Deadlines

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

New Zealand Rhodes Scholarship - direct application deadline

Aug 1, 2021
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from New Zealand in any field.

The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act.  Each year, there are three Scholarships available for New Zealand, to support postgraduate study at Oxford.

**For details of eligibility and how to apply, see the official Rhodes website: https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk

Although Wellesley seniors and alumnae should apply directly for the New Zealand Rhodes, without any Wellesley application process, interested candidates are warmly encouraged to seek advice from Kate Dailinger, of Wellesley's fellowships office.  Note that it's smart to plan ahead--advising appointments are available all summer long: book an appointment via Handshake now!

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

India Rhodes Scholarship - direct application deadline

Aug 2, 2021
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from India in any field.

The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act.  Each year, there are five Scholarships available for India, to support postgraduate study at Oxford.

**For details of eligibility and how to apply, see the official Rhodes website: https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk

Although Wellesley seniors and alumnae should apply directly for the Indian Rhodes, without any Wellesley application process, interested candidates are warmly encouraged to seek advice from Kate Dailinger, of Wellesley's fellowships office.  Note that it's smart to plan ahead--Fellowships advising appointments are available all summer long: book via Handshake now!

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Pakistan Rhodes Scholarship - direct application deadline

Aug 2, 2021
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from Pakistan in any field.

The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act.  Each year, there is one Scholarship available for Pakistan, to support postgraduate study at Oxford.

**For details of eligibility and how to apply, see the official Rhodes website: https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk

Although Wellesley seniors and alumnae should apply directly for the Rhodes for Pakistan, without any Wellesley application process, interested candidates are warmly encouraged to seek advice from Kate Dailinger, of Wellesley's fellowships office.  Note that it's smart to plan ahead--advising appointments are available all summer long: book a Fellowships appointment via Handshake now!

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Southern Africa Rhodes Scholarship - direct application deadline

Aug 15, 2021
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, or eSwatini in any field.

The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act.  Each year, there are ten Scholarships available for Southern Africa, to support postgraduate study at Oxford.  Southern Africa includes South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, and eSwatini.

**For details of eligibility and how to apply, see the official Rhodes website: https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk.  

Although Wellesley seniors and alumnae should apply directly for the Rhodes for Southern Africa, without any Wellesley application process, interested candidates are warmly encouraged to seek advice from Kate Dailinger, of Wellesley's fellowships office.  Note that it's smart to plan ahead--advising appointments are available all summer long: book a Fellowships appointment via Handshake now!

Postgraduate

Venture for America - expected direct application deadline

Aug 20, 2021
Eligible: graduates from the classes of 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021 who are U.S. citizens, permanent residents, DACA recipients, or hold other work authorization that is valid through June 2023.

Venture For America prepares recent college graduates for careers as entrepreneurs.  As a Fellow, you’ll gain business skills and professional development at our intensive Training Camp. For two years, you’ll work at a startup in a full-time salaried position, learning how to build and grow a business firsthand. From there, you’ll be ready to be a leader in business or launch one of your own.

Please note: there are four separate, but identical, application deadlines. The criteria remain the same for every deadline, but we recommend applying as early as possible so that, if admitted, you’ll have the most time to complete Onboarding and prepare for our Match process.  This is an expected deadline, so please check the program website for details.

Did you know? Nicole Ntim-Addae '20 won Venture for America!  Come by Fellowships Virtual Pop-ups (listings in Handshake) or book an appointment via Handshake to ask questions and learn more.

 

 

 

 

Research/Gradschool, Travel, Postgraduate

Fulbright U.S. Student Program - campus application deadline

Aug 25, 2021
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae in any field who are U.S. citizens.

The Fulbright US Student Program provides grants to increase cultural ties and mutual understanding between Americans and communities abroad. Fulbright Grants offer you many terrific postgraduate opportunities—from scientific research to the practice of an art to the teaching of English, in more than 140 countries. 

This is the deadline by which to apply for the Fulbright with the support of the Wellesley Fulbright committee.  You can apply directly for the Fulbright, but why not get help if you can? 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 all summer long, via telephone and video chat: book a summer appointment now!

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Canada Rhodes Scholarship - campus application deadline

Aug 25, 2021
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae in any field who are Canadian citizens.

The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act.  Each year, there are eleven Scholarships available for Canadians, to support postgraduate study at Oxford.

Any prospective Wellesley applicants are warmly encouraged to seek advice ahead of time from Kate Dailinger of Wellesley's fellowships office. Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the large number of fellowship deadlines in August, September, and October and the large number of Wellesley applicants. Advising appointments are available via Handshake all summer long: book an appointment before August 1st and beat the rush! 

Pro tip: your future self will thank you if you meet the optional campus draft deadline at the end of July: get advice on your proposed course of study, resume, and choice of recommenders!

