Grant Opportunities


We hope you enjoyed your international experience with IIE, and that your global focus never fades. If you are interested in stamping another page in your passport, search through the grant opportunities below for more ways to make a difference.


  • Advanced Leadership Initiative - The Advanced Leadership Initiative is a one year opportunity sponsored by Harvard University for highly experienced professionals looking to transition from their primary income-earning careers to become change agents for society and take on new challenges in the social sector.
  • Boren Fellowships - Initiated by the National Security Education Program, Boren Fellowships provide funds for graduate students looking to work in the federal national security field to study critical languages in regions of utmost importance to U.S. national security.
  • Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellows Program - Carnegie Junior Fellows work as research assistants to the endowment's senior associates in areas such as Nuclear Policy, Energy and Climate, and regional studies from across the globe. Each year the endowment offers approximately 10-12 one-year fellowships to uniquely qualified graduating seniors and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year.
  • Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship Program - The Charles B. Rangel Fellowship Program seeks individuals interested in helping to shape a freer, more secure and prosperous world through formulating, representing, and implementing U.S. foreign policy. Rangel Fellows receive support for graduate school, professional development and mentorship, and entry into the U.S. Foreign Service.
  • Coro Fellowship in Public Affairs - The Coro Fellowship develops the next generation of aspiring change makers in a “city classroom”. Through a multi-faceted approach, fellows gain exposure to various sectors to empower dynamic future leaders. Fellowship locations are throughout the U.S. and include: Los Angeles, New York, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, and St.Louis.
  • Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program - The Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program seeks to attract outstanding young people who are interested in pursuing careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).
  • Education Pioneers Fellowship - The Education Pioneers' Fellowship is an opportunity for experienced professionals to use expertise in their field to launch a career in education leadership.
  • GE Foundation Tech Awards - The GE Foundation TECH Award is designed to stimulate innovation in new technology, design, research methods and applications among university students in China.
  • Marshall Scholarships - Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a graduate degree in the United Kingdom.
  • National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship Program - The Dissertation Fellowship Program provides financial support and professional development opportunities to individuals producing dissertations with the potential to pioneer new perspectives on the history, theory, analysis, or practice of formal or informal education anywhere in the world.
  • Open Society Fellowships - The Open Society Fellowship provides funding for individuals to work for one year on a project relating to human rights, government transparency, access to information, access to justice, the promotion of civil society, and social inclusion.
  • Rhodes Scholarships - The Rhodes Scholarships, the oldest international fellowships, bring outstanding students from many countries around the world to the University of Oxford.
  • Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program - The Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program is a distinguished transatlantic initiative that offers fifteen accomplished Americans the opportunity to complete a comprehensive professional development program in Germany.
  • Rotary Foundation Global Grant Scholarship - The Rotary Foundation provides grants sponsoring humanitarian projects, scholarships for graduate-level academic studies, and vocational training teams that relate to one of the Rotary's areas of focus and includes the active involvement of Rotarians.
  • Ruth and Lovett Peters Fellowship in Education Policy - The Ruth and Lovett Peters Fellowship in Education Policy is a six to nine month fellowship for current or recent graduate students at the Pioneer Institute, where fellows will receive training, research assistance, and the opportunity to create and complete a research or practical policy project.
  • Schwarzman Scholars - Schwarzman Scholars is a highly selective scholarship program, which offers a fully-funded, one-year Master’s degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing. The program is designed to prepare the next generation of global leaders to address the challenges of the 21st century.
  • TED Fellows - The TED Fellows Program invites 40 thought leaders and trailblazers to participate in either the TED or TEDGlobal Conference to publicize their ideas and thoughts across any and all disciplines.
  • The Mind Trust’s Education Entrepreneur Fellowship - The Mind Trust’s Education Entrepreneur Fellowship is a highly selective two-year fellowship that allows one individual a year to establish a new organization that addresses a problem or lack of service in public education from a new and original perspective.
  • Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowships - The Thomas R. Pickering Graduate & Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship programs provide funding to participants as they prepare academically and professionally to enter the United States Department of State Foreign Service.
  • U.S. Student Fulbright Program - Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, the Fulbright Program is the largest U.S. international exchange program offering opportunities for students, scholars, and professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools worldwide.
  • Whitaker International Program Awards -The Whitaker International Program sends emerging leaders in U.S. biomedical engineering (or bioengineering) overseas to undertake a self-designed project that will enhance their careers within the field.