Upcoming Fellowship Deadlines: October 15 – 21, 2023

Aug 14, 2023

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This list of upcoming fellowship deadlines includes programs for early to mid-career scholars interested in public service, theology, science, technology, and much more. Many of these programs offer stipends for their accepted candidates, as well as mentorship programs and travel opportunities. Programs are seeking dedicated candidates in the military, those passionate about aiding their community, future educators, and more. These programs are perfect for scholars and professionals looking to expand their knowledge in their chosen fields and further their careers. You’ve got 8 weeks to apply! Apply now!

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Upcoming Fellowship Deadlines: October 15 – 21, 2023


  • German Chancellor Fellowship: The German Chancellor Fellowship allows prospective leaders from Brazil, China, India, South Africa, and the United States to carry out a project of their own design in cooperation with a host in Germany for one year. Applicants must have received their BA within the past 12 years at the time of the application. Prior knowledge of German is not a prerequisite and intensive language study is included. Candidates from all professions and disciplines, but especially individuals in the humanities, law, social sciences, and economics, are eligible to apply. The fellowship provides a monthly stipend of 2,170 to 2,770 EUR. / Apply by October 15, 2023


  • Teach For India: The Teach For India Fellowship program is a 2 year full-time paid commitment in which we place the most promising graduates and professionals as full-time teachers in under-resourced and low-income schools. Students and professionals with a Bachelor’s Degree at the time of joining the Fellowship are invited to apply. Applicants need to be either of Indian citizenship or of Indian origin. Teach For India Fellows will be paid a salary of Rs. 17,500 per month. For four deadlines, check the website. / Apply by October 15, 2023


  • Paul H. Tobias Attorney Fellowship Program: The Paul H. Tobias Attorney Fellowship (PHT Fellowship) is an opportunity for a recent law graduate to work for two years at the intersection of law and policy surrounding the workplace and immediately impact major issues affecting workers’ lives. The Tobias Fellowship is one of the premier fellowships for early-career lawyers interested in workplace law. The principal responsibility will be to design and execute significant projects that advance workers’ rights in law and policy. The PHT Fellow must have a J.D. degree, passion for civil and workers’ rights, and interest in and ideally experience with public policy work. The PHT Fellowship receives an annual salary of $70,000 and other benefits. Institute employees work remotely. / Apply by October 15, 2023


  • USIP Peace Scholar Fellowship Program: Each year, the United States Institute of Peace awards approximately 18 Peace Scholar Fellowships to students enrolled in U.S. universities who are researching and writing doctoral dissertations on topics related to international conflict management, peacebuilding, and related security studies. Applications from members of groups traditionally under-represented in the fields of international relations, peace and conflict studies, security studies, and other related academic disciplines, as well as diplomacy and international policymaking, are strongly encouraged. Fellowships last for 10 months, starting in September. Peace Scholar Awards are currently set at $20,000 for 10 months and are paid directly to the individual. / Apply by October 15, 2023


  • Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Short-term Fellowships: The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institution (STRI) in Panama allows selected candidates to come to STRI year-round and is an excellent resource to provide support for graduate students and introduce them to tropical research. Although focused primarily on graduate students, awards are occasionally given to undergraduate and postdoctoral candidates. These fellowships enable selected candidates to work in the tropics and explore research possibilities at STRI. Fellowships may provide a modest stipend to cover living expenses while at STRI (currently $800/month). / Apply by October 15, 2023


  • U-M African Presidential Scholars Program (UMAPS): The University of Michigan (U-M) African Presidential Scholars (UMAPS) program brings early career faculty from universities in Ghana, Liberia, South Africa, and Uganda to Ann Arbor for residencies lasting up to six months. Scholars are paired with a faculty mentor during their stay and have full access to U-M’s resources to further their work on a research project, an academic degree, publications, grant proposal, or other relevant activity. The program supports the development of the next generation of African scholars by integrating them into international academic networks, and it internationalizes U-M by generating research and teaching collaborations across diverse disciplines, from engineering to African literature. Scholars receive a living stipend and RT airfare. / Apply by October 15, 2023


  • Saratoga Fellows Program: The John Jay Institute’s Saratoga Fellows Program is the leadership “topoff” that best prepares young military officers to live out their faith in a thoughtful, compelling, and winsome way while serving their country in uniform. The summer fellowship-in-residence is at our campus in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, where Fellows grapple with readings and topics from interdisciplinary studies in theology, philosophy, ethics, history, politics, culture, and jurisprudence. Criteria for selection are based upon demonstrated Christian commitment and leadership potential. Saratoga Fellows, if not paid by the military during their time with us, will be paid a meal/living stipend of $125/week and receive free housing. / Apply by October 15, 2023


  • The InterExchange Foundation Christianson Fellowship: The InterExchange Foundation Christianson Fellowship awards up to $10,000 to young Americans who are passionate about helping communities abroad thrive and are eager to learn about the local culture. Fellows identify a project or an organization working on an issue they care about and, with the support of the Christianson Fellowship, contribute their skills and passion to that endeavor for at least six months on location abroad. This intercultural experience is a meaningful way to help others, improve skills, and gain insight into another culture. Applicants must be 18-28 years old at the project start date. / Apply by October 15, 2023


