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Deadline: 01/24/2024 (Tentative)
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Boren Graduate Fellowship

Boren Fellowships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide funding for US graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to US interests.  Boren Fellowships provide funding for overseas language study, academic study, research, an academic internship, or a combination of the above (though all proposals must include a significant language component).  Boren Fellows commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.

Graduate students should seek guidance via the Boren Fellowship website, Webinars & Resources, AND should consult with your graduate school regarding eligibility and continued Penn enrollment while on the Boren Fellowship

Penn’s Application Process:  Submit your application materials directly through the Boren Fellowship website by January 24, 2024 (tentative deadline)

Contact Information

Dr. Angie Estévez for the Boren Graduate Fellowship
Undergraduates interested in the Boren Scholarship
should visit this link and contact Kristyn Palmiotto in Penn Global 



International (Not UK), Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, Middle East


Graduate Study, Language Study, Research, Work/Service


Senior, Alumni, Graduate Student