Hey Travelers! The programs highlighted below are a sample list of IR fellowships. I could not list each one I came across, but this is a good start. Continue to do research based on your interests.
Boren Fellowships are the graduate version of the Boren scholarship program. Graduate students who have an interest in studying a critical language and serving in national security for the United States should consider this fellowship.
Although this not technically a fellowship, this could still be a positive opportunity for individuals interested in languages. If you have a love for languages, this scholarship is for you. The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) is a U.S. State Department program that provides foreign language instruction and cultural immersion experiences for American undergraduate and graduate students. Over the summer, students can study 15 critical languages overseas.
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program has two main programs applicants can choose from open study/research awards and English teaching awards. There are also other programs such as the Fulbright-Fogarty awards and the Fulbright National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship.
If you’re interested in a career in the Foreign Service there are several fellowships to check out. I have written about the Rangel, Pickering, and Payne fellowships here.
Undergraduate students looking to earn a master’s degree in international affairs, public administration, and/or public policy are encouraged to look into this program. The PPIA Fellowship is a series of programs that focus on education and professional development that spans from a student’s junior year of college to the completion of their master’s degree. This program was created to address the lack of diversity in government, public policy institutions, non-profits, and international organizations.
Princeton in Africa and Princeton in Asia offers graduating seniors or college graduates the opportunity to serve for a year in the aforementioned regions. There are different fields applicants can choose from including health, education, agricultural development, and advocacy. If you’re a graduating senior or college graduate and would like to serve in Asia or Africa, check out Princeton in Africa or Princeton in Asia.
Young professionals interested in working with development organizations should consider this fellowship. For ten months participants work on development projects in education, public health, and livelihood in India.
For more information visit: https://aif.org/clinton-fellowship/
The Association of Professional Schools in International Affairs (APSIA) aims to improve graduate education in international affairs. If you’re looking for a long list of scholarships and fellowships in international affairs, check out their “Fellowships and Scholarships” section.
The Institute for International Education (IIE) has a database that lists different programs related to study abroad and fellowship programs. To help students find scholarships, they have created a scholarship database for study abroad. This database can be found at iiepassport.org
ProFellow has a database for professional and academic fellowships. This database includes fellowships in international affairs.
Another place to look for fellowships is university databases. Visit a university’s scholarship or fellowship page to find more opportunities.
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