Opportunities for Graduate Study

Are you seeking funding for your graduate education? Graduate students should be thinking about all of these opportunities early in their academic career. It’s never too early to search for appropriate funding.

On this page:

Step 1: Commit to the process

Even students with internal awards or funding that requires a work commitment, should find and apply for additional external awards. Why would you do that if you’re already funded? Because these awards free you up to do your own research and it is an external recognition of your scholarly excellence and promise. Winning small awards sets you up to win bigger awards.

Although it takes intense effort to submit a strong application, the sooner you know how to present your work to an external audience the better. Most graduate students will go onto careers that require finding funding for your research or potentially putting together proposals.

Step 2: Attend a workshop

We recommend you attend workshops offered by the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships. Workshops are presented throughout the semester, and can be general in nature; specific to individuals in science, technology, engineering or mathematical fields; or focus on international opportunities.

Award-Specific Workshops

Each spring the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships offers a series of workshops targeted to two major awards: (1.) the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, and (2.) the Fulbright program.

Over the course of four sessions graduate students learn specifics about these awards, how to apply and then they begin writing significant segments of the award.

During the winter session and one week before the fall semester begins, we offer a three-day boot camp where students learn how to find funding, create a list of potential fellowships and scholarships to apply to, and begin to write with help from consultants from UB's Center of Excellence in Writing.

Step 3: Find funding

There are many tools at your disposal to find funding. First, take a look at the list of major awards, below. This is not a comprehensive list, rather it is comprised of some of the most applied for, and prestigious, awards.

Note that some awards allow the student to apply directly, while others require nomination by the university. Opportunities that require an institutional nomination are marked by an asterisk (*)

Be sure to search for funding through multiple lenses (graduate student, discipline-specific, gender, non-traditional, dissertation, international, etc.). Funding can be very broad or very specific.

Featured External Awards

External awards are nationally (and internationally) competitive fellowships and scholarships for students to help pursue their academic interests or passions in more depth. Some offer opportunities to pursue research while others may provide funding for graduate education. In general, external awards provide a kind of “portable” allowance that can be used at the institution of the student’s choice.

British Marshall Scholarship*

This scholarship requires institutional nomination and cannot be applied to directly.

The British Marshall scholarship enables students to study a wide range of subjects for an advanced degree at any of Britain’s universities and business schools. Funding is for one or two years of graduate study in any field at participating universities.

Campus Deadline: August 1

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.7 or higher.
  • Must be a graduating senior or recent alumni.
  • U.S. citizenship.
  • Extensive leadership, research and ambassadorial potential.
  • All majors are welcome to apply.

How to Apply: Students interested in being nominated by the University at Buffalo must complete the entire online application, and submit transcripts and letters of recommendation to the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships by August 1.

Selection Process: Students who complete all application materials will be considered for nomination to the Marshall Scholarship. A faculty committee will select UB’s nominees.

Campus Liaison: Elizabeth Colucci

Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Programs

The Rangel Program is a collaborative effort between Howard University and the U.S. State Department that seeks to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers as diplomats in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State. The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program is a six-week summer program designed to provide undergraduate students with a deeper appreciation of current issues and trends in international affairs, a greater understanding of career opportunities in international affairs, and the enhanced knowledge and skills to pursue such careers.

External Deadline: February 2018

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Full-time undergraduate students, with at least sophomore status on the date of the application.
  • GPA of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale at the time of application.
  • U.S. citizenship.

How to Apply: Apply online on the Charles B. Rangel Program website.

Campus Liaison: Megan Stewart

Critical Language Scholarship Program (CLS)

The Critical Language Scholarship Program (CLS) is a fully-funded overseas language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students. With the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and building relationships between the people of the United States and other countries, CLS provides opportunities to a diverse range of students from across the United States at every level of language learning.

Languages: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Swahili, Turkish and Urdu.

Programs range from seven to 10 weeks, beginning in early to mid-June with a pre-departure orientation in the U.S. Students must attend the full program and participate in all program activities. Students in all disciplines including business, engineering, law, medicine, sciences and humanities are encouraged to apply.

Campus Deadline: A campus nomination is not required, but prospective applicants are encouraged to consult with Megan Stewart in advance of the deadline.

External Deadline: November 2017

Eligibility Criteria:

  • U.S. citizenship.
  • Current undergraduate or graduate student at UB (in any major).

Language experience varies; typically, previous language experience is not required.

How to Apply: Students must complete the online application on the Critical Language Scholarship Program website and submit two letters of recommendation.

