AT&T Labs Fellowship Program
The AT&T Labs Fellowships are available to female and minority
students who are pursuing a PhD in computer and communications-related
fields. Candidates must be US citizens or permanent residents.
The fellowship provides all educational expenses including tuition and
fees, a monthly stipend of $1,400 a month, and a mentor who is a staff
member at AT&T Labs. The fellowship is renewable for up to six years
Beinecke Scholarship Program
The Beinecke Scholarship Program is open to college juniors who intend
to pursue graduate study in the arts, humanities, and social sciences
at any accredited university. Each scholar receives $4,000 prior to
matriculating in graduate school and $30,000 while attending graduate
school. The funding must be used within five years of completing
undergraduate studies. A total of 18 new scholarships are awarded each
year from among more than 100 nominations. Nomination by a
participating college or university is required. The nomination
deadline is in late February or early March and each college can nominate only one student for
Bell Labs Graduate Research Fellowship Program
The Bell Labs Graduate Research Fellowships are available to female
and minority students pursuing a PhD in science, mathematics, engineering and
technology. They are sponsored by the
Lucent Technologies Foundation.
The fellowship provides full tuition and an annual stipend of $17,000
for up to four years of graduate study.
Fields of study include
Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Communications Science, Computer
Science & Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Information Science,
Materials Science, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Operations
Research, Physics and Statistics. College seniors and first year
graduate students are eligible to apply.
Canon National Parks Science Scholars Program
The Canon National Parks Science Scholars Program for the Americas
provides eight fellowships to PhD students throughout the Americas
(Canada, the United States, Mexico, Central and South America, and the
Caribbean) to conduct conservation-related research projects in the
biological, physical, social and cultural sciences, and technological
innovation in support of conservation science. The program aims to
support research on critical problems facing the region's national
parks. The fellowship provides $26,000 a year for up to three years.
In addition to the eight fellowship winners, four honorable mentions
will receive a one-time scholarship of $1,000. The application
deadline is in early May.
British Chevening Scholarships
The British Chevening Scholarships enable non-UK students to study in
the United Kingdom. They are offered in more than 150
countries. (US students are not eligible.) Approximately 2,300 new scholarships are awarded each year
for postgraduate studies and research.
Winston Churchill Scholarship Program
The Churchill Scholarship Program enables young Americans to pursue
graduate study in science, mathematics, and engineering at Churchill
College, Cambridge University. A total of 11 one-year Churchill
Scholarships are offered each year. The scholarship covers living
expenses in addition to tuition and fees. Candidates must be US
citizens who have earned a bachelor's degree but not a doctorate and
between the ages of 19 and 26. Applicants must be nominated by their
undergraduate college. Each college may nominate up to two students to
apply for the Churchill Scholarship. The Churchill Foundation's
deadline is in mid November. Each college may have earlier deadlines.
Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Fellowship Program
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is open to college seniors and recent
college graduates who intend to begin graduate study in the fall.
Approximately 35 fellowships are awarded each year. The fellowships
cover tuition, room and board, books and other required fees up to
$50,000 per year for up to six years. Candidates must have a GPA of at
least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale. Candidates must be nominated by
the faculty representative at their undergraduate institution.
The application deadline is April 30. For more information, call
The Davies-Jackson Scholarship provides support for a two-year course
of study at St. John's College, Cambridge University, leading to a
British B.A. degree (the equivalent of a master's degree in the US).
Fields of study include Archaeology and Anthropology, Classics,
Economics, English, Geography, History, History of Art, Modern and
Medieval Languages, Music, Philosophy, and Social and Political
Sciences. Candidates must be seniors at one of 159 eligible US
colleges and universities and must be the first college graduate in
their family. The award covers tuition, fees, room and board and
travel to and from England for two years.
One recipient is selected each year. The application
deadline is in mid November.
EPA Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowship Program for Graduate Environmental Study
The Environmental Protection Agency's STAR Fellowship Program provides
graduate fellowships for master's and doctoral students pursuing
degrees in fields of study related to the environment. Approximately
50 fellowships are awarded each year, subject to the availability of
funding. Master's students receive support for up to two years and
doctoral students receive support for up to three years. The
fellowship program provides up to $37,000 per year, consisting of a
$20,000 stipend, $5,000 for authorized expenses (e.g., health
insurance, books, supplies, and computer equipment), and $12,000 for
tuition and fees. Candidates must be US citizens or permanent
residents. The pre-application deadline is in mid November.
Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships for Minorities
The Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships for Minorities program is
administered by the National Research Council. It provides 60 new
awards each year consisting of a cost-of-education allowance of $6,000
and a $17,000 stipend. The fellowship provides up to three years of
support. Candidates must be US citizens or nationals.
Candidates must also be
enrolled in or planning to enroll in a
research-based PhD or ScD program
Archaeology, Anthropology, Art History, Astronomy, Chemistry,
Communications, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Economics,
Engineering, Ethnomusicology, Geography, History, International
Relations, Life Sciences, Linguistics, Literature, Language,
Mathematics, Performance Study, Philosophy, Physics, Political
Science, Psychology, Religion, Sociology, and Urban Planning.
The fellowship application form is available
and has a deadline in mid November.
For more information, write to
National Research Council of the National Academies,
550 Fifth Street, NW,
Washington, DC 20001, call
1-202-334-2872, or send email to
Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES)
and the Institute for
International Education (IIE)
US Information Agency
in the administration of the graduate Fulbright Fellowships for US
citizens to study in other countries and for international students to
study in the US. US students must apply through their campus Fulbright
program advisor. International students should apply through the
Fulbright Commission or US Information Service in their home country.
US students who are not formally enrolled in a degree program should
US Student Programs
Institute for International Education (IIE)
809 United Nations Plaza
New York NY 10017-3580
Gates Cambridge Scholarships
The Gates Cambridge Scholarships are open to graduate students from
outside the United Kingdom for study at the University of Cambridge.
Approximately 230 scholarships are awarded each year, with 100 coming
from the United States. The scholarships cover the full cost of study
at Cambridge for a single person, including tuition and fees and a
Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowships in Applied Physical Sciences
The Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowships are awarded to graduate
students who are expected to have the greatest impact on the
application of the physical sciences to human problems.
The Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowships are extremely competitive,
with only 25% of applicants being selected for an interview, and only
10% of those being selected for the award. The fellowship
consists of a cost-of-education allowance and a $25,000 stipend
and is renewable for a total of up to five years of support. College
seniors and current graduate students pursuing a PhD in the applied
physical sciences are eligible to apply.
The fellowship is tenable at three dozen of the nation's leading
colleges and universities, including CalTech, Carnegie Mellon,
Harvard, Johns Hopkins, MIT, Princeton, RPI, Rice, Stanford, UC
Berkeley and Yale.
For more information, write to
Fannie and John Hertz Foundation, 2456 Research Drive, Livermore, CA
94550-3850, call 1-925-373-1642, fax 1-925-373-6329 or send email to
IBM PhD Fellowships
IBM PhD Fellowships are available to PhD students in business,
chemistry, computer science, electrical engineering, materials
science, mathematics, mechanical engineering and physics, as well as a
variety of emerging technical fields. The fellowship provides tuition
and fees and an annual stipend of $17,500. The fellowship may be
renewed for up to three years. All IBM fellows are matched with an IBM
Mentor and are expected to intern at an IBM research or development
laboratory under their mentor's guidance. Nomination by a faculty
member is required. Students must have completed at least one year of
study at the time of nomination. The nomination deadline is December
15. For more information send email to
Jacob K. Javits Graduate Fellowships
The Jacob K. Javits Graduate Fellowships
are awarded by the US Department of Education to support graduate
students in the arts, humanities and social sciences.
The fellowship consists of a payment to the educational institution in
lieu of tuition and fees and a stipend of up to $30,000 for up to four years.
