Winthrop University: Award Listings: Arts, Education, Humanities, and Social Sciences
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Award Listings: Arts, Humanities, Education, and Social Sciences

Undergraduate Study and Internships

    Description: Most college students receiving financial aid can't afford to take a summer off paid work to intern in Congress for free. And few have the political connections to secure themselves a spot even if they decide to take the opportunity. College to Congress wants to help you land your dream internship in Congress and give you the means to make it happen. Congressional interns develop their leadership skills, obtain policy knowledge and get to work on America's toughest challenges. The internship program is nine weeks long and takes place during the summer months before Congress heads into recess.

    Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens, 20 years of age on or before the first day of the internship, junior or senior class standing, and eligible for a FAFSA Federal Pell Grant. 
    Information: 
    College to Congress
    ONCA Deadline: 
    September 15

    Description: Elie Wiesel and his wife, Marion, established The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity soon after he was awarded the 1986 Nobel Prize for Peace. The Foundation's mission, rooted in the memory of the Holocaust, is to combat indifference, intolerance and injustice through international dialogue and youth-focused programs that promote acceptance, understanding and equality. The Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest was established in 1989 as an annual competition designed to challenge college students to analyze the urgent ethical issues confronting them in today's complex world. Students are encouraged to write thought-provoking personal essays that raise questions, single out issues and are rational arguments for ethical action. Winners receive cash prizes.

    Eligibility: Full-time undergraduate juniors and seniors at accredited four-year colleges and universities in the US.
    Information:
     Elie Wiesel Foundation  
    ONCA Deadline: December 1

    Description: From fellowships for prospective and current seminary students to recruitment initiatives for congregations, this program includes financial support for undergraduate students who intend to continue on to a ministry and support in the first and/or second year of seminary. 

    Eligibility: U.S. or Canadian citizens who are current sophomores or juniors at a college or university considering ministry as a career can apply for the undergraduate fellowships. GPA of 3.0 or above. Graduate fellowship applicants must be a U.S. or Canadian citizen 35 years of age or younger planning to enroll or enrolled in a Master of Divinity program. 
    Information:  FTE Leaders
    ONCA Deadline: February 1 for the undergraduate fellowship nominations. Nominees will be contacted by email and invited to submit an application to the ONCA office by March 1. Graduate applications are due March 1 (Ministry Fellow) and April 1 (Congregational and VEV).

    Description: The Metropolitan Museum of Art offers internship opportunities for college and graduate students interested in careers in art museums. Based upon their academic training and interests, as well as the availability of projects, interns work in one of the Metropolitan's departments: curatorial, education, conservation, administration, or library.

    Eligibility: Requirements vary depending on the specific internship. In general, a strong knowledge of art history is required. Internships are open to both U.S. citizens and non-citizens. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
    InformationMetropolitan Museum
    ONCA Deadline: December 1

    Description: Fueled by a common belief that in order to change the world you need to experience it, EF College Study and The Forum on Education Abroad have created the Nobel Dialogue Scholarship: a high-impact student program in Stockholm, Sweden. This interdisciplinary program is dedicated to including students from diverse backgrounds, and future leaders from all over the world are invited to apply.

    Eligibility: To be considered for selection, students must submit an application along with a letter of nomination from a faculty member or administrator familiar with the student’s academic work. Applicants must be enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student in good standing at an institution of higher education, be fluent in written and spoken English, and have access to reliable internet service. Selected applicants must be available to travel to Stockholm, Sweden, from December 5-11, 2021. Students from HBCUs, Hispanic-serving institutions, first-generation families, community or technical colleges, and higher education institutions around the world are strongly encouraged to apply.

    Information: Noble Dialoge Scholarship

    ONCA Deadline: April 15

    Description: The Public Policy and International Affairs Program (PPIA) is a national program that prepares young adults for an advanced degree and ultimately for careers and influential roles serving the public good. The PPIA Fellowship Program is designed to prepare college juniors or rising seniors from diverse backgrounds for graduate studies in public and/or international affairs and groom them for professional roles in public service. Full tuition to attend PPIA Junior Summer Institute, plus a stipend, financial contribution toward graduate school tuition, and eligibility for paid internships and other professional development opportunities.

    Eligibility: U.S. citizens who have completed junior year with at least one semester of undergraduate study remaining. Must be committed to completing a graduate degree in public and/or international affairs at one of the PPIA Consortium graduate schools. Must demonstrate an interest in pursuing a professional career associated with public service such as government, nonprofits, humanitarian and international organizations, and other related programs. Must contribute to the diversity of perspectives. Economic need is given consideration.
    Information:
     PPIA
    ONCA Deadline:
     October 15

    Description: Sigma Tau Delta offers a variety of scholarships valued at up to $5,000 each to its members. Applications are judged based on academics and service, as well as on the quality of writing in essays or statements that are required for the scholarships.

