List of Global Scholarships

Global scholarship programmes vary by area of study, purpose, length, mission, and the amount of funding recipients receive. These scholarships cover a diverse area of interests, which means it is important for you to focus your efforts on the opportunities that make the most sense for you.

Some of these programmes are partly or fully funded by the host institution, while others are not funded. For partly funded or non-funded opportunities, you may apply for additional funding through the Summer Research Programme (Student-Initiated Projects).

A star(*) denotes that Yale-NUS students or alumni have applied for and/or received an award.

For Graduate Study

AAUW International Fellowships

Disciplines:
Open

Award Details:
AAUW International Fellowships are awarded for full-time study or research in the United States to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Both graduate and postgraduate studies at accredited U.S. institutions are supported. Recipients are selected for academic achievement and demonstrated commitment to women and girls. Recipients return to their home countries to become leaders in business, government, academia, community activism, the arts or scientific fields. Award amounts range from US$18,000 to $30,000.

Eligibility:
Women with citizenship from a country other than the U.S.

Application Instructions:
Apply directly.

 

 

Aker Scholarship

Disciplines: Open

Award Details: The Aker Scholarship provides funding for Master’s or PhD studies at one of the following universities: Caltech, MIT, Harvard, Stanford, University of Pennsylvania, Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial College London og National University of Singapore (NUS).

Eligibility: Citizen of Norway or have a strong link to Norway

Application Instructions: Apply directly.

American Scandinavian Foundation

Disciplines:
Open

Award Details:
The ASF supports one month to one year of funding for graduate study and/or research as part of a larger mission of cross-cultural exchange between the United States and Scandinavia. Awards for study in Scandinavia range from US$5,000 for grants to US$23,000 for fellowships. Awards for study in the US (open to Scandinavian citizens) range in size depending on country.

Eligibility:
Citizens of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, US

Application Instructions:
Applicants must submit through their respective cooperating organisation, which can be found here for Scandinavian nationals or here for US nationals.

Australia Awards

Disciplines:
Priority areas specified by each country

Award Details:
Australia Awards Scholarships provide funding opportunities to citizens of participating countries from Asia, the Pacific, the Middle East and Africa, for full-time undergraduate or postgraduate study at Australian institutions. These awards cover the full cost of tuition and provide other financial benefits.

Eligibility:
Select countries in Asia, Pacific, Africa and the Middle East

Application Instructions:
Timelines and procedures depend on the country of citizenship. Details on the Australia Awards website.

Asian Development Bank – Japan Scholarship Programme

Disciplines:
Economics, Management, Science, Technology, and development related fields (health, education, agriculture, environment, natural resource management)

Award Details:
The programme enrols 300 students annually in partner academic institutions in three continents. The programme looks for scholars focused on economic and social development back home after completion of the programme.

Eligibility:
National of ADB Borrowing member – countries listed here, with at least two years of full-time professional working experience (acquired after a university degree) at the time of application.

Application Instructions:
Applicants must apply directly to the academic institution and express interest in being considered for the ADB-JSP.  There is no separate application for the scholarship.

Boustany Foundation

Disciplines:
Astronomy, Business and Philosophy

Award Details:
The Boustany Foundation supports academically talented individuals with potential for impact. The award currently funds partial tuition for the Harvard MBACambridge MBA, Cambridge PhD in Philosophy, and Cambridge PhD in Astronomy.

Eligibility:
All nationalities, but the MBA scholarships do prioritise candidates of Lebanese descent.

Application Instructions:
Applicants must be admitted directly to the three programmes listed above.  Upon acceptance, send a CV with a photograph, GMAT scores, and acceptance letter to admissions@boustany-foundation.org to be considered for an interview.

 

Charles B Rangel International Affairs Programme

Disciplines: US Foreign Policy

Award Details: Offers a scholarship for a Master’s degree, arranges internships on Capitol Hill and at US embassies/consulates, provides mentorship and professional development, and leads to a career in the State Department Foreign Service.

Nationality Eligibility: US citizens who are graduating seniors or alumni and applying to appropriate two-year Master’s programmes. The programme welcomes any undergraduate major and encourages applications from members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need.

Application Instructions: Application requirements can be found here.

Fulbright Grant for US Students

Disciplines:
Social Science, Humanities, Science, Arts, Education, Journalism

Award Details:
There are three types of Fulbright grants for US citizens and permanent residents: study/research awards, English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Awards, and Fulbright-National Geographic Storytelling awards. Study/research awards are for independent research awarded to students interested in further pursuing research interests abroad in all academic and creative arts fields in one of 150 countries. The Fulbright English Teaching programme provides funding for year-long opportunities to teach English as a second language in over 55 countries. The Fulbright-National Geographic Storytelling Fellowship funds participation in an academic year of storytelling on a globally significant theme. Grants include round-trip transportation to host country, funding to cover room, board, and incidentals. Candidates may only apply for one type of Fulbright U.S. Student grant in a given competition cycle.

Eligibility:
US citizens. Preference will be given to applicants whose higher education was undertaken primarily at educational institutions in the United States.

Application Instructions:
US Citizens must apply as “At-Large” applicants directly to the Embark Online Application. This form does not require a US Institution nomination.

Chevening in Singapore

Disciplines:
Open

Award Details:
This award is open to students pursuing a one-year Master’s degree in the UK.  Chevening emphasises outstanding leadership as a key element of a strong application and looks for scholars hoping to build positive lasting relationships with the UK.  Applicants from Singapore must have a minimum two years post-graduate work experience in order to apply. A monthly, stipend, travel to and from country, thesis or dissertation grant, cost of an entry clearance visa, tuition fees up to 19,000 GBP, are included. There is a global fee cap of 13,000 GBP for MBA and Masters in Finance students.

Eligibility:
Open

Application Instructions:
Apply directly through Chevening here.

Deadline:
5 November 2019

DAAD

Disciplines:
Open

Award Details:
The German Academic Exchange Service provides funding for individuals wishing to pursue a Master’s or PhD degree in Germany.  The award varies based on student nationality and subject matter.  A comprehensive list of the scholarships can be found in the DAAD database here.

Eligibility:
All nationalities

Application Instructions:
Dependent on award and nationality.

Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund

Disciplines:
Social and economic justice

Award Details:
This fund provides up to US$15,000 per year to scholarship recipients who are working to promote social justice issues in the United States while attending a US-accredited graduate programme. Preference is given to applicants with a previous background in the United States and awards are determined based on financial need.

Eligibility:
All nationalities, but must be residing in the US at the time of the grant.

Application Instructions:
Submitted online here.

Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree

Disciplines:
All disciplines

Award Details:
Study must take place in at least two of the programme countries and through part of the EMJMD catalogue of courses. The scholarship covers participation costs, including tuition and other mandatory costs associated with the degree.

Eligibility:
Citizens of both EU and non-EU countries – full list can be found here.

Application Instructions:
Students should consult the respective EMJMD catalogue and programme contacts for individual programme application details.

Fulbright Programme for Non-US Students*

Disciplines:
Humanities and Social Sciences

Award Details:
This international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Government is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. This programme provides grants for graduate study in the United States. Program eligibility and selection procedures vary widely by country of citizenship.

Eligibility:
Students applying to graduate school in the US; Eligibility requirements per country of citizenship differ. Please check this link and note years of work experience and age requirements established by country.

For Singaporean applicants: Three years of work experience required, applicants aged 25-35 preferred. Preference to those with little or no US experience given. Encouraged fields of study are: “The United States”, Challenges of Contemporary Society, International Relations, and Education.

Application Instructions:
Applicants must follow country-specific deadlines and submission requirements.

Deadline:
For Singaporean applicants, the preliminary deadline is generally in May, followed by a final deadline in July for study starting in August of the next year.

Other Fulbright applicants should consult the relevant websites for eligibility and deadlines.

Gates Cambridge Scholarship*

Disciplines:
Open

Award Details:
Gates-Cambridge provides full-cost scholarships to outstanding applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge. The Gates Cambridge scholarship is for “intellectually outstanding postgraduate students with a capacity for leadership and a commitment to improving the lives of others.”

Eligibility:
Graduating seniors applying to Cambridge for Graduate School; A citizen of any country outside the UK. Approximately two-thirds of these awards will be offered to PhD students, with approximately 25 awards available in the US round and 55 available in the International round.

Application Instructions:
While applying directly to a graduate programme at the University of Cambridge, Gates-Cambridge applicants indicate their intention to apply for the scholarship and complete an additional essay to be submitted at the same time as the graduate school application.

Deadline:
For US citizens living in the USA, the deadline is early October 2019.  For all other eligible candidates (including US citizens living outside of the USA), the deadline is either the course deadline or early December 2019, depending on which is earlier.

Harvard Yenching Institute

Disciplines:
East Asia Studies

Award Details:
Multiyear full fellowship covers two-year Master’s degree at Harvard’s Regional Studies-East Asia (RSEA) Program. Students must be planning to pursue a PhD and to return to Asia to teach upon completion of graduate studies.

Eligibility:
Asian nationals

Application Instructions:
Students apply directly for admission to the Master’s degree programme.  Eligible candidates admitted into the RSEA Program are automatically considered for the HYI RSEA Master’s Fellowship.

Hertz Foundation

Disciplines:
Applied physical, biological, and engineering sciences or mathematics

Award Details:
This fellowship covers tuition and a stipend for students who have a demonstrated academic expertise in the above listed disciplines and are pursuing PhD level study at one of the following participating schools. The foundation is looking for strong commitment to the application physical sciences as well as intellectual creativity, a professional temperament, and strong ethical values. Students must be “willing to morally commit to make their skills available to the United States in time of national emergency.”

Eligibility:
Citizens or permanent residents of the USA.

Application Instructions:
Apply through the Hertz Foundation website.

Inlaks Scholarships

Disciplines:
Open

Award Details:
Inlaks Scholarships provide the opportunity to young people with exceptional talent in any field to broaden their vision abroad and improve their skills to operate in society, thus making them a future vehicle of change in their environment. Scholarships are granted to young Indian students to read at top American, European and UK institutions for a full-time Masters, M.Phil or a Doctorate programme.

Eligibility:
Citizens of India. Candidates who are Indian citizens and hold a good undergraduate degree from a recognized institution abroad, must have resided continuously or been employed or have been studying in India, for at least two years, post their return to India to be eligible to apply for the scholarship.

Application Instructions:
Apply directly through the website.

Institute for Humane Studies PhD Scholarship

Disciplines:
Humanities, Social Science

Award Details:
For PhD students interested in classical liberal/libertarian tradition of individual rights and market economies.

Eligibility:
All nationalities, but preference is given to applicants who live or study in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.

Application Instructions:
Apply directly online.

Inter American Press Association (IAPA) Scholarship

Disciplines:
Journalism

Award Details:
The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) was established in 1942 to defend and promote the right of the peoples of the Americas to be freely informed through an independent press. Funding is available for American and Canadian reporters, editors and newsroom professionals, early in their careers, to study journalism or related fields at the graduate level at accredited universities in Latin America or the Caribbean; and for Latin American and Caribbean journalists to study similarly in the U.S. or Canada. The award covers US$20,000 with additional benefits based on applicant’s nationality.

Eligibility:
Applicants must be natives of countries in the Western Hemisphere, journalists or students in the final year of their journalism course, be between 21 and 35 years old, be fluent in the language of the country where they will go to study. Journalism students will have to complete their university studies before the start of the scholarship year. Applicants from the United States and Canada should have documentation from a recognised authority confirming fluency in Spanish, or Portuguese for those going to Brazil. Latin American applicants will have to undergo a TOEFL test (Test of English as a Foreign Language).

Application Instructions:
Apply directly online.

James Madison Graduate Fellowship

Disciplines:
American history, government, or civics

Award Details:
The James Madison Graduate Fellowship award covers US$24,000 towards a Master’s degree in either American history, teaching, or education. Students must be committed to becoming a teacher of American history upon completion of their study. The scholarship can be applied to any US accredited institution based in the United States. All fellowship recipients will also partake in a summer institute on the Constitution, a trademark portion of the fellowship programme.

Eligibility:
US citizen

Application Instructions:
Students apply directly online.

Japan-IMF Scholarship Program for Advanced Studies

Disciplines:
Macroeconomics

Award Details:
The Japan-IMF Scholarship Program for Advanced Studies is a two-year programme intended to help Japanese nationals obtaining PhD degrees in macroeconomics and preparing them to work as economists at the International Monetary Fund (IMF). JISP covers all reasonable expenses for two years of graduate study.  All JISP scholars are required to apply to the IMF’s Economist Program (EP) upon completion of their doctoral studies and to accept an EP position if offered. The IMF will not be able to accommodate all JISP scholars who apply for employment at the Fund since there are many applicants for each available position and the selection process is very competitive.

Eligibility:
Japanese citizen, studying at, or applying to, a Ph.D. program in macroeconomics at a university outside of Japan. Only universities with a strong doctoral program in macroeconomics are eligible.

Application Instructions:
Apply directly online.

Knight-Hennessy Scholars*

Disciplines:
All disciplines

Award Details:
The Knight-Hennessy Scholars graduate programme focuses on a multidisciplinary approach to leadership and provides funding for any graduate or professional degree offered at Stanford University. Successful applicants will show demonstrated academic expertise, kindness, and strong previous leadership experience. The award is open to all nationalities and for students

Eligibility:
All nationalities, within six years of earning your first/bachelor’s degree.

