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Abe Fellowship Program
http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/abe/
The Social Science Research Council (SSRC), the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP), and the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) announce the annual Abe Fellowship Program competition. Applicants are invited to submit proposals for research in the social sciences or the humanities relevant to any one or combination of the following three themes: (1) global issues, (2) problems common to industrial and industrializing societies, and (3) issues that pertain to US-Japan relations. For further information, please visit the web site or contact the program directly by email at abe@ssrc.org.
(Last checked 10/21/13)

American Political Science Association
Congressional Fellowship Program
http://www.apsanet.org/section_165.cfm
A highly selective, nonpartisan, early- to-mid-career program devoted to expanding knowledge and awareness of Congress. For nine months, selected fellows serve on congressional staffs and acquire "hands on" experience while gaining insight into the legislative process, politics, and public service. Through this unique opportunity, APSA seeks to improve the quality of scholarship on and teaching of Congress and American national politics, thereby enhancing public understanding of Congress and policy-making.
(Last checked 10/21/13)

American Political Science Association Network (APSANet)
Grants, Fellowships, and Other Funding Opportunities
http://www.apsanet.org/section_191.cfm
Looking for funding to assist in your dissertation field research? How about language training? APSA has developed a list of funding sources for graduate students seeking such funding within political science and related disciplines. The list covers sources of both private and public nature.
(Last checked 10/21/13)

American Political Science Association
Minority Fellows Program
http://www.apsanet.org/content_3284.cfm
The American Political Science Association established the Minority Fellows Program in an effort to increase the number of minority Ph.D.’s in political science. The fellows program identifies and aids prospective African American, Latino(a), and Native American political science graduate students, and encourages institutions to provide financial assistance to them.
(Last checked 10/21/13)

American Political Science Association
Other Funding Sources
http://www.apsanet.org/section_512.cfm
The following list of sources has been compiled by the APSA to assist individuals searching for materials on funding opportunities within political science and related disciplines. The list covers sources of both private and public nature. When available, the item will be linked to the organization responsible for the program, otherwise the item will contain contact information for further details.
(Last checked 10/21/13)

American Political Science Association
Small Research Grant Program
http://www.apsanet.org/section_509.cfm
Open to all members, the APSA Research Grant Program, supports research in all fields of political science. The intent of these grants is to support the research of political scientists who are not employed at PhD granting institutions and to help further the careers of these scholars. A small number of these grants are awarded annually and interested individuals should consult this web page before submitting a proposal.
(Last checked 10/21/13)

American Psychological Association
Congressional Fellowship Program
http://www.apa.org/about/awards/congress-fellow.aspx
Deadline : January 6, 2012
The purpose of this fellowship is to provide psychologists with an invaluable public policy learning experience, to contribute to the more effective use of psychological knowledge in government and to broaden awareness about the value of psychology-government interaction among psychologists and within the federal government.
(Last checked 10/21/13)

Amnesty International
Ralph Bunche Human Rights Fellowship Program
web link
Amnesty International's Ralph J. Bunche Human Rights Fellowship seeks to develop human rights leaders in communities of color in the United States. The Fellowship provides training and experience in international human rights advocacy to activists who are interested in the field of international human rights. The Ralph J. Bunche Human Rights Fellowship focuses on building the competencies of activists in the core areas of international human rights advocacy, including research, action mobilization, campaigns, and media communications. The Fellowship also aims to connect Amnesty's mission and work with international issues that are related and relevant to communities of color in the U. S. Each year, between 1 and 3, one-year fellowships are granted to applicants who meet the qualifications of the specific fellowship of interest, and who have demonstrated involvement or leadership at the local level with a traditionally underserved community of color in the U.S. Fellows work with a program manager or unit manager in one of Amnesty's U.S. offices on projects that are designed by one or more of Amnesty's programs or units. The Fellowships generally begin in September and end in August of every year. Ralph J. Bunche Human Rights Fellows receive a stipend and comprehensive insurance benefits for the term of the fellowship. For more information on this year's fellowship descriptions, please write to us at humanresources@aiusa.org. Attn: Bunche Fellowship.
(Last checked 10/21/13)

Association For Intelligence Officers (AFIO)
AFIO Scholarships, Prizes and Awards for Autumn 2007
http://www.afio.com/13_scholarships.htm
(1) Harold and Maria Ransburg American Patriot Scholarships : for deserving American graduate and undergraduate students of intelligence, foreign affairs, and/or national security studies. Award amounts will range from $1,500 to $3,000. Applicants should indicate whether they are applying for a graduate or undergraduate award.
(2) Al Ponte Graduate Scholarship Award : For students focusing on International Relations and/or Intelligence, and who are either AFIO members, or children (grandchildren) of AFIO members or of serving Intelligence personnel. Award amount is $1,250.
(3) Life's Choices Foundation Graduate Scholarship Awards : This donation from the Morris Family Charitable Corporation provides two $4,000 scholarships to graduate students who are focusing on national security or intelligence studies and who are, or have the intent of, serving in the U.S. Government. Candidates for this scholarship should be AFIO members, their children or grandchildren, or of personnel serving in government agencies comprising the U.S. Intelligence Community.
(4) Also provides information about David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarships, the CIA Undergraduate Scholarship Program, Postdoctoral Associateship Program by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and National Flagship Language Program.
(Last checked 10/21/13)

