The awards listed below are open to applicants at the Master’s and PhD level. They are listed in alphabetical order under the deadline month.
On Going Scholarships
George C. Marshall Fellows Program
The Heritage Foundation's George C. Marshall Fellows Program is aimed at cultivating the next generation of strategic leaders in national security and foreign policy. The fellowship introduces participants to the skills, knowledge, and attributes that contribute to making American grand strategy by engaging with some of the nation's leading conservative thought leaders. The program runs from March to October and incorporates lecture programs, several field trips and social events created by the program's participants. Additionally, participants will design and execute a simulation of The Yalta Conference in coordination with the Virginia Military Institute Cadets as a capstone project.
Davis Fellows for Peace
The Fellowships cover the full cost of summer language study from beginner to graduate levels in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Korean, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish at the Middlebury College Language Schools. Sessions are 7-8 weeks. Application deadline: January 15, 2016
Diplomacy and Diversity Fellowship
The Fellowship offers 24 American and European graduate students the chance to explore the changing international dynamics of diplomacy and diversity. Fellows will travel to Washington, DC, Berlin and Warsaw to study how American and European governments and societies are responding to a wide range of international issues. The program seeks to promote constructive diplomacy in a changing world through innovative and inclusive approaches. Application deadline: January 13, 2016
Great Lakes Commission-Sea Grant Fellowship
The Great Lakes Commission-Sea Grant Fellow will work with members of the Great Lakes’ science, policy and information/education communities to advance the environmental quality and sustainable development goals of the Great Lakes states. In so doing, the Fellow will contribute to and benefit from research coordination and policy analysis activities. The Fellow will be housed at the Great Lakes Commission offices in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
NOAA Coastal Management Fellowship
A two-year fellowship established to provide on-the-job education and training opportunities in coastal resource management and policy for postgraduate students. The program matches postgraduate students from a variety of environmental disciplines with state coastal resource agencies to work on coastal projects proposed by the state and selected by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Coastal Services Center. Feel free to contact Susan Park (email@example.com, 804-684-7436) with any questions.
P.E.O Educational Loan Fund
The P.E.O. ELF loan is intended to help a woman attain a degree or certification from an accredited post secondary educational institution. The maximum loan amount is $12,000 for all programs of study and $20,000 for doctoral degrees (e.g., Ph.D., medical, law, veterinary) and may not exceed the amount recommended by her sponsoring chapter. Loans are subject to the availability of funds.
Scoville Peace Fellowship
This highly competitive national fellowship program provides college and graduate school alumni with the funding and opportunity to work with one of more than two dozen participating institutions in Washington, DC. Application deadline: January 4, 2016
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Scholars Program
The DOE Scholars Program provides 10-week paid summer internships for graduate students and postdocs. The program allows participants the opportunity to explore a federal career with DOE at various stages in their education. Appointments are available in a range or academic disciplines (including STEM fields, public policy, business, law, communications, program management) at participating DOE facilities nationwide.
Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program
This fellowship provides funding for the pursuit of Master’s Degrees or Doctorates in transportation-related fields. The program objectives are to attract the nation’s brightest minds to the field of transportation; to enhance the careers of transportation professionals by encouraging them to seek advanced degrees; and to retain top talent in the transportation industry of the U.S.. Stipends and tuition assistance are available.
Contact Universities & Grants Programs Staff at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA) Scholarships
The National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBOA) scholarship program has a number of scholarships available for graduates and undergraduates pursuing an education in the field of public administration, public policy or a related discipline.
For additional information, please contact Valerie Reed (Program Coordinator): email@example.com.
The Tobin Project: Graduate Fellowships in Democracy & Markets
The Tobin Project is now accepting applications from graduate students undertaking work related to Democracy & Markets. This program seeks to foster empirical, historical, and theoretical research that addresses how markets influence democratic institutions and how democracy shapes market structures. Research priorities are Economic Regulation, American Democracy, Inequality and Public Goods.
Barry M. Moriarty Graduate Paper Competition
The Southern Regional Science Association (SRSA) awards an annual cash prize of $1000 to the student submitting the best paper in Regional Science. The student must be enrolled full-time for some or all of the year following March, 2014; the student must be sponsored by a member of SRSA; and the winning student must present the paper at a session of the 53rd Annual Meeting of the SRSA, March 27-29, 2014, in San Antonio, TX, using the award to defray costs of attending.
Dirksen Congressional Research Awards
The Dirksen Congressional Center invites applications for grants to fund research on congressional leadership and the U.S. Congress. The competition is open to individuals with a serious interest in studying Congress. Political scientists, historians, biographers, scholars of public administration or American studies, and journalists are among those eligible.
