Social Sciences

All fellowships with an asterisk (*) require a nomination. Therefore, you can only apply for them by working with the Gustavus Fellowships Office.

If you click on the name of the fellowship it will bring you to that specific fellowship's website.

Carter Center Internships

Carter Center interns come from around the world and make vital contributions to the Center's work. In turn, the Center provides a substantive learning experience that serves as a basis for interns to explore their career options and to attain professional skills. The goal of the Internship Program is to develop an informed and skilled work force committed to advancing peace and health worldwide.

Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program

The Rangel Graduate Fellowship Program provides benefits of up to $90,000 over two years toward a two-year master’s degree, arranges internships on Capitol Hill and U.S. embassies, and provides professional development and support activities for those who want to become Foreign Services Officers in the U.S. Department of State. Fellows may use the fellowship to attend a two-year master's program in a U.S. institution to study an area of relevance to the Foreign Service, including international relations, public policy, public administration, languages, or business administration.

CIA Undergraduate Internship Program - Analysis

Our undergraduate internship program seeks motivated undergraduate students to serve internships in the analytic offices and centers of CIA's Directorate of Intelligence. Undergraduate interns work on teams with our full-time analysts. They research, analyze, write, and brief on international political, military, economic, scientific, technical, and leadership developments.

CIA Undergraduate Scholarship

The Undergraduate Scholar Program was developed, in part, to assist minority and disabled students, but application is open to all students who meet the requirements. The program offers unmatched experience. You'll complete work sessions during each summer break, increasing your knowledge and job responsibilities while assisting intelligence professionals and applying your academic skills. Significant support in scholarships.

Ford Foundation Predoctoral Diversity Fellowships

This award is for individuals who have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. An annual stipend of $20,000 is provided.

Fulbright Scholarships*

Each year the Fulbright Program allows approximately 1,000 Americans to study or conduct research in any field in over 140 nations. Fulbrights are also available for English teaching assistantships. Grants vary based on many factors.

Gates Cambridge Scholarship*

This is an international scholarship program to enable outstanding graduate students from outside the United Kingdom to study at the University of Cambridge. This fellowship provides 1-4 years of tution, and a stipend.

Humane Studies Fellowships

Humane Studies Fellowships are awarded to graduate students and outstanding undergraduates embarking on liberty-advancing careers in ideas. The fellowships support study in a variety of fields, including economics, philosophy, law, political science, history, and sociology.

Humanity in Action Fellowship

Fellows focus on minority issues that affect cultural and national assumptions, political and educational institutions and human rights standards. Lectures, seminars and site visits in Copenhagen, Amsterdam or Berlin expose the Fellows to leaders in human rights, particularly those concerned with the protection of minorities, and in resistance movements, specifically those that defied German minority policies during World War II.

Library of Congress Junior Fellows Summer Interns

Projects focus on subjects related to American history and literature, cataloging, film, television and radio, sound recordings, rare books and book arts, history of graphic arts, architecture, design, engineering, librarianship, music, or preservation. Fellows receive a stipend of $300 per week.

James Madison Fellowship*

The James Madison Memorial Fellowship is a fellowship for students who plan on becoming American history/government teachers. This fellowship provides up to $24,000 for two years of study.

Marshall Scholarship*

Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. University fees, cost of living expenses, an annual book grant, a thesis grant, research and daily travel grants, and fares to and from the United States are funded.

Mitchell Scholarship*

The Mitchell Scholarships support one year of graduate study in any discipline offered by an institution of higher learning in Ireland or Northern Ireland. The Mitchell Scholarship provides tuition, housing, a $12,000 living expenses stipend, and an international travel stipend.

National Geographic Young Explorers Grants

Young Explorers Grants offer opportunities to individuals ages 18 to 25 to pursue research, conservation, and exploration-related projects consistent with National Geographic's existing grant programs. Young Explorers Grants vary in amount depending on significance of the project, though most range between US $2,000 and $5,000.

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program:

Provides a $30,000 stipend and $10,500 towards tuition for 3 years for grauate study in the sciences, math, engineering, and social sciences.

Pickering Foreign Affairs Graduate Fellowship

The Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship program provides funding to participants as they are prepared academically and professionally to enter the United States Department of State Foreign Service. The 2012 Fellowships offer financial support of up to $40,000 annually for actual expenses during the first and second years of graduate school.

Pickering Foreign Affairs Undergraduate Fellowship

The Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship program provides funding to participants as they are prepared academically and professionally to enter the United States Department of State Foreign Service. Financial support of up to $40,000 annually for the senior year of college and the first year of graduate school.

Rhodes Scholarship*

The Rhodes Scholarship is an international award for study at the University of Oxford. All educational costs, such as matriculation, tuition, laboratory and certain other fees, are paid on the Scholar’s behalf for up to three years.

Smithsonian Museums Internship Programs

The Smithsonian offers a wide range of internships that fall into five broad categories: art; history and culture; libraries, archives, and preservation; professional services; and science and research.

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans

Provides up to 2 years of graduate study in order to provide opportunities for continuing generations of able and accomplished New Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields

Summer Research Diversity Fellowships in Law and Social Science for Underrepresented Students

The American Bar Foundation sponsors a program of summer research fellowships to interest undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds in pursuing graduate study in the social sciences. The summer program is designed to introduce students to the rewards and demands of a research-oriented career in the field of law and social science.

ThinkSwiss Research Scholarships

ThinkSwiss offers scholarships for a research stay in Switzerland. It supports highly motivated and qualified U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to do research at a public Swiss university or research institute for 2 to 3 months. The scholarship is open to students of all fields.

Tillman Military Scholar

The Tillman Military Scholars program supports our nation’s active and veteran servicemembers and their spouses by removing financial barriers to completing a degree program of choice. The scholarships cover not only direct study-related expenses such as tuition and fees, but also other needs, including housing and child care.

Truman Scholarship*

The Truman Scholarship provides up to $30,000 in merit-based funding to students pursuing graduate degrees in public service fields. The Foundation also provides assistance with career counseling, internship placement, graduate school admissions, and professional development.