Boren Graduate Fellowship
Goes By: Boren Fellowship
Be sure to consult the Fellowship Website for complete eligibility and competition requirements.
Boren Campus Nomination Deadline
Monday, January 9, 2023
Boren Fellowship Electronic Deadline
Wednesday, January 25, 2023
5 p.m. ET
About this Fellowship
Provides U.S. graduate students the opportunity to add an important international and language component to their graduate education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency.
Boren Fellowships provide up to $37,000 in a 12-month period for graduate level projects including language study, research, coursework, academic internships, etc. Strong preference is given to students planning to be abroad for 25 weeks or longer. Applicants must explain how their language and study relate to issues of National Security, broadly defined. Boren Fellows also incur a service requirement, wherein they must agree to work for the federal government for a period commensurate with the length of their fellowship, or one year, whichever is longer.
While no nomination is required, students are encouraged to have their applications reviewed by NFSP well before the electronic deadline.
To participate in the campus evaluation process, applicants should open a Boren application in the system before you leave for winter break. Students should work with NFSP to submit application materials for review and feedback from the Boren faculty committee by the January 10, 2023 campus deadline. The committee is an opportunity to get individualized feedback on how to submit a more competitive application from faculty and staff experts who have a lot of experience supporting USC Boren applicants.
Please note: Current graduate students applying for the Boren must also submit information to the Education Abroad Office at least 30 days prior to departure. See their website for more information.
Up to $25,000 for overseas study. Some funding available for domestic language study to supplement overseas component, for a maximum overseas and domestic program value of $37,000.
|Year(s) of Application
||Senior, Alumni/Non-enrolled, Masters, Doctoral
Minimum Grade Point Average
|Campus Nomination Required
Last updated: December 15, 2022
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