Center for Scholarly Engagement

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**Requires University nomination

Austrian Teaching Assistantship Program ~ Show Information

  • Offers approximately 140 U.S. teaching assistant positions each year for a one-year, renewable position (October 1-May 31)
  • Teaching Assistants work approximately 13 hours/week in Austrian secondary schools (placement is chosen by the Ministry of Education and is not negotiable
  • Applicants must have a working knowledge of German 
  • Application deadline: mid-January
  • Available to:  U.S. citizens under the age of 29 who hold (or will hold) a BA

Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program ~ Show Information

Boren Fellowship ~ Show Information

  • Provides up to $30,000 to U.S. graduate students to add an important international and language component to their graduate education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency
  • Supports study and research in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East
  • Funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), which focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security
  • Applicants should identify how their projects, as well as their future academic and career goals, will contribute to U.S. national security, broadly defined
  • Application deadline: late January
  • Available to: US citizens enrolled in graduate study

Carnegie Junior Fellow Program** ~ Show Information

  • Provides a one-year work experience at the Carnegie Endowment in Washington, DC for recent graduates to serve as research assistants to senior associates on selected projects
  • Sponsored by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace to advance cooperation between nations and promote active international engagement by the U.S.
  • Applicants should have superior academic achievement and significant coursework in international affairs, political science, economics, history, Russian, Chinese, or Middle East studies
  • Institutional deadline: November
  • Application deadline: mid-January
  • Available to:  U.S. citizens or international students attending school in the U.S.; applicants must be graduating seniors or students who have graduated during the last academic year

The Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts Fellowship Program ~ Show Information

  • Annual program of support for advanced graduate research in the history, theory, and criticism of art, architecture, and urbanism
  • There are nine fellowships to choose from and each has specific requirements and intents, including support for the advancement and completion of a doctoral dissertation, for residency and travel during the period of dissertation research, and for postdoctoral research
  • $24,000 per year
  • Application deadline: mid-November
  • Available to: pre-doctoral students who have completed all departmental requirements, including course work, residency, and general and preliminary examinations. Certification in two languages other than English is required. Candidates must be either United States citizens or enrolled in a university in the United States.

Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs ~ Show Information

  • This is a full-time, nine month, graduate-level experiential leadership training program that prepares individuals for effective and ethical leadership in the public affairs arena.
  • The Fellows Program is offered in Los Angeles, New York, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, and St. Louis
  • 64 Fellows are chosen nationally
  • Application deadline: late January, application materials available in September
  • Available to: US Students who will hold a BA before the start of the fellowship

Critical Language Scholarship Program ~ Show Information

  • Program costs - airfare, tuition, room and board, cultural program expenses, overseas health benefits, and applicable visa fees - are fully covered for all participants. Participants receive a small stipend to cover incidental expenses and meals not provided by the program
  • The CLS Program is part of a U.S. government effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical foreign languages. Students of diverse disciplines and majors are encouraged to apply
  • Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Punjabi, Turkish, and Urdu: Beginning, advanced beginning, intermediate and advanced levels; Arabic and Persian: Advanced beginning, intermediate and advanced levels; Chinese, Japanese, and Russian: Intermediate and advanced levels.
  • Application deadline: fall
  • Available to: US citizens over the age of 18 enrolled at an accredited US degree-granting program at the undergraduate or graduate level (applicants must have completed at least one year of study)

Davies-Jackson Scholarship ~ Show Information

  • Offers an opportunity for students who are the first in their family to graduate from college to study at St. John's College of Cambridge University
  • Archaeology, art history, anthropology, classics, economics, English, geography, history, modern languages, medieval languages, music, philosophy, or social and political sciences
  • Application deadline: early November
  • Available to: Students who are the first in their family to graduate from college in the above-mentioned fields

Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship ~ Show Information

  • Provides exceptional financial support (tuition, fees, academic allowances, and a $36,000/year stipend) for up to 4 years, as well as a 12-week research practicum at a DOE laboratory
  • For graduating seniors or first-year graduate students pursuing a PhD in engineering, or the physical, computer, mathematical, or life sciences at an accredited U.S. university
  • Applicants are evaluated on GPA, GRE scores, research statements, chosen program of study, and references
  • Application deadline: January
  • Available to: U.S. citizens or resident aliens

Fulbright Summer Institute ~ Show Information

  • Summer programmes provide the opportunity for US undergraduates (aged over 18), with at least two years of undergraduate study left to complete, to come to the UK on a three, four, five or six week academic and cultural summer programme
  • Participants in these programmes will get the opportunity to experience an exciting academic programme at a highly regarded UK University, explore the culture, heritage and history of the UK and develop their academic ability by improving presentation, research and communication skills
  • Application deadline: late February or early March (see website for specific Institute)
  • Available to: US citizens over the age of 18 with two years of undergraduate study left to complete

Fulbright US Student Program** ~ Show Information

  • Provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or English Teaching Assistantships.
  • Facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in routine tasks, allowing the grantee to gain an appreciation of others' viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think
  • Grant lengths and dates vary by country
  • Institutional deadline: September 12, 2014 at noon. Contact Dr. Jones as soon as possible to discuss applying!
  • Application deadline: October 14, 2014. Deadline has passed for 2014 applicants.
  • Available to: US citizens who will hold a BA before the start of the grant; current Butler students are required to apply through the University, alumni may apply through the University or as "at-large" candidates

Gates-Cambridge Scholarship ~ Show Information

  • Awarded to outstanding applicants from countries outside the United Kingdom to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge
  • The program aims to build a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others
  • Application deadline: mid-October
  • Available to: Non-UK citizens seeking a degree at Cambridge

Barry Goldwater Scholarship** ~ Show Information

  • Provides a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue careers in these fields
  • Each scholarship covers eligible expenses for undergraduate tuition, fees, books, and room and board, up to a maximum of $7,500 annually
  • Sophomore and junior level college students are eligible to apply for 1-2 years of support
  • Institutional deadline: December 8, 2014.
  • Application deadline: late January
  • Available to: US citizens, permanent residents, and US national who are sophomores or juniors pursuing a career in math, natural sciences, or engineering

Frannie & John Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship ~ Show Information

  • The award consists of a cost-of-education allowance and a personal-support stipend. The cost-of-education allowance is accepted by all of the participating schools in lieu of all fees and tuition
  • Applicants must be students of the applied physical, biological and engineering 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
  • College seniors wishing to pursue the Ph.D. degree in any of the fields of particular interest to the Foundation, as well as graduate students already in the process of doing so, may apply
  • Fellows must attend one of the Foundation's currently participating schools, or must petition the Foundation to include a school in the United States that he/she desires to attend
  • Application deadline: early November
  • Available to: US citizens or permanent residents who are students of applied physical, biological, or engineering sciences

Samuel Huntington Public Service Award ~ Show Information

  • Provides a $10,000 stipend for a graduating college senior to pursue 1-year of public service anywhere in the world
  • Applicants must generate a proposal for public service that encompasses any activity that furthers the public good
  • Applicants may propose to work alone or through established charitable, religious, educational, governmental or public service organizations
  • Application deadline: mid-January
  • Available to:  All graduating students from accredited colleges in the U.S.

Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Arts Award ~ Show Information

  • Award provides up to $50,000 annually for tuition, room and board, required fees, and books
  • Open to students pursuing their first graduate degree in the performing arts, visual arts, or creative writing
  • Application deadline: early February
  • Available to:  graduating seniors or recent graduates (within the last 5 years) with a 3.20 minimum GPA with demonstrated unmet financial need

James Madison Fellowship
US citizens pursuing a qualifying master's degree who are committed to teaching American history, government, or social studies in grades 7-11 ~ Show Information

  • Offers $24,000 to individuals desiring to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution at the secondary school level
  • Intended to support students working on a Master's Degree in American History or Political Science (Government), or a MAT concentrating in History or Political Science
  • Applicants compete only against other applicants from the states of their legal residence; generally, one Fellowship per state is awarded each year
  • Application deadline: early March
  • Available to: US citizens pursuing a qualifying master's degree who are committed to teaching American history, government, or social studies in grades 7-11

