Deadlines

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Postgraduate

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

Nov 15, 2019
Eligible: rising seniors and alumnae who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents and applying to graduate school.

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

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

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate

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

Nov 15, 2019
Eligible: alumnae who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and whose last degree was received before June 30, 2015.

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

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

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

Research/Gradschool, Travel, Postgraduate

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

Nov 18, 2019
Eligible: graduating seniors in any field who are U.S. citizens.

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

Did you know? Meredith Santaus '16 won the Saint Andrew's and pursued her master's degree in Book History at the University of Saint Andrews!

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

Postgraduate, Travel, Undergraduate

Critical Language Scholarship - direct application deadline

Nov 19, 2019
Eligible: undergraduates (including seniors) and graduate students who are U.S. citizens in any field of study.

The Critical Language Scholarship is a fully-funded overseas intensive language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students with the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and to build relationships between the people of the United States and other countries.  Explore prerequisites and details on the CLS website.

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

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

International Student, Postgraduate

Carnegie Junior Fellows Program - campus deadline

Nov 19, 2019
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, Undergraduate

Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program - campus application deadline

Nov 20, 2019
Eligible: First Generation and Low-Income, or Underrepresented ALANA* (African American, Latinx, Alaska Native, Native American, Pacific Islander), who are U.S. Citizens or permanent residents, majoring in a STEM discipline, with a strong desire to pursue doctorate education (PhD, EdD, etc), and 2.8 GPA or higher.

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

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Yenching Academy Scholarship at Peking University - campus deadline

Nov 25, 2019
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from any country in any field.

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

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

Any prospective applicants are encouraged to seek advice ahead of time from Kate Dailinger of Wellesley's fellowships office: https://www.wellesley.edu/careereducation/fellowships-and-scholarships.  Note that it's smart to plan ahead--advising appointments are available all summer long, via telephone and video chat, as well as in person: book a summer appointment now!

Undergraduate, Research/Gradschool

Knapp Fellows Program in the Social Sciences - expected direct application deadline

Nov 30, 2019
Eligible: current Wellesley first years, sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

The Knapp Social Science Center at Wellesley College will offer a semester-long social science fellows program, beginning in the Spring 2019 semester. The program is meant to match interested faculty members and students to work together over the course of the semester. One goal of the program is to introduce students to the challenges and excitements of scholarly life. We hope to attract a diverse set of faculty and student participants from across departments and programs whose members have broad interests in the social sciences.

Please note November 15 is the deadline by which faculty post available positions, and students have 2 weeks after that in which to apply.

Postgraduate, Travel

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

Dec 1, 2019
Eligible: rising seniors and recent alumnae who are U.S. citizens; prior German language knowledge is not required, but is preferred.

The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) is a fellowship funded by the German Bundestag and U.S. Congress, that annually provides 75 American and 75 German Young Professionals the opportunity to spend one year in each others' countries, studying, interning, and living with hosts on a cultural immersion program.

Benefits: airfare, insurance, housing, monthly stipend, tuition costs, 2 months intensive German study.

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

Knowles Teacher Initiative STEM Teaching Fellowship - direct application deadline

Dec 1, 2019
Eligible: rising seniors and alumnae who majored in a STEM field and 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, 2015 and no later than September 1, 2020; and will be entering their first or second year as teacher of record during the 2020–2021 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.  

International Student, Travel, Undergraduate, Postgraduate

DAAD University Summer Course Grant - direct application deadline

Dec 1, 2019
Eligible: sophomores, juniors, and seniors (or graduate students) enrolled at US and Canadian colleges and universities--US citizenship not required!

This program provides students with scholarships to attend a broad range of three- to four-week summer courses at German universities which focus mainly on German language and literary, cultural, political and economic aspects of modern and contemporary Germany. Students from any subject area with A1 level German (the most basic level of German language skills according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) and higher are eligible to apply. Bachelor students must have completed at least two academic years by the start of the scholarship period.

