21 International Technology Fellowships at All Career Levels

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If you are interested in working in technology abroad, these fellowships could make that happen! This list includes research opportunities, graduate school funding, grants, and professional programs all over the world in a variety of technology-related disciplines. If one of them sounds like a great fit for you, be sure to bookmark it to your ProFellow account!

AAUW Research Publication Grant in Engineering, Medicine, and Science

AAUW’s Research Publication Grant in Engineering, Medicine, and Science funds women conducting research for a project that will culminate in a scholarly scientific publication. The grantee must plan to publish this research in a scholarly scientific publication within six months of the end of the grant year and be listed as the sole author, senior author, first author, or author of equivalent significance. Applicants must be women who hold a doctorate degree in engineering, medicine, or the physical or biological sciences. The award amount will range from $10,000-$35,000. The grant year will run from July 1 to June 30.

Amelia Earhart Fellowship

Established in 1938 in honor of famed pilot and Zontian, Amelia Earhart, the Amelia Earhart Fellowship is awarded annually to women pursuing Ph.D./doctoral degrees in aerospace-related sciences and aerospace-related engineering. The Fellowship of US$10,000, awarded to 35 Fellows around the globe each year, may be used at any university or college offering accredited post-graduate courses and degrees in these fields. Open to women of any nationality.

Bayer Foundation Fellowship Program

The Fellowship Program consists of five scholarship programs that offer tailored financial support. Scholarships are granted to students and young professionals (up to two years after graduation) from Germany wishing to realize a study or research project abroad or to foreign students/young professionals who would like to pursue a project in Germany. Scholarships are available in Life Sciences, Medicine, Agro Sciences, Biology and Chemistry Education, Healthcare, Technology, and Business.

Chateaubriand Fellowship – Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM)

The Chateaubriand Fellowship – Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) provides funding for Ph.D. 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.

Facebook Fellowship Program

The Facebook Fellowship Program is designed to encourage and support promising doctoral students who are engaged in innovative and relevant research in areas related to computer science and engineering. Winners of the Fellowship are entitled to receive two years of tuition and fees paid, a stipend of $37,000 each year, and up to $5,000 in conference travel support. The Fellowship Program is open to Ph.D. students globally who are enrolled in an accredited university in any country. The program favors students who are further along in their course of study.

Faculty for the Future Fellowships

The Faculty for the Future program awards fellowships to women from developing and emerging economies to pursue Ph.D. or postdoctoral studies in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines at leading universities worldwide. Candidates should have applied to, have been admitted to, or be currently enrolled in a university abroad when submitting their grant application. Faculty for the Future grants are based on actual costs for eligible expenses up to a maximum of USD 50,000 per year and may be renewed.

Fulbright Schuman Innovation Grants

The Innovation Grants are designed to support work that can create a better transatlantic understanding of issues at the heart of the U.S.-EU relationship, particularly at the intersection of policy and technology. The grants will give preference to proposals focused on EU or U.S.-EU approaches to the issues of data privacy and protection. Successful proposals should address the technological and policy aspects of data privacy and protection. Grants of 2K-3K Euro/month, plus travel allowances, are available for U.S. and EU students and scholars. Check the website for the deadline, some may vary by citizenship.

Fulbright/Instituto de Empresa Grants

These Full Grants with tuition waivers are co-sponsored by the Instituto de Empresa Foundation. Two awards are available to pursue an International MBA at the Instituto de Empresa (IE) Business School in Madrid, one of the world’s leading business schools. One Award is available for either of the following full-time masters at IE School of Global and Public Affairs: Master in International Relations or Master in International Development. There is also one award to fund a Master’s at the IE School of Human Sciences & Technology. These programs offer interdisciplinary, career-centered master programs designed for recent graduates and early to mid-career professionals seeking intense and focused training to accelerate their careers. Applicants must apply for admission to both Fulbright and the IE program in question.

Google News Lab Fellowship

The Google News Lab Fellowship offers students interested in journalism and technology the opportunity to spend the summer working at relevant organizations across the world to gain valuable experience and make lifelong contacts and friends. Fellows receive a stipend and a travel budget during the 10-week program, which runs from June-August. Available in the U.S., U.K., South Korea, Germany, Australia, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Norway, and Ireland. Deadlines and eligibility requirements vary by country.

India Smart Cities Fellowship

A 1-3 year program based in Delhi for recent graduates under the age of 35, the India Smart Cities Fellowship program looks for fellows experienced in urban planning and design, engineering, technology, finance, the social sector, or environmental issues. Fellows apply their skills and experience in working with teams to find creative solutions to pressing challenges being faced by India’s urban sector. Fellows support city leaders in terms of analytics, research, documentation, independent assessment, visualization, or any other activities. Fellows receive Rs. 60,000 per month.

INSPIRE Fellowship

The INSPIRE fellowship provides 1,000 funded full-time research fellowships for doctoral study annually. The purpose of the program is to attract top students to pursue doctoral studies in basic and applied sciences including engineering, medicine, agriculture, veterinary, pharmacy, etc. Candidates must be Indian citizens, a University 1st Ranker in a particular subject at Post-graduate (PG) level examination in Basic and Applied Science courses or the 1st Ranker at a Graduate level examination in Medicine, and an INSPIRE scholar with aggregate marks of 65% and above at the 2 years MSc or 5-year Integrated MSc/MS.

