International Study Abroad: Scholarships
Fellowships and Postdoctoral Awards for Students

International Study Outside of the Native Country

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The MasterCard Foundation
MasterCard Foundation Scholars
The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program is a $500 million global education initiative that enables young people - particularly from Africa - to lead change in their communities. The MasterCard Foundation is partnering with education institutions and non-profit organizations to educate and develop a cohort of next-generation leaders who are committed to giving back to their communities. To become a Scholar, visit the partners section and click on the links for each partner. They are responsible for selecting the Scholars who attend their schools.

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International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX) — Projects
The Edmund S. Muskie Graduate Fellowship Program
Nov 29 The Edmund S. Muskie Graduate Fellowship Program provides fellowships for Master's degree-level study to emerging leaders from Eurasia for study in the United States in various fields. The program is open to graduate students and professionals from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan. Muskie Fellows are enrolled in graduate degree, certificate and non degree programs in the United States lasting one to two academic years.

American Association of University Women (AAUW) Educational Foundation — Educational Funding and Awards
International Fellowships for Women
Dec 1 International Fellowships are awarded for full-time study or research in the United States to women who are not United States citizens or permanent residents. Both graduate and postgraduate study at accredited institutions are supported. Several fellowships are available for study outside of the U.S.

U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) — Training Programs in the Biomedical Sciences, Graduate Partnerships Program (GPP)
  National Institutes of Health-Oxford-Cambridge Scholars
Dec 1 The National Institutes of Health Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program is an accelerated, individualized doctoral training program for outstanding science students committed to biomedical research careers. The program is based on the British system in which students perform doctoral research without required formal courses other than those which students choose to take in relationship to their own interests.

Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation — Exchanges
Mike Mansfield Fellowships
Dec 1 The two-year fellowships enable U.S. federal government employees to develop an in-depth understanding of Japan, learn how its government works, and establish relationships with their counterparts in the government of Japan as well as in the business, professional and academic communities.

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
The Gates Cambridge Scholarships
Dec 2
Oct 15

Gates Cambridge Scholarships are prestigious, highly competitive full-cost scholarships. They are awarded to outstanding applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge.

Leifur Eiríksson Foundation
  Graduate Scholarships
Dec 12 The Leifur EirÍksson Foundation funds scholars from U.S. universities for graduate research or study at universities in Iceland, and scholars from universities in Iceland to conduct research or study at universities in the United States.

Kosciuszko Foundation — KF Scholarship Programs
  Tuition Scholarships — Up to $7,000
Jan 10 Tuition Scholarships support American students of Polish descent for graduate studies in any field at colleges and universities in the United States. The scholarship program also supports masters degree studies at the Jagiellonian University Center for European Studies and various English Schools of Medicine in Poland. United States citizens of non-Polish descent may apply for funding when their studies are primarily focused on Polish subjects.

KCC Japan Education Exchange
  Graduate Fellowships
Dec 20 The purpose of the fellowship is to support future American educators who will teach more effectively about Japan.

East-West Center — Scholarships and Fellowships
  Visiting Fellowships
Dec 31 The East-West Center offers several opportunities for scholars to conduct research at the Center.

College Scholarships and Graduate Fellowships for Study in the Asia Pacific Region
Dec 1 The East-West Center offers a wide variety of both short- and long-term programs for individuals. Academic scholarships and fellowships as well as educational exchange and professional development programs are available.

  Journalism Fellowships and Exchanges
Journalism fellowships and exchanges for working American and Asia Pacific journalists promote understanding of the complexities of the Asia Pacific region through study tours. Intensive dialogue with colleagues, government officials, business executives and community leaders provides participants with a means to broaden their network of contacts.

Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund — Grants for Women from Developing Countries
United States and Canada Grants
Jan 16 For students from developing countries who are currently studying in the United States or Canada. The MMMF also typically invites the recipients to Washington DC to participate in a three day Awards Program organized in their honor.

Latin America Grants
Aug 31 El Fondo Margaret McNamara otorgará subsidios educativos no renovables de 3.000 dólares americanos cada uno, a estudiantes universitarias que realizan sus estudios en universidades de Argentina, Chile, Colombia, México o Perú (Universidad Austral en Argentina; Universidad Católica en Chile; Universidad de los Andes, Universidad Javeriana y Universidad Nacional en Colombia, Iberoamericana en México y Pontificia Universidad Católica en Perú).

