Fellowships & Grants

Undergraduate Fellowships and Grants

Post-Undergraduate Fellowships and Opportunities


The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellows Program

Each year the Endowment offers 8-10 one-year fellowships to uniquely qualified graduating seniors and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year. They are selected from a pool of nominees from close to 400 participating colleges. Carnegie Junior Fellows work as research assistants to the Endowment's senior associates. Those who have begun graduate studies are not eligible for consideration. Carnegie Endowment's nomination deadline is January 15 of each year. Colleges generally set an earlier application deadline. See your school's Nominating Official to learn more about the college application process.

PURPOSE: Carnegie Junior Fellows provide research assistance to senior researchers working on the Carnegie Endowment's projects such as non-proliferation, democracy building, trade, US leadership, China-related issues and Russian/Eurasian studies. Each year the Carnegie Endowment offers 8-10 one-year fellowships to uniquely qualified graduating seniors and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year. They are selected through a highly competitive process from a pool of nominees from close to 300 colleges. For further information, please visit the Carnegie Junior Fellows Program website.

ELIGIBILITY: Candidates should have significant coursework in international affairs, political science, economics, history or Russian or Chinese studies. Applicants must be graduating seniors or students who have graduated during the last academic year. Students who have started graduate studies are not eligible. The Carnegie Endowment accepts applications only through participating universities via designated nominating officials.

NATURE OF FELLOWSHIP: Junior Fellows have the opportunity to conduct research for books, co-author journal articles and policy papers, participate in meetings with high-level officials, contribute to congressional testimony and organize briefings attended by scholars, activists, journalists and government officials.

AWARD: Positions are paid, full-time positions for one year. Junior fellows are currently paid a gross salary of $2,750 per month. A full benefits package is also provided.

ENDORSEMENT: Applicants must be nominated through GW's internal endorsement process. GWU deadline: Novermber 20, 2009, National deadline: January 15th (annually)

* Applications will be available beginning in mid-October, 2009.

Please note: For information on the Junior Fellows GW endorsement process, please contact the Center for Undergraduate Fellowships and Research by email.


Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship Program

This program invites college graduates to apply for full-time, six-to-nine month Fellowships in Washington, DC. Outstanding individuals will be selected to work with nonprofit, public-interest organizations addressing peace and security issues. Scoville Fellows will be placed with one of the 23 organizations participating in the Program. Participating organizations provide office space and support, supervision and guidance for Fellows' work. With the exception of Congressional lobbying, Fellows may undertake a variety of activities, including research, writing, and organizing that support the goals of their host organization. The purpose of the Fellowship is to provide an opportunity for college graduates to gain practical knowledge and experience by contributing to the efforts of nonprofit, public-interest organizations working on peace and security issues. For more information, please visit the Scoville Program's website: http://scoville.org/.


Japan Exchange and Teaching Program

The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme invites young college and university graduates from overseas to participate in international exchange and foreign language education throughout Japan. Established in 1987, the programme has earned a high reputation, both in Japan and overseas, for its efforts in human and cultural exchanges, and has become one of the largest cultural exchange programmes in Japan. The program offers college and university graduates the opportunity to serve in local government organizations as well as public and private junior and senior high schools. All applicants must: hold a bachelor's degree in any subject by July of the year of departure; be a citizen of the country where the recruitment and selection procedures take place; have excellent skills in the designated language (both written and spoken). (For English-speaking countries this is English, and for non-English speaking countries it is English or the principal language); have a keen interest in the country and culture of Japan; and be under 40 years of age. For more information, please visit the JET website: http://www.us.emb-japan.go.jp/JET/.

Princeton in Asia

Princeton-in-Asia (PiA) provides transformative, service-oriented experiences for talented graduates and serves the needs of Asia as determined by our Asian partners. Over the last century, the organization has achieved this goal by providing talented young people with various opportunities to live and work in Asia. The first PiA "fellowships" consisted of a handful of Princeton University graduates who went to China in the late 1890s to do relief work and teach English; the program has since expanded considerably in size and  scope throughout Asia.  In 2007, PiA placed 125 fellows in seventeen countries, including Cambodia, China, Timor-Leste, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Laos, Mongolia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. Currently the program offers 85 teaching fellowships with 40 additional fellowships in the fields of journalism, international development, and business.  Applicants must have a bachelor's degree by the time they assume their posts. Knowledge of the local language not usually necessary except in China, where some knowledge of Chinese is usually required. For more information, please visit the program's website here: http://piaweb.princeton.edu/index.php

Samuel Huntington Public Service Fellowship Award

This award provides an annual stipend of $10,000 for a graduating college senior to pursue public service anywhere in the world. Applicants are encouraged to develop their own proposal for public service in this country or abroad. The proposal may encompass any activity that furthers the public good. It can be undertaken alone or by working through established charitable, religious, educational, governmental, or other public service organizations. An applicant's public service proposal should be submitted with their application. Graduating seniors are eligible. For more information about this fellowship, please go to the website: http://www.nationalgridus.com/Masselectric/about_us/award.asp.