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The following information on scholarships, trainings and educational programs is designed to be a helpful resource to prospective applicants. The listing of these resources is for informational purposes only and does not constitute an endorsement in whole or in part from the WLS or the Channel Foundation. In addition, neither the WLS nor the Channel Foundation is responsible for the accuracy of the information provided on these links.

Resources for Individuals from the Global South
Resources for Women only
Resources for American Indian/Native Americans
Resources for Foreigners Studying in the U.S.
Resources for Foreigners Studying in the UK
Resources for U.S. Citizens and Residents
Resources for Human Rights Scholarships & Fellowships
Resources for Public Health Scholarships & Fellowships
Resources for Human Rights Education & Training
Miscellaneous Scholarship & Fellowship resources


Scholarship Resources for Individuals from the Global South

Association of African Universities/Association des Universités Africaines

The Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program(IFP)
IFP provides opportunities for advanced study to exceptional individuals who will use this education to become leaders in their respective fields, furthering development in their own countries and greater economic and social justice worldwide. To ensure that Fellows are drawn from diverse backgrounds, IFP actively seeks candidates from social groups and communities that lack systematic access to higher education.

IEFA
International Financial Aid and Scholarship Search financial aid, college scholarship and grant information to study abroad.

International Foundation for Science (IFS)

The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP)

The Netherlands Fellowship Programs (NFP)

OAS/IE Scholarships for the Masters in International Relations Program
Intended for students from any member country of the OAS. Availible in Spanish.

Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarships
The Rotary Foundation's oldest and best-known program is Ambassadorial Scholarships. Since 1947 nearly 37,000 men and women from 100 nations have studied abroad under its auspices. Today it is the world's largest privately funded international scholarships program. More than 1,000 scholarships were awarded for study in 2003-04. Through grants totaling approximately US$428 million, recipients from some 70 countries studied in more than 70 nations.

Social Science Research Council

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Scholarship Resources Available for Women only

The American Association of University Women
For non-U.S. women Graduate and Post-Graduate students. These fellowship recipients may study in any country other than their own.

BRIDGE
This is a long list of Scholarships, Fellowships and Postdoctoral Awards for Women.

Georgetown University: Women's Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program

Grassroots Women's International Academy
For non-U.S. women only.

The International Federation of University Women

The Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund

Moremi Initiative for Women's Leadership in Africa

Scholarships, Fellowships and Postdoctoral Awards for Women: Financial Aid for College, Graduate School and Postdoctoral Study
This is another long list. Please note that most (but maybe not all) of the scholarships are available to US citizens or permanent residents.

Scholarships for Women
This is a list compiled by the University of California at Los Angeles. This list is organized chronologically by deadline.

Siyanda: Mainstreaming Gender Equality
This is a long list of Scholarships, Fellowships and Postdoctoral Awards for Women. This list organized chronologically by deadline.

Third World Association for Women in Science

Working to Advance African Women (WAAW) Foundation

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Resources for American Indian/Native Americans

American Indian Graduate Center

Francis C. Allen Fellowships

General Resources

Graduate Schools Directory- Native Studies

A Guide to Native American Studies Programs in the United States and Canada

Morris K. Udal Foundation

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Resources for Foreigners Studying in the U.S.

IEFA
International Financial Aid and Scholarship Search financial aid, college scholarship and grant information to study abroad.

Fulbright Fellowship for Foreigners
The Fulbright Program supports educational exchanges that strengthen understanding and communication between the United States and over 140 countries. It is an effective and prestigious form of public diplomacy. The Program has enriched the lives of over 225,000 men and women and has brought some of the world's finest minds to U.S. campuses. It offers insight into U.S. society and values to future leaders from around the world.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

Open Society Institute and Soros Foundations Network
OSI initiatives award grants, scholarships, and fellowships on a regular basis throughout the year.

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Resources for Foreigners Studying in the UK

Chevening Human Rights Scholarships
Funded by FCO. We manage this initiative, which was launched by Prime Minister Tony Blair when he visited China in 1998. Since the first group of six scholars who studied in the UK from January to March 1999, ten Chinese scholars have won scholarships to attend three month training courses at the Human Rights Law Centre of University of Nottingham, September to December every year. The course offers a wide range of Human Rights options, including the International Human Rights Law, Human Rights in Practice and English Civil Liberties Law. There have been 46 awards to date.

OSI/FCO Chevening/University of Essex Scholarships in Human Rights
These scholarships aim to provide opportunities for independent postgraduate study in the United Kingdom for students who are engaged in or intending to pursue postgraduate work in their own country and who have demonstrated both academic excellence and the potential to become leaders, decision-makers, and opinion-formers in their own country. Subject to satisfactory progress, the scholarships lead to the award of a master's degree.

The British Council

Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowships Plan
Open to Commonwealth citizens and British protected persons, permanently resident in any Commonwealth country other than the United Kingdom. Almost all awards are for taught postgraduate courses or doctoral study. Undergraduate awards are, however, available for residents of the Falkland islands, Maldives, Seychelles and St Helena.

