Boren Fellowship

Application Year

Graduating Seniors, Graduate Students


Boren Fellowships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. 


 See the Boren Fellowship website for country and program specific requirements. 

  • Enrolled in a graduate program throughout the duration of the fellowship.

  • Committed to working for the federal government for at lease one year after graduation.

  • Planning to study abroad in an eligible world region.

On-Campus Deadline

Early January

National Deadline

Early February

Campus Review Process Required 



Interested in applying for Boren Fellowship?

Make an advising appointment here or email