Outside Funding Opportunities

All Outside Funding Opportunities

Scholarships are listed alphabetically by the name of the sponsoring organization. Unless otherwise noted, please submit applications for funding directly to the sponsoring organization.

Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty: Calihan Academic Fellowships

The Calihan Academic Fellowships provide scholarships and research grants to future scholars and religious leaders whose academic work shows outstanding potential. Applicants studying theology, philosophy, economics, or related fields must demonstrate the potential to advance understanding in the relationship between theology and the principles of the free and virtuous society.

Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty: Calihan Travel Grants

The Calihan Travel Grants provide financial assistance to students who have been selected to present, at an academic conference, research relevant to themes promoted by the Acton Institute. Such themes include the integration of theological ideas with principles of limited government, rule of law, religious freedom, and economic liberty. Grants are also open to students who need to travel to, and perform research at, archives or libraries or to attend educational conferences that involve the above themes.

All-Ink.com Scholarship Program

Applicants for the All-Ink.com Scholarship must be U.S. citizens or legal residents who are enrolled in or plan to attend an accredited college or university. Students must be high school seniors, college students, or graduate students. To be considered, a student must have a 2.5 GPA or better, must complete an online application, and write two 50- to 200-word essays about what they hope to accomplish after they complete their college degree and about who their greatest influence has been.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation, Inc.

The Educational Advancement Foundation (EAF) is committed to the idea that academic excellence comes in many forms. The three ways in which the EAF carries out its mission are through academic scholarships, fellowships, and community assistance awards:

American Academy of Religion Collaborative Research Grants

Collaborative grants are intended to stimulate cooperative research among scholars in different institutions, with a focus on a clearly identified research project. They may also be used for interdisciplinary work with scholars outside the field of religion, especially when such work shows promise of continuing beyond the year funded. Collaborative project proposals are expected to describe plans for having the results of the research published.

American Academy of Religion Individual Research Grants

These grants provide support for important aspects of research such as travel to archives and libraries, research assistance, field work, and released time. Grant awards range from $500 to $5000.

To apply, visit the American Academy of Religion website.

American Association of University Women American Fellowships

American Fellowships support women scholars completing doctoral dissertations, conducting postdoctoral research, or finishing research for publication. To apply, see the American Fellowships program website.

American Historical Association Albert J. Beveridge Grant

The American Historical Association's Albert J. Beveridge Grant for Research in the History of the Western Hemisphere provides modest grants to support research in the history of the Western hemisphere (United States, Canada, and Latin America). The funds for this program come from the earnings of the Albert J. Beveridge Memorial Fund. Only members of the Association are eligible.

American Historical Association Bernadotte E. Schmitt Grants for Research in European, African, or Asian History

The funds for this program come from the earnings of a bequest from Bernadotte E. Schmitt, president of the American Historical Association in 1960. Only members of the association are eligible to apply. The grants are intended to further research in progress and may be used for travel to a library or archive, for microfilms, photographs, or photocopying—a list of purposes that is meant to be merely illustrative, not exhaustive (other expenses, such as child care, can be included).

American Historical Association Littleton-Griswold Research Grant for Research in U.S. Legal History

The American Historical Association is accepting applications for the Littleton-Griswold Research Grant for research in U.S. legal history and in the general field of law and society. The funds for this program come from the earnings of the Littleton-Griswold Fund. Only members of the Association are eligible to apply.

American Historical Association Michael Kraus Research Grant in American Colonial History

The American Historical Association's Michael Kraus Research Grant in American Colonial History recognizes the most deserving proposal relating to work in progress on a research project in American colonial history, with particular reference to the intercultural aspects of American and European relations. Only members of the Association are eligible.

American Indian Graduate Center

The American Indian Graduate Center makes available fellowships and loans for service to American Indian and Alaska Native undergraduate and graduate students.

American School of Classical Studies at Athens Summer Sessions

The summer sessions at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, which run for two six-week periods each, are open to North American graduate and advanced undergraduate students and to high school and college instructors of classics and related fields. In these sessions, the school condenses its academic-year program into an intensive introduction to the sites, museums, and monuments of Greece. The summer programs are open to 20 participants each session.

