visa to New Zealand.

Eligibility: Entrepreneurs and investors at all stages of their careers working on positive global impact solutions are eligible to apply. Individuals & teams from all over the world may apply.

Deadline: Early September

Emerging Markets Development Advisors Program

Description: Fellows contribute to emerging market business development by using their knowledge of business management practices to identify business solutions in diverse situations while working on a USAID project for one year in a developing country.

Award: Grant covers living, housing and transportation allowance, language training, health insurance and round-trip airfare from the US.

Eligibility: U.S. citizens only. Exception: non-U.S. citizens are eligible if there is a position open in their country of nationality. Current students or alumni who have graduated within the last five years.

Deadline: Mid-June

English Language Fellowship Program

Description: A U.S. Department of State public diplomacy initiative that sends talented, highly qualified U.S. TESOL professionals to work at academic institutions around the world.

Award: Ten-month assignment, $30,000 stipend, additional living allowance, round-trip travel, health benefit plan, and program activities allowance

Eligibility: U.S. citizen, MA TESOL, classroom TESOL teaching experience (two years preferred)

Deadline: Rolling. Most projects are posted in February for September to June assignments, though there are also off-cycle fellowships running from February to November.

Freeman East Asia Internship Fellowship 

Description: $5,000 awards to support students as Freeman Foundation Fellows, to undertake internship or practica in East Asia during the academic year or summer.  

Award: $5,000 Freeman East Asia Internship Award 

The recipients of the lump-sum cash prize will be selected by a faculty committee on a competitive basis, with priority consideration given to applicants with an internship offer in hand. 

Eligibility

  • Fellows should have secured a position for an internship or practicum that is at least six weeks in duration and part of the student’s degree program. J-term internships or practica are not eligible as they do not meet the minimum duration requirement 
  • Non-U.S. citizens are eligible; however, this funding cannot be used for students returning to their home country. 
  • Students must be currently enrolled during their fellowship. 
  • Students who receive the Freeman award must be in good academic standing.  
  • Students should be able to demonstrate financial need.  

Deadline:  

  • September 1: Fall semester internships/practica 
  • November 10: Spring semester internships/practica 
  • April 13: Summer internships/practica 

Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship

Description: This fellowship provides opportunities for U.S. citizens to serve in professional placements in a foreign government ministry or institution in partner governments, and also includes an independent academic study/research component.

Award: Round-trip transportation, room, board, incidentals and health benefits. Relocation and research allowance.

Eligibility: U.S. citizens by application deadline. Must have applicable MA by start of program (September) and at least two years of policy-related work experience.

Deadline: Early October

Fulbright TEFL Advisor Scholarship

Description: These grants provide qualified TEFL teachers or professors with the opportunity to spend one year as Academic Advisors of the Fulbright English Teaching Assistants (ETA) program. Advisors work with the American ETAs and their counterpart Taiwanese Local English Teachers (LETs). 

Award:

  • Monthly stipend of NT$60,000 – NT$80,000 (Depends upon the degree and qualifications of the grantee) 
  • A Round-trip airfare between Taiwan and US. 
  • National Health Insurance 
  • Travel reimbursement for the transportation costs incurred in traveling between locations; Hotel reimbursement up to NT$2500 per night due to business travel between locations. 

Eligibility:

A. Applicants with a Master’s degree and TEFL teaching experience are eligible who: 

  • Currently teach or conduct research in TEFL in an institution in Taiwan or other English speaking country. 
  • Hold official citizenship from Taiwan or from a native English speaking country. 
  • Are native English speakers or fluent in English 

B. Applicants with a Ph.D. degree, who hold official citizenship from Taiwan or are from a native English speaking country, are eligible who: 

  • Have been in a relevant field of English teaching experiences for more than 2 years.

OR 

  • Have held the rank of assistant professor (or its equivalent) or higher for at least two years, and are affiliated with a university or research institution in Taiwan or other English speaking country. 

Deadline: February 15, 2019

Fulbright U.S. Student Program: Academic Research

Description: Applicants design their own research projects and typically work with advisors at foreign universities and/or NGOs. Length varies based on country.

