The following awards are NOT awarded by the Commission for Educational Exchange (i.e. they are non-Commission scholarships). This list of non-Commission scholarships represents only a selection of various awards which do exist. Detailed information on scholarships in specialized fields is available in the Advising Center of the Commission for Educational Exchange in the Royal Library in Brussels.
American Association of University Women International Fellowships
These awards provide the funding for a year of graduate study or postdoctoral research at an American university for non-American women. Funding is also available for serving as a scholar in residence at a U.S. university. Applications must be postmarked by or before December 1st of the year preceding funding:
AAUW Educational Foundation
1111 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
Belgian American Educational Foundation (B.A.E.F.)
The B.A.E.F. awards grants for graduate study and post-doctoral research to citizens of Belgium. Candidates must apply within four years of having completed their degree at a Belgian university. Grants are for one year and cover tuition, living expenses, and health insurance. The B.A.E.F. also awards conditional grants up to a maximum of $100,000 payable over a period of two academic years to Belgian students wishing to obtain an M.B.A. in the United States. Postgraduate fellowships for biomedical or biotechnology research in the U.S. are also offered. Interested students must submit a preliminary application. Deadline date for final applications: October 31, for MBA candidates March 31. For complete information and application forms, please contact:
Commissariat Général aux Relations Internationales de la Communauté Française de Belgique (C.G.R.I.)
The C.G.R.I. offers each year a limited number of awards for study or teaching in the state of Louisiana:
- Tuition waivers for a maximum of one year of study in a public university in Louisiana. Open to students in all fields except medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, law or intensive English. Candidates must also apply directly to a Louisiana university for admission. The application deadline for this program is 1 November.
- Grants-in-aid in the amount of $4,000 plus a tuition waiver for post-graduate study at a public university in Louisiana. Round-trip travel will be paid by the C.G.R.I. Open to candidates in all fields of study except medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, law or intensive English. The application deadline for this program is 1 November.
- Tuition waivers for a maximum of one year of study at Centenary College of Louisiana. Open to students in all fields except medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, law or intensive English. The application deadline for this program is 1 November.
- French-language teaching assistant. Successful candidates will be placed in a university in Louisiana, where they act as French-language teaching assistants. Grant includes a monthly stipend (nine months) and a tuition waiver from the university, and travel from the C.G.R.I. Deadline date for the four programs is November 1. For more information, please contact:
- Teachers of French, with three years of professional experience, may apply to teach French at pre-school, primary or lower secondary level. Grant includes a monthly stipend and round-trip travel. Deadline date: March 1.
Council of International Programs (C.I.P.)
The C.I.P. offers internships in fields of human services, such as public administration, law, education, journalism, health and environment. These short-term programs of three to six months begin in September, January or May of each year. They are awarded to successful, mid-career professionals interested in promoting mutual understanding and skill development in their field. Applications must be submitted at least six months prior to the desired starting date. For further information, please contact:
Council of International Programs
C/O Cleveland International Program
1700 E. 13 Street, Suite 4SE
Cleveland, OH 44114-3213 USA
Tel. (216) 566.1906
Fax (216) 566.1490
The Duesberg-Baily Foundation
A scholarship of approx. € 6.000 will be awarded each academic year to a graduate of the University of Liège and the Athénée Royal Thil Lorrain de Verviers who wishes to continue study in the United States or Japan. The sponsors of this scholarship hope to promote mutual understanding and openness in young people. Applications should be submitted by August 31. For further details, please contact:
Athénée Royal Thil Lorrain de Verviers
Rue Thil Lorrain 1-3
European Research Council
European Research Council (ERC) grants support individual researchers of any nationality and age who wish to pursue their frontier research . The ERC encourages in particular proposals that cross disciplinary boundaries, pioneering ideas that address new and emerging fields and applications that introduce unconventional, innovative approaches. http://erc.europa.eu/funding-and-grants
Fondation Cancérologique Saint- Michel
Grants for doctors and post-doctoral cancer researchers. Application deadline is October 15. For more details please contact:
Fondation Cancérologique Saint- Michel
J. G. Vangoolen 23
Fondation Médicale Mathilde E. Horlait- Dapsens
Grants for medical training and post-doctoral research. Applications should be submitted by December 31 to the Dean of the Medical School. For more details please contact:
Fondation Médicale Mathilde E. Horlait- Dapsens
Rue Cervantès 6 boîte 34
B- 1190 Bruxelles
Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique (F.N.R.S.)
The F.N.R.S. offers various postdoctoral research grants to researchers and professors of the Wallonia-Brussels Community. Applications for grants for research abroad for a maximum of twelve months must be submitted by March 1st of the preceding academic year. F.N.R.S. also offers grants for scientific conferences in the U.S. Requests must be submitted at least three months before the date of the conference. Finally, grants are available for scientific training abroad (maximum two months). Requests must be submitted at least three months in advance. For more details please contact:
Fonds voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (F.W.O.)
The F.W.O. offers grants to students, professors and researchers of the Vlaamse Gemeenschap involving pre- or postdoctoral research abroad (NOT to obtain a degree or diploma) for a maximum of ten months. It also offers grants for conferences or short-term research, not to exceed six weeks. For more information, please contact:
Georgia Rotary Student Program
The Rotary Clubs of the State of Georgia offer approximately 50 scholarships each year to students wishing to study at the undergraduate level in Georgia. A few scholarships are available to students for study at the graduate level. Grants cover tuition and living costs for one academic year. Please contact the person below before october for the following academic year:
Mr. Jacques Vincent
International Fellowships in Medical Education (IFME)
Up to twenty fellowships are awarded annually. Applicants will be accepted for study periods of six months to one year. Eligible study area include: educational methodology, curriculum design, evaluation systems, medical school governance, development of basic and clinical science department, and the design and operation of health care and public health system programs linked to medical education. Priority will be given to mid-career full-time medical school faculty who teach in the basic sciences or clinical specialities and who are preparing to assume increasing educational responsibilities in the development of their departments or their schools, and faculty who are designing or implementing changes in the medical education system of their schools or countries. Deadline date for final applications: August 15. For complete information and application forms, please contact:
Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates
International Fellowships in Medical Education
2401 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20037 USA
Tel: 00 1 (202) 293-9320
Fax: 00 1 (202) 457-0751
Human Frontier Science Program
Grants for post-doctoral research in neurosciences. For more information please contact:
Human Frontier Science Program
12, Quai Sain Jean
F- 67080 Strasbourg Cedex
Tel: 00 33 88 21 51 27
Fax: 00 33 88 32 88 97 or 88 32 54 47
International Forum for U.S. Studies
Five non-U.S. scholars outside the U.S. will be selected each year for 3 month residencies (Feb. 1 – April 30). The program seeks to promote serious scholarship on social and cultural issues shaping or affecting the United States. The Fellows are expected to hold a Ph.D. degree in a field relevant to the Program. Final applications are due by February 15:
The Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund for Medical Research
Grants in the amount of $24,000-$25,000 for post-doctoral research in oncology. Candidates must have 1-2 years of research experience in the field and must plan on research projects lasting 1-2 years in the United States. Apply by January 1 to:
Merck Sharp & Dohme International Training Fellowships in Clinical Pharmacology
Grants for post-doctoral research in clinical pharmacology for a maximum period of two years. Candidates must have at least three years of pure research experience or clinical training at the time of application. Apply to:
The Merck Company Foundation
P.O. Box 2000
Rahway, NJ 07065-0900 USA
Complete information and application forms available from:
Merck Sharp & Dohme
Chaussée de Waterloo, 1135, Waterloosesteenweg
Tel: 00 1 908 855 2041
Fax: 00 1 908 636 7912
Miami University Grants for Citizens of Luxembourg
Grants for tuition costs at Miami University of Ohio for citizens of Luxembourg studying in any field. Requests for the grant must be made by letter before November 15 to:
Ministère de l’Education Nationale
Service Orientation Scolaire
29 rue Aldringen
Application forms for Miami University as well as information about the University may be obtained at:
Miami University Dolibois European Center
Château de Differdange,
Impasse du Château
Fax : 352/582.22.2204
National Humanities Center
