Boren Fellowship Webinar

Dec 7 2016 - 4:30pm

A representative from the Boren Awards Fellowship program will be hosting a webinar for Princeton Graduate Students considering the program on Wednesday, December 7 at 4:30pm. He will focus the discussion on the National Security Education Program (NSEP) Fellowship, but other programs will also be discussed.

You can join the webinar in Robertson Hall Room 035 or remotely. You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for the program.

NSEP Fellowships enable outstanding graduate students who are U.S. citizens to pursue a specialization in area and language study or to add an important international dimension to their education.  NSEP provides a unique funding opportunity for U.S. students to study world regions critical to U.S. interests (including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America & the Caribbean, and the Middle East)  The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.  

To find a list of countries where you can go, please see:  To find a list of languages you can study, please see:

Boren Fellowships provide American graduate students, both at the master's and the doctoral level, with the resources and encouragement they need to acquire skills and experiences in areas of the world critical to the future security of our nation, in exchange for their commitment to seek work in the federal government.

Preference will be given to applicants proposing overseas programs of 6 months or longer.

Maximum award amounts for overseas study are:

·         $12,000 for a semester overseas

·         $24,000 for a year overseas

·         $30,000 for a combined domestic and overseas award

The NSEP Service Requirement stipulates award recipients work in the federal government in a position with national security responsibilities.  The Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, State, or any element of the Intelligence Community are priority agencies.  If an award recipient demonstrates to NSEP that no appropriate position is available in one of these agencies after making a full and good faith effort in accordance with conditions established by NSEP, the award recipient must seek a position with national security responsibilities in any U.S. federal department or agency.  Approval of service outside of a priority agency is contingent upon satisfactory demonstration of a full and good faith effort in accordance with conditions established by NSEP.  The duration of the service requirement is equal to the duration of assistance provided under the program, but in no case less than one year.  Boren Fellows must begin to fulfill the service requirement no later than two years after the date of graduation or termination of the program of study for which the scholarship was awarded.

As a reminder the deadline for Boren Fellowship applications is January 31, 2017. Additional general webinars are still being offered and you can click here to register for them. These sessions cover tips for writing the essays and Boren alumni panels.

Start your application for the 2017 Boren Awards today at