Graduate and Undergraduate Fellowships

Graduate and Undergraduate Fellowships for Study of International Relations


Each year DACOR offers graduate fellowships for study toward a Masters Degree in international relations. These are $10,000 grants toward tuition. The fellowships are for U.S. citizens, and the winners can use the fellowship for study at any accredited graduate school in the United States.

Five schools participate in the program every year: George Washington University (Elliott School of International Studies), Georgetown (Walsh School of Foreign Service), Johns Hopkins (SAIS), Tufts (Fletcher School of Law), and American University (SIS).   In addition, in the spring of each year, the Education Committee will select additional 5 graduate and undergraduate schools for participation in the fellowship program for next academic year.  The selected schools for Academic Year 2012-2013 are: George Mason University, Lewis & Clark University, Monterey Institute for International Studies, University of Kansas, and University of Texas at Austin.

Each school advertises the program and, based on merit, nominates three candidates. The DACOR Education Committee interviews the nominees and selects one winner from each participating school. If the participating school has an undergraduate program, it would nominate seniors who intend to enroll in graduate school the next academic year. If the participating school is a graduate school, it would nominate first year graduate students who would use the award to help with their second year of graduate work. The DACOR Education Committee does not require that nominees plan a career in the Foreign Service, although it looks with favor upon a career objective of government service.

For more information, contact Ms. Brett Alison Gold at ext. 17 or bgold@dacorbacon.org

The nominated schools for AY 2013-2014 will be announced shortly.