Deadlines

International Student, Postgraduate

Carnegie Junior Fellows Program - EXTENDED campus deadline

Dec 7, 2020
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, as well as in person: book a summer appointment and beat the rush!

Research/Gradschool, Service, Undergraduate

Truman Scholarship - campus deadline

Dec 7, 2020
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 telephone, video chat, or in person?

Undergraduate, Research/Gradschool, Fellowship

The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship - campus deadline

Dec 7, 2020
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 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 telephone, video chat, or in person?

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate

Ford Foundation Fellowships: Dissertation - direct application deadline

Dec 10, 2020
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, 2020. See website for additional requirements.

Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.  Please note that applications are due by 5:00 pm EST on the deadline date.

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

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

Postgraduate

Ford Foundation Fellowships: Postdoctoral - direct application deadline

Dec 10, 2020
Eligible: Individuals awarded a Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree no earlier than December 10, 2013 and no later than December 10, 2020, who are U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents, as well as individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, political asylees and refugees. See website for additional requirements.

Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.  Please note that applicatiosn are due by 5:00 pm EST on the date of the deadline.

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

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

Undergraduate, Travel

Killam Fellowships Program - campus application deadline

Dec 11, 2020
Eligible: Full-time undergraduate students at an accredited degree-granting college or university in the U.S.; U.S. citizens, and students fluent in English (and French, if applicable).

The Killam Fellowships Program, administered by Fulbright Canada, allows undergraduate students from Canada and the United States to participate in a program of binational residential exchange. Killam Fellows spend either one semester or a full academic year as an exchange student in the host country. Students can apply either to the direct exchange program, which is limited to certain participating university partners, or to the open competition, allowing for participation from (and to) any accredited degree-granting college or university in either country.

Wellesley is a participating university partner in the program, and the competition is run by Jennifer Thomas-Starck, Director of the Office of International Study.

Undergraduate, Service, Internship

The Cultural Vistas Fellowship - direct application deadline

Dec 11, 2020
Eligible: Applicants must be U.S. citizens, aged 18 – 30, and enrolled full-time at a four-year accredited U.S. college or university with sophomore or junior academic status. Students wishing to intern in Argentina must have native Spanish-speaking abilities. Students interested in Germany are encouraged to have taken at least two university-level courses.

The Cultural Vistas Fellowship is an 8-week summer internship program that gives undergraduate students who have not yet participated in a formal study or internship abroad the opportunity to gain practical work experience abroad. We will be sending three cohorts of fellows next summer to Buenos Aires, Berlin, or another English-speaking country. The Cultural Vistas Fellowship is open to students of all fields who can demonstrate their interest in or commitment to advancing their career goals, developing global competencies, and experiencing life in another culture.

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

International Student, Undergraduate, Postgraduate

Davis Fellows for Peace - direct application deadline

Dec 15, 2020
Eligible: all current students and alumnae of any nationality.

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

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

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate

Ford Foundation Fellowships: Predoctoral - direct application deadline

Dec 17, 2020
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. 

Travel, Postgraduate

Teach for Thailand - fall cycle direct application deadline

Dec 31, 2020
Eligible: seniors and recent graduates; teaching experience and ESL/TEFL/equivalent are helpful but not required; experience living/working in a foreign country desirable.

TTC places American graduates in underserved Thai schools as English language teachers. TTC believes that language skills are an essential foundation for a better life and a better world. Thai students equipped with English proficiency are positioned to succeed in school, work, and life, and to make an impact in their communities. Teach Thailand Corps has learned from and adapted elements of the Peace Corps philosophy of service and learning. Benefits include housing, a monthly stipend, domestic work-related travel, and work permit and visa; airfare not covered.   

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

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Postgraduate

NIH Bioethics Post-Doctoral Fellowships - direct application deadline

Dec 31, 2020
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.  

Postgraduate

Kroc Fellowship at NPR - direct application deadline

Dec 31, 2020
Eligible: rising seniors and recent alumnae.

