Domestic (US)

NOTE: The awards below appear in alphabetical order. This list is not comprehensive. Use the databases on our Resources page and your own independent research to find awards not represented here.



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American Association of University Women (AAUW) Dissertation Fellowship

The purpose of the AAUW Dissertation Fellowship is to offset a scholar’s living expenses while she completes her dissertation. Dissertation Fellows are not required to study in the United States. Students from any discipline are welcome to apply. Students who are US citizens or permanent residents are eligible to apply.
National deadline: Tuesday, November 15, 2016

 

AHA

American Heart Association (AHA) Pre-doctoral Fellowship

The AHA Pre-doctoral Fellowship provides pre-doctoral students with individualized, mentored research training to initiate careers in cardiovascular and stroke research. Fellows will work at a non-profit medical institution for two years under the sponsorship of a mentor at the institution. Applicants must be full-time pre-doctoral students who have already earned their bachelor’s degrees. Students who are U.S. citizens, permanent residents or have an applicable visa are eligible to apply.
National deadline: Thursday, February 9, 2017

 

Alumnae

Alumnae of Northwestern University Graduate Fellowship

The Alumnae of Northwestern University offers this fellowship to full-time graduate students who show promise of achieving distinction in their chosen field and who will bring credit to the university. Criteria for selection include quality of scholarship, leadership, community service, professional experience, and financial need. Special consideration will be given to students who choose a program in pursuit of a career that serves the public good. Northwestern alumni, preferably females, who pursue a terminal master's degree in any field of study are eligible to apply. Applicants may be newly admitted or currently enrolled as full-time students.
Campus deadline: Thursday, April 27, 2017



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Amgen Scholars

The Amgen Scholars program provides hundreds of selected undergraduate students with the opportunity to engage in hands-on research experience at many of the nation’s premier education institutions, including Caltech, Harvard, and Stanford. A signature component of the program is a mid-summer symposium, held in California, where students hear firsthand from leading scientists working in industry and academia. Second- and third-year students who are US citizens or permanent residents are eligible to apply.
National deadline: dates vary by opportunity



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Beinecke Scholarship

The Beinecke Scholarship Program seeks to encourage and enable highly motivated students to pursue opportunities available to them and to be courageous in the selection of a graduate course of study in the arts, humanities and social sciences. Each scholar receives $4,000 immediately prior to entering graduate school and an additional $30,000 while attending graduate school. There are no geographic restrictions on the use of the scholarship, and recipients are allowed to supplement the award with other scholarships, assistantships and research grants. Scholars are encouraged to begin graduate study as soon as possible following graduation from college, and must utilize all of the funding within five years of completion of undergraduate studies. Potential applicants must have a documented history of receiving need-based financial aid during his or her undergraduate years. Third-year students who are US citizens are eligible to apply.
Campus deadline: Monday, February 6, 2017


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B1G Academic Alliance Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP)

The SROP is a gateway to graduate education at Big Ten Academic Alliance universities. The goal of the program is to increase the number of underrepresented students who pursue graduate study and research careers. SROP helps prepare undergraduates for graduate study through intensive research experiences with faculty mentors and enrichment activities. Selected participants will work 40 hours each week for eight to ten weeks and be paid a stipend. First-, second-, and third-year students who are US citizens or permanent residents are eligible to apply.
National deadline: Friday, February 10, 2017


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Caltech WAVE Fellows

This program fosters diversity by increasing the participation of underrepresented students in science and engineering Ph.D. programs and making Caltech’s programs more visible and accessible to students not traditionally exposed to Caltech. This summer research program is extended, but not limited, to underrepresented minorities, women, first-generation college students, geographically underrepresented students, educationally and financially disadvantaged students, and students with disabilities. Second- and third-year students with at least a 3.2 GPA who are US citizens or permanent residents are eligible to apply.
National deadline: Tuesday, January 10, 2017

 

Center for CA Studies

Capital Fellows Programs

The Center for California Studies administers four fellowship programs, known collectively as the Capital Fellows Programs. These nationally recognized public-policy fellowships offer unique experiences in policy-making and development in each branch of government. Capital Fellows are placed at some of the highest levels of California state government and assist state legislators, senior-level executive staff, and court administrators with a broad range of public-policy issues and projects, and they are typically given assignments with a significant amount of responsibility and challenges. Graduating seniors and recent alums are eligible to apply.
National deadline: Monday, February 13, 2017

