Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship Program

Application Deadline:  March 31, 2017

The Aga Khan Foundation provides a limited number of scholarships each year for postgraduate studies to outstanding students from select developing countries who have no other means of financing their studies. Scholarships are awarded on a 50% grant : 50% loan basis through a competitive application process. The Foundation gives priority to requests for Master’s level courses but is willing to consider applications for PhD programs in the case of outstanding students who are highly recommended for doctoral studies by their professors and who need a PhD for the fulfilment of their career objectives (academic or research oriented).

Eligibility:

  • The Foundation accepts applications from nationals of the following countries: Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Syria, Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Madagascar and Mozambique.
  • In France, Portugal, UK, USA and Canada, applications are accepted from those who are originally from one of the above developing countries, are interested in development-related studies and who have no other means of financing their education.
  • Applications are accepted only from students who have not yet started their course of study.

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

Lincoln Institute C. Lowell Harriss Dissertation Fellowship Program

Application Deadline:  February 1, 2017

The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy is an independent, nonpartisan organization whose mission is to help solve global economic, social, and environmental challenges to improve the quality of life through creative approaches to the use, taxation, and stewardship of land. The Lincoln Institute’s C. Lowell Harriss Dissertation Fellowship Program assists Ph.D. students, primarily at U.S. universities, whose research complements the Institute’s interests in land and tax policy. The program provides an important link between the Institute’s educational mission and its research objectives by supporting scholars early in their careers.

The C. Lowell Harriss Dissertation fellowships of $10,000 each support development of a thesis proposal and/or completion of thesis research. If your university department requires a formal proposal defense, please indicate if you have successfully completed this step. Applicants need not be U.S. citizens.

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

 

Josephine de Karman Fellowships

Application Deadline:  January 31, 2017

The Josephine de Karman Fellowship Trust was established in 1954 by the late Dr. Theodore von Karman, world renowned aeronautics expert and teacher and first director of the Guggenheim Aeronautical Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology, in memory of his sister, Josephine, who died in 1951. The purpose of this fellowship program is to recognize and assist students whose scholastic achievements reflect professor von Karmans high standards.

DeKarman fellowships are open to students in any discipline, including international students, who are currently enrolled in a university or college located within the United States. Only candidates for the PhD who will defend their dissertation in or about June 2018 and undergraduates entering their senior year (will receive bachelors degree in or about June 2018) are eligible for consideration for a 2017-2018 fellowship. Postdoctoral and masters degree students are not eligible for consideration. Special consideration will be given to applicants in the Humanities.

Approximately eight (8) fellowships, $22,000 for graduate students and $14,000 for undergraduate students, will be awarded for the regular academic year (fall and spring semesters or the equivalent where the quarterly system prevails), paid through the fellowship office of the university in which the recipient is enrolled for study in the United States. Study must be carried out only in the United States and all funds must be expended only within this country.

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

Margaret McNamara Education Grants

Application Deadline:  January 15, 2017

Margaret McNamara Education Grants awards education grants on a competitive basis to exceptional women from developing countries who are enrolled as full-time students for the following academic term in accredited universities in the United States and Canada, have demonstrated financial need and are committed to working for the well-being of women and children.

Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Be at least 25 years old at time of application deadline
  • Be a national of a country listed on the MMEG Country Eligibility List
  • Be enrolled at an accredited academic institution when submitting application; and plan to be enrolled for a full academic term after award of the grant by the Board
  • Not be related to a World Bank Group, International Monetary Fund or Inter-American Development Bank staff member or spouse
  • already be enrolled as a full time student, with relevant student visa in national passport, and plan to continue studying full time in the following academic year
  • not hold US citizenship or permanent residency (green card) or Canadian citizenship or Canadian landed immigrant status

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

P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship

Pre-application Deadline:  December 15, 2016

The International Peace Scholarship Fund, established in 1949, is a program which provides scholarships for selected women from other countries 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 scholarship is based upon demonstrated need; however, the award is not intended to cover all academic or personal expenses. At the time of application, the applicant is required to indicate additional financial resources adequate to meet her estimated expenses. Examples of additional resources are personal and family funds, tuition waivers, work scholarships, teaching assistantships, study grants and other scholarships. The maximum amount awarded to a student is $12,500.

Eligibility

  • An applicant must be qualified for admission to full-time graduate study and working toward a graduate degree in an accredited college or university in the United States or Canada.
  • A student who is a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or Canada is not eligible. Note: A student with residency for tax purposes only is permitted to apply.
  • Scholarships are not given for online courses, research, internships or for practical training if not combined with coursework.
  • In order to qualify for her first scholarship, an applicant must have a full year of coursework remaining, be enrolled and in residence for the entire school year.
  • Doctoral students who have completed coursework and are working only on dissertations are not eligible as first-time applicants.

Application process

Interested applicants must submit an Eligibility Form online by December 15, 2016. Qualified applicants must then submit application materials by March 1, 2017 or April 1, 2017 depending on enrollment status.

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

Go Overseas Study, Intern, or Volunteer Abroad Scholarships

Application Deadline:  December 2, 2016

The Go Overseas company is offering a travel funding round for students going abroad in spring or summer 2017. Applicants must submit an application, photograph, and essay, and are also encouraged to post their photograph on social media. Winners will be selected based on their creativity, enthusiasm, and social media posts.

