Deadlines

International Student, Travel, Service, Postgraduate

Princeton in Africa - direct application deadline

Oct 27, 2021
Eligible: rising seniors and recent graduates; U.S. citizenship NOT required.

Princeton in Africa (PiAf) matches talented and passionate college graduates with our partners working across Africa for yearlong service projects. Our Fellows have helped improve education and public health, source fresh water and alternative energy, increase family incomes, and so much more.  

Questions?  Any prospective Wellesley applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team by dropping in online to Virtual Fellowship Pop-Ups (search Career Education events listings in Handshake for "pop up") or book a Fellowships advising appointment through Handshake. Or email fellowships@wellesley.edu.

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans - direct application deadline

Oct 28, 2021
Eligible: graduating seniors and graduates whose birth parents were born outside of the US as non-US citizens. You might have been born in the US or be a naturalized citizen, adopted from abroad, a Green Card holder, granted asylum or refugee status in the US, or have graduated from high school & college in the US (including current and past DACA recipients). You must be 30 year old or younger as of October 28, 2021 and planning to be enrolled in graduate school full-time in the 2022-2023 academic year.

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans support up to two years of graduate/professional study in any discipline at universities in the United States. Find details at www.pdsoros.org/, including about eligibility. (Please note the deadline for this fellowship is 2:00 pm EST.)

Did you know? Nneoma Nwogu '10Sanja Jagesic '08, and Dana Im '10 all won the Soros, and there were Wellesley finalists for the Soros in 2017-18 and 2018-19! Might the next Wellesley Soros Scholar be you?

Questions?  Any prospective Wellesley applicants are warmly encouraged to seek advice from the Fellowships team at Fellowship Pop-ups (details via Events listings) or through appointments as available through Handshake. 

Service, Postgraduate

U.S. Department of the Treasury International Affairs Junior Fellowship - direct application deadline

Oct 29, 2021
Eligible are U.S. citizens able to obtain and maintain a national security clearance, and who have a resume that demonstrates 52 weeks (2,080 hours) of paid or unpaid work, volunteer, or extracurricular experience relevant to the duties described. Strong candidates will have recently received – or will soon receive – a bachelor’s degree with relevant coursework in economics, public policy, finance, international relations, or related fields. IA is committed to attracting and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce. We recognize that different perspectives and experiences among our employees are workforce strengths and contribute to better policy-making.

The Junior Fellowship program is a highly selective, fixed two-year program for new college graduates to work shaping international economic policy for the United States in Treasury’s Office of International Affairs. Fellows have left the program to pursue a range of opportunities, including employment at Treasury and elsewhere in the U.S. government, work in the private sector, and graduate study (e.g., law, public policy, international relations, and finance and business).

Junior Fellows have exposure to multiple policy issues and opportunities to enhance their knowledge and skills. They typically perform a variety of tasks that include developing policy proposals, analyzing international economic and financial developments, and conducting analytical studies. Fellows also support bilateral and multilateral meetings for senior Treasury officials engaging counterparts at the IMF, World Bank, G7, and G20 – to name a few. Junior Fellows often participate in such meetings and may have opportunities to travel abroad.

Questions? Any prospective Wellesley applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team: drop in to Virtual Fellowships Pop-up Advising (see events listings) or book a one-on-one Fellowships advising appointment through Handshake. And don't miss Career Education resources for students and graduates interested in careers in government, public policy, and international affairs - we're here to help!

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate

Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowships - direct application deadline

Oct 29, 2021
Eligible: graduating seniors and recent grads applying for a PhD in applied physical and biological sciences, mathematics, or engineering, or first-year graduate students in those programs, who are U.S. citizens and permanent residents.

Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowships support up to five years of graduate study in the applied physical, biological, and engineering sciences at select universities in the United States. Full details and application via the Hertz website

Did you know? In 2016-17, Alex Ferris, Wellesley class of 2016, won the Hertz!

Questions?  Any prospective Wellsley applicants are very welcom to seek advice from the Fellowships team at Fellowships Virtual Pop-ups (details via Events listings on this website) or through appointments as available through Handshake. 

Research/Gradschool, Undergraduate, Postgraduate

Matthew Isakowitz Fellowship Program - direct application deadline

Oct 29, 2021
Eligible: college juniors, seniors, or graduate students who intend to pursue a full-time career in the commercial spaceflight industry; who have either earned an engineering degree or is working towards one; and who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

The Matthew Isakowitz Fellowship program is a highly selective internship and mentorship program that provides extraordinary summer opportunities to current college juniors, seniors, and graduate students passionate about commercial spaceflight.

Questions?  Any prospective applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team at our Fellowships Virtual Pop-ups (listings in Handshake) or through appointments as available through Handshake.

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate

American Association of University Women (AAUW) American Fellowships - direct application deadline

Nov 1, 2021
Eligible: alumnae who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

AAUW American Fellowships support women scholars who are completing dissertations, planning research leave from accredited institutions, or preparing research for publication. Candidates are evaluated on the basis of scholarly excellence; quality and originality of project design; and active commitment to helping women and girls through service in their communities, professions, or fields of research.  Funding ranges from $6,000 to $30,000.

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate

USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship - direct application deadline

Nov 1, 2021
Eligible: graduating seniors and graduates who are U.S. citizens, seeking admission to enter graduate school in the fall of 2022 for a two-year program at a U.S. university. Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale at the time of application.

The USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship supports a 2-year master’s degree program for those preparing and planning for careers in the United States Agency for International Development.  The program also offers paid summer internships, mentorship, and more!

Did you know?  Mai Yer Xiong '14 was a 2018 Payne Fellow; check out her bio here!

Questions?  Any prospective applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team at our Virtual Pop-ups or through appointments as available through Handshake. And don't miss other scholarships for graduate/professional study!

Internship

Wellesley Signature Internships - application deadline

Nov 1, 2021
Eligible are current Wellesley sophomores and juniors.

Wellesley Signature Internships offers 8-10 week college-funded summer internship opportunities specifically for Wellesley students. Internship opportunities are available across all industries and career communities. Students are required to work a minimum of 300 hours during their internship. They gain professional skills, networks, deep immersion in their communities, and an aligned, purposeful career mindset. We achieve this through close collaboration with a variety of stakeholders, including domestic and international organizations on nearly every continent that provide unparalleled access to a wide-range of industries and experiences.

Internship

Wellesley in Washington Summer Internship - application deadline

Nov 1, 2021
Eligible to apply are current Wellesley juniors.

The Wellesley in Washington Internship Program currently provides an opportunity for 20 funded summer internships in Washington DC. Students seek placements from a wide array of government offices, public-interest groups, media, cultural, scientific, and medical institutions, and research centers in Washington, DC. Interns - who must be in their junior year- are selected without regard to academic major.

Learn more via their website, and an information session on October 4, 2021, 12:45 - 1:45 pm, in the Knapp Atrium in Pendleton East: Professors Burke and Grattan will give an overview of the program and we will have interns who participated this summer to share their DC experiences and answer questions. RSVP here While only juniors can apply for the program, sophomores are very welcom to attend the info session and plan for the future!

International Student, Travel, Service, Postgraduate

Princeton in Asia - direct application deadline

Nov 1, 2021
Eligible: rising seniors and recent graduates; U.S. citizenship NOT required.

Princeton in Asia (PiA) offers service-oriented fellowships in the fields of education, media/journalism, international development (NGOs) and business, with a majority of fellows working as English teachers at universities and high schools.  Please note that the application closes at 12:00 pm EDT. Learn more about the program through their website, and sign up for one of their October webinars for applicants! New in fall 2021: there is NO application fee.

Did you know? Tina Xu '18 was a Princeton-in-Asia Fellow in 2018-19!

Questions?  Any prospective Wellesley applicants are warmly encouraged to seek advice from the Fellowships team at Fellowship Pop-ups (details via the Events listings on this website--no appointment needed!) or through appointments as available through Handshake.

Postgraduate, Travel

The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) - direct application deadline

Nov 1, 2021
Eligible: seniors and recent graduates who are U.S. citizens; prior German language knowledge is not required, but is preferred.

The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) is a fellowship funded by the German Bundestag and U.S. Congress, that annually provides 75 American and 75 German Young Professionals the opportunity to spend one year in each others' countries, studying, interning, and living with hosts on a cultural immersion program. Benefits include airfare, insurance, housing, monthly stipend, tuition costs, 2 months intensive German study.  All applicants must complete an online application and submit all supplemental materials by November 1 for the program year beginning the following July. 

Questions?  Any prospective Wellesley applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team: drop in virtually to Fellowships Pop-Up Advising (see Career Education events listings for details) or through appointments as available through Handshake.

Undergraduate, Service, International Student, Research/Gradschool

Public Policy and International Affairs Fellowship Junior Summer Institute - direct application deadline

Nov 1, 2021
Eligible: undergraduates who will complete their degree between December 2022 and August 2023; U.S. citizenship/permanent residency is NOT a requirement for selected programs in the fellowship.

The goal of the PPIA Fellowship Program is to help prepare to pursue Masters' or joint degree, typically in public policy, public administration, international affairs, or a related field. The organization does this through the intensive study provided by participation in a (fully funded!) Junior Summer Institute (JSI), through partnerships with universities across the country, and through an alumni network that provides opportunities to connect with nearly 4000 individuals who share the same interest in public service.

Each year, PPIA seeks out high-potential undergraduate students from universities across the country to participate in an intensive seven-week Junior Summer Institute (JSI) before their senior year. During their program, fellows are equipped with the knowledge and skills they will need to succeed in graduate school and ultimately, in influential roles serving the public good.

Once a student has completed their JSI, they join an alumni network of leaders. In addition to the opportunities that this network provides for mentoring and career development, our alumni network has the opportunity to receive financial support for their graduate school education if they attend one of the programs in our Graduate School Consortium.

Questions?  Any prospective Wellesley applicants are encouraged to seek advice from the Fellowships team at Fellowships Pop-up Advising (details via Events listings on this website), through a one-on-one Fellowship advising appointment. as available through Handshake, or by emailing fellowships@wellesley.edu.

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Postgraduate, Undergraduate

Rare Book School Scholarships - direct application deadline

Nov 1, 2021
Eligible: students and graduates from any country.

Rare Book School provides continuing-education opportunities for students from all disciplines and skill levels to study the history of written, printed, and digital materials with leading scholars and professionals in the field.  There are several types of scholarships awarded by RBS each fall, all of which are conducted through a single application process. Once awarded, scholarships may be used for a class during the next two years (i.e. a scholarship awarded in this cycle could be used for a class between January 2020 and December 2021).

Questions?  Any prospective applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team at our Friday Pop-ups at the Lulu or through appointments as available through Handshake.

International Student, Travel, Service, Fellowship

Echoing Green - fall cycle direct application deadline

Nov 2, 2021
Eligible: applicants must be fluent in English and able to commit to working full-time on their organization (so usually graduating seniors, graduating graduate/professional students, and alumnae - but US citizenship not required).

