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American Association of Law Libraries

See: Miscellaneous Scholarships

Roxana C. Arsht Fellowship

See: Public Service

Robert Bosch Foundation

Fellowship Program for Young American Professional Leadership
CDS International, Inc.
440 Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10016
Phone: 212.497.3500
Fax: 212.497.3535
bosch@cdsintl.org
Deadline: November 1

This nine-month fellowship program offers twenty accomplished young Americans an opportunity to complete a high-level professional development program in Germany. Bosch Fellows are competitively chosen from the fields of business administration, economics, international relations, journalism, law and public policy. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, ages 40 and younger at the time of application, with 5+ years of relevant work experience and a graduate degree. No German language skills are required at the time of application.

Capital Fellows Programs

California State University, Sacramento
6000 J. Street
Sacramento, CA 95819-6081
Phone: 916.278.6906
Fax: 916.278.5199
calstudies@csus.edu
Deadline: February 9
Website: csus.edu

The Capital Fellows Programs (Assembly, Executive, Judicial Administration and Senate Fellowship Programs) are nationally recognized public policy fellowships offering college graduates unique experiences in policy-making and development with California state government. Fellows receive a monthly stipend plus full medical, vision and dental benefits. Fellows must have exceptional written and verbal communication skills, well-developed analytical and organizational abilities, and a superior academic background.

Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law

256 S. Occidental Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90057
213.388.8693 ext. 109
Deadline: None
Website: centerforhumanrights.org

Open to law school graduates and graduates in related fields with special interest in international human rights, social, policy, children's rights and/or civil liberties. Foreign language skills are advantageous but not required. Fellows receive a stipend plus health insurance.

The Center for Reproductive Rights

Columbia Law School Fellowship
120 Wall Street
New York, NY 10005
917.637.3600
mail@centerforhumanrights.org
Deadline: February 27

This two-year, postgraduate fellowship is designed to prepare recent law school graduates for legal academic careers, with a focus on reproductive health and human rights. Applicants must show a strong interest in developing a research agenda related to reproductive health and human rights and show exceptional promise as a legal scholar. Fellows receive a stipend each year.

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc.

Congressional Fellows Program
1720 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20036
202.263.2800
educate@CBCFinc.org
Deadline: April 1
Website: cbcfinc.org

CBCF is offering fellowships for graduates who are interested in public policy and committed to creating and implementing policy to improve the living conditions for underserved and underrepresented individuals. Fellows are paid an annual salary plus benefits.

Ford Foundation Fellowships

Fellowships Office, Keck 576
National Research Council
500 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Deadline: Varies
Website: sites.nationalacademies.org

The Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation's college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. There are three levels of the Fellowship program; 1) predoctoral​, 2) dissertation or 3) postdoctoral.

Fulbright Scholar Program for U.S. Faculty and Professionals

Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES)
3007 Tilden Street, NW
Suite 5L
Washington, DC 20008-3009
202.686.7877
Deadline: Varies
Website: cies.org

The Fulbright Scholar Program is offering various lecturing and research awards in some 150 countries. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators, professionals from business and government, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and many others. While foreign language skills are needed in some countries, most Fulbright Scholar lecturing assignments are in English. Some 80 percent of the awards include a lecturing component.

Georgetown University Tax Scholarship Program

600 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001-2075
Phone: 202.662.9000
Deadline: February 10
Website: law.georgetown.edu

Each year the Law Center designates up to ten incoming Tax LL.M. students as Graduate Tax Scholars based on their demonstrated interest in tax policy and their potential to excel in tax scholarship. All scholars receive full or partial tuition awards and participate in an enrichment program with leading tax practitioners and government officials. Applicants must have received a J.D. degree from an approved U.S. law school and must matriculate as full-time LL.M. students. For more information and applications, please contact the Graduate Admissions Coordinator.

German Academic Exchange Service

DAAD Scholarships in Germany
871 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017
Phone 212.758.3223
Fax: 212.755.5780
daadny@daad.org
Deadline: Varies
Website: daad.org

A variety of scholarships and fellowships are available to help students, researchers and faculty in the USA and Canada on their journey to study or research in Germany.

German Chancellor Fellowship

American Friends of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
1101 17th Street NW, Suite 603
Washington, DC 20036
202.783.1907
info@americanfriends-of-avh.org
Deadline: March 15
Website: americanfriends-of-avh.org

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation's German Chancellor Fellowship Program is for university graduates from the United States, the Russian Federation, the People's Republic of China, Brazil and India with an interest in international issues and demonstrated leadership potential. Fellows will be given the opportunity to spend one year in Germany.
 

