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.

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.

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. 

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.