Fellowships & Grants

NSEP David L. Boren Graduate Fellowships

The Boren Fellowships enable outstanding U.S. graduate students to pursue specialization in area and language study or to add important international dimensions to their education. The Boren Fellowships fund students pursuing study of regions other than Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

The Boren Fellowships enable graduate students in professional and other disciplines to enhance their educational experience in an area of the world that is critical to national security.

Funding will support up to six academic semesters. The program is not designed to cover the full cost of tuition, but rather to fund the component of tuition which is directly applicable toward disciplines. For fellowship applications proposing study or research abroad, students must submit a budget outlining travel, living, and miscellaneous expenses.

To be eligible to apply for a David L. Boren Graduate Fellowship, an individual must be:

  • a U.S. citizen and enrolled in a graduate degree program at a U.S. college or university, or applying to a graduate degree program at a U.S. college or university

To receive an NSEP Fellowship, an individual must:

  • provide evidence of admission to a U.S. graduate school and intent to enroll in that program before the actual award can be made, and
  • be willing to enter into a service agreement

For more information, please visit the Office of Graduate Student Assistantships & Fellowships.

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