Research/Gradschool, Travel, Postgraduate

U.S. Rhodes Scholarship - campus application deadline

Aug 25, 2021
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae in any field who are U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or current DACA recipients.

The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act.  Each year, there are thirty-two Scholarship available for the United States, to support postgraduate study at Oxford.

Any prospective Wellesley applicants are warmly encouraged to seek advice ahead of time from Kate Dailinger of Wellesley's fellowships office. Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the large number of fellowship deadlines in August, September, and October and the large number of Wellesley applicants. Advising appointments are available via Handshake all summer long: book an appointment before August 1st and beat the rush! 

Pro tip: your future self will thank you if you meet the optional campus draft deadline at the end of July: get advice on your proposed course of study, resume, and choice of recommenders!

Research/Gradschool, Travel, Postgraduate

Marshall Scholarship - campus application deadline

Aug 25, 2021
Eligible: graduating seniors and recent alumnae in any field who are U.S. citizens.

Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. Up to forty scholars are selected each year to study at the graduate level at an UK institution in any field. As they gain a lasting understanding of British society, Marshall Scholars strengthen the enduring relationship between the British and American people, their governments and their institutions. Scholars’ direct engagement with Britain through its best academic programs contributes to their personal growth and ultimate success.

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 all summer long, via telephone and video chat, as well as in person: book a summer appointment now!

Research/Gradschool, Travel, Postgraduate

Mitchell Scholarship Program - campus application deadline

Aug 25, 2021
Eligible: graduating seniors and recent alumnae in any field who are U.S. citizens.

The Mitchell Scholarship Program, named to honor former US Senator George Mitchell's pivotal contribution to the Northern Ireland peace process, is designed to introduce and connect generations of future American leaders to the island of Ireland, while recognizing and fostering intellectual achievement, leadership, and commitment to community and public service. Up to twelve Mitchell Scholars are chosen annually for one year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

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 all summer long, via telephone and video chat, as well as in person: book a summer appointment now!  

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Malaysia Rhodes Scholarship - direct application deadline

Aug 31, 2021
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from Malaysia in any field.

The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act. Each year, there is one Scholarship available for Malaysia, to support postgraduate study at Oxford.

**For details of eligibility and how to apply, see the official Rhodes website: https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk

Although Wellesley seniors and alumnae should apply directly for the Rhodes for Malaysia, without any Wellesley application process, interested candidates are warmly encouraged to seek advice from Kate Dailinger, of Wellesley's fellowships office.  Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the many fellowships with deadlines in August, September, and October and the many Wellesley applicants for them--book a Fellowships advising appointment via Handshake before August 1 and beat the rush!

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine Rhodes Scholarship - direct application deadline

Aug 31, 2021
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, or Palestine in any field.

The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act.  Each year, there are two Scholarships available for Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, and Palestine, to support postgraduate study at Oxford.

**Please note that this is an expected deadline; for updates and additional details of eligibility and how to apply, see the official Rhodes website: https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk.

Although Wellesley seniors and alumnae should apply directly for this Rhodes competition, without any Wellesley application process, interested candidates are most welcome to seek advice 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 all summer long, via telephone and video chat, as well as in person: book a summer appointment now!

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Zimbabwe Rhodes Scholarship - direct application deadline

Aug 31, 2021
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from Zimbabwe in any field.

The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act.  Each year, there are two Scholarships available for Zimbabwe, to support postgraduate study at Oxford.

**For details of eligibility and how to apply, see the official Rhodes website: https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk.  

Although Wellesley seniors and alumnae should apply directly for the Rhodes for Zimbabwe, without any Wellesley application process, interested candidates are warmly encouraged to seek advice from Kate Dailinger, of Wellesley's fellowships office.  Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the many fellowship deadlines in August, September, and October and the many Wellesley applicants--advising appointments are available all summer long: why not book a Fellowships appointment via Handshake before August 1 and beat the rush?

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

East Africa Rhodes Scholarship - direct application deadline

Aug 31, 2021
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from Uganda, Tanzania, Rawanda, South Sudan, and Burundi in any field.

The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act.  Each year, there is one Scholarship available for East Africa, to support postgraduate study at Oxford.  East Africa includes Uganda, Tanzania, Rawanda, South Sudan, and Burundi.

**For details of eligibility and how to apply, see the official Rhodes website: https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk.  

Although Wellesley seniors and alumnae should apply directly for the Rhodes for East Africa, without any Wellesley application process, interested candidates are most welcome to seek advice 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 all summer long, via telephone and video chat, as well as in person: book a summer appointment now!

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Kenya Rhodes Scholarship - direct application deadline

Aug 31, 2021
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from Kenya.

