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Undergraduate Fellowships in the Behavioral and Social Sciences


 

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Fellowships


American Institute for Economic Research (AIER) Student Summer Fellowship

Summer program for graduating seniors and early stage graduate students with a career interests in economic education, policymaking, lawmaking, or research.


American Political Science Association (APSA) Bunche Summer Institute

The Ralph Bunche Summer Institute is a 5-week, academically intensive program designed to simulate the graduate school experience, provide mentoring, and expand academic opportunities for underrepresented students who plan to pursue a PhD in political science.


American Political Science Association (APSA) Minority Fellows Program

Fellowships of $4,000 for underrepresented students entering doctoral programs in political science who show promise of contributing to teaching and research in the field.


American Sociological Association (ASA) Minority Fellowship

The ASA provides one $20,000 fellowship per year – typically renewable for up to three years – to a talented student of color in sociology for doctoral study of any of its core areas of mental health and drug abuse research.


Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) Fellowship Programs

APAICS offers fellowships under three programs that place college graduates, graduate students, and professionals with a commitment to Asian American or Pacific Islander communities into Washington, D.C. congressional offices, federal agencies, and nonprofits for nine months of public policy work.


Association for Women in Science (AWIS) Undergraduate Awards

The AWS awards include the Kristen Lorentzen Award of up to $1,000 are to female sophomores and juniors majoring in behavioral science, life science, physical science, social science, or engineering.


Boren Fellowship

NSEP-Boren supplements each Fellow's graduate degree program by funding up to two semesters of language intensives in the U.S. and up to two semesters of language and area studies abroad. In this way, Fellows develop or increase competency in their chosen language, and gain experience and disciplinary knowledge in the foreign country where they study.


Boren Scholarship

Boren Scholarships provide up to one academic year of funding to U.S. undergraduates to study abroad in areas of the world critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad. These countries include Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin American, and the Middle East.


Breakthrough Collaborative Teacher Experience National Internship

Breakthrough Collaborative's summer program enables college students to obtain first-hand experience as teacher-interns preparing motivated, low-income middle school students for success in rigorous college preparatory programs.


Carnegie Endowment for International Peace: Junior Fellows Program

Full-time year-long paid positions as research assistants for senior associates with the Carnegie Endowment, the first global think tank focused on the near-term possibilities for international peace and economic advance.


Chamberlain Fellowship in Women and Public Policy

Under this program, fellows work for nine months at the Institute for Women's Policy Research as a researcher or communications assistant on policy issues related to economic and social justice for women.


Claremont Graduate University National Scholarships for Doctoral Study

America's only graduate-only, research-extensive university, CGU offers a full tuition doctoral scholarship for interdisciplinary/transdisciplinary study in any of its nine graduate schools: Arts and Humanities, Behavioral and Organizational Sciences, Community and Global Health Educational Sciences, Information Systems and Technology, Management, Mathematical Sciences, Politics and Economics, and Religion.


Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Public Policy Fellowship

CHCI's Public Policy Fellowship offers 9 months of national level public policy experience in economic development, education policy, housing, international affairs, and local government to exceptional Latinos with a bachelor's degree within two years of graduation.


Congressional Hunger Center National Hunger Fellowship

The National Hunger Fellowship is an 11-month program that begins with a field placement in a community-based organization fighting hunger, and is followed by placement in a national organization in Washignton, D.C. in the anti-hunger or anti-poverty movements.


Critical Language Scholarships (CLS)

Critical Language Scholarships provide intensive language instruction and cultural enrichment experiences abroad to undergraduate and graduate students of Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu.


CSU: California Pre-Doctoral Program

California Pre-Doctoral Scholars receive $3,000 in funding to develop their candidacy for doctoral programs. Applicants propose how they will use these funds: for visits to PhD-granting institutions, travel to professional meetings in their field, graduate school applications and test fees.


CSU: Hearst/CSU Trustees' Award

The Hearst/CSU Trustees' Award recognizes California State University students who have overcome adversity, demonstrate financial need, and have attributes of merit, including superior academic performance, significant personal achievements, and exemplary community service. Each year, S.F. State may nominate one to two students for this $6,000 award. One CSU nominee will receive a $10,000 award.


DAAD EMGIP (Émigré Memorial German Internship Program) Bundestag Internship Program

Two-month internships in the German Parliament ("Bundestag") for U.S. and Canadian students fluent in German.


DAAD EMGIP (Émigré Memorial German Internship Program) Internship Program

Short term internships in German State Parliaments for students planning careers in U.S. or Canadian regional government in the environment, education, and healthcare.


DAAD German Studies Research Grant -- Undergraduate and Graduate

This program offers short term research grants to highly qualified undergraduates majoring or minoring in German Studies and master's level students in the humanities and social sciences working on a project in German Studies.