The scholarship typically includes a lump sum scholarship payment, a travel stipend, and health insurance in Germany.

Postgraduate, International Student

Overseas Press Club Foundation Scholarships and Internships - direct application deadline

Dec 1, 2019
Eligible: students, rising seniors, and alumnae from any country, or Americans studying abroad, who aspire to become foreign correspondents.

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

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

Internship

Wellesley Signature Internship Programs

Dec 2, 2019
Current Wellesley college sophomores & juniors

Over 300 paid opportunities are available through the Wellesley Signature Internship Programs. These funded internships are placements with organizations who consistently offer opportunities to Wellesley students for intern placement. Hosts are leading cultural, educational, and scientific institutions; international agencies; media outlets; advocacy and community organizations; and businesses both within the United States and in countries around the world.

Research/Gradschool, Undergraduate, Postgraduate

Matthew Isakowitz Fellowship Program - direct application deadline

Dec 2, 2019
Eligible: college juniors, seniors, or graduate students who intend to pursue a full-time career in the commercial spaceflight industry; who have either earned an engineering degree or is working towards one; and who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

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

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

Research/Gradschool, Service, Undergraduate

Truman Scholarship - campus deadline

Dec 2, 2019
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: learn more and get application advice at the campus workshop offered on November 1, 2019, 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, International Student, Postgraduate

National Institutes of Health Graduate Partnership Program - direct application deadline

Dec 2, 2019
Eligible: rising seniors and alumnae.

National Institutes of Health Graduate Partnership Program supports three years of PhD or MD/PhD in the biomedical sciences at NIH and one of the NIH university partners in the US or abroad (including Oxford and Cambridge). 

There are many NIH-University partnerships available to US citizens, US permanent residents, or international graduate students. Review the partnership descriptions to determine which pathway, partnerships, and online application form are most appropriate for your admission consideration. Please see the program website for full details and application.

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

Undergraduate, Research/Gradschool, Fellowship

The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship - campus deadline

Dec 2, 2019
Eligible: undergraduates 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?

Career Programs

Graduate School Preparation Mini-Grants

Dec 2, 2019
Current Wellesley students who are applying to graduate school within the next academic year. GPA is not a factor in the decision making process.

The Graduate School Preparation Mini-Grants are intended to help students with the costs associated with the graduate school application process. These grants are a special opportunity made possible by the Wellesley Student Aid Society. They are only offered in 2019-2020 and may not be offered in the future.

Mini-grant awards will be up to $250. Examples of eligible expenses include:

  • Application fees
  • Transcript fees
  • Test preparation (including test prep courses and test prep books)
  • Test fees (including costs associated with sending test scores to schools)
  • Costs associated with traveling for interviews and program visits
Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate

Graduate School Preparation Mini-Grants - application deadline

Dec 2, 2019
Eligible: Current Wellesley students who are applying to graduate school within the next academic year. GPA is not a factor in the decision making process.

The Graduate School Preparation Mini-Grants are intended to help students with the costs associated with the graduate school application process. These grants are a special opportunity made possible by the Wellesley Student Aid Society. They are only offered in 2019-2020 and may not be offered in the future.

Mini-grant awards will be up to $250. Examples of eligible expenses include:

  • Application fees
  • Transcript fees
  • Test preparation (including test prep courses and test prep books)
  • Test fees (including costs associated with sending test scores to schools)
  • Costs associated with traveling for interviews and program visits

If you would like to use this grant to cover an expense that falls outside these categories, please make a compelling case for how the expense is related to applying to graduate school.

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

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

Dec 3, 2019
Eligible: rising seniors and alumnae from any country who have been admitted to the University of Cambridge through the normal application procedure.

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, 2019 and January 7, 2020. Please check the program website for additional details and updates.

