David L. Boren Graduate Fellowship

UW Campus Application Deadline: January 11, 2017

National Application Deadline: January 31, 2017

David L. Boren Graduate Fellowships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and regions that are underrepresented in study abroad programs, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand are excluded.

Boren fellows represent a vital pool of highly motivated individuals who wish to work in the federal national security arena. In exchange for funding, Boren fellows commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation. The fellowships provide up to $24,000 for overseas study. In addition, Boren Fellowships can provide limited funding for domestic language study to supplement the overseas component. The maximum award for a combined overseas and domestic program is $30,000.

You are eligible to apply if you are:

  • A U.S. citizen at the time of application.
  • Either matriculated in or applying to a graduate degree program at an accredited college or university in the United States. Boren Fellows must remain matriculated in their graduate programs for the duration of the fellowship and may not graduate until the fellowship is complete.
  • Planning an overseas program that meets home institution standards in a country outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia or New Zealand. Boren Fellowships are not for study in the United States. 

Applicants from the UW are not required but highly encouraged to submit application materials by the earlier campus deadline (see deadline above) and complete an in-person interview with a campus committee in January. Following the interview, applicants will have the opportunity to make revisions based on committee feedback before final applications are submitted to the national committee. The interview process is solely intended to provide applicants with additional support prior to submission.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

Herbert Scoville, Jr. Peace Fellowship

Application deadline:   September 30, 2016

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship, established in 1987, is a highly-competitive national fellowship program that provides recent college and graduate school alumni with the opportunity to gain a Washington perspective on key issues of peace and security. Twice yearly, the fellowship’s  Board of Directors selects a group of outstanding individuals to spend six to  nine months in Washington. Supported by a salary, the fellows serve as full-time junior staff members at the participating organization of their choice.

Fellows receive a salary of $2,900 per month and health insurance, plus travel expenses to Washington, DC. The program also provide $1,000 per fellow for professional development to attend relevant conferences or meetings that could cover travel, accommodations, and registration fees, or to take a language or policy course.

A second fellowship application cycle will be held in spring 2017.

For complete information about this opportunity, see: http://scoville.org/

Blakemore Freeman Language Fellowships

Application deadline:   December 30, 2015

The Blakemore Freeman Fellowships fund an academic year of advanced language study abroad of Chinese, Japanese, Korean and selected Southeast Asian languages. Since 1990, the Foundation has awarded over $14 million in language grants to individuals using an East or Southeast Asian language in their careers.

Superior candidates pursuing careers in fields such as STEM (science, technology, engineering, math), international business, accounting, law, medicine, journalism, architecture, teaching, social or NGO work, government service, and academia are encouraged to apply.

An applicant must have (at minimum) a bachelor’s degree and have completed at least three years of study of the language at the college level by the start of the grant.

Blakemore Refresher Grants provide individuals in mid-career an opportunity to refresh their advanced Asian language skills by attending a full-time language program for a summer or semester.

For complete information about this opportunity, see: http://www.blakemorefoundation.org/

United States Institute of Peace Jennings Randolph Peace Scholarship Dissertation Program

Application deadline:   December 4, 2015

USIP’s Jennings Randolph Program for International Peace awards Peace Scholar Dissertation Fellowships to students enrolled in U.S. universities who are researching and writing doctoral dissertations on topics related to international conflict management and peacebuilding. Proposals from all disciplines are welcome.

Between 1988 and 2015, USIP has awarded scholarships to some 255 pre-doctoral Peace Scholars, whose USIP scholarships supported writing and research for cutting-edge doctoral dissertations on international conflict and peacebuilding.
Proposals should be consistent with the Institute’s mission and present a research agenda with clear relevance to policy issues. Historical topics are appropriate if they promise to shed light on contemporary issues. Area studies projects and single case studies will be competitive if they focus on conflict and its resolution, apply to other regions and cases, or both. Peace Scholar awards may not be made for projects that constitute policymaking for a government agency or private organization, focus to any substantial degree on conflicts within U.S. domestic society, or adopt a partisan, advocacy, or activist stance.

Eligibility

Citizens of any country may apply. Applicants must be enrolled in recognized doctoral programs (for example, Ph.D., S.J.D., Ed.D., Th.D.) in accredited universities in the United States. Successful candidates must have completed all course work and and examinations towards their doctoral degrees by the time their fellowships begin.

Award

Peace Scholar Awards are currently set at $20,000 for 10 months and are paid directly to the individual. Peace Scholar awards may not be deferred. They generally may not be combined with any other major award or fellowship except in special circumstances and with the written approval of the Institute.