American Theological Library Association

The Publications Committee of the American Theological Library Association (ATLA) awards publication grants each year to one or more recipients to aid in the development of a scholarly work that advances some aspect of theological librarianship or provides bibliographic access to a significant body of literature within theological or religious studies. The committee especially encourages proposals from persons undertaking their first major project in this area.

American-Scandinavian Foundation

The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) offers fellowships (up to $23,000) and grants (normally $5,000) to individuals to pursue research or study in one or more of the Scandinavian countries for up to one year. Awards are made in all fields. Please visit the foundation's website for more information.

Archaeological Institute of America

The Archaeological Institute of America is pleased to offer a number of scholarships and grants for students, publications, and the Archaeological Institute of America Societies. Scholarships and grants are open to members of the Archaeological Institute of America.

Asian Art and Religion Fellowship Program

The Asian Art and Religion Fellowship Program offered by the Asian Arts Council focuses on the relationship between the artistic and religious traditions of Asia, and enables American scholars, specialists, and artists to conduct research and undertake projects in Asia involving the interdisciplinary analysis of religion and the arts. Up to five research fellowships or travel grants are awarded each year through this program.

Collegeville Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research

The Collegeville Institute offers a Resident Scholars Program as well as a Short-Term Residency Program.

Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program

A program of United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program will offer intensive summer language institutes overseas in thirteen critical need foreign languages for summer study. The selection process will be administered by the American Councils for International Education with awards approved by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

CrossCurrents Magazine Annual Research Colloquium Fellowship

The CrossCurrents Research Colloquium Fellowship provides successful applicants with the opportunity to integrate his or her faith tradition with the life of the mind, and to outline a project that will be of interest to those outside his or her area of academic specialization or religious tradition. The colloquium runs for four weeks during July in New York City.

Dan David Prize

The Dan David Prize laureates annually donate twenty scholarships of $15,000 each to outstanding doctoral and postdoctoral students of exceptional promise in the chosen fields. Ten scholarships are awarded to doctoral and postdoctoral students at universities throughout the world and ten scholarships at Tel Aviv University. For eligibility requirements and deadlines please visit the Dan David Prize website.

Episcopal Divinity School's Jonathan M. Daniels Memorial Fellowship

The Jonathan M. Daniels Memorial Fellowships, awarded annually, are intended to set students in accredited theological schools free from their academic life and commitments to be engaged directly in some area of social concern, such as racial equality, civil rights, fair housing, community organization, or environmental issues. They are not intended to support research, supervised field education, existing nonprofit organizations, or any activity that is primarily based in the school curriculum itself.

Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships

The Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships seek to increase the diversity of the nation's college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, maximizing the educational benefits of diversity, and increasing the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

Fund for Nurturing Unitarian Universalist Scholarship

The Panel on Theological Education of the Unitarian Universalist Association is receiving applications for grants up to $25,000 from Unitarian Universalist scholars who are committed to strengthening the UU movement through research and publication, excellence in teaching, and educational leadership.

Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History invites applications for short-term fellowships in several categories: Research Fellowships for postdoctoral scholars at every faculty rank; Dissertation Fellowships for doctoral candidates who have completed exams and begun dissertation reading and writing; and Research Fellowships for journalists and independent scholars. The Gilder Lehrman Fellowships support work in one of their five archives.

Harvard Divinity School Center for the Study of World Religions

The Center for the Study of World Religions (CSWR) and Harvard Divinity School (HDS) are pleased to announce the availability of the Dana McLean Greeley International Internship for an HDS student interested in furthering interreligious understanding. The Greeley International Internship honors the Rev. Dana McLean Greeley, AB '31, STB '33, who believed that people of all backgrounds and faiths are deeply connected to one another and should work together for positive social change.

Harvard University Asia Center Graduate Research Grants

The Harvard University Asia Center offers grants to support graduate research during the summer relating to any country in East, South, and Southeast Asia. The competition is open to graduate students from all Schools at Harvard at all stages of their academic careers. Grants will not exceed $3,000. 

