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Awards U.S. graduate students for study or research in all fields in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway or Sweden. Some level of language proficiency is required. $5,000 grants available for research or study visits of one to three months. Up to $23,000 for year-long fellowships, intended for project-related, transportation, tuition and materials costs. Applicants must secure academic or professional placements in advance and submit a proposal. Priority given to dissertation related study or research.
Fellowship applications and Grant applications available online.
Application deadline: November 1, 2013
David L. Boren National Security Education Program Graduate Fellowships
Awards students who are highly motivated to work for the federal government, and are enrolled in or applying to U.S. graduate program. The program promotes long-term linguisitic and cultural immersion, and focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security in areas other than Western Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. The award supports overseas or domestic study, or a combination of both. The maximum for a combined overseas and domestic program is $30,000 over 24 months. Applicants must agree to work for the federal government or in higher education for a period equal to the length of the award. Students must apply through the Lehigh representative.
Application available online: August
Application deadline: December (LU); January 28, 2014, 5:00 p.m. EST (official)
Borlaug Fellows in Global Food Security Program
Awards graduate students interested in research related to global hunger and food security initiative in a developing country setting. Grants have a maximum value of $15,000 for 6-month international research, $20,000 for 1-year, and $40,000 for 2 years. Funds support research needs, including student travel to the research site, living expenses while abroad, travel for the academic and field mentors or the student's U.S. university. Funds are not to be used to pay tuition or salaries.
Application deadline: end of April 1, 2013, 5:00 p.m. EST
Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program
Provides young U.S. professionals with high-level work placements in the federal government and private sector in Germany, gaining an understanding of issues facing Germany and the EU today. Must be U.S. citizen between the ages of 23 and 34. Ideal candicates have a master's degree.
Application deadline: October, 2013
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellows Program
One-year fellowships worth $36,000, including benefits, are awarded to graduating seniors and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year. Fellows provide research assistance to associates working on the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace projects. Applications are available for completion in mid-October, and require Lehigh's nomination.
Application available: October 15, 2012
Application deadline: November (LU); January 15, 2014
Winston Churchill Foundation Scholarship Program
Scholarships are given to U.S. graduate students for studies in engineering, mathematics and sciences at Cambridge University. The scholarship covers tuition and fees for one year (approximately £26,000), provides a living allowance of £11-13,000, plus a travel and visa allowance of $1,600. Applicants must be nominated by Lehigh.
Must apply separately for admission to the University of Cambridge no later than mid-October.
University of Cambridge application deadline: mid-October (see university website)
Application deadline: October (LU); November 12, 2013 (official)
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarships
Graduate Arts Award - Up to $50,000 per year for up to three years to U.S. college seniors and recent graduates with significant financial need who will pursue a graduate degree in visual arts, performing arts or creative writing. Funding is for tuition, room and board, required fees and books. Nomination by Lehigh.
Application deadline: January (LU); February, 2014
Awards announced: February, 2014
Dissertation Fellowship Award - A one-time award of up to $25,000. Supports advanced U.S. doctoral students completing dissertations that further the understanding of the educational pathways and experiences of high-achieving, low-income students. Must have all pre-dissertation requirements completed.
Application deadline: January (LU); February, 2014
Awards announced: May, 2014
Josephine de Karman Fellowship Trust
Fellowships worth $22,000 are awarded to students in the final years of their doctoral programs. One year non-renewable fellowships in any discipline, but special consideration given for humanities. The funds must be used for tuition costs, and are only available to students studying in the United States.
Application deadline: January 31, 2014 midnight
Awards announced: April 15, 2014
Ford Fellowships Programs
The Ford Foundation offer three types of fellowship to ethnic minorities who are U.S. citizens or nationals (but not permanent residents), planning on a career in university or college teaching in most academic disciplines:
Predoctoral Fellowships - $20,000 a year for three years of doctoral work; candidates should be seniors or graduates in the early stages of their doctoral work.
Dissertation Fellowships- $21,000 for one year of support to complete doctoral work.
Postdoctoral Fellowships- $40,000 for one year of study preferably at U.S. institutions other than the one at which the doctorate was obtained, including universities, libraries, centers of advanced study, and non-profit research institutions.
Application deadlines: mid-November with supporting documentation due early January
Fulbright United States Student Program
The program seeks to enrich the experiences of recent college graduates, master's and doctoral candidates, young professionals and artists. There are two primary types of awards. The Study/Research grant provides funds for a year's study at foreign universities. The English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) offers English-teaching appointments at foreign schools and universities. Applicants must be seniors or graduate students, and they must be U.S. citizens who are nominated by Lehigh. Proficiency in the language of the host country is often necessary. The program provides round-trip transportation, tuition, books, and living expenses. A variety of application components and additional programs are available, with individual eligibility criteria and deadlines.
