There are a number of prestigious fellowships opportunities available year-round. Check the list below and click the associated links for more information about how to apply!
Provides funding for a one-year Master’s degree in a STEM field at the University of Cambridge.
Ford Foundation Fellowship Program (National Academies of Sciences, Engineering & Medicine)
The goal of this fellowship is to increase ethnic and racial diversity in higher education. Applicants must plan to pursue a PhD and are committed to a career in research and teaching at the college or university level.
Hertz Foundation Fellowship
Provides funding for PhD students in the physical, biological, and engineering sciences. Applicants should focus their proposals on work that will understand and solve major, near-term problems facing society.
NIH IRTA (Intramural Research Training Award)
Provides advanced training and research experiences in a variety of disciplines related to biomedical research.
NIH Oxford/Cambridge Biomedical Research
Provides full funding to complete an accelerated, individualized doctoral training program for outstanding STEM students committed to biomedical research careers.
NIH Oxford/Cambridge MD/PhD
An award for students to conduct research in the NIH intramural research program combined with a dual-degree completed at a U.S. medical school and at Oxford or Cambridge University.
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
Provides fellowships to students early in their graduate school careers who have demonstrated a strong potential for significant research achievements in STEM fields.
GRADUATE STUDY (DOMESTIC)
AAUW Fellowships and Grants (Women only)
American Association of University Women offers a variety of grants for women pursuing graduate degrees.
A full scholarship to complete any graduate or professional degree at Stanford University. The goal of the scholarship is to equip the next generation of global leaders to address the complex challenges of today’s world.
Legacy Award of Victims of Pan Am Flight 103
The award provides financial support for one year of graduate study in areas related to national security and terrorism prevention.
Marshall-Motley Scholarship from NAACP
Provides a full scholarship to law school for students who want to be civil rights attorneys in the South to advocate for Black communities seeking racial justice and equity.
PD Soros Fellowship for New Americans
A fellowship for immigrants or the children of immigrants to pursue graduate study in any field in the United States.
Scholarship for graduate school for those planning a public service career in any field.
GRADUATE STUDY (DOMESTIC)
International Affairs / Foreign Service Awards
FAIT (Foreign Affairs Information Technology) Fellowship
A fellowship to fund a two-year master’s degree in an IT-related field for students who want a career in the Foreign Service as an Information Management Specialist. This two-year award includes two paid summer internships (one in Washington DC and one abroad). Applications from members of historically underrepresented groups in Foreign Service careers are encouraged.
Payne International Development Fellowship
This fellowship is offered to outstanding graduate students who are preparing for careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Applications from members of historically underrepresented groups in international development careers are encouraged.
Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship
A two-year graduate fellowship to pursue a master’s degree in a relevant field and complete the entry requirements for the Foreign Service.
Rangel International Affairs Fellowship
A two-year graduate fellowship to pursue a master’s degree in a relevant field and complete the entry requirements for the Foreign Service. Applications from members of historically underrepresented groups in international development careers are encouraged.
GRADUATE STUDY / RESEARCH (INTERNATIONAL)
Congress Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) Program
Provides one year of funding in Germany to cover two months of intensive German language study, one semester of classes in any academic field at a German university or school, and a three-month internship in your field.
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Offers full funding for one year in more than 150 countries around the world. Applicants can study for a master’s degree, conduct independent research, or work in an English language classroom as a Teaching Assistant.
Gates Cambridge Scholarship
Provides full funding for a graduate degree in any field at the University of Cambridge.
German Chancellor Fellowship (Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation)
Provides funding for recent graduates to carry out a self-designed project in Germany in any field. German language proficiency is not required, although German language classes are provided during the grant period.
Kanders Churchill Scholarship
Provides funding for a one-year Master’s degree in Science Policy at the University of Cambridge. Applicants should have majored in a STEM field as undergraduates.
Provides funding for one or two years of graduate study in any field at a university in the United Kingdom.
Provides funding to complete one year of graduate study in Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland.
Provides full funding for a postgraduate degree in any field at the University of Oxford.
Rotary Global Grants
Global Grants fund one to four years of international graduate study in areas related to: peacebuilding and conflict resolution; disease prevention and treatment; water and sanitation; maternal and child health; basic education and literacy; community economic development.
Funding to pursue a master’s degree in Global Studies at Tsinghua University, in Beijing, China. The goal of the scholarship is to equip future leaders to develop their understanding of China and to enact global change. Chinese language proficiency is not required, although Chinese language classes are required during the grant period.
Provides funding to pursue a one-year master’s degree in China Studies from Peking University. Applicants from diverse fields come together to study ancient, modern, and contemporary China in an English-taught program.
Watanabe Study Abroad Scholarship
RESEARCH AWARDS (DOMESTIC)
James Gaither Junior Fellows Program
Provides funding for one year of intensive research and writing under the guidance of a senior scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
Scoville Peace Fellowship
Funding to spend 6-9 months in Washington DC working at an agency or organization committed to peace and security issues.
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT / SERVICE (DOMESTIC)
Americorps volunteers serve directly with non-profit organizations across the U.S. to tackle the nation’s most pressing challenges.
City Year volunteers work with educational non-profit organizations to help students and schools across the U.S. to succeed.
Provides funding for one year participating with a cohort of like-minded recent graduates who are committed to positive social change and active leadership.
Emerson National Hunger Fellowship
Fellows spend five months learning about hunger and poverty issues in a community-based placement and then spend six months in Washington DC working with a government agency focused on national anti-hunger and anti-poverty policy.
FAO Schwarz Fellowship
A two-year paid internship for recent graduates interested in enacting social change. Make a difference working for a high-impact non-profit organization.
NYC Urban Fellows
Funds a nine-month placement in NYC to learn about local government and public service. Opportunities combine work in mayoral offices and city agencies with volunteer service agencies and a seminar series.
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT / SERVICE (INTERNATIONAL)
AIF Clinton Fellowship for Service in India
Provides funding for a 10-month immersive volunteer service experience. Recipients work on sustainable development projects in education, livelihoods, and public health.
JET Program (Japan Exchange and Teaching)
Participants work throughout Japan as Assistant Language Teachers in public and private schools.
Peace Corps offers volunteers a two-year, immersive experience living in a host country and working on a wide range of projects.
Provides funding for an opportunity to work in the field of development on the African continent for 12-months. Placements are made in up to 36 African countries.
Provides funding for year-long placements in various organizations throughout 20 countries in Asia. Placements include teaching English at all grade levels and working with international and local nonprofit organizations that focus on global issues.
Provides funding for a year-long placement with nonprofit, public service, humanitarian, and government organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean.