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

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

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

Trinity Fellows

Trinity Fellows complete a master’s degree in 21 months while serving in substantial, meaningful roles within a nonprofit or public organization for the entirety of their fellowship. Fellows are selected based on their academic achievement, passion for service and social justice, and leadership. Fellows receive a full-tuition scholarship, monthly stipend, and nonprofit work placement.


  • Must meet the admission requirements of the Marquette University Graduate School or Graduate School of Management program of choice
  • 2+ years of full-time employment with a nonprofit organization

Deadline: January 15, 2021

Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship provides full-time six to nine-month paid fellowships for recent college and graduate school alumni to work on international peace and security issues with one of more than two dozen participating public-interest organizations in Washington, DC. Scoville Fellows are paid at an annual rate of $40,800 ($3,400 per month), and receive basic health insurance compensation, mentoring, a small stipend for professional development purposes, and travel costs.


  • Have completed a bachelors or graduate degree
  • Strong interest in peace and security
  • U.S. citizens and to non-U.S. citizens living in the U.S. eligible for employment

Deadlines Extended: January 19, 2021

Boren Fellowships for International Study

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. Fellows have the option to pair their language study with self-designed research projects, academic study, or internships during their time abroad.


  • Open to U.S. citizens and plan to be matriculated in a graduate degree program at the time they will be receiving the award

Deadline: January 27, 2021

​APAICS Congressional Fellowship

The APAICS Congressional Fellowship is designed for young AAPI professionals looking to increase their experience in public policy and service. The full-time, paid, 9-month program, places fellows in congressional offices to gain policy experience serving as part of the legislative team.


  • Completed an undergraduate or graduate degree and/or have at least five years of public service experience prior to the program start date

Deadline: January 31, 2021

Fellowship for Graduate Students in Economics at George Mason University

The Mercatus Center at George Mason University offers two fellowships for graduate students in economics at George Mason University: the PhD Fellowship and the MA Fellowship. These fellowships are designed to prepare students for careers in academia and public policy by providing full tuition support, a stipend, and practical experience working as research assistants to leading academic and policy scholars. In addition to their coursework and research experience, fellows also participate in reading groups, workshops, and career development seminars.


  • The PhD Fellowship is for students who are pursuing a doctoral degree in economics at George Mason University
  • The MA Fellowship for students pursuing a master’s degree in economics at George Mason University

Deadline: February 1, 2021 for the PhD Fellowship and February 15, 2021 for the MA Fellowship. 

Meridian Institute Ruckelshaus Fellowship

The Ruckelshaus Fellowship is an opportunity for early-career professionals to contribute to Meridian’s mission—to play hands-on roles in helping people collaborate to solve complex problems and implement solutions that improve lives, the environment, and the economy. The Fellowship is a two-year, full-time position with Meridian, and applicants who are selected will begin work in June 2021.


  • Recent undergraduates
  • U.S citizen or eligible to work in the U.S

Deadline: February 1, 2021

Overseas Faculty Development Seminars

The Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) offers fully-funded overseas seminars that allow faculty and administrators from U.S. community colleges and minority-serving institutions to gain the requisite first-hand experience needed to develop international courses, curriculum, and teaching materials.


  • Open to faculty and administrators from U.S. community colleges and minority-serving institutions.


  • Mexico’s Indigenous Languages and Cultures: February 1, 2021
  • West Africa and the Diaspora—Continuities and Transformations: February 1, 2021
  • Exploring Urban Sustainability through India’s Cities: March 1, 2021

Foreign Affairs IT Fellowship

The Foreign Affairs Information Technology Fellowship program provides a path to an exciting career in the U.S. Foreign Service through academic funding (up to $75,000), internships, professional development, and ultimately, an appointment (full-time position) as a Foreign Service Information Management Specialist (IMS).


  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be enrolled in an IT-related degree program and starting your junior year in fall 2021, or seeking admission for fall 2021 in a two-year IT-related master’s degree program, at a U.S.-based accredited institution (in-person or online programs)
  • Hold a minimum 3.2 GPA

Deadline: February 1, 2021

Boren Scholarships for International Study

Boren Scholarships offer undergraduates up to $25,000 to fund immersive language study programs overseas. Boren Scholars from diverse fields of study immerse themselves in the cultures in world regions critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad


  • U.S. citizens and plan to be matriculated in an undergraduate degree program at the time they will be receiving the award

Deadline: February 3, 2021 

Urban Leaders Fellowship

The Urban Leaders Fellowship is a paid summer fellowship for early to mid-career professionals who are already leaders in their own right and are looking to accelerate their leadership through a seven-week fellowship with a focus on policy and practice. Fellows spend half of their time working on a critical policy project with a partner elected official, helping to enact a vision for improving their cities, and the other half of their time working with an innovative partner organization.


