Fellowships and Scholarships

National Science Foundation – Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs)
Application Deadline:

Various, winter through early spring

The NSF sponsors several highly competitive, paid summer research experiences for undergraduates to work with professors at colleges and universities on their projects in a wide range of science, computer science, math, engineering, and social science fields. Freshmen applicants will especially need to demonstrate that they have some relevant coursework and research experience. Each project has its own stipend. Participants’ compensation varies by opportunity.

Contact: Brian Davidson, Assistant Director for Fellowships. Link to program website.

Field of Study:

STEM, Social Sciences

Opportunity Type:

Research

Open to Class Years:

Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors

Open to International Students:

No

 
 
American Association of Teachers of Japanese
Application Deadline:

Oct. 8, 2015

Any undergraduate student who wishes to study in Japan is welcome to apply. Japanese language study is not a prerequisite. Must earn credits transferable to home Institution.

Contact: Assistant Director, Off-Campus Study, or Brian Davidson, Assistant Director for Fellowships. Link to program website.

Field of Study:

All Fields

Opportunity Type:

Domestic Study and Study Abroad

Open to Class Years:

Sophomores, Juniors

Open to International Students:

Yes

 
 
Truman Scholarship Foundation
Application Deadline:

Late September/early October, CMC deadline

Graduate scholarship. Up to $30,000 towards a public-service-related graduate degree. Applicants should have an extensive record of community and public service and have a commitment to a career in public service. Leadership experience is also expected of candidates. A campus nomination is required.

Contact: Professor Jack Pitney. Link to program website.

Field of Study:

All Fields

Opportunity Type:

Graduate Education and Scholarships

Open to Class Years:

Juniors

Open to International Students:

No

 
 
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)
Application Deadline:

Oct. 26-30, depending on proposal

Funding for research-based master’s and doctoral degrees at U.S. institutions. The fellowship covers three-year stipend and cost of education allowance. NSF seeks applicants exhibiting intellectual merit and whose work may have a broad impact.

Contact: Brian Davidson, Assistant Director for Fellowships. Link to program website.

Field of Study:

STEM, Social Sciences

Opportunity Type:

Graduate Education and Scholarships

Open to Class Years:

Seniors

Open to International Students:

Yes

 
 
Princeton in Africa
Application Deadline:

Nov. 1, 2016

Fellows are partnered with organizations in Africa based on their skills and interests.

Contact: Brian Davidson, Assistant Director for Fellowships. Link to program website.

Field of Study:

All Fields

Opportunity Type:

Domestic Study and Study Abroad, Work Experience, Professional Development

Open to Class Years:

Seniors, Alumni

Open to International Students:

Yes

 
 
Soros Fellowship for New Americans
Application Deadline:

Nov. 1, 2015

This opportunity provides funding for up to two years of graduate study at a U.S. institution. To be eligible, you must meet a condition that qualifies you as a “New American.” Please see the following link for details: http://www.pdsoros.org/competition/eligible.cfm. Candidates should demonstrate originality, creativity, initiative, and accomplishment.

Contact: Professor Edward Haley or Professor Sarah Smith Orr. Link to program website.

Field of Study:

All Fields

Opportunity Type:

Graduate Education and Scholarships

Open to Class Years:

Seniors, Alumni

Open to International Students:

Yes

 
 
Cultural Vistas Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship
Application Deadline:

Nov. 1. 2015

Professional development and work experience in Germany. Fellows receive customized work placements and participate in professional seminars. Fellows also may take up to five months of language training. Applicants should ideally have a graduate degree and five years of full-time work experience. Candidates should also be leaders in their fields who have an interest in fostering stronger trans-Atlantic relationships.

Contact: Brian Davidson, Assistant Director for Fellowships. Link to program website.

Field of Study:

Professions (Business Administration, Cultural Management, Journalism, Law, Higher Education)

Opportunity Type:

Work Experience, Professional Development

Open to Class Years:

Alumni

Open to International Students:

No

 
 
American Scandinavian Foundation
Application Deadline:

Nov. 1, 2015

Fellowships for shorter- or longer-duration research, study, or creative arts projects that show a strong need to be conducted in Scandinavia.

