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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 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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In 2010 the Rangel Program will award up to twenty (20) fellowships of up to $34,000 annually towards tuition, room, board, books and mandatory fees for completion of a two-year master’s degree. At the conclusion of two years of study, the Rangel Fellow is expected to obtain a degree in international affairs or another area of relevance to the work of the Foreign Service (such as public administration, public policy, business administration, foreign languages, economics, political science, communications) at a graduate or professional school approved by the Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center. Awardees are expected to maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.2 throughout their period of study.  Fellows who successfully complete the Rangel Program and Foreign Service entry requirements will receive an appointment as a Foreign Service Officer, embarking on one of the most exciting and rewarding careers available.  Go here for program elements.

  • Eligibility: Applicants must be citizens of the United States with an undergraduate grade point average of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Applicants must be in the senior year of their undergraduate study or have completed their undergraduate degree by June 2010 and must be seeking admission to enter graduate school in the fall of 2010 for a two-year program.
  • Deadline: 2012 application process begins October 14, 2011
  • Website: http://www.rangelprogram.org/index.cfm?session.areaid=2&contentid=672&typeid=CBRIAP92223
  • Contact: Patricia H. Scroggs or Vanessa Rozier
    Howard University
    2218 6th Street, N.W.
    Washington, D.C. 20059
    Tel: (202) 806-4367
    Fax: (202) 806-5424
    Emails: pscroggs@howard.edu or vrozier@howard.edu

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The Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship program provides funding to participants as they are prepared academically and professionally to enter the United States Department of State Foreign Service. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply.

The goal of the fellowship program is to attract outstanding students who enroll in two-year master’s degree programs in public policy, international affairs, public administration, or academic fields such as business, economics, political science, sociology, or foreign languages, who represent all ethnic, racial and social backgrounds and who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career in the U.S. Department of State. The program develops a source of trained men and women who will represent the skill needs of the Department and who are dedicated to representing America’s interests abroad.

  • Eligibility: Applicants must be citizens of the United States with a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale; the grade point average must be maintained throughout participation in the program. Applicants must be seeking admission to graduate school for the following academic year; winners are expected to enroll in a two-year, full-time master’s degree program in either public policy, international affairs, or public administration or in an academic field such as business, economics, political science, sociology, or foreign languages.
  • Deadline: January 30, 2012
  • Website: http://www.woodrow.org/higher-education-fellowships/foreign_affairs/pickering_grad/index.php
  • Contact: Caryl Loney-McFarlane, Assistant Director, pickeringgfaf@woodrow.org

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The PPIA Junior Summer Institute is a seven-week program structured to introduce or strengthen skills in economics, statistics, policy analysis, writing, public speaking and organization/time management. At the end of the seven-week program, students will prepare and present a comprehensive group report on a current policy issue that will encompass the skills acquired in their coursework, including the seminar on the intercultural dimensions of policy making, field research, policy analysis, and writing and computer workshops.

Curriculum:
Required coursework will include seven weeks of classroom instruction in:

  • Quantitative Methods for Policy Analysis
  • Economics for Policy Analysis
  • Policy Workshop (International and Domestic)
  • Policy Writing and Analysis
  • Intercultural Dimensions of Policy Making

Programs:
PPIA Junior Summer Institute at UC, Berkeley
PPIA Junior Summer Institute at Carnegie Mellon
PPIA Junior Summer Institute at Maryland
PPIA Junior Summer Institute at Michigan
PPIA Junior Summer Institute at Princeton University

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The Thomas R. Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship program provides funding to participants as they are prepared academically and professionally to enter the United States Department of State Foreign Service. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply.

The Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship seeks to recruit talented students in academic programs relevant to international affairs, political and economic analysis, administration, management, and science policy. The goal is to attract outstanding students from all ethnic, racial, and social backgrounds who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career in the U.S. Department of State. The Program develops a source of trained men and women from academic disciplines representing the skill needs of the Department, who are dedicated to representing America’s interests abroad.

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The Doctoral Student Research Award promotes research that contributes to a better knowledge and understanding of Canada, its relationship with the United States, and its international affairs. The grant is designed to give doctoral students an opportunity to conduct part of their research in Canada.

Of particular interest are projects that have policy relevance for Canada and Canada-US relations. Topics that highly relevant to Canada-US relations include smart and secure borders; North American economic competitiveness; regulatory cooperation; Canada-US trade and investment partnership; energy security and sustainability; environmental sustainability; emergency planning and management; Canada-US security and defense cooperation; Canada in Afghanistan; global health policy; and changing demographics in North America.

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