Harvard University Asia Center Graduate Summer Language Grants

These grants are for students enrolled in a master’s or doctoral program at Harvard in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences or any of its professional schools for study during the summer of an East Asian language (including the Altaic languages), or of one of the languages of South or Southeast Asia. Study should take place at accredited programs outside of the United States, but exceptions may be made when this is not possible.

Harvard University Committee on General Scholarships: Frank Knox Traveling Fellowships

Frank Knox Traveling Fellowships are awarded to Harvard College seniors and Harvard graduate students for one academic year of travel, study, and/or research in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, or the United Kingdom. The Knox Traveling Fellowship provides a lump-sum stipend that is paid to the recipient before he or she leaves the U.S. The fellowship can be combined with other sources of funding, subject to the approval of the Committee on General Scholarships (CGS).

Harvard University Committee on General Scholarships: Frederick Sheldon Traveling Fellowships

Frederick Sheldon Traveling Fellowships are awarded to Harvard graduate students for one academic year of travel, study, and/or research outside the United States. Although the intent of this fellowship program is to provide Harvard graduate students with the opportunity to spend an academic year abroad, applications from students interested in travel, study, or research within the United States are considered on a case-by-case basis. In no event are Sheldon Fellowships awarded to students who wish to study or conduct research at Harvard or in the greater Boston area.

Harvard University Committee on General Scholarships: Sinclair Kennedy Traveling Fellowships

Sinclair Kennedy Traveling Fellowships are awarded to Harvard graduate students for one academic year of travel, study, and/or research outside the United States. The fellowship provides a lump-sum stipend that is paid to the recipient before he or she leaves the U.S. The fellowship can be combined with other sources of funding, subject to the approval of the Committee on General Scholarships (CGS).

Harvard University Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies

Harvard's Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies offers grants to support graduate research during the summer in or relating to China and Taiwan. The competition is open to graduate students from all Schools at Harvard at all stages of their academic careers. Grants will not exceed $3,000. Recipients are required to submit, upon their return, a brief report on their work over the summer.

Harvard University Foreign Languages and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships

The FLAS Fellowship competition is open to US citizens and permanent residents whose academic interests involve studies in East Asia, East Europe, Africa or the Middle East. Approved programs may be interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary and must always include study or research in an approved language of the area of specialization. Nominees and alternates are selected by a World Area Committee composed of faculty representatives from each of the priority fields of study.

Harvard University Foreign Languages and Area Studies Fellowship (FLAS) for East Asia

Harvard University's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences administers the Foreign Languages and Area Studies Fellowship (FLAS) for East Asia. The FLAS is a federal program that supports the study of modern languages and related area courses. Applicants must be U.S.

Harvard University Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston

Harvard University's Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston offers summer public policy fellowships. The fellowships offer 12 graduate students paid, 10-week summer internships in key state and local agencies in the Greater Boston area. Fellows also participate in a weekly seminar series with leading practitioners and scholars and are required to write a short essay related to their experiences. Fellows receive a $7,000 stipend.

Harvard University Weatherhead Center for International Affairs

Support of graduate and undergraduate students is an important priority for the Weatherhead Center. Generous grants from the Weatherhead Foundation and from the Hartley R. Rogers family allow the Center to provide extensive research opportunities for students. These funds complement our student programs funds from the Weatherhead Foundation and the Maurice and Sarah Samuels family, allowing us to offer exciting programs for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Harvard-China Scholarships

An agreement between Harvard University and the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China provides Harvard undergraduate and graduate students who are U.S. citizens the opportunity to study or conduct research in China for one academic year. The Ministry of Education arranges for the recipient's admission to one of approximately 80 Chinese universities that are approved to accept foreign students by the Ministry of Education and the China Scholarship Council.

Hispanic Theological Initiative

The Hispanic Theological Initiative will award four outstanding Latino/a doctoral students a $15,000 grant each year during the life of the program. This award is for full-time doctoral students (PhD, EdD, ThD, or equivalent only) and requires that the student's institution partners with the HTI in providing the student with a tuition scholarship.

Human Rights Campaign Scholarship Database

The Human Rights Campaign provides a list of scholarships, fellowships, and grants for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) and allied students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Please visit the HRC website for more information.

