Welcome! The Office of Fellowships website is designed to help you launch your search for national and international fellowship competitions that meet your educational, intellectual, and personal needs. Fellowships fall into many categories. Some provide funding to attend graduate school; others allow you to study or to conduct research overseas to gain practical experience in your field of study.

I encourage you to browse our website and focus on a small group of competitions that catch your fancy. To meet with us for your first time, stop by during our drop in hours on Wednesday afternoons between 3pm and 5pm. While the competition for all fellowships is fierce at the national level, remember that Northwestern students are among the most brilliant and accomplished in the world.

Be aware that stellar applications in any field require you to invest a significant amount of time thinking over your goals and rewriting your materials. Initiate your search early and share your unfolding plans with your departmental mentors. I look forward to meeting you!


Sara Anson Vaux
Director, Office of Fellowships