Upcoming fellowship deadlines

Here are a few upcoming fellowship deadlines for October-November 2015. As always, I encourage you to review other sites, including our External Funding Database, which includes 256 scholarship, fellowship and grant opportunities. All of those listed in this database were curated by the SIPA Office of Admissions & Financial Aid, and are open to applicants pursing a graduate degree in public policy and/or international affairs.

Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Program / Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship
The goal of the PPIA Fellowship Program is to help students achieve a Master’s or joint degree, typically in public policy, public administration, or international affairs. PPIA seeks out high-potential undergraduate students from universities across the country to participate in a Summer Institute before their senior year. Applications are only accepted while a student is enrolled in an undergraduate program. SIPA provides matching funds for eligible recipients.
Application Deadline: November 1, 2015
Award Amount: Year One – $40,000 from Pickering, plus $25,000 from SIPA; Year Two – two-thirds tuition and fees from SIPA

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
The competition is merit-based. Selection criteria emphasize creativity, originality, initiative, and sustained accomplishment. The program values a commitment to the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. The program does not have any quotas for types of degrees, universities or programs, countries of origin, or gender, etc.
Application Deadline: November 1, 2015
Award Amount: $25,000 stipend, plus half tuition and fees, up to $20,000 per year, for two years

Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders
The Mandela Washington Fellowship is conducted as a merit-based open competition. Selection panels will use the following criteria to evaluate applications (not in order of importance): A proven record of leadership and accomplishment in public service, business and entrepreneurship, or civic engagement; A demonstrated commitment to public or community service, volunteerism, or mentorship; A commitment to return to Africa and apply leadership skills and training to benefit the applicant’s country and/or community after they return home; additional criteria may be found on the website.
Application Deadline: November 11, 2015
Award Amount: varies