NOTE: Some of these are offered every year, others may only be available for
a short time. Let us know if any of these are no longer being offered. Various
research opportunities can be found via the COS
Antiquarian Society Short and Long Term Visiting Fellowships
For research on American life up to the Civil War and Reconstruction.
Association of University Women Fellowships and Grants
Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellowships
Places you in government jobs. Fellowship areas are Congressional; Diplomacy,
Security& Development; Energy, Environment & Agriculture; Health, Education & Human
Services; Roger Revelle Global Stewardship.
for Learned Societies Fellowships and Grants
Councils for International Education Fellowships
Primarily for area studies and language training.
American Institute for Maghrib Studies
TALIM Research Grants: research conducted anywhere in Morocco
CEMAT Research Grants: research conducted anywhere in Tunisia
CEMA Research Grants: research conducted anywhere in Algeria
AIMS Multi-country Research Grants: conducting research in Libya or Mauritania
or conducting multi-country research in any combination of North African countries
Post-Doctoral Fellowships, Canada
These prestigious two-year fellowships worth $70,000 per year, are open to both
Canadian and international researchers who have recently completed a PhD, PhD-equivalent
or health professional degree. Seventy fellowships will be awarded each year.
Belfer Center Harvard University
Both pre-doctoral and post-doctoral research fellowships in the International
Security Program (ISP); Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program (STPP);
and Dubai Initiative
Calouste Gulbenkian Fellow, Center for Transatlantic Relations,
Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies
Research on a variety of themes selected each year. Preference given to applicants
from Portugal, Lusophone states, or Europe. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org or
for International and Regional Studies Fellowship,
Georgetown University School
of Foreign Service in Qatar
Focus on Middle East with priority to those working on the Gulf.
Only for those who received an undergraduate Cooke scholarship.
Council of American
Overseas Research Centers
of State Diplomacy Fellows
Designed to advance eligible candidates to the Foreign Service Oral Assessment.
Strict eligibility requirements.
of State Critical Language Scholarship Program
The United States Department of State is pleased to announce the scholarship
competition for the 2011 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program for overseas
intensive summer language institutes in thirteen critical need foreign languages.
CLS institutes provide fully-funded group-based intensive language instruction
and structured cultural enrichment experiences for seven to ten weeks for U.S.
citizen undergraduate and graduate students.
of State Programs: Various
Includes Fascell Fellowship, Cooperative Education Program, and others
Earth Institute Post-Doctoral Fellows Program, Columbia University
in International Security, The Center for International Security and Cooperation
(CISAC), Stanford University
Pre and Post Doctoral Fellowships in international security; science, technology
and international security; and nuclear security.
College Fellowship Program
Offer year-long residencies for doctoral students completing dissertations.
Foundation Fellowships Program
Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity
of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and
racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase
the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching
the education of all students.
Various short and long-term grants and fellowships for international field research.
Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad, US Dept of Education
Dissertation research, language learning, and areas studies grants for 6-12 months.
Leaders Fellowship Programme, Oxford and Princeton
For PhDs from a developing country.
Student Summer Associate Program, The RAND Corporation
Conduct research for three months.
Foundation for Social Policy
The Foundation makes targeted grants for work in major areas of the social sciences,
including anthropology, area studies, economics, political science, psychology,
sociology, and urban studies.
Institute of Peace, Jennings Randolph Peace Scholarship Dissertation Program
Awards nonresidential Peace Scholar Dissertation Scholarships to students at
U.S. universities who are writing doctoral dissertations on topics related to
peace, conflict, and international security.
Foundation (IAF) Grassroots Development Fellowship Program
The Inter-American Foundation (IAF) was created in 1969 by the United States
Congress to fund the self-help initiatives of the organized poor in Latin America
and the Caribbean and the groups that directly support them. The IAF disseminates
research findings of its Fellows to a broad audience concerned with development.
The IIE has partnered with the IAF to administer its Grassroots Development Fellowship
Research & Exchanges Board
Individual Advanced Research Opportunities.Provides students, scholars and professionals
with support to perform policy relevant field research in the countries of Eastern
Europe and Eurasia, post-Soviet studies
Individual Advanced Research Opportunities Program
Provides students, scholars and professionals with support to perform policy
relevant field research, in the countries of Eastern Europe and Eurasia. In addition
to engaging in research in the region, the IARO fellowship affords scholars the
opportunity to increase their understanding of critical, policy relevant issues,
develop and sustain international networks, and collaborate with foreign scholars
on topics vital to both the academic and policy-making communities.
F. Kennedy Library Foundation, Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. Research Fellowships
The Foundation will consider communication or public opinion projects that raise
awareness about Japan in the US and/or US in Japan.
Program at Sciences Po
For students studying Gulf or Middle East politics - a writing grant
Center Post-doctoral Fellowship, Yale University
Basic research in international and comparative political economy.