Carnegie Endowment's Junior Fellows Program (Nomination Required)
http://www.carnegieendowment.org/about/index.cfm?fa=jrFellows
Each year the endowment offers up to ten one-year fellowships to uniquely qualified graduating seniors and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year. They are selected from a pool of nominees from more than 200 colleges. Carnegie Junior Fellows work as editorial assistants and as research assistants to the endowment's senior associates. No one will be considered who has started graduate studies. The endowment's nomination deadline is January 15 of each year. Colleges generally set an earlier application deadline. MSU participates in this program.
(Last checked 10/21/13)

Christine Mirzayan, see Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program

Civil and Human Rights RFPs Posted by the Foundation Center PND Digest
http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/rfp/cat_civil_rights.jhtml
Each RFP listing provides a brief overview of a current funding opportunity offered by a foundation or other grantmaking organization. Interested applicants should read the full RFP at the grantmaker's Web site or contact the grantmaker directly for complete program guidelines and eligibility requirements before submitting a proposal to that grantmaker.
(Last checked 10/21/13)

College Scholarships, Graduate Fellowships, and Postdoctoral Awards for Students : Social Sciences
Anthropology, Communication Studies, Criminology, Economics, Geography, History, Law, Political Science, Psychology, Social Studies, Sociology
http://scholarships.fatomei.com/social.html
A compilation of resources by Francisco Alberto Tomei Torres, Ph.D.
(Last checked 10/21/13)

Council on Foreign Relations
Jobs, Internships, and Fellowships
http://www.cfr.org/about/jobs.php
The Council on Foreign Relations is one of the most respected and influential think tanks in the world today. The staff is made up of highly talented and motivated people who are dedicated to the work of the institution. The Council offers exceptional opportunities for individuals at all levels in their careers, from recent graduates interested in pursuing a career in international relations to skilled professionals in a service area such as development or information services
(Last checked 10/21/13)

Crane-Rogers Foundation
Institute of Current World Affairs Fellowships
http://www.icwa.org/
Deadline: Aug. 1
Provides talented and promising individuals with an opportunity to develop a deep understanding of an issue, country or region outside the United States and to share that understanding with a wider public. Areas of particular interest to the Institute include Burma, India, North Africa, Venezuela, and Southeast Asia, but candidates may seek fellowships in any country. Fellowships include:
(1) John O. Crane Memorial Fellowship For fellows in Central and Eastern Europe or the Middle East.
(2) John Miller Musser Memorial Forest & Society Fellowships
Fellowships are for self-designed independent study only. Candidates must be under 36 years of age. Fellowships are not scholarships, and are not awarded to support work toward academic degrees or for research projects, or to write books. Unless specified otherwise, fellowships are open to citizens of all countries.
(Last checked 10/21/13)

Dirksen Congressional Center
Congressional Research Awards
http://www.dirksencenter.org/print_grants_CRAs.htm
Application deadline: March 1
The Dirksen Congressional Center invites applications for grants to fund research on congressional leadership and the U.S. Congress. A total of up to $35,000 will be available in 2011. Awards range from a few hundred dollars to $3,500. Stipends will be awarded to individuals (not organizations) on a competitive basis. Grants will normally extend for one year. In some circumstances, the Center will make more than one award to a single individual in consecutive years, but not more than three awards to the same person in a five-year period....The competition is open to individuals with a serious interest in studying Congress. Political scientists, historians, biographers, scholars of public administration or American studies, and journalists are among those eligible. The Center encourages graduate students who have successfully defended their dissertation prospectus to apply and awards a significant portion of the funds for dissertation research. Applicants must be U.S. citizens who reside in the United States....The awards program does not fund undergraduate or pre-Ph.D. study. Organizations are not eligible. Research teams of two or more individuals are eligible. No institutional overhead or indirect costs may be claimed against a Congressional Research Award....We accept only proposals submitted via the online application form posted at http://www.dirksencenter.org/CRAForm/form.html . The form consists of the following elements and must not exceed nine pages when printed (excluding the Application Summary) --Application Summary, Reference Letter, Overhead Waiver Letter, Congressional Research Awards Project Description, Budget, and Curriculum Vita....Applications which exceed the page limit and incomplete applications will NOT be forwarded to the screening committee for consideration.
(Last checked 10/21/13)

Dirksen Congressional Center
Robert H. Michel Special Project Grants
http://www.dirksencenter.org/print_grants_specialprojects.htm
The Dirksen Congressional Center announces the resumption of its special project funding, now named the Robert H. Michel Special Project Grants. Through these financial awards, The Center will support work to enhance understanding of the U.S. Congress. Individuals and organizations may apply for a Michel Special Project Grant by following the procedures outlined below. The Center serves two primary audiences: scholars who conduct research about Congress and teachers who teach social studies, history, political science, and other subjects which relate to Congress. Accordingly, the Michel Special Projects grants are intended to fund work that advances the public understanding of the federal legislature through research and teaching. Examples of eligible projects include conferences that bring together congressional scholars, the collection or publication of resources useful for research, efforts by teachers to develop creative ways to teach about Congress, and publications, especially those with appeal beyond academia. IMPORTANT: The projects must have as their central focus the U.S. Congress
(Last checked 10/21/13)