Application Instructions:
Candidates must apply both for the Knight Hennessy Scholarship as well as admission to a Stanford graduate school. Further details are available on the Knight Hennessy website.

Deadline:
The deadline for the  Knight Hennessy is generally in October.  The deadlines for Stanford graduate programmes range from August to December.

Lee Kuan Yew Scholarships*

Disciplines:
Open

Award Details:
Lee Kuan Yew Scholarships are awarded to enable outstanding Singaporeans who aspire to be leaders in their respective fields and in the community to pursue postgraduate studies at approved universities in and outside Singapore. The scholarship provides a one-off sum and an annual allowance. Scholarship recipients may use these funds to cover tuition fees or other costs.

Eligibility:
Citizens of Singapore.

Application Instructions:
Apply directly through the website.

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Programme

Disciplines: Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics

Award Details: The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Programme (GRFP) supports up to three years of graduate study in the sciences and social sciences at a US institution. Those who are eligible are US citizens, nationals, or permanent residents who are   The fellowship includes US$34,000 plus a cost-of-education allowance of US$12,000 annually for three years of support.

Nationality Eligibility: US citizens and non-US citizens who have eligibility to work in the US, graduating seniors or recent alumni (without any graduate study to date) applying for eligible graduate programmes, or those in the first or second year of such a programme. The GRFP encourages applications from underrepresented groups, including women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans, in order to broaden and diversify those participating in science and engineering.

Application Instructions: Apply directly online.

NUS Overseas Graduate Scholarship*

Disciplines:
All disciplines

Award Details:
This award is for Singaporeans citizens who intend to pursue graduate study at top universities overseas for doctoral degrees and intend to return to Singapore to teach upon completion of their degree at NUS. The scholarship may provide full or partial salary, two sets of economy-class return airfare for travel between Singapore and place of study, tuition fees and other compulsory fees, settling-in allowance, book allowance, thesis allowance, conference grants, and medical insurance conference.

Eligibility:
Singaporean citizens and Singaporean Permanent Residents

Application Instructions:
Details of the information for applicants can be found here. Students must also apply to the respective PhD programmes in addition to applying to this scheme.

Payne Fellowship

Disciplines:
International Development

Award Details:
The USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program seeks to attract outstanding individuals who are interested in pursuing careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The Payne Fellowship, which provides up to $96,000 in benefits over two years for graduate school, internships, and professional development activities, is a unique pathway to the USAID Foreign Service.

Eligibility:
U.S. citizens seeking admission to enter graduate school for a two-year program at a U.S. university

Application Instructions:
Apply directly.

P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship Fund

Disciplines:
All disciplines but on world peace and understanding through education.

Award Details:
The programme provides scholarships for selected women from countries other than the United States and Canada for graduate study in the United States and Canada. Members of P.E.O. believe that education is fundamental to world peace and understanding. The maximum amount awarded to a student is $12,500. Lesser amounts may be awarded according to individual needs.

Eligibility:
All nationalities except citizens or permanent residents of Canada or the United States.

Application Instructions:
Apply directly online.

Rhodes Scholarship*

Disciplines:
All disciplines.

Award Details:
The Rhodes Scholarship provides funding towards graduate study at Oxford. Selection of Rhodes Scholars is based on academic excellence, strong leadership skills, and directed energy towards extracurricular achievements. The scholarship covers all university and college fees, the application fee, personal stipend, private health insurance, one economy class airfare to Oxford at the start of the programme and one at the completion of the programme.

Eligibility:
All nationalities. Rhodes offers scholarships in over 22 designated geographic constituencies, as well as Global Rhodes Scholarships.  Candidates should consult the Rhodes website for more details about the requirements for their constituency.

Application Instructions:
For the USA, Canada and Global Rhodes, candidates must seek institutional endorsement from Yale-NUS College. The decision of institutional endorsement rests with the College President, who receives recommendations from a faculty panel. The faculty panel conducts an interview and reviews the candidate’s application materials.

For other constituencies, no institutional endorsement is required. Applicants can apply directly online.  Please note that Rhodes applicants are not allowed to receive any feedback on their personal statement.

Deadline:
The internal Yale-NUS deadline for those who require institutional endorsement for Global Rhodes is at the end of June. The internal Yale-NUS deadline for those who require institutional endorsement for USA and Canada is in the beginning of August. Details will be posted on Symplicity.  Deadlines for other Rhodes scholarships vary based on the country of application.

In the Academic Year 2020-21, the United States, Canada, Global Rhodes and Yenching Academy are likely to require Yale-NUS to submit an institutional endorsement on behalf of any candidates applying.

Endorsement Process

The decision of institutional endorsement rests with the College President, who receives recommendations from a faculty panel. The faculty panel examines the applicant’s academic proposal, personal statements, and any other materials required by the application.

Except for Rhodes applicants (who are not allowed to receive any feedback on their application), all applicants who receive an institutional endorsement will also receive constructive feedback from the faculty panel in order to make revisions to enhance their application.

Rotary Peace Fellows

Disciplines:
Peace, conflict prevention and resolution

Award Details:
Rotary Peace Fellows are leaders promoting national and international cooperation, peace, and the successful resolution of conflict throughout their lives, in their careers, and through service activities. Fellows can earn a Master’s degree in peace and development issues at select universities.

Eligibility:
All nationalities, minimum three years work experience. Proficiency in English is required, and proficiency in a second language is recommended.

Application Instructions:
Information on the application process can be found here. Candidates must submit their application to a local Rotary district, apply online and then apply to their respective Master’s degree programme.

Deadline:
Submit applications to Rotary district by 31 May 2020 and receive endorsed applications to The Rotary Foundation by 1 July 2020.

Schwarzman Scholars*

Disciplines:
All

Award Details:
Schwarzman Scholars will enroll in a one-year Master’s Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing while living in on the campus of Schwarzman College. Comprehensive scholarship including tuition, fees, room and board, travel to and from Beijing, an in-country study tour, books, supplies, health insurance, and personal stipend. Schwarzman Scholars programme aims to prepare a network of leaders who will serve as bridges between China and the rest of the world. There are no requirements for a specific field of undergraduate study, but it is important for applicants, regardless of undergraduate major, to articulate how participating in Schwarzman Scholars will help develop their leadership potential within their field.

Eligibility:
All nationalities.

Application Instructions:
Students apply directly online.

Deadline:
Typically May for applicants holding passports or permanent resident cards from Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macao.

Typically September 2020 for applicants holding a passport from any other country.

Yenching Scholarship*

Disciplines:
Politics and International Relations, Philosophy and Religion, Literature and Culture, Law and Society, History and Archaeology, Economics and Management.

Award Details:
International scholars will enrol in a Master’s programme studying at Yenching Academy. The scholarship includes tuition fees, round trip airfare to Beijing, accommodation, and living costs on the Peking University campus. The Yenching programme places an “emphasis on interdisciplinarity and the value it assigns to thinking about China’s development from both Chinese and international perspectives.”

Eligibility:
All nationalities.

Application Instructions:
Applicants must seek institutional endorsement from the College in early November through Symplicity. The decision of institutional endorsement rests with the College President, who receives recommendations from a faculty panel. The faculty panel conducts an interview and reviews the candidate’s application materials. After receiving the institutional endorsement, applications are submitted directly online.

Deadline:
The internal endorsement deadline for Yale-NUS will be in November. The deadline for external submission to Yenching is in December.

In the Academic Year 2020-21, the United States, Canada, Global Rhodes and Yenching Academy are likely to require Yale-NUS to submit an institutional endorsement on behalf of any candidates applying.

Endorsement Process

The decision of institutional endorsement rests with the College President, who receives recommendations from a faculty panel. The faculty panel examines the applicant’s academic proposal, personal statements, and any other materials required by the application.

Except for Rhodes applicants (who are not allowed to receive any feedback on their application), all applicants who receive an institutional endorsement will also receive constructive feedback from the faculty panel in order to make revisions to enhance their application.

Yale-NUS Postgraduate Awards

Chen Chong Swee Scholarship

The Chen Chong Swee Scholarship is a merit-based award that supports one graduating student or alumnus/alumna from Yale-NUS College, of any nationality, who is admitted into a Master of Arts or Master of Fine Arts, in Singapore or overseas, in the area of visual art, art history, and/or Southeast Asian / Asian Art.

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Yale-NUS Overseas Graduate Scholarship (OGS)

The Yale-NUS Overseas Graduate Scholarship (OGS) provides funding to Singaporean Yale-NUS graduates who pursue a PhD at Yale or another top-ranked international graduate programme in the US, UK, or overseas.

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For Research
Undergraduate Awards

Some of these programmes are partly or fully funded by the host institution, while others are not funded. For partly funded or non-funded opportunities, you may apply for additional funding through the Summer Research Programme (Student-Initiated Projects).

Amgen Scholars: Summer Research in Science and Biotechnology*

Disciplines: Biotechnology, science

Award Details: This fully-funded programme allows undergraduates from across the globe to participate in cutting-edge research opportunities at several universities in Asia. A signature component of the programme is the symposium where students hear firsthand from leading scientists working in industry and academia. Students will be evaluated on previous research experience and academic expertise, and students with an intent to apply to PhD programmes will be considered favourably.

Nationality Eligibility: All nationalities

Application Instructions: Apply directly online.

Deadline: 3 February 2020

Caltech: Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)

Disciplines: Science, technology, engineering, math

Award Details: Fellows receive a US$6,420 award for the ten-week programme that introduces students to research under the guidance of seasoned research mentors at Caltech. Continuing undergraduate students who have completed at least a second semester at Yale-NUS and are in good academic standing are encouraged to apply.

Nationality Eligibility: All nationalities

Application Instructions: Apply directly online. Please note that students must identify a mentor through Caltech before submitting their application and should allow sufficient time to do this before the end-February deadline.

Deadline: 22 February 2020

Chinese University of Hong Kong Summer Undergraduate Research Programme (SURP)

Disciplines: Opportunities are available in a variety of disciplines.

Award Details: This partially-funded programme enables students to undertake research attachments for eight weeks at the Chinese University of Hong Kong during under the supervision of a CUHK faculty member. There are also cultural activities and excursions.

Application Instructions: Details of the application requirements can be found here.

EPFL Excellence in Engineering Program (E3)

Disciplines: Opportunities are available in biology, neurotechnology, bioengineering, chemistry, mathematics, physics, microengineering, mechanical engineering, materials science and engineering, electrical engineering and computer science.

Award Details: This funded programme enables students to pursue 2-3 months of research in engineering, science or technologythe École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), including research seminars, workshops and cultural activities.

Application Instructions: Details of the application requirements can be found here.

EPFL School of Life Sciences Summer Research Program

Disciplines: Opportunities are available in biology, biophysics, chemistry, bioengineering, bioinformatics, quantitative biology and related fields.

Award Details: This funded programme enables students to pursue 8 weeks of lab research immersion alongside faculty and science staff from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), including research seminars, workshops and cultural activities.

Application Instructions: Details of the application requirements can be found here.

EPFL School of Computer and Communication Sciences

Disciplines: Opportunities are available in computer science, computer engineering, telecommunications and electrical engineering.

Award Details: This funded programme enables students to pursue a 3-month research fellowship at the School of Computer and Communication Sciences of the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), including research seminars, workshops and cultural activities.

Application Instructions: Details of the application requirements can be found here.

Explorers Club Grants

Disciplines: Field science, environmental studies, biology, anthropology, storytelling

Award Details: The Explorers Club supports the scientific fieldwork of groundbreaking explorers around the globe and offers numerous funding opportunities with different eligibility criteria and deadlines.  The Rising Explorer grant funds the scientific fieldwork of high school students and college undergraduates, with the average award of approximately $1,500.

Eligibility: All nationalities

Application Instructions: Apply directly online.

Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) Research Internships*

Disciplines: Biology, computer science, data science, mathematics, physics, neuroscience and interdisciplinary areas.

Award Details: Students can pursue a research placement with faculty at IST Austria year-round (through the Scientific Internships programme), or specifically during the summer (through the ISTernship summer programme). The programmes are partly funded.

Application Instructions: Details of the application requirements can be found here.

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) Visiting Student Research Internship Program

Disciplines: Research opportunities are available in the following divisions: Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering Division; Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Science and Engineering Division; Physical Science and Engineering Division.

Award Details: This funded programme enables students to pursue a research placement with faculty at KAUST for 3-6 months.

Application Instructions: Details of the application requirements can be found here.

Koç University Summer Research Program

Disciplines: Opportunities are available in a variety of disciplines.

Award Details: This partially-funded programme enables students to spend 7 weeks working closely with faculty mentors and their research groups that include graduate and PhD students. Students choose from the research projects of KU faculty to match their areas of interest.

Application Instructions: Details of the application requirements can be found here.

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) Visiting Student Researcher (VSR) Program

Disciplines: Sciences

Award Details: The programme enables students to pursue a research placement with faculty at KAIST for up to a year. The programme can be funded or partly funded, depending on the research lab (some provide a stipend).

Application Instructions: Details of the application requirements can be found here.