Individual Advanced Research Opportunities (IARO) Fellowship

The Individual Advanced Research Opportunities Program (IARO) provides students, scholars and professionals with support to perform policy relevant field research, in the countries of Eastern Europe and Eurasia. Masters Students, Pre-doctoral Students, Postdoctoral Students, and Professionals with advanced degrees are eligible for the IARO Fellowship.

International Order of the King's Daughters and Sons

The International Order of the King's Daughters and Sons offers a Student Ministry Scholarship, available to students enrolled in a master of divinity program. Awards are usually for $1,000 for the academic year and must be used toward tuition. More specific application criteria can be found on the website.

John Carter Brown Library Fellowships

John Carter Brown (JCB) Library Fellowships are available to graduate, doctoral, and postdoctoral students in the humanities whose research can benefit from time spent in the library’s collections. The JCB, an independently funded institution for advanced research at Brown University, offers residential fellowships to scholars and writers working on all aspects of the Americas in the early modern period. Both long- and short-term awards are available at stipends ranging from $2,100 to $4,200 per month.

John Haynes Holmes Memorial Fellowships (Unitarian Universalist)

John Haynes Holmes Memorial Fellowships (of up to $2500) are awarded yearly to seminary students aspiring to the Unitarian Universalist parish or religious education ministry by a committee of the Community Church of New York. To obtain application materials, contact the Community Church of New York, 40 East 35th Street, New York, New York 10016. Phone: 212.683.4988; email: info@ccny.org.

John Haynes Holmes Memorial Fund

The John Haynes Holmes Memorial Fund Committee provides annual fellowships for Unitarian Universalist undergraduate or graduate students enrolled full-time and/or part-time at a postsecondary institution. Students must be preparing for careers in teaching or ministry in the denomination. Awards typically range from $500.00 to $2,500.00. The memorial fund honors Dr.

Julius B. Richmond Fellowship

The Julius B. Richmond Fellowship at Harvard's Center on the Developing Child supports the dissertation research of all Harvard University doctoral students. Established in 2006, the Center is dedicated to creating a new generation of leaders who have a broad perspective on the promotion of healthy child development and who recognize the need to bring strong scientific knowledge to bear on policies and programs that support the well-being of children.

Justin Haruyama Ministerial Scholarship

The Justin Haruyama Ministerial Scholarship was established in memory of the Rev. Justin Haruyama of the Japanese America United Church (JAUC). The mission of the Haruyama Scholarship is to support Japanese or Japanese-American students who are in the master of divinity program or other ministerial preparation programs and are considering becoming ordained pastors or missionaries to serve Japanese or Japanese-American churches. For details, please visit the JAUC website.

Kathryn Davis Fellowships for Peace: Investing in the Study of Critical Languages

The Davis Fellowships are offered to cover the full cost of summer language study from beginner to graduate levels in Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Japanese, Portuguese, and Russian at the Middlebury College Language Schools. Fellowship grants cover the full comprehensive fee (tuition, room, and board) at the Middlebury summer Language Schools.

For application materials, see Kathryn Davis Fellowships for Peace on the Middlebury College website.

Massachusetts Historical Society Short-Term Research Fellowships

The Massachusetts Historical Society will offer approximately 20 short-term research fellowships. Except where otherwise noted, each grant will provide a stipend of $1,500 for four weeks of research at the Society. Short-term awards are open to independent scholars, advanced graduate students, and holders of the PhD or the equivalent, with candidates who live 50 or more miles from Boston receiving preference. Recipients must be U.S. citizens or foreign nationals holding the appropriate U.S. government documents.

Mater Dei Institute of Education

Mater Dei Institute of Education, Dublin, Ireland, is holding an international, interdisciplinary conference and graduate summer school. This four-day event will consist of plenary addresses, concurrent sessions for academic papers, and graduate workshops, all of which will focus on the themes raised in Charles Taylor's recent work, A Secular Age. Additionally, the graduate summer school will provide participants with an opportunity to attend a series of workshops facilitated by leading theologians, philosophers, and sociologists.

