Study Abroad Scholarship Opportunities:
The Rotary Peace and Conflict Studies Program was established to provide professionals from around the world the opportunity to be trained in conflict resolution and mediation strategies and to become better equipped to help prevent and resolve conflict, as well as foster policies and create settings that ensure peace, worldwide. Offered in English, the program is aimed at mid- to upper-level professionals in governments, nongovernmental organizations, and private corporations. Beginning July 2006, The intensive three-month course housed at the newly established Rotary Center for Peace and Conflict Studies at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand will accept up to 30 program participants per session for two sessions per year. Each session will include both academic learning and practical fieldwork components.
Rotary World Peace Fellows are graduates of the Rotary Centers for International Studies in peace and conflict resolution program. They will be a part of tomorrow’s solution in promoting greater tolerance and cooperation among people worldwide. Rotary World Peace Fellows, who are chosen from a wide variety of countries, can help future leaders advance knowledge and understanding. Located in eight leading universities around the world, Rotary Centers provide Fellows the chance to study in a master’s level program in conflict resolution, peace studies, international relations, and other related disciplines. Rotary World Peace Fellows work toward mediation, conflict resolution, and peace where there is war. Understanding where there is disharmony. Food security where there is hunger. Health care where there is disease. Education where there is illiteracy. Conservation where there is environmental degradation and sustainable economic development where there is poverty.
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is the German national agency for the support of international academic cooperation. It is an independent association of the German Universities, who elect its leadership. DAAD offers programs and funding for students, faculty, researchers and others in higher education. Scholarships are competitive and recipients are selected by independent selection committees on the basis of outstanding academic records and convincing and feasible project proposals or statement of purpose. In general, the office serves students who are US or Canadian citizens. Unless stated otherwise, foreign nationals may be eligible if they have been full-time students/scholars at an accredited US or Canadian university for more than one year at the time of application and will return to the US or Canada after the scholarship period to complete their degree. Student applicants must be enrolled full-time in a degree-granting program at an accredited US or Canadian college or university.
The Institute of International Education (IIE) is an independent non-profit organization and a world leader in the exchange of people and ideas. The Institute administers over 200 programs. The IIE study abroad funding website is an excellent resource for information about scholarship programs and general information about studying abroad. In addition, Open Doors provides reports and statistics on international educational exchange.
The U.S. Fulbright Student Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and is the largest U.S. international exchange program offering opportunities for students, scholars, and professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools worldwide. The Program has awarded approximately six thousand grants in 2004, at a cost of more than $250 million, to U.S. students, teachers, professionals, and scholars to study, teach, lecture, and conduct research in more than 150 countries, and to their foreign counterparts to engage in similar activities in the United States. The Program is designed to give a recent B.S./B.A. graduates, Master's, and doctoral candidates, young professionals or artists, opportunities for personal development and international experience. Applications require a TU nomination. Contact Ms. Nona Charleston, TU Director of Nationally Competitive Scholarships, for more information.
The aim of the Anne Wexler Scholarships is to grow Australian-American educational linkages by building the network of public policy experts and to encourage ongoing policy exchange between both countries. The scholarship will enable Australian and U.S. postgraduate students with strong academic credentials and leadership potential to undertake a Master’s degree in Australia or the United States in an area that supports Mrs Wexler’s binational interests in the field of public policy. These may include key areas such as health, sustainability, energy, climate change, regional security, political science, history or governmental relations.
Description: The National Security Education Program (NSEP) David L. Boren Fellowships offer a unique opportunity for U.S. graduates to study abroad. NSEP Boren Fellowships are intended to provide support to U.S. graduates who will pursue the study of languages and cultures currently underrepresented in study abroad and critical to U.S. national security. NSEP focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security. It draws on a broad definition of national security applied by the President in his annual National Security Strategy, recognizing that the scope of national security has expanded to include not only the traditional concerns of protecting and promoting American well-being, but also the challenges of global society, including: sustainable development, environmental degradation, global disease and hunger, population growth and migration, and economic competitiveness. Please see NSEP campus representative, Ms. Nona Charleston, for TU’s campus deadline.
Scholarships for students to participate in all levels of intensive summer language programs at an American Overseas Research Center.