(Harry Frank) Guggenheim Foundation,br> Dissertation Fellowships for Understanding and Reducing Violence, Aggression and Dominance
http://www.hfg.org/df/guidelines.htm
Deadline : February 1
10 or more dissertation fellowships are awarded each year to graduate students to complete the writing of a dissertation within the award year. These fellowships of $20,000 each are designed to contribute to the support of the doctoral candidate to enable him or her to complete the dissertation. Questions that interest the foundation concern violence and aggression in relation to social change, intergroup conflict, war, terrorism, crime, and family relationships, among other subjects.
(Last checked 10/21/13)

(Pamela) Harriman Foreign Service Fellowships
http://www.wm.edu/harriman
Learn more about this highly competitive opportunity to work in the Secretary of State's office or the British and French Embassies during the Summer. The Harriman Fellowship Program is nationally competitive and highly selective. Offering an eleven-week service opportunity, as well as a $5,000 stipend for travel and living expenses. While one fellowship is reserved for a student at The College of William and Mary, the other two fellowships are open to eligible juniors and seniors throughout the United States. Applications are due very early in the academic year, in November. (CR)
(Last checked 10/21/13)

Harry S Truman Scholarships, see Truman Scholarships

Harvard University
Weatherhead Center for International Affairs
http://www.wcfia.harvard.edu/funding
For Faculty : The Weatherhead Center provides support for a wide range of research initiatives on international affairs, transnational and global issues, and comparative national issues. These initiatives include both the independent research of individual faculty members and collective undertakings such as conferences, seminars, and workshops. The Center’s grant programs are designed to promote scholarship at the forefront of knowledge, support the career development of junior faculty, facilitate scholarship on problems of current and future importance, and foster multidisciplinary interactions. The funding that fosters the formation of a vibrant research community of Center-affiliated faculty across the University is provided by the Center’s Ford, Dillon, Huntington, Mackenzie King, and Weatherhead endowments.
For Students : Support of graduate and undergraduate students is an important priority for the Weatherhead Center. Generous grants from the Weatherhead Foundation and from the Hartley R. Rogers family allow the Center to provide extensive research opportunities for students. These funds complement our student programs funds from the Weatherhead Foundation and the Maurice and Sarah Samuels family, allowing us to offer exciting programs for both undergraduate and graduate students. Resources for students are extensive, ranging from thesis research grants and workshops for undergraduates, to pre- and postdoctoral fellowships, language study opportunities, and affiliations for graduate students and recent Ph.D. recipients. We invite students to explore the Center’s myriad resources over the coming year.
(Last checked 10/21/13)

Herbert Scorville Jr. Peace Fellowship, see Scorville Peace Fellowship

(Samuel) Huntington Public Service Award
http://www.nationalgridus.com/commitment/d4-1_award.asp
The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award provides a $10,000 stipend for a graduating college senior to pursue one year of public service anywhere in the world. The award allows recipients to engage in a meaningful public service activity for one year before proceeding on to graduate school or a career. To apply, please develop a proposal for public service in this country or abroad. The proposal may encompass any activity that furthers the public good. It can be undertaken by yourself alone or by working through established charitable, religious, educational, governmental, or other public service organizations.
Also listed under Grants for Individuals-Philanthropy. (CR)
(Last checked 10/21/13)

IFES Democracy Studies Fellowships
http://www.ifes.org/Research/Democracy-Fellowships.aspx
Deadline : April 14
IFES annually awards two to four Democracy Studies Fellowships of $5,000 each to outstanding graduate students to conduct research in democracy development, election administration or civic participation in the political process. Based at IFES’ F. Clifton White Applied Research Center for Democracy and Elections, Fellows will have access to the expertise of IFES’ regional and technical specialists as well as IFES’ internationally recognized collection of election-related materials. Fellows conduct independent research with an IFES mentor for eight to ten weeks and must complete a paper for presentation to the public or IFES colleagues. Each Fellowship is open to US or international MA or PhD students in international relations, political science, public administration, or a related field from eligible universities:
(1) The Charles & Kathleen Manatt Fellowship is open to graduate students from universities in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota or Wisconsin.
(2) The William & Kathy Hybl Fellowship is open to graduate students from universities in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah or Wyoming.
(Last checked 10/21/13)

International Affairs/Devevlopment RFPs Posted by the Foundation Center PND Digest
http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/rfp/cat_intl_affairs.jhtml
Each RFP listing provides a brief overview of a current funding opportunity offered by a foundation or other grantmaking organization. Interested applicants should read the full RFP at the grantmaker's Web site or contact the grantmaker directly for complete program guidelines and eligibility requirements before submitting a proposal to that grantmaker.
Also listed under Grants for Nonprofits - Foreign and International Affairs.
(Last checked 10/21/13)

(Robert Wood) Johnson Foundation
Scholars in Health Policy Research Program
http://healthpolicyscholars.org/
The Scholars in Health Policy Research Program, a national Program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is a two-year fellowship targeted to outstanding new PhDs in economics, political science, and sociology to advance their involvement in health policy research. Each year, the Program enables up to 12 individuals to spend two years at one of three nationally prominent universities, Harvard University, the University of California at Berkeley (in collaboration with the University of California at San Francisco), and The University of Michigan. (CR)
(Last checked 10/21/13)