Campus Liaison: Megan Stewart

Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships

Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

Predoctoral, Dissertation and Postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded in a national competition administered by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine on behalf of the Ford Foundation.

External Deadline:

  • Predoctoral Award: December 14, 2017
  • Dissertation Award: December 7, 2017
  • Postdoctoral Award: December 7, 2017

Eligibility Criteria:

  • All U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals and U.S. permanent residents (holders of a Permanent Resident Card), 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, are eligible.
  • Must have evidence of superior academic achievement (such as grade point average, class rank, honors or other designations).
  • Must be committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level.

How to Apply: Apply online at www.nas.edu/ford.

Campus Liaison: Elizabeth Colucci

Fulbright Student Grant for Graduate Study, Research Abroad or English Teaching Assistantship*

This scholarship requires institutional nomination and cannot be applied to directly.

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English teaching assistant programs. During their grants, Fulbright recipients will meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences. The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home and in routine tasks, allowing the grantee to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things and the way they think. Through engagement in the community, the individual will interact with their hosts on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity and intellectual freedom, thereby promoting mutual understanding.

Campus Deadline: August 28, 2017

External Deadline: October 6, 2017

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Open to graduating seniors, recent alumni or graduate students, in all disciplines.
  • U.S. citizenship.
  • Prospective applicants should be aware of country-specific requirements, such as whether or not foreign language proficiency is required.
  • Must have obtained a bachelor’s degree by the start of the program, but have not yet earned a Ph.D.

How to Apply: Apply online at https://us.fulbrightonline.org/applicants/getting-started.

Selection Process: The UB Campus Committee will meet with all candidates after the campus deadline.

Campus Liaison: Colleen Culleton

Gates Cambridge Scholarships

Scholarships are awarded to outstanding applicants from countries outside the U.K. to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge.

Campus Deadline: A campus nomination is not required, but prospective applicants are encouraged to consult with the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships well in advance of the deadline.

External Deadline: Applications open in September with two deadlines - one deadline in October for U.S. citizens and one deadline in December for citizens of countries other than the U.S.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Outstanding intellectual ability.
  • Leadership potential.
  • A commitment to improving the lives of others.
  • A good fit between the applicant's qualifications and aspirations and the postgraduate program at Cambridge for which they are applying.

How to Apply: Apply online at www.gatescambridge.org.

Campus Liaison: Elizabeth Colucci

George J. Mitchell Scholarship for Study in Ireland*

This scholarship requires institutional nomination and cannot be applied to directly.

Up to 12 Mitchell Scholars 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 (study in Northern Ireland is not currently an option through the Mitchell Scholarship).

Campus Deadline: August 1, 2017

External Deadline:  September 29, 2017

Eligibility Criteria:

  • High GPA (3.8 - 4.0).
  • Student must demonstrate scholarship and leadership.
  • Student must have a sustained commitment to community and public service.

How to Apply: Apply online at http://www2.us-irelandalliance.org/content/368/en/Application%20is%20Open.html.

Selection Process: A faculty committee will review the nominee’s application and determine if the student will be endorsed to the Mitchell Scholarship Program.

Campus Liaison: Elizabeth Colucci

Global Health Corps Fellowship

Global Health Corps Fellows work with high-impact health organizations in yearlong paid positions. They fill critical gaps in their placement organizations as many have non-traditional health backgrounds. Throughout the year, they engage in intensive leadership development and community building, striving to embody our leadership practices as they work to address health inequities across the global health field.

Campus Deadline: A campus nomination is not required, but prospective applicants are encouraged to consult with the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships well in advance of the deadline.

External Deadline:  January 2018

Eligibility Criteria:

  • These fellowships are available to graduating seniors, recent alumni or graduate students who have not yet entered their third year, in any discipline.
  • Naturalized U.S. citizens, green card holders and children of naturalized U.S. citizens.
  • Age 30 or younger as of the application deadline.

How to Apply: Apply online at https://ghcorps.org/.

Campus Liaison: Elizabeth Colucci

Hertz Foundation

The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation is a not-for-profit organization changing the world around us by granting freedom of American scientific research and innovation through fellowship and financial support. Celebrating 60 years in 2017, the Hertz Fellowship is the most exclusive fellowship program in the world. The Hertz Foundation is the only organization in the United States that supports PhD candidates for a full five years at one of the Foundation’s numerous partner institutions and grants students total research freedom, ensuring that each Fellow is able to pursue the most compelling, cutting-edge research.

External Deadline: Fall 2017

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Eligible applicants for Hertz Fellowships must be students of the applied physical and biological sciences, mathematics and engineering.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident.
  • Willing to morally commit to make their skills available to the U.S. in time of national emergency.
  • Applicants must be a graduating senior or first year graduate student.

