APA Minority Fellowship Program

General Description

The American Psychological Association’s objective is to increase the knowledge of issues related to ethnic minority mental health and to improve the quality of mental health treatment delivered to ethnic minority populations. We do this by providing financial support and professional guidance to individuals pursuing doctoral degrees in psychology and neuroscience.

Disciplines Supported

Variety of programs available for minority students pursuing doctoral study in psychology and neuroscience.

Award

Financial support (3 years maximum, must be renewed annually) and dissertation support (limited availability).

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must:

  • Be American citizens or permanent resident aliens with an alien registration card.
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to a career in ethnic minority neuroscience- and psychology-related fields.

Deadlines

January 15 annually.

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www.apa.org/mfp

Consortium for Graduate Study in Management

General Description

The mission of The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, an alliance of leading American business schools and some of the country’s top corporations, is to enhance diversity in business education and leadership.

Disciplines Supported

Business

Award

The Consortium Fellowship supports graduate business studies at one of the member universities and provides funding for full-time study only.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree in any academic discipline from an accredited institution recognized by Consortium member schools.

African Americans, Hispanic Americans, or Native Americans, as well as U.S. citizens and permanent residents of other races and ethnicities who can demonstrate a commitment to The Consortium’s mission and can best assist in pursuing this mission are invited to apply.

Deadlines

Applications deadline in early January.

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www.cgsm.org/students/prospective-students

Hearst Fellowship

General Description

Hearst Fellows work in a two-year program. The Fellow will have four job rotations: eight months in a metro market, four months in a small market and two six-month rotations in a medium-to-large market. Throughout the two-year program, Fellows will receive formal training, mentoring, and work experience alongside award-winning journalists.

Disciplines Supported

Journalism, news reporting and editing, photography, designing, and graphic art.

Award

As a Hearst Fellow, you will receive pay and benefits, which may vary.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must possess a college degree by August 1 following the application deadline.

Deadlines

Applications are due the beginning of December.

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hearstfellowships.com

Intercollegiate Studies Institute Richard M. Weaver Fellowship

General Description

The Richard M. Weaver Fellowship is for students whose goal is a university teaching career; it pays tuition at the graduate school attended by the recipient and a stipend of $5,000. More than 400 fellowships are awarded each year.

Disciplines Supported

A variety of disciplines are supported.

Award

Tuition at the graduate school attended by the recipient and a stipend of $5,000.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must:

  • Be U.S. citizens who are familiar with ISI’s purposes and programs and who receive “The Intercollegiate Review” (see organization’s Web site below for further information).
  • Be college seniors or graduate students.
  • Engage in graduate studies for the purpose of teaching at the college level.
  • Submit an essay with the theme “Education and a Free Society.”

Those attending pre-professional schools are not eligible.

Deadlines

Mid-February

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home.isi.org/students/fellowships

The Intercollegiate Studies Institute Salvatori Fellowship

General Description

The Salvatori Fellowship provides $10,000 to each award winner for graduate work related to the founding of America. Two fellowships are awarded annually.

Disciplines Supported

A variety of disciplines are supported.

Award

$10,000 for graduate study at the school of the applicant’s choice.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must:

  • Be U.S. citizens who are familiar with ISI’s purposes and programs and who receive “The Intercollegiate Review” (see organization’s Web site below for further information).
  • Be college seniors or graduate students.
  • Engage in graduate studies for the purpose of teaching at the college level.
  • Submit an essay with the theme “The American Founding and a Free Society.”

Those attending pre-professional schools are not eligible.

Deadlines

Mid-February

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home.isi.org/students/fellowships

Intercollegiate Studies Institute Western Civilization Fellowship

General Description

The Western Civilization Fellowship awards each recipient $20,000 for graduate work related to western civilization studies. Three fellowships are awarded annually.

Disciplines Supported

A variety of disciplines are supported.

Award

$20,000 for graduate study at the school of the applicant’s choice.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must:

  • Be U.S. citizens who are familiar with ISI’s purposes and programs and who receive “The Intercollegiate Review” (see organization’s Web site below for further information).
  • Be college seniors or graduate students.
  • Engage in graduate studies for the purpose of teaching at the college level.
  • Submit an essay with the theme “Liberty and the Western Idea.”

Those attending pre-professional schools are not eligible.

Deadlines

Mid-February

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home.isi.org/students/fellowships

James Madison Graduate Fellowship

General Description

A fellowship program to improve teaching about the U.S. constitution in secondary schools. Supports study for master’s degrees in education, political science, American history, and American government.

Disciplines Supported

Secondary school education, American history, American government, political science, social sciences.