The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act.  Each year, there are two Scholarships available for Kenya, to support postgraduate study at Oxford.  

**For details of eligibility and how to apply, see the official Rhodes website: https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk

Although Wellesley seniors and alumnae should apply directly for the Rhodes for Kenya, without any Wellesley application process, interested candidates are warmly encouraged to seek advice from Kate Dailinger, of Wellesley's fellowships office.  Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the many fellowship deadlines in August, September, and October and the number of Wellesley applicants for them--book a Fellowships advisng appointment via Handshake before August 1 and beat the rush! 

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Zambia Rhodes Scholarship - direct application deadline

Aug 31, 2021
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from Zambia in any field.

The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act. Each year, there are two Scholarships available for Zambia, to support postgraduate study at Oxford.

**For details of eligibility and how to apply, see the official Rhodes website: https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk.

Although Wellesley seniors and alumnae should apply directly for the Rhodes for Zambia, without any Wellesley application process, interested candidates are warmly encouraged to seek advice from Kate Dailinger, of Wellesley's fellowships office. 

Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the large number of fellowship deadlines in August, September, and October and the large number of Wellesley applicants. Advising appointments are available all summer long: why not book a Fellowships appointment via Handshake before August 1 and beat the rush?

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate, Service

Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship - expected direct application deadline

Sep 7, 2021
Eligible: seniors or graduates who are U.S. citizens, applying to U.S. graduate programs to start in 2021-22.

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

*Did you know? JoAnn Jung '20 won the Pickering!

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

Questions?  Any prospective applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team: drop in virtually Fellowship Pop-Ups (see Career Education events listings for details) and/or book a Fellowship advising appointment via Handshake. We'd love to talk with you, during the summer or during the academic year, about your interests and aspirations, application strategy, feedback on draft essays, interview prep, or anything else! 

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Australia Rhodes Scholarship - direct application deadline

Sep 10, 2021
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from Australia in any field.

The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act.  Each year, there are nine Scholarships available for Australia, to support postgraduate study at Oxford.

**For details of eligibility and how to apply, see the official Rhodes website: https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk.  

Although Wellesley seniors and alumnae should apply directly for the Australian Rhodes, without any Wellesley application process, interested candidates are warmly encouraged to seek advice 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 August, September, and October and the large number of Wellesley applicants. Advising appointments are available via Handshake all summer long: book an appointment before August 1st and beat the rush! 

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

West Africa Rhodes Scholarship - direct application deadline

Sep 15, 2021
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from West Africa in any field.

The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act. Each year, there are two Scholarships available for West Africa, to support postgraduate study at Oxford. West Africa includes: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, the island of Saint Helena, Senegal, Sierra Leone, São Tomé and Principe and Togo.

**For details of eligibility and how to apply, see the official Rhodes website: https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk.  

Although Wellesley seniors and alumnae should apply directly for the Rhodes for West Africa, without any Wellesley application process, interested candidates are warmly encouraged to seek advice from Kate Dailinger, of Wellesley's fellowships office. 

Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the large number of fellowship deadlines in August, September, and October and the large number of Wellesley applicants. Advising appointments are available all summer long: book a Fellowships appointment  via Handshake before August 1 and beat the rush! 

Undergraduate, International Student, Research/Gradschool

Daniels Fellowship - expected application deadline

Sep 20, 2021
Eligible: seniors in good standing at Wellesley.

In celebration of the maverick spirit, the Pamela Daniels ’59 Fellowship supports exceptional seniors in carrying out original dream projects that would not otherwise be possible.

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

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

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Schwarzman Scholars - deadline for global competition

Sep 21, 2021
Eligible: graduating seniors and recent alumnae from any country in any field.

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.

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

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

United Arab Emirates Rhodes Scholarship - direct application deadline

Sep 23, 2021
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from the United Arab Emirates in any field.

The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act.  Each year, there are two Scholarships available for the United Arab Emirates, to support postgraduate study at Oxford.

**For details of eligibility and how to apply, see the official Rhodes website: https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk

Although Wellesley seniors and alumnae should apply directly for the Rhodes for the United Arab Emirates, without any Wellesley application process, interested candidates are warmly encouraged to seek advice from Kate Dailinger, of Wellesley's fellowships office. 

Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the large number of fellowship deadlines in August, September, and October and the large number of Wellesley applicants. Advising appointments are available all summer long: book a Fellowships appointment via Handshake before August 1 and beat the rush! 

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate

The National Hispanic Health Foundation Scholarship - expected direct application deadline

Sep 24, 2021
Eligible: alumnae who are U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and are enrolled full time in the following accredited graduate programs: Dental, Medical (allopathic or osteopathic), Pharmacy, Nursing(accepting BSN), Public Health or Health Policy, Physician Assistant.

