Application Deadline: November 1, 2016
Every year, The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans supports thirty New Americans, immigrants or the children of immigrants, who are pursuing graduate school in the United States. Each Fellowship supports up to one to two years of graduate study in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program in the United States. Each award is for up to $25,000 in stipend support (not to exceed $40,000), as well as 50 percent of required tuition and fees, up to $20,000 per year, for one to two years. The first year of Fellowship funding cannot be deferred.
The competition is merit-based. Selection criteria emphasize creativity, originality, initiative, and sustained accomplishment. The program values a commitment to the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. The program does not have any quotas for types of degrees, universities or programs, countries of origin, or gender, etc. The top 77 applicants for the 2017 cycle will be designated “finalists” and will be asked to appear for interviews in New York City or California in late-January or early-February of 2017. The Fellowship program will cover travel and accommodation. The 30 2017 Fellowship winners, selected from among the 77 finalists, will be notified in March of 2017. They will begin to receive stipend and tuition support from the program in the fall of 2017. If a Fellow is in the second-to-last year of their graduate program in the spring of 2017, when the new class of Fellows is announced, the Fellowship may approve special requests, under certain circumstances, to retroactively activate the Fellowship in order to cover that term.
For more information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.