The NPR Kroc Fellowship is a yearlong program designed to identify and develop the next generation of extraordinary public media journalists. The funded fellowships are based primarily at NPR headquarters in Washington D.C., though each Fellowship will include an assignment to an NPR member station.

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.  

Service, Postgraduate, International Student

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

Jan 4, 2021
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.

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

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

Jan 4, 2021
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.  

Service, Postgraduate

Autry Fellowship - direct application deadline

Jan 4, 2021
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 6, 2021
Eligible: students and recent graduates from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, the Netherlands, Poland, Ukraine and the United States. Students and recent graduates of other nationalities may apply if they are enrolled in or have recently graduated from a university in one of the countries listed above.

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.

**Please note that this is an expected deadline (note also that due to the pandemic, some summer programs may be temporarily suspended); check the program 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.  

Postgraduate, Travel, International Student

NYU Shanghai Writing & Speaking Fellowship - direct application deadline

Jan 6, 2021
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 is an NYU Shanghai Writing and Speaking Fellow in 2019!

Service, Postgraduate

New York City Urban Fellows Program - expected direct application deadline

Jan 6, 2021
Eligible: seniors and recent graduates (having received BA between spring 2019 and spring 2021) 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 is a New York City Urban Fellow this 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. 

International Student, Service, Postgraduate

Coro Fellowship - direct application deadline

Jan 6, 2021
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 or in-person to Fellowships Pop-Up Advising (see Career Education events listings for details) or through appointments as available through Handshake.

Service, Postgraduate

White House Fellows Program - direct application deadline

Jan 6, 2021
Eligible: applicants must be U.S. citizens (federal government employees are not eligible, with the exception of military personnel) and have completed their undergraduate education.

Founded in 1964, the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships is the Nation’s premier program for leadership and public service. The White House Fellowship offers exceptional Americans first-hand experience working at the highest levels of the Federal Government on a strictly non-partisan basis. Selected individuals spend one year in Washington, D.C., working as a full-time, paid Government employees aiding Cabinet Secretaries, senior White House staff, and other top-ranking Government officials.

The program has fostered a remarkable legacy of leadership. Of the more than 800 alumni in the last half-century, scores have gone on to top positions in the military, in business, in education, in the media, and in philanthropy. The 2021-2022 White House Fellowship program year will begin in September 2021 and conclude in September 2022. Please note the application closes at 5:00 pm EST on January 6, 2021.

Selection criteria include:
• A record of remarkable early-career professional achievement.
• Evidence of leadership skills and the potential for further growth.
• A demonstrated commitment to public service.
• The skills to succeed at the highest levels of the Federal Government and
the ability work effectively as part of a team.

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

Gates Cambridge Scholarship - deadline for international students

Jan 7, 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

Deadlines for study beginning in 2021-22

  • for US citizens normally resident in the US: October 14, 2020
  • for citizens of other countries than the UK, and US citizens normally resident outside the US: December 3, 2020, or January 7, 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, Travel, Postgraduate

Cambridge Commonwealth, European and Overseas Trust Scholarships - direct application deadline

Jan 7, 2021
Eligible: seniors and graduates from any country, who are applying to the University of Cambridge

Cambridge Commonwealth, European and Overseas Trust Scholarships support postgraduate degree study at the University of Cambridge.

If you are applying for graduate study, please check and apply by the specific course deadline.  There will be two general course deadlines of December 3, 2020 and January 7, 2021. Please check the program website for additional details and updates.

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

Postgraduate

Charles C. Alexander Teaching Fellow Program - direct application deadline

Jan 8, 2021
Eligible: seniors and recent graduates from any major; U.S. work authorization is required.

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

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

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Oxford Ertegun Graduate Scholarship in the Humanities - direct application deadline

Jan 8, 2021
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!

Travel, Undergraduate, Postgraduate

Boren Awards - campus deadline

Jan 11, 2021
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.

Travel, Postgraduate, Service

Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellows Program - direct application deadline

Jan 11, 2021
Eligible: rising seniors and recent alumnae who are U.S. citizens or permanent legal residents.

The Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellows Program trains emerging leaders in the fight to end hunger worldwide. It is a two-year program that combines field and policy work, facilitated cohort learning, leadership development training and support for professional development activities. Leland Fellows develop and strengthen skills while actively working to build food and nutrition security in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

Benefits: financial aid package to support living expenses, professional development funds.

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

 

Service, Postgraduate, Fellowship

Emerson National Hunger Fellows Program - direct application deadline

Jan 11, 2021
Eligible: seniors and recent graduates who are U.S. citizens or permanent legal residents.

The Emerson National Hunger Fellows Program is a social justice program that trains, inspires, and sustains leaders. Fellows gain field experience fighting hunger and poverty through placements in community based organizations across the country, and policy experience through placements in Washington, D.C. The program bridges community-based efforts and national public policy, and fellows develop as effective leaders in the movement to end hunger and poverty.  Benefits include living stipend, housing, insurance, travel expenses to and from placements.

Did you know?  Caroline George '19 is a Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellow in 2019!  Please note that this is an estimated deadline; for details and updates, please see the program website.

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

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

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

Jan 11, 2021
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; see the program website for additional details and updates.

Undergraduate, Research/Gradschool

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

Jan 12, 2021
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. 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 (expected external deadline: February 1, 2021).  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.

International Student, Service, Travel, Postgraduate

Global Health Corps Fellowship - direct application deadline

Jan 13, 2021
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 roleswith 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, Postgraduate

NIH Bioethics Post-Baccalaureate Fellowships - direct application deadline

Jan 15, 2021
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.

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Oxford graduate study funding - expected direct application deadline

Jan 15, 2021
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.

International Student, Travel, Service, Postgraduate

Samuel Huntington Public Service Award - direct application deadline

Jan 15, 2021
Eligible: current seniors (U.S. citizenship not required!).

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

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

International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

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

Jan 15, 2021
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)!

Postgraduate, Research/Gradschool

Science and Technology Policy Institute Fellowship Program - direct application deadline

Jan 15, 2021
Eligible: rising seniors and graduates since 2019 who are U.S. citizens.

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

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

Travel, Postgraduate

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

Jan 15, 2021
Eligible: rising seniors and alumnae who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and are proficient in French.

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

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

Travel, Postgraduate

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

Jan 15, 2021
Eligible: seniors and alumnae who are U.S. citizens, ideally interested in careers in education or public service; working knowledge of German required.

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

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

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

Service, International Student, Undergraduate

Key into Public Service Scholars program - direct application deadline

Jan 15, 2021
Current Wellesley first-years, sophomores, and juniors. Phi Beta Kappa membership is not a requirement, but applicants must have a gpa of at least 3.0. There are no restrictions on citizenship or major.

The Phi Beta Kappa Society is excited to announce the second year of the Society's Key into Public Service Scholarship. To be eligible, undergraduate students must attend one of Phi Beta Kappa's 290 chapter campuses, and have an anticipated graduation year of 2021 or later, except for first year students. Phi Beta Kappa membership is not a requirement. 

The Society will invite applications for the Service Scholars program in late fall of 2020, with awards announced the following spring. In addition to the $5,000 scholarship award, we plan to host a virtual convening for recipients in Summer 2021 that will provide training and mentoring opportunities on pathways from liberal arts and sciences education into active citizenship and public service.

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, Postgraduate

The Beinecke Scholarship Program - campus deadline

Jan 18, 2021
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 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 in person or via telephone or video chat.

International Student, Travel, Service, Undergraduate, Postgraduate

Davis Projects for Peace - campus deadline

Jan 18, 2021
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 2021--anywhere in the world--to promote peace and address the root causes of conflict. Wellesley may nominate one project and one alternate for funding each year.

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

Postgraduate

Knowles Teacher Initiative STEM Teaching Fellowship - direct application deadline

Jan 18, 2021
Eligible: rising seniors and alumnae who have earned a degree in a STEM related major they intend to teach between 2011 and September 1, 2021; have earned or will earn a valid state teaching credentials that enables them to teach mathematics or science in grades 9–12 in the United States no earlier than January 1, 2016 and no later than September 1, 2021; and will be entering their first or second year as teacher of record during the 2021–2022 academic year.