National Geographic Early Career Grant

Disciplines: Environmental studies, journalism, photography, education

Award Details: Early Career Grants are designed to offer less experienced individuals an opportunity to lead a self-designed project that is relevant to National Geographic’s mission and focus areas. All proposed projects should have a primary focus in conservation, education, research, storytelling, or technology. Grant projects last one calendar year or less. Projects are typically funded for US $5,000 and cannot exceed US $10,000. Applicants must be at least 18 years old at the time of application submission.

Nationality Eligibility: All nationalities

Application Instructions: Apply directly online.

 

 

National Taiwan University +L1 Laboratory Research & Culture

Disciplines: Science, electrical engineering and computer science, engineering, bioresources and agriculture, life science, public health, veterinary medicine.

Award Details: This non-funded programme enables students to pursue a combination of laboratory research and cultural immersion activities over 6 weeks in the summer.

Application Instructions: Details of the application requirements can be found here.

National Taiwan University +R3 Internship – National Applied Research Laboratories (NARLabs) Program

Disciplines: Opportunities are available in nanotechnology, lab sciences, earthquake engineering, high-performance computing, chip implementation, instrument technology, science and technology policy research, ocean research, typhoon and flood research.

Award Details: This non-funded programme enables students to pursue 8 weeks of full-time  research at one of the National Applied Research Laboratories (NARLabs), Taiwan’s premier interdisciplinary research institutions.

Application Instructions: Details of the application requirements can be found here.

Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) Research Internship Program

Disciplines: Opportunities are available in the sciences, engineering and medicine.

Award Details: This fully funded programme enables students to pursue 2-6 months of full-time research under the direction of an OIST professor.

Application Instructions: Details of the application requirements can be found here.

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)*

Disciplines: Opportunities are available in a variety of disciplines.

Award Details: This funded programme enables US citizens or permanent residents to participate in a research site in areas funded by the US National Science Foundation. REU Sites may be based in a single discipline or academic department or may offer interdisciplinary or multi-department research opportunities with a coherent intellectual theme.

Application Instructions: Details of the application requirements can be found here.

Rockefeller University: Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

Disciplines: Life and Physical Sciences

Award Details: SURF students are matched according to their stated field of interest with faculty, postdoctoral researchers or graduate students. These mentors guide fellows as they design their projects over the summer placement. Students receive a stipend of US$6,000 for the ten-week placement. Free housing is also provided for SURF students. College sophomores or juniors are eligible to apply.

Nationality Eligibility: All nationalities

Application Instructions: Apply directly online.

Deadline: 1 Feb 2020

SMURF: Singapore-MIT Undergraduate Research Fellowship*

Disciplines: BioSystems and micro-mechanics, environmental sensing, future urban mobility, infectious diseases, low energy electronic systems

Award Details: SMURF enables students to pursue a research placement with faculty at the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) Centre.

Nationality Eligibility: All nationalities

Application Instructions: Details of the application requirements can be found here.

Deadline: 25 January 2020

Shanghai Jiao Tong University International Summer Research Internship Programme

Disciplines: Opportunities are available in the life, physical and computer sciences, engineering and medicine.

Award Details: This funded programme enables students to pursue 6 weeks of intensive research with an SJTU supervisor, while participating in enrichment activities such as essay writing and teamwork workshops.

Application Instructions: Details of the application requirements can be found here.

Tel Aviv University Summer Research Program in the Sciences*

Disciplines: Opportunities are available in the sciences, medicine, and occupational therapy.

Award Details: This non-funded programme enables students to spend 8 weeks as a part of a research group at Tel Aviv University.  It includes cultural activities and excursions and culminates in a final symposium with presentations by participants.

Application Instructions: Details of the application requirements can be found here.

Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) Summer Program

Disciplines: Opportunities are available in sciences and engineering.

Award Details: This non-funded programme enables students to spend 10 weeks conducting individual research projects under the guidance of Tokyo Tech faculty members in faculty laboratories. Participants will also participate in a compulsory Japan Studies course and have the option of taking a beginner-level Japanese language course.

Application Instructions: Details of the application requirements can be found here.

The University of Tokyo Research Internship Programme (UTRIP)

Disciplines: Opportunities are available in natural sciences and engineering.

Award Details: This funded programme enables students to receive an introduction to the research environment by working closely with leading researchers from the Graduate School of Science (GSS) at UTokyo. It also offers social and cultural programmes, including a language course and field trip.

Application Instructions: Details of the application requirements can be found here.

The University of Tokyo Summer Internship Program in Kashiwa (UTSIP Kashiwa)

Disciplines: Opportunities are available in the natural sciences and social sciences.

Award Details: This partially-funded programme enables students to spend 6 weeks participating in hands-on research internship opportunities under the guidance of a faculty member or senior graduate students at UTSIP Kashiwa. There are also cultural activities and excursions.

Application Instructions: Details of the application requirements can be found here.

Vienna Biocenter (VBC) Summer School

Disciplines: Opportunities are available in the biological sciences.

Award Details: This funded programme enables students to work closely with a faculty member on practical laboratory work and to take part in lab meetings and journal clubs. There is also a social and cultural programme.

Application Instructions: Details of the application requirements can be found here.

Yale University Dorrit Hoffleit Undergraduate Research Scholarship in Astronomy*

Disciplines: Opportunities are available in astronomy.

Award Details: This funded programme enables students to work with faculty on a variety of different research topics.

Application Instructions: Details of the application requirements can be found here.

Yale University Mind and Development Lab Summer Internship

Disciplines: Opportunities are available in interdisciplinary projects on nature of language and thought, primarily from a developmental perspective.

Award Details: This non-funded internship programme provides students with the opportunity to work with graduate students and postdocs on both ongoing and new studies. Activities may include developing new project ideas, designing new experiments, recruiting participants, running experiments, analyzing data, and presenting results.

Application Instructions: Details of the application requirements can be found here.

Postgraduate Awards

Alexander von Humboldt German Chancellor Fellowship

Disciplines: Politics, public administration, business, society, and culture

Award Details: Supports a year in Germany for professional development, study, or research; prior knowledge of German is not a prerequisite. The fellow will work for a year with other future leaders to do research-based projects at their host institution or placement. Fellows receive a monthly stipend, mobility allowance, and health insurance.  More details on the award can be found here.

Nationality eligibility: Citizens of Brazil, China, India, Russia or the U.S. who received bachelor’s degrees no more than 12 years ago.

Application Instructions: Apply directly online here.

American Scandinavian Foundation

Disciplines:
Open

Award Details:
The ASF supports one month to one year of funding for graduate study and/or research as part of a larger mission of cross-cultural exchange between the United States and Scandinavia. Awards for study in Scandinavia range from US$5,000 for grants to US$23,000 for fellowships. Awards for study in the US (open to Scandinavian citizens) range in size depending on country.

Eligibility:
Citizens of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, US

Application Instructions:
Applicants must submit through their respective cooperating organisation, which can be found here for Scandinavian nationals or here for US nationals.

Asian Cultural Council Individual Grant

Disciplines: Art, dance, film, literature, museum studies, music, theatre, visual art

Award Details: For Asian nationals or US citizens looking to pursue a project in a project outside of their home country, but within Asia or the US, this grant will assist in funding portions of your project expenses.  Guidelines of the grant requirements can be found here.

Nationality Eligibility: Asia countries and United States (full list can be found here)

Application Instructions: Applications are due each Fall for grants commencing in the next year. Details of application requirements can be found here.

Explorers Club Grants

Disciplines: Field science, environmental studies, biology, anthropology, storytelling

Award Details: The Explorers Club supports the scientific fieldwork of groundbreaking explorers around the globe and offers numerous funding opportunities with different eligibility criteria and deadlines.  The Rising Explorer grant funds the scientific fieldwork of high school students and college undergraduates, with the average award of approximately $1,500.

Eligibility: All nationalities

Application Instructions: Apply directly online.

Fulbright Grant for US Students

Disciplines:
Social Science, Humanities, Science, Arts, Education, Journalism

Award Details:
There are three types of Fulbright grants for US citizens and permanent residents: study/research awards, English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Awards, and Fulbright-National Geographic Storytelling awards. Study/research awards are for independent research awarded to students interested in further pursuing research interests abroad in all academic and creative arts fields in one of 150 countries. The Fulbright English Teaching programme provides funding for year-long opportunities to teach English as a second language in over 55 countries. The Fulbright-National Geographic Storytelling Fellowship funds participation in an academic year of storytelling on a globally significant theme. Grants include round-trip transportation to host country, funding to cover room, board, and incidentals. Candidates may only apply for one type of Fulbright U.S. Student grant in a given competition cycle.

Eligibility:
US citizens. Preference will be given to applicants whose higher education was undertaken primarily at educational institutions in the United States.

Application Instructions:
US Citizens must apply as “At-Large” applicants directly to the Embark Online Application. This form does not require a US Institution nomination.

James C Gaither Junior Fellows*

Disciplines: International Relations

Award Details: A one-year fellowship to work as a research assistant in one of the Carnegie Endowment’s projects. Fellows are paid US$38,000 a year.

National Eligibility: US citizens and non-US citizens who are eligible to work in the US legally for 12 months post-graduation.

Application Instructions: Application requires institutional support for completion via Symplicity.  The College will then work with the student leading up to the external deadline.

Deadline: November for Yale-NUS institutional endorsement, James C Gaither Junior Fellows deadline mid-January.

National Geographic Early Career Grant

Disciplines: Environmental studies, journalism, photography, education

Award Details: Early Career Grants are designed to offer less experienced individuals an opportunity to lead a self-designed project that is relevant to National Geographic’s mission and focus areas. All proposed projects should have a primary focus in conservation, education, research, storytelling, or technology. Grant projects last one calendar year or less. Projects are typically funded for US $5,000 and cannot exceed US $10,000. Applicants must be at least 18 years old at the time of application submission.

Nationality Eligibility: All nationalities

Application Instructions: Apply directly online.

 

 

Open Society Foundation

Disciplines: Human rights, policy reform

Award Details: The fellowship funds projects and work outputs of the individual’s choosing, and can include anything from a book, journalistic or academic article, art project, series of convenings, or joint work projects. The fellowship cannot fund degree or non-degree study, including dissertation research.  All projects should be promoting the value of pursuing innovative and unconventional approaches to fundamental open society challenges.

Nationality Eligibility: All nationalities

Application Instructions: Applicants must submit a one- to two-page, single-spaced letter of inquiry that outlines the proposed work. Submissions are only open during certain windows of the year.

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Programme

Disciplines: Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics

Award Details: The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Programme (GRFP) supports up to three years of graduate study in the sciences and social sciences at a US institution. Those who are eligible are US citizens, nationals, or permanent residents who are   The fellowship includes US$34,000 plus a cost-of-education allowance of US$12,000 annually for three years of support.

Nationality Eligibility: US citizens and non-US citizens who have eligibility to work in the US, graduating seniors or recent alumni (without any graduate study to date) applying for eligible graduate programmes, or those in the first or second year of such a programme. The GRFP encourages applications from underrepresented groups, including women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans, in order to broaden and diversify those participating in science and engineering.

Application Instructions: Apply directly online.

For Leadership Development
Undergraduate Awards

Dalai Lama Fellows

Disciplines: Health and Well-being, Education, Contemplation, Social Justice, Environmental Justice, Cultural Understanding

Award Details: Dalai Lama Fellows (DLF) is a one-year leadership program for emerging social change leaders designed to cultivate resilience and compassion, strengthen commitment to universal human values, and broaden cultural perspectives. DLF’s ultimate goal is to help young leaders develop greater self-awareness, resiliency, and insight as well as deeper connections to others, their communities, and the world. Fellows do not receive funding, but they do receive access to an online curriculum, coaching, and global community. They are expected to set aside approximately 10 hours a month to engage with and learn from the DLF curriculum.

Eligibility: All nationalities

Application Instructions: Apply directly online.

 

Glamour Magazine Top Ten College Women Competition

Disciplines: All disciplines

Award Details: Recognises leadership, community service, and academic achievements of college women by awarding one grand prize of $20,000 and nine $3,000 prizes.

Nationality Eligibility: US citizens or permanent residents.

Application Instructions: Check the website for an announcement about application details.

Greenlining Summer Associate

Disciplines: Advocacy, leadership development

Award Details: The Academy Summer Associate Program is an intensive, 10-week development program for emerging leaders. Associates learn about issues impacting California and the USA and manage research and advocacy projects under the direction of a Greenlining staff member. Each Summer Associate is paid a $5,500 stipend disbursed bi-weekly pending completion of 10-week program.

Nationality Eligibility: US citizen or permanent resident.

Application Instructions: Apply directly online here.

World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) Learners’ Voice Programme

Disciplines: Education, social impact

Award Details: This programme brings perspectives of young people to the challenge of rethinking education, and equips them to take on leading roles in their fields and in the world of education. Successful applicants will attend WISE Summit workshop in Doha in November and will be involved in year-long activities. Students between the ages of 18 and 25, available to participate in all events and programmes associated, must hold a passport that is valid for at least 18 months following the WISE Summit, be able to demonstrate academic and professional achievements to date, have interest in education and other wider global development issues, be comfortable presenting and speaking in public.

Nationality Eligibility: All nationalities

Application Instructions: Visit the website for more details.