Disability Determination Process Small Grant Program
The Disability Determination Process (DDP) Small Grant Program is a one-year stipend program that will allow graduate-level students to conduct supervised independent research on improving disability determination processes. Please send email to: ddp@PolicyResearchInc.org for more information.
IAN Axford (New Zealand) Fellowships In Public Policy
These fellowships are for outstanding mid-career professionals to research, travel and gain practical experience in public policy in New Zealand for six months.
For further information, contact the Programme Manager for this award, Stefanie Joe (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Mariam K. Chamberlain Fellowship in Women and Public Policy
The Mariam K. Chamberlain Fellow works as a general research assistant on a variety of research projects and reports. Research tasks may include reviewing literature; collecting, checking and analyzing data; gathering information; and preparing reports and report graphics. The positions are full-time and generally span the academic year (September-May), but starting and ending dates are somewhat flexible.
The Graduate Health Policy Fellowship
The Center for Health Policy Studies at The Heritage Foundation is pleased to announce a fellowship opportunity available to graduate students currently pursuing studies in a variety of disciplines, including health policy, public policy, medicine, economics, statistics, business, and other policy-related fields. The program is designed to help graduate students launch a career in shaping a health policy guided by conservative principles. Application Due: March 31st
Bryce Harlow Foundation Fellowship Program
The Foundation offers fellowships to highly motivated students pursuing a career in professional advocacy through public affairs, government relations or lobbying. Fellowships are awarded to individuals who undertake graduate level studies on a part-time basis and work full-time. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
East European Studies Short Term Scholarships
he Wilson Center’s Global Europe Program is now accepting applications for the EES Short-term Grant competition, which is open to academic experts and practitioners, including advanced graduate students, engaged in specialized research requiring access to Washington, DC and its research institutions. While Southeast Europe remains a primary focus, projects on Central Europe and the Baltic states are again eligible.
Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) Summer Program Scholarship Awards
The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) Council has authorized a scholarship to encourage participation in the ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research by graduate students (Master’s and PhD) in the fields of public administration, public policy, and public affairs.
Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Graduate Research Award
The goal of the ACRP program is to encourage applied research on airport and related aviation system issues and to foster the next generation of aviation community leaders. Appropriate topics may be drawn from a wide range of subjects of interest to the U.S. public sector aviation community.
Contact: Mr. Larry Goldstein (email@example.com).
Foundation for Community Association Research–Byron Hanke Fellowship
This fellowship is available to graduate students working on topics related to community associations. Community associations govern common-interest communities of any kind—condominiums, cooperatives, townhouse developments, planned unit developments, and other developments where homeowners support an association with mandatory financial assessments, and are subject to use and aesthetic restrictions.
For more information, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congressional Fellowships on Women and Public Policy
The Women’s Congressional Policy Institute (formerly Women’s Policy, Inc.) has been the home for the Congressional Fellowships on Women and Public Policy since 2014 (formerly the WREI Fellowships). The fellowships are extended each year to a select number of students pursuing a graduate degree or those who have recently completed a master’s, doctorate, or professional degree with a proven commitment to equity for women. Fellows gain practical policymaking experience and graduate credit as they work from January to August in Congressional offices.
Application Due: June 1, 2017
Moskowitz Prize for Socially Responsible Investing
The annual Moskowitz Prize is the only global award recognizing outstanding quantitative research in the field of socially responsible investing (SRI). First presented in 1996 by the Social Investment Forum – the national trade association for the socially and environmentally responsible investing (SRI) industry, the Prize came under the umbrella of the Center for Responsible Business at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business in 2005. For more information, contact the Moskowitz Program Administrator, Lloyd Kurtz, at email@example.com.
Virginia Business and Professional Women’s Foundation Scholarships
The Virginia Business and Professional Women’s Foundation and the Business and Professional Women’s Foundation offer a variety of scholarships, loans, and grants to assist women re-entering the job market or furthering their education and careers.
Women’s Research and Education Institute (WREI) Congressional Fellowships on Women and Public Policy
The Women’s Research and Education Institute (WREI) offers an eight-month fellowship program that places current or recent graduates students in the Washington, DC offies of Members of Congress and on House and Senate staffs. WREI Fellows work a minimum of 40 hours per week from January through August as legislative aides on public policy issues. For more information, contact Susan Scanlan (firstname.lastname@example.org, 202-280-2720).
Daniel Druckman Fellowship
The Schar School of Policy and Government is pleased to offer the Daniel Druckman Fellowship Stipend to eligible masters and doctoral students admitted to a Schar degree program. This stipend may be used for independent research to produce an article for publication or dissertation support under one or more of the following themes: international conflict resolution, analyses of negotiation and mediation, political psychology in international relations, or peace studies with an emphasis on peacekeeping or peacebuilding.
