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Carnegie Endowment for International Peace/James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program

Each year the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace offers one-year fellowships to uniquely qualified graduating seniors and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year. James C. Gaither Junior Fellows work as research assistants to the endowment’s senior associates – academics, former government officials, lawyers and journalists from around the world –  on a variety of international affairs issues.

Catholic Volunteer Network

Catholic Volunteer Network, established in 1963, is a non-profit membership organization of 215 domestic and international volunteer and lay mission programs.  Catholic Volunteer Network fosters and promotes full-time domestic and international faith-based volunteer service opportunities for people of all ages, backgrounds, and skills. They maintain a searchable database of volunteer opportunities.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Research Participation Programs

The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Research Participation Programs at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are educational and training programs designed to provide students, recent graduates, and university faculty opportunities to participate in project-specific CDC research, current public health research and developmental activities.

Fields of Study: Sciences and Math, Social Sciences
Opportunity Type: Research, Summer, Work or Internship
Geographic Region: Domestic
Funding Option: Paid
Eligibility: First-Years, Juniors, Post-Grad, Seniors, Sophomores, Non-US Citizens

Christian A. Johnson Endeavor Grant for International Student Collaboration

A grant from the Christian A. Johnson Endeavor Foundation in support of W&L’s strategic initiative in global learning will provide support for international student collaboration.

Churchill Scholarship

The Churchill Scholarship provides funding to American students for a year of Master’s study in science, mathematics, and engineering at the University of Cambridge, based at Churchill College. The Scholarship was set up at the request of Sir Winston Churchill in order to fulfil his vision of US-UK scientific exchange with the goal of advancing science and technology on both sides of the Atlantic, helping to ensure our future prosperity and security.

Fields of Study: Sciences and Math
Opportunity Type: Grant or Fellowship, Research, Study, Tuition Scholarship
Geographic Region: International
Funding Option: Paid
Eligibility: Post-Grad, Seniors

College Board’s Scholarship Search

The College Board’s Scholarship Search helps students find scholarships, financial aid, and internships.  To identify funding for study abroad, select “Study Abroad” under eligibility requirements on page 3 of the search criteria.

Collegiate Inventors Competition

The Collegiate Inventors Competition recognizes and rewards undergraduate and graduate students who are committed to research, discovery, invention and innovation.  Entries from all fields of study are encouraged because the inventive spirit can emerge from any course, any university and any student. Entries must be the original idea and work product of a student or team of students with his or her university advisor and must not have been (1) made available to the public as a commercial product or process, (2) described in extensive detail in a publication more than one year prior to the date of submission, or (3) issued a patent more than one year prior to the date of submission. 

Fields of Study: Sciences and Math
Opportunity Type: Competition or Award
Geographic Region: Domestic
Funding Option: Paid
Eligibility: First-Years, Juniors, Non-US Citizens, Post-Grad, Seniors, Sophomores

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals

The CBYX program annually provides yearlong fellowships covering two months of intensive German language training, a semester of study at German University or University of Applied Sciences, a five-month internship with a German company in the participant’s career field, housing, transatlantic airfare, health insurance, and a monthly stipend for living expenses.

DAAD RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering)

DAAD Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE) is a summer internship program for undergraduate students (sophomore and juniors) from the United States, Canada and the UK in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences and engineering. It offers unique opportunities for undergraduate students to work with research groups at universities and top research institutions across Germany for a period of 2 to 3 months during the summer. RISE interns are matched with doctoral students whom they assist and who serve as their mentors. The working language is English. All scholarship holders receive stipends from the DAAD to help cover living expenses, while partner universities and research institutes provide housing assistance.

Fields of Study: Sciences and Math
Opportunity Type: Research, Summer
Geographic Region: International
Funding Option: Paid
Eligibility: Juniors, Non-US Citizens, Seniors, Sophomores

Davis-Putter Scholarships

The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund provides grants to students actively working for peace and justice. These need-based scholarships are awarded to those able to do academic work at the university level and who are part of the progressive movement on the campus and in the community.  The first and most important qualification for a Davis-Putter Scholarship is active participation in struggles for civil rights, economic justice, international solidarity or other progressive issues.  Students are also evaluated on financial need and the ability to perform academically at the college level.

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