International Fellowships

Funding for International Experiences

There are many external funding opportunities for students looking to complete their study abroad. When preparing an application for one of the fellowships below, please refer to the External Fellowship Application Policy and Procedure information.

American Academy in Rome Fellowships (AAR)

Rome Prize Applications are accepted in the following fields: Arts (architecture, design, historic preservation and conservation, landscape architecture, literature, musical composition, visual arts) and Humanities (ancient studies, medieval studies, Renaissance and early modern studies, modern Italian studies). Each Rome Prize winner is provided with a stipend, meals, a bedroom with private bath, and a study or studio. Those with children under 18 live in partially subsidized apartments nearby. Winners of 6-month and 11-month fellowships receive stipends of $12,500 and $25,000, respectively.

Deadline: November 1

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American-Scandinavian Foundation

The American-Scandinavian Foundation awards fellowships of up to $23,000 which are intended to support an academic year-long stay and priority is given to students at the graduate level who need to spend time at foreign academic or research institutions. Grants beginning at $5,000 are considered more suitable for shorter research visits, both on the graduate or post-doctoral level. Funding is available to candidates in all fields.

Deadline: Varies by the program

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David L. Boren Graduate Fellowships

David L. Boren Graduate Fellowships (National Security Education Program)– To support outstanding students who demonstrate high levels of academic performance and motivation to internationalize their education by developing expertise in languages, cultures, and world regions.

Deadline: Late January

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National Science Foundation – East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students (EAPSI)

The primary goals of EAPSI are to introduce students to East Asia and Pacific science and engineering in the context of a research setting and to help students initiate scientific relationships that will better enable future collaboration with foreign counterparts in Australia, China, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand, Singapore or Taiwan. 

Deadline: Second Wednesday in November, annually

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The National Science Foundation – International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) Program

This program supports active research by students enrolled as undergraduate or graduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation.  In the IRES program, students have an opportunity to engage in ongoing research programs and receive the preparation that is necessary to perform in international research environments.

Deadline: Third Tuesday in August, annually.

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Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships

Grants for dissertation research abroad for non-Western European Area Studies. Geographic areas include the following: Africa; East, Southeast, and South Asia, Pacific Islands; Near East; East Central Europe and Eurasia; and the Western Hemisphere (excluding US and territories).

Deadline: Early June

Eligibility Requirements: U.S. citizens or immigrant aliens; Ph.D. candidates in modern area studies, planning a career in teaching, government, international development and the professions, proficient in the language of the host country.

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Fulbright Study / Research Abroad Fellowships

This program provides master’s degree and doctoral candidates with grants to study or research abroad in academic fields and in the creative and performing arts and writing.

Closely read the country summary for the country to which you wish to apply. Each country has different guidelines, procedures, and priorities. This is especially true of language and affiliation requirements.

Please pay close attention to the details in the country summary to make sure your interests match before proceeding with an application. 

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Eligibility Requirements: U.S. citizens; other requirements are listed on the IIE Fulbright website.

Deadline: NDSU Campus deadline is September 1

For information and application: NDSU students must apply through the College of Graduate and Interdisciplinary Studies.  

Lisa Hauck (231-7033 or is the Fulbright Program Advisor for graduate students and can assist you with understanding the Fulbright U.S. Student Program and putting your application together. You are encouraged to make contact as soon as possible to discuss the process and your plans.

Government of France/US-French Embassy — Office of Science and Technology

The Chateaubriand scholarship program, organized by the Office of Science and Technology of the Embassy of France in Washington, is intended to finance the stay in France of American Ph.D.s. You can apply to two different fellowships based on your area of study: science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and humanities and social sciences.

Deadline: January

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The Mitchell Scholars Program

The Mitchell Scholars Program, named to honor former U.S. Senator George Mitchell's pivotal contribution to the Northern Ireland peace process, is designed to introduce and connect generations of future American leaders to the island of Ireland while recognizing and fostering intellectual achievement, leadership, and a commitment to community and public service. Up to twelve Mitchell Scholars between the ages of 18 and 30 are chosen annually for one year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Applicants are judged on three criteria: scholarship, leadership, and a sustained commitment to community and public service. The Mitchell Scholars Program provides tuition, accommodations, a living expenses stipend, and an international travel stipend.

Deadline: October

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