The competition for fellowships at the National Humanities Center is open to humanistic scholars from all nations. In addition to supporting scholars of recognized accomplishment, the Center awards fellowships to promising young scholars who are no more than ten years beyond graduate study and are undertaking projects significantly beyond their dissertation research. Most fellowships are awarded for an academic year, though a few are available for a single semester. Completed applications and recommendation letters must be sent to the Center by October 15 for the following academic year. For an application write to:
National Humanities Center
7 Alexander Drive
P.O. Box 12256
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-2256 USA
Tel: 00 1 (919) 549-0661
Fax: 00 1 (919) 990 85 35
North Atlantic Treaty Organization
Awards for three months to one year of postdoctoral research in the sciences, engineering and medicine, valid in any of the member countries of NATO. Final applications due by March 1 at:
Ministère des Affaires Etrangères – Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken
Scientific Service – Rue Belliard Straat 65
Tel.: 02/501 37 09
Paul-Henri Spaak Fellowship
Fellowship for one academic year of postdoctoral research at Harvard University in the field of US-European relations. Applicants are welcome from any discipline. Stipend is equal to Fellow’s current salary, plus travel and some secretarial expenses. Applications are due by March 1 at:
Harvard Center for International Affairs
1737 Cambridge St.
Cambridge MA 02138 USA
P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship Fund
P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship (IPS) Fund was established in 1949 to provide scholarships for international women students to pursue graduate study in the United States and Canada.
P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship
P.E.O. Executive Office
3700 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50312 USA
The Population Council
The Population Council offers pre- and post-doctoral grants for a maximum period of 12 months for research in the field of population studies (economic, sociological, anthropological, geographical, political or administrative aspects). Fellowships cover travel, required tuition (if any), part of the research costs, health insurance, and a stipend for living expenses. Apply by December 1 to:
The Rotary Foundation offers three types of scholarships: Academic-Year Ambassadorial Scholarship; the Multi-year Ambassadorial Scholarship and the Cultural Ambassadorial Scholarship. The first two grants are open to everyone except “…for unsupervised research, medical internship or residency, or for employment on a full-time basis in the host country”. In all cases, the Rotary Foundation Trustees assign candidates to an institution. More information about Rotary may be found on the Rotary Web site
The general requirement stipulate that:
a student must have completed at least two years of university course work candidate in practical training or vocational fields must have a high school diploma and worked for at least two years in a recognized vocation.
1. Academic Year Ambassadorial Scholarship
One academic year (9 months). The grant of a maximum of $22,000 covers round-trip transportation between the home and host country; a month of intensive English if required by Rotary; fees for books & supplies; minimum living costs and limited incidentals.
2. Multi-year Ambassadorial Scholarship
Two or 3 years depending on availability through the sponsoring sector. The grant of $11,000 per year is designed to meet costs of enrolling in and attending a university. The student must go to a university that offers a program directly in relation to his/her field of study.
3. Cultural Ambassadorial Scholarship
Candidates must have studied English for at least one year at the university level.
Three or 6 months depending on availability through the sponsoring agency.
A period of three months is attractive for those who have reached a certain knowledge in the language. The six month term is appropriate for a candidate who wishes to study a language presenting a high level of difficulty.
The grant of $10,000 (3 months) and $17,000 (6 months) covers round-trip transportation to and from the applicant’s country, tuition, fees, limited living expenses.
” The availability and types of Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship are determined by each Rotary district and vary from year to year. Candidates must contact their local Rotary clubs to determine if and what kind of scholarships are available, to ask about local application deadlines, and to obtain application materials.”