 

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Carnegie Endowment for International Peace James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program

The Carnegie Endowment offers 10-12 one-year fellowships to highly qualified graduating seniors and individuals who have graduated during the past year. Junior Fellows work as research assistants to the endowment’s senior associates. Strong candidates will have significant research experience, rigorous coursework, and a GPA of 3.65 or above. Northwestern may nominate two candidates. For more on the campus application process, click here. For last year's program description, click here.
Campus deadline: Monday, December 4, 2017


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Center for the Study of Language and Information Summer Internship

Interns in this eight-week summer program will work closely with a faculty, postdoc, or grad student mentor on an original cognitive-science research project. They will gain experience developing the project, collecting data, and analyzing the results. The focus of the program will be on language, learning, computation, and cognition, with an emphasis on giving students the technical skills they need to complete an independent project. Currently enrolled undergraduates are eligible to apply.
National deadline: winter 2017


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Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program

The six-week Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program provides undergraduates with a deeper appreciation of current issues and trends in international affairs, a greater understanding of career opportunities in international affairs, and the enhanced knowledge and skills to pursue such careers. The program covers the costs for tuition, travel, housing, and two meals per day, and a stipend of $3200. Second-, third-, and fourth-year students who are US citizens with at least a 3.2 GPA are eligible to apply.
National deadline: Thursday, February 2, 2017



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Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships are designed to encourage original and significant study of ethical or religious values in all fields of the humanities and social sciences, and particularly to help Ph.D. candidates in these fields complete their dissertation work in a timely manner. In addition to topics in religious studies or in ethics (philosophical or religious), dissertations appropriate to the Newcombe Fellowship competition might explore the ethical implications of foreign policy, the values influencing political decisions, the moral codes of other cultures, and religious or ethical issues reflected in history or literature. The Newcombe Fellowships are provided to Ph.D. candidates at American institutions located in the United States who will complete their dissertations during the fellowship year.
National deadline: Tuesday, November 15, 2016

 

Citizen Schools

Citizen Schools National Teaching Fellowship

This fellowship is a paid national service opportunity for individuals dedicated to directly impacting the futures of middle school students in low-income communities across America. Fellows enter the classroom after an intensive summer training program and commit to two years of service. Graduating seniors and recent alums who are US citizens or permanent residents are eligible to apply.
National deadline: applications are accepted throughout the year



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College Women of the Year

Glamour is looking for women with leadership experience, excellent grades, and inspiring goals. One $20,000 grand prize will be awarded alongside nine $3,000 prizes. All winners are recognized in Glamour and receive an all-expenses-paid trip to New York City. US citizens are eligible to apply.
National deadline: Friday, September 15, 2017

 

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Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Congressional Internships

The CHCI offers paid summer internships for promising Latino undergraduates. Interns work in a congressional office and participate in weekly professional and leadership development and civic engagement through community service. First-, second-, and third-year students who are US citizens, permanent residents, asylees, or work-authorized non-US citizens are eligible to apply.
National deadline: Friday, January 20, 2017

 

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Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Public Policy Fellowship

Fellows with the CHCI will spend nine months working in Washington, D.C., with significant exposure to leaders in congressional offices, federal agencies, national non-profit advocacy organizations, government-related institutes, and more. Fellows will spend four days each week (Monday-Thursday) learning all facets of public policy, and on Fridays join other fellows for a full day of leadership development. Applicants must be recent graduates who are U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, asylees, or individuals who are lawfully authorized to work full-time without restriction for any U.S. employer and who, at the time of application, possess lawful evidence of employment authorization.
National deadline: Friday, February 10, 2017

 

Dannon

Dannon Gut Microbiome, Yogurt and Probiotics Fellowship Grant

Dannon awards two undergraduate, graduate, or postdoctoral students a grant of $25,000. The successful candidate should excel in science and have an interest in the field of the gut microbiome’s effect on human health and well-being, or in the nutritional and functional benefits of yogurt, fermented dairy products and probiotics on the body. Examples may include the role of calcium, vitamin D or other nutrients from yogurt, or the effects of probiotics, fermented dairy products or yogurt on brain function, digestive health, weight management or heart health. The award will be for tuition or research-related projects or as otherwise allocated at Dannon’s sole discretion and will be payable directly to the student’s educational institution to support their continued education on related topics. Currently enrolled US citizens or permanent residents are eligible to apply.
National deadline: Wednesday, February 15, 2017



