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:

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:

Questions: Please contact the Office of Fellowship & Grants at:


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

Dr. Judith S. Goldstein

Founder and Executive Director
Humanity in Action

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.

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 –

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 –

Recorded webinars: All recorded webinars for the Fulbright-Clinton Fellowship are available at 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:


Boren Scholarship

The Boren Scholarship and Fellowship Program is now accepting applications. Please read the announcement below:

The applications for the 2014-2015 David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships are now available at Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, where they can add important international and language components to their educations.


Boren Scholars and Fellows represent a variety of academic backgrounds, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili. As part of the African Languages Initiative, Boren Award applicants have the opportunity to further their study of Akan/Twi, French, Hausa, Portuguese, Swahili, Wolof, Yoruba, or Zulu. For a complete list of languages, visit our website.  


Undergraduate students can receive up to $20,000 for an academic year’s study abroad and graduate students up to $30,000 for language study and international research. In exchange for funding, recipients commit to working in the federal government for a minimum of one year.


National Application Deadlines

Boren Fellowship: January 28, 2014

Boren Scholarship: February 5, 2014*

            *Many institutions have an earlier on-campus deadline. Visit our website for information about your campus deadline and Boren campus representative.


For more information about the Boren Awards, to register for one of our upcoming webinars, and to access the on-line application, please visit You can also contact the Boren Awards staff at or 1-800-618-NSEP with questions.


The Boren Awards are initiatives of the National Security Education Program (NSEP) and are administered by the Institute of International Education.


From the CBYX website.

The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) is a fellowship funded by the German Bundestag and U.S. Congress, that annually provides 75 American and 75 German young professionals the opportunity to spend one year in each others’ countries, studying, interning, and living with hosts on a cultural immersion program.

The CBYX program is sponsored in the United States. by the Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, under the authority of the Fulbright-Hays Act of 1961, as amended.

Cultural Vistas has administered CBYX for Young Professionals for over 29 years, together with its German partner organization, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit.

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.

Cultural Vistas Fellowship

From the Cultural Vistas Site:

The Cultural Vistas Fellowship affords underrepresented U.S. university students the unique opportunity to advance their career goals, develop global competencies, and experience life in another culture.

Cultural Vistas will select up to 12 fellows to take part in this multinational professional development program that includes eight-week summer internships in Argentina, Germany, and Singapore. This fellowship opportunity is funded by Cultural Vistas.