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Josef Korbel School of International Studies

Josef Korbel School student in front of the United Nations

Scholarships and Grants

Current Student Fellowships and Grants

The Josef Korbel School offers a variety of fellowship, scholarship, and grant opportunities to support language study and internships, encourage professional development and promote research.

Information on this page:

SSF and Paterson International Internship Funds

You can apply to the SSF and Paterson International Internship Funds if you've secured an unpaid domestic or international internship and meet certain eligibility criteria. Awards vary in amount depending on a variety of factors, including length and location of the internship as well as cost of living. For more information, please contact the Office of Career and Professional Development.

Destiny Capital Corporation Internship Fund

If you're a student in the Global Finance, Trade and Economic Integration (GFTEI) degree program, you can apply for this award if you've secured an internship that is either unpaid or that offers compensation that would otherwise make it impossible for you to accept the internship opportunity. Destiny Capital internships can be in the Denver area, elsewhere in the U.S., or abroad. Awards vary in amount depending on a variety of factors, including length and location of the internship as well as cost of living. Recipients are designated "Destiny Capital Corporation Scholars." For more information, please contact the Office of Career and Professional Development.

Destiny Capital Corporation Learning Enhancement Initiatives

If you're a student in the Global Finance, Trade and Economic Integration (GFTEI) degree program, you can also apply for financial support to defray costs associated with professional or academic conferences, intensive language study, independent research, and similar projects. For more information, please contact the Office of Career and Professional Development.

Conference funding

The Josef Korbel School Graduate Student Association (GSA) can help subsidize your expenses if you present a paper at a conference relative to your field of study or conduct dissertation research. The maximum awards for conference funding are:

  • $250 for attendees of conferences,
  • $500 for presenters at domestic conferences, and
  • $1,000 for presenters at international conferences.

The conference funding application deadlines are November 15, February 15, and May 15.

Submit completed conference funding applications and paperwork to:

Emily Hinga, Human Resources and Operations Manager
325 Ben M. Cherrington Hall
Emily.Hinga@du.edu
303-871-2538

If you have a balance remaining after receiving conference funding from GSA, the GSA board will evaluate and forward qualified applications to the Graduate Student Professional Development Grant (GSPDG) to be considered for a Professional Development Grant.

A common application will be used to be considered for both funding opportunities and can be accessed on the GSPDG website or Portfolio site. Additional information and forms can be found at the Graduate Student Government website.

Conference reimbursement funding is limited and not guaranteed to all students. Reimbursements will come in the form of reimbursement checks for documented, accrued expenses indicated through original, itemized receipts.

Please refer to the Josef Korbel School GSA website for further information.

Graduate Student Professional Development Grant (GSPDG)

The Graduate Student Professional Development Grant (GSPDG) was established to encourage student participation in scholarly and creative activities that support academic progress and foster professional growth. The grant is competitive, and funds are subject to availability. Awards will be allocated by a grant committee appointed by the Associate Provost for Graduate Studies.

For more information visit the GSPDG website.

Please note: Josef Korbel School students can only be considered for the GSPDG if they received GSA conference funding and have a balance remaining.

Research assistantships

Financial assistance is available through part-time academic employment assisting a faculty member with his or her research. Research assistantships are competitive and based on student expertise and faculty need. Position availability is discussed during fall orientation, and most positions are available at the beginning of the academic year. For more information about research assistant positions, please contact the Office of Student Affairs.

External research funding

If you are a student conducting research for your thesis, dissertation, independent study, or internship, download this list of external research funding opportunities (PDF) to learn about funding that may be available to you.