Boren Awards (National Security Education Program)

Degree Level: Undergrad, or Post UG, or Graduate

Enrollment Status: Full-time

Field of Study: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, or Arts & Humanities, or Social Sci., Business, Law, Education

Location: International

Duration: Short term (less than one year), or One year

Deadlines: January. Please check website below for the specific date.


This fellowship has a campus deadline. Please contact the Fellowships Office for details.

Boren offers awards for both undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in studying abroad in countries outside of Western Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. The Boren Award was designed to provide American students with the resources and encouragement they need to acquire skills and experience in countries and areas of the world critical to the future security of our nation. Boren requires language study as part of the program, as well as one-year government service post-award. Students design their own programs and must make a case for why their project is in the national security interest of the United States.

Visit the Boren Awards site.

Award Details

Amount: Varies, depending on length of program, cost of program, and financial need.

Duration: semester or year

Location: anywhere outside of the US, Canada, Western Europe, or Australia

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