Summer Funding Opportunities

This page contains a sample of summer funding opportunities for graduate students. Check each organization's website for eligibility criteria, application instructions, and deadlines.

Harriman Junior Fellowships
Deadline: February
Open to domestic and international students
The Harriman Institute offers a fellowship for a period of one year to students conducting research on Central European Studies at Columbia University. For more information, visit the Harriman website or contact Barbara Singleton, 1215A IAB, (212) 854-6219.

Harriman Summer Language Study
Deadline: February
Open to domestic and international students
The Harriman Institute provides funding for intensive study of the languages of East Central Europe and the former Soviet Union during the summer in either the region or the US. Open to all Columbia University students.

PepsiCo Fellowship for Travel/Research
Deadline: February
Open to domestic and international students
PepsiCo Fellowships are awarded annually to support semester and summer travel and research in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe.  These $2,000 awards are open to all Columbia faculty and students.

Summer Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowship (FLAS)
Deadline: February
Domestic students only
For funding support, consider combining your internship with a language or regional study. The Summer FLAS fellowships provide payment of program tuition up to $5,000 plus a $2,500 stipend for graduate students. This fellowship competition is open to undergraduate and graduate students of Columbia University who are US citizens, nationals, or permanent residents and enrolled in a full-time program (either domestic or overseas) that combines modern foreign language training with international or area studies.

Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund (SYLFF) Internship Grant
Deadline: February
Open to domestic and international students
Columbia University’s Weatherhead East Asian Institute provides partial support, travel, and/or cost of living to graduate students to conduct summer research or to serve in an internship in East or Southeast Asia. Funding ranges from $1,000 to $3,000. Projects focused on politics, economics, business, international and public affairs, law, society, and media in modern Southeast Asia or East Asia (excluding Japan) are eligible.

Weatherhead MA Training Grant
Deadline: February
Open to domestic and international students
Columbia University’s Weatherhead East Asian Institute provides up to $3,000 in support of research or internships in East Asia. Examples of projects include, research trips, unpaid internships, and summer acquisition of a second language. Priority is given to students committed to make East Asia a part of their long-term career.

ILAS Pre-Dissertation Field Research Travel Grant
Deadline: February
Open to domestic and international students
The Institute of Latin American Studies (ILAS) Field Research Travel Grant awards up to $2,000 to Columbia University graduate students who will undertake independent and/or pre-dissertation research during the summer. Research periods typically range from six to twelve weeks.

GSAS International Travel Fellowships
Deadline: March 4
Open to domestic and international students
The GSAS International Travel Fellowship provides funding for international travel necessary for the completion of the dissertation.

Summer Language Fellowships for International Students
Deadline: March 4
Open to international students
The Summer Language Fellowship for International Students supports international PhD students in the humanities and social sciences who need to study a foreign language abroad during the summer.

Institute of Latin American Studies Graduate Internship Travel Grant
Deadline: March
Open to domestic and international students
The Institute of Latin American Studies at Columbia University offers a Graduate Internship Travel Grant of up to $1,000 for qualifying expenses associated with travel to the internship country and for travel within the country.

Institute of Turkish Studies – Grants and Fellowships
Deadline: March
Domestic students only
The Institute of Turkish Studies offers grants and fellowships in the field of Ottoman and Modern Turkish Studies to graduate students through its grant program.

Institute of Latin American Studies Graduate Internship Travel Grant
Deadline: March
Open to domestic and international students
The Institute of Latin American Studies at Columbia University offers a Graduate Internship Travel Grant of up to $1,000 for qualifying expenses associated with travel to the internship country and for travel within the country.

Mathematica, Inc.
Deadline: March
Open to domestic and international students
Mathematica offers summer fellowships of up to $10,000 for full participation plus $500 toward project related expenses that promote careers in social policy research. The program supports independent, self-directed research on economic or social problems that affect minority groups and individuals with disabilities and lasts from approximately June 1 to August 31.

Harriman Institute Civil Society Graduate Fellowship
Deadline: April
Open to domestic and international students
The Harriman Institute offers summer grants of up to graduate students from across Columbia University pursuing summer internships at any international or non-governmental organization that benefits civil society in any of the countries of the Russian, Eurasian, or East-Central European region.

Brown and Caldwell Minority Scholarship
Deadline: April
Domestic students only
Brown and Caldwell offers a scholarship, an optional paid summer internship at a Brown and Caldwell office, and a dedicated mentor to guide the intern through company information and communication resources. Eligible students are full-time and have declared majors in civil, chemical, or environmental engineering or one of the environmental sciences. Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and be a member of a minority group as defined by EEOC.

Tylenol
Deadline: TBD
Open to domestic and international students
The Tylenol Future Care Scholarship supports undergraduate and graduate students that exhibit strong community and activity leadership and intend to major in areas that will lead to careers in health-related fields. Scholarships of up to $10,000 are awarded. The scholarship’s latest application is expected to be updated in Spring 2016.