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Below is a list of current and relevant fellowships and internships related to gender or sexuality. Want to pursue one of these opportunities, or another not on this list? Contact GenCen's Assistant Director, Rebecca Irvine or our Advisor, Patrick Arnold, for assistance!

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Worldwide Internships

Gender and Public Administration Internship with UNDP Amman Regional Hub

Deadline: March 25, 2020
Employer: UNDP
Location: Amman, JORDAN 
Duration: 2 months 


Department of Reproductive Health and Research

Deadline: March 30, 2020
Employer: WHO
Location: Geneva, Switzerland


Internship Programme

Employer: Women Deliver
Location: New York City
Duration: 3-5 months
Deadline: Rolling

Local Internships

Social Media and Design Intern

Location: Lansing, Michigan
Deadline: None listed
Organization: Michigan Democratic Party
About the Position: "The Michigan Democratic Party (MDP) is seeking a talented student to serve as a Social Media and Design Intern to help build our digital presence in 2020. MDP’s digital goal is to spread our message to voters by demonstrating who we are, what we do, and how we are going to win in 2020 and beyond. The Social Media and Design intern will work closely with our Director of Digital Organizing."

The Firecracker Foundation 

Location: Lansing, Michigan
Deadline: Applications accepted year round. Deadline for Fall/Spring consideration July 1st.
Types of Internships: Grant writing and research, fund development and event planning, non-profit administration planning, social media and communications
About the Organization: "We provide children and teens who have survived sexual trauma with holistic therapeutic services that include trauma-sensitive yoga, individual mental health therapy and caretaker support groups for their parents/guardians. These services are provided at no cost for families without medical insurance or an inability to afford the expense of copays."

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan 

Location: Offices and locations across Michigan
Deadline: First Term (January 1 - May 1) review begins end of October, Second Term (May 1- September 1) review begins end of February, Third Term (September 1- January 1) review begins end of June
About the Organization: "Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan (PPAM) is the advocacy arm of Planned Parenthood in Michigan. We work in conjunction with Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Planned Parenthood Action Fund at the national level, as well as our health center/education affiliate Planned Parenthood of Michigan, supporters, and patients at the state level to ensure access to reproductive health for all Michiganders."

Capital Area Response Effort (CARE) 

Location: Lansing, Michigan 
Deadline: rolling
About the Organization: "CARE is a Domestic Violence Post Arrest Response Team and the only post-arrest response team for victims/survivors of domestic violence in Lansing, Lansing Township, Meridian Township, East Lansing and on the campus of Michigan State University."



Government of Ireland – International Education Scholarships 2020

Deadline: March 27, 2020
Type: Graduate Studies
Funder: Ireland

 A-C Rayner Memorial funding for International Students

Deadline: March 31, 2020
Type: Graduate Studies
FunderLincoln University, New Zealand

Wellcome Award for Global Health & Social Justice MSc

Deadline: March 31, 2020
Type: Master's Studies
Funder: King's College London

Research Grant for Foreign Scholars in Chinese Studies    

Deadline: March 31, 2020
Award: Travel expenses, research expenses depending on proposal

The Sinology Research Center wholeheartedly welcomes global Sinology researchers to come to Taiwan for special research, combining the collection resources of the National Library and the Sinology Research Center, as well as various electronic databases inside and outside the library, plus important academic institutions such as the Academia Sinica and Taiwan University. The resources should meet the information needs of researchers.

The main resources of the Sinology resources provided by the Center are as follows: Mainland Sinology Books and Periodicals: including about 90,000 books in mainland China including literature, history, philosophy, social sciences, art, and archaeology. And about 1,600 journals and periodicals. Jingzhao Overseas Books: Any version that has been lost or incomplete in China, or a rare rare book in China, is currently included in the collection.

This program is aimed at supporting the work of foreign professors, associate professors, assistant professors (including post-doctoral researchers) and doctoral candidates in departments related to Chinese studies at foreign universities, as well as researchers at related foreign academic institutes. Research tenure is one month to one year. 

