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Deadline: February 4
The National Security Agency Boren L. Graduate Fellowship funds international research, cultural study and language acquisition for those simultaneously enrolled in a US graduate program for areas of the world of interest to US national security. It does not provides funds for the graduate program itself.
The fellowship can be applied to both domestic and international programs, and can be renewed for up to a cumulative total of $30,000.
The NSEP service requirement stipulates that an award recipient work in the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, State, or the Intelligence Community.
Eligibility and Qualifications
- Applicants must be in an accredited graduate program or in the process of applying.
- Applicants must be U.S. citizens or U.S. nationals.
- Applicants must choose a country and a course of study that are critically important to their academic field of study, their career objectives, and U.S. national security.
- High grades and a sufficiently strong curriculum to gain attendance to a first-rate graduation institution are required.
Application Procedures and Selection Criteria
- Boren Fellowship application
- Program proposal and budget
- Official undergraduate transcript
- Official graduate transcript
- Three letters of recommendation
The Boren Scholarships are available for undergraduates. Apply through Penn’s Office of International Programs.
Applications must be submitted online and supplementary materials arrive at IIE by February 4. Fellowships are announced in early May.
Dr. Wallace Genser
Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships
The ARCH, 3601 Locust Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6224
Please call 215-746-6488 to schedule an appointment