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, International Student, Travel, Service, Postgraduate

Gates Cambridge Scholarship - deadline for international students

Dec 3, 2019
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 2020-21: October 9, 2019 (US citizens normally resident in the US); December 3, 2019, or January 7, 2020, depending on the proposed course of study at Cambridge (citizens of other countries than the UK, and US citizens normally resident outside the US)

**Deadlines are usually noon Cambridge time (7am Wellesley time): please see official website for details.

Interested Wellesley applicants are welcome to seek advice from Kate Dailinger, of Career Education (she did her own graduate work at Cambridge): drop in virtually or in person to Fellowships Pop-Ups (details via the Events listings on this website) or book a Fellowships advising appointment via Handshake. *These deadlines fall at the same time as many others, so it's a great idea to plan ahead: advising appointments are offered during the summer as well as during the academic year and much of winter break, and by telephone/video chat, as well as in person.

Fellowship, International Student

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

Dec 6, 2019
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 2020 essay topic and updated deadline.

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate

Ford Foundation Fellowships: Dissertation - direct application deadline

Dec 10, 2019
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, 2019. 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.

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 Friday Pop-ups at the Lulu or through appointments as available through Handshake. 

Postgraduate

Ford Foundation Fellowships: Postdoctoral - direct application deadline

Dec 10, 2019
Eligible: Individuals awarded a Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree no earlier than December 610, 2012 and no later than December 10, 2019, 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.

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. 

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Postgraduate

Sciences Po Emile Boutmy Scholarship - direct application deadline

Dec 15, 2019
Seniors and graduates who are not EU citizens, applying for master's degrees at Sciences Po.

Sciences Po created the Emile Boutmy Scholarship, named after the founder of Sciences Po (1871), in order to welcome the very best international students from outside the European Union. The Emile Boutmy Scholarship is awarded to top students whose profiles match the admissions priorities of Sciences Po and individual course requirements.

To be eligible for the scholarship, students must be first time applicants from a non-European Union state, whose household does not file taxes within the European Union (to receive the award, students must be admitted to a Master's program at Sciences Po.

Wellesley students and graduates interested in applying for graduate study at Sciences Po and for the Emile Boutmy Scholarship are warmly encouraged to seek advice from Kate Dailinger, of Wellesley's Career Education: book a Fellowships advising appointment via Handshake to talk in person or via phone/video chat, or drop in virtually or in person to Fellowships Pop-Up Advising (no appointment required: details via Career Education events listings on this website or in Handshake).

Questions? Email fellowships@wellesley.edu.

International Student, Undergraduate, Postgraduate

Davis Fellows for Peace - direct application deadline

Dec 15, 2019
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, 2019
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.

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 Friday Pop-ups at the Lulu or through appointments as available through Handshake. 

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Postgraduate

NIH Bioethics Post-Doctoral Fellowships - direct application deadline

Dec 31, 2019
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 our Friday Pop-ups at the Lulu or through appointments as available through Handshake.  

Postgraduate

Kroc Fellowship at NPR - direct application deadline

Dec 31, 2019
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.  

Travel, Postgraduate

Teach for Thailand - fall cycle direct application deadline

Dec 31, 2019
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.   

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, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Oxford graduate study funding - expected direct application deadline

Jan 2, 2020
Eligible: rising seniors and alumnae; 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 note this is the expected deadline; feel free to explore the program website for further updates as they are available!

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, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

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

Jan 2, 2020
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 this is the expected deadline; feel free to explore the program website for further updates as they are available!

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, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

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

Jan 2, 2020
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.

Learn more about the Scholarship, which degree courses are eligible, and how to apply via the official website.  **Please note this is the expected deadline; feel free to explore the program website for further updates as they are available! 

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 by Fellowship 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, Postgraduate

Yale-NUS College Dean’s Fellowship - expected direct application deadline

Jan 2, 2020
Eligible: rising seniors and recent alumnae with prior experience with student life and residential life.

