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

Mar 28, 2019 • Views 11,477

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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!

SV Academy’s Business Development Fellowship

ProFellow and SV Academy have collaborated to offer placement for a select number of individuals in SV Academy’s Business Development Fellowship. SV Academy’s employer-funded fellowship is 12 weeks and leads to a full-time business development role at high-growth tech companies in San Francisco Bay Area and the Silicon Valley. The best part is that it’s online, part-time and 100% tuition-free.


  • Open to U.S. citizens/Green Card holders
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree (or within 60 days of graduation)

Deadline: Rolling – one new cohort opens each month!

Alfa Fellowship Program in Russia

The Alfa Fellowship Program provides emerging leaders from the U.S., U.K., and Germany with the opportunity to gain professional experience in business, media, law, policy, and other related areas through an 11-month, fully-funded fellowship in Moscow.

The program includes language training, seminar programs and hands-on work experience at prominent organizations in Russia.


  • U.S., U.K., or German citizen between the ages of 25 and 35
  • Bachelor’s degree and 2-3 years of relevant professional experience in business, economics, journalism, law, public policy, or a related field
  • Graduate degree in business, economics, journalism, law, public policy, international relations, or a related field preferred
  • Russian language experience is preferred, however not required

Deadline: November 15, 2019

Sketch Model Olin College Creative Residency

Olin College of Engineering is seeking individuals or collectives for a one year residency whose work is significantly housed in the arts and humanities and whose interests might intersect in provocative and convivial ways with a small undergraduate college where all students major in engineering.

Fellows will carry out independent projects, collaborate with students and faculty, and conceive campus-wide events. Practitioners can come from the fine arts, design and architecture, craft, music, theatrical or dance performance, film, writing, new media, and the many hybrid forms of socially engaged and durational practices in contemporary global culture.


  • Early, mid-, and late-career practitioners and/or scholars in the arts or humanities who have an interest in a significant collaborative project that will engage some aspect of engineering and/or engineering education

Deadline: November 15, 2019

Horowitz Foundation Grants for Social Policy 

Founded in 1997, the Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy promotes research and understanding in the major fields of the social sciences through small grants to support the dissertation research of aspiring doctoral candidates.

Each grant is worth a total of $7,500 paid in two separate installments. Initially, the recipient receives $5,000. To receive the second installment of $2,500, recipients must achieve one of the following:

  • Acceptance and approval of their dissertation;
  • Acceptance of an article based on the research by a peer-reviewed journal; or
  • Invitation to write and publish a book chapter based on the research.


  • Applicants must be current PhD (or DrPH) candidates who are working on their dissertation
  • Applicants must not have a PhD; those who do, are ineligible;
  • Applicants must have defended their dissertation proposal or had their topic approved by their department;
  • Applicants can be from any country and any university in the world. US citizenship or residency is not required.​

Deadline: December 1, 2019

IHS Humane Studies Fellowship for PhD Candidates

The Institute for Humane Studies is committed to lightening the financial burden of getting a PhD. Students interested in developing, teaching, and applying classical liberal ideas and the principles of a free society are encouraged to apply. The Humane Studies Fellowship provides up to $15,000 in direct financial aid to get you through your PhD program.


  • Be enrolled full time in a PhD program at any institution for the 2020-2021 academic year
  • Have a research interest that contributes to the advancement of classical liberal scholarship

Deadline: December 1, 2019

UVA Dean’s Fellowship

The University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education and Human Development Dean’s Fellowship Program provides increased financial support for top Ph.D. applicants. Winners of this fellowship will receive full coverage of four years of tuition and fees, health insurance and $32,000 for each year of study.


  • All full-time, on-Grounds Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) applicants in the Curry School of Education and Human Development are eligible and automatically considered for the fellowship

Deadline: December 1 or 15, 2019, depending on the program

Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowships

This fellowship is designed for high-achieving candidates with STEM backgrounds who show promise as teachers—including graduating college seniors, recent graduates, and mid-career or second-career professionals. Fellows are admitted into a master’s degree program and offered a stipend of $32,000. Upon completion of the program, they obtain salaried employment in high-need schools in the School District of Philadelphia (SDP), Pittsburg Public Schools (PPS) or some of its surrounding areas.


  • Have majored in or have a strong professional background in a STEM field
  • Graduated with a 3.0 GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Have U.S. citizenship or permanent residency
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the program and its goals

Deadlines: December 3, 2019 and January 30, 2020

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: Atlanta, Dallas, Denver, Indianapolis, Kansas City, MO, Nashville, New Orleans, Oakland, Tulsa, and Washington D.C. Fellows spend half of their time working on a critical policy project with a partner elected official and the other half of their time working with an innovative partner organization committed to social justice & community impact. Fellows are assisted in finding the right career path, connected with leaders in the field, and provided with leadership coaching, career coaching, and ongoing support even after the fellowship ends.