Contact: Brian Davidson, Assistant Director for Fellowships. Link to program website.

Field of Study:

All Fields

Opportunity Type:

Independent Projects, Research

Open to Class Years:

Seniors, Alumni

Open to International Students:

No

 
 
Napier Initiative
Application Deadline:

Nov. 2, 2015

Seeking young leaders committed to developing and executing a project related to social justice, peace, community issues, or environmental sustainability. Projects may be proposed by individuals or groups for domestic or international locations. Recipients receive mentorship and support to help them execute their projects. Seniors from all of the Claremont Colleges are eligible to apply. Group proposals from members across the colleges are eligible.

Contact: Amy Bibbens, Director of the Center for Civic Engagement (primary), Neela Rajendra, KLI Director of Entrepreneurial Initiatives, Professor Edward Haley or Brian Davidson, Assistant Director for Fellowships (secondary). Link to program website.

Field of Study:

Social Justice, Peace, Liberty

Opportunity Type:

Independent Projects

Open to Class Years:

Seniors

Open to International Students:

Yes

 
 
DAAD Graduate Study Grant
Application Deadline:

Nov. 4, 2015

Funds available to complete a year of independent research or full master’s degree. Applicants should not have lived in Germany more than 15 months before application. Humanities and social science applicants should have German proficiency.

Contact: Brian Davidson, Assistant Director for Fellowships. Link to program website.

Field of Study:

All Fields

Opportunity Type:

Graduate Education and Scholarships, Research

Open to Class Years:

Seniors, Alumni

Open to International Students:

Yes

 
 
Winston Churchill Foundation
Application Deadline:

November 10, 2015

Graduate scholarship for 9 or 12 months of graduate study at Cambridge University. Exceptional candidates demonstrating a capacity to contribute to these fields. Generally, applicants have a GPA of 3.7 or above, typically 3.9 and above. CMC may nominate up to two candidates.

Contact: Brian Davidson, Assistant Director for Fellowships. Link to program website.

Field of Study:

STEM

Opportunity Type:

Graduate Education and Scholarships

Open to Class Years:

Seniors, Alumni

Open to International Students:

Yes

 
 
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace - Junior Fellows Program
Application Deadline:

Nov. 15, 2015, CMC deadline

One-year placement as a research assistant to senior research associates. Applicants are nominated by CMC.

Contact: Professor Edward Haley or Professor Minxin Pei. Link to program website.

Field of Study:

All Fields, International Relations, Political Science, Public Policy, Development, Government

Opportunity Type:

Research

Open to Class Years:

Seniors, Alumni

Open to International Students:

Yes

 
 
Critical Language Scholarship
Application Deadline:

Mid-November, TBA

7-10 week summer study abroad for specific languages viewed as important to U.S. security interests: East Asian, Middle Eastern, South Asian, Central Asian and North Asian languages. They seek candidates with a commitment to maintain or strengthen language skills after the scholarship. Candidates are welcome to apply and receive the scholarship more than once.

Contact: Brian Davidson, Assistant Director for Fellowships. Link to program website.

Field of Study:

All Fields

Opportunity Type:

Language Study

Open to Class Years:

Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors

Open to International Students:

No

 
 
Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships
Application Deadline:

Nov. 20, 2015

Graduate scholarship offering 3 years of support towards a Ph.D. for those committed to a career of research and teaching at the college or university level. Seek applicants who have the capacity to respond in pedagogically productive ways to the learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds and who show sustained personal engagement with communities that are underrepresented in the academy and an ability to bring this asset to learning, teaching, and scholarship at the college and university level.

Contact: Brian Davidson, Assistant Director for Fellowships. Link to program website.

Field of Study:

STEM, Humanities, Social Sciences

Opportunity Type:

Graduate Education and Scholarships

Open to Class Years:

Seniors, Alumni

Open to International Students:

No

 
 
Boren
Application Deadline:

Dec. 1, CMC pre-application deadline

If you are thinking about applying to study abroad in the spring of your sophomore year, you should consider applying for a Boren. The scholarship funds up to one academic year of funding to U.S. undergraduates to study abroad in regions critical to U.S. security interests. Programs that are six months or longer are preferred. Applicants may add an extension program at the beginning or end of a one-semester program to meet the six-month preferred length. A service requirement is mandatory within two years after graduating.

