Applications for the Foreign Affairs IT Fellowship 2021 program are now being accepted. See .The FAIT Fellowship, funded by the United States Department of State, provides undergraduate and graduate students in IT-related fields with tuition assistance, as well as mentorship and professional development, to launch their careers in the Foreign Service as Information Management Specialists.

To learn more, register for the webinar, Applying for the Foreign Affairs IT Fellowship: Benefits, Eligibility and Tips, on Thursday September 24, 2-3 p.m. EDT.

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear directly from the Department of State and TWC. You’ll get a chance to ask your questions live during the webinar. If you aren’t able to attend live, this webinar will be recorded and provided on-demand.

The application for 2021 PPIA Junior Summer Institute Application is now open and due on November 15, 2020. The application can be found online at

The PPIA Fellowship Program prepares students to pursue Masters’ or joint degrees, typically in public policy, public administration, international affairs, or a related field. The organization does this through the intensive study provided by participation in a Junior Summer Institute (JSI), through partnerships with universities across the country, and through an alumni network that provides opportunities to connect with nearly 4000 individuals who share the same interest in public service.

Each year, PPIA seeks out high-potential undergraduate students from universities across the country to participate in an intensive seven-week Junior Summer Institute (JSI) before their senior year. During their program, fellows are equipped with the knowledge and skills they will need to succeed in graduate school and ultimately, in influential roles serving the public good.

Once a student has completed their JSI, they join an alumni network of leaders. In addition to the opportunities that this network provides for mentoring and career development, our alumni network has the opportunity to receive financial support for their graduate school education if they attend one of the programs in our Graduate School Consortium.

Learn more about the program and application:

JSI Overview and Host Sites
JSI Eligibility and Benefits
Application Requirements
Frequently Asked Questions

Applications for our fellowships for the 2021/2022 academic year are now open at Deadline is December 30, 2020. See for more information!

Since 1990, the Blakemore Foundation has awarded over $20 million in grants to graduating seniors, college graduates, graduate students and young/mid-career professionals to fund an academic year of advanced language study in East and Southeast Asia.

Superior candidates pursuing careers which will involve the regular use of an East or Southeast Asian language, in fields such as academia, STEM, international business, accounting, law, medicine, journalism, architecture, teaching, social and NGO work, and government service, are encouraged to apply.

Blakemore Freeman Fellows receive a stipend for living, travel and study expenses and full tuition for programs such as:

● Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies at Tsinghua University● International Chinese Language Program at National Taiwan University
● Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies in Yokohama
● Seoul National University, Sogang University and other language programs in South Korea

Blakemore Freeman Fellowships are also available for advanced language study in:
● Thailand     ● Vietnam     ● Indonesia     ● Cambodia     ● Myanmar

The NSF GRF Program Office will be conducting a series of webinars in September and October for potential GRFP applicants and reference writers. Following are the dates, times, and registration links for upcoming webinars:

DateTimeWebinarMeeting Title(Meetings via Zoom videoconferencing)
Thurs., Sept. 24, 2020  2PM – 4PM ESTGRFP 2021 Applicant Webinar #2GRFP 2021 Applicant Webinar #2Link to view real-time captions event #4577020 
Fri., Oct. 2, 202011AM – 1PM ESTGRFP 2021 Applicant Webinar #3GRFP 2021 Applicant Webinar #3Link to view real-time captions event #4576849
Fri., Oct. 2, 20202PM – 4PM ESTGRFP 2021 Applicant Webinar #4GRFP 2021 Applicant Webinar #4Link to view real-time captions event #4576856
Thurs., Oct. 8, 202011AM – 1PM ESTGRFP 2021 Reference Writers WebinarGRFP 2021 Reference Writers WebinarLink to view real-time captions event #4576969

Get more info about the NSF GRFP here:

The Watson foundation is hosting a fall Zoom information session on Wednesday, September 16th, 2020. Students can register here: .

The webinar will be led by Watson Executive Director Chris Kasabach and Associate Director, Sneha Subramanian. 2019 Watson Fellow, Arish will share his Watson experience. You can learn more about Arish and his Watson experience here.

Arish Mudra Rakshasa, Watson Fellow

For more information about the Watson, see and go/watson .

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