Fellowships A-Z

If you know which award you want to apply for, there is an A-Z list in the side bar to the left, or if you are on a mobile device, at the bottom of the page. If you are not sure which award(s) would be a good fit for you, see the lists below for fellowships by interest category.

An asterisk (*) indicates that the opportunity is available to non-U.S. citizens.

A caret (^) indicates that the opportunity is available for alumni.

For information about additional fellowships that do not appear in the list below, including opportunities for international and undocumented students, click here.


Study Abroad and Language Acquisition Awards

US-UK Fulbright Commission Summer Institutes

For first-year students and sophomores with little or no international experience. Funds a three-to-six week academic and cultural institute in the UK. Apply in January and February.

Freeman-ASIA

For first-year students, sophomores, and juniors; funding for study abroad in East or Southeast Asia for students demonstrating financial need. Apply in spring.

Gilman International Scholarship Program

For all class levels; provides funding up to $5,000 to defray the costs of study or internships abroad during the spring, summer, or fall for students receiving federal Pell Grants. Apply in fall for spring study abroad and spring for summer/fall/academic year study abroad.

Critical Language Scholarship

For all class levels; provides eight to ten weeks of fully-funded overseas language and cultural immersion for the study of a language that is not commonly taught ot critical to U.S. national security. This program can build upon a Summer Language Abroad grant through the CSLC. Apply in fall.

Boren Scholarship

For all class levels to fund up to $20,000 in funding for students studying abroad in a non-traditional location, learning a language crucial to national security interests. Awardees receive priority hiring in any government hiring process. Apply in fall. Requires university evaluation.


STEM Awards

Churchill Scholarship at Cambridge University^

The Churchill Scholarship offers outstanding American STEM students the opportunity to pursue a one-year Master's degree in a STEM field at Churchill College, Cambridge. Apply in spring/summer. Requires university nomination.

Goldwater Scholarship

The Goldwater Scholarship is for outstanding Sophomores or Juniors in the STEM fields interested in pursuing research in graduate school as well as a research-based future career. Scholarships of up to $7,500 a year are provided to help cover tuition, mandatory fees, books, room and board. Apply in fall. Requires university nomination.

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP)^

The NSF GRFP funds graduate study at any accredited graduate institution in the U.S. for eligible STEM fields. Apply in spring/summer.

Boren Summer STEM Scholarship

For all class levels to fund study abroad in non-Western countries on the way to federal government work. Apply in fall. Requires university evaluation.

Udall Scholarship

For sophomores and juniors who plan to pursue careers related to environmental policy. Provides educational costs. Apply in fall. Requires university nomination.


Public Service/Government Employment Awards

Truman Scholarship

For juniors with leadership experience who plan to pursue careers in education, government, non-profit, or public interest. Funds graduate school. Apply in fall. Requires university nomination.

Udall Scholarship

For sophomores and juniors who plan to pursue careers related to the environment, Native American health care, or tribal policy. Provides educational costs. Apply in fall. Requires university nomination.

Critical Language Scholarship

For all class levels; provides eight to ten weeks of fully-funded overseas language and cultural immersion for the study of a language that is not commonly taught ot critical to U.S. national security. This program can build upon a Summer Language Abroad grant through the CSLC. Apply in fall.

Boren Scholarship

For all class levels to fund up to $20,000 in funding for students studying abroad in a non-traditional location, learning a language crucial to national security interests. Awardees receive priority hiring in any government hiring process. Apply in fall. Requires university evaluation.

Gaither Junior Fellows Program at the CEIP*

Funds a one-year internship at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace after the completion of an undergraduate degree. Apply in fall. Requires university nomination.

Scoville Peace Fellows

"Twice yearly, the fellowship’s  Board of Directors selects a group of outstanding individuals to spend six to nine months in Washington. Supported by a salary, the fellows serve as full-time junior staff members at the participating organization of their choice."

Pickering and Rangel

Both of these awards fund graduate study for students who seek a career in the foreign service and are historically underrepresented in the field. They promise internships and other professional development for work in an embassy after graduate school.