    Eligibility: Membership in Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society
    Information: 
    Sigma Tau Delta
    ONCA Deadline: 
    March 10 (scholarship for study abroad during Fall semester), November 10 (scholarships for study abroad during Spring semester), March 10 (all other scholarships).

    Description: Smithsonian Institution offers a wide range of support for internships, research and study at a variety of levels in fields actively pursued by its museums, research institutes, and research offices, including Latino and Native American Community Fellowships.

    Eligibility: Open to all
    Information: Smithsonian
    ONCA Deadlines: Varies for internships. December 15 for fellowships.

    Description: Program designed to encourage research, intervention projects, nonpartisan lobbying for legislation, and writing and implementing public policy. This organization page lists numerous, major fellowships and funding opportunities that may be of benefit to SPSSI student members. A brief description, summary of eligibility criteria, and contact information are provided for each fellowship. Deadline dates are noted in caps next to the name of the Fellowship. Dates with asterisks (*) indicate the expected deadline listed is based on last year's competition. Recipient awards cover research costs, community, organizing, summer stipends, and other related expenses. Proposals are invited for applying social science principles to social issues.

    Eligibility: Applicants may be from fields of psychology, applied social science, and related disciplines. College seniors and graduate students who are SPSSI student members may apply.
    Information: SPSSI
    ONCA Deadlines: Vary by award

    Description: The Truman Scholarship assists future leaders in public service and government with funding for the senior year of undergraduate study and two or three years of graduate study.

    Eligibility: Applicants should be U.S. citizens who have junior class standing with a B average and a major or career interest in public service.
    Information: Truman
    ONCA Deadline: January 15

 

Graduate Study and Research

    Description: The Carnegie Endowment offers up to ten one-year fellowships to uniquely qualified graduating seniors and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year. Carnegie Junior Fellows work as research assistants to the Endowment's senior associates, especially in political science, international studies, the climate, etc. Positions are paid, full-time positions for one year. A full benefits package is also provided.

    Eligibility: Graduating seniors - must not have yet started graduate study.
    Information: Carnegie Endowment's (application available only through ONCA director)
    ONCA Deadline:
     December 15

    Description: In 2021 the Rangel Program plans to award 45 fellowships of up to $42,000 annually for a two year period for tuition, room, board, books and mandatory fees for completion of two-year master’s degrees. This includes up to $24,000 per year for tuition and mandatory fees and an academic year stipend of $18,000. At the conclusion of two years of study, the Rangel Fellow is expected to have obtained a degree in international affairs or another area of relevance to the work of the Foreign Service at a graduate school approved by the Rangel Program. Awardees are expected to maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2 throughout their period of study.

    Eligibility: Applicants must be seeking admission to enter graduate school in the upcoming fall term for program relating to Foreign Service, must be college senior or recent graduate, GPA of 3.2 or higher, and U.S. citizen.

    Information: Rangel Program

    ONCA Deadline: September 30

    Description: The Emerson National Hunger Fellows Program is a social justice program that trains, inspires, and sustains leaders. Fellows gain field experience fighting hunger and poverty through placements in community based organizations across the country, and policy experience through placements in Washington, D.C. The program bridges community-based efforts and national public policy, and fellows develop as effective leaders in the movement to end hunger and poverty.

    Eligibility: Recent college graduates are encouraged to apply.  Fellows typically bring a variety of academic backgrounds and life experiences to the program, but all have leadership experience and a firm commitment to social justice.  Most Fellows have been involved in service or advocacy work, but there is no specific anti-hunger service criteria required for selection.
    Information: 
    Hunger Center
    ONCA Deadline: 
    December 1

    Description: From fellowships for prospective and current seminary students to recruitment initiatives for congregations, this program includes financial support for undergraduate students who intend to continue on to a ministry and support in the first and/or second year of seminary. 

    Eligibility: U.S. or Canadian citizens who are current sophomores or juniors at a college or university considering ministry as a career can apply for the undergraduate fellowships. GPA of 3.0 or above. Graduate fellowship applicants must be a U.S. or Canadian citizen 35 years of age or younger planning to enroll or enrolled in a Master of Divinity program. 
    Information:  FTE Leaders
    ONCA Deadline: February 1 for the undergraduate fellowship nominations. Nominees will be contacted by email and invited to submit an application to the ONCA office by March 1. Graduate applications are due March 1 (Ministry Fellow) and April 1 (Congregational and VEV).

