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Fellowship Details Description
ACC/IAC Grants for Summer Research
Qualifications: Sophomores and Juniors in any academic field.
Application deadline: April 1
Supports summer research at another ACC university. Get application information from BC Coordinator.
American Bar Foundation Qualifications: Sophomores and Juniors interested in graduate study in law and other social sciences who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents
Location: Chicago, IL
Duration: 8 weeks starting in June
Application deadline: Feb. 1

Selected students assist in empirically-based research projects relating to the study of law, legal institutions, and legal processes and a broad range of civil and criminal justice issues. The American Bar Foundation's research is conducted by a multidisciplinary resident staff of Research Fellows with academic training in law, sociology, psychology, political science, economics, history, and anthropology. The program includes various seminars and site visits to supplement the research. Stipend of $3,600.

Amgen Scholars at MIT Qualifications: Sophomores and Juniors interested in summer research opportunities in the sciences and biotechnology
Location: Cambridge, MA
Duration: 9 weeks starting in June
Application deadline: Feb. 1
Amgen Scholars conduct research, analyze data, present research results, and develop working relationships with MIT faculty mentors and other research staff. Participants become fully integrated in MIT’s summer research community, interacting with faculty mentors and fellow undergraduates while participating in research seminars and other networking events. Stipend of $4,600 plus allowance for lodging and food on MIT's campus.
Auschwitz Jewish Center Location: Oswiecim (Auschwitz), Poland
Duration: 8 weeks
Application deadline: Feb. 1
Students travel to Poland to assist with projects focused on moral and ethical issues related to the Holocaust. Many of the projects involve developing educational programs, interacting with visitors to the center, and developing interactive programs. Covered expenses include airfare, housing, and a stipend.
Boston College Center for Human Rights & International Justice Sophomores and Juniors