Payne International Development Fellowship Program

The Payne Fellowship provides up to $96,000 in benefits over two years for graduate school, internships, and professional development activities to fast track a career in USAID Foreign Service. They require 5 years of working for USAID following the graduate program.

Coro Fellowship

Coro is a leadership development program that places its fellows in one of four cities: New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Pittsburgh to learn from city government officials, NGOs, and other local stakeholders through projects. 


Graduate School Abroad Awards

Churchill Scholarship at Cambridge University ^

The Churchill Scholarship offers outstanding American STEM students the opportunity to pursue a one-year Master's degree in a STEM field at Churchill College, Cambridge. Apply in spring/summer. Requires university nomination.

Gates Cambridge Scholarship at Cambridge University*^

 Funds a graduate degree in any field at Cambridge University. The awards are based on intellectual ability, leadership capacity, and a demonstrated commitment to improving the lives of others.Apply in spring/summer.

McCall MacBain Scholarship at McGill University*^

For seniors and recent alumni. Funds postgraduate degree at McGill University in Canada. Opens to applicants who are Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or refugees for Fall 2021 and Fall 2022 admissions. Opens to international applicants for Fall 2023 admissions. Apply in spring/summer.

Marshall Scholarship^

For seniors and recent alumni. Funds postgraduate degree(s) anywhere in the UK. Apply in spring/summer. Requires university endorsement.

Mitchell Scholarship^

For seniors and recent alumni. Funds one year of postgraduate study in Ireland or Northern Ireland. Apply in spring/summer. Requires university endorsement if you are a current undergraduate.

Rhodes Scholarship at Oxford University*^

For seniors and recent alumni. Funds degree(s) at Oxford University. Apply in spring/summer. Requires university endorsement.

Schwarzman Scholars Program at Tsinghua University*^

The Schwarzman Scholars program funds one-year Master's degree in Global Affairs at Tsinghua University in Beijing for outstanding applicants who aspire to be future global leaders with an eye toward China's increasingly prominent role in global economic affairs. Apply in spring/summer.

Yenching Academy at Peking University*^

The Yenching Academy offers outstanding students the opportunity to earn a one-year interdisciplinary Master's degree in China Studies from Peking University. Apply in fall. Requires university nomination. 

DAAD Awards

For all class levels; funding for study, research, and STEM and policy internships in Germany. German language proficiency not required. Apply in fall. If you are interested in this award, please contact Dr. Denise Della Rossa from the German and Russian Language Department.

Erasmus+*^

For seniors and recent alumni; funds graduate study or volunteer opportunities in Europe. Apply in fall.

Fulbright U.S. Student Program (Study Grant, Research Grant)^

For juniors, seniors, and recent alumni. Funds post-graduate year of graduate study (usually one year is the length of a master's abroad). Apply in spring/summer. Requires university evaluation.


Graduate School in the U.S. Awards

Beinecke Scholarship

The Beinecke Scholarship provides funding ($30,000 for graduate school, $4,000 immediately) for exceptional juniors pursuing graduate school in the arts, humanities, or social sciences.  Applicants should apply in fall of junior year. Requires university nomination.

Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship^

For seniors and recent alumni. Supports PhD or ScD in the U.S, for students engaged with underrepresented communities committed to a teaching and research career at the college or university level. Apply in fall.

Knight-Hennessy Scholars at Stanford University*^

The Knight Hennessy Scholars program is the largest fully endowed scholars program in the world. The program trains future global leaders who form interdisciplinary cohorts while pursuing a graduate or professional degree at Stanford University, including dual/joint-degree programs. Apply in spring/summer. University endorsement is optional.

Lilly Graduate Fellows Program^

For students in the Humanities wanting to pursue a PhD, MFA, DMA, or ThD who wish to also become teacher-scholars at church-affiliated institutions one day. Offers specialized, intensive mentoring for those planning to pursue terminal degrees and teach at church-related institutions. Apply in fall. Requires university nomination.

Yale Silver Scholars

A unique opportunity for college seniors (both international and domestic) to earn an MBA at Yale University in three years directly after graduation and move more quickly toward their career goals. 

Pickering and Rangel

Both of these awards fund graduate study for students who seek a career in the foreign service and are historically underrepresented in the field. They promise internships and other professional development for work in an embassy after graduate school.

