Friday, November 6, 2015

Freeman Foundation International Fellowship Grant

Freeman Foundation Fellowship Grant Application

The Freeman Foundation was established in 1994 through the bequest and in memory of the businessman and benefactor Mansfield Freeman, a co-founder of the international insurance and financial conglomerate American International Group, Inc., better known as AIG.  This private and philanthropic foundation is dedicated to augmenting international understanding between the United States and the nations of East Asia.

The Elliott School strongly encourages students to integrate their course of study with practical international internship experiences.  Accordingly, Graduate Student Career Development (GSCD) offers a limited number of competitive fellowship grants for currently enrolled Elliott School graduate students participating in international internships in East Asia and/or Southeast Asia and around the world. Be sure to also look into the International Internship Grant and our Resource page.  


Eligible Locations:  Cambodia, China, Hong Kong,  Indonesia,   Japan, Laos, Macau,   Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam

The purpose of these grants is to help defray the costs of the international fellowship internship, not to fully fund the experience.  Students are strongly encouraged to begin researching outside sources of funding before submitting a grant application. 

Grant Amounts
A maximum of $6,550 will be available for each fellowship grant. The final amount for each grant will be determined by funds available to GSCD and the budget submitted with each application.  Applications for amounts less than $6,550 are not more likely to succeed.  We strongly encourage well researched requests that may exceed the $6,550 grant limit.

Application Guidelines

Eligibility Requirements

You must have secured an internship in East Asia and/or Southeast Asia or have started an internship located in East Asia or Southeast Asia at an organization that offers substantial opportunities directly related to your degree program and specialty.
Your internship must require at least 20 hours per week for a minimum of 10 weeks.
You must be a currently enrolled Elliott School graduate student and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
International students are eligible to apply, but the internship cannot be located in the United States.  

Application Requirements

A copy of the entire application is due to Graduate Student Career Development (GSCD) no later than 5 p.m. on the corresponding due date for each grant semester.  

Your application must include: 
1. Personal and internship information sections
2. Completed and signed Internship Employer/Mentor Form
3. Interest essay (500 word maximum)
4. Completed personal budget information including alternative sources of funding
5. Faculty Support Form completed and signed by a GW faculty member
6. Current resume
7. Copy of most recent GW transcript

Due Dates

Fall 2015: October 2, 2015
Spring 2016: February 12, 2016

Summer 2016: May 13, 2016

For questions, please contact: 
Grant administrator: Angella Griffin,, 202-994-3788
Online application: Yadira D. Molina,, 202-994-0128

Further details are available on the application website: 

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