Boren Scholars and Fellows study critical languages throughout the world and represent a variety of academic and professional disciplines. Boren is funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), which focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security.

Applicants identify how their study abroad programs or overseas projects, as well as their future academic and career goals, will contribute to U.S. national security, recognizing the scope of national security has expanded to include not only the traditional concerns of protecting and promoting American well-being, but also the challenges of global society, including sustainable development, environmental degradation, global disease and hunger, population growth and migration, and economic competitiveness. 

Explore Boren Awards.
Campus Deadline: Late Fall 2024


The Udall Scholarship recognizes second- and third-year undergraduates who are (1) pursuing studies related to the environment and stewardship of public lands OR (2) Native American and Alaskan Natives interested in issues of tribal governance or health care.

UF may endorse up to four applicants in each of the two categories for the national competition annually.

Explore the Udall Scholarship.
Campus Deadline: Early Spring 2025


This award is for third-year students who plan to pursue a career in public service and plan to further their education beyond their Bachelor's degree. Students are awarded generous funding for several years of graduate and/or professional school.

Students who apply should be active in community service, campus involvement, leadership, and/or various levels of government.

Explore the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation.
Campus Deadline: Mid-Fall 2024


The Fulbright U.S. Student Program has a variety of award/grant offerings to send applicants abroad: (1) English Teaching Assistant, (2) named awards for specific graduate programs, and (3) open study/research. Fulbright grants cover travel and a monthly stipend; some grants also include tuition and fees. Grant offerings and applicant qualifications are on a grant-by-grant basis.

Applicants must meet the campus deadline in order to be scheduled for an interview with the campus committee. This campus committee is made up of UF faculty with Fulbright experience and from the applicant’s discipline and/or host country. Applicants will have access to their applications after the campus interview, allowing them to revise their applications based on feedback from the campus committee.

Explore the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.
Campus Deadline: 5pm ET on Friday, August 23, 2024


Each year, through the James C. Gaither Junior Fellows program, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace offers one-year fellowships for graduating seniors (or students who have graduated during the last academic year) interested in political science and international policy. Gaither Junior Fellows serve as research assistants to the Carnegie Endowment’s senior scholars, working on projects such as non-proliferation, democracy building, trade, US leadership, China-related issues, Russian/Eurasian studies, etc. Duties can include conducting research for books, co-authoring journal articles and policy papers, participating in meetings with high-level officials, contributing to congressional testimony, and organizing briefings attended by scholars, activists, journalists, and government officials. Junior Fellows are hired for approximately one year, starting August 1, and are paid a full salary and benefits.

To obtain the application, you must request access to it from Kelly J. Medley.

Explore the James C. Gaither Junior Fellows program.
Campus Deadline: Mid-Fall 2024


The USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program seeks to attract outstanding individuals who are interested in pursuing careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

Explore the USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program.
Deadline: Mid-Fall 2024


The Thomas R. Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship program provides graduate students with financial support, mentoring, and professional development to prepare them academically and professionally for a career with the U.S. Department of State. The program develops a source of trained men and women from academic disciplines representing the skill needs of the Department, who are dedicated to representing America's interests abroad. 

Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply. The fellowship seeks to recruit talented students in academic programs relevant to international affairs, political and economic analysis, administration, management, and science policy. 

Explore the Thomas R. Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship program.
Deadline: Early Fall 2024


The Rangel Program seeks to attract and prepare young people for careers in International Affairs, and provides benefits of up to $95,000 over two years toward a two-year master's degree, arranges internships on Capitol Hill and at US embassies, and provides professional development and support activities for those who want to become Foreign Service Officers in the US Department of State. All majors are welcome to apply. Applicants must be college seniors or graduates looking to start graduate school in the fall of the year they apply, have a minimum 3.2 GPA, and be US citizens.

Minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and students with demonstrated financial need are encouraged to apply. There is no campus application process; students apply online but the Office of Prestigious Awards is happy to advise and assist in crafting applications.

Explore the Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellows Program.
Deadline: Early Fall 2024