  • Louisville Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship: The Louisville Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship (PostDoc) provides early career theological educators with vocational and professional formation through a two-year visiting professorship, usually in placements at ATS-accredited seminaries, colleges, or universities in the United States and Canada. Fellows come from diverse fields such as history, systematic and practical theology, pastoral studies, social sciences, ethics, or biblical studies, or bring interdisciplinary approaches to their scholarship. The Postdoctoral Fellowship provides a stipend of $30,000 for each of the two years, as well as insurance, housing, and moving benefits. / Apply by October 15, 2023


  • Africana Research Center (ARC) Post-doctoral Fellowship Program: The Africana Research Center invites applications for a one-year postdoctoral scholar position in any aspect of African, African American, and Diaspora Studies. During their residency, scholars have no teaching or administrative responsibilities, though they may request a teaching assignment. They will be matched with a mentor, attend professional development sessions and other relevant events, and be expected to be active in Penn State’s community of Africana researchers. Successful applicants must have completed all requirements for the PhD within the previous four academic years. Fellowships include a competitive salary/benefit package. Application opens until the position is filled. / Apply by October 15, 2023


  • Hench Post-Dissertation Fellowship: The purpose of the Hench post-dissertation fellowship is to provide the recipient with time and resources to extend research and/or revise the dissertation for publication. Applicants may come from such fields as history, literature, American studies, political science, art history, music history, and others relating to American history through 1876. Fellows are offered opportunities for collegiality with and mentoring from the staff, other visiting fellows, and the academic community in and near Worcester, Massachusetts. This year-long residential fellowship includes a stipend of $35,000. / Apply by October 15, 2023


  • Luce Scholars Program: The Luce Scholars Program is a nationally competitive fellowship program. It was launched by the Henry Luce Foundation in 1974 to enhance the understanding of Asia among potential leaders in American society. The program provides stipends, language training, and individualized professional placement in Asia for 15-18 Luce Scholars each year, and welcomes applications from college seniors, graduate students, and young professionals in various fields who have had limited exposure to Asia. Candidates must be U.S. citizens up to age 30 and must be nominated by one of 75 participating colleges and universities. Check with the university for internal deadlines. / Apply by October 16, 2023


  • Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship: This 12-week professional development fellowship engages fellows in the analytical process that informs US science and technology policy. Fellows develop the basic skills necessary to participate in science policy at the federal, state, or local levels. Graduate and professional school students and those who have completed a graduate degree within the last 5 years may apply. Areas of study may include any social/behavioral science, medical/health discipline, physical or biological science, any field of engineering, law, business, public administration, or any relevant interdisciplinary field. Fellows receive a stipend of $11,000. / Apply by October 16, 2023


  • World Politics and Statecraft Fellowship: The World Politics and Statecraft Fellowship program is an annual grant competition to support Ph.D. dissertation research on American foreign policy, international relations, international security, strategic studies, area studies, and diplomatic and military history. The fellowship’s objective is to support the research and writing of policy-relevant dissertations through funding of fieldwork, archival research, and language training. In evaluating applications, the Foundation will accord preference to those projects that could directly inform U.S. policy debates and thinking. The Foundation will award up to twenty grants of $7,500 each. / Apply by October 16, 2023


  • David A. Winston Health Policy Fellowship: The David A. Winston Health Policy Fellowship is a distinguished twelve-month postgraduate program in Washington, DC. The first portion of the year is a planned rotation of at least two months during which Fellows will have appointments to interact with key public and private sector leaders in healthcare. During the remaining months, the Fellows will work full-time on Capitol Hill or the Executive Branch with the guidance of the Winston Board of Directors, which is comprised of key policymakers in the healthcare industry. The Fellowship provides a salary and stipends for various expenses related to the Fellowship. Winston also offers a Scholarship Program that recognizes student excellence and achievement based on that student’s record and recommendations from faculty and colleagues; up to 20 $10,000 Scholarships are available. These programs are open to Masters students enrolled in an accredited college or university. / Apply by October 16, 2023


  • Jefferson Science Fellowship (JSF): Tenured, or similarly ranked, academic scientists, engineers, and physicians from U.S. institutions of higher learning, who are U.S. citizens, are eligible for the JSF program. Each Fellow will spend one year at the U.S. Department of State or the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) for an on-site assignment in Washington, D.C. that may also involve extended stays at U.S. foreign embassies and/or missions. All JSF assignments will be designed in consultation with regional and/or functional bureaus within the U.S. Department of State/USAID. Fellows receive a stipend of up to $50,000 and $10,000 for travel. / Apply by October 17, 2023