Contact: Assistant Director, Off-Campus Study, or Brian Davidson, Assistant Director for Fellowships. Link to program website.

Field of Study:

All Fields

Opportunity Type:

Domestic Study and Study Abroad

Open to Class Years:

Freshmen, Sophomores

Open to International Students:

No

 
 
Cultural Vistas Alfa Fellowship Program
Application Deadline:

Dec. 1, 2015

Work experience and professional development opportunities in Russia. Russian language knowledge is preferred but not required. If a candidate lacks Russian language knowledge, knowledge of a second language is considered. Applicants should have 2-6 years of work experience. Applicants’ professional achievement and academic qualifications will be considered.

Contact: Brian Davidson, Assistant Director for Fellowships. Link to program website.

Field of Study:

International Relations, Political Science, Public Policy, Development, Government, Professions (Business Administration, Cultural Management, Journalism, Law, Higher Education)

Opportunity Type:

Work Experience, Professional Development

Open to Class Years:

Alumni

Open to International Students:

No

 
 
Cultural Vistas Congress- Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals
Application Deadline:

Dec. 1, 2015

Work experience, professional development, internship, and language learning opportunities in Germany. Participants spend a year studying and working in their career fields while immersed in German language and culture. Previous German language experience not required, but is preferred. Applicants should have: clear career goals, relevant work/internship/volunteer experience and an interest in Germany and international affairs. Applicants should also have a strong sense of American identity, flexibility, independence, and diplomacy.

Contact: Brian Davidson, Assistant Director for Fellowships. Link to program website.

Field of Study:

All Fields

Opportunity Type:

Work Experience, Professional Development

Open to Class Years:

Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, Alumni

Open to International Students:

No

 
 
Rangel International Affairs Program
Application Deadline:

Jan. 13, 2016

Scholarship of up to $90,000 for 2 years of graduate school in a field applicable to a Foreign Service career. The fellowship seeks to diversify the Foreign Service Officer pool. Must be applying for graduate school for fall of 2016. Applicants should have a cumulative GPA of 3.2.

Contact: Brian Davidson, Assistant Director for Fellowships. Link to program website.

Field of Study:

All Fields

Opportunity Type:

Graduate Education and Scholarships

Open to Class Years:

Seniors, Alumni

Open to International Students:

No

 
 
Founders Distinguished Graduate Fellowships - University of Texas, Dallas
Application Deadline:

None given, start reviewing second week of December

Twelve Fellows will be appointed for four-year terms from outstanding applicants planning to pursue a Ph.D. at UT Dallas. Fellows will be compensated $36,000 annually, with all tuition and fees also covered. Each fellow receives a $100,000 discretionary fund that may be used for travel, supplies, equipment over the course of four years.

The goal of the Founders Fellows Program is to provide powerfully supportive environments in which Fellows can progress with maximum efficiency through their doctoral studies while also developing their talents for leadership of research enterprises. Upon graduation, Fellows will have the outstanding research records appropriate to prestigious post-graduate appointments, and have the experience to make rapid progress towards leadership positions in universities and research organizations. Fellows will pursue their education and research while gaining experience as principal investigators of research projects and mentors of junior colleagues. Newly appointed Fellows should be fully prepared to commence doctoral studies in fields relevant to the research activities of leading UT Dallas faculty.

Applicants should have a mastery of the intellectual foundations of their relevant fields of study, intensive and productive extracurricular independent accomplishments in research, and the personal characteristics indicative of the capacity to emerge as leaders of dynamic and innovative research projects.

Contact: Brian Davidson, Assistant Director for Fellowships. Link to program website

Field of Study:

All Fields

Opportunity Type:

Graduate Education and Scholarships

Open to Class Years:

Seniors, Alumni

Open to International Students:

Yes

 
 
Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship
Application Deadline:

Early October, for spring; early January, for fall

Recipients spend 6 to 9 months in Washington, D.C., working at participating organizations. The purpose of the fellowship is to provide an opportunity for college graduates to gain practical knowledge and experience by contributing to the efforts of nonprofit, public-interest organizations working on peace and security issues. Preference will be given to individuals who have not had substantial prior public-interest or government experience in the Washington, D.C., area.

