Center for California Studies: Capital Fellows Programs
The Center administers four fellowship programs: Jesse M. Unruh Assembly Fellowship, Executive Fellowship, Judicial Administrative Fellowship, and California Senate Fellows. These programs, known collectively as the Capital Fellows Programs, are nationally recognized. The 18 Assembly Fellows, 18 Senate Fellows, 18 Executive Fellows and 10 Judicial Administration Fellows receive an outstanding opportunity to engage in public service and prepare for future careers, while actively contributing to the development and implementation of public policy in California. The ranks of former fellows include a Justice of the California Supreme Court, members of the United States Congress and the State Legislature, a deputy director of the Peace Corps, state and local government officials, corporate executives and community leaders.
Value: Each fellow receives health benefits and a monthly stipend of $1972 for the total 11 months
Eligibility: Applicants must be 20 years of age by September 1, 2010. Graduate, postgraduate and mid-career applicants are welcome. Non-U.S. citizens must provide proof of appropriate immigration status. The Capital Fellows Programs do not meet the requirements for F-1 or J-1 visas.
Major: Anyone with a bachelor's degree by September 1, 2010 and a demonstrated interest in state government and public service is eligible to apply. There are no preferred majors.
Fellowship Type: Undergraduate, Fellowship Type: Graduate, Fellowship Type: Post-Graduate, Fellowship Type: International Students
Category: Dissertation | Financial Need | International
Nomination: No, but strongley suggested to work with the Fellowships Office
Center for Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh (CNUP) Summer Fellowship
Each summer, CNUP hosts undergraduates for a 10-week program to conduct independent research with a University of Pittsburgh neuroscience faculty of their choice. The research will be conducted in a laboratory setting and students will gain technical knowledge of neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, molecular biology, brain imaging, computer simulations, neuropsychology, and behavioral assessments.
Value: $3,500 stipend, campus housing, monthly bus passes
Eligibility: Applicants must have completed their sophomore or junior years at a college or university in the U.S. They must be enrolled full-time and hold a 3.0 GPA or higher in the areas of science or math. International student applicants must provide to CNUP an official authorization for Optional Practical Training (OPT) from their institution.
Major: Neuroscience and related fields
Fellowship Type: Undergraduate
Nomination: No, but strongly suggested to work with the office
Central Intelligence Agency: Student Opportunities
Contribute to the work of the nation before you graduate. Apply to participate in one of the outstanding student work programs at the CIA: undergraduate scholarships program, student internships, undergraduate co-ops, and graduate studies programs. This is an opportunity to learn from highly skilled professionals who support US officials that make our country's foreign policy. You'll assist with substantive and meaningful work assignments, while earning a competitive income and gaining invaluable practical experience. There's no better place to learn than at the center of intelligence.
Value: : Student positions offer salaries competitive with the private sector and the same benefits as permanent employees.
Eligibility: Student opportunities are highly competitive. You are expected to meet the same employment standards as permanent employees. Applicants must be US citizens and should have a strong academic record (3.0 GPA or better). Foreign language skills, previous international residency and military experience are pluses. Outstanding interpersonal skills, the ability to write clearly and accurately, and a strong interest in foreign affairs are necessary. As part of the hiring process, you must successfully complete medical and polygraph examinations as well as a background investigation.
Fellowship Type: Undergraduate, Fellowship Type: Graduate, Fellowship Type: International Students
Category: Dissertation | International
Nomination: No, but strongly suggested to work with the Fellowships Office
The Rangel Graduate Fellowship is a program that aims to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers in the Foreign Service in which they can help formulate, represent and implement U.S. foreign policy. Each year, the Rangel Program selects 20 outstanding Rangel Fellows in a highly competitive nationwide process and helps support them through two years of graduate study, internships and professional development activities, and entry into the Foreign Service. This program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need. Fellows who successfully complete the program and Foreign Service entry requirements will receive appointments as Foreign Service Officers, one of the most exciting and rewarding careers available.
Value: $35,000 annually
Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
Applicants must be seeking admission to enter graduate school in the fall of 2013 for a two-year program at a U.S. university. They can be in their senior year of their undergraduate studies, graduating by June 2013, or they can be college graduates.
Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale at the time of application.
Major: Political Science, International Affairs, Area Studies
The Charles G. Koch Summer Fellow Program combines a paid public policy internship with two career and policy seminars. Fellows gain real-world experience, take a crash course in market-based policy analysis, and acquire the professional skills necessary to effect change. Participating internship hosts include more than 80 think tanks and policy organizations across the United States.