Science Foundation SBE Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants, Political
Award grants to doctoral students to improve the quality of dissertation research.
Science Foundation East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate
The primary goals of EAPSI are to introduce students to East Asia and Pacific
science and engineering in the context of a research setting, and to help students
initiate scientific relationships that will better enable future collaboration
with foreign counterparts. All institutes, except Japan, last approximately eight
weeks from June to August. Japan lasts approximately ten weeks from June to August.
Security Education Program's (NSEP) Boren Fellowships
The National Security Education Program's (NSEP) Boren Fellowships enable U.S.
graduate students to add an important international and language component to
their graduate education through specialization in area study, language study,
or increased language proficiency. NSEP supports students studying languages,
cultures, and world regions EXCEPT Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New
Zealand. Boren Fellowships are intended to support U.S. graduate students who
will pursue the study of languages and cultures deemed critical to U.S. national
security, and who are highly motivated by the opportunity to work in the federal
government. Recipients of the Boren Fellowship must agree to seek employment
in an agency of the federal government involved in national security for a minimum
of one year.
Center Fellowship in Politics and History
For research and writing dissertations on American politics, foreign policy,
world politics, or the impact of global affairs on the United States.
Research Initiative Post-Doctoral Fellowships, American Enterprise Institute
Security Education Program / Boren Fellowship Fellows, International Institute
Add international and language expertise to your graduate education.
A Dept. of Energy program run through Monterey Institute for Intl Studies, with
the internship at Lawrence Livermore National Lab, provides $6500 for 2 months
work and an intensive prepcourse)
Security Fellows Program, The RAND Corporation
For research on policy-relevant understanding on nuclear security-related topics.
Fellows are expected to engage with OSI's network by participating in conferences
and program events and may be asked to run a seminar for OSI staff and outside
Foundation's Fred H. Bixby Fellowship Program
The Population Council offers a fellowship program to expand training opportunities
for social scientists and biomedical researchers in the health and population
fields. This fellowship is geared toward developing-country nationals in the
early stages of their careers, and to those with a demonstrated commitment to
remaining in their home countries to build capacity in local institutions or
returning home after working/studying abroad.
in Regional Political Economy, Princeton University
Regional political economy in the Middle East, East, South, or Southeast Asia,
Africa and Latin America.
Fellows Program in Sustainable Development and Peace: The Earth Institute and
the Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity
Specializing in conflict resolution, violence, peace-studies, or related areas,
with an interest in its relation to sustainable development.
Fellowship in Globalization and Governance at Niehaus Center, Princeton University
These awards are designed to promote basic research in the broad areas of international
and comparative political economy, international organization and global governance,
Fellowship, Nuffield College, Oxford University
For research in any area of the social sciences except Economics, for three years.
Placement in US government agencies.
Post-Doctoral Fellowship, The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Georgetown
Focus on U.S.-Arab relations, Arab studies, or Islamic studies.
Democracy Fellows Program
Named in honor of NED’s principal founders, former president Ronald Reagan and
the late congressman Dante Fascell, the Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program
was established in 2001 with funding from the U.S. Congress to enable democratic
practitioners, scholars, and journalists from around the world to deepen their
understanding of democracy and enhance their ability to promote democratic change.
and Training Program on Poverty and Public Policy, Ford School of Public Policy,
University of Michigan
For minority scholars.
Science Research Council
Various dissertation research fellowships.
Nuclear Security Fellowships
Pre- and Post-doctoral fellowships with a focus on nuclear issues.
Field Research Grant, Center for Latin American Studies, University of Chicago
Pre-dissertation grant for preliminary fieldwork in Latin America or Iberia.
Postdoctoral Fellowship for International Relations and Security (RAND)
This fellowship provides two years of support for scholars of international relations
and security interested in conducting policy-oriented research.
Post-Doctoral Fellowship for International Relations and Security (TAPIR)
Two-year fellowships for international career in policy world. Places at think
tanks in the US and Europe.
WAPPP/International Security Program Fellowship
In the academic year 2010-2011, the Women and Public Policy Program at the Harvard
Kennedy School will be awarding one postdoctoral residential fellowship to an
outstanding scholar in security affairs from the United States or elsewhere working
to promote basic research in the broad area of international security with a
particular focus on issues relating to gender. This fellow must hold a Ph.D.
by September 2010.
Center Post-doctoral Fellowship
Deadline: October 1
Topics and scholarship should relate to key public policy challenges or provide
the historical and/or cultural framework to illuminate policy issues of contemporary
Center Regional Scholars
Various short-term scholar research and fellowship opportunities in regional
programs at the Center, each with their own application process.
Politics and Statecraft Fellowship, The Smith Richardson Foundation
Ph.D. dissertation research on American foreign policy, international relations,
international security, strategic studies, area studies, and diplomatic and military