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Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowship

Administered by J.P. Morgan, this renewable fellowship provides tuition costs and an $18,000 annual stiped for currently enrolled PhD candidates with demonstrable financial need in any field. ABD applicants are most competitive. Northwestern may nominate up to three candidates for the award per year. US citizens are eligible to apply.
Campus deadline: Friday, December 9, 2016



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Echoing Green Fellowship

The Echoing Green Fellowship seeks emerging leaders committed to boldly tackling the most pressing challenges in their communities. The award supports individuals (or two-person teams) with up to $90,000 in stipends and provides leadership development, peer mentorship, and targeted networking opportunities. Applicants who are at least 18 years old, fluent in English, able to work 40 hours per week, and the founders of an independent and autonomous start-up are eligible to apply.
National deadline: Tuesday, October 25, 2016

 

EHA

Economic History Association (EHA) Graduate Dissertation Fellowship

The EHA supports research in economic history through multiple grant programs. Students with approved topics and making progress towards completion are eligible for Dissertation Fellowships.  Students at early stages of dissertation development are not eligible for fellowship support. Applicants must be members of the Association, and dissertation fellowships are not renewable.
National deadline: Sunday, January 15, 2017

 

Emerson

Emerson National Hunger Fellows

The Emerson National Hunger Fellows Program is a social justice program working to develop fellows as effective leaders in the movement to end hunger and poverty. Fellows spend five months with community-based organizations located across the country and then regroup in Washington, D.C., to participate in extensive policy training and work in non-profit organizations and government agencies working on hunger and poverty policies on a national level. The award includes a total financial package of no less than $36,000. Students who are committed to racial equity and social justice, with strong leadership skills and a completed bachelor’s degree are eligible to apply.
National deadline: Wednesday, January 11, 2017

 

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FAO Schwarz Family Foundation Fellowship

The FAO Schwarz Fellowship provides the opportunity for leading non-profit organizations in Boston, New York, and Philadelphia to recruit recent college graduates in order to develop future leaders in the education and youth-development fields. The program provides the funding to partner host organizations to hire fellows for two years to provide direct service to youth/children served by the organization, as well as to work on special projects designed to strengthen the organization. Applicants receive a mentor from the FAO Schwarz Foundation, as well as attending two annual training retreats. Graduating seniors and recent alums are eligible to apply.
National deadline: dates vary by opportunity

 

FoodCorps

FoodCorps

As a FoodCorps service member, you can help kids learn what healthy food is through a year of paid public service building healthy school food environments in limited-resource communities. Placements are at multiple schools throughout the United States. Service members are awarded an $18,250 living allowance, divided into bi-weekly payments, a $5,815 AmeriCorps Segal Education Ward (for student loans or future schooling), and health insurance. Students must be 18 and a US citizen or permanent resident to be eligible to apply.
National deadline: Wednesday, March 15, 2017

 

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Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship

Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. Awards will be made for study in research-based Ph.D. or Sc.D. programs; practice-oriented degree programs are not eligible for support. The Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship is intended to support the final year of writing and defense of the dissertation. In addition to the fellowship award, Ford Fellows are eligible to attend the Conference of Ford Fellows, a unique national conference of a select group of high-achieving scholars committed to diversifying the professoriate and using diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. Students who are US citizens, permanent residents, or granted DACA status are eligible to apply.
National deadline: Wednesday, December 7, 2016

 

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Gerstner Sloan Kettering Summer Undergraduate Research Program

This ten-week program seeks students interested in careers in the biomedical sciences. Students accepted into the program will be offered a stipend of $4,000 and housing. All students deliver research presentations at a poster session at the end of the program. Applicants must have prior research experience. First-, second-, and third-year students are eligible to apply.
National deadline: Wednesday, February 1, 2017

 

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Global Health Corps

Global Health Corps mobilizes a community of emerging leaders to build health equity. They place talented individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds in paid, high-impact roles in NGOs and government agencies in sub-Saharan Africa and the US. During the fellowship year, fellows collaborate, innovate, and create sustainable and impactful change. Applicants from a broad range of sectors and disciplines can apply for up to three positions that match their interests and skills, from project management to monitoring and evaluation, engineering, communications and more. Graduating seniors and recent alums under 30 years of age are eligible to apply.
National deadline: Wednesday, January 18, 2017



