The Boren Fellowships for US Students to Study Abroad, 2014/15 is a scholarship provided by National Security Education Program (NSEP). for studying within the following countries: Study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded..
Boren Fellowships provide up to $30,000 to U.S. graduate students 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 support study and research in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.
Eligible fields of study:
Fellowships are provided in the field of Agricultural and Food Sciences, Area Studies, Business and Economics, Computer and Information Sciences, Foreign Languages, Health and Biomedical Science, History, International Affairs, Law, Mathematics, Sciences and Engineering, Social Sciences and Political Science and Policy Studies.
Type of degrees supported by this scholarship:
The Fellowships are available for pursuing undergraduate degree level.
Award selection criteria: Fellowship award recipients will be selected on the basis of merit with consideration for: -Boren Awards preferences: commitment to government service, preferred countries, preferred languages, preferred fields of study, study abroad for a full academic year, –a clear explanation of the relevance of the applicant’s country, language, and proposed program of study to U.S. national security, broadly defined; –a demonstrated academic excellence; –a clear plan to develop and/or advance foreign language competency while overseas and upon return home; –a comprehensive, clear, and feasible study proposal; –evidence of cultural adaptability, flexibility, and maturity required to succeed abroad.
International student eligibility: The students of the USA can apply for this fellowship.
Available awards: Not Known
Duration of award: Boren Fellowship awards are made for a minimum of 12 weeks and maximum of 24 months. Boren-funded programs can begin no earlier than June 1, 2014 and no later than March 1, 2015. Overseas programs may begin no later than March 1, 2015 and can be no longer than one year. Boren Fellowships promote long term linguistic and cultural immersion. Therefore, all overseas study must be a minimum of 12 weeks, and preference will be given to applicants proposing overseas programs of 6 months or longer. However, applicants proposing overseas programs of 3-6 months, especially those in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields are encouraged to apply.
Award covers the following costs: Boren Fellowships provide up to $24,000 for overseas study. In addition, Boren Fellowships can provide limited funding for domestic language study that will supplement the overseas component. The maximum award for a combined overseas and domestic program is $30,000.
How to apply for the Boren Fellowships for US Students to Study Abroad, 2014/15: The mode of applying is online.
Boren Fellowships for US Students to Study Abroad, 2014/15 Application Forms
Application deadline: The application deadline is January 28, 2014.