David L. Boren Fellowships


Program Overview

Boren Fellowships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.

Boren Fellows represent a vital pool of highly motivated individuals who wish to work in the federal national security arena. In exchange for funding, Boren Fellows commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.

Application Deadline

January for the following academic year

Boren Program site


Campus Contact

Debra Clemans (clemansd@pdx.edu)

Note: Boren information sessions are held on campus during fall term.

Meet Boren Recipients