In 2004, NHHF established the National Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship program and its first Gala in New York City for medical, nursing, dental, public health, pharmacy and policy students with outstanding academic records, leadership, and who are committed to serving Hispanics. The following year, we invited the National Association of Hispanic Nurses,  Hispanic Dental Association, Latino Caucus of American Public Health Association, the Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, NYU and an honorary committee of NY elected officials, to help us present our first ten scholarships. In 2007, NHHF started its partnership with the United Health Foundation in this unique national effort and the following year, a second annual Gala in California. As of January 2021, NHHF has awarded $1,555,000 to 306 awardees.

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

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate, Travel

Mitchell Scholarship - alumnae direct application deadline

Sep 24, 2021
Eligible: graduating seniors and recent alumnae in any field who are U.S. citizens.

The Mitchell Scholarship Program, named to honor former US Senator George Mitchell's pivotal contribution to the Northern Ireland peace process, is designed to introduce and connect generations of future American leaders to the island of Ireland, while recognizing and fostering intellectual achievement, leadership, and commitment to community and public service. Up to twelve Mitchell Scholars are chosen annually for one year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland.  Please note that rising seniors are required to apply through the Wellesley campus process, but that alumnae must apply directly.

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 all summer long via telephone and video chat: book a summer appointment now!

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate, International Student

Aker Scholarship - direct application deadline

Sep 26, 2021
Eligible: rising seniors and alumnae who are Norwegian citizens or who have a strong link to Norway (i.e. you must have lived in Norway for several years and speak Norwegian) hoping to pursue graduate work at the universities listed above.

The Aker Scholarship fully supports graduate study in any field at Caltech, MIT, Harvard, Stanford, University of Pennsylvania, Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial College London, and National University of Singapore (NUS). Did you know that Aisha Bornoe '17 won the Aker in 2017?

Please note the application deadline is 11.59 pm CEST (Oslo time). 

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

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Singapore Rhodes Scholarship - direct application deadline

Sep 30, 2021
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from Singapore in any field.

The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act. Each year, there is one Scholarship available for Singapore, to support postgraduate study at Oxford.

**For details of eligibility and how to apply, see the official Rhodes website: https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk.  

Although Wellesley seniors and alumnae should apply directly for the Rhodes for Singapore, without any Wellesley application process, interested candidates are warmly encouraged to seek advice from Kate Dailinger, of Wellesley's fellowships office.  Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the many fellowship deadliens in August, September, and October and the number of Wellesley applicants for them--advising appointments are available all summer long: book a Fellowships advising appointment via Handshake before August 1 and beat the rush!

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Germany Rhodes Scholarship - direct application deadline

Sep 30, 2021
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from Germany in any field.

The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act. Each year, there are two Scholarships available for Germany, to support postgraduate study at Oxford.

**For details of eligibility and how to apply, see the official Rhodes website: https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk.  

Although Wellesley seniors and alumnae should apply directly for the German Rhodes, without any Wellesley application process, interested candidates are warmly encouraged to seek advice from Kate Dailinger, of Wellesley's fellowships office. Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the large number of fellowship deadlines in August, Septembe,r and October and the large number of Wellesley applicants. Advising appointments are available all summer long: book an appointment via Handshake before August 1 and beat the rush! 

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Hong Kong SAR Rhodes Scholarship - direct application deadline

Sep 30, 2021
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from Hong Kong in any field.

The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act. Each year, there is one Scholarship available for Hong Kong SAR, to support postgraduate study at Oxford.

**For details of eligibility and how to apply, see the official Rhodes website: https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk.  

Although Wellesley seniors and alumnae should apply directly for the Rhodes for Hong Kong SAR, without any Wellesley application process, interested candidates are warmly encouraged to seek advice from Kate Dailinger, of Wellesley's fellowships office. Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the large number of fellowship deadlines in August, September, and October and the large number of Wellesley applicants. Book a Fellowships advising appointment via Handshake before August 1 and beat the rush! 

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Saudi Arabia Rhodes Scholarship - direct application deadline

Sep 30, 2021
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from Saudi Arabia in any field.

The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act.  There is one Scholarship available for Saudi Arabia this year, to support postgraduate study at Oxford.  

**For details of eligibility and how to apply, see the official Rhodes website: https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk.  

Although Wellesley seniors and alumnae should apply directly for the Rhodes for Saudi Arabia, without any Wellesley application process, interested candidates are warmly encouraged to seek advice from Kate Dailinger, of Wellesley's fellowships office.  Note that it's smart to plan ahead--advising appointments are available all summer long: book a Fellowships appointment via Handshake now!

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Jamaica & the Commonwealth Caribbean Rhodes Scholarship - direct application deadline

Sep 30, 2021
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from Jamaica or the Commonwealth Caribbean in any field.