    Description: Grants available for international graduate study/research, English teaching, storytelling, critical language learning and public health fellowships.

    Eligibility: U.S. citizens who are graduating seniors, recent graduates, or graduate students who will earn or have earned a bachelor's degree or the equivalent before the grant starts. 
    Information: Fulbright U.S. Student Program
    ONCA Deadline: March 1

    Description: The Madison Fellowship provides stipends for one or two years of graduate study leading to either a Master of Arts, Master of Arts in Teaching, or Master of Education with an emphasis on American history, government, political science, or other relevant concentration.

    Eligibility: U.S. citizens or U.S. nationals who are seniors, recent graduates, or graduate students. Applicants must be  teachers (Senior Fellowships), or plan to become teachers (Junior Fellowships), of American history, American government, or social studies at the secondary school level. After earning the master's degree, a James Madison Fellow is required to teach one of the above classes in grades 7-12 for one year per each full academic year of study under the fellowship. 
    Information: James Madison 
    ONCA Deadline: March 1

    Description:  Fellowships available for advanced study in the U.S. or abroad in any field of music, architectural design and history, art and design, theatre, dance, landscape architecture, or urban and regional planning. 

    Eligibility: Must have earned a bachelor's degree in an arts discipline.
    Information:
     Kate Nealy
    ONCA
     Deadline: November 15

    Description: NSF fellowships support outstanding graduate students in the relevant STEM disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees in the sciences, mathematics, physics, biology, social sciences, engineering, and the history and philosophy of science.

    Eligibility: Must be US citizens, nationals, or permanent residents; college seniors, first-year graduate students. Women, minorities and persons with disabilities strongly encouraged to apply.
    Information: NSF 
    ONCA Deadline: October 1 

    Description: Awards two fellowships each year to minority students who have majored in subjects other than journalism as undergraduates and want to pursue journalism careers. Students commit to 18 months of graduate study followed by 12 months of professional reporting as apprentices with The Syracuse Post-Standard or another Newhouse newspaper. The fellowship includes tuition, a monthly stipend, and relocation expenses.

    Eligibility: MA program applicants to Syracuse University's Newhouse school of public communications.  Applicants must not have majored in journalism at the undergraduate level.
    Information: Newhouse
    ONCA Deadline:
      January 15

    Description: The Metropolitan Museum of Art offers internship opportunities for college and graduate students interested in careers in art museums. Based upon their academic training and interests, as well as the availability of projects, interns work in one of the Metropolitan's departments: curatorial, education, conservation, administration, or library.

    Eligibility: Requirements vary depending on the specific internship. In general, a strong knowledge of art history is required. Internships are open to both U.S. citizens and non-citizens. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
    Information: Metropolitan Museum
    ONCA Deadline: December 1

    Description: Fueled by a common belief that in order to change the world you need to experience it, EF College Study and The Forum on Education Abroad have created the Nobel Dialogue Scholarship: a high-impact student program in Stockholm, Sweden. This interdisciplinary program is dedicated to including students from diverse backgrounds, and future leaders from all over the world are invited to apply.

    Eligibility: To be considered for selection, students must submit an application along with a letter of nomination from a faculty member or administrator familiar with the student’s academic work. Applicants must be enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student in good standing at an institution of higher education, be fluent in written and spoken English, and have access to reliable internet service. Selected applicants must be available to travel to Stockholm, Sweden, from December 5-11, 2021. Students from HBCUs, Hispanic-serving institutions, first-generation families, community or technical colleges, and higher education institutions around the world are strongly encouraged to apply.

    Information: Noble Dialoge Scholarship

    ONCA Deadline:

    Description: The Department of Human Development of the Organization of American States (OAS) administers one of the hemisphere's largest multinational fellowships and training programs. OAS offers fellowships for graduate study or research in the Americas in any field except medical and related fields and introductory language studies. Awards are tenable for at least 3 months and up to 2 years and provide travel expenses, tuition, special fees, study materials, and a subsistence allowance.

    Eligibility: Applicants must have a university degree, know the language of their host country, and secure acceptance at chosen university, study center, or research site.
    Information: http://www.oas.org/en/scholarships/
    ONCA Deadline: March 15

    Description: The USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program seeks to attract outstanding individuals who are interested in pursuing careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). If you want to work on the front lines of some of the most pressing global challenges of our times — poverty, hunger, injustice, disease, environmental degradation, climate change, conflict and violent extremism – the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development provides an opportunity to advance U.S. foreign policy interests and reflect the American people's compassion and support of human dignity. The Payne Fellowship, which provides up to $96,000 in benefits over two years for graduate school, internships, and professional development activities, is a unique pathway to the USAID Foreign Service.

    Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens, be graduating seniors or recent graduates seeking admission into graduate school in upcoming fall term in the U.S., and have a GPA of 3.2 or higher.

    Information: Payne Fellowship

    ONCA Deadline: October 15 

    Description: Sigma Tau Delta offers a variety of scholarships valued at up to $5,000 each to its members. Applications are judged based on academics and service, as well as on the quality of writing in essays or statements that are required for the scholarships.

    Eligibility: Membership in Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society
    Information: 
    Sigma Tau Delta
    ONCA Deadline: 
    March 10 (scholarship for study abroad during Fall semester), October 10 (scholarships for study abroad during Spring semester), March 10 (all other scholarships).

    Description: Smithsonian Institution offers a wide range of support for internships, research and study at a variety of levels in fields actively pursued by its museums, research institutes, and research offices, including Latino and Native American Community Fellowships.

    Eligibility: Open to all
    Information: Smithsonian
    ONCA Deadlines: Varies (Range all year). Please note, meeting with ONCA should be at least one month before a deadline to ensure ample time for completion.

      Description: To encourage research that is conducted in cooperation with a community or government organization, public interest group or other not-for-profit entity that will benefit directly from the project.

      Eligibility: Undergraduate seniors (rising seniors included), graduate students, and first-year post doctorates in psychology, applied social science, and related disciplines are eligible to apply. Applicant must be a SPSSI member. Awards range from $300 to $2,500 to cover research costs, community organizing and, in unusual cases, a stipend for the intern. Cost sharing by sponsoring department or organization is desirable.

      Information: Applied Social Issues Internship

      ONCA Deadline: April 15

      Description: In Support of Masters’ Theses and Pre-Dissertation Research on Sexism, Racism, or Prejudice. The Clara Mayo Grant program was set up to support masters’ theses or pre-dissertation research on aspects of sexism, racism, or prejudice, with preference given to students enrolled in a terminal master’s program. Studies of the application of theory or the design of interventions or treatments to address these problems are welcome.

      Eligibility: Individuals who are SPSSI members and who have matriculated in graduate programs in psychology, applied social science, and related disciplines. A student who is applying for a Grants-In-Aids may not apply for the Clara Mayo award in the same award year. Applicants may submit only one Clara Mayo grant application per calendar year. Up to six grants will be awarded each cycle. The maximum amount of any grant is $1,000. Proposals that include a college or university agreement to match the amount requested will be favored, but proposals without matching funds will also be considered.

      Information: Clara Mayo Grants

      ONCA Deadline: April 15 (Spring) September 15 (Fall)

      Description: The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues is proud to announce the Otto Klineberg Intercultural and International Relations Award honoring Dr. Otto Klineberg (1899-1992), an early president of SPSSI and distinguished figure in these fields.

      Eligibility: Entries can be unpublished manuscripts, in press papers, book chapters, or journal articles published no more than 18 months prior to the submission deadline. Entries cannot be returned. The competition is open to non-members, as well as members of SPSSI, and graduate students are especially urged to submit papers. Submissions from across the social sciences are encouraged, however the paper must clearly demonstrate its relevance for psychological theory and research in the domain of intercultural and international relations. An award of $1000 is given to "the best paper or article of the year on intercultural or international relations"—a field about which Professor Klineberg cared deeply from his social psychological commitment.

      Information: Otto Klineberg Intercultural and International Relations Award

      ONCA Deadline: April 1

    Description: The Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship is funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. The goal of the fellowship program is to attract outstanding students who enroll in two-year master's degree programs in public policy, international affairs, public administration, or academic fields such as business, economics, political science, sociology, or foreign languages, who represent all ethnic, racial and social backgrounds and who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career in the U.S. Department of State.

    Eligibility: Only individuals who are United States citizens at the time of application will be considered. Must have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.2 or higher. At the time of application, candidates must be seeking admission to graduate school for the following academic year. Winners are expected to enroll in a two-year, full-time master's degree program in either public policy, international affairs, or public administration, or in an academic field such as business, economics, political science, sociology, or foreign languages (U.S. graduate institutions only). 
    Information: 
    Pickering Fellowship 
    ONCA Deadline: January 15

Last Updated: 10/4/21