Award: Round-trip transportation, room, board, incidentals, and health benefits. Some countries provide dependent benefits.

Eligibility: U.S. citizens only. Must have BA before grant begins.

Deadline: Early October (on-campus deadline in September)

Fulbright U.S. Student Program: English Teaching Assistantship

Description: Assistants teach English abroad for one academic year. The age and academic level of students varies by country, ranging from kindergarten to university.

Award: Round-trip transportation, room, board, incidentals, and health benefits. Some countries provide dependent benefits.

Eligibility: U.S. citizens only. Must have BA before grant begins.

Deadline: Early October (on-campus deadline in September)

Fulbright-National Geographic Fellowship

Description: The fellowship provides opportunities for U.S. citizens to participate in an academic year of overseas travel and digital storytelling in up to three countries on a globally significant theme.

Award: Round-trip transportation, room, board, incidentals and health benefits.

Eligibility: U.S. citizens of all ages and from all backgrounds are eligible to apply. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated experience and talent in digital storytelling. Candidates must have completed at least an undergraduate degree by the commencement of the Fulbright award.

Deadline: Mid-October

Gloria Barron Wilderness Society Scholarship

Description: The Gloria Barron Wilderness Society Scholarship seeks to encourage individuals who have the potential to make a significant positive difference in wilderness protection in the United States. The Gloria Barron Wilderness Society Scholarship is available to qualified graduate students. It is created in honor of Gloria Barron, dedicated educator and tireless advocate for wilderness protection, and administered by The Wilderness Society, a leading conservation organization based in Washington, D.C. We strongly encourage proposals relating to climate change, as well as other topics regarding wilderness conservation.  

Award: The scholarship amount varies from year to year. Historically, awards of $10,000 have been given to graduate students to support their research and preparation of a paper on an aspect of wilderness. 

Eligibility:

  • Be currently enrolled in an accredited graduate institution in North America;
  • Have strong academic qualifications;
  • Have academic and/or career goals focused on making a significant positive difference in the long-term protection of wilderness in the United States. Graduate students in natural resources management, law or policy programs are strongly encouraged to apply.

Deadline: Applications Accepted Late-January through Mid-April

Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship

Description: Fellows are selected twice a year to spend six to nine months in Washington, D.C., serving as full-time junior staff members working on peace and security issues at the participating organization of their choice.

Award: Salary of $3,100 and benefits, travel expenses to Washington, D.C., $1,000 stipend for professional development. Networking opportunities with policy experts and alumni, mentoring from a board member and a former fellow.

Eligibility: Students must have completed their undergraduate degrees by the time the fellowship starts. Non-U.S. citizens in the U.S. already can apply as long as they can obtain the proper work visa.

Deadline: Fall: Early January / Spring: Early October

International Fellowships

Description: International Fellowships provides support for women pursuing full-time graduate or postdoctoral study in the U.S. who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. A limited number of awards are available for study outside of the U.S. (excluding the applicant’s home country) to women who are members of Graduate Women International. Preference is given to women who show prior commitment to the advancement of women and girls through civic, community, or professional work.

Award:

  • Master’s/first professional degree: $18,000 
  • Doctoral: $20,000
  • Postdoctoral: $30,000

Eligibility:

  • Have citizenship in a country other than the U.S. or possession of a nonimmigrant visa if residing in the U.S. Women who are currently, or expect to be during the fellowship year, a U.S. citizen, U.S. permanent resident, or dual citizen with the U.S. and another country are not eligible.
  • Hold an academic degree (earned in the U.S. or abroad) equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree completed by November 15, 2019.
  • Intend to devote herself full-time to the proposed academic plan during the fellowship year
  • Intend to return to her home country to pursue a professional career
  • Be proficient in English. Unless the applicant can verify that her native language is English (written statement required), that she received her secondary diploma or undergraduate degree from an English-speaking institution (transcript required), or that she will have completed one semester of full-time study in her discipline at an English-speaking college or university between November 2017 and November 2019 (transcript required), she must upload a recent ETS TOEFL* (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score. Institutional TOEFL scores and other English proficiency test scores (such as IELTS) will not be accepted. Minimum score acceptable: 550 for Paper-Based Test (TOEFL PBT, no older than October 2017); 79 for Internet-Based Test (TOEFL iBT, no older than November 2017); 60 for Revised TOEFL Paper-Delivered Test (no older than November 2017).
  • Master’s/first professional degree and doctoral applicants must have applied by November 15, 2019, to an accredited institution of study for the period of the fellowship year and must indicate the name of the institution in the International Fellowship application.
  • Master’s/first professional degree fellowships are intended for master’s or professional degree-level programs such as J.D., M.F.A., L.L.M., M.Arch., or medical degrees such as M.D., D.D.S., etc.
  • Doctoral fellowships are intended for doctorate degrees, such as Ph.D. or Ed.D.
  • Postdoctoral applicants must provide proof of their doctorate degree; hold a doctorate classified as a research degree (e.g., Ph.D., Ed.D., D.B.A., D.M.) or an M.F.A. by November 15, 2019; and indicate where they will conduct their research.
  • Master’s/first professional degree and doctoral applicants must be enrolled in a U.S. accredited institution located in the U.S. during the fellowship year.
  • A limited number of awards are available to GWI members for study or research in any country other than their own. Note that foreign branches of U.S. institutions are considered outside of the U.S.
  • Applicants must be conducting a full year of study or research. International Fellowships do not provide funding for a partial year of study or research. Programs ending prior to April of the fellowship year are not eligible.
  • Master’s/first professional degree and doctoral fellowships support traditional classroom-based courses of study at colleges or universities. This fellowship program does not provide funding for distance-learning or online programs or for degrees heavily dependent on distance-learning components. Final decisions about what constitutes distance learning under these fellowships will be made by AAUW.

Deadline: Mid-November

Jan Knippers Black Human Rights Protection Fellowship Award

Description: The Jan Knippers Black Human Rights Protection Fellowship Award is funded by the Jan Knippers Black Fund for Human Rights Protection which was established in 2018 in the name of Professor Jan Knippers Black – writer, teacher, and life-long campaigner for human rights.

Service assigned and accepted by the recipient may be at AIUSA headquarters in New York or Washington, DC or elsewhere in any voluntary undertaking deemed helpful to AI such as,

  • Human rights monitoring: Monitor newspapers, online outlets, and social media, as well as reports from partners on a daily basis.
  • Basic research tasks: With guidance from the team, carry out desk research on specific issues and developments and share findings with the team.
  • Database management: Maintain and update logs on human rights violations and abuses, as well as on individuals at risk.
  • Administrative support: Assist with tasks such as filing, mailing, event management, and maintaining contact databases.

Award: The chosen candidate will be volunteering for Amnesty International USA for a minimum of four months/one academic term. A stipend of $2,000 is included with the offer. The recipient is responsible for travel to and from work site and room and board while on assignment.

Subject to AIUSA permission, students may use their learning experience as material for credit-bearing immersive learning or other practicum. Students on academic loans, the funds would be applied to the holder of the debt. The Fellowship will be awarded annually at the Fund’s Human Rights Speakers Series public program and the recipient will receive a $2,000 stipend.

Eligibility: MIIS students, particularly second-year students. Alumni of MIIS are also eligible to apply.

Deadline: Early March. 

Please direct questions about this opportunity to Carolyn Taylor Meyer, Director of Immersive Professional Learning and Special Programs at 647-6417, cmeyer@miis.edu.

NNSA Graduate Fellowship Program (NGFP)

Description: Fellows work on programs to counter nuclear proliferation and maintain nuclear security in the National Nuclear Security Administration.

Award: One year of full-time employment, salary and benefits.

Eligibility: Must be a U.S. citizen eligible for security clearance, enrolled in or have completed MA program within 18 months, must have a GPA minimum of 3.2.

Deadline: Early October

Point Foundation

Description: Point Foundation empowers promising lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer students to achieve their full academic and leadership potential – despite the obstacles often put before them – to make a significant impact on society.