The Knowles Teacher Initiative, formerly the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation, awards approximately 35 Fellowships each year to early-career high school science and mathematics teachers. Through their signature program, they support their Fellows in their efforts to develop teaching expertise and lead from the classroom. Throughout the five-year program, Knowles Teaching Fellows receive mentoring and coaching from a staff of experienced teachers and teacher educators, financial support, and membership in a nationwide community of more than 300 STEM educators.

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, Service

Cleveland Foundation Public Service Fellowship - expected direct application deadline

Jan 18, 2021
Eligible: seniors and recent graduates (those who earned their undergraduate degrees between spring 2018 and spring 2020) 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.

**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, International Student, Postgraduate

Helen Fellowship at the American Museum of Natural History - expected direct application deadline

Jan 19, 2021
Eligible: U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or those who have a permit to work in the U.S. for the duration of the program at the time of application; BA or MA degree in computer science, natural sciences, applied mathematics, computational science, or other relevant majors; proficiency in computer programming; willing to relocate to the greater New York City area.

The Helen Fellowship is a one-year residency for post-baccalaureate women to devote time immersed in computational scientific research and educational outreach at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in New York City. The Helen Fellowship program is part of AMNH’s newest education program, BridgeUP: STEM, which is focused on the intersection of computer science and science.

**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 through Virtual Pop-ups or appointments as available through Handshake.  

Undergraduate, International Student, Service, Civic Engagement

The Elie Wiesel Foundation Prize in Ethics Essay Contest - direct application deadlined

Jan 19, 2021
Eligible: juniors and seniors of any major or nationality.

The Elie Wiesel Foundation Prize in Ethics Essay Contest challenges college students to analyze the urgent ethical issues confronting them in today's complex world. Students are encouraged to write thought-provoking personal essays that raise questions, single out issues, and are rational arguments for ethical actions. First prize is $5,000. Please see website for details and the 2021 essay topic.

International Student, Postgraduate, Service

Atlantic Fellows for Racial Equity (AFRE) - direct application deadline

Jan 20, 2021
Eligible: If you are someone, or you know someone, with a track record of significant impact and a desire to learn from and engage with people from diverse backgrounds and approaches to social change, we want to hear from you. There are no academic criteria and we are seeking to reach out across sectors and institutions. U.S. citizenship not required.

Each cohort of Fellows consists of 20 high-impact change-makers from South Africa and the United States who participate in a year-long, non-residential programme that builds knowledge and capacity to effectively address the causes of racial inequality. Fellowship in AFRE is about building community that is grounded in a deep respect and appreciation for diverse experiences and perspectives and what we can build collectively. (Please note applications are due by 4:59 pm EST on the date of the deadline.)

AFRE supports Fellows’ participation and leadership development through:

  • International travel and accommodations in South Africa and the United States

  • Technological equipment to facilitate participation in virtual programming

  • Professional coaching, networking and financial resources to advance racial equity projects

  • Communications services for public identity-development, including a headshot, bio, and media training

  • USD $10,000 in funding to cover personal costs associated with participation

  • Access to Columbia University coursework upon graduation

  • Connection to a global community of Atlantic Fellows working for change

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate

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

Jan 22, 2021
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.

Undergraduate, Internship, Service

EmpowHER - expected direct application deadline

Jan 25, 2021
Eligible: identify as a woman and/or female and/or nonbinary or gender noncomforming; currently be enrolled in college or university at an undergraduate or graduate level; be at least the equivalent of a rising junior by May 30, 2021; commit to securing and completing a full or part time summer internship in the Washington, D.C. area; internship must be centered on public service. See website for additional details.

EmpowHER, a BA Women initiative, is a program that helps women land Washington, D.C.-based internships and launch careers that change the world. EmpowHER participants, who are currently or recently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program, receive six weeks of support in the spring of 2021 to build the foundation for their successful application to a Washington, D.C.-based internship, and to prepare for a summer in the nation’s capital!   

