The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program is now accepting applications for the 2018 Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program at www.rangelprogram.org!  The fellowship funds graduate study (and more) for seniors and young alumni interested in pursuing careers in the foreign service. Candidates from minority groups underrepresented in the foreign service, women, and those with high financial need encouraged to apply.

The Rangel Graduate Fellowship is a U.S. Department of State program, administered by Howard University that seeks to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers as Foreign Service Officers in the U.S. Department of State. Candidates must be graduating seniors or college graduates with strong academic records and a desire to promote positive change in the world. The program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, women and those with financial need.  Applicants with any undergraduate major are welcome to apply. Selected fellows will receive support for graduate school and will enter into exciting and rewarding careers representing the United States overseas.

Program Benefits

  • An orientation to the Program and the Foreign Service at Howard University in Washington, D.C. in late spring 2018
  • Two summer internships, one on Capitol Hill in summer 2018 and one overseas at a U.S. embassy in summer 2019.
  • Up to $37,500 annually toward tuition, fees and living expenses for a two-year master’s degree in fields related to the Foreign Service such as Business Administration, Economics, Public Policy, and International Relations at a U.S.-based institution.
  • Mentoring from a Foreign Service Officer throughout the duration of the fellowship.
  • Employment in the State Department Foreign Service for those who successfully complete the program and meet Foreign Service entry requirements, in accordance with applicable law and State Department policy, with each Rangel Fellow committing to a minimum of five years of service.

Eligibility requirements

  • U.S. citizenship
  • Seeking admission to graduate school in fall 2018 for a two-year program in an area of relevance to the Foreign Service at a U.S.-based institution
  • Cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale at the time of application

About the U.S. Foreign Service

Foreign Service Officers in the U.S. Department of State are responsible for formulating, implementing and supporting U.S. foreign policy. Their work includes analyzing political and economic events around the world; negotiating with foreign governments; assisting U.S. citizens abroad; educating foreign audiences about American culture and values; and managing an embassy’s operations. They are engaged in foreign policy issues such as conflict resolution, human rights, environmental and health issues, nuclear nonproliferation, and educational exchange. A Foreign Service career is much more than just a job; it is a uniquely demanding and rewarding way of life. Foreign Service Officers work in Washington and in more than 250 diplomatic posts worldwide. As representatives of the United States, Foreign Service Officers have a direct impact on people’s lives, witness history in the making, and help create and implement U.S. policy.

 

Application Deadline

September 21, 2017

 

Website

www.rangelprogram.org  

 

Program Contact

rangelprogram@howard.edu

202-806-4367 or 877-633-0002 

 

Michael Newbury (American Studies) and Daniel Houghton (Library) collaborated with several undergraduate student researchers to produce a film and educational website about the Collinwood fire tragedy. The Addison Independent recently featured the project. See story

The 2017 German Chancellor Fellowship for Tomorrow’s Leaders, sponsored by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is targeted at university graduates from Brazil, China, India, Russia and the USA, who have already acquired initial leadership experience and are interested in spending a year working on research-based, self-developed projects with a host of their choice in Germany, under the patronage of the Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany. Participants must have received a Bachelor’s degree within twelve years of the program start date. 

Deadline information: Applications opened on March 15 and will close on September 15. Due to the time-intensive nature of the application, students are encouraged to begin securing host affiliations as early as possible. 

Click here to apply and learn more!

Additional Resources

·         Application timeline

·         FAQ

·         Advice on finding a host

·         US Alumni Profiles By Field and Year

If you still have questions or would like additional information on fellowship opportunities, feel free to contact one of our US-based team members at info@americanfriends-of-avh.org!

Communications article dated June 12, 2017

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – Every year Middlebury students and young alumni receive a number of fellowships that send them across the globe, including Fulbright Grants, Marshall Scholarships, and Watson Fellowships. A fellowship is a highly competitive opportunity that can provide the recipient with funding for graduate education, postgraduate research, and self-designed projects, or funds for undergraduate support and summer enrichment. Fellowhips support a wide range of fields, from the study of language or minority rights to science, math, and engineering. They often involve international travel and living abroad. read more

These conferences and travel support may be of interest!

Summer Undergrad Researchers: Apply for Travel Grants to October National Diversity in STEM Conference

The Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) is accepting applications from summer undergraduate researchers for travel grants to the 2017 National Diversity in STEM Conference, which will be held in Salt Lake City on October 19-21, 2017. The application deadline is July 14, 2017.

NOTE: you must join SACNAS as a student member to apply for the travel grant.

Travel Grant Applications Due August 25 for Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students

The Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRAMS), which seeks to encourage underrepresented minority students in STEM, is offering travel grants for student presenters and faculty judges at the November conference in Phoenix. Applications are due August 25, 2017.

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