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CFR International Affairs Fellowships

CFR’s International Affairs Fellowship Programs offer unique opportunities, domestic and overseas, for mid- and senior-career U.S. citizens who have a demonstrated commitment to a career in foreign policy.

The programs afford selected visiting fellows the opportunity to broaden their understanding of international affairs either by pursuing research and writing in a scholarly atmosphere free from operational pressure or by working in a policy-oriented setting with practitioners.

Fellowship durations and stipend awards can be found by visiting www.cfr.org/fellowships. Questions can be directed to [email protected].

Areas Funded

  • International Affairs - General
  • International Business, Trade, and Finance

Demographics Funded

  • Young Professionals

Citizenships Funded

  • United States

Programs Funded

  • Research

Roger Arliner Young (RAY) Conservation Diversity Fellowship

The lack of racial diversity within environmental conservation is a persistent problem that is becoming increasingly recognized. Recognizing that diversity is a value important to the conservation sector and that we have not always made the progress we strive to make, the RAY Fellowship seeks to work together to help rectify this shortcoming by striving for greater diversity, equity, and inclusion in conservation.

Eligible RAY Fellow applicants will:

  • Come from a racial / ethnic background underrepresented in conservation and demonstrate a commitment to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Be less than 2 years out of college and have a Bachelor’s Degree (we are not considering individuals with graduate degrees at this time)
  • Have not had a full-time job in conservation
  • Have the ability to work in the United States and commit to the entire fellowship

The Fellowships will be designed to support and attract recent college graduates of color with exceptional promise and demonstrated accomplishment who seek to be leaders in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors.

Areas Funded

  • Environment

Demographics Funded

  • Multicultural Students

Citizenships Funded

  • United States

Programs Funded

  • Work / Experience

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Public Service Scholarships

This opportunity awards scholarships to academically talented and highly motivated African-American or Black students pursuing a career in public service and receiving an associates, undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral degrees in the following related areas: Political Science, Public Policy, Public-Administration, International Relations, Social Sciences, Public Affairs, Urban Studies, Mass communications, African-American Studies, Agriculture, Business, Business Administration, Marketing, Legislative Affairs, Pre–Law, Criminal Justice, American History and/or Juris Doctor.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident
  • Qualified applicants must be currently enrolled full-time in an accredited academic institution
  • Have a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Exhibit leadership ability and participate in community service activities
  • Selected applicants will be qualified African-American or black students

Areas Funded

  • International Affairs - General
  • Public Policy and Administration

Demographics Funded

  • Multicultural Students

Citizenships Funded

  • United States

Programs Funded

  • Doctoral
  • Graduate

Women in International Trade Scholarship

The Women in International Trade (WIIT) Charitable Trust Scholarship Initiative supports graduate and undergraduate women studying International Trade who show promise as Future Global Leaders. This merit-based scholarship is awarded twice per year and works to encourage women to pursue their interests in International Trade and Global Development.

· Applicants must be female and currently enrolled at an accredited U.S. university or college, either full-time or part-time (undergraduate and graduate students are eligible)

· Awards (up to $1,500) will be based on the quality of the assigned essay and the applicant’s demonstrated interested in international trade, and are made without regard to race, creed, color, sexual orientation or religion.

A completed application includes an essay, accurate and complete applicant information, and proof of acceptance or current enrollment in an accredited U.S. college or university.

Areas Funded

  • International Business, Trade, and Finance

Demographics Funded

  • Current Graduate Students
  • Current Undergraduates

Citizenships Funded

  • Any

Programs Funded

  • Graduate

Rumsfeld Foundation Graduate Fellowship Program

The Rumsfeld Foundation provides grants to exceptional graduate-level scholars who have an interest in serving the nation through public service or in policy-relevant fields. The Graduate Fellowship Program provides financial support to students pursuing graduate and post-doctoral studies, as well as encourages their network of talented young professionals.

Fellowships are awarded to U.S. citizens through nominations by our confidential Advisers at universities across the country. Students may not directly apply for the Fellowship Program; they must be nominated. The Foundation does not accept outside applications.

Areas Funded

  • International Affairs - General

Demographics Funded

  • Current Graduate Students

Citizenships Funded

  • United States

Programs Funded

  • Doctoral
  • Graduate

American Indian Graduate Center Scholarship

The American Indian Graduate Center Special Higher Education Program provides approximately $1,200,000 in fellowships to over 400 American Indian and Alaska Native graduate and professional students each year. Graduate fellowships are monetary awards made to American Indian and Alaska Native graduate or professional full-time, degree-seeking students, who meet all eligibility criteria. The fellowship amount is typically between $1000 and $5000 per academic year (not including summer), and varies from year to year, depending on the number of qualified applicants, the availability of funds and unmet financial need.

