Monday, September 21, 2015

Boren Scholarships & Fellowship

Boren Awards
Boren Scholarships and Fellowships provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.
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Boren Fellowships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.
Boren Fellows represent a vital pool of highly motivated individuals who wish to work in the federalnational security arena. In exchange for funding, Boren Fellows commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.

Award Amounts

Boren Fellowships provide up to $24,000 for overseas study. read more

Length of Study

Boren Fellowship awards are made for a minimum of 12 weeks and maximum of 24 months.
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National Security

The program focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security.
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Program Preferences

Boren Fellowships are awarded with preference for countries, languages, and fields of study critical to U.S. national security.
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Application Deadline

The Boren Fellowship national application deadline is January 28, 2016. For more information about the application process, click here.

Boren Fellowship applicants will be notified of their status by mail in mid-late April.
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Boren Scholarships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.
Boren Scholars represent a vital pool of highly motivated individuals who wish to work in the federalnational security arena. In exchange for funding, Boren Scholars commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.

Award Amounts

Maximum scholarship awards are:
  • $8,000 for a summer program (special initiative for STEM students only; 8 weeks minimum)
  • $10,000 for a semester
  • $20,000 for a full academic year 

Length of Study

Boren Scholarships promote long term linguistic and cultural immersion, and therefore study abroad proposals for two or more semesters are strongly encouraged.
read more

National Security 

The program focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security.
read more

Program Preferences

Boren Scholarships are awarded with preference for countries, languages, and fields of study critical to U.S. national security.
read more

Government Service

In exchange for scholarship funding, all Boren Scholars must agree to the NSEP Service Requirement.

Application Deadline

The Boren Scholarship national application deadline is February 9, 2016. Please see your campus representative for your earlier on-campus deadline. For more information about the application process,click here.
Boren Scholarship applicants will be notified of their status by mail in mid-late April.

This material is cross-posted from the Peace and Collaborative Development Network, http://internationalpeaceandconflict.org and appears to be an interesting opportunity for the Humphrey community.   This is meant for information sharing purposes only. 
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