Postgraduate Fellowships

Rotary World Peace Fellowships-Worldwide

The Rotary Foundation is now accepting applications for the Rotary World Peace Fellowship. Successful candidates would pursue a master's degree in international studies, sustainable development, peace, and conflict resolution at one of the seven Rotary Center university partners: University of California, Berkeley; Duke University; University of North Carolina; International Christian University; University of Queensland; Universidad Del Salvador. Applicants must be committed to peace and have proven experience in their field. Please look at our website for fellowship program and application information:

Gilman Scholarship Program

Eligible U.S. undergraduates can apply to receive financial support for study abroad programs worldwide through the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program. Established under the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000, the Gilman Scholarships provide up to $5,000 for American students to pursue overseas study for college credit. Students studying critical need languages are eligible for up to $3,000 in additional funding as part of the new Critical Need Language Supplement program.

Critical Need Languages:

Turkic (Azerbaijani, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Turkish, Turkmen, Uzbek)
Persian (Farsi, Dari, Kurdish, Pashto, Tajiki)
Indic (Hindi, Urdu, Nepali, Sinhala, Bengali, Punjabi, Marathi, Gujurati, Sindhi)

The Gilman Scholarship Program aims to broaden and increase the study abroad population by aiding undergraduate students who are under financial constraints. The Institute of International Education, a New York-based non-profit organization, currently administers the program through its Southern Regional Office in Houston, Texas under a grant from the Bureau. The program is named after retired New York Congressman Benjamin A. Gilman, the legislation's sponsor.

For eligibility details, an application form, and further information, please check the program website.

G. Richard Tucker Fellowship
The G. Richard Tucker Fellowship program is for master's and doctoral students in language-related fields.

The Fellow will interact with senior staff members on one of CAL's existing research projects or on a suitable project suggested by the Fellow. The fellowship pays a stipend plus travel expenses. Priority will be given to proposals that focus on all types of language education and testing or on language issues related to minorities in the United States or Canada.

The competition is open to candidates for a master's or doctoral degree in any field that is concerned with the study of language. Minorities are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants must be currently enrolled in a degree program in the United States or Canada and must have completed the equivalent of at least one year of full-time graduate study.

About the G. Richard Tucker Fellowship
The Tucker fellowship was established in 1992 in honor of Dr. G. Richard Tucker, CAL's president from 1979 to 1991 and currently Paul Mellon Professor of Applied Linguistics and Head of the Department of Modern Languages at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. One of the most positive effects of this fellowship is the opportunity to work in an apprentice-like fashion in a real-world way with scholars who are experts in their field.. 

For more information, contact Grace Burkart at the Center for Applied Linguistics by phone at 202-362-0700 or via