Additional Undergraduate Research Links

On this page you will find a listing of links to, and descriptions of organizations that fund and promote research for undergraduates.  Additionally, you will find a listing of links to organizations that provide internship opportunities that can be enriching experiences for any undergraduate.  There are also links categorized according to your major.

 

Undergraduate Research Listings McKean Gateway, Rollins College

 

  • Biological Sciences

 

U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science

The DOE offers many funding opportunities for undergraduates interested in pursuing research in the following areas:

 

  • Advanced Scientific Computing

  • Basic Energy Science

  • Biology and Environment Fusion

  • High Energy and Nuclear Physics

  • LabOps and Enivironmental Safety and Health

  • Laboratory Policy

  • Planning and Analysis

 

Click here for website

 

 

The Search for Excellence

The Search for Excellence award program annually identifies leading undergraduate scholars whose character, achievements, and community involvement are of the highest caliber.  Applications are accepted between December 1st and March 1st of each year.

 

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National Collegiate Honors Council Portz Fund

NCHC institutional members are invited to nominate one paper (not exceeding thirty pages) per institution written by an undergraduate honors student for the 2001 Portz Scholars competition. The three 2001 Portz Scholars will be featured at a plenary session at the 2001 National Collegiate Honors Conference in Chicago. In addition, each Portz Scholar receives a $250.00 stipend.  The deadline is June 8th.

 

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National Society of Collegiate Scholars

This organization awards several scholarships for study abroad, semester at sea programs, community service, and academic achievement for NSCS members.  They also provide leadership summits and funding to attend various conferences.

 

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Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program (REU)

The National Science Foundation makes possible a number of opportunities for undergraduates to join research projects each summer. This allows students to experience first-hand how basic research is carried out, and to contribute consequentially. The principal support by NSF of such activities is through the Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program. REU "Sites" are established in all fields of science, mathematics, and engineering. Each Site consists of a group of ten or so undergraduates, who work in the research programs of the host institution. Students are in general accepted from throughout the country. Each student is assigned to a specific research project, where he/she works closely with the faculty, post-docs, and graduate students.

 

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Internship Opportunities

The Century Institute

The Century Institute is sponsored by The Century Foundation, a research foundation that undertakes timely and critical analyses of major economic, political, and social institutions and issues. Nonprofit and nonpartisan, it was founded in 1919 and endowed by Edward A. Filene.  The Century Foundation offers interns career-building experience and an insider's perspective into the world of public policy. Internships are available during the summer as well as the school year, and we will work with candidates to arrange a flexible schedule.

 

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F.B.I. Employment

Each summer, a special group of outstanding undergraduate and graduate students are selected to participate in the FBI Honors Internship Program in Washington, D.C. The program offers students an exciting insider's view of FBI operations and provides an opportunity to explore the many career opportunities within the Bureau. At the same time, the program is designed to enhance the FBI's visibility and recruitment efforts at colleges and universities throughout the United States. Students must meet the following qualifications:

  • Undergraduate students should be enrolled in their junior year at the time they apply to the Program.
  • Uraduate-level students must be enrolled in a college or university and attending full time.
  • Students must be returning to their campus following the Program.
  • Students must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above.
  • All candidates must be United States citizens.

 

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U.S. Department of Energy

Students who are majoring in any branch of science, math or engineering are encouraged to apply. The Department of Energy particularly encourages applications to this program from students belonging to groups under-represented in physical science careers, such as women, minority students, and low-income students.  This program is not a job. It is an internship and is intended to support the intellectual and professional development of students who have a sincere desire to be fully involved in a program that offers an intensive, mentored scientific research experience.

 

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The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars

The Washington Center was founded in 1975 by our current president, Bill Burke, and Sheila McRevey Burke. We are an independent nonprofit organization that provides internship programs and academic seminars to college students from across the country and around the world. We are affiliated with more than 800 colleges and universities nationwide and work with 2,000-3,000 internships placements in Washington representing major professional fields in the private, public and nonprofit sector. The Washington Center has over 25,000 alumni.  Housing and financial assistance are also available.

 

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The State Department

The Department manages several student employment programs that enables students to get experience in a foreign affairs environment through on-the job experience. Some of our students work in Washington, D.C., and others have the opportunity to work at an embassy overseas. Positions are both paid and unpaid and many are available during spring, summer or fall.

 

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Davies-Jackson Scholarship

Summary:

Designed especially for students from families with modest economic backgrounds and who are among the first in their families to have graduated from college. It is a two-year, full scholarship to St. John’s College, Cambridge University, which covers all tuition, fees, room and board during term-time, living expenses during summer vacation, and travel to and from England.

