Minority and Small Nation Success Grants

The Forerunner Federation and its National Foundations provide grants to support minority and small nation participation in the knowledge society. Our grant programs have the following specific aims:

- focus on education, particularly at high school and university level

- publicly announced competition to develop skills and reward results

- support appreciation of traditions and facilitate entry to research

- assist people who were born and are living in the supported region

Székely Forerunner Research Fellowship - 2016

Deadline: August 31, 2016

The “Szekely Forerunner Research Fellowship”program supports talented people from the Székelyland (Transylvania region) to pursue art and science studies at a university or postgraduate training at a research institution of their choice. Applicants admitted as a full-time degree seeking university students or mentored at an institution of scholarly research are eligible.

Download Szekely elofutar palyazati felhivas 2016

Download Székely Előfutár Ösztöndij Jelentkezési Lap

Download Pályázat Benyújtási Útmutató

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Székely Forerunner Research Fellowship - 2015

Deadline: May 25, 2015

The “Szekely Forerunner Research Fellowship”program supports talented people from the Székelyland (Transylvania region) to pursue science studies at a university or postgraduate training at a research institution of their choice. Applicants admitted as a full-time degree seeking university students or mentored at an institution of scholarly research are eligible.

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Székely Forerunner Research Fellowship - 2014

Deadline: April 30, 2014

The “Szekely Forerunner Research Fellowship”program supports talented people from the Székelyland (Transylvania region) to pursue science studies at a university or postgraduate training at a research institution of their choice. Applicants admitted as a full-time degree seeking university students or mentored at an institution of scholarly research are eligible.

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Székely Forerunner Research Fellowship - 2012

Deadline: April 30, 2012

The “Szekely Forerunner Research Fellowship”program supports talented people from the Székelyland (Transylvania region) to pursue science studies at a university or postgraduate training at a research institution of their choice. Applicants admitted as a full-time degree seeking university students or mentored at an institution of scholarly research are eligible. This is the fourth year of our successful research fellowship program.

Download Announcing the 2012 Winners of the Székelyland Fellowship

 

Academic Excellence Award 2012

“I will be an innovator, entrepreneur and job creator…”

Student-professor team competition for minority serving high schools in the Balkans

Deadline: May 15, 2012

The Academic Excellence Award encourages and celebrates outstanding teacher-student teams and financially supports innovative class projects teaching the love of learning, understanding of research, appreciation of great traditions and respect for people of other cultures. The Forerunner Federation invites applications from all ethnic minorities and small nations in the Balkans.

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Székelyland Research Fellowship - 2011

(Forerunner Federation)

The “Szekelyland Research Fellowship”program supports talented people from the Székelyland (Transylvania region) to pursue science studies at a university or postgraduate training at a research institution of their choice. Applicants admitted as a full-time degree seeking university students or mentored at an institution of scholarly research are eligible. This is the third year of our successful research fellowship program.

Download Announcing the 2011 Winners of the Székelyland Fellowship

 

Bosnia and Herzegovina Research Fellowship For Undergraduate Students

(Bosnian-Herzegovinian American Academy of Arts and Sciences (BHAAAS)

in partnership with the Forerunner Federation)

The Undergraduate Research Fellowship is designed to bring new energies and funding opportunities to gifted students of Bosnian-Herzegovinian background. This Fellowship program is established to encourage undergraduate research in arts and sciences, directly related to Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is intended that about four undergraduate research fellowships will be competitively awarded for qualified undergraduate students in all fields of study. These fellowship grants provide short‐term financial support, ranging from $500 to $1.000. The funds may be used for research and travel related expenses.

Announcing Winners of the BiH Fellowship Competition 2010

 

Székelyland Research Fellowship

(Székely Előfutár Alapitvány/Székelyland Initiative)

The Forerunner federation established the “Székelyland Fellowship”program in support of talented people from the Székely Land (Transylvania region) to pursue science studies at a university or postgraduate training at a research institution of their choice. Applicants admitted as a full-time degree seeking university students or mentored at an institution of scholarly research are eligible. The first 10 recipients were awarded in 2009 and, just recently, 8 recipients were awarded in 2010.

Download Announcing the 2010 Winners of the Székelyland Fellowship

 

Academic Excellence Award 2010

(Bosnia and Herzegovina Initiative)

The Academic Excellence Award celebrates outstanding teacher-student teams and financially supports innovative class projects teaching the love of learning, understanding of research, appreciation of great traditions and respect for people of other cultures. The Forerunner Federation invited applications from all ethnic groups of Bosnia and Hercegovina and also the Sandjak region of Serbia and Montenegro. The first announcement was made in 2010.

Download Announcing Winners of the Academic Excellence Awards 2010