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

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Undergraduate

Amgen Scholars - usual application deadline

Jan 25, 2021
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 ’21 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 our 24 host institutions going forward, we regret to announce the Amgen Scholars Program will not accept applications for summer 2021. 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.

Research/Gradschool, Undergraduate

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

Jan 25, 2021
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. 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 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 or in-person to Fellowships Pop-Up Advising (see Career Education events listings for details) or through appointments (in person, or by telephone or video chat) as available through Handshake.

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate, Travel

Wellesley College Graduate Fellowships - campus deadline

Jan 28, 2021
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.

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!

Undergraduate, Postgraduate, International Student, Research/Gradschool

Josephine De Karman Fellowship - direct application deadline

Jan 31, 2021
Eligible: students in any discipline, including international students, currently enrolled in a university or college located within the United States.

The Josephine De Karman Fellowship Trust was established in 1954 by the late Dr. Theodore Von Karman, world renowned aeronautics expert and teacher and first director of the Guggenheim Aeronautical Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology, in memory of his sister, Josephine, who passed away in 1951.  The purpose of this Fellowship program is to recognize and assist students whose scholastic achievements reflect Professor Von Karman’s high standards.

For updated information and applications, see the official website after October 1, but generally a limited number scholarships of up to $25,000 are available to students in any discipline. Special consideration may be given to candidates in the Humanities.

Questions, or looking for application advice? Wellesley students and graduates are welcome to drop in to Fellowships Virtual Pop-Up Advising (see Events listings on this website for details), book an appointment via Handshake, or email fellowships@wellesley.edu.

 

International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

English Program in Korea (EPIK) - expected winter direct application deadline

Feb 1, 2021
Eligible: rising seniors and alumnae who are citizens of Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the United States, or South Africa (see website for additional allowances); TEFL certification OR teaching licensure in any field required.

The English Program in Korea (EPIK), affiliated to the Korean Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, was established in 1995 to improve the English speaking abilities of students and teachers in Korea, to develop cultural exchanges and reform English teaching methodologies in Korea.

**Please note there is no set deadline for this program.  If applying to start in the spring term, begin applying in August, for the fall term, begin applying in February.

Benefits: monthly salary, settlement allowance, free housing, entrance and exit allowance, severance pay, 50% of medical insurance premiums covered.

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.

Research/Gradschool, Undergraduate, International Student

Wellesley's Ruhlman Conference - expected campus application deadline

Feb 1, 2021
Eligible: All Wellesley students!

Wellesley's Ruhlman Conference is made possible by the Barbara Peterson Ruhlman Fund for Interdisciplinary Study. The conference is intended to foster collaboration among students and faculty across the disciplines and to enhance the intellectual life of the College. The event will provide an opportunity for students, faculty, staff, friends, family, and alumnae to come together in celebration of student achievement.  The Ruhlman Conference celebrates intellectual life by sponsoring a communal, public event where students will have an opportunity to present their work to a wide audience. By providing an opportunity for public presentation of what is often a private, isolated activity; the conference will demonstrate that research can be part of the ongoing conversation in a community of scholars.

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

All Wellesley students may apply to present at the Ruhlman Conference. Attentive to the diversity of student interest and accomplishment, the Ruhlman Conference will include a variety of formats for the presentation of student work: papers, panels, posters, exhibitions, musical and theatrical performances, and readings of original work.

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate, Undergraduate

Foreign Affairs Information Technology Fellowship - direct application deadline

Feb 1, 2021
Eligible: U.S. citizens who are enrolled in undergraduate programs relevant to IT and entering your junior year in the fall of the cohort year OR be seeking admission to an IT-related Master's degre eprogram beginning in the fall of the cohort year; applicants must also have a GPA of 3.2 or higher, fulfill the summer internship obligation (two summers), and be prepared to enter the Foreign Service in the fall of 2023. Fellows also agree to a minimum five-year commitment as an Information Management Specialist.

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

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

Service, Undergraduate

Udall Scholarship - campus deadline

Feb 4, 2021
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!

Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Service

Udall Native American Congressional Internships - direct application deadline

Feb 5, 2021
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.

