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For Graduate Students

Graduate Fellowships

American-Scandinavian Foundation Grants and Fellowships
Research or study in one or more Scandinavian countries for up to one year. For seniors, alumni, graduate students. Must have interest in Scandinavia and some language skills.

Boren Fellowship
Funding for graduate students to conduct international travel, study/research, and language study in countries critical to U.S. national security. The Boren program provides awards up to $30,000 to support research and study abroad in Eastern Europe, Asia, Africa, South America and the Middle East. University endorsement of applicants is required. For information regarding the campus application process, contact Fordham's International Study Abroad office at studyabroad@fordham.edu.

Capital City Fellows Program
Two-year fellowship appointments involving four six-month rotations in different city agencies of Washington, D.C. For graduate students and alumni with a Master’s degree in public administration, public policy, urban planning, or a related field.

Catholic Relief Services International Development Fellows Program
One-year assignments in developing countries in professional positions related to international relief and development. For graduate students in fields related to international development or others with 5+ years of relevant experience.

Churchill Scholarship
The Churchill Scholarship and Kanders Churchill Scholarship provide funding to American students for a year of Master’s study at the University of Cambridge, based at Churchill College. Scholars focus on STEM subjects and receive an opportunity for independent research (often leading to publications). University endorsement of applicants is required. For information regarding the campus application process, contact the Churchill campus representative: Dr. Marisa Iglesias, miglesias5@fordham.edu .

Clare Boothe Luce Graduate Fellowships
Funding to encourage women to enter, study, graduate, and teach in science, mathematics and engineering.

Critical Language Scholarship (CLS)
CLS offers summer language institutes in thirteen critical languages: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu. The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains. For information regarding the campus application process, contact the CLS campus representative: Dr. Marisa Iglesias, miglesias5@fordham.edu

DAAD Graduate Scholarships
Funding which may be used towards graduate degree at a German institution. Generally requires German language proficiency. For information regarding the campus application process, contact the DAAD campus representative: Dr. Marisa Iglesias, miglesias5@fordham.edu.

DAAD RISE Professional Internship
Career-building internships in Germany in fields of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences and engineering. For graduating seniors and current graduate students only. For information regarding the campus application process, contact the DAAD campus representative: Dr. Marisa Iglesias, miglesias5@fordham.edu.

Defense Intelligence Agency Undergraduate Training Assistance Program
DIA's Summer Internship Program provides promising undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to gain practical work experience in the areas of analysis, research, report writing, oral briefings, policy development, program management, and computer applications related to the intelligence field. Interns are appointed for a 10 to 12 week period from June through August, as full-time, temporary employees. Available to freshmen and sophomores interested in public service careers.

Emerging Markets Development Advisers Program (EMDAP)
One-year professional assignments in developing countries in positions involving business management assistance to small and medium sized businesses in the country. Available to current MBA students and Master’s students in related fields, as well as recent graduates of Master’s or MBA programs.

Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships
Predoctoral, Dissertation, and Postdoctoral fellowships are awarded to individuals from historically under-represented groups who are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level. The program supports graduate study in range of academic disciplines. For information regarding the campus application process, contact the Ford campus representative: Dr. Anna Beskin, beskin@fordham.edu.

Fulbright U.S. Student Grant
The Fulbright program funds year-long academic and cultural international exchanges that allow students from a wide array of disciplines to teach English, conduct independent research, pursue graduate degrees, and work in foreign government ministries, in addition to other specialized opportunities. University endorsement of applicants is required. For information regarding the campus application process, contact the Fulbright campus representative: Dr. Marisa Iglesias, miglesias5@fordham.edu.

Gates Cambridge Scholarship
Gates Cambridge scholars receive full-cost funding to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge. Available to seniors, alumni, and graduate students. For information regarding the campus application process, contact the Gates Cambridge campus representative: Dr. Marisa Iglesias, miglesias5@fordham.edu.

German Chancellor Fellowship for Prospective Leaders (Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation)
The German Chancellor Fellowship offers recent graduates an opportunity to explore career opportunities in Germany in any field of work. Applicants should develop a project idea and find the host to serve as a mentor. Available to seniors, alumni, and graduate students who can provide evidence of outstanding leadership skills.

Gilliam Fellowship for Advanced Studies
Full support for up to five years of study toward a PhD in the life sciences for students who plan to become faculty members at colleges and universities. Available to seniors, alumni, and graduate students who have participated in the Exceptional Research Opportunities Program (EXROP) of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship
Hertz Fellows receive the funding and research freedom needed to pursue their PhD, as well as mentorship from Hertz alumni. For students of applied physical, biological and engineering sciences. For study at select schools only.

Knight-Hennessy Scholarship
Knight-Hennessy Scholars develops a community of future global leaders to address complex challenges through collaboration and innovation. Scholars will receive full funding to pursue graduate study at Stanford including JD, MA, MBA, MD, MFA, MS, and PhD programs, as well as joint- and dual-degrees. For information regarding the campus application process, contact the Knight-Hennessy campus representative: Dr. Marisa Iglesias, miglesias5@fordham.edu.