YSEALI Academic Fellows

Disciplines: Civic engagement, environmental change, entrepreneurship and economic development

Award Details: YSEALI Academic Fellows partake in a five-week institute at a US host institution, focusing on a variety of advocacy disciplines. All participation costs including international travel, programme administration, ground transportation, cultural allowance, housing, and health insurance are provided through the fellowship. Applicants must be between 18-25 years of age to be eligible.

Nationality Eligibility: ASEAN citizen

Application Instructions: Applicants must apply through the respective US embassy of their ASEAN home country.

Postgraduate Awards

AIF William J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in India

Disciplines: Social and economic development

Award Details: The AIF (America India Foundation) William J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in India is an immersive, 10-month volunteer service program matching young professionals with development organizations. Fellows work on scalable and sustainable development projects in the fields of education, livelihoods, and public health.

Eligibility: Citizens of India or the U.S., or permanent residents of the U.S.

Application Instructions: Apply directly online here.

Alexander von Humboldt German Chancellor Fellowship

Disciplines: Politics, public administration, business, society, and culture

Award Details: Supports a year in Germany for professional development, study, or research; prior knowledge of German is not a prerequisite. The fellow will work for a year with other future leaders to do research-based projects at their host institution or placement. Fellows receive a monthly stipend, mobility allowance, and health insurance.  More details on the award can be found here.

Nationality eligibility: Citizens of Brazil, China, India, Russia or the U.S. who received bachelor’s degrees no more than 12 years ago.

Application Instructions: Apply directly online here.

Dalai Lama Fellows

Disciplines: Health and Well-being, Education, Contemplation, Social Justice, Environmental Justice, Cultural Understanding

Award Details: Dalai Lama Fellows (DLF) is a one-year leadership program for emerging social change leaders designed to cultivate resilience and compassion, strengthen commitment to universal human values, and broaden cultural perspectives. DLF’s ultimate goal is to help young leaders develop greater self-awareness, resiliency, and insight as well as deeper connections to others, their communities, and the world. Fellows do not receive funding, but they do receive access to an online curriculum, coaching, and global community. They are expected to set aside approximately 10 hours a month to engage with and learn from the DLF curriculum.

Eligibility: All nationalities

Application Instructions: Apply directly online.

 

NIH Graduate Partnerships Programme

Disciplines: Bioinformatics, biophysics, epidemiology, immunology, cell and molecular biology, neuroscience, health sciences, structural biology, sensory and communication neuroscience, molecular pathology, biobehavioural research, and developmental biology.

Award Details: This placement is in addition to PhD study and brings students into the NIH Intramural Research Programme for dissertation research.  Students can opt to either look at partnerships with institutions or can apply as individuals to establish partnerships with NIH. Fellows receive a trainee stipend.

Nationality Eligibility: US citizens and international students eligible.

Application Instructions: Apply directly online – different tracks for institutional partnerships and individual partnerships so be sure to evaluate the list of institutional partnerships first.

Echoing Green Fellowship

Disciplines: Social entrepreneurship

Award Details: Offers seed-funding and support for social entrepreneurs. Organisations must work towards solving social, environmental, economic, and/or political inequities; special opportunities for those interested in issues such as climate change. Eligible applicants must be fluent in English and able to commit to working full-time on their organisation.

Nationality Eligibility: All nationalities

Application Instructions: Apply directly online.  Students are encouraged to consult the application help guide on the Echoing Green site here.

Global Health Corps Fellowship

Disciplines: Health

Award Details: An experiential one-year fellowship focusing on health inequity in Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, the US, and Zambia. Students are placed in partner organisations and receive a monthly stipend, along with housing, health insurance, professional development grants, and travel coverage.

National Eligibility: Citizen or legal permanent resident of Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, the United States, or Zambia.

Application Instructions: Apply directly online.

Greenlining Institute Fellowships

Disciplines: Public policy, legal, advocacy

Award Details: The Leadership Academy Policy Fellowship is an 11-month training and experiential learning program for emerging social justice leaders seeking to gain hands-on public policy experience and to invest in their professional growth.

Nationality Eligibility: Ability to work in the United States.

Application Instructions: Apply directly online here.

Chevening in Singapore

Disciplines:
Open

Award Details:
This award is open to students pursuing a one-year Master’s degree in the UK.  Chevening emphasises outstanding leadership as a key element of a strong application and looks for scholars hoping to build positive lasting relationships with the UK.  Applicants from Singapore must have a minimum two years post-graduate work experience in order to apply. A monthly, stipend, travel to and from country, thesis or dissertation grant, cost of an entry clearance visa, tuition fees up to 19,000 GBP, are included. There is a global fee cap of 13,000 GBP for MBA and Masters in Finance students.

Eligibility:
Open

Application Instructions:
Apply directly through Chevening here.

Deadline:
5 November 2019

Gates Cambridge Scholarship*

Disciplines:
Open

Award Details:
Gates-Cambridge provides full-cost scholarships to outstanding applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge. The Gates Cambridge scholarship is for “intellectually outstanding postgraduate students with a capacity for leadership and a commitment to improving the lives of others.”

Eligibility:
Graduating seniors applying to Cambridge for Graduate School; A citizen of any country outside the UK. Approximately two-thirds of these awards will be offered to PhD students, with approximately 25 awards available in the US round and 55 available in the International round.

Application Instructions:
While applying directly to a graduate programme at the University of Cambridge, Gates-Cambridge applicants indicate their intention to apply for the scholarship and complete an additional essay to be submitted at the same time as the graduate school application.

Deadline:
For US citizens living in the USA, the deadline is early October 2019.  For all other eligible candidates (including US citizens living outside of the USA), the deadline is either the course deadline or early December 2019, depending on which is earlier.

Hertz Foundation

Disciplines:
Applied physical, biological, and engineering sciences or mathematics

Award Details:
This fellowship covers tuition and a stipend for students who have a demonstrated academic expertise in the above listed disciplines and are pursuing PhD level study at one of the following participating schools. The foundation is looking for strong commitment to the application physical sciences as well as intellectual creativity, a professional temperament, and strong ethical values. Students must be “willing to morally commit to make their skills available to the United States in time of national emergency.”

Eligibility:
Citizens or permanent residents of the USA.

Application Instructions:
Apply through the Hertz Foundation website.

YSEALI Academic Fellows

Disciplines: Civic engagement, environmental change, entrepreneurship and economic development

Award Details: YSEALI Academic Fellows partake in a five-week institute at a US host institution, focusing on a variety of advocacy disciplines. All participation costs including international travel, programme administration, ground transportation, cultural allowance, housing, and health insurance are provided through the fellowship. Applicants must be between 18-25 years of age to be eligible.

Nationality Eligibility: ASEAN citizen

Application Instructions: Applicants must apply through the respective US embassy of their ASEAN home country.

Knight-Hennessy Scholars*

Disciplines:
All disciplines

Award Details:
The Knight-Hennessy Scholars graduate programme focuses on a multidisciplinary approach to leadership and provides funding for any graduate or professional degree offered at Stanford University. Successful applicants will show demonstrated academic expertise, kindness, and strong previous leadership experience. The award is open to all nationalities and for students

Eligibility:
All nationalities, within six years of earning your first/bachelor’s degree.

Application Instructions:
Candidates must apply both for the Knight Hennessy Scholarship as well as admission to a Stanford graduate school. Further details are available on the Knight Hennessy website.

Deadline:
The deadline for the  Knight Hennessy is generally in October.  The deadlines for Stanford graduate programmes range from August to December.

Lee Kuan Yew Scholarships*

Disciplines:
Open

Award Details:
Lee Kuan Yew Scholarships are awarded to enable outstanding Singaporeans who aspire to be leaders in their respective fields and in the community to pursue postgraduate studies at approved universities in and outside Singapore. The scholarship provides a one-off sum and an annual allowance. Scholarship recipients may use these funds to cover tuition fees or other costs.

Eligibility:
Citizens of Singapore.

Application Instructions:
Apply directly through the website.

Rhodes Scholarship*

Disciplines:
All disciplines.

Award Details:
The Rhodes Scholarship provides funding towards graduate study at Oxford. Selection of Rhodes Scholars is based on academic excellence, strong leadership skills, and directed energy towards extracurricular achievements. The scholarship covers all university and college fees, the application fee, personal stipend, private health insurance, one economy class airfare to Oxford at the start of the programme and one at the completion of the programme.

Eligibility:
All nationalities. Rhodes offers scholarships in over 22 designated geographic constituencies, as well as Global Rhodes Scholarships.  Candidates should consult the Rhodes website for more details about the requirements for their constituency.

Application Instructions:
For the USA, Canada and Global Rhodes, candidates must seek institutional endorsement from Yale-NUS College. The decision of institutional endorsement rests with the College President, who receives recommendations from a faculty panel. The faculty panel conducts an interview and reviews the candidate’s application materials.

For other constituencies, no institutional endorsement is required. Applicants can apply directly online.  Please note that Rhodes applicants are not allowed to receive any feedback on their personal statement.

Deadline:
The internal Yale-NUS deadline for those who require institutional endorsement for Global Rhodes is at the end of June. The internal Yale-NUS deadline for those who require institutional endorsement for USA and Canada is in the beginning of August. Details will be posted on Symplicity.  Deadlines for other Rhodes scholarships vary based on the country of application.

In the Academic Year 2020-21, the United States, Canada, Global Rhodes and Yenching Academy are likely to require Yale-NUS to submit an institutional endorsement on behalf of any candidates applying.

Endorsement Process

The decision of institutional endorsement rests with the College President, who receives recommendations from a faculty panel. The faculty panel examines the applicant’s academic proposal, personal statements, and any other materials required by the application.

Except for Rhodes applicants (who are not allowed to receive any feedback on their application), all applicants who receive an institutional endorsement will also receive constructive feedback from the faculty panel in order to make revisions to enhance their application.

Rotary Peace Fellows

Disciplines:
Peace, conflict prevention and resolution

Award Details:
Rotary Peace Fellows are leaders promoting national and international cooperation, peace, and the successful resolution of conflict throughout their lives, in their careers, and through service activities. Fellows can earn a Master’s degree in peace and development issues at select universities.

Eligibility:
All nationalities, minimum three years work experience. Proficiency in English is required, and proficiency in a second language is recommended.

Application Instructions:
Information on the application process can be found here. Candidates must submit their application to a local Rotary district, apply online and then apply to their respective Master’s degree programme.

Deadline:
Submit applications to Rotary district by 31 May 2020 and receive endorsed applications to The Rotary Foundation by 1 July 2020.

Schwarzman Scholars*

Disciplines:
All

Award Details:
Schwarzman Scholars will enroll in a one-year Master’s Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing while living in on the campus of Schwarzman College. Comprehensive scholarship including tuition, fees, room and board, travel to and from Beijing, an in-country study tour, books, supplies, health insurance, and personal stipend. Schwarzman Scholars programme aims to prepare a network of leaders who will serve as bridges between China and the rest of the world. There are no requirements for a specific field of undergraduate study, but it is important for applicants, regardless of undergraduate major, to articulate how participating in Schwarzman Scholars will help develop their leadership potential within their field.

Eligibility:
All nationalities.

Application Instructions:
Students apply directly online.

Deadline:
Typically May for applicants holding passports or permanent resident cards from Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macao.

Typically September 2020 for applicants holding a passport from any other country.

For Social Impact Work
Undergraduate Awards

Awesome Foundation

Disciplines:
All disciplines

Award Details:
This grant provides funding for $1,000 projects every month. The Awesome Foundation has chapters around the globe and students are encouraged to apply to the closest regional chapter.

Nationality Eligibility:
All nationalities

Application Instructions:
Apply directly online.

Deadline:
Applications are received each month on a rolling basis.

Dalai Lama Fellows

Disciplines: Health and Well-being, Education, Contemplation, Social Justice, Environmental Justice, Cultural Understanding

Award Details: Dalai Lama Fellows (DLF) is a one-year leadership program for emerging social change leaders designed to cultivate resilience and compassion, strengthen commitment to universal human values, and broaden cultural perspectives. DLF’s ultimate goal is to help young leaders develop greater self-awareness, resiliency, and insight as well as deeper connections to others, their communities, and the world. Fellows do not receive funding, but they do receive access to an online curriculum, coaching, and global community. They are expected to set aside approximately 10 hours a month to engage with and learn from the DLF curriculum.

Eligibility: All nationalities

Application Instructions: Apply directly online.

 

Glamour Magazine Top Ten College Women Competition

Disciplines: All disciplines

Award Details: Recognises leadership, community service, and academic achievements of college women by awarding one grand prize of $20,000 and nine $3,000 prizes.

Nationality Eligibility: US citizens or permanent residents.

Application Instructions: Check the website for an announcement about application details.

Greenlining Summer Associate

Disciplines: Advocacy, leadership development

Award Details: The Academy Summer Associate Program is an intensive, 10-week development program for emerging leaders. Associates learn about issues impacting California and the USA and manage research and advocacy projects under the direction of a Greenlining staff member. Each Summer Associate is paid a $5,500 stipend disbursed bi-weekly pending completion of 10-week program.

Nationality Eligibility: US citizen or permanent resident.

Application Instructions: Apply directly online here.

Hong Kong University Crimson Summer Exchange Scholarship

Disciplines: Education

Award Details: This programme encourages cross-cultural exchange through a classroom setting where participants will lead self-designed lessons plans to secondary school students from Hong Kong, Mainland China, and overseas. The emphasis of the education is leadership and global perspectives, and the mode of communication is in English.