Award

Fellowship payments cover the costs of tuition, fees, books, and room and board but cannot exceed $12,000 per academic year. Fellows have two years to complete their degree, so the maximum award is $24,000.

Minimum Qualifications

The applicant must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or U.S. national.
  • Plan to become a teacher of American history, American government, or social studies at the secondary school level.
  • Receive a bachelor’s degree by August 31 of the year in which he or she is applying. Current teachers are also eligible; see the James Madison Web site below for more information.

Deadlines

Completed applications must be received no later than March 1 of each year.

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www.jamesmadison.com

NIH Postbaccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award

General Description

The IRTA program provides opportunities for recent college graduates to spend a year engaged in biomedical research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Trainees work side by side with some of the leading scientists in the world in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research. Fellowships are available in more than 1250 intramural laboratories of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which are located on the main NIH campus in Bethesda, MD as well as in Baltimore and Frederick, MD; Research Triangle Park, NC; Phoenix, AZ; Hamilton, MT; and Detroit, MI.

Disciplines Supported

Awards made to recent graduates who plan to pursue graduate study within the medical field.

Award

Stipends for post-baccalaureate IRTA trainees are adjusted yearly.  Other benefits include health insurance for the trainee and his/her family. In cooperation with a committee consisting of post-baccalaureate and Technical IRTA Fellows, the Office of Intramural Training and Education sponsors a wide variety of career development and social activities.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must:

  • Be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
  • Graduates of an accredited U.S. college or university with a bachelor’s degree.
  • Begin training within two years of receipt of the undergraduate degree.
  • Initiate the application process for graduate or medical school during their tenure in the program.

The program is also open to individuals who have been accepted into graduate or medical degree programs and who have written permission from the school to defer matriculation for up to one year. The duration of the program is normally one year, but can be extended for one additional year depending on satisfactory trainee performance and continued availability of funds.

Deadlines

There is no deadline; applications are accepted continuously. It is recommended that you apply three to six months prior to the date on which you want to start.

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www.training.nih.gov/programs/postbac_irta

NSEP David L. Boren Graduate Fellowship

General Description

NSEP focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security. It draws on a broad definition of national security applied by the president in his annual National Security Strategy, recognizing that the scope of national security has expanded to include not only the traditional concerns of protecting and promoting American well-being, but also the challenges of global society, including sustainable development, environmental degradation, global disease and hunger, population growth and migration, and economiccompetitiveness.

Disciplines Supported

Languages, cultures, and world regions that are critical to U.S. interests (including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America & the Caribbean, and the Middle East). The grant excludes study of the countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

Award

NSEP awards are made for a minimum of one semester and a maximum of two academic years. Fellowships provide support for overseas or domestic study, or a combination of both. NSEP funding can begin no earlier than summer 2008 and must begin no later than spring 2009.  Awards are merit based and the maximum level of support for a combined overseas and domestic program is $30,000. A maximum of $12,000 per semester for up to two semesters ($24,000 total) is available for overseas study. A maximum of $12,000 is available for a program of domestic-only study.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicant must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen at the time of application.
  • Be enrolled in or applying to a graduate degree program at an accredited U.S. college or university located within the United States.
  • Provide evidence of admission and enrollment in such a program.
  • Include a plan for language study in a modern language other than English in the application.

Deadline

January 28, 2016; must be submitted online.

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www.borenawards.org

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

General Description

A fellowship program to support graduate study in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. About 1000 awards are given annually.

Disciplines Supported

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Award

Awards are for three years and cover the costs of tuition and fees up to $12,000 per year. A $34,000 per year stipend is also provided.

Minimum Qualifications

The applicant must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or U.S. national.
  • Have received a bachelor’s degree by August 31 of the year in which the application is submitted.

Deadlines

Applications are due in late October or early November depending on the field of study.

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www.nsfgrfp.org

Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship

General Description

The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation has selected Indiana as the first site for its new national fellowship for high school teachers, intended to help overhaul teacher education and encourage exceptionally able teacher candidates to seek long-term careers in high-need classrooms.

Disciplines Supported

Math or Science Education.

Award

A $30,000 stipend to complete a year-long master’s program at one of four selected Indiana universities—Ball State University, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Purdue University, and the University of Indianapolis. Fellows are then placed in a high-need urban or rural school that has committed to provide ongoing mentoring. In turn, they agree to teach in Indiana for three years.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must:

  • Be college seniors, recent college graduates or career-changers.
  • Have outstanding undergraduate records and:
    • Be math, science, engineering or technology majors.
    • Be willing to teach in Indiana for three years.

Deadlines

Spring deadline.

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woodrow.org/fellowships/ww-teaching-fellowships