Selected Funding Opportunities Open to Non-US Citizens
Amelia Earhart Fellowships (Zonta International Foundation)
International project funding for women.
American Association for University Women-International Fellowships
Full-time study or research for women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Both graduate and postgraduate study at accredited institutions are supported.
American Scandinavian Foundation
For citizens of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway or Sweden for study or research programs (usually at the graduate level) in the United States for up to one year. Awards are made in all fields.
Asian Cultural Council
Individual fellowship grants to artists, scholars, students and specialists from Asia for study, research, travel and creative work in the United States.
Asian Development Bank (ADB)-Japan Scholarship Program
For citizens of ADB’s developing member countries to pursue postgraduate studies in economics, management, science and technology, and other development-related fields at participating academic institutions in the Asian and Pacific region. The ADB-JSP provides full scholarships for one to two years.
Bibliographical Society of America Fellowship Program
The Pantzer Senior Fellowship will support sustained research in topics relating to book production and distribution in Great Britain during the hand-press period as well as studies of authorship, reading and collecting based on the examination of British books published in that period.
Canon Collins Educational Trust
Full scholarships for nationals from southern African countries (Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe) who wish to pursue a postgraduate degree (normally a one-year master's degree) in either the United Kingdom or southern Africa.
Carnegie Endowment for international Peace Junior Fellow Program
Yearlong paid internship for graduating seniors interested in careers in international affairs. Internships are at the Carnegie Endowment for World Peace in Washington, D.C.
Chevening Scholarship Program
No funding available until 2011/2012.
Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program
Designed to engage graduate science, engineering, medical, veterinary, business and law students in the analysis that informs the creation of science and technology policy and to familiarize them with the interactions of science, technology and government.
For Commonwealth citizens to pursue postgraduate or doctoral study at Commonwealth universities.
Deadlines vary by country.
Cosmos Club Foundation Grants in Aid to Young Scholars
Applicants must be enrolled in a program leading to a graduate degree (master’s or doctoral) in a member institution of the Consortium of Universities of the Washington metropolitan area.
DAAD Annual Grants
Undergraduate scholarships to study in Germany. Foreign nationals are eligible if they are attending a U.S. institution for their undergraduate degree. Applications in all fields are accepted, with the exception of dentistry, medicine, pharmacy and veterinary medicine.
Need-based grants (up to $6,000) to undergraduate or graduate students actively working for peace and justice on campus and/or in the community.
East West Center Scholarships
The East-West Center offers a wide variety of both short- and long-term programs for individuals. Academic scholarships and fellowships as well as educational exchange and professional development programs are available.
Edmund S. Muskie Ph.D. Fellowship
The Edmund S. Muskie Ph.D. Fellowship Program selects outstanding citizens from Eurasia to receive scholarships for master’s-level study and professional development in the United States in the fields of business administration, economics, education, environmental management and policy, international affairs, law, library and information science, journalism and mass communications, public administration, public health and public policy.
Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics
The Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest is an annual competition designed to challenge college students to analyze the urgent ethical issues confronting them in today’s complex world. Students are encouraged to write thought-provoking personal essays that raise questions, single out issues and are rational arguments for ethical action.
Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant for Artists
Award of C$10,000 for talented artists. No age limit. Not for those pursuing abstract or nonrepresentational art.
Environmental Research and Education Foundation
Scholarships are awarded by EREF to recognize excellence in master’s, doctoral or postdoctoral waste management research and education.
Exploration Fund of the Explorers Club
The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund provides grants to students actively working for peace and justice. These need-based scholarships are awarded to those able to do academic work at the university level and who are part of the progressive movement on the campus and in the community. Early recipients worked for civil rights, against McCarthyism and for peace in Vietnam. Recent grantees have been active in the struggle against racism, sexism, homophobia and other forms of oppression; building the movement for economic justice; and creating peace through international anti-imperialist solidarity.
Educational exchanges that strengthen understanding and communication between the United States and students from 140 countries. Students interested in applying for the Fulbright Student Program must apply through the Fulbright Program Office in their home country.
Glamour Magazine’s Top Ten College Women Competition
For outstanding juniors.
Goldman Sachs Global Leaders Program
Award for 100 outstanding second-year college students in any field of study.
Hellenic Times Scholarship Fund
For undergraduate and graduate students of Greek descent between the ages of 17 and 25.
Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship
Internship opportunity for college graduates to serve six to nine months with a participating organization of their choice in Washington, D.C.
Humane Studies Fellowship
For undergraduate and graduate students interested in the classical liberal/libertarian tradition of individual rights and market economies.
