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DACOR Bacon House Foundation Fellowships are awarded to encourage and assist American students in advanced study of international affairs at recognized American institutions of higher learning in the United States. The awards are make primarily on the basis of academic excellence. In addition, there is an interview process to determine the final choice from among the three candidates the school nominates to compete for the fellowship.

Fellowships are exclusively for tuition costs and will carry a stipend up to $10,000 ($5,000 per semester), depending on the actual tuition charge. The award is made to a graduating senior in support of study toward a Master’s Degree in AY 2012-2013. Nominees are expected to have a career objective in some field related to international affairs.

Application Process: Nominees must prepare a curriculum vitae (including date of birth and citizenship), a transcript of his or her academic record, and an essay of approximately 600 words expanding on the information provided in the resume (covering such matters as special academic or other accomplishments, work experience, experience related to international affairs, career objectives, competence in foreign languages or foreign study).

Deadline: Nominations and supporting documents must be submitted  by February 1, 2012

Selection Process: For the final selection, the three nominees are invited to an interview at the beginning of March with either members of the Education Committee in Washington, DC or by DACOR members in a close-by area.

Website: http://dacorbacon.org/?page_id=136

Contact: Fatma Hocaoglu, Program Coordinator, fhocaoglu@dacorbacon.org


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The US Congress created the Fulbright Program to foster mutual understanding among nations through educational and cultural exchanges.Recipients apply for specific programs, which may include university course work, independent research, or other special projects. The two main categories are English Teaching Assistantships (ETA) and Research Fellowships.

  • Eligibility: Seniors and recent graduate are invited to apply. In some countries, applicants must have sufficient proficiency in the written and spoken language of the host country to communicate with the people and to carry out the proposed study.
  • Selection Process: Students must submit applications first to the L&C faculty representative and the campus committee. Applicants put forward by the College pass through the National Screening Committee to the supervising agencies abroad. Final selections are made by the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.
  • Deadline: The on-campus deadline is September 22, 10AM. Campus interviews will be scheduled soon thereafter, with an opportunity to make final revisions to the application essays before the national deadline.
  • External Deadline: October 17, 2011 5pm
  • Faculty Representative: Deborah Heath, Department of Sociology and Anthropology
  • Website: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/overview_timeline.html?page=us/overview_timeline

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The Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL) awards two $2,000 scholarships to outstanding Asian Pacific American students committed to public service and community action. The $2,000 award serves as a stipend towards an internship in Washington, DC for that upcoming summer. CAPAL is committed to promoting Asian Pacific American interests and success in public service careers, providing information and education on policy issues affecting the APA community, and serving the APA community at large.

Applicants are asked to specify their interests preferences on the application, and those selected will be placed on basis of interest and skill. Internships are suitable for any major.

For more information, go here.

The deadline is a rolling one after February 1, so as early of a submission (that is possible) is strongly encouraged.

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The Pew Leadership Year offers hands-on experience in public policy advocacy, research and communications to individuals who are dedicated to building a leadership career in the public or nonprofit sectors and have recently completed an undergraduate or advanced degree.  The first Pew Leadership Year will begin in September 2010 and conclude in August 2011.

These year-long, paid positions – all based in our Washington, DC, office – will provide 22 exceptionally talented graduates the chance to work alongside Pew professionals, gaining valuable skills while making important contributions to our work.  Pew Leadership Fellows will learn and hone essential skills that will help them thrive not only during their tenure at Pew, but in any chosen career.

Participants will work with a diverse group of Pew staff in specific departments.  Through observation and involvement, each fellow will have the opportunity to work on critical issues, which may include: global conservation; U.S. land conservation; marine environmental advocacy; global warming and energy policy; federal banking regulations; financial reform; state fiscal issues; election initiatives; public safety; the healthy development of young children; and early childhood education.


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Full Scholarships for Graduate Study at MASDAR Institute in collaboration with Massachusetts Institute of Technology at Carbon Neutral, Zero Waste City

The MASDAR Institute is the centerpiece of the MASDAR Initiative, a landmark program by the government of Abu Dhabi to establish an entirely new economic sector dedicated to alternative and sustainable energy. The MASDAR Institute is a private, not-for-profit, independent, research-driven institute developed with the support and cooperation of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). MIT provides assistance in recruitment of faculty members and senior administrative staff and the provision of course curriculum, amongst other matters. The Institute is located inside the world’s first carbon neutral, zero waste Masdar City which will be powered solely by alternative energy, mainly solar energy. Eighty-eight students from 22 countries were admitted into the Fall 2009 intake, all on full scholarships.

The Institute offers MSc programs, and in Fall 2010 is planning to start PhD programs in science and engineering disciplines, with a focus on advanced energy and sustainable technologies. It welcomes and encourages applications from qualified students and provides scholarships to talented students who meet its high admission standards.

Details of faculty profiles, current research, programs offered, course description, scholarships, and other information including an online application module is available at http://www.masdar.ac.ae/MastersProgram.html.

Deadline: Varies depending on masters program.

Any questions about the Institute and scholarships may be directed to admissions@masdar.ac.ae.

Deadline:  end of October 2010-May 2011

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The Washington Internship Institute (WII) has been the leader in the field of experiential learning for 20 years and provided students with real world experience while challenging them through academic coursework.

WII offers three internship programs for undergraduate and graduate students:

  • The Capital Experience serves students of all majors who wish to investigate careers in Washington, DC
  • The Embassy and Diplomatic Scholars Program serves students with interests in international relations including language and business
  • Go Green! serves students with interests in environmental action and policy

Deadline: Summer, March 1;  Fall, July 1;  Spring, December 1

For more information about WII’s internships, visit their website or call 1.800.435.0770

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The National Council on US-Arab Relations’ Washington, DC Summer Internship Program provides undergraduate and graduate students a professional, academic, and career opportunity by internship in the Nation’s Capital. The program combines professional work experiences with a parallel two-month series of seminars. By design, the primary focus of the academic component of the program centers on a sub-region of the Arab countries, the Middle East, and the Islamic world: Arabia and the Gulf.

  • Dates: May 31 – August 5, 2011
  • Cost: $150 non-refundable program fee must be submitted with the application
  • Deadline: March 11, 2011
  • Application Process:
  1. A double-spaced essay (no more than 2 pages) on the topic: US-Arab Relations: Changing Perspectives in the New Decade – 2010 and Beyond
  2. A resume of curriculum vitae
  3. Transcripts of all university-level work
  4. Two letters of recommendation, at least one from a faculty member who knows your work well
  5. A signed Internship Program Application
  6. $150 non-refundable program fee

For more information, click here.

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