Boren Fellowship Awards For International Study

Application Information

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Amount Awarded


Application Deadline

January 30

Awarded By

Institute of International Education

Award Amount

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.


The number of awards offered varies annually. Last year, 100 fellowships were awarded.

Additional Information

Eligible students must be enrolled at a college or university within the United States and accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, and must plan to apply to an overseas program that meets home institution standards in a country outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand. Fellowship award recipients will be selected on the basis of merit with consideration based on demonstrated academic excellence, a clear and comprehensive study proposal, evidence of ability to succeed. Preference is also given to students who will study abroad for longer periods of time, and who are highly motivated by the opportunity to work in the federal government. Qualities will be evaluated by IIE-organized regional review panels and the national nominating panel. Selection panels will also seek wide geographic and diverse institutional representation among candidates, as well as ethnic and gender diversity and distribution among academic disciplines related to national security interests. In exchange for scholarship funding, all Boren fellows must agree to the NSEP Service Requirement. The NSEP Service Requirement stipulates that an award recipient work in the Federal Government in a position with national security responsibilities.

Deadline Info

Applications are available online from the Boren Institute of International Education (IIE) website. Students should review the application instructions in detail prior to applying. In addition to a ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.

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