External Fellowship

David L. Boren Fellowships

Boren Awards provide a unique funding opportunity for U.S. students to study world regions critical to U.S. interests (including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East). The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. The Boren Fellowship allows graduate students to add an important international and language component to their graduate studies. Boren Scholars are awarded up to $20,000 for an academic year and Boren Fellows are awarded up to $30,000 for two academic years. Additional information on preferred geographic regions, languages, and fields of study are available through the Boren Awards website. Application information is also available online. For more information please contact Elizabeth Hughes Sears in the Honors Program.

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship

This fellowship is open to any current or potential UGA graduate students from any graduate/professional school who demonstrate superior academic achievement and have an interest in Latin American languages and area studies related topics. Academic year awardees are expected to take a course load that includes one language course (Portuguese or Quechua) and one area studies course for the semesters they receive the award. Academic Year awards include up to $18,000 for tuition and fees and a $15,000 stipend. Summer fellowships are available for study at a FLAS approved program for Portuguese, Quechua, Haitian Creole, or other indigenous languages of Latin America. Summer fellowships include $5,000 for tuition and fees and a $2,500 stipend. For more information visit lacsiuga.org/flas. Application Deadline: February 6, 2015

GRAPES Database of UCLA

The GRAPES database catalogs extramural funding opportunities of interest to prospective and current graduate students, students working on a master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation, and postdoctoral scholars. It contains information on over 500 private and publicly funded awards, fellowships, and internships. Advanced search options allow users to refine their search by field, academic level, award type, award amount, and other criteria. GRAPES is maintained by the Fellowships and Financial Services Office.

National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship

The National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) helps ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and reinforces its diversity.  The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited US institutions.  The NSF welcomes applications from all qualified students and strongly encourages under-represented populations, including women, under-represented racial and ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities, to apply for this fellowship.

U.S. Student Fulbright Program

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Student Fulbright program awards roughly 1,700 grants annually for graduating seniors, graduate students, and young professionals to engage in cultural immersion and exchange. The primary aim of the Fulbright program is to further mutual understanding between the people of the U.S. and other countries. Grantees promote this mission by pursuing research, study, or creative projects, teaching English to non-native speakers, or gaining international professional experience in public health or policy fields. The Fulbright program typically covers all costs for the year. The types of grants are listed below. For more information about each grant type, visit the UGA Honors Program website or contact Maria deRocher in the Honors Program.

  • Study/Research/Creative Fulbright Grants
  • Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships (ETAs)
  • Fulbright Public Policy Fellowships
  • Fulbright-mtvU Awards