Upcoming Fellowship Deadlines: January 3 – 9, 2021

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You’ve got 8 weeks to apply! This list includes fully-funded PhD programs, graduate fellowships, and opportunities in science and technology for professionals. There are also other fellowships for environmental research, several types of writing, and teaching. Apply now!

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Upcoming Fellowship Deadlines: January 3 – 9, 2021

 

  • Zuckerman Fellowship: The Zuckerman Fellows Program equips people from the fields of medicine, law, and business to provide leadership for the common good by making it possible for them to pursue public service degrees at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Harvard School of Public Health, or Harvard Kennedy School. The Zuckerman Fellowship provides recipients with full tuition and health insurance fees plus a stipend of $17,000 for one year. In addition to their formal coursework, Zuckerman Fellows participate in a yearlong co-curricular program that includes small-group discussions, professional skill-building workshops, and a field trip. Deadlines vary depending on the school to which you are applying. / Due January 4, 2021

 

  • Autry Fellowship: The Autry Fellowship is a competitive fellowship program for talented and ambitious recent college graduates. It provides an opportunity to work for one year as a full-time, paid staff member at MDC in Durham, NC. The Autry Fellowship supports the mission of MDC – to equip southern leaders, institutions, and communities to improve economic mobility and advance equity – by developing a network of young leaders who have experience promoting equity and excellence in education, employment, economic security, and strategic philanthropy. Candidates must be in their final year of undergraduate studies or have graduated within two years. / Due January 4, 2021

 

  • USGS Mendenhall Research Fellowship Program: The mission of the U.S. Geological Society is to provide reliable scientific information to (1) describe and understand the Earth; (2) minimize loss of life and property from natural disasters; (3) manage water, biological, energy, and mineral resources; and (4) enhance and protect our quality of life. The USGS invites postdoctoral scholars to conduct concentrated research in association with selected members of the USGS professional staff. Fellows will have two-year appointments to the USGS, receiving a full salary and benefits at the GS-12 level. Applicants must have their PhD degree no earlier than 5 years before the application opening date and prepare a proposal in addition to other application materials. Each Research Opportunity has a different application deadline, so double check on the web page to confirm. / Due January 4, 2021

 

  • Biography Fellowship: The Leon Levy Center for Biography offers four resident fellowships at the Graduate Center for the academic year in support of a proposed biography project. Awards include writing space, full access to research facilities, research assistance and a stipend of $72,000. Fellows devote their time to their projects and participate in monthly seminars and public events of the Leon Levy Center for Biography, including the annual lecture and the annual conference. Preference in the award of fellowships is given to those who have not yet published a biography or received fellowships for the writing of a biography. / Due January 4, 2021

 

  • Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship: The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship is a highly-competitive national fellowship program that provides college graduates with the opportunity to gain a Washington perspective on key issues of peace and security. Twice yearly, the Fellowship’s Board of Directors selects a group of outstanding individuals to spend 6-9 months in Washington. Supported by a salary, the fellows serve as full-time junior staff members at the participating organization of their choice. The program also arranges meetings for the fellows with policy experts. Application deadlines in October and January. / Due January 4, 2021

 

  • Yiddish Book Center Fellowship Program: Yiddish Book Center Fellowships are 1-year opportunities to work as full-time staff at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. Fellows learn valuable professional skills and contribute to the Center’s major projects. Applicants must be recent college graduates with strong backgrounds in Jewish studies or related disciplines, a working knowledge of Yiddish, a commitment to Yiddish language and culture, and a demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Each Fellow receives a stipend of $30,000 plus health insurance. / Due January 4, 2021

 

  • Fellowships for Scholars Conducting Field-Based Research on Palestine: The Palestinian American Research Center (PARC) is offering a fellowship for research that will contribute to Palestinian studies. Research must take place in Palestine, Israel, Jordan, or Lebanon and must be for a minimum of two months and maximum of one year. Applicants must be doctoral students or scholars who have earned their PhD and must be U.S. citizens. Fellowship awards are from $6,000 – $9,000 / Due January 4, 2021

 

  • DAAD Short Term Lectureship: The DAAD Short Term Lectureship program facilitates the process of hosting German guest lecturers in North America. Its goal of sharing the talents of highly qualified German scholars with Canadian and US universities aims to promote academic activity in specialized fields, fill curricular gaps, or act as a stimulus for teaching and research. Thus this program is open to all academic disciplines. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and reviewed four times a year. They must be received in Bonn at least ten weeks prior in order to be reviewed on a particular date. / Due January 4, 2021

 