The amount of funding depends on financial need, and applications are
required to submit the
Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
The program is open to undergraduate students who are about to enter
graduate school and first year graduate students. Candidates must be
enrolled or intend to enroll in a graduate program leading to a
doctorate or terminal master's degree. Candidates must be
US citizens, nationals or permanent residents. The application
deadline is in early October. A total of approximately 60 to 100 new
fellowships are awarded each year. This is an extremely competitive
Henry Luce Foundation Scholarship
The Luce Scholarships provide stipends and internships for 18 young
Americans to live and work in Asia each year. Candidates must be US
citizens who have earned a bachelor's degree and are less than 30
years old. The Luce Scholarship provides a monthly cost-of-living
stipend plus travel expenses. The foundation's deadline is December
James Madison Junior Fellowships
The James Madison Junior Fellowships are open to college seniors and
recent college graduates who intend to go to graduate school on a
full-time basis. The fellowships provide funding for graduate study
leading to a master's degree and are tenable at any accredited
institution of higher education in the United States. Candidates must
intend to become secondary school teachers of American history,
American government and social studies. The fellowship provides
support for graduate study of the roots, principles, framing, history
and development of
the U.S. Constitution. The award provides $12,000 per year for up to
two years. One fellowship is awarded in each state.
The application deadline is March 1.
The Marshall Sherfield Scholarships Program is a highly competitive
program in which up
to 40 young Americans are chosen to pursue a graduate education in the
United Kingdom each year. The awards are tenable at any British
university and cover two years of study in any field, typically at the
graduate level, leading to the award of a British university
degree. The award provides for two years of study, and may
occasionally be extended to a third year. Only US citizens who will
have graduated with a bachelor's degree from a four-year college or
university in the United States within the past four years are
eligible. A minimum 3.7 GPA (A-) on a 4.0 scale is required.
The Andrew W. Mellon Fellowships in Humanistic Studies
provide support for first-year doctoral students in the
humanities. The fellowship covers tuition and fees and provides a
stipend of $17,500. Approximately 85 new fellowships are awarded each
year out of approximately 800 applicants. The fellowships are funded by the
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
and administered by the
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.
Students apply during their senior year of college. (College graduates
who have not yet matriculated in graduate school may also apply.) The
fellowship may be used for the first year of graduate school in a PhD
program in the humanities. Candidates must be US citizens or permanent
The application deadline is December 1. Applications must be requested
through the web site by early to mid November.
For more information, send email to email@example.com.
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Explorer. Aspects of the site do not work correctly using other web browsers.]
The Woodrow Wilson Foundation also administers other fellowship programs,
Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships
in ethical or religious values in all fields of the humanities and
Woodrow Wilson Doctoral Dissertation Grants in Women's Studies,
WW Johnson & Johnson Dissertation Grants in Women's Health,
Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowships
for graduate and undergraduate students.
George Mitchell Scholarships
The George Mitchell Scholarships enable American students to pursue
one year of postgraduate study at an Ireland university. The award
provides tuition and housing, as well as a stipend for travel and
living expenses, for a period of one year. Applicants
must be between the ages of 18 and 30. Twelve scholarships are awarded
NASA Graduate Student Researchers Program (GSRP)
The NASA Graduate Student Researchers Program (GSRP) provides
fellowships for graduate study leading to a masters or doctoral degree
in science, mathematics and engineering. Approximately 90 to 100 new
recipients are selected each year. The award consists of a one-year
training grant of $27,000, renewable for up to three years. The
training grant includes a stipend of $20,000, a student allowance of
$6,000, a student health insurance allowance of $1,000 and a
university allowance of $3,000. US citizenship is required. College
seniors and current graduate students are eligible to apply. The
application deadline is in early February.
National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowships
The National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowships
are sponsored by the US Department of Defense
and support graduate students pursuing a doctoral degree in
Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, Biosciences, Chemical
Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Cognitive, Neural, and
Behavioral Sciences Computer and Computational Sciences, Electrical
Engineering, Geosciences, Materials Science and Engineering,
Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Naval Architecture and Ocean
Engineering, Oceanography and Physics.
Approximately 100 to 300 new fellowships are awarded each year,
depending on funding. Candidates must be US citizens or
nationals. College seniors and first-year graduate students are
eligible to apply.
The fellowship provides full tuition and required fees and a stipend of
$27,500 during the first year, $28,000 during the second year, and
$28,500 during the third year. The application deadline is in early
January. The fellowship program is very competitive, with
only about 10% of applicants being selected for the award.