Application available online: May 1, 2013
Application deadlines: September, 2013 (LU); October 15, 2013, 5:00 p.m. EST (official)
Resources for the Fulbright Program:
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Fulbright Opportunities in the UK
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Cambridge Scholarships
This scholarship is available to seniors and graduate students from outside the United Kingdom who have been accepted to pursue graduate study at Cambridge University. Each scholarship covers the cost of tuition and provides allowances of up to £13,300 for living expenses and study-related activities, plus one return airfare between Cambridge and home. Approximately 100 scholarships are given annually.
Applications available online: September, 2013
Application deadlines: October 15, 2013 midnight UK time (U.S. citizens); December 3, 2013 (non-U.S. citizens)
Fannie and John Hertz Fellowship Awards
Fellowships are offered to seniors and graduate students interested in pursuing doctoral study in the applied physical, biological and engineering sciences. The fields include applied mathematics, statistics, and quantitative aspects of modern biology. Applicants must enroll at a participating school (or petition for the Hertz Foundation to include the school they desire to attend). The fellowship covers tuition and provides a stipend, renewable for up to five years.
Applications available online: August, 2013
Application deadline: October, 2013
Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program
Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, fellowships are open to U.S. students pursuing master’s or doctoral degrees in arts, humanities, and social sciences. Applicants must be seniors or first-year graduate students. The award, which lasts for up to two years, consists of an institutional payment (in lieu of tuition and fees) and a stipend based on the recipient's financial need. In 2011, the maximum stipend was $30,000 and the institutional payment is estimated at $13,755. Students must demonstrate financial need by filing the FAFSA form by the end of January in your application year. The most recent competition occured in 2011.
Applications available online: mid-August, 2013
Application deadline: end of September
James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation
Fellowships are offered to U.S. citizens who commit to teaching American history, American government, or social studies at the secondary-school level (grades 7-12) for at least one year for each year of study under the fellowship, preferably in the state from which the recipient won the fellowship. Applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree by August 31st of the year in which they apply and are required to attend a four-week Summer Institute on the Constitution held in July in Washington, D.C. The fellowships are for study leading to a master’s degree. The award is worth up to $12,000 annually, with a maximum of $24,000.
Application deadline: March 4, 2014 before 5:00 p.m. CST
Awards announced: late May
Scholarships are awarded annually to students interested in pursuing graduate degrees at British universities. The one and two year scholarships cover university fees, annual book grant, thesis grant, research and daily travel grants, fares to and from the U.S., and, where applicable, a contribution towards the support of a dependent spouse. Applicants must obtain Lehigh’s nomination in the semester before the one in which applications are due. Applicants should be seniors or graduate students.
Application available online: late Spring
Application deadline: early September (LU); October 1, 2013
Mellon Early Career Fellowship Program
Dissertation Completion Fellowships are provided for U.S. scholars in the humantities and related social science who are in their final year of their dissertation for one year, beginning June through September, to complete their last year of dissertation research and writing. The award is $25,000, plus funds for research costs up to $3,000 and university fees up to $5,000.
Application deadline: October 23, 2013 before 9:00 p.m. EST
Recent Doctoral Recipients Fellowships are provided for U.S. scholar and is the second part of the program, which supplies support for one year, between June and September, following the completion of the doctorate for scholars to advance their research and writing. The award is $35,000.
Application deadline: early December
Merck Graduate Science Research Dissertation Fellowships -UNCF
Awards are given to African-Americans who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and enrolled full-time in a Ph.D. or equivalanet doctoral degree program majoring in life, physical sciences or engineering. The fellowship provides up to a maximum of $53,400, which includes a stipend of up to $43,500 for the fellow and a research grant of up to $10,000. A maximum of $30,000 in stipend may be received in any 12 month period. The fellow must be engaged in and within 1-3 years of completing the dissertation research, having successfully completed all qualifying exams by September 1st.
Application available: August 1, 2013
Application deadline: December 1, 2013
Merck Postdoctoral Science Research Fellowships -UNCF
Awards are given to African-Americans who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and enrolled full-time in a Ph.D. or equivalanet doctoral degree program majoring in life or physical sciences and appointed for 12 months as a new or continuing postdoctoral fellow for a calendar year at a U.S. research institution. The fellowship provides up to a maximum of $92,000, which includes a stipend of up to $77,000 for the fellow and a research grant of up to $15,000. A maximum of $55,000 in stipend goes to the hosting department to provide 12-24 months of fellowship tenure. The fellow must be engaged in and within 1-3 years of completing the dissertation research, having successfully completed all qualifying exams by September 1st.
Application deadline: December 1, 2013
George J. Mitchell Scholarships
These scholarships allow U.S. students to pursue one year of post-graduate study in any discipline offered at institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland. The one year award covers tuition, housing, travel and living expenses. Up to twelve scholarships are awarded each year to students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement, leadership and community service. Applicants should be seniors or graduate students and must obtain Lehigh's nomination.
Application available online: Spring, 2013
Application deadline: September, 2013 (LU); October 1, 2013 11:59 p.m. EST (official)
Finalist weekend: November 22 and 23, 2013 - Finalists must submit hard-copy supporting documents prior to finalist weekend.