Campus Deadline for Application:

November

Fields of Study:

Archaeology, Anthropology, Classics, Economics, English, Geography, History, History of Art, Modern and Medieval Languages, Music, Philosophy, and Social and Political Sciences

Website:

http://www.cic.edu/caphe/assistance/davies.asp

 

Department of Energy/Oak Ridge Institute for Science & Education Graduate Program

Summary:

The DOE sponsors approximately 100 fellowship awards for faculty, post-docs, graduates, and undergraduates pursuing research related to energy concerns.  The awards require U.S. citizenship or permanent residency.  The Oak Ridge Institute has a listing of the various opportunities on their website

Campus Deadline for Application:

Varied, please see the OSSFA Director for specific details.

Fields of Study:

Energy related issues

Website:

http://www.orau.gov/orise/edu/gradalph.htm

 

El Pomar Fellowship in Community Service

Summary:

Two-year post-bachelor’s program emphasizing leadership development. Fellows serve the Foundation operating programs. In addition, they are thoroughly educated in the nature of the non-profit sector and the role of foundations. Candidates must have some relationship to Colorado---resident, went to college there, immediate family, or present or past residents.

 

Campus Deadline for Application:

February

 

Fields of Study:

Leadership Development and Non-profit

 

Website:

http://www.tlww.com/elpomar/leader1.html

 

Elie Wiesel

Summary:

An essay contest focusing on particular questions related to Ethics.  Prizes range from $5,000 to $500 per award.  Open to full-time juniors and seniors. All application materials available on the website.

Campus Deadline for Application:

November 1

 

Fields of Study:

All

Website:

http://www.eliewieselfoundation.org

 

Florida Student of the Year Award

Summary:

This scholarship is designed for sophomores, juniors, and seniors with a GPA of 3.25 or higher who work to pay part of their expenses. 

Campus Deadline for Application:

February

Fields of Study:

All

Website:

http://www.floridaleader.com/soty

 

Ford Foundation Fellowships

Summary:

The Ford Foundation seeks to enhance minority faculty representation through their fellowships.  To qualify, you must be seeking a PhD or a ScD and be a member of one of the following ethnic groups: Alaskan Natives (Eskimo or Aleut), Black/African Americans, Mexican Americans/Chicanas/Chicanos, Native American Indians, Native Pacific Islanders (Polynesian/Micronesian), or Puerto Ricans.  The award has an annual stipend of $15,500 plus an institutional grant of $8,500 in lieu of tuition and fees. Awards are for three years and can be used at any accredited nonprofit U.S. institution granting PhD or ScD degrees in the fields specified below.

Campus Deadline for Application:

October 1

Fields of Study:

Behavioral or social sciences, humanities, biological sciences, mathematics, physical sciences and engineering

Website:

http://http://www.fordfound.org/

 

Ford Foundation International Fellowship Program

Summary:

The Ford Foundation provides support for up to three years of formal graduate study.  Fellows will be selected from countries in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, and Russia. U.S. nationals are not eligible, although Fellows may study in the United States.  Fellows are chosen on the basis of their leadership potential and commitment to community or national service, as well as for academic excellence. IFP will also support short-term language study and training in research and computer skills prior to graduate enrollment.  All applications must be submitted to IFP office in the country or region where the applicant resides. 

Fields of Study:

All

Website: 

http://www.fordfound.org/

 

Freeman-Asia

Summary:

Sponsored by the IIE, it supports U.S. undergraduates to study in East and Southeast Asia.

 

Campus Deadline for Application:

Vary for summer, spring, and fall/academic year study programs

Fields of Study:

All

Website:

http://www.iie.org/pgms/Freeman-ASIA

 

Fulbright Grants

Summary

The Fulbright program was instituted in 1946 to increase awareness between the people of the United States and other countries. Grants are made to citizens of participating countries primarily for university teaching, advanced research, graduate study, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools. Post-baccalaureate and post-doctoral fellowships are available. Applicants should be proficient in the language of the country they wish to study in, possess a high GPA, and have independent research. Recipients receive round-trip travel, tuition, living expenses, books, and a language orientation course when necessary for up to one year.

Campus Deadline for Application:

August 31

Fields of Study:

All

Website:

www.iie.org/fulbright

 

 

Gates Cambridge Scholarships

Summary:

Designed for scholars of outstanding academic merit and leadership who are committed to serving their communities, and who gain admission to the University of Cambridge to pursue courses of study as follows: second bachelor’s degree as an affiliated student; one-year postgraduate course; research leading to the degree of PhD.

