DACOR Bacon House Fellowship

The award is made primarily on the basis of academic excellence. It is exclusively for tuition purposes, carrying a stipend of up to $10,000 ($5,000 per semester) for one year of full-time graduate study.

Nominees must have an expressed, serious interest in pursuing some aspect of international affairs broadly defined but do not need a plan to pursue a career in the United States Foreign Service.

Application requirements

  • Curriculum vitae or resume
  • Academic transcript (unofficial) from Indiana University and any other institution of higher learning
  • A 600-word essay expanding on your resume, as appropriate, and covering special academic or personal accomplishments, work experience, experiences related to foreign affairs (e.g., study abroad, travel, language fluency), career objectives, or other qualifications. Must be in PDF format.

Award process

The DACOR Bacon House Foundation Education Committee will select the fellowship recipient after virtually interviewing three finalists nominated by the Hamilton Lugar School's Tobias Center for Innovation in International Development.

The winner will be announced in April 2021.