The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act. Each year, there are two Scholarships available for Jamaica and the Commonwealth Caribbean, to support postgraduate study at Oxford.  The Commonwealth Caribbean includes Antigua, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, St. Kitts-Nevis, Montserrat, Anguilla, the Turks and Caicos Islands, Cayman Islands, and British Virgin Islands.

**For details of eligibility and how to apply, see the official Rhodes website: https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk

Although Wellesley seniors and alumnae should apply directly for the Rhodes for Jamaica and the Commonwealth Caribbean, without any Wellesley application process, interested candidates are warmly encouraged to seek advice from Kate Dailinger, of Wellesley's fellowships office. Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the large number of fellowship deadlines in August, September, and October and the large number of Wellesley applicants. Appointments are available all summer long: book a Fellowships appointment via Handshake before August 1 and beat the rush! 

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Israel Rhodes Scholarship - direct application deadline

Sep 30, 2021
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae who are citizens of Israel.

The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act. Each year, there are two Scholarships available for Israel, to support postgraduate study at Oxford.

**For details of eligibility and how to apply, see the official Rhodes website: https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk.  

Although Wellesley seniors and alumnae should apply directly for the Rhodes for Israel, without any Wellesley application process, interested candidates are warmly encouraged to seek advice from Kate Dailinger, of Wellesley's fellowships office. Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the large number of fellowship deadlines in August, September, and October and the large number of Wellesley applicants. Book a Fellowships advising appointment via Handshake before August 1 and beat the rush! 

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate, Service

Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program - expected direct application deadline

Oct 1, 2021
Eligible: seniors and graduates who are U.S. citizens and planning to start two-year graduate programs in fall following application for the Rangel.

The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship program seeks young people interested in making a difference in the world as Foreign Service Officers in the U.S. Department of State. The Rangel Graduate Fellowship Program provides benefits of up to $84,000 over two years toward a master's degree, arranges internships on Capitol Hill and at U.S. embassies/consulates, provides mentorship and professional development support, and leads to a career in the State Department Foreign Service. This program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, women, and those with financial need.

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

Questions?  Any prospective applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team: drop in virtually or in person to Fellowship Pop-Ups (see Career Education events listings for details) and/or book a Fellowship advising appointment via Handshake. We'd love to talk with you, during the summer or during the academic year, about your interests and aspirations, application strategy, feedback on draft essays, interview prep, or anything else! 

Service, International Student, Postgraduate

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

Oct 1, 2021
Eligible: graduating seniors and recent alumnae with US citizenship/permanent residency or OPT/appropriate work permit.

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship provides college and grad school graduates with 6-9-month paid opportunities to gain a Washington perspective on key issues of peace and security. Explore further details and the application at http://scoville.org/apply/application-information.

*Did you know? Lizamaria Arias '17 was a Scoville Fellow in Fall 2018? Read more here!

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

International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Thomas J. Watson Fellowship - campus deadline

Oct 4, 2021
Eligible: graduating seniors in any field from any country.

The Thomas J. Watson Fellowship offers graduating seniors a one-year grant for independent study and purposeful travel and exploration outside of the United States, to enhance their capacity for resourcefulness, imagination, openness, and leadership and to foster their humane and effective participation in the world community.  

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 September and October and the large number of Wellesley applicants. Advising appointments are available all summer long, via telephone and video chat, as well as in person: book a summer appointment and beat the rush! 

Travel, Postgraduate

Luce Scholars Program - normal campus application deadline

Oct 4, 2021
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae in any field who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

There will be NO selection process in 2021-22, as the Luce Scholars Program will not be recruiting a cohort for the 2022–23 year.

But they expect to select a new cohort in 2022-23 for 2023-24, so check back with us in spring/summer '22!

The Luce Scholars Program was launched by the Henry Luce Foundation in 1974 to enhance the understanding of Asia among potential leaders in American society. The program provides stipends, language training, and individualized professional placement in Asia for 15-18 Luce Scholars each year. The program is unique among American-Asian exchanges in that it is intended for young leaders who have had limited experience of Asia and who might not otherwise have an opportunity in the normal course of their careers to come to know Asia.

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 September and October and the large number of Wellesley applicants. Advising appointments are available all summer long, via telephone and video chat, as well as in person: book a summer appointment and beat the rush! 

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Gates Cambridge Scholarship - expected direct application deadline for US applicants

Oct 4, 2021
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. Details and application, plus helpful videos, via: www.gatescambridge.org.

EXPECTED Deadlines for study beginning in 2022-23 (check the program's website for additional details and updates):

  • for US citizens normally resident in the US: approximately October 4, 2021
  • for citizens of other countries than the UK, and US citizens normally resident outside the US: approximately November 22, 2021, or approximately December 27, 2021, 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, Fellowship

Echoing Green - expected fall cycle direct application deadline

Oct 4, 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.  This is an expected deadline; please check the program website for updates and additional information.

