Boren Awards

Boren Scholars and Fellows study critical languages throughout the world and represent a variety of academic and professional disciplines. Boren is 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 identify how their study abroad programs or overseas projects, as well as their future academic and career goals, will contribute to U.S. national security, recognizing 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.
Campus Deadline: 5pmET on Friday, January 6, 2023
Contact: Kelly J. Medley

Gilman International Scholarship Program

The Gilman Program broadens the student population that studies abroad by supporting undergraduates who might not otherwise participate due to financial constraints. One goal of the Gilman program is to encourage students to choose non-traditional study abroad destinations such as the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and South America. The program aims to support students who are traditionally underrepresented in study abroad, including students with high financial need, community college students, students in underrepresented fields such as the sciences and engineering, students with diverse ethnic backgrounds, and students with disabilities. To be eligible, students must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant at the time of application and cannot be studying abroad in a country currently under a U.S. Department of State Travel Warning or in Cuba. For more information, full eligibility criteria and the online application please visit the Gilman Program website at
Contact: Jess Mercier in UF International Center

Critical Language Scholarship (CLS)

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a summer study abroad opportunity for American college and university students to learn languages essential to America’s engagement with the world.
Deadline: mid-November (typically)
Contact: Kelly J. Medley

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program has a variety of award/grant offerings to send applicants abroad: (1) English Teaching Assistant, (2) named awards for specific graduate programs, and (3) open study/research. Fulbright grants cover travel and a monthly stipend; some grants also include tuition and fees. Grant offerings and applicant qualifications are on a grant-by-grant basis.

Applicants must meet the campus deadline in order to be scheduled for an interview with the campus committee. This campus committee is made up of UF faculty with Fulbright experience and from the applicant’s discipline and/or host country. Applicants will have access to their applications after the campus interview, allowing them to revise their applications based on feedback from the campus committee.
Campus Deadline: TBD for 2023
Contact: Kelly J. Medley

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