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 collaborate with Geoffrey Roche, vice president of strategic initiatives and secretary of the college, to 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
American Association for the Advancement of Science-Mass Media, Science and Engineering Fellowships
Application Date: Jan. 15-16
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
American Psychology Association Minority Fellowship Program
Application Date: Jan. 15 or May 1
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.
American-Scandinavian Foundation Awards
Application Date: Nov. 1
Students Eligible: Competed undergraduate, some knowledge of language proficiency whether the research project requires it or not.
Date of Program: April 15
Program Information/Amount of Award: Provides funding for students to study in Scandanavian countries, Fellowships/Grants to study in Scandanavia, Translation competition or alternative funding for Study in Scandanavia
AMGEN Scholars Program
Application Date: Feb. 01, 2016
Students Eligible: Sophmore, Junior or non-graduating Senior GPA of 3.2 or above, interest in pursuing PHD or MD
Date of Program: Summer 2016
Program Information/Amount of Award: Opportunity to engage in a hands-on research experience at many of the world's leading educational institutions. The Program seeks to increase learning and networking opportunities for students committed to pursuing science or engineering careers and to spark the interest and broaden the perspective of students considering scientific careers. Ultimately, the Program aims to increase the number of students pursuing advanced training and careers in the sciences.
Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program
Application Date: Jan. 22, 2016
Students Eligible: Junior or Senior students in outstanding academic standing
Date of Program: July 31, 2016
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.
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program
Application Date: March 2016
Students Eligible: Must receive federal pell grant, Have proof of acceptance to a study abroad program that is eligible for credit at your institution, program must be at least 4 weeks long and may not exceed 1 year
Date of Program: May-16
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
Bioethics Predoctoral Fellowships at NIH
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
Captain Charles Thomas Cooper III Don Quixote Scholarship
Application Date, Summer: Feb. 1, 2019
Application Date, Fall Semester: April 1, 2019
Application Date, Spring Semester: Nov. 1, 2019
Students Eligible: Financial need as determined by the applicant's FAFSA form; evidence of academic excellence; evidence of strong character and leadership. Contact the Department of Languages or Center for Global Education for additional information or to apply.
Program Information/Amount of the Award: All students are eligible to apply. The Don Quixote Scholarship will provide up to $3,500 for students to study in an LVC sponsored/supported program where French, German, or Spanish languages will be studied.
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Application Date: Jan. 15, 2016
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.
Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program
Application Date: Sept. 21, 2017
Students Eligible: Applicants must be seeking admission to enter graduate school in the fall of 2018 for a two-year program at a U.S. university. They can be in their senior year of their undergraduate studies, graduating by June 2018, or they can be college graduates.
Program Information/Amount of Award:
Attract and prepare students careers as diplomats in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State. individuals interested in helping to shape a freer, more secure and prosperous world through U.S. foreign policy. Encouraged application of members of minority groups and those with financial need.
DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)
Application Date: Jan. 31, 2016
Students Eligible: Highly qualified undergraduate students are invited to apply for scholarships funding study, senior thesis research and/or internships in Germany. The goal of this program is to support study abroad in Germany and at German universities. Preference will be given to students whose projects or programs are based at and organized by a German university. Scholarships are available either as part of an organized study abroad program or an independent study abroad semester or year.
Date of Program: September 2016-July 2017 (4 to 10 months)
Program Information/Amount of Award: Provides funding for German Study, internships or research.
The Davies-Jackson Scholarship
Application Date: November 2016
Students Eligible: First in family to graduate college, outstanding academic record
Date of Program: January 2017
Program Information/Amount of Award: Program at Cambridge to pursue second BA
Eben Tisdale Fellowship
Application Date: Feb. 10, 2015
Students Eligible: The Tisdale Fellowship is designed for outstanding undergraduate students who are interested technology and public policy. The selection committee will be looking for students with a concrete record of academic achievement and civic mindedness. A background in computer science or other high-technology fields is helpful but not required.
Date of Program: June 6-July 31, 2015
Program Information/Amount of Award: Provides a full scholarship of $7,995 to attend the Institute on Business and Government Affairs (IBGA) as well as a $1,000 stipend. Through IBGA, Tisdale Fellows will be placed with a high-tech company, firm or trade association, take two classes worth six credits from George Mason University, and live in furnished apartments on George Washington University’s downtown campus. Fellows will also attend weekly issues seminar lunches hosted by Tisdale sponsors, as well as briefings at institutions such as the U.S. Capitol, Department of State, World Bank, and Federal Reserve.
Ford Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellowships Programs
Application Date: Predoctoral application: Nov. 20, 2015, Dissertation application: Nov. 13, 2015, Postdoctoral application: Nov. 13, 2015
Students Eligible: TAll 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: Oct. 6, 2017 at 5 p.m. EST.