Payne International Development Fellowship Program

The Payne Fellowship provides up to $96,000 in benefits over two years for graduate school, internships, and professional development activities to fast track a career in USAID Foreign Service. They require 5 years of working for USAID following the graduate program. 


Internship and Service Awards

Gaither Junior Fellows Program at the CEIP*

Funds a one-year internship at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace after the completion of an undergraduate degree. Apply in fall. Requires university nomination.

Scoville Peace Fellows

"Twice yearly, the fellowship’s  Board of Directors selects a group of outstanding individuals to spend six to nine months in Washington. Supported by a salary, the fellows serve as full-time junior staff members at the participating organization of their choice."

Luce Scholars Program^

One-year, tailored professional placement in Asia  in the interest of improving American understanding of Asia. Professional interests may range from architecture to zoology. Apply in fall. Requires university nomination, highly competitive. 

The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award

This award provides a $15,000 stipend for a graduating college senior to pursue one year of public service anywhere in the world. The award is project-based, and must center around a concrete idea for service.

Princeton in Latin America

Princeton in Latin America (PiLA) partners with NGOs and multilateral organizations and places highly qualified recent college graduates in year-long service fellowships with nonprofit, public service, humanitarian, and government organizations in Latin American and Caribbean.

Princeton in Asia

PiA arranges year-long fellowships and internships with Asian host organizations that contribute to important global issues at the local level: education, public health, environmental sustainability, access to information/media, economic development and social justice. 

Princeton in Africa

Princeton in Africa matches talented and passionate college graduates with organizations working across Africa for yearlong service placements. Fellows have helped improve education and public health, source fresh water and alternative energy, increase family incomes, and so much more. 

American India Foundation William J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in India

This award provides an immersive, 10-month volunteer service program that matches young professionals with development organizations in India to work on scalable and sustainable development projects in the fields of education, livelihoods, and public health. 

American University in Cairo: Presidential Associates Program

One-year professional placement in an AUC office or department that aligns with your professional and academic interests. Associates also study Arabic through AUC’s School of Continuing Education, benefit from faculty privileges such as faculty housing, dining and library access, and enjoy AUC-sponsored trips to discover the culture and history of Cairo, Egypt and the Middle East.

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) 

CBYX provides 75 American and 75 German young professionals, between the ages of 18½–24, the opportunity to spend one year in each other’s countries, studying, interning, and living with hosts on a cultural immersion program." 

Fulbright U.S. Student Program (English Teaching Assistantship, Study Grant, Research Grant)^

For juniors, seniors, and recent alumni. Funds post-graduate year of independent research abroad. Apply in spring/summer. Requires university evaluation. 


Teaching English as a New Language Awards

Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA)

To increase mutual understanding between the people of the U.S. and other countries through exchange of persons, knowledge, and skills, the Fulbright ETA places recent college graduates and alumni in English as a New Language classrooms around the world. 

Meddeas

The Meddeas Language Assistant Program places recent college graduates in English as a New Language classrooms throughout the private school system in Spain. 

North American Language and Culture Assistant in Spain

The North American Language and Culture Assistants Program is an initiative of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport of Spain to provide North American students who are native speakers of English to assist teachers in elementary, secondary or language schools in Spain.

English Opens Doors

One year working full time as an English language teaching assistant in Chilean public schools. For recent graduates and alumni under 35 years old.

Teaching Assistantship Program in France (TAPIF)

The program's goal is to strengthen foreign-language instruction in French schools by establishing a native speaker presence. Assistants teach 12 hours per week in up to 3 schools, conducting all or part of a class. Must speak French. 

Japan Exchange and Teaching Program (JET)

One year professionally teaching and working as a language assistant in schools across Japan. Must speak Japanese.

Interac (Japan)

One year professionally teaching in schools across Japan most often in elementary and middle schools. On occasion you may teach your own class, but will mostly work as an English language teaching assistant.

English Program In Korea (EPIK)

One year professionally teaching in schools across Korea under the jurisdiction of the Office of Education in South Korea. You may be designated to work in multiple locations as a language and cultural assistant to a main teacher.