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Schwarzman Scholars

About: one-year Master's program in China. Designed to prepare the next generation of global leaders, Schwarzman Scholars is the first scholarship created to respond to the geopolitical landscape of the 21st Century. Whether in politics, business or science, the success of future leaders around the world will depend upon an understanding of China’s role in global trends.

BenefitsTuition Fees; Room and board; Travel to and from Beijing at the beginning and end of the academic year; An in-country study tour; Required course books and supplies; Health insurance; A stipend of $4,000 for personal expenses.

Rangel Graduate Fellowship Program & Pickering Fellowship

About: The Rangel Program is the U.S. a State Department program administered by Howard University that seeks to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers as diplomats in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State. The program seeks individuals interested in helping to shape a freer, more secure and prosperous world through formulating, representing, and implementing U.S. foreign policy. The Program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need. Fellows who complete the program and Foreign Service entry requirements will receive appointments as Foreign Service Officers, one of the most exciting and rewarding careers available. 

Requirements: Applicants must have Bachelor’s degree and must apply into the 2-year Graduate program in a related field; 5 years of commitment to Foreign Service after the completion of the program; US citizen; GPA 3.2 or higher.

Preference: The preference will be given to the applicants who demonstrate an interest in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State. Minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Benefits: $37,500 annually (up to $21,500 per year for tuition and mandatory fees and an academic year stipend of $16,000). Two summer internships: The first, an internship working on international issues for Members of Congress in Washington, D.C. The second will be an overseas internship in a U. S. Embassy or Consulate. The Program provides support of up to $10,000 per summer. Fellows who complete the Rangel Program and Foreign Service entry requirements will receive [employment] in the State Department Foreign Service by applicable law and State Department policy.

Deadline to applyOctober 14th.  Pickering Fellowship Deadline: October 21st.

Payne Fellowship

About: The USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program seeks to attract outstanding individuals who are interested in pursuing careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). If you want to work on the front lines of some of the most pressing global challenges of our times — poverty, hunger, injustice, disease, environmental degradation, climate change, conflict and violent extremism – the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development provides an opportunity to advance U.S. foreign policy interests and reflect the American people's compassion and support of human dignity. The Payne Fellowship, which provides up to $96,000 in benefits over two years for graduate school, internships, and professional development activities, is a unique pathway to the USAID Foreign Service.

Requirements: Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Applicants must be seeking admission to enter graduate school in the fall of 2021 for a two-year program at a U.S. university. They can be in the senior year of their undergraduate studies, graduating by June 2021, or they can be college graduates. Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale at the time of application.

Preference: Applicants who seek to establish a life long career in USAID. Minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Benefits: $96,000 to cover the tuition cost of a two year graduate degree and living expenses.

Deadline: November 1st. 

Foreign Affairs Information Technology Fellowship

About: If you’re pursuing an IT-related degree, the Foreign Affairs Information Technology (FAIT) Fellowship could combine your passion for technology and love of travel into a rewarding career. As a FAIT Fellow, you’ll receive academic funding, two paid summer internships in the U.S. Department of State, mentoring, and professional development. After successfully completing the program and the State Department’s requirements, you will receive an appointment with the U.S. Foreign Service as an Information Management Specialist.

Requirements: Be a U.S. citizen. Be enrolled in an undergraduate degree program relevant to Information Technology, at a U.S.-based accredited institution, and entering your junior year in the fall of the cohort year, OR seeking admission to an IT-related master’s degree program, at a U.S.-based accredited institution, beginning in the fall of the cohort year. Hold a minimum 3.2 GPA on a 4.0 scale at the time of the application, and maintain this GPA through participation in the program. Be able to obtain, and maintain, medical and security clearances and suitability requirements.

Preference: Underrepresented minority groups are encouraged to apply: this includes but is not limited to racial, ethnic, geographic, and gender minorities, as well as those with financial need.

Benefits: Up to $37,500 annually for tuition, room and board, books, mandatory fees and some travel expenses for your junior and senior year of undergraduate study OR a two-year master’s degree in an IT-related field. You'll also receive stipends, housing and travel allowances for the two internship experiences.

Deadline: February 14.

Boren Fellowship

About: Boren Fellowships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central, and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.

Requirements: US citizen; Graduate student enrolled at an American institution; Commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.

Preference will be given to the applicants, who are highly motivated to work in the federal national security arena; who plan to spend more than 6 months or longer abroad; whose program focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security.

Benefits: Up to $24,000 for overseas study of a minimum of 12 weeks and a maximum of one year. 

Special Initiatives: The African Flagship Languages Initiative; The South Asian Flagship Languages Initiative; The Indonesian Flagship Language Initiative?

Deadline to apply: January. 

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

About: The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers research, study and teaching opportunities in over 140 countries to recent graduates and graduate students.” Open Study/Research Award is for individual study or research abroad. Applicants “design their projects and will typically work with advisers at foreign universities or other institutes of higher education.” “The English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Programs place Fulbrighters in classrooms abroad to assist the local English teachers. ETA’s help teaches the English language while serving as cultural ambassadors for the U.S. The age and academic level of the students vary by country, ranging from kindergarten to university level.

Requirements: Must have a conferred bachelor's degree or the equivalent before the start of the grant; US citizen.

Preference will be given to the applicants with Bachelor’s degree from an American institution; who have not had extensive, recent previous foreign experience in the host country; who have not previously held a Fulbright grant.

Benefits: Funding to cover room, board, and incidental costs, based on the cost of living in the host country; Round-trip transportation to the host country. 

Deadline to Apply: National Deadline: October 8th. FAMU Campus Deadline: September 4th 

Hertz Fellowship

About: The Hertz Fellowship provides financial and lifelong professional support for the nation’s most promising graduate students in science and technology.