Candidates or their families may not be members of the Rotary. Apply by the end of February (18 months before departure) to the Rotary Club in your area (see local phone book). Candidates from District 217 must apply by November 15 (2 years prior to departure).
Science and Engineering Research Associateships
Approximately 450 full-time Associateships for recent Ph.D. recipients and senior researchers in science and engineering will be awarded by the National Research Council. Candidates may conduct research on problems of their choice that are compatible with the interests of the 115 sponsoring laboratories. Stipends range from $27,150 to $42,000 depending on the sponsoring lab, and may be renewed for a maximum of three years. Apply before January 15, April 15, or August 15, to:
National Research Council
2101 Constitution Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20418 USA
Tel: 00 1 (202) 334-2760
Fax: 00 1 (202) 334-2759
Grants for 6 to 12 months of doctoral research at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. Open to candidates in the fields of anthropology, biological sciences, earth sciences, American social and cultural history, history of science and technology, history of African art and culture, history of American and oriental art, materials analysis (archaeometry and conservation sciences). Final applications due by January 15. Applications available from the:
Terra Foundation Grants
Through our grant program, the Terra Foundation for American Art actively supports and initiates historical American art exhibitions, scholarship, and programs in Chicago, the United States, and throughout the world. We fund projects that focus on American art dating from circa 1500 to 1980, made by artists from what is now the geographic United States. At the heart of any historical American art exhibition, research project, or discussion, is an original work of art and we are committed to supporting opportunities to engage with these works.
Principally, the Terra Foundation’s objective is to foster the understanding of American art worldwide through exhibitions, educational programs, and the dissemination of scholarly resources. We recognize the value of fostering global perspectives in order to enlarge and enhance, and thereby strengthen, the understanding of historical American art. At the same time, we are committed to highlighting the rich and diverse historical American art in Chicago as well as the educational opportunities available through the city’s schools, museums, cultural organizations, and universities.
Union Astronomique Internationale
Grants for post- doctoral research in astronomy and astrophysics. Application can be made year-round to:
Union Internationale contre le Cancer
Grants for medical training or post- doctoral research. Application should be sent by October 1 to the following address:
Union Internationale contre le Cancer
3, rue Conseil- Général
CH- 1205 Genève SWITZERLAND
Tel: 00 41 22 20 18 11
U.S. Department of Justice – National Institute of Justice
Twelve month grants to enable candidates of any nationality to pursue doctoral research in the field of criminal justice. Deadline varies yearly.
Graduate Research Fellowship Program
National Institute of Justice
633 Indiana Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20531 USA
Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research
Grants for a maximum of 12 months in the amount of $10,000 for research in the field of anthropology (cross-cultural, historical, biological and linguistic). Open to students of any nationality who are in the process of completing a doctorate. Apply by May 1 to:
Wilson Center Fellowships
Awards to distinguished scholars for four months to one year of postdoctoral research in culture, history, politics, and society at the Wilson Center. Stipend is equivalent to grantee’s salary in preceding year, plus some travel expenses. Final applications due by October 1 at:
Wilson Center, Fellowship Office
Smithsonian Institution Building
1000 Jefferson Drive, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20560 USA
Grants for post- doctoral research in economics. Applications should be sent by December 31. For more information please contact:
McNamara Fellowships Program
Room M- 4031
1818 H Street, NW,
Washington DC 20433 USA
Tel: 00 1 202 473 1000
Fax: 00 1 202 477 6391
Zonta International Awards
Scholarships in the amount of $6,000 for women wishing to pursue graduate study in the following fields: aerospace engineering, astronomy, astrophysics, biomedical engineering, computer science, fluid mechanics, geological oceanography, meteorology, molecular biology and space medicine. Apply by December 31 to:
557 West Randolf St.
Chicago, IL 60661-2206 USA
More scholarships opportunities can be found here: http://www.iie.org/en/Offices/Budapest/Resources.aspx (Please click on the “Funding for US study” tab”).