David L. Boren Fellowship Program

Deadline: January 27, 2015

Sponsor: National Security Education Program


Fellowships of up to $30,000 are provided for study of world regions critical to U.S. interests, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America & the Caribbean, and the Middle East. Only the countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. Fellows may seek support for a combination of domestic and foreign study; stronger proposals often include significant time abroad.


To be eligible, you must be a U.S. citizen at the time of application;
enrolled at an accredited U.S. institution of higher education located within the United States and in the process of pursuing a graduate degree at the time the award is made; and applying to engage in a study abroad experience in a country outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand that meets home institution standards. You may also apply for a Boren Fellowship if you are applying to graduate school, but have not yet been accepted. (For example, you might be a graduating senior applying to graduate school.)

How to Apply