Contact: Brian Davidson, Assistant Director for Fellowships. Link to program website.

Field of Study:

All Fields

Opportunity Type:

Work Experience, Professional Development

Open to Class Years:

Seniors, Alumni

Open to International Students:

No

 
 
Humane Studies Fellowship
Application Deadline:

Late January, TBA

Graduate scholarship of $15,000 per year for graduate study for students (including law students) who have research interests in related to ideas of a free society. International graduate programs are eligible as long as the institution is accredited.

Contact: Brian Davidson, Assistant Director for Fellowships. Link to program website.

Field of Study:

All Fields

Opportunity Type:

Graduate Education and Scholarships

Open to Class Years:

Seniors

Open to International Students:

Yes

 
 
Humanity in Action Fellowship
Application Deadline:

Early January

One month (late May through June) intensive academic experience: seminars, field trips, and applied project experience addressing historical and contemporary minority issues in Europe culminating in a European conference. Fellows will be selected to participate in one of five European cities: Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Paris or Warsaw. Each city has a different program, but all address minority issues. Candidates do not get to choose the city. Upon completion of the program, participants become senior fellows. Additional funding opportunities exist for senior fellows. Participants are selected from candidates who demonstrate a strong demonstrated interest in minority rights and social justice.

Contact: Brian Davidson, Assistant Director for Fellowships. Link to program website.

Field of Study:

All Fields

Opportunity Type:

Work Experience, Professional Development

Open to Class Years:

Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, Alumni

Open to International Students:

Yes

 
 
Thomas R. Pickering Undergraduate Fellowship
Application Deadline:

Mid-late January, TBA

Undergraduate scholarship, support of up to $40,000 for senior year and first year of graduate school in foreign-service-related field. Graduate scholarship, support up to $40,000 for two years of graduate school in a foreign-service-related field. The fellowship seeks candidates who demonstrate academic excellence, strong oral communication skills, and passion to become a foreign service officer. Women and historically underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Contact: Brian Davidson, Assistant Director for Fellowships, or Professor Edward Haley. Link to program website.

Field of Study:

All Fields

Opportunity Type:

Graduate Education and Scholarships, Undergraduate Scholarships

Open to Class Years:

Juniors

Open to International Students:

No

 
 
Whitaker International Fellows and Scholars Program
Application Deadline:

Mid-January.

This program sends young biomedical engineers anywhere outside the U.S. or Canada for one or more of the following activities: conducting academic or scientific research in a university or laboratory; pursuing coursework at an academic institution; interning at a policy institute, or in an industrial or non-profit setting. Other options are possible.

Contact: Brian Davidson, Assistant Director for Fellowships. Link to program website.

Field of Study:

STEM

Opportunity Type:

Graduate Education and Scholarships

Open to Class Years:

Seniors, Alumni

Open to International Students:

No

 
 
Davis Projects for Peace
Application Deadline:

Early January

Funds grassroots project proposals to promote peace and address root causes of conflict. May be proposed by individuals or groups. Projects should be creative, feasible, and preferably sustainable. Approval to work with external organizations needs to be secured. Institutional nomination required.

Contact: Jason Jeffrey, Assistant Director Career Services, or Brian Davidson, Assistant Director for Fellowships. Link to program website.

Field of Study:

All Fields

Opportunity Type:

Independent Projects

Open to Class Years:

Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors

Open to International Students:

Yes

 
 
DAAD RISE Undergraduate
Application Deadline:

Jan. 15, 2016

Summer internship opportunity to work with research groups at German universities. German language skills are not required for most positions but would be helpful to manage everyday life outside of the laboratory. The working language will generally be English. Selections will be made based on strong proposals and academic merit.

Contact: Brian Davidson, Assistant Director for Fellowships. Link to program website.