  • Fellows must have at least two years of professional experience

Deadline: December 14, 2019 | February 1, 2020 | March 21, 2020

The 2020 Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship

This organization provides full-time six to nine-month 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 will have the opportunity to work with senior-level staff to conduct research, write articles and reports, organize talks and conferences sponsored by their host organization, and directly support public education and advocacy initiatives.


  • Bachelors degree; those with a graduate degree are also welcome to apply
  • Excellent academic record and a strong interest in issues of peace and security
  • Open to all U.S. citizens and to non-U.S. citizens living in the U.S. eligible for employment

Deadline: January 6, 2020

Pardee RAND Graduate School Fully Funded Ph.D. Program in Policy Analysis

The Pardee RAND Graduate School is a selective, multidisciplinary doctoral program with a focus on policy analysis — the first and largest of its kind in the country. Pardee RAND’s program enables students to cover their tuition while receiving a consistent stipend for living expenses each year and graduate debt-free.


  • Have completed a bachelor’s degree; an advanced degree and/or some work experience
  • Demonstrate strong quantitative skills; all majors and disciplines are welcome

Deadline: January 7, 2020

Coro Fellowship Program in Public Affairs

The Coro Fellowship is one of the nation’s most prestigious public affairs programs for aspiring leaders who wish to create change across sectors and differences and contribute meaningfully to the public good. Fellowships occur over nine months in a high-impact urban US city: San Francisco, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, or New York. Fellows learn through interactions with various stakeholders, numerous work placements and leadership development seminars to develop critical thinking, analytical, governance and leadership skills.


  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Post-graduate academic study or work experience is preferred, though not required
  • A passion for civic engagement

Deadline: January 8, 2020

Hertog Foundation Fellowships in Politics & Public Policy

The Hertog Foundation offers fellowships for college undergraduates and recent grads in Washington, D.C. Each comes with housing and funds to offset living and travel costs.

Weekend Seminars
Intensive weekend programs that allow students to dive into pressing policy issues with leading experts and thinkers. Includes housing, meals, and travel.


  • Undergraduates, recent graduates, graduate students, & young professionals under the age of 35

Deadline: January 14, 2020

Political Studies Program
Fellows study classic texts in political thought and some of the seminal documents of American politics with an outstanding faculty. In addition, students study selected public policy issues with some of those who helped formulate and implement those policies. Provides housing, some meals, and a stipend.


  • Undergraduates and very recent graduates (2019 or 2020)

Deadline: January 14, 2020

War Studies Program
The War Studies Program, run by the Institute for the Study of War, aims to educate undergraduate students about the theory, practice, organization, and control of war and military forces. Over the course of the program, students will learn from and interact with distinguished senior leaders in the national security and military communities, including retired generals and leading intellectuals. Includes housing, some meals, and a stipend.


  • Rising college seniors and very recent graduates

Deadline: February 11, 2020

Summer Courses
This series of seminars allows students to create their own individualized course of study. Younger students are encouraged to apply for these seminars, as are upperclassmen who have other obligations during the summer. Includes housing, some meals, and a stipend.


  • Current college student

Deadline: January 14, 2020

Marquette University’s Trinity Fellowship

Through the Marquette University’s Trinity Fellowship, Fellows complete a master’s degree from a select field in 21 months while serving in 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.


  • Applicants must meet the admission requirements of the Marquette University Graduate School or Graduate School of Management program of choice
  • Completion of the Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, Jesuit Volunteer Corps, Lutheran Volunteer Corps, Teach for America, or other comparable full-time service commitment is also required or 2+ years of full-time employment with a nonprofit organization

Deadline: January 15, 2020

The Chinese Language Fellowship Program for American PhD Students

The Chinese Language Fellowship Program (CLFP) is designed to support American PhD students with a fellowship of up to $45,000 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. The Chinese Language Fellowship award is designed to cover all tuition and other registration/visa fees related to the program, as well as to provide a generous stipend to cover basic living and travel costs.


  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Be a student in a PhD program, with a focus on China and policy.
  • Demonstrate an intermediate Chinese language ability (e.g., through course transcripts and/or the results of language assessment tests) and a clear commitment to expand these language skills. The fellowship is NOT intended to help beginner students of Chinese.

Deadline: January 20, 2020

William J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in India

AIF’s William J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in India is an immersive and interdisciplinary experiential learning program that places young professionals in service with development organizations in India. AIF selects, trains, and supports Fellows through professional development and mentoring during their 10 months of service. Fellows receive a monthly living stipend, paid travel expenses, health insurance, access to professional development resources and more.


