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International students are eligible to apply for the following awards. Please contact the Fellowships Office at to make an appointment, so we can provide clarification and more opportunities.

The National Association of Fellowships Advisors (NAFA) has compiled a list of award programs available to non-US citizens here. Another good resource for opportunities for non-US citizens is Scholars4Dev.

Undocumented students should explore resources from Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC). Their site includes lists of both undergraduate and graduate scholarships that don't require proof of U.S. Citizenship or legal permanent residency.

American Association for University Women International Fellowships: International Fellowships are awarded for full-time study or research in the United States to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Both graduate and postgraduate studies at accredited U.S. institutions are supported.
The deadline for this award is December 1.

American Conservatory Theatre Fellowships: The American Conservatory Theatre, a nonprofit theatre company in San Francisco, offers season-long (ten-month) fellowships for people in arts administration and production making the transition from academia to professional life. Types of fellowships include: Artistic, Development, Conservatory, General Management, Graphic Design, Marketing/PR, Web Development, Publications, Education, Grant Writing, Production, Costume Department, Properties, and Stage Management.
The application for this award will open in January 2018; applications accepted on a rolling basis until the positions are filled.

*Carnegie Junior Fellows Program: Each year, through the James C. Gaither Junior Fellows program, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace offers one-year fellowships to uniquely qualified graduating seniors and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year. James C. Gaither Junior Fellows work as research assistants to Carnegie’s senior scholars.
The deadline for this award is January 15.

DAAD RISE: Research Internships in Science & Engineering (RISE) is a summer internship program for undergraduate students from the United States, Canada and the UK in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences and engineering. RISE offers unique opportunities to work with research groups at universities and top research institutions across Germany for two to three months.
The deadline for these awards is December.

Echoing Green Fellowship: The Echoing Green Fellowship offers seed-stage funding and support to emerging leaders working to bring about positive social change. Fellows receive up to $90,000, participate in leadership development gatherings, and have access to the network of Echoing Green Fellows and partners. Echoing Green manages three distinct programs: the Global Fellowship, the Black Male Achievement (BMA) Fellowship, and the Climate Fellowship.
The deadline for these awards is October.

Elie Weisel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest: The Elie Weisel Foundation holds an essay contest every year. Prizes of $5,000, $2,500, and $1,500 go to the first, second, and third place essays; two honorable mentions receive $500 each. Essay topics always pertain to ethics and ethical issues.
The deadline for this award is December 11.

Ford Motor Company Global Scholars Program: Scholars gain professional skills through an internship, take an evening course, and participate in programming that helps them build international awareness. Throughout the fall semester, they explore ways in which they can contribute to the welfare of their communities and gain tools they will need to help advance social issues in a global environment.
The deadline for this award is May 3.

John Bayliss Radio Scholarship: The Bayliss Foundation distributes scholarships of $5,000 to juniors and seniors majoring in Broadcast Communications every year. Financial need is considered, but preference is given to students of merit with an extensive history of radio-related activities.
The application for this award opens in the fall.

Josephine de Karman Fellowship Trust: The Fellowship Trust aims to recognize and assist students whose scholastic achievements reflect its founder's high standards. Approximately 8 fellowships, $22,000 for graduate students and $14,000 for undergraduate students, are awarded for the regular academic year. Fellowships are open to students in any discipline, including international students, who are currently enrolled in a university or college located within the United States.
The deadline for this award is January 31.

Kroc Fellowship – NPR: The Kroc Fellowship accepts three fellows each year to get rigorous, hands-on training in every aspect of public radio journalism, both on-air and online, including writing, reporting, producing and editing. Fellows receive a stipend of more than $40,000 and benefits, including paid vacation. NPR will provide Kroc Fellows with professional guidance and assist in job placement.
The deadline for this award is December 31.

New York Theatre Workshop 2050 Fellowship: The 2050 Fellowship is named in celebration of the U.S. Census Bureau’s projection that by the year 2050, there will be no single racial or ethnic majority in the United States. In its current iteration, the 2050 Fellowship is a yearlong residency for emerging playwrights and directors. 2050 Fellows are awarded a modest stipend and an artistic development fund to support fellowship projects, attend performances, research and travel.
The deadline for this award is October.

Nieman-Berkman Klein Fellowship in Journalism Innovation: This award brings individuals to Harvard University to work on a specific course of research or a specific project relating to journalism innovation. Candidates' proposals may deal with any issue relating to journalism’s digital transformation.
The deadline for international journalists is December 1.

Obama Foundation Fellowship: This program will be a diverse set of community-minded rising stars who alter the civic engagement landscape. By engaging their fellow citizens to work together in new and meaningful ways, Obama Foundation Fellows will model how any individual can become an active citizen in their community. 2017 marks the inaugural application cycle.
The deadline for this award is October 6.

Princeton in Africa: Princeton in Africa develops young leaders committed to Africa’s advancement by offering yearlong fellowship opportunities with a variety of organizations that work across the African continent. Prior experience in Africa is not required. The fellowship covers on-the-ground expenses (including housing and living stipend), group medical and evacuation insurance, pre-departure orientation for all Fellows, and PiAf program support and operating costs.
The deadline for this award is late October.

Princeton in Asia: Princeton in Asia is a year-long fellowship committed to fostering mutual appreciation and cultural understanding by connecting service-minded graduates and partner organizations in Asia through immersive work experiences. PiA offers service-oriented posts in the fields of education, international development (NGOs), journalism and business, with a majority of fellows working as English teachers at universities and high schools.
The deadline for this award is November.

Princeton in Latin America: Princeton in Latin America is an independent nonprofit organization based in Princeton. It offers service experiences in Latin America and the Caribbean to match outstanding recent college graduates who are interested in year-long service fellowship opportunities with partner NGO and multilateral organizations that are engaged in socially responsible development projects throughout the region. Competency in Spanish, Portugese, and/or French is essential.
The deadline for this award is November.

Samuel Huntington Fellowship: The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award provides a $15,000 stipend for a graduating college senior to pursue one year of public service anywhere in the world, before proceeding on to graduate school or a career.
The deadline for this award is January.

Shakespeare Theatre Company Fellowships: Each season the STC, located in Washington, DC, offers approximately 20 fellowship positions ranging in focus from Stage Management and Acting to Development and Education. Fellows live rent-free in fully-furnished housing in downtown DC and receive a weekly stipend of $150.
The deadline for these awards is April 1.

Smithsonian Fellowships: SI Fellowships are awarded annually to scholars wishing to conduct independent study or research at one or more of the Smithsonian’s 19 units and research centers. Graduate Student Fellowships are typically 10 weeks in length. Students must be formally enrolled in a graduate program of study at a degree granting institution.
The deadline for this award is early December.

Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship Program: Every fall, Thermo Fisher Scientific awards two $10,000 and four $5,000 awards to undergraduate and graduate students with declared majors of biology, chemistry, biochemistry, or a related life science field. All candidates must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
The deadline for this award is May 31.


*This award requires university endorsement through the Fellowship Office.


For more award opportunities, please visit the Office of University Fellowships in Morris Hall 265.