Harriman Institute Academic Year Fellowship

Barbara Singleton
bs18@columbia.edu
Deadline: Varies
 
The Harriman Institute of Columbia University is currently accepting applications for the Institute's Junior, Pepsico Junior, MARS and named Fellowships. Please refer to the website for details regarding specific fellowships and general eligibility. 

Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation

Beth Hankes
Fellowship Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law
1563 Massachusetts Ave.
Pound Hall 501
Cambridge, MA 02138
bhankes@law.harvard.edu
617.495.1684
Deadline: February 10
Website: pon.harvard.edu

The Program on Negotiation Graduate Research Fellowships are designed to encourage young scholars from the social sciences and professional disciplines to pursue theoretical, empirical, and/or applied research in negotiation and dispute resolution. Consistent with the PON goal of fostering the development of the next generation of scholars, this program provides support for one year of dissertation research and writing in negotiation and related topics in alternative dispute resolution, as well as giving fellows an opportunity to immerse themselves in the diverse array of resources available at PON.

The Program on Negotiation Graduate Research Fellowships allow doctoral students who are writing their dissertations to be part of the PON community for one year. Successful candidates will receive:

  • A stipend of $20,000

  • Communal workspace and related facilities at PON

  • Library and other privileges at Harvard.

Hispanic Lawyers Scholarship Fund of Illinois

Hispanic Lawyers Scholarship Fund of Illinois
c/o Joseph J. Torres, Chairperson
Winston & Strawn LLP
35 West Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601
jtorres@winston.com
Phone: 312.558.5700
Deadline: April 4
Website: HLSF

HLSF is offering summer fellowship opportunities with the Cook County State's Attorneys' Office, the Cook County Public Defender's Office and the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Each recipient will be awarded a $5,000 summer stipend. Hispanic law students of any level are welcome to apply.​

Latino law students may apply for the HLSF fellowship, which is awarded on the basis of academic achievement, financial need, commitment to the Latino community , essays, and letters of recommendation.  

Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program

Department of Scholar and Professional Programs
1400 K. Street, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20005
202.686.8664
hhh@iie.org
Deadline: Varies
Website: humphreyfellowship.org

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program provides 10 months of professional enrichment and non-degree graduate level study in the United States for accomplished mid-level professionals from designated countries.

Requirements:

  • An undergraduate (first university or Bachelor's) degree

  • A minimum of five years of full-time, professional experience

  • Limited or no prior experience in the United States

  • Demonstrated leadership qualities

  • A record of public service in the community

  • English language ability

Institute of Current World Affairs

1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW Suite 615
Washington, DC 20016
Fax: 202.364.4068
apply@icwa.org
Deadline: March 1
Website: icwa.org

Fellowships are for self-designed independent study abroad for a minimum of two years. The purpose is to provide opportunity and financial support to persons to enable them to observe and study particular foreign areas and/or problems of contemporary significance.

Institute for Educational Equity & Opportunity

IFEEO Legal Fellowship Program
1200 G Street, NW
Suite 800
Washington, DC 20005
202.434.8792
info@ifeeo.org
Deadline: November 14
Website: ifeeo.org

IFEEO is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the pursuit of educational equity and opportunity, particularly for disadvantaged United States' public school children through legal means. They have created the IFEEO Legal Fellowship Program to provide funding for a recent law school graduate to work with attorneys or public interest organizations in the areas of school finance and education equity.

James H. Dunn, Jr. Memorial Fellowship

2 1/2 State St.
Springfield, IL
Deadline: TBD
Website: illinois.gov

The Dunn Fellowship Program provides bright, highly motivated college graduates a unique opportunity to experience firsthand the operations of state government for one year.

The Simon Karas fellowship

Ohio Attorney General, Appeals Section
30 E. Broad Street, 17th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614.466.8980
Fax: 614.466.5087
karas.applications@ohioattorneygeneral.gov
Deadline: November 14 (Postmarked)

This Fellowship offers one new lawyer each year the chance to work as an appellate advocate on cases involving significant legal issues. Applicants should be interested in constitutional law, public policy, and public service.

Lewis Fellowship at Harvard Law School

Lewis Committee
Griswold 207
1525 Massachusetts Avenue
Harvard Law School
Cambridge, MA 02138
617.495.4620
eadolph@law.harvard.edu
Deadline: January 1
Website: law.harvard.edu

Harvard Law School is offering the Reginald F. Lewis fellowship for law graduates interested in preparing for careers in law teaching. Applications from minority candidates are encouraged to enhance the diversity of the profession.

Marvin M. Karpatkin Fellowship

123 West 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036
212.944.9800
Deadline: October 15

The Fellowship was established by the ACLU Board of Directors in memory of Marvin M. Karpatkin. The Karpatkin fellow will work full time for one year in the legal program of the national office of the American Civil Liberties Union in New York City.