Any Academic Field

Supports summer research on human rights issues
March 15

Get application information and guidance from the Center for Human Rights & International Justice, Stokes N410.
The Brookhaven Nuclear Proliferation Safeguards & Security Program Qualifications: Graduated seniors who will be entering graduate studies.
Location: Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York
Duration: 3 weeks in June
Application deadline: March 1
This program is designed to give students a sound understanding of the foundations of the nuclear nonproliferation regime, the IAEA safeguards system, and U.S. efforts to meet emerging nuclear proliferation threats. The course aims to give participants the knowledge, analytic tools, and motivation to contribute to improvement of the nonproliferation regime. Accepted applicants are provided housing and a $1,000 stipend.
The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History Qualifications: Sophomores and Juniors who have taken at least one American History course and who plan to major in History
Location: New York City
Duration: 6 weeks, mid-June through July
Application deadline: March 1
Students will come to New York City in June for an intensive program in American history, including seminars with eminent scholars and historians in non-academic fields, behind-the-scenes visits to important archives and museums in New York City, and participation in an original research project. Those selected will receive transportation costs, room and board, and a stipend. Runners-up may be eligible for a shorter, one-week intensive program.
Hertog Summer Fellowships
Qualifications: All undergraduates and recent graduates
Location: New York City and Washington, DC
Duration: 6 week program provides housing and meals plus $3,000 stipend
Application deadline: Feb. 1
The Hertog Foundation offers several highly competitive and selective educational programs for outstanding individuals who seek to influence the intellectual, civic, and political life of the United States. There are Hertog programs in three main areas: Political Thought & Philosophy; War & Foreign Affairs; and Economics & Domestic Policy. These programs include short-term seminars in New York City and Washington, DC, as well as summer fellowships for college undergraduates and recent graduates. For more information and to apply, see the website for the Hertog Foundation.
Historic Deerfield Summer Fellowship Program Qualifications: Sophomores, Juniors
Location: Deerfield, MA
Duration: 9 week program provides $7,500
Application deadline: March 1
This summer program combines museum studies, examination of early American life, and development of research skills, through the study of New England history. Students study and work in Historic Deerfield's museum houses and in the state-of-the-art Flynt Center of Early New England Life and in other historic sites in New England and beyond. The program provides hands-on research of daily life and cultural history of New England using the museum's outstanding collections of historic artifacts, American decorative arts, and manuscripts and printed collections.
Peggy Guggenheim Studentships Qualifications: Non-Italian citizens, age 20+, who are fluent in Italian and who have a strong background in art history or architecture
Location: Venice, Italy
Duration: 1, 2, or 3 months
Application deadline: Nov. 1 and April 1
These fellowships provide an opportunity for students to gain practical experience in museum management and familiarity with an important collection of modern art. Students learn together in a creative international atmosphere and acquaint themselves with the life and culture of Venice. The practical side of the studentship program involves museum operations including the preparation of the galleries and assisting in administrative matters and periodic exhibition installations. Seminars are held to discuss aspects of museology and modern art with special emphasis to the works in the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Students have the opportunity to carry out independent research or study programs. Visits are organized to other museums and exhibitions in and outside of Venice. A stipend of 67 Euros per month will be provided.
Humanity in Action Fellowships Qualifications: Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark; Berlin, Germany; Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Duration: May-July
Application deadline: Feb. 1
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. Grants cover travel, accommodations, and program costs.
International Radio and Television Society Foundation Fellowships Qualifications: Juniors and Seniors communications majors, interested in working in the electronic media industry
Location: New York City
Duration: June-July
Application deadline: Dec. 1
This nine-week program begins with an extensive one-week orientation to broadcasting, cable, advertising, and news media. Students will be given the opportunity to question industry professionals at panels, lectures, and group discussions. They will take field trips and learn networking skills by attending industry social functions. Focus is placed on enhancing career planning, résumé writing, and interviewing skills. Students will gain experience at New York-based corporations to which each is assigned for the duration of the eight-week Fellowship.
Martin Luther King, Jr., Papers Project’s Summer Fellowship Program Qualifications: Juniors, Seniors, graduate students in humanities or social sciences
Location: Stanford University
Duration: mid-June through mid-August
Application deadline: March 1
This fellowship provides selected students with a unique opportunity to actively contribute to scholarly research and publishing. Working with the Project's research staff under the guidance of Stanford history professor and senior editor of the King Papers, Clayborne Carson, students work on an eight-week program of research on King and the modern African-American freedom struggle. Through this annual summer fellowship program, the King Papers Project engages students in every stage of the ongoing effort to preserve the historical legacy of the civil rights movement through the publication of Dr. King's papers. Fellows engage in staff-directed research projects and participate in weekly discussions with the Project's staff and invited guest speakers on various aspects of the civil rights movement. On Campus housing and a stipend of $2,880 provided, but not transportation costs.
Charles G. Koch Summer Fellow Program Location: Washington, DC
Duration: June through mid-August
Application deadline: Jan. 1
Students will be given the opportunity to work with top policy experts, journalists, and academics and explore market-based solutions to critical social and economic problems in order to gain skills necessary to effect policy change. Program begins with a kick-off seminar at a mountain resort in Maryland to participate in a crash course on market-based policy analysis and its intellectual foundations. During the eight-week internship, fellows work either at one of the area's many research institutes developing market solutions to critical policy problems or at a public interest law firm that defends economic and political liberties. Throughout the summer, fellows participate in forums and small group discussions on current policy topics and gain invaluable skills through research and writing projects and career workshops. Stipend of $1,500.
Library of Congress Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program Qualifications: Juniors, Seniors, recent college graduates, graduate students
Location: Washington, DC
Duration: 90 days beginning in May or June
Application deadline: Consult website
Fellows work with primary source materials and assist selected divisions of the Library organizing and documenting archival collections, doing bibliographical research, and assisting in efforts to digitize its historical collections. 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.
National Institute of Standards and Technology Summer Research Fellowship Qualifications: majors in the natural sciences or mathematics; U.S. citizens or permanent residents
Location: Gaithersburg, MD
Duration: eleven weeks from late May through early August
Application deadline: Consult website
Fellows participate in research projects at any one of six NIST laboratories in Gaithersburg, Maryland, in fields such as nanoscale science and technology, engineering, information technology, material measurement, and neutron research. Fellows receive a stipend of $5,500, plus free housing and a travel allotment (as needed).
Pulliam Journalism Fellowship Qualifications: Juniors, Seniors with a strong interest in a career in journalism
Location: The Indianapolis Star or The Arizona Republic (Phoenix)
Duration: June through mid-August
Application deadline: Nov. 1
Students must show interest in reporting, news design and graphics, or photo-journalism to be chosen for this fellowship program. Students will be treated like members of the newsroom and gain valuable journalism experience. They will also participate in writing workshops and learn from some of the best practitioners in journalism at luncheon discussions. Twenty-four fellows chosen annually. 10 weeks $650/week.
Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program Qualifications: Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors
Location: Howard University
Duration: 6 weeks in June-July
Application deadline: Feb. 1
The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program is a six-week summer program designed to provide undergraduates with a deeper appreciation of current issues and trends in international affairs, a greater understanding of career opportunities in international affairs, and the enhanced knowledge and skills to pursue such careers.
The U.S. Department of State
Qualifications: Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors who are U.S. citizens
Location: Washington, DC as well as embassies abroad
Duration: varies
Application deadline: varies
The U.S. Department of State offers numerous opportunities both in Washington, DC, as well as at embassies abroad. Duties and responsibilities vary according to the office assignment. Some positions are paid.