How to Apply: Apply online at http://hertzfoundation.org/default.aspx.

Campus Liaison: Elizabeth Colucci

James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program*

This scholarship requires institutional nomination and cannot be applied to directly.

The James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is designed to provide a substantive work experience for students who have a serious career interest in the area of international affairs. Students who are selected will be hired to work as employees at the Carnegie Endowment in Washington, DC on a full-time basis for a period of one year.

Campus Deadline: January 10, 2018

External Deadline: January 15, 2018

Eligibility Criteria:

  • These fellowships are available to graduating seniors or alumni who have graduated within the past academic year and have not yet started graduate studies.
  • Superior research and writing abilities.
  • Significant coursework and internships related to discipline of interest.
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States for a full 12 months.

How to Apply: Students interested in being nominated by the University at Buffalo must first contact the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships to request application forms and information.

Selection Process: Students who complete all application materials will be considered for nomination as a Gaither Fellow. A committee will select UB’s nominees.

Campus Liaison: Megan Stewart

James Madison Graduate Fellowships

The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation offers $24,000 to individuals desiring to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution at the secondary school level. Fellowship applicants compete only against other applicants from the states of their legal residence. As funding permits, the foundation plans to offer one fellowship per state per year.

The Foundation offers two types of fellowships:

  • Junior Fellowships: These fellowships are awarded to outstanding college seniors and college graduates without teaching experience who intend to become secondary school teachers of American history, American government or any other social studies class where you will teach topics on the Constitution in grades 7-12. Junior fellows are expected to complete graduate study within two academic years of full-time study.
  • Senior Fellowships: These fellowships are awarded to outstanding current teachers who are required to complete graduate study within five calendar years of part-time study.

External Deadline: March 2018

Eligibility Criteria:

  • U.S. citizenship.
  • Be a teacher or plan to become a teacher, of American history, American government or any other social studies class where you will teach topics on the Constitution at the secondary school level (grades 7-12).
  • Possess a bachelor's degree or plan to receive a bachelor's degree no later than August 31 of the year in which you are applying.

How to Apply: Apply online at https://www.scholarsapply.org/jamesmadison/.

Campus Liaison: Elizabeth Colucci

Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program*

This scholarship requires institutional nomination and cannot be applied to directly.

The Knight-Hennessy Scholars program will annually identify a group of 100 high-achieving students from around the world with demonstrated leadership and civic commitment to receive full funding to pursue a wide-ranging graduate education at Stanford, with the goal of developing a new generation of global leaders. The Knight-Hennessy Scholars is the largest fully endowed scholars program in the world.

Campus Deadline: August 1, 2017

External Deadline: September 27, 2017 (and enroll at Stanford University in September 2018)

Eligibility Criteria:

  • May be of any nationality.
  • Eligible applicants must be applying to enroll in a full-time graduate degree program at Stanford.
  • Admitted to the department of choice at Stanford.

For Knight-Hennessy Scholars, they look primarily at three areas:

1. Independence of Thought

  • First-step mental sharpness
  • Seeks out knowledge and new experiences
  • Full of original ideas
  • Makes sense of ambiguous situations
  • Can hold a contrarian or dissenting point of view

2. Purposeful Leadership

  • Ambitious, in the best sense of the word
  • Driven to improve self
  • Willing to take risks
  • Self-aware
  • Persists and bounces back from adversity

3. Civic Mindset

  • Personally humble and kind
  • Inclusive
  • Respects differences
  • Concerned for and helpful to others
  • Low ego

How to Apply: Applicants must apply simultaneously for admission to a specific department at Stanford and the Knight-Hennessy Scholarship, at https://knight-hennessy.stanford.edu/.

Selection Process: A UB faculty committee will review the nominee’s application and determine if the student will be endorsed to the Knight-Hennessy Scholarship Program.

Campus Liaison: Elizabeth Colucci

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowships

The National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship Program awards over 100 fellowships each year to graduate students in the fields of science and engineering. Fellows may choose any accredited institution of higher education in the United States offering doctoral degrees in science or engineering. The tenure of the award is 36 months cumulatively, beginning in the fall of the year the fellowship is awarded. The evaluation of candidates will be based on all available evidence of ability, including academic records, recommendations regarding each applicant’s qualifications and the score obtained on the GRE. The award includes full payment of tuition and required fees. In addition, fellows receive a stipend to cover related living expenses.

