Fellowships + Grants


The Center offers funding and resources to scholars and students studying international affairs.

For more information, contact Amalia Teglas.

Whether you are just beginning your academic career, a graduate student, recent graduate, or scholar, we hope to further your academic endeavors by connecting you to opportunities that foster self-development and to make it a worthwhile learning experience.

We encourage you to take advantage of these opportunities!


Deadlines & Announcements

Undergraduate student receives Carnegie's James C Gaither Junior Fellowship

Natalie Montoya studies nuclear science and engineering with a concentration in security and policy. The fellowship was of interest to her because of its focus on nuclear policy. Learn more.


CIS is now accepting proposals from undergraduates and graduates for its fellowship program in human rights and technology. The program will support research, participation in a working group, and other activities. Proposals are due October 25 by 5 PM. More details.


The Center is pleased to offer a new volunteer research opportunity to MIT undergraduate and graduate students to explore democracy in the Arab World. Please learn more about the new Jamal Khashoggi Fellowships. A cover letter and CV is required and the deadline has been extended.


Congratulations to the Center's Summer Study Fellows. Seventeen MIT doctoral students in international affairs were awarded CIS summer study grants. Each will receive up to $3,500. Apekshya Prasai was awarded the second annual Guillemin prize. “The awards were made to an outstanding cohort of MIT students from across the Institute. We're so pleased that the appeal of these grants has broadened and students are responding,” said John Tirman, CIS executive director and principal research scientist.