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Goldwater Scholarship

The Goldwater Scholarship encourages outstanding students to pursue research careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering. Scholars receive up to $7500 to cover eligible educational expenses. Northwestern may nominate up to four candidates each year. Second- and third-year students who are US citizens or permanent residents are eligible to apply. Expected GPA of 3.8 or above.
Campus deadline: Tuesday, November 7, 2017



HFG

Harry Frank Guggenheim Dissertation Fellowship

These fellowships of $20,000 each are designed to contribute to the support of the doctoral candidate to enable him or her to complete the thesis in a timely manner and are only appropriate for students approaching the final year of their Ph.D. work. Questions that interest the foundation concern violence and aggression in relation to social change, intergroup conflict, war, terrorism, crime, and family relationships, among other subjects. Dissertations with no relevance to understanding human violence and aggression will not be supported. Priority will also be given to areas and methodologies not receiving adequate attention and support from other funding sources. Applicants may be citizens of any country and studying at colleges or universities in any country.
National deadline: Wednesday, February 1, 2017

 

Scoville

Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship program invites recent college and graduate school alumni to apply for full-time, six-to-nine month fellowships in Washington, D.C. Outstanding individuals will be selected to work with nonprofit, public-interest organizations addressing peace and security issues. Applications are especially encouraged from candidates with a strong interest in these issues who have prior experience with public-interest activism or advocacy. Graduating seniors and recent alums are eligible to apply. Preference is given to US citizens, but a fellowship to a foreign national residing in the US is awarded periodically.
National spring-semester deadline: Monday, October 2, 2017

 

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Hollings Scholarship

The Hollings Scholarship seeks to increase undergraduate training in oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology, and education. Scholars receive up to $9500 per year in academic assistance for two years, and a 10-week full-time summer internship at a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration facility. Second-year students who are US citizens are eligible to apply.
National deadline: Tuesday, January 31, 2017

 

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James H. Dunn, Jr., Memorial Fellowship

The Dunn Fellowship Program provides highly motivated college graduates with a unique opportunity to experience the operations of the Illinois state government for one year. Dunn Fellows are paid $31,332 and receive state benefits. A majority of fellows are based in Springfield, with limited placements in Chicago and Washington, D.C. Graduating seniors and recent alums who are US citizens are eligible to apply.
National deadline: Friday, March 17, 2017

 

James Madison

James Madison Graduate Fellowship

The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation offers $24,000 fellowships to individuals desiring to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution at the secondary school level. Fellowship applicants compete only against other applicants from the states of their legal residence. As funding permits, the Foundation plans to offer one fellowship per state per year. Graduating seniors and recent alums who are US citizens are eligible to apply.
National deadline: Tuesday, March 6, 2018

 

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John Lewis Fellowship

The John Lewis Fellowship brings together a group of 30 American and European university students and recent graduates for an intensive program about diversity and civil rights in America. The John Lewis Fellows will attend discussions with renowned scholars and activists at The Center for Civil and Human Rights, in Atlanta, GA, visit historical sites around the city, and engage in discussions on a range of political and social issues. They will also draw upon the immense resources of the center and contribute to its extensive and innovative outreach initiatives. Second-, third-, and fourth-year students, as well as students who graduated in the past two years (including students currently enrolled in graduate school) are eligible to apply.
National deadline: Wednesday, January 4, 2017

 

RFF

Joseph L. Fisher Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

In honor of former RFF President Joseph L. Fisher, RFF awards academic fellowships in support of doctoral dissertation research on issues related to the environment, natural resources, or energy. Awardees will be invited to give a presentation of their research at RFF, for which RFF will pay reasonable travel expenses. RFF’s primary research disciplines are economics and other social sciences. Proposals originating in these fields will have the greatest likelihood of success. Proposals from the physical or biological sciences must have an immediate and obvious link to environmental policy matters. This fellowship supports graduate students in the final year of their dissertation research. The fellowship carries a stipend of $18,000, which is intended to be a student's principal source of support.
National deadline: Tuesday, February 28, 2017

 

