Institute of Current World Affairs Fellowship

The Institute of Current World Affairs (ICWA) fellowship advances American understanding of international cultures and affairs by sending outstanding young professionals abroad on two-year independent writing fellowships to study countries, regions and globally important issues. Fellows are given the time and resources to explore the world through self-designed programs of travel, thought and writing. They produce monthly dispatches and go on to make vital contributions to their fields.

Fellowships are aimed at developing local knowledge and writing skills, not necessarily awarding research or reporting opportunities to those who already possess them. Strong candidates propose compelling fellowship topics.

  • Candidates must be under 36 years of age at the time of the due date for the initial letter of interest.
  • US citizenship is not a requirement but candidates must show strong and credible ties to US society.
  • Applicants must have excellent written and spoken English-language skills and must have completed the current phase of their formal education. (We do not accept applications from currently enrolled undergraduate students.)
  • We expect candidates to have the necessary language skills to allow to them to carry out their proposed projects. That means enough language proficiency for them to be able to function in the local language within a few months of arriving in country.

Summer Undergraduate Research Training (SMART) Program

The Summer Undergraduate Research Training (SMART) Program provides frontier-level, biomedical summer research projects for undergraduates in a supportive environment with supplemental educational activities.

The program offers:

  • Nine paid weeks of biomedically related research in a broad range of areas
  • Research and professional development seminars designed for undergraduates
  • Career development activities
  • Designated housing near Baylor College of Medicine

The position is a real job, with a compensation package of approximately $5,000 for nine weeks. Depending on the funding source, compensation will be all salary or a combination of salary and allocation for housing or travel. In addition to everything you learn about science through research, daily seminars, discussion groups, and extra activities; the experience of getting to know the other participants and people here at Baylor College of Medicine is extraordinary.

We welcome students from all science and math majors, and even non-science majors with appropriate background and interest. Projects span the spectrum of biomedical science, including projects in bioengineering and computational biology.

National Museum of American History Internships

The Internship Program at the National Museum of American History offers a number of opportunities for students to learn more about the inner workings of history museums–either as an introduction or a deeper dive into an aspect of the museum field. Typically, internships are at least 20 hours per week for at least 10 weeks. Some internships are specified as full-time (40 hours per week), while others are more flexible and can be arranged between the intern and their mentor. Additionally, some internships are longer than the 10 weeks; internships can be awarded for a maximum of 6 months with a possibility of another 6 month extension as long as the intern still has more opportunities to learn and grow.

Knight-Hennessy Scholars

Knight-Hennessy Scholars receive full funding to pursue any graduate degree at Stanford University. This includes the JD, MA, MBA, MD, MFA, MS, and PhD programs, as well as all joint- and dual-degrees. Open to all students; citizens and non-citizens. (Visit website for deadlines).

Global Health Corps

The Global Health Corps offers one-year paid internships with health organizations working to address global health inequities in Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, and Zambia . All skills and backgrounds needed. Late September deadline. Must be a citizen or legal permanent resident of Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, the United States, or Zambia.

Gates Cambridge Scholarship

The Gates Cambridge Scholarship covers the full cost of post-graduate study at Cambridge University for up to three years. The deadlines for US citizens is mid-October. Deadlines for international students vary (either early December of early January) depending on course of study. Check website for details

What it covers:

  • One round-trip economy airfare
  • Cambridge tuition and fees
  • Maintenance allowance
  • Discretionary allowance

Selection criteria:

  • Excellent transcripts showing evidence of sustained academic achievement in study
  • References able to speak knowledgeably about the candidate’s actual academic performance and his or her potential for scholarly growth
  • Ability to show how study at Cambridge would help them achieve their personal goals

Application procedures:

Applicants submit their application for admission and funding (Gates Cambridge and other funding) via the University’s Graduate Application Portal.

To be considered for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship you must complete the section to apply for admission to a course and a College place and the Gates Cambridge part of the funding section. Gates Cambridge has access to the full application for admission and funding when reviewing applications. Review the How to Apply page for all details.

Visit the British Council website for more information on education, scholarships, and other funding for study in the United Kingdom.

Immigrants Rising Scholarship and Fellowship List

A list compiled by Immigrants Rising of both undergraduate and graduate/post-graduate scholarships and fellowships that do not require proof of citizenship or legal permanent residency.

German Chancellor Fellowship

The German Chancellor Fellowship offers one-year leadership training and mentored projects in Germany for citizens of Brazil, China, India, Russia, South Africa, or the USA. This fellowship for prospective leaders brings you to Germany for one year to implement a project idea you have developed yourself.