Fifteen Fabulous Foreign Fellowships

Get work experience in a distant land while keeping your day job

Created by the Japanese government to offer American educators an opportunity to work and study in its society.
Eligibility: Must be a full-time teacher or administrator at the primary or secondary level (grades 1-12), U.S. citizen, and reside in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia. Must have less than a month or no prior experience in Japan.
Stipend: An award covering all travel expenses
Location: Japan
Duration: Three weeks
Deadline: January 11 for both spring and fall terms

City Fellowships in Financial Services
Attn: Dr. Ray Raymond, Executive Director
British Consulate-General
845 Third Ave.
New York, NY 10022
The British Consulate-General in New York and the City Fellowships Committee have established this program to offer practical experience in financial services to young American minority professionals.
Eligibility: Open to U.S. citizens who are ethnic minorities. Must have a first degree (preferably but not necessarily business studies or economics) and a minimum of two years’ practical experience in the financial services industry. Candidates with an MBA and at least one year’s experience may also apply.
Stipend: Amount to cover the basic expenses of travel and overseas residence. When possible, it will be commensurate with U.S. salary.
Location: London
Duration: One year
Deadline: Mid-April

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Research Fellowships
U.S. Liaison Office
1055 Thomas Jefferson St. NW, Suite 2030
Washington, D.C. 20007
This fellowship allows highly qualified scholars in any academic field to conduct research in Germany.
Eligibility: Must possess a doctoral degree or its equivalent. Must be under 40 and have a good command of the English or German language.
Stipend: DM 3,400 ($2,000) to DM 4,200 ($2,500) a month, depending on postdoctoral experience
Location: Germany
Duration: Six to 12 months
Deadline: End of October, beginning of November

Institute of Current World Affairs Fellowships
Attn: Peter B. Martin
Institute of Current World Affairs
4 West Wheelock St.
Hanover, NH 03755
Established to provide individuals the opportunity to develop an understanding of an issue, country or region outside the U.S. through self-designed independent study.
Eligibility: Anyone under 36 with a good command of the English language. Must have completed the current phase of their education before they apply.
Stipend: Full financial support for fellows and family for desired research project
Location: Varies. Applicants may choose a country anywhere outside of the U.S.
Duration: Minimum of two years
Deadline: April 1 for June decision; September 1 for December decision

American Research Center in Egypt
Attn: Terry Walz, Ph.D., Executive Director
30 East 20th St., Suite 401
New York, NY 10003
This program seeks to promote U.S.-Egypt relations by offering researchers the opportunity to formulate a more profound knowledge of Egypt through scholarly research.
Eligibility: Ph.D. candidates in all but the dissertation phase and postdoctoral scholars.
Stipend: $1,150 – $3,325, depending on academic standing and number of dependents
Location: Cairo, Egypt
Duration: Three to 12 months from October 1-September 30.
Deadline: October 1

Pew Fellowships in International Journalism
Attn: Program Director
1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
Provides journalists the opportunity to study international affairs at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, D.C., and travel overseas to a country of their choice.
Eligibility: Any U.S. journalist (e.g., newspapers, magazines, wire services, radio, television, online news organizations and freelancers) with at least three years of

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