South Africa Grants
Aug 30 For students from developing countries who are currently studying in South Africa. (The University of Witwatersrand, University Stellenbosch, University of Pretoria and University of Capetown ONLY)

American School of Classical Studies at Athens — Fellowships and Grants
  Graduate Fellowships
Jan 15 Scholars or advanced graduate students in classical and ancient Mediterranean studies or related fields who have a specific project that requires extended residence in Greece.

Inter-American Foundation (IAF) — Fellowships
  Grassroots Development Fellowship Program
Jan 29 Ph.D. candidates who are currently enrolled at a U.S. university and are citizens of the United States or of an independent country in Latin America or the Caribbean, except Cuba, may apply. Before beginning research funded under the IAF Fellowship, students must have advanced to candidacy for a Ph.D. in the social sciences, physical sciences, technical fields or other disciplines as related to grassroots development issues in Latin America or the Caribbean.

Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) — Fellowships
Multi-Country Research Fellowship
Jan 30 The Council of American Overseas Research Centers Multi-Country Research Fellowship Program supports advanced regional or trans-regional research in the humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences for U.S. doctoral candidates and scholars who have already earned their Ph.D. Preference will be given to candidates examining comparative and/or cross-regional research. Scholars must carry out research in two or more countries outside the United States, at least one of which hosts a participating American overseas research center.

Andrew W. Mellon Mediterranean Regional Research Fellowship
Jan 30 The Council of American Overseas Research Centers is pleased to offer a focused regional fellowship program enabling pre- and early postdoctoral scholars to carry out research in the humanities and related social sciences in countries bordering the Mediterranean and served by American overseas research centers. Funding for this program is generously provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Whitaker International Fellows and Scholars Program — Fellowships and Scholarships
Predoctoral Fellowships and Postdoctoral Scholarships in Bioengineering & Biomedical Engineering
Jan 19 The Whitaker International Fellows and Scholars Program sends emerging leaders in U.S. biomedical engineering (or bioengineering) to undertake a self-designed project that will enhance their own careers within the field in over 25 countries worldwide.

  Summer Grants for Current Master's or Ph.D. Students at a U.S. Institution in Bioengineering or Biomedical Engineering
Feb 3 The Summer Grants Program will provide U.S. bioengineers and biomedical engineers funding to pursue a summer (8 weeks) of high-quality research, internship in an industry setting or coursework relevant to their field of focus in biomedical engineering (BME), in an international setting.

Boren Awards for International Study — Scholarships and Fellowships
  David L. Boren Graduate Fellowships
Jan 28 The Boren Fellowships provide 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.

  David L. Boren College Scholarships
Feb 9 The Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.

German Academic Exchange Service — Introduction to DAAD Scholarships
  College Scholarships for U.S. and Canadian Undergraduates
Jan 31 Explore the fellowships for anything from a three-week summer course to the entire year after you graduate.

Doctoral & Postdoctoral Fellowships for U.S. and Canadian Graduate Students
May 15
Nov 4

DAAD offers support to help doctoral students and postdocs reach their research goals with a stay in Germany.

  Scholarships and Fellowships for U.S. and Canadian Graduate Students
Nov 4 Study Scholarship, Study Scholarship for Artists, Musicians, Actors and Dancers, Research Grant, University Summer Course Grant, RISE professional , Intensive Language Courses in Germany, German Studies Research Grant, EMGIP--Bundestag Internship, Summer Law School.

Scholarships and Fellowships for International Students
If you have no current affiliation with Canada or the United States, there are other DAAD offices to assist you. The greater DAAD organization offers funding programs in all countries for those who wish to pursue study or research in Germany.

Ecole Polytechnique FédéRale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
  Summer Research Fellowships in the School of Life Sciences
Jan 31 The program will offer an intensive research training opportunity to undergraduate students interested in research careers in life sciences.

