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Boren Graduate Fellowship

Goes By: Boren Fellowship
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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 6 months 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.

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.

Award Value

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.

Eligibility Requirements

Requirements Details
Year(s) of Application Senior, Alumni/Non-enrolled, Masters, Doctoral

Minimum Grade Point Average



US Citizen
Campus Nomination Required No
Year of Study Funded Masters, Doctoral
Academic Areas: All
Areas of Interest: Study Abroad, ROTC/veteran/military, Language Study
Language Funding Yes
Location Abroad

Be sure to consult the competition website for complete eligibility and competition requirements.


Intent to Apply Fall 2021 Deadline
Monday, November 1, 2021

Boren Campus Nomination Deadline
Monday, January 10, 2022
Noon ET

Boren Fellowship Electronic Deadline
Wednesday, January 26, 2022
5 p.m. ET


Applying for the Boren Scholarship and Fellowship
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
4:00 PM

Russell House 305

Fellowship Drop-In: Boren
Friday, November 12, 2021
12-2 PM

DeSaussure 228

Last updated: October 11, 2021

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