Center for Scholarly Engagement

Political Science and Government

**Requires University nomination

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

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

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

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.

James Madison Fellowship ~ 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

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)

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 

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

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

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

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