De Karman

Josephine de Karman Fellowship

De Karman fellowships are open to students in any discipline, including international students, who are currently enrolled in a university or college within the US. Approximately eight fellowships, $22,000 for graduate students and $14,000 for undergraduate students, will be awarded for the regular academic year, paid through the fellowship office of the university in which the recipient is enrolled for study. Study must be carried out only in the US and all funds must be expended in the US. Only third-year undergraduates and candidates for the PhD who will defend by the end of the fellowship year are eligible to apply.
National deadline: Tuesday, January 31, 2017

 

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Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship

The Kinley Memorial Fellowship supports promising college graduates seeking advanced study in architecture, art, dance, landscape architecture, music, theatre, or urban and regional planning. Awards include one fellowship up to $20,000 in music; one fellowship up to $20,000 in architectural design and history, art and design, dance, instrumental or vocal music, or theatre; and one fellowship up to $9,000 in architecture, art, dance, landscape architecture, theatre, or urban and regional planning. Fourth-year students and recent alums, including graduate-school alums, are eligible to apply.
National deadline: Friday, December 9, 2016

 

Knight-Hennessy

Knight-Hennessy Scholars

Each year, the Knight-Hennessy Scholars program will identify a group of 100 high-achieving students from around the world with demonstrated leadership and civic commitment to receive full funding to pursue a wide-ranging, full-time graduate education at Stanford, with the goal of developing a new generation of global leaders. Applicants for the scholarship must also meet the eligibility requirements of the specific Stanford graduate degree program they wish to pursue. Interested applicants who have finished their bachelor's degress no later than 2013 are eligible to apply. For more information on the application process, click here.
National deadline: Wednesday, September 27, 2017

 

KSTF

Knowles Science Teaching Foundation (KSTF) Teaching Fellowship

KSTF is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing math and science teachers with professional development, resources and support to improve STEM education. Financial benefits of the fellowship include stipends and grants. In addition to financial benefits, Fellows have the opportunity to to connect with and benefit from being part of a national community of over 300 experienced STEM classroom teachers. Graduating seniors and recent alums are eligible to apply.
National deadline: Sunday, November 26, 2017



Match Education

Match Corps

Match Corps is a one-year urban education fellowship. Recent college graduates from top universities across the country commit a year to closing the achievement gap in Boston, one student at a time. Fellows tutor small groups of students in grades 1-12 and partner closely with families. Graduating seniors and recent alums who are US citizens, nationals, or permanent residents are eligible to apply.
National deadline: multiple deadlines



Match Education

Match Teacher Residency

Match Teacher Residents spend full days in the Match Charter Public School, which operates a pre-K-12 school for low-income students in Boston. In year one of the program, residents attend classes at the Sposato Graduate School of Education alongside the regular workweek as a tutor. In year two, residents work as a full-time teacher at an urban charter or turnaround school. Graduating seniors and recent alums who are US citizens, nationals, or permanent residents are eligible to apply.
National deadline: applications are accepted throughout the year

 

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McNeil Center for Early American Studies Dissertation Fellowship

Fellows receive a stipend of up to $21,000, office space in the Center's magnificent building on the University of Pennsylvania's campus and library, computer, and other privileges at the University. Limited travel funds for research are also available. While no teaching is required for most fellowships, all McNeil Center fellows are expected to be in residence in Philadelphia during the academic year and to participate regularly in the Center's program of seminars and other activities. Doctoral candidates from any PhD-granting institution who are in the research or writing stage of the dissertation are eligible. As outlined below, some fellowships are targeted at specific areas, but any project dealing with the histories and cultures of North America in the Atlantic world before 1850 will be considered. Proposals dependent on the use of Philadelphia-area archives and libraries are particularly welcome. Applications are encouraged from students of all relevant disciplines, including Africana Studies, American Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, Comparative Literature, Economics, English, Folklore, Gender Studies, History, Latina/o Studies, Law, Music, Native American and Indigenous Studies, Political Science, Queer Studies, Religious Studies, Urban Studies, and Women’s Studies.
National deadline: Wednesday, February 1, 2017



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Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship

ACLS invites applications for Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships, which support a year of research and writing to help advanced graduate students in the humanities and social sciences in the last year of PhD dissertation writing. Applicants must be prepared to complete their dissertations within the period of their fellowship tenure. The fellowship may be carried out in residence at the fellow's home institution, abroad, or at another appropriate site for the research. These fellowships may not be held concurrently with any other fellowship or grant. The total award of up to $38,000 includes a stipend plus additional funds for university fees and research support. In addition to the monetary support that the fellowship offers, Dissertation Completion Fellows are able to apply to participate in a seminar on preparing for the academic job market. Students who are no more than six years into their degree program are eligible to apply.
National deadline: Wednesday, October 26, 2016