**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!

Postgraduate, Service

Govern for America Fellowship - expected direct application deadline

Oct 4, 2021
Eligible: rising seniors who are U.S. citizens and are able to commit to the two year program (no GPA or major requirement).

States are where we tackle our nation’s toughest issues. From education to health care to criminal justice and more, states are where Americans see their government in action. But today, state governments are in dire need of new perspectives, passionate people to get things done, and talented leaders with the ability to move our country forward. At Govern for America, we recruit, develop, and connect exceptional graduates to key roles in state governments across the nation through a two-year, paid fellowship. If you are looking to use your passion to make a difference and your skills to solve some of today's toughest challenges, the Govern for America Fellowship is for you.

Please note that there are typically three fall application deadlines: in mid-October, mid-November, and mid-December.  Interviews vary based on the deadline by which you apply.  **This is an expected application deadline; please check the program website for updates and additional details.

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, Undergraduate

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship - direct application deadline

Oct 5, 2021
Eligible: US citizens and nationals who are Pell Grant recipients

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program supports up to a year of study abroad in any discipline, for US citizens and nationals who are Pell Grant recipients who will finish their degrees after the proposed study abroad

**Please see details and application via: www.gilmanscholarship.org/

This cycle encompasses Spring 2022, Summer 2022, Fall 2022, and Academic Year 2022-2023 programs. Interested Wellesley College applicants should talk with the terrific folks in the Office of International Study for advice about the right study abroad program: http://www.wellesley.edu/ois , but they are also most welcome to book a Fellowships advising appointment for help with their Gilman applications or to drop in to Fellowship Pop-Up Advising (see Career Education Events listings for details). Come talk with us!

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Postgraduate

Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program at Stanford - direct application deadline

Oct 6, 2021
Graduating seniors and recent graduates, in any field and from any country.

The Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program is an exciting new scholarship and leadership development program which seeks to prepare leaders to address global challenges in the 21st century and beyond! With applications launched for the very first time in 2017, each year the Knight-Hennessy Scholars program will identify a group of up to 100 high-achieving students from around the world with demonstrated leadership and civic commitment to receive full funding to pursue any graduate or professional degree in any field offered at Stanford, with the goal of developing a new generation of global leaders. 

Eligible are citizens of any country, applying for any graduate or professional degree offered at Stanford. Applicants this year must have received their bachelor's degree in 2015 or later; graduating seniors are also eligible. For full details and how to apply, see the official website: https://knight-hennessy.stanford.edu/

Although there is no campus application process for the Knight-Hennessy, Wellesley applicants are warmly encouraged to book a Fellowships advising appointment to discuss application strategy, get feedback on drafts, etc. Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the large number of fellowship deadlines in September and October and the large number of Wellesley applicants. Advising appointments are available all summer long, via telephone and video chat, as well as in person: book a summer appointment and beat the rush! 

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Undergraduate

Wellesley's Samuel and Hilda Levitt Fellowship - campus application deadline

Oct 8, 2021
Seniors enrolled in a 360 course in the first semester of their senior year, who have the approval of their thesis advisor and department, are eligible to apply.

The Samuel and Hilda Levitt Fellowships are intended to support the thesis work of nine honors students, three each in the humanities, the social sciences and the sciences. Each fellowship consists of $3500 and is awarded to facilitate honors work during the senior year. The fellowship is also intended to recognize students with a commitment to service.

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

China Rhodes Scholarship - direct application deadline

Oct 8, 2021
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae, in any field, who are citizens of the People’s Republic of China

TThe Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act.  Each year, there are four Scholarships available for China, to support postgraduate study at Oxford.

**For details of eligibility and how to apply, see the official Rhodes website: https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk

Although Wellesley seniors and alumnae should apply directly for the Rhodes for China, without any Wellesley application process, interested candidates are warmly encouraged to seek advice from Kate Dailinger, of Wellesley's fellowships office.  Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the large number of fellowship deadlines in August, September, and October and the large number of Wellesley applicants. Advising appointments are available via Handshake all summer long: book an appointmentbefore August 1 and beat the rush! 

Undergraduate, Research/Gradschool, International Student

Jerome A. Schiff Fellowship - application deadline

Oct 8, 2021
Eligible: Wellesley students enrolled in a 360 in the fall or intending to enroll in a 360 in spring.

A generous gift from the Jerome A. Schiff Charitable Trust allows Wellesley to support students pursuing independent research projects through the senior Honors thesis program.  The fellowships are awarded on the basis of merit, and the number of fellows each year is determined by available funding and the number of qualified applicants.  Please note applications are due at 5:00 pm EST. 