Students Eligible: Must have bachelor's degree and proficiency in host language within the country of study
Date of Program: Dates vary
Program Information/Amount of Award: International Exchange program to promote understanding between the US and other cultures. Grants are available to conduct research and teach English.
Fulbright UK Summer Programs
Application Date: 2016
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
Fund for Education Abroad (FEA)
Application Date: February 1, 2019
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.
Gates Cambridge Scholarship
Application Date: Oct. 14, 2015 or Dec. 2, 2015
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
Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation
Application Date: Feb. 02, 2016
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- April 22, 2016
Program Information/Amount of Award: Funding for Graduate Study, Priority application to Graduate programs, special internships in government
Humanity in Action
Application Date: Jan. 7, 2016
Students Eligible: Currently enrolled undergraduate students (sophomores, juniors, and seniors), recent graduates (classes of 2014 and 2015). Applicants of minority backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
Date of Program: May 24-June 26, 2016
Program Information/Amount of Award: Applicants who are passionate about active and responsible citizenship, diversity, and human rights.
The IHS Ph.D. Scholarship
Application Date: Mar. 01, 2016
Students Eligible: Students enrolled in a PhD program having to do with the advancement of Liberty and economics
Date of Program: Notified May 1, 2016
Program Information/Amount of Award: Provides up to 1500 dollars of financial support to those entering or enrolled in a PhD that advances the progress of individual liberty and economic freedom. *Also makes eligible for the human studies program
Institute of International Education
Application Date: N/A
Students Eligible: Search engine for study abroad scholarships
Date of Program: N/A
Program Information/Amount of Award: Database of study abroad scholarships
The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation
Application Date: Mar. 01, 2016
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 recieving the degree
Application Date: October 2, 2017
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
The Mitchell Scholarship Program
Application Date: October 2016
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
The Morris K. Udall Foundation Scholarship
Application Date: Mar. 02, 2016
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
National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship program
Application Date: Jan. 04, 2016
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 2016
Program Information/Amount of Award: Scholarship support, paid research at NIH in the summer, Paid employment and training at NIH after graduation
The National Security Education Program: David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarships
Application Date: Feb. 09, 2016
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: June 1st, 2016 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.
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships
Application Date: October 2016
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.
Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans
Application Date: November 2016
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
The Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program
Application Date: Jan. 7, 2016
Undergraduate students- juniors expected to receive bachelor's degree in Spring 2017, 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
Princeton in Asia (PiA)
Application Date: Nov-13
Students Eligible: Bachelor's degree and english language skills ability to travel to Princeton for Interviews
Date of Program: Finalization of positions is mid March to April
Program Information/Amount of Award: Provides funding toteach or study at a University in Asia to promote further understanding and cooperation
The Rhodes Scholarships
Application Date: October 2016
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: September 28, 2017
Students Eligible: Bachelor's degree, English language proficiency, 18-29 years old, academic excellence
Date of Program: June 2018
Program Information/Amount of Award: Provides funding for study in Beijing to prepare future leaders
Mr. and Mrs. Spencer T. Olin Fellowships
Application Date: Jan. 25, 2016
Students Eligible: Women going to study for professional degrees, must go to Washington university for these programs: Arts & Sciences (MAEd, MAT, MFA, MM, PhD), Brown School of Social Work (MPH, MSW, PhD), Engineering & Applied Science (PhD), Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts (MArch, MFA, MLA, MUD), Law (JD), Medicine (AuD, DOT, DPT, MD, PhD), Olin Business School (MBA, PhD)
Date of Program: Announced in March
Program Information/Amount of Award: To encourage women of exceptional promise to prepare for careers in higher education and the professions.To continue and extend the historically important contributions of Monticello to the education of women.To extend the influence of Washington University by assisting in the advanced education of outstanding women who are likely to make significant contributions to higher education. All Olin Fellows receive full tuition remission for up to four years, provided they continue to make satisfactory academic progress. They are also eligible for a grant to defray the cost of professional travel. In addition, Fellows in PhD programs will receive a stipend equal to or in excess of other awards in their discipline.
Steven J. and Wendie DiMatteo Holsinger Internship Fund
Application Date: March 29, 2019
Students Eligible: DiMatteo Holsinger Funds are available to students in any major and undeclared majors. Grants are available for the fall or spring semester, or summer.
Program Information/Amount of Award: Trustee Wendie DiMatteo Holsinger and her husband, Steven Holsinger, established the fund to help students with reasonable costs associated with an internship, including international internships set up by the student (contact Jill Russell at email@example.com). The funds must be used to help defray expenses incurred during an internship experience, and that are eligible for academic credit or non-credit experiences. Students may request funding from $500-4,000 for up to six months. Visit here to learn more.
Zerbe Summer Study Abroad Scholarship
Application Date: January 2020
Program Information/Amount of Award: Established by the late Hobson and Grace Zerbe '30, the scholarship invites students majoring or minoring in French, German, or Spanish to apply for a $3,000 scholarship annually to pursue summer courses abroad.