American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) — Scholarships and Fellowships
Excavation Fellowships
Feb 15 ASOR provides grant and scholarship support for excavations. Emphasis on providing excavation grants and fellowships that allow individuals to participate in excavations in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Scholarships and Prizes for the Annual Meeting
ASOR, in cooperation with several foundations and generous donors, provides a number of different scholarships: Student Travel Grants, Foundation for Biblical Archaeology Scholarship, Aviram Prize, Sean Dever Memorial Prize.

Royal Bank Financial Group
  Aboriginal Student Awards
Feb 28 College scholarships for native Canadian students in disciplines relevant to the banking industry (e.g., business, economics, computer science).

York University, Canada — York Scholarships, Awards & Bursaries
  Elia Scholars - Doctoral Students in any Field of Graduate Studies
Mar 17 The Elia Scholars Program is York University's most prestigious graduate award, enabling York to attract domestic and international doctoral students of the highest possible caliber, and ensuring that those students have the opportunity to participate in York's distinguished graduate programs.

  Scholarships for International Students
There are a number of scholarships and bursaries available from York for international students.

  Scholarships for Canadian High-School Students
Awarded automatically based on academic performance or awarded through an application process.

  Scholarships for Canadian Transfer and Mature Students
Awarded automatically based on academic performance or awarded through an application process.

Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership — Education for Sustainable Energy Development
  Education for Sustainable Energy Development Graduate Scholarships for Citizens of Developing Countries
Mar 7 The purpose of the ESED scholarship is to support outstanding students pursuing advanced studies in sustainable energy development and to encourage meaningful contributions to the collective body of knowledge about this subject.

The Royal Society — Schemes
  Newton International Fellowships
Mar 10 Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Natural or Social Sciences, Engineering or Humanities for Study in the United Kingdom. This scheme is for non-UK scientists who are at an early stage of their research career and wish to conduct research in the UK. Sir Isaac Newton FRS (1642-1727) was President of the Royal Society from 1723 until his death. The scheme provides the opportunity for the best early stage post-doctoral researchers from all over the world to work at UK research institutions for a period of two years.

Latin American School of Medicine, Havana, Cuba
  Full Scholarship to Study Medicine at the Latin American School of Medicine, Havana, Cuba
Mar 14 A six-year program of study, which includes two years of basic sciences, three years of classwork and clinical rotations at accredited teaching hospitals, and a rotatory clinical internship in the sixth year.

World Bank — Scholarship and Fellowship Programs
  Japan Indonesia Presidential Scholarship Program
Supports PhD studies in an academic field of study covered by ten Indonesian Centers of Excellence (CoE) participating in the program.

Joint Japan World Bank Graduate (JJ/WBG) Scholarships for Developing Countries
Mar 27 The program provides opportunities for graduate and postgraduate studies leading to masters' and doctoral degrees in development-related fields for mid-career professionals and researchers. Unlike most other well- known programs it does not focus on a specific region, group, hosting institution or country, or field of study. Except for a small funding window for Japanese citizens, the only major restrictions are: scholars from developing countries pursue abroad graduate studies in one of our partner or preferred university graduate programs, and upon graduation scholars return home to contribute to the development of their country.

  Robert S. McNamara Doctoral Thesis Fellowships
Feb 2 The awards provides support to young researchers working in academic and research institutions from eligible countries preparing a doctoral thesis. Research grants cover residence costs for a 5 to 10 month period in a renowned university or research center.

U.S. Department of State — Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA)
The Critical Language Scholarship Program
Nov 23 The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program offers fully-funded summer language institutes for U.S. university students. Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Punjabi, Turkish, and Urdu: Beginning, advanced beginning, intermediate and advanced levels; Arabic and Persian: Advanced beginning, intermediate and advanced levels; Chinese, Japanese, and Russian: Intermediate and advanced levels.

Undergraduate and Graduate Programs in Languages and Area Studies in the Newly Independent States (NIS) of the Former Soviet Union
Oct 15 Substantial financial aid is available through American Councils for graduate students, faculty, and advanced undergraduates who wish to participate in this program; all financial aid applicants are considered for merit scholarships. Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.

U.S. Department of Education
  Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program in Modern Foreign Languages and Area Studies
Apr 28 This program provides grants to colleges and universities to fund individual doctoral students who conduct research in other countries, in modern foreign languages and area studies for periods of six to 12 months. Graduate students in doctoral programs in the fields of foreign languages and area studies must apply through the institutions in which they are enrolled.

  Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Graduate Fellowships
Jun 30 The program provides allocations of academic year and summer fellowships to institutions of higher education or consortia of institutions of higher education to assist meritorious undergraduate students and graduate students undergoing training in modern foreign languages and related area or international studies. Eligible students apply for fellowships directly to an institution that has received an allocation of fellowships from the U.S. Department of Education.

Organization of American States (OAS) — Scholarships for Academic Studies (Undergraduate, Masters, Doctorates)
  OAS Scholarships for Graduate Studies or Graduate Research
Apr 11 OAS Academic Scholarships are awarded for full-time studies at a university or higher learning education institution in an OAS Member State with the exception of the applicant's sponsoring country. OAS Academic Scholarships are awarded to undertake graduate studies (Master's or Doctorate degree) and/or graduate research leading to a degree at a university or higher learning education institution (Not Post-Doctorate) in an OAS Member State. Studies may be carried out onsite or online, or under a combination of both. OAS Academic Scholarships are awarded for a maximum of two academic years.

  OAS Scholarships for Undergraduate Academic Studies
OAS academic scholarships for undergraduate studies are offered to citizens of English and Dutch-Speaking Caribbean Member States for full time studies in any OAS Member State, with the exception of the candidate's sponsoring country. OAS undergraduate scholarships are awarded for the last two years of studies leading to an undergraduate degree (Bachelor's degree or its equivalent), in universities of the OAS Member States. The studies can be undertaken onsite, online or a combination of both. OAS Academic Scholarships are awarded for a maximum of two academic years. Selected candidates are required to graduate within that period.

Educational Loans for Studies in the United States
The Rowe Fund, is an educational loan program of the Organization of American States (OAS). The Fund helps citizens from Latin America and the Caribbean OAS Member countries finance their studies or research in accredited universities across the United States by awarding interest-free loans.

  Professional Development Scholarships
The Department of Human Development, Education and Culture (DHDEC) of the General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS) offer professional development scholarships to citizens of OAS Member States. Professional Development courses aim to expand or refresh participants' professional expertise in areas of specialization related to the priority development areas of the OAS. OAS Member States have approved the following priority areas for Partnership for Development: education, social development and creation of productive employment, economic diversification and integration, trade liberalization and market access, scientific development and exchange and transfer of technology, strengthening of democratic institutions, sustainable development of tourism, sustainable development and the environment, culture.

Open Society Foundations — Grants, Scholarships and Fellowships
Civil Society Scholar Awards
Feb 15 Civil Society Scholar Awards support international academic mobility to enable doctoral students and university faculty to access resources essential to their professional development as a scholar, teacher, or public intellectual. Doctoral students of eligible fields studying at accredited universities inside or outside of their home country, and full-time faculty members (master's degree required) teaching at universities in their home country. Candidates must be citizens of the following countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Angola, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Guinea, Haiti, Kosovo, Laos, Libya, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Myanmar/Burma, Nepal, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Serbia, Sudan, South Sudan, Syria, Swaziland, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, or Yemen.

International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology — Fellowships
  The Arturo Falaschi ICGEB Programmes - Predoctoral, Postdoctoral and Flexible Fellowships
Apr 30 The Arturo Falaschi ICGEB Fellowships programme offers long and short-term fellowships to assist in the training of scientists from Member States.

Wildlife Conservation Society — Grants
  WCS Graduate Scholarships — $30,000-$36,000
Apr The Graduate Scholarship Program provides access to international standard graduate education opportunities (master's or doctoral programs) to exceptional conservationists from Asia/Pacific, Africa, Latin America, and North American indigenous groups with interests in terrestrial or marine conservation issues at the local, regional, or national level. Only applicants nominated by WCS country program directors will be considered. No unsolicited applications are reviewed or acknowledged.

L'Oréal Women in Science Program
UNESCO-L'Oréal International Fellowships Programme for Young Women in Life Sciences — $20,000
Jun 10 The UNESCO-L'Oréal International Fellowships are designed to identify and reward fifteen deserving, committed and talented young women scientists, from all over the world, active in the field of life sciences. With a view to ensuring that a balanced geographical representation is made, a maximum of three young women, from each of the five geo-cultural regions of the world, will be awarded fellowships.