Field of Study:

STEM

Opportunity Type:

Research, Work Experience, Professional Development

Open to Class Years:

Sophomores, Juniors

Open to International Students:

Yes

 
 
White House Fellows
Application Deadline:

Jan. 15, 2016

White House Fellows typically spend a year as full-time, paid assistants to senior White House Staff, the Vice President, Cabinet Secretaries and other top-ranking government officials. Responsibilities range from chairing interagency meetings and designing and implementing federal policies, to drafting speeches for cabinet secretaries to representing their agencies on Capitol Hill and in international treaty negotiations. Job assignments are made by the Director of the President's Commission on White House Fellowships in consultation with agency officials on the basis of interviews conducted during "Placement Week." Fellows receive a salary and benefits from the agency for which they work. White House Fellows cannot receive compensation from any other source during their year of government service.

This is a very competitive fellowship that seeks to introduce promising individuals to federal work early in their career. They expect that applicants will already be working in their fields at the time of application. They seek:
• A record of remarkable professional achievement early in one's career.
• Evidence of leadership skills and the potential for further growth.
• A demonstrated commitment to public service.
• The skills to succeed at the highest levels of the Federal government, and the ability to work effectively as part of a team.

Current employees of the Federal government are not eligible unless they are career military personnel.

Contact: Brian Davidson, Assistant Director for Fellowships. Link to program website.

Field of Study:

All Fields

Opportunity Type:

Work Experience, Professional Development

Open to Class Years:

Alumni

Open to International Students:

No

 
 
USAID/Payne International Development Fellowship
Application Deadline:

Jan. 19, 2016

Graduate scholarship of up to $90,000 for graduate studies in a field applicable to a Foreign Service career. The program also includes internship opportunities relevant to a Foreign Service career. Recipients who complete the program receive appointments as USAID Foreign Service officers. Encourages applications from minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service.

Contact: Brian Davidson, Assistant Director for Fellowships. Link to program website.

Field of Study:

All Fields

Opportunity Type:

Graduate Education and Scholarships

Open to Class Years:

Juniors

Open to International Students:

No

 
 
Coro Fellows Program
Application Deadline:

Jan. 23, 2016

The Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs is a full-time, nine-month, graduate-level experiential leadership training program that prepares diverse, talented and committed individuals for effective and ethical leadership in the public affairs arena.

Contact: Brian Davidson, Assistant Director for Fellowships. Link to program website.

Field of Study:

All Fields

Opportunity Type:

Work Experience, Professional Development

Open to Class Years:

Seniors, Alumni

Open to International Students:

Yes

 
 
Olin Fellowship for Women in Graduate Study
Application Deadline:

Late January, TBA

Graduate scholarship for women pursuing M.A. or Ph.D. study at Washington University in selected fields. The award covers four years of tuition, plus a stipend.

Contact: Brian Davidson, Assistant Director for Fellowships. Link to program website.

Field of Study:

All Fields

Opportunity Type:

Graduate Education and Scholarships

Open to Class Years:

Seniors, Alumni

Open to International Students:

Yes

 
 
DAAD RISE Professional
Application Deadline:

Jan. 31, 2015

Summer internship and professional work experience in Germany over the summer. DAAD seeks academic merit and a strong proposal.

Contact: Brian Davidson, Assistant Director for Fellowships. Link to program website.

Field of Study:

STEM

Opportunity Type:

Work Experience, Professional Development

Open to Class Years:

Seniors, Alumni

Open to International Students:

Yes

 
 
DAAD Undergraduate Scholarship
Application Deadline:

Jan. 31, 2016

Study abroad, independent study, and internship opportunities in Germany. German language competency not mandatory. Selections will be made based on strong proposals and academic merit.

Contact: Brian Davidson, Assistant Director for Fellowships. Link to program website.

Field of Study:

All Fields

Opportunity Type:

Domestic Study and Study Abroad, Independent Projects, Work Experience, Professional Development

Open to Class Years:

Sophomores, Juniors

Open to International Students:

Yes

 
 
City Hall Fellows
Application Deadline:

Not posted, but the application is set to open in January

A highly competitive program the seeks to introduce future leaders to the work of city government through meaningful 12-month placements in positions that serve the city’s needs as well as match applicant skills and interests. Fellows receive specific training by City Hall Fellow staff in addition to their duties and projects. Each year, all of the Fellows are placed into one city. In recent years, the placement has been San Francisco, but there is no indication if this will be the city for 2016 Fellows. Fellows are given an entry-level salary commensurate with the city’s cost of living and some health benefits. The program seeks highly accomplished applicants who show potential for leadership who have interest in public service.

