Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Junior Fellows Program

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Junior Fellows Program



Campus deadline: early December 


Final deadline: mid-January 


Description: Each year the Endowment offers 8-10 one-year fellowships to uniquely qualified graduating seniors and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year. They are selected from a pool of nominees from close to 400 participating colleges. Carnegie Junior Fellows work as research assistants to the Endowment’s senior associates. Those who have begun graduate studies are not eligible for consideration. Carnegie Endowment’s nomination deadline is January 15 of each year. Colleges generally set an earlier application deadline. See your school’s Nominating Official to learn more about the college application process.

Term: One year fellowship.


Amount of support: Junior fellows are full-time paid positions that include benefits.  Currently, the pay is $35,000/year.


Number of scholarships: 8-10 fellowships each year.



  • Applicants must be graduating seniors or students who have graduated in the last academic year.
  • Applicants may not have started graduate school.
  • Applicants must be endorsed by their university.
  • All applicants must be eligible to work in the United States from August 1 through July 31 of the year they are named as fellows.


Application procedure: In the second week of October, the foundation will send application guidelines to the Top Scholarships office. Students will request the new guidelines each year.  There will be a competitive selection process to choose CU’s two candidates. The application includes a brief hard-copy application form and two short essays.  This application requires two letters of recommendation.