Eisenhower Exchange Fellowships — USA and International Programs
  USA Fellowships
Jun 13 Eisenhower Fellows are selected from among outstanding leaders, in all fields, from throughout the United States. They are U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents aged 32-45. Successful applicants demonstrate in their application that they have demonstrated significant accomplishments within their communities and their professions, and have high potential for further growth and broader impact; they propose a fellowship program that takes full advantage of this unique opportunity; they identify how they will undertake consequential activities that will better the world around them as a result of their fellowship; and they have committed to engage actively with the global Eisenhower Fellowship network throughout their lifetime.

  International Fellowships
International Eisenhower Fellowships are awarded for a specific seven-week period and cannot be postponed. The programs typically involve visits to 8-10 cities and 50-70 individual appointments. Fellows join together for seminars at the beginning and end of each program, laying the foundation for life-long international friendships.

Rotary Foundation — Create a Scholarship
  Peace Fellowships
Jul 1 Rotary Peace Fellows are leaders promoting national and international cooperation, peace, and the successful resolution of conflict throughout their lives, in their careers, and through service activities. Fellows can earn either a master's degree in international relations, public administration, sustainable development, peace studies, conflict resolution, or a related field, or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict resolution.

International Scholarship Opportunities
Rotary offers prestigious international scholarships of $30,000 or more for graduate students pursuing careers in fields that support peace and conflict prevention/resolution, disease prevention and treatment, water and sanitation, maternal and child health, basic education and literacy, and economic and community development.

U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs — Exchange Programs
  Foreign Fulbright Fellowship Graduate Student Program
The Fulbright Foreign Student Program enables graduate students, young professionals and artists from abroad to study and conduct research in the United States. The Fulbright Foreign Student Program operates in more than 155 countries worldwide. Approximately 4,000 foreign students receive Fulbright scholarships each year. Program eligibility and selection procedures vary widely by country. Foreign Fulbrights apply to the program through the Fulbright Commission/Foundation or U.S. Embassy in their home countries.

  Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA)
The Fulbright FLTA Program is designed to develop Americans' knowledge of foreign cultures and languages by supporting teaching assistantships in over 30 languages at hundreds of U.S. institutions of higher education. The program offers educators from over 50 countries the opportunity to develop their professional skills and gain first-hand knowledge of the U.S., its culture and its people. Fulbright FLTAs apply to the program through the Fulbright Commission/Foundation or U.S. Embassy in their home countries.

  International Fulbright Science & Technology Award
The Fulbright S&T Award is designed to be the most prestigious international scholarship in science and technology and to demonstrate the United States' commitment to welcoming top-notch future researchers and leaders to pursue serious scientific study and research at U.S. institutions. It supports doctoral study at leading U.S. institutions in science, technology, engineering or related fields for outstanding foreign students.

  Fulbright Fellowship U.S. Scholar Program
Aug 1 The programs offer U.S. faculty, administrators and professionals grants to lecture, conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields, or to participate in seminars abroad.

  The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program
Oct 1 A year of professional enrichment in the United States for experienced professionals from designated countries undergoing development or political transition. The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program provides ten months of non-degree academic study and related professional experiences in the United States. Humphrey Fellows are selected based on their potential for leadership and their commitment to public service in either the public or the private sector.

  Gilman International Scholarships
Mar 1 This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide.

  Fulbright Fellowship U.S. Student Program
Oct 13 The Fulbright Fellowship U.S. Student Program offers fellowships for U.S. graduating college seniors, graduate students, young professionals and artists to study, conduct research, and/or teach English abroad. In addition, Critical Language Enhancement Awards are available to grantees for study of critical need foreign languages before or during their grant period.

  The Distinguished Fulbright Awards in Teaching Program
Nov 5 Highly accomplished U.S. primary and secondary level teachers of all subjects, guidance counselors, curriculum specialists, curriculum heads, Talented and Gifted coordinators, Special Education coordinators and media specialists/librarians may apply for this professional development program to carry out a course of study for three to six months abroad.

