Payne Fellowship Program

The Payne Program is designed to attract outstanding young people to careers in international development as USAID Foreign Service Officers.  The Payne Fellowship Program provides benefits valued at up to $90,000 over two years toward a two-year master’s degree, arranges internships in Washington D.C. and at USAID missions overseas, and provides professional development and support activities.  Fellows who successfully complete the program become USAID Foreign Service Officers.  Fellows may use the fellowship to attend a two-year master’s program in a U.S. institution to study an area of relevance to the USAID Foreign Service, including international development, international relations, public policy, business administration, foreign languages, economics, agriculture, environmental sciences, health, or urban planning at a graduate or professional school approved by the Payne Program.  At the end of the two-year fellowship, Fellows enter the USAID Foreign Service.  Applicants must be college seniors or graduates looking to start graduate school in the fall of the year they apply, have GPAs of at least 3.2 and be U.S. citizens.  The program welcomes applications from those with any undergraduate major and encourages applications from members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the USAID Foreign Service and those with financial need.  Information and application materials for the program are available at www.paynefellows.orgThe application deadline is January 27, 2014.  The Program is funded by USAID and managed by Howard University. 

 

2014 Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship

Number of Fellowships Offered:  5

Eligibility Requirements:  U.S. citizenship; GPA of 3.2/4.0; seeking to start two-year relevant grad program in fall 2014

Online Application Opens:  October 22, 2013 www.paynefellows.org

Application Deadline:  January 27, 2014 Finalists selected by the end of February Fellows selected by mid-March

Contact: paynefellows@howard.edu; 202-806-4367, (877) 633-0002; or Tessa Henry, (Tessa.henry@howard.edu) 202-806-5952

 

I would appreciate your assistance in sharing this information with potential applicants.

 

Tessa Henry

Program Officer

USAID Donald M. Payne Int’l Development Program

Office: (202) 806-5952

tessa.henry@howard.edu

www.paynefellows.org

American Scandinavian Foundation Fellowships

THE AMERICAN-SCANDINAVIAN FOUNDATION (ASF) offers fellowships (up to $23,000) and grants (up to $5,000) to individuals to pursue research, study or creative arts projects in one or more Scandinavian countries for up to one year. The number of awards varies each year according to total funds available. Awards are made in all fields.

Awards for Pacific Northwest Scholars and Artists
THE AMERICAN-SCANDINAVIAN FOUNDATION (ASF) offers fellowships to graduate level students and scholars from the Pacific Northwest to study in Denmark for up to one year. Awards are made in all fields.
For more information and to apply, please visit our website:
http://www.amscan.org/grants_americans.html

We appreciate your help in notifying qualified prospective applicants about the AMERICAN SCANDINAVIAN FOUNDATION’S fellowships and grants opportunities.  Below is an award announcement for U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents.  Our online application and additional information about ASF funding programs is available at:  http://www.amscan.org/fellowships_grants.html

Questions: Please contact the Office of Fellowship & Grants at: grants@amscan.org

Rangel Scholarship

The Rangel International Affairs Program is now accepting applications for the 2014 Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship.

The Fellowship welcomes applications from young people interested in careers of international service. For those who want to become Foreign Service Officers in the U.S. Department of State, the Rangel Graduate Fellowship Program provides benefits of up to $90,000 over two years toward a two-year master’s degree, arranges internships on Capitol Hill and at U.S. embassies, and provides mentorship and professional development support. Fellows can use the fellowship to attend two-year master’s programs in U.S. institutions to study any area of relevance to the Foreign Service, including international relations, public policy, public administration, languages, or business administration. Upon successful completion of the two-year fellowship, Fellows join the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State, embarking on a uniquely rewarding career of international service. Applicants must be college seniors or graduates looking to start two-year graduate programs in fall 2014, must have GPAs of at least 3.2, and must be U.S. citizens. The program welcomes any undergraduate major and encourages applications from members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need. Information and application materials can be found at www.rangelprogram.org. The application deadline is January 17, 2014. The Program is funded by the U.S. Department of State and managed by Howard University.

2014 Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship Number of Fellowships Offered: 20 Eligibility Requirements: U.S. citizenship; GPA of 3.2/4.0; seeking to start two-year relevant grad program in Fall 2014 Online Application Opens: October 21 www.rangelprogram.org Application Deadline: January 17, 2014 Finalists selected by the end of February Fellows selected by mid-March

Contact:  rangelprogram@howard.edu; 202-806-4367, (877) 633-0002; Patricia Scroggs (pscroggs@howard.edu) or James McDowell (jrmcdowell@howard.edu) 202-806-4367.

Humanity in Action Fellowship

 

Humanity in Action is now accepting applications for its 2014 Fellowship Programs in Europe.

Humanity in Action invites applications from talented college students and recent graduates who are intellectually gifted, mature, independent and passionate about social justice and human rights. Current sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduates from the undergraduate classes of 2012 and 2013 are eligible to apply.

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For the past 15 years, the Humanity in Action Fellowship has brought together international groups of students and young professionals to study minority rights and to produce research exploring how and why individuals and societies resist intolerance and stand up for democratic values. The 2014 programs will begin in Washington, DC at the Council on Foreign Relations and subsequently take place for four weeks in Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Paris and Warsaw.

Applications are due on January 9, 2014.

Intensive and demanding, the Humanity in Action Fellowship features daily lectures and discussions with renowned academics, journalists, politicians and activists, as well as site visits to government agencies, non-profit organizations, museums and memorials. Participation requires a great deal of intellectual curiosity and stamina, as well as the ability to work effectively in international teams.