Echoing Green is "the Fellowship for innovators, instigators, pioneers, and rebels." Echoing Green offers seed-funding (up to $90,000) and support for social entrepreneurs. The program is looking for visionary leaders who are advancing racial justice and upending structural oppression globally. Join us as we work with our community of social innovators to build a world where all people can thrive!  Please note that materials must be submitted by 2:00 pm EST on the day of the deadline.  

Questions?  Any Wellesley students or alumnae are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team via virtual Fellowships Pop-up Advising (see events listings for details) or through appointments as available through Handshake.  

**Did you know the following Wellesley alumnae were Echoing Green Fellows? Uttara Bharath Kumar '93, Tina Choi '94Sara Minkara '11 Read about their bold ideas and about their careers on the Echoing Green website--and find inspiration to pursue your own idea!

Research/Gradschool, Travel, International Student, Postgraduate

DAAD Graduate Study Scholarships - direct application deadline

Nov 4, 2021
Eligible: rising seniors and recent alumnae who are U.S. or Canadian citizens or permanent residents or foreign nationals who live in the U.S. or Canada by the time of application.

Highly qualified final year undergraduate students or those who have received an undergraduate degree of all disciplines may apply for the DAAD Study Scholarship for a full Master's degree program at a German university or for study at a German university as part of a postgraduate or Master's degree program completed in the home country.

Questions?  Any prospective applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team through virtual Pop-ups or through appointments as available through Handshake.  

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Society for Classical Studies Lionel Pierson Fellowship - direct application deadline

Nov 5, 2021
Eligible: seniors at any American or Canadian college or university, nominated by their undergraduate Classics department

The Society for Classical Studies invites nominations for the 2022-2023 Lionel Pearson Fellowship, which seeks to contribute to the education of American- and Canadian-trained classicists by providing for a year of postgraduate study at an English or Scottish university. Fellows must undertake a course of study that broadens and develops their knowledge of Greek and Latin texts in the original languages, and must apply separately to the degree course of their choice, in addition for the Pearson Fellowship.

In order to address the ongoing uncertainties and challenges posed by COVID-19, the Pearson Fellowship Committee is retaining two important features of last year’s competition:

  • The successful candidate will be allowed to defer use of the award from 2022-23 to 2023-24, should the pandemic make it difficult or impossible to enroll in an English or Scottish institution in 2022-23. 
  • For this year's fellowship application, any eligible undergraduate studying in the US or Canada may apply directly to the Pearson Fellowship Committee. We are not asking institutions to nominate students this year, and there is no limit to the number of students who may apply from any single institution.
International Student, International Student, Travel, Service, Postgraduate

D-Prize Global Competition - direct application deadline

Nov 7, 2021
Eligible: any and all applicants are welcome, regardless of age, major, or nationality.

The D-Prize Global Competition is live and seeking new social entrepreneurs! D-Prize challenges bold new leaders to tackle extreme poverty. This year, as many as 30 teams will be awarded with up to $20,000 each to launch nonprofits or social ventures that can distribute proven poverty interventions to thousands, maybe even millions, of people. Who should apply? You should have enormous ambition, and can imagine yourself as a successful entrepreneur. You are ready to launch your new venture, and - if a pilot proves successful – you are excited to grow it into a world changing organization. If you are still a student or have an existing job, you should have a clear idea how to transition into a full-time founder. D-Prize is exclusively interested in ventures that will scale distribution of an already proven poverty intervention in the developing world. Read the D-Prize challenges and join the competition at www.d-prize.org.

 Please note the following early, regular, and extension deadlines (check the D-Prize website for further details):

  • Early Submission Deadline: September 7, 2021 at midnight PT (pacific time) 

  • Regular Submission Deadline: November 7, 2021 at midnight PT (pacific time) 

  • Extension Deadline: November 28, 2021 at midnight PT (pacific time) - limited to 200 people who register

Questions?  Any prospective applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team through appointments (phone and video chat) as available through Handshake.  

Research/Gradschool, Travel, Postgraduate

Saint Andrew’s Society of New York Graduate Scholarship - campus deadline

Nov 8, 2021
Eligible: graduating seniors in any field who are U.S. citizens, of at least some Scottish descent, can demonstrate financial need, and reside in New England, New York, New Jersey, or Pennsylvania.

In recognition of the benefits of higher education, the Saint Andrew’s Society provides a scholarship for American students of Scottish heritage to study in Scotland for a year after college graduation.

Did you know? Meredith Santaus '16 and Natalie Marshall '20 won the Saint Andrew's to pursue their master's degrees in Scotland.  Could you be next?

Any prospective Wellesley applicants are warmly encouraged to seek advice ahead of time from Kate Dailinger of Career Education: chat with her at Fellowship Pop-ups (details via the Events listings on this website) or book an appointment via Handshake.

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate

The GEM Fellowships Program - direct application deadline

Nov 15, 2021
Eligible: rising seniors and alumnae who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents, especially members of underrepresented minorities, applying for eligible graduate degree programs

The National GEM Consortium provides three different fellowships to support graduate work in STEM fields, especially for underrepresented minority students: the MS Engineering Fellowship Program, the PhD Engineering Fellowship, and the PhD Science Fellowship.  Please note that for early consideration, you must complete Part I of the application by October 1 (see website for details).

Questions?  Prospective Wellesley applicants are most welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team at Virtual Pop-ups (see Events listings on this website) or through appointments as available through Handshake.  

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Postgraduate

American Association of University Women (AAUW) International Fellowships - direct application deadline

Nov 15, 2021
Eligible: rising seniors and alumnae who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents and applying to graduate school.

American Association of University Women (AAUW) International Fellowships are awarded for full-time study or research in the United States to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Both graduate and postgraduate studies at accredited U.S. institutions are supported. Applicants must have earned the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree by September 30, of the year of application, and must have applied to their proposed institutions of study by the time of the application. Up to five International Master’s/First Professional Degree Fellowships are renewable for a second year. Recipients are selected for academic achievement and demonstrated commitment to women and girls. Recipients return to their home countries to become leaders in business, government, academia, community activism, the arts, and sciences.  

Questions?  Any prospective applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team at our Fellowships Virtual Pop-ups or through appointments as available through Handshake.  

Travel, Postgraduate, International Student

Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) program - expected direct application deadline

Nov 15, 2021
Eligible: candidates who will hold at least a Bachelor's degree by July 2022, to live and work in Japan for one year or longer beginning next fall. US citizenship not required; Japanese language proficiency is only required for Coordinator for International Relations positions.

The Japan Exchange and Teaching Program is sponsored by the Japanese government. JET places native English speakers in classrooms across Japan. The workers live in Japan for up to a year and serve as a language assistant to Japanese students.  Applications are open from early October to late November/early December.  Please see the program website for updates and additional information.

*View an official webinar for the Wellesley community recorded on October 28, 2020.

Questions?  Any prospective applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team at Fellowships Virtual Pop-ups (see listings in Handshake events) or through appointments as available through Handshake. 

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate

American Association of University Women (AAUW) Career Development Grants - direct application deadline

Nov 15, 2021
Eligible: alumnae who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and whose last degree was received before June 30, 2016.

Career Development Grants provide funding to women who hold a bachelor’s degree and are preparing to advance or change careers or reenter the workforce. Primary consideration is given to women of color and women pursuing their first advanced degree or credentials in nontraditional fields.

Grants provide support for course work beyond a bachelor’s degree, including a master’s degree, second bachelor’s degree, certification program, or specialized training in technical or professional fields. Course work must be taken at an accredited two- or four-year college or university in the United States or at a technical school that is fully licensed or accredited by the U.S. Department of Education. Funds are not available for doctorate-level work.

Questions?  Any prospective applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team at Fellowships Virtual Pop-ups or through appointments as available through Handshake.  

Research/Gradschool, Travel, Postgraduate

Michel David-Weill Scholarship for graduate study at Sciences Po - campus deadline

Nov 15, 2021
Eligible: graduating seniors in any field (including but especially Economics) who are U.S. citizens.

Named for Michel David-Weill, an alumnus of Sciences Po and former chairman of Lazard Frères investment bank, this scholarship provides an American student seeking to pursue a Masters degree at Sciences Po with a stipend of approximately $80,000 to cover the cost of attendance (tuition and living expenses) over the course of two years. Wellesley is one of a limited number of partner institutions invited to nominate one candidate to the national competition each year. Apply for the Scholarship and for the degree program of your choice at Sciences Po by the Wellesley deadline.

Prospective Wellesley applicants are encouraged to seek advice ahead of time from Kate Dailinger: drop by Fellowships Pop-Up advising (see Events listings on this website for details), or book an appointment via Handshake. Advising appointments are available year-round,via Zoom.

Postgraduate

LeadNext: Ambassadors for a Global Future - direct application deadline

Nov 15, 2021
Eligible: candidates must be aged between 18-25 during the entire program year; fully conversant in English; able to commit to attending all sessions with an understanding that we are working across many time zones (virtual sessions will take place in the mornings in Asia and evenings in the U.S. for approximately 2 hours per session). We are accepting permanent residents, DACA recipients, and US citizens as US candidates for the LeadNext 2022 Fellowship year.

With the profound structural changes that will transform geopolitics, global governance, the global economic order, and social landscape over the next decade, a new generation of globally minded leaders is imperative. The LeadNext program equips emerging leaders across cultures and disciplines with strong international networks, exposure to wide-ranging experiences, and leadership tools to thoughtfully steer the future.

The cross-cultural cohort of ten Asian and ten American leaders will:

  • Facilitate dialogue across a range of cultures, disciplines, and working environments
  • Deepen regional and international perspective, understanding, and commitment
  • Foster a community of emerging global leaders through personal international and intercultural experiences and professional networks

The LeadNext program will promote dialogue and camaraderie and deepen trust and cooperation among the next generation of global leaders who can draw upon their shared personal and professional experiences to effect positive change. The program will provide fellows with an opportunity to strengthen their leadership skills and gain in-depth knowledge of critical challenges facing Asia and the globe through leadership training modules and workshops, virtual expert-led masterclasses, and a week-long in-person Global Leaders Summit in the San Francisco Bay Area in August 2022.

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Yenching Academy Scholarship at Peking University - campus deadline

Nov 15, 2021
Eligible: Wellesley seniors and graduates, in any field, from any country except mainland China.

The Yenching Academy of Peking University builds bridges between China and the rest of the world through an interdisciplinary master’s program in China Studies for outstanding graduates from all over the globe. Founded on the ideal of fostering global connections and dialogue, the Yenching Academy is a fully funded residential program offering a wide array of interdisciplinary courses on China within broadly defined fields of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Working closely with their academic mentors, Yenching Scholars are granted the flexibility to create their own study paths by choosing from six academic concentrations and a variety of extracurricular activities.

Did you know that Ye Rin Chu '18 was a Yenching Academy Scholar?

Questions? Any prospective Wellesley applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team: drop in virtually to Fellowships Pop-Up Advising (see Career Education events listings for details) or through appointments as available through Handshake.

Service, Postgraduate

Lead for America Fellowship - direct application fall deadline

Nov 15, 2021
Eligible: U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or DACA recipients who will graduate in 2022 or have graduated in 2019 or later.

Lead for America selects, trains, and places our nation’s most promising young leaders in two-year paid fellowships in local governments as a means of strengthening America’s public institutions, supporting our local communities, and cultivating a new generation of transformational public service leaders. 