The Daniel Druckman Fellowship Stipend is available due to the generous financial support of Daniel Druckman, Schar School Professor Emeritus, who spearheaded the creation of the Daniel Druckman Fellowship.
Award Level: Fellowship recipients receive a one-time award of $3,000 toward tuition, after other funding has been applied.
Eligibility: All master’s and doctoral students admitted to a Schar School degree program are eligible to apply.
Application Procedures: Students interested in being considered for this award should fill out the application for the Daniel Druckman Fellowship and submit the appropriate supplemental materials. Applications can be submitted electronically to Professor Sonia Ben Ouagrham-Gormley, at email@example.com or in hardcopy:
Attn: Professor Sonia Ben Ouagrham-Gormley
George Mason University
Schar School of Policy and Government
3351 Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22201
On campus office location:
Professor Sonia Ben Ouagrham-Gormley
Founders Hall 668
Application deadline: August 15, 2016
Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program, The National Academies
Applications for the fellowships are invited from graduate students through postdoctoral scholars in any physical, biological, or social science field or any field of engineering, medicine/health, or veterinary medicine as well as business, law, education, and other graduate and professional programs.
German Chancellor Fellowship for Prospective Leaders
This award is aimed at students from the U.S., China and the Russian Federation, who have already completed a first degree, have work experience and have already shown outstanding leadership potential in their career. Candidates from all professions and disciplines, but especially individuals in the humanities, law, social sciences and economics, are eligible to apply to the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation directly.
For more information, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
NARSC Graduate Student Paper Competition
This competition for student papers in regional science is open to current masters and PhD students, and/or recent graduates who have completed their degrees within twelve months preceding the submission date.
National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) Local Government Management Fellowship
This highly competitive career-development opportunity is designed to generate interest in local government careers among recent master’s program graduates. Selected fellows are placed in full-time management-track local government positions, shaped by direct mentorship under senior government leaders and rotational assignments.
Direct questions to email@example.com.
David A. Winston Health Policy Fellowship
The David A. Winston Health Policy Fellowship is a distinguished postgraduated fellowship in health policy. The Fellowship provides a monthly stipend and related expenses for a twelve-month period from July to June. The Fellowship is a unique opportunity because the program includes systematic exposure to organizations, associations and coalitions in the private sector as well as policy development centers in Congress and the Administration.
Dr. Louise M. Berman Fellows Award
The purposes of this award are to enable Fellows to conduct research that will: advance the field of education to promote growth and development; promote ethical decision-making in educational settings; creatively explore social justice issues and the study of the human condition; foster collaboration on major education initiatives to create an open dialogue among people of all races, ages, genders, and abilities; or propose future direction for educational leadership in a range of settings.
Due Date: October 31, 2016
International Affairs Fellowship in Japan
International Affairs Fellowship in Japan (IAF-J) seeks to strengthen mutual understanding and cooperation between the rising generations of leaders in the U.S. and Japan. The program provides a selected group of mid-career U.S. citizens the opportunity to expand their professional horizons by spending a period of research or other professional activity in Japan. Fellows are drawn from academia, business, government, media, NGOs, and think tanks.
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Nonproliferation Graduate Fellowship Program
The Nonproliferation Graduate Program (NPG) is a full-time graduate program for students interested in exploring a career in nuclear nonproliferation. NPG fellows are assigned to a specific DNN program office, where they work with select supervisors and mentors in support of DNN’s mission. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Robert W. & Jessie Cox Award
Established in 1997, the Robert W. and Jessie Cox Award honors the best graduate student paper of critical inquiry into international relations. The purpose of the prize is to encourage critical study of international political economy, world orders, and civilizations. Papers submitted should relate, broadly, to the main normative principles for which the Coxes stand, including: diffusion of power; democratization; mutual respect for distinct civilizations, concern for the biosphere; and, greater equality among societies, genders, and races.
Deadline: October 1, 2017
Women’s Transportation Seminar D.C. Chapter
Applicants wishing to be considered by the Washington D.C. Chapter must be women enrolled in a college or university where they are pursuing a degree in transportation or in a transportation-related field with a 3.0 GPA or higher. Applicants must also plan to pursue a career in transportation or a related field, and maintain a permanent residence or attend a school in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area or greater Virginia.
Contact the WTS-DC Scholarship Chair Liisa Ecola at email@example.com for more details.
