Sponsored by National Security Education Program (NSEP)
Graduate Boren Fellowships offer Master’s, PhD, and professional degree candidates up to $30,000 for language study and research projects in dozens of countries around the world.
As a Boren Fellow, you have the opportunity to:
BUILD PROFICIENCY IN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE
Boren Fellows study a wide range of critical languages, including Arabic, Hindi, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili. Boren Awards are available to students of all proficiency levels who are committed to enhancing their skills.
IMMERSE YOURSELF IN ANOTHER CULTURE
Boren Fellows from diverse fields of study immerse themselves in the cultures in world regions critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East.
FUND YOUR RESEARCH
Boren Fellows have the option to pair their language study with self-designed research projects, academic study, or internships during their time abroad.
LAUNCH A CAREER IN PUBLIC SERVICE
Boren Fellows are committed to public service, applying their language skills, cultural knowledge, and academic credentials in careers critical to U.S. national security throughout the federal government, including the Departments of State, Defense, and Homeland Security, and USAID. Program alumni are given preference when applying to many of the positions at these agencies.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens and plan to be matriculated in a graduate degree program at the time they will be receiving the award.
2021 Boren Fellowships applications will be due on January 27, 2021. Start your application today at https://borenawards.org
Undergraduates are encouraged to apply for Boren Scholarships, which provide up to $25,000 for overseas language study.
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