Campus Deadline for Application:

November 1, for graduate students

March 31, for one-year post grad course of study (though some programs are as early as January)

April, Ph.D. candidates

Fields of Study:

All

Website:

http://www.gates.scholarships.cam.ac.uk/

 

GEM Fellowships

Summary:

The National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Science and Engineering, Inc., offers three types of fellowships for minorities pursuing graduate degrees in science and engineering related fields.

The first type of award is the MS Engineering Fellowship Program. Applications are accepted from students as early as their junior year in college.  Fellows are provided a practical engineering summer work experience through an employer sponsor and a portable academic year fellowship of tuition, fees, and a stipend, which may be used at any participating GEM Member University where the GEM Fellow is admitted.

The second type of award is the PhD Engineering Fellowship Program.  This award offers doctoral fellowships to minority students who have either completed or are currently enrolled in a master’s in engineering program.  During the first academic year of doctoral study, the GEM Consortium pays the stipend and a cost of instruction grant to the institution where the fellow is enrolled. Thereafter, the total fellowship cost is borne by the enrolling university.  Fellows are provided a practical summer work experience through the Employer Member for at least one summer.

The third type of award is the PhD in Science Fellowship Program.  This award offers doctoral fellowships to minority students who pursue doctoral degrees in the natural science disciplines -- chemistry, physics, earth sciences, mathematics, biological sciences, and computer science.  Applicants to this program are accepted as early as their junior undergraduate year.  This fellowship is administered identically to the PhD Engineering Fellowship. 

 

Campus Deadline:

September 1

 

Fields of Study:

Natural Sciences and Engineering

Website:

www.nd.edu/

 

 

Getty Graduate Internships at the Getty Center

Summary:

Scholarships are offered to currently enroll graduate students who intend to pursue careers in art museums and related fields of visual arts, humanities, and sciences.  Internships are full-time and offer stipends ranging from $17, 296 for 8 months to $25,000 for 12 months. 

Campus Deadline for Application:

Early January

Fields of Study:

Art Museums and related fields of Visual Arts, Humanities, and Sciences

Website:   

http://www.getty.edu/grants/funding/leadership/internships/graduate.html

 

Benjamin Gilman International Scholarship Program

Summary:

A competition for awards for study abroad, for U.S. citizens who are receiving federal PELL Grant funding at a college or university.  Award amounts are $3,000 for summer programs and $5,000 for a semester or academic year. 

Campus Deadline for Application:

Vary

Fields of Study:

All

Website:

www.iie.org/gilman

 

Glamour’s Top Ten College Women

Summary:

Scholarships available for outstanding junior women

Campus Deadline for Application:

January 

Fields of Study:

All

Website: 

http://www.glamour.com/

 

Barry Goldwater Scholarship

Summary:

Authorized by Congress in 1986, this scholarship program seeks to ensure a national talent pool of highly qualified scientists.  Awards of up to $7,000 per year are given for one or two years of undergraduate study.  Competition is open to sophomores and juniors, who are U.S. citizens, have a college GPA of at least a 3.0, and intend to pursue careers in mathematics, sciences, or various engineering fields.  About 250 scholarships are offered annually.

 

Campus Deadline:

January 5

Fields of Study:

Engineering, Science, and Math

Website:

www.act.org/goldwater

 

Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship Award

Summary:

Eligible applicants for Hertz Fellowships must be students of the applied physical sciences who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States of America, and who are willing to morally commit to make their skills available to the United States in time of national emergency.  Evidence of exceptional creativity, broad understanding of physical principles, and outstanding potential for innovative research is expected.  Potential fellows are screened for exceptional intelligence, exceptional technical education, orientation and commitment to the applications of the physical sciences, extraordinary accomplishment in technical or related professional studies, features of temperament and character conducive to high attainment as a technical professional, and appropriate moral and ethical values.  The award consists of a cost of education allowance and a $25,000 personal stipend.

 

Campus Deadline:

October 1

 

Fields of Study:

Applied physics, applied chemistry, applied mathematics, applied modern biology and all areas of engineering

Website:

http://www.hertzfndn.org/

 

Daniel K. Inouye Fellowship of the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies

Summary:

Designed to encourage a college graduate who has a commitment to the Asian Pacific American community to pursue a public policy career.  The fellowship is for nine months and provides a stipend of $15,000 to cover travel arrangements, housing, and personal expenses.  Depending upon career goals, the Fellow will be placed either in the APAICS office or in the office of a member of Congress or congressional committee, a federal agency, or a nonprofit public policy organization. 

