The study of international integration and federalism has gained attention throughout the world due to the proliferation of international organizations (NATO, NAFTA, OECD, WTO, IMF, World Bank) and the development of the European Union. Thanks to Herb and Mayme Frank who generously endowed the Frank Educational Fund, the Streit Council today awards scholarships and grants through the Association to Unite the Democracies (AUD). Scholarships grants are awarded to US and foreign students for post-graduate work focusing on federalism in its application to international integration. Since 1991, more than 100 scholarships from the Frank Educational Fund have been awarded.

The Streit Council fosters research in the areas of federalism and international integration with particular emphasis on:

The Streit Council supports the development of an independent conceptual framework and to this end encourages studies exploring how to implement:

The Frank Scholarship Fund sponsors studies in the areas described above. Scholarships under Streit Council auspices are provided on an ongoing basis to graduate students. Other applications are still accepted on an ongoing basis throughout the year. To be eligible applicants must be enrolled in graduate programs in the fields of international relations, political science or history.

To apply, applicants must submit:

1. A concise, yet complete description of the project and how this will fit with the requirements of the Frank Educational Fund;

2. A brief writing sample;

3. A copy of the Applicant's graduate transcripts, if currently enrolled in a graduate program, or a copy of the applicant's undergraduate transcript if enrolled in a graduate program that has yet to start.

Inquiries and complete applications should be sent by email to with the subject line "Frank Fund Scholarship."