JET Program (Teach in Japan)
Japan Exchange and Teaching Program (JET) ~ Show Information

The Japan Exchange and Teaching Program seeks to help enhance internationalization in Japan by promoting mutual understanding between Japan and other nations. The program also aims to improve foreign language education in Japan and to encourage international exchange at the local level by fostering ties between Japanese youth and foreign youth.
The objectives of the program are being achieved by offering JET Program participants, (hereinafter, participants) the opportunity to serve in local government offices as well as public and private elementary schools, junior high and senior high schools.
Application deadline is late November or early December.

Knowles Science Teaching Foundation: Science and Mathematics Teaching Fellows ~ Show Information

  • KSTF supports passionate, dedicated teachers to thrive in the profession, lead from the classroom and become change agents in education
  • Fellows receive stipends, funding for professional development, grants for teaching materials, and leadership and mentoring opportunities
  • Five-year teaching fellowships are awarded to early-career science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) teachers
  • Application deadline: mid-October
  • Available to: US citizens who have earned or are in the process of earning a degree in a discipline related to teaching a STEM related field at the secondary level.

Marshall Scholarship** ~ Show Information

  • Finances young Americans of high ability to study for a degree at any university in the United Kingdom for one or two years
  • Up to forty Scholars are selected each year to study at graduate level at an UK institution in any field of study.
  • Minimum 3.7 GPA
  • Institutional deadline: September
  • Application deadline: early October
  • Available to: US citizens who are completing a BA (or have completed a BA within the last 3 years)

George J. Mitchell Scholarship** ~ Show Information

  • Provides scholars with tuition, housing, and other expenses for 1 year at any university in the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland (usually in a master's degree program, any field)
  • Intended to link future U.S. leaders with the island of Ireland
  • Institutional deadline: mid-September
  • Application deadline: early October
  • Available to: US citizens between the ages of 18 and 30 who hold a BA (or will hold a BA before the start of the scholarship)

NASA Graduate Student Researchers Program ~ Show Information

  • Awards fellowships for graduate study leading to masters or doctoral degrees in the fields of science, mathematics, and engineering related to NASA research and development
  • The program supports approximately 300 graduate students annually
  • Fellowships are awarded for one year as training grants in the amount of $30,000. This amount includes a $20,000 student stipend, a student travel allowance of $6,000, $1,000 for student health insurance, and a university allowance of $3,000
  • Awards are renewable for 1 year for a master degree; 2 years for Ph.D, with maximum of three years funding based on satisfactory academic advancement, research progress, and available funding
  • Application deadline: early March
  • Available to: US citizens currently enrolled or accepted as a full-time graduate student in an accredited U.S. college or university

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship ~ Show Information

  • Provides 3-year scholarships for students pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees at accredited US institutions in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics
  • Welcomes applications from all qualified students and strongly encourages under-represented populations, including women, under-represented racial and ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities to apply
  • Undergraduate students who are pursuing admission to a graduate program may apply
  • Application deadline: early November
  • Available to: US citizens, permanent residents, and US nationals who have recently obtained a BA (or are graduating) and who plan to start a graduate program

New York City Urban Fellows Program ~ Show Information

  • Offers 25 Fellows the opportunity to work in mayoral offices and city agencies to explore current urban issues affecting public policy for nine months
  • Fellows earn $30,000 and receive health insurance 
  • Applicants must be recent graduates (2012 or later for the 2014 application)
  • Application deadline: early January 
  • Available to:  those eligible to work in the U.S. for the duration of the fellowship 

North American Language and Culture Assistants in Spain ~ Show Information

  • Places over 2,000 applicants across Spain to support English or French teachers for one year, October 1-May 31 (placements are chosen by the program and are non-negotiable)
  • Teaching Assistants are placed in elementary or secondary schools and receive a stipend and benefits
  • Applicants must be native or bilingual English or French speakers
  • Application deadline: November to March (open)
  • Available to:  U.S. and Canadian citizens; applicants may be college juniors, seniors, or graduates