For more information, write to NDSEG Fellowship Program,
American Society for Engineering Education,
1818 N Street N.W., Suite 600,
Washington, DC, 20036, call
1-202-331-3516, fax 1-202-265-8504, or send email to
National Physical Science Consortium Fellowship
National Physical Science Consortium (NPSC)
sponsors a graduate fellowship program for graduate students pursuing
a PhD in the physical sciences at one of more than 100 participating
colleges and universities. The award provides tuition and fees
and a stipend of $20,000 for up to six years. Recipients are required
to work for a NPSC-member employer during the summer preceding and
following the first year of graduate school.
Fields of study include
Astronomy, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geology, Materials Science,
Mathematical Sciences, Physics, and their subdisciplines, and related
engineering fields, including Chemical, Computer, Electrical,
Environmental, and Mechanical Engineering. NPSC continues to place an
emphasis on recruiting underrepresented minority and female
students. US citizenship is required. College seniors and first year
graduate students are eligible to apply. A minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0
scale is required. The application deadline is November 30.
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (alternate link)
The US National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship awards
approximately 900 to 1,000 new three-year fellowships each year to
graduate students in the mathematical, physical, biological,
engineering, and behavioral and social sciences. (The full list of
eligible fields is: animal sciences, anthropology, archeology ,
astronomy, biochemistry, bioengineering, biophysics & structural
biology, chemical engineering, chemistry, civil & environmental
engineering, computer science, cultural anthropology, ecology,
economics, electrical engineering, engineering fields, environmental
life sciences, genetics & evolutionary biology, geography,
geosciences, history of science, linguistics, materials engineering,
mathematical sciences, mechanical engineering, microbiology & cell
biology, molecular & developmental biology, neurosciences &
physiology, physics, plant & other life sciences, political science,
psychology, public policy, sociology.)
The award consists of a cost-of-education allowance of $10,500 in lieu
of tuition and fees, a stipend of $30,000, a one-time $1,000 travel
allowance and access to TeraGrid supercomputing facilities. College seniors and
first year graduate students are eligible to apply. Candidates must be
US citizens, nationals or permanent residents.
The application deadline is in early November.
National Security Education Program Graduate Fellowships
The National Security Education Program (NSEP) David L. Boren Graduate
Fellowships are available to US graduate students for the study of
languages, cultures and world regions that are critical to US national
security. It is administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE).
The fellowships provide up to $10,000 per semester for up to
two semesters for overseas study, and up top $12,000 for domestic
study (up to $28,000 total for a combined overseas and domestic
program). The scholarships are awarded to US students studying outside of
Western Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Canada.
Boren Fellowship recipients are required to seek employment
with an agency or office of the federal government involved in
national security affairs.
The application deadline is January 31.
For more information, write to
1825 Connecticut Ave, NW,
Washington, DC 20009, call 1-800-498-9360 or 1-202-884-8285, fax
1-202-884-8407, or send email to
The Rhodes Scholarships enable students from many countries to study
at the University of Oxford. 32 American Rhodes Scholars are selected
each year. All educational expenses (tuition and fees) are covered for
a period of two years, along with a maintenance allowance. Travel to
and from Oxford is included. The award may be renewed for a third year.
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellowships
The Sloan Research Fellowships are sponsored by the
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
The Sloan Research Fellowships provide support and recognition to
young scientists and research faculty in physics, chemistry,
mathematics, neuroscience, economics, computer science and
computational and evolutionary molecular biology. The award consists
of $40,000 for a two-year period and the funds are awarded to the
Fellow's institution to support his or her research efforts.
Candidates must hold a PhD and be members of the regular tenure track
faculty at a college or university in the United States or
Canada. They may be no more than six years past the completion of
their most recent PhD. Nomination by a department head or senior
scholar is required. The foundation does not accept direct
applications from candidates. The nomination deadline is September
15. A total of 116 Fellows are selected each year, out of more than
500 nominations. For more information, write to Sloan Research
Fellowships, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, 630 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2550,
New York, New York 10111-0242.
Social Science Research Council International Dissertation Research Fellowship
The Social Science Research Council and the American Council of
Learned Societies sponsor the
International Dissertation Field Research Fellowship (IDRF) program
for graduate students in humanities and social sciences conducting
doctoral dissertation field research outside the United States.