External Deadline: December 2017

Eligibility Criteria:

  • U.S. citizenship.
  • Applicants must be enrolled in their final year of undergraduate studies or have completed no more than two years of full-time years graduate study in the discipline in which they are applying.
  • Applicants must be in one of 15 supported disciplines:
    • 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
    • Physics

How to Apply: Apply online at https://ndseg.asee.org/apply_online.

Campus Liaison: Elizabeth Colucci

National Security Education Program: David L. Boren Fellowships

Boren Fellowships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. graduate 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. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand are excluded.

Campus Deadline: No internal deadline. Students are encouraged to meet with an advisor in the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships for assistance.

External Deadline: January 30, 2018

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicants must be a matriculated graduate student, in any discipline.
  • U.S. citizenship.
  • Must demonstrate interest in a career in public service.

How to Apply: Apply online at https://borenawards.org/fellowships/boren-fellowship-how-apply.

Campus Liaison: Megan Stewart

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSFGRFP) awards three-year scholarships for graduate study in mathematical, physical, biological, engineering and behavioral and social sciences, including the history of science. There are awards for women in engineering, awards for women in computer information science and graduate fellowships.

Applications are available online and part one of the application is due in early October. This fellowship carries a stipend of $34,000 per year plus tuition waivers and fees for three years. Candidates must have research experience. All NSFGRFP applications are evaluated using NSF’s two merit review criteria: Intellectual Merit and Broader Impacts. In order to present a competitive application, you must address both merit review criteria thoroughly. The Personal, Relevant Background and Future Goals Statement and the Graduate Research Statement should both reflect these criteria.  

External Deadline:  Various dates based on discipline throughout October each year. Consult the program solicitation on the NSF website.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicants must be a graduating senior.
  • Graduate students can apply only once for the NSFGRFP, either in the first year or in the second year of graduate school.
  • High GPA.
  • Past research experience.

How to Apply:  Apply using the NSF FastLane portal.

Campus Liaison: Elizabeth Colucci

Additional Resources:

Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans program honors the contributions of immigrants and children of immigrants to the United States. Each year, we invest in the graduate education of 30 New Americans—immigrants and children of immigrants—who are poised to make significant contributions to U.S. society, culture or their academic field. Each Fellow receives up to $90,000 in financial support over two years, and they join a lifelong community of New American Fellows.

Campus Deadline: A campus nomination is not required, but prospective applicants are encouraged to consult with the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships well in advance of the deadline.

External Deadline:  November 1, 2017

Eligibility Criteria:

  • These fellowships are available to graduating seniors, recent alumni or graduate students who have not yet entered their third year, in any discipline.
  • Naturalized U.S. citizens, green card holders and children of naturalized U.S. citizens.
  • Age 30 or younger as of the application deadline.

How to Apply: Apply online at https://www.pdsoros.org/apply.

Campus Liaison: Elizabeth Colucci

Rhodes Scholarship*

This scholarship requires institutional nomination and cannot be applied to directly.

The Rhodes Scholarships are the oldest and most celebrated international fellowship awards in the world. Each year 32 young students from the United States are selected as Rhodes Scholars, through a decentralized process representing the 50 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. territories. Rhodes Scholars are chosen not only for their outstanding scholarly achievements, but for their character, commitment to others and to the common good, and for their potential for leadership in whatever domains their careers may lead.

Campus Deadline: August 1, 2017

External Deadline: October 4, 2017

Eligibility Criteria:

  • The Rhodes Scholarship is open to graduating seniors or recent alumni, in all disciplines.
  • Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or a U.S. permanent resident.
  • Applicants must be at least 18 but not yet 24 years of age.
  • In addition to scholarly achievement, applicants must clearly demonstrate leadership capacity and commitment to the common good.

How to Apply: Apply online at http://www.rhodesscholar.org/applying-for-the-scholarship/.

Selection Process: Students who complete all application materials will be considered for nomination to the Rhodes Scholarship.  A faculty committee will select UB’s nominees and provide the institutional nomination.

Campus Liaison: Elizabeth Colucci

Schwarzman Scholarship*

This scholarship requires institutional nomination and cannot be applied to directly.

Designed to prepare the next generation of global leaders, Schwarzman Scholars is the first scholarship created to respond to the geopolitical landscape of the 21st Century. Whether in politics, business or science, the success of future leaders around the world will depend upon an understanding of China’s role in global trends. Funding to pursue a one-year master’s at China’s Tsinghua University in Economics, International Studies, or Public Policy

Campus Deadline: August 1, 2017

External Deadline: September 28, 2017

Eligibility Criteria:

  • This scholarship is open to graduating seniors or recent alumni, in all disciplines (with an interest in pursuing one of the degree programs listed in the description above).
  • Applicants may be of any citizenship.
  • English language proficiency is required, however, Chinese language proficiency is not.
  • Candidates must be at least 18 but not yet 29 years of age as of August 17 of the application year.