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program
Fellowships are offered to U.S. students in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, who are seniors or first-year graduate students. NSF strongly encourages under-represented populations, including women, underrepresented racial and ethic minorities, and persons with disabilities to apply. The fellowship is available for a maximum of three years, but may be used over a five-year period. The award consists of a twelve-month stipend ($30,000) and a cost-of-education allowance ($12,000).
Application deadline: November 15, 2013 7:00 p.m. EST
Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program
Fellowships are offered to U.S. citizens entering master's degree programs in public policy, international affairs, public administration, or academic fields such as business, economics, political science, sociology, and foreign languages, and who have an interest in pursuing Foreign Service careers in the U.S. Department of State. Women, minorities, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply. The award consists of up to $40,000 per year toward the first and second graduate school years of tuition, room, board, and fees during the first two years, reimbursement for books, a travel allowance, two paid internships (one overseas), and an obligation to serve a minimum of three years as a Foreign Service Officer.
Application deadline: January, 2014
Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship Program
Fellowships are awarded annually to U.S. citizens interested in careers in the Foreign Service who are seeking admission to enter two-year master's programs in a U.S. university or college to study international affairs or related subjects such as public administration, public policy, business administration, foreign languages, economics, political science, and communications. The award consists of a grant of up to $35,000 per year, and includes two summer internships, one in Washington, D.C. and one overseas. Mentoring is provided by a Foreign Service Officer, and fellows are committed to three years of service as a Foreign Service Officer upon successful completion of the program and requirements. Candidates must be seniors or recent graduates. Minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need are encouraged to apply.
Application deadline: January, 2014
Scholarships are awarded to U.S. students who possess “excellence in qualities of mind and in qualities of person.” Recipients spend two or three years at Oxford University pursuing either a second bachelor’s or a higher degree in any discipline. The award covers tuition, fees, travel, as well as a living allowance. Candidates must obtain Lehigh’s nomination in the semester before the one in which applications are due.
Application available online: July, 2013
Application deadline: September, 2013 (LU); October 1, 2013, 11:59 p.m. EST
Finalist status notification: November 1, 2013
Finalist interviews and winner selections: November 15 and 16, 2013
Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarship Program
Global grants with a minimum budget of $30,000 provide graduate students with funding for studies or research related to one or moer Rotary areas of focus; humanitarian projects that support the goals of one or more Rotary areas of focus; or vocational training teams traveling abroad to learn more about their profession or to teach local professionals about a participlar field. Applications must be made through local Rotary Clubs. Intended to cover round-trip transportation, tuition, fees, room and board expenses, and some educational supplies. A variety of grants for several purposes are available.
Application deadline: Varies from club to club, generally before May 15, 2014
Leopold Schepp Foundation Scholarship Program
The foundation gives annual scholarships to U.S. graduate students in any discipline. Decisions are based on academic ability, demonstrated financial need, and good character. The awards, which are renewable, are for up to $8,500 a year.
Application deadline: Begin accepting requests for applications in mid-August, 2013.
No specific deadline (An application deadline is set when a sufficient number of applications have been received.)
Awards announced: early May, 2014
Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
Fellowships are intended for students who wish to pursue graduate degrees in any field. The award covers for up to two years $25,000 in maintenance grants and a $20,000 in tuition support for each year of study, for a total of as much as $90,000. Applicants must be resident aliens, naturalized U.S. citizens, or children of parents who are both naturalized citizens. The applicant must either have a bachelor's degree or be in her/his final year of undergraduate study.
Application available online: July 16, 2013
Application deadline: November 9, 2013
Tylenol Brand Scholarships
Scholarships are open to U.S. graduate students who demonstrate leadership in community activities and school activities and major or who intend to major in areas that will lead to careers in health-related fields. Awards of $10,000 scholarships and $5,000 scholarships.
Application deadline: accepted April 15 - June 15, 2013
Awards announced: August 31, 2013
Whitaker International Program
Scholarships and fellowships for U.S. citizen and permanent resident biomedical engineering, bioengineering, or a closely-related field (chemical, mechanical or electrical engineering with substantive interest and background in biomedicine) students to conduct scientific research in a university or lab; coursework at an academic institution; or intern at a policy institute, industrial or non-profit setting. Fellows must hold a bachelor's degree, or have recently completed a master's degree, or be in a Ph.D. program, or currently employed with the most recent degree no higher than a M.S. Scholars must currently have a Ph.D. within the past three years, or will be awarded a Ph.D. before beginning the grant. Awards include airfare, monthly stipend, insurance, travel enhancement funds and enrichment seminars. Fellows receive tuition reimbursement up to $35,000. Awards may begin between July 1st and October 1st
Application deadline: third Monday in January, 2014
An additional list of a variety of scholarships is available for review.
Student award information is subject to change. Refer to scholarship / fellowship websites for updated information and deadlines.