Go Overseas Study & Intern Abroad Scholarship

One $500 scholarship will be awarded. Any student studying/interning abroad (including graduate students) is eligible to apply for the Go Overseas Study & Intern Abroad Scholarship. You are eligible to apply if you will be enrolled full-time in a US institution during your program, regardless of your citizenship. Students focusing in all majors are considered equally for the Go Overseas Study & Intern Abroad Scholarship. Applications are judged based on the quality of their content. Students applying to any study/intern abroad program are eligible. Go Overseas does not officially endorse any specific study/intern abroad programs.

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

Go Overseas Volunteer Abroad Scholarship

One $500 scholarship will be awarded. The length of the volunteer abroad program is not a factor taken into consideration by the committee. Any and all nationalities are eligible to apply for the Go Volunteer Abroad scholarship. The Go Overseas editorial team will judge submissions based on the quality of the content, without regard to gender, race, or nationality.

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

CLIR Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources

Application Deadline:  December 2, 2016

The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is pleased to offer fellowships generously funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for dissertation research in the humanities or related social sciences in original sources. The program offers about fifteen competitively awarded fellowships each year in amounts up to $25,000. Each provides a stipend of $2,000 per month for periods ranging from 9-12 months. Each fellow receives an additional $1,000 upon participating in a symposium on research in original sources and submitting a report acceptable to CLIR on the research experience.

To be eligible, an applicant will—

  • be enrolled in a doctoral program in a graduate school in the United States (master’s thesis research is not eligible) throughout the duration of the fellowship;
  • complete all doctoral requirements except the dissertation and be ready to start research as early as June 1 and no later than September 1, 2017, with approval of the dissertation proposal no later than March 31, 2017;
  • plan to do dissertation research primarily in original source material in the holdings of archives, libraries, historical societies, museums, related repositories, or a combination; and
  • plan to write the dissertation and receive the Ph.D. degree in a field of the humanities or in a related element of the social sciences (candidates for the Ed.D, J.D., or D.D. degrees are not eligible).

An applicant may be of any nationality but must be enrolled in a U.S. graduate school and be studying here, not on a campus abroad, even if operated by a U.S. institution.

Proposed research may be conducted at a single or multiple sites abroad, in the U.S., or both. Any relevant repository may be used, including government archives and private collections accessible to the applicant. Preference is given to applicants who will be studying away from their home institution.

Those who are conducting original source research using online sources in novel or innovative ways are eligible to apply for this fellowship.

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

 

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center Internship Program

Application Deadline (for Winter/Spring projects):  November 15, 2016

The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center’s (SERC) Internship Program offers undergraduate and beginning graduate students a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the fields of environmental research and public engagement. This program enables students to work on independent research projects under the direction of a SERC mentor.

Intern projects span the range of research conducted at SERC, including environmental chemistry, marine and esturaine ecology, molecular ecology, and terrestrial ecology. Projects are also offered in public engagement, with opportunities in environmental education, citizen science, and science writing. Although students will become familiar with much of the research of SERC in general, individuals will devote most of their time to an independent research project. Students will have the opportunity to expand their knowledge in a selected field of study and to learn a variety of research techniques through firsthand experience. At the conclusion of the internship, student participants will be expected to present the findings of their independent projects in a formal seminar to the SERC community.

The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center will consider applications from currently enrolled undergraduate and Master’s students, or students who have recently graduated from undergraduate or Master’s programs. Applicants must be in a position to commit fully to the completion of a project. U.S. citizenship is not a requirement to participate in this program.

Selected candidates will receive a stipend of $500.00 per week. There is limited on-site dormitory space available for $105.00 per week. SERC does not supply board, but the dorms are equipped with full kitchens. We can accommodate up to 24 residents.

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

Graham Foundation Carter Manny Doctoral Awards

Application Deadline:  November 15, 2016

The Carter Manny Award supports dissertation research and writing by promising scholars whose projects have architecture as their primary focus and the potential to shape architectural discourse. Projects may be drawn from the various fields of inquiry supported by the Graham Foundation: architectural history, theory, and criticism; design; engineering; landscape architecture; urban planning; urban studies; visual arts; and other related fields. The award assists students enrolled in graduate programs in architecture, art history, the fine arts, humanities, and the social sciences working on architecture topics.

The Graham Foundation offers two Carter Manny Awards: a research award for a student at the research stage of the doctoral dissertation and a writing award for a student at the writing stage of the doctoral dissertation. The research award is acknowledged with up to $15,000 and the writing award is acknowledged with up to $20,000.

Ph.D. students who are presently candidates for a doctoral degree are eligible to apply.

  • Students must be nominated by their department to apply for the Carter Manny Award.
  • A department may nominate up to two candidates: one for the research award and one for the writing award.
  • At the time of application, students must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. except the dissertation and have had their dissertation proposals formally approved by their academic departments.
  • A student may reapply for the Carter Manny Award if a previous application was not successful. Due to limited funds, a student who received a research award or a writing award is not eligible to apply for another Carter Manny Award in subsequent years.
  • The award is open to students officially enrolled in schools in the U.S. and Canada, regardless of citizenship.

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

 

The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Dissertation and Postdoctoral Fellowships in Buddhist Studies

Application Deadline:  November 15, 2016

In cooperation with the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) offers an integrated set of fellowship and grant competitions that will expand the understanding and interpretation of Buddhist thought in scholarship and society, strengthen international networks of Buddhist studies, and increase the visibility of innovative currents in those studies.

The Foundation offers multiple competitions to support research and teaching, including one-year Dissertation Fellowships for doctoral candidates who have completed all requirements for the PhD except research and writing of the dissertation and two-year Postdoctoral Fellowships for recent recipients of the PhD.  There are no restrictions as to the location of work proposed, or the citizenship/residence of applicants.

For more information about these opportunities, including how to apply, please click here.