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Graduate Grants and Scholarships

Fulbright

Eligibility: These awards are given by the US Government and are open to students who have finished their Bachelors Degree in any field. A student can propose to study in any country, on any topic. There are grants for research, teaching and art projects. Types of grant, and funding vary by country but generally all living and travel expenses are covered during the 6 month through 1 year long fellowship. In most African countries, additional stipend support is possible for dependents. There is no requirement to work for the US government after receiving this award.

Fulbright Awards Include:
– Fulbright Student Program: Study/Research Awards
– Fulbright Student Program: English Teaching Assistantships (ETAs)
– Fulbright Student Program: Creative Arts Awards
– Fulbright-Clinton Fellowships
– Fulbright-mtvU Awards

Deadline and Application Requirements:
Applications are due to the U of O in the fall for the next academic year grant cycle. Materials must be submitted by the campus deadline. UO alumni who have not subsequently matriculated at another university may apply through the UO campus process.

Grant Cycle and Award: Grant awarded yearly. Fulbright full grants generally provide funding for round-trip travel, along with room, board and incidental expenses, based on the cost of living in host countries.


 Boren

Eligibility: 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. Countries in Africa include but are not limited to Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda, Senegal and South Africa. For a complete list of countries, click here. • Boren Fellows represent a variety of academic and professional disciplines, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages. For a complete list of languages, click here. Applicants should identify how their projects, as well as their future academic and career goals, will contribute to U.S. national security, broadly defined. NSEP draws on a broad definition of national security, recognizing that the scope of national security has expanded to include not only the traditional concerns of protecting and promoting American well-being, but also the challenges of global society, including sustainable development, environmental degradation, global disease and hunger, population growth and migration, and economic competitiveness.

Deadline and Application Requirements:
Application Deadline is at the end of January.

Grant Cycle and Award: The maximum awarded is $30,000 per graduate student. The award is granted yearly.


Rotary Peace Fellowships

Eligibility: Awards for completion of a master’s degree program in international affairs , peace studies, or a related field at one of seven designated universities around the world. Note that a bachelor’s degree and three years (or the equivalent) of full-time “paid or unpaid relevant work experience” are required at the time that the award begins. The UO does not advise applicants for this award. Please see the website above and contact the local (or your home district) Rotary Club for assistance.

Deadline and Application Requirements: Anywhere from March to June, depending on local Rotary Club

Grant Cycle and Award: Annual


SYLFF Graduate Fellowships for International Research

Eligibility: SYLFF Fellowships are awarded to approximately five Oregon University System master’s or doctoral students each year who display potential for future leadership in international affairs, public life, and private endeavors. The stipend of up to $12,000 is awarded for the academic year to assist with educational and research expenses. Candidates are nominated by their respective graduate department/program and priority is given to nominations that exhibit strong institutional commitment (e.g. supplemental funding). Applications may be found on-line at the website above. For more information, contact the Graduate School at 541-346-2807.

Deadline and Application Requirements: Departments/graduate programs are responsible for nominating student applicants. The complete nomination file must be submitted in hard copy form to the University of Oregon Graduate School (170 Susan Campbell Hall). Deadline is in early spring.

Grant Cycle and Award: Annual


NSF GRFP (National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program)

Eligibility: The National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) helps ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and reinforces its diversity. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited US institutions. The NSF welcomes applications from all qualified students and strongly encourages under-represented populations, including women, underrepresented racial and ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities, to apply for this fellowship.

Deadline and Application Requirements: November 4th-14th depending on type of grant

Grant Cycle and Award: $32,000 annual stipend


Wenner-Gren

Eligibility: 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. The Department of State seeks a Foreign Service that reflects the diversity and excellence of our society. The Fellowship is designed to attract outstanding individuals from all ethnic, racial and social backgrounds who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career with the U.S. Department of State.

Deadline and Application Requirements: Varies by Program

Grant Cycle and Award: Varies by Program


Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship

Eligibility: Through an international competition, the Center offers 9-month residential fellowships. Fellows conduct research and write in their areas of expertise, while interacting with policymakers in Washington and Wilson Center staff. The Center accepts non-advocacy, policy-relevant, fellowship proposals that address key policy challenges facing the United States and the world.