CES

Mellon-CES Dissertation Completion Fellowships in European Studies

Each fellowship includes a $25,000 stipend, paid in six bi-monthly installments over the course of the fellowship year, as well as assistance in securing reimbursements or waivers in eligible health insurance and candidacy fees. Fellows will also be expected to participate in a number of activities organized by the Council for European Studies, which are designed to support early career development. These activities include presenting at the International Conference of Europeanists, hosted by the Council for European Studies; publishing in and producing a feature for CES’ online journal; and participating in several digital and in-person career development seminars and/or workshops. Students who are US citizens or green-card holders are eligible to apply.
National deadline: Wednesday, February 1, 2017

 

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National Academy of Education (NAEd)/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship

The Dissertation Fellowship Program seeks to encourage a new generation of scholars from a wide range of disciplines and professional fields to undertake research relevant to the improvement of education. These $27,500 fellowships support individuals whose dissertations show potential for bringing fresh and constructive perspectives to the history, theory, analysis, or practice of formal or informal education anywhere in the world. Fellowships are not intended to finance data collection or the completion of doctoral coursework, but rather to support the final analysis of the research topic and the writing of the dissertation. For this reason, all applicants must document that they will have completed all pre-dissertation requirements by the start of the fellowship and must provide a clear and specific plan for completing the dissertation within a one or two-year time frame.
National deadline: fall 2017

  

DoD

National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship

The NDSEG Fellowship is a highly competitive award for US citizens who intend to pursue a doctoral degree in one of fifteen supported disciplines, at a US institution of their choice. Fellowships last for three years and pay for full tuition and mandatory fees, a monthly stipend, and up to $1,000 a year in medical insurance. Students who have completed an undergraduate degree or less than two years of full-time graduate study are eligible to apply.
National deadline: fall 2017

 

NSF GRFP

National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

The NSF GRFP recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees at accredited US institutions. US citizens who have completed no more than 12 months of graduate study are eligible to apply.
National deadline: fall 2016, dates vary by discipline

 

Urban Fellows

New York City Urban Fellows

The New York City Urban Fellows Program is a highly selective, nine-month fellowship that combines work in mayoral offices and city agencies with volunteer service opportunities and a seminar series that explores current urban issues impacting public policy. Awardees are placed with agencies across New York City to learn about public policy through a hands-on approach. The fellowship award includes a $30,000 stipend and health insurance. Graduating seniors and graduates who have completed their bachelor’s degrees within the past two years and who are eligible to work in the US are eligible to apply.
National deadline: Friday, January 13, 2017

 

NPR

NPR Kroc Fellowship

The NPR Kroc Fellowship identifies and develops a new generation of extraordinary public radio journalists. Over the course of a year, Kroc Fellows get rigorous, hands-on training in every aspect of public radio journalism, both on-air and online, including writing, reporting, producing, and editing. The fellowship is designed to offer exposure to various units at NPR, in both the news and digital divisions, and at an NPR member station. Graduating seniors and graduates who have finished a bachelor’s or master’s degree within the last year are eligible to apply.
National deadline: Saturday, December 31, 2016

 

Philly Fellows

Philly Fellows

Philly Fellows’ yearlong fellowships connect top college graduates to dynamic non-profit opportunities while developing leadership and professional skills, and engaging in Philadelphia’s vibrant communities. Alongside full-time placement with a partnering non-profit, fellows participate in leadership and professional development curricula and live together with 3-5 other fellows. In addition to free housing, the award includes a $12,311 stipend, health insurance, and a $5,730 education award upon completion. Graduating seniors who are US citizens or permanent residents are eligible to apply.
National deadline: Saturday, February 4, 2017

 

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Pickering Fellowship

The Pickering Fellowship is one of the State Department's premier recruiting programs aimed at increasing diversity among US Foreign Service officers. The fellowship is designed to attract outstanding individuals from all ethnic, racial, and social backgrounds who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career with the US Department of State. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply. Third-year undergraduates and recent alums seeking admission to graduate school who are US citizens are eligible to apply.
National deadline: Friday, January 13, 2017