(Lyndon B.) Johnson Presidential Library and Museum
Middleton Fellowship in Presidential Studies
http://www.lbjlibrary.org/collections/grants-and-awards/harry-middleton-fellowship/
The Lyndon B. Johnson Foundation, the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library, and the Institute for the 21st Century have announced the creation of the Harry Middleton Fellowship in Presidential Studies. The Middleton fellowship carries a stipend of up to $5,000, and as many as two will be awarded annually. These fellowships support scholars interested in presidential policy during the postwar period. Funds can be used at any presidential library in the National Archives system, though the successful candidate will develop at least a portion of her or his work from original research in the collections of the Lyndon B. Johnson Library. (CR)
(Last checked 10/21/13)

(John F.) Kennedy Library
Research Fellowships and Grants
http://www.jfklibrary.org/Research/Research-Grants-and-Fellowships.aspx
Each year in the spring and fall, the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation provides research funding in the range of $200 to $5000. The purpose of these grants is to help defray living, travel, and related costs incurred while doing research in the textual and non-textual holdings of the library. Scholars and students are invited by the Kennedy Library and Library Foundation to apply for these research grants. (CR)
(Last checked 10/21/13)

(Jim & Anna Hyonjoo) Lint Scholarship
http://www.lintcenter.org/2008/jim__anna_hyonjoo_lint_scholars.htm
Deadline : July 31
Applicants will prepare a 600-800 word essay discussing/analyzing an issue related to the importance of Counterintelligence, International Affairs, and National Defense and/or National Security. Specific attention should be applied to incorporating the goals, concepts, and mission of The Lint Center for National Security Studies. Essay must be an original work (with citations, if appropriate). Ground-breaking innovative ideas/solutions are preferred. The Center encourages applicants to be creative, think out-side-the-traditional box of analysis, and to use interdisciplinary perspectives and assessments in essay formulation. Essays will be judged on scholarly rigor, originality, and innovativeness. Recipient will receive $1,000 for tuition and books. In addition, the Lint Center will publish the essays of selectee’s and the winner will receive a mentorship from a current or retired National Security Professional for one year. Through the generosity of Strategic Forecasting, Inc., scholarship recipients will also receive a one year premium subscription to STRATFOR.com, the world’s leading private intelligence service.Applicants are advised that only PDF scanned submission will be considered. Correct format and instructions are found in the application package on the webpage.
Virginia & Frank Misselhorn Memorial Scholarship of $500 will be awarded to runner-up.
(Last checked 10/21/13)

Lyndon B. Johnson, see Johnson Presidential Library

(James) Madison Memorial Foundation (Nomination Required)
Graduate Fellowships
http://www.jamesmadison.com/
U.S. citizens who demonstrate a commitment to civic responsibilities and to professional and collegial activities and who qualify for admission with graduate standing at an accredited U.S. university that offers a qualifying master’s degree program are eligible to apply. Applicants must be committed to teaching American history, American government, and/or social studies full time in grades 7-12. Two fellowships are offered:
(1) Junior Fellowships are awarded to students who are about to complete, or have completed, their undergraduate course of study and plan to begin graduate work on a full-time basis. Junior Fellows have two years to complete their degree.
(2) Senior Fellowships are awarded to teachers who wish to undertake work for a graduate degree on a part-time basis through summer and evening classes. Senior Fellows have up to five years to complete their degree. (CR)
(Last checked 10/21/13)

Michigan State University
Institute for Public Policy & Social Research
Michigan Public Leadership Program Fellowships
Application deadline: Sept. 2
http://ippsr.msu.edu/mplp/fellows.html
Each year the Michigan Political Leadership Program (MPLP) at Michigan State University (MSU) awards 24 grant-funded fellowships. With a well-directed curriculum, this fellowship prepares a diverse group of men and women as candidates for elected office or government officials, and as citizen activists. The Fellowship’s estimated value per participant is $12,000. Each one is made possible through support from Michigan State University, corporations, foundations, community nonprofit organizations, alumni and individual donors.
(Last checked 10/21/13)

Michigan Townships Association
Robert R. Robinson Memorial Scholarship
http://www.michigantownships.org/rrrschol.asp
Deadline : May 31
The Michigan Townships Association (MTA) administers a scholarship fund established in memory of Robert R. Robinson, former executive director of the association. The purpose of the scholarship fund is to help students in Michigan who are preparing for a career in public administration. The scholarship applicant must be a junior, senior, or graduate student enrolled in a Michigan college or university; pursuing a degree in public administration, public affairs management, or some other field closely related to local government administration; and considering a career in local government administration. Scholarship recipients are selected from nominees submitted by MTA member township boards.
(Last checked 10/21/13)

(Christine) Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program
http://www.nationalacademies.org/policyfellows
A program designed to engage graduate science, engineering, medical, veterinary, business, and law students in the analysis and creation of science and technology policy and to familiarize them with the interactions of science, technology, and government. As a result, students develop essential skills different from those attained in academia and make the transition from being a graduate student to a professional. (CR)
(Last checked 10/21/13)