Ambassador's Distinguished Scholars Program, Ethiopia

Deadline: March 31, 2020
AwardMonthly stipend ($1,775 up to $3,775), RT airfare, insurance, visa and vaccination coverage
Funder: US Department of State
Descriptionhe Ambassador’s Distinguished Scholars Program offers a unique opportunity for a diverse set of qualified academics to advance scholarship in Ethiopia as full-time teaching faculty members at Ethiopian institutions of higher education. The aim of the program is to strengthen Ethiopian universities' capacity to teach and manage undergraduate and graduate programs and enhance research capacity within Ethiopian universities. 

Scholars will have the opportunity to engage in primary research with doctoral students, work to publish results, teach, design curriculum, mentor students, and collaborate with faculty at their host institution for one academic semester.

 M. Louise Carpenter Gloeckner, M.D. Summer Research Fellowship

Deadline: April 1, 2020
Description: The M. Louise Carpenter Gloeckner, M.D. Summer Research Fellowship is offered annually by the Legacy Center at Drexel University College of Medicine. A $4,000 award is offered to one applicant for self-directed research using the Center's Women in Medicine Collection. Research may begin on or after June 1 and may extend up to 6 weeks. The deadline this year is April 1, 2020.

 Transnationalism Fellowship Program

Deadline: April 1, 2020
Award: Stipend ($4,000); research-related expenses ($500); travel expenses
Description: The Americas Research Network announces its fellowship program to support innovative research on U.S.-Mexican Transnationalism and on U.S.-Mexican Transnational Communities in order to foster collaboration among U.S. and Mexican scholars. Research projects on any aspect of U.S.-Mexican Transnationalism and Transnational Communities will be considered, but the projects must focus on topics that have not been thoroughly explored and must contribute significantly to the advancement of relevant scholarship. Fellowships will be awarded to U.S. graduate students and scholars with doctorates to conduct up to eight weeks of research in Mexico. The program is funded by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs through a grant to the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC). Fellowship stipends are $4,000 for the fellowship period. Each fellow will also receive an allowance of $500 for research-related expenses, including travel within Mexico. Travel expenses between the United States and Mexico will be covered. Fellows will develop their project in collaboration with one of our Mexican member institutions.


Deadline: April 1, 2020
Description: The purpose of the scholarships is to provide financial support for Americans to study in Norway. By supporting post-graduate study or research in areas of mutual importance to Norway and the United States, NORAM hopes to bring the two countries closer. By awarding scholarships to American students and researchers, they invest in the growth of knowledge and understanding and it will strengthen the ties of friendship between the two countries.

Wellcome Trust MA funding for International Students at Newcastle University, UK

Deadline: April 3, 2020
Type: Master's Studies
Funder: Wellcome Trust 

CCSP: Confucius China Studies Program

Deadline: April 8, 2020
Type: PhD studies
Funder: CCSP

Jane Hoppen Residency 

Deadline: April 10, 2020
Type: Writing residency 
Funder: Edu-Active
Description: We are offering a six-month residency to a writer who represents the LGBTQ+ community and/or explores LGBTQ+ topics in their work. The residency provides full-time (24 hour) access to both our Union Square and Williamsburg locations.(Runners up receive one-month residencies.) 2020 Residency will run from June 1 - December 1, 2020

African Institute for Mathematical Sciences Next Einstein Initiative: Women in Climate Change Science

Deadline: April 15, 2020
Type: Up to $35,000
Funder: The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences
Description: The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS-NEI) is pleased to invite interested female scientists to apply for the third round of the AIMS-NEI Fellowships for Women in Climate Change Science (WiCCS). Climate change – including global warming – poses significant threats to humanity. Documented impacts of global warming include an increased frequency and severity of heatwaves across the globe and frequent droughts, both of which exacerbate food insecurity and health problems in many parts of the world, particularly in Africa.