  • Activate Fellowship: Activate empowers scientists and engineers to reinvent the world by bringing their hard technology research to market to address climate change and other global challenges across industries. Activate transforms scientists into high-impact entrepreneurs through the Activate Fellowship. This two-year immersive experience provides funding and fosters the resources, knowledge, networks, investors, and partnerships that fellows need to succeed as startup founders. Fellows receive a yearly living stipend of $80K – $110K, health and travel benefits, and $100,000 in research funding. And it’s free—Activate is a non-profit and does not take equity in fellows’ startups. / Apply by October 17, 2023


  • Max Weber Fellowships: Max Weber fellowships are designed for junior post-docs who would like to pursue an academic career, concentrate on their own research, and enhance their academic practice in a multidisciplinary environment. Max Weber Fellowships are for 1 or 2 years and are open to candidates who have received a doctorate in the social sciences (economics, law, political science, sociology, history, and related fields) within the last 5 years. 55-60 fellowships are awarded annually. The basic grant is €2,070 per month. / Apply by October 18, 2023


  • Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships: The purpose of the Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (MSPRF) is to support future leaders in mathematics and statistics by facilitating their participation in postdoctoral research environments that will have a maximal impact on their future scientific development. There are two options for awardees: Research Fellowship and Research Instructorship. Awards will support research in areas of mathematics and statistics, including applications to other disciplines. This program provides educational opportunities for  Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows. / Apply by October 18, 2023


  • Katz Center Jewish Fellowship: The Katz Center invites applications from scholars pursuing research that revises, reframes, or expands our understanding of American Jews, their history, religious life, politics, culture, and experience. Applicants must hold a PhD or expect to receive their degree no later than the start date of the fellowship. The fellowship is open to all scholars, national and international, who meet application terms. Fellowship requirements include residency in Philadelphia, attendance of weekly lunches on Mondays and weekly seminars on Wednesdays, and full participation in fellow-conceived colloquia and symposiums, among other special events. / Apply by October 18, 2023


  • Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Faculty Fellowships: Visiting faculty fellows devote an academic year in residence at Princeton to research and writing about topics involving human values in public and private life. This full-time visiting program is open to scholars in all disciplines provided their research plans qualify. In recent years fellows have been drawn from fields including philosophy, political theory, literature, history, classics, economics, and law. Fellows are expected to reside in or around Princeton and to be active contributors to the intellectual life of the Center. Fellows normally receive stipends of up to one-half of their academic-year salaries. / Apply by October 19, 2023


  • NSF Graduate Research Fellowship: The purpose of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is to ensure the quality, vitality, and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce of the United States. GRFP seeks to broaden participation in science and engineering of underrepresented groups, including women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans. The five-year fellowship provides three years of financial support inclusive of an annual stipend of $37,000. Check the website – deadlines vary by discipline. / Apply by October 20, 2023


  • Ibrahim Leadership Fellowships Programme: Established in 2010, the Ibrahim Leadership Fellowships form a selective programme designed to identify and support potential African leaders of the future. The Fellowships offer the opportunity to work in the executive offices of either the African Development Bank (Abidjan), the UN Economic Commission for Africa (Addis Ababa), or the International Trade Centre (Geneva) with an annual stipend of $100,000. The Fellowships are open to young professionals, mid-career, and new executives up to the age of 40 (or 45 for women with children). The Fellows will be nationals of an African country with 7-10 years of work experience and a Master’s degree. / Apply by October 20, 2023


  • Morgridge Acceleration Program Fellowship: The Morgridge Acceleration Program (MAP) Fellowship matches nonprofit executives, called MAP Mentors, with emerging leaders, called MAP Fellows, looking to create a positive impact while developing professional skill sets and networks. MAP Mentors commit to sharing their expertise, industry knowledge, and professional network with their MAP fellows during the program. Fellows remain in their current, full-time jobs while dedicating approximately 15 hours a month, or 90 hours through the duration of the program, toward solving a challenge posed by their mentor. All expenses and experiences associated with the MAP Fellowship are fully funded. / Apply by October 20, 2023


  • Immigrant Justice Corps: Immigrant Justice Corps (“IJC”) is a two-year fellowship program for law graduates (Justice Fellows) and college graduates (Community Fellows) with a passion for justice for immigrants. IJC trains fellows and places them with host organizations in New York City, Long Island, the Lower Hudson Valley, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Texas. All fellows must be eligible for work authorization in the U.S. for the full two years of the fellowship. We generally require Justice Fellows to take the New York State Bar. Community Fellows have a Spring deadline and Justice Fellows have a Fall deadline. Check the website for details. / Apply by October 20, 2023


  • Halcyon Incubator Fellowships: The Halcyon Incubator program equips early-stage social entrepreneurs with the support they need to transform audacious ideas into scalable and sustainable ventures and change the world. Fellows learn many aspects of running a business, receive mentorship throughout the entire process, and make connections that will benefit them as they move forward with their ideas. The fellowship includes a 14-week residency at the Halcyon House in Washington, DC, workspace after the initial training, and a stipend. Available to social entrepreneurs from around the world who are fluent in English and have legal work status in the U.S. during the time of the fellowship. / Apply by October 20, 2023

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