Yale-NUS College is Southeast Asia’s premier liberal arts and science institution, and was founded in 2011 as a collaboration between Yale University and National University of Singapore. We are seeking applications for the Dean’s Fellow position from seniors and recent graduates of liberal arts & science colleges who are passionate about working with students, faculty and staff to cultivate a strong sense of community, support student success, and further develop the College’s programs. Applicants come from a wide range of backgrounds and intellectual interests, and no prior international experience is required.  (Please note that applications are due on the date of the deadline by 11:59 pm Singapore time.)

**Please note this is the expected deadline; feel free to explore the program website for further updates as they are available! 

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, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

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

Jan 2, 2020
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 the expected deadline; feel free to explore the program website for further updates as they are available! 

Postgraduate, Travel, International Student

NYU Shanghai Writing & Speaking Fellowship - direct application deadline

Jan 4, 2020
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!

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Humanity in Action Fellowships - direct application deadline

Jan 5, 2020
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.

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, Service, Postgraduate

Coro Fellowship - direct application deadline

Jan 8, 2020
Eligible: rising seniors and alumnae (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 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.  

Travel, Service, Postgraduate

Emerson National Hunger Fellows Program - expected direct application deadline

Jan 10, 2020
Eligible: rising seniors and recent alumnae 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.  **Please note this is an expected deadline; check out the program website for additional details and updates.

Did you know?  Caroline George '19 is a Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellow in 2019!

Benefits: living stipend, housing, insurance, travel expenses to and from placements

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.

Travel, Postgraduate

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

Jan 10, 2020
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.

**Please note this is the expected deadline; feel free to explore the program website for further updates as they are available!

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

Undergraduate

True Entrepreneur Corps - expected direct application deadline

Jan 10, 2020
Eligible: undergraduates who are about to begin their junior or senior years of study and are eligible to work without sponsorship in the United States. Students with all majors and educational interests are encouraged to apply.

Established in 2009, the True Entrepreneur Corps (TEC) fellowship brings 12 rising college juniors and seniors from across the country to the Bay Area to spend the summer with True Ventures portfolio companies. For those interested in technology and startups, becoming a TEC Fellow can be a life-changing experience.

**Please note this is the expected deadline— deadlines typically fall in January each year; feel free to explore the program website for further updates as they are available!

Service, Postgraduate

Autry Fellowship - expected direct application deadline

Jan 10, 2020
Eligible: rising seniors and recent alumnae (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.

**Please note this is the expected deadline; feel free to explore the program website for further updates as they are available! 

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

New York City Urban Fellows Program - direct application deadline

Jan 13, 2020
Eligible: rising seniors and recent alumnae (having received BA between spring 2018 and spring 2020) 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.)

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.  

Travel, Undergraduate, Postgraduate

Boren Awards - campus deadline

Jan 13, 2020
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, video chat, or in person.

Undergraduate, Research/Gradschool

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

Jan 14, 2020
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 (external deadline: February 3, 2020).  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 in person or via telephone or video chat.

Travel, Postgraduate

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

Jan 15, 2020
Eligible: rising seniors and alumnae who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and are proficient in French.

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

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

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate

NIH Bioethics Post-Baccalaureate Fellowships - direct application deadline

Jan 15, 2020
Eligible: applicants for post-baccalaureate fellowships must have earned their degree no more than 3 years prior to the start date of the fellowship; students planning to pursue MD, JD, PhD, or other graduate degrees are encouraged to apply; only U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents are eligible.

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.

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, Service, Travel, Postgraduate

Global Health Corps Fellowship - direct application deadline

Jan 15, 2020
Eligible: rising seniors and alumnae 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!  Applications open on December 4, 2019.  Please note applications are due at noon EST on the deadline date.

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, Research/Gradschool

Science and Technology Policy Institute Fellowship Program - direct application deadline

Jan 15, 2020
Eligible: rising seniors and graduates since 2018 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 our Friday Pop-ups at the Lulu or through appointments as available through Handshake.  

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate

Newhouse Graduate Newspaper Fellowship for Minorities - direct application deadline

Jan 15, 2020
Eligible: seniors and alumnae with a minimum GPA of 3.0 who are U.S. citizens and members of an underrepresented minority group (African American, Asian or Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino or Native American).

