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Application Basics

Below you'll find information about why it is valuable to apply for a fellowship and which fellowships require nomination through our office.

Why Applying is Valuable

The application process is rigorous and time-consuming but also valuable. Applying for a fellowship can help students and recent alums in at least three ways.

Nomination Process

Some fellowships require nomination, facilitated by our office, but most do not.

The following fellowships currently require a Northwestern nomination:

To view a list of fellowships, including those that do not require nomination, use our fellowship finder tool.

A Note on Fellowship Applications and Confidentiality

Northwestern University is committed to fostering an environment where students are safe and free from sexual misconduct. Confidential resources are available to those who have experienced sexual misconduct. Staff in the Office of Fellowships are not confidential resources and are required to report to the Office of Equity incidents of sexual misconduct, whether discussed in your application materials or in person and regardless of when or where they occurred. The Office of Equity will then provide information about resources and options. We encourage students who have experienced sexual misconduct to talk with someone to get support.