Morris K. Udall Undergraduate Scholarship, see Udall Undergraduate Scholarship

National Endowment for Democracy
Fellowships
http://www.ned.org/fellowships
Currently offers:
(1) Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program : The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is pleased to announce the establishment of the Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program. Named in honor of the two principal founders of NED, former president Ronald Reagan and the late congressman Dante Fascell, the program enables democracy activists, practitioners, scholars, and journalists from around the world to deepen their understanding of democracy and enhance their ability to promote democratic change.
(2) Visiting Fellows Program : In recent years, the International Forum for Democratic Studies has hosted a small unfunded Visiting Fellows Program, offering scholars and practitioners with outside funding an opportunity to conduct research and carry out projects at its headquarters in Washington, D.C. The Forum has hosted Visiting Fellows from a wide range of countries, including Ethiopia, Ghana, Iran, Nigeria, the Republic of Georgia, the Republic of Korea, Romania, and Turkey, as well as the United States. The Visiting Fellows program continues to accept applications and can offer a limited number of unfunded fellowships annually.
(Last checked 10/21/13)

National Endowment for Democracy
Guide to Sources of Funding in International Democratic Development
http://www.ned.org/grantseekers/funding-source-database
A database containing information on over 100 philanthropic organizations that provide funding for groups working in the area of international democratic development. Each organization includes: Contact information, regional interest, mission statement, and limitations. The content found in this guide was primarily collected from print publications and from web sites of the organizations. Official and up-to-date information should be requested directly from the organizations themselves.
(Last checked 10/21/13)

National Science Foundation
Political Science Program
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/
The Political Science Program promotes basic scientific research on politics: political behavior, processes and institutions. The program solicits research proposals of theoretical importance in all empirical subfields within the discipline of political science. To find opportunities, do a keyword search.
(Last checked 10/21/13)

Pamela Harriman, see Harriman Foreign Service Fellowships

(Thomas R.) Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship
http://www.woodrow.org/higher-education-fellowships/foreign_affairs/index.php
The Thomas R. Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship program provides funding to participants as they are prepared academically and professionally to enter the United States Department of State Foreign Service. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply.
(Last checked 10/21/13)

Public Affairs RFPs Posted by the Foundation Center PND Digest
http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/rfp/cat_public_affairs.jhtml
Each RFP listing provides a brief overview of a current funding opportunity offered by a foundation or other grantmaking organization. Interested applicants should read the full RFP at the grantmaker's Web site or contact the grantmaker directly for complete program guidelines and eligibility requirements before submitting a proposal to that grantmaker.
Also listed under Grants for Nonprofits - Social Sciences
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Public Policy & International Affairs Fellowship Program (PPIA)
http://www.ppiaprogram.org
The PPIA Fellowship Program prepares students, primarily from underrepresented communities, for careers and influential roles that serve the public good. The Fellowship Program offers an intensive summer institute to train students in public policy work and then offers to pay for graduate school should a student be admitted.
Scholarship Details: All expenses-paid summer institute (JSI) after junior year in college, internship opportunities and a minimum of $5,000 towards a masters degree in public policy, public administration or international affairs>
For more information, send an email to ppia@ppiaprogram.org or call 202-496-0130 ext. 204
(Last checked 10/21/13)

(Jennings) Randolph Peace Scholar Dissertation Fellowships
http://www.usip.org/grants-fellowships/jennings-randolph-peace-scholarship-dissertation-program/peace-scholar-applicatio
Deadline : January 6 for 2012-2013 cycle
Each year the program awards approximately 10 Peace Scholar Fellowships. Awards are currently set at $20,000 for 10 months and are paid directly to the individual. The Jennings Randolph (JR) Program for International Peace 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.
(Last checked 10/21/13)

Rangel International Affairs Fellowship Program
Summer Enrichment Program
http://www.howard.edu/rjb/rangelprogram.htm
This program is designed to stimulate stronger student interest in international affairs and to generate a deeper understanding and appreciation for career opportunities in international affairs. This is a six-week program during which students receive intensive instruction in three courses: Introduction to International Affairs, History of U.S. Foreign Relations, and Technical Writing. Nine semester hours of academic credit in international studies will be awarded. Various enrichment activities are also included in the program.
(Last checked 10/21/13)

Rangel International Affairs Fellowship Program
Graduate Fellowships
http://www.howard.edu/rjb/rangelprogram.htm
Ten fellowships of up to $27,000 annually towards tuition, room, board, books and mandatory fees for completion of a two-year master’s degree. At the conclusion of two years of study, the Rangel Fellow is expected to obtain a degree in international affairs or a related subject (such as public administration, public policy, business administration, foreign languages, economics, political science, communications) at a graduate or professional school approved by the Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center.
(Last checked 10/21/13)

(Robert R.) Robinson Memorial Scholarship
http://www.michigantownships.org/rrrschol.asp
Deadline date: May 31
The Robert R. Robinson Memorial Scholarship is awarded to students enrolled in Michigan colleges and universities as junior, senior, or graduate students. To qualify for this award, you must demonstrate academic achievement, community involvement, and a commitment to a career in local government administration. In addition to a vita containing general information about yourself, you must also provide a letter of recommendation from a professor or instructor, a copy of a resolution of support from a Michigan township board and a short essay on an important issue facing local government. Amount: $500.
(Last checked 10/21/13)

Robert Wood Johnson, see Johnson Foundation

Ronald H. Brown Commercial Service Fellowships, see Brown Commercial Service Fellowships

