Information on Applying for a Boren Fellowship

Boren Fellowships are funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), which focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security. Applicants should identify how their projects, as well as their future academic and career goals, will contribute to U.S. national security, broadly defined.  NSEP draws on a broad definition of national security, recognizing that the scope of national security has expanded to include not only the traditional concerns of protecting and promoting American well-being, but also the challenges of global society, including sustainable development, environmental degradation, global disease and hunger, population growth and migration, and economic competitiveness.

If you are interested in world affairs, cultures, or languages; if you have international research interests; or if you are interested in international internships, a Boren Fellowship may be able to provide the funding neccesary to complete your education.

Boren Fellowship homepage

Applications for the 2017-18 competition will be available in late August 2016.  Potential applicants should contact Professor Leroux in late August or September for further information.

Drake students and graduates interested in post-graduate scholarships should contact:
Dr. Karen Leroux
Associate Professor of History

Coordinator, Post-graduate Scholarships – Drake International


University News
October 20, 2016
The Comparison Project will present the third event in its 2016–2017 series on death and dying. A community interfaith dialogue on Oct. 27 will feature representatives of three different refugee religions in Des Moines.