The Newhouse Graduate Newspaper Fellowship for Minorities is a highly competitive 18-month program that provides two generous awards each year to minority students who have majored in subjects other than journalism as undergraduates. It is supported by the Newhouse Foundation, a private foundation established by Samuel I. Newhouse.  The winners study in the magazine, newspaper and online journalism master’s program at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. Additionally, students receive professional, on-the-job training. While attending classes, students work as part-time reporting interns at Advance Media New York.  

Please note early submissions are preferred.

International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

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

Jan 15, 2020
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 or in person to Fellowship Pop-Ups (details via Career Education events listings)!

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Postgraduate

Sié Fellowship - direct application deadline

Jan 15, 2020
Eligible: All completed applications to the master's program at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies are considered for the Sié Fellowship.

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

All completed applications to the master's program at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies are considered for the Sié Fellowship. Past academic performance, employment history, recommendations from professors and employers, and professional promise will be evaluated. Those who are deemed most qualified will be contacted by the Admissions Office and may be asked to provide additional information or be available for an interview.

International Student, Travel, Service, Postgraduate

Samuel Huntington Public Service Award - direct application deadline

Jan 17, 2020
Eligible: rising 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 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, Postgraduate

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

Jan 17, 2020
Eligible: candidates must have applied to the University for study in one of the outlined programmes by the relevant January deadline; must be issued with an offer for chosen programme by mid-February; must hold a 3.7 CGPA or above; must be a US citizen and must identify as female.

Queen's University Belfast will provide a full tuition-fee waiver to an exceptional female student from the USA who wishes to pursue study in a field related to politics, conflict transformation or human rights. The five MA programmes covered by the award will include LLM Human Rights LawMA Conflict Transformation and Social JusticeMA Global Security and BordersMA Politics; and MA Violence, Terrorism and Security

To be considered for this award, consult the website for detailed instructions, including submission of an application for your chosen programme through the University’s online application portal.  There will be a code specific to this fellowship that you will need to include on your application to indicate that you wish to be considered for the HIllary Clinton Award; the website will indicate this code when the application opens.

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Postgraduate

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

Jan 19, 2020
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.

Questions?  Any prospective applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team through appointments as available through Handshake.  We'll also be having a few virtual pop-ups early in January; see Handshake for details.

Research/Gradschool, Undergraduate, Postgraduate

The Beinecke Scholarship Program - campus deadline

Jan 21, 2020
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 21, 2020
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 2020--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: 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. 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, via Handshake!

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Undergraduate

Amgen Scholars - expected direct application deadline

Jan 24, 2020
Eligible: applicants for the U.S. programs must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and currently enrolled sophomores, juniors, or December ’19 grads who are considering a PhD or MD/PhD in a STEM field. Applicants for the Japanese programs are NOT required to be U.S. citizens—see website for additional details.

The Amgen Scholars Program offers funded summer science and biotech research experience at host institutions across the US, including Columbia, Harvard, MIT, the NIH, Stanford, UC Berkeley, UCLA, UCSF, and Washington University in St Louis--as well as CalTech. *Programs are also offered at Kyoto University and the University of Tokyo!

**Please note this is the expected deadline; feel free to explore the program website for further updates as they are available!

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

Generation West Virginia’s Impact Fellowship - expected direct application deadline

Jan 25, 2020
Eligible: early- to mid-career innovators and professionals across wide-ranging sectors who are driven to get engaged and make a difference in West Virginia from any field of study.

Generation West Virginia’s Impact Fellowship invites tomorrow’s leaders to work, live and give in West Virginia by offering yearlong, paid fellowships at some of the Mountain State’s most innovative companies. During the course of a year, Impact Fellows work four days a week at one of our participating companies, while dedicating one day a week donating their brain power, time and expertise to projects in partnership with local nonprofit organizations.

**Please note this is the expected deadline— feel free to explore the program website for further updates as they are available!

