German Academic Exchange Service Fellowships (DAAD)

UW Priority Deadline:  October 17, 2017

UW Non-Priority Deadline:  October 31, 2017

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is a publicly-funded independent organization of higher education institutions in Germany. Each year DAAD provides information and financial support to more than 120,000 highly-qualified students and faculty for international research and study:

  • Research grants are awarded to candidates who have completed a master’s degree or diploma, to those who have already completed a Ph.D., or to those wishing to earn a doctoral degree in Germany.
  • Those who have received an undergraduate degree of any discipline may apply for the DAAD Study Scholarship for a full master’s degree program at a German university, or for study at a German university as part of a post-graduate or master’s degree program completed in the home country.

Visit the DAAD website for a full list of funded programs. Many study programs and research opportunities funded by DAAD do not require proficiency in the German language.


  • Current UW graduate students or postdocs within two years of Ph.D. completion
  • Both U.S. citizens and international students are eligible to apply for DAAD awards; citizenship status may affect the types of awards for which students are eligible

View the DAAD FAQs for more information about eligibility.

Application Procedure:

Current graduate students should apply through the University of Washington. Both research and study applicants of all disciplines should find the appropriate program for which to apply through DAAD’s scholarship database. The program’s profile will indicate all required application materials.

For complete information about this opportunity, including the campus application process and application support from UW’s Office of Fellowships and Awards, click here.



UW Stroum Center for Jewish Studies Opportunity Grants

Application Deadline:  October 16, 2017 (for Winter 2018 or Spring 2018 experiences)

The University of Washington’s Stroum Center Opportunity Grants help support research, conference attendance, and further study in topics related to Jewish Studies. This research and study can be done domestically or abroad.

UW students from all departments, disciplines and backgrounds are encouraged to apply; candidates do not need to be Jewish Studies majors or minors. Preference is given to students who intend to study a language related to the Jewish experience (e.g., Hebrew, Yiddish, Ladino) and/or have pursued coursework in Jewish Studies during their graduate or undergraduate careers at the University of Washington. Any undergraduate or graduate student planning to be enrolled at the University of Washington for the 2017-2018 academic year is eligible to apply. Preference given to opportunities that take place during the application cycle for which the candidate applies.

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

La Unidad Latina Foundation Scholarships

Application Deadline:  October 15, 2017

The La Unidad Latina Foundation was established in 1999 to serve as an independent, non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to funding educational achievement and civic empowerment in the Latino community.  It awards scholarships ranging from $500 to $1000 to individuals pursuing academic excellence in higher education.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Minimum cumulative GPA above 2.80 out of a 4.0 GPA Scale.
  • Currently enrolled in an eligible bachelor’s or master’s degree program at an accredited four-year college or university. Eligible Degrees: all Bachelor degrees and Juris Doctor, Master of Arts, Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Public Administration/Policy, Master of Social Work, Master of Education, Master of Divinity and Doctor of Philosophy.
  • Completed at least one full-time year of study for undergraduate applicants, and at least one full-time semester of study for graduate applicants.
  • Must reside in the United States.

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

K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award

Application Deadline: October 2, 2017

The K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award recognizes graduate students who show exemplary promise as future leaders of higher education; who demonstrate a commitment to developing academic and civic responsibility in themselves and others; and whose work reflects a strong emphasis on teaching and learning.

All doctoral level graduate students who are planning a career in higher education are eligible, regardless of academic department. Graduate students in fields where the Master’s degree is the terminal degree, such as the MFA in art, are also eligible. Nominees must hold student status in January 2018.

Applicants must demonstrate:

  • Leadership ability or potential for exercising leadership in teaching and learning, with a strong commitment to academic and civic responsibility; and
  • Leadership or potential leadership in the development of others as leaders, scholars, and citizens.

Nomination Process
A faculty member or administrator must nominate the student, with a supporting letter from a second faculty member or administrator.

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

Schwarzman Scholars Program

Application Deadline:  September 28, 2017

The Schwarzman Scholars program is designed to prepare the next generation of global leaders. The program gives the world’s best and brightest students the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and professional networks through a one-year Master’s Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing – one of China’s most prestigious universities.

Students live and study together on the campus of Schwarzman College, a newly-built, state-of-the-art facility, where all classes are taught in English. Students pursue a Masters in Global Affairs, with concentrations in one of the disciplines:

  • Public Policy
  • Economics and Business
  • International Studies

Scholarships will include:

  • Tuition Fees
  • Room and board
  • Travel to and from Beijing at the beginning and end of the academic year
  • An in-country study tour
  • Required course books and supplies
  • Lenovo laptop and smartphone
  • Health insurance
  • A personal stipend of $3,500

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree:  Applicants who are currently enrolled in undergraduate degree programs must be on track to successfully complete all degree requirements by August 1, 2018 before orientation begins.
  • Age Requirement:  Candidates must be at least 18 but not yet 29 years of age as of August 1, 2018.
  • English language proficiency:  Applicants must demonstrate strong English skills, as all teaching will be conducted in English. If the applicant’s native language is not English, official English proficiency test scores must be submitted with the application. This requirement is waived for applicants who studied at an undergraduate institution where the primary language of instruction was English for at least two years of the applicant’s academic program.  The requirement will also be waived for applicants who have studied in English for two or more years at a Master’s degree level or higher

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

Michigan Society of Fellows Postdoctoral Fellowships

Application deadline: September 26, 2017

The Michigan Society of Fellows, under the auspices of the Rackham Graduate School, was established in 1970 with endowment grants from the Ford Foundation and the Horace H. and Mary Rackham Funds. Each year the Society selects outstanding applicants for appointment to postdoctoral fellowships in the social, physical, and life sciences, and in the professional schools.

Each Fellow has a three-year appointment as Assistant Professor in an affiliated department of the University and a three-year appointment as a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Society of Fellows. This appointment is not tenure-track. The current annual stipend is $60,000. Fellows are eligible for participation in the University health, dental, and life insurance programs. Each fellow is expected to teach the equivalent of one academic year, i.e., a total of two terms during the period of the fellowship. Any subsequent appointment of a Fellow to a position at the University of Michigan would be subject to the rules governing new appointments.


The Society invites applications from qualified candidates who are at the beginning of their academic careers, having received the Ph.D. or comparable professional or artistic degree between June 1, 2015 and September 1, 2018. Applications from degree candidates and recipients of the Ph.D. from the University of Michigan will not be considered. Non-US citizens may apply.

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

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation German Chancellor Fellowship

Application Deadline: September 15, 2017

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is searching for the leaders of tomorrow – from Brazil, China, India, Russia, and the USA. The German Chancellor Fellowship offers you an opportunity to take the next career step in Germany – irrespective of your field of work. In order to apply, develop your own project idea and find the host of your choice to mentor you.

The fellowship includes:

  • a monthly stipend of €2,150, €2,450 or €2,750, depending on your qualifications
  • individual mentoring during your stay in Germany
  • additional financial support for items such as family members accompanying you, travel expenses or a German language course
  • a study tour of Germany and a number of events during which you can make contact with other fellows and representatives of German companies and institutions
  • extensive alumni sponsorship, particularly to help you sustain contact with collaborative partners in Germany during your entire professional career

Eligible applicants:

  • are university graduates from Brazil, China, India, Russia or the USA and have already acquired initial leadership experience
  • completed a first degree less than 12 years ago
  • would like to spend a year working on a self-developed project with a host of their choice in Germany
  • can demonstrate that their project will be of social significance and that they have the potential to build future bridges between Germany and their own country
  • work in a sector such as politics, economics, the media, administration and culture

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

Luce Scholars Program

Application deadline:   September 6, 2017 (UW deadline)

Launched in 1974, the Luce Scholars Program is aimed at a group of highly qualified young Americans in a variety of professional fields. It is unique among American-Asian exchanges in that it is intended for young leaders who have had limited experience of Asia and who might not otherwise have an opportunity in the normal course of their careers to come to know Asia. Luce Scholars have backgrounds in virtually any field other than Asian studies, including but hardly limited to medicine and public health, the arts, law, science, environmental studies, international development, and journalism.

The UW can nominate three students per year to compete nationally for this opportunity. The program provides stipends, language training, and individualized professional placement in Asia for 15-18 young Americans each year. Placements can be made in the following countries or regions in East and Southeast Asia: Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. Each scholar spends July and August studying the language of the placement country, and the work assignments run for approximately ten months from September until July of the following year.


Current UW seniors (who will earn their bachelor’s degrees by July 1, 2018), recent alumni, and current graduate or professional students who meet the below criteria are welcome to apply:

  • U.S. citizenship
  • No significant experience in Asian or in Asian Studies
  • Will not have reached his/her 30th birthday by July 1, 2018
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree by July 1, 2018
  • Good physical health
  • Demonstrate leadership capacity, high achievement, maturity

Application Process

The initial application must be submitted by the UW campus deadline of September 6, 2017. A faculty committee reviews applications and selects finalists to interview, after which point the committee will select three nominees. Nominations are then sent to the Luce Foundation by the UW Fellowships offices.

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

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Application deadline:   September 6, 2017 (UW deadline)

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the largest U.S. exchange program offering opportunities for students and young professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and primary and secondary school teaching worldwide. The program currently awards approximately 1,900 grants annually in all fields of study, and operates in more than 155 countries worldwide. All students are encouraged to consider this great opportunity, whether as part of your academic program or outside of it.


  • U.S. citizens (international students should review the Fulbright Foreign Student Program website)
  • Master’s or doctoral degree student, professional degree student (without a Ph.D.), graduating senior, or alumni who hold at least a bachelor’s degree but not a Ph.D.
  • In good health

Application Process

Current UW graduate students MUST apply through the UW campus process and meet the earlier UW deadline of September 6, 2017. Although the official Fulbright deadline is later, currently enrolled students must complete and submit all application materials by this earlier deadline. Graduate alumni are invited to apply through the UW campus process if they choose, but may also apply at-large; applying through the UW campus process requires that you also meet the earlier campus deadline.

UW applicants are required to attend an in-person interview. Interviews will take place Sept. 23, 2017, BEFORE autumn classes begin. If you will be out of area on that date, please contact the appropriate Fulbright Program Advisor using the contact information available here.

Information about the UW application process and guidance on preparing an application is available here. The Institute of International Education’s Fulbright website provides detailed information on the award itself. Prospective applicants should closely read the country summary for the country to which you wish to apply. Each country has different guidelines, procedures and priorities. This is especially true of language and affiliation requirements. Pay close attention to the details in the country summary to make sure your interests match before proceeding with an application.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation Graduate Merit & Need Scholarships

Application deadline: August 15, 2017

The Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation awards scholarships based on merit and need for graduate students. Students do not need to be a member of AKA to apply, and students in any program or academic discipline are eligible.

In order to receive a one-year, one-time scholarship, graduate applicants must be currently enrolled and demonstrate community service and involvement. Applicants for merit-based awards must have a minimum GPA of 3.0, and applicants for need-based awards must have a minimum GPA of 2.5.

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