Funded Opportunities for Students

This is a collection of grants, fellowships, and other funded opportunities in areas that may be of interest to Linguistics students, such as languages, international studies, public service, law, education and research. 

First Year Onward

International / language study

  • UK-US Fulbright Summer Institutes: 3 to 6-week academic and cultural summer programs for freshmen and sophomores. Deadline: late February/ early March.
  • Boren Scholarship: Summer, semester, and year-long study in regions critical to US national security. Requires 1-year commitment to federal government employment after graduation (can be deferred). Deadline: mid-January.
  • Critical Language Scholarship (CLS): Funds intensive summer language study in countries where critical languages related to national security are spoken (Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Korean etc…). Deadline: mid-November
  • Gilman Scholarship: Funding for study abroad and internships abroad for students receiving Pell Grants. Deadlines: early October for Spring programs; early March for Summer, Fall or Academic Year programs.
  • CBCF Japan Study Abroad: CBCF Congressional Black Caucus Kakehashi Project: Paid 10-day study abroad in Japan. Deadline: varies
  • Middlebury Language Schools: Fully funded (tuition, room and board) for a summer language study at Vermont. Deadline: December 15

Public service

Research

Sophomore Year

International / language study

  • UK-US Fulbright Summer Institutes: 3 to 6-week academic and cultural summer programs for freshmen and sophomores. Deadline: late February/ early March.
  • Boren Scholarship: Summer, semester, and year-long study in regions critical to US national security. Requires 1-year commitment to federal government employment after graduation (can be deferred). Deadline: mid-January.
  • Critical Language Scholarship (CLS): Funds intensive summer language study in countries where critical languages related to national security are spoken (Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Korean etc…). Deadline: mid-November
  • Gilman Scholarship: Funding for study abroad and internships abroad for students receiving Pell Grants. Deadlines: early October for Spring programs; early March for Summer, Fall or Academic Year programs.
  • CBCF Japan Study Abroad: CBCF Congressional Black Caucus Kakehashi Project: Paid 10-day study abroad in Japan. Deadline: varies
  • Middlebury Language Schools: Fully funded (tuition, room and board) for a summer language study at Vermont. Deadline: December 15

Public service

Research

Junior Year

International / language study

  • Fulbright U.S. Student Program: One year of international research, study, or English teaching. Deadline: mid-September.
  • Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowships: 2-year fellowship from the State dept. to fund an MA in foreign affairs and policy. For those interested in careers in the U.S. Foreign Service. Deadline: early November.
  • Boren Scholarship: Summer, semester, and year-long study in regions critical to US national security. Requires 1-year commitment to federal government employment after graduation (can be deferred). Deadline: mid-January.
  • Critical Language Scholarship (CLS): Funds intensive summer language study in countries where critical languages related to national security are spoken (Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Korean etc…). Deadline: mid-November
  • DAAD Scholarships: Semester and year-long internships/research/study in all fields in Germany. Deadlines vary. Many require university endorsement. Campus deadline for Masters or PhD-level research or study: mid-October.
  • Gilman Scholarship: Funding for study abroad and internships abroad for students receiving Pell Grants. Deadlines: early October for Spring programs; early March for Summer, Fall or Academic Year programs.
  • CBCF Japan Study Abroad: CBCF Congressional Black Caucus Kakehashi Project: Paid 10-day study abroad in Japan. Deadline: varies
  • Middlebury Language Schools: Fully funded (tuition, room and board) for a summer language study at Vermont. Deadline: December 15

Public Service

  • Truman: $30,000 for graduate or professional school for juniors demonstrating commitment to impact through public service, academic promise, and leadership. Deadline: mid-November.
  • Humanity in Action: 5-week summer community-based research on resisting intolerance and exploring models of action to remedy injustice in either Amsterdam, Atlanta, Berlin, Copenhagen, Detroit, Sarajevo, or Warsaw. Deadline: early January.
  • Summer Rangel: State dept. program on foreign affairs and policy for undergrads. Deadline: Early February.
  • PPIA Summer Fellowships: 7-week Junior Summer Institute (JSI) before senior year equips fellows to succeed in Masters of joint degrees, typically in public policy, public administration, international affairs. Deadline: early November.
  • State Department Virtual Student Internship: E-Internships with the state dept. on a variety of topics. Deadline: July.

Research

Senior Year, Graduate or Alumni

Graduate School             

Graduate School Abroad              

  • Rhodes Scholarship: Two or more years’ graduate study at Oxford University in all fields. Applicants should demonstrate academic excellence, leadership potential in their fields, and the will to “fight the world’s fight.” Deadline: August 1.
  • Marshall Scholarship: Two years of graduate study in the UK in all fields. Deadline: August 1.
  • Mitchell Scholarship: One year of post-graduate study in Ireland/Northern Ireland in all fields. There are three selection criteria: scholarship, leadership, and sustained commitment to public service. Deadline: August 1.
  • Gates-Cambridge Scholarship: Postgraduate degrees at Cambridge University in all fields. Applicants must show evidence of commitment to improving the lives of others. Deadline: mid-October, later for non-US citizens.
  • Schwarzman Scholarship: One year Master’s program (in English) at Tsinghua University in Beijing with a concentration in International Affairs, Economics and Business, or Public Policy for future leaders in various fields. Deadline: August 1
  • Chevening: Paid 1-year scholarship to complete a Masters in the UK on any subject. Deadline: November.

International / language study        

  • Peace Corps: 27-month international work in areas including TESOL
  • Fulbright U.S. Student Program: One year of international research, study, or English teaching. Deadline: mid-September.
  • Critical Language Scholarship (CLS): Funds intensive summer language study in countries where critical languages related to national security are spoken (Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Korean etc…). Deadline: mid-November
  • DAAD Scholarships: Semester and year-long internships/research/study in all fields in Germany. Deadlines vary. Many require university endorsement. Campus deadline for Masters or PhD-level research or study: mid-October.
  • Humanity in Action: 5-week summer community-based research on resisting intolerance and exploring models of action to remedy injustice in either Amsterdam, Atlanta, Berlin, Copenhagen, Detroit, Sarajevo, or Warsaw. Deadline: early January.
  • Rotary Global Grant: $30,000 towards a postgraduate degree abroad on select topics. Deadline December.
  • CBCF Japan Study Abroad: CBCF Congressional Black Caucus Kakehashi Project: Paid 10-day study abroad in Japan. Deadline: varies
  • Princeton in Asia or Africa or Latin America: Paid year-long fellowships in Africa and Asian countries focused on a variety of fields including teaching, business, journalism. Deadline: November.
  • Various -Paid English Teaching Abroad: JET (JAPAN), Korea (SMOE, EPIK), NALCAP (Spain), TAPIF (France), EOD (Chile), USTA (Austria). Various deadlines.
  • Middlebury Language Schools: Fully funded (tuition, room and board) for a summer language study at Vermont. Deadline: December 15

Public Service & Leadership        

Research