Postgraduate, Service

Cleveland Foundation Public Service Fellowship - direct application deadline

Jan 27, 2020
Eligible: rising 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.

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, Postgraduate, Travel

Wellesley College Graduate Fellowships - campus deadline

Jan 27, 2020
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae in any field from any country.

We have extended the Wellesley College Graduate Fellowships campus deadline!  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
  • 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, as well as in person: book an appointment today!

Undergraduate, Postgraduate

Columbia Summer Public Health Scholars Program - direct application deadline

Jan 31, 2020
Eligible: U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents, or U.S. Nationals who will have completed at least two years of college at an accredited institution by the beginning of the program (i.e. rising juniors and seniors) or who are recent college graduates (after April 2019) who have not been accepted into a graduate program. Minimum GPA 2.7. African American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian American, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, people with disabilities, economically disadvantaged, and LGBTQ individuals are encouraged to apply.

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

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

Undergraduate

Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows Program - direct application deadline

Jan 31, 2020
Eligible: current sophomores who are U.S. citizens with a GPA of 3.4 or higher.

The Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows Program is a highly selective funded six-week summer institute for rising college juniors offering unparalleled learning and networking opportunities at the home of America’s first president just outside our nation’s capital. 

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, International Student, Postgraduate

Wellesley College Art Department Mary Clothier Slade Graduate Fellowship - expected direct application deadline

Jan 31, 2020
Wellesley seniors and graduates applying to eligible programs; preference is given to Art Department majors/minors

Wellesley College Department of Art Mary Clothier Slade Graduate Fellowship — Two fellowships will be awarded annually to graduating seniors or alumnae of Wellesley College, one to support a graduate degree in Art History and one to support a graduate degree in Studio Art, with a preference for awards to go to those with Art Department majors and minors.

**Please note this is the expected deadline; feel free to explore the program website for further updates as they are available! 

Research/Gradschool, Travel, Postgraduate

Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship - direct application deadline

Jan 31, 2020
Eligible: seniors and recent graduates under the age of 29 who are U.S. citizens.

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

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

Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Service

Udall Native American Congressional Internships - direct application deadline

Jan 31, 2020
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.

Undergraduate, Travel

Fulbright UK Summer Institute - expected direct application deadline

Feb 1, 2020
Eligible: first-years or sophomores who are U.S. citizens with a GPA of 3.7 or above.

The Fulbright UK Summer Institutes are funded three-to-four week programs for US undergraduate students. Participants can explore the culture, heritage and history of the UK while experiencing higher education at a UK university. Placements are available at a variety of universities and in a wide array of subjects, from climate change to Shakespeare.

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.  

Travel, Postgraduate

English Opens Doors Program in Chile - expected direct application deadline

Feb 1, 2020
Eligible: rising seniors and alumnae who are native or near-native English speaker between the ages of 21 and 35; teaching certificate and previous international experience a plus.

The English Opens Doors Program (Programa Inglés Abre Puertas) is an initiative supported by the Chilean Ministry of Education. For more information about the organization of the Ministry of Education and where our program falls within the hierarchy, please click here.

The Program was created in 2003 with the mission to improve the level of English for students between 5th grade and 12th grade throughout the Chilean public school system by providing teacher training, instructional materials, language competitions, English immersion camps, and semester abroad scholarships for university students. The English Opens Doors Program seeks to foster a new generation of Chilean students equipped with the tools and abilities they will need to succeed in an increasingly globalized world.

** Please note that the deadline is estimated to fall between February and April; feel free to explore the program website for further updates as they are available!

Benefits: monthly allowance, insurance, accommodations and meals with a host family (airfare 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, Travel, Postgraduate

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

Feb 1, 2020
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.

Undergraduate

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

Feb 1, 2020
Eligible: Wellesley College students, faculty, and staff.

As part of the BOW Three College Collaboration, the college presidents have established the Presidential Innovation Project Fund, which is available to the Babson, Olin, and Wellesley communities for projects that will enhance the BOW Three College Collaboration and the overall student educational experience. 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. 

