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Employment, Grant, and Fellowship Opportunities

Current employment, grant, and fellowship opportunities – updated 8/23/18

The Schwarzman Scholarship supports a one-year master’s degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing in one of three fields: public policy, international studies, or economics and business.  Instruction will be in English.  Applicants must have an excellent academic record and demonstrate leadership.  Citizens of all countries are eligible.  Candidates must be under 29 years of age.  English proficiency test scores must be submitted if English is not the applicant’s native language.  Deadlines:  Applicants who hold passports from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macao must apply via the China application system; this application deadline was May 31, 2018.  Applicants who hold passports from the U.S. and all other countries must apply before September 27, 2018.  Web site:

The Gates Cambridge Scholarship supports one to three years of post-baccalaureate study in any field at the University of Cambridge.  Students must first apply directly for admission to Cambridge and make a separate application for the scholarship.  Applicants must demonstrate exceptional academic achievement, potential for scholarly development, and a commitment to use their education for the common good.  Citizens from any country other than the United Kingdom are eligible.  Foundation Deadline for U.S. citizens:  October.  Foundation deadline for non-U.S. citizens:  Early December or early January, dependent on course selection.  Web site:

The Luce Scholars Program award provides for a year’s experience in Asia in an internship arranged individually for each Scholar, based on his or her specific interests, background, and qualifications.  The program is designed to give young leaders with no prior experience of Asia a chance to become acquainted with Asia and their Asian counterparts.  Applicants must be under 30 years of age, be able to show clear evidence of leadership in their chosen field, and may NOT have had significant exposure to Asia.  Campus Deadline:  October 2, 2018.  Contact the Fellowship Coordinator,

The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans fellowship supports up to two years of graduate study in any field at an institution in the U.S.  “New Americans” – immigrants or children of immigrants – must be 30 or younger as of the application deadline and pursuing a graduate degree full-time in the U.S. in the academic year 2018-19.  Applicants may apply to the fellowship at the same time that they are applying for graduate school, or after they are already enrolled in graduate school.  If an applicant was born abroad as a non-U.S. citizen, they must have been naturalized, be a green card holder, be adopted, or be a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipient.  If an applicant was born in the U.S., or was born abroad as a U.S. citizen, both parents must have been born abroad as non-U.S. citizens.  Application deadline:  November 1, 2018.  More information is available at the Soros’s Web site.

Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy is now accepting applications for grants. In 2017, we were thrilled to offer 19 awards for the most outstanding research in social policy by PhD candidates. This year we are planning to do the same. With awards valued at $7,500 – $12,500, our grants are among the largest offered to PhD students. Please visit our site for more information about criteria and eligibility. The application deadline for this cycle is December 1, 2018.

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