DAAD Study and Internship Program (SIP) in Germany

This program offers an academic semester of study abroad at one of the German Universities of Applied Sciences followed by a one-semester professional internship experience in a company or research institute in Germany.


DAAD Undergraduate Scholarships

DAAD Undergraduate Scholarships fund 4-10 months of study at a German university in any academic field.


DAAD University Summer Course Grant

This program provides scholarships for summer courses at German universities which focus mainly on literary, artistic, cultural, political and economic aspects of modern and contemporary Germany.


Davidson Fellows Scholarships

This prestigious prize recognizes students under 18 who have completed an important piece of work in literature, mathematics, music, philosophy, science, technology or graduate level work in another field.


Davis Putter Scholarship Fund

The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund provides need-based grants of up to $8,000 to students actively working for peace and justice.


Echoing Green

Two-year fellowship program provides $60,000 - $90,000 in seed funding and technical support to help social entrepeneurs turn their original high impact ideas into sustainable social change organizations working to solve deeply-rooted social, environmental, economic, and political inequities.


EPA Greater Research Opportunities (EPA GRO) Undergraduate Fellowships

EPA GRO fellowships provide tuition and living expenses in the junior and senior year, and a paid summer internship, for undergraduates in environmentally-related fields.


EPA National Network for Environmental Management Studies (EPA NNEMS) Fellowship Program

Under this fellowship program undergraduate and graduate students receive funding to work over a summer on a project at the EPA Headquarters in Washington, D.C., or at one of its 10 regional offices and laboratories.


Explorers Club: Youth Activity Grants

Explorers Club grants are offered to undergraduates conducting individual scientific or exploration research projects through their academic institution under the supervision of an instructor.


Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships

Three years of support are provided to underrepresented graduate students studying for a PhD or ScD degree in the humanities, sciences, or social sciences.


Freeman-Asia Scholarship

Freeman-ASIA (Awards for Study in Asia) scholarships support American undergraduates with demonstrated financial need who are planning to study overseas in East or Southeast Asia.


Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Each year more than 1,500 students receive a Fulbright U.S. Student Grant to live and study, or work as teaching assistants, in one of more than 140 countries worldwide. Fulbright awards are in nearly all fields and disciplines, including the sciences, professional fields, and the creative and performing arts.


Galbraith Scholars Program

Note: The Galbraith Scholars program will NOT be offered this year. Please check back to see if the program will be offered in a future year. Underrepresented and low income students interested in issues of inequality and social policy are invited to apply for full scholarships to attend a five-day summer session at Harvard University led by its faculty, doctoral fellows, and social policy practitioners.


Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Full funding for a degree at Cambridge for students of exceptional academic achievement and scholarly promise with a commitment to improving the lives of others.


Gilman International Scholarship Program

Scholarships of up to $5,000 are awarded for study abroad for students or disciplines traditionally underrepresented in study abroad programs, or for study abroad outside Western Europe.


Greenlining Institute Leadership Academy Fellowship

Greenlining Institute's acclaimed leadership academy trains the next generation of social change leaders. Its year-long Fellows Program is associated with Greenlining Coalition, one of the nation's most effective and longest lasting multi-ethnic coalitions of community-based organizations.


Harvard Kennedy School of Government Public Policy and Leadership Conference (PPLC)

The Kennedy School of Government's Public Policy and Leadership Conference equips students with a commitment to public service to prepare for graduate study in public policy and international affairs.


Humanity in Action

Humanity in Action sponsors two summer programs: its Diversity and Democracy in America Program, held in New York City, and its Summer Core Programs in Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, and Warsaw. An international group of fellows study the history of resistance to human rights abuses in the U.S. and Europe, and then work in international teams to complete research projects that address pressing host country minority rights issues.


Huntington Public Service Award

This award provides $10,000 to a graduating senior to pursue one year of public service anywhere in the world following graduation and before going on to graduate school or a career.


Institute for Recruitment of Teachers (IRT): Intern Summer Workshop and Associate Program

The Institute for Recruitment of Teachers aims to "deepen the pool of talented minorities entering the teaching profession in our country." Through its Summer Workshop and Associate Program, IRT supports outstanding students during the graduate school application process who are committed to addressing the critical underrepresentation of minority groups on school and college faculties.


Japan International Monetary Fund (IMF) Scholarship Program for Advanced Studies (JISP)

This program funds the first two years of doctoral study for Japanese nationals in applied macroeconomics.


Madison Graduate Fellowship

The Fellowship provides funding for master's level study of American history or government by future and experienced secondary school teachers of American history, American government, and social studies.


Marshall EPA Scholarship

The Marshall Commission and the U.S .Environmental Protection Agency provide up to five years of funding towards a doctoral degree in England in an environmentally-related field.


