Summer Institute Opportunities
David L. Boren National Special STEM Initiative Summer Programs
The Fellowship/Scholarship Program is designed to promote study of the languages and cultures of countries critical to U.S. security including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Summer-only programs are eight weeks or more and limited to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) students. Programs begin no earlier than June 1 and are funded up to $8,000. Recipients must study abroad for a minimum of one semester but preference is given to those who wish to go for a full year. They must also agree to work for the federal government or in higher education, in the field for which the scholarship was awarded, for a period equal to the length of the award. Students must apply through the Lehigh representative.
Application available online: late August, 2013
Application deadline: February 5, 2014, 5:00 p.m. EST
U.S. Borlaug Fellows in Global Food Summer Institute
This is a two week learning program for graduate students who are interested in developing a holistic understanding of the conceptual challenges around global food security. Conducted by the Purdue Center for Global Food Security on Purdue's West Lafayette campus during July. Lodging, meals and teaching materials provided. Students are responsible for their travel to and from the institute.
Application review begins: early March, 2014
U.S.-U.K. Fulbright Commission Summer Institute
U.S. undergraduates (aged over 18), with at least two years of undergraduate study left to complete may apply for three, four or six week academic and culture summer programs in the U.K. Students develop their academic ability at a highly regarded U.K. university where they will improve presentation, research and communication skills, while exploring the culture, heritage and history of the U.K. There are seven programs to choose from:
AIFS Summer Institute at Shakespeare's Globe
Durham University Summer Institute
King's College London Summer Institute
Nottingham Trent University Summer Institute
Queen's University Belfast Summer Institute
Scotland Summer Institute
University of Bristol Summer Institute
University of Exeter Summer Institute
Wales Summer Institute
The institutes will cover the majority of participant costs, includinground-trip airfare from the U.S. to the U.K., tuition and fees, accommodation, meals and in some cases a modest daily allowance.
Application deadline: mid-March, 2014
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program
Supports U.S. undergraduate students of limited financial means who choose non-traditional study abroad destinations outside of Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand to study abroad. Community college students studying under-represented fields, diverse ethnic backgrounds and students with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Students must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant; applying to or accepted into a study abroad program eligible for credit by the student's U.S. accredited institution; studying abroad for at least four weeks in one country. Up to $5000 awarded for tuition, room and board, books, local transportation, insurance and international airfare.
Application available online: January
Application deadline: March 5, 2014 11:59 p.m. CST
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship
Undergraduate U.S. science students majoring in physics, materials science, engineering, computer science, chemistry or mathematics may apply to work with researchers at the NIST. The SURF program runs between the end of May through the beginning of August or the beginning of June through the beginning of August, and students receive a $5,500 stipend. Limited nine-week fellowships are also available. Students may participate in one of the six NIST labs: Material Measurement, Physical Measurement, Engineering, Information Technology, Nanoscale Science and Technology, and the Center for Neutron Research. Nominations must be made by Lehigh.
Application deadline: mid-February, 2014
Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program
A six-week undergraduate student program for students with an interest in current issues and trends in international affairs. Students live at Howard University, attend classes and participate in a variety of foreign affairs programs at Howard and around Washington, D.C. Mid-June through the end of July.
Application available online: mid-October, 2013
Application deadline: early February, 2014
Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation Summer Institute
Scholars are provided with internships, graduate level seminars, and a summer of community building in Washington, D.C. Eight-week internships are conducted from the end of May through the end of June. Students choose a federal government agency, non-profit or other public service organization, and participate in public policy seminars, scholar-led presentations, a workshop on Arts & Public Service and a day on Capitol Hill. Apply in the fall for spring placement.
Application deadlines: mid-September, 2013
The Washington Center Competitive Government Internship Programs
Summer paid undergraduate student internships with a number of federal agencies including the FAA, IRS, Departments of Interior, Environmental Protection Agency, Health and Human Services, Veterans Affairs, and the National Archives and Records Administration.
Application deadline: February 15, 2014
Whitaker International Summer Program
Funding for U.S. citizens and permanent residents who are bioengineers and biomedical engineers to continue their existing master's or Ph.D. work abroad in research, internship in industry, or coursework relevant to their field. Must hold a bachelor's degree by the beginning of the grant date, or be enrolled in a BME or BME-related master's or Ph.D. program, or be a recent recipient of a M.S. degree in BME or a BME-related field. The grant includes a fixed amount fellowship award, travel fare, a monthly stipend and insurance to go abroad for eight weeks between June 1 and August 31.
Application deadline: first Monday in February, 2014
Student award information is subject to change. Refer to scholarship / fellowship websites for updated information and deadlines.