  • Writing Fellows Program: The America’s Future Foundation Writing Fellows Program is for aspiring political writers and features small-group writing workshops so that fellows can dive in deep with instructors and get personalized feedback over six evening sessions, whether in person or virtual. The Washington, DC-based fellowship is tailored for aspiring writers interested in covering issues and publishing in outlets surrounding our nation’s capital. The state-based fellowship is held virtually and is designed for writers outside the DC-area. Both fellowship formats include the opportunity to connect with well-known writers in their sessions. / Due January 4, 2021

 

  • Acumen East Africa Fellows Program: The Acumen East Africa Fellows Program is a one-year, fully-funded leadership development program that gives 20 individuals from across East Africa the training they need to accelerate their social impact and leadership potential. Fellows participate in five seminars and travel and accommodations are covered. During each seminar, Fellows receive world-class training on topics ranging from design thinking to adaptive leadership. Candidates are entrepreneurs who started their own organization, or individuals who are influencing change within an existing organization. / Due January 4, 2021

 

  • Duke University Fully Funded Master of Public Policy (MPP) Program: The Master of Public Policy Program at Duke University Sanford School of Public Policy provides merit-based scholarships to all accepted MPP applicants who are not receiving full funding from outside sources. Sanford issues merit-based awards to our domestic and international students in the form of tuition scholarships and/or teaching, research or staff assistantships. US citizens are also guaranteed assistantships for two academic years of study, conditional upon satisfactory coursework progress during the first year. International students may apply to positions that remain open. / Due January 5, 2021

 

  • Pardee RAND Graduate School Fully Funded Ph.D. Program in Policy Analysis: Pardee RAND Graduate School’s selective, multidisciplinary Ph.D. program focuses on policy analysis and the ways it can shape our world. The RAND Corporation, a nonprofit, nonpartisan research institution that helps improve policy and decision-making through research and analysis, supports the program, which is the first and largest of its kind in the United States. Students, who come from around the world, must have a bachelor’s degree and be available to participate in a full-time combined research-and-study program at RAND’s headquarters in Santa Monica, California. Tuition and a stipend for living expenses each year are provided. / Due January 5, 2021

 

  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellowship: The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellowship Program provides recent PhD recipients and ABDs with opportunities to conduct research in Japan under the leadership of a host researcher. Fellows are encouraged to advance their own research and at the same time closely collaborate with young Japanese researchers and contribute to Japanese research communities. Applications are welcome from all social science and humanities disciplines and need not be explicitly related to the study of Japan. Projects propose a single, continuous stay in Japan from 1-12 months (short-term) or 1-2 years (long-term). / Due January 5, 2021

 

  • Roy H. Park Leadership Fellows Program: The Roy H. Park Leadership Fellows Program is a two year full-tuition fellowship award for up to 25 Johnson students who have demonstrated outstanding leadership potential. In addition to their MBA curriculum, Park Fellows participate in a robust leadership development program. Features include: a cohort of 25 learning partners for developing leadership skills; a two-year developmental sequence based on the development of personal, interpersonal, team and system mastery skills; a constant cycle of experiential learning and reflection; a track record of leadership performance that is made through contributions to the school and surrounding community. Must be a US citizen to apply. / Due January 5, 2021

 

  • CORO Fellowship in Public Affairs – Pittsburgh: CORO Pittsburgh seeks to engage the next generation of diverse leaders who have a passion for working across sectors to build a stronger democracy. The CORO Fellowship is a 9-month, full-time intensive training program designed for young leaders (age 21-35). Pittsburgh Fellows are placed for 6 to 30 weeks in local nonprofit, government, labor, business, and community-based organizations. All applicants selected into the Pittsburgh program receive a full tuition scholarship and a monthly living stipend of $1,300. / Due January 6, 2021

 

  • Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics: Law Program: The FASPE Law Program examines the role played by German lawyers from 1933 to 1945, underscoring the reality that moral codes governing the practice of law can break down or be distorted with devastating consequences. Having demonstrated the power held by the legal profession in a modern society, FASPE addresses ethical issues now facing individual lawyers, the legal profession and its institutions at large.  Current law school students and early-career lawyers are invited to spend two weeks in Berlin and Poland where they will visit key historical sites and participate in daily seminars while considering the many factors of ethics in law. / Due January 6, 2021

 

  • White House Fellowship: The White House Fellows program is one of America’s most prestigious programs for leadership and public service. White House Fellowships offer exceptional young men and women first-hand experience working at the highest levels of the federal government. Fellows typically spend a year working as a full-time, paid Fellow to senior White House Staff, Cabinet Secretaries and other top-ranking government officials. Fellows also participate in an education program consisting of roundtable discussions with renowned leaders from the private and public sectors, and trips to study U.S. policy in action both domestically and internationally. / Due January 6, 2021

 

  • Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics: Business Program: FASPE Business offers an approach to ethics and professionalism that differs from the usual experience at business schools by providing a holistic curriculum that looks beyond rules and norms to focus on ethical problems faced by individual leaders in the contemporary corporate setting. Current business school students and early-career MBAs are invited to spend two weeks in Berlin and Poland where they will visit key historical sites and participate in daily seminars as they consider many aspects within business ethics. Fellows will travel with journalism and law students allowing for interdisciplinary discussion and collaboration. / Due January 6, 2021

 

  • Chateaubriand Fellowship – Humanities & Social Sciences (HSS): The Chateaubriand Fellowship – Humanities & Social Sciences (HSS) provides PhD candidates currently enrolled at a U.S. university the opportunity to conduct research in France in any discipline of the Humanities and Social Sciences. The fellowship lasts for 4-8 months and provides travel, health insurance and a monthly stipend of 1,500 Euros. Candidates do not have to be U.S. citizens, but they must be enrolled in an American university. / Due January 6, 2021

 

  • Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics: Journalism Program: The FASPE Journalism Program examines the role played by German and foreign journalists from 1933 to 1945, underscoring the reality that moral codes governing journalists can break down or be distorted with devastating consequences. Having demonstrated the power held by journalists in a modern society, FASPE addresses ethical issues now facing individual journalists and media institutions at large. Fellows from journalism schools, as well as early-career journalists, are invited to spend two weeks in Berlin and Poland where they will visit key historical sites and participate in daily seminars as they consider many different topics in ethics. / Due January 6, 2021

 

  • Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship: The DOE NNSA SSGF is open to any U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien planning full-time, uninterrupted study toward a doctoral degree at an accredited U.S. university. Those eligible to apply include senior undergraduate students and first- and second-year graduate students focusing their studies on high energy density physics, nuclear science, or properties of materials under extreme conditions and hydrodynamics. Recipients will receive a $36,000 yearly stipend; payment of full tuition and required fees during the appointment period at any accredited U.S. university; a term of up to four years, subject to annual renewal, and other benefits. / Due January 6, 2021

 

  • Coro Fellowship in Public Affairs – New York City: The Coro Fellows Program develops emerging leaders to work and lead across different sectors by equipping them with knowledge, skills, and networks to accelerate positive change. This 9-month fellowship helps to develop participants’ self-awareness and analytical skills, exposes them to various industries and sectors, grants them access to businesses and community leaders, and provides them unparalleled relationship-building opportunities to launch their professional careers. The Coro Fellows Program in New York has four major components: leadership development seminars, rotational work placements, leadership interviews and focus weeks. All applicants selected into the program receive a full tuition scholarship and a monthly living stipend of $1,500 per month. / Due January 6, 2021

 

  • El Pomar Fellowship: The El Pomar Fellowship is a two-year program focused on cultivating the next generation of leaders in the state of Colorado. Fellows learn everything from marketing and development to management and leadership, and go on to become nonprofit CEOs, public officials, graduate students, and business executives. Candidates must be graduates of a four-year university or college and have a Colorado connection (resident, student/graduate from a Colorado college or university, immediate family) and/or an explicit interest in serving the communities of Colorado. Fellows receive a competitive salary and benefits. / Due January 6, 2021

 

  • Chateaubriand Fellowship – Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM): The Chateaubriand Fellowship – Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) provides funding for PhD candidates currently enrolled in a U.S. university to conduct research in France at a French university, a school of engineering, a national laboratory or a private enterprise, with a link to a Doctoral School. The fellowship is for 4-10 months, provides travel, health insurance and a monthly stipend of 1,400 Euros. Non-U.S. nationals are eligible to apply for a Chateaubriand Fellowship as long as they are currently enrolled in an American university. / Due January 6, 2021

 

  • Innovation School Fellowship: The Mind Trust seeks talented leaders to launch high quality, autonomous schools within the largest district in Indianapolis. Innovation School Fellows have the unprecedented opportunity to launch schools that have the freedoms, flexibilities and autonomies of charter schools and the financial support and services of a district school, including a school building at little to no cost. Each fellow receives one or two years salary at up to $100,000 a year, healthcare and benefits as they develop their school model. The Mind Trust seeks highly effective leaders, teachers, and charter operators with a proven track record of success and an entrepreneurial mindset. / Due January 6, 2021

 

  • UCLA Visiting Scholar Fellowship Program in Ethnic Studies: The Institute of American Cultures offers in-residence appointments to support research on African Americans, American Indians, Asian Americans, and Chicanas/os. Researchers proposing to advance the understanding of new social and cultural realities occasioned by the dramatic population shifts of recent decades, including greater heterogeneity within ethnic groups and increased interethnic contact, are especially encouraged to apply. Visiting Scholars will receive funding for one or more quarters and may receive up to $35,000 for three quarters. Applicants must hold a PhD from an accredited college or university in a relevant field. / Due January 6, 2021

 

