Scholarship & Fellowship Resources
We encourage our students to consider applying for one or more exciting national and international scholarship and fellowship opportunities, such as the Fulbright, Udall, and Truman Awards.
Fellowship programs and scholarships are designed to give current students and recent graduates opportunities for research, personal development, and international experience. The list of fellowships provided below will allow you to examine the opportunities available, the selection criteria for each program, and the application procedures. Fellowships may include university coursework, independent research, special projects, or some combination. Grantees often have the opportunity to live and work in a different country.
If you are interested in pursuing any of these opportunities, please consult with Dr. Philip Benesch, associate professor of politics, who serves as faculty director of external scholarships and fellowships. He will identify potential student candidates for various scholarship and fellowship opportunities, maintain information sources, and provide guidance to students, faculty, and alumni during the application process. Email email@example.com for additional information.
Students Eligible: Applicants must be enrolled as college or university students (graduate, doctoral, or upper level undergraduates) — or within one year of a completed degree — in the physical, biological, geological, health, engineering, computer, or social sciences or mathematics in order to apply.Students enrolled in English, journalism, science journalism, or other non-technical fields are not eligible for these fellowships.Successful applicants are required to attend an orientation at AAAS headquarters at the beginning of the summer (early June) and a wrap-up session at the end of the summer (mid-August). They will prepare reports on the progress of their fellowships throughout their placement.
Date of Program: Summer after application cycle
Program Information/Amount of Award: To strengthen connection between scientists and journalists, scientists work with journalists to make science news easy for the public to understand
Students Eligible: Our ultimate goal is to help promising graduate students, postdoctoral trainees and early career professionals achieve lasting success in areas related to ethnic minority psychology. To this end, the MFP provides financial support, professional development activities, and opportunities for professional and personal guidance. Ethnic minority students are encouraged to apply.
Date of Program: Dates Vary
Program Information/Amount of Award: Be sure to check out the website, there are multiple scholarships posted. 1. Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (MHSAS) Predoctoral Fellowship: Promote culturally competent behavioral health services and policy for ethnic minority populations. 2. Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (MHSAS) Postdoctoral Fellowship: The goal of the Postdoctoral MHSAS Fellowship Program is to encourage and facilitate the specialized training of postdoctoral psychologists, Increase the number of ethnic minority psychologists providing behavioral health services and developing policy for ethnic minority populations. The program seeks to accomplish the following objectives, Promote culturally competent behavioral health services and policy for ethnic minority populations, Increase the number of ethnic minority psychologists providing behavioral health services and developing policy for ethnic minority populations. 3. Services for Transition Age Youth (STAY) Fellowship: MFP supports the following financial and training opportunities for terminal master’s students in order to further their development in areas related to mental health services for ethnic minority youth ages 16 through 25 and their families. This is a federally funded program to support terminal master’s level training in psychology that seeks to: Promote culturally competent mental health services for ethnic minority transition age youth and their families.Increase the number of ethnic minority service providers in psychology who are providing mental health services for this population. Provides funding for predoctoral candidates and postdoctoral candidates, depending on scholarship.
Application Deadline: Last Friday in January
Students Eligible: College sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue research careers in the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering.
Program Information/Amount of Award: The purpose of the Foundation is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue research careers in these fields.
See application instructions, deadlines, and additional Goldwater scholarship information here.
Students Eligible: Student must be receiving the Federal Pell Grant during the time of application or provide proof that they will be receiving a Pell Grant during the term of their study abroad program or internship.
Program Information/Amount of Award: The Gilman Scholarship Program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go by offering awards to U.S. undergraduates who might otherwise not participate due to financial constraints
See application instructions, deadlines, and additional Gilman scholarship information here.
Application Date: Pre-doctoral January 15, post-doctoral December 31
Students Eligible: Pre doctoral: Interest in bioethics, previous experience not required, Completed or expected to complete undergraduate degree prior to start of fellowship, Completion of most recent degree no more than 2 years prior to the fellowship, Planning to pursue MD, JD, PhD or related degree , Evidence of academic achievements and analytical thinking, Commitment to scholarship in bioethics Post-doctoral: Interest in bioethics, previous experience not required, Completed or expected to complete graduate degree (MD, JD, PhD or related ) prior to start of fellowship, Completion of graduate degree no more than 5 years prior to the fellowship, Evidence of academic achievements and analytical thinking, Commitment to scholarship in bioethics
Date of Program: Program Begins September following application cycle
Program Information/Amount of Award: Research in bioethics
Application Date: Jan. 15
Students Eligible: Applicants must be graduating seniors or students who have graduated during the last academic year. No one who has started graduate studies is eligible for consideration (except in cases where the student has completed a joint bachelor’s/master’s degree program). The Carnegie Endowment accepts applications only through participating universities via designated nominating officials.
