Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program for Faculty
The core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program provides approximately 800 teaching and/or research grants to U.S. faculty and experienced professionals in a wide variety of academic and professional fields. Grants are available in over 125 countries worldwide. The deadline for the core teaching/research grants and Fulbright Specialist online application is first week of August. For eligibility guidelines and other pre-requisites, see details at: http://www.cies.org/program/core-fulbright-us-scholar-program#sthash.G1gkpVd3.dpuf.
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs. A candidate will submit a Statement of Grant Purpose defining activities to take place during one academic year in a participating country outside the U.S. Applicants must be U.S. citizens who are currently graduating seniors, graduate students, students in professional school or young professionals (having received baccalaureate degree within last three years). Applicants should start the process before August by (1) identifying a country; (2) determining its requirements; (3) drafting a project statement; and (4) identifying an affiliation to assist with project. It is important that interested students visit the web site http://us.fulbrightonline.org/ before making an important with Campus Fulbright Adviser.Other student Fulbright programs, some with different deadlines, include: · Fulbright-Clinton Fellowshipsallow fellows to serve in professional public-policy-related placements in foreign government ministries or institutions and to gain hands-on public sector experience in participating foreign countries, while simultaneously carrying out an academic study/research project. The goal of the professional placements is to build the Fellows’ knowledge and skills, provide support to partner country institutions, and promote long-term ties between the U.S. and the partner country. Fulbright-Clinton Fellows function in a “special assistant” role for a senior level official.
Campus Fulbright Adviser Deadline: Last week of September On-line Deadline: 2nd week of October.
· Fulbright mtvU Awardsprojects should center around research on an aspect of international musical culture, and focus on contemporary or popular music as a cultural force for expression or change. Applications will be accepted for any country to which there is an active Fulbright U.S. Student Program for Academic and Arts fields. Preference will be given to graduating seniors and recent graduates. Along with the study of music in a specific cultural context, proposals will be considered in other music-related fields, including music and social activism, music in learning, music and the community, and musical performance. Applicants do not have to be music majors.
Campus Fulbright Adviser Deadline: First week of February On-line Deadline: Last week of February.
· Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowshipprovides opportunities for U.S. citizens to participate in an academic year of overseas travel and digital storytelling in up to three countries on a globally significant theme. Fellows undertake an in-depth examination of a globally relevant issue, comparing and contrasting how that issue is experienced across borders. Utilizing a variety of digital storytelling tools, including text, photography, video, audio, graphic illustrations, and/or social media, they will tell their stories, or the stories of those they meet, publishing their work on a dedicated blog hosted on the National Geographic.
Campus Fulbright Adviser Deadline: Last week of September On-line Deadline: 2nd week of October.
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Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship
Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellows undertake an in-depth examination of a globally relevant issue or issues in one or more countries using digital storytelling tools to compare and contrast how an issue is experienced from one country to another. Apply by October 13, 2015.
Boren Graduate Fellowships
Boren Fellowships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Apply by Jan 28, 2016.
International Youth Leadership Institute
The International Youth Leadership Institute will sponsor three summer international study programs for high school students between July and August 2016 in South Africa, Senegal, and Brazil. IYLI's mission is to nurture a new generation of visionary leaders from the African Diaspora who, inspired by their rich African heritage, are committed to leave a legacy in the world. Apply by Dec 19, 2015.
Opportunities for Professionals & Recent Graduates
Fulbright-Clinton Fellowship provides opportunities for U.S. citizens to serve in professional placements in a foreign government ministry or institution in partner governments. Fulbright-Clinton Fellows build mutual understanding and contribute to strengthening the public sector while gaining hands-on public sector experience. The Fulbright-Clinton Fellowship also includes an independent academic study/research component. Fulbright-Clinton Fellows function in a "special assistant" role for a senior level official. The goal of the professional placements is to build the Fellows' knowledge and skills, provide support to partner country institutions, and promote long-term ties between the U.S. and the partner country. The U.S. Embassy, with the Fulbright Commission (where applicable), will identify host ministries and provide administrative support and oversight during the Fellow's program.
The Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship will accept proposals to undertake an in-depth examination of a globally relevant issue or issues in one country, or in multiple countries, comparing and contrasting how that issue is experienced from one country to another. Utilizing a variety of digital storytelling tools, including text, photography, video, audio, graphic illustrations, and/or social media, Fellows will tell their stories, or the stories of those they meet, publishing their work on a dedicated blog hosted on the National Geographic website. Stories deemed by National Geographic to be of interest or merit may be considered for publication on other National Geographic platforms. In addition to receiving Fulbright benefits (for travel, stipend, health, etc.), Fellows will receive instruction in digital storytelling techniques, applicable to Fellows' projects, including effective blog writing, video production, photography, and other relevant training, by National Geographic staff prior to their departure.
