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.
- First, you can grow as a writer. Our office has the resources and expertise to guide you through multiple revisions of your application, and it is in the revision process that writing growth most occurs.
- Second, you can learn about yourself. Fellowships challenge you to tell stories about your past and articulate a vision for your future in ways you seldom or never do in class.
- Lastly, the process can help you identify and strengthen your relationships with the faculty and mentors who have shaped you into the person you are today.
Some fellowships require nomination, facilitated by our office, but most do not.
The following fellowships currently require a Northwestern nomination:
- AAUW American Fellowships (for PhD candidates)
- Beinecke Scholarship
- Boren Scholarship
- British Marshall Scholarship
- Carnegie Endowment for International Peace James C. Gaither Junior Fellows
- Churchill Scholarship
- DAAD Research Grant
- DAAD Study Scholarship
- Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund Fellowship
- Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship
- Fulbright US Student Award
- Goldwater Scholarship
- Google PhD Fellowship
- Howard Hughes Medical Institute Medical Research Fellows
- Luce Scholars Program
- Mellon-ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship
- Michel David-Weill Scholarship
- Mitchell Scholarship (for current undergraduates)
- PhRMA Pre Doctoral Fellowship
- Rhodes Scholarship
- Schmidt Science Fellows
- Truman Scholarship
- Udall Undergraduate Scholarship
- Yenching Academy Fellowship at Peking University
To view a list of fellowships, including those that do not require nomination, use our fellowship finder tool.