Please note that there are typically three application rounds for the fellowships in the fall, winter, and spring.  Apply as early as you can!

Questions?  Any prospective applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team at Fellowships Virtual Pop-up Advising or through appointments as available through Handshake.  

Postgraduate, Travel, Undergraduate

Critical Language Scholarship - direct application deadline

Nov 16, 2021
Eligible: undergraduates (including seniors) and graduate students who are U.S. citizens in any field of study.

The Critical Language Scholarship is a fully-funded overseas intensive 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 to build relationships between the people of the United States and other countries.  Explore prerequisites and details on the CLS website, and don't miss upcoming official CLS webinars, Q&As, some of them specific to an individual language!

Hear from Kayla Nakeeb '21 about her experience with CLS and why she'd encourage you to apply! 

Questions?  Any prospective Wellesley applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team at our Pop-ups (see Events listings on this website) or through appointments as available through Handshake.  We'd love to talk with you!  Or email us at fellowships@wellesley.edu.

Research/Gradschool, Undergraduate

Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program - campus application deadline

Nov 19, 2021
Eligible: First Generation and Low-Income, or Underrepresented ALANA* (African American, Latinx, Alaska Native, Native American, Pacific Islander), who are U.S. Citizens or permanent residents, majoring in a STEM discipline, with a strong desire to pursue doctorate education (PhD, EdD, etc), and 2.8 GPA or higher.

The McNair Scholars Program is a federal TRIO program funded at 187 institutions across the United States and Puerto Rico by the U.S. Department of Education. McNair participants are either first-generation college students with financial need, or members of a group that is traditionally underrepresented in graduate education and have demonstrated strong academic potential. The goal of the McNair Scholars Program is to increase graduate education for students from underrepresented groups.  At Wellesley, the McNair Scholars Program is STEM focused.

Please note that applications are due annually on the third Friday in November by 5:00 pm EST.

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Postgraduate

National Institutes of Health Graduate Partnership Program - expected direct application deadline

Nov 22, 2021
Eligible: rising seniors and alumnae.

National Institutes of Health Graduate Partnership Program supports three years of PhD or MD/PhD in the biomedical sciences at NIH and one of the NIH university partners in the US or abroad (including Oxford and Cambridge). There are many NIH-University partnerships available to US citizens, US permanent residents, or international graduate students. Review the partnership descriptions to determine which pathway, partnerships, and online application form are most appropriate for your admission consideration. Please see the program website for full details and application.  **Note that this is an expected deadline; check the program website for updates.

Questions?  Prospective Wellesley applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team at our Virtual Pop-ups (see Events listings on this website for details) or through appointments as available through Handshake.  

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate, Service

Mississippi Teacher Corps - early admittance direct application deadline

Nov 22, 2021
Eligible: rising seniors from any majors except education from any country with significant coursework in math, science, English, or social studies; minimum GPA 3.0.

The Mississippi Teacher Corps (MTC) selects exceptional college graduates to teach in high-poverty public schools in Mississippi. Each year, MTC accepts between 25-35 candidates.  Due to the size of the program, MTC can offer individualized support. All participants move as a cohort through each stage of the training and coursework.

People who apply before the early admittance deadline will know before January 1st if they have been accepted into the program.  The final application deadline for the 2022 cohort will be in April 2022.  

Benefits: training, support, certification, and a full scholarship for a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) from the University of Mississippi; during the school year, participants receive full pay and benefits from their school district and attend graduate classes at the University of Mississippi.

Questions?  Any prospective applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team through appointments or virtual pop-ups; see Handshake for details.

International Student, Postgraduate

Carnegie Junior Fellows Program - campus deadline

Nov 29, 2021
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae in any field from any country.

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. Approximately 12 students will be hired to work at the Carnegie Endowment in Washington, DC, on a full-time basis for one year. Junior Fellows provide research assistance to associates working on the Endowments projects, which include nuclear non-proliferation, democracy building, Middle East political reform, trade and environment, economics, international security, South Asian politics, and Chinese, Russian, and Eurasian affairs. Wellesley may nominate up to two candidates annually.

Any prospective applicants are encouraged to seek advice ahead of time from Kate Dailinger of Wellesley's fellowships office: https://www.wellesley.edu/careereducation/fellowships-and-scholarships.  Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the large number of fellowship deadlines in the fall and the large number of Wellesley applicants. Advising appointments are available all summer long, via telephone and video chat: book a summer appointment and beat the rush!

Undergraduate, Service, Internship

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Congressional Internship Program - direct application deadline

Dec 1, 2021
Eligible applicants must be U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, asylees, or individuals who are lawfully authorized to work full-time without restriction for any U.S. employer and who, at the time of application, possess lawful evidence of employment authorization. International students on F-1 or M-1 visas are not eligible for CHCI programs. Individuals who are seeking consideration under the “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival” (DACA) policy must be eligible to work and possess valid employment authorization at the time of acceptance, and must maintain continuous lawful employment authorization for the duration of the program for which the person is applying. Preference is given to those with financial need.

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Congressional Internship Program (CIP) provides promising Latinx undergraduates of any major a paid placement in a congressional office for a period of 10 weeks in the summer. The program includes payment of $3,125 (Summer), as well as domestic round-trip transportation to DC, all expenses covered housing, academic credit, leadership training, networking and professional development opportunities, and more!

See program website for details, and apply by December 1, 2021: https://chci.org/programs/congressional-internship-program/

Postgraduate, International Student

Overseas Press Club Foundation Scholarships and Internships - direct application deadline

Dec 1, 2021
Eligible: students, rising seniors, and alumnae from any country, or Americans studying abroad, who aspire to become foreign correspondents.

Overseas Press Club Foundation Scholarships and Internships provide scholarships and internships to young journalists aspiring to be foreign correspondents. From among those chosen, the Foundation selects up to 12 scholars and pays travel and living expenses for them to spend time in the foreign bureaus of such leading news organization as the Associated Press, Reuters, Bloomberg, GroundTruth Project, Wall Street Journal and Forbes and at foreign English-language media companies such as the South China Morning Post.  Students win either a $3,000 grant (which they may use for any purpose) or funding for their overseas assignment.  In many cases, winning a prestigious OPC Foundation award has helped launch careers. 

Questions?  Prospective Wellesley applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team at our Virtual Pop-ups (see Events listings on this website) or through appointments as available through Handshake.  

Undergraduate, Service, Internship

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Congressional Internship Program - direct application deadline

Dec 1, 2021
Eligible applicants must be U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, asylees, or individuals who are lawfully authorized to work full-time without restriction for any U.S. employer and who, at the time of application, possess lawful evidence of employment authorization. International students on F-1 or M-1 visas are not eligible for CHCI programs. Individuals who are seeking consideration under the “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival” (DACA) policy must be eligible to work and possess valid employment authorization at the time of acceptance, and must maintain continuous lawful employment authorization for the duration of the program for which the person is applying. Preference is given to those with financial need.

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Congressional Internship Program (CIP) provides promising Latinx undergraduates of any major a paid placement in a congressional office for a period of 10 weeks in the summer. The program includes payment of $3,125 (Summer), as well as domestic round-trip transportation to DC, all expenses covered housing, academic credit, leadership training, networking and professional development opportunities, and more!

See program website for details, and apply by December 1, 2021: https://chci.org/programs/congressional-internship-program/

Research/Gradschool, Service, Undergraduate

Truman Scholarship - campus deadline

Dec 2, 2021
Eligible: current juniors who are U.S. citizens or nationals.

The Truman Scholarship supports the graduate education and professional development of outstanding young people committed to public service leadership. This scholarship provides funding toward senior year and graduate school (up to $30,000) for juniors committed to careers in public service.

Did you know? Emily Moss '19 won the Truman in 2018!

You don't have to go it alone: drop in to Fellowship Pop-Up Advising (see Events listings on this website), or talk things over with Kate Dailinger at Career Education.  Why not beat the rush by booking an appointment via Handshake to talk over the summer via Zoom?

Undergraduate, Research/Gradschool, Fellowship

The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship - campus deadline

Dec 2, 2021
Eligible: sophomores & juniors in STEM fields who are U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents.

The mission of the Goldwater Scholarship is to help develop the nation’s next generation of researchers in the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering, by awarding scholarships to college sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue research careers in these fields.

You don't have to go it alone: learn more and get application advice on our website, drop in to Fellowships Virtual Pop-Up Advising (see Events listings on this website), or talk things over with Kate Dailinger at Career Education.  Why not beat the rush by booking an appointment via Handshake to talk over the summer via Zoom?

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate

Ford Foundation Fellowships: Dissertation - direct application deadline

Dec 9, 2021
Eligible: Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree candidates in a dissertation-required program, who are U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents, as well as individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, political asylees, and refugees. Must have completed all departmental and institutional requirements for their degree except for writing and defense of dissertation by December 10, 2021. See website for additional requirements.

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.  Please note that applications are due by 5:00 pm EST on the deadline date.  

The dissertation fellowships provide one year of support for individuals working to complete a dissertation leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degree. The Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship is intended to support the final year of writing and defense of the dissertation.

Questions?  Any prospective applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team at our Virtual Pop-ups or through appointments as available through Handshake. 

Postgraduate

Ford Foundation Fellowships: Postdoctoral - direct application deadline

Dec 9, 2021
Eligible: Individuals awarded a Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree no earlier than December 10, 2014 and no later than December 10, 2021, who are U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents, as well as individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, political asylees and refugees. See website for additional requirements.

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.  Please note that applicatiosn are due by 5:00 pm EST on the date of the deadline. 

The postdoctoral fellowships provide one year of support for individuals engaged in postdoctoral study after the attainment of the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degree.

Questions?  Any prospective applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team at Fellowships Virtual Pop-ups or through appointments as available through Handshake. 

International Student, Undergraduate, Postgraduate

Davis Fellows for Peace - direct application deadline

Dec 15, 2021
Eligible: all current students and alumnae of any nationality.

Established in 2007, the Fellows for Peace awards cover tuition, room, and board for one summer in any of the 11 Middlebury Language Schools at any level of study. The award does not cover travel, books, or incidentals. The fellowships are highly competitive, merit-based awards available to all applicants. Find out more about former Fellows for Peace.

The 100 annual fellowships are intended for exceptionally qualified individuals with demonstrated interest in one or more of the following areas: international, global, or area studies; international politics and economics; peace and security studies; and/or conflict resolution. Those in other fields, including working professionals, are encouraged to apply if their field of expertise requires them to study one of the languages offered.

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate

Ford Foundation Fellowships: Predoctoral - direct application deadline

Dec 16, 2021
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae who are U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents, as well as individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, political asylees, and refugees. Individuals must also be enrolled in or plan to enroll in an eligible research-based (dissertation-required) program leading to a Ph.D. or Sci.D.

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.  Please note that applicatiosn are due by 5:00 pm EST on the date of the deadline.

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. Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships support up to three years of study in doctorate programs in the United States.

Questions?  Any prospective applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team at our Virtual Pop-ups or through appointments as available through Handshake. 