Rotary Peace Fellowship
http://www.rotary.org/rotarycenters
The Rotary Peace Fellowship provides peace leaders with two options to pursue academic and practical training in peace and conflict resolution. Candidates can apply for either a master’s-level degree or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict studies at one of six Rotary Peace Centers. All Rotary Peace Fellowship applications need the endorsement of your local Rotary district. You can find your nearest local Rotary Club by using the Club Locator tool on the Rotary International web site at www.rotary.org/clublocator. The 2014-15 academic term deadline is 1 July 2013. More information about the fellowship is available at www.rotary.org/rotarycenters. Application information will be available in January 2013. Please email niki.fritz(at)rotary.org with questions.
(Last checked 10/21/13)

Rowman & Littlefield Award for Innovative Teaching in Political Science
http://www.apsanet.org/section_481.cfm
Deadline: April 1
This innovative teaching award recognizes political scientists who have developed effective new approaches to teaching in the discipline. The award seeks to honor a wide range of new directions in teaching, not one particular new direction. Thus, one of the previous winners was chosen because of unique approaches taken in a variety of courses; another was honored for the way in which one particular course was designed; a third for a technological innovation that had important pedagogical implications; and a fourth for a long-term project involving a number of classes on a number of campuses. The winners were chosen from among a large number of deserving nominees whose teaching techniques in various ways have moved our pedagogy forward. The only limits on this award are the creativity and imagination of those teaching political science. The award, which carries a $500 cash stipend, is presented at the annual Awards Reception at the American Political Science Association Annual Meeting.
(Last checked 10/21/13)

Samuel Huntington, see Huntington Public Service Award

(Herbert) Scorville Jr., Peace Fellowship
http://www.clw.org/scoville/
The deadline for receipt of all application materials is Spring Fellowship – October 15; Fall Fellowship – February 1.
The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship Program invites college graduates to apply for full-time, six-to-nine month Fellowships in Washington, D.C. Outstanding individuals will be selected to work with nonprofit, public-interest organizations addressing peace and security issues. Applications are especially encouraged from candidates with a strong interest in these issues who have prior experience with public-interest activism or advocacy. Applications and related reference letters should be mailed (not faxed or e-mailed) to Paul Revsine, Program Director, Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship, 322 4th Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002, (202) 543-4100 x124
(Last checked 10/21/13)

Social Science Research Council
Fellowships and Grants
http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/
The SSRC sponsors fellowship and grant programs on a wide range of topics, and across many different career stages. Most support goes to predissertation, dissertation, and postdoctoral fellowships, offered through annual competitions. Some programs support summer institutes and advanced research grants. Although most programs target the social sciences, many are also open to applicants from the humanities, the natural sciences, and relevant professional and practitioner communities.
(Last checked 10/21/13)

Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR)
Funding Opportunities
http://www.shafr.org/research/funding/
Funding opportunities listed include:
(1) Arnold A. Saltzman Institute for War and Peace at Columbia University
(2) Association for Asian Studies
(3) Center for Military History
(4) Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD) Scholarships
(5) Dirksen Congressional Center Research Awards
(6) Dwight Eisenhower Presidential Library Abilene Travel Grants
(7) Fulbright Scholars Program
(8) George Bush Presidential Library Grants and Scholarships
(9) Gerald Ford Presidential Library Research Travel Grants
(10) John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
(11) John F. Kennedy Library Grants and Fellowships
(12) Princeton University Library Research Grants
(13) White House Fellowships
(14) Woodrow Wilson International Center Fellowships
(15) H.F. Guggenheim Foundation Research Grants
(16) Hoover Presidential Library Travel Grants
(17) Kennedy Presidential Library Research Grants
(18) National Endowment for the Humanities Grants Program
(19) Naval Historical Center Hooper Research Grants
(20) Travel Grants, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming
(21) Travel and Research Grants, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan
(22) Rockefeller Foundation Grants
(23) Roosevelt Presidential Library Grants
(24) Rose and Sigmund Strochlitz Travel Grants, University of Connecticut Libraries
(25) Truman Presidential Library Grants Program
(26) Morris K. Udall Archives Research Travel Grant, University of Arizona
(27) U.S. Institute of Peace Grants
Also listed under Grants for Individuals -- History.
(Last checked 10/21/13)

Thomas R. Pickering, see Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship

Truman Scholarships (Nomination Required)
http://www.truman.gov/
A $30,000 merit-based grant for college juniors interested in attending graduate school to prepare for a career in government service. Candidates must be nominated by their university representatives.
Also listed under Grants for Individuals - Undergraduates. (CR)
(Last checked 10/21/13)

Udall Undergraduate Scholarship (Nomination Required)
http://www.udall.gov/OurPrograms/MKUScholarship/MKUScholarship.aspx
The Morris K. Udall Scholarship is a $5,000 scholarship awarded to sophomores and juniors planning on pursuing careers in environmental public policy or health care and tribal public policy. Students must be nominated for a Udall scholarship by their college's Udall faculty representative; direct applications are not accepted. The web page lists Michigan State University's faculty advisor. (CR)
Also listed under Grants for Individuals - Undergraduates.
(Last checked 10/21/13)

Udall Graduate Fellowships
http://www.udall.gov/OurPrograms/ECRFellowship/ECRFellowship.aspx
Each year the Foundation awards two Ph.D. dissertation fellowships of $24,000 to students whose work is in the areas of environmental public policy or environmental conflict resolution. Recipients must be in the final, writing year of their Ph.D. work and must submit a copy of their dissertation to the Udall Foundation at the end of the award year.
(Last checked 10/21/13)