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, International Student

Wellesley Science Center Summer Research Fellowships - expected application deadline

Feb 5, 2021
Any Wellesley student interested in scientific research (preference is given to students who will be continuing their studies at Wellesley in the academic year following the summer's research)

Every year, the Science Center offers Summer Research Awards to students interested in spending their summer doing scientific research at Wellesley. Research is open to all Wellesley students with an interest in scientific research.  Preference is given to students who will be continuing their studies at Wellesley in the following academic year (i.e., to rising sophomores, juniors and seniors--recent graduates are rarely supported).

You don't have to go it alone: drop in virtually or in person to Fellowship Pop-Up Advising (see Career Education events listings - there are even virtual Pop-Ups during Wintersession), or book a Fellowships advising appointment via Handshake (to talk via phone or video chat)!

Undergraduate

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

Feb 9, 2021
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 Friday Pop-ups at the Lulu or through appointments as available through Handshake.  

Postgraduate, International Student, Service

FAO Schwarz Fellowship - direct application deadline

Feb 10, 2021
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.

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

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

Feb 11, 2021
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!

Undergraduate

Babson/Olin/Wellesley Three College Collaboration Presidential Innovation Project Fund - expected direct application deadline

Feb 14, 2021
Eligible: Wellesley, Olin, and Babson students, faculty, and staff.

The Presidential Innovation Grants offer an opportunity for members of the BOW Three College Collaboration – faculty, staff, and students – to submit project proposals related to the enhancement of the collaboration. The number of projects funded and the amount of the awards will vary from year to year based on project merit and available budget.  Apply today Special consideration will be given to proposals that continue the development of the Three-College Artificial Intelligence Initiative, Machine Learning, and Data Science.

**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 Virtual Pop-ups (see listings in Handshake) through appointments as available through Handshake. 

Postgraduate

MedServe Fellowship - direct application deadline

Feb 15, 2021
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae who are U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents. See the website for additional details.

MedServe, a 2-year service learning fellowship for recent graduates interested in health careers, especially pre-med and pre-PA students. MedServe is recruiting its 6th class of Fellows and we would appreciate your help sharing our program with students.

MedServe places future physicians in “rock star” primary care clinics across rural and other medically underserved communities in North Carolina. As Fellows, students work in both a clinical role (e.g. as a medical assistant) and community role (e.g. as a health coach). We currently have 59 Fellows serving across the state. Find more details on our website: www.med-serve.org

Postgraduate

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

Feb 15, 2021
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.

Travel, Postgraduate, International Student

Mary Elvira Stevens Traveling Fellowship - campus deadline

Feb 16, 2021
Eligible: any Wellesley College alumnae in any field.

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

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

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

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate

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

Feb 21, 2021
Current seniors and graduates of U.S. colleges and universities who are planning careers in areas related to national security and terrorism prevention

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

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

ACS Scholars Program - expected direct application deadline

Feb 22, 2021
Eligible: U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents who are African-American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, or American Indian (see website for additional details); a first year, sophomore, or junior; Intend to major or already major in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, chemical technology, or another chemistry-related science AND plan to pursue a career in a chemistry-related science as well (please see website for more details); and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

The ACS Scholars Program awards renewable scholarships to underrepresented minority students majoring in undergraduate chemistry-related disciplines, and are also intending to pursue careers in chemistry-related fields. Selected recipients are awarded up to $5,000* per academic year. To date, over 3,000 students have received a funding from the ACS Scholars Program.

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

Travel, Undergraduate

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program - expected direct application deadline

Feb 22, 2021
Eligible: undergraduate U.S. 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.

The application for summer 2021 and fall 2021/academic year 2021-2022 will open in mid-January and student applications are due in early March (**Please note this is an expected deadline; check the program's website for additional details and updates).  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 by Fellowship Pop-Up Advising (see Career Education events listings). Come talk with us!

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate

The WW Pennsylvania Teaching Fellowship - direct application deadline

Mar 1, 2021
Eligibility: rising seniors and graduates who have majored in a STEM field, demonstrate a commitment to the program and its goals, have U.S. citizenship or permanent residency, and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better.

