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Scholarship Information

A list of national and international scholarship opportunities for outstanding undergraduates and recent graduates.

For more information on any of these scholarships, contact Timothy Jones or the campus contact person mentioned under a specific award.

Research Scholarships

This page lists scholarships that support research experiences.

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American-Scandinavian Foundation Fellowships and Grants °

Deadline (YR.MM.DD): 2014.11.01 (Expected deadline for 2015-16 fellowships/grants)

Fellowships of up to $23,000 support up to a year, and grants of approximately $5,000 support one to three months, of research, study, or creative work in one or more Scandinavian countries. SENIORS, GRADUATES, and GRADUATE STUDENTS may apply; must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Must have an undergraduate degree in hand by the beginning of the award period. Some projects may require proficiency in the language of the host country; for other projects, proficiency may not be necessary but some ability in the language is desirable. Graduate students planning dissertation research are given priority for the fellowships, whereas the grants are considered especially suitable to graduating seniors and college graduates. There is an application fee. Campus contact: Timothy Jones, For further information and application materials, visit the American-Scandinavian Foundation.

Carnegie Endowment for Peace Junior Fellows Program °

Deadline (YR.MM.DD): 2014.11.24 (U of M deadline for 2015-16 fellowships)

Supports one year of service at the Endowment in Washington D.C. Junior Fellows provide research assistance to senior associates on international policy issues, participate in meetings with high-level officials, contribute to congressional testimony, and organize briefings attended by scholars, activists, journalists and government officials. Applicants must be SENIORS or have GRADUATED within the past year; must not have begun graduate study. Must have strong academic records with substantial coursework in such areas as international affairs, political science, economics, or history. May be U.S. citizen or foreign national eligible to work in the U.S. for the award period. Approximately 10 awards nationwide. The U may endorse up to two candidates. Campus contact: Timothy Jones, Application packets will be available from the campus contact after mid-October. Further information is available at the Carnegie Endowment website.

DAAD Summer Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE) °

Deadline (YR.MM.DD):

Please see the Summer Research Opportunities page for details.

DAAD Undergraduate Scholarships °

Deadline (YR.MM.DD): 2015.01.31 (for 2015-16 scholarships)

For 4-10 months of undergraduate study, senior thesis research, and/or internship in Germany. Applicants must be SOPHOMORES or JUNIORS in any field of study at any North American university; must have outstanding academic record and personal integrity; must possess outstanding academic record and personal integrity; demonstrate an interest in contemporary German and European affairs; and have well-defined plans for their time in Germany. Citizenship is open. Preference is given to students whose projects or programs are based at and organized by a German university.German language proficiency is not required but applicants must have language skills commensurate with their study and research needs. Approximately 50 are awarded per year. Includes monthly stipend of EUR 650, travel/research funds, health insurance. Campus contact: Timothy Jones, Further information is available at DAAD.

Fulbright US Student Program Scholarships °

Deadline (YR.MM.DD): 2015.09 (expected U of M deadline for 2016-17 Fulbrights)

Supports one year of study, research, creative work, or English teaching in one of approximately 130 foreign countries. Applicants must be U.S. citizens with the majority of their undergraduate education in the U.S.; must meet country-specific language proficiency requirements; must hold bachelor's degree by the beginning of the award. SENIORS, RECENT GRADUATES, and GRADUATE STUDENTS may apply. At least 1300 awards nationwide. An institutional review and interview process is conducted on campus for currently enrolled U of M students. Campus contact for undergraduates and recent graduates: Timothy Jones, Campus contact for graduate and professional students: Alison Skoberg, Graduate School Fellowship Office, 314 Johnston Hall, 625-7579, For further information and application materials, visit the Fulbright Program. Click here for recent recipients.

Lorenzen Scholarship °

Deadline (YR.MM.DD): 2015.01.05 (for 2015-16 scholarships)

Administered by the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis, the Lilly Lorenzen Scholarship provides funding for a Minnesota resident to carry out scholarly or creative activities in Sweden. FRESHMAN through SENIORS and GRADUATE STUDENTS may apply. Must have a working knowledge of Swedish language, a serious desire to make a contribution to American-Swedish cultural exchange, and achievement in the selected field of study. Campus contact: Timothy Jones, For further information and the application, visit the American Swedish Institute.

NanoJapan International Research Experience for Undergraduates °

Deadline (YR.MM.DD):
Please see the Summer Research Opportunities page for details.

National Institutes of Health Postbaccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award Fellowships °

Deadline (YR.MM.DD): Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

Provides opportunities for recent college graduates to spend one or two years engaged in full-time biomedical research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, MD and selected off-campus sites. Applicants may be SENIORS or recent GRADUATES; must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident. It is expected that Fellows will apply to medical school or graduate school during their tenure in the program. Fellows receive a stipend of approximately $27,000, health insurance and other benefits. Campus contact: Timothy Jones, Further information and applications are available at the National Institutes of Health.

Undergraduate Awards Program, Ireland °

Deadline (YR.MM.DD): 2015.06.01 (expected deadline for final submission; earlier preregistration is required)

Recognizes outstanding research and creative work by undergraduates in Ireland and worldwide. JUNIORS, SENIORS, and RECENT GRADUATES in any major may submit their outstanding, A-graded original work, such as a course paper, honors thesis, or arts portfolio, to this annual competition. Citizenship is open. Students from any institution may participate, but the program focuses on top students at top universities, including the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. 30 submissions will be selected for the award and will be published in the Undergraduate Awards journal. Winners are invited to the UA Summit awards ceremony and day of activities in Dublin, with flights and accommodations covered by the organization. Pre-reregistration is required; students interested in submitting work should register NOW at the UA webite. Campus contact: Timothy Jones,

Whitaker International Program Undergraduate Scholarships °

Deadline (YR.MM.DD): 2015.03 (expected for Fall 2015 or 2015-16) or 2015.10 (expected for Spring 2016)

Program Discontinued

Provides funding for undergraduate biomedical engineering (BME) students to conduct a field-relevant activity abroad. Applicants can propose to intern, conduct research, take BME coursework, or directly enroll at an institution that offers outstanding BME training. Grantees may carry out their study abroad programs at a host institution in any country outside of the U.S., except Canada, but must establish a host relationship in their country of choice. A letter of support from the host is required. Grants can be awarded for one semester (up to a $7,500 scholarship) or one academic year (up to a $10,000 scholarship). Applicants must be FRESHMAN, SOPHOMORES OR JUNIORS; U.S. citizens or permanent residents; must demonstrate a need for financial support; and must have at least one semester remaining upon return from their time abroad. Grantees must have language ability to carry out the proposed project in the host country by the time of departure. Up to 40 grants will be awarded. Campus contact: Timothy Jones, For further information and application instructions, visit the Whitaker International Program website. Click here for recent recipient.