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IREX works to bring about positive change around the globe. It has offices and representatives in over 125 cities of Europe and Eurasia and administers programs to advance education, support independent media, promote internet development, and build civil society throughout. Fellowships are available for pre-doctoral and postdoctoral research in various countries.

Through the Center for Global Partnership, the Japan Foundation promotes collaboration between Japan and the United States with the goal of fulfilling shared global responsibilities and contributing to improvements in the world's welfare. Programs held by the Japan Foundation fall under three major categories: Arts and Cultural Exchange, Japanese-Language Education Overseas, and Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange.

The Leakey Foundation exclusively funds research related specifically to human origins, including paleoanthropology, genetics, primate behavior, and studies of modern hunter-gatherer groups. It provides research grants to advanced doctoral students and established scientists. There are no citizenship restrictions. It also provides Franklin Mosher Baldwin Memorial Fellowships for scholars and students with citizenship in a developing country who wish to obtain an advanced degree from an institution outside the student’s home country.

The Lindbergh Foundation works to foster scientific and technological ingenuity as a means of addressing humanity’s environmental and productivity challenges. It provides grants for individuals whose initiative and work in a wide spectrum of disciplines further the Lindberghs' vision of a balance between the advance of technology and the preservation of the natural/human environment.

The Nacey Maggioncalda Foundation supports global research projects in the areas of primate evolution, ecology, physiology, and behavior. NMF also supports conservation efforts that establish a lasting, positive relationship between primates and their human neighbors, in order to improve the health and welfare of both. Nacey Grants and Fellowships are awarded to doctoral students working in areas of primate paleontology, evolution, ecology, behavior and/or conservation. Goldberg Grants are awarded to established scholars. Two are awarded annually, one for a research project and one for conservation work, and recipients must have a Ph.D.

The Anthony Marchionne Foundation supports research on issues of well-being and currently emphasizes aspects of life-singlehood and health, medicine, and behavior. The Foundation awards grants to organizations rather than individuals. Thus, the successful applicant must be affiliated with a research institute or four-year academic institution at which empirical research is supported. Applicants must also be affiliated with an American or Canadian organization, and must hold a Ph.D., though graduate students may be listed as co-PI.

The RSM Fellowships Program provides funding to help advance doctoral research work through a residency period of five to ten months at a host institution in a country other than the applicant's home country or country of residence. Fellows are expected to advance their research work mainly by using the facilities and resources provided by the host institution and by interacting with peers. Fellows must be a resident of a World Bank member country which is currently eligible to borrow.

The MMMF grant programs support the education of women from developing countries who are committed to improving the lives of women and children in their home countries. Grants are available to women from developing countries currently enrolled at United States or Canadian colleges/universities. The MMMF also sponsors grants for women from developing countries enrolled as students in South Africa (University of Pretoria or University of Cape Town) and newly-added locations in Latin America.

Mexico North exists to promote research, education, and outreach focused on a more profound understanding of Mexico and the United States through international exchange and collaboration among scholars, students, institutions, and communities.

The National Academies bring together four organizations: the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council. Among the many fellowships and grants administered through the National Academies are the Ford Foundation Fellowship program (pre- and postdoctoral) and the National Academies Research Associateship Programs for doctoral level engineers and scientists.