Marshall NIH Scholarship

Jointly funded by the Marshall Commission and the National Institutes of Health, NIH-Marshall Scholarships provide four years of funding for a doctoral degree in bioscience, medicine and related disciplines from any appropriate U.K. institution. The third and fourth years are spent in research at the NIH.


Marshall Scholarship

Marshall Scholarships provide funding to young Americans of high ability and leadership potential to study for two years for a degree in any discipline at any university in the United Kingdom.


Mass Media Science and Engineering Fellows Program

This fellowship program places undergraduate and graduate students at various media sites throughout the U.S. during the summer, to work as science journalists.


Mississippi Teacher Corps (MTC)

Mississippi Teacher Corps, the most competitive teaching program in the country affords structured entry into the teaching profession for outstanding liberal arts graduates who have never before taught, and provides dedicated, talented teachers for critical-needs school districts in Mississippi.


Mitchell Scholarship

Each year 12 Scholars with a deep commitment to public service are selected for one year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland. This graduate fellowship is for the early stages of graduate study, usually a one-year master's degree program.


National University of Ireland (NUI), Galway: Galway Doctoral Research Scholars Program

The College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Celtic Studies at the National University of Ireland, Galway, offers postgraduate scholarships of one to four years to support full-time doctoral studies in the humanities and social sciences in its Schools of Education; Geography and Archaeology; Humanities; Languages, Literatures and Cultures; Political Science and Sociology; and Psychology.


Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship

Three Fellowships will be awarded, one of approximately $20,000 in any field of music; one of approximately $20,000 in architectural design and history, art and design, theatre, dance, or instrumental or vocal music; and one of approximately $9,000 in art, architecture, dance, landscape architecture, theatre, or urban and regional planning.


NIH Summer Internship Program (SIP) in Biomedical Research

This program provides an opportunity to spend the summer working with leading scientists in biomedical research at one of the National Institutes of Health intramural laboratories.


NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP)

This program provides up to 4 years of funding, at $20,000 per academic year, to exceptional undergraduates from disadvantaged backgrounds pursuing careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. Paid summer research at the NIH is provided and, after graduation, employment and training at the NIH.


NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP)

The National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program provides 3 years of graduate support to students in the early stages of pursuing a research-based master's or Ph.D. degree in an NSF-supported discipline.


NYC Teaching Fellows Program

The NYC Teaching Fellows program recruits and prepares high-quality, dedicated, and diverse individuals to become teachers who raise student achievement in the New York City classrooms that need them most.


Point Scholarship

The Point Scholarship Program provides tuition, living expenses, and mentoring to outstanding lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender undergraduate and graduate students in any discipline.


PPIA (Public Policy and International Affairs) Fellowship and Junior Summer Institutes Program

The PPIA Junior Summer Institutes (JSI) is an intensive seven-week summer program that focuses on preparing students for admission into the top graduate programs in public and international affairs, and careers as policy professionals, public administrators and other leadership roles in public service.


Rangel International Affairs Program Graduate Fellowship

Rangel Fellows receive funding for a two-year master's degree in international relations or a related field, an internship in congress and with an embassy abroad, professional development activities, and entry into the Foreign Service. The Program aims to increase the presence of persons from groups underrepresented in the Foreign Service.


Rhodes Scholarship for Non U.S. Citizens

A Rhodes Scholarship makes possible two or three years of study at Oxford University in any field. A class of 83 Scholars is selected each year from Australia, Bermuda, Canada, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Jamaica and Commonwealth Caribbean, Kenya, New Zealand, Pakistan, Southern Africa (including South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, and Swaziland), United States, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Selection criteria for this highly prestigious program are proven intellectual and academic achievement, integrity of character, interest in and respect for others, the ability to lead, and the energy to use one's talents to the full.


Rhodes Scholarship for U.S. Citizens

A Rhodes Scholarship makes possible two or three years of study at Oxford University in any field. Selection criteria for this highly prestigious program are proven intellectual and academic achievement, integrity of character, interest in and respect for others, the ability to lead, and the energy to use one's talents to the full.


Saxe Memorial Fund

This $2,000 prize enables undergraduate and graduate students to gain practical experience in public service by taking a no-pay or low-pay job or internship during a summer or other term.


Truman Scholarship

The Harry S. Truman Scholarship awards highly prestigious merit scholarships of up to $30,000 to college juniors with exceptional leadership potential who are committed to careers in government, the nonprofit or advocacy sectors, education or elsewhere in public service for graduate or professional school in the U.S. or abroad.


UC Berkeley Summer Research Opportunity (SROP)

Eight-week summer program provides research opportunities under the supervision of a faculty mentor in the arts, humanities, social sciences, physical sciences, and pre-law .