How to Apply: Apply online at http://schwarzmanscholars.org/.

Selection Process: Students interested in being nominated by the University at Buffalo must complete the entire online application and submit transcripts and letters of recommendation to the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships by August 1 to be considered.

Campus Liaison: Elizabeth Colucci

SMART Scholarship for Service Program

The Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program is part of a highly concentrated effort to improve the flow of new, highly skilled technical labor into the Department of Defense (DoD). The purpose is to promote the education, recruitment and retention of outstanding undergraduate and graduate students in science, mathematics and engineering studies; the DoD is also interested in supporting the education of future scientists and engineers in a number of interdisciplinary areas. SMART Scholars are awarded an annual stipend, full tuition, required fees, health insurance and up to $1000 book allowance per year. The SMART Program will allow individuals to acquire an education in exchange for a period of employment with the Department of Defense. The program is intended for citizens of the United States; students must be at least 18 years of age at the time of award.

Campus Deadline: A campus nomination is not required, but prospective applicants are encouraged to consult with Elizabeth Colucci in advance of the deadline.

External Deadline: December 1, 2017

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicants must be a citizen of the United States, Australia, Canada, New Zealand or United Kingdom at time of application.
  • Applicants must be 18 years of age or older as of August 1, 2018.
  • Must be able to participate in summer internships at DoD laboratories.
  • Must be willing to accept post-graduate employment with the DoD.
  • Must be a student in good standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale at the time of award.
  • Must be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in one of the disciplines listed on the Smart Program website.

How to Apply: Apply online at https://smart.asee.org/.

Campus Liaison: Elizabeth Colucci

Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program

This scholarship requires institutional nomination and cannot be applied to directly.

Funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, the Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship Program provides undergraduate and graduate students with financial support, mentoring and professional development to prepare them academically and professionally for a career in the U.S. Department of State Foreign Service. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and students with financial need are encouraged to applying

Campus Deadline: A campus nomination is not required, but prospective applicants are encouraged to consult with Megan Stewart well in advance of the deadline.

External Deadline:  January 2018

Eligibility Criteria:

  • This fellowship is open to junior, graduating senior or recent alumni.
  • Applicants must be in a field related to the U.S. Foreign Service such as business, economics, public policy, international affairs, political science, sociology, foreign language, etc.
  • U.S. citizenship.
  • Commitment to future employment with the U.S. Foreign Service.

How to Apply: Apply online at http://www.twc.edu/thomas-r-pickering-foreign-affairs-fellowship-program/how-to-apply.

Campus Liaison: Megan Stewart

Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship

The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship seeks to attract talented, committed individuals with backgrounds in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields into teaching in high-need secondary schools in Georgia and New Jersey.

External Deadline: There are three rounds of deadlines (October, November and February).

Eligibility Criteria:  The Fellowship is open to college seniors, graduates and career changers who:

  • Have majored in and/or have 30 or more college-level credits in a STEM field (science, technology, engineering or math).
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the program and its goals.
  • Have U.S. citizenship or permanent residency.
  • Have attained, or expect to attain by June 30, 2017, a bachelor’s degree from an accredited U.S. college or university or its international equivalent. (Note: Undergraduate degrees earned outside the U.S. are accepted if an approved credential evaluator declares the degree equivalent to an earned U.S. bachelor’s degree.)
  • Have a cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale is preferred. (Note: Candidates who can demonstrate excellence through other avenues will also be considered. All applications are considered in their entirety and selection is based on merit.)

How to Apply: Apply online at http://woodrow.org/fellowships/ww-teaching-fellowships/#about.

Campus Liaison: Elizabeth Colucci

Step 4: Stay connected

Stay connected to the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships. We often share information about internal and external awards on our Facebook and Twitter accounts. We also encourage you to “follow” funding agencies on social media, as appropriate (NSF, Fulbright, Woodrow Wilson, etc.).

Step 5: Seek support

The staff in the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships is here to provide you with guidance and support as you apply for awards. If you are interested in international awards (Fulbright, Critical Language, Boren, DAAD) please schedule an appointment with Megan Stewart. For assistance with STEM awards and all other awards, please schedule an appointment Elizabeth Colucci.

The Center for Excellence in Writing also provides support for graduate students as they apply for awards.