James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program

Dates and Deadlines

Campus application deadline:
December 16, 2016

Scholarship application deadline:
January 13, 2017


One year paid fellowship ($39,000/year + full benefits) to work as a research assistant to a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Approximately 12 students receive the fellowship each year which begins on August 1.


  1. Must be a graduating senior at time of application or have graduated within the previous academic year
  2. Must not have begun a graduate degree
  3. Must have completed significant coursework related to the discipline of interest

Candidate Profile

Students are applying to work on a specific program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and should, therefore, research the available programs for the year. Applicants should have completed a significant amount of coursework related to their program, and it is generally helpful if the applicant has already done research in their discipline as well. Fellows work as research assistants so applicants should have a strong desire to work in research. Language and other skills may be highly desirable or required for certain programs. Applicants with an undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.6 or greater are encouraged to apply.

Scholarship Website


Campus Procedure

The Gaither Junior Fellowship program allows participating campuses to nominate a limited number of applications for consideration.  Applicants must submit the following completed documents to the Undergraduate and Prestigious Scholarships Office at scholarships@ucdavis.edu by the campus deadline to be considered for nomination:

  1. Applicant Profile
  2. Gaither Junior Fellowship Application (pdf)

Applications for qualified candidates will be evaluated and campus interviews may be conducted to determine who will receive campus nomination.