Eligibility: Open to all
Major: Public Policy
Fellowship Type: Undergraduate, Fellowship Type: Graduate, Fellowship Type: Alumni, Fellowship Type: International Students
Nomination: No, but strongly suggested to work with Fellowships Office
Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship
The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships are designed to encourage original and significant study of ethical or religious values in all fields of the humanities and social sciences, and particularly to help Ph.D. candidates in these fields complete their dissertation work in a timely manner. In addition to topics in religious studies or in ethics (philosophical or religious), dissertations appropriate to the Newcombe Fellowship competition might explore the ethical implications of foreign policy, the values influencing political decisions, the moral codes of other cultures, and religious or ethical issues reflected in history or literature.
Eligibility: Be candidates for Ph.D. or Th.D. degrees in an American doctoral program at a graduate school located in the United States.
Be in the writing stage of the dissertation. Usually, this means that fieldwork or other research is complete and writing has begun by the time of the award.
Have never held a similar national award for the final year of dissertation writing. Applicants who have won such awards as the ACLS, AAUW, Ford, MacArthur, Mellon, Pew, Spencer, or Whiting fellowship are not eligible.
Plan to write on topics where ethical or religious values are a central concern.
Major: Ethics/Religious values
Fellowship Type: Graduate, Fellowship Type: Post-Graduate, Fellowship Type: International Students
Nomination: no, but strongly suggested to work with the Fellowships Office
Chicago Injury Center Scholarship for Disabled Veterans
The Chicago Injury Center awards 4 scholarships each year in the amounts of $1000 (1), $500 (1), and $250 (2). Applicants submit a short biography, photo, and 500-word essay on overcoming the challenges of being a disabled veteran.
Value: Up to $1000
Eligibility: Disabled veterans honorably discharged from the military, with a GPA of 2.5.
Fellowship Type: Undergraduate
Nomination: No, but encouraged to work with the Fellowships Office
Excellent competitors in the "Chinese Bridge", the Chinese Language Proficiency Competition for the world college, will be eligible for the scholarship. There are four kinds of scholarship: Academic Degree Scholarships: this scholarship will be awarded to the 3 first winners who won in the finals.Short-term Summer Research and Study Scholarships: this scholarship will be awarded to the 5 prizewinners who won in the finals.A scholarship for a 15 days China cultural study tour: these scholarships will be awarded to the 7 third prizewinners who won in the finals.Scholarships will be awarded to outstanding competitors who participated in the preliminary contest. These scholarships will be awarded to outstanding competitors in the preliminary contest who did not enter the finals. The scale of the preliminary contests will also decide themHow to apply: Qualified applicants should fill in their scholarship application forms and submit their academic certificate, the results of their study and a letter of recommendation or the corresponding copy materials. These materials should be sent directly to the Department of Communication, Hanban by the Chinese embassies or consulates before the deadline. All the application materials will not be returned whether candidates are accepted or not. Some important materials such as the graduation certificate, health records for foreigners should be kept by the applicants themselves.
Value: The academic degree scholarship is designed to cover all tuition fees, cost of teaching materials, accommodations and other subsidies, including a return air ticket from their country to Beijing. The short-term Summer Research and Study scholarship cover
Eligibility: Applicants must be in good health, studying Chinese as a second language,
Major: open to all areas of study, but for those with excellent Chinese language skills.
In order to increase the cooperation and understanding between the people of China and other countries, develop outstanding international talent and improve the perception of China’s higher education, under the mandate of the Department of Education, Fudan University is opening application for full-time postgraduate studies under the 2009 Chinese government scholarship program.
Value: Students are exempt from registration fees, tuition, laboratory fees, internship fees, study materials and accommodation costs. A living stipend is provided (Masters Students 1,700RMB/month, Doctorate Students 2000RMB/month). New arrival one time set up s
Eligibility: Applicants must be foreign nationals, and in good health. Applicants for doctorate studies should have obtained a master’s degree and not be older than 40, and applicants for master’s studies should have obtained a bachelor’s degree and not be older than 35. Applicants should be graduates of internationally known overseas universities, or those universities that have established exchange programs with Fudan University. Applicants should have excellent grades; or should be a student from overseas university recommended by a Fudan University postgraduate advisor. Applicants should not be holding scholarship of any other category.
Major: All Chinese-taught and English-taught programs open to international students.
Fellowship Type: Post-Graduate, Fellowship Type: International Students
Nomination: No, but strongly suggested to work with the Fellowships Office
Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program
The Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program provides early career individuals with the opportunity to spend 12 weeks at the National Academies in Washington, DC learning about science and technology policy and the role that scientists and engineers play in advising the nation. The program is designed to broaden fellows’ appreciation of employment opportunities outside academia and leave them with both a firm grasp of the important and dynamic role of science and technology in decision-making and a better understanding of the role that they can play in strengthening the science and technology enterprise for the betterment of mankind. Fellows receive an $8,500 stipend.
Eligibility: Graduate students and postdoctoral candidates who received their degree within 5 years. Open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents, and international students with an F-1 or J-1 visa.
Major: STEM fields, science and technology studies, law, business, public policy, social sciences