Date of Program: 1 year from day of acceptance
Program Information/Amount of Award: Work as research assistant to endowment’s senior associates.
Application Date: mid-late September
Students Eligible: Applicants must be seeking admission to enter graduate school in the fall for a two-year program at a U.S. university in an area of relevance to the Foreign Service. They can be in the senior year of their undergraduate studies, graduating by June, or they can be college graduates. Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale at the time of application. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen.
Program Information/Amount of Award: The Rangel Program plans to award 45 fellowships of up to $42,000 annually for a two year period for tuition, room, board, books, and mandatory fees for completion of a two-year master’s degree. This includes up to $24,000 per year for tuition and mandatory fees and an academic year stipend of $18,000. At the conclusion of two years of study, the Rangel Fellow is expected to have obtained a degree in international affairs or another area of relevance to the work of the Foreign Service (curriculum below) at a graduate school approved by the Rangel Program. Awardees are expected to maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2 throughout their period of study.
Application Date: mid-November
Students Eligible: Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or national at the time of application and at least 18 years old by May 15 of the participating year. Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited U.S. degree-granting program at the undergraduate (associate, bachelor’s) or graduate (master’s, doctoral, professional degree) level at the time of application.
Program Information/Amount of Award: The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is an immersive summer opportunity for American college and university students to learn languages essential to America’s engagement with the world.
Application Date: Applications are not currently being accepted
Students Eligible: First in family to graduate college, outstanding academic record
Date of Program: N/A
Program Information/Amount of Award: Program at Cambridge to pursue second BA
Application Date: Predoctoral application: mid-December, Dissertation application: early December, Postdoctoral application: early December
Students Eligible: All citizens, nationals, and permanent residents (holders of a Permanent Resident Card) of the United States, as well as individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, regardless of race, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation, Individuals with evidence of superior academic achievement (such as grade point average, class rank, honors or other designations), and Individuals committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level
Date of Program: For Grad School
Program Information/Amount of Award: Awards for research based study in PhD programs
Application Date: early-mid October
Eligible Students: Applicants must be citizens or nationals of the United States of America at the time of the application deadline. Permanent residents are not eligible. Applicants must have a conferred bachelor’s degree or equivalent before the start of the grant period. Applicants must meet the language requirements of the award to which they are applying and demonstrate sufficient competency to complete their project and adjust to life in the host country.
Program Informations/Amount of Award: In partnership with more than 140 countries worldwide, the Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers unparalleled opportunities in all academic disciplines to passionate and accomplished graduating college seniors, graduate students, and young professionals from all backgrounds. Program participants pursue graduate study, conduct research, or teach English abroad. Grant lengths and dates vary by award.
Application Date: Early February
Students Eligible: Need to have at least 2 years of undergraduate study left.
Date of Program: Summer Program
Program Information/Amount of Award: Covers all fees and tuition for an academic and cultural program in the UK over the summer
Application Date: approx. Jan. 15 each year
Students Eligible: Undergraduate college or university student who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. They must participate in a study abroad program that is eligible for credit at the student’s home institution and of at least four weeks (28 days) in duration in the country/countries.
Program Information/Amount of Award: FEA awards scholarships of up to $10,000 for students who plan to study abroad for a full academic year; up to $5,000 for students who plan to study abroad during the fall or spring semester; and awards that are prorated by number of weeks in-country (minimum of $1,250) for students studying abroad during the summer.
Preference: FEA gives preference to students with demonstrated financial need, and strongly encourages students to apply who represent a group that is traditionally underrepresented in education abroad. These groups include, but are not limited to: First-generation students, minority students, and community college students.
Application Date: approx. Oct. 10 each year
Students Eligible: The most outstanding students. The award is very competitive and prestigious.
Date of Program: Interviews in late January or March, You will find out a week after the interview if you have received the fellowship
Program Information/Amount of Award: Provides funds for graduate study at the University of Cambridge
Application Date: First Tuesday in February
Students Eligible: Undergraduate junior or senior, The primary criteria for selection include: extensive record of campus and community service; commitment to a career in government or the nonprofit and advocacy sectors; communication skills and a high probability of becoming a “change agent”; and a strong academic record with likely acceptance to the graduate school of the candidate’s choice.
Date of Program: Scholar posting – mid-late April
Program Information/Amount of Award: Funding for Graduate Study, Priority application to Graduate programs, special internships in government
Application Date: March 1
Students Eligible: One fellowship per state per year, outstanding student with a desire to teach the constitution in secondary school, bachelor’s degree, but may also be a teacher.
Date of Program: Grad School – 2 years
Program Information/Amount of Award: Pays fees for master’s degree and requires that you teach grades 7 to 12 after receiving the degree
Visit the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation website.