  • U.S. citizen, Indian citizen, or U.S. permanent resident
  • Between 21-34 years old on September 1, 2020
  • Must have completed a Bachelor’s degree (or higher) by September 1, 2020

Deadline: January 20, 2020

Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) Fellowships for International Research

The CAORC is a private nonprofit federation of independent overseas research centers that promote advanced research, particularly in the humanities and social sciences, with a focus on the conservation and recording of cultural heritage and the understanding and interpretation of modern societies.

CAORC Multi-Country Research Fellowship Program
Awards of $11,000 that support advanced regional or trans-regional research in the humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences.


  • U.S. doctoral candidates and scholars who have already earned their PhD
  • Must carry out research in two or more countries outside the United States

NEH Senior Research Fellowship
The National Endowment for the Humanities Senior Research Fellowship Program supports advanced research in the humanities in a country that hosts a participating American overseas research center. Offers stipends are $5,000/month for 4-6 consecutive months.


  • U.S. postdoctoral scholars and foreign national postdoctoral scholars who have been residents in the U.S. for three or more years.

Deadline for both awards: January 23, 2020

Hoosier Stem Academy

The Hoosier STEM Academy’s goal is to address a teacher shortage in Indiana in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math. The program offers two programs: one for STEM professionals planning to transition to teaching and one for already-licensed teachers who wish to take graduate-level STEM courses to complete their credential to teach dual-credit courses at Indiana high schools. Fellows receive full tuition plus a stipend for fees and other program expenses such as textbooks or materials.


  • Be a professional transitioning from a STEM career OR those who have recently completed, or are about to complete, an undergraduate degree in a STEM field.

Deadline: February 1, 2020

IHS Discussion Colloquia

The IHS Discussion Colloquia are designed for advanced graduate students and faculty members seeking in-depth discussions about specialized topics in the classical liberal tradition. Participants have the opportunity to discuss intensely interesting and challenging topics with their peers, network together, share their research, and hone their classical liberal scholarship with new ideas, perspectives, and tools. IHS provides all materials, accommodations, and meals throughout the duration of the Discussion Colloquia. IHS also offers a generous travel stipend and $500 honorarium to help participants attend.

Deadlines: Rolling until filled

Artificial Intelligence and Liberal Futurism
This seminar will engage scholars in discussing the future, its possible outcomes, its spontaneous character, and the implications for individual freedom.

Program Dates: February 7-9, 2020

Intersectionality and Individualism
This seminar will explore the contemporary concept of intersectionality and its place within a framework of methodological individualism, with particular emphasis on gender, race, religion, sexual identity, and individual agency.

Program Dates: March 27-29, 2020

Liberty, Responsibility, and Mental Health
This seminar will explore the rich and understudied tradition of caring for mental health within classical liberalism from the English Civil Wars and Restoration period right up through the present day.

Program Dates: April 24–26, 2020

Notre Dame STEM Teaching Fellowship

The Trustey Family STEM Teaching Fellows is a unique and competitive formation program that seeks school-based teams of teachers who desire to change STEM education in their schools and communities. Fellows receive paid travel, lodging, and meal expenses for summer institutes and mid-year summits, and a $5,000 stipend across the duration of the program.


  • Applicants must apply as a team of 3-4
  • Teach at least one course in a STEM discipline
  • Bachelors degree

Deadline: February 21, 2020

Environment America Fellowship

Environment America’s mission is to transform our ideas and imaginations into change that makes our world a greener and healthier place. Environment America’s two-year, full-time fellowship program gives participants the necessary skills to turn public opinion and political momentum toward a greener, healthier world. During their time with Environment America, fellows will build powerful coalitions, lobby elected officials, research and write reports, identify and cultivate donors, and run a grassroots campaign office each summer. The target annual compensation for this position is $27,500 in the first year. Environment America offers a competitive benefits package. Positions are available in Washington, D.C.; Boston, MA; Denver, CO; Austin, TX; Baltimore, MD; Oakland, CA; and others.


  • U.S. work authorization
  • Passion for environmental advocacy

Early Application Deadline: March 6, 2020
Final Application Deadline: July 31, 2020

Hansen Leadership Institute

The Hansen Leadership Institute brings together promising young leaders from all over the world who want to learn leadership skills, public speaking, negotiation, conflict resolution, community building and intercultural management. Fellows receive hands-on training from faculty and real-world experts at the University of San Diego School of Leadership and Education Sciences. Fellows receive paid travel expenses, paid excursions and a $1,000 stipend upon completion of the 3-week program.


  • 20-25 years of age
  • Completed at least 2 years of university study, or currently in your second year
  • Be able to attend and participate in the entire three weeks of the Institute

Deadline: March 15, 2020

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