Phi Kappa Phi** ~ Show Information

  • Each year Phi Kappa Phi awards 51 Fellowships of $5,000 and six valued at $15,000 each to members entering their first year of graduate or professional study
  • Each chapter may select one candidate from among its local applicants to compete for Society-wide awards
  • Open to students registering in all professional and graduate fields
  • Institutional deadline: varies
  • Application Deadline: early April
  • Available to: Active Phi Kappa Phi members entering their first year of graduate or professional study

Princeton in Africa ~ Show Information

  • Offers yearlong fellowship opportunities with a variety of organizations that work across the African continent
  • Young alumni and graduating seniors from any accredited college or university in the United States are eligible to apply
  • Application deadline: early November
  • Available to: Young alumni and graduating seniors from any accredited college or university in the United States

Princeton in Asia ~ Show Information

  • Princeton in Asia (PiA) is an independent, non-profit organization located at Princeton University that has long been driven by a mission to foster cross-cultural understanding between East and West by giving young people opportunities to live and work in Asia
  • As employees of a variety of Asian institutions, PiA fellows gain work and life experience while providing valuable services to their Asian hosts
  • The majority of fellows are employed as English teachers at universities, colleges, and high schools, there are also specialized positions in business, international development, journalism, law, and teaching of technical subjects.
  • Application deadline: mid-November
  • Available to: US citizens who will hold a BA by July 1 of the year they are applying

Princeton in Latin America ~ Show Information

  • Their mission is to match recent graduates from Princeton and other top colleges and universities who are interested in year-long service fellowship opportunities with partner organizations that are engaged in socially responsible development projects in the region
  • PiLA fellowships offer formative field experience to those interested in working with community oriented organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean and those who are eager to pursue careers in international development
  • Open to graduating seniors and young alumni of North American universities. PiLA rarely considers applicants more than five years past the bachelors; individuals with graduate degrees and postgraduate work experience are welcome to apply.
  • Application deadline: late November
  • Available to: Graduating seniors and young alumni of North American universities

Qatar Scholarship ~ Show Information

  • Offers the opportunity to master their skills in an intensive Arabic language program at Qatar University in Doha
  • Provides tuition, room and board in university dorms, round-trip airfare, local transportation and books
  • Applicants must have intermediate or advanced Arabic skills
  • Application deadline:  mid-December
  • Available to: U.S. citizens aged 18-40 who have completed at least a bachelor's degree and who have already taken at least two years of formal Arabic study

Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program ~ Show Information

  • Offers 15-20 undergraduates the opportunity to participate in a 6-week summer program that explores issues and trends in international affairs, as well as a greater understanding of career opportunities in that field
  • Participants live and attend classes at Howard University in Washington, DC
  • Application deadline: early February
  • Available to:  U.S. citizens with a minimum 3.2 undergraduate GPA who have an interest in international affairs

Rhodes Scholarship** ~ Show Information

  • Provides full financial support for Rhodes Scholars to pursue a degree or degrees at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom (2 years)
  • Scholars are chosen not only for their outstanding scholarly achievements, but for their character, commitment to others and to the common good, and for their potential for leadership in whatever domains their careers may lead
  • All majors welcome
  • Institutional deadline: early September
  • Application deadline: early October
  • Available to: US citizens between the ages of 18 and 24 who will hold a BA before the beginning of the scholarship

Rotary Peace Fellowship ~ Show Information

  • Fellows are committed to the advancement of peace, and often go on to serve as leaders in national governments, NGOs, the military, law enforcement, and international organizations such as the United Nations and World Bank
  • Rotary selects individuals from around the world to receive fully funded academic fellowships at one of their peace centers
  • Fellowships cover tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and all internship/field study expenses
  • Local club deadline: varies (March-June)
  • Application deadline: early July (must be submitted to a Rotary club or district for endorsement)
  • Available to: US citizens with a bachelor's degree or equivalent experience

Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program ~ Show Information

  • All fellows at the Smithsonian work with a Smithsonian advisor to conduct independent study or research relating to Smithsonian collections, facilities, or staff expertise.
  • Applicants must propose research that is conducted at the Smithsonian in an area of research outlined in the publication, Smithsonian Opportunities for Research and Study (SORS)
  • Fellowships are available for the following fields: Animal behavior, ecology, and environmental science; Anthropology and archaeology; Astrophysics and astronomy; Earth sciences and paleobiology; Evolutionary and systematic biology; History of science and technology; History of art, especially American, contemporary, African, and Asian art, twentieth-century American crafts, and decorative arts; Social and cultural history of the United States Folklife.
  • Application deadline: mid-January
  • Available to: graduate students, postgraduates, and predoctoral students, as well as conservators, postdoctoral and senior investigators

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans ~ Show Information

  • Provides opportunities for continuing generations of able and accomplished New Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields
  • Established in recognition of the contributions New Americans have made to American life and in gratitude for the opportunities the United States has afforded the donors and their family.
  • Selected Fellows receive tuition and living expenses that can total up to $90,000 over 2 years
  • Students may study for any degree at any US university
  • Application deadline: November
  • Available to: New Americans (defined as US permanent residents or naturalized citizens if born abroad or the children of naturalized parents) under the age of 31 who are/will be pursuing a graduate degree

Teaching Assistant Program in France ~ Show Information

  • Places 1,500 Americans in public schools across France, French Guinea, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Réunion to serve as English Teaching Assistants
  • Applicants may enter placement preferences, but placement in an area of choice is not guaranteed
  • Assistants work approximately 12 hours per week, October-April, in elementary or secondary schools and receive a stipend
  • Application deadline: mid-January
  • Available to:  American citizens and permanent residents who are between 21-30, have completed at least 2 years of college, and who are proficient in French

Truman Scholarship** ~ Show Information

  • Aims to find and recognize college juniors with exceptional leadership potential who are committed to careers in government, the nonprofit or advocacy sectors, education or elsewhere in the public service
  • Provides recipients with over $20,000 for graduate study in the US or abroad
  • Applicants must have a GPA over 3.5, a very strong record of public service, and articulate public policy issues well
  • Institutional deadline: mid-December
  • Application deadline: early February
  • Available to: US citizens with junior-level standing

Udall Scholarship** ~ Show Information

  • Awards up to $5,000 for tuition, room and board, or other educational expenses
  • Sophomores or juniors who are pursuing careers related to the environment, or to native American and Alaska native students who intend to pursue careers in health care and tribal public policy.
  • Institutional deadline: late January
  • Application deadline: early March
  • Available to: US citizens, permanent residents, or US nationals who are enrolled as full-time sophomores or juniors

UNCF-Merck Undergraduate Science Research Scholarship ~ Show Information

  • The United Negro College Fund and the Merck Company offer awards to African-Americans with demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in scientific research
  • Each award is up to a maximum of $25,000 to support tuition, room and board, and other academic related fees
  • Application deadline: mid-December; applications must be processed through the University
  • Available to: African-Americans who are enrolled as a full-time junior in life or physical sciences or engineering; minimum GPA of 3.3

Woodrow Wilson Fellowship ~ Show Information

  • Provides funding ($30,000) for a master's degree at a partner school in a STEM (science, technology, engineering, or math) teaching field
  • Intended for students pursuing careers in teaching, Foreign Service, or conservation.  Ph.D. dissertation fellowships are also available in several fields
  • The Woodrow Wilson Indiana Teaching Fellowships, funded through Lilly Endowment, offers recent graduates, mid-career professionals and retirees with backgrounds in STEM support to pursue a master's degree with a commitment to teach in an urban or rural school district
  • Application deadline: October or January (varies with program)
  • Available to: US citizens and permanent residents who majored in or have a strong professional background in a STEM field; 3.0 GPA (or higher) preferred