Monterey Institute of International Studies

Fellowships List

Here is a list of the most popular and relevant fellowships we support here at the Monterey Institute. Note that some of these fellowships can be utilized in conjunction with our professional immersion programs, study abroad, and the summer language programs at the Monterey Institute and at Middlebury College.

Fulbright

Fulbright US Student Program: English Teaching Assistantship

Description: Assistants teach English abroad for one academic year. The age and academic level of students varies by country, ranging from kindergarten to university.

Award: Round-trip transportation, room, board, incidentals and health benefits. Some countries provide dependent benefits.

Eligibility: US citizens only. Must have BA before grant begins. 

Deadline: Early October (on-campus deadline in September) 

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Fulbright US Student Program: Academic Research

Description: Applicants design their own research projects and typically work with advisers at foreign universities and/or NGOs. Length varies based on country.

Award: Round-trip transportation, room, board, incidentals and health benefits. Some countries provide dependent benefits.

Eligibility: US citizens only. Must have BA before grant begins. 

Deadline: Early October (on-campus deadline in September)

Boren

Boren Fellowship

Description: Fellows study critical languages, as well as conduct research and/or intern in-country. Applicants should identify how their projects and academic/career goals, will contribute to U.S. national security, broadly defined, and be prepared to serve in a US government position post-fellowship. 

Award: Up to $30,000

Eligibility: US citizens only. Must stay in student status at the MA level throughout grant period. 

Deadline: Late January

Presidential Management Fellowship

Presidential Management Fellowship

Description: The PMF Program is a flagship leadership development program at the entry level for advanced degree candidates wishing to work in a US government agency. 

Award: One year of full-time employment, salary and benefits, classroom training and a developmental assignment.

Eligibility: Must meet all graduate degree requirements by August 31 of class year. 

Deadline: Mid-October

NNSA Graduate Fellowship

NNSA Graduate Program

Description: Fellows work on programs to counter nuclear proliferation and maintain nuclear security in the National Nuclear Security Administration

Award: One year of full-time employment, salary and benefits. 

Eligibility: Must be a US citizen eligible for security clearance, enrolled in or have completed MA program within 12 months, GPA minimum 3.2

Deadline: mid-October

Davis Projects for Peace

Davis Projects for Peace

Description: Fellows design and implement grassroots peace-building projects during the summer. 

Award: $10,000

Eligibility: Must be a Monterey Institute student (or attend a UWC Scholar school or other school with a special ongoing relationship with the Davis family) 

Deadline: Mid-February (on-campus deadline in January) 

Sea Grant

Sea Grant Fellowships  

Description: Consists of various national- and state- level one year fellowships to pursue marine research, outreach and education projects, working with "hosts" in state agencies or local branches of federal agencies. 

Award: Varies based on program

Eligibility: Graduate students, recent graduates

Deadline: Mid-February (for CA)

Scoville

Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship

Description: Fellows are selected twice a year to spend 6 to 9 months in Washington, DC serving as full-time junior staff members working on peace and security issues at the participating organization of their choice.

Award: Salary and benefits, travel expenses to Washington, DC, $1,000 stipend for professional development. 

Eligibility: Students must have completed their undergraduate degrees by the time the fellowship starts. Non-US citizens in the US already can apply as long as they can obtain the proper work visa. 

Deadline: Fall: Early January / Spring: Early October

Rosenthal

Harold W. Rosenthal Fellowship

Description: Fellows pend a summer in professional positions with a member of Congress or in the State Department

Award: Stipend of $2,000 (not guaranteed).

Eligibility: MA students pursuing a career in international relations. Must plan to continue education post-internship. Non US citizens can apply.

Deadline: Late January

 

Critical Language Scholarship

Critical Language Scholarship

Description: Scholars study at intensive summer language institutes in-country in thirteen languages deemed critical by the US government. 

Award: Round-trip transportation, tuition, room & board, health benefits, and applicable visa fees.

Eligibility: US citizens only. Must be enrolled at an accredited US  undergraduate or graduate degree-granting program.

Deadline: Mid-November 

EMDAP

Emerging Markets Development Advisers Program

Description: Fellows contribute to emerging market business development by using their knowledge of business management practices to identify business solutions in diverse situations while working on a USAID project for one year in a developing country.

Award: Grant covers living allowance, housing, language training, health insurance and round-trip airfare from the US. 

Eligibility: US citizens only. Exception: non-US citizens are eligible if there is a position open in their country of nationality. Current students or alumni who have graduated within the last five years. 

Deadline: Mid-June

Fulbright

Fulbright-Clinton Fellowship

Description: This fellowship provides opportunities for US citizens to serve in professional placements in a foreign government ministry or institution in partner governments, and also includes an independent academic study/research component.

Award: Round-trip transportation, room, board, incidentals and health benefits. 

Eligibility: US citizens by application deadline. Must have applicable MA by start of program (September) and at least two years of policy-related work experience.

Deadline: Mid-October 

Fulbright

Fulbright-National Geographic Fellowship

Description: The fellowship provides opportunities for U.S. citizens to participate in an academic year of overseas travel and digital storytelling in up to three countries on a globally significant theme.

Award: Round-trip transportation, room, board, incidentals and health benefits.

Eligibility: US citizens of all ages and from all backgrounds are eligible to apply. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated experience and talent in digital storytelling. Candidates must have completed at least an undergraduate degree by the commencement of the Fulbright award.

Deadline: Mid-October

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Description: A U.S. Department of State public diplomacy initiative that sends talented, highly qualified U.S. TESOL professionals to work at academic institutions around the world.

Award: 10 month assignment, $30,000 stipend, additional living allowance, round-trip travel, health benefit plan, and program activities allowance

Eligibility: U.S. citizen, MA TESOL, classroom TESOL teaching experience (2 years preferred)

Deadline: Rolling. Most projects are posted in February for September to June assignments, though there are also off-cycle fellowships running from February to November. Upon application. applicants are notified whether they have been accepted into the available applicant pool.

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Description: For those interested in a career in international relief and development. Overseas assignments are for 8-12 months, and country programs vary in focus: agriculture, health, peacebuilding, education, micro-finance, or a combination.

Award: $23,500 stipend, cost of living adjustment, housing, round-trip travel, health insurance

Eligibility: Applicants must hold a graduate degree in a field relevant to international development, be proficient in French, Spanish, Portuguese, or Arabic and have at least 12 months overseas experience in developing countries.

Deadline: early December