Point

Point Foundation Scholarship

Point Foundation is the nation’s largest higher education scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students. Point’s multifaceted support of its scholarship recipients extends far beyond direct financial contribution toward the cost of their education. Each scholar is paired with a mentor and participates in leadership development programs and events. Applicants must be currently enrolled or intending to enroll in school the following fall, they must also be "out," have strong academic achievements, and a track record of leadership and community involvement for the LGBTQ community.
National deadline: Monday, January 30, 2017


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Project Horseshoe Farm Fellowship

Project Horseshoe Farm (HSF) is a non-profit based in Greensboro, Alabama, that offers service and support programs for seniors, people with mental illness, and at-risk children. HSF also offers education and leadership-development opportunities for recent college graduates. The 13-month post-baccalaureate fellowship allows students to experientially learn about rural healthcare, K-12 education, non-profit management, and community leadership. Graduating seniors and recent alums are eligible to apply.
National deadline: Sunday, February 12, 2017



Projects for Peace

Projects for Peace

The Projects for Peace program enables undergraduates around the country to design grassroots “projects for peace” that use a summer to address global social issues. The grant provides up to $10,000 for a summer project focused on some dimension of enabling peace in a global world. At Northwestern, the Office of Fellowships facilitates the grant process. One Northwestern student is awarded the Projects for Peace grant each year. First-, second-, and third-year students are eligible to apply.
Campus deadline: Monday, January 23, 2017

 

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Public Health Associate Program (PHAP)

PHAP is a competitive, two-year, paid training program with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. PHAP associates are assigned to public health agencies and non-governmental organizations in the United States and US territories, and work alongside other professionals across a variety of public-health settings. Applicants must be recent graduates who are US citizens, permanent residents, or US nationals.
National deadline: Monday, January 9, 2017

 

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Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Junior Summer Institutes (JSIs)

The PPIA Fellowship begins with the completion of a Junior Summer Institute (JSI). JSI is an intensive seven-week summer program that focuses on preparing students for graduate programs in public and international affairs and careers as policy professionals, public administrators and other leadership roles in public service. Students who are selected for the JSI Fellowship cohort will study on the campus of one of five participating universities. The JSI curriculum includes economics, statistics, domestic/international policy issues and leadership topics, all designed to sharpen students’ quantitative, analytic and communication skills. Extracurricular activities are included as well. These skills are vital for admission into the top graduate programs in public and international affairs. The successful completion of a JSI is a requirement for PPIA Fellows to qualify for graduate school benefits. Third-year students are eligible to apply.
National deadline: Tuesday, November 1, 2016

 

Harvard

Public Policy and Leadership Conference (PPLC)

The PPLC is held at Harvard Kennedy School each February to inspire talented, driven, and diverse undergraduate students to pursue careers in public service. The conference introduces students to a graduate school environment focusing on public policy and international affairs, and provides them with fellowship opportunities that may help fund their graduate studies. First- and second-year students who are US citizens, permanent residents, or DACA recipients are eligible to apply.
National deadline: Wednesday, November 9, 2016

 

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San Francisco Fellows

The San Francisco Fellows program works to foster community stewardship by preparing recent college graduates for leadership roles in public service. Awardees work as full-time city employees, earning approximately $50,000, plus health insurance. In addition to a weekly learning component and an assigned mentor, fellows conduct projects that span a broad range of city functions, including analytical, planning, and operational work. Students who have completed their bachelor’s degrees within the past five years are eligible to apply.
National deadline: Tuesday, January 31, 2017

 

Medieval

Schallek Fellowship

The Medieval Academy, in collaboration with the Richard III Society-American Branch, offers a full-year fellowship in memory of William B. and Maryloo Spooner Schallek. The fellowship provides a one-year grant of $30,000 to support Ph.D. dissertation research in any relevant discipline dealing with late-medieval Britain (ca. 1350-1500). Applicants must be members of the Medieval Academy.
National deadline: Saturday, October 15, 2016

 

SHAFR

Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR) Dissertation Completion Fellowship

SHAFR will make two, year-long awards, in the amount of $25,000 each, to support the writing and completion of the doctoral dissertation in each academic year. Applicants should be candidates for the PhD in a humanities or social science doctoral program (most likely history), must have been admitted to candidacy, and must be at the writing stage, with all substantial research completed by the time of the award. Applicants should be working on a topic in the field of U.S. foreign relations history or international history, broadly defined, and must be current members of SHAFR.
National deadline: Saturday, April 1, 2017