 

Campus Deadline for Application:

Deadline is February or March

 

Fields of Study:

Asian Pacific American community

 

Website: http://www.apaics.org/ 

 

Jacob Javits Fellowships

Summary:

The program provides financial assistance to students of superior ability, as demonstrated by their achievements and exceptional promise, to undertake study at the doctoral and Master of Fine Arts (MFA) level in selected fields of the arts, humanities, and social sciences.  Fellowships can be offered to individuals who at the time of application have not yet completed their first year of any graduate study or will be entering graduate school for the first time in the next academic year. (For the purposes of this program, 'graduate study' refers to any post-undergraduate study). Twenty percent of the fellowships shall be awarded in the social sciences, twenty percent in the arts, and sixty percent in the humanities. A minimum of sixty percent of the awards shall be made to students who have no graduate credits.

Eligibility is limited to U.S. citizens or nationals, permanent residents of the U.S., or citizens of any one of the Freely Associated States.

 

Campus Deadline:

October 30

 

Fields of Study:

Social sciences, arts, and humanities

 

Website:

http://www.ed.gov/offices/OPE/HEP/iegps/javits.html

 

 

Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship

Summary:

Awarded to graduating seniors or recent graduates in any field with superior grades, challenging extracurricular activities (especially demonstrating leadership).  Selection criteria include financial need, critical thinking ability, public service, and appreciation for the arts and humanities. 

 

Campus Deadline for Application:

Deadline is April, and a college nomination is required

 

Fields of Study:

All

 

Website:

http://www.jackkentcookefoundation.org/

 

 

Jet

Summary:

The program provides an opportunity for graduates to work in Japan.  Awarded to seniors for the year following graduation. 

Campus Deadline for Application:

Deadline is December

Fields of Study:

All

Website:

http://www.mofa.go.jp/j_info/visit/jet/index.html

Charles & Lucille King Family Foundation

Summary:

Provides scholarships to outstanding undergraduate students in television and film production. Scholarships are given to junior- and senior-level students who demonstrate academic ability, financial need, and professional potential.  Maximum of $2,500 is available for each year.

Campus Deadline for Application:

Deadline is April

Fields of Study:

Television and film production

Website:

http://www.kingfoundation.org/

 

Luce Scholars Program

Summary:

The Luce Scholars Program provides stipends and internships for eighteen young Americans to live and work in Asia each year. Dating from 1974, the program's purpose is to increase awareness of Asia among future leaders in American society.  Those who already have significant experience in Asia or Asian studies are not eligible for the Luce Scholars Program. Candidates must be American citizens who have received at least a bachelor’s degree and are no more than 29 years old on September 1 at the beginning of the program. Nominees should have a record of high achievement, outstanding leadership ability, and a clearly defined career interest with evidence of potential for professional accomplishment.

 

Campus Deadline:

Contact OSSFA Director

 

Fields of Study:

All

 

Website:

http://www.hluce.org/

 

James Madison Junior Fellowships

Summary:

 Awarded to students who are about to complete, or have recently completed, their undergraduate work and plan to begin full-time master's degree study at any accredited institution of higher education in the U.S.  Master's degree must be in one of the following areas: MA in American history or political science; MAT, concentrating in either American Constitutional history or American government; or M.Ed., with a concentration in American history or government. The maximum award amount is up to $24,000 over two years. 

Campus Deadline for Application:

Institutional deadline is January

Fields of Study:

MA in American history or political science; MAT, concentrating in either American Constitutional history or American government; or M.Ed., with a concentration in American history or government.

 

Website:

http://www.jamesmadison.com

 

 

Marshall

Summary:

Established in 1953 by the British government, the Marshall scholarship provides about £15,500 ($20,000) per year for two years of study leading to the award of a British University degree (graduate or undergraduate).  Applicants must be U.S. citizens under the age of 26, have a minimum GPA of 3.7, and hold a first degree from a four-year institution in the U.S.  Forty awards are made annually.  This fellowship covers includes tuition, provides a comfortable living allowance, a book grant, thesis preparation costs, and provides approved travel connected to the scholar's study. A spousal allowance is also available under certain circumstances. Travel to and from Britain from the scholar's home is also covered. 

The Marshall requires each university to determine if a student will be given a university endorsement before any materials are submitted to the regional centers.  It is impossible to produce at the last minute the quality of application that will earn an interview at a regional center. Applicants must also be prepared to work hard on reworking their essays in response to committee suggestions in the week after the endorsement interviews.

