Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey


The CACS (Center for Advising and Career Services)

CACS keeps lists of thousands of foundation grants. You can also go to the Seaside Library and ask to use the Foundation Directory Online. The Seaside Library has a subscription to the Foundation Center’s foundation information database that is updated weekly. Most foundation grants are designed for graduate students doing research. Review your immersive learning program and placement to see if there is a research component that can be emphasized when applying for these grants. Most deadlines are 8-14 months in advance of the award, making this option best for students in their first semester.

National Security Education David L. Boren Fellowship

This fellowship provides up to $30,000 for U.S. citizen students to study, intern, or research abroad with the requirement that the study of a language deemed critical to US national security be a central focus of the overseas experience. Recipients are required to fulfill a NSEP Service Requirement fulfilled by at least one year of work for the US Federal Government in a national security capacity. Application deadline: Every January 31st, 5:00pm EST.

Fulbright Travel Grants

Every country runs their Fulbright program differently. Contact the US Embassy or Fulbright office directly in your country of citizenship/permanent residence. For US citizens, Fulbright has limited travel grants only to Germany, Hungary or Italy. The deadline for Fulbright applications is October 18th, so the timing of this award would only work for students applying in their first (if you started in the fall) or possibly second (if you started in January) semester, and you would not receive the funding until July/August of the IPSS period.

Bowman Travel Grants to Developing Countries

The Bowman Travel Grants are for students participating in study, work, and volunteer programs in developing countries. Students must develop a proposal indicating the value and nature of the activity for which they are requesting travel assistance. Deadline: November 1 for winter/spring programs. Website: www.ciee.org or call 1-888-COUNCIL.

Professional Development Fellowship: NIS, East & Central Europe

Supports young specialists in the fields of business and economics, education reform, environmental and conservation policy, international relations, journalism, law, public administration and public health. Fellows will go to a country in the region to deepen their understanding of current reforms and national development, and become familiar with scholarly resources, which they will use in future projects. Applicants will be expected to propose feasible research, study, or internship plans for the period of the fellowship and indicate a desired institutional affiliation in the host country. Grants are available for a period of 3-7 months, and include airfare, a monthly living stipend, insurance, and allowances for books and in-country travel. Must be a US citizen, in at least the second year of a graduate or professional degree program, and have sufficient language ability to carry out the proposed project. Only advanced language study will be approved as part of the award. Deadline: Check website at a later date for next year’s deadline. For more information please visit https://www.iie.org/Programs.

Annie’s Homegrown Environmental Studies Scholarship

A scholarship program that focuses on students who advocate for the Earth and are focusing on classes in the environmental studies field. The scholarship is awarded to 25 people - $1,000 scholarships to help them with their tuition, books, and other educational expenses. The scholarship is open to any student beginning or returning to an accredited 2- or 4-year technical or college program focusing on classes in the environmental studies field. Graduate students are also welcome to apply. Annie's accepts applications from November 2nd to January 5th each year.

Patrick Stewart Human Rights Scholarship

The Patrick Stewart Human Rights Scholarship, working in conjunction with Amnesty International, offers students a unique opportunity to gain practical experience in the field of human rights during the summer. Approximately 15 scholarships will be awarded to youth displaying a strong past and future commitment to human rights work. This is an excellent opportunity for students to design their own projects for practical, applied fieldwork. The scholarships can be used for work in the US or abroad.