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

Research/Gradschool, Travel, Postgraduate

Churchill Scholarship - campus deadline

Oct 11, 2021
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae in STEM fields who are U.S. citizens.

The Churchill Scholarship provides funding to American students for a year of Master’s study in science, mathematics, and engineering at the University of Cambridge, based at Churchill College. The Scholarship was set up at the request of Sir Winston Churchill in order to fulfill his vision of US-UK scientific exchange with the goal of advancing science and technology on both sides of the Atlantic, helping to ensure our future prosperity and security. The Foundation currently offers up to 15 scholarships per year, and Wellesley is invited to nominate no more than 2 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 September and October and the large number of Wellesley applicants. Advising appointments are available all summer long, via telephone and video chat, as well as in person: book a summer appointment and beat the rush! 

Drop in online to Fellowships Virtual Pop-Up Advising (details via Career Education events listings on this website and in Handshake): no appointment required!

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate

Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowships - expected direct application deadline

Oct 11, 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. **Please note this is an expected deadline; check the program website for udpates and additional details.

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. 

Undergraduate, Service, International Student, Research/Gradschool

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

Oct 11, 2021
Eligible: undergraduates who will complete their degree between December 2021 and August 2022; 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 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.

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

Fulbright U.S. Student Program - direct application deadline

Oct 12, 2021
Eligible: graduating seniors and graduates in any field who are U.S. citizens.

The Fulbright US Student Program provides grants to increase cultural ties and mutual understanding between Americans and communities abroad. Fulbright Grants offer many terrific postgraduate opportunities—from scientific research to the practice of an art to the teaching of English, in more than 140 countries. 

This is the deadline if you are applying directly for the Fulbright, as opposed to applying with the support of the Wellesley Fulbright committee, but why wouldn't you want the support of the Wellesley committee? The campus committee wants to help every Wellesley senior or graduate put forward the strongest possible application: the campus deadline is typically in August, to give the committee time to read and applicants the chance to take advantage of the committee's advice as they finalize their applications ahead of the national deadline.

*Any Wellesley student or graduate interested in the Fulbright is warmly encouraged to seek application advice from the Fellowships team.  Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the large number of fellowship deadlines in September and October and the large number of Wellesley applicants. Advising appointments are available all summer long, via telephone and video chat, as well as in person: book an appointment via Handshake  and beat the rush! Or drop by Fellowships Pop-Ups virtually or in person (details via events listings).

Travel, Postgraduate

German Chancellor Fellowships for Tomorrow’s Leaders - direct application deadline

Oct 15, 2021
Eligible: rising seniors and alumnae who are nationals of the U.S., Russia, China, Brazil, or India.

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is searching for the leaders of tomorrow – from Brazil, China, India, Russia, and the USA. The German Chancellor Fellowship offers you an opportunity to take the next career step in Germany – irrespective of your field of work.  In order to apply, develop your own project idea and find the host of your choice to mentor you. Once your host has confirmed, you can apply for a fellowship.

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, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Bermuda Rhodes Scholarship - direct application deadline

Oct 15, 2021
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from Bermuda in any field.

The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act. Each year, there is one Scholarship available for Bermuda, to support postgraduate study at Oxford.

**For details of eligibility and how to apply, see the official Rhodes website: https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk

Although Wellesley seniors and alumnae should apply directly for the Rhodes for Bermuda, without any Wellesley application process, interested candidates are warmly encouraged to seek advice 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 August, September, and October and the large number of Wellesley applicants. Advising appointments are available via Handshake all summer long: book an appointment before August 1st and beat the rush! 

Research/Gradschool, Travel, International Student, Postgraduate

Chevening Scholarships - expected direct application deadline

Oct 18, 2021
Eligible: rising seniors and alumnae from Chevening-eligible countries (see website for which countries/territories these are; but they do not include the US or UK).

Chevening is the UK government’s international awards scheme aimed at developing global leaders. It supports one-year master’s courses in the UK for students committed to returning and contributing to their home countries.  Please note applications are due by 12:00 pm GMT on the deadline date.  

**This is an expected deadline; please see the program website for updates and additional details.

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

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate

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

Oct 18, 2021
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae 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.

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

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

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!

International Student, Travel, Service, Postgraduate

Princeton in Africa - expected direct application deadline

Oct 18, 2021
Eligible: rising seniors and recent alumnae; 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.  

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

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, Fellowship

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (NSF GRFP) - direct application deadline

Oct 22, 2021
Eligible: graduating seniors and recent grads who are U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents, applying for or in one of the first two years of study in an eligible graduate program.

