Research and Grant Opportunites

Research and Grant OpportunitiesThe Office of Student External and Competitive Scholarship Advisement at Rollins http://www.rollins.edu/ecs/ helps music students in seeking research grants and opportunities during and after their undergraduate studies at Rollins. Some of these grants include:


American-Scandinavian Foundation Awards for Study in Scandinavia

Summary:
The ASF offers fellowships (up to $18,000) and grants (normally $3,000) to individuals to pursue research or study in one or more Scandinavian countries for up to one year.  Applicants must be United States citizens or be permanent residents, and have well-defined research or study project that makes a stay in Scandinavia essential.  In addition, applicants must have completed their undergraduate education as priority is given to candidates with dissertation-related study or research.

Campus Deadline for Application:
October 1

Fields of Study:
All

Website:
http://www.amscan.org


Robert Bosch Tutor Program

Summary:
For the Promotion of American Language and Area Studies in Germany employs persons who have completed their first higher education degree as tutors (10 months--from mid Sept. to mid July) in the student halls of residence run by local Studentenwerk facilities in the new federal regional states.  Accommodation in the halls represents a central element of the program, with tutors arranging conversational groups, area study seminars, language courses, and cultural events for their students. A good knowledge of German is required.

Campus Deadline for Application:
January

Fields of Study:
All

Website:
http://www.student-affairs.de/interna/infoprog.htm

Collegiate School Teaching Institute

Summary:
It is a two-week summer program designed to introduce college student of color to teaching and independent schools.  Selected participants will receive a $1,000 stipend, free housing while in New York City, plus many meals, and travel expenses to and from the City.

Campus Deadline for Application:
April 15

Fields of Study:
All

Website:
http://www.collegiateschool.org/ or call: 212-812-8500


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


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


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://national-academies.org/osep/fo


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


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/


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


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

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


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


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


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 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