 

Campus Deadline:

September 1

 

Fields of Study:

All

 

Website: 

http://www.marshallscholarship.org/index.html

 

Mellon Fellowship

Summary:

Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, these awards carry a stipend of $13,500 plus tuition and fees for the first year of graduate studies in traditional humanities disciplines.  Applicants must intend to pursue a doctoral degree and teach at the college or university level.  The fellowship may be taken to any accredited graduate school of Arts and Sciences in the U.S. and Canada.  Eighty awards are made annually.

 

Campus Deadline:

September 1

 

Fields of Study:

Humanities

 

Website:

www.woodrow.org/mellon

 

Microsoft Scholarships:

 

Summary:

Awarded to recipients for one academic year and will cover 100% of the tuition as posted by the financial aid office of the institution.  All recipients will be required to complete a salaried summer internship of 12 weeks at Microsoft Corp. in Redmond, WA.  Students must be making satisfactory academic progress (3.0) and majoring in computer science/engineering or a related discipline like math or physics, with a demonstrated interest in computer science. 

Campus Deadline for Application:

Deadline is February

Fields of Study:

Computer science/engineering or a related discipline like math or physics, with a demonstrated interest in computer science. 

 Website:

http://www.microsoft.com

 

 

George J. Mitchell Scholarships

Summary:

Scholars are eligible to attend institutions of higher learning in Ireland, including the seven universities in the Republic of Ireland and the two universities in Northern Ireland, for one academic year of graduate study.  Prospective Scholars must have a demonstrated record of intellectual distinction, leadership, and extra-curricular activity, as well as personal characteristics of honesty, integrity, fairness, and unselfish service to others, which indicate a potential for future leadership and contribution to society.  The universities participating in the Mitchell Scholarships are generously contributing tuition and room for the Scholar. In addition, each Scholar will receive a stipend of $11,000 to cover other necessary expenses for the term of study. This stipend will be paid in two equal parts directly to the scholar. The US-Ireland Alliance will assist successful applicants with their traveling expenses to and from Ireland and Northern Ireland.

 

Campus Deadline:

September 10

 

Fields of Study:

All, but field of study must be available at the university elected by the candidate.

Website:

http://www.us-irelandalliance.org/scholarships.html

 

NASA’s Graduate Student Research Program

 

Summary:

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) recognizes today's research investments will affect tomorrow's scientific and technological capabilities. To support promising students pursuing advanced degrees in science and engineering, and to cultivate research ties to the academic community, NASA initiated the Graduate Student Researchers Program (GSRP) in 1980.

The GSRP attempts to reach promising U.S. graduate students whose research interests are compatible with NASA's programs in space science and aerospace technology. Each year, new awardees are selected based on competitive evaluation of their academic qualifications, their proposed research plan, and their planned use of NASA research facilities.

A hundred fellowships are awarded for research in astrophysics, information systems, solar system exploration, space physics, life sciences, microgravity science, and Earth science.

Fellows sponsored by NASA Headquarters carry out research at their home universities and may visit NASA field centers. Fellows selected by NASA centers must spend a period of time in residence at the center, taking advantage of the unique research facilities of the installation and working with center personnel. The projected use of center expertise and facilities is an important factor, along with academic qualifications and research plans, in the selection of the fellows.

These fellowships, for up to $22,000, are awarded for one year and are renewable, based on satisfactory progress, for a total of three years. The applicant must be a U.S. citizen, enrolled full-time at an accredited U.S. college or university, and sponsored by the student's graduate department chair or faculty advisor. Applicants may apply at any time during their graduate career or prior to receiving their baccalaureate degree.

 

Campus Deadline:

January 1

 

Fields of Study:

Astrophysics, information systems, solar system exploration, space physics, life sciences, microgravity science, and Earth science.

 

Website:

http://spacescience.nasa.gov/aisr/gsrp.html

 

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowships

Summary:

The DOD National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship Program can be used at any accredited U.S. university for graduate study. The awards basically support graduate students in fields important to national defense needs.  The NDSEG Fellowships are intended for students who are at or near the beginning or their graduate study for a Ph.D. in science or engineering.  Fellowships are awarded for a maximum period of three years of graduate study.  Applications are encouraged from minority students, women, and those with disabilities.  The first year stipend is currently $18,000 based on a 12-month academic year. In addition tuition and academic fees will be paid. The award can be renewed for two more years of support if the student has made satisfactory academic progress.  Applicants must be citizens or national of the United States.

Campus Deadline:

December 15

 

Fields of Study:

Aeronautical and astronautical engineering, biosciences, chemistry and chemical engineering, cognitive, neural and behavioral sciences, computer sciences, electrical engineering, geosciences, manufacturing and industrial engineering, materials science and engineering, mathematics, mechanical engineering, naval architecture and ocean engineering, oceanography and physics.

