Your finance degree can open more doors for you than the ones to the bank. Fellowships for finance professionals range from helping school districts to working in offices in India or Brazil. If you’re looking for a unique way to use your finance degree while growing personally and professionally, check out the 11 fellowships below! And don’t forget to bookmark any opportunities that interest you to your ProFellow account.
The American Institute for Economic Research’s 7-week Summer Fellowship Program introduces accomplished students and recent graduates to the Institute’s mission, work, and research principles. The fellowship enhances Fellows’ understanding of economic concepts, theories, and real-world applications, and provide an opportunity to develop research, writing, and presentation skills. Graduate & senior college students majoring in economics, finance, business or related fields are encouraged to apply. Fellows receive a stipend and are offered an opportunity to live on campus (must be at least 21 years of age). AIER is located in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.
A two-year leadership development program that places qualified participants into high-level managerial positions in school districts, CMOs and federal/state departments of education. Broad Residents report directly to the superintendent or a cabinet-level executive. Fellows receive a base salary of $85,000 to $95,000 per year, plus benefits. Advanced degree and 4-8 years full-time work experience required in one or more functional business areas (e.g., finance, operations, strategy, information technology, human resources, & general management).
The Foundation for Community Association Research (FCAR) awards its Byron Hanke Fellowship to selected graduate students to implement research projects related to the development, management and governance of common interest communities and their community associations. Applicants must be enrolled, at time of application and through the research period, in a graduate level program (masters, doctoral, legal) at an accredited higher education institution in the United States or Canada. The Hanke Fellowship stipends range from $3,000-$5,000 over one year, or as determined by the Foundation.
CBO’s visiting scholars have a unique opportunity to address complex budgetary and economic issues. The agency is especially interested collaborating with scholars who specialize in macroeconomics, health economics, financial economics, and public economics, though it welcomes applications from analysts in all areas. Visiting scholars conduct policy-related research, use the agency’s data and facilities, and collaborate daily with CBO’s staff members to contribute to the agency’s analysis. Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent degree and considerable expertise in their field. Appointment lengths vary based on the project.
The Coasts and Communities Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) program at UMass Boston seeks prospective Ph.D. students across a breadth of environmental disciplines including finance and information systems, geology, ecology, marine sciences, policy, business, and governance. The IGERT program is a transdisciplinary PhD training and research program integrating knowledge across disciplines and geographies to solve our most pressing environmental challenges. Applicants should apply to one of the participating PhD programs prior to the IGERT fellowship. Fellowships are awarded for two years at $30,000 and include a tuition fee waiver and health benefits.
The Grameen Foundation Fellowship provides 12-month placement opportunities for talented business and technology professionals seeking in-depth, hands-on field experience in the social sector. Fellows are placed in local field offices in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Fellows receive monthly stipends for living and health insurance, relocation assistance, group orientation and ongoing professional development. Candidates with diverse skill sets are desired, including business development, consulting, financial analysis, product development, and marketing.
As a strategic initiative of LGT Impact Ventures, the LGT Impact Fellowship aims to provide additional know-how and capacity to social enterprises and offers professionals the opportunity to apply their skills in a meaningful way. Eligible candidates have an undergraduate degree and at least two years of full-time work experience in diverse business areas such as consulting, finance, operations, data analytics, IT, M&E, sales, product development or marketing. Fellows work full-time for one year based on a monthly living stipend with our portfolio companies or regional investment teams in Africa, Brazil, China, India, the Philippines or the UK.
The purpose of these fellowships is to promote research and curriculum development in subjects related to start-up ventures, corporate social responsibility, impact investing, as well as issues of finance, restructuring and other business topics. The fellowship is open to third-year law students and recent law school graduates with the strongest credentials and the most exciting ideas. Fellows are expected to produce a substantial piece of work during their time at the Law School. Fellows receive a stipend of approximately $50,000, health insurance and a space to work in the Law School.
The ODI Fellowship Scheme is a two-year fellowship for high caliber postgraduate economists and statisticians to gain practical work experience in a developing country. The ODI Fellowship Scheme is open to candidates of all nationalities who have a master’s degree or PhD in economics, econometrics, statistics or a related field. Fellows are selected and appointed by ODI, but they then become employees of the governments or public bodies for which they work. Fellows received a salary, travel expenses, a monthly supplement, emergency medical insurance and an end-of-fellowship bonus.
The ProInspire Fellowship in Digital Finance is a highly competitive, one-year program (with the potential to be renewed beyond the first year) for established professionals with a minimum of 7 years of professional experience, and expertise in fintech, digital finance, or financial inclusion. Fellows are placed in full-time positions at U.S federal government agencies including USAID, the State Department, the U.S. Treasury, Millennium Challenge Corporation and the Overseas Private Investment Corporation. Fellows will receive a stipend of $110K/yearly, health insurance subsidy, and relocation benefits.
Each year, the Biodesign Program has two U.S.-based fellowship teams of four graduate and/or postgraduate engineers, business professionals, bioscientists and physicians who collaborate to invent new technologies that address major clinical and surgical needs. All of the fellows complete a 10-month program, stipend supported. In addition to Stanford clinical and engineering faculty, the teams are mentored by over 100 “real world” experts in design, prototyping, regulatory, reimbursement, finance and technology. Applicants with a background in engineering, medicine, biosciences or relevant business /technology are encouraged to apply.
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