Michigan Society of Fellows

0540 Rackham Building
915 E. Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1070
734.763.1259
society.of.fellows@umich.edu
Deadline: October 18
Website: societyoffellows.umich.edu

The Michigan Society of Fellows invites applications from qualified candidates for three-year postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Michigan. Candidates should be near the beginning of their professional careers. Fellows are appointed as Assistant Professors or Research Scientists in appropriate departments and as Postdoctoral Scholars in the Michigan Society of Fellows.

National Institute of Justice

U.S. Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
810 Seventh Street N.W.
Washington, DC 20531
800.421.6770
Deadline: November 28
Website: nij.gov

The Graduate Research Fellowship Program provides dissertation research support to outstanding doctoral students undertaking independent research on issues in crime and justice. Applicants must have completed all doctoral degree requirements except the research, writing and defense of a dissertation. Stipends are awarded to successful applicants for costs associated with dissertation research.

W.E.B DuBois Fellowship

U.S. Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
810 Seventh Street N.W.
Washington, DC 20531
800.421.6770
Deadline: February 1
Website: nij.gov

The W.E.B DuBois Fellowship Program seeks to advance the field of knowledge regarding the confluence of crime, justice, and culture in various societal contexts. Due to the focus of this fellowship, NIJ strongly encourages applications from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds.

New York State Senate Fellowships

Office of Student Programs
Legislative Office Building #1426
Albany, NY 12247
Phone: 518.455.2611
Fax: 518.426.6827
students@senate.state.ny.us
Deadline: April 10
Website: nysenate.gov

Several different one-year (maximum) fellowships are available to United States citizens. Fellows must be full-time matriculating graduate students in an accredited university during the immediately previous spring and fall semesters. All Senate fellowships are on-site in Albany, New York. The award will be distributed in biweekly installments.

New York State Unified Court System

NYS Office of Court Administration
Office of Workforce Diversity
25 Beaver Street, Room 1009
New York, NY 10004
Phone: 212.428.2540
Deadline: February 19

The New York State Unified Court System is offering one year Legal Fellowships to recent law school graduates interested in pursuing a legal career in public service. Legal Fellows are assigned to work in judicial offices, assisting with legal research and writing.

Newberry Library Fellowships in the Humanities

60 W. Walton St.
Chicago, IL 60610
312.255.3666
Deadline: February 15
Website: newberry.org

Fellowships at the Newberry Library are of two types: short-term and long-term and seek to engage students in postdoctoral research opportunities.

Spencer Foundation Fellowships

The National Academy of Education
info@naeducation.org
202.334.2341
Deadline: October 3
Website: spencer.org

The Dissertation Fellowship Program seeks to encourage a new generation of scholars from a wide range of disciplines and professional fields to undertake research relevant to the improvement of education. These $25,000 fellowships support individuals whose dissertations show potential for bringing fresh and constructive perspectives to the history, theory, or practice of formal or informal education anywhere in the world.

Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Deadline: November 7

The Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is intended to support early career scholars working in critical areas of education research. These $55,000 fellowships are intended as salary replacement for one year and to cover other research expenses.

Science, Legal, and Policy Issues in Clean Water Act Jurisdiction Research Program

Russell Kaiser
Office of Water
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Washington, DC
kaiser.russell@epa.gov
Deadline: Not Specified
Website: orise.orau.gov

The Environmental Protection Agency currently offers postgraduate and postdoctoral research opportunities. Applicants must have received a masters' or law degree in environmental law, environmental studies, or a related discipline within five years of the desired start date.

Skadden Fellowship Program

ATTN: Susan B. Plum
Four Times Square - Room 29-218
New York, NY 10036
Phone: 212.735.2956
Deadline: October 4

Fellowships are awarded to law school graduates and outgoing judicial law clerks who want to work in public interest. Grants are made to sponsoring organizations which provide legal services to the poor, including the homeless, the elderly, the disabled or those deprived of their civil or human rights.

Soros Justice Fellowships

Open Society Institute
400 W. 59th Street
New York, NY 10019
sorosjusticefellowships@sorosny.org
Deadline: February 1
Website: opensocietyfoundations.org

The Soros Justice Postgraduate Fellowship seeks dynamic individuals from varied disciplines such as the law, public health, criminal justice, community activism and organizing and public policy to design and implement projects that will further the goals of reducing the over-reliance on punishment and incarceration in the United States, and of restoring discretion and fairness to the U.S. criminal justice system. Postgraduate Fellowships are two-year projects implemented in partnership with leading nonprofit agencies whose mission is related to criminal justice.

