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.

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

SMART Scholarship

The application for the SMART Scholarship for Service Program is now open at https://smart.asee.org/apply 

The application will close on December 16, 2013.

 

The SMART Scholarship is an opportunity for students pursuing a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines to receive a full scholarship and be employed upon degree completion at a Department of Defense facility.  Scholarships awarded include a stipend of $25,000 to $38,000 a year, full tuition, health insurance contribution, and book allowance. Open to undergraduate and graduate students. Please visit http://smart.asee.org for more information.

 

If you or any students have any questions please email smart@asee.org.

 

Gates Cambridge Scholarship

The application for the University of Cambridge and for the Gates Cambridge Scholarship Application is now available. Please read the announcement below:

 

This is to let you know that applications for postgraduate admission to the University of Cambridge and a Gates Cambridge Scholarship for 2014/15 is now open (as of 1 September 2013).

Full details about postgraduate admission (how to apply, courses, colleges, funding opportunities, etc.) are available from www.admin.cam.ac.uk/students/gradadmissions/prospec/

Full details about applying for a Gates Cambridge Scholarships are available from www.gatescambridge.org/apply  

 

Please note the following Gates Cambridge deadlines:

·         US round 15 October 2013 – for US citizens normally resident in the USA

·         International round 3 December 2013 – for all other eligible applicants

 

Most information you and your applicants will need – together with answers to common questions – is available from the websites above. If you have any specific questions not answered on the website, please email info@gatescambridge.org for scholarship-related queries or Graduate.Admissions@admin.cam.ac.uk for admissions-related questions.

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.