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Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program

Eligibility

  • The program is open to US citizens, US permanent residents, and non-US citizens who hold the following visas: F-1 students using CPT (curricular practical training); F-1 students using OPT (optional practical training); J-2 dependents; J-1 students using academic training; J- 1 research scholars with written approval of their Responsible Officer; DACA recipients; and adjustment applicants, refugees, asylees, and selected other visa classes.
  • Graduate and professional school students and those who have completed graduate studies (degree awarded) within the last five years may apply.  Areas of study may include social/behavioral sciences, health and medicine, physical or biological sciences, engineering, law/business/public administration, or relevant interdisciplinary fields.

More Details

  • The Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program provides early career individuals with the opportunity to spend 12 weeks at the National Academies in Washington, DC learning about science and technology policy and the role that scientists and engineers play in advising the nation.
  • Each year, applicants from around the world become part of a National Academies’ committee, board, or unit where they are assigned to a mentor and learn about the world of science and technology policy.
  • STEPS TO APPLY:

    1. Review your eligibility. This is an early career fellowship program.  Graduate and professional school students and those who have completed graduate studies (degree awarded) within the last five years may apply.  Areas of study may include social/behavioral sciences, health and medicine, physical or biological sciences, engineering, law/business/public administration, or relevant interdisciplinary fields. Learn more about eligibility.

    2. Review the Prospective Units page. Click on unit links to find activities that interest you. Consider e-mailing unit staff to gauge their interest in hosting a fellow.

    3. Fill out the application form. Your application may be saved at various stages and returned to later.

    4. Notify Referees.  TWO references are required.  These must be relevant to your academic, professional, volunteer, or other related experience.  Towards the beginning of the application form, you will be asked to provide an email address for each referee.  Complete this section right away to ensure that your referees have adequate time to submit their reference before the application deadline. Mailed reference letters will NOT be accepted.

    IMPORTANT:

    Please alert your referees that they will receive an automated “Information Request” email from Scholar Select/Mirzayan S&T Policy Fellowship Program. This email will contain a unique link to a recommendation form to be filled on your behalf.  An email confirmation will be sent to you when a reference has been received.

    To ensure delivery of the recommendation request, you may wish to ask your referees to add policyfellows@nas.edu to their contacts, email address book, or safe senders list.

    5. Review all sections of the application prior to submission.

    6. Submit application.

Davis-Putter Scholarships

Eligibility

  • Grantees must be enrolled and receiving college credits for the time period covered by their grant.
  • Open to non-US citizens who are attending an accredited university.

More Details

  • Need-based grants (up to $6,000) to undergraduate or graduate students who are able to do academic work at the college level, and are actively working for peace and justice.
  • Students can begin applying for a grant starting 1/1/2017

Finlandia Foundation National Trust Scholarship

Eligibility

  • Projects that relate to past, present, or future of Finnish and Finnish-American culture and are characterized by MANY of the following:
    • receives favorable attention and has a high profile and visibility
    • will be experienced by many people
    • appeals to all Americans, no only ethnic Finns
    • involves worthy activity for children and young adults to assure an interest in Finnish and Finnish-American culture by future generations
    • has multiplier or leverage qualities
    • can be replicated or become a permanent addition to the cultural life of a community
    • is well planned an implemented by individuals or groups
    • involves services of volunteers
    • has a detailed budget, income and expenses
    • adds to the body of research about Finnish and Finnish-American culture
    • if applicable, includes a marketing plan for a project that involves sales of items or event tickets
  • $5,000 is the maximum you may request.
  • Grant recipients agree to deliver a progress report at six months and a final report within one year of the grant being awarded.
  • Unused funds must be returned.
  • Grants must be supported by a chapter of FFN. Click here for the list of chapters.

More Details

All applications must be submitted by January 17, 2019.

How to Apply

  • Complete the application found online.

The application and submission guidelines can be found on the scholarship’s website.

Ford School Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Eligibility

Eligibility to apply for a Ford fellowship is limited to:

  • All US citizens, nationals and permanent US residents (holders of a Permanent Resident Card) of the United States, and individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, regardless of race, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation
  • Individuals with evidence of superior academic achievement (such as grade point average, class rank, honors or other designations)
  • Individuals committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level
    • There are three levels of the fellowship program, including predoctoral, dissertation, and postdoctoral.