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) — Egypt
  The LOTUS Scholarship Program
Aug 17 Comprehensive scholarship packages for Egyptian undergraduate students to attend private universities in Egypt, pursue a semester study abroad opportunity in the United States, develop leadership potentials, and enhance employability and career options.

U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) — Find Funding
International Research Experiences for Students (IRES)
Aug 18 The International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) program supports development of globally-engaged U.S. science and engineering students capable of performing in an international research environment at the forefront of science and engineering. The IRES program supports active research participation by students enrolled as undergraduates or graduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. IRES projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the IRES program.

  East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students (EAPSI)
Nov 12 The East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI) provide U.S. graduate students in science and engineering: 1) first-hand research experiences in Australia, China, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore or Taiwan; 2) an introduction to the science, science policy, and scientific infrastructure of the respective location; and 3) an orientation to the society, culture and language.

African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD)
Fellowships for African Women in Agricultural Research
Aug 9 African women working in agricultural research and development from Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia who have completed a bachelor's, master's or doctoral degree in selected disciplines are invited to apply. Applicants must be nationals of the above listed countries and be available in Africa throughout the fellowship period.

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation — Sponsorship
  German Chancellor Scholarships
Sep 15 Submit an application if you are a prospective leader from the USA, the Russian Federation or the People's Republic of China and, having completed your first degree (at least a Bachelor's or comparable degree), have subsequently gained work experience and have already shown outstanding leadership potential in your career.

  Post-Doctoral Fellowships Scientists and Scholars
Whether you are a young postdoctoral researcher at the beginning of your academic career, an experienced, established academic, or even a world authority in your discipline - the research fellowships and research awards offer you sponsorship tailored to you and to your career situation.

British Council - USA — Study in the United Kingdom
  Undergraduate Study in the United Kingdom
Sep 20 England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are home to some of the world's top universities. Many of them are less expensive than the average four-year private American university - and many accept US financial aid.

  Graduate Study in the United Kingdom
Earn a master's degree in the UK in only one year and without taking the GRE exam. Climb to the next phase in your career and save money and time with a one-year graduate degree in the UK.

Atsumi International Scholarship Foundation
  Atsumi Ph.D. Graduate Scholarships
Sep 30 Tenable at schools located in the Kanto Area in Japan.

Rhodes Scholarship Trust, Oxford University
  Rhodes Scholarships
Oct 1 The Rhodes Scholarships bring outstanding students from many countries around the world to the University of Oxford. Rhodes Scholarships provide all expenses for two or three years of study at the University of Oxford in England, and may allow funding in some instances for four years.

National Academy of Engineering — NAE Grand Challenge Scholars
  Charles M. Vest NAE Grand Challenges for Engineering — International Scholarships
Oct 15 The Charles M. Vest NAE Grand Challenges for Engineering™ International Scholarship Program provides a new opportunity for graduate students at selected international universities to pursue research addressing a global Grand Challenge at a leading United States university - with all expenses paid for a year of travel and study.

US-Ireland Alliance — Scholarships
  George J. Mitchell Scholarships for Graduate Study in Ireland and Northern Ireland
Oct 1 Mitchell Scholars are chosen for one year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland. The Program provides tuition, accommodations, a living expenses stipend, and an international travel stipend.

International WaterCentre (IWC) — Scholarships
  IWC Water Leader Scholarships
Oct 1 Every year, the International WaterCentre (IWC) offers scholarships to a small number of excellent candidates who are accepted into the IWC Master of Integrated Water Management (MIWM).

Schwarzman Scholars
  Master's Degree Scholarships at Tsinghua University in Beijing
Oct 1 The 200 scholars chosen annually for this highly selective program will work towards a one-year Master's Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing-one of China's most prestigious universities. Schwarzman Scholars will be selected based on their academic credentials, extracurricular interests and leadership potential. Each student will spend the year focusing on one of four academic disciplines: public policy, economics and business, international relations and, in the future, engineering.

U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) — Training Programs in the Biomedical Sciences, Fulbright Fellowship Program
  Fulbright-Fogarty Fellowships in Public Health
Oct 13 The program is designed for candidates who are currently enrolled in medical school or in a graduate-level program and who are interested in global health. The basic requirements and process for applying for the Fulbright-Fogarty Program are the same as for any Fulbright U.S. Student Study/Research Grant.

