External Fellowships

All Degree Levels

American Association of University Women (AAUW) - American FellowshipsAAUW is a national organization that promotes education and equity for all women and girls. The AAUW Educational Foundation is one of the nation's largest sources of private funding exclusively for graduate women pursuing educational programs or professions that directly benefit women and girls.

The Emerson National Hunger Fellows Program- A social justice program that trains, inspires, and sustains leaders. Fellows gain field experience fighting hunger and poverty through placements in community-based organizations across the country, and policy experience through placements in Washington, D.C. The program bridges community-based efforts and national public policy, and fellows develop as effective leaders in the movement to end hunger and poverty. This is a year-long fellowship.

Coro Fellowship Program- A full-time, nine-month, graduate-level experiential leadership training program that prepares diverse, intelligent, and committed individuals for effective and ethical leadership in the public affairs arena.

Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship- A competitive national program that provides college graduates the opportunity to work in Washington, DC, with one of twenty-five participating public-interest organizations focusing on international security issues. The program is offered twice yearly, in the spring and fall. It lasts from six to nine months and provides a stipend, health insurance, and travel costs to Washington.

Hoover Institution Summer Public Policy Boot Camp- An intensive, one-week residential immersion program in the essentials of today's national and international United States policy. The program is intended to instruct college students and recent graduates on the economic, political, and social aspects of United States public policy. The goal is to teach students how to think critically about public policy formulation and its results.

Leaders of Today and Tomorrow Fellows Program (LOTT)- An expansion of the very successful LOTT Women's Leadership Conference, designed to inspire young women to become active citizens and envision themselves as future leaders. Women interested in applying for the LOTT Fellows Program should go to the League of Women Voters Minnesota Website for more information and application materials.

Lead For America (LFA)- A fellowship program lasting two years for recent graduates dedicated to developing community through transforming and strengthening local government institutions. This organization seeks student leaders to work within communities that will benefit from the impact of service for years to come.


Fulbright Student Program 

Post-Baccalaureate Awards:

Anne Wexler Master's Award in Public Policy (Austrailia)- This award enables U.S. students to undertake a master's degree in Australia in a key area of public policy such as health, sustainability, energy, climate change, regional security, education, political science, history, or government relations.

SDA BOCCONI Master's in Public Administration (Italy)- This one-year full time program is taught in English to students from Italy and around the world. The MPA is designed for students who are looking for solid public management tools and want to pursue a managerial career in governmental and non-governmental organizations, international institutions, as well as private businesses working with the public sector.

All Degree levels:

Schuman Fellowships (EU)- Grants are awarded to U.S. students and young professionals to study or conduct research at universities or institutions in EU Member States on EU policies, EU institutions, and the U.S.-EU agenda.  Project proposals should focus on observing comparative perspectives on issues of common concern (either U.S.-EU or with reference to EU policy).

Public Policy Initiative Awards (Mexico)- The Fulbright Commission will fund two grants specifically for students pursuing fieldwork, research or an internship in the area of public administration or public policy.

Urban Planning and Sustainable Design Awards (Singapore) These two awards offer the opportunity for Americans to better understand alternative and innovative approaches to urban planning and sustainable design practices.  Proposals are encouraged in, but are not limited to, the following areas: Geographic Information Systems, Planning Economics, Urban Design and Development, Urban Design Politics, Community Growth, and Land Use Planning, Planning for Sustainable Development, Sustainable Energy, Housing Development, Energy and Security Challenges, and Immigration and Planning.

Post-Graduate Awards for U.S. Citizens (U.K.)- A variety of awards and scholarships to numerous schools and universities in the United Kingdom, in partnership with Fulbright programming.