Contact: Brian Davidson, Assistant Director for Fellowships. Link to program website.

Field of Study:

All Fields

Opportunity Type:

Work Experience, Professional Development

Open to Class Years:

Seniors, Alumni

Open to International Students:

Yes

 
 
Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows
Application Deadline:

Feb. 5, 2016

A highly selective summer leadership training program that takes place at Mount Vernon just outside of Washington, D.C. The program includes: academic workshops, experiential activities, and a capstone project that utilizes the resources of Washington, the newest presidential library, and George Washington’s estate. Opportunities also exist to meet with top corporate executives. The program is meant to provide young leaders opportunities develop skills that will enable them to effectively lead in their chose fields or selected causes.

Contact: Brian Davidson, Assistant Director for Fellowships. Link to program website.

Field of Study:

All Fields

Opportunity Type:

Work Experience, Professional Development

Open to Class Years:

Sophomores

Open to International Students:

No

 
 
California Capital Fellows
Application Deadline:

Early February, TBA

Fellows work full time and gain experience in a branch of the California State government: Assembly, Executive, Judicial, or Senate. In addition, they receive a scholarship to take relevant coursework at Sacramento State, which is a mandatory part of the program. Candidates with an interest in public service are especially welcome to apply.

Contact: Brian Davidson, Assistant Director for Fellowships. Link to program website.

Field of Study:

All Fields

Opportunity Type:

Graduate Education and Scholarships, Work Experience, Professional Development

Open to Class Years:

Seniors, Alumni

Open to International Students:

Yes

 
 
Clinton Fellowship for Service in India
Application Deadline:

Early February, TBA

For 10 months, fellows are paired with organizations based on the fellow's skills and career interests. Knowledge of development field helpful and knowledge of development in India also helpful. The fellowship pairs a select number of highly skilled young professionals with leading NGOs and social enterprises in India in order to accelerate impact and create effective projects that are replicable, scalable, and sustainable.

Contact: Brian Davidson, Assistant Director for Fellowships. Link to program website.

Field of Study:

All Fields

Opportunity Type:

Work Experience, Professional Development

Open to Class Years:

Seniors, Alumni

Open to International Students:

No

 
 
Gilman International Scholarship
Application Deadline:

Late September, CMC deadline, for spring. Early February, CMC deadline, for summer or fall

Students must be applying to a study abroad or international internship program (for at least 4 weeks) eligible for undergraduate academic credit at their home university and must be receiving a Pell grant at time of application and during their study abroad term. The fellowship seeks to diversify the demographic of students who typically study abroad and the countries/regions where they go.

Contact: Assistant Director, Off-Campus Study, or Brian Davidson, Assistant Director for Fellowships. Link to program website.

Field of Study:

All Fields

Opportunity Type:

Domestic Study and Study Abroad

Open to Class Years:

Sophomores, Juniors

Open to International Students:

No

 
 
Global Health Corps
Application Deadline:

Early February

13-month work commitment from mid-July to the following August in fields supporting public health. Candidates do not need to have public health experience because many of the opportunities are in office, management and marketing support positions. They seek applicants committed to social justice, who are collaborative, adaptive and innovative, inspire others, and achieve results.

Contact: Brian Davidson, Assistant Director for Fellowships. Link to program website.

Field of Study:

All Fields

Opportunity Type:

Work Experience, Professional Development

Open to Class Years:

Seniors, Alumni

Open to International Students:

Yes

 
 
Cultural Vistas Fellowship
Application Deadline:

Early February, TBA

Summer internship opportunity for 8 weeks in Argentina, Germany, or Singapore. This opportunity seeks historically underrepresented candidates in cultural exchange such as: Pell Grant recipients, veterans, members of minority communities, first-generation college students, STEM majors, non-traditional students. Applicants should have no previous study abroad or work abroad experiences and a GPA of at least 3.0.

Contact: Brian Davidson, Assistant Director for Fellowships. Link to program website.