  • Florida Gubernatorial Fellows Program: The Florida Gubernatorial Fellows Program is a non-partisan program that immerses students from public and private universities in key areas of state government. During their 9-month tenure in Tallahassee, Fellows receive advanced on-the-job training as well as an invaluable front-line view of the inner workings of government. This program is open to full-time undergraduate (juniors and seniors) and graduate students in Florida state. In order to maintain full-time status, students take courses at Florida State University, online courses, or fulfill internships and directed independent study requirements. / Due January 6, 2021

 

  • Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Postdoctoral Fellowships: The Program on U.S.-Japan Relations enables scholars and outstanding professionals from government, business, finance, journalism, NGOs, and other fields to come together at Harvard. The Program offers postdoctoral fellowships for social scientists in a broad range of fields, including anthropology, economics, education, history, law, political science, public health, public policy, and sociology. Projects that focus on Japan or Japan’s international role from a comparative, historical, or global perspective are welcome. A knowledge of the Japanese language is not required. Awards are for the academic year and provide $50,000 over 10 months. / Due January 7, 2021

 

  • Young India Fellowship International Foundation for Research and Education
    The Young India Fellowship (YIF) seeks to prepare young women and men who will lead India through the 21st century. The YIF will bring together 300 emerging leaders from around India in a one-year residential post-graduate programme in Sonepat (Delhi, NCR). The YIF programme is open to all Indian citizens age 28 and younger with a recognised undergraduate or postgraduate degree and no more than two years of work experience. YIF has conceived the Experiential Learning Module, or ELM, to complement the academic work with real work experience. The Young India Fellowship covers, in full or in part, tuition, board and lodging. / Due January 7, 2021

 

  • Switzer Environmental Fellowship Program: The goal of the Switzer Environmental Fellowship Program is to support highly talented graduate students in New England and California whose studies are directed toward improving environmental quality and who demonstrate the potential for leadership in their field. The Fellowship provides a one-year $15,000 cash award for graduate study as well as networking and leadership support to awardees. 20 annual awards to students pursuing environmental policy, economics, land and water conservation, public health, journalism, architecture, environmental justice, business and law as well as sciences including biology, chemistry and engineering. / Due January 8, 2021

 

  • Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) Program: The Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) Program provides undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students with opportunities to gain hands-on research experience with the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy (FE). The goal of the MLEF program is to improve opportunities for women and minority students in STEM majors, however all eligible candidates are encouraged to apply. Selected candidates will train under the mentorship of program officials and scientists on focused research projects. During the 10 weeks, Fellows will receive a stipend and some may be eligible to receive housing and a travel allowance. / Due January 8, 2021

 

  • Sesame Street Writers Room: Sesame Street Writers’ Room is a brand new fellowship opportunity from the creators of Sesame Street seeking fresh new writing talent from underrepresented racial backgrounds. In the intensive six-week program to be held at Sesame Workshop’s New York City office, participants will meet weekly with industry writers, producers, agents, and executives, and are expected to complete at least one script.  The two participants whose scripts show the most promise will be offered creative development deals and mentored by Sesame Workshop executives.  “Sesame Street Writers’ Room” is open to writers 21 and older. / Due January 8, 2021

 

  • NOAA Climate & Global Change (C&GC) Postdoctoral Fellowships: This fellowship program is designed to provide an independent research opportunity to recently graduated PhDs who want to pursue interests that align with the NOAA Climate Program Office. The program focuses on observing, understanding, modeling, and predicting the climate system on seasonal and longer time scales. Experienced scientists at U.S. universities and research institutions host the appointed fellows providing mentoring and a collaborative environment to carry out their research projects. Preference is given to new graduates who are seeking their first fellowship and who have held a PhD for no more than three years. / Due January 8, 2021

 

  • IST Austria Fully Funded PhD Program in Physics: The Institute of Science and Technology (IST) offers a fully funded PhD program in Physics. An initial stage of rotations and cross-disciplinary coursework encourages broad exposure to important scientific approaches and problems, allowing students to lay a solid foundation for intensive research in the second phase of the PhD program. Phase 2 research areas include: atomic molecular and optical physics, theoretical condensed matter physics and quantum dynamics, mathematical physics, as well as biophysics and other experimental research areas. Students are fully funded and receive an internationally competitive salary. / Due January 8, 2021

 

  • George Gund Foundation Fellowship: The George Gund Foundation Fellowship provides an opportunity for promising professionals to work inside the Foundation, a philanthropic organization that plays a vital role in supporting the civic life of Greater Cleveland and in various national policy deliberations that impact our community. The fellowship is a two-year, full-time commitment requiring residence in Northeast Ohio during the term of engagement. Each Fellow will receive a stipend of $45,000 per year and benefits. Successful candidates for this fellowship will have a graduate degree and/or several years work experience in the nonprofit sector. / Due January 8, 2021

 

 

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