BMI Foundations offers a series of scholarships for various music and art related fellowships and awards. Some geographical restrictions may apply. Most scholarships are open to citizens of a country in the Western Hemisphere, but require either current or previous attendance at a US university.
Does Not Require US Citizenship
Asian Cultural Council Fellowships & Grants
The Asian Cultural Council provides funding for gifted individual artists or scholars who seek to grow in their craft or field to conduct research and study, receive specialized training, undertake observation tours, or pursue non-commercial creative activity in the United States or among the countries of Asia.
AIGA Worldstudio Scholarships
AIGA Worldstudio Scholarships are designed to help fund education in photography, illustration, and design disciplines for underrepresented and economically disadvantaged students studying in the United States.
Paul and Daisy Soros Foundation Fellowship for New Americans
The Paul and Daisy Soros Foundation Fellowship for New Americans is designed to help New Americans with funding for graduate studies in the United States.
Mayo Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program
The Mayo Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program provides $5,000 research fellowships for undergraduate students dedicated to scientific research alongside professional biomedical scientists.
The Lime Connect Fellowship Program
The Lime Connect Fellowship Program is designed for rising juniors with disabilities. The program guides Fellows through the summer internship recruitment process; connects them with some of the world’s leading corporations for potential internships; deepens their leadership skills; builds their confidence as a person with a disability; engages them in a Lime Connect Fellowship community consisting of current and past Fellows; and provides access to prestigious scholarships.
Soros Fellowship for New Americans
The Soros Fellowship for New Americans provides two years of support (up to $90,000) for any graduate or advanced degree program for “New Americans” (naturalized citizens, permanent residents, DACA recipients, child of naturalized citizens, foreign born adoptee of American citizens).
Davis Projects for Peace
Davis Projects for Peace is an initiative for all students at the Davis United World College Scholars Program schools (including Kalamazoo College) to design their own grassroots projects for peace that they themselves will implement anywhere in the world during the following summer. One hundred projects will be selected from proposals from over 85 campuses for these $10,000 grants.
For more details, including a description of K’s winning project conducted last summer see the Davis Website.
Application Details and Deadlines
Please review the application instructions carefully. All students, including seniors, are eligible to submit proposals as individuals or as a group.
Some pragmatic advice for undergraduates can be found in Swarthmore professor Timothy Burke’s blog.
Required items due to Jessica Fowle on January 15 include:
- Two page proposal
- One page budget
- Resume of each participant
- Two letters of recommendation for each participant, preferably from faculty, and not to exceed one page
- Letter(s) of affiliation, if applicable
The last 3 listed items are for use of the campus committee only. They will not be forwarded to the Davis UWC Scholars Office.
Proposals to work with specific organizations or individuals must be accompanied by a letter of affiliation from the organization or individual detailing the nature and duration of the proposed work.
It is highly recommended that you consult faculty or other advisors for comments on your proposal and budget before submitting it to Ms. Fowle.
A Campus Committee will review and select up to five proposals for final consideration and interviews. We welcome proposals from students abroad who may be interviewed via Microsoft Teams.
The Committee will choose one proposal and one alternate for submission to the Davis UWC Scholars Office for final consideration.
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.