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Looking for funding? These Columbia scholarships should be on your list.

SIPA students are eligible to apply for a number of interschool funds that are not administered by SIPA but by another school or department within Columbia University.   Some of these scholarships may not apply to new incoming students but keep them in mind when considering all your funding options as a continuing student.

FLAS Fellowships: Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships are available for either the summer or the academic year and open to Columbia University students who are U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents in a program that combines training in select foreign languages with international or area studies.  The FLAS Fellowships are administered by the Columbia University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS).  The application deadline for FLAS fellowships is Friday, February 28, 2014. For more information, see the GSAS website, or email for more information.

Harriman Institute: The Harriman Institute offers fellowships to Columbia University graduate students committed to the study of Russia, Eurasia and Eastern Europe.  A number of different awards are available, with an application deadline of February 14, 2014.  For more information, go to

Weatherhead East Asia Institute: Offers language fellowships and the Y.F. and L.C.C. Wu Fellowship that is available to all graduate students with a preference for students from Hong Kong, Taiwan, and China, and for U.S. citizens of Chinese, Hong Kong, or Taiwan descent.  The Wu Fellowship provides an academic year support of $5000.  The application deadline is February 28, 2014.  For more information, click here.

Lemann Foundation Interschool Fellowships: The Lemann Interschool Fellowship is a new award administered by the Provost Office and should not be confused with SIPA’s own Lemann funding.  The application deadline for continuing SIPA students is  Feb 1Incoming new students applying to the SIPA Lemann Fellowship will also be considered for the Lemann Foundation Interschool Fellowship.

Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowships: The fellowship is available to graduate students at various universities around the country.  Candidates from Columbia University are selected by the Provost’s Office; application deadline in December.

University Graduate Fellowships: These small awards (generally in the range of $1000 to $5000) are available University-wide based on very specific eligibility criteria (including children of Houghton-Mifflin employees, Univ of Nebraska alumna, Greek descent, students who speak Estonian, and residents of Vermont).  The application deadline is usually June 1.  For more information, see the SFS website.


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