Nationality Eligibility: All nationalities

Application Instructions: Check the website for more details.

World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) Learners’ Voice Programme

Disciplines: Education, social impact

Award Details: This programme brings perspectives of young people to the challenge of rethinking education, and equips them to take on leading roles in their fields and in the world of education. Successful applicants will attend WISE Summit workshop in Doha in November and will be involved in year-long activities. Students between the ages of 18 and 25, available to participate in all events and programmes associated, must hold a passport that is valid for at least 18 months following the WISE Summit, be able to demonstrate academic and professional achievements to date, have interest in education and other wider global development issues, be comfortable presenting and speaking in public.

Nationality Eligibility: All nationalities

Application Instructions: Visit the website for more details.

YSEALI Academic Fellows

Disciplines: Civic engagement, environmental change, entrepreneurship and economic development

Award Details: YSEALI Academic Fellows partake in a five-week institute at a US host institution, focusing on a variety of advocacy disciplines. All participation costs including international travel, programme administration, ground transportation, cultural allowance, housing, and health insurance are provided through the fellowship. Applicants must be between 18-25 years of age to be eligible.

Nationality Eligibility: ASEAN citizen

Application Instructions: Applicants must apply through the respective US embassy of their ASEAN home country.

Postgraduate Awards

AAUW International Fellowships

Disciplines:
Open

Award Details:
AAUW International Fellowships are awarded for full-time study or research in the United States to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Both graduate and postgraduate studies at accredited U.S. institutions are supported. Recipients are selected for academic achievement and demonstrated commitment to women and girls. Recipients return to their home countries to become leaders in business, government, academia, community activism, the arts or scientific fields. Award amounts range from US$18,000 to $30,000.

Eligibility:
Women with citizenship from a country other than the U.S.

Application Instructions:
Apply directly.

 

 

AIF William J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in India

Disciplines: Social and economic development

Award Details: The AIF (America India Foundation) William J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in India is an immersive, 10-month volunteer service program matching young professionals with development organizations. Fellows work on scalable and sustainable development projects in the fields of education, livelihoods, and public health.

Eligibility: Citizens of India or the U.S., or permanent residents of the U.S.

Application Instructions: Apply directly online here.

Aker Scholarship

Disciplines: Open

Award Details: The Aker Scholarship provides funding for Master’s or PhD studies at one of the following universities: Caltech, MIT, Harvard, Stanford, University of Pennsylvania, Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial College London og National University of Singapore (NUS).

Eligibility: Citizen of Norway or have a strong link to Norway

Application Instructions: Apply directly.

Alexander von Humboldt German Chancellor Fellowship

Disciplines: Politics, public administration, business, society, and culture

Award Details: Supports a year in Germany for professional development, study, or research; prior knowledge of German is not a prerequisite. The fellow will work for a year with other future leaders to do research-based projects at their host institution or placement. Fellows receive a monthly stipend, mobility allowance, and health insurance.  More details on the award can be found here.

Nationality eligibility: Citizens of Brazil, China, India, Russia or the U.S. who received bachelor’s degrees no more than 12 years ago.

Application Instructions: Apply directly online here.

Australia Awards

Disciplines:
Priority areas specified by each country

Award Details:
Australia Awards Scholarships provide funding opportunities to citizens of participating countries from Asia, the Pacific, the Middle East and Africa, for full-time undergraduate or postgraduate study at Australian institutions. These awards cover the full cost of tuition and provide other financial benefits.

Eligibility:
Select countries in Asia, Pacific, Africa and the Middle East

Application Instructions:
Timelines and procedures depend on the country of citizenship. Details on the Australia Awards website.

Asian Development Bank – Japan Scholarship Programme

Disciplines:
Economics, Management, Science, Technology, and development related fields (health, education, agriculture, environment, natural resource management)

Award Details:
The programme enrols 300 students annually in partner academic institutions in three continents. The programme looks for scholars focused on economic and social development back home after completion of the programme.

Eligibility:
National of ADB Borrowing member – countries listed here, with at least two years of full-time professional working experience (acquired after a university degree) at the time of application.

Application Instructions:
Applicants must apply directly to the academic institution and express interest in being considered for the ADB-JSP.  There is no separate application for the scholarship.

Atlantic Fellows

Disciplines: Systemic inequality, barriers to democracy, healthcare access

Award Details: The fellowship is divided into several categories with different experience criteria, funding, and work projects. The guidelines can be found here for The Equity Initiative, Global Brain Health Institute, Health Equity, International Inequities Institute at the London School of Economics, Racial Equity Programme at Columbia University in the City of New York, and the Social Equity Programme at the University of Melbourne.

Nationality Eligibility: Dependent on the initiative within Atlantic Fellows.

Application Instructions: Apply specifically within the initiative websites.

Deadline: Dependent on the initiative within Atlantic Fellows.

Awesome Foundation

Disciplines:
All disciplines

Award Details:
This grant provides funding for $1,000 projects every month. The Awesome Foundation has chapters around the globe and students are encouraged to apply to the closest regional chapter.

Nationality Eligibility:
All nationalities

Application Instructions:
Apply directly online.

Deadline:
Applications are received each month on a rolling basis.

Boustany Foundation

Disciplines:
Astronomy, Business and Philosophy

Award Details:
The Boustany Foundation supports academically talented individuals with potential for impact. The award currently funds partial tuition for the Harvard MBACambridge MBA, Cambridge PhD in Philosophy, and Cambridge PhD in Astronomy.

Eligibility:
All nationalities, but the MBA scholarships do prioritise candidates of Lebanese descent.

Application Instructions:
Applicants must be admitted directly to the three programmes listed above.  Upon acceptance, send a CV with a photograph, GMAT scores, and acceptance letter to admissions@boustany-foundation.org to be considered for an interview.

 

Dalai Lama Fellows

Disciplines: Health and Well-being, Education, Contemplation, Social Justice, Environmental Justice, Cultural Understanding

Award Details: Dalai Lama Fellows (DLF) is a one-year leadership program for emerging social change leaders designed to cultivate resilience and compassion, strengthen commitment to universal human values, and broaden cultural perspectives. DLF’s ultimate goal is to help young leaders develop greater self-awareness, resiliency, and insight as well as deeper connections to others, their communities, and the world. Fellows do not receive funding, but they do receive access to an online curriculum, coaching, and global community. They are expected to set aside approximately 10 hours a month to engage with and learn from the DLF curriculum.

Eligibility: All nationalities

Application Instructions: Apply directly online.

 

Data Science for Social Good Fellowship

Disciplines: Data mining, machine learning, big data, and data science

Award Details: Students will work on a variety of projects over a three-month placement at Carnegie Mellon University, honing their data science, analytical, and coding skills. The fellows will tackle real-world problems in conjunction with governments and non-profits. Fellows receive a stipend for the summer placement.

Nationality Eligibility: All nationalities

Application Instructions: Apply directly online.  Graduating seniors, recent graduates or graduate students are preferred applicants.

 

Echoing Green Fellowship

Disciplines: Social entrepreneurship

Award Details: Offers seed-funding and support for social entrepreneurs. Organisations must work towards solving social, environmental, economic, and/or political inequities; special opportunities for those interested in issues such as climate change. Eligible applicants must be fluent in English and able to commit to working full-time on their organisation.

Nationality Eligibility: All nationalities

Application Instructions: Apply directly online.  Students are encouraged to consult the application help guide on the Echoing Green site here.

Fulbright Grant for US Students

Disciplines:
Social Science, Humanities, Science, Arts, Education, Journalism

Award Details:
There are three types of Fulbright grants for US citizens and permanent residents: study/research awards, English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Awards, and Fulbright-National Geographic Storytelling awards. Study/research awards are for independent research awarded to students interested in further pursuing research interests abroad in all academic and creative arts fields in one of 150 countries. The Fulbright English Teaching programme provides funding for year-long opportunities to teach English as a second language in over 55 countries. The Fulbright-National Geographic Storytelling Fellowship funds participation in an academic year of storytelling on a globally significant theme. Grants include round-trip transportation to host country, funding to cover room, board, and incidentals. Candidates may only apply for one type of Fulbright U.S. Student grant in a given competition cycle.

Eligibility:
US citizens. Preference will be given to applicants whose higher education was undertaken primarily at educational institutions in the United States.

Application Instructions:
US Citizens must apply as “At-Large” applicants directly to the Embark Online Application. This form does not require a US Institution nomination.

Global Health Corps Fellowship

Disciplines: Health

Award Details: An experiential one-year fellowship focusing on health inequity in Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, the US, and Zambia. Students are placed in partner organisations and receive a monthly stipend, along with housing, health insurance, professional development grants, and travel coverage.

National Eligibility: Citizen or legal permanent resident of Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, the United States, or Zambia.

Application Instructions: Apply directly online.

Greenlining Institute Fellowships

Disciplines: Public policy, legal, advocacy

Award Details: The Leadership Academy Policy Fellowship is an 11-month training and experiential learning program for emerging social justice leaders seeking to gain hands-on public policy experience and to invest in their professional growth.

Nationality Eligibility: Ability to work in the United States.

Application Instructions: Apply directly online here.

Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme*

Disciplines: Education

Award Details: A one-year appointment to work as either Assistant Language Teachers, Coordinators for International Relations, or Sports Exchange Advisors. Students receive a monthly stipend from the Japanese Embassy in exchange for their work.

Nationality Eligibility: Forty countries eligible – list can be found here.

Application Instructions: The application process varies by nation, applicants are encouraged to look at their country and/or embassy specific pages to get the appropriate information.

Deadlines: Deadlines vary by nationality.

National Geographic Early Career Grant

Disciplines: Environmental studies, journalism, photography, education

Award Details: Early Career Grants are designed to offer less experienced individuals an opportunity to lead a self-designed project that is relevant to National Geographic’s mission and focus areas. All proposed projects should have a primary focus in conservation, education, research, storytelling, or technology. Grant projects last one calendar year or less. Projects are typically funded for US $5,000 and cannot exceed US $10,000. Applicants must be at least 18 years old at the time of application submission.

Nationality Eligibility: All nationalities

Application Instructions: Apply directly online.

 

 

NYU Shanghai Speaking & Writing*

Disciplines: Education, writing, communication

Award Details: Fellows provide academic support to current undergraduate students through one-on-one writing consultations. Throughout the programme, fellows will also be assigned to institutional enrichment projects working in different departments within the university. The fellowship provides a stipend, round-trip transport to Shanghai, health insurance, and housing during the 10-month placement.

Nationality Eligibility: All nationalities

Application Instructions: Apply directly online through the NYU Shanghai fellowships postings site.

Deadline: Typically in early January

Open Society Foundation

Disciplines: Human rights, policy reform

Award Details: The fellowship funds projects and work outputs of the individual’s choosing, and can include anything from a book, journalistic or academic article, art project, series of convenings, or joint work projects. The fellowship cannot fund degree or non-degree study, including dissertation research.  All projects should be promoting the value of pursuing innovative and unconventional approaches to fundamental open society challenges.

Nationality Eligibility: All nationalities

Application Instructions: Applicants must submit a one- to two-page, single-spaced letter of inquiry that outlines the proposed work. Submissions are only open during certain windows of the year.

Princeton in Asia*

Disciplines: Education, development, cross-cultural communication

Award Details: Full-year fellowships in Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, The Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam.  The fellowship promotes cross-cultural exchange and immersion in a specific industry. It also promotes fellows stepping out of their comfort zone and integrating into a local community. Fellows receive local monthly stipends during their time in the field.

Nationality Eligibility: All nationalities

Application Instructions: Apply directly online. Applicants are encouraged to read the PiA application guide for detailed expectations.

VIA – Asia/US Exchange Programme

Disciplines: Cross-cultural social impact

Award Details: The Global Community Fellowship is a 13-15 month placement in the non-profit and education sector that allows a hands-on experience addressing key social issues in Asia. Participants receive a fully-covered four week training programme, health insurance, living and housing stipend, intra-Asia travel coverage, and language study grant funding in some postings.

Nationality Eligibility: All nationalities (though non-U.S. citizens are reviewed on a case-by-case basis)

Application Instructions: Apply directly online.

Chevening in Singapore

Disciplines:
Open

Award Details:
This award is open to students pursuing a one-year Master’s degree in the UK.  Chevening emphasises outstanding leadership as a key element of a strong application and looks for scholars hoping to build positive lasting relationships with the UK.  Applicants from Singapore must have a minimum two years post-graduate work experience in order to apply. A monthly, stipend, travel to and from country, thesis or dissertation grant, cost of an entry clearance visa, tuition fees up to 19,000 GBP, are included. There is a global fee cap of 13,000 GBP for MBA and Masters in Finance students.

Eligibility:
Open

Application Instructions:
Apply directly through Chevening here.

Deadline:
5 November 2019

Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund

Disciplines:
Social and economic justice

Award Details:
This fund provides up to US$15,000 per year to scholarship recipients who are working to promote social justice issues in the United States while attending a US-accredited graduate programme. Preference is given to applicants with a previous background in the United States and awards are determined based on financial need.

Eligibility:
All nationalities, but must be residing in the US at the time of the grant.

Application Instructions:
Submitted online here.

