The British Chevening Scholarships, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), are prestigious scholarships that enable mid-career professionals from abroad to pursue postgraduate studies in the United Kingdom. These scholarships are offered to citizens of more than 100 countries (note: US citizens are not eligible). Applicants must have at least two years of work experience to be eligible to apply.
Boren Fellowships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide funding for US graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to US interests. Boren Fellowships provide funding for overseas language study, academic study, research, an academic internship, or a combination of the above (though all proposals must include a significant language component). Boren Fellows commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.
The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship funds college graduates to spend six to nine months working on key issues of peace and security in Washington, DC. Recruited for either a spring or fall fellowship, Fellows serve as full-time project assistants at the participating organization of their choice. Fellows also attend policy talks, Congressional hearings, coalition meetings, and small group events with experts in government and NGOs arranged by the fellowship. The fellowship provides a salary, benefits, travel expenses to DC for interviews and moving, in addition to a small stipend for attending conferences, policy courses, and foreign language classes.
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP)
The National Science Foundation offers approximately 900 graduate fellowships each year, including additional awards for women in engineering and computer and information science. Fellowships provide three years of support for graduate study leading to research-based master’s or doctoral degrees at US universities in science, mathematics and engineering supported by the NSF and are intended for students in the early stages of their graduate study.
The Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships program provides allocations of academic year and summer fellowships to institutions of higher education to assist meritorious undergraduate students and graduate students undergoing training in modern foreign languages and related area or international studies or with the international aspects of professional or other fields of study. FLAS awards are available only for specific languages, and are contingent on federal funding.
The FLAS Fellowship in Middle Eastern Languages is for Arabic, Hebrew, Kurdish, Persian, Tajik, and Turkish.
The Trudeau Scholarship provides three years full funding for a doctoral degree on one of four program themes: Human Rights and Dignity, Responsible Citizenship, Canada and the World, and People and their Natural Environment for either:
Canadians to earn a doctorate at a foreign (i.e., non-Canadian) university
Non-Canadians to earn a doctorate at a Canadian university
The Trudeau Foundation is currently reviewing the Scholarship with a focus on Inclusive Excellence and Engaged Leadership. Information on last year's competition is now posted. More information will be available when this year's competition launches at http://www.trudeaufoundation.ca/en/programs/doctoral-scholarships on November 15, 2020 (TENTATIVE)
Penn Deadline: January 8, 2021 (TENTATIVE)
Penn’s Application Process
The Trudeau Scholarship accepts nominations from institutions – students may not apply independently. To apply to be one of Penn’s nominees, you must complete the following steps by Penn’s Internal Deadline of January 8, 2021 (TENTATIVE)
As soon as you have arranged for three letters of recommendation, fill out a CURF Recommendation Request Form for each recommender. Two recommendation letters must be from academics, and the third must be from a referee who can speak to your leadership qualities.
Complete the Trudeau application form, which is posted to the Foundation’s website in November.
Complete Penn’s Request for Nomination application form. Here, you will upload a single PDF which combines your Trudeau application form and your unofficial transcript from Penn InTouch (and official transcripts from other institutions if you attended full-time or earned a degree at another university). If you do not receive an email confirming your submission within 4 hours, please IMMEDIATELY email firstname.lastname@example.org to make sure CURF has received your submission.
Nominated students will receive further instructions.
The Josephine de Karman Fellowship Trust awards $25,000 for PhD students’ final year in school. All disciplines are eligible. Special consideration is given to applicants in the humanities. Only PhD candidates who will defend their dissertation in or about June 2022 are eligible for consideration for a 2021-2022 fellowship. During the 2020-2021 academic year, the DeKarman Foundation will ONLY BE ACCEPTING APPLICANTS COMPLETING THEIR DISSERTATIONS AT SCHOOLS IN THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SYSTEM, STANFORD, CALTECH, OR USC LISTED AT http://www.dekarman.org/qualifications/. Hopefully, the de Karman fellowship will again be available to PhD students enrolled at the University of Pennsylvania starting in the 2021-2022 academic year.
Deadline: January 29, 2022 (TENTATIVE) (THIS YEAR'S COMPETITION ONLY OPEN TO PHD STUDENTS ATTENDING SCHOOL IN CALIFORNIA)
Penn’s Application Process
While the Josephine de Karman Fellowship Trust does not require Penn’s nomination, CURF will be happy to provide advice, guidance, and application assistance to PhD students enrolled at the University of Pennsylvania.
Applicants will mail the application and supporting materials directly to the Trust by January 29, 2022 (TENTATIVE)
The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship, made possible by the generosity of Sir Walter Annenberg, is awarded to outstanding students of the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Oxford. Resuming in the 2021-2022 academic year, Penn will send a PhD student to Oxford as a non-degree visiting student every other year and Oxford will send a DPhil student to Penn. The next Penn student will be sent to Oxford for the 2022-2023 academic year. The Scholarship covers all fees and provides a stipend of £8000. PLEASE NOTE: Beginning in 2022-2023, the stipend will be increased (exact amount TBD).
Applicants must be at the dissertation stage or in the final stages of course work in pursuit of a PhD in any subject taught at Oxford University. Preference will be given to American citizens.
Penn Deadline: January 30, 2022, 11:59pm
Penn Application Process
The Penn liaison for the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship accepts applications from individual students, and the Queen Elizabeth Scholar is selected by a committee of Penn faculty. To apply to be one of Penn’s nominees, you must complete the following steps by Penn’s Internal Deadline of January 30, 2022.
In order to apply, applicants must obtain approval from their Penn graduate department to be a visiting student at Oxford during the 2022-2023 academic year.
Two recommendation letters are required. As soon as you have arranged for two letters of recommendation, fill out a CURF Recommendation Request Form for each recommender. One letter should be from your current or proposed Penn dissertation supervisor, who should identify her/himself as such in their letter, and the other should come from another Penn faculty member with whom you have studied.
Princeton in Latin America (PiLA) partners with NGOs and multilateral organizations and places highly qualified recent college graduates in one-year service fellowships with nonprofit, public service, humanitarian, and government organizations with a social mission in Latin American and Caribbean. PiLA enhances the mission of its partners by building their capacity to impact constructively the communities they serve, addressing the social, economic, and political barriers to egalitarian community development.