Open Calls for Applications: 2024 Fellowships, Grants, and Fully Funded Graduate Programs

Mar 28, 2019

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The following list of open calls for applications includes professional fellowships, research grants for individuals, and graduate school funding opportunities, funding awards, and fully funded graduate programs that are now accepting applications.

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The opportunities are listed in order of application deadlines. Click the links to learn more!

Entry-Level to Experienced Teachers Positions at Success Academy

Success Academy provides rapid career advancement and leadership roles within and beyond the classroom. Teachers in this top-performing K-12 charter school in NYC join a team of dedicated professionals committed to empowering children from low-income neighborhoods. No prior education background is necessary for teaching positions; Success Academy offers comprehensive training and a proven curriculum, allowing teachers to focus on student engagement rather than lesson planning. This position offers competitive compensation, relocation benefits, health plans and more.


  • A bachelor’s degree before your first day of work with Success Academy
  • A rigorous and relevant academic major (i.e, biology, history, chemistry, economics, physics, English, mathematics, engineering)
  • Ability to work in person in New York City

Roles will be filled on a rolling basis- apply now

Technologist-in-Residence Fellowship for Early & Mid-Career Applicants

The program enables early-and mid-career technologists with a demonstrated interest in foreign policy to spend ten months at the Council’s New York or Washington, DC, office researching and writing about issues at the intersection of technology and foreign policy or national security. The fellowship runs for ten months, starting in September 2024. The program pays a salary at the rate of $130,000 for ten-months for full-time employment.


  • Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. The Council on Foreign Relations does not sponsor applicants for employment visas.
  • Applicants must hold at least a bachelor’s degree or equivalent.

Deadline: February 28, 2024

USAID Science for Development Fellowships

Applications are open for the inaugural cohort of Science for Development Fellows in Washington, DC, a two-year, immersive professional development opportunity. Your science and technology (S&T) expertise is needed at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to help solve critical international development challenges across a broad range of issues, including global health, food security, humanitarian assistance, economic growth, water and sanitation, climate change, environment, energy, gender equality, and education. Fellows will be supported with an annual salary ranging from $99,200 up to $141,557, along with a comprehensive benefits package.


  • Hold a qualifying degree: doctoral-level scientists and engineers with a master’s degree are encouraged to apply from across STEMM disciplines
  • Be a U.S. Citizen
  • Able to obtain a security clearance

Deadline: February 29, 2024

The Pauli Murray Fellowship

This fellowship, honoring the legacy of Reverend Dr. Pauli Murray is designed for college grads who have overcome systemic barriers to achievement and are eager to kickstart their nonprofit careers. Dedicated to cultivating the next generation of leaders, this 18-month program promises meaningful exposure, access and training to enhance your leadership skills. Fellows receive full-time employment, a $72,000 annual salary, benefits for 18 months at the ACLU National Headquarters in New York, and more.


  • College graduate by September 2024 seeking entry-level role
  • Eligibility to work in the United States through the duration of the program (September 2024 – March 2026)

Deadline: March 8, 2024

Mercatus Center’s Funded Graduate Student Fellowships

The Mercatus Center’s graduate student fellowships are awarded to students in any discipline and at any university. Fellows will join a network of Mercatus students, alumni, faculty, and scholars who are conducting and engaging with cutting-edge research in contemporary political economy. They have four funded, part-time fellowships available for graduate students.


  • Varies by program

Deadline: March 15, 2024

The Hansen Leadership Institute

The Hansen Leadership Institute brings together promising students from all over the world who want to expand and enhance their capacity for leadership, public speaking, community building, social entrepreneurship, negotiation, mediation, and conflict resolution. Hansen Fellows come from all majors. They often have an interest in multicultural understanding and international relations, diplomacy, economic development, or international security. They receive hands-on training from experts and leading practitioners at the University of San Diego’s School of Leadership and Education Sciences.


  • Students or recent students who are 20-25 years of age

Deadline: March 15, 2024

Zemurray-Stone Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Latin American Studies

The Zemurray-Stone Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Latin American Studies at the Stone Center invites scholars and specialists to apply for a one-year, residential opportunity. The fellowship aims to support professional development and enrich the research environment at the Center by fostering creative exchange and collaboration within the research community. The program is open to scholars and practitioners in media, sound, and cultural studies, emphasizing transnational approaches, modes and genres, film history and theory, and intermediality. A stipend of $48,940, along with benefits, is provided for successful applicants.


  • Applicants who are ABD must complete their Ph.D. by May 2024.

Deadline: March 15, 2024

Weil Legal Innovators Program

The Weil Legal Innovators Program (WLI) engages incoming law school students in addressing some of the most pressing social and legal challenges in our communities today. Innovators defer their first year of law school to work at a partner nonprofit organization for a paid public service fellowship, executing a strategic initiative designed to leverage their passion for justice and commitment to public service, while amplifying the impact of the nonprofits and their important missions. Innovators receive $60,000 in compensation for the fellowship year,a law school scholarship, plus full health benefits and more.


