Research & Scholarships-Global Studies - Carnegie Mellon University

Research & Scholarships

Research

The interdisciplinary nature of the Global Studies major, combined with the university’s focus on undergraduate research, allows for interesting and innovative research opportunities for Global Studies students.  Students should seek out faculty whose research interests inspire their own. Many Global Studies students pursue a year-long research experience as part of the Dietrich College Senior Honors Thesis Program. 

The Undergraduate Research Office supports student research by awarding SURG grants to cover research expenses, Summer Fellowships for full-time summer research, and Presentation Awards to support students presenting at academic conferences. In May of each year, the URO holds a campus-wide celebration of undergraduate research called the Meeting of the Minds. The URO will also assist students with writing proposals, finding advisors, and applying to academic conferences.

Scholarships

Global Studies students are strong candidates for many national and prestigious scholarships. The combination of advanced second language skills, an interest in interpreting the complex and shifting relationships among diverse groups of people, and a sense of responsibility as “citizens of the world” make many scholarships particularly relevant to Global Studies students.

The Fellowship & Scholarship Office assists undergraduate students in fulfilling their intellectual and professional goals by pursuing nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships.  The FSO promotes awareness of external scholarship and fellowship opportunities, and provides advice and support to students who apply for these awards.

Scholarships and fellowships to consider include:

Scholarship/Fellowship Eligibility Purpose Country Contact Information
Beinecke Scholarship

- US citizenship
- Junior
- Have a documented history of receiving need-based financial aid during  undergraduate years

To encourage and enable highly motivated students to pursue opportunities to attend graduate school in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.


United States
Jennifer Keating-Miller
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace -Senior Carnegie Junior Fellows work as research assistants to the Endowment's senior associates for a 1-year fellowship United States
Stephanie Wallach

Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress -Undergraduate or graduate student Non-residential fellowship. Presidential Fellows visit Washington, DC, twice a year to attend conferences focused on American government and  international affairs. United States Stephanie Wallach
Critical Language Scholarship -U.S. citizens
-Undergraduates or graduate students
7 to 10 weeks of funding for intensive summer language instruction in 13 critical need foreign languages Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Japan, Jordan, Morocco, Oman, Russia, South Korea, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey Therese Tardio
DAAD -Undergraduate and graduate students
-U.S. or Canadian citizen or permanent resident. Foreign nationals are eligible if full-time students at a U.S.or Canadian university
Funding for 4-10 months of study, thesis research, or an internship for students in any academic field Germany Jennifer Keating-Miller
Fulbright

-U.S. citizens
-Graduating seniors, grad students, recent alumni

To study, conduct research, or teach English Worldwide Helen Wang
Gates Cambridge -Citizens of any country outside of the U.K. 1-4 years of graduate study at Cambridge University United Kingdom
Jennifer Keating-Miller
Benjamin Gilman -Undergraduates
-Must be recipient of Federal Pell Grant
To provide funding for study abroad Preferably countries outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand Chris Menand
Humanity in Action -Sophomores, juniors, seniors, and recent graduates To establish leaders committed to protecting minorities and promoting human rights Denmark, Germany, France, Poland, The Netherlands Jennifer Keating-Miller
Luce Scholars Program -U.S. citizenship
-Graduating senior
-Less than 30 years old
-No prior experience in Asia
To live and work for a year in a professional placement Asia Jennifer Keating-Miller
Marshall Scholarship

-U.S. Citizenship

-Graduating Senior
-Minimum QPA: 3.7

To support two years of graduate study at any university in the United Kingdom, in any discipline United Kingdom

Jennifer Keating-Miller

or Stephanie Wallach

NSEP Boren -U.S. citizens
-Undergraduate and graduate students
To provide funding for study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests Countries outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand Jennifer Keating-Miller
Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship

-U.S. citizens
-Juniors at the time of application
-Minimum QPA: 3.2

To provide funding for senior year of college and graduate school. To provide two paid internships (one domestic, one overseas). Must serve three years as a U.S. Foreign Service Officer following scholarship program. United States Stephanie Wallach
Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) -U.S. citizen or permanent resident
-International applicants pursuing a bachelor's degree in the U.S.
-Sophomore or Junior
-Committed to completing a Master's Degree in public and/or international affairs at one of the PPIA Consortium graduate schools.
-Must contribute to the diversity of perspectives

To provide student training and financial support for graduate school United States Stephanie Wallach

Rhodes Scholarship -U.S. citizenship
-Seniors and graduate students
To support study at Oxford University at the graduate level United Kingdom

Jennifer Keating-Miller

or Stephanie Wallach

Rotary -Citizenship of a country where Rotary is present
-Undergraduate and graduate students (must have completed at least two years of university coursework prior to beginning scholarship studies)
Funding for 3-month, 6-month, 1-year, and 2-year Worldwide (any country with a Rotary Club) Jennifer Keating-Miller or Stephanie Wallach

Truman

-U.S. citizens
-Juniors

To pursue graduate studies in the public sector United States or foreign country Jennifer Keating-Miller or Stephanie Wallach
Udall

-U.S. citiens, U.S. nationals, or U.S. permanent resident
-Sophomores and juniors

To support studies in the environment, tribal public policy, or Native American health care United States Jennifer Keating-Miller or Stephanie Wallach