Deadline and Application Requirements: Mid-June

Grant Cycle and Award: Awarded annually. Fellow’s receive funding up to $40,000 per year to cover tuition, room and board, books, mandatory fees and one round trip ticket between Fellow’s residence and his/her academic institutions. Undergraduate Fellowship: senior year and first year of graduate school; Graduate Fellowship: first and second year of graduate school


Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship

Eligibility: Through an international competition, the Center offers 9-month residential fellowships. Fellows conduct research and write in their areas of expertise, while interacting with policymakers in Washington and Wilson Center staff. The Center accepts non-advocacy, policy-relevant, fellowship proposals that address key policy challenges facing the United States and the world.

Deadline and Application Requirements: Mid-June

Grant Cycle and Award: Awarded annually. Fellow’s receive funding up to $40,000 per year to cover tuition, room and board, books, mandatory fees and one round trip ticket between Fellow’s residence and his/her academic institutions. Undergraduate Fellowship: senior year and first year of graduate school; Graduate Fellowship: first and second year of graduate school


  Diversity Excellence Scholarship

Eligibility: The Diversity Excellence Scholarship (DES) recognizes the academic achievement and potential of students who, through sharing their varied cultural perspectives, will enhance the education of all UO students and the excellence of the university. Recipients of the scholarship will be expected to participate in community service opportunities to share cultural heritage, special skills and abilities, and diversity experiences. The Center for Multicultural Academic Excellence coordinates and supports these projects. To be considered, applicants must be a United States citizen or permanent resident, apply for admission by January 15, if you are an incoming student, or be a currently enrolled UO student in good academic standing and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the federal processor no later than February 1. List the UO as one of your first six choices. The school code is 003223.

Deadline and Application Requirements:
Applications are due January 15, 2019

Grant Cycle and Award: Annual award amounts for 2013–14 were $6,500 for undergraduate students and $9,000 for graduate students. These are renewable scholarships based on your grade level. The DES selection committee determines the amount and duration of each award.


Mills Study Abroad Scholarship

Eligibility: Applicant must be enrolled as a full-time, degree-seeking graduate or undergraduate student at the UO. Applicant must ultimately be accepted to participate in a UO-sponsored program. Applicant must have at least a 3.00 cumulative GPA. Applicant must demonstrate financial need (based on FAFSA). International students must complete a Financial Aid Worksheet, available during the application process.

Deadline and Application Requirements: TBD

Grant Cycle and Award: Approximately 30 to 40 scholarships of $500 will be awarded to students accepted for participation in UO-sponsored study abroad programs or IE3 internships.


Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Academic Year

Eligibility: FLAS fellowships are funded by the U.S. Department of Education and are administered through university centers, to assist students in acquiring foreign language and either area or international studies competencies. Students interested in receiving a FLAS apply directly to the centers. Current Africa centers include: Boston University; Harvard University; Indiana University; Michigan State University; Ohio University; University of California, Berkley; University of Florida; University of Kansas; University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; University of Pennsylvania (with Bryn Mawr College, Haverford College and Swathmore College); University of Wisconsin, Madison; and Yale University. African languages covered by FLAS include but are not limited to Arabic (in Africa), Swahili, Twi, Yoruba, Zulu.
• Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Applications by students in professional fields are encouraged. Preference will be given to applicants with a high level of academic ability and with previous language training. Students receiving Academic Year Fellowships must be enrolled in full-time study for the duration of the FLAS award and must take one language course and one related area or international studies course each semester. Undergraduates may only receive FLAS funds for study of a language at the intermediate or advanced level.

Deadline and Application Requirements: Application deadlines vary for each center but are usually in January for the following academic year.

Grant Cycle and Award: This is an annual grant cycle but students can apply to more then one center simultaneously. Award benefits include a stipend plus some or all tuition and fees. (Graduate students receive full tuition and fees. Undergraduates receive up to $10,000 towards tuition.)


Critical Language Scholarships for Intensive Summer Institutes

Eligibility: This scholarship is part of the National Security Language Initiative, a U.S. government interagency effort to encourage Americans to study critical need foreign languages. This scholarship, from the Department of State, will provide funding for U.S. citizen undergraduate, master’s and Ph.D. students to participate in beginning, intermediate and advanced level summer language programs at American Overseas Research Centers in eleven critical need foreign languages (Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu). For more information, go to the website listed above. .

Deadline and Application Requirements: early to mid-November

Grant Cycle and Award: Awarded annually