Application Date: early-mid October
Students Eligible: Knight-Hennessy Scholars has no restrictions based on age, college or university, field of study, or career aspiration. Citizens and residents of all countries are encouraged to apply. Applicants are not required to seek endorsements from colleges, universities, or other institutions.
There are two baseline eligibility requirements: admission to Stanford and undergraduate degree date (if you graduated with your first/bachelor’s degree more than seven years before your intended enrollment date, then you are not eligible for consideration as a Knight-Hennessy scholar).
Program Information/Amount of Award: Knight-Hennessy scholars receive up to three years of funding to pursue graduate studies at Stanford. This includes the JD, MA, MBA, MD, MFA, MS, DMA, and PhD programs, as well as joint- and dual-degrees.
Application Date: Late September or early October
Students Eligible: Graduate of Bachelors program pursuing Graduate study, must have GPA of 3.7 or higher
Date of Program: One semester to one year
Program Information/Amount of Award: Finance degree for US citizen in UK
Application Date: mid-September
Students Eligible: Between the ages of 18 and 30 are chosen annually for one academic year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Applicants are judged on three criteria: scholarship, leadership, and, a sustained commitment to community and public service.
Date of Program: N/A
Program Information/Amount of Award: Provides funding for students studying at a university in Ireland
Application Date: March 1
Students Eligible: Interest in advocacy for Indian tribes, through tribal policy and native health care
Date of Program: Scholars announced May 1
Program Information/Amount of Award: Scholarship for up to $7000 towards academic study
Application Date: early April
Students Eligible: Students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research.
Date of Program: Late July
Program Information/Amount of Award: Scholarship support, paid research at NIH in the summer, Paid employment and training at NIH after graduation
Application Date: Feb. 1
Students Eligible: Provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East
Date of Program: Early June is the earliest a program can start for this deadline
Program Information/Amount of Award: Provides funding for undergraduate students to underrepresented areas in study abroad.
Application Date: October (varies by subject/discipline area)
Students Eligible: Recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions.
Date of Program: N/A
Program Information/Amount of Award: Fellows benefit from a three-year annual stipend of $34,000 along with a $12,000 cost of education allowance for tuition and fees (paid to the institution), opportunities for international research and professional development, and the freedom to conduct their own research at any accredited U.S. institution of graduate education they choose.
Application Date: late October
Students Eligible: Must be New American (naturalized citizen, green card holder or DACA recipient if born abroad), under 31 years, and college senior or holder of bachelor’s degree
Date of Program: Grad school- 2 years
Program Information/Amount of Award: Provides stipend support and up to 50% of tuition and fees, supports up to 2 years of graduate study
Application Date: early November
Students Eligible: Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Applicants must be seeking admission to enter graduate school in the fall for a two-year program at a U.S. university. They can be in the senior year of their undergraduate studies, graduating by June, or they can be college graduates. Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale at the time of application.
Program Information/Amount of Award: The Payne Fellowship Program awards up to thirty fellowships valued at up to $52,000 annually for a two-year program. The award includes up to $24,000 per year toward tuition and mandatory fees for completion of a two-year master’s degree at a U.S. institution; a $18,000 stipend for each academic year for room, board, books and other education-related expenses; and up to $10,000 per year in stipend, housing, transportation, and related expenses for summer placements (see below). At the conclusion of two years of study, the Payne Fellow is expected to obtain a degree in international development or another area of relevance to the work of the USAID Foreign Service at a U.S. graduate or professional school approved by the Payne Program. Fellows who successfully complete the Payne Program and USAID Foreign Service entry requirements will receive appointments as Foreign Service Officers with the U.S. Agency for International Development.
Application Date: mid-September
Undergraduate students – juniors expected to receive bachelor’s degree in spring, with intent to attend a two year master’s program and then join the Foreign Service
Graduate Students – Applicants seeking admission to a two year graduate program in public policy, international affairs, public administration, business, economics, political science, sociology, or foreign languages with intent to join the foreign service
Date of Program: Senior year and 1st year of grad school or 2 years of grad school and two summer internships
Program Information/Amount of Award: Pays for either senior year of undergraduate and 1st year of graduate or two years of graduate, two summer internships and then entrance into the foreign service
Application Date: November
Students Eligible: Bachelor’s degree and english language skills ability to travel to Princeton for Interviews
Date of Program: Finalization of positions is mid-late March
Program Information/Amount of Award: Provides funding to teach or study at a University in Asia to promote further understanding and cooperation
Application Date: approx. Oct 1 each year
Students Eligible: 20-24 years of age, U.S. Citizen
Date of Program: N/A
Program Information/Amount of Award: Provides financial support for students to pursue degree at Oxford University in England
Application Date: late September
Students Eligible: Bachelor’s degree, English language proficiency, 18-29 years old, academic excellence
Date of Program: begins in late August
Program Information/Amount of Award: Provides funding for study in Beijing to prepare future leaders