Washington Policy Center Jennifer Dunn-Thomson Scholarship

Application Deadline: April 15, 2017

For the seventh consecutive year, the Washington Policy Center (WPC) will award its annual Jennifer Dunn-Thomson scholarship to a female student who embodies the late Congresswoman’s values of leadership, commitment to public service and personal values. From the $10,000 in total scholarship funds available, recipients may use the money to pay for tuition or an internship on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. WPC will help the recipients with an internship placement with a member of Congress.

Applicants must be female and enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student during the 2017-2018 academic year. They must have completed their first year of education at an institution of higher learning. Applicants must hold an above-average GPA with good oral and written communication skills. Applicants do not need to be members of Washington Policy Center in order to be eligible.

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

ACSUS-Enders Graduate Fellowship in Canada-US Relations

Application Deadline:  March 31, 2017

The Association for Canadian Studies in the United States (ACSUS) offers a $3,500 graduate fellowship to encourage in-depth inclusion of Canadian content in comparative research or projects that have policy relevance for Canada-U.S. relations or Canadian social, economic, political, security, and quality of life issues. The fellowship is intended to enable successful candidates to spend 4-6 weeks at a Canadian university, research site or business conducting research related to their thesis, dissertation or graduate work in the field of Canadian Studies.

Topics particularly relevant to Canada-U.S. relations include trade and economics, defense and security cooperation, border management, energy, softwood lumber, environment and natural resource management, and agriculture. Other potential topics include comparative urban planning, health care delivery, multicultural educational policies, and environmental law.

Eligible students must be enrolled in a full-time masters or doctoral program at an institution in the United States.

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

UW Center for Human Rights Funding

Application Deadline:  March 30, 2017

The UW Center for Human Rights offers a number of funding opportunities for students, including the following:

Abe Osheroff and Gunnel Clark Endowed Human Rights Fund for Students

The Osheroff and Clark fund provides financial resources for undergraduate and graduate students to support human rights projects that promote social change through direct action. The number of awards and amounts will vary depending on the number and quality of applications.

All hands-on human rights projects aiming to achieve real-world impact — in other words, to improve human rights — are eligible, whether the work is to be carried out in the United States or elsewhere in the world. In keeping with Abe’s and Gunnel’s belief that accountability begins at home, priority will be given to projects that speak to the particular roles and responsibilities of our own institutions (including government, private sector entities, and the university itself) in human rights.

  • All undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Washington (Bothell, Seattle, Tacoma) are eligible to apply.
  • US citizenship/permanent resident status is NOT REQUIRED.

For more information about this opportunity, click here.


Dr. Lisa Sable Brown Endowed Fund for Human Rights

The Dr. Lisa Sable Brown Fund provides financial resources to benefit graduate students to study and/or conduct research about human rights. The number of awards and amounts will vary depending on the number and quality of applications. The committee may combine this fellowship with the Mack and Mayerfeld fellowship to make a more substantial award. Priority will be given to graduate student research that identifies acts of oppression of an individual’s human rights and advocates abolishing such practices that may be viewed as a form of “slavery.”

  • Any graduate student who is currently enrolled and will be enrolled in the upcoming academic year is eligible to apply.
  • This award is open to graduate students at all three branches of the University of Washington (Seattle, Bothell, or Tacoma).
  • The award could be used towards tuition, research, travel, books, materials, equipment.
  • US citizenship or permanent resident status is NOT REQUIRED.

For more information about this opportunity, click here.


Peter Mack and Jamie Mayerfeld Endowed Fund for Human Rights

The Peter Mack and Jamie Mayerfeld Fund provides financial resources to benefit graduate students to study and/or conduct research about human rights. The number of awards and amounts will vary depending on the number and quality of applications. The committee may combine this fellowship with the Lisa Sable Brown fellowship to make a more substantial award.

  • Any graduate student who is currently enrolled and will be enrolled in the upcoming academic year is eligible to apply.
  • This award is open to graduate students at all three branches of the University of Washington (Seattle, Bothell, or Tacoma).
  • The award could be used towards tuition, research, travel, books, materials, equipment.
  • US citizenship or permanent resident status is NOT REQUIRED.

For more information about this opportunity, click here.

BA Rudolph Foundation Graduate Public Service Scholarship

Application Deadline:  March 15, 2017

The BA Rudolph Foundation Graduate Public Service Scholarship supports female graduate students who are applying to or have secured an unpaid internship in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area (including Maryland and Virginia). Applicants must be current graduate students (Masters, PhD, Juris Doctorate, etc.) or have recently completed their degree (graduated no more than 10 months from the application deadline). There is no requirement regarding the applicant’s focus of study, as long as the internship focus requirements are met.