Post graduate courses worldwide & scholarship information

Said Foundation
For students from Palestine, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and Iraq who reside in the Middle East..

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Resources for U.S. Citizens & Residents

AFCEA Education Foundation

European Graduate School
A list of financial aid resources for US citizens and permanent residents

Fulbright Program for US Students

Gates Foundation Millennium Scholars Program

IEFA
International Financial Aid and Scholarship Search financial aid, college scholarship and grant information to study abroad.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

Morris K. Udal Foundation

National Security Education Program Fellowships

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Resources for Human Rights Scholarships & Fellowships

AWID List of Scholarships in Development & Human Rights (pdf)

Center for the Study of Human Rights Advocates Training Program

Chevening Human Rights Scholarships
Funded by FCO. We manage this initiative, which was launched by Prime Minister Tony Blair when he visited China in 1998. Since the first group of six scholars who studied in the UK from January to March 1999, ten Chinese scholars have won scholarships to attend three month training courses at the Human Rights Law Centre of University of Nottingham, September to December every year. The course offers a wide range of Human Rights options, including the International Human Rights Law, Human Rights in Practice and English Civil Liberties Law. There have been 46 awards to date.

OSI/FCO Chevening/University of Essex Scholarships in Human Rights
These scholarships aim to provide opportunities for independent postgraduate study in the United Kingdom for students who are engaged in or intending to pursue postgraduate work in their own country and who have demonstrated both academic excellence and the potential to become leaders, decision-makers, and opinion-formers in their own country. Subject to satisfactory progress, the scholarships lead to the award of a master's degree.

Civil Society International List of Scholarships & Fellowships

Human rights scholarships for Roma students of law or public administration

Human Rights Watch Fellowship

INCORE List of Fellowships in Conflict Resolution

The Oak Institute Human Rights Fellowship

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

The Patrick Stewart Human Rights Scholarship
Offers a unique opportunity for students to gain direct, hands-on experience in the field of human rights. Amnesty International USA awards these scholarships to student activists for summer internships or other individually planned human rights projects. Ranging from $600 to $1,800, scholarships are used for travel, materials, and other expenses. Projects typically last from four weeks to four months.

The Institute of International Education's Scholar Rescue Fund

Third Millennium International-International Human Rights Fellowship

University of Minnesota Human Rights Library
This is a long list of International Human Rights Scholarships, Fellowships and Postdoctoral Awards

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Resources for Public Health Scholarships & Fellowships

Africa Regional Sexuality Resource Centre (ARSRC)

Graduate Scholarships In Reproductive Health
Graduate Scholarships in Reproductive Health are designed to permit law graduates from Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia or Central and Eastern Europe who have an interest in human rights and women's health in their own countries, to undertake advanced research and study in this emerging field of law.

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Human Rights Education & Training Resources

The Advocates for Human Rights

Amnesty International Human Rights Education

Bayefsky.com United Nations Human Rights Treaties

Bora Laskin Law Research Library: Women’s Human Rights Resources Programme

The Bridge

Center for Asia - Pacific Women in Politics

The Center for Victims of Torture: New Tactics in Human Rights Program

Center for Women's Global Leadership

Centre for Women’s Studies in Education

CEPIA - Citizen, Study, Research, Information, and Action

Conecta Sur, Human Rights University Network, a Portal for Human Rights in the South

Diplomacy Training Program, University of New South Wales, Australia

Equalinrights

European Roma Rights Centre

European Training and Research Center for Human Rights and Democracy

Gender and Women's Studies for Africa's Transformation

Gender & Work Data Base

Human Rights Education

Human Rights Education Associates

Human Rights Network

International Human Rights Colloquium

International Human Rights Internship Program

International Women’s Rights Action Watch

People's Movement for Human Rights Education

Physicians for Human Rights

UN Women Watch

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

University of Minnesota Human Rights Library

University for Peace, Costa Rica
The UN-mandated graduate school for peace and conflict studies based in Costa Rica has a Master's degree program in Gender and Peacebuilding amongst many other graduate programs.

West & Central Africa Human Rights Institute

Women's Institute for Leadership Development for Human Rights (Wild for Human Rights)

Women's Learning Partnership

World Indigenous Higher Education Forum

Young Women's Feminist Advocacy and Leadership Institute (YWLI) South and Southeast Asia

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Miscellaneous Scholarship & Fellowship Resources

The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA)

The European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI) Prize

Grants for Individuals: Graduate Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans

Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies
The purpose of the Foundation Research Grants is to support scholarly works with the potential for significant contributions to the understanding of ancient Mesoamerican cultures and continuities thereof among the indigenous cultures in modern Mesoamerica (México, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador). The Foundation supports projects in the disciplines of archaeology, art history, epigraphy, linguistics, ethnohistory, ethnography, and sociology. The Foundation encourages interdisciplinary projects, especially those that combine disciplines in novel and potentially productive ways.

Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program

West African Research Center/Centre de Recherche

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