Peace Scholars carry out their fellowship work at their universities or other sites appropriate to their research. They are expected to devote full attention to their work and provide periodic reports to the Institute. Peace Scholars may be invited to give a presentation at the Institute and to participate in Institute workshops, conferences, and other activities.

For complete information about this opportunity, see: http://www.usip.org/grants-fellowships/fellowship-opportunities/jennings-randolph-peace-scholarship-dissertation-program

David L. Boren Fellowship

UW campus deadline:   December 31, 2015

The David L. Boren Fellowship provides up to $30,000 to U.S. graduate students to add an important international and language component to their graduate education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency. Boren Fellowships support study and research in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.

Boren Fellows represent a variety of academic and professional disciplines, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian and Swahili.

Boren Fellowships are funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), which focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security. Applicants should identify how their projects, as well as their future academic and career goals, will contribute to U.S. national security, broadly defined. NSEP draws on a broad definition of national security, recognizing that the scope of national security has expanded to include not only the traditional concerns of protecting and promoting American well-being, but also the challenges of global society, including sustainable development, environmental degradation, global disease and hunger, population growth and migration, and economic competitiveness.

 Eligibility:

  • U.S. citizens only
  • Must be matriculated into your graduate program
  • May not graduate until the fellowship is complete

Applications are submitted online. UW applicants must participate in a mandatory on-campus interview process. Please contact the Office of Fellowships and Awards for more information if you are interested in applying for this award.

More information about award components and eligibility can be found on the Boren website: http://www.borenawards.org/

UW information sessions:

In Person:

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 10:00 AM
181L ALLEN LIBRARY AUDITORIUM

Webinars:

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 4:00 PM
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 12:30 PM
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 10:00 AM

Register for a webinar

Herbert Scoville, Jr. Peace Fellowship

Application deadline:   October 1, 2015   (for spring 2016 semester)

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship, established in 1987, is a highly-competitive national fellowship program that provides recent college and graduate school alumni with the opportunity to gain a Washington perspective on key issues of peace and security. Twice yearly, the fellowship’s  Board of Directors selects a group of outstanding individuals to spend six to  nine months in Washington. Supported by a salary, the fellows serve as full-time junior staff members at the participating organization of their choice.

The program also arranges meetings for the fellows with policy experts. Many former Scoville Fellows have gone on to pursue graduate degrees in  international relations and related fields and taken prominent positions in the field of peace and security with public-interest organizations, the Federal  Government, academia, and media. To date, 157 fellowships have been awarded.

A second application round will be held for the fall 2016 semester, with an application deadline in early 2016.

For complete information about this opportunity, including application materials, see:
http://scoville.org/

Fulbright Clinton Fellowship

Campus deadline:   September 9, 2015

Information Session:  August 13, 2015, 2:30 pm (room information will be sent to registrants)
To register:   https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/megray/277316

The Fulbright-Clinton Fellowship provides opportunities for U.S. citizens to serve in professional placements in a foreign government ministry or institution in partner governments. Fulbright-Clinton Fellows build mutual understanding and contribute to strengthening the public sector while gaining hands-on public sector experience. The Fulbright-Clinton Fellowship also includes an independent academic study/research component. To be eligible, one must have a master’s degree by Sept. 1, 2016 or be a currently enrolled doctoral student (as of Sept. 1, 2016).

Embassies, Fulbright Commissions (where applicable), and host country governments will coordinate appropriate professional placements for candidates in all public policy areas including, but not limited to, public health, education, agriculture, justice, energy, the environment, public finance, economic development, information technology, and communications.

Successful applicants must be young professionals who have a strong service orientation, flexibility and resourcefulness, outstanding organizational skills, a wide range of competencies including strong writing, communication and IT skills, and the ability to work behind the scenes in a supportive role. Fellows may be responsible for activities such as policy and budget development and analysis; program monitoring and evaluation; drafting speeches, talking points, and correspondence; record keeping and note taking; and general project management. Fellows will have the opportunity to use their subject area expertise, language fluency, and other skills, such as IT proficiency, during the program to support the achievement of host institution goals. Responsibilities will be finalized after the placement is made. Participants will also be expected to carry out an academic component, such as an independent research project or related coursework. Fulbright-Clinton Fellows will spend 32 hours per week in their professional assignments and 8 hours per week pursuing related academic projects.

