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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.

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 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)

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

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

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

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)

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)

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

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

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

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-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

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.

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.

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

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

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