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Postgraduate

NIH Bioethics Post-Doctoral Fellowships - direct application deadline

Jan 1, 2022
Eligible: graduates enrolled in MD, JD, PhD, or other graduate degrees, or those who have achieved those degrees. (Non US citizens are welcome to apply for the post-doctoral fellowships but must have a doctoral degree.)

The National Institutes of Health Department of Bioethics is pleased to offer a limited number of two-year post-doctoral and post-baccalaureate fellowships. Our interdisciplinary department strives to create an academic environment where our fellows have the opportunity to learn many aspects of bioethics, as well as support to develop and implement an independent scholarship agenda, with guidance from faculty mentors. Fellows participate in the activities and the intellectual life of the department, and study ethical issues related to conduct of research, clinical practice, genetics, and health policy.

Fellowships are two years in length and stipends are based on the applicant's previous experience and the current US government schedule. Past post-doctoral fellows have gone on to academic careers in philosophy, medicine, law, science, health policy, political science, and related departments; some are also active in legal practice, the medical field, and in government jobs. Past post-baccalaureate fellows have attended top graduate programs in numerous fields including medicine, law, public health, health policy, psychology and sociology. 

Full details and applications via https://www.bioethics.nih.gov/education/. 

Questions?  Any prospective Wellesley applicants are welcome to seek advice via the Fellowships website and from the Fellowships team by dropping in to Virtual Fellowships Pop-up Advising, or through appointments as available through Handshake.  Email us at fellowships@wellesley.edu.

International Student, Service, Postgraduate

Coro Fellowship - expected direct application deadline

Jan 3, 2022
Eligible: current seniors and graduates (U.S. citizenship not required!).

The Coro Fellowship uses the city as a classroom to train the next generation of change makers, through a full-time, nine-month, graduate-level experiential program offered in Los Angeles, New York, Pittsburgh, San Francisco and St. Louis. With the exception of the St. Louis center, Coro welcomes applications from those who are not U.S. citizens; see website for additional details.

Questions?  Any prospective Wellesley applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team: drop in virtually to Fellowships Pop-Up Advising (see Career Education events listings for details) or through appointments as available through Handshake.

Postgraduate, Travel, International Student

NYU Shanghai Writing & Speaking Fellowship - expected direct application deadline

Jan 3, 2022
Eligible: current seniors and recent graduates with two years of tutoring/teaching experience or Master's degree (preferred); candidates with fewer than two years of continuous formal teaching experience may be required to participate in an unpaid one-week work certification training in China prior to the beginning of the Fellowship.

The Writing and Speaking Fellowship is a unique position designed for young professionals who have recently completed their academic study programs. Candidates should have a passion for education and wish to share this enthusiasm with high-achieving students. Experience teaching is helpful, but not required. Evidence of initiative, judgment and skill working with people from many different cultures is valued. The Writing and Speaking Fellowship provides unique opportunities to explore teaching, work closely with faculty, serve an international population, gain administrative experience, and enhance a developing university community both as a leader and community member.

Did you know?  Isabelle St. Clair '17 was an NYU Shanghai Writing and Speaking Fellow in 2019!

Travel, Service, Postgraduate, International Student

Princeton in Latin America - possible direct application deadline

Jan 3, 2022
Eligible: seniors and recent graduates of North American and Canadian universities (although some placements will not be available to individuals who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents); working knowledge of the target language (Spanish, Portuguese, or French) is necessary, as well as an academic grounding in the region's culture, history, economics, society, and politics and a sustained record of volunteerism and community service..

Princeton in Latin America matches partner NGO and multilateral organizations that are engaged in socially responsible development projects in Latin America and the Caribbean with highly qualified and motivated recent college graduates who are interested in year-long service fellowship opportunities throughout the region.  

 Did you know? Johana Mata '17 was a PiLA Fellow in the Dominican Republic in 2018-19!

Program Update:

As colleges and universities prepare for the return to campus for a new academic year, we are sharing an important update regarding our application and placement cycles. PiLA will NOT hold a standard application cycle this fall and instead will focus on working with recent deferred finalists that remain interested and available to engage in our placement process, with the goal that as many deferred finalists as possible are matched with potential partners and will be able to interview (virtually) for tentative placements for 2022-2023. If, after working with finalists deferred from the Spring 2021 and Spring 2020 finalist pools, we determine that we will still need new applicants to fill available placements, it is possible we will open an abbreviated application cycle in early 2022. Any updates concerning an off-cycle application process, if occurring, will be posted on our website in early 2022.

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Oxford Ertegun Graduate Scholarship in the Humanities - expected direct application deadline

Jan 3, 2022
Seniors and alumnae from any country, applying to begin a new graduate course in an eligible humanities field at Oxford.

The mission of The Mica and Ahmet Ertegun Graduate Scholarship Programme in the Humanities shall be to fund and otherwise encourage graduate study in the humanities by Ertegun Graduate Scholars, a group of highly qualified students from throughout the world who have a plan to enlarge their knowledge, have the desire to extend their vision, and seek the opportunity to exchange their ideas.

Questions? Interested Wellesley applicants are most welcome to seek advice about postgraduate study at Oxford and how to fund it from Kate Dailinger (who did her own graduate work in the UK).  Drop in to Fellowships Virtual Pop-ups (details via Events listings on this website) or book a Fellowships advising appointment through Handshake. Kate would love to talk with you!

Service, Postgraduate

Autry Fellowship - expected direct application deadline

Jan 3, 2022
Eligible: current seniors and recent graduates (within two years of graduation) who are U.S. citizens.

The Autry Fellowship is a competitive fellowship program for talented and ambitious recent college graduates. It provides an opportunity to work for one year as a full-time, paid staff member at MDC, a nonprofit in Durham, N.C., dedicated to opportunity and equity in the South. The Autry Fellowship supports the mission of MDC—to help organizations and communities in the South close the gaps that separate people from opportunity—by developing a cadre of young leaders who have experience promoting economic development, increasing equity and excellence in education, building inclusive civic cultures, and who are poised and ready to apply their new learning to benefit the region.

Questions?  Any prospective Wellesley applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team: drop in virtually to Fellowships Pop-Up Advising (see Career Education events listings for details) or through appointments as available through Handshake.

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Humanity in Action Fellowships - expected direct application deadline

Jan 3, 2022
Eligible: Current undergraduate and graduate university and college students, as well as recent graduates (within the last two years), who are passionate about civic engagement, diversity and human rights are invited to apply.

The Humanity in Action Fellowship brings together international groups of Fellows to study minority rights and produce original research exploring how and why individuals and societies, past and present, have resisted intolerance and protected democratic values. Separate programs take place for five weeks every summer in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Berlin, Copenhagen, Detroit, Sarajevo, and Warsaw.  Due to the pandemic, program placements may vary from previous years. (Please note applications are due at 11:59 pm PST on the date of the deadline.)

Questions?  Any prospective applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team at our Virtual Pop-ups or through appointments as available through Handshake.  

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Oxford graduate study funding - expected direct application deadline

Jan 3, 2022
Eligible: seniors and graduates; scholarships are available for all nationalities!

For Oxford's Clarendon and most other graduate scholarships, you need not do anything to apply other than to submit your application for the graduate degree course of your choice by the appropriate January funding deadline.  Please see the program website for specific deadlines and requirements.

Questions?  Any prospective Wellesley applicants are welcome to seek advice from Kate Dailinger of Wellesley's Fellowships team: drop in virtually to Fellowships Pop-Up Advising (see Career Education events listings for details) or through appointments as available through Handshake.

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Service, Postgraduate

Gates Cambridge Scholarship - deadline for international students

Jan 6, 2022
Eligible: seniors and graduates, in any discipline and from any country except the UK

Gates Cambridge Scholarships support graduate study in any discipline at the University of Cambridge by citizens of any country other than the UK. Details, application, and helpful videos via: www.gatescambridge.org

Deadlines for study beginning in 2022-23 (check the program's website for full details):

  • for US citizens normally resident in the US: October 13, 2021
  • for citizens of other countries than the UK, and US citizens normally resident outside the US: December 2, 2021, or January 6, 2022, depending on the proposed course of study at Cambridge

**Deadlines are usually noon Cambridge time (7am Wellesley time): please see the official website for details.  Not sure it's worth applying? See what Thai-Catherine Mathews '14 has to say!

Interested Wellesley applicants are warmly encouraged to seek advice from Kate Dailinger of Career Education (she did her own graduate work at Cambridge!): drop in online to Fellowships Pop-Ups (see Events listings on this website or search Handshake events for "Pop up") or book a Fellowships appointment with Kate via Handshake. *It's a great idea to plan ahead: these deadlines fall at the same time as many others, so advising spots fill up quickly...

International Student, Travel, Service, Postgraduate

Samuel Huntington Public Service Award - expected direct application deadline

Jan 7, 2022
Eligible: current seniors (U.S. citizenship not required!).

The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award provides a $15,000 stipend for a graduating college senior to pursue one year of public service anywhere in the world. The award allows recipients to engage in a meaningful public service activity for one year before proceeding on to graduate school or a career.

Questions?  Any prospective Wellesley applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team: drop in virtually to Fellowships Pop-Up Advising (see Career Education events listings for details) or through appointments as available through Handshake.

Service, Postgraduate, International Student

Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship - direct application deadline for fall semester

Jan 7, 2022
Seniors and recent graduates who are U.S. citizens, or non-U.S. citizens living in the U.S. and eligible for employment (like seniors with OPT available). Candidates must have an excellent academic record and a strong interest in issues of peace and security.

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship, established in 1987, is a highly-competitive national fellowship program that provides recent college and graduate school alumni with the opportunity to gain a Washington perspective on key issues of peace and security. 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. 

Scoville fellows create a project, in partnership with their host organizations, related to one of four broad areas: Nuclear Nonproliferation and WMD, Climate and Security nexus, Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution, or Emerging Technology Threats. 

*Did you know? LIzamaria Arias '17 was a Scoville Fellow in fall '18!

Questions?  Any prospective Wellesley applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team: drop in virtually to Fellowships Pop-Up Advising (see Career Education events listings for details) or through appointments as available through Handshake.

Travel, Postgraduate

U.S. Teaching Assistantships at Austrian Secondary Schools - expected direct application deadline

Jan 7, 2022
Eligible: seniors and alumnae who are U.S. citizens, ideally interested in careers in education or public service; working knowledge of German required.

Each year, more than 140 college graduates from the United States teach in Austria under the auspices of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education (BMB) Foreign Language Teaching Assistantship Program.  The purpose of this program, which draws assistants not only from the English-speaking world but also from France, Italy, Russia, and Spain, is to bring talented and enthusiastic young people from abroad into the classrooms of secondary schools in communities large and small all over Austria. Ultimately, it is the job of these native speakers as teaching assistants to make learning a foreign language a lively cross-cultural encounter for their students.

Benefits: 13 hours per week, monthly salary & insurance coverage, airfare not covered.

Questions?  Any prospective applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team via virtual Fellowships Pop-Up Advising (details via Career Education events listings) or through appointments as available through Handshake.

Postgraduate

Charles C. Alexander Teaching Fellow Program - expected direct application deadline

Jan 7, 2022
Eligible: seniors and recent graduates from any major; U.S. work authorization is required.

Groton School, a coeducational boarding school located in Groton, Massachusetts, is offering the Charles C. Alexander Teaching Fellow Program.  This program serves recent college graduates interested in working under supervision to develop the varied skills required of secondary boarding school teachers.  The program offers as wide an exposure as possible to all aspects of secondary boarding school life.  The teaching fellow's responsibiltiies will include teaching two classes under the supervision of an experienced member of the department as well as observation of other classes.  

Teaching Fellow appointments are one-year, salaried positions.  Also provided are living quarters, meals in the school's Dining Hall, and full utilities, except for telephone.  Medical insurance is offered, with recipients paying a small percentage of the premium for the plan chosen.  College seniors and recent graduates interested in applying for the Fellows program should submit a cover letter; a resume indicating education, previous employment, interests, and athletic experience; a copy of their college transcript; and three letters of recommendation to the Charles C. Alexander Teaching Fellow Program, Groton School, 282 Farmers Row, P.O. Box 991, Groton, MA 01450-0991

Service, Postgraduate

New York City Urban Fellows Program - expected direct application deadline

Jan 7, 2022
Eligible: seniors and recent graduates (having received BA between spring 2020 and spring 2022) who can demonstrate their eligibility to work in the U.S. (see website for details).

The Urban Fellows Program is a highly selective, nine-month fellowship which combines work in Mayoral offices and City agencies with volunteer service opportunities and a seminar series that explores current urban issues impacting public policy. Program participants are diverse and come from all over the country to work in New York City.  (Please note applications are due by 6:00 pm EST on the date of the deadline.  This is currently an approximate deadline; check the program website for detalis and updates.)

Did you know?  Looghermine Claude '20 was a New York City Urban Fellow last year!

Questions?  Any prospective Wellesley applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team: drop in virtually to Fellowships Pop-Up Advising (see Career Education events listings for details) or through appointments as available through Handshake. 

Undergraduate, Research/Gradschool

National Institutes of Standards & Technology Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (NIST SURF) - optional draft deadline

Jan 10, 2022
Eligible: undergraduates in STEM fields who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology - Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (NIST SURF) fully funds summer research opportunities at NIST laboratories in Boulder, CO, or Gaithersburg, MD, though for the 2021 Program, participation will be virtual rather than on site (plans for the 2022 program are TBD; check the program website for updates). Students with biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, materials science, mathematics, nanoscale science, neutron research and/or physics majors are always encouraged to apply; there may be research opportunities for students with other majors. 

Since institutional nominations are no longer required, students should now apply directly for NIST SURF (external deadline typically in early to mid-February).  You don't have to go it alone, though: drop in to Fellowship Pop-Up Advising (see Events listings on this website) or talk things over with Kate Dailinger at Career Education by booking an appointment via Handshake to talk via telephone or video chat.

Travel, Undergraduate, Postgraduate

Boren Awards - campus deadline

Jan 10, 2022
Eligible: Wellesley first-years, sophomores, or juniors in any field who are U.S. citizens planning study abroad during the following academic year. Graduating seniors who are applying to U.S.-based graduate programs could apply for the Boren Fellowship.

The Boren Scholarships and Fellowships support the study abroad of less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to US interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America and the Middle East. 

You don't have to go it alone: drop in to Fellowship Pop-Up Advising (see Events listings on this website), or talk things over with Kate Dailinger or Caitlin Roberts-Donovan at Career Education by booking an appointment via Handshake to talk via telephone or video.

International Student, Service, Travel, Postgraduate

Global Health Corps Fellowship - expected direct application deadline

Jan 10, 2022
Eligible: seniors and graduates aged 30 years or younger from any country.

Global Health Corps is building the next generation of diverse health leaders. We offer a range of paid fellowship roles with health organizations in Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, the United States, and Zambia and the opportunity to develop as a transformative leader in the health equity movement. Everyone has a role to play in the health equity movement! 

Note that applications are due at noon EST on the deadline date.

Questions?  Any prospective Wellesley applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team: drop in virtually to Fellowships Pop-Up Advising (see Career Education events listings for details) or through appointments as available through Handshake.

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Liliane Pingoud Soriano ’49 Curatorial Fellowship at the Musée du Louvre, Paris - expected direct application deadline

Jan 10, 2022
Eligible: graduating seniors of any major or nationality.

An exchange program between the Davis and the Musée du Louvre allows a Wellesley student to work for four months as a research Fellow at the Louvre in Paris and a student from the Ecole du Louvre to work at the Davis. The position is available to graduating seniors. In addition to working at one of the world’s great museums, the Soriano Curatorial Fellow can attend courses and programs at the Ecole du Louvre.

Please note this is an expected deadline; for updates and additional information, please see the program website.

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Postgraduate

Sié Fellowship - expected direct application deadline

Jan 10, 2022
Eligible: All completed applications to the master's program at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies are considered for the Sié Fellowship.

The Sié Fellowship is a two-year, free-tuition scholarship to the Korbel School of International Studies awarded each year to ten outstanding master's degree-seeking students from the U.S. and abroad. The fellowship is highly selective and is granted to applicants that have superior academic credentials and significant work experience in the field.  

All completed applications to the master's program at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies are considered for the Sié Fellowship. Past academic performance, employment history, recommendations from professors and employers, and professional promise will be evaluated. Those who are deemed most qualified will be contacted by the Admissions Office and may be asked to provide additional information or be available for an interview.  Please note that this is an expected deadline and applicants are encouraged to submit their materials by the priority application deadline for the Korbel School; see the program website for updates and details.

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Oxford Pershing Square Graduate Scholarship for the 1+1 MBA Program - direct application deadline

Jan 12, 2022
Eligible: rising seniors and alumnae from any country who are applicants for the 1+1 MBA program.

Oxford's Pershing Square Graduate Scholarship is a full-cost scholarship for the MBA year of the Oxford 1+1 MBA program. Apply for the partnering master's degree of your choice and for the MBA by the early January funding deadline if your chosen master's degree closes then, or by March (when other master's and the MBA close), and for the Pershing Square.  Please note that each of the partnering master's programs has its own application form, deadline, and requirements, so this is an approximate deadline; check the website for additional details.  

Questions?  Any prospective applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team at our Virtual Pop-ups or through appointments as available through Handshake.  

Research/Gradschool, Undergraduate, Postgraduate

The Beinecke Scholarship Program - campus deadline

Jan 13, 2022
Eligible: juniors in the fields of the arts, humanities, or social sciences who are U.S. citizens or United States nationals from American Samoa or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

The Beinecke Scholarship program seeks to encourage and enable highly motivated students to pursue graduate study in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. The Beinecke provides $34,000 towards application expenses and tuition fees for graduate study in MA, MFA, or PhD programs. 

You don't have to go it alone: drop in to Fellowships Virtual Pop-Up Advising (see Events listings on this website), or talk things over with Kate Dailinger at Career Education by booking an appointment via Handshake to talk via telephone or video chat.

International Student, Travel, Service, Undergraduate, Postgraduate

Davis Projects for Peace - campus deadline

Jan 13, 2022
Eligible: undergraduates and graduating seniors in any field from any country.

Created in 2007 by Kathryn Wasserman Davis (Wellesley College ‘28), the Davis Projects for Peace offers undergraduates funding to design a grassroots project for the summer of 2022--anywhere in the world--to promote peace and address the root causes of conflict. Wellesley may nominate one project and one alternate for funding each year.

You don't have to go it alone! Any prospective Wellesley applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team: drop in virtually to Fellowships Pop-Up Advising (see Career Education events listings for details) or through appointments as available through Handshake.

Postgraduate, Research/Gradschool

Science and Technology Policy Institute Fellowship Program - direct application deadline

Jan 15, 2022
Eligible: rising seniors and graduates since 2020 who are U.S. citizens.

IDA’s two-year Science and Technology Policy Institute (STPI) Fellowship provides recent bachelor’s degree recipients with a unique opportunity to use their critical thinking and analytic skills to work on a diverse set of challenges in science and technology (S&T) policy areas, including energy and the environment, space sciences, innovation and competitiveness, evaluation, life sciences, information technologies, national security, and STEM education. Fellows will be involved in collaborative research for leaders in the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) in the Executive Office of the President and other Federal Government organizations, such as the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health.

Questions?  Any prospective applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team at Virtual Pop-ups or through appointments as available through Handshake.  

Travel, Postgraduate

French Government English Teaching Assistantships (TAPiF) - direct application deadline

Jan 15, 2022
Eligible: rising seniors and alumnae who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and are proficient in French.

The French Ministry of Education offers the opportunity to work in France, teaching English to French students of all ages. Each year, assistants teach in public schools across all regions of metropolitan France and in the overseas departments of French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Réunion. Gain valuable teaching experience, improve your language skills, and experience French culture first-hand through the Teaching Assistant Program in France (TAPIF). Details and application at http://highereducation.frenchculture.org/teach-in-france

Questions?  Any prospective applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team at our Pop-ups (see Events listings on this website) or through appointments as available through Handshake. 

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate

NIH Bioethics Post-Baccalaureate Fellowships - direct application deadline

Jan 16, 2022
Eligible: applicants for the post-baccalaureate fellowship must have an undergraduate or master’s degree completed no more than 3 years prior to the start date of the fellowship for a bachelor’s and no more than 6 months prior for a master’s. Only U.S. citizens or U.S. Legal Permanent Residents are eligible for post-baccalaureate fellowships. These fellowships are ideal for students interested in eventually pursuing an MD, JD, PhD, or other graduate degree.

The NIH Department of Bioethics welcomes applications for fully funded two-year postbaccalaureate research fellowships. Fellows are central to the activities and intellectual life of our interdisciplinary department. They study ethical issues related to biomedical research, clinical practice, genetics, biotechnology, public health, health policy, and more. They conduct mentored theoretical and empirical research on a range of bioethical fields. For a typical fellow, this research yields multiple first-authored publications in premier academic journals. In addition to research and writing, fellows participate in weekly bioethics seminars, case conferences, ethics consultations, and IRB deliberations, and have access to multiple educational opportunities at NIH. We do not require or expect any bioethics experience and encourage anyone with a strong interest to apply.
 
Our post-baccalaureate fellowships are ideal for students interested in eventually pursuing an MD, JD, PhD, or other graduate degree. Applicants for the post-baccalaureate fellowship must have an undergraduate or master’s degree completed no more than 3 years prior to the start date of the fellowship for a bachelor’s and no more than 6 months prior for a master’s. Only U.S. citizens or U.S. Legal Permanent Residents are eligible for post-baccalaureate fellowships.  Fellowships begin in September annually. Stipends are determined by NIH Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) guidelines.

Full details and applications via https://www.bioethics.nih.gov/education/. 

Questions?  Any prospective Wellesley applicants are welcome to seek advice via the Fellowships website and from the Fellowships team by dropping in to Virtual Fellowships Pop-up Advising, or through appointments as available through Handshake.  Email us at fellowships@wellesley.edu.

International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Elisabeth Luce Moore '24 Wellesley-Yenching Program - campus deadline

Jan 18, 2022
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae in all fields.

