International Studies Fund (University of Pittsburgh)

The International Studies Fund (ISF) is intended to help students at the University of Pittsburgh to conduct research on international issues or in international settings.

ISF grants may not be used for tuition, language study, internships, or other non-research related expenses.  Conference, workshop or symposium travel is not eligible for funding under the ISF program.

Application Deadline
Mid-March

Additional Information
http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/esc/content/graduate-student-funding-opportunities

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Hunt Fellowships: The American Council on Germany

The American Council on Germany supports the work of promising American scholars who are studying important elements of the transatlantic relationship from both historical and contemporary standpoints through the Goldman Fellowships and Hunt Fellowships.

The Dr. Richard M. Hunt Fellowship for the Study of German History, Politics, Society, and Culture was launched in 2003 to enable promising American academics to probe issues of both historical and contemporary significance.  The fellowship program aims to serve academics in relatively early stages of their careers (including individuals enrolled in PhD programs who are finishing their dissertation).

Eligibility
Candidates must:

  • be 45 years of age or younger at the time of the application deadline
  • be a US citizen residing in the United States
  • be pursuing or have completed a PhD
  • have a sincere commitment to furthering the transatlantic relationship between Germany and the US

Funding
The fellowship covers the cost of pre-approved international and intercity travel and provides a per diem stipend of $200 for up to 28 days in Germany

Application Deadline
Mid-July

Additional Information
http://acgusa.org/index.php?section=opportunities-for-scholars

http://acgusa.org/index.php?section=hunt-fellowships

Goldman Fellowships: American Council on Germany

The American Council on Germany supports the work of promising American scholars who are studying important elements of the transatlantic relationship from both historical and contemporary standpoints through the Goldman Fellowships and Hunt Fellowships.

The Dr. Guido Goldman Fellowship for the Study of German and European Politics, Political Economy, and International Affairs was established in 2003 to promote the study of German and European issues by American scholars in relatively early stages of their careers (including individuals enrolled in PhD programs who are finishing their dissertation).

Eligibility
Candidates must:

  • be 45 years of age or younger at the time of the application deadline
  • be a US citizen residing in the United States
  • be pursuing or have completed a PhD
  • have a sincere commitment to furthering the transatlantic relationship between Germany and the US

Funding
The fellowship covers the cost of pre-approved international and intercity travel and provides a per diem stipend of $200 for up to 28 days in Germany

Application Deadline
Mid-July

Additional Information
http://acgusa.org/index.php?section=opportunities-for-scholars

http://acgusa.org/index.php?section=goldman-fellowships

Social Science Research Council International Dissertation Research Fellowship

The International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) offers nine to twelve months of support to graduate students in the humanities and social sciences who are enrolled in doctoral programs in the United States and conducting dissertation research outside of the United States.  Seventy-five fellowships are awarded annually.

Eligibility
The program is open to graduate students in the humanities and social sciences – regardless of citizenship – enrolled in doctoral programs in the United States.  Applicants must complete all PhD requirements except on-site research by the time the fellowship begins or by December of the application year, whichever comes first.

Funding
Fellowship amounts vary depending on the research plan, with a per-fellowship average of $20,000.

Application Deadline
Early November

Additional Information
http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/idrf-fellowship/

Studienstiftung des Abgeordnetenhauses von Berlin (Berlin House of Representatives Scholarship)

The Studienstiftung des Abgeordnetenhauses von Berlin was founded by the Berlin House of Representatives in 1994 as a late sign of gratitude to the Allied Forces who occupied, befriended, and protected Berlin and its citizens for almost fifty years after the end of World War II.  The Foundation wants to sustain and develop contact with France, Great Britain, the United States, Russia and other successor states of the former Soviet Union.

The Studienstiftung des Abgeordnetenhauses von Berlin sponsors a scholarship program for students and young scholars of all fields from the above-mentioned countries.  During their 10-month stay scholarship holders will not only experience their research areas from an international perspective, but also the political, cultural and social dimensions of public life in Berlin.  The program runs from early October through the end of July.

Eligibility
Students and young scholars from France, Great Britain, the United States, Russia and other successor states of the former Soviet Union are eligible to apply.  Applicants should work on projects that require access to research facilities in Berlin.  The scholarships are awarded according to various criteria, including academic merit and civic engagement.

Funding
The Foundation awards 15 grants per year.  The grants amount to 1,100 EUR for graduate and doctoral students and 1,630 EUR for post-doctoral scholars per month including the rent for the International Study Center Berlin.  In addition, the Foundation pays travel costs to and from Berlin.

Application Deadline
Mid-December

Additional Information
http://www.parlament-berlin.de/de/Das-Parlament/Studienstiftung

International Studies Fund (University of Pittsburgh)

The European Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh has a number of scholarships available for students who plan on studying abroad in summer and fall terms.  To be eligible, students must be enrolled in the West European or European Union Studies Certificate Program.  While some preference is given to students enrolled in “Pitt in…” programs, students enrolled in any study abroad program in Europe are welcome to apply.

The International Studies Fund (ISF) is intended to help students at the University of Pittsburgh conduct research on international issues or in international settings.  ISF grants may not be used for tuition, language study, internships, or other non-research related expenses.  Conference, workshop or symposium travel is not eligible for funding under the ISF program.

Application Deadline
Mid-March

Additional Information
http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/euce/content/undergraduate-student-scholarships-and-fellowships

Internship Program in Germany – via Cultural Vistas

The Cultural Vistas Internship Program in Germany provides an excellent opportunity for students to gain valuable international work skills, improve German language abilities, and experience German life and culture firsthand.

Internship placements are available in a variety of fields, including but not limited to, business, engineering, finance, tourism, IT, media/communications, international relations, the nonprofit sector, German studies, and economics.

Most internships are three to 12 months in length and have flexible start dates.

Eligibility Requirements
Applicants must:

  • be students, international and US, enrolled in US colleges and universities, and Canadian citizens enrolled in US or Canadian colleges and universities
  • have at least two years of university level studies in the field of their major
  • have two years of post-secondary instruction in German or the equivalent (extra language training is available, if needed)

See website for further eligibility requirements.

Funding
Many internships are paid and scholarships are available to qualified participants who receive unpaid internships.  Participants will receive a scholarship application following acceptance to the program.  A limited number of language course stipends are also available for those who qualify.

Application Deadline
At least five months prior to desired internship start date

Additional Information
http://www.culturalvistas.org/programs-for-students-and-professionals/internships-abroad/internship-program-in-germany

Other Cultural Vistas Programs
Cultural Vistas
Alfa Fellowship Program
Berlin Startup Program
Cultural Vistas Fellowship
EMGIP Fellowship
IAESTE International Internships
Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program
Internship Program in Argentina
Internship Program in Chile
Summer Internship Program in Germany
Summer Internship Program in Spain
Independent Work Abroad in Germany
Independent Work Abroad in Switzerland