Gates Cambridge Scholarship*

Disciplines:
Open

Award Details:
Gates-Cambridge provides full-cost scholarships to outstanding applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge. The Gates Cambridge scholarship is for “intellectually outstanding postgraduate students with a capacity for leadership and a commitment to improving the lives of others.”

Eligibility:
Graduating seniors applying to Cambridge for Graduate School; A citizen of any country outside the UK. Approximately two-thirds of these awards will be offered to PhD students, with approximately 25 awards available in the US round and 55 available in the International round.

Application Instructions:
While applying directly to a graduate programme at the University of Cambridge, Gates-Cambridge applicants indicate their intention to apply for the scholarship and complete an additional essay to be submitted at the same time as the graduate school application.

Deadline:
For US citizens living in the USA, the deadline is early October 2019.  For all other eligible candidates (including US citizens living outside of the USA), the deadline is either the course deadline or early December 2019, depending on which is earlier.

Hertz Foundation

Disciplines:
Applied physical, biological, and engineering sciences or mathematics

Award Details:
This fellowship covers tuition and a stipend for students who have a demonstrated academic expertise in the above listed disciplines and are pursuing PhD level study at one of the following participating schools. The foundation is looking for strong commitment to the application physical sciences as well as intellectual creativity, a professional temperament, and strong ethical values. Students must be “willing to morally commit to make their skills available to the United States in time of national emergency.”

Eligibility:
Citizens or permanent residents of the USA.

Application Instructions:
Apply through the Hertz Foundation website.

YSEALI Academic Fellows

Disciplines: Civic engagement, environmental change, entrepreneurship and economic development

Award Details: YSEALI Academic Fellows partake in a five-week institute at a US host institution, focusing on a variety of advocacy disciplines. All participation costs including international travel, programme administration, ground transportation, cultural allowance, housing, and health insurance are provided through the fellowship. Applicants must be between 18-25 years of age to be eligible.

Nationality Eligibility: ASEAN citizen

Application Instructions: Applicants must apply through the respective US embassy of their ASEAN home country.

Knight-Hennessy Scholars*

Disciplines:
All disciplines

Award Details:
The Knight-Hennessy Scholars graduate programme focuses on a multidisciplinary approach to leadership and provides funding for any graduate or professional degree offered at Stanford University. Successful applicants will show demonstrated academic expertise, kindness, and strong previous leadership experience. The award is open to all nationalities and for students

Eligibility:
All nationalities, within six years of earning your first/bachelor’s degree.

Application Instructions:
Candidates must apply both for the Knight Hennessy Scholarship as well as admission to a Stanford graduate school. Further details are available on the Knight Hennessy website.

Deadline:
The deadline for the  Knight Hennessy is generally in October.  The deadlines for Stanford graduate programmes range from August to December.

Lee Kuan Yew Scholarships*

Disciplines:
Open

Award Details:
Lee Kuan Yew Scholarships are awarded to enable outstanding Singaporeans who aspire to be leaders in their respective fields and in the community to pursue postgraduate studies at approved universities in and outside Singapore. The scholarship provides a one-off sum and an annual allowance. Scholarship recipients may use these funds to cover tuition fees or other costs.

Eligibility:
Citizens of Singapore.

Application Instructions:
Apply directly through the website.

Payne Fellowship

Disciplines:
International Development

Award Details:
The USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program seeks to attract outstanding individuals who are interested in pursuing careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The Payne Fellowship, which provides up to $96,000 in benefits over two years for graduate school, internships, and professional development activities, is a unique pathway to the USAID Foreign Service.

Eligibility:
U.S. citizens seeking admission to enter graduate school for a two-year program at a U.S. university

Application Instructions:
Apply directly.

Rhodes Scholarship*

Disciplines:
All disciplines.

Award Details:
The Rhodes Scholarship provides funding towards graduate study at Oxford. Selection of Rhodes Scholars is based on academic excellence, strong leadership skills, and directed energy towards extracurricular achievements. The scholarship covers all university and college fees, the application fee, personal stipend, private health insurance, one economy class airfare to Oxford at the start of the programme and one at the completion of the programme.

Eligibility:
All nationalities. Rhodes offers scholarships in over 22 designated geographic constituencies, as well as Global Rhodes Scholarships.  Candidates should consult the Rhodes website for more details about the requirements for their constituency.

Application Instructions:
For the USA, Canada and Global Rhodes, candidates must seek institutional endorsement from Yale-NUS College. The decision of institutional endorsement rests with the College President, who receives recommendations from a faculty panel. The faculty panel conducts an interview and reviews the candidate’s application materials.

For other constituencies, no institutional endorsement is required. Applicants can apply directly online.  Please note that Rhodes applicants are not allowed to receive any feedback on their personal statement.

Deadline:
The internal Yale-NUS deadline for those who require institutional endorsement for Global Rhodes is at the end of June. The internal Yale-NUS deadline for those who require institutional endorsement for USA and Canada is in the beginning of August. Details will be posted on Symplicity.  Deadlines for other Rhodes scholarships vary based on the country of application.

In the Academic Year 2020-21, the United States, Canada, Global Rhodes and Yenching Academy are likely to require Yale-NUS to submit an institutional endorsement on behalf of any candidates applying.

Endorsement Process

The decision of institutional endorsement rests with the College President, who receives recommendations from a faculty panel. The faculty panel examines the applicant’s academic proposal, personal statements, and any other materials required by the application.

Except for Rhodes applicants (who are not allowed to receive any feedback on their application), all applicants who receive an institutional endorsement will also receive constructive feedback from the faculty panel in order to make revisions to enhance their application.

Rotary Peace Fellows

Disciplines:
Peace, conflict prevention and resolution

Award Details:
Rotary Peace Fellows are leaders promoting national and international cooperation, peace, and the successful resolution of conflict throughout their lives, in their careers, and through service activities. Fellows can earn a Master’s degree in peace and development issues at select universities.

Eligibility:
All nationalities, minimum three years work experience. Proficiency in English is required, and proficiency in a second language is recommended.

Application Instructions:
Information on the application process can be found here. Candidates must submit their application to a local Rotary district, apply online and then apply to their respective Master’s degree programme.

Deadline:
Submit applications to Rotary district by 31 May 2020 and receive endorsed applications to The Rotary Foundation by 1 July 2020.

Schwarzman Scholars*

Disciplines:
All

Award Details:
Schwarzman Scholars will enroll in a one-year Master’s Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing while living in on the campus of Schwarzman College. Comprehensive scholarship including tuition, fees, room and board, travel to and from Beijing, an in-country study tour, books, supplies, health insurance, and personal stipend. Schwarzman Scholars programme aims to prepare a network of leaders who will serve as bridges between China and the rest of the world. There are no requirements for a specific field of undergraduate study, but it is important for applicants, regardless of undergraduate major, to articulate how participating in Schwarzman Scholars will help develop their leadership potential within their field.

Eligibility:
All nationalities.

Application Instructions:
Students apply directly online.

Deadline:
Typically May for applicants holding passports or permanent resident cards from Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macao.

Typically September 2020 for applicants holding a passport from any other country.

For Intercultural Engagement
Undergraduate Awards

Hong Kong University Crimson Summer Exchange Scholarship

Disciplines: Education

Award Details: This programme encourages cross-cultural exchange through a classroom setting where participants will lead self-designed lessons plans to secondary school students from Hong Kong, Mainland China, and overseas. The emphasis of the education is leadership and global perspectives, and the mode of communication is in English.

Nationality Eligibility: All nationalities

Application Instructions: Check the website for more details.

University of Iowa International Writing Program Summer Institute

Disciplines: All, creative writing

Award Details: The Summer Institute is an immersive two-week creative writing and cultural exchange program held in Iowa City, Iowa, U.S., a UNESCO City of Literature. Students from all disciplines – the arts, humanities, sciences, and everything in between – are welcome to apply. This program is free for accepted applicants, including travel, and will focus on creative writing and the power of narrative.

Eligibility: Citizens of India, Pakistan and the U.S.; Ages 18-22

Application Instructions: Apply directly online.

World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) Learners’ Voice Programme

Disciplines: Education, social impact

Award Details: This programme brings perspectives of young people to the challenge of rethinking education, and equips them to take on leading roles in their fields and in the world of education. Successful applicants will attend WISE Summit workshop in Doha in November and will be involved in year-long activities. Students between the ages of 18 and 25, available to participate in all events and programmes associated, must hold a passport that is valid for at least 18 months following the WISE Summit, be able to demonstrate academic and professional achievements to date, have interest in education and other wider global development issues, be comfortable presenting and speaking in public.

Nationality Eligibility: All nationalities

Application Instructions: Visit the website for more details.

YSEALI Academic Fellows

Disciplines: Civic engagement, environmental change, entrepreneurship and economic development

Award Details: YSEALI Academic Fellows partake in a five-week institute at a US host institution, focusing on a variety of advocacy disciplines. All participation costs including international travel, programme administration, ground transportation, cultural allowance, housing, and health insurance are provided through the fellowship. Applicants must be between 18-25 years of age to be eligible.

Nationality Eligibility: ASEAN citizen

Application Instructions: Applicants must apply through the respective US embassy of their ASEAN home country.

Postgraduate Awards

AIF William J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in India

Disciplines: Social and economic development

Award Details: The AIF (America India Foundation) William J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in India is an immersive, 10-month volunteer service program matching young professionals with development organizations. Fellows work on scalable and sustainable development projects in the fields of education, livelihoods, and public health.

Eligibility: Citizens of India or the U.S., or permanent residents of the U.S.

Application Instructions: Apply directly online here.

Alexander von Humboldt German Chancellor Fellowship

Disciplines: Politics, public administration, business, society, and culture

Award Details: Supports a year in Germany for professional development, study, or research; prior knowledge of German is not a prerequisite. The fellow will work for a year with other future leaders to do research-based projects at their host institution or placement. Fellows receive a monthly stipend, mobility allowance, and health insurance.  More details on the award can be found here.

Nationality eligibility: Citizens of Brazil, China, India, Russia or the U.S. who received bachelor’s degrees no more than 12 years ago.

Application Instructions: Apply directly online here.

American Scandinavian Foundation

Disciplines:
Open

Award Details:
The ASF supports one month to one year of funding for graduate study and/or research as part of a larger mission of cross-cultural exchange between the United States and Scandinavia. Awards for study in Scandinavia range from US$5,000 for grants to US$23,000 for fellowships. Awards for study in the US (open to Scandinavian citizens) range in size depending on country.

Eligibility:
Citizens of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, US

Application Instructions:
Applicants must submit through their respective cooperating organisation, which can be found here for Scandinavian nationals or here for US nationals.

Asian Cultural Council Individual Grant

Disciplines: Art, dance, film, literature, museum studies, music, theatre, visual art

Award Details: For Asian nationals or US citizens looking to pursue a project in a project outside of their home country, but within Asia or the US, this grant will assist in funding portions of your project expenses.  Guidelines of the grant requirements can be found here.

Nationality Eligibility: Asia countries and United States (full list can be found here)

Application Instructions: Applications are due each Fall for grants commencing in the next year. Details of application requirements can be found here.

Blakemore Freeman Fellowships

Disciplines:
East and Southeast Asian Languages

Award Details:
Blakemore Freeman Fellowships are awarded for one academic year of advanced level language study in East or Southeast Asia. Eligible languages are Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Burmese, Indonesian, Khmer, Thai, and Vietnamese.  Applicants must have a focused, well-defined career objective involving Asia in which regular use of the language is an important aspect.

Eligibility:
Citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. Applicants must be at an advanced level in their language of study.

Application Instructions:
Apply directly through the website.

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals

Disciplines: All disciplines

Award Details: The US State Department funded 75 Americans and 75 Germans annually to do exchange in the respective countries for professionals ages 18-24.  The programme includes two months of Germany language training, four months of coursework and five months of an internship placement. The exchange programme covers airfare, course work, housing, programme related travel, and provides a monthly stipend.

Nationality Eligibility: US and German

Application Instructions: Applicants must request an application here

Fulbright Grant for US Students

Disciplines:
Social Science, Humanities, Science, Arts, Education, Journalism

Award Details:
There are three types of Fulbright grants for US citizens and permanent residents: study/research awards, English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Awards, and Fulbright-National Geographic Storytelling awards. Study/research awards are for independent research awarded to students interested in further pursuing research interests abroad in all academic and creative arts fields in one of 150 countries. The Fulbright English Teaching programme provides funding for year-long opportunities to teach English as a second language in over 55 countries. The Fulbright-National Geographic Storytelling Fellowship funds participation in an academic year of storytelling on a globally significant theme. Grants include round-trip transportation to host country, funding to cover room, board, and incidentals. Candidates may only apply for one type of Fulbright U.S. Student grant in a given competition cycle.

Eligibility:
US citizens. Preference will be given to applicants whose higher education was undertaken primarily at educational institutions in the United States.

Application Instructions:
US Citizens must apply as “At-Large” applicants directly to the Embark Online Application. This form does not require a US Institution nomination.

Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme*

Disciplines: Education

Award Details: A one-year appointment to work as either Assistant Language Teachers, Coordinators for International Relations, or Sports Exchange Advisors. Students receive a monthly stipend from the Japanese Embassy in exchange for their work.

Nationality Eligibility: Forty countries eligible – list can be found here.

Application Instructions: The application process varies by nation, applicants are encouraged to look at their country and/or embassy specific pages to get the appropriate information.