Field of Study:

STEM, Environment

Opportunity Type:

Work Experience, Professional Development

Open to Class Years:

Sophomores, Juniors

Open to International Students:

No

 
 
James H. Dunn Fellowship
Application Deadline:

Mid-February, TBA

Fellows work for the Illinois governor’s office (in Springfield) with other limited placements in Chicago and Washington, D.C. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to excellence through academic honors, leadership ability, extracurricular activities, and community/public service involvement.

Contact: Brian Davidson, Assistant Director for Fellowships. Link to program website.

Field of Study:

All Fields

Opportunity Type:

Work Experience, Professional Development

Open to Class Years:

Seniors, Alumni

Open to International Students:

Yes

 
 
Amgen Scholars Program
Application Deadline:

Feb. 2, 2016 (most institutions), mid-February for the rest

The Amgen Scholars Program offers summer research opportunities in labs at prestigious institutions (such as Harvard, Stanford, UCLA) in the U.S. and Japan. The program seeks applicants who have a future interest in pursuing a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. U.S. citizens and permanent residents may apply for fellowships at U.S. institutions; citizens of any country may apply to work in Japan. Some programs specifically seek pre-med applicants. Each institution has its own application, fields of specialization, and level of compensation, so it is important to read the details provided by each institution. You may apply to work in as many institutions as you wish as long as you meet eligibility requirements.

Opportunities are offered in the following fields: biochemistry, bioengineering, bioinformatics, biopyschology, biotechnology, chemical and biomolecular engineering, chemistry, immunology, medical pharmacology, microbiology, molecular, cell and developmental biology, molecular genetics, molecular medicine, molecular pharmacology, neurobiology, neuroscience, pathology, physiological psychology, physiological Science, statistics, toxicology.

A minimum GPA of 3.2 is required to apply.

Contact: Brian Davidson, Assistant Director for Fellowships.

Overview of the program
List of participating US institutions
List of participating Japanese institutions

Field of Study:

STEM

Opportunity Type:

Research, Work Experience, Professional Development

Open to Class Years:

Sophomores, Juniors

Open to International Students:

Yes

 
 
Montgomery Summer Research Diversity Fellowships
Application Deadline:

Feb. 15, 2016

Summer research opportunity at the American Bar Association in Chicago. Recipients are paired with the Association’s research fellows. The fellowship seeks to introduce students to the rewards and demands of a research-oriented career in the field of law and social science. The research is conducted by a multidisciplinary resident research faculty with academic training in law, sociology, psychology, political science, economics, history, and anthropology. The review committee seeks candidates who will add diversity to the field of law and social science. Applicants should have a GPA of 3.0/4.0 to be eligible to apply.

Contact: Brian Davidson, Assistant Director for Fellowships. Link to program website.

Field of Study:

Social Sciences

Opportunity Type:

Research

Open to Class Years:

Sophomores, Juniors

Open to International Students:

No

 
 
Beinecke Scholarship
Application Deadline:

Feb. 19, 2016

Graduate scholarship for master's or Ph.D. in the arts, humanities, or social sciences of up to $34,000. Candidates should have demonstrated superior standards of intellectual ability, scholastic achievement and personal promise during his or her undergraduate career. One candidate may be nominated by CMC.

Contact: Professor Jack Pitney. Link to program website.

Field of Study:

Humanities, Social Sciences

Opportunity Type:

Graduate Education and Scholarships

Open to Class Years:

Juniors

Open to International Students:

No

 
 
Fulbright-mtvU Awards
Application Deadline:

March 1, 2016

Funds international research projects on international musical culture. Projects should focus on contemporary or popular music as a cultural force for expression or change.

Contact: Brian Davidson, Assistant Director for Fellowships. Link to program website.

Field of Study:

Humanities

Opportunity Type:

Research

Open to Class Years:

Seniors, Alumni

Open to International Students:

No

 
 
James Madison Graduate Fellowships
Application Deadline:

March 1, 2016

Graduate scholarship of up to $24,000 total for master's degrees in history, political science or political institutions, or master of arts in teaching in related fields. Applicants should plan to become a teacher in: American history, American government, or social studies at the secondary school level. Applicants should have a commitment to civic responsibilities and to professional and collegial activities. Institutional nomination from CMC is required. Up to six candidates may be nominated.

Contact: Professor Jack Pitney. Link to program website.