Henry Luce Scholars Program
The Luce Scholars Program is a nationally competitive fellowship program designed to enhance the 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. University endorsement of applicants is required. For information regarding the campus application process, contact the Luce campus representative: Dr. Marisa Iglesias, miglesias5@fordham.edu.

James Madison Graduate Fellowship
The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation offers $24,000 James Madison Graduate Fellowships to individuals desiring to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution at the secondary school level. Fellowship applicants compete only against other applicants from the states of their legal residence.

Marshall Scholarship
Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a graduate degree in the United Kingdom. Up to forty Scholars are selected each year to study at graduate level at an UK institution in any field of study. The scholarship is awarded for two years of graduate study, with the possibility of a third year extension. University endorsement of applicants is required. For information regarding the campus application process, contact the Marshall campus representative: Dr. Marisa Iglesias, miglesias5@fordham.edu.

George J. Mitchell Scholarship
Up to twelve Mitchell Scholars between the ages of 18 and 30 are chosen annually for one academic year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Applicants are judged on scholarship, leadership, and a sustained commitment to community and public service. The Mitchell Scholarship Program provides tuition, accommodation, a stipend for living expenses and travel. University endorsement of applicants is required. For information regarding the campus application process, contact the Mitchell campus representative: Dr. Marisa Iglesias, miglesias5@fordham.edu.

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowships
National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowships are awarded to applicants who will pursue a doctoral degree in, or closely related to, an area of DoD interest within one of the STEM disciplines supported by DoD.

National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)
The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students NSF Graduate Research Fellowships support students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based Master's and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions. The Foundation provides a $30,000 stipend (12 month tenure) and a $10,500 allowance. For information regarding the campus application process, contact the NSF GRFP campus representative: Dr. Marisa Iglesias, miglesias5@fordham.edu.

Phi Kappa Phi Fellowships
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi currently awards fifty Fellowships of $8,500 each, six at $20,000 each, and two at $35,000 each to members entering the first year of graduate or professional study in any discipline or professional field. Each active Phi Kappa Phi chapter may select one candidate from among its local applicants to compete for the Society-wide awards. For information regarding the campus application process, contact the Phi Kappa Phi campus representative: Dr. Marisa Iglesias, miglesias5@fordham.edu.

Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship
The Program provides graduate fellowships to qualified college seniors and college graduates committed to joining the Foreign Service. The fellowship helps finance two-year graduate programs, provides two summer internships, offers mentoring from a Foreign Service Officer, and provides other professional development activities. For information regarding the campus application process, contact the Pickering campus representative: Dr. Marisa Iglesias, miglesias5@fordham.edu.

Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship
The Rangel Graduate Fellowship is a program that aims to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State in which they can help formulate, represent and implement U.S. foreign policy. The Rangel Program selects outstanding Rangel Fellows annually in a highly competitive nationwide process and supports them through two years of graduate study, internships, mentoring, and professional development activities. Upon completion of the program, fellows receive appointments as Foreign Service Officers. For information regarding the campus application process, contact the Rangel campus representative: Dr. Marisa Iglesias, miglesias5@fordham.edu.

Rhodes Scholarship
Supports scholars from the US to study for two years at Oxford University. The Scholarship covers all educational costs for a two or three year program in any discipline or course of study available at Oxford University. University endorsement of applicants is required. For information regarding the campus application process, contact the Rhodes campus representative: Dr. Marisa Iglesias, miglesias5@fordham.edu.

Saint Andrew's Society Of New York Scholarship
Provides scholarships of up to $35,000 to three outstanding U.S. students of Scottish descent each year for graduate study in Scotland. The scholarship may be used for tuition, room and board, and other expenses. University endorsement of applicants is required. For information regarding the campus application process, contact the Saint Andrews campus representatives: Dr. Marisa Iglesias, miglesias5@fordham.edu.

Schwarzman Scholarship
Provides students the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and professional networks through a one-year Master’s Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing – one of China’s most prestigious universities. University endorsement of applicants is required. For information regarding the campus application process, contact the Schwarzman campus representatives: Dr. Marisa Iglesias, miglesias5@fordham.edu.

Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service
The SMART Scholarship is an opportunity for students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines to receive a full scholarship and be gainfully employed by the Department of Defense (DoD) upon degree completion.

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
The Soros program invests in the graduate education of 30 New Americans—immigrants and children of immigrants—who are poised to make significant contributions in their field. Each Fellow receives up to $90,000 in financial support to fund graduate study at an accredited graduate program in the U.S. Available to seniors, alumni, and graduate students in any discipline. For information regarding the campus application process, contact the Soros campus representative: Dr. Marisa Iglesias, miglesias5@fordham.edu.

ThinkSwiss Research Scholarship
ThinkSwiss Scholarships support highly motivated and qualified U.S. and Canadian undergraduate and graduate students to get a research experience or to participate in a summer school course in Switzerland. For enrolled students only.

PPIA Junior Summer Institutes
The PPIA Junior Summer Institute Fellowship is a rigorous program for undergraduates committed to careers in public service. Candidates must be in their junior year during the time of application and have plans to obtain a master’s or joint degree in public policy, policy administration, international affairs or a related field. Fellows will study at the campus of one of its five participating universities in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, California, Michigan, or Minnesota and will receive a living stipend and additional support for tuition, travel, and housing.