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Post-Graduate Fellowships - Outside Aid

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Robert Bosch Foundation

Fellowship Program for Young American Professional Leadership

This nine-month fellowship program offers 20 US professionals an in-depth understanding of the political, economic, and cultural environment of Germany and Europe. Bosch Fellows are competitively chosen from the fields of Business Administration, Economics, Law, Public Affairs/Public Policy, and Journalism/Mass Communications. Applicants should be US citizens, age 23-34, with 2+ years of relevant work experience and a graduate degree. Candidates without a graduate degree are also encouraged to apply, provided they have extensive work experience in one of the application fields. No German language skills are required at the time of application.

Capital Fellows Programs

The Capital Fellows Programs (Assembly, Executive, Judicial Administration and Senate Fellowship Programs) are nationally recognized public policy fellowships offering college graduates unique experiences in policy-making and development with California state government. Fellows receive a monthly stipend of $1,972 plus full medical, vision and dental benefits. Fellows are typically recent college graduates, mid-career or re-entry individuals with a strong interest in public policy and government who have exceptional written and verbal communication skills, well-developed analytical and organizational abilities, and a superior academic background.

Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law

Open to law school graduates and graduates in related fields with special interest in international human rights, social, policy, children's rights and/or civil liberties. Foreign language skills are advantageous but not required. Maximum stipend available is $2,000/month plus health insurance.

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc.

CBCF is offering nine-month fellowships for graduates who are interested in political science, public policy and the federal legislative process. Fellows receive a $25,000 stipend and are responsible for their own housing/travel expenses.

Fellowship Program for Public Sector Work

A one-year fellowship (may be renewed for a 2nd year) is awarded to law school graduates and outgoing judicial law clerks who want to work in the public interest. Grants are made to sponsoring organizations which provide legal services to the poor, including the homeless, the elderly, the disabled or those deprived of their civil or human rights.

Fulbright Scholar Program for US Faculty and Professionals

The Fulbright Scholar Program offers various lecturing and research awards in some 150 countries. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators, professionals from business and government, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and many others. While foreign language skills are needed in some countries, most Fulbright Scholar lecturing assignments are in English. Some 80 percent of the awards include a lecturing component.

German Academic Exchange Service

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers an 8-month scholarship that runs from October to June to study law and receive practical legal training in Germany. Applications are encouraged from North American lawyers who hold a JD or LLB degree and have passed the bar examination. Students currently in their last year of law school who will obtain a JD or LLB and will have passed the bar examination by the beginning of the scholarship period are also encouraged to apply. A good command of the German language is necessary. The scholarship includes tuition, a monthly stipend, a travel subsidy and health insurance.

German Chancellor Scholarship Program

Ten German Chancellor Scholarships are awarded annually to young professionals in the private, public, not-for-profit, cultural and academic sectors. The program is open to citizens of the United States, the Russian Federation and the People's Republic of China. The program sponsors individuals who demonstrate the potential to strengthen ties between Germany and their own country through their profession or studies.

The program begins September 1st and lasts twelve months. Monthly stipends range from EUR 2,000 to 3,500. Candidates must possess a bachelor's degree and be under 35 years of age at the start of the award. Prior knowledge of German is not a prerequisite.

Institute of Current World Affairs

The Institute awards two-year (minimum) fellowships to lawyers under 36 years of age demonstrating initiative, integrity, outstanding character, good communications skills, seriousness of purpose and enthusiasm for in their chosen field. Fellowships are for self-designed independent study only. The purpose is to provide financial support enabling candidates to study particular foreign areas and/or problems of contemporary significance.

National Institute of Justice

The W.E.B. DuBois Fellowship Program seeks to advance the field of knowledge regarding the confluence of crime, justice, and culture in various societal contexts. Due to the focus of this fellowship, NIJ strongly encourages applications from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds.

New York State Senate Fellowships

Several different one-year (maximum) fellowships are available to United States citizens. Applicants must be enrolled full-time during the previous fall semester and in the current spring semester of the application deadline. Fellows spend approximately a year in Albany participating in the work of the Senate, observing techniques associated with policy making and legislative process. Placements are usually to the office of an elected Member of the Senate. The stipend award is distributed in biweekly installments.

New York Bar Foundation

The New York Bar Foundation is a charitable and philanthropic entity of the New York State Bar Association. Founded in 1950, it is dedicated to aiding educational, direct legal services, and charitable projects aimed at meeting the law-related needs of the public and the profession. The foundation provides funding for increasing public understanding of the law; improving the justice system and the law; facilitating the delivery of legal services; and enhancing professional competence and ethics.

Soros Justice Fellowships

The Soros Justice Postgraduate Fellowship seeks dynamic individuals from varied disciplines such as the law, public health, criminal justice, community activism and organizing and public policy to design and implement projects that will further the goals of reducing the over-reliance on punishment and incarceration in the United States, and of restoring discretion and fairness to the US criminal justice system. The program seeks to identify and nurture new voices and advocates for change at either the local or national level. Postgraduate fellowships are one to two years in duration and implemented in partnership with leading nonprofit agencies whose mission is related to criminal justice. Stipends vary but range from $45,000 to approximately $70,000, depending on the fellowship. Eligibility, selection criteria and application information can be found at the above Soros Justice Fellowship website.

Supreme Court Fellows Program

The Supreme Court Fellows Program seeks outstanding individuals from diverse professions and academic backgrounds, including law, the social and behavioral sciences, public and business administration, systems research and analysis, communications, and the humanities.

Teach For America

Teach For America is the national corps that calls upon outstanding and diverse recent college graduates to commit two years to teach in urban and rural public schools and become lifelong leaders in ensuring that all of the nation's children have an equal chance in life.