Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017

fellowships

A fellowship is a grant that is awarded based on merit rather than financial need, in support of advanced study or research. National fellowships are highly competitive, with most applicants in the top 10-15% of the class. Fellowships also often look for a record of leadership, public service, research experience and meaningful participation in extracurricular activities.


  • Boren Fellowships (in Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East)
    Administered by the Institute of International Education, the Boren Fellowships provide U.S. graduate students the opportunity to add an international and language component to their graduate education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency. The fellowships provide up to $30,000 to U.S. graduate students. Read more...

  • Coro Fellows Program (U.S.)
    The Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs is a full-time, nine month, graduate-level experiential leadership training program offered in Los Angeles, New York, Pittsburgh, San Francisco and St. Louis. Sixty-four Fellows are chosen nationally each year, preparing individuals for effective and ethical leadership in the public affairs arena through field placements, group interviews, seminars, focus weeks, individual and group projects. Read more...

  • Ford Foundation Fellowship (U.S.)
    Ford Foundation Fellowships are awarded in a national competition at the predoctoral, dissertation and postdoctoral levels. They are focused on increasing the diversity of the nation's college and university faculties. Annual stipends vary from $20,000 to $40,000, depending on the program. Read more...

  • Fulbright Program (in 155 countries around the world)
    Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, the Fulbright Program provides students, scholars and professionals international graduate study, advanced research and teaching opportunities in more than 155 countries. In 2008, the program awarded approximately 6,000 grants costing more than $275 million. Read more...

  • Gates Cambridge Scholarship (UK)
    Gates Cambridge Scholarships are designed for graduate students looking to study at the University of Cambridge. Close to 100 new scholarships are awarded each year to students outside of the UK. Read more...

  • George J. Mitchell Scholarship (Ireland)
    This fellowship sponsored by the U.S.-Ireland Alliance offers up to 12 students annually a one-year full-cost scholarship in postgraduate study in any discipline at an institution in Ireland. Read more...

  • Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship (U.S.)
    College seniors or graduate students looking to pursue a PhD in the applied physical sciences can apply for this award, which consists of a cost-of-education allowance and a personal-support stipend. Read more...

  • Luce Scholars Program (Asia)
    The Luce Scholars Program (funded by the Henry Luce Foundation) offers a stipend, language training and professional placement in Asia for one year to approximately 18 Americans annually. Applicants must be nominated by their school, have attained at least a Bachelor's Degree and are under the age of 30. Read more...

  • Marshall Scholarship (UK)
    Up to 40 full-cost scholarships are awarded annually to recent U.S. graduates of a four-year college or university with a minimum GPA of 3.7 looking to attend graduate school in the U.K. The award is typically for a two-year period at any British university and may be extended to a third. Read more...

  • National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship (NDSEGF)
    The Department of Defense awards approximately 200 three-year graduate fellowships annually to U.S. citizens at the beginning of their graduate studies in science and/or engineering programs. Scholarships begin at $30,500 for the first year, $31,000 for the second and $31,500 for the third. Read more...

  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (NSFGRF)
    College seniors or first-year graduate students in the U.S. are encouraged to apply for one of approximately 1,500 graduate fellowships that covers three years of research-based study in one of the NSF-approved disciplines of science, technology, engineering or mathematics. Fellows receive an annual stipend of $30,000 for three years, as well as $10,500 for tuition and fees and a $1,000 one-time travel allowance. Read more...

  • Rhodes Scholarship (UK)
    Only 82 international Scholars are accepted each year (32 in the U.S.) to attend postgraduate studies at the University of Oxford through the Rhodes Scholarships. All educational expenses and travel are covered for two years of study.
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  • Soros Fellowships (U.S.)
    Established by American philanthropists Paul and Daisy Soros in 1997, the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans support the graduate educations of 30 New Americans - permanent residents or naturalized citizens if born abroad. Each fellow receives tuition and living expenses that can total as much as $90,000 over two academic years.
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  • Stegner Fellowship (U.S.)
    Named for writer and environmentalist Wallace Stegner, the Stegner Fellowship is administered by Stanford University. Ten, two-year fellowships are offered each year and include a living stipend of $26,000 per year. Past Stegner Fellows include Raymond Carver, Phillp Levine, Wendell Berry and Robert Pinsky.
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  • The Watson Fellowship
    The Watson Fellowship is a one-year grant for independent study and travel outside the U.S. awarded to graduating college seniors nominated by participating institutions. The stipend for the fellowship year is $25,000, or $35,000 for fellows accompanied by a spouse or dependent child. Since 1968, the fellowship program has granted more than 2,700 Watson Fellowship awards, with stipends totaling more than $29 million.
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  • Winston Churchill Scholarship Program (UK)
    About 14 one-year scholarships are given out annually to undergraduate students to further their education in science, mathematics and engineering at the Churchill College graduate school at Cambridge University. The scholarship pays for tuition and fees, as well as living expenses and travel to and from the UK Applicants are nominated by their school, and each school is able to nominate two students. Read more...

Search for more fellowships


  • GradSchools.com
    GradSchools.com has outlined lots of fellowship opportunities, categorized by: Federally Funded Portable Fellowships, Portable Fellowships from Independent Organizations, and Institutional Fellowships. See opportunities from Microsoft to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to Harvard University.

  • FinAid
    This resource from FinAid lists a number of books focused on fellowships and other aid opportunities for graduate school.

  • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    This article discusses how to win a graduate fellowship, including advice on the fellowship proposal and how to get the best recommendations. For advice about a postdoctoral fellowship, see this article.

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