Scholarship and Fellowship Resources

Please see below for various scholarships and fellowships available to students throughout their duration of study.


Ananta Centre - Avantha International Fellowship
An independent and not-for-profit organization, Ananta Centre is registered under the Indian Trust Act. It focuses on leadership development and encourages frank and open dialogue on the most important issues facing Indian society, to help foster its transformation. The Centre also engages civil society, business, governments and other key stake – holders on issues of importance to India's development, foreign policy, strategic affairs and national security. The Centre serves as a convening body for exchange of ideas, broadening perspectives and enhancing capacity to create sustainable solutions on a wide variety of issues.

The four selected fellows will be placed in Ananta Centre’s New Delhi office over a period of two months in the timeframe of July – October (dates are flexible to accommodate international university schedule) and exposed to India’s policy landscape. The fundamental aim is to foster prospective leaders and increase their responsiveness to national and international issues facing India.


Dean's Student Travel Grant Program
The Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Science (GSAS) provides funds to graduate students in the humanities, social sciences and sciences for travel to professional meetings and conferences to present invited papers or posters. The Dean's Student Travel Grant Program provides a total of 225 awards each year, in the amount of $500 each, to help students defray the cost of presenting their scholarly work. The grant may be used for travel, lodging, and related expenses.

MA students are allowed one such travel grant.

Fulbright U.S. Student Program
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, and administered by the Institute for International Education (IIE), offers diverse opportunities for research and cultural exchange for current U.S. students and recent graduates. Over the course of 8-12 months, Fulbright fellows are immersed in the culture and daily life of the country of their choice.

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program application typically opens in March. The NYU campus deadline is typically around mid-September. All application components, including references, must be submitted to Embark by this date.

Special Information for Alumni- NYU is pleased to welcome recent alumni (typically, those who have had degrees conferred within the 18 months preceding the fall Fulbright application deadline) to participate in the process of advisement, evaluation and institutional submission described above.

James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is one of the leading think-tanks in Washington, DC, highly respected throughout the world for its thoughtful, academic responses to international crises. Their James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program offers an extraordinary opportunity to work for a year in Washington, DC, as a paid research assistant to some of the world’s best scholars in the realm of international relations.

According to the institution’s website, “Junior Fellows have the opportunity to conduct research for books, participate in meetings with high-level officials, contribute to congressional testimony, and organize briefings attended by scholars, activists, journalists and government officials.” One past Junior Fellow compared his experience at Carnegie to “attending a university with forty professors and ten students.” Junior Fellows are paid $38,000 and receive a competitive benefits package.

NYU as a whole (including NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU Shanghai) may nominate two applicants for this fellowship. To apply for nomination, please send the following items, in this order, as a single PDF document in one email to with subject line "NYU CARNEGIE NOMINATION APPLICATION." Deadline is typically in mid-November.


GCSP Prize for Innovation in Global Security
The Geneva Centre for Security Policy awards an annual prize of CHF 10,000 for outstanding new ideas and approaches to addressing global security. Both individuals and organizations are invited to apply to this international competition. The application deadline is typically around mid-September.

Peacebuilding in Colombia Academic Summer Program
‘Armed Conflict, Peace Processes and the challenges of Peacebuilding in Colombia’ is a 3-week academic program run in partnership with Universidad de Los Andes (Uniandes) each summer. The program will be run by Angelika Rettberg, Director of the Masters in Peacebuilding at Uniandes and will explore the recent history of the Colombian conflict and the challenges of the current peace process following the referendum result earlier this month.

The course combines lectures and seminars taught by leading academics from Uniandes with educational site visits. Students will meet with President Santos’ Communications team to discuss the influence of public opinion on the peace negotiations, visit the UN Development Project, the Center for Transitional Justice and the Colombian Congress. At the Reparation of Victims Unit, they will engage with people directly affected by the conflict, such as ex-paramilitaries and internal refugees, and during a walking tour of Bogota’s political Graffiti, they will see different representations of the parties involved in the conflict and the peace process.

It is open to undergraduate and graduate students from a range of arts, humanities and social science subjects, aimed at those with an interest in conflict resolution and international relations in Latin America.

Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program
Funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, the Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship Program provides undergraduate and graduate students with financial support, mentoring and professional development to prepare them academically and professionally for a career in the U.S. Department of State Foreign Service. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply.
The Program offers:

  • 20 fellowships with up to $37,500 annually for tuition, room and board, books, mandatory fees and some travel expenses for a two-year master's degree in fields related to the Foreign Service such as business administration, economics, public policy, international affairs, and other relevant fields.
  • Two summer internships, one at a domestic office of the Department of State in Washington, D.C. and one overseas at a U.S. embassy or consulate. The program provides stipends, transportation and housing for these internships.
  • Employment in the Department of State Foreign Service for those who successfully complete the program and Foreign Service entry requirements.

The application deadline is typically in mid-January.

Rotary Foundation
The Rotary Foundation offers scholarships for college graduates and professionals to study peace and conflict resolution or water and sanitation.

Rotary peace fellowships are available to candidates who will participate in a master’s degree or certificate program at one of our six partner universities. Learn about eligibility requirements and restrictions.

Foundation water scholarships are available to candidates who have already been admitted to one of UNESCO-IHE’s eligible 18-month Master of science degree programs. Learn about the application process.

Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship
The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship, established in 1987, is a highly-competitive national fellowship program that provides recent college and graduate school alumni with the opportunity to gain a Washington perspective on key issues of peace and security. Twice yearly, the fellowship’s Board of Directors selects a group of outstanding individuals to spend six to nine months in Washington. Supported by a salary, the fellows serve as full-time junior staff members at the participating organization of their choice. Applications and all required documents are typically due by early October.

Summer Arabic in Oman
Intensive 30-hour per week Arabic study program in Oman organized by the Center for International Learning. Recognized as the premier program in the region, CIL offers more full-time native Omani instructors (12), more classes (10 proficiency levels), and more contact hours per week (30) than any other. Operating since 2008, our Muscat-based study abroad programs are the only ones approved by the Omani government for visiting foreign university students. CIL provides not only intensive Arabic study but also lectures on interesting topics, weekend excursions to the interior, and cultural events such as Iftar dinners during Ramadan. Partial scholarships are available.

Wasserman Funded Internship Award
The Wasserman Center for Career Development has established a Funded Internship Award to support students pursuing unpaid internships at non-profits, international organizations, arts institutions, and other industries that traditionally do not pay their interns. This $1,000 scholarship affords students the opportunity to participate in career exploration and experiential learning through unpaid career-related internships, gives students access to professional networks in the US and abroad, and facilitates the lifelong learning skills associated with solid career development.