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External Fellowship Opportunities… They keep coming so we keep posting.

The Richard A. Horovitz Fund for Professional Development

The Horovitz Fund is dedicated to African artists and scholars in the humanities and social sciences.  The winner(s) receive an award to defray educational costs for one academic year, renewable for a second year based on satisfactory academic performance and continued need.  The award amount ranges anywhere from $10,000 to $17,000 depending on market performance. The funds may be used to cover thesis research, tuition, living costs, etc.  The amount of the award depends on the funds available from the investment performance of the endowment.


Jahresstipendien für Aufbaustudien

The annual stipend for postgraduate students is granted for German nationals that want to pursue a master degree in the United States. The scholarship consists for a monthly payment, a traveling allowance as well as a contribution to the tuition fees.


ERP Fellowship Program

Distinguished universities in the USA present an option for taking up a one or two-year Master’s course or planning a research visit after completion of a degree in Germany. For projects of this kind the well-endowed ERP Fellowship Program provides financing: fellowships for subsistence from 12 to 21 months and subsidies towards academic fees up to a maximum of 25,000 dollars per year.

Candidates have to apply for admission to the top American universities themselves. In order to be granted a fellowship, they should submit an application prior to receiving notification of admission, documenting their history to date and giving convincing reasons for wishing to spend a longer period of time in the USA. An independent commission decides on the applications in a two-stage process. Since 1994, the program has been financed by funding from ERP special assets which are administered by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi). These special assets derive from the European Recovery Program, also known as the Marshall Plan.

Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship

U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents who are proficient in certain languages may be interested in submitting an application for a Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (FLAS).  SIPA will consider newly admitted applicants for funding through this program.  Graduate school student recipients receive $18,000 toward tuition and a $15,000 stipend.

The timing of our admission decisions and the FLAS deadline makes it a little tricky.  Basically those interested in the FLAS must submit an application  for FLAS before the SIPA Admissions Committee has made admissions decisions.  The FLAS application deadline is March 4th and full details regarding the application process and eligible languages can be found on the FLAS application web site.

Unfortunately, it is not likely that we will start publishing admissions decisions prior to March 4th.  We will do our best to start publishing decisions early in March, but we do not set a specific date.  When decisions get sent is dependent upon a variety of factors and this is a topic I will address in a future blog entry.

What this means is that if you are interested in being considered for a FLAS award, you should submit your FLAS application prior to knowing your SIPA admission decision.   Due to the extremely generous nature of the fellowship, I think it would well be worth the time if you qualify and are interested.

Here is a brief description of the FLAS Award taken directly from the FLAS web site:

The Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship Program is predicated on the belief that “the security, stability, and economic vitality of the United States in a complex global era depend upon American experts and citizens knowledgeable about world regions, foreign languages, and international affairs, as well as upon a strong research base in these areas.”

FLAS fellowships strengthen the nation’s ability to respond to security threats and to compete effectively in the modern world by promoting foreign language competence and area and international knowledge and by ensuring the continuance of area expertise in a variety of fields, including academe.

If you have questions or require further information regarding FLAS, please email Sandra Peters at

"The most global public policy school, where an international community of students and faculty address world challenges."

—Merit E. Janow, Dean, SIPA, Professor of Practice, International and Economic Law and International Affairs

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