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.

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.

Critical Language Scholarship

The Critical Language Scholarship offers fully paid (including travel) intensive summer study of select languages. November deadline. Apply through the Kalamazoo College Center for International Programs.

Luce Scholars Program

The Luce Scholars Program is a nationally competitive fellowship program to enhance understanding of Asia among potential leaders in American society. The program provides stipends, language training, and individualized professional placement in Asia for 15-18 Luce Scholars each year, and welcomes applications from college seniors, graduate students, and young professionals in a variety of fields who have had limited exposure to Asia. Those who already have significant experience in Asia or Asian studies are not eligible for the Luce Scholars Program. Open to both U.S. citizens and permanent residents. Campus application deadline is in mid-October. Applications will be reviewed on campus and up to two applications will be sent to the Luce Foundation for consideration by the national deadline of November 1. For more information, contact Jessica Fowle.

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.

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).