McCloy Fellowship on Global Trends

The fellowships allow American and German experts from journalism, the public sector, think tanks, nonprofits, law, and cultural organizations to research and assess the most pressing topics on the transatlantic agenda while engaging with their counterparts overseas. Proposals must address one of the following global trends: climate change and sustainability, demographics and social change, technological breakthroughs, and urbanization. The fellowships allow Americans to travel to Germany and Germans to travel to the United States for at least 3 weeks to conduct research. Fellows receive a $5,000 stipend, which covers transatlantic airfare and domestic travel, as well as room and board, for a minimum of 21 days. Candidates are 45 years of age or younger at the time of the application deadline and have a minimum of 5 years of relevant, full-time work experience.

MEST Fellowship

Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) is seeking candidates with a passion for teaching and a strong background in technology and/or entrepreneurship for a one-year assignment teaching and mentoring talented African entrepreneurs in software development fundamentals. Fellows will work and live in Accra, Ghana. Eligible applicants should be proficient in object-oriented programming (OOP) language and have experience building scalable applications. Travel, a monthly stipend, housing, meals, and Emergency Health Insurance are provided by MEST.

Norman E. Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship

The Norman E. Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship Program offers training and collaborative research opportunities to scientists, researchers, and policymakers from 26 eligible countries. Fellows will work one-on-one with a mentor at a U.S. university, research center, or government agency, usually for 6-12 weeks. The U.S. mentor will later visit the fellow’s home institution to continue the collaboration. Candidates must have a Master’s or Ph.D., have at least two years of practical experience, and be employed by a university, government agency, or research entity in their home country.

Peace Corps

Peace Corps Volunteers work abroad for a period of 24 months after 3 months of training. Volunteers work with governments, schools, non-profit organizations, non-government organizations, and entrepreneurs in education, hunger, business, information technology, agriculture, and the environment. Peace Corps Volunteers serve in 75 countries in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Central America and Mexico, South America, Europe, the Pacific Islands, and the Middle East. PCVs receive a living allowance, free travel, and transition reward after completing 27 months of service. Peace Corps is open to U.S. citizens age 18 and older who are curious about the world and committed to helping others. Check the website for deadlines by opportunity.

PhD Fellowships for Women Scientists from Science and Technology Lagging Countries

The Fellowship is offered to women scientists from Science and Technology Lagging Countries (STLCs) to undertake Ph.D. research in the Natural, Engineering, and Information Technology sciences at a host institute in the Global South. The general purpose of the fellowship program is to contribute to the emergence of a new generation of women leaders in science and technology and to promote their effective participation in the scientific and technological development of their countries. The fellowship is for up to 4 years and includes full tuition and a monthly living stipend plus other benefits including insurance and visa expenses.

Rolex Awards for Enterprise

If you are between the ages of 18 and 30 years old with vision and a ground-breaking proposal that will help to expand knowledge of our world and improve the quality of life on the planet, apply for a Rolex Award. Five inspiring Young Leaders will receive 100,000 francs each, double the previous amount offered to winners in this age group. They will also benefit from worldwide publicity and receive a Rolex chronometer. Applications must be broadly in the areas of the environment, applied science, and technology, or exploration. In addition to demonstrating a spirit of enterprise and leadership, candidates must put forward projects or work plans that have a clear purpose, are original, and have the potential for significant impact.

USA to Australia Fellowship Program

The Association awards Fellowships each year at the graduate (Masters, Ph.D. or Postdoctoral) level of up to $40,000 USD for US scholars undertaking advanced research or study in Australia. Fellowships are available for Americans who will benefit from doing research or study in the fields of biophotonics, engineering, environmental and marine sciences, mathematics, medicine, sciences, sustainability, and technology. Applicants must make their own arrangements for university affiliation and have a confirmed placement by the time the Fellowship is awarded. Applicants must be US citizens or US permanent residents doing research or study at the graduate level. Applicants may already be in Australia.

Voqal Fellowship

The Voqal Fellowship is an investment in a new generation of social entrepreneurs working for social justice, progressive politics, or transformative media and technology. Voqal Fellows will receive a $30,000 stipend and will be expected to complete a project in six months. Candidates must have 3-5 years of work experience and may not be currently enrolled in a graduate program. The fellowship is intended to provide an opportunity to build out an idea or concept that would not be possible to accomplish with a full-time job. Qualifying fellows may also be eligible to receive an additional stipend to help offset the cost of personal health insurance. Ideal candidates for the fellowship are social change agents who thrive under self-direction.

Wallenberg Academy Fellows

The purpose of the Wallenberg Academy Fellows program in Sweden is to give young researchers working conditions that enable them to focus on research and tackle difficult long-term research questions. The program addresses young researchers in medicine, natural sciences, engineering and technology, humanities, and social sciences. Swedish universities are invited to nominate candidates for the program. The Swedish Academies will evaluate and select the most promising researchers and the universities will then take long-term responsibility for these individuals. Fellows will receive grants for 5 years of SEK 1,000,000 – 2,000,000/year.

Westpac Research Fellowship

Westpac Bicentennial Foundation is partnering with Australia’s leading research universities to offer Westpac Research Fellowships valued at up to $460,000 over three years. This unique fellowship supports outstanding early career researchers whose groundbreaking work has the potential to make a difference in one of the Foundation’s focus areas: Technology and innovation; Strengthening Australia-Asia ties; Enabling positive social change. Funding is available for a maximum of three years.

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