Fellowships

Nunn School students can take advantage of a variety of graduate school funding and professional development opportunities offered through fellowships.  Fellowships may be university-awarded, federally funded, or offered by independent organizations. Many are targeted to specific student groups or disciplines, and can be awarded based on academic need, academic record, or merit. Examples of prominent fellowships our students have been awarded are below, including two prominent, federally funded fellowship programs.

Selected Available Fellowship Programs

David L. Boren Scholarship and Graduate Fellowship

Boren Scholarships and Fellowships provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and 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.

Past Nunn School Winners

  • Elizabeth Clark, 2016. Clark studied Arabic in Jordan on a Boren Scholarship.

  • Jordan Sturgis, 2015. Sturgis studied Persian on a Boren Graduate Fellowship.

  • Tucker Brown, 2011. Brown studied Arabic on a Boren Graduate Fellowship. He is currently a Foreign Service Officer with the US Department of State.

  • Latham Saddler, 2010.  Saddler studied Persian on a Boren Graduate Fellowship.

The Fulbright Program

The Fulbright Program was established in 1946 by the U.S. Department of State in order to promote “mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries in the world.” Fulbright grants are given to students to support their initiative to study, research, lecture, and teach in foreign countries.

Past Nunn School Winners

  • Dillon Roseen, 2016. Roseen was awarded the Fulbright Scholarship to pursue a master’s of law in law and politics of international security at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in the Netherlands. He graduated from Tech with a degree Economics and International Affairs.
  • Allison Braden, 2013. Braden was awarded the Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Award to Bangladesh. She graduated with a degree in International Affairs.

  • Erin Robinson, 2013. Robinson was awarded the Fulbright Scholarship to Germany. She graduated with a degree in International Affairs and Modern Language. She is currently pursuing a Master’s in Public Policy Analysis at Brandeis University.

  • Colby Mangels, 2011. Mangels was awarded the Fulbright Scholarship in Switzerland. He graduated with a degree in International Affairs and Modern Languages.

  • John Akin, 2009. During his Fulbright experience, Akin taught English in Indonesia. He graduated with a degree in Economics and International Affairs from Georgia Tech and is after attending law school at the University of Virginia, is now a Law Clerk with the US Court of Appeals.

Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship

The Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Programs provide academic and professional preparation for outstanding candidates to enter the U.S. Department of State Foreign Service, representing America’s interests abroad. Pickering Fellows are undergraduate and graduate students in academic programs relevant to international affairs, political and economic analysis, administration, management, and science policy. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply.

Past Nunn School Winners

  • Camilo Caballero, 2014. Caballero graduates in 2015 with a degree in International Affairs and was accepted into four graduate school programs.

  • Ayanda Francis, 2013.  Francis graduated with a degree in Economics and International Affairs and is currently on a Fulbright in Turkey.

Public Policy and International Affairs Fellowship Junior Summer Institutes

The PPIA Fellowship Program helps students achieve a Master’s or joint degree, typically in public policy, public administration, international affairs or a related field. The organization does this through the intensive study provided by participation in a Junior Summer Institute (JSI), an intensive seven-week summer program that focuses on preparing students for graduate programs in public and international affairs and careers as policy professionals, public administrators and other leadership roles in public service.

Past Nunn School Winners

  • Dyvonne Body, 2016.  Body graduates in 2017 with a degree in International Affairs and Modern Language.

  • Angeli Patel, 2013. Patel graduated with a degree in International Affairs and went on to complete an internship with the White House Office of Communications before returning to enroll in our Master’s degree program. She is currently a fellow with the National Science Foundation.

  • Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program

  • PMF Program is a flagship leadership development program at the entry level for advanced degree candidates. It was created more than three decades ago by Executive Order and attracts and selects the best candidates possible, to develop a cadre of potential government leaders. It provides some sustenance during the first years of employment and encourages development of leadership capabilities. The PMF Program inculcates a lasting bond as well as a spirit of public service, ultimately encouraging and leading to a career in the government.

    Past Nunn School Winners

    • Lauren Kretz, 2010. Kretz worked as a fellow with the US Department of State. After a stint with the Department of Homeland Security, she has recently passed the Foreign Service Officer Exam and will be training at the Foreign Service Institute.

    • Rachael Lammers, 2007.  Lammers worked in the U.S. Department of Commerce during her fellowship and completed rotations across the agency. She now works as a Director with Aegis Defense Services.

Additional information about various fellowships and fellowship recipients can be found at the Georgia Tech Fellowships Office.