Internships must be centered on government, public service, non-profit endeavors, and/or women’s rights. The intention of the scholarship is to cover the cost of living and some travel expenses for those who otherwise would not be able to afford such an opportunity and applicants must therefore demonstrate financial need.

The financial award consists of $1,500 per month (4 weeks) for the length of the individual’s internship, and will be calculated for each accepted scholar individually. Each scholar is assigned at least one mentor to lend guidance on entering and navigating her profession and Washington, and the Foundation will informally connect the scholar with others that we feel would be useful contacts outside for networking within her chosen profession or interest.

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

Islamic Scholarship Fund

Application Deadline:  March 21, 2017

The mission of the Islamic Scholarship Fund (ISF) is to increase American Muslim representation in media, politics and government. For the last 8 years, ISF has awarded 221 scholarships and grants. In 2016, it awarded $183,500 divided across 58 awards.

Eligible applicants are:

  • Muslim or active members of the Muslim community
  • Enrolled at an accredited university in the U.S. by August 2017 in either an undergraduate (junior/senior) or graduate program
  • Maintaining a minimum 3.0 Grade Point Average
  • Majoring in an ISF-supported major or degree program related to film, media, journalism, writing, law, political science, public administration, international studies, history, sociology, or religious studies (the complete list of eligible fields is available here)

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

 

James Madison Fellowship

Application Deadline:  March 1, 2017

The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation offers $24,000 James Madison Graduate Fellowships to individuals desiring to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution at the secondary school level. The Fellowship supports graduate study leading to a master’s degree at any accredited institution in the US.

Fellowship applicants compete only against other applicants from the states of their legal residence. As funding permits, the Foundation plans to offer one fellowship per state per year. The maximum amount of each award is $24,000, prorated over the period of study, and in no case shall the award exceed $12,000 for one academic year of study. Normally, Fellows receive less than these maximum amounts. Payments are made only for the actual costs of tuition, required fees, and books (as well as room and board if required to live away from your principal residence), and are made only for the minimum number of credits required for the award of the degree for which a Fellow is registered.

Eligibility

  • Be a U.S. citizen.
  • Be a teacher, or plan to become a teacher, of American history, American government, or any other social studies class where you will teach topics on the Constitution at the secondary school level (grades 7–12).
  • Possess a bachelor’s degree or plan to receive a bachelor’s degree no later than August 31 of the year in which you are applying.

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

Center for Engaged Scholarship Dissertation Fellowships

Application Deadline:  December 15, 2016

The Center for Engaged Scholarship’s dissertation fellowships are intended to support graduate students whose research advances progressive values. Applications are accepted from Ph.D. students in the social sciences who have already completed all departmental and institutional requirements for the Ph.D. degree, including approval of the dissertation proposal. The only requirements not completed must be the writing and, where required, the defense of the dissertation.

The competition is limited to the social sciences:  anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, social psychology, and sociology. Work inspired by these disciplines carried out in interdisciplinary programs such as ethnic studies, women’s studies, or American studies is also accepted.

The competition is open to all Ph.D students who meet the fellowship qualifications if they are enrolled in a U.S. Ph.D program. This includes foreign nationals and undocumented individuals. Successful applicants will be notified in April 2017 and will receive a stipend of $25,000.

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/

John F. Kennedy Library Foundation Research Fellowships

Application deadline:   August 15, 2016

The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation offers competitive research fellowships and grants every year to scholars and students who wish to make use of the archival holdings (including audiovisual materials) of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.

Various fellowships are available, focusing on themes ranging from foreign policy to immigration policy and more. Stipends up to $5,000 are available to support research.

For complete information about these opportunities, see: http://www.jfklibrary.org/Research/Research-Grants-and-Fellowships

Washington Policy Center Jennifer Dunn-Thomson Scholarship

Application deadline:   April 15, 2016

The Washington Policy Center awards the Jennifer Dunn-Thomson scholarship to a female college student who embodies the late Congresswoman’s values of leadership, commitment to public service and personal values. From the $10,000 in total scholarship funds available, recipients may use the money to pay for tuition or an internship on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. WPC will help the recipients with an internship placement with a member of Congress.

Applicants must be female and enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student during the 2016-2017 academic year. They must have completed their first year of education at an institution of higher learning. Applicants must hold an above-average GPA with good oral and written communication skills.

Applicants do not need to be members of Washington Policy Center in order to be eligible.

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