To be considered, applicants must be:

  • Pursuing a post-baccalaureate graduate or professional degree as a full time student at an accredited institution in the U.S.;
  • Able to demonstrate financial need through submission of the AIGC Financial Need Form, and;
  • Must be an enrolled member of a federally recognized American Indian tribe or Alaska Native group OR provide documentation of ancestry to possession of one-fourth degree Indian blood of a federally recognized tribe as verified through submission of a Tribal Eligibility Certificate.

Areas Funded

  • International Affairs - General

Demographics Funded

  • Multicultural Students

Citizenships Funded

  • United States

Programs Funded

  • Graduate

Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Visiting Scholars conduct research on important issues related to the United States, Europe and World Order at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, D.C.
Since 2010, outstanding scholars have been selected each year in an open, competitive process to conduct research on important issues related to Central Europe at SAIS. The Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Fellows are appointed either for a nine-month period each academic year or as short-term Fellows.
Eligibility
Applicants must have a doctorate or be at the post-doctorate level, have demonstrated research capacity, be fluent in English, and be eligible for a J-1 visa. Preference will be given to those who are no more than 6 years beyond completing their dissertation, although others are also eligible.
For the full academic year scholar, strong preference will be given to qualified and competitive candidates from Austrian institutions, although the opportunity is open to candidates of other nationalities as well.
For the short-term scholars, preference will also be given to qualified and competitive candidates from Austrian institutions, but we encourage applications from candidates from other countries as well

Demographics Funded

  • Current Graduate Students

Citizenships Funded

  • Europe and Central Asia

Programs Funded

  • Doctoral

SAIS-DAAD Post Doctoral Fellowship

The Paul H. Nitze School for Advanced International Studies (SAIS) invites outstanding scholars to conduct research in Washington, D.C. on “The United States, Europe, and World Order.”

The Fellowships are funded through a generous grant from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).
During the academic year, post-doctoral fellows are closely integrated into the SAIS academic community and will be affiliated with the SAIS Foreign Policy Institute.
Fellows will focus on their subjects during a regular series of high-level seminars, peer review sessions, and opportunities for direct engagement with senior foreign policy practitioners and leading scholars of statecraft and world order.
Each Fellow is expected to complete a research paper related to this theme during the period of residence.
The post-doctoral program are part of a multi-year program to enhance research on transatlantic relations at Johns Hopkins SAIS funded by the DAAD with generous support by the German Federal Foreign Office.
Eligibility
Applicants for the DAAD Fellowships at SAIS must have a doctorate or be at the post-doctorate level, have demonstrated research capacity, and be fluent in English. U.S. citizens are welcome to
apply. Non-US citizens should ideally be EU citizens currently affiliated with a German university or research institution, and be eligible for a J-1 visa. Preference will be given to those who are no
more than 6 years beyond completing their dissertation, although others are also eligible.

Areas Funded

  • Comparative / Regional Studies

Demographics Funded

  • Current Graduate Students

Citizenships Funded

  • United States
  • Europe and Central Asia

Programs Funded

  • Doctoral

DACOR Undergraduate Metro Scholarships to Encourage Study of Foreign Affairs

These scholarships, with special encouragement for minority candidates, are for juniors or seniors committed to a major discipline related to foreign affairs. The awards under this “Metro-area” Scholarship Program are $6,000 each toward tuition. Trinity Washington University, George Mason University, Howard University, University of Maryland and the North Carolina Consortium for International and Intercultural Education are the current participating schools. Each of these institutions advertises the program and selects one winner. The Metro Coordinator maintains contact with schools and recipients. All Metro recipients have an open invitation to attend a lunch at DACOR Bacon House. This program is funded by generous bequests from Heyward G. Hill.

Areas Funded

  • International Affairs - General

Demographics Funded

  • Multicultural Students

Citizenships Funded

  • United States

DACOR Graduate Fellowships for Study of International Affairs

Each year DACOR offers graduate fellowships for study toward a Master’s Degree in international affairs. These are $10,000 tuition-only grants. Recipients must be U.S. citizens. The fellowships are for study at any accredited graduate school in the United States. Typically, eleven schools (depending on budget) participate in this program. Five annual schools: American University – SIS; Johns Hopkins – SAIS, Georgetown – Walsh School; The George Washington University – Elliott School; and Tufts – Fletcher School; and six rotating schools that are selected each year.

The schools all advertise DACOR’s fellowship program and, based on merit, nominate three candidates. The DACOR Education Committee then interviews the nominees and selects one winner from each participating school.

Areas Funded

  • International Affairs - General

Demographics Funded

  • Current Graduate Students

Citizenships Funded

  • United States

Programs Funded

  • Graduate