Welcome to IWP’s new Scholarships, Fellowships, and Contests page that advertises external opportunities to our students.

The scholarships, fellowships, and writing contests below are organized according to their application deadline, beginning in September. In cases where the next deadline has not been listed yet, the previous year’s deadline has been provided as a signpost. We will update, and expand, the list as frequently as possible. The precise date of an application, however, is always subject to change, so always keep an eye on the webpage when working on an application.

Scholarship, Fellowship, or Program Title Most Recent Deadline
CIA Graduate Studies Program Rolling
Abe Fellowship 9/1/2021
#NatSecGirlSquad Fellowship 9/1/2021
German Chancellor Fellowship 9/15/2021
George Mitchell Scholarship Program 9/25/2021
Excellence in Government Fellows Program 9/25/2021
George F. Kennan Fellowship 9/30/2021
Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program 10/1/2021
William J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in India 10/1/2021
Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship 10/2/2021
National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Graduate Fellowship Program 10/2/2021
Nuclear Security Working Group’s Congressional Fellowship 10/2/2021
Jamestown’s Young Professionals Program 10/7/2021
CNAS Shawn Brimley Next Generation National Security Leaders Fellowship 10/11/2021
Presidential Management Fellows Program 10/14/2021
Rangel Graduate Fellowship 10/14/2021
Calihan Academic Grants 10/15/2021
Polikoff-Gautreaux Fellowship In Depth 10/16/2021
Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship 10/21/2021
Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans 10/29/2021
Japan Exchange and Teaching Program 11/1/2021
AAUW Short-Term Research Publication Grants 11/1/2021
AAUW International Project Grants 11/1/2021
USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program 11/1/2021
AAUW International Fellowships 11/15/2021
AAUW Career Development Grants 11/15/2021
Critial Language Scholarship 11/17/2021
Alfa Fellowship Program 12/1/2021
William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship for Minority Students 12/1/2021
Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) Fellowship 12/1/2021
Harold W. Rosenthal Fellowship in International Relations 12/4/2021
Davis Fellows for Peace Award 12/15/2021
Institute of Current World Affairs Fellowship 12/15/2021
The Library of Congress Junior Fellows Summer Internship Program 12/23/2021
Anna Sobol Levy Foundation 12/31/2021
White House Fellowship 1/6/2021
Summer Arabic Language and Media (SALAM) Program 1/10/2021
Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship 1/11/2021
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Fellowship Program 1/15/2021
German Marshall Fund Manfred Wörner Seminar 1/16/2021
Public Interest Fellowship 1/19/2021
APAICS Congressional Fellowship 1/31/2021
Lint Center for National Security Studies Scholarships 1/31/2021
Baltic-American Dialogue Program 2/1/2021
Arit Summer Fellowship for Intensive Advanced Turkish Language Study 2/1/2021
Harry S. Truman Scholarship 2/2/2021
Boren Fellowships 2/3/2021
Claremont Publius Fellowship 2/15/2021
John Quincy Adams Society Foreign Policy Essay Contest 2/28/2021
Islamic Scholarship Fund Congressional Fellowship 3/1/2021
Claremont Lincoln Fellowship Program 3/1/2021
Advocacy Project Fellowship 3/10/2021
Women in Defense Scholarship 3/12/2021
SWAMOS Workshop 3/15/2021
Jennings Randolph Senior Fellowship Program 3/30/2021
U.S. Geospatial Intelligence Foundation Scholarships 5/16/2021
American Best Future Security Professionals of America Scholarship 5/30/2021
The International Association for Intelligence Education Essay Competition 5/31/2021
Industry Arabic Scholarship 5/31/2021
Koch Associate Program 5/31/2021
Strategy Bridge Student Writing Competition on Strategy 6/1/2021
NASIH Graduate Student Essay Prize in Intelligence History 6/1/2021
Association of Former Intelligence Officers Scholarship 6/1/2021
William J. Yankee Memorial Scholarship 6/1/2021
CIA Graduate Studies Scholarship 6/18/2021
National Military Intelligence Foundation Scholarship 6/30/2021
Bobby R. Inman Award for Student Scholarship 6/30/2021
Claremont Speechwriters Fellowship 8/15/2021
Marcellus Policy Fellowship 8/16/2021