 

Website:

http://www.asee.org/ndseg

 

National Institutes of Health Educational Programs

 

Summary:

The NIH sponsors a myriad of fellowships and grants for medical related research leading to a PhD.  For more information, please check out their website.  There are also grants specifically for minority students.

 

Campus Deadline:

Varied, see their website.

 

Fields of Study:

Science, medical

 

Website:

http://grants.nih.gov/training/nrsa.htm

 

 

National Science Foundation

Summary:

NSF Graduate Fellowships provide support for research based graduate study leading to doctoral degrees in the natural sciences, mathematics, computer sciences, engineering, behavioral and social sciences, and in the history or philosophy of science.  Separate competitions are open to women and members of minority groups traditionally underrepresented in the nation’s science and engineering talent pool. Stipends are approximately $15,000 for twelve months. Awards are for three years, but can be used over a five year period. A tuition allowance is also paid. Students may be required to work as research or teaching assistants to cover any difference between the tuition allowance paid by NSF and a university's actual tuition.

 

Campus Deadline:

September 1

 

Fields of Study:

Natural sciences, mathematics, computer sciences, engineering, behavioral and social sciences, and in the history or philosophy of science. 

 

Website:

http://www.orau.org/nsf/nsffel.htm

 

National Security Education Program

Summary:

The National Security Education Program (NSEP) Graduate International Fellowships enable U.S. graduate students to pursue specialization in area and language study or to add an important international dimension to their education. NSEP Fellowships support students pursuing the study of languages, cultures, and world regions which are critical to U.S. national security, but which are less frequently studied by U.S. graduate students, i.e., areas of the world other than Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

NSEP welcomes applications from U.S. citizens enrolled in or applying to a graduate degree program in an accredited U.S. college or university located within the United States. NSEP Fellowship recipients must provide evidence of admission to and enrollment in a graduate degree program at an accredited U.S. college or university located within the United States, and must be willing to enter into a service agreement. 

NSEP Fellowship awards are made for a minimum of one and a maximum of six academic semesters (24 months). Support for language or area studies coursework at your home university is $2,000 per semester. Overseas study is based on program expenses for a maximum of $10,000 per semester for up to two semesters.

 

Campus Deadline:

December 15

 

Fields of Study:

Business, economics, history, international affairs, law, applied sciences and engineering, health and biomedical sciences, political science, and other social sciences pertaining to a specific region as identified by the NSEP.

 

Website:

http://www.aed.org/nsep/index.html

 

NCAA Fellowships

Summary:

Awarded to junior sports journalists and senior student athletes with a GPA (depending on the award) greater than 3.0.

Campus Deadline for Application:

First deadline is in December

Fields of Study:

Sports journalists and athletes

Website:

http://www.ncaa.org

 

New Voices Fellowship

Summary:

Enables prospective Fellows with valuable education, skills, and experience to work together with a small US-based nonprofits for two years.  The organization must address international human rights, women's rights, foreign policy, and/or racial injustice, etc. The organization and the Fellow apply together as a package and the Fellow receives salary and benefits through the money given to the organization. 

 

Campus Deadline for Application:

Deadline for application to the Academy for Educational Development is January.

 

Fields of Study:

International human rights, women's rights, foreign policy, and/or racial injustice, etc.

 

Website:

http://www.aed.org/newvoices

 

NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program

Summary:

Offers scholarship awards to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical research.  The awards pay for tuition and reasonable educational and living expenses up to $20,000 per academic year.  In return, recipients are obligated to serve as paid employees in NIH research labs during the summer and after graduation.

Campus Deadline for Application:

April

 

Fields of Study:

Biomedical research

Website:

http://ugsp.info.nih.gov/

 

 

NSEP David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarships

Summary:

Scholarships are designed to provide American student with the resources they need to acquire skills and experience in countries critical to the future security of our nation.  The field of study overseas is limited to certain academic fields and a less commonly taught language; the length of support ranges from one academic to two successive semesters; and all are required to seek employment with a federal agency or office involved in national security affairs upon graduation.  Length of this service requirement is equal to length of scholarship support.

Campus Deadline for Application:

Institutional deadline is Early January

Fields of Study:

Countries critical to the future security of the U.S.

Website:

http://www.iie.org/nsep

 

 

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE)

Summary:

Multiple fellowship and scholarship opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students in the sciences.

Campus Deadline for Application:

Deadlines vary

Fields of Study:

The sciences

Website:

http://www.orau.gov/orise/educ.htm

 

Outdoor Writers Association of America

Summary:

Sponsors an annual scholarship in the amount of $2,100 to juniors and seniors who are majoring in writing, photography, or film with respect to communicating about the outdoors.