Inter American Press Association (IAPA) Scholarship
For young journalists and journalism school graduates from Canada, Latin America, the Caribbean and the United States.
International Dissertation Field Research Fellowship
Up to 50 fellowships to support social scientists and humanists conducting dissertation field research in all areas and regions of the world.
IREX Higher Education Development
IREX projects in higher education development strengthen management structures and develop national, needs-based scholar programs.
ISA Educational Foundation Scholarships
Various scholarships for students in the fields of automation and control.
Japan-IMF Scholarship Program for Advanced Studies
Nationals of International Monetary Fund Asian member countries interested in studying for their doctorate in economics in order to work in an international financial institution (such as the IMF or the World Bank) or in their home administrations.
John Bayliss Radio Scholarship
Fifteen scholarships for juniors, seniors and graduate-level students majoring in broadcast communications.
Josephine de Kármán Scholarships
Scholarship to support either the final year of study for juniors or for Ph.D. candidates with ABD status.
J.W. Saxe Memorial Fund
Scholarship to one or more undergraduate or graduate students working in public service.
Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship
Annual fellowship for advanced study of fine arts in the United States or abroad, to enhance professional standing or to finance a special project. Preference for candidates under age 25.
King Faisal Foundation Scholarship
Funding opportunity for Muslim students in medicine, engineering and sciences (physics, chemistry and geology) to study at an accredited European or North American university.
Four types of scholarships for undergraduate students interested in computer science and related technical disciplines.
Nelson Mandela Scholarship
Scholarships offered for disadvantaged South African students to pursue postgraduate study in the United Kingdom. Deadline: mid-November.
Patrick Charnon Memorial Scholarship
For full-time undergraduate students enrolled in a four-year college in the United States.
Peace Scholar Dissertation Fellowship
Supports doctoral dissertations that explore the sources and nature of international conflict, and strategies to prevent or end conflict and to sustain peace. Citizens of all countries are eligible but must be enrolled in an accredited college or university in the United States.
Rhodes Scholarships for Non-U.S. Citizens
One to three years of study at Oxford University for citizens of Australia, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Canada, Commonwealth Caribbean and Jamaica, Germany, Hong Kong, India Kenya, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Singapore, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Open to all fields. Deadlines vary.
Roothbert Fund Scholarship Program
Awards are offered to students in the United States in need of financial aid to further their education at the undergraduate or graduate level.
Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarships
One-year study abroad opportunity in any discipline in more than 160 countries worldwide.
Rotary Peace Scholarships
Funding to support two year master’s-level degree program at one of the rotary Centers for International Studies. Seventy scholarships are offered worldwide.
Russian Young Leadership Fellows for Public Service Program
One year of nondegree academic study at leading universities and colleges throughout the United States. Fellows concentrate on community, governmental or corporate affairs.
Samuel Huntington Public Service Fellowship Award
Annual stipend for a graduating college senior to pursue public service anywhere in the world.
Supports marine-related courses of study for undergraduate students entering their junior or senior year and graduate students with an overall GPA of at least 3.30 and demonstrating financial need.
Unless noted otherwise, all Smithsonian fellowships (graduate, predoctoral, senior) opportunities are open to non-U.S. citizens.
Society of Women Engineers
Various awards for women pursuing baccalaureate or graduate degrees in engineering or computer science, as well as engineering and computer sciences students enrolled in ABET-accredited engineering programs.
Spencer Dissertation Fellowship for Research Related to Education
Twenty fellowships of $25,000 each are awarded each year by the Spencer Foundation to support doctoral candidates in a variety of fields whose dissertations promise to contribute fresh perspectives to the history, theory and practice of education.
Student Academy Awards
Awards and cash grants offered for student films.
Swiss Benevolent Society of New York Scholarships
Merit-based awards for study at the undergraduate, graduate and professional levels both in the United States and abroad.
UNESCO/Keizo Obuchi fellowships
The UNESCO/Keizo Obuchi Research Fellowships Programme (UNESCO/Japan Young Researchers’ Fellowship Programme) funded under a Japanese Funds-in-Trust for the capacity-building of Human Resources will aim, in particular, to impact on capacity-building and research activities in the following areas: (1) environment (with particular attention to water sciences); (2) intercultural dialogue; (3) information and communication technologies; and (4) peaceful conflict resolution. No other research topics will be considered.
Winston Foundation for World Peace Fellowship
Supports undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in cooperative security, conflict resolution and disarmament.
Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships
For undergraduate or graduate students pursuing degrees in the fine or commercial arts, design or architecture.