The awards listed below are open to applicants at the Master's and PhD level. They are listed in alphabetical order under the deadline month.
Charles G. Koch Summer Fellow Program
The Charles G. Koch Summer Fellow Program offers internships in public policy located in Washington, D.C., and at state-based policy organizations across the country. In addition to the internship, the program includes career workshops, seminars and speakers, a stipend, and housing and travel costs.
Great Lakes Commission-Sea Grant Fellowship
The Great Lakes Commission-Sea Grant Fellow will work with members of the Great Lakes' science, policy and information/education communities to advance the environmental quality and sustainable development goals of the Great Lakes states. In so doing, the Fellow will contribute to and benefit from research coordination and policy analysis activities. The Fellow will be housed at the Great Lakes Commission offices in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
NOAA Coastal Management Fellowship
A two-year fellowship established to provide on-the-job education and training opportunities in coastal resource management and policy for postgraduate students. The program matches postgraduate students from a variety of environmental disciplines with state coastal resource agencies to work on coastal projects proposed by the state and selected by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Coastal Services Center. Feel free to contact Susan Park (firstname.lastname@example.org, 804-684-7436) with any questions.
Population Council Fred H. Bixby Fellowship
The Population Council offers a fellowship program to expand training opportunities for social scientists and biomedical researchers in the health and population fields. The fellowship is not open to US citizens.
Questions about the program may be directed to the fellowship coordinator at email@example.com.
Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program
This fellowship provides funding for the pursuit of Master's Degrees or Doctorates in transportation-related fields. The program objectives are to attract the nation's brightest minds to the field of transportation; to enhance the careers of transportation professionals by encouraging them to seek advanced degrees; and to retain top talent in the transportation industry of the U.S.. Stipends and tuition assistance are available.
Contact Universities & Grants Programs Staff at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA) Scholarships
The National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBOA) scholarship program has 12 scholarships available for graduates and undergraduates pursuing an education in the field of public administration, public poicy or a related discipline.
For additional information, please contact Valerie Reed (Program Coordinator): email@example.com.
Sodexo Foundation STOP Hunger Scholarship
STOP Hunger Scholarships are open to students enrolled in accredited educational institutions in the U.S.. Applicants must have demonstrated ongoing commitment to their community by performing volunteer services impacting hunger in the U.S. at least within the last 12 months. All applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S..
For additional information contact ISTS by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Tobin Project: Graduate Fellowships in Democracy & Markets
The Tobin Project is now accepting applications from graduate students undertaking work related to Democracy & Markets. This program seeks to foster empirical, historical, and theoretical research that addresses how markets influence democratic institutions and how democracy shapes market structures. Research priorities are Economic Regulation, American Democracy, Inequality and Public Goods.
Dirksen Congressional Research Awards
The Dirksen Congressional Center invites applications for grants to fund
research on congressional leadership and the U.S. Congress. The competition is open to individuals with a serious interest in studying Congress. Political scientists, historians, biographers, scholars of public administration or American studies, and journalists are among those eligible.
IAN Axford (New Zealand) Fellowships In Public Policy
These fellowships are for outstanding mid-career professionals to research, travel and gain practical experience in public policy in New Zealand for six months.
For further information, contact the Programme Manager for this award, Stefanie Joe (email@example.com).
Mariam K. Chamberlain Fellowship in Women and Public Policy
The Mariam K. Chamberlain Fellow works as a general research assistant on a variety of research projects and reports. Research tasks may include reviewing literature; collecting, checking and analyzing data; gathering information; and preparing reports and report graphics. The positions are full-time and generally span the academic year (September-May), but starting and ending dates are somewhat flexible.
Brookings Institution Hamilton Project Policy Innovation Prize
The Hamilton Project operated by the Brookings Institution awards a prize for the best innovation policy proposals submitted.
Bryce Harlow Foundation Fellowship Program
The Foundation offers fellowships to highly motivated students pursuing a career in professional advocacy through public affairs, government relations or lobbying. Fellowships are awarded to individuals who undertake graduate level studies on a part-time basis and work full-time. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
East European Studies Junior Scholars' Training Seminar
East European Studies of the Woodrow Wilson Center and the National Council for Eurasian and East European Research are soliciting applications for the twenty fourth annual training seminar for junior scholars in East European studies. While Southeast Europe remains a primary focus, projects on Central Europe and the Baltic states are again eligible.
Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) Summer Program Scholarship Awards
The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) Council has authorized a scholarship to encourage participation in the ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research by graduate students (Master's and PhD) in the fields of public administration, public policy, and public affairs.
Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Graduate Research Award
The goal of the ACRP program is to encourage applied research on airport and related aviation system issues and to foster the next generation of aviation community leaders. Appropriate topics may be drawn from a wide range of subjects of interest to the U.S. public sector aviation community.
Contact: Mr. Larry Goldstein (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program, The National Academies
Applications for the fellowships are invited from graduate students through postdoctoral scholars in any physical, biological, or social science field or any field of engineering, medicine/health, or veterinary medicine as well as business, law, education, and other graduate and professional programs.
Disability Determination Process Small Grant Program
The Disability Determination Process (DDP) Small Grant Program is a one-year stipend program that will allow graduate-level students to conduct supervised independent research on improving disability determination processes. Please send email to:ddp@PolicyResearchInc.org for more information.
Foundation for Community Association Research--Byron Hanke Fellowship
This fellowship is available to graduate students working on topics related to community associations. Community associations govern common-interest communities of any kind—condominiums, cooperatives, townhouse developments, planned unit developments, and other developments where homeowners support an association with mandatory financial assessments, and are subject to use and aesthetic restrictions.
For more information, contact: email@example.com.
Moskowitz Prize for Socially Responsible Investing
The annual Moskowitz Prize is the only global award recognizing outstanding quantitative research in the field of socially responsible investing (SRI). First presented in 1996 by the Social Investment Forum - the national trade association for the socially and environmentally responsible investing (SRI) industry, the Prize came under the umbrella of the Center for Responsible Business at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business in 2005. For more information, contact the Moskowitz Program Administrator, Lloyd Kurtz, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Virginia Business and Professional Women's Foundation Scholarships
The Virginia Business and Professional Women's Foundation and the Business and Professional Women's Foundation offer a variety of scholarships, loans, and grants to assist women re-entering the job market or furthering their education and careers.
Women's Research and Education Institute (WREI) Congressional Fellowships on Women and Public Policy
The Women's REsearch and Education Institute (WREI) offers an eight-month fellowship program that places current or recent graduates students in the Washington, DC offies of Members of Congress and on House and Senate staffs. WREI Fellows work a minimum of 40 hours per week from January through August as legislative aides on public policy issues. For more information, contact Susan Scanlan (email@example.com, 202-280-2720).
Eno Transportation Foundation Fellowship
The Eno Transportation Foundation is accepting fellowship applications for the Fall 2011 semester. This fellowship is designed to further the professional development of transportation specialists. The fellowship is UNPAID but chosen applicant may receive course credit.
To apply, send cover letter, resume, scholarly writing sample, and references to Senior Communications Director, Pamela Shepherd at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NARSC Graduate Student Paper Competition
This competition for student papers in regional science is open to current masters and PhD students, and/or recent graduates who have completed their degrees within twelve months preceding the submission date.
National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) Local Government Management Fellowship
This highly competitive career-development opportunity is designed to generate interest in local government careers among recent master's program graduates. Selected fellows are placed in full-time management-track local government positions, shaped by direct mentorship under senior government leaders and rotational assignments.
Direct questions to email@example.com.
Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program
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. No German language skills are required at the time of application. Fellows receive travel, free housing, monthly stipends, and insurance.
Please see web site for eligibility requirements and application details. If you wish to apply please contact the Dr. Kay Agoston, Director of Graduate Fellowships, firstname.lastname@example.org.
David A. Winston Health Policy Fellowship
The David A. Winston Health Policy Fellowship is a distinguished postgraduated fellowship in health policy. The Fellowship provides a monthly stipend and related expenses for a twelve-month period from July to June. The Fellowship is a unique opportunity because the program includes systematic exposure to organizations, associations and coalitions in the private sector as well as policy development centers in Congress and the Administration.
German Chancellor Fellowship for Prospective Leaders
This award is aimed at students from the U.S., China and the Russian Federation, who have already completed a first degree, have work experience and have already shown outstanding leadership potential in their career. Candidates from all professions and disciplines, but especially individuals in the humanities, law, social sciences and economics, are eligible to apply to the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation directly.
For more information, contact: email@example.com.
GovLoop & NASPAA Scholarship
The contest is open to current graduate students interested in pursuing a career in government (at any level), who submit a short (300-500 words) essay that answers: "What if the US government had only $100 million left in its budget. Where should that money go and why? Should it be allocated on the local, state or federal level? Which agency or department should receive funding, and for what project?" GovLoop is generously funding three awards of $2,500, $1,500 and $1,000.
