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Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program –Provides students wishing to pursue a Foreign Service career up to $32,500 per year for two-year graduate programs. Also includes paid summer internships on Capitol Hill and at U.S. Embassies. 3.2 GPA needed.

Disciplines –international affairs, economics, history, political science, public administration, or public policy (Graduate majors)

Deadline for Application – Mid-January

National Security Education Program (NSEP) David L. Boren Graduate Fellowships –Fellowships to enable both master’s and doctoral level students to add a significant language and international dimension to their curricula. Intended to support graduate students who will pursue the study of languages and cultures deemed critical to U.S. national security, and who are highly motivated to work in the federal government. Must be enrolled or applying to a graduate degree program. $30,000 for combined domestic and overseas program, $12,000 per semester for up to two semesters for overseas only study. $12,000 for domestic study only of language or area studies.

Disciplines –Wide Range (see brochure)

Deadline For Application – Late January

National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship ProgramFellowship that recognizes and supports future leaders in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields. Benefits include 3 years of financial support including: $30,000 annual stipend, $10,500 annual cost-of-education allowance, $1,000 one-time foreign travel allowance. Fellowships provide awardees with the freedom to pursue research projects of their own design and may be used within a five-year period. Applicants must be U.S. Citizens, nationals, or permanent resident aliens, and at or near the beginning of graduate studies in an NSF-supported field.

Disciplines –Chemistry, Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE), Engineering, Geosciences, Interdisciplinary, Life Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Physics and Astronomy, Psychology, Social Sciences.

Deadline For Application – November (deadlines vary by field)


National Science Foundation (NSF) East Asia & Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI) – Goals of the Program 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. The institutes last approximately eight to ten weeks from June to August and include locations of Australia, China, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore, or Taiwan through the EAPSI fellowship program.

Disciplines –Biological Sciences, Computer and Information Science & Engineering, Education (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics), Engineering, Geosciences, Mathematical & Physical Sciences, Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Multidisciplinary Research

Deadline For Application – Early December


Leadership Enhancement in Agriculture Program (International Students Only) –Borlaug LEAP program funded by the USAID to enhance the quality of thesis research of graduate students from developing countries who show strong promise as leaders in the field of agriculture and related disciplines as defined by Title XII. Applicant must be a citizen of a USAID-assisted country, an MS or PhD student at a U.S. or developing country university, and be fluent in reading writing and speaking English (TOEFL, 500 or above). Maximum grant value of $20,000.

Disciplines –Agriculture and related

Deadline for Application –Applications accepted throughout the year. Deadline for the upcoming year’s awards is Late October.


The Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship –Provides funding to participants as they are prepared academically and professionally to enter the U.S. Department of State Foreign Service. Must have a GPA of 3.2 or higher. Must be seeking admission to graduate school for the following academic year and enroll in a full-time degree program in public policy, international affairs, public administration, business, economics, political science, sociology, or foreign languages (U.S. Graduate institutions only). Tuition, Room board and Mandatory Fees during the first and second year of graduate school are provided. Reimbursement for books and travel (one round trip per academic year) are also provided.

Disciplines –(see above eligible degree programs)

Deadline for Application –February


Rotary World Peace Fellowship – Opportunity to pursue a master’s degree in conflict resolution, peace studies, international relations, and related areas. Must be proficient in a second language (including the language of the proposed host university). Award includes tuition, room, board, and mandatory fees, reimbursement for books, and travel to and from host country.

Disciplines – ALL

Deadline for Application –Early March – June



 Fulbright U.S. Student Program –Program designed to give recent BS/BA graduates, master’s and doctoral candidates, young professionals and artists opportunities for personal development and international experience. Grants are full grants which include round-trip transportation to the host-country, maintenance for the academic year, book and research allowance, medical insurance, full or partial tuition, etc.

Disciplines –All

Deadline for Application –Mid-October



 USAID Summer Internships in Africa and Washington, DCInternships in overseas missions in sub-Saharan Africa as well as Washington, DC. For students pursuing careers in international development. Must be a Junior, Senior, or Graduate Student. Housing, monthly stipend and in-country travel costs provided.

Disciplines –public policy, economics, journalism, agricultural economics, agronomy, public administration, law, management, political science, health, etc.

Deadline for Application – Early March

 International Agricultural Internship Program – Provides Int’l agricultural trade experience to Senior and Graduate students. 3.3 GPA needed. Hourly salary at GS-5 – GS-7 grade level.

Disciplines – agricultural economics, economics, finance, business, marketing, international studies/relations, or biotechnology.

Deadline for Application – July (Spring); November (Summer); March (Fall)

Millennium Challenge CorporationFor students interested in international development. Paid $29,000 - $36,000.

Disciplines –ALL

Deadline for Application –June (Fall); September (Spring)

The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme –Program to promote internationalization in Japan’s local communities by helping to improve foreign language education and developing international exchange at the community level. Geared toward students interest in teaching of English in Japan. Paid $33,600 + travel to Japan and back.

Disciplines – ALL

Deadlines for Application – Late November


Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) Teach Abroad Program – Program offers paid Teach Abroad positions for university graduates – new and experienced – looking to teach English abroad, gain real world experience, and make a difference in a foreign community. CIEE Teach Abroad programs provide unparalleled services and support to all participants. Teach Abroad programs are locate in Chile, China, South Korea, Spain, and Thailand.

Disciplines – ALL

Deadlines for Application – Varies (Sept. 1 for Chile; Feb. 25 for Immersion-Chile; Nov. 15 & June 1 for China; June 15 & Nov. 15 for South-Korea; March 6 & June 15 for Thailand.

Xavier University of Louisiana Center for Intercultural and International Programs