Museum of Jewish Heritage

The Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, in collaboration with Georgetown University and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, is now accepting applications from highly qualified seminary students for a groundbreaking fellowship opportunity called FASPE (Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics).

New England Women Ministers Association

The New England Women Ministers Association is sponsoring The Rev. Gretchen Hall Scholarship. Applicants must be women who are permanent residents of one of the New England states, and who are currently studying, or have been accepted to study, at a New England seminary. Applicants must be planning to begin, or continue, a ministry in New England. Eligibility for ordination is not a requirement. The scholarship is $300.

Newberry Library Fellowships

The Newberry Library Fellowships are available to graduate, doctoral, and postdoctoral students in the humanities whose research would benefit from time spent in the library's collections. Newberry's collections concern the civilizations of Western Europe and the Americas from the late middle ages to the early twentieth century. A number of long- and short-term fellowships are available at stipends of $1,800 to $35,000.

Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University

The Newhouse Graduate Newspaper Fellowship and Apprenticeship for Minorities is a highly competitive 30-month program that provides two generous awards each year to minority students who have majored in subjects other than journalism as undergraduates. It is supported by the Newhouse Foundation. Please visit the Newhouse School of Public Communications website for more information.

Northern Baptist Education Society

The Northern Baptist Education Society is seeking American Baptist students who are enrolled in a master of divinity program or similar program preparing them for full-time Christian ministry. Students interested in applying for the scholarship should pick up the application form from Julie Field in the HDS Office of Financial Aid. Students must have a letter of support/endorsement from their home church on file with the society.

Novak Award

The Novak Award, named after distinguished American theologian Michael Novak, provides a $10,000 award for new outstanding scholarly research into the relationship between religion, economic freedom, and the free and virtuous society. This award recognizes those scholars early in their academic career who demonstrate outstanding intellectual merit in advancing the understanding of theology's connection to human dignity, the importance of the rule of law, limited government, religious liberty, and freedom in economic life.

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans

The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans is a two-year graduate fellowship that provides half-tuition, a $20,000 annual stipend, and co-curricular enrichment. More information, including application materials, can be found on the Paul and Daisy Soros website.

Paulist Center

The Paulist Center has a commitment to support lay students in the Boston area who are pursuing graduate theological and pastoral study for ministry in the Church. The Paulist Center offers a grant of $700-$1,000 to an active Roman Catholic lay student. The grant is to be applied to tuition for a first-level graduate theological and pastoral degree program (MDiv, MTS, MA in pastoral ministry, or equivalent).

Phillips Talbot Global Ministry Fellowship

The Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church is offering a two-year Phillips Talbot Global Ministry Fellowship to graduating seniors for 2010-12. For further information please visit the website.

Point Foundation

Point Foundation is the nation's largest scholarship granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered (LGBT) students of merit. It provides financial support through multi-year scholarships, leadership training, mentoring, and hope to LGBT students who are marginalized because of their sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

Roothbert Fund

The Roothbert Fund was created in 1958 by Albert and Toni Roothbert to help men and women in need of financial aid to further their education. The principal focus of the Fund is its scholarships program, through which it makes grants for undergraduate or graduate study at accredited colleges or universities. Scholarships may only be applied to study at an accredited institution based in the United States. The Fund seeks candidates who are "motivated by spiritual values," and works to foster fellowship among them.

Smithsonian Institution Graduate Student Fellowships

The Smithsonian Institution encourages access to its collections, staff specialties, and reference resources by visiting scholars, scientists, and students. The Institution offers in-residence appointments for research and study using its facilities, and the advice and guidance of its staff members.

Supreme Council, Freemasons

The Supreme Council, Freemasons, offers the Shepherd Scholarships of $1,500 per year toward tuition costs. Scholarships are for a maximum of four years, or upon earning a degree if that be sooner, and are offered by the Supreme Council each year to U.S. citizens only, who are studying in accredited schools within the United States. The number of scholarships awarded is dependent upon the earnings of the Shepherd Scholarship Fund.

The Adrienne M. and Charles Shelby Rooks Fellowship for Racial and Ethnic Theological Students: Doctoral Studies

The Rooks Scholarship is available annually to members of the United Church of Christ who are African American, Hispanic American, Asian American, Native American Indian or Pacific Islander and are pursuing a PhD, ThD, or EdD. For more information on scholarship requirements and deadlines, please visit the United Church of Christ Website.

The Adrienne M. and Charles Shelby Rooks Fellowship for Racial and Ethnic Theological Students: Master of Divinity Degree

The Rooks Scholarship is available annually to members of the United Church of Christ who are African American, Hispanic American, Asian American, Native American Indian, or Pacific Islander. For more information on scholarship requirements and deadlines, please visit the United Church of Christ Website.

The Cannon Endowment Scholarship Fund for Military Chaplains

The Cannon Endowment Scholarship Fund for Seminarians Pursuing Military Chaplaincy was established in 1992 through a gift from Dr. Clinton Cannon, an army retiree and lay member of the Washington North Idaho Conference of the United Church of Christ.

The Cannon Scholarship provides financial assistance to seminarians who are preparing to become military chaplains. For more information on scholarship requirements and deadlines, please visit the United Church of Christ Website.

The Harold Wilke Scholarship

The Harold Wilke Scholarship, established in 1981 by the Board of World Ministries, predecessor body to Wider Church Ministries, honors the life and ministry of the Rev. Dr. Harold Wilke, a devoted minister, disability advocate, and pioneer. Annual scholarships are available to assist gifted persons with disabilities and/or those directly involved in ministry to persons with disabilities. For more information on scholarship requirements and deadlines, please visit the United Church of Christ Website.

The Rev. Dr. Hector E. Lopex Scholarship for Latina and Latino UCC Seminarians

The Rev. Dr. Hector E. Lopez Scholarship for Latina and Latino UCC Seminarians prepares Latinas and Latinos to be future ministers, educated in the socially and theologically progressive seminaries of the UCC, who will return to lead vital congregations and minister to Latino constituencies, multicultural communities, and the whole church. For more information on scholarship requirements and deadlines, please visit the United Church of Christ Website.

University of Notre Dame Center for Philosophy of Religion

The Center for Philosophy of Religion at the University of Notre Dame provides a stipend for one Visiting Graduate Fellowship to a philosophy graduate student at another institution who is working on a dissertation in philosophy of religion or Christian philosophy and who would profit from spending a year at the Center.

USA Funds Access to Education Scholarships

The USA Funds Access to Education Scholarships program awards renewable scholarships to students with financial need. Full-time students are eligible for $1,500 awards, and half-time undergraduate students may qualify for $750 awards. Up to 50% of the scholarships will be targeted to students who, in addition to demonstrating financial need, are members of an ethnic-minority group or are physically disabled.

W. B. Small Trust

The W. B. Small Trust scholarship is offered to a full-time Christian student working on a master of divinity degree at an accredited seminary who has a strong Iowa connection and a goal of ordained ministry. The scholarship is $2,500 per year (renewable up to a three-year total) and is awarded on both merit and financial need. If you are interested in applying, please visit the Office of Financial Aid to pick up a copy of the application. For further information contact Joan M. Youngblut at joblut@mchsi.com.

William R. Johnson Scholarship

In 1999, the predecessor body to Local Church Ministries, The Board for Homeland Ministries, created a scholarship for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender United Church of Christ seminarians in honor of William R. Johnson, the first openly gay man ordained in the United Church of Christ. The scholarship was established as a concrete way of affirming the long-standing conviction of the United Church of Christ that sexual orientation should not be a barrier to ordination.

Women's Research & Education Institution

The Women's Research & Education Institution offers the Congressional Fellowship on Women and Public Policy, which is designed to give students experience in public policymaking in Congress. Applicants must be women enrolled in a master's or doctoral program (or completed within the past 18 months), with preference given to applicants who have completed at least nine hours of graduate coursework and have a demonstrated interest in research or political activity related to women's social and political status.

World Council of Churches

The World Council of Churches provides scholarship assistance to study abroad for candidates recommended by churches and church-related organizations. Applicants should have a college degree as well as several years of work experience. Nominated candidates must commit to returning to their home country upon completion of study to take up the task for which the training was requested. Scholarships are normally provided for periods between three months and two years.