Stanford Ethics Center and Global Justice Post-Doctoral Fellowships

Post-doctoral Fellowship Committee
Bowen H. McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society
482 Galvez Street
Stanford, CA 94305-6079
Deadline: Early January
Website: ethicsinsociety.stanford.edu

Two post doctoral fellowship programs are being offered. They welcome candidates with substantial normative research interests from diverse backgrounds including philosophy, the social sciences, and professional schools.

Supreme Court Fellows Program

Office of the Counselor to the Chief Justice
Supreme Court of the United States
One First Street, N.E.
Washington, DC 20543
202.479.3415
Deadline: November 14 (Postmarked)
Website: supremecourt.gov

The Supreme Court Fellows Program has enabled exceptional people to contribute to the work of the Supreme Court of the United States, the Federal Judicial Center, the Administrative Office of the United States Courts, and more recently the United States Sentencing Commission. Candidates must have at least one post-graduate degree, two or more years of professional experience with a record of high performance, and multidisciplinary training and experience, including familiarity with the judicial process.

Teach For America

315 West 36th Street
New York, NY 10018
800.832.1230
Deadline: Varies
Website: teachforamerica.org

Teach For America recruits recent college graduates and professionals from all backgrounds to teach for two years in low-income communities. Alumni become lifelong leaders in ensuring that all of the nation's children have an equal chance in life.

UCLA Global Fellows Program

International Institute
10266 Bunche Hall
Box 951487
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1487
Phone: 310.206.5781
globalfellows@international.ucla.edu
Deadline: February 15
Website: globalhealth.med.ucla.edu

Global Fellows are appointed as Visiting Assistant Professors. Candidates are considered only if they received, or will receive, their Ph.D.s (or equivalent) prior to the academic year of their appointment. Applicants may be from any discipline, provided that their work is relevant to the concerns of the International Institute. There is no citizenship requirement.

The University of Michigan Health System's Administrative Fellowship

University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers
300 N. Ingalls, NI4B18
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5474
adminfellow@umich.edu
Deadline: Applications are accepted from September 1 - October 1.
Website: med.umich.edu

This two-year fellowship is designed to provide an exceptional foundation for a career in academic health center administration. Candidates who will earn a graduate degree in health care administration, nursing, business, public health, health service or a related degree prior to the fellowship start date may apply.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Legal Honors Program
Office of General Counsel
Room 10245
451 Seventh Street, SW
Washington, DC 20410
202.708.1112
Legalhonors@hud.gov
Deadline: September 5
Website: portal.hud.gov

HUD's Legal Honors Program for graduating law students, graduate law students and judicial law clerks serves as the Department's only recruitment program for entry-level attorneys. Approximately 10-20 legal honor positions are available annually in Headquarters and Field offices. The program is highly competitive and candidates are selected on the basis of merit.

White House Fellows Program

Deadline: January 15
Website: whitehouse.gov

The purpose of the White House Fellows program is to provide gifted and highly motivated young Americans with some first-hand experience in the process of governing the Nation and a sense of personal involvement in the leadership of society.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

  • Employees of the Federal government are not eligible unless they are career military personnel.

  • Applicants must have completed their undergraduate education and working in their chosen professions.

  • There are no formal age restrictions. However, the Fellowship program was created to give selected Americans the experience of government service early in their careers.

Selection as a White House Fellow is based on a combination of the following criteria:

  • A record of remarkable professional achievement early in one's career.

  • Evidence of leadership skills and the potential for further growth.

  • A demonstrated commitment to public service.

  • The skills to succeed at the highest levels of the Federal government, and the ability to work effectively as part of a team.

David A. Winston Health Policy Fellowship

AUPHA/Winston Fellowship
2000 14th Street North, Suite 780
Arlington, VA 22201
703.894.0940 ext 131
winston@aupha.org
Deadline: October 20
Website: winstonfellowship.org

This Fellowship provides a unique opportunity to learn about the political system through direct exposure to public and private sector roles in health policy development. Fellows will work twelve to sixteen months in Washington, D.C. The fellowship is open to graduate students in any discipline, field or profession.

Women's Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program

Georgetown University Law Center
600 New Jersey Avenue, N.W.
Hotung 5024A
Washington, D.C. 20001
Phone: 202.662.9650
Fax: 202.662.9539
wlppfp@law.georgetown.edu
Deadline: Non-clinical October 17 & Clinical November 14
Website: law.georgetown.edu

Law school graduates and practicing attorneys who have a strong interest in women's rights are invited to apply. Fellows will work for one year in Washington, D.C., with private and public organizations and agencies on legal and policy issues affecting the status of women. The Fellowships will begin in September. Early applications are encouraged.

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