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Fulbright Scholar Program

The Fulbright Program awards approximately 8,000 grants annually. Roughly 1,600 U.S. students, 4,000 foreign students, 1,200 U.S. scholars, and 900 visiting scholars receive awards, in addition to several hundred teachers and professionals. Approximately 370,000 "Fulbrighters" have participated in the Program since its inception in 1946.    

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Institute of International Education

IIE offers a range of fellowships and programs for international study, teaching, and research at accredited academic institutions throughout the world. Programs include the Fulbright, the Ford Foundational International Fellowships Program, the Confucius China Studies Program, the Boren Fellowship, and the Benjamin Gilman International Studies program. IIE programs provide funding for scholars, graduate students, and undergraduate students.    

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Institute for International Public Policy Fellowship Program

The IIPP Fellowship Program provides students with specially designed education and training experiences critical to entry and advancement in international affairs careers. Students are recruited from across the nation and apply as sophomores to participate in a multi-year sequence of summer policy institutes, study abroad, intensive language training, internships, and graduate study, complemented by career development services along the way.
Application Deadline: Thursday, December 31, 2020


The National Endowment for the Humanities

The National Endowment for the Humanities awards include projects in the social sciences that have a humanistic bent and use humanistic methods. Funding opportunities are available within divisions of research programs, education programs, public programs, preservation and access, and digital humanities. These grants include research fellowships, collaborative research grants, summer research stipends, and summer institutes for school teachers and college faculty. Organizations, colleges, and universities can also apply for a variety of grant programs aimed at strengthening humanities teaching and scholarship.    

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The National Science Foundation

The National Science Foundation: The NSF funds a variety of grants related to research and professional development in the social sciences. These grants include the Faculty Early Career Development Program, the Graduate Research Fellowship Program, Political Science Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Program, and the NSF SBE Postdoctoral Research Fellowships.    

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The Russell Sage Foundation

The Russell Sage Foundation dedicates itself to strengthening the methods, data, and theoretical core of the social sciences in order to better understand societal problems and develop informed responses. The foundation supports visiting scholars in residence and publishes books and a journal under its own imprint. It also funds researchers at other institutions and supports programs intended to develop new generations of social scientists.  
 

 Social Science Research Council

The SSRC awards fellowships, grants and prizes to social science researchers and students in a range of disciplines. Programs engage themes ranging from global issues facing the United States and Japan to security in Africa and Latin America. Fellowships and grants include dissertation workshops, book manuscript completion grants, the Albert O. Hirschmann Prize, predoctoral research grants, and summer institutes.        

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 School of Politics and International Relations, University College Dublin

The School of Politics and International Relations (SPIRe) at University College DublinC is pleased to offer two new fully-funded Ad Astra doctoral scholarships. SPIRe is the oldest and largest school of its kind in the Republic of Ireland. According to the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020, UCD School of Politics and International Relations is ranked in the top 100 in the world.

The successful candidates will undertake a PhD under the supervision of Dr. Thomas Däubler or Dr. Stefan Müller.

For more information on how to apply and for terms and conditions, please follow the link.
Deadline: Wednesday, September 30, 2020

       

The Washington Center

The Washington Center is an academic nonprofit which partners with over 500 colleges and universities across the world to bring students to DC for an internship or a topical seminar. Next year, The Washington Center will be hosting its quadrennial academic seminar series, which will focus on the road to the 2020 presidential election. The seminars combine lectures, panel discussions, and site visits, and the convention programs in particular also include a fieldwork component where students will gain hands-on experience at the convention working with political groups, media organizations, or host committee.