Center for Scholarly Engagement

Language study and study abroad

**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

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

Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program ~ Show Information

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.

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

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. Contact Dr. Jones to apply.
  • Application deadline: October 14, 2014.
  • 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

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.

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)

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

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

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