Benefits: The fellowship includes up to five years of funding, valued at up to $250,000, and the freedom to pursue innovative projects wherever they may lead. In addition, fellows take part in ongoing mentoring, symposia, and workshops with our vibrant community of more than 1200 fellows, a set of peers who span disciplines, generations, and geography.

Preference: Applicants who demonstrate potential to be a leader in their field who will address the most pressing challenges facing society.

Deadline: October 23.

Mitchell Scholarship

About: The George J. Mitchell Scholarship Program is a nationally competitive award for U.S. citizens sponsored by the US-Ireland Alliance. Named in honor of the former U.S. Senator's pivotal contribution to the Northern Ireland peace process, the Mitchell Scholarship is designed to introduce and connect future American leaders to the island of Ireland, while recognizing and fostering academic excellence, leadership, and a commitment to public service.

Benefits: covered airfare and tuition; living stipend provided for a one year Master program.

Deadline to Apply: September 25th.

William J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in India

About: 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. The American India Foundation is committed to catalyzing social and economic change in India, and to building a lasting bridge between the United States and India. Working closely with local communities, AIF partners with NGOs to develop and test innovative solutions, and with governments to create and scale sustainable impact. Founded in 2001, AIF has impacted the lives of 4.6 million of India’s poor through interventions in public health, education, and livelihoods. AIF is committed to ending poverty in India and joins the global call to action to end poverty globally by working towards many of the Sustainable Development Goals. Since inception, AIF’s William J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in India has been a strong model of SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals. It builds capacity through cross-cultural partnerships with NGOs and equips the next generation of leaders to accelerate social impact. Learn more at

Program Dates: September-July

Deadline to Apply: January 

Requirements: Open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents or Indian citizens aged 21-34, with a Bachelor's degree. We encourage candidates from all disciplines to apply. The scope of development work requires a diversity of skill sets, qualifications, and interests. This is reflected in the interdisciplinary Fellowship cohort that AIF selects each year.

Benefits: A funded program that trains, supports, and matches Fellows with partner organizations in India for 10-month service projects. AIF provides professional development through workshops and thematic conferences throughout the program. AIF also provides insurance coverage and 24/7 emergency support. All program-related travel, visa support, and international airfare are covered by AIF. Fellows enjoy access to a global network of 450+ Alumni.

Apply Online at For more information, email or call at 850-599-8705.

Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Scholars 

AboutThe research scholarship is available to post-graduate researchers in any discipline (who hold a master’s degree as a minimum) who are planning to come to Switzerland to pursue research or further studies at the doctoral or post-doctoral level. Research scholarships are awarded for research or study at all Swiss cantonal universities, universities of applied sciences and the two federal institutes of technology. Only candidates nominated by an academic mentor at one of these higher education institutions will be considered.
Art scholarships are open to art students wishing to pursue an initial master’s degree in Switzerland. Art scholarships are awarded for study at any Swiss conservatory or university of the arts. This scholarship is available to students from a limited number of countries only.

Blakemore Freeman Fellowships  

About: Blakemore Freeman Fellowships are awarded for one academic year of full-time, intensive language study of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Khmer or Burmese at the advanced level in approved language programs in East or Southeast Asia.

Requirements: Be pursuing a professional, business, technical or academic career that involves the regular use of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Khmer or Burmese; possess an undergraduate degree; be at or near an advanced level in the language (the equivalent of the third year of languages classes at the college level); U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

Preference: Superior candidates pursuing careers in fields such as academia, STEM (science, technology, engineering, math), international business, accounting, law, medicine, journalism, architecture, teaching, social or NGO work, and government service are encouraged to apply

Benefits: All program costs and basic living expenses are covered.

Deadline to apply: December for the coming academic year.

Peace Corps

About: The Peace Corps is a service opportunity for motivated changemakers to immerse themselves in a community abroad, working side by side with local leaders to tackle the most pressing challenges of our generation. The Peace Corps Mission: To promote world peace and friendship.

Requirements: College grads, retirees, career changers, anyone looking to make a difference in the world; US citizen and At least 18 y.o.; must be ready to serve for 2 years, plus 3 months of training?.

Benefits: No charge to participate in the program; housing, transportation, and a living stipend provided, career benefits and support; two paid vacation days per month served; upon completion of two years of service, the Peace Corps provides each Volunteer with more than $8,000 (pre-tax) to help with the transition to life back home.

Hong Kong Ph.D. Fellowship

About: Established by the Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong in 2009, the Hong Kong Ph.D. Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS) aims at attracting the best and brightest students in the world to pursue their Ph.D. studies in Hong Kong's universities.

Requirements: Candidates who are seeking admission as new full-time Ph.D. students in the participating eight universities, irrespective of their country of origin, prior work experience and ethnic background, should be eligible to apply. Applicants should demonstrate outstanding qualities of academic performance, research ability/potential, communication and interpersonal skills, and leadership abilities.

Benefits: Up to $30,000 annually. 

Network for the Advancement of Social and Political Studies(Ph.D.)

About: Ph.D. Programs and research projects in the following programs: Economic Sociology and Labour Studies (ESLS); Political Studies (POLS); Sociology and Methodology of Social Research (SOMET) in Italy and EU.

The American Research Center in Egypt

Requirements: U.S. Citizenship. Current Ph.D., pre-ABD, ADB, American postdoctoral scholars, faculty and senior scholars.

Benefits: Different funding options are available to research Egypt for a minimum of three months.

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens

About: The ASCSA has over 25 fellowships and grants available to Graduate students, Post-Doctoral and Senior scholars. 

Benefits: $1,000-30,000

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