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

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NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is now accepting applications for the 2014 competition. Please read the announcement below:

Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

National Science Foundation

NSF 13-584

http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=6201

Application Deadline(s) (received by 8 p.m. EST):  November 04, 2013 for Engineering;    Computer and Information Science and Engineering; Materials Research

 

November 05, 2013 for Mathematical Sciences; Chemistry; Physics and Astronomy

 

November 07, 2013 for Social Sciences; Psychology; STEM Education and Learning

 

November 08, 2013 for Life Sciences; Geosciences

The purpose of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is to help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce of the United States. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees in fields within NSF’s mission. The GRFP provides three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant achievements in science and engineering research.

Applications, contact: GRF Operations Center, telephone: (866) 673-4737, email: info@nsfgrfp.org

Gisele T. Muller-Parker, telephone: (703) 292-8694, email: grfp@nsf.gov

Pushpalatha Murthy, telephone: (703) 292-8694, email: grfp@nsf.gov

Doris L. Carver, telephone: (703) 292-8694, email: grfp@nsf.gov

Estimated Number of Awards: 2,700 new Fellowships will be offered pending availability of funds.

For each Fellow, the institution receives up to a $44,000 award per Fellow tenure year (12-month increments) to cover the costs described below.

The Graduate Research Fellowship stipend is currently $32,000 for a 12-month tenure period, prorated in whole month increments of $2,666. The cost-of-education allowance to the institution is currently $12,000 per tenure year. During tenure, the institution is required to exempt Fellows from paying tuition and fees normally charged to students of similar academic standing, unless such charges are optional or are refundable (i.e., the institution is responsible for tuition and required fees in excess of the cost of education allowance).

All Fellowships will be for a maximum of three years of financial support (in 12-month allocations, starting in summer or fall) usable over a five-year period. The anticipated announcement date for the Fellowships is early April 2014.

Applicants must be United States citizens, nationals, or permanent residents of the United States by the application deadline.

Individuals are typically eligible to apply:

·        During the senior year of college

·        After graduating from college and prior to entering graduate school

·        During the first year of graduate school

·        Prior to completing the fall term of the second year of graduate school.

Alfa Fellowship

From the Alfa Fellowship Website:

he Alfa Fellowship Program is a distinguished professional development program placing accomplished young professionals in work assignments at leading organizations in Russia in the fields of business, economics, journalism, law, public policy and related areas.

The program accepts up to 15 American and British citizens per year. The program includes intensive Russian language training, seminar programs, and extended professional experience. Fellows receive travel, free housing, a monthly stipend, and health insurance.

The Alfa Fellowship Program aims to expand networks of American, British and Russian professionals, develop greater intercultural understanding, and advance U.S.-Russian and U.K.-Russian relations.

HORIZONS Scholarship

The HORIZONS scholarship is for women who have demonstrated interest in a career in national security or defense. The following majors are preferred:  security studies, military history, government relations, engineering, computer science, cyber security, physics, mathematics, business (as it relates to national security or defense), law (as it relates to national security or defense), international relations, political science, and economics

American Institute for Economic Research

AIER’s Summer Fellowship Program brings together advanced economics students and distinguished scholars for a two-week exploration of economic, monetary, and social issues.

We especially encourage students to apply if they aspire to teaching or other careers where they will have an impact on the general public’s understanding of economic issues.

Students typically apply for this program in March of their senior year and participate in the program between graduation and beginning graduate school.

Women in International Trade Scholarship

Women in International Trade (WIT), provides and educational scholarship for students interested in pursuing a career in international development, international relations, international trade, International economics, or international business.

The next deadline, for Spring 2014, is 7/15/2013