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Postgraduate Fellowships: Supplemental Sources of Financial Aid

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American Association of Law Libraries

Roxana C. Arsht Fellowship

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
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.
Deadline: November 1

California State University, Sacramento
6000 J. Street
Sacramento, CA 95819-6081
Phone: 916.278.6906
Fax: 916.278.5199
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.
Deadline: February 29

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

The Center for Reproductive Rights​

Columbia Law School Fellowship
120 Wall Street
New York, NY 10005
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.
Deadline: February 27 

Congressional Fellows Program
1720 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20036
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.
Deadline: April 1

Fellowships​ Office, Keck 576
National Research Council
500 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
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.
Deadline: Varies

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

Georgetown University Tax Scholarship Program​​

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

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

American Friends of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
1101 17th Street NW, Suite 603
Washington, DC 20036
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.
Deadline: March 15

​Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation​​

Beth Hankes
Fellowship Program​ on Negotiation at Harvard Law
1563 Massachusetts Ave.
Pound Hall 501
Cambridge, MA 02138

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.​
 Deadline: February 10

1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW Suite 615
Washington, DC 20016
Fax: 202.364.4068
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.
Deadline: March 1

IFEEO Legal Fellowship Program
1200 G Street, NW
Suite 800
Washington, DC 20005
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.
Deadline: November 14

James H. Dunn, Jr. Memorial Fellowship​​

2 1/2 State St.
Springfield, IL

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

Deadline: TBD 

Ohio Attorney General, Appeals Section
30 E. Broad Street, 17th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614.466.8980
Fax: 614.466.5087
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.
Postmark Deadline: November 14

Lewis Fellowship at Harvard Law School​​

Lewis Committee
Griswold 207
1525 Massachusetts Avenue
Harvard Law School
Cambridge, MA 02138
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.
Deadline: January 1

0540 Rackham Building
915 E. Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1070
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.
Deadline: October 18

U.S. Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
810 Seventh Street N.W.
Washington, DC 20531

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.
Deadline: November 28

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.
Deadline: February 1

Office of Student Programs
Legislative Office Building #1426
Albany, NY 12247
Phone: 518.455.2611
Fax: 518.426.6827
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.
Deadline: April 10
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
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.
Deadline: February 19

Newberry Library Fellowships in the Humanities​​

60 W. Walton St.
Chicago, IL 60610

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

Deadline: February 15


The National Academy of Education 

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.

Deadline: October 3 

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.

Deadline: November 7

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

​Russell Kaiser
Office of Water
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Washington, DC

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.

Deadline: Not Specified

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

Open Society Institute
400 W. 59th Street
New York, NY 10019
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.
Deadline: February 1

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

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
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.
Deadline: Post-marked by November 14 

315 West 36th Street
New York, NY 10018
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.
Deadline: Varies

UCLA Global Fellows Program​

International Institute
10266 Bunche Hall
Box 951487
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1487
Phone: 310.206.5781
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.
Deadline: February 15

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
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.
Deadline: Applications are accepted from September 1 - October 1.

Legal Honors Program
Office of General Counsel
Room 10245
451 Seventh Street, SW
Washington, DC 20410
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.
Deadline: September 5

David A. Winston Health Policy Fellowship

AUPHA/Winston Fellowship
2000 14th Street North, Suite 780
Arlington, VA 22201
703.894.0940 ext 131

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.
Deadline: October 20

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

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.
Deadline: Non-clinical October 17 & Clinical November 14

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