Award: Point Scholarships are awarded on a “last provider” basis, meaning that Point fills in the gaps and provides funds not provided by other scholarships, grants, loans, work/study programs, etc. It is the responsibility of those selected as Point Scholars to annually secure as much other funding as possible.

Eligibility:

Point Foundation considers many factors when assessing scholarship applicants, including:

  • A proven track record of leadership and community involvement
  • Strong academic achievement
  • Working for the betterment of the LGBTQ community
  • Financial need

Eligible applicants also:

  • Must be enrolled or intending to enroll at an accredited college or university based in the United States, including Hawaii and Alaska, in the fall of 2020. Students enrolled or intending to enroll in a college or university in a United States territory are NOT eligible.
  • Must be “out” as a person who identifies as a member of the LGBTQ community.
  • Must be enrolled full-time for the full academic year.
  • Must be enrolled in a degree-granting undergraduate or graduate/ doctoral program. Post-doctoral research programs are not eligible.
  • Students studying at community colleges, online programs, or trade schools, are NOT eligible. [But, if you are a community college student, check out our Community College Scholarship]
  • Community college students must be transferring to a four-year college or university.
  • Must be at least a senior in high school.
  • If selected as a finalist, the finalist must be in North or Central America on April 23-25 and be available to fly to Los Angeles in order to remain eligible for the scholarship. All travel expenses will be covered by Point.

Deadline: Late January

Presidential Management Fellowship

Description: The PMF Program is a flagship leadership development program at the entry level for advanced degree candidates wishing to work in a U.S. government agency.

Award: One year of full-time employment, salary and benefits, classroom training, and a developmental assignment.

Eligibility: Must meet all graduate degree requirements by August 31 of class year OR Have completed an advanced degree during the previous two years from the opening date.

Deadline: Mid-October

Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship

Description: The Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program offers 15 Americans customized work placements, professional seminars, and German language training. Fellows are from the fields of business administration, cultural management (e.g., museum, theater, orchestra), journalism, law, nonprofit, public policy, and urban planning.

Award: Fellows receive a monthly stipend, language training, program-related travel costs, housing and insurance, and financial support for accompanying spouse and children.

Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens, aged 40 or younger, with a minimum of five years of relevant, full-time work experience in the target fellowship field (excluding internships); graduate degree preferred.

Deadline: Early November

Schwarzman Scholars 

Description: 

Each new cohort of Schwarzman Scholars will join a global network of the world's most talented young leaders, helping to build stronger links between China and a rapidly changing world.  

The Schwarzman Scholars experience is anchored in a rigorous and innovative Master’s of Global Affairs degree program at Tsinghua University, one of the country's leading universities. Drawing on the best traditions of Tsinghua and top academic institutions around the world, the curriculum bridges the academic and professional worlds to educate students about leadership and about China's expanding role in the world. 

The program also provides Scholars with unparalleled learning opportunities with leaders from China and the world through high-level interactions at lectures, an internship program, a mentors network, and intensive deep-dive travel seminars. 

Award: 

Expenses for Schwarzman Scholars are fully covered by the program, including the following: tuition, fees, room and board, travel to and from Beijing at the beginning and end of the academic year, in-country study tours, required course books and supplies, a Lenovo laptop, health insurance, and a personal stipend. 

Eligibility: 

Undergraduate degree or first degree from an accredited college or university or its equivalent.  

Between 18 and 29 years old as of August 1 of their Schwarzman Scholars enrollment year. 

English language proficiency.  

Deadline: 

September 26, 2019 

Sea Grant Fellowships

Description: Consists of various national- and state-level one-year fellowships to pursue marine research, outreach and education projects, working with "hosts" in state agencies or local branches of federal agencies.

Award: Varies based on program

Eligibility: Graduate students, recent graduates

Deadline: Mid-February (for CA)

Switzer Fellowship

Description: A one-year fellowship for graduate students in New England and California who demonstrate leadership in the study of environmental improvement. Switzer Fellows are on the leading edge of environmental and social change through efforts in environmental science, policy, conservation, environmental justice, public health, economics, journalism, urban planning, business, law and more.  Switzer Fellows come from diverse social, academic and economic backgrounds.  They are committed to interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral work, applied results, and collaborative leadership.  Further, they are committed to their own professional development and to continually improving their leadership skills throughout their careers.