UC Davis Pre-Law Boot Camp

During a series of full-day Saturday workshops at UC Davis in the Spring semester, high potential undergraduates are assisted in preparing for admission to law school.


UC Davis School of Law: King Hall Outreach Program (KHOP)

This intensive law school preparation program requires participants to make a two-year commitment during their junior and senior years, and two consecutive summers.


UC Irvine Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)

During this eight-week program undergraduates and master's students from all academic fields work closely with faculty mentors on research projects.


UC Riverside Mentoring Summer Research Internship Program (MSRIP)

This summer research program is designed to increase the number of outstanding students from diverse backgrounds who pursue the Ph.D. by strengthening their academic and professional development for admission to the U.C. system and universities nationwide.


UCLA Graduate Division Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (GD SPUR)

During this eight-week program juniors with outstanding academic potential work closely with faculty mentors on research projects in the arts, humanities, social sciences, life sciences, physical sciences and professions (excepting dentistry, law, management, and medicine).


UCLA Bunche Center for African American Studies Summer Humanities Institute

This eight-week preparatory program pairs participants who plan to pursue a graduate degree in the humanities or humanistic social sciences with a mentor who provides guidance and direction on a student-selected research project


Udall Foundation Native American Congressional Internships

Ten week summer internship program in Washington, D.C., for Native American and Alaska Native students who wish to learn more about the federal government and issues affecting Indian Country.


Udall Undergraduate Scholarship

The Udall Foundation provides $4,000 merit based scholarships and sponsors a Scholars Conference to educate and empower a new generation of Americans to preserve and protect their heritage through environmental studies, and Native American health and tribal public policy.


Wiesel Prize in Ethics

The Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest is an annual competition designed to challenge college students to analyze the urgent ethical issues in today's complex world. The Foundation, rooted in the memory of the Holocaust, seeks to promote tolerance. Students are encouraged to write thought-provoking personal essays that raise questions, single out issues and are rational arguments for ethical action. Prizes range from $1,500 to $5,000.



Additional Resources


MD/PhD Trainee Resources and Funding Opportunities

Maintained by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), this site provides valuable information about the MD/PhD dual degree, current MD/PhD programs, and summer research opportunities for undergraduates who will pursue an MD/PhD degree.


Public History Internships

Links to internships and project opportunities in historical societies, archives, and museums.


Summer Internships and Research Opportunities in Biology

Links to internships and summer research experiences in biology, marine biology, ecology, and environmental sciences.



Scholarships


ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund

This ABA program provides minority students applying to law school with the opportunity to attend for three years by giving $5,000 annually to each scholarship recipient attending an American Bar Association-accredited law school.


Bar Association of San Francisco Bay Area Minority Law Scholarship

The Bay Area Minority Law Student Scholarship provides financial assistance to qualified students from minority groups underrepresented in Bay Area law schools.


California Bar Foundation Diversity Scholarship

The Diversity Scholarship seeks to support newly admitted law students from groups historically underrepresented in the legal profession who have committed to attending a California law school. Scholarship of up to $7,500 helps pay the costs of the first year of law school.


Chicana/Latina Foundation Graduate Scholarships

The Chicana Latina Foundation awards merit-based scholarships to Latina graduate students, valued at $1,500 dollars each.


Chicana/Latina Foundation Undergraduate Scholarships

The Chicana Latina Foundation awards merit-based scholarships to Latina undergraduates, valued at $1,500 each.


CSU: Schoettler Scholarship

Scholarship provides $6,000 to C.S.U. undergraduate and graduate students of any nationality who are legally blind.


Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) Scholarships for Undergraduates

HSF/General College Scholarships of $1,000 to $5,000 are available on a competitive basis to Hispanic undergraduates in any discipline who are pursuing their first graduate degree.


International Rescue Committee (IRC) Sarlo Academic Scholarship

Scholarships of $1,000 to $5,000 are awarded to meet the educational expenses of undergraduate and graduate students who are refugees, asylees, victims of human trafficking, or Iraqi and Afghan recipients of Special Immigrant Visas.


SF State Wang Family Scholarship

Upper division undergraduates and graduate students who will study aboad in China or Taiwan may apply through the Office of International Programs for this $4,000 scholarship.


Ten Thousand Degrees Child Care Scholarships

10,000 Degrees administers child care scholarships ranging from $500 to $9,000 per child for student-parents who residents of Marin County and enrolled in college.


Ten Thousand Degrees New Leader Scholarship

The New Leader Scholarship provides $8,000 in aid to extraordinary upper division undergraduates or graduate students in Bay Area public universities who are from disadvantaged backgrounds and pursuing or planning to pursue advanced education in the social sciences, human services, health-related fields, public interest law or public service.

 

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