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From First Drafts to Final Deadlines

How We Can Help

It is never too early to meet with one of our team members. From discussing a first-year undergraduate's dreams to a doctoral student's funding needs, we match aspirations with foundations. The Office of Fellowships offers resources for Northwestern students and alumni to conceptualize and achieve their ambitions with the support of external funding.

If you have any questions about services, please contact the Office of Fellowships, or call 847-491-2617.

Services Offered

We tailor our services to each student. Here are some of the ways we can help you:

  • Provide support and mentorship through the application process
  • Help you search for fellowships that match your interests and qualifications
  • Match you with mentors who have won fellowships that you are pursuing
  • Provide writing help, interview prep and access to essays written by previous winners

The Office of Fellowships invites students and alums to attend our info sessions.

With their NetID and password, current students can access our Canvas page to find advice about how to write the various components of a fellowship application and how to seek and build relationships with mentors.

Current students can also access our online library of past winning essays. (If you are prompted to request access to the library of past winning essays, log out and/or try using a new browser to access SharePoint through your NetID and password.)

Please note that the Office of Fellowships specializes in external awards. For internal awards, including the Franke Undergraduate Fellowship for Innovative Humanities Scholarship and the Presidential Fellowship for PhD candidates, consult with your faculty mentors and visit Northwestern's Writing Place.

Meet with a Member of Our Team

Our team is well equipped to assist you in finding and applying for a variety of fellowships. We host in-person meetings on campus but are also happy to speak with you via phone or video conference.

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Go Abroad with Fellowships!

The Global Learning Office has recognized the Office of Fellowships as one of the campus's GLObal Guides!

Whether you seek tuition support from the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, funding to conduct research from the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst Research Internship in Science and Engineering, or paid internships from the Princeton in Asia Fellowship, the Office of Fellowships is here to help you explore your options for gaining international experience through fellowships.

Contact us today to speak with an advisor about the next step in your global journey!