 

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Truman Scholarship

As the living memorial to our thirty-third President, the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation supports the graduate education and professional development of outstanding young people committed to public-service leadership. Along with providing scholarships for graduate school, the Foundation operates a weeklong program for each new class of Truman Scholars that builds community among them and ensures deep mentoring from more seasoned scholars. Scholars are also placed in positions with the federal government or with nationally focused nonprofit organizations upon graduation and before graduate school. Applicants must have academic records commensurate with their proposed graduate degree programs. Third-year students who are US citizens are eligible to apply.
Campus deadline: Monday, November 28, 2016



Udall

Udall Undergraduate Scholarship

The Udall Foundation awards $7000 scholarships for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to American Indian nations or to the environment. The Udall Undergraduate Scholarship honors the legacies of Morris and Stewart Udall, whose careers had a significant impact upon American Indian self-governance, health care, and the stewardship of public lands and natural resources. Northwestern may nominate up to four candidates for tribal policy and Native health care and up to four candidates for the environmental category. Second- and third-year students who are US citizens are eligible to apply.
Campus deadline: Tuesday, February 7, 2017

 

VFA

Venture for America (VFA)

VFA is a fellowship program that places recent graduates at start-ups in cities with emerging entrepreneurial ecosystems, forging a community of entrepreneurs committed to building companies that matter. Fellows work for two years at a partner start-up company and participate in a five-week training program in the summer before the work program begins. Graduating seniors, master’s students, and recent graduates who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents are eligible to apply.
National deadline: multiple deadlines

 

Wenner-Gren

Wenner-Gren Dissertation Fieldwork Grant

Dissertation fieldwork grants are awarded to aid doctoral or thesis research. The program supports basic research in anthropology and to ensure that the discipline continues to be a source of vibrant and significant work that furthers our understanding of humanity's cultural and biological origins, development, and variation, and particularly welcomes proposals that employ a comparative perspective, can generate innovative approaches or ideas, and/or integrate two or more subfields. There is no preference for any methodology, research location, or subfield. The maximum amount of the grant is US $20,000. Doctoral students are eligible to apply.
National Deadline: Monday, May 1, 2017, and Tuesday, November 1, 2017

 

Winterthur

Winterthur Dissertation Fellowship

Winterthur Fellows conduct research in a broad range of scholarly topics and academic disciplines, including material culture studies, social and cultural history, art history, literary studies, American studies, design history, the decorative arts, landscape architecture and design, consumer culture, and conservation studies covering global topics from the 17th to the 20th centuries. Doctoral candidates conducting research or writing a dissertation receive four- to nine-month fellowships, with stipends up to $7,000 per semester.
National deadline: Sunday, January 15, 2017

 

Winterthur

Winterthur Short-Term Fellowship

Winterthur Fellows conduct research in a broad range of scholarly topics and academic disciplines, including: material culture studies, social and cultural history, art history, literary studies, American studies, design history, the decorative arts, landscape architecture and design, consumer culture, and conservation studies covering global topics from the 17th to the 20th centuries. Academic, museum, independent scholars, and graduate students receive one- to three-month short-term fellowships, with stipends of $1,750 per month.
National deadline: Sunday, January 15, 2017

 

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Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women's Studies

The Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies encourages original and significant research about women that crosses disciplinary, regional, or cultural boundaries. The fellowships support the final year of dissertation writing for PhD candidates in the United States, working in the humanities and social sciences, whose work addresses topics of women and gender in interdisciplinary and original ways. The most competitive applications include not only a clear, thorough, and compelling description of the candidate’s work, but also evidence of an enduring interest in and commitment to women’s issues and scholarship on women and gender. Fellows receive $5,000 to be used for expenses connected with completing their dissertations, such as research-related travel, data work/collection, and supplies.
National deadline: Saturday, October 15, 2016

 

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Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship

The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship seeks to attract talented, committed individuals with backgrounds in the STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—into teaching in high-need secondary schools in Georgia and New Jersey. The Fellowship also works to change the way top teachers are prepared, partnering with colleges and universities that have agreed to provide Fellows with innovative, year-long classroom experiences, rigorous academic work, and ongoing mentoring. US citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply.
National deadlines: Sunday, October 23, 2016; Tuesday, November 29, 2016; Monday, January 23, 2017