Boren Fellowships

The Boren Fellowship competition is open. The application deadline is January 28, 2016 at 5:00 pm EST.

Please note: Boren Fellowship applications are submitted directly to the Boren Fellowship Program and are not submitted through NYU.

Program Overview

Boren Fellowships provide a unique funding opportunity for U.S. students to study in world regions critical to U.S. interests (including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East). The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.

The fellowship allows graduate students to add an important international and language component to their graduate studies. Boren Fellows can receive up to $24,000 for overseas study or up to $30,000 for a combination of overseas and domestic study.

Additional information on preferred geographic regions, languages, and fields of study, as well as application procedures can be found at

GSAS graduate students who are interested in applying for a Boren Fellowship should review the information in the links below. Once familiar with the fellowship logistics, please contact Abby Williams to arrange an advising session.

Important Links

Application Components

Frequently Asked Questions


Updated on 08/17/2015