Fellowships, Research and Teaching Grants

  • Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) grants for US nationals, deadline October 13. The English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Programs place Fulbrighters in classrooms abroad to provide assistance to the local English teachers. ETAs help teach English language while serving as cultural ambassadors for the US. The age and academic level of the students varies by country, ranging from kindergarten to university level.  
  • Fulbright Study and Research Grants for US nationals, deadline October 13. Applicants for study/research awards design their own projects and will typically work with advisers at foreign universities or other institutes of higher education. The study/research awards are available in approximately 140 countries. 
  • Fulbright Foreign Student Program for nationals from over 160 countries, deadline in September. The Fulbright Foreign Student Program enables graduate students, young professionals and artists from abroad to study and conduct research in the United States.  
  • The Rhodes Scholarship is the oldest and perhaps most prestigious international scholarship program, enabling outstanding young people from around the world to study at the University of Oxford. Deadline depends on country of residency.
  • Schwarzman scholars, all nationalities, deadline between April and September. Schwarzman Scholars is a highly selective, one-year master’s program at Tsinghua University in Beijing that is designed to prepare the next generation of global leaders for the challenges of the future.
  • Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship for US nationals, deadline October 9. The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship Program invites recent college and graduate school alumni to apply for full-time, six- to nine-month fellowships in Washington, DC. Outstanding individuals will be selected to work with nonprofit, public-interest organizations addressing peace and security issues.  
  • JET, Japan Exchange and Teaching program57 participating countries, October–December deadline (varies by country of nationality).  
  • The USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program for US nationals applying to graduate programs within the United States, deadline November 1. The program seeks to attract outstanding individuals who are interested in pursuing careers in the Foreign Service of the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and encourages the application of individuals from historically underrepresented groups in the Foreign Service as well as those with financial need.
  • Kathryn Davis Fellowships for Peace for students of any nationality, deadline December 15. The fellowship covers 100% of tuition, room and board for one summer of language study from beginner to graduate levels in any of the eleven languages offered at the Middlebury College Language Schools: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish and Russian. 
  • The Global Health Corps Fellowship for citizens or legal permanent resident of Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, the United States or Zambia: January deadline. Global Health Corps offers a range of paid fellowship roles with health organizations in Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda and Zambia and the opportunity to develop as a transformative leader in the health equity movement. 
  • Humanity in Action Fellowship for current, full-time students in or recent graduates of an accredited college or university located in, or citizens or residents of, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Poland, the Netherlands, Ukraine or the United States. Deadline in early January each year. Humanity in Action Fellowship programs look at the ways in which communities co-exist to create a society. Each program investigates human rights, democracy and structural injustice. Each bridges the international and the domestic, the theoretical and the practical, the political and the personal.
  • Peace Corps for US nationals, rolling admissions. The Peace Corps is a service opportunity for motivated changemakers to immerse themselves in a community abroad, working side by side with local leaders to tackle the most pressing challenges of our generation. 
  • Teach for America for US citizens, rolling admissions. Teach for America works toward the day when every child will receive an excellent and equitable education. We find and nurture leaders who commit to expanding opportunity for low-incoming students, beginning with at least two years teaching in a public school.  
  • The George and Irina Schaeffer Center for the Study of Genocide, Human Rights and Conflict Prevention, deadline in February. 
  • The Harry S. Truman Scholarship for full-time undergraduates (junior or senior-level standing), for US citizens, deadline February 2, 2021. The Truman Scholarship is the premier graduate fellowship in the United States for those pursuing careers as public service leaders. 
  • The Gabr Fellowship for nationals from the United States, Egypt, the UK, Jordan, Lebanon and France between 24 and 35 years of age, deadline in April. The East-West: The Art of Dialogue initiative organizes an annual exchange program, the Gabr Fellowship, for young emerging leaders from the East and the West to join forces to develop and implement projects addressing critical issues in their countries. 
  • The Millennium Fellowship, any nationality, applications on a rolling basis. The Millennium Fellowship is an unpaid semester-long leadership development program that happens on your campus. The United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are here to elevate your leadership.   
  • FirstGen Fellowship for US nationals who are first-generation college students, deadline not yet published. The First Generation Civil Rights Fellowship is an Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC, Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc., Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, and National Immigration Law Center collaborative program, which advances first-generation college students committed to social justice.  
  • Search ProFellow for more opportunities. A good listing also exists on the Carleton University website

 

Not a US national? Search ProFellow using your country of nationality as a criterion, or search ScholarshipsAds and International FellowshipFinAid.org is also a good resource.