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships (NSF GRFP) support up to three years of graduate study in the sciences and social sciences at a U.S. institution. Application Deadline(s) vary according to proposed field of study (& are 5 p.m. local time at applicant’s mailing address):

  •      October 18, 2021 - Life Sciences
  •      October 19, 2021 - Computer and Information Science and Engineering, Materials Research, Psychology, Social Sciences, STEM Education and Learning
  •      October 21, 2021 - Engineering
  •      October 22, 2021 - Chemistry, Geosciences, Mathematical Sciences, Physics and Astronomy

Read their NSF 101 about the GRFP, and check the website for full details at https://www.nsfgrfp.org. While you're there, don't miss helpful FAQs and application tips

Questions?  To complement conversations you should be having about your application with your research/academic mentors in the field, prospective Wellesley applicants are most welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team, at our Pop-up Advising (see Events listings on this website), through appointments as available through Handshake, email us at fellowships@wellesley.edu.  If we can't answer your questions, you can email  info@nsfgrfp.org or call them toll-free:  1-866-673-4737  (8:30am-5:30pm ET).

International Student, Travel, Service, Postgraduate

Princeton in Asia - expected direct application deadline

Oct 25, 2021
Eligible: rising seniors and recent alumnae; 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.

**Please note this is an estimated deadline; for additional details and updates, please see the program's website. While you're there, sign up for one of their October webinars for applicants!

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.

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. 

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.

Travel, Service, Postgraduate, International Student

Princeton in Latin America - expected direct application deadline

Nov 1, 2021
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 Domincan Republic in 2018-19!

**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 at Fellowship Pop-ups (details via Events listings) 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.

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.

Postgraduate, Travel, Undergraduate

Critical Language Scholarship - expected direct application deadline

Nov 2, 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! 

**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 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 fellowships@wellesley.edu.

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Yenching Academy Scholarship at Peking University - campus deadline

Nov 8, 2021
Eligible: seniors and graduates, from any country, in any field.

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.

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, 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.  

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.

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.  

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 - expected 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.

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

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 at the campus workshop offered in October, 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 - expected direct application deadline

Dec 3, 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. **Please note this is an expected deadline; check the program's website for additional details and updates.  

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 - expected direct application deadline

Dec 3, 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. **Please note this is an expected deadline; check the program's website for additional details and updates.  

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. 

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate

Ford Foundation Fellowships: Predoctoral - expected direct application deadline

Dec 10, 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. 

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, International Student, Travel, Service, Postgraduate

Gates Cambridge Scholarship - expected deadline for international students

Dec 27, 2021
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

EXPECTED Deadlines for study beginning in 2022-23 (check the program's website for additional details and updates):

  • for US citizens normally resident in the US: approximately October 4, 2021
  • for citizens of other countries than the UK, and US citizens normally resident outside the US: approximately November 22, 2021, or approximately December 27, 2021, 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...

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Postgraduate

NIH Bioethics Post-Doctoral Fellowships - expected direct application deadline

Jan 1, 2022
Eligible: rising seniors and alumnae planning to pursue 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 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.

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

Travel, Postgraduate

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

Jan 3, 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

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

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, 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.

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!

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

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

Jan 3, 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.  

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.

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.

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. 

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate

NIH Bioethics Post-Baccalaureate Fellowships - expected direct application deadline

Jan 10, 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.
 
Fellowships begin in September annually. Stipends are determined by NIH Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) guidelines.
 
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.

Questions?  Any prospective Wellesley applicants are encouraged to seek advice from the Fellowships team at our Virtual Pop-ups (see Career Education events listings for times/links) or through appointments as available through Handshake.  Or email fellowships@wellesley.edu.

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: undergraduates and graduating seniors in any field who are U.S. citizens.

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 chat.

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.

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, 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.

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.

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.

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.  

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.

**Due to continued uncertainties about the occupancy of laboratories and regional travel restrictions among the 24 host institutions, the Amgen Scholars Program did not accept applications for summer 2021. It is possible that they will accept applications for summer 2022: please check the website for additional updates and details.  More information about future Amgen Scholars programming as well as OTHER OPPORTUNITIES to explore biotechnology education and research remotely will be announced on their website this coming spring.

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.

Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Service

Udall Native American Congressional Internships - expected direct application deadline

Jan 24, 2022
Eligible: American Indian and Alaska Native college, graduate, and law students; First Nations of Canada students who are permanent residents can also apply

The Native American Congressional Internship Program provides American Indian and Alaska Native students with the opportunity to gain practical experience with the federal legislative process in order to understand first-hand the government-to-government relationship between Tribes and the federal government. The internship is funded by the Native Nations Institute for Leadership, Management, and Policy.

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

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.

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.

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.

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Undergraduate

Wellesley Social Science Summer Research Program - expected application deadline

Feb 7, 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

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.

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!

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, 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!

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). 

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, 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, 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.