Fulbright-Clinton Fellowships are available to:  African Union, Burma (Myanmar), Cote d’Ivoire, Guatemala, Haiti, Kosovo, Malawi, Nepal, Peru, Samoa, Timor-Leste, Ukraine.

The University of Washington application deadline is September 9, 2015; UW alumni are encouraged to apply through the University.

For more information about the program, see http://us.fulbrightonline.org/about/types-of-grants/fulbright-clinton-fellowships

Schwarzman Scholars Program Information Sessions

A representative from the Global Scholarship Programs, Institute of International Education (IIE), will be visiting the UW-Seattle Campus to provide information about the new Schwarzman Scholars Program on Tuesday, March 3, 2015.

Inspired by the Rhodes Scholarship, the Schwarzman Scholars Program is designed to prepare the next generation of global leaders and to respond to the geopolitical landscape of the 21st century and beyond. The Schwarzman Scholars Program will support 200 scholars annually from the U.S., China and around the world for a one-year Master’s Degree program at Tsinghua University in Beijing, one of China’s most prestigious universities and an indispensable base for the country’s scientific and technological research.

Interested candidates will participate in a rigorous and thorough selection process, designed to identify the most promising young leaders from around the world.  Selected candidates will pursue degrees in one of three disciplines:

  • Public Policy
  • Economics and Business
  • International Studies

For those ready to make their mark on the world, the Schwarzman Scholarship Program represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Applications open in April 2015.  The inaugural class will begin July 2016 at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.

For more information about the program, see www.schwarzmanscholars.org

Schwarzman Scholars Program Presentation, UW-Seattle Campus
Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Presentation Location Time
Faculty and Staff Presentation – PLEASE RSVP
https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/506
171E Mary Gates Hall, UW-Seattle 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Undergraduate and Graduate Presentation – PLEASE RSVP
https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/507
107 Fisheries Building, UW-Seattle 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Webinar for institutions and students – PLEASE RSVP
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1656093573849315073
Webinar 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

For additional information about this scholarship and others, please contact:
UW Bothel
Erin Hitzemann, ehitzemann@uwb.edu, Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards
Natalia Dyba, ndyba@uwb.edu, Global Initiatives
UW-Seattle
Mona Pitre-Collins, mpitre@uw.edu, OFC of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards, UAA
Robin Chang, robinc@uw.edu, OFC of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards, UAA
Emily Smith, emilys42@uw.edu, Global Opportunities, UAA
Helene Obradovich, helene@uw.edu, OFC of Fellowships and Awards, Graduate School
Marilyn Gray, megray@uw.edu, OFC of Fellowships and Awards, Graduate School
UW Tacoma
Cindy Schaarschmidt, cs65@uw.edu , Student Fellowships & Awards

Boren Graduate Fellowships

Application deadline:   January 27, 2015 (2:00 p.m. PST)

The David L. Boren Graduate Fellowships (National Security Education Program) supports outstanding students who demonstrate high levels of academic performance and motivation to internationalize their education by developing expertise in languages, cultures, and world regions.

Eligibility Requirements: U.S. citizenship; must be in a graduate degree program to use the fellowship. To find out more: UW information workshop slides and the Boren Fellowship website

Program description

Boren Fellowships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.

Boren Fellows represent a vital pool of highly motivated individuals who wish to work in the federal national security arena. In exchange for funding, Boren Fellows commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.

Award amounts

Boren Fellowships provide up to $24,000 for overseas study. In addition, Boren Fellowships can provide limited funding for domestic language study that will supplement the overseas component. The maximum award for a combined overseas and domestic program is $30,000.

For application information and instructions, see: http://www.borenawards.org/boren_fellowship/how_apply.html

Boren Scholarships & Fellowships Info Session

Application Deadline:   January 27, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. EST

Information Session:    Tuesday, October 14, 2014,  2:30pm, 171 Mary Gates Hall

This session will be hosted by Hannah Grossblatt, Boren Program Coordinator, and will cover both Undergraduate Scholarships & Graduate Fellowships. RSVP at https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/239, though drop-ins are always welcome.

Program description

Boren Fellowships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.

Boren Fellows represent a vital pool of highly motivated individuals who wish to work in the federal national security arena. In exchange for funding, Boren Fellows commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.

Award amounts

Boren Fellowships provide up to $24,000 for overseas study. In addition, Boren Fellowships can provide limited funding for domestic language study that will supplement the overseas component. The maximum award for a combined overseas and domestic program is $30,000.

For more information about the application process, click here.