  • All students who have been accepted to a J.D. program at one of the WLI law school partners are eligible to apply.

Deadline: March 18, 2024

Urban Leaders Fellowship

The Urban Leaders Fellowship is a paid summer fellowship that recruits the best and brightest for an intensive, seven-week experience in ten premier cities. Throughout the fellowship, ULF will work with fellows to identify the right career path, connect them with leaders in the field, and provide leadership coaching, career coaching, and ongoing support even after the fellowship ends.


  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Professionals with at least 2 years of professional experience and a bachelors degree OR 5 years of professional experience and no bachelors degree

Deadline: March 20, 2024

The Partners for Justice Professional Fellowship

The PFJ Professional Fellowship offers recent graduates and entry-level professionals hands-on experience in public service and the legal system. PFJ Client Advocates are placed as full-time employees within public defenders’ offices for up to two years. Working closely with defense attorneys, Advocates support low-income people facing criminal charges with life-changing services such as housing, employment, social and medical benefits, and more.


  • Must be authorized to work in the US for two years

Deadline: March 25, 2024

Hollyhock Humanities Fellowship

The Hollyhock Humanities Fellowship is a year-long learning adventure for accomplished metro-NYC area high school social studies teachers. It includes a summer seminar and workshops with renowned historians, supportive coaching, a diverse community, as well as a $3,000 stipend. Sharpen your craft with excellent, engaging PD in using documents for close reading, discourse and developing historical thinking.


  • Accomplished high school social studies teachers from the NYC-area who have at least 3 years of teaching experience.
  • Sessions are in-person in lower Manhattan, so must be close enough to join those.

Rolling deadline through April 5, 2024

The Don Lavoie Fellowship

The Don Lavoie Fellowship is a competitive, renewable, and online fellowship program for advanced undergraduates, recent graduates, and early-stage graduate students. Fellowships are open to students from any discipline who are interested in studying key ideas in political economy and learning how to utilize these ideas in academic and policy research. The total award of up to $1,250 includes a stipend, all required readings for online events, and advice on research, jobs, and graduate school.


  • Advanced undergraduate students, recent graduates, and early-stage graduate students interested in the Mercatus approach to political economy and policy analysis are encouraged to apply.
  • Any student of any nationality at any university, in the US or abroad, is eligible to apply.

Deadline: April 15, 2024

 James Buchanan Fellowship

The aim of this fellowship is to encourage early-career scholars to critically engage ideas in the political economy of Adam Smith and the Austrian, Virginia, and Bloomington schools of political economy. In addition, James Buchanan Fellows will be introduced to contemporary applications of these ideas to questions in social sciences dealing with the dynamics and institutional underpinnings of economic, political, and social coordination. The total award of up to $8,000 includes a stipend, all required reading materials, and travel and lodging to attend colloquia hosted by the Mercatus Center.


  • The Mercatus Center’s James Buchanan Fellowship is awarded to scholars in any discipline who have recently graduated from their doctoral programs.

Deadline: April 15, 2024

William D. Clarke, Sr. Diplomatic Security Fellowship

The William D. Clarke, Sr. Diplomatic Security Fellowship, funded by the U.S. Department of State, is a path to a career in the Foreign Service as a Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) Special Agent. If you plan to enter a master’s degree program in fall 2025 and love the idea of pursuing a career protecting diplomacy and making a difference in the world, the Clarke DS Fellowship may be the perfect opportunity for you. This two-year fellowship provides up to $42,000 annually for two years in academic funding for tuition, room and board, books, mandatory fees, and some travel expenses, stipends, housing, and more.


  • Be a U.S. citizen.
  • Be planning to enter a two-year, full-time master’s degree program in fall 2025 at a U.S.-based accredited institution.

Deadline: April 29, 2024

The Rotary Peace Fellowship

Join a network of peace and development leaders and earn either a fully funded master’s degree or a fully funded postgraduate diploma at one of the Rotary Peace Centers located at premier universities around the world. More than 1,700 program alumni are working in more than 140 countries as leaders in national governments, nongovernmental organizations, education and research, human rights law, media and arts, and international organizations such as the United Nations. Fellowships cover tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and internship and field-study expenses.


  • Have three years of related work experience for the master’s program
  • Have five years of related work experience for the certificate program
  • Have a bachelor’s degree

Deadline: May 15, 2024

The Carman International Fellowship

Each year, Mosaic International selects a fellow to work directly with their partner program in Tanzania, Building a Caring Community (BCC), which is an outreach ministry of the Lutheran Church in Tanzania (ELCT). Building a Caring Community, a Mosaic-supported program in Moshi, Tanzania, works with 220 children and young adults with intellectual disabilities, a very under-served population in Sub-Saharan Africa. Fellows will be responsible for consultation and collaboration with program staff in Tanzania to strengthen programs, build capacity, and increase sustainability. Stipend and housing allowance, round-trip travel to Tanzania, language tutoring, and more are included.


  • 12-month commitment to living and working in Moshi, Tanzania starting in January 2025
  • Bachelor’s degree

Deadline: May 1, 2024

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