Core Fellowships

Some of these opportunities require nomination or evaluation by F&M, so be aware of the campus deadlines--they are in some cases well in advance of the national deadline. Unless indicated otheriwse, Dr. Cable is the first-point of contact for these fellowships.

*Fellowships marked with an asterisk require U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status.

For post-undergraduate opportunities, click here.


Scholarships for undergraduate opportunities

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship Program* for sophomores or juniors pursuing a research career in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering and who plan to obtain a Ph.D. Deadline: January 7. 

Critical Language Scholarship Program (CLS)* for first-years, sophomores, juniors, seniors or alumni currently enrolled in a graduate program who need to develop language and cultural skills in less-commonly taught languages. Deadline: November 16. Campus contact: Prof. Bond.

DAAD RISE for sophomores or juniors at time of application majoring in biology, chemistry, earth sciences, engineering, physics and life science interested in conducting research during the summer with doctoral students at German universities. German language skills not required. Deadline: December 15.

Dream Summer Fellowship (UCLA) for first-years, sophomores, juniors, seniors or alumni, who are immigrants, interested in working for ten weeks at immigrant rights organizations. Deadline: February 15. Campus contact: Prof.  Nina Bond.

Fulbright UK Summer Institutes* for first-years and sophomores with a keen interest in British culture and history to study at one of several UK institutions during the summer for 3 to 4 weeks. Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.7 required. Deadline: early February. Campus contact: Prof. Bond.

Humanity in Action (Europe) for sophomores, juniors, seniors, and alumni with a demonstrated interest in social justice and human rights. The locations for this fellowship are Amsterdam, Atlanta, Berlin, Copenhagen, Sarajevo and Warsaw. Deadline: January 6. Campus contact: Prof. Bond.

Humanity in Action (US)/John Lewis Fellowship for sophomores, juniors, seniors, and alumni interested in issues of diversity in the US, with a particular emphasis on Georgia and the American South. This is the American summer program of the Humanity in Action Fellowship. Deadline: January 6. Campus contact: Prof. Bond.

Humanity in Action (US)/John Lewis Fellowship for sophomores, juniors, seniors, and alumni interested in issues of diversity in the US, with a particular emphasis on Georgia and the American South. This is the American summer program of the Humanity in Action Fellowship. Deadline: January 6. Campus contact: Prof. Bond.

Mt. Vernon Leadership Fellowship* for sophomores seeking funding for a civic-minded project. This is a fully funded five-and-a-half week summer program that offers you the tools to help you realize your project. Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.4 required. Deadline: January 31. 

Rangel Summer Enrichment Program* for sophomores, juniors, or seniors intending to pursue a career in international affairs. This 6-week summer program provides an overview of international affairs, related career opportunities, and the skills to pursue them. Deadline: February 1.

TUSA: Taiwan U.S. Alliance Summer Scholarship* for first-years, sophomores, juniors, or seniors, who are not of Chinese or Taiwanese descent, to study Chinese language and culture in Taiwan during eight weeks of the summer. at one of the country's premier universities. Minimum 3.0 GPA is required. No prior knowledge of Chinese needed. Deadlines: February 15 (early) and March 31 (regular). 

Udall Scholarship for sophomores and juniors, who are either US citizens or recognized Canadian First Nations, intending to pursue careers in environmental policy, or Native American or Alaskan students seeking careers in healthcare or tribal public policy. Campus deadline: February 28. Campus contact: Prof. Bond.


Scholarships for post-undergraduate opportunities

Beinecke Scholarship* for undergraduate juniors intending to pursue a master’s or doctoral program in the arts, humanities, or social sciences. Campus Deadline: January 15. 

James Madison Graduate Fellowship* for seniors or alumni pursuing a master’s degree in American History, American Government, or social studies, who will teach the American Constitution in any grade between seventh and twelfth. Deadline: March 1. Campus contact: Prof. Bond.

Fulbright Fellowships* for seniors or alumni interested in either teaching English abroad or pursuing study or research in one of a 140+ countries. Applications opens in April and the campus deadline is typically late August. Check the Fellowships Fulbright page for the exact campus deadline. 

Gates Cambridge Scholarship for non-UK seniors or alumni pursuing a postgraduate degree in any subject at Cambridge University. Deadline for US citizens: October 11; deadline for non-US Citizens: December 7.

George J. Mitchell Scholarship (Ireland)* for seniors or alumni with a demonstrated commitment to public service interested in pursuing a master’s degree in Ireland or Northern Ireland. Campus Deadline for seniors: September 15 and national deadline for alumni: September 29. Campus contact: Prof. Bond.

Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program for seniors or alumni applying to any of the full-time graduate programs at Stanford University, with a remarkable record of demonstrated leadership and potential to innovate solutions to societal problems. Deadline: October 9. Campus contact: Prof.   Bond.

Marshall Scholarship (Great Britain)* for seniors or alumni interested in graduate study in the UK. Minimum GPA of 3.7 required. See Professor Cable for more information. Campus Deadline: September 15. 

PHENND Fellows (Philadelphia Higher Education Network for Neighborhood Development) for recent graduates committed to working on fighting poverty and doing so in Philadelphia. Application opens in September and is due in late November. 

Rangel International Affairs Graduate Program* for seniors or alumni, particularly of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, to pursue a 2-year master’s degrees in international affairs or another area relevant to work in the US Foreign Service. Deadline: September 19. 

Rhodes for US Citizens and Permanent Residents (Great Britain)* for seniors or alumni interested in graduate study at the University of Oxford in any field. Campus deadline: September 15. 

Rhodes for non-US Citizens for seniors or alumni who are citizens of any one of the following countries to pursue graduate study at the University of Oxford: Australia, Bermuda, Canada, China, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Jamaica and Commonwealth Caribbean, Kenya, New Zealand, Pakistan, Southern Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Deadline: Varies by country. 

Rotary Peace Fellowship for seniors and alumni pursuing a two-year master's degree program in conflict resolution, peace studies, sustainable development, public administration, or international relations. 

Schwarzman Scholarship for seniors or alumni to develop their leadership skills and professional networks through a one-year master’s degree in Public Policy, Economics and Business, or International Studies at Tsinghua University in Beijing. Deadline: September 1. Campus contact: Prof. Bond.

Scoville Peace Fellowship for seniors or alumni to work with nonprofit, public-interest organizations addressing peace and security issues in Washington DC. Deadlines: October 7 (to begin in spring) and January 6 (to begin in fall).

(Paul & Daisy) Soros Fellowship for New Americans for seniors or alumi who are permanent residents, naturalized citizens, child of naturalized citizens, or DACA recipients pursuing graduate study in any field and any degree-granting institution in the United States. Deadline: November 1. 

St. Andrew's Scholarship for Graduate Study in Scotland for seniors who are US citizens with some Scottish descent to pursue graduate study in Scotland. Deadline: Campus Deadline: December 1. Must apply through F&M. 

Truman* for juniors with an exceptional record of demonstrated leadership and commitment to public service to pursue graduate or professional school in the U.S. or abroad. Campus Deadline: January 15.