United States Institute of Peace (USIP)
Peacebuilding Support Initiative for U.S. Institutions and Public Libraries
http://www.iie.org/usipsupport
Application Deadline: November 1, 2012
The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) and the Institute of International Education (IIE) are pleased to announce today that they are launching the U.S. Institute of Peace Public Education for Peacebuilding Support Program. Through this program, administered by IIE, USIP will support American colleges, universities, and public libraries to enable them to hold events that advance and promote the understanding of peacebuilding and international conflict resolution. Over the next year, this initiative will provide $2,000 each to 250 U.S. institutions and public libraries. Funding may be used for a variety of activities, including educational or training workshops, lectures, speaker programs, library forums, or web-based forums. The activity must address issues of international conflict and its resolution, and be held during the spring 2013 academic semester. The application deadline is November 1, 2012, and recipients will be announced in December 2012. Eligibility:
• All accredited U.S. colleges and universities, as well as public libraries are eligible to apply. • Groups or organizations, such as academic departments, academic clubs, and consortia within either entity, are also eligible. • University student-led groups may submit an application with the endorsement of a faculty member or administrator. • Multiple organizations from the same entity are eligible to apply. • Non-U.S. higher education institutions or public libraries are not eligible to apply.
(Last checked 10/21/13)

University of Oklahoma
Carl Albert Congressional Research and Studies Center
Graduate Fellowship
http://www.ou.edu/special/albertctr/gradfellow/
The Carl Albert Center offers an attractive five-year fellowship leading to a Ph. D. in political science. During the first three years, fellows serve as teaching or research assistants while engaged in coursework. Students spend the fourth year in Washington D.C. as congressional fellows, and the fifth year back on campus, completing the dissertation without any additional responsibilities. Currently the stipend for the first three years on campus is $1,270/month ($15,240/year). The stipend in Washington, during the fourth year, is currently $2,200/month. During the fifth year, when the student returns to campus to complete the dissertation, the stipend is $1,300/month.
(Last checked 10/21/13)

University of Oklahoma
Carl Albert Congressional Research and Studies Center
Visiting Scholars Program
http://www.ou.edu/special/albertctr/archives/visit.htm
Provides financial assistance to researchers working at the Center’s archives. Awards of $500-$1000 are normally granted as reimbursement for travel and lodging. The Center’s collections are described on the web site. The Visiting Scholars Program serves both academic as well as non-academic applicants. Emphasis will be given to postdoctoral studies by scholars in history, political science, and other fields. Graduate students involved in research for publication and/or theses or dissertations are invited to submit applications, and interested undergraduates and lay researchers are also eligible. The Program strives to open the archival holdings to as wide an audience as possible. No serious scholar will be excluded from consideration. Archivist, Carl Albert Center, 630 Parrington Oval, Rm 101, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 73019.
(Last checked 10/21/13)

University of Virginia
Miller Center of Public Affairs
Fellowships in American Politics, Foreign Policy and World Politics
http://millercenter.org/academic/gage/fellowship
Application deadline: Feb. 1
The Miller Center Fellowship program is a competitive program for individuals completing their dissertations on American politics, foreign policy and world politics, or the impact of global affairs on the United States. The program provides up to eight $20,000 grants to support one year of research and writing.
(Last checked 10/21/13)

Women's Research & Education Institute (WREI)
Congressional Fellowships on Women and Public Policy
http://www.wrei.org/Fellows.htm
Application deadline: May 22
WREI awards annual fellowships to a select number of graduate students with a proven commitment to equity for women. WREI Fellows gain practical policymaking experience and graduate credit as they work from January to August as Congressional legislative aides in Washington, D.C. Fellows receive stipends for tuition and living expenses. ELIGIBILITY: Only students who are currently in, or have recently completed, a graduate or professional-degree program at an accredited institution in the United States are eligible. Fellows are selected on the basis of academic competence as well as their demonstrated interest in the public policy process. They are expected to be articulate and adaptable and to have strong writing skills. FUNDING: Each fellow receives a monthly stipend of $1,300. WREI will also reimburse Fellows up to a maximum of $1,500 over two semesters ($750 per semester) for the cost of credit hours at their home institutions. An additional sum of $500 is provided for the purchase of health insurance.
Also listed under Women.
(Last checked 10/21/13)

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Fellows and Scholars Page
http://www.wilsoncenter.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=sf.welcome
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars supports research in the social sciences and humanities. Men and women from a wide variety of backgrounds, including government, the non-profit sector, the corporate world, and the professions, as well as academia, are eligible for appointment. Through an international competition, it offers residential fellowships to academics, public officials, journalists, and business professionals. Fellows conduct research and write in their areas of interest, while interacting with policymakers in Washington and Wilson Center staff. The Center also hosts Public Policy Scholars and Senior Scholars who conduct research and write in a variety of disciplines.
(Last checked 10/21/13)

World Bank Scholarships
http://www.worldbank.org/wbi/scholarships/home.html
The Scholarship Program and the Fellowships Program are vehicles for knowledge sharing and capacity building in the developing world. The Programs provide opportunities for graduate studies leading to master's degree in development-related fields for mid-career professionals from the World Bank member countries, eligible to borrow. The Scholarship Program does not sponsor undergraduate studies, distance learning programs, short-term training, conferences, seminars, thesis writing, research projects, and fields of studies not related to development. All these requests will not be considered.
(Last checked 10/21/13)