Deadlines: Deadlines vary by nationality.

NYU Shanghai Speaking & Writing*

Disciplines: Education, writing, communication

Award Details: Fellows provide academic support to current undergraduate students through one-on-one writing consultations. Throughout the programme, fellows will also be assigned to institutional enrichment projects working in different departments within the university. The fellowship provides a stipend, round-trip transport to Shanghai, health insurance, and housing during the 10-month placement.

Nationality Eligibility: All nationalities

Application Instructions: Apply directly online through the NYU Shanghai fellowships postings site.

Deadline: Typically in early January

Princeton in Asia*

Disciplines: Education, development, cross-cultural communication

Award Details: Full-year fellowships in Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, The Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam.  The fellowship promotes cross-cultural exchange and immersion in a specific industry. It also promotes fellows stepping out of their comfort zone and integrating into a local community. Fellows receive local monthly stipends during their time in the field.

Nationality Eligibility: All nationalities

Application Instructions: Apply directly online. Applicants are encouraged to read the PiA application guide for detailed expectations.

Professional Fellows Programme (ICMA)

Disciplines: Environmental sustainability, legislative processes and governance, sustainable communities

Award Details: This programme is operated through the US State Department Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and provides ASEAN professionals opportunities to work on a specific sector within the broader fellowship programme. This programme is a two-way exchange, with ASEAN fellows hosting reciprocal programmes for their American counterparts. Fellows receive a meal stipend, accommodation during their time in the US, health insurance, international flights to the programme, and the cost of the J-1 visa processing.

Nationality Eligibility: ASEAN nationals

Application Instructions: Apply directly.

VIA – Asia/US Exchange Programme

Disciplines: Cross-cultural social impact

Award Details: The Global Community Fellowship is a 13-15 month placement in the non-profit and education sector that allows a hands-on experience addressing key social issues in Asia. Participants receive a fully-covered four week training programme, health insurance, living and housing stipend, intra-Asia travel coverage, and language study grant funding in some postings.

Nationality Eligibility: All nationalities (though non-U.S. citizens are reviewed on a case-by-case basis)

Application Instructions: Apply directly online.

Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree

Disciplines:
All disciplines

Award Details:
Study must take place in at least two of the programme countries and through part of the EMJMD catalogue of courses. The scholarship covers participation costs, including tuition and other mandatory costs associated with the degree.

Eligibility:
Citizens of both EU and non-EU countries – full list can be found here.

Application Instructions:
Students should consult the respective EMJMD catalogue and programme contacts for individual programme application details.

Fulbright Programme for Non-US Students*

Disciplines:
Humanities and Social Sciences

Award Details:
This international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Government is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. This programme provides grants for graduate study in the United States. Program eligibility and selection procedures vary widely by country of citizenship.

Eligibility:
Students applying to graduate school in the US; Eligibility requirements per country of citizenship differ. Please check this link and note years of work experience and age requirements established by country.

For Singaporean applicants: Three years of work experience required, applicants aged 25-35 preferred. Preference to those with little or no US experience given. Encouraged fields of study are: “The United States”, Challenges of Contemporary Society, International Relations, and Education.

Application Instructions:
Applicants must follow country-specific deadlines and submission requirements.

Deadline:
For Singaporean applicants, the preliminary deadline is generally in May, followed by a final deadline in July for study starting in August of the next year.

Other Fulbright applicants should consult the relevant websites for eligibility and deadlines.

YSEALI Academic Fellows

Disciplines: Civic engagement, environmental change, entrepreneurship and economic development

Award Details: YSEALI Academic Fellows partake in a five-week institute at a US host institution, focusing on a variety of advocacy disciplines. All participation costs including international travel, programme administration, ground transportation, cultural allowance, housing, and health insurance are provided through the fellowship. Applicants must be between 18-25 years of age to be eligible.

Nationality Eligibility: ASEAN citizen

Application Instructions: Applicants must apply through the respective US embassy of their ASEAN home country.

Rotary Peace Fellows

Disciplines:
Peace, conflict prevention and resolution

Award Details:
Rotary Peace Fellows are leaders promoting national and international cooperation, peace, and the successful resolution of conflict throughout their lives, in their careers, and through service activities. Fellows can earn a Master’s degree in peace and development issues at select universities.

Eligibility:
All nationalities, minimum three years work experience. Proficiency in English is required, and proficiency in a second language is recommended.

Application Instructions:
Information on the application process can be found here. Candidates must submit their application to a local Rotary district, apply online and then apply to their respective Master’s degree programme.

Deadline:
Submit applications to Rotary district by 31 May 2020 and receive endorsed applications to The Rotary Foundation by 1 July 2020.

Schwarzman Scholars*

Disciplines:
All

Award Details:
Schwarzman Scholars will enroll in a one-year Master’s Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing while living in on the campus of Schwarzman College. Comprehensive scholarship including tuition, fees, room and board, travel to and from Beijing, an in-country study tour, books, supplies, health insurance, and personal stipend. Schwarzman Scholars programme aims to prepare a network of leaders who will serve as bridges between China and the rest of the world. There are no requirements for a specific field of undergraduate study, but it is important for applicants, regardless of undergraduate major, to articulate how participating in Schwarzman Scholars will help develop their leadership potential within their field.

Eligibility:
All nationalities.

Application Instructions:
Students apply directly online.

Deadline:
Typically May for applicants holding passports or permanent resident cards from Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macao.

Typically September 2020 for applicants holding a passport from any other country.

Yenching Scholarship*

Disciplines:
Politics and International Relations, Philosophy and Religion, Literature and Culture, Law and Society, History and Archaeology, Economics and Management.

Award Details:
International scholars will enrol in a Master’s programme studying at Yenching Academy. The scholarship includes tuition fees, round trip airfare to Beijing, accommodation, and living costs on the Peking University campus. The Yenching programme places an “emphasis on interdisciplinarity and the value it assigns to thinking about China’s development from both Chinese and international perspectives.”

Eligibility:
All nationalities.

Application Instructions:
Applicants must seek institutional endorsement from the College in early November through Symplicity. The decision of institutional endorsement rests with the College President, who receives recommendations from a faculty panel. The faculty panel conducts an interview and reviews the candidate’s application materials. After receiving the institutional endorsement, applications are submitted directly online.

Deadline:
The internal endorsement deadline for Yale-NUS will be in November. The deadline for external submission to Yenching is in December.

In the Academic Year 2020-21, the United States, Canada, Global Rhodes and Yenching Academy are likely to require Yale-NUS to submit an institutional endorsement on behalf of any candidates applying.

Endorsement Process

The decision of institutional endorsement rests with the College President, who receives recommendations from a faculty panel. The faculty panel examines the applicant’s academic proposal, personal statements, and any other materials required by the application.

Except for Rhodes applicants (who are not allowed to receive any feedback on their application), all applicants who receive an institutional endorsement will also receive constructive feedback from the faculty panel in order to make revisions to enhance their application.

For Professional Development
Undergraduate Awards

Awesome Foundation

Disciplines:
All disciplines

Award Details:
This grant provides funding for $1,000 projects every month. The Awesome Foundation has chapters around the globe and students are encouraged to apply to the closest regional chapter.

Nationality Eligibility:
All nationalities

Application Instructions:
Apply directly online.

Deadline:
Applications are received each month on a rolling basis.

Explorers Club Grants

Disciplines: Field science, environmental studies, biology, anthropology, storytelling

Award Details: The Explorers Club supports the scientific fieldwork of groundbreaking explorers around the globe and offers numerous funding opportunities with different eligibility criteria and deadlines.  The Rising Explorer grant funds the scientific fieldwork of high school students and college undergraduates, with the average award of approximately $1,500.

Eligibility: All nationalities

Application Instructions: Apply directly online.

Glamour Magazine Top Ten College Women Competition

Disciplines: All disciplines

Award Details: Recognises leadership, community service, and academic achievements of college women by awarding one grand prize of $20,000 and nine $3,000 prizes.

Nationality Eligibility: US citizens or permanent residents.

Application Instructions: Check the website for an announcement about application details.

Greenlining Summer Associate

Disciplines: Advocacy, leadership development

Award Details: The Academy Summer Associate Program is an intensive, 10-week development program for emerging leaders. Associates learn about issues impacting California and the USA and manage research and advocacy projects under the direction of a Greenlining staff member. Each Summer Associate is paid a $5,500 stipend disbursed bi-weekly pending completion of 10-week program.

Nationality Eligibility: US citizen or permanent resident.

Application Instructions: Apply directly online here.

Hong Kong University Crimson Summer Exchange Scholarship

Disciplines: Education

Award Details: This programme encourages cross-cultural exchange through a classroom setting where participants will lead self-designed lessons plans to secondary school students from Hong Kong, Mainland China, and overseas. The emphasis of the education is leadership and global perspectives, and the mode of communication is in English.

Nationality Eligibility: All nationalities

Application Instructions: Check the website for more details.

National Geographic Early Career Grant

Disciplines: Environmental studies, journalism, photography, education

Award Details: Early Career Grants are designed to offer less experienced individuals an opportunity to lead a self-designed project that is relevant to National Geographic’s mission and focus areas. All proposed projects should have a primary focus in conservation, education, research, storytelling, or technology. Grant projects last one calendar year or less. Projects are typically funded for US $5,000 and cannot exceed US $10,000. Applicants must be at least 18 years old at the time of application submission.

Nationality Eligibility: All nationalities

Application Instructions: Apply directly online.

 

 

University of Iowa International Writing Program Summer Institute

Disciplines: All, creative writing

Award Details: The Summer Institute is an immersive two-week creative writing and cultural exchange program held in Iowa City, Iowa, U.S., a UNESCO City of Literature. Students from all disciplines – the arts, humanities, sciences, and everything in between – are welcome to apply. This program is free for accepted applicants, including travel, and will focus on creative writing and the power of narrative.

Eligibility: Citizens of India, Pakistan and the U.S.; Ages 18-22

Application Instructions: Apply directly online.

World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) Learners’ Voice Programme

Disciplines: Education, social impact

Award Details: This programme brings perspectives of young people to the challenge of rethinking education, and equips them to take on leading roles in their fields and in the world of education. Successful applicants will attend WISE Summit workshop in Doha in November and will be involved in year-long activities. Students between the ages of 18 and 25, available to participate in all events and programmes associated, must hold a passport that is valid for at least 18 months following the WISE Summit, be able to demonstrate academic and professional achievements to date, have interest in education and other wider global development issues, be comfortable presenting and speaking in public.

Nationality Eligibility: All nationalities

Application Instructions: Visit the website for more details.

YSEALI Academic Fellows

Disciplines: Civic engagement, environmental change, entrepreneurship and economic development

Award Details: YSEALI Academic Fellows partake in a five-week institute at a US host institution, focusing on a variety of advocacy disciplines. All participation costs including international travel, programme administration, ground transportation, cultural allowance, housing, and health insurance are provided through the fellowship. Applicants must be between 18-25 years of age to be eligible.

Nationality Eligibility: ASEAN citizen

Application Instructions: Applicants must apply through the respective US embassy of their ASEAN home country.

Postgraduate Awards

AIF William J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in India

Disciplines: Social and economic development

Award Details: The AIF (America India Foundation) William J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in India is an immersive, 10-month volunteer service program matching young professionals with development organizations. Fellows work on scalable and sustainable development projects in the fields of education, livelihoods, and public health.

Eligibility: Citizens of India or the U.S., or permanent residents of the U.S.

Application Instructions: Apply directly online here.

Alexander von Humboldt German Chancellor Fellowship

Disciplines: Politics, public administration, business, society, and culture

Award Details: Supports a year in Germany for professional development, study, or research; prior knowledge of German is not a prerequisite. The fellow will work for a year with other future leaders to do research-based projects at their host institution or placement. Fellows receive a monthly stipend, mobility allowance, and health insurance.  More details on the award can be found here.

Nationality eligibility: Citizens of Brazil, China, India, Russia or the U.S. who received bachelor’s degrees no more than 12 years ago.

Application Instructions: Apply directly online here.

Asian Cultural Council Individual Grant

Disciplines: Art, dance, film, literature, museum studies, music, theatre, visual art

Award Details: For Asian nationals or US citizens looking to pursue a project in a project outside of their home country, but within Asia or the US, this grant will assist in funding portions of your project expenses.  Guidelines of the grant requirements can be found here.

Nationality Eligibility: Asia countries and United States (full list can be found here)

Application Instructions: Applications are due each Fall for grants commencing in the next year. Details of application requirements can be found here.

Atlantic Fellows

Disciplines: Systemic inequality, barriers to democracy, healthcare access

Award Details: The fellowship is divided into several categories with different experience criteria, funding, and work projects. The guidelines can be found here for The Equity Initiative, Global Brain Health Institute, Health Equity, International Inequities Institute at the London School of Economics, Racial Equity Programme at Columbia University in the City of New York, and the Social Equity Programme at the University of Melbourne.

Nationality Eligibility: Dependent on the initiative within Atlantic Fellows.

Application Instructions: Apply specifically within the initiative websites.

Deadline: Dependent on the initiative within Atlantic Fellows.

Awesome Foundation

Disciplines:
All disciplines

Award Details:
This grant provides funding for $1,000 projects every month. The Awesome Foundation has chapters around the globe and students are encouraged to apply to the closest regional chapter.