Field of Study:

International Relations, Political Science, Public Policy, Development, Government

Opportunity Type:

Graduate Education and Scholarships

Open to Class Years:

Seniors, Alumni

Open to International Students:

No

 
 
Udall Scholarship
Application Deadline:

March 2, 2016

Undergraduate scholarship of up to $5,000, scholar orientation, and access to alumni network. Candidates interested in tribal policy and Native American healthcare should be an Alaska Native, Native American or member of the Canadian First Nations. Candidates interested in environmental issues are not required to be a member of a Native American tribe. Udall seeks candidates demonstrating: leadership, public service, character, and strong academic background. Institutional nomination required.

Contact: Brian Davidson, Assistant Director for Fellowships. Link to program website.
 

Field of Study:

STEM, International Relations, Political Science, Public Policy, Development, Government, Social Sciences, Environment

Opportunity Type:

Undergraduate Scholarships

Open to Class Years:

Sophomores, Juniors

Open to International Students:

No

 
 
U.S.-U.K. Fulbright Commission
Application Deadline:

Late February to early March, TBA

Funding to attend one themed academic learning experience at a participating U.K. institution, summer study. Topics/themes change every year and include humanities and social science topics. Seek candidates having evidence of leadership qualities and initiative, academic ability, character, adaptability and ambassadorial qualities, as well as an interest in the U.K. and its culture.

Contact: Brian Davidson, Assistant Director for Fellowships. Link to program website.

Field of Study:

All Fields

Opportunity Type:

Work Experience, Professional Development

Open to Class Years:

Freshmen, Sophomores

Open to International Students:

Yes

 
 
Fulbright
Application Deadline:

Sept. 14, 2016

Fulbright offers a variety of international opportunities: teaching English as a second language, conducting independent research, opportunities for graduate study and degrees, language learning, and provide opportunities to create and share stories with National Geographic based on yearly sets of pre-selected themes. The purpose of the fellowship is to foster mutual understanding and cultural exchange. Awardees are viewed as ambassadors making connections and fostering understanding between the US and host countries. Candidates apply through CMC.

Contact: Brian Davidson, Assistant Director for Fellowships. Link to program website.

Field of Study:

All Fields

Opportunity Type:

Graduate Education and Scholarships, Independent Projects, Research

Open to Class Years:

Seniors, Alumni

Open to International Students:

No

 
 
Humboldt Foundation German Chancellor Fellowship for Tomorrow's Leaders
Application Deadline:

Sept. 15, 2016

One-year independent research project in Germany at a location of the fellowship recipient’s choosing. Intended for candidates who have some leadership experience and who wish to develop that experience further while creating international networks.

Contact: Brian Davidson, Assistant Director for Fellowships. Link to program website.

Field of Study:

All Fields

Opportunity Type:

Research, Work Experience, Professional Development

Open to Class Years:

Seniors, Alumni

Open to International Students:

Yes

 
 
Luce Scholars Program
Application Deadline:

Sept. 25, 2016

Provides stipends, language training, and individualized professional placement in East, Southeast, and South Asia. Candidates do not get to choose their placement, but they may indicate areas of particular interest. The Luce Foundation seeks candidates who have very little to no experience in Asia (12 weeks maximum) and who have a clear idea of what industry/field they wish to be placed. Research proposals are not accepted. Candidates should have a clear idea of their desired field and have experience that demonstrates that they will be able to work in their selected field. Candidates should also have leadership experience and potential. Asian studies majors are not eligible. Applicants who have taken some Asian area language or course work are not disqualified from applying. CMC may nominate up to three candidates.

Contact: Brian Davidson, Assistant Director for Fellowships. Link to program website.

Field of Study:

All Fields

Opportunity Type:

Work Experience, Professional Development

Open to Class Years:

Seniors, Alumni

Open to International Students:

No

 
 
Schwarzman Scholars
Application Deadline:

Oct. 1, 2016

Graduate scholarship for one-year master’s program at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.

Contact: Brian Davidson, Assistant Director for Fellowships. Link to program website.

Field of Study:

International Relations, Political Science, Public Policy, Development, Government

Opportunity Type:

Graduate Education and Scholarships, Work Experience, Professional Development

Open to Class Years:

Seniors

Open to International Students:

Yes