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Fellowship Opportunities for Alumni

Some opportunities target applicants with professional work experience and/or advanced degrees.  I list some of those here, idiosyncratically, for the benefit of alumni and current students looking ahead. 

Note: alumni may also still be eligible for options listed under Graduate Scholarships/Fellowships and/or Experiential Opportunities as well, but I have tried to limit duplication in order to highlight unique opportunities.

AAAS Science and Technology Fellowship

Deadline: November 1, 2017

For scientist and engineers interested in policymaking at the national level

AAAS STF website

Alfa Fellowship

Deadline: December 1, 2017

Work experience/training/language study in Russia for young professionals.

Alfa website 

Bosch Fellowship

Deadline: November 1, 2017

Work experience/training/language study in Germany for young professionals

Bosch website 

Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching

Deadline: December 1, 2017

For K-12 teachers interested in educational exchange (anywhere from two weeks to six months abroad).

FDAT website

Fulbright-Clinton Public Policy Fellowship

Deadline: October                   

Special type of Fulbright Grant that places participants directly with foreign governments.

Fulbright-Clinton website / Fulbright Fact Sheet

James Madison Memorial Fellowship

Deadline: March 1, 2018

Senior fellowship category specifically targets current teachers in social studies, history and government. 

Madison website / Madison Fact Sheet

Marshall Sherfield Postdoctoral Fellowship

Deadline: October 2018

One or two years in the United Kingdom for a science or engineering PhD

Marshall Sherfield website

Presidential Management Fellowship

Deadline: November 1, 2017

Federal work placement and training within first two years after earning an advanced degree.  

PMF website

Roddenberry Fellowship

Deadline: August 2018

12-month program for activists to help implement a project or initiative in one of four designated areas with funding.

Roddenberry Fellowship website

Rotary Peace Fellowship

Deadline: Contact your local Rotary Club to identify club- and district-specific deadlines

Funds specific MA degrees related to peace and conflict resolution.  Requires three years or more of relevant work experience.

Peace Fellowship website

White House Fellows Program

Deadline: January 2018

Year placements in the federal government for individuals who have distinguished themselves in their early careers 

White House Fellows website