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Awarding Your Ambitions

What is a fellowship?

Fellowships are competitive awards that pay students and alumni for a short period of time, from a few months to a couple of years, to do a few different things:

  • Creative, research or community-project grants
  • Academic study scholarships
  • Professional-development internships

Finding Available Fellowships

While there are some well-known fellowships, such as the Fulbright Student Program, there are hundreds of fellowships available to students and recent alums in many areas. Use our fellowship finder tool to discover the right fellowship for you.

Application Process

Some fellowships require nomination, but most do not. To learn about which fellowships require nomination, read the application basics.

What Our Office Does

Our team of specialists matches students with awards and serves as coaches and mentors throughout the application process. We can help you find fellowships in a wide variety of areas, from teaching English abroad to working in government at home. To see a full list of our services, visit our services page.

We cannot emphasize enough that there is no one right path to winning a fellowship. Each winner’s story is different. If you are interested in learning more, make an appointment or come to our drop-in hours. To see what our students and alumni are doing on their fellowships, visit our news page, and read our winners’ stories.

About Our Team

We are a team of five full-time, dedicated advisors who assist students and alumni from every school at the university. We work in partnership with an advisory board and campus partners. To learn more about our team, read our bios and our director’s message.