A total of 50 fellowships of approximately $20,000 each are awarded
each year with funds provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
The fellowships provide support for nine to twelve months of
Candidates must be full-time graduate students attending doctoral
programs in the US, but do not need to be US citizens.
There is an emphasis on research that is engaged in interdisciplinary
and cross-regional perspectives.
Recipients must have completed all PhD requirements except for
fieldwork and the on-site dissertation research by the start of their
fellowship or December of the award year, whichever comes first.
The application deadline is in early November.
For more information, visit www.ssrc.org/programs/idrf
or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
The Soros Fellowships provide for up to two years of graduate study
in the US for "New Americans". The fellowships cover half tuition plus a
maintenance grant of $20,000.
New Americans include resident aliens (i.e.,
holders of a Green Card), naturalized US citizens, and the children of
two parents who are both naturalized US citizens.
Fellows may pursue graduate degrees in any professional field, such as
engineering, medicine, law, and social work, or any scholarly
discipline in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and sciences.
A total of 30 Soros Fellows are selected each year, out of
approximately 900 applicants. Candidates must not be older than 30
years of age. The deadline is November 1. For more information, write
Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans,
400 West 59th Street,
New York, NY 10019, call 1-212-547-6926, or send email to
Spencer Foundation Dissertation Fellowships for Research Related to Education
The Spencer Foundation's Dissertation Fellowships for Research Related
to Education are open to doctoral degree candidates at graduate
schools in the United States.
The emphasis is on the improvement of education. Candidates should be
interested in pursuing a career in education research.
This is a competitive program, with 30 fellowships being awarded out
of approximately 500 applications.
The application deadline is in October.
For more information write to
Dissertation Fellowship Program,
The Spencer Foundation,
875 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 3930,
Chicago, Illinois 60611-1803, call 1-312-274-6526 or send email to
Harry S. Truman Scholarships
The Harry S. Truman Scholarships are open to college juniors who are
US citizens and nationals and who want to go to graduate school in
preparation for a career in public service (government or the
nonprofit and advocacy sectors). The scholarship consists of a $26,000
grant. Truman Scholars are selected on the basis of their potential as
future "change agents" who will improve the ways public entities serve
the public good. Candidates should also have an extensive record of
campus and community service. Candidates must be nominated by their
college or university. Each college may nominate up to four
students. (Four-year colleges and universities may also nominate up to
three transfer students from two-year colleges.) Approximately 600
students are nominated and between 75 and 80 Truman Scholars are
selected each year. The deadline is in early February.
Morris K. Udall Foundation Environmental Public Policy and Conflict Resolution PhD Fellowships
The Morris K. Udall Foundation
awards two PhD dissertation fellowships of $24,000 to graduate
students in the areas of environmental public policy or environmental
conflict resolution. Candidates must be US citizens, permanent
residents, or nationals. The application deadline is in early
February. For more information, write to Morris K. Udall Dissertation
Fellowship Program, Attn: Melissa Millage, 130 South Scott Avenue,
Tucson, AZ 85701-1922, call 1-520-670-5542, or fax 1-520-670-5530.
The Wenner-Gren Foundation awards grants of up to $25,000 for
Dissertation Fieldwork for basic research in anthropology.
(They also award $25,000 Post-PhD Grants
and $40,000 Richard Carely Hunt Postdoctoral
Fellowships for research in anthropology.)
Candidates for the Dissertation Fieldwork Grants must be enrolled in a
program leading to a doctoral degree, and must complete all
requirements for the degree other than the dissertation. Applications
are made jointly with the candidate's thesis advisor or other scholar
who will supervise the project.
citizenship is not required.
Deadlines are May 1 and January 1.
For more information, call 1-212-683-5000,
fax 1-212-683-9151, write to
The Wenner-Gren Foundation,
470 Park Avenue South, 8th Floor,
New York, NY 10016-6819, or send email to
National Professional Organizations
National Association of Fellowship Advisors (NAFA)
NAFA is a national professional organization for college personnel who
advise students on applying for prestigious scholarships and
fellowships like the
Truman, Marshall and Rhodes Scholarships.
For more information, write to