Author Archives: Lisa Gates

About Lisa Gates

Lisa Gates is associate dean for fellowships and research at Middlebury College. To contact Dean Gates, send an email to or call x3183.

USAID Donald Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Deadline Nov. 1

The USAID Donald Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship is now accepting applications for the 2020 Cohort of Payne Fellows.  The Payne Fellowship seeks to attract and prepare outstanding individuals for careers as USAID Foreign Service Officers.  Candidates can be graduating seniors or college graduates with strong academic records and a desire to promote positive change in the […]

FKD Fellowship with US State Dept., Deadline Nov 7; CCI Info Session 10/8 at 4:30

Want to pursue a career in national security, foreign affairs, or humanitarian assistance? Apply for the Frasure-Kruzel-Drew Memorial Fellowship to help manage Conventional Weapons Destruction programs in the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Political-Military Affairs. College seniors, graduate students, and recent grads are eligible. During this two-year paid fellowship, you will oversee conventional munitions threat reduction and humanitarian […]

Knight-Hennessy Webinars; Application Deadline Oct 10

The Knight-Hennessy Scholars application deadline is Thursday, October 10, 2019, at 1:00pm Pacific Time. For candidates who may want to learn more about the program or have last-minute questions. Online Information Session – Final chance before the deadline to learn more about the program and hear from a scholarMonday, September 30, 4:00-5:30pm Pacific Time  Online Application Questions […]

Humanity in Action Applications Open! Due Jan 5

The Humanity in Action Fellowship explores issues of democracy, pluralism, human rights, and social justice. Each program is tailored to its location. Fellows are challenged to understand their host city’s unique history of injustice, its present struggles to encompass groups with minoritized cultures and identities, and the future of its democratic values. For four weeks, […]

PPIA Junior Summer Institute–Apps Due Nov 1

The PPIA Junior Summer Institute (JSI) Fellowship Program is a fully-funded,  rigorous academic graduate level preparation program for undergraduate juniors committed to public service careers. The program seeks to address the lack of diversity across the spectrum of professional public service, including government, nonprofits, public policy institutions, and international organizations. The purpose of the JSI Fellowship […]

Critical Language Scholarship Application Due Nov 19!

 The 2020 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program application is now open!  This is a fully-funded summer study abroad program to learn a critical foreign language. The application is now live and available online at: Applications are due Tuesday, November 19, 2019 by 8:00pm EST. All class years are eligible to apply; you must be a US […]

Fulbright and Watson Summer Notes, part 2

It’s officially August (gasp!) and this is usually that time when I get a lot of questions from students and alumni wanting to apply for a Watson or Fulbright and they’re just thinking about that now. It’s also the time of year when I try to take a wee bit of vacations, since summer is […]