Critical Language Scholarship

Critical Language Scholarship

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully funded summer overseas language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students. With the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and building relationships between the people of the United States and other countries, CLS provides opportunities to a diverse range of students from across the United States at every level of language learning.

http://clscholarship.org/

Deadline: November 17, 2020 (by 8:00pm EST)

 

Penn’s Application Process

  • While the Critical Language Scholarship does not require Penn’s nomination, CURF will be happy to provide advice, guidance, and application assistance to interested graduate students.  Undergraduate students are encouraged to contact Kristyn Palmiotto in Penn Abroad (krpalm@upenn.edu). 

 

Humanity in Action Fellowship

Humanity in Action

Humanity in Action's programs concern human rights activities generally, but they focus specifically on the relationship between majority and minority populations in the countries where the programs take place (currently Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, and the US). The five-week programs address a carefully selected range of subjects intended to provide the Fellows analytical and intercultural skills and perspectives that will aid in their work on a broad range of human rights issues in the future.

https://www.humanityinaction.org/fellowship/

Deadline: January 5, 2020

 

Penn’s Application Process

  • While Humanity in Action does not require Penn’s nomination, CURF will be happy to provide advice, guidance, and application assistance to you.

 

Chevening Scholarship

Chevening Scholarship

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.

http://www.chevening.org/

Deadline: November 4, 2020 (GMT) (TENTATIVE)

 

Penn’s Application Process

  • While the Chevening Scholarship does not require Penn’s nomination, CURF will be happy to provide advice, guidance, and application assistance to you.

 

Boren Graduate Fellowship

Deadline: January 18 2021

Boren Graduate Fellowship

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.

http://www.borenawards.org

Penn Deadline: January 18, 2021

 

Penn’s Application Process

  • Submit your application materials directly through the Boren Fellowship website by January 18, 2021.  CURF is then responsible for the final submission of your application. 

 

Hertz Fellowship

Hertz Fellowship

The Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship Award supports graduate students working towards the Ph.D. degree in the applied physical, biological and engineering sciences.

http://hertzfoundation.org/dx/fellowships/fellowshipaward.aspx

Deadline: October 23, 2020

 

Penn’s Application Process

  • While the Hertz Fellowship does not require Penn’s nomination, CURF will be happy to provide advice, guidance, and application assistance to you.

 

Payne International Development Fellowship

Payne International Development Fellowship

The USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program seeks to attract outstanding young people who are interested in pursuing careers in the Foreign Service of the US Agency for International Development (USAID).  The Payne Fellowship, which provides up to $90,000 in benefits over two years for graduate school, internships, and professional development activities, provides a unique pathway to the USAID Foreign Service.  A cumulative GPA of 3.2 or above is required.  The Fellowship encourages the application of members of minority groups who have historically been underrepresented in international development careers and those with financial need.

http://www.paynefellows.org

Deadline: November 1, 2020

 

Penn’s Application Process

  • While the Payne Fellowship does not require Penn’s nomination, CURF will be happy to provide advice, guidance, and application assistance to you.

 

Scoville Peace Fellowship

Deadline: January 4 2021

Scoville Peace Fellowship

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.

http://scoville.org/  

Deadlines: Jan 4, 2021 (for Fall 2021) 

 

Penn’s Application Process

  • While the Scoville Peace Fellowship does not require Penn’s nomination, CURF will be happy to provide advice, guidance, and application assistance to you.  

 

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program

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.

Please review the NSF GRFP Application Components.

https://www.fastlane.nsf.gov/grfp/Login.do

Deadline: Varies by field – October 19, 2020 (TENTATIVE) (VARIES BY FIELD) see this page for details

 

Penn’s Application Process

  • While the NSF GRFP does not require Penn’s nomination, CURF will be happy to provide advice, guidance, and application assistance to you.

 

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship in Middle Eastern Languages

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.

 

Penn’s Application Process

Pershing Square Graduate Scholarship

Pershing Square Graduate Scholarship

The Oxford Pershing Square Graduate Scholarship fully funds up to five scholars to combine a one-year Master's degree from one of several Oxford University partnering departments* with a one-year MBA (the 1+1 MBA) at Oxford’s Saïd Business School.

*Applicants interested in combining the MBA with a one-year Master's degree from a non-partnering department should apply for the non-partnering Master's degree as early as possible, and then apply for the MBA by selecting the 1+1 by no later than 1 January 2020 (precise deadline depends on your partnering Master's program's January application deadline).

http://www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/programmes/degrees/1plus1/pershing-square-scholarship

Deadline: Varies by Department

 

Penn’s Application Process

  • While the Pershing Square Graduate Scholarship does not require Penn’s nomination, CURF will be happy to provide advice, guidance, and application assistance to you.

 

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