Databases

SciVal Funding
http://www.funding.scival.com.proxy2.cl.msu.edu/home
http://www.funding.scival.com.proxy2.cl.msu.edu/search?preSearch
Provides access to a searchable database of more than 12,000 active opportunities, 2.25M awards (back to 2004), and 4500 funding bodies. Geographic coverage is strongest for the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, European Commission, Australia, Ireland, Singapore, India, South Africa, and New Zealand. At present academic discipline coverage is strongest in the sciences and business; hopefully it will beef up funding information in the arts, humanities, and social sciences as time goes by.
For more information see Frequently Asked Questions: MSU Scholars (SciVal Experts/SciVal Funding)
(Last checked 10/21/13)

Foundation Grants to Individuals Online (Main Library Access Only)
http://gtionline.fdncenter.org/ipl.php
Includes descriptions of more than 6,000 foundations and public charities that fund individual grantseekers, and is searchable by nine different criteria. Records provide contact information, financial data, application information, and program descriptions, with links to more than 500 foundation Web sites. Updated quarterly.
(Last checked 10/21/13)

GrantSelect
http://ezproxy.msu.edu:2047/login?url=http://www.grantselect.com/access
An extensive online grants database owned and operated by Schoolhouse Partners, and it contains more than 16,000 funding opportunities provided by more than 5,100 unique sponsoring organizations. Also provides a selection of funding news.
(Last checked 10/21/13)

MSU Scholarship Search
http://scholendow2.ais.msu.edu/Student/ScholSearch.asp
MSU offers a wide variety of scholarships, some of which have criteria which severely limit the number of students who might be eligible for the scholarship, while others have much broader criteria. This facility should help you find those MSU scholarships for which you might be eligible. You can search either by unit (College/Department) within the University or by criteria such as major/specialization, Michigan county of permanent residence, high school, or study abroad.
(Last checked 10/21/13)

Cornell University
Graduate School Fellowships Database
http://www.gradschool.cornell.edu/fellowships
(Last checked 10/21/13)

FastWeb
http://www.fastweb.com/.
If you have access to the world wide web and are willing to fill in the online forms, this service promises a free customized list of financial aid sources. FastWeb is actually a searchable database of more than 400,000 private sector scholarships, fellowships, grants, and loans from more than 3,000 sources for all levels of higher education. First-time visitors have to register (first and last name and a user ID), then complete a profile, including background and fields of study. Registrants then receive a list of all currently relevant funding sources. The registration information is stored and can be used on subsequent visits. The entire sign-up process, and delivery of available funding sources, can be a bit tedious: about five to twenty minutes, depending on the connection speed. Approximately 500 new scholarships are added to the database daily, so registrants can stay current. Provided courtesy of Financial Aid Information Page and Student Services, Inc. created by Mark Kantrowitz and sponsored by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.
(Last checked 10/21/13)

Pepperdine University
School of Public Policy
Scholarships Database
http://publicpolicy.pepperdine.edu/financial-aid/scholarships/external-scholarships.htm
Includes fellowships and scholarships primarily from non-Pepperdine sources. Further inquiries regarding fellowships and scholarships should be directed toward the sponsoring organizations, rather than the School of Public Policy. Listed below are general fellowships and scholarships open to graduate students in the School of Public Policy regardless of concentration. Most require American citizenship or residency.
(Last checked 10/21/13)


Books

The books mentioned on this page are available for public use in the Michigan State University Libraries. If you are unable to visit our library, consider visiting a Foundation Center Cooperating Collection in your home state or a local public library in your home town. If the books are not available there, ask about interlibrary loan or visit a local bookstore to find out whether they can be purchased.

"Research and Training Support".
A column that regularly appears in PS : Political Science and Politics, a quarterly journal published by the American Political Science Association. JA28 .P24
Describes various grants, fellowships, and awards of interest to political science graduate students and faculty. In addition the American Political Science Association posts information concerning its own fellowships throughout the journal. The latest issues of PS are kept in the Periodicals Reading Room.

Annual Register of Grant Support
Wilmette, Ill. : National Register Publishing Co., annual. Funding Center (1 East) LB2336 .A7
Includes information on programs sponsored by government agencies, public and private foundations, educational and professional associations, special interest organizations and corporations. Covers a broad range of interests including academic and scientific research, publication support, equipment and construction support, in-service training, competitions and prizes, and travel and exchange programs. Organized by broad subject areas with four indexes: subject, organization and program, geographic and personnel.

Directory of Research Grants
Phoenix, Ariz. : The Oryx Press, annual. Funding Center (1 East) LB2338 .D5
An annual print version of the Grants Database. Contains information about grants and fellowships available for research projects from federal and state governments, private foundations, professional organizations, and corporations. List grants programs by specific funding areas; indexed by sponsoring organization and grant name.

Foundation Grants to Individuals
New York, N.Y. : Foundation Center, biennial. Funding Center (1 East) LB2336 .F6
The most comprehensive listing available of private foundations which provide financial assistance to individuals. The foundations described have made grants to students, artists, scholars, foreign individuals, minorities, musicians, scientists and writers for scholarships, fellowships, student loans, internships, residencies, arts and cultural projects, medical and emergency assistance, residencies and travel programs.

The Grants Register
New York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Press, annual. Funding Center (1 East) LB2338 .G7
The complete guide to postgraduate funding worldwide.

 

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