Professional Applicants

Northwestern alumni have had previous success with the fellowships below. See scholarships for research and internship opportunities related to:

This is not an exhaustive list of all the available funding. See Databases & Resources for links to national organizations that feature thousands more opportunities.

Any Field

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange For Young Professionals

One-year internship in Germany. All fields can apply, but special consideration given to students in the business, vocational, scientific, engineering, technical and agricultural fields.

English Opens Doors in Chile

Teach English in Chilean public and subsidized schools. Must be between 21 - 35 years. For native or near native speakers. 

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Funds a year’s study or research in more than 150 eligible countries.

Humboldt Research Fellowships

Funding for research projects in Germany. All fields.

Rotary Foundation Scholarship

Scholarships for studies or research in any country that has Rotary clubs to promote international understanding and peace. Contact Stephen Hill at for details.

Arts & Humanities

Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program

Nine-months of high-level professional development in Germany. Fellows are recruited from business administration, journalism, law, public policy and closely related fields.

Camargo Foundation Fellowship

Residential grant at the Camargo Foundation in Cassis, France to pursue studies in the humanities and social sciences relating to French and francophone cultures. Artists pursuing creative projects are also eligible.

The Center For The Study Of Race, Politics And Culture At The University Of Chicago Artist-In-Residence Program

Research, teach and present work at the University of Chicago. Candidate's art must centralize on the study of race and ethnicity.

Public Policy/Service

Alfa Fellowship Program

High-level professional development exchange program in Russia in the fields of business, economics, journalism, law, and public policy.

Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice (TDI)

TDI’s Health Policy Fellows program is interested in candidates who will work collaboratively on numerous projects geared towards policy research, health care consumer empowerment initiatives and enactment of new health care delivery methods. 

William J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in India

Ten-month fellowship with Indian non-governmental organizations in the areas of public health, education and livelihoods.

Coro Fellows Program

Nine-month program preparing fellows for leadership roles in public service.

Green Corps

In Green Corps’ yearlong paid program, you’ll get intensive training in the skills you need to make a difference in the world. You’ll get hands-on experience fighting to solve urgent environmental problems — global warming, deforestation, water pollution, factory farming and many others — with groups like Sierra Club and Food & Water Watch. And when you graduate from Green Corps, we’ll help you find a career with one of the nation’s leading environmental and social change groups.

Health for America Fellowship

A yearlong venture where young professionals immerse themselves in the healthcare system, find opportunities for impact, and build innovative solutions to America’s most pressing health challenges.

Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) Post Bachelor Fellowship

Provides recent college graduates with the opportunity to work with researchers on public health projects. Fellowship recipients are provided with on-the-job training, mentoring, education and actual professional employment to help produce strong members of the global health measurement and evaluation field. 

Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) Post Graduate Fellowship

Prepares fellows for positions in academia, national health agencies, international organizations and foundations.  Fellows participate in research projects and work with research teams, data specialists and fellows from the Post-Bachelor Fellows.

Institute for Women’s Policy Research - Communications Fellowship

A nine month program during which the Communications Fellow will work with IWPR’s communications team and other IWPR staff members to improve conditions for women by sharing IWPR’s information with a growing network of advocates, policymakers, thought leaders, media representatives, and members of the public.

Institute for Women’s Policy Research - Summer Internship

IWPR's summer internship programs are designed to provide participants with challenging work experiences under the guidance and supervision of staff with extensive knowledge of women's policy issues, social science research, and non-profit management.

Mariam K. Chamberlain Fellowship in Women and Public Policy

Nine-month program contributing to a variety of research projects to inform policies affecting women, such as equal pay, higher education and child care, paid leave, economic security. Located in Washington, DC.

The Toddler Developmental Disabilities Clinic/Yale Early Social Cognition Lab Pre-Doctoral Fellowship

Successful applicants will be involved in a 2-year training program involving clinical research experience. Fellows will be responsible for assisting in a variety of research activities in the lab and for completing experimental protocols with infants and toddlers and their families. With research mentorship, selected applicants will be expected to guide a pre-determined project of research from the point of data collection through analysis and publication of results.

White House Fellows Program

The White House Fellows program is one of America's most prestigious programs for leadership and public service. White House Fellowships offer exceptional young men and women first-hand experience working at the highest levels of the federal government. Selected individuals typically spend a year working as a full-time, paid Fellow to senior White House Staff, Cabinet Secretaries and other top-ranking government officials.