DAAD RISE Germany
The DAAD Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE) Germany offers summer research internships in Germany for undergraduate students from North America, Great Britain, and Ireland. Students are matched with doctoral students and researchers at German institutions, who serve as their mentors. Students receive a monthly living stipend and a travel allowance for the 3-day RISE meeting in Heidelberg.
National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)
The NSF GRFP aims to ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce in the U.S. by providing funding for outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based Master’s and doctoral degrees in STEM fields. It is the oldest graduate fellowship of its kind and supports future leaders and contributors to the scientific community. The GRFP provides funding for 3 years in support of graduate education of a $34,000 annual living stipend and $12,000 annually for tuition and fees that is awarded to the graduate institution. Applicants can apply as graduating seniors or as first-year graduate students.
James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program
The Junior Fellows Program provides opportunities for individuals to work as research assistants to the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace’s senior associates. Fellows have the opportunity to conduct research for books, co-author journal articles and policy papers, participate in meetings with high-level officials, contribute to congressional testimony and organize briefings attended by scholars, journalists, and government officials. The fellowship provides a paid full-time position for 1 year that pays approximately $40,000 with full benefits.
The Knight-Hennessy Scholarship is an international graduate level scholarship for study at Stanford University. Through this program, scholars develop the skills to communicate, collaborate, and innovate across disciplines to tackle complex challenges and discover new solutions in order to advance humanity. The scholarship covers tuition fees, a living stipend, and a travel stipend for travel to and from Stanford University for 3 years.
Barry Goldwater Scholarship
The Goldwater Scholarship provides funding to college sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue research careers in the natural sciences, mathematics, and engineering. It is the oldest and most prestigious national scholarship in STEM fields in the U.S. The scholarship seeks to identify college students who show exceptional promise of becoming the next generation of research leaders in STEM fields. It provides $7,500 per year for up to 2 years (if applying as a sophomore), which can used for tuition, fees, books, and/or room and board.
Critical Language Scholarship
The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) is one of the most competitive scholarships in the U.S. and the most prestigious language program for U.S. citizens. It provides fully-funded group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences for 8-10 weeks for undergraduate, Master’s and Ph.D. students. The program takes place in a country where the critical language is spoken. Students of diverse disciplines and majors are encouraged to apply. Applicants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period and later apply their critical language skills in their future professional careers. The scholarship covers travel between the U.S., Washington D.C., and the CLS program country, visa application fees, language instruction, room and board, program-sponsored travel, U.S. academic credit, Oral Proficiency Interview language assessment and all entrance fees for program activities.
The Churchill Scholarship offers American students of exceptional the ability to pursue graduate studies (Master’s degree) in the sciences, engineering, or mathematics for 9-12 months at Churchill College at the University of Cambridge. The scholarships are highly competitive and cover tuition fees, living expenses, and travel expenses.