Become a junior research fellow, start your career in national service, or even serve as a citizen ambassador with an internationally recognized award, scholarship, or fellowship. These competitive opportunities will help you go on to careers in policymaking, diplomacy, national security, and global affairs.
National Awards for Internationally Minded Students
Boren Awards for International Study
Fund your study abroad experience and serve a year in the Departments of State, Defense, Homeland Security, USAID, or other US government agency with a Boren Award. The program funds overseas opportunities for undergrad and graduate students interested in studying foreign languages and cultures critical to US security and policy interests. The Hamilton Lugar School ranks #2 in the nation for Boren awardees.
- Campus: January 13, 2021
- National: February 3, 2021
Critical Language Scholarship
CLS is a summer study-abroad opportunity for undergrad and graduate students provided by the US Department of State. Awardees will study one of 15 different languages critical to American policy interests and serve as citizen cultural ambassadors during their time abroad.
- National: November 17, 2020
Rotary Global Grant Scholarship
Are you a graduate student interested in studying abroad with a focus on: Promoting peace; Fighting disease; Providing clean water, sanitation, and hygiene; Saving mothers and children; Supporting education; Growing local economies; and Supporting the environment? Apply for this 1-4 year scholarship for Southern Indiana scholars.
- December 18, 2020
James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program
Apply for this one-year fellowship and research assistant position at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and join an exclusive alumni network that includes UN ambassadors, US senators, presidential appointees, and renowned journalists.
- Campus: December 21, 2020
- National: January 15, 2021
Blakemore Freeman Language Grants
Are you passionate about East or Southeast Asian studies? Get funding for one academic year abroad in full-time intensive language study of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Burmese, Indonesian, Khmer, Thai, or Vietnamese.
- December 30, 2020
Yenching Academy Scholarship
Interested in pursuing a graduate degree in China? The Yenching Academy provides full fellowships to its scholars and offers them a wide array of interdisciplinary courses on China within broadly defined fields of the humanities and social sciences.
- November 23, 2020
Fulbright Canada Post-COVID Challenge
Have an idea for how to shape and benefit a post-COVID world? Fulbright Canada is offering cash prizes up to $25,000 and all-expense-paid trips to the Fulbright Canada Post-COVID Challenge Innovation Summit to winning scholars and teams from underrepresented backgrounds with creative ideas that aim to address critical social, economic, technological, and public health challenges in the post-COVID world.
- November 30, 2020
German Academic Exchange Service
Interested in studying German language, culture, arts, politics, and more abroad? The German Academic Exchange Service provides scholarships to attend a range of three- to four-week summer courses at German universities. This is a great opportunity to study abroad and gain experience in a foreign language and culture critical to international relations.
- December 1, 2020
Beinecke Scholarship Program
For students interested in graduate study in the arts, humanities, and social studies, the Beinecke Scholarship Program provides $4,000 immediately prior to entering graduate school and an additional $30,000 while attending graduate school to highly motivated students and scholars courageous in the selection of a graduate study program.
- Campus: January 18, 2021
- National: February 10, 2021