Non-Fulbright Awards

The following scholarships and programs are NOT awarded by the Commission for Educational Exchange; they are not Fulbright Awards.  This list of non-Fulbright scholarships represents only a selection of various available awards and is meant to help ineligible or unsuccessful Fulbright Schuman applicants find alternate funding for their academic or professional endeavors within US-EU affairs.

The German Marshall Fund (GMF)

Since its inception, the German Marshall Fund has brought Americans and Europeans together to increase understanding and to build transatlantic networks among the political, media, business, and nonprofit communities.  GMF works closely with partner organizations to sponsor a range of fellowship and exchange programs designed to provide both broad cultural exposure and more targeted opportunities for learning about specialized policy issues. Their list of fellowships is below:

  • Marshall Memorial Fellowship | The Marshall Memorial Fellowship (MMF) is GMF’s flagship leadership development program. Created in 1982 to introduce a new generation of European leaders to the United States, it now prepares leaders from both sides of the Atlantic for transatlantic relations. The program relies on 6 months of distance learning and 24 days of first-hand experience to facilitate knowledge and network development for effective transatlantic engagement. GMF awards 75 Marshall Memorial Fellowships each year to candidates from all sectors, including business, government and civil society. The MMF alumni network numbers more than 2,500 leaders. Their transatlantic engagement continues throughout their careers with GMF alumni projects, seminars, and major events. Learn more.
  • Manfred Wörner Seminar | Started in 1982 as the Multiplikatoren Seminar (Multiplier Seminar) and co-sponsored by the German Marshall Fund and the Armed Forces Office of the German Defense Ministry, the annual Manfred Wörner Seminar brings together 30 young Americans and Germans to examine German and European security policy and to discuss U.S.–German and U.S.–European security interests. The seminar serves to deepen understanding between participants from both countries and offers an excellent opportunity to broaden professional networks and horizons. Learn more.
  • Urban and Regional Policy Fellowships | Learn More.
  • Transatlantic Academy Learn More.

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European Research Council (ERC)

European Research Council (ERC)  grants support individual researchers of any nationality and age who wish to pursue their frontier research within the ERC member states and associated countries. The ERC encourages in particular proposals that cross disciplinary boundaries, pioneering ideas that address new and emerging fields and applications that introduce unconventional, innovative approaches. For more information, visit

Erasmus Mundus

The Erasmus Mundus programme provides support to individual students, researchers and university staff who wish to spend a study / research / teaching period in the United States or another approved country. Learn more.

The World Bank, RSM Fellowships

The Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program provides support to young researchers working in academic and research institutions from eligible countries preparing a doctoral thesis. Research grants cover residence costs for a 6-10 month period in a renowned university or research center. Fellows are expected to advance their research work mainly by using the facilities and resources provided by the host institution and by interacting with peers. Learn more.

International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) or European Union Visitors’ Program (EUVP)

These two programs are funded by the U.S. Department of State and the European Commission to send promising young leaders from the United States and the European Union to the other continent to exchange ideas, absorb culture, and gain contacts and knowledge within their field of U.S.-EU affairs.

The European Union Visitors Program (EUVP) is an individual visitors’ program that was established by the European Parliament and the European Commission in 1974. The EUVP is jointly sponsored and administered by the European Parliament and the European Commission. An EUVP visit consists of an individual 5-8 day program of meetings with EU officials at the EU institutions in Brussels and/or Strasbourg. All programs are coordinated and arranged by the EUVP Secretariat rather than by individual participants. Travel and per diem costs are covered by the EUVP. Learn more.

Launched in 1940, the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) helps strengthen U.S. engagement with countries around the world and cultivate lasting relationships by connecting current and emerging foreign leaders with their American counterparts through short-term visits to the United States. The majority of IVLP exchanges include visits to four U.S. communities over three weeks, although projects vary based on themes, Embassy requests and other factors. Participants meet with professional counterparts, visit U.S. public and private sector organizations related to the project theme and participate in cultural and social activities. Learn more.

UACES Travel Grants

Since 2002, UACES has awarded 130 travel scholarships to postgraduate students from 32 different countries. The scholarships are essentially travel bursaries designed to provide mobility to existing postgraduate students so that they can undertake research in another country. The scholarships are NOT for students looking for funding to enroll in a postgraduate course. UACES generally offers four Scholarships for a fixed amount of 1,500 GBP to be awarded on a competitive basis to UACES members pursuing research in Contemporary European Studies. Learn more.

EUSA Haas Fund Fellowship Competition

The EUSA Haas Fund Fellowship Competition is an annual fellowship for graduate student EU-related dissertation research. Thanks entirely to contributions to our Ernst Haas Memorial Fund for EU Studies, launched in June 2003 to honor the memory of Ernst B. Haas (1924-2003) we will offer at least one unrestricted fellowship per year of up to $3000 to support the dissertation research of any graduate student pursuing an EU-related dissertation topic. Learn more..