  Fulbright-Fogarty Postdoctoral Research Grants in Public Health
Aug 3 Fulbright-Fogarty U.S. scholar grants promote post-doctoral research in public health in resource-limited settings. Scholars who received their Ph.D. or other appropriate terminal degree within the past five years are eligible to apply.

Canadian Merit Scholarship Foundation
  Loran Awards for Graduating Canadian High School Students
Oct 22
Oct 23
The Loran Award is open to every graduating high school or cegep student from coast-to-coast-to-coast. Renewable for up to four years, it includes an annual tuition waiver and a stipend, access to funding and internships through our summer program, invitations to annual gatherings and forums, and mentorship opportunities.

  Garfield Weston Merit Scholarship for Colleges
The program is designed to recognize outstanding college-bound students who show a strong commitment to their fields of study and are interested in making positive contributions to their communities.

American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT) — Fellowship Programs
  ARIT/National Endowment for the Humanities Advanced Fellowships for Research in Turkey
Nov 1 The fellowships cover all fields of the humanities, including prehistory, history, art, archaeology, literature, and linguistics as well as interdisciplinary aspects of cultural history for applicants who have completed their academic training. The fellowships may be held for terms ranging from four months to a full year. Stipend per month is $4,200.

  ARIT Fellowships for Research in Turkey
Nov 1 ARIT Fellowships are offered for research in ancient, medieval, or modern times, in any field of the humanities and social sciences. Post-doctoral and advanced doctoral fellowships may be held for various terms, for terms from one month up to one academic year. Stipends range from $2,500 to $15,500.

  ARIT Summer Fellowships for Intensive Advanced Turkish Language
Feb 5 Held at Bogazici University, Istanbul, summer 2016. The program supports intensive study of advanced Turkish language at Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey, including air fare, tuition, and stipend.

Henry Luce Foundation
Henry Luce Scholars
Nov 1 The program provides stipends, language training, and individualized professional placement in Asia for 15-18 Luce Scholars each year, and welcomes applications from college seniors, graduate students, and young professionals in a variety of fields who have had limited exposure to Asia. Luce Scholar candidates are nominated by participating colleges and universities.

Robert Bosch Foundation — Scholarships
  Graduate Fellowships for Study in Germany
Nov 1 The Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program is a distinguished transatlantic initiative that each year offers twenty accomplished young Americans the opportunity to complete a high-level professional development program in Germany; for students in business administration, journalism, law, public policy and closely related fields.

The Council of Independent Colleges — Programs and Services
  Davies-Jackson Scholarships
Nov 1 A unique opportunity for students with exceptional academic records, who are among the first in their families to graduate college, to do graduate studies at St. John's College at The University of Cambridge. Graduating seniors may apply for the two-year B.A. degree program.

American Academy in Rome — Apply
Rome Prize
Nov 1
Nov 15

Pre- and postdoctoral fellowships for gifted American artists and scholars. Each year, the Rome Prize is awarded to thirty emerging artists and scholars in the early or middle stages of their careers who represent the highest standard of excellence in the arts and humanities.

Affiliated Fellowships
The Academy is host to recipients of other fellowships and awards offered by educational and cultural organizations around the world. These Affiliated Fellows reside at the Academy for periods from four weeks to eleven months and add to the diversity of the Academy artistic and scholarly community.

American-Scandinavian Foundation — Fellowships and Grants for Study in Scandinavia
  Fellowships, Grants and Awards for Study for Americans in Scandinavia
Nov 1 The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) offers fellowships and grants to individuals to pursue research or study in one or more Scandinavian country for up to one year. Awards are made in all fields.

  Fellowships, Grants and Awards for Study for Scandinavians in America
The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) offers funding to Scandinavians to undertake study or research programs (usually at the graduate level) in the United States for up to one year. Awards are made in all fields.

Thomas J. Watson Foundation
  Thomas J. Watson Fellowships for Study Abroad by Graduating Seniors
Nov 5 You are eligible to apply for the Watson if you are a graduating senior nominated by one of 40 partner colleges. All majors and fields of inquiry are eligible. Please contact your campus advisor for details. We do not accept at-large applications.

