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The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans provides opportunities for New Americans to
achieve leadership in their chosen fields.

Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans Offers Support for Graduate Education

Deadline: November 1, 2009

The purpose of the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Ameri-
cans ( http://www.pdsoros.org/ ) is to provide opportunities for
continuing generations of able and accomplished New Americans to
achieve leadership in their chosen fields.

The fellowships are grants for up to two years of graduate study
in the United States. A fellow may pursue a graduate degree in
any professional field (e.g., engineering, medicine, law, social
work) or scholarly discipline in the humanities, social sciences,
and sciences. The fine and performing arts are included.

Under the terms of the program, a "New American" is an individual
who 1) is a resident alien (i.e., holds a Green Card); or 2) has
been naturalized as a U.S. citizen; or 3) is the child of two
parents who are both naturalized citizens. The program is open to
individuals who retain loyalty and a sense of commitment to their
country of origin as well as to the United States, but is intend-
ed to support individuals who will continue to regard the United
States as their principal residence and focus of national
identity.

To be eligible, applicants must not be older than thirty years
of age as of November 1, 2008. The applicant must either have a
bachelor's degree or be in her/his final year of undergraduate
study. Those who have a bachelor's degree may already be pursuing
graduate study and may receive fellowship support to continue
that study. Individuals who are in the third, or subsequent, year
of study in the same graduate program are not, however, eligible
for this competition. Students who have received a master's deg-
ree in a program and are pursuing a doctoral degree in the same
program are considered to have been in the same program from the
time they began their work on their master's degree.

Thirty fellowships are awarded each year. Each year of the pro-
gram, the fellow will receive a maintenance grant of $20,000
and a tuition grant of one-half the tuition cost of the U.S.
graduate program attended by the fellow.

Visit the program's Web site for complete guidelines.