Fellowships-Center for International Relations and Politics - Carnegie Mellon University

Fellowship Opportunities

Fellowships provide another path by which students can enhance their academic experience while developing their professional skills and network. In addition to the resources listed here, students should consult the Carnegie Mellon University Fellowships and Scholarships Office for guidance and support, particularly with regard to prestigious fellowships such as the Fulbright, Marshall, Rhodes, and Truman. The fellowships listed here have been chosen for their relevance to international relations, public policy, and public service.

Fellowship Highlights

Students are strongly encouraged to apply to the following fellowship programs:

National Security Education Program (NSEP) Boren Scholarship Provides funding for language study abroad in areas critical to U.S. interests and security. http://www.borenawards.org/boren_scholarship/basics.html Application Deadline: Early January
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellows Program Fellowships allow students to work as research assistants to the Endowment's senior associates. http://www.carnegieendowment.org/about/index.cfm?fa=jrfellows Application Deadline: October
Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress Presidential Fellows Program Non-residential fellowship. Presidential Fellows visit Washington, DC, twice a year to attend conferences focused on American government and  international affairs. http://www.thepresidency.org/what-we-do/current-programs/presidential-fellows-program/becoming-a-fellow (Carnegie Mellon Nomination Required)
Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Congressional Fellows Program Fellows program offers public policy training to young African American professionals by providing them with an opportunity to work on Capital Hill.  http://www.cbcfinc.org/fellowships/congressional-fellows-program.html Application Deadline: March
Coro Coro Fellows Program Leadership training program prepares diverse, talented, and committed individuals for effective and ethical leadership in the public affairs arena.  http://www.coro.org/site/c.geJNIUOzErH/b.4667963/k.725D/Coro_Fellows_Program.htm Application Deadline: January
U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship Program Scholarships provide group-based summer intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences with a focus on less commonly taught languages.  http://www.clscholarship.org/institutes.html Application available from September
Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship Fellows spend six to nine months in Washington, DC, working as full-time staff members of a participating organization with the support of a stipend.  http://www.scoville.org/ Deadlines- Fall: January / Spring: October
The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Fellowship provides funding to participants as they prepare academically to enter the United States Department of Foreign Service.  http://www.woodrow.org/higher-education-fellowships/foreign_affairs/pickering_undergrad/index.php Application Deadline: February
United Negro College Fund Special Programs Corporation The Institute for International Public Policy Fellowship Program Promotes diversity in the field of international public policy through a sequence of summer institutes, foreign language study, and study abroad. Fellowship provides up to
$15,000 toward a graduate degree from an APSIA institution. APSIA institutions match IIPP funding, where possible. 
http://www.uncfsp.org/spknowledge/default.aspx?page=program.view&areaid=2&contentid=174&typeid=iipp Application Deadline: February

Additional Fellowship Listings

Research Associates of the Research Lab in International Relations and Politics have compiled an extensive list of fellowship opportunities. This list is updated regularly so students should check back periodically to ensure that they have the most recent version of the list. Please send additional fellowship opportunities, updates, or edits to cirp@andrew.cmu.edu.