International Affairs Fellowship in Japan
International Affairs Fellowship in Japan (IAF-J) seeks to strengthen mutual understanding and cooperation between the rising generations of leaders in the U.S. and Japan. The program provides a selected group of mid-career U.S. citizens the opportunity to expand their professional horizons by spending a period of research or other professional activity in Japan. Fellows are drawn from academia, business, government, media, NGOs, and think tanks.
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Nonproliferation Graduate Fellowship Program
The Nonproliferation Graduate Program (NPG) is a full-time graduate program for students interested in exploring a career in nuclear nonproliferation. NPG fellows are assigned to a specific DNN program office, where they work with select supervisors and mentors in support of DNN's mission. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women's Transportation Seminar D.C. Chapter
Applicants wishing to be considered by the Washington D.C. Chapter must be women enrolled in a college or university where they are pursuing a degree in transportation or in a transportation-related field with a 3.0 GPA or higher. Applicants must also plan to pursue a career in transportation or a related field, and maintain a permanent residence or attend a school in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area or greater Virginia.
Contact the WTS-DC Scholarship Chair Liisa Ecola at email@example.com for more details.
A grant program of The Cosmos Club Foundation in support of graduate students at Washington area universities. There is no restriction as to academic field, but the project should be focused on objective scholarly research rather than commercial or political activity, social activism, or other non-academic goals.
For more information, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Critical Language Scholarship Program
This prestigious scholarship program fully funds participants to attend a US State Department-sponsored overseas summer program to learn a critical-need foreign language, including Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, or Urdu. Scholarships are awarded at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels. Applicants must be US citizens currently enrolled in a Master's or Doctoral program.
Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE SCGF)
The Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science (SC) has established the DOE Office of Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE SCGF) program to provide support for outstanding students to pursue graduate degrees and research in areas of physics, biology, chemistry, mathematics, engineering, computational sciences and environmental sciences relevant to the Office of Science, and to encourage the development of the next generation scientific and technical talent in the U.S.
For more information, contact: SCGFInfo@science.doe.gov.
NSF East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes
The National Science Foundation (NSF) East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students (EAPSI) is a flagship international fellowship program for developing the next generation of globally engaged U.S. scientists and engineers knowledgeable about the Asian and Pacific regions. Fellows are supported to participate in eight-week research experiences at host laboratories in Australia, China, Japan (10 weeks), Korea, New Zealand, Singapore and Taiwan from June to August. The program provides a $5,000 summer stipend, round-trip airfare to the host location, living expenses abroad, and an introduction to the society, culture, language, and research environment of the host location.
Inquiries should be directed to email@example.com or phone tollfree 1-866-501-2922.
Paul and Daisy Soros Graduate Fellowships for New Americans
The fellowships are grants for up to two years of graduate study in the United States. The recipients are chosen on a nationally competitive basis. Thirty fellowships will be awarded each year.
For more information, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pedro Zamora Public Policy Fellowship
In the spirit of AIDS activist, educator, and reality-show trailblazer Pedro Zamora’s work to combat the spread of HIV, AIDS United offers a public policy fellowship in his name. The Pedro Zamora Public Policy Fellowship is an excellent opportunity for both undergraduate and graduate students seeking experience in public policy and government affairs focused on HIV/AIDS issues. For more information, contact the fellowship coordinator via e-mail at Zamora@aidsunited.org or
call 202-408-4848 ext. 248.
Alfa Fellowship Program
The Alfa Fellowship Program is a high-level professional development exchange program placing qualified young professionals in work assignments at leading organizations in Russia in the fields of business, economics, journalism, law, and public policy. The program includes language training, seminar programs, and extended professional experience. Fellows receive travel, free housing, monthly stipends, and insurance.
Please see web site for eligibility requirements and application details. If you wish to apply please contact the Dr. Kay Agoston, Director of Graduate Fellowships, email@example.com.
Institute for Humane Studies (IHS) Humane Studies Fellowship
Humane Studies Fellowships are awarded to graduate students and outstanding undergraduates planning academic careers and engaged in liberty-advancing research. The fellowships support students in a variety of fields, including economics, philosophy, law, political science, history and sociology.
Virginia Sea Grant Mid-Atlantic Climate Adaptation Graduate Fellowship
Fellows will contribute to a larger North Atlantic project which seeks to address some of the unique regional issues facing coastal communities throughout the North Atlantic including anticipated physical, social, economic and environmental impacts, existing resources and guidelines for climate change adaptation, current approaches to climate change adaptation planning, and challenges and opportunities for developing adaptation strategies.