  • You don’t need a specific background in legislative policy to apply, just a passion to learn about policy
  • 2 years of professional experience

Deadlines: February 6, 2021 | March 20, 2021

The Chinese Language Fellowship

The Chinese Language Fellowship Program (CLFP) is a nationwide initiative to strengthen the next generation of American scholars focused on China. The program supports American graduate students with a fellowship of up to $50,000 so that they can devote one year to intensive Chinese language training at an institution of the fellow’s choice, generally in China or Taiwan.


  • Be a currently enrolled Ph.D. student
  • Or a current or recent Master’s degree students planning to pursue a PhD

Deadline: February 21, 2021

WW Teaching Fellowships

The WW Teaching Fellowship recruits the nation’s best and brightest recent college graduates and career changers in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, or math) with generous financial support to complete an intensive yearlong master’s degree program in teaching at one of WW Teaching Fellowship’s partner universities in Pennsylvania.


  • Majored in and/or have a strong professional background in a STEM field.
  • Completed an undergraduate degree (or its international equivalent) in a STEM field by Spring 2021 with a 3.0 GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  • U.S. citizenship or permanent residency.

Deadline: March 1, 2021

The Gulf Research Program Science Policy Fellowship

The Gulf Research Program’s Science Policy Fellowship program helps scientists hone their skills by putting them to practice for the benefit of Gulf Coast communities and ecosystems. Fellows gain first-hand experience at the interface of science and policy as they spend one year on the staff of federal, state, local, or non-governmental environmental, natural resource, oil and gas, or public health agency in the Gulf of Mexico region. Fellows receive a stipend based on their experience, professional development, and may be eligible for additional funding.


  • Be currently enrolled in a doctoral program or hold an eligible degree
  • Come from an area of research relevant to the charge of the Gulf Research Program to focus on “human health and environmental protection including issues relating to offshore oil drilling and hydrocarbon production and transportation in the Gulf of Mexico and on the United States’ outer continental shelf.”
  • Be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or lawful permanent resident.

    Deadline: March 3, 2021

Hansen Leadership Institute for Young Leaders

The Hansen Leadership Institute brings together young leaders from all over the world and the United States who want to learn leadership skills, public speaking, negotiation, conflict resolution, community building, and intercultural management. Fellows receive a stipend, travel reimbursement, and more.


  • 20-25 years of age
  • Have completed at least 2 years of university study, or currently in your second year
  • Open only for U.S. Citizens

Deadline: March 15, 2021

Adam Smith, the Frédéric Bastiat, and the Oskar Morgenstern Fellowships

The Mercatus Center at George Mason University offers 3 fellowships for graduate students who are interested in political economy in disciplines including, but not limited to, economics, law, political science, sociology, and philosophy. Adam Smith, Frédéric Bastiat, and Oskar Morgenstern Fellows attend colloquia during the academic year where they discuss ideas in political economy and how those ideas relate to their own research with leading scholars and other graduate students. Fellows receive an honorarium, travel and lodging to colloquia, and books and other academic materials related to the fellowship program.


  • Adam Smith Fellowship is for graduate students enrolled in PhD programs at any university and in any discipline including
  • The Frédéric Bastiat Fellowship is for graduate students who are enrolled in master’s, juris doctoral, and doctoral programs from any university and in any discipline including
  • The Oskar Morgenstern Fellowship is for students who are enrolled in PhD programs from any university and in any discipline with training in quantitative methods

Deadline: March 15, 2021

George Mason University’s Virtual Don Lavoie Fellowship

The Don Lavoie Fellowship is an entirely virtual, semester-long fellowship designed to support advanced undergraduates, recent graduates considering graduate school, and early-stage graduate students. Fellows will strengthen their understanding of political economy and its application to their research and policy interests by engaging with readings and participating in discussions with scholars and their peers. Fellows receive a stipend and all required readings for online events, as well as advice on research, jobs, and graduate school.


  • Advanced undergrads, recent graduates considering graduate school, and early-stage graduate students
  • Have an interest in studying key ideas in the Austrian, Virginia, and Bloomington schools of political economy

Deadline: April 15, 2021


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