Campus Deadline for Application:

Application deadline is the end of January

Fields of Study:

Writing, photography, or film

Website:

http://www.owaa.org

 

 

Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship (GFAF)

 

Summary:

For graduating seniors with a GPA of 3.2 or higher and who will enroll in master's degree programs such as public policy, international affairs, public administration, business, economics, political science, sociology, or foreign languages and have a strong interest in becoming Foreign Service Officers in the U.S. State Department. Fellowship is for full tuition and fees, living stipend, books, one round-trip travel for the first and second years of graduate school, and a paid State Department summer internships in Washington and overseas.  

Campus Deadline for Application:

Deadline is in February. 

Fields of Study:

Public policy, international affairs, public administration, business, economics, political science, sociology, or foreign languages.

Website:

http://www.woodrow.org/

 

 

Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship (FAF)

Summary:

Tuition, room, board, and mandatory fees during the junior and senior years and during the first year of graduate study with reimbursement for books and one round-trip travel. Fellows must agree to pursue a graduate degree in International Affairs at one of the graduate schools identified by the WWNFF and must also participate in a summer institute the summer between their junior and senior years. 

Campus Deadline for Application:

Deadline date is February

Fields of Study:

International Affairs

Website:

http://www.woodrow.org/public-policy/award.html

 

 

Rhodes

Summary:

The most prestigious and selective of all post-graduate awards, the Rhodes covers tuition and fees plus a maintenance allowance of $10,000 for two years of study at Oxford University.  Candidates must be U.S. citizens under the age of 25.  Applicants may compete either in the state of their legal residence or in the state where they have attended college.  A statement of official institutional endorsement is required of all applicants.  Thirty-two awards are made annually.

The criteria that Rhodes set forth in his will still guide Committees of Selection in their assessment of applicants. The will contains four standards by which prospective Rhodes Scholars should be judged: literary and scholastic attainments; fondness for and success in sports; truth, courage, devotion to duty, sympathy for and protection of the weak, kindliness, unselfishness and fellowship; and moral force of character and instincts to lead, and to take an interest in one’s fellow beings.

Underlying these standards is the aim that Scholars be physically, intellectually, and morally capable of leadership, persons who will, in Rhode’s phrase, "consider the performance of public duties as their highest aim." From this statement, one may infer that Rhodes expected his Scholars to play an influential part in the betterment of society, wherever their careers might lead them.

 

Campus Deadline:

September 1

 

Fields of Study:

All

Website:

www.rhodesscholar.org

 

Rollins Exchange Scholar at the University of Muenster

 

Summary:

Awarded to a graduating senior for the year following graduation.  The University of Muenster provides an opportunity for the graduate to study at the University of Muenster for an academic year. 

Campus Deadline for Application:

Deadline is February 15th

Fields of Study:

All

Website:

http://www.uni-muenster.de/Auslandsamt

 

Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarships

Summary:

There are three types of scholarships offered by the organization 1) Academic-Year provides funding for one academic year for study in another country.  This award is intended to help cover round-trip transportation and room and board expenses, and some educational supplies up to $25,000 per year. These are the most common type of scholarships offered; 2) Cultural is for either 3 or 6 months of intensive language study in another country and provides $12,000 for transportation and home stay arrangements. Study must take place in an “eligible” country; and 3) Multi-Year is for 2 or 3 years of degree study in another country. A flat grant of $12,000 is provided for each year and available only for study in Korea and Japan.

Campus Deadline for Application:

 

Fields of Study:

All

 

Website:

http://www.rotary.org/foundation/educational/amb_scho/prospect/award/type.html

 

 

J.W. Saxe Fund Memorial Prize

Summary:

It is meant to enable a student to gain practical experience by taking a no-pay or low-pay job or internship during a summer or other term in the field of public service.  Preference will be given to applicants who have already found such a position but require the additional $1,500 to help support themselves. 

Campus Deadline for Application:

Deadline is March.

Fields of Study:

Public service

Website:

http://www.jwsaxefund.org

 

 

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans

Summary:

The purpose of The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans is to provide opportunities for continuing generations of able and accomplished New Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields and to partake of the American dream.  A New American is an individual who (1) is a resident alien; i.e., holds a Green Card or, (2) has been naturalized as a U.S. citizen or (3) is the child of two parents who are both naturalized citizens. A Green Card holder must have had more than one year of IRS filings.