Award: $15,000 cash award for academic study, leadership training, access to alum network, and opportunities for professional development during the Fellowship year and beyond.

Eligibility:

Applicants for a Switzer Fellowship must:

  • be a U.S. citizen;
  • be enrolled in an accredited graduate institution ONLY in California or one of the six New England states (ME, NH, VT, MA, CT, RI) and plan to be enrolled as a full-time student for the entire '20-'21 academic year;
  • have very strong academic qualifications, with academic and career goals focused on environmental improvement.

In addition:

  • Master’s degree candidates (including JD students) must have completed at least one semester or quarter of course work to apply, and be seeking the Master’s as their terminal degree.
  • Individuals enrolled in one-year Master’s degree programs may apply prior to enrollment, but must be formally accepted into their program to be eligible for a Fellowship interview (held in May).
  • Master’s degree students planning to pursue a PhD are advised to wait until they are in their PhD program to apply.  
  • Applicants at the PhD level must plan to have completed at least three years of doctoral work or plan to have passed their qualifying exams by July 1, 2020. PhD candidates with a clear research and career focus are more competitive than individuals who are still undecided or early in their academic program.
  • Mid-career students may apply and must demonstrate how their academic program will enhance their effectiveness as an environmental leader.

Deadline: The application period for 2020 Fellowships will open on November 1, 2019.  Applications will be due by 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on Monday, January 6, 2020.

Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Fellowship Program

Description: Interested in a career serving U.S. interests abroad?  If so, the Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship offers a unique opportunity to promote positive change in the world.  Upon successful completion of a two-year master’s degree program and fulfillment of Foreign Service entry requirements, fellows have the opportunity to work as Foreign Service Officers with the U.S. Department of State, in accordance with applicable law and State Department policy, serving in Washington, DC or at a U.S. embassy, consulate, or diplomatic mission around the globe.

The Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship is a U.S. Department of State program administered by Howard University that seeks to attract and prepare outstanding young people, based on financial need, who represent ethnic, gender, social, and geographic diversity and have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career in the U.S. Department of State.  The Program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, women, and those with financial need.

Award: The Pickering Program plans to award 30 fellowships of up to $37,500 annually for a two-year period for tuition, room, board, books, and mandatory fees for completion of two-year master’s degrees.  This includes up to $21,500 per year for tuition and mandatory fees and an academic year stipend of $16,000.

Eligibility:

  • Be a U.S. citizen.
  • Seek admission to a two-year, full-time, on-campus, master’s degree program at a U.S.-based graduate institution to begin in the fall of 2020 in an academic field relevant to the work of the Foreign Service (public policy, international affairs, public administration, business, economics, political science, sociology, or foreign languages).
  • Have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale

Deadline: Mid-September

Willis W. & Ethel M. Clark Foundation $10,000 Investment in Community Graduate Fellowship

Description: The Investment in Community Fellowship of up to $10,000 is awarded each year to one (or more) deserving graduate student(s) born, raised and/or living in Monterey County and who intends to be of service and provide leadership to the coastal communities of the Monterey Peninsula. The award can be used to cover the ordinary costs of graduate school including tuition, books, room, and board.  

Award: $10,000

Eligibility:

  • Enrollment in an advanced program of study
  • Potential to make a significant contribution to society in general and, in particular, the coastal communities of the Monterey Peninsula. A current or potential leadership role in the community is a primary attribute of a Clark Foundation Fellow
  • Proven commitment to volunteerism and public service
  • Demonstrated passion for community betterment and able to document a continuing philosophy toward community service for the area
  • Responsible career goals for advancement in his or her chosen field
  • Above average academic achievement

Deadline: January

For more information about the Clark Foundation and how to apply for the fellowship please visit: www.theclarkfoundation.org