The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) International Affairs Fellowship (IAF) assists mid-career scholars and professionals in advancing their analytic capabilities and broadening their foreign policy experience. The program aims to strengthen career development by helping outstanding individuals acquire and apply foreign policy skills beyond the scope of their professional achievements. Approximately half of the selected IAFs each year spend their tenures working full-time in government; the remaining half are placed at academic institutions, think tanks, or nonprofit organizations. CFR's Fellowship Affairs Office assists all fellows in finding a suitable affiliation for the year.
Applications for the January 2016 cohort of the Global Competence Certificate are being accepted through November 15. The 15-month, online, graduate-level certificate program in global competence education was created by Teachers College, Columbia University, World Savvy, and Asia Society to increase the number of K-12 teachers who are highly effective in teaching global competencies. Interested teachers can learn more about the Online Academic Coursework, Global Fieldwork and Capstone Project/Collaborative Practice Groups by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Cultural Vistas Alfa Fellowship places young professionals in work assignments at leading organizations in the fields of business, economics, journalism, law, public policy and related areas in Russia.
The Peace Corps sends Americans abroad to tackle the most pressing needs of people around the world. Peace Corps Volunteers work at the grassroots level toward sustainable change that lives on long after their service -- at the same time becoming global citizens and serving their country. There is no age limit to apply.
Atlas Corps facilitates overseas fellowships for the best of the world's rising non-profit leaders. They volunteer at outstanding organizations addressing social issues and are enrolled in an ongoing training program. After 12 or 18 months, they return to their countries to work for at least one year (and usually their entire career) in the nonprofit sector, sharing new skills, best practices, valuable experiences, and a network of global change-makers.
The ICWA fellowship covers expenses for fellows under the age of 36 to spend two years of independent study abroad working on a project proposed by the fellow. The ICWA fellowship program aims to nurture deep expertise in foreign countries and cultures. Fellows are required to write monthly newsletters, which are distributed to Institute members and other interested parties, including family, friends and professional associates of the fellows.
YPFP is a community of promising young professionals with diverse professional and cultural backgrounds, all of whom are bound together by an interest in addressing global challenges. During the most formative years of their careers, YPFP educates and influences its members through comprehensive, informed and diverse cross-sector dialogue with each other and today's leading foreign policy leaders. Through these discussions and other activities, members develop personal and professional relationships that will last a lifetime.
Graduate Student Opportunities
The Rangel Graduate Fellowship is a program that aims to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers in the U.S. Foreign Service in which they can help formulate, represent and implement U.S. foreign policy. Each year, the program selects 30 outstanding Rangel Fellows in a highly competitive nationwide process and helps support them through two years of graduate study, internships and professional development activities, and entry into the Foreign Service. This program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need. Fellows who successfully complete the program and Foreign Service entry requirements will become diplomats/U.S. Foreign Service Officers with the U.S. Department of State.
The Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship is funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. This fellowship provides funding (up to $40,000 annually) for two-year master's degree programs. Fellows enter the U.S. Department of State's Foreign Service for five years upon completion of their master's degree.
The Payne Fellowship Program plans awards fellowships valued at up to $45,000 annually for a two-year program. The award includes up to $20,000 per year toward tuition and mandatory fees for completion of a two-year master's degree at a U.S. institution; a $15,000 stipend for each academic year for room, board, books and other education-related expenses; and up to $10,000 per year in stipend, housing, transportation, and related expenses for summer internships. After two years of study, the Payne Fellow is expected to obtain a degree in international development or another area of relevance to the work of the USAID Foreign Service. Fellows who successfully complete the program and entry requirements will becomeForeign Service Officers with the U.S. Agency for International Development.
Boren Fellowships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Fellows represent a vital pool of motivated individuals who wish to work in the federal national security arena.
UN internships are available at UN offices in New York, Geneva, Addis Ababa, Vienna, Nairobi, Beirut, Bangkok, and Santiago to master's degree and PhD candidates as well as students in their final year of undergraduate study . The objective of the United Nations Internship Program is to give students a first-hand impression of the day-to-day working environment of the United Nations.