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.

Cleveland Foundation Public Service Fellowship

The Cleveland Foundation Public Service Fellowship immerses talented, emerging leaders from across the country in the work of Cleveland’s public sector, providing them an opportunity to develop their skills, enhance their networks, and jumpstart a career in public service. This is a 12-month, full-time paid placement at a selected public sector agency in Cleveland, along with professional development administered by Cleveland Foundation staff. Mid-February application deadline.

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.

Marshall Scholarship

The British Marshall Scholarships were founded by an Act of British Parliament in 1953 and commemorate the humane ideals of the European Recovery Program (Marshall Plan). These scholarships are awarded to young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom.

The objectives of the program are to express the gratitude of the British people to the American people for the Marshall Plan, to bring intellectually distinguished young Americans who will become America’s leaders, opinion-formers and decision-makers to study in the United Kingdom, to enable them to gain an understanding and appreciation of British life, social and academic value, aiding the establishment of ties between the United Kingdom and the United States. 

Awards

Each year up to forty British Marshall Scholarships are awarded, which are tenable at any British University and cover one to three years of study in any discipline, at the graduate level leading to the award of a British University degree. Candidates are invited to indicate two preferred universities (although the Marshall Commission reserves the right of final placement).

The total award covers residence and cost of living expenses, tuition fees, a grant for books and some travel money.

Eligibility

Qualified candidates must be citizens of the United States and not have reached their 26th birthday by October 1, the year of application. By the time they take the scholarships, the applicants must hold a first degree at an accredited 4 year college or university and have obtained a GPA of not less than 3.7.

Prospective applicants need to become knowledgeable about British universities, the availability of their chosen field of study, requirement for obtaining a British degree, etc. 

Information and applications are available on line: http://www.marshallscholarship.org/

Application

All application materials are submitted in one package by Kalamazoo College on the prescribed forms, must be endorsed the President or Provost and be accompanied by academic references, etc.

The campus deadline for receipt of all materials is Monday of 1st week.

The Graduate Fellowships Committee will assist students in preparing their application if sufficient time is allowed (at least four weeks prior to the campus deadline).

For more information and applications, visit Marshall Scholarships.

British Council: Information on education, scholarships and other funding for study in the UK.

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).

Fulbright US Student Program

The Fulbright US Student Program funds one year of English teaching assistantship, research, or graduate study abroad (over 140 participating countries). On-campus application process and support. Contact Jessica Fowle for more information.

Program Overview

Grantees plan their own programs which may include university coursework, independent library or field research, classes in a music conservatory or art school or special projects in the social or life sciences or combinations. English teaching assistantships are also available in many countries and are usually the more appropriate choice for graduating seniors.

The program promotes cross-cultural interaction and mutual understanding on a person to person basis in an atmosphere of academic integrity and intellectual freedom.

Deadlines

  • The Statement of Grant Purpose and the Personal Statement must be submitted to the Fulbright Program Advisor (Jessica Fowle) by the first campus deadline of August 27, 2021 (before the start of Fall Quarter!). Want more time to work on revisions after receiving feedback or want to do multiple rounds of revisions? Send your materials in by the Early Bird deadline of August 6, 2021.
  • Applicants must submit the complete online application including final drafts of proposals and personal statements, transcripts.
  • Letters of recommendation must be electronically submitted by no later than September 15, 2021.
  • Language evaluations must also be electronically submitted by no later than September 15, 2021.
  • It is highly recommended that you consult Jessica Fowle, faculty or other advisors for comments on your proposal and personal statement before submitting your application to the Fulbright Committee. 
  • The Fulbright Campus Committee will schedule an interview with each candidate during second through third week.
  • Re-submission of the final application must be prior to the October 12, 2021 deadline established by the IIE.

The Fulbright Scholarship is highly competitive and the successful applicant must carefully research the opportunities in universities of the country he/she proposes for carrying out the proposed program.  The Graduate Fellowships Committee will assist students in preparing their application if sufficient time is allowed (at least four weeks prior to the campus deadline).

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.

Davies-Jackson Scholarship

The Davies-Jackson Scholarship Two years of study at the University of Cambridge (England) for first generation college students with exceptional academic records (3.7 min GPA) in select non-science fields (Archaeology; Classics; Economics; Education; English; Geography; History; History of Art; History and Modern Languages; History and Politics; Human, Social, and Political Sciences; Mathematics; Modern and Medieval Languages; Music; Philosophy; or Psychological and Behavioral Sciences.