The Elisabeth Luce Moore '24 Wellesley-Yenching Fellowships are open to graduating seniors and alumnae in all majors and may include some training in teaching English as a second language. Chinese language proficiency is only required for the National Palace Museum Fellowship (unfortunately, due to visa restrictions, the Fellowship at the NPM is not open to citizens of mainland China). Available placements vary from year to year and are typically finalized in January. They include:

Any prospective applicants are encouraged to seek advice ahead of time from Kate Dailinger of Wellesley's fellowships office: https://www.wellesley.edu/careereducation/fellowships-and-scholarships.  Note that it's smart to plan ahead-- advising appointments are available via telephone and video chat, as well as in person: book an appointment today, or drop in virtually to Fellowship Pop-Ups (details via Career Education events listings)!

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate, Travel

Wellesley College Graduate Fellowships - campus deadline

Jan 20, 2022
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae in any field from any country.

Wellesley College offers a number of fellowships and scholarships for graduate study or research open to graduating seniors and Wellesley alumnae (from any country and in any field of study). Two awards (the Schimke and the Shackford) are open to women graduates of any American institution of higher education. Awards are usually made to applicants currently enrolled in or applying to graduate/professional school for the following academic year; there is a single common application process for most of these awards.  Please note that the common application will go live in the fall (October or November), but that the application itself changes very little year to year.

Wellesley College Graduate Fellowships include:

  • Mary McEwen Schimke Scholarship
  • M.A. Cartland Shackford Medical Fellowship
  • Trustee Scholarships - graduating seniors only
  • Anne Louise Barrett Fellowship
  • Margaret Freeman Bowers Fellowship
  • Chandler-Ott Fellowship
  • The Eugene L. Cox Fellowship
  • Professor Elizabeth F. Fisher Fellowship
  • Ruth Ingersoll Goldmark Fellowship
  • Horton-Hallowell Fellowship
  • Edna V. Moffett Fellowship
  • Alice Freeman Palmer Fellowship
  • Kathryn Conway Preyer Fellowship
  • Vida Dutton Scudder Fellowship
  • Harriet A. Shaw Fellowship
  • Maria Opasnov Tyler ’52 Scholarship
  • Sarah Perry Wood Medical Fellowship
  • Fanny Bullock Workman Fellowship

Any prospective applicants are encouraged to seek advice ahead of time from Kate Dailinger or Caitlin Roberts-Donovan of Wellesley's fellowships office: https://www.wellesley.edu/careereducation/fellowships-and-scholarships.  Note that it's smart to plan ahead-- advising appointments are available via telephone and video chat: book an appointment today!

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate

The Hillary Rodham Clinton Award for Peace and Reconciliation - direct application deadline

Jan 21, 2022
Eligible: candidates must have applied to the University for study in one of the outlined programmes by the relevant January deadline; must be issued with an offer for chosen programme by mid-February; must hold a 3.7 CGPA or above; must be a US citizen and must identify as female.

Queen's University Belfast will provide a full tuition-fee waiver to an exceptional female student from the USA who wishes to pursue study in a field related to politics, conflict transformation or human rights. The five MA programmes covered by the award will include LLM Human Rights LawMA Conflict Transformation and Social JusticeMA Global Security and BordersMA Politics; and MA Violence, Terrorism and Security.  To be considered for this award, consult the website for detailed instructions, including submission of an application for your chosen programme through the University’s online application portal.  There will be a code specific to this fellowship that you will need to include on your application to indicate that you wish to be considered for the Hillary Clinton Award; the website will indicate this code when the application opens.

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Undergraduate

Amgen Scholars - expected application deadline

Jan 24, 2022
Eligible: programs in Asia are open to citizens of any country, and the program in Canada is for Canadian students/residents—see website for details. Applicants for the U.S. programs must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and currently enrolled sophomores, juniors, or December ’22 grads who are considering a PhD or MD/PhD in a STEM field.

The Amgen Scholars Program will return in summer 2022. Information about program dates and other details will be available in early November. Application materials will be available in early November.

The Amgen Scholars Program offers funded summer science and biotech research experience at host institutions across the US (including Columbia, Harvard, the NIH, Stanford, UC Berkeley, UCLA, UCSF, and Washington University in St Louis--as well as CalTech--for US students and permanent residents), as well as in Asia (for students from any country) and in Canada (for Canadian students).

Questions?  Any prospective Wellesley applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team: drop in virtually to Fellowships Pop-Up Advising (see Career Education events listings for details) or through appointments as available through Handshake.

Research/Gradschool, Travel, Postgraduate

Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship - direct application deadline

Jan 31, 2022
Eligible: seniors and recent graduates under the age of 29 who are U.S. citizens.

Bequeathed to the Fondation des États-Unis in the early 1930s, the Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship is awarded annually to a select number of exceptional American artists and musicians who plan to pursue their studies in Paris. A scholarship is also available to one French, Swiss or American medical post-graduate specializing in psychiatry with an internship in a Parisian hospital.

Questions?  Any prospective applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team at virtual pop-ups or through appointments as available through Handshake.  

Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Service, Internship

Udall Native American Congressional Internships - direct application deadline

Jan 31, 2022
Eligible: American Indian and Alaska Native college, graduate, and law students; First Nations of Canada students who are permanent residents can also apply

Even as Native nations achieve greater levels of self-determination, Indian Country continues to be influenced by U.S. federal law and policy. The Udall Native American Congressional Internship places students in Senate, House, and federal agency offices to learn firsthand how the U.S. government works with Native nations. Interns will gain a better understanding of the government to government relationship and how they can use this knowledge on behalf of their tribes. The internship is funded by the Native Nations Institute for Leadership, Management, and Policy.

Are you working toward positive solutions to issues that impact Indian country? Have you demonstrated your commitment through involvement in American Indian organizations or communities? Would you like to learn an insider’s view of federal Indian policy? Are you committed to making a difference through civility and consensus building? The Udall Native American Congressional Internship is for you!

Smart and capable as you are, you don't have to go it alone: any prospective Wellesley applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team: drop in virtually to Fellowships Pop-Up Advising (see Career Education events listings for details) or through appointments as available through Handshake, or email us at fellowships@wellesley.edu!

Undergraduate, Postgraduate

Columbia Summer Public Health Scholars Program - expected direct application deadline

Jan 31, 2022
Eligible: U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents, or U.S. Nationals who will have completed at least two years of college at an accredited institution by the beginning of the program (i.e. rising juniors and seniors) or who are recent college graduates (after April 2020) who have not been accepted into a graduate program. Minimum GPA 2.7. African American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian American, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, people with disabilities, economically disadvantaged, and LGBTQ individuals are encouraged to apply.

The Summer Public Health Scholars Program (SPHSP) is designed for undergraduate students and its goal is to increase interest in and knowledge of public health and biomedical science careers. SPHSP is a partnership of the Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, College of Dental MedicineSchool of Nursing, and the Mailman School of Public Health. Together, they represent the broad spectrum of public health practice. SPHSP was awarded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Office of Minority Health, and Health Equity (OMHHE), under the CDC Undergraduate Public Health Scholars Program (CUPS).

The program is designed for undergraduates entering their junior or senior year and recent baccalaureate degree students who are undecided about their career goals. This is a rigorous program which includes Public Health coursework at Columbia University; hands-on field experience and immersion in a diverse, economically disadvantaged urban environment; seminars and lectures with public health leaders; and mentoring by faculty members, ensuring students' exposure to the breadth and importance of public health as a career option.

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate, Undergraduate

Foreign Affairs Information Technology Fellowship - expected direct application deadline

Feb 1, 2022
Eligible: U.S. citizens who are enrolled in undergraduate programs relevant to IT and entering your junior year in the fall of the cohort year OR be seeking admission to an IT-related Master's degree program beginning in the fall of the cohort year; applicants must also have a GPA of 3.2 or higher, fulfill the summer internship obligation (two summers), and be prepared to enter the Foreign Service in the fall of 2024. Fellows also agree to a minimum five-year commitment as an Information Management Specialist.

Administered by Washington Center, this U.S. Department of State fellowship program aims to diversify the ranks of Information Management Specialists serving in the U.S. Foreign Service with traditionally underrepresented minority groups. This includes but is not limited to racial, geographic, religious and gender minorities, as well as those with financial need. If accepted you’ll receive the financial support, mentoring and professional development to prepare you for a career in the Foreign Service. Upon successfully completing the program and the Foreign Affairs IT Specialist entry requirements, you will receive an appointment as a Foreign Service Information Management Specialist (IMS).

Questions?  Any prospective Wellesley applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team: drop in virtually to Fellowships Pop-Up Advising (see Career Education events listings for details) or through appointments as available through Handshake.

Undergraduate

Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program - expected direct application deadline

Feb 1, 2022
Eligible: currently enrolled full-time undergraduate students who are U.S. citizens with at least sophomore status on the date of the application deadline with at least a 3.2 GPA.

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. The Program usually selects participants (known as “Rangel Scholars”) each year from universities throughout the United States. This program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, women, and those with financial need. Students live at Howard University, attend classes, and participate in a variety of programs with foreign affairs professionals at Howard and at diverse locations around Washington, DC.

Questions?  Any prospective applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team at our Fellowships Virtual Pop-ups (listings in Handshake) or through appointments as available through Handshake.  

Postgraduate, International Student, Service

FAO Schwarz Fellowship - expected direct application deadline

Feb 1, 2022
Eligible: seniors eligible to work in the United States for the duration of the Fellowship.

The FAO Schwarz Fellowship is an intensive, transformative two-year experience in the world of social change designed to develop your knowledge and leadership abilities.  The Fellows work at leading nonprofit organizations in Boston, New York City and Philadelphia. These organizations are all deeply valued in their communities and have a strong record of delivering consistent results and high-quality services. Host organizations vary from year to year — and all have a proven commitment to addressing critical issues of social inequity.

**Please note this is an expected deadline; check the program's website for additional details and updates. 

Questions?  Any prospective Wellesley applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team: drop in virtually to Fellowships Pop-Up Advising (see Career Education events listings for details) or through appointments as available through Handshake.

Postgraduate, Service

U.S. State Department Foreign Affairs IT Fellowship - expected direct application deadline

Feb 7, 2022
Eligible: rising juniors or alumnae seeking admission to an IT-related MA program; must be U.S. citizens with a GPA of 3.2 or higher.

Administered by Washington Center, this U.S. Department of State fellowship program aims to diversify the ranks of Information Management Specialists serving in the U.S. Foreign Service with traditionally underrepresented minority groups. This includes but is not limited to racial, religious and gender minorities, as well as those with financial need. If accepted you’ll receive the financial support, mentoring and professional development to prepare you for a career in the Foreign Service. Upon successfully completing the program and the Foreign Affairs IT Specialist entry requirements, you will receive an appointment as a Foreign Service Information Management Specialist (IMS).

Questions?  Any prospective applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team at virtual pop-ups or through appointments as available through Handshake.  

Postgraduate, Service

Cleveland Foundation Public Service Fellowship - expected direct application deadline

Feb 7, 2022
Eligible: seniors and recent graduates (those who earned their undergraduate degrees between spring 2020 and spring 2022) who are U.S. citizens or eligible to work in the U.S. for the duration of the program.