After the program, participants join the global alumni network of Humanity in Action Senior Fellows and can take advantage of special professional fellowship opportunities, such as internship programs in the U.S. Congress and European Parliament.

We hope you will share this email widely with students and recent graduates whom you think would benefit from this opportunity. Students of all academic disciplines, interests and backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact our staff at admissions@humanityinaction.org.

Cordially,
Dr. Judith S. Goldstein

Founder and Executive Director
Humanity in Action
www.humanityinaction.org

About Humanity in Action

Humanity in Action is an international educational organization. Humanity in Action educates, connects and inspires a global network of young leaders who are committed to promoting human rights, diversity and active citizenship in their own communities and around the world. Through its programs and partnerships with outstanding civic and educational organizations, including the Council on Foreign Relations and The New School, Humanity in Action contributes in innovative ways to advance human rights and democratic societies.


Humanity in Action works with university students and young professionals in Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Israel, the Netherlands, Poland, Turkey, the United States and Ukraine.

To learn more about Humanity in Action, please click here.

Carlsbad Field Office Fellowship Program

U.S. Department of Energy
Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO) Fellowship Program

Now Accepting Applications for BS, MS or PhD Graduates and recent Alumni (within the last 5 years) in Mathematics, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Physical Sciences, Cyber/Computer Security, Information/Systems Technology or related technology degrees.
Application closes Sunday, September 22, 2013, midnight EST – visit http://see.orau.org/ProgramDescription.aspx?Program=10417 or see.orau.org and search for CBFO to get started NOW!

Opportunity in Carlsbad, New Mexico for a full-time, one-year or more commitment, starting in October or November 2013 to conduct mission-oriented research in DOE’s Carlsbad Field Office.  Applicant must be interested in a multi-disciplinary, fast-paced environment focused on energy technology research and development.

Applicants must be U.S. Citizens – no exceptions.

Strong analytical, research and communication skills are required.  Annual stipends are dependent on academic level, skills and experience. Additional allowances for travel to site, medical insurance or housing may be provided.

For more information, e-mail
cbfo.fellowship@orise.orau.gov.

Z. Smith Reynolds Fellowship and Internship

The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation (ZSR) is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all North Carolinians by building an inclusive, sustainable, and vibrant state. Since its inception, the Foundation has awarded grants totaling more than $350 million to statewide, regional, and community-based organizations in all 100 counties in North Carolina.

Every year, ZSR offers exciting employment opportunities for North Carolina college students, graduate students, and recent graduates interested in philanthropy, public policy, community service and/or the nonprofit sector. We want to make sure your students know about them!

Ø  ZSR Fellowship: A two-year, full-time entry position for recent college graduates.

Ø  ZSR Internship: A paid, research-intensive summer internship for current undergraduate and graduate students.

Ø  Non-Profit Internship Program (NPIP): 20 paid summer internships with non-profits across the state for Pell-eligible undergraduates.

Applications for the ZSR Fellowship, ZSR Internship, and NPIP will be available in early October 2013. Applications and related materials are due: December 3, 2013 for the Fellowship; January 6, 2014 for the Internship; and February 3, 2014 for NPIP. More information can be found at zsr.org

Fulbright US Student Program: Fulbright Clinton Fellowships

(From the US Student Program announcements):
Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Fulbright-Clinton Fellowships

The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the U.S. Department of State inaugurated the J. William Fulbright – Hillary Rodham Clinton Fellowship (formerly the Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship) in academic year 2012-13. The Fulbright-Clinton Fellowship provides opportunities for U.S. citizens to build mutual understanding and contribute to the strengthening of the public sector abroad.

Fulbright-Clinton Fellows serve in professional placements in foreign government ministries or institutions. Fellows gain hands-on public sector experience in participating foreign countries while simultaneously carrying out an academic study/research project.

Fulbright-Clinton Fellows will function in a “special assistant” role for a senior level official. The goal of the professional placements is to build the Fellows’ knowledge and skills, provide support to partner country institutions, and promote long-term ties between the U.S. and the partner country. Participating countries will be announced on November 1, 2013.

We have recently posted two upcoming webinars in anticipation of the 2014-15 competition open on November 1, 2013 that may interest your students. In a recent survey of the current 2013-14 Fulbright-Clinton Fellows, over 65% had listened to a live or recorded webinar with our program staff at some point throughout the application process. We strongly encourage all interested individuals and advisors to take advantage of these resources as they are tailored to help applicants put together strong applications:

September 17 – Intro to the Fulbright-Clinton Fellowship
•           3:30PM-5:00 PM (ET)
•           With Ashley Prather, IIE Program Manager for the Fulbright-Clinton Fellowship, & Vincent Pickett, Department of State Fulbright-Clinton Fellowship Officer
•           Register - https://us.fulbrightonline.org/index.php?option=com_events&view=event&id=536

October 22 – Intro to the Fulbright-Clinton Fellowship: Meet a Fellow
•           2:30PM – 4:00PM (ET)
•           With Ashley Prather, IIE Program Manager for the Fulbright-Clinton Fellowship, & Vincent Pickett, Department of State Fulbright-Clinton Fellowship Officer
•           Register - https://us.fulbrightonline.org/index.php?option=com_events&view=event&id=538

Recorded webinars: All recorded webinars for the Fulbright-Clinton Fellowship are available at https://us.fulbrightonline.org/resources/recorded-webinars. The above webinars will also be recorded and will remain on our website throughout the application process.

For more information about the Fulbright-Clinton Fellowship, current fellows, and alumni, please visit the program websites:

•           https://us.fulbrightonline.org/fulbright-clinton-fellowships
•           http://eca.state.gov/fulbright/fulbright-programs/program-summaries/fulbright-clinton-fellowship