Part of our mission at CAS is to support Asian scholarship, especially for students. We have dedicated an entire section of our website to publicize outside funding for graduate and undergraduate students. This includes funding for dissertation and thesis projects, study abroad, fellowships and general tuition.
Below are two fantastic undergraduate opportunities with approaching deadlines. For a complete list of our publicized funding opportunities, please see http://www.colorado.edu/cas/funding-opportunities
Deadline: January 31 and February 13, 2012
The applications for the 2013-2014 David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships are now available at www.borenawards.org. Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, where they can add important international and language components to their educations. Boren Scholars and Fellows represent a variety of academic backgrounds, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili. As part of the African Languages Initiative, Boren Award applicants have the opportunity to further their study of Akan/Twi, Hausa, Portuguese, Swahili, Wolof, Yoruba, or Zulu. For a complete list of languages, visit http://www.borenawards.org/.
Undergraduate students can receive up to $20,000 for an academic year's study abroad and graduate students up to $30,000 for language study and international research. In exchange for funding, recipients commit to working in the federal government for a minimum of one year.
National Application Deadlines: Boren Fellowship: January 31, 2013; Boren Scholarship: February 13, 2013*
*Many institutions have an earlier on-campus deadline. Visit our website for information about your campus deadline and Boren campus representative.
For more information about the Boren Awards, to register for one of our upcoming webinars, and to access the on-line application, please visit http://www.borenawards.org/.
You can also contact the Boren Awards staff at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-618-NSEP with questions.
International Programs Fellowship at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
Deadline: February 25, 2012
The Fellowship is a full-time position lasting for two years and will begin in summer 2013. The Fellowship is sponsored and managed by PRB and funded through PRB’s IDEA Project (Informing Decisionmakers to Act), a cooperative agreement between PRB and USAID. The Fellow will work within USAID’s Office of Population and Reproductive Health in Washington, D.C., which works to advance and support voluntary family planning and reproductive health programs worldwide. The Fellowship is intended for recent graduates with a B.A. or B.S.; candidates with advanced degrees are ineligible.
- Support the Senior Policy Advisor and members of office management.
- Respond to external and internal requests for information on U.S. family planning requirements and agency family planning activities.
- Support efforts to improve compliance monitoring of family planning requirements within the USAID program.
- Complete administrative duties as assigned.
- Other duties and activities will be determined by the interests of the selected Fellow and the needs of the Office of Population and Reproductive Health.
How to Apply:
Interested individuals should email a cover letter and resume directly to the address below. The cover letter should describe the candidate’s professional goals, her or his interest in the field of population and international development, and why she or he is suited for the Fellowship. In addition, the candidate must arrange for two letters of recommendation from employers or professors to be sent by email to the same address.
All application materials, including letters of recommendation, must be emailed to PRB no later than Feb. 25, 2013. Selection of the PRB International Programs Fellow will occur by late spring 2013. All candidates will be notified of the selection decision by email. Applications should be emailed to: IPFellows@prb.org