**Please note this is the expected deadline— deadlines typically fall in early February; feel free to explore the program website for further updates as they are available!

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

SEAS Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at the University of Michigan - expected direct application deadline

Feb 1, 2020
Eligible: currently enrolled first-years, sophomores, or juniors who are U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or Dreamer/DACA with a GPA of at least 2.75.

The goal of the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at the University of Michigan’s School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS) is to diversify the conservation workforce by finding and developing the next generation of land, water, and wildlife professionals among traditionally underrepresented groups. The Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program is a two-year experiential learning program for undergraduate students. Each scholar spends two summers at the University of Michigan doing research and internships in the environmental field.

Please note that there is a priority deadline in early January, but that the application closes in early February.  **This is the expected deadline; feel free to explore the program website for further updates as they are available!

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

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

Feb 3, 2020
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!

Postgraduate

Capital Fellows Program - direct application deadline

Feb 3, 2020
Eligible: graduates with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher; must be 20 years old by September 1 of the fellowship year; must be U.S. citizens or non-U.S. citizens who can provide proof of appropriate immigration status. (The Capital Fellows Programs do not meet the requirements for F-1 or J-1 visas, nor any work permits requiring participation in the E-verify system.)

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

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

Undergraduate

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

Feb 4, 2020
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.  

Service, Undergraduate

Udall Scholarship - campus deadline

Feb 6, 2020
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 policy 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: come to the campus workshop in November and/or 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. You might be one of the next Udall Scholars!

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate, Undergraduate

Foreign Affairs Information Technology Fellowship - expected direct application deadline

Feb 7, 2020
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 2022. 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).

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

Research/Gradschool, Undergraduate

Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program (MMUF) - expected campus application deadline

Feb 7, 2020
Wellesley sophomores who are US citizens or permanent residents with a g.p.a. of 3.0 or better with demonstrated interest in an eligible humanities or social science field

A principal goal of the Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program (MMUF) is to increase the numbers of underrepresented faculty at colleges and universities across the country and beyond and to bring a wider array of perspectives and experiences to the academy.  MMUF supports underrepresented minority students and others who have demonstrated commitment to eradicating racial disparities in academia by encouraging talented students to develop their academic interests, pursue and complete their doctoral training, and thrive in their faculty careers in higher education.  With funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, MMUF undergraduates are able to conduct original undergraduate research in the humanities and social sciences.

See the MMUF website for updated deadline, full details, and how to apply for this terrific program!  **Please note this is the expected deadline; feel free to explore the program website for further updates as they are available!

Undergraduate, Research/Gradschool, International Student

Society of Women Engineers Scholarship Program - expected direct application deadline

Feb 7, 2020
Eligible: women of any nationality who intend to study engineering, technology, or computing in the upcoming academic year.

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

**Please note this is the deadline for sophomore, junior, senior, and alumnae applications.  The first year application will likely be in early May. Also note this is an expected deadline; check out the program website for additional details and updates.   

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.  

Travel, Undergraduate, International Student

Mayling Soong Summer Scholarships - expected direct application deadline

Feb 10, 2020
Eligible; Wellesley College undergraduates who have completed at least one academic year of language study at Wellesley with a 3.0 minimum GPA in their language courses.

The Mayling Soong Foundation funds a limited number of students to undertake summer language study in East or South Asia. Students should follow the sidebar links on the  “Grants For Summer Study in Asia” webpage to fill out the application form and the waiver form, and to request their two faculty recommendations.

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

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

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

Feb 12, 2020
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, as well as in person: book an appointment today!

Travel, Postgraduate, International Student

Mary Elvira Stevens Traveling Fellowship - campus deadline

Feb 13, 2020
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, as well as in person: book a summer appointment and beat the rush!

Undergraduate, Postgraduate

Hertog Foundation 2020 Seminars and Fellowships - direct application deadline

Feb 14, 2020
Eligible: undergraduates and recent grads of any nationality who are proficient in English.