Each year the Fellow receives a maintenance grant of $20,000 (paid in two installments) and a tuition grant of one-half the tuition cost of the U.S. graduate program attended by the Fellow. The Fellowship Program pays the tuition grant directly to the institution. The size of the tuition grant depends on the cost of tuition at the institution the Fellow attends. Fees are not included in calculating tuition.

 

Campus Deadline:

October 30

 

Fields of Study:

All

 

Website:

http://www.pdsoros.org/

 

Summer Information Technology Internships For College Students with

Disabilities - Administered by AAPD and sponsored by Microsoft Corporation

 

Summary:

Undergraduate    students interested in pursuing a career in information technology are encouraged to apply.  Accepted candidates will work in various agencies in the executive branch of the federal government.  Roundtrip air travel and housing will be provided to interns, and each student will receive a stipend of $4,500.

 

Campus Deadline for Application:

Deadline December 15

Fields of Study:

Information technology

 

Website:  

http://www.aapd.com/Internships/MS-AAPDinterninfo04.html

 

Summer Congressional Internship Program For College Students With Disabilities - Administered by AAPD and sponsored by the Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation (MEAF)

Summary:

Second-semester sophomores through first-semester seniors interested in workingon Capitol Hill are encouraged to apply.  Accepted candidates will work in congressional offices in Washington, DC. Roundtrip air travel and housing will be provided to interns, and each student will receive a stipend of $1,500.

Campus Deadline for Application:

Deadline December 15.

Fields of Study:
All

Website: 

http://www.meaf.org/grants/national.html

 

Truman

 

Summary:

Established in honor of our 33rd President, the Truman Scholarships are awarded to students who wish to attend graduate school in preparation for careers in government or elsewhere in public service.  The Foundation defines public service as employment in government at any level, uniformed services, public-interest organizations, non-governmental research and/or educational organizations, and public service oriented non-profit organizations such as those whose primary purposes are to help needy or disadvantaged persons or to protect the environment.  A wide variety of fields of study can lead to careers in public service.  Scholars are eligible to receive $3,000 for the senior year of undergraduate study and $27,000 for graduate work.  Candidates must be juniors, rank in the top quarter of their class, and be endorsed by a campus committee.

The competition has been designed to benefit all participants--not solely those selected as Truman Scholars. It encourages candidates to reflect on the needs of society they want to address professionally, to refine career goals and objectives, and to begin their planning for graduate study.  Harry S. Truman Scholars are selected on the basis of their extent and quality of public and community service and government involvement, their academic performance and writing and analytical skills, their leadership abilities, and the suitability of their proposed program of study for a career in public service.

 

Campus Deadline:

December 5

 

Fields of Study:

All fields, but they must lead to a career in public service

 

Website:

www.truman.gov

 

TWC  Spring and fall internships programs for college students with

disabilities - Sponsored by The Washington Center for Internships

Summary:

This program is for students interested in interning in the executive, legislative, or judicial branches of the federal government.  Tuition scholarships are available, and students will receive academic credit while gaining valuable work experience in Washington, DC.
For an application and complete details, visit:

Campus Deadline for Application:

Deadline is November 15.

Fields of Study:

Executive, legislative, or judicial branches of the federal government

Website: 

http://www.twc.edu/

 

Morris K. Udall

 

Summary:

The Morris K. Udall Scholarship and Excellence in National Environmental Policy Foundation has created a scholarship program to attract students into careers in environmental public policy, health care, or tribal public policy. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit to students who are sophomores or juniors during the academic year in which they apply and who have excellent academic records and demonstrated interest in and potential for careers in environmental public policy and Native Americans or Alaska Natives who have excellent academic records and demonstrated interest in and potential for careers in health care or tribal public policy.  The scholarship covers eligible expenses for tuition, fees, books, and room and board to a maximum of $5,000 for one academic year.

Each year the Foundation also awards two Ph.D. dissertation fellowships of $24,000 to students whose work is in the areas of environmental public policy or environmental conflict resolution. Recipients must be in the final, writing year of their Ph.D. work and must submit a copy of their dissertation to the Udall Foundation at the end of the award year.

Campus Deadline:

January 15

 

Fields of Study:

Environment, and Native American and Alaska Natives in fields related to health care or tribal policy.

 

Website:

http://www.udall.gov/

 

UNCF Merk Undergraduate Science Research Scholarship Award

Summary:

Awarded to African American juniors (U.S. citizens or permanent residents) in life or physical sciences with a GPA of 3.3+.  

Campus Deadline for Application:

Deadline is January

Fields of Study:

Physical sciences

Website:

http://www.uncf.org/merck/site.htm

Department of External and Competitive Scholarship
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