Nationality Eligibility:
All nationalities

Application Instructions:
Apply directly online.

Deadline:
Applications are received each month on a rolling basis.

Charles B Rangel International Affairs Programme

Disciplines: US Foreign Policy

Award Details: Offers a scholarship for a Master’s degree, arranges internships on Capitol Hill and at US embassies/consulates, provides mentorship and professional development, and leads to a career in the State Department Foreign Service.

Nationality Eligibility: US citizens who are graduating seniors or alumni and applying to appropriate two-year Master’s programmes. The programme welcomes any undergraduate major and encourages applications from members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need.

Application Instructions: Application requirements can be found here.

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals

Disciplines: All disciplines

Award Details: The US State Department funded 75 Americans and 75 Germans annually to do exchange in the respective countries for professionals ages 18-24.  The programme includes two months of Germany language training, four months of coursework and five months of an internship placement. The exchange programme covers airfare, course work, housing, programme related travel, and provides a monthly stipend.

Nationality Eligibility: US and German

Application Instructions: Applicants must request an application here

Data Science for Social Good Fellowship

Disciplines: Data mining, machine learning, big data, and data science

Award Details: Students will work on a variety of projects over a three-month placement at Carnegie Mellon University, honing their data science, analytical, and coding skills. The fellows will tackle real-world problems in conjunction with governments and non-profits. Fellows receive a stipend for the summer placement.

Nationality Eligibility: All nationalities

Application Instructions: Apply directly online.  Graduating seniors, recent graduates or graduate students are preferred applicants.

 

Explorers Club Grants

Disciplines: Field science, environmental studies, biology, anthropology, storytelling

Award Details: The Explorers Club supports the scientific fieldwork of groundbreaking explorers around the globe and offers numerous funding opportunities with different eligibility criteria and deadlines.  The Rising Explorer grant funds the scientific fieldwork of high school students and college undergraduates, with the average award of approximately $1,500.

Eligibility: All nationalities

Application Instructions: Apply directly online.

Echoing Green Fellowship

Disciplines: Social entrepreneurship

Award Details: Offers seed-funding and support for social entrepreneurs. Organisations must work towards solving social, environmental, economic, and/or political inequities; special opportunities for those interested in issues such as climate change. Eligible applicants must be fluent in English and able to commit to working full-time on their organisation.

Nationality Eligibility: All nationalities

Application Instructions: Apply directly online.  Students are encouraged to consult the application help guide on the Echoing Green site here.

Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant for Artists

Disciplines: Painting, drawing, sculpting, or printmaking

Award Details: Supports artists working in a representational style in painting, sculpting, drawing, and/or printmaking, who are in the early stages of their careers. Those aiming to make art a lifetime career are eligible.  Grants typically start at CAD$15,000 and subsequent grants will be CAD$18,000 each.

Nationality Eligibility: All nationalities.

Application Instructions: Details on the website.

Fulbright Grant for US Students

Disciplines:
Social Science, Humanities, Science, Arts, Education, Journalism

Award Details:
There are three types of Fulbright grants for US citizens and permanent residents: study/research awards, English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Awards, and Fulbright-National Geographic Storytelling awards. Study/research awards are for independent research awarded to students interested in further pursuing research interests abroad in all academic and creative arts fields in one of 150 countries. The Fulbright English Teaching programme provides funding for year-long opportunities to teach English as a second language in over 55 countries. The Fulbright-National Geographic Storytelling Fellowship funds participation in an academic year of storytelling on a globally significant theme. Grants include round-trip transportation to host country, funding to cover room, board, and incidentals. Candidates may only apply for one type of Fulbright U.S. Student grant in a given competition cycle.

Eligibility:
US citizens. Preference will be given to applicants whose higher education was undertaken primarily at educational institutions in the United States.

Application Instructions:
US Citizens must apply as “At-Large” applicants directly to the Embark Online Application. This form does not require a US Institution nomination.

Global Health Corps Fellowship

Disciplines: Health

Award Details: An experiential one-year fellowship focusing on health inequity in Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, the US, and Zambia. Students are placed in partner organisations and receive a monthly stipend, along with housing, health insurance, professional development grants, and travel coverage.

National Eligibility: Citizen or legal permanent resident of Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, the United States, or Zambia.

Application Instructions: Apply directly online.

Greenlining Institute Fellowships

Disciplines: Public policy, legal, advocacy

Award Details: The Leadership Academy Policy Fellowship is an 11-month training and experiential learning program for emerging social justice leaders seeking to gain hands-on public policy experience and to invest in their professional growth.

Nationality Eligibility: Ability to work in the United States.

Application Instructions: Apply directly online here.

Herbert Scoville Jr Peace Fellowship

Disciplines: Peace and security

Award Details: Provides college and graduate school graduate with 6-9 months paid opportunities to gain a Washington perspective on key issues of peace and security. Fellows will partake in activities including research, writing, public education, and advocacy work while based in Washington, DC  Candidates receive a US$3,000 monthly stipend, health insurance, board and travel to DC, along with a small stipend for meetings and a course.

Nationality Eligibility: Preference for US citizens, must have ability to work legally in the US.

Application Instructions: Details of application requirements can be found here.

James C Gaither Junior Fellows*

Disciplines: International Relations

Award Details: A one-year fellowship to work as a research assistant in one of the Carnegie Endowment’s projects. Fellows are paid US$38,000 a year.

National Eligibility: US citizens and non-US citizens who are eligible to work in the US legally for 12 months post-graduation.

Application Instructions: Application requires institutional support for completion via Symplicity.  The College will then work with the student leading up to the external deadline.

Deadline: November for Yale-NUS institutional endorsement, James C Gaither Junior Fellows deadline mid-January.

Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme*

Disciplines: Education

Award Details: A one-year appointment to work as either Assistant Language Teachers, Coordinators for International Relations, or Sports Exchange Advisors. Students receive a monthly stipend from the Japanese Embassy in exchange for their work.

Nationality Eligibility: Forty countries eligible – list can be found here.

Application Instructions: The application process varies by nation, applicants are encouraged to look at their country and/or embassy specific pages to get the appropriate information.

Deadlines: Deadlines vary by nationality.

National Geographic Early Career Grant

Disciplines: Environmental studies, journalism, photography, education

Award Details: Early Career Grants are designed to offer less experienced individuals an opportunity to lead a self-designed project that is relevant to National Geographic’s mission and focus areas. All proposed projects should have a primary focus in conservation, education, research, storytelling, or technology. Grant projects last one calendar year or less. Projects are typically funded for US $5,000 and cannot exceed US $10,000. Applicants must be at least 18 years old at the time of application submission.

Nationality Eligibility: All nationalities

Application Instructions: Apply directly online.

 

 

NYU Shanghai Speaking & Writing*

Disciplines: Education, writing, communication

Award Details: Fellows provide academic support to current undergraduate students through one-on-one writing consultations. Throughout the programme, fellows will also be assigned to institutional enrichment projects working in different departments within the university. The fellowship provides a stipend, round-trip transport to Shanghai, health insurance, and housing during the 10-month placement.

Nationality Eligibility: All nationalities

Application Instructions: Apply directly online through the NYU Shanghai fellowships postings site.

Deadline: Typically in early January

Open Society Foundation

Disciplines: Human rights, policy reform

Award Details: The fellowship funds projects and work outputs of the individual’s choosing, and can include anything from a book, journalistic or academic article, art project, series of convenings, or joint work projects. The fellowship cannot fund degree or non-degree study, including dissertation research.  All projects should be promoting the value of pursuing innovative and unconventional approaches to fundamental open society challenges.

Nationality Eligibility: All nationalities

Application Instructions: Applicants must submit a one- to two-page, single-spaced letter of inquiry that outlines the proposed work. Submissions are only open during certain windows of the year.

Princeton in Asia*

Disciplines: Education, development, cross-cultural communication

Award Details: Full-year fellowships in Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, The Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam.  The fellowship promotes cross-cultural exchange and immersion in a specific industry. It also promotes fellows stepping out of their comfort zone and integrating into a local community. Fellows receive local monthly stipends during their time in the field.

Nationality Eligibility: All nationalities

Application Instructions: Apply directly online. Applicants are encouraged to read the PiA application guide for detailed expectations.

Professional Fellows Programme (ICMA)

Disciplines: Environmental sustainability, legislative processes and governance, sustainable communities

Award Details: This programme is operated through the US State Department Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and provides ASEAN professionals opportunities to work on a specific sector within the broader fellowship programme. This programme is a two-way exchange, with ASEAN fellows hosting reciprocal programmes for their American counterparts. Fellows receive a meal stipend, accommodation during their time in the US, health insurance, international flights to the programme, and the cost of the J-1 visa processing.

Nationality Eligibility: ASEAN nationals

Application Instructions: Apply directly.

VIA – Asia/US Exchange Programme

Disciplines: Cross-cultural social impact

Award Details: The Global Community Fellowship is a 13-15 month placement in the non-profit and education sector that allows a hands-on experience addressing key social issues in Asia. Participants receive a fully-covered four week training programme, health insurance, living and housing stipend, intra-Asia travel coverage, and language study grant funding in some postings.

Nationality Eligibility: All nationalities (though non-U.S. citizens are reviewed on a case-by-case basis)

Application Instructions: Apply directly online.

YSEALI Academic Fellows

Disciplines: Civic engagement, environmental change, entrepreneurship and economic development

Award Details: YSEALI Academic Fellows partake in a five-week institute at a US host institution, focusing on a variety of advocacy disciplines. All participation costs including international travel, programme administration, ground transportation, cultural allowance, housing, and health insurance are provided through the fellowship. Applicants must be between 18-25 years of age to be eligible.

Nationality Eligibility: ASEAN citizen

Application Instructions: Applicants must apply through the respective US embassy of their ASEAN home country.

Inter American Press Association (IAPA) Scholarship

Disciplines:
Journalism

Award Details:
The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) was established in 1942 to defend and promote the right of the peoples of the Americas to be freely informed through an independent press. Funding is available for American and Canadian reporters, editors and newsroom professionals, early in their careers, to study journalism or related fields at the graduate level at accredited universities in Latin America or the Caribbean; and for Latin American and Caribbean journalists to study similarly in the U.S. or Canada. The award covers US$20,000 with additional benefits based on applicant’s nationality.

Eligibility:
Applicants must be natives of countries in the Western Hemisphere, journalists or students in the final year of their journalism course, be between 21 and 35 years old, be fluent in the language of the country where they will go to study. Journalism students will have to complete their university studies before the start of the scholarship year. Applicants from the United States and Canada should have documentation from a recognised authority confirming fluency in Spanish, or Portuguese for those going to Brazil. Latin American applicants will have to undergo a TOEFL test (Test of English as a Foreign Language).

Application Instructions:
Apply directly online.

James Madison Graduate Fellowship

Disciplines:
American history, government, or civics

Award Details:
The James Madison Graduate Fellowship award covers US$24,000 towards a Master’s degree in either American history, teaching, or education. Students must be committed to becoming a teacher of American history upon completion of their study. The scholarship can be applied to any US accredited institution based in the United States. All fellowship recipients will also partake in a summer institute on the Constitution, a trademark portion of the fellowship programme.

Eligibility:
US citizen

Application Instructions:
Students apply directly online.

Japan-IMF Scholarship Program for Advanced Studies

Disciplines:
Macroeconomics

Award Details:
The Japan-IMF Scholarship Program for Advanced Studies is a two-year programme intended to help Japanese nationals obtaining PhD degrees in macroeconomics and preparing them to work as economists at the International Monetary Fund (IMF). JISP covers all reasonable expenses for two years of graduate study.  All JISP scholars are required to apply to the IMF’s Economist Program (EP) upon completion of their doctoral studies and to accept an EP position if offered. The IMF will not be able to accommodate all JISP scholars who apply for employment at the Fund since there are many applicants for each available position and the selection process is very competitive.

Eligibility:
Japanese citizen, studying at, or applying to, a Ph.D. program in macroeconomics at a university outside of Japan. Only universities with a strong doctoral program in macroeconomics are eligible.

Application Instructions:
Apply directly online.

Payne Fellowship

Disciplines:
International Development

Award Details:
The USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program seeks to attract outstanding individuals who are interested in pursuing careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The Payne Fellowship, which provides up to $96,000 in benefits over two years for graduate school, internships, and professional development activities, is a unique pathway to the USAID Foreign Service.

Eligibility:
U.S. citizens seeking admission to enter graduate school for a two-year program at a U.S. university

Application Instructions:
Apply directly.

Schwarzman Scholars*

Disciplines:
All

Award Details:
Schwarzman Scholars will enroll in a one-year Master’s Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing while living in on the campus of Schwarzman College. Comprehensive scholarship including tuition, fees, room and board, travel to and from Beijing, an in-country study tour, books, supplies, health insurance, and personal stipend. Schwarzman Scholars programme aims to prepare a network of leaders who will serve as bridges between China and the rest of the world. There are no requirements for a specific field of undergraduate study, but it is important for applicants, regardless of undergraduate major, to articulate how participating in Schwarzman Scholars will help develop their leadership potential within their field.

Eligibility:
All nationalities.

Application Instructions:
Students apply directly online.

Deadline:
Typically May for applicants holding passports or permanent resident cards from Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macao.

Typically September 2020 for applicants holding a passport from any other country.