Winston Churchill Foundation
  Winston Churchill Scholarships
Nov 10 A year of graduate study in engineering, mathematics, and science at Churchill College, Cambridge University.

Social Science Research Council — Fellowships and Prizes
  Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Fellowships — Up to $3,000
Nov 13 Supports short-term research to develop a doctoral dissertation proposal. The fellowships support dissertations and research on peace, security, and development topics for sub-Saharan African citizens studying in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda.

  Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowships — Up to $15,000
Nov 13 Supports 9-12 months of dissertation research on a topic related to peace, security, and development. The fellowships support dissertations and research on peace, security, and development topics for sub-Saharan African citizens studying in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda.

  Doctoral Dissertation Completion Fellowships — Up to $15,000
Nov 13 Supports a one-year leave from teaching responsibilities to permit the completion of a dissertation that advances research on peace, security, and development topics. The fellowships support dissertations and research on peace, security, and development topics for sub-Saharan African citizens studying in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda.

  International Dissertation Field Research Fellowships (IDRF) — Average of $20,000
Nov 3 The Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) offers nine to twelve months of support to graduate students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences who are enrolled in PhD programs in the United States and conducting dissertation research on non-US topics. The program is open to graduate students in the humanities and social sciences - regardless of citizenship - enrolled in doctoral programs in the United States and conducting dissertation research outside of the United States.

Schlumberger Foundation — Faculty for the Future Graduate and Postdoctoral Fellowships
Faculty for the Future Fellowships for Women from Developing and Emerging Economies
Nov 13 Faculty for the Future fellowships are awarded to women from developing and emerging economies who are preparing for PhD or post-doctoral study in the physical sciences, engineering, or related disciplines to pursue advanced graduate study at top universities in their disciplines abroad. Related disciplines may also be awarded. For example, awards in biological sciences are limited to interdisciplinary research between physical and biological sciences.

Howard Hughes Medical Institute — Opportunities for Individuals
  International Student Research Fellowships
Nov 15 This fellowship program supports outstanding international predoctoral students studying in the United States who are ineligible for fellowships or training grants through U.S. federal agencies. Participation is by invitation only. Nominated students must be in their second or third year of study to apply for the fellowship. To activate the fellowship, students must be in the third or fourth year of a PhD program at one of the designated institutions. Students in the first, second, or fifth year of their PhD programs cannot activate the fellowship. In no case will support be provided past year five of a PhD program.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office, United Kingdom — Funding Programs
  British Chevening Scholarships for Overseas Students to Study in the United Kingdom
Nov 15 Chevening Scholarships are for talented people who have been identified as potential future leaders across a wide range of fields including politics, business, the media, civil society, religion and academia. Most scholars undertake a one year master's degree.

  Marshall Scholarships
Oct 1 Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a graduate degree in the United Kingdom. To be eligible for a Marshall Scholarship, candidates must be citizens of the United States of America and hold their first undergraduate degree from an accredited four-year college or university in the United States.

Commonwealth Scholarships and Fellowships for Men and Women from all Commonwealth Countries
The Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) is an international programme under which member governments offer scholarships and fellowships to citizens of other Commonwealth countries.

American Museum of Natural History — Fellowship and Grant Opportunities
International Graduate Student Fellowships
The Center for Biodiversity and Conservation (CBC) created the International Graduate Student Fellowship Program in 1994 to train scientists from regions of the world where biodiversity is richest and most threatened. The program focuses on training in ecology, evolutionary biology, and conservation biology in tandem with the CBC's Network of Conservation Educators and Practitioners (NCEP), and aims to equip students with the practical and theoretical training they will need to address environmental problems in their home countries.

Australian Research Council
  Fellowships or Awards
Future Fellowships, Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA), Australian Laureate Fellowships

GE Foundation
  Scholar-Leaders Program
If you are in your first or second year of study in engineering, technology, business, finance, management or economics and you are attending a participating university, then you could qualify for the GE Foundation Scholar-Leaders program in Canada, Czech Republic, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Poland, Romania, South Korea, Thailand, or Vietnam.

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