Advancing Women in Transportation (WTS) Scholarship
The mission of WTS is to “transform the transportation industry through the advancement of women.” WTS-DC awards scholarships to deserving young women who are studying transportation at undergraduate and graduate programs in the DC area. Each year, the WTS DC Chapter awards up to four scholarships in amounts ranging from $500 to $2,000 to deserving young women who are studying transportation at undergraduate and graduate programs in the DC area. Scholarships are available for women at the undergraduate and graduate level who intend to pursue a career in transportation.
Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program
The Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program is a distinguished transatlantic initiative that each year offers twenty accomplished young Americans the opportunity to complete a high-level professional development program in Germany. No German language skills are required at the time of application. Fellows receive travel, free housing, monthly stipends, and insurance.
Please see web site for eligibility requirements and application details. If you wish to apply please contact the Dr. Kay Agoston, Director of Graduate Fellowships, firstname.lastname@example.org.
A grant program of The Cosmos Club Foundation in support of graduate students at Washington area universities. There is no restriction as to academic field, but the project should be focused on objective scholarly research rather than commercial or political activity, social activism, or other non-academic goals.
For more information, contact: email@example.com.
Critical Language Scholarship Program
This prestigious scholarship program fully funds participants to attend a US State Department-sponsored overseas summer program to learn a critical-need foreign language, including Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, or Urdu. Scholarships are awarded at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels. Applicants must be US citizens currently enrolled in a Master’s or Doctoral program.
NSF East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes
The National Science Foundation (NSF) East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students (EAPSI) is a flagship international fellowship program for developing the next generation of globally engaged U.S. scientists and engineers knowledgeable about the Asian and Pacific regions. Fellows are supported to participate in eight-week research experiences at host laboratories in Australia, China, Japan (10 weeks), Korea, New Zealand, Singapore and Taiwan from June to August. The program provides a $5,000 summer stipend, round-trip airfare to the host location, living expenses abroad, and an introduction to the society, culture, language, and research environment of the host location.
Inquiries should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone tollfree 1-866-501-2922.
Paul and Daisy Soros Graduate Fellowships for New Americans
The fellowships are grants for up to two years of graduate study in the United States. The recipients are chosen on a nationally competitive basis. Thirty fellowships will be awarded each year.
For more information, contact: email@example.com or Nikka Beaugard at Nbeaugard@PDSoros.org
Pedro Zamora Public Policy Fellowship
In the spirit of AIDS activist, educator, and reality-show trailblazer Pedro Zamora’s work to combat the spread of HIV, AIDS United offers a public policy fellowship in his name. The Pedro Zamora Public Policy Fellowship is an excellent opportunity for both undergraduate and graduate students seeking experience in public policy and government affairs focused on HIV/AIDS issues. For more information, contact the fellowship coordinator via e-mail at Zamora@aidsunited.org or
call 202-408-4848 ext. 248.
AAUW International Fellowship program
AAUW’s International Fellowship program has been in existence since 1917. The program provides support for women pursuing full-time graduate or postdoctoral study in the United States who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Preference is given to women who show prior commitment to the advancement of women and girls through civic, community, or professional work.
Application Due: December 1
Alfa Fellowship Program
The Alfa Fellowship Program is a high-level professional development exchange program placing qualified young professionals in work assignments at leading organizations in Russia in the fields of business, economics, journalism, law, and public policy. The program includes language training, seminar programs, and extended professional experience. Fellows receive travel, free housing, monthly stipends, and insurance.
Please see web site for eligibility requirements and application details. If you wish to apply please contact the Dr. Kay Agoston, Director of Graduate Fellowships, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blakemore Freeman Fellowship in Asian Languages
One-year language study grants are awarded to individuals pursuing careers in almost any field who would benefit from improved fluency in an East or Southeast Asian language. The fellowships fund a year of advanced language study at eligible language programs. If there is no appropriate advanced-level language program available in a country, an applicant may propose a program combining study in a language program at a university supplemented by private tutorials or a program of full-time tutorials. Eligible Languages: Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Khmer, and Burmese.
Application deadline: December 30, 2015 (NOTE: Applicants must apply simultaneously to the Blakemore Foundation and the specific language program. Due dates and forms for the language programs vary.)
Institute for Humane Studies (IHS) Humane Studies Fellowship
Humane Studies Fellowships are awarded to graduate students and outstanding undergraduates planning academic careers and engaged in liberty-advancing research. The fellowships support students in a variety of fields, including economics, philosophy, law, political science, history and sociology.
Sodexo Foundation STOP Hunger Scholarship
STOP Hunger Scholarships are open to students enrolled in accredited educational institutions in the U.S.. Applicants must have demonstrated ongoing commitment to their community by performing volunteer services impacting hunger in the U.S. at least within the last 12 months. All applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S..
For additional information contact ISTS by email at email@example.com.