Minerva Scholarship Fund for International Students

Deadline: April 15, 2020
Type: Master's Studies
Funder: Leiden University, Netherlands

CEU Master’s funding for International Students in Hungary, 2020

Deadline: April 15, 2020
Type: Graduate Studies
Funder: Hungary

Race and Gender Postdoctoral Associate 2020-2021

Deadline: April 15, 2020
Funder: Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
DescriptionThe Department of History at Rutgers University announces a post-doctoral associate fellowship for scholars pursuing research in race and gender studies. The successful applicant must have the doctorate in hand at the time of application, be no more than six years beyond the Ph.D., and be able to teach history courses. The fellowship of $60,000 is for one year and includes benefits and a $5,000 research stipend. The recipient will teach at least one small course in the history department and participate in the seminar series at either the Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis ( or the Institute for Research on Women


Smithsonian Foundation Short-term Tropical Research Institute Fellowships


Deadline: April 15, 2020
Funder: Smithsonian
Description: The Short-Term Fellowship Program allows selected candidates to come to the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) at any time of the year and is an excellent resource to provide support for graduate students and introduce them to tropical research. Although focused primarily on graduate students, awards are occasionally given to undergraduate and postdoctoral candidates. These fellowships enable selected candidates to work in the tropics and explore research possibilities at STRI.


Smithsonian Foundation Tropical Research Institute Earl S. Tupper Fellowship

Deadline: April 15, 2020
Funder: Smithsonian
Award: $50,400 annual stipend, $16,000 research budget
Description: The most prestigious postdoctoral fellowship of the Smithsonian Foundation Tropical Research Institute (STRI) is awarded once a year to an outstanding candidate in one of the many research fields practiced at STRI. Successful candidate will conduct a three-year research program based at a STRI facility, typically in the lab of a staff scientist who serves as host or advisor on the project. 


Doctoral Dissertation Grant Program (Fahs-Beck Scholars)

Deadline: April 1 & November 1, 2020
Funder: Fahs-Beck Foundation 
Description: Grants of up to $5,000 are available to help support dissertation expenses of doctoral students in the United States and Canada whose studies have the potential for adding significantly to knowledge about problems in the functioning or well being of children, adults, couples, families, or communities, or about interventions designed to prevent or alleviate such problems. The research for which funding is requested must focus on the United States or Canada or on a comparison between the United States or Canada and one or more other countries.

Faculty/Post-Doctoral Grant Program (Fahs-Beck Fellows)

Deadline: April 1 & November 1, 2020
Funder: Fahs-Beck Foundation 
Description: Grants of up to $20,000 are available to help support the research of faculty members or post-doctoral researchers affiliated with non-profit human service organizations in the United States and Canada. Areas of interest to the Fund are: studies to develop, refine, evaluate, or disseminate innovative interventions designed to prevent or ameliorate major social, psychological, behavioral or public health problems affecting children, adults, couples, families, or communities, or studies that have the potential for adding significantly to knowledge about such problems. The research for which funding is requested must focus on the United States or Canada or on a comparison between the United States or Canada and one or more other countries

Global Mental Health Fellowship

Deadline: April 30, 2020
Funder: American Psychological Association 
Description: The APA-IUPsyS Global Mental Health Fellowship provides a unique opportunity for a psychologist to contribute to the work of World Health Organization (WHO), in the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse (MSD) for a period of one year. The fellow will focus on one or more issues related to the WHO Mental Health Action Plan.

The fellowship intends to:

  • Provide psychologists with exposure to and involvement with international global mental health policy and implementation
  • Contribute to the more effective use of psychological knowledge and research in global mental health policy and implementation

John J. Sweeney funding for US Students

Deadline: April 30, 2020
Type: Master's Studies
Funder: Ulster University, Northern Ireland

10 PhD positions in the field of Intersex Studies as part of the INIA Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions ITN

Deadline: April 19, 2020
Type: PhD studies
Funder: University of Huddersfield, England

Social Impact and Career Growth Fellowship

Deadline: April 30, 2020
Funder: MovingWorlds
Description: The MovingWorlds Institute Global Fellowship program is for professionals looking to find more purpose in their work and make a positive impact with their careers. Our goal is to help you advance your world-positive career. The Fellowship program starts with an in-person kickoff weekend, and then continues with 6-months of community, coaching, and support as you embark on your own social impact project – whether you bring your own or find one on our global network. The Fellowship is open to all professionals and can be customized around your unique goals and lifestyle.

The Einstein Fellowship

Deadline: May 15, 2020
Award: $10,850 and travel costs 
Description: The Einstein Forum and the Daimler and Benz Foundation are offering a fellowship for outstanding young thinkers who wish to pursue a project in a different field from that of their previous research. The purpose of the fellowship is to support those who, in addition to producing superb work in their area of specialization, are also open to other, interdisciplinary approaches – following the example set by Albert Einstein.