The Cleveland Foundation, the world’s first community foundation, launched the Cleveland Foundation Public Service Fellowship program in spring 2016 to offer emerging young leaders from across the country the skills and networks needed to create the community they envision and jumpstart a career in public service. The program includes a 12-month, full-time paid placement at a selected public sector agency in Cleveland, providing meaningful career-related work experience. The fellowship includes a $35,000 salary with health benefits.  See website for additional details.

Questions? Any prospective Wellesley applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team: drop in virtually to Fellowships Pop-Up Advising (see Career Education events listings for details) or through appointments as available through Handshake.

Research/Gradschool, Undergraduate

National Institutes of Standards & Technology Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (NIST SURF) - expected direct application deadline

Feb 7, 2022
Eligible: undergraduates in STEM fields who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology - Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (NIST SURF) fully funds summer research opportunities at NIST laboratories in Boulder, CO, or Gaithersburg, MD (though please note that for summer 2021 the NIST SURF program will be virtual; plans for summer 2022 are TBD). Students with biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, materials science, mathematics, nanoscale science, neutron research and/or physics majors are always encouraged to apply; there may be research opportunities for students with other majors. 

Please note that the application period will close either on the deadline (when it is listed) OR when the program has received the application limit, which may be sooner than the announced deadline. Thus, applicants are strongly encouraged to submit the on-line application and supporting documents ahead of the application deadline. Institutional nominations are no longer required, and students should apply directly for NIST SURF.   

*Don't wait to open an account for USAJobs.Gov or to put together your application materials: start now, so when applications open you'll be ready! Give yourself lots of time to figure out USAJobs.Gov: when in doubt, come ask!

Questions?  Any prospective Wellesley applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team: drop in virtually to Fellowships Pop-Up Advising (see Career Education events listings for details) or through appointments (by telephone or video chat) as available through Handshake.

Postgraduate

Capital Fellows Program - direct application deadline

Feb 7, 2022
Eligible: graduates with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher; must be 20 years old by September 1 of the fellowship year; must be U.S. citizens or non-U.S. citizens who can provide proof of appropriate immigration status. (The Capital Fellows Programs do not meet the requirements for F-1 or J-1 visas, nor any work permits requiring participation in the E-verify system.)

The Center administers four fellowship programs, known collectively as the Capital Fellows Programs. These nationally recognized public policy fellowships offer unique experiences in policy-making and development in each branch of government.  Capital Fellows are placed at some of the highest levels of California state government and assist state legislators, senior-level executive staff, and court administrators with a broad range of public policy issues and projects and are typically given assignments with a significant amount of responsibility and challenges. Please note applications are due at 5:00 pm PST on the date of the deadline.

Did you know? Ciaran Gallagher '17 was a fellow in the Executive Fellowship Program!

Service, Undergraduate

Udall Scholarship - campus deadline

Feb 10, 2022
Eligible: sophomores and juniors in any field who are U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents

The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to Native American nations or to the environment. Awards are offered in three categories: 

  • Environment: For undergraduates interested in conservation and environmental issues
  • Tribal Policy: For Native Americans and Alaska Natives working on an array of issues in Indian country
  • Native Health Care: For Native Americans and Alaska Natives pursuing health-related careers

You don't have to go it alone: drop in to Fellowship Pop-Up Advising (see Events listings on this website), or talk things over with Kate Dailinger at Career Education by booking an appointment via Handshake to talk via telephone or video chat. You might be one of the next Udall Scholars!

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

The Susan Rappaport Knafel ’52 Scholarship for Foreign Study or Traveling Fellowship - campus deadline

Feb 10, 2022
Eligible: graduating seniors in any field from any country.

Susan Rappaport Knafel '52 Scholarship for Foreign Study – up to $36,000 The scholarship will be awarded to a member of the Wellesley graduating class who displays a desire for learning and an ability to impart knowledge and judgment to others. It will fund a year of study at a foreign institution to pursue a specific subject that requires contact with foreign scholars, libraries or other resources. 

Susan Rappaport Knafel '52 Traveling Fellowship – up to $36,000 The fellowship will be awarded to a member of the Wellesley graduating class who displays an interest in and an acceptance of others, and who displays the ethos of a Wellesley education. It will fund a year of purposeful travel abroad to explore a particular interest with the requirement that the recipient not remain in the same area for more than two months. 

Any prospective applicants are encouraged to seek advice ahead of time from Kate Dailinger of Wellesley's fellowships office: https://www.wellesley.edu/careereducation/fellowships-and-scholarships.  Note that it's smart to plan ahead-- advising appointments are available via telephone and video chat: book an appointment today!

Research/Gradschool, Service

NAACP LDF Marshall-Motley Scholars Program - expected direct application deadline

Feb 15, 2022
Eligible are graduating seniors and graduates, those who will have finished their bachelor's degrees and be admitted, or expect to be admitted, to an ABA-accredited law school as a first-year, full-time law student to begin in the fall of the calendar year of application. Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States and intend to pursue a career in Civil Rights law, and, if awarded, will work full-time in pursuit of racial justice in a southern state for a period of 8 years immediately following the fellowship portion of the MMSP.

In 2020-21, the Legal Defense Fund of the NAACP invited students to join the next generation of civil rights lawyers and announced the Marshall-Motley Scholars Program. Named in honor of the legendary civil rights attorney and LDF founder Thurgood Marshall, and iconic civil rights litigator Constance Baker Motley, the Marshall-Motley Scholars Program (MMSP) is a groundbreaking commitment to endow the South with the next generation of civil rights lawyers trained to provide legal advocacy of unparalleled excellence. Over the next five years, the MMSP will afford 50 aspiring civil rights lawyers:

  • A full law school scholarship for tuition, room, board, and incidentals to alleviate the debt burden that can prevent future lawyers from pursuing a career in racial justice.
  • Summer internships at LDF and other national civil rights organizations with offices in the South to begin their training as civil rights lawyers early in their law school careers;
  • A two-year postgraduate fellowship at a national, regional, or local civil rights organization with a racial justice law practice in the South; and
  • Access to special trainings sponsored by the LDF and the National Academy of Sciences.

In return, the Scholars will commit to serving as civil rights lawyers based in the South, engaged in a law practice focused on achieving racial justice for 8 years following the conclusion of their fellowship. The MMSP will continue to offer support for the newly emerging civil rights lawyers as they develop their practice and form a distinguished regional network of legal practitioners.

*Please note that this is an expected application deadline; please see their website for updates and additional details.

Questions? Any Wellesley student or graduate interested in applying for the Marshall-Motley or other scholarships for graduate/professional study is warmly encouraged to seek application advice from the Wellesley Fellowships team. Email us at fellowships@wellesley.edu, drop in to Fellowships Pop-Up Advising (see Career Education events listings for details), or book a Fellowships advising appointment to talk over application strategy, feedback on drafts, and more. Those applying for law school are also encouraged take advantage of helpful advice from our Career Education colleagues!

Postgraduate

Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC) Liu Xiaobo Fellowship - expected direct application deadline

Feb 15, 2022
Eligible: U.S. citizens who are graduates of an accredited Bachelor's, Master's, or J.D. program or current graduate-level students. Candidates should have completed at least some China-related coursework; it is also desirable that they have some background in one or more of the specific human rights and rule of law issues in the CECC legislative mandate. Chinese language skills: Fellows should be able to read Chinese well enough to assist with research in newspapers, journals, and government documents. More advanced Chinese language capability would be a plus. A successful candidate for a fellowship will often have lived or studied in mainland China, Hong Kong, or Taiwan.

The CECC’s Liu Xiaobo Fellowship was created in honor of renowned Chinese Nobel Prize laureate and prominent political prisoner Liu Xiaobo, who died in state custody in July 2017.  The Liu Xiaobo Fellowship provides significant professional experience for individuals with a background in Chinese politics, law, and society, in addition to strong Chinese language skills. Fellows work closely with the Commission and its staff on the full array of issues concerning human rights, the rule of law, and governance in China (including criminal justice, institutions of democratic governance, environmental issues, religious freedom, freedom of expression, ethnic minority rights, women’s rights, etc.).

CECC Fellowship positions are filled twice a year. The Spring term (Part-Time, 15-20 hours a week) begins approximately in early February and ends in mid-May. The Summer term (Full-Time, 32-40 hours per week) begins approximately in mid-May and ends in August/September.

In 2021, due to the pandemic, fellowships were only offered to applicants who already reside in Washington, D.C. or surrounding areas.  Arrangements for 2022 are TBD.

Travel, Postgraduate, International Student

Mary Elvira Stevens Traveling Fellowship - campus deadline

Feb 15, 2022
Eligible: any Wellesley College alumnae in any field.

The Mary Elvira Stevens Traveling Fellowship was established by the will of Alice Alvira Stevens, Class of 1891. The will states that "preference shall be given to persons with good temper and a natural generosity of view when confronted with alien conditions, common sense in observing and comprehending social, economic, and political situations, a strong desire to travel, and a deep love of beauty." 

We invite proposals for purposeful travel into unfamiliar territory that will inspire reflection and growth and lead to more fulfilling and productive personal and professional lives; applicants may propose up to a full year of travel, though proposals of shorter duration are welcome.

Any prospective applicants are encouraged to seek advice ahead of time from Kate Dailinger of Wellesley's fellowships office: https://www.wellesley.edu/careereducation/fellowships-and-scholarships.  Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the large number of fellowship deadlines in the fall and the large number of Wellesley applicants. Advising appointments are available all summer long, via telephone and video chat: book a summer appointment and beat the rush!

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate

Legacy Award of the Victims of Pan Am Flight 103 - direct application deadline

Feb 21, 2022
Current seniors and graduates of U.S. colleges and universities who are planning careers in areas related to national security and terrorism prevention

The Victims of Pan Am Flight 103, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit organization comprised of family members and friends of those whose lives ended when a terrorist bomb exploded on Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland on December 21, 1988. We are committed to seeking the truth about this tragedy and keeping the memory of our loved ones alive.
 
The Legacy Award of the Victims of Pan Am Flight 103, Inc. was established to further the goals of our organization. The Award will support students pursuing advanced degrees in areas of study related to improved national security and terrorism prevention as they prepare for careers focused on keeping citizens safe from the threats of terrorism and preventing the deaths of innocent men, women, and children. The first Legacy Award was made in the fall of 2017.
 
About the Legacy Award of the Victims of Pan Am Flight 103:

  • As a critical component of each application, applicants will be asked to explain what they are doing to meet the goals of improving national security and preventing terrorism. 
  • Awards will provide up to $5,000 per year, per student.
  • Applications for the Legacy Award will become available in mid-November of each year.
Research/Gradschool, Service, Undergraduate, Postgraduate

Tillman Scholar Program - direct application deadline

Feb 28, 2022
Eligible: open to US military service members, veterans and spouses pursuing full-time undergraduate and graduate degrees at a US-based, accredited institutions

The Tillman Scholar application is open to US military service members, veterans and spouses pursuing full-time undergraduate and graduate degrees at a US-based, accredited institutions. They provide academic scholarships, professional development opportunities, and a connection to a national network of service-minded leaders.