More Details

  • Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

Humane Studies Fellowships

Eligibility

  • Be enrolled in a PhD program for the upcoming academic year.
  • Have a research interest that contributes to liberty-advancing scholarship.
  • Over the course of the academic year, you will also be required to accomplish either of the following:
    • Present your research project at a conference.
    • Have your research project ready for submission to a peer-reviewed journal by September 2018.

More Details

All applications must be submitted by March 1, 2018.

How to Apply

  • Complete the online application
  • Answer the two following prompts in 500 words or fewer:
    • Describe the research project you will complete as part of the fellowship.
    • Tell us how your research project advances liberty.
  • Upload the following:
    • Your CV.
    • A recent writing sample of 3,000 words or fewer. If your preferred writing sample is longer than 3,000 words, a partial sample of that work is acceptable.
    • An electronic transcript from your current (or most recent) institution. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.

The application and submission guidelines can be found on the scholarship’s website.

International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF)

Eligibility

  • The program is open to graduate students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences enrolled in PhD programs in the United States
  • No restrictions on citizenship

More Details

  • The program invites proposals for dissertation research conducted, in whole or in part, outside the United States, on non-US topics. It will consider applications for dissertation research grounded in a single site, informed by broader cross-regional and interdisciplinary perspectives, as well as applications for multi-sited, comparative, and transregional research. Proposals that identify the United States as a case for comparative inquiry are welcome; however, proposals that focus predominantly or exclusively on the United States are not eligible.
  • The IDRF application must be filled out online and can be accessed through the SSRC Online Application Portal. You will also use this portal to contact your referees and language evaluator(s), complete the research relevance section, upload your research proposal and bibliography, and send reminders to referees and language evaluators.

The application and submission guidelines can be found on the scholarship’s website.

Japan-IMF Scholarship Program for Advanced Studies

Eligibility

  • Must be a Japanese citizen.
  • Able to obtain a Ph.D.by age 34.
  • Studying at, or applying to, a Ph.D. program in macroeconomics at a university outside of Japan. Only universities with a strong doctoral program in macroeconomics are eligible.
  • Entering the 1st, 2nd or 3rd year of the Ph.D. program.

More Details

All applications must be submitted by January 31, 2019.

How to Apply

  • The application is available online, must be completed in English, and include the following:
      • A personal statement focusing on the applicant’s background, career goals, and interest in working as an IMF economist;
      • A complete university transcript for the applicant’s prior studies and, if already a graduate student, a current university transcript;
      • GRE and TOEFL or IELTS scores;
      • A copy of one application to a Ph.D. program; and
      • Two reference letters

The application and submission guidelines can be found on the scholarship’s website.

Josephine de Karman Scholarships

Eligibility

  • Open to students in any discipline, including international students, who are currently enrolled in a university or college located within the United States
  • Only candidates for the PhD who will defend their dissertation in or about June 2019 and undergraduates entering their senior year (will receive bachelors degree in or about June 2019) are eligible for consideration for a 2018-2019 fellowship
  • Postdoctoral and masters degree students are not eligible for consideration
  • Special consideration will be given to applicants in the Humanities

More Details

All applications must be submitted by midnight on January 31, 2018.

How to Apply

  • Submit the following as one package:
    • Completed application
    • Transcripts of your graduate and undergraduate studies at institutions in the United States and Canada
    • Two letters of recommendation

The application and submission guidelines can be found on the scholarship’s website.

Phi Kappa Phi Fellowships

Eligibility

  • You must be an active member of Phi Kappa Phi or have accepted membership by June 30 of the year in which you are applying.
  • You must also have applied to enroll as a full-time student in a post-baccalaureate program of study for the current academic year.
  • Accredited international institutions are acceptable, and international students can apply.

More Details

Selection Criteria:

  • Academic achievement, including transcripts, honors and awards, relevant research experience, standardized test scores, and samples of creative work
  • Service and leadership experience, on and off campus
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement and career goals
  • Work Sample
  • Acceptance at an approved graduate or professional program