The WW Teaching Fellowship seeks to attract talented, committed individuals with backgrounds in the STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—into teaching in high-need secondary schools in Pennsylvania (Philadelphia and Pittsburgh).

The Fellowship has also prepared over a thousand teachers in Georgia, Indiana, Michigan, New Jersey, and Ohio. Eligible applicants include current undergraduates, recent college graduates, midcareer professionals, and retirees who have majored in, or have extensively studied, one or more of the STEM fields.

Please note that there are three deadlines specific to the affiliated universities (University of Pennsylvania, West Chester University, and Duquesne University): November 4, 2020; January 11, 2021; and March 1, 2021.  See the website for additional details and instructions.  

Also note that this fellowship is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, which is currently undergoing the process of changing its name.

Undergraduate, Research/Gradschool

Wellesley Student Library Research Awards - expected direct application deadline

Mar 1, 2021
Eligibility: Current students of all class levels and disciplines

The Wellesley College Friends of the Library have generously donated funds establishing an award to recognize outstanding library research papers/projects by undergraduates in any discipline. Win up to $750!

Current Wellesley College students registered for a Wellesley College course are eligible to submit. Individuals or teams may submit projects/papers and all class levels and all disciplines are eligible. To be eligible for an award, the work must have been completed for Wellesley College course credit during the previous calendar year.  For details and application see www.wellesley.edu/lts/research/award.

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate

James Madison Fellowships - direct application deadline

Mar 1, 2021
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 8, 2021
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 2021, members of the classes of 2019, 2020, and 2021 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.

**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 by dropping in virtually to Fellowship Pop-Ups (see events listings) or by booking an appointment as available through Handshake.  

Undergraduate

Camellia Student Leadership Awards - expected direct application deadline

Mar 15, 2021
Eligible: undergraduates who have not yet received the award.

The Camellia Student Leader Awards honor students who have grown as leaders during their time at Wellesley. The honorees, in full appreciation of the opportunities their time at Wellesley has presented, look inward toward their own growth and development, work collectively with diverse groups of peers, and carry their passions forward with the support of others. Like the Camellia tree, these students demonstrate grace and strength.

We welcome all members of the Wellesley College community (faculty, staff and students) to nominate students who they feel exhibit the spirit of an award for consideration. See our website for nomination deadlines nomination forms for each award follow its description below.  Please note that past award recipients are not eligible to receive the same award in future years.

International Student, Service, Undergraduate, Postgraduate

Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund - direct application deadline

Mar 31, 2021
Eligible: graduate or undergraduate students living in the U.S. and planning to enroll in an accredited school. Grantees must receive college credits for the time period covered by their grant. U.S. citizenship is not required.

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

Travel, Postgraduate, International Student

North American Language and Culture Assistants in Spain - expected application deadline

Apr 7, 2021
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.

Travel, International Student, Postgraduate

Interac - expected direct application deadlines

Apr 25, 2021
Eligible: rising seniors and alumnae who are native English speakers; teaching experience and basic Japanese is a plus.

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

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

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

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

International Student, Research/Gradschool, Travel, Postgraduate

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

May 12, 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.

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

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

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Undergraduate

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

May 26, 2021
Rising seniors planning to enroll 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 usually awarded in the spring of the recipient’s junior year, so that it can facilitate honors work, both during the summer preceding the senior year, if needed, and during the senior year. The fellowship is also intended to recognize students with a commitment to service.

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

Postgraduate, Travel

Teach for Thailand - spring cycle direct application deadline

May 31, 2021
Eligible: rising seniors and recent alumnae; teaching experience and ESL/TEFL/equivalent are helpful but not required; experience living/working in a foreign country desirable.

TTC places American graduates in underserved Thai schools as English language teachers. TTC believes that language skills are an essential foundation for a better life and a better world. Thai students equipped with English proficiency are positioned to succeed in school, work, and life, and to make an impact in their communities. Teach Thailand Corps has learned from and adapted elements of the Peace Corps philosophy of service and learning.

Benefits: housing, a monthly stipend, domestic work-related travel, and work permit and visa; airfare not covered.

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, 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.