The fellowship includes living accommodations for five to six months in the garden cottage of Einstein`s own summerhouse in Caputh, Brandenburg, only a short distance away from the universities and academic institutions of Potsdam and Berlin. The fellow will receive a stipend and reimbursement of travel expenses.

Candidates must be under 35 and hold a university degree in the humanities, in the social sciences, or in the natural sciences

  ICWA Fellowship Program

Deadline: June 15, 2020
Description: A proposed fellowship must hold the promise of enriching public life in the United States by enhancing the understanding of foreign countries, cultures, and trends. Public service, social activism or contribution to wider understanding in the United States is our ultimate purpose, from a belief that the public can benefit from the knowledge and wisdom fellows acquire.

 IAS Fellowship: Durham University (Durham UK)

Deadline: June 19, 2020
The Institute of Advanced Study is one of Durham University’s flagship interdisciplinary research institutes. The Institute aims to build research capacity, realize potential, and meet the challenges of a changing world by bringing together world-leading scholars and practitioners from all disciplines to work with Durham colleagues on collaborative projects of major intellectual, scientific, political and practical significance.

Up to 20, three-month fellowships are available (October-December and January-March) each year. Applicants may be from any academic discipline or professional background involving research, and they may come from anywhere in the world (though preference is given to international applicants). IAS Fellowships include an honorarium, funds for travel, accommodation, and costs associated with replacement teaching or loss of salary (where appropriate).

The Betty J. Meggers Grant Program

Deadline: June 30, 2020
Award: Stipend ($7,000); research allowance ($500); travel expenses (up to $1,800)
Description: In 2001, The Americas Research Network (ARENET) created a Fellowship Program focused on transnationalism in Mexico and the United States. This initiative examines the dynamic processes that are multiplying and diversifying the interconnections between Mexico and the United States and explores the new kinds of social, economic, and political relationships as well as the innovative cultural expressions that are emerging as a result. To date ARENET has awarded over 100 fellowships to undergraduate, graduate students and established scholars. The Betty J. Meggers Grant Program will complement and enhance the area of study to South America. The Betty J. Meggers Grant Program will award 8 grants to scholars of any nationality to conduct research on the Indigenous societies of South America, “both past and present”.

Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships 2021

Deadline: December 31, 2020
Target Audience: PhD students and Post Docs 

The U.S.-Russia Social Expertise Exchange (SEE)

Description: The U.S.-Russia Social Expertise Exchange (SEE) is a diverse network of Russian and U.S. professionals and social entrepreneurs engaged in a meaningful exchange of ideas and best practices to produce positive change in the lives of citizens in both countries. Current initiatives include collaborative projects between U.S. and Russian organizations, fellowships for independent professionals, and youth media exchanges.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Description: The Clayman Institute offers a two-year postdoctoral fellowship. Recent Ph.D.'s in the humanities and social sciences whose research focuses on gender with an intersectional perspective are eligible. We encourage scholars with a strong interest in interdisciplinary methods to apply.

Women’s Philanthropy Institute Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

Description: The goals of the WPI Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship are to increase research and understanding of gender and philanthropy, contribute to building the field of study of gender and philanthropy, and support and encourage emerging scholars in their study of gender and philanthropy. WPI fellowship impact The WPI Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship embodies the interdisciplinary strengths of the field of philanthropic studies. Funding for additional research and dissertation writing is difficult to obtain; for emerging scholars this fellowship fills a much needed gap. The fellowship has enabled award recipients to reach new audiences and to expand awareness of the importance of gender in philanthropy. Dissertation fellowship candidates The fellowship is for emerging scholars who focus in the area of womens philanthropy or gender differences in philanthropic behavior. The fellowship is intended to support research and dissertation writing for those who are close to completing their dissertations. Applicants are candidates for the Ph.D. degree at an accredited graduate school in the United States who have completed coursework and defended the dissertation proposal successfully. Following the dissertation defense, the fellowship awardee will present findings to the faculty and staff of the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy via video conference.

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