Key Resource Websites for Finding Funding/Scholarship Opportunities

  1. The Peace and Collaborative Development Network (PCDN). There are hundreds of scholarship and fellowship opportunities posted on this site. You can find these opportunities in the forums on Fellowship Opportunities and also Research. A useful way to identify opportunities is to search by keywords such as fellowship, scholarship, graduate, Ph.D., "Call for Applications", etc.
  2. See the Association of Professionals Schools in International Affairs Guide to Fellowships and Scholarships.
  3. Zonta Scholarship. The Zonta International Foundation provides the Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarships for women in different fields including international economic development. The applicant must be enrolled (not just admitted) and include a verification of current enrollment form signed by the university with the application.
  4. Educational Advancement Foundation. It offers graduate scholarships of two types, Merit Scholarship and Financial Assistance Scholarship. Both female or male students are eligible; international, permanent resident or U.S. citizen can qualify from any field of study.
  5. The Chronicle of Higher Education. Provides information some advanced (usually post-doc) fellowship opportunities.
  6. Idealist, one of the leading nonprofit career sites has a special list for Internships (paid and unpaid). This terrific site provides current information on opportunities for individuals seeking to pursue graduate programs related to social change. This is also a great site for job search.
  7. H-NET. Website network that provides information on numerous fellowship opportunities related to academia.
  8. American Political Science Association Funding Resources. Maintains a complete list of fellowships and grants for undergraduate, graduate, post-doc and research opportunities.
  9. Echoing Green’s Social Entrepreneurship Fellowship. Echoing Green awards two-year fellowships to emerging social innovators. Annually, we award fellowships to individuals with innovative ideas for creating new models for tackling seemingly unsolvable social challenges. These fellowships offer them the opportunity to develop and test their ideas.
  10. ProInspire develops leaders at all levels for organizations addressing the world’s greatest challenges.
  11. Atlas Corps develops leaders, strengthens organizations and promotes innovation through an overseas fellowship of skilled professionals.
  12. Fulbright Fellowships. Offers fellowship for US students and faculty to study and conduct research/teaching abroad and for international students and faculty to pursue opportunities in the US.
  13. The Davis Putter Scholarship Fund (US). The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund provides grants to students actively working for peace and justice. These need-based scholarships are awarded to those able to do academic work at the university level and who are part of the progressive movement on the campus and in the community.
  14. Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship (US). The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship invites college graduates (Graduate Student or Ph.D./M.D./Other Professional) to apply for full-time, six to nine-month fellowships in Washington, District of Columbia. Outstanding individuals will be selected to work with nonprofit, public-interest organizations addressing peace and security issues.
  15. National Security Education Program (US). The National Security Education Program (NSEP) provides a unique funding opportunity for U.S. students (undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate) to study world regions critical to U.S. interests (including Africa, Asia, Central/Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America & the Caribbean, and the Middle East). NSEP was designed to provide Americans with the resources and encouragement they need to acquire skills and experiences in areas of the world critical to the future security of our nation in exchange for a commitment to seek work in the federal government.
  16. Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship (Graduate and Undergraduate). The goal of the graduate fellowship program is to attract outstanding students who enroll in two-year master's degree programs in public policy, international affairs, public administration, or academic fields such as business, economics, political science, sociology, or foreign languages, who represent all ethnic, racial and social backgrounds and who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career in the U.S. Department of State. The Pickering undergraduate fellowship seeks to recruit talented students in academic programs relevant to international affairs, political and economic analysis, administration, management, and science policy. The goal is to attract outstanding students from all ethnic, racial, and social backgrounds who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career in the U.S. Department of State.
  17. Donald Payne International Development 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).
  18. Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellowship by the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) enable democratic practitioners, scholars, and journalists from around the world to deepen their understanding of democracy and enhance their ability to promote democratic change. Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows maintain full-time residence at the International Forum for Democratic Studies, NED’s research arm located in Washington, D.C.
  19. Open Society Fellowship to support individuals pursuing innovative and unconventional approaches to fundamental open society challenges.
  20. OPEC Fund for International Development. OFID scholarships will be awarded to four students or candidates for master’s degree studies. Applicants must be from a developing country (except OFID Member Countries), and he/she must first obtain admission to pursue a Master’s degree studies in a relevant field of development, from any recognized university/college in the world.
  21. American Association of University Women. It offers many tipes of funding that vary from American Fellowships, Career Development Grants, Community Action Grants, International Fellowships and International Project Grants.
  22. Central Scholarship. Offer over 40 scholarship programs for graduate and professional degrees in addition to interest free loans. Must be a Maryland resident or live within 200 miles of Baltimore city.
  23. Association of Latino Professionals in Accounting and Finance (ALPFA).  ALPFA is a membership organization with a professional chapter in Washington, DC and one in Maryland (Baltimore). There are student chapters at universities as well, but not one currently listed at CUA. At this link,, there are options for Basic and Premium Student memberships.  The premium membership of $29.99 annually includes as a benefit the opportunity to apply for ALPFA Collegiate Scholarships.   
    1. This link,, provides information on the 2018-2019 scholarships awarded, including 3 graduate scholarships. Business and Economics are listed among the majors of recipients. Another scholarship website indicates that awards of $1,250 to $10,000 are made each year, and that the scholarship deadline is May 31, so you may have time to join and apply.  Please inform Dr. Cruz if you would like to pursue this opportunity. 
  24. Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA). GFOA offers scholarships for students interested in pursuing a career in state/provincial or local government finance. Applications for 2020 scholarships will be available Spring 2019 at: The Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship for 2018 was $10,000. Please inform Dr. Cruz if you would like to pursue this opportunity.