 

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Chinese Government Scholarship - campus deadline

Mar 1, 2022
Eligible: seniors and graduates in any field who are not Chinese citizens, and who meet the official eligibility requirements for particular awards (e.g. candidates for master's degrees must be under the age of 35).

The Chinese government has set up a variety of scholarship programs to sponsor international students, teachers, and scholars to study and do research at Chinese universities. The China Scholarship Council offers full­-year scholarships and Wellesley may nominate for these graduating seniors and graduates who would like to study for a year at any one of more than one hundred top ­rated Chinese universities.

Any prospective Wellsley applicants are encouraged to seek advice ahead of time from Kate Dailinger of Wellesley's fellowships office: https://www.wellesley.edu/careereducation/fellowships-and-scholarships.  Note that it's smart to plan ahead-- advising appointments are available via telephone and video chat: book an appointment today! Or drop in to Virtual Fellowship Pop-Ups (see Career Education events listings for details).

Undergraduate, Research/Gradschool

Wellesley Student Library Research Awards - expected direct application deadline

Mar 1, 2022
Eligibility: Current students of all class levels and disciplines

The Wellesley College Friends of the Library have generously donated funds establishing an award to recognize outstanding library research papers/projects by undergraduates in any discipline. Win up to $1000!

Please note that the application is due at 5:00 pm EST on the day of the deadline.  Current Wellesley College students registered for a Wellesley College course are eligible to submit. Individuals or teams may submit projects/papers and all class levels and all disciplines are eligible. To be eligible for an award, the work must have been completed for Wellesley College course credit during the previous calendar year.  For details and application see www.wellesley.edu/lts/research/award.

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate

James Madison Fellowships - direct application deadline

Mar 1, 2022
Eligible: undergraduates, graduating seniors, and alumnae who are U.S. citizens or nationals and who plan to become teachers of American history, American government, or social studies.

James Madison Graduate Fellowships support two years of graduate study leading to a Master’s degree for those who plan to become teachers, and are interested in teaching American history, American government, or any other social studies class where they will teach topics on the Constitution in grades 7–12.  (Please note the deadline for this fellowship is 5:00 pm Central Standard Time.) 

Hear Madison Fellows talk about their experiences, here

Questions?  Any prospective Wellesley applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team: drop in to Fellowships Pop-Ups online (see Events listings for details) or book a one-on-one Fellowships advising appointment through Handshake (appointments are available year-round, via telephone or video chat). 

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Undergraduate

Wellesley Social Science Summer Research Program - expected application deadline

Mar 1, 2022
Rising Wellesley sophomores, juniors, and seniors are eligible (Classes of 2022, 2023, 2024).

The Social Science Summer Research Program at Wellesley College offers students a unique opportunity to conduct research in a variety of social science disciplines under supervision of faculty experts in that field. As part of this full-time summer position, fellows attend workshops on the use of technology and participate in seminars where faculty and students present their work. The program culminates in a poster presentation where student researchers can share their work with other fellows and faculty. Please note that both the 2020 and 2021 programs were virtual; details about the 2022 program are TBD.

Details and application information via the website of the Knapp Social Science Center

Undergraduate, Research/Gradschool

NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program - expected direct application deadline

Mar 11, 2022
Eligible: undergraduate students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents who have ‘exceptional financial need,’ as certified by the student’s undergraduate institution’s financial aid office.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. The program offers significant scholarship support, paid research training at the NIH during the summer, and paid employment and training at the NIH after graduation.

Questions?  Any prospective Wellesley applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team: drop in virtually to Fellowships Pop-Up Advising (see Career Education events listings for details) or through appointments as available through Handshake.

Service, Postgraduate, International Student

Immigrant Justice Corps Community Fellowships - expected direct application deadline

Mar 16, 2022
Eligible: applicants must be eligible for work authorization in the U.S. for the full two years of the fellowship (DACA recipients are welcome to apply to Immigrant Justice Corps, and comprise a significant percentage of the Fellows named each year). They must speak another language in addition to English (Spanish is in the highest demand, but Fellows who speak Mandarin, Haitian Creole, French, Arabic, Korean, and Urdu have been named). You may apply as a college senior or during the year after graduation (in spring 2022, members of the classes of 2020, 2021, and 2022 are eligible to apply).

Each year Immigrant Justice Corps awards two-year Community Fellowships to exceptional seniors and recent college graduates with the linguistic skills, passion, and cultural competency to work with diverse immigrant communities. IJC trains Fellows to be experts in immigration law and advocacy. Community Fellows conduct outreach, screen, and aid immigrants with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”), Temporary Protected Status (“TPS”), Green Card, citizenship applications, and more. Community Fellows become Board of Immigration Appeals Partially Accredited Representatives and are placed in community-based organizations in and around New York City and in other states. IJC Fellows serve for two years and are provided a full salary and benefits.

Questions?  Any prospective Wellesley applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team by dropping in virtually to Fellowship Pop-Ups (see events listings) or by booking an appointment as available through Handshake.  

Travel, Undergraduate

Freeman-ASIA Study Abroad Scholarships - expected direct application deadline

Mar 21, 2022
Eligible: undergraduates with a minimum 2.8 GPA who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents; demonstrate financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia; must have at least one term of enrollment remaining upon return from studying abroad; must currently receive need-based financial aid or demonstrate a verifiable need for financial assistance to study abroad; program length must be at least 8 weeks for a summer term, 10 weeks for a quarter term, and 12 weeks for a semester term; must have little or no previous experience in the proposed country of study; must have applied or have been accepted to a study abroad based program in: Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam.

The Freeman-ASIA program, administered by IIE and funded by the Freeman Foundation, is designed to support U.S. based undergraduates with demonstrated financial need who are planning to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia.

*Wellesley College students interested in applying for the Freeman-ASIA must first discuss their study abroad plans with the Office of International Study (http://www.wellesley.edu/ois). 

Questions?  Any prospective Wellesley applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team via Fellowship Pop-ups (see Career Education events listings for details) or through appointments as available through Handshake

Travel, Postgraduate, International Student

North American Language and Culture Assistants in Spain - application deadline

Apr 1, 2022
Eligible: rising seniors and recent alumni who are Canadian or US native speakers of French or English, and who have intermediate-level Spanish; previous teaching experience or experience living abroad may be an advantage.

Positions are available in K-12 schools throughout Spain for the academic year, to help to increase Spanish students' knowledge of English or French and North American culture. Benefits: monthly stipend; airfare and housing not covered. 

Details and application via the official website

Questions?  Any prospective applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team: check Career Education events listings for opportunities to drop in virtually Fellowship Pop-Up Advising, or book an appointment as available through Handshake.

International Student, Service, Undergraduate, Postgraduate

Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund - direct application deadline

Apr 1, 2022
Eligible: graduate or undergraduate students living in the U.S. and planning to enroll in an accredited school. Grantees must receive college credits for the time period covered by their grant. U.S. citizenship is not required.

The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund aids people active in movements for social and economic justice. These need-based scholarships are awarded to students who are able to do academic work at the college or university level or are enrolled in a trade or technical program and who are active in the progressive movement. Early recipients worked for civil rights, against McCarthyism and for peace in Vietnam. Recent grantees have been active in the struggle against racism, sexism, homophobia and other forms of oppression; building the movement for economic justice; and creating peace through international anti-imperialist solidarity. Applicants must have participated in activities in the US, and there is a strong preference for applicants who plan on working in this country.

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Postgraduate

Mississippi Teacher Corps - regular admittance direct application deadline

Apr 15, 2022
Eligible: rising seniors from any majors except education from any country with significant course work in math, science, English, or social studies; minimum GPA 3.0.

The Mississippi Teacher Corps (MTC) selects exceptional college graduates to teach in high-poverty public schools in Mississippi. Each year, MTC accepts between 25-35 candidates.  Due to the size of the program, MTC can offer individualized support. All participants move as a cohort through each stage of the training and coursework.

People who apply before the early admittance deadline will know before January 1st if they have been accepted into the program.  The final application deadline for the 2022 cohort will be in April 2022.  

Benefits: training, support, certification, and a full scholarship for a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) from the University of Mississippi; during the school year, participants receive full pay and benefits from their school district and attend graduate classes at the University of Mississippi.

Questions?  Any prospective applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team through appointments or virtual pop-ups; see Handshake for details.

Undergraduate, Research/Gradschool, International Student

Society of Women Engineers Scholarship Program - expected direct application deadline

May 1, 2022
Eligible: women of any nationality who intend to study engineering, technology, or computing in the upcoming academic year.

The Society of Women Engineers Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to women studying baccalaureate or graduate programs, in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science.

Sophomores and above: Applications for the 2022-2023 academic year typically open in December and close in February.

First years: Applications for the 2021-2022 academic year typically open in early March and close in early May.

Questions?  Any prospective Wellesley applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team at our drop-in Fellowship Pop-ups (see Career Education events listings on this website or via Handshake) or through appointments as available through Handshake.  

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate, International Student

Rotary Peace Fellowships - expected direct application deadline

May 6, 2022
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from any country who are proficient in English (a second language is strongly recommended).

Through academic training, practice, and global networking opportunities, the Rotary Peace Centers program develops leaders who become catalysts for peace and conflict prevention and resolution. These fellowships cover tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and all internship and field-study expenses.  Each year, the Rotary Foundation awards up to 50 fellowships for master’s degrees and 50 for certificate studies at premier universities around the world.  For details, see https://www.rotary.org/en/our-programs/peace-fellowships.

Questions?  Any prospective applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team at Virtual Pop-ups or through appointments as available through Handshake. 

International Student, Research/Gradschool, Travel, Postgraduate

Schwarzman Scholars - expected direct application deadline for passport holders from mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, & Taiwan

May 9, 2022
Eligible: graduating seniors and recent alumnae from any country in any field, under the age of 29. This application deadline is for holders of passports from mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macau. Everyone else should apply by the September deadline.

The Schwarzman Scholars Program supports leadership development & a special one-year Master’s program at Tsinghua University in Beijing. The 200 scholars chosen annually for this highly selective program will work towards a Master’s Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing—one of China’s most prestigious universities. As individuals who want to have a positive impact on the world, the Stephen A. Schwarzman Scholars will be selected based on their academic credentials, extracurricular interests and leadership potential.

**Please note this is an expecte deadline; for updates and additional information, please see the program website.

Get advice on your application by booking a Fellowships advising appointment, available year-round, and via telephone/video chat.

Travel, International Student, Postgraduate

Interac - expected fall direct application deadlines

Nov 1, 2022
Eligible: rising seniors and alumnae who are native English speakers; teaching experience and basic Japanese is a plus.

Interac is Japan's leading private provider of Assistant Language Teachers (ALTs). Our highly motivated and qualified teachers serve thousands of schools and boards of education throughout every region of Japan, working with children from kindergarten to high school.

**Please note that Interac accepts applications year-round but recruits annually in the spring (apply by early November) and fall (apply by early May).

Benefits: monthly stipend, help arranging housing; housing and airfare costs are not covered.

Questions?  Any prospective applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team Virtual Pop-ups or through appointments as available through Handshake.