If you could study with some of the world’s top thinkers on some of the world’s most important topics – war and grand strategy, economic policy, or political thought and philosophy – which would you choose?

Each year, the Hertog Foundation brings together top college students to the nation’s capital to explore the theory and practice of politics in an intensive seminar setting with outstanding faculty.

This summer’s offerings provide students the flexibility to create their ideal summer experience – by applying for a seven-week summer fellowship or choosing among one to two week seminars to create their own individualized course of study.

Postgraduate, International Student, Service

FAO Schwarz Fellowship - direct application deadline

Feb 15, 2020
Eligible: Rising 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 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

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

Feb 15, 2020
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.

Undergraduate, International Student, Research/Gradschool

Wellesley College Student Library Research Awards - expected direct application deadline

Feb 21, 2020
Eligible: Only papers or projects completed in Spring 2019 or Fall 2019 are eligible for the 2020 awards; Individuals or groups 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. Students may only submit one paper/project per award year. All submissions must be accompanied by a letter of support from the faculty member who taught the course for which the paper/project is submitted. Honors theses are not eligible. See the Student Library Research Award site (http://www.wellesley.edu/lts/research/award) for full eligibility guidelines and more about the awards.

All current Wellesley sutdents are invited to compete for four cash prizes for excellence in research:

$300 awards (2): 1 for a paper or project in any course from a First Year Student and 1 for a paper or project of any length from a 100- or 200-level Wellesley College course (excluding 250s or 350s)

$750 awards (2): 1 for a paper or project of any length from a 300-level Wellesley College course (excluding 350s, 360s, and 370s) and 1 for a paper or project of any length from a Wellesley College individual or independent study (250s or 350s).

Previous winners have come from such disparate fields ad Art History, Political Science, French, East Asian Studies, History, Writing, Computer Science, and Psychology.  Work from all disciplines (and languages) are eligible.

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

Research/Gradschool, Service, Undergraduate, Postgraduate

Tillman Scholar Program - expected direct application deadline

Feb 28, 2020
Eligible: open to military veterans and spouses (U.S. citizens) pursuing a full-time bachelor's, master’s, or professional degree at a US-based accredited institution.

The Pat Tillman Foundation unites and empowers remarkable military veterans and spouses as the next generation of private and public sector leaders committed to service beyond self. Learn more about the impact of Tillman Scholars here.The fellowship program supports Tillman Scholars with academic scholarships, a national network, and professional development opportunities in all different fields. The scholarship can be used for educational expenses, including tuition and fees, books and living expenses. In 2019, Tillman Scholars can expect to receive an average award of $11,000.

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

Internship

College-Sponsored Internship Opportunities (Academic Departments)

Mar 1, 2020
Eligibility varies by opportunity.

Several academic departments and other institutional offices also offer internships or grants for unpaid student-identified internships for students to receive stipends for unpaid, summer internships. Explore additional opportunities and funding through these programs.

Internship

Student-Identified Internship Grants

Mar 1, 2020
All class years (current first-years, sophomores, juniors, & seniors) Any major, any field of interest Compelling demonstration of how the experience contributes to academic, professional, and personal development

Through the ongoing and generous support of our donors, the College is able to offer funding to support unpaid internships which students identify or develop on their own. Many award recipients pursue internships in nonprofit organizations focused on education, microfinance, and/or environmental issues, but funding is available for opportunities in other sectors, as well. Students may be considered for different award opportunities, as applicable. In addition to the stipends, Wellesley Career Education staff provide ongoing professional development and career education training throughout their summer experiences.

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate

James Madison Fellowships - direct application deadline

Mar 1, 2020
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 in person or online (see Events listings for details) or book a one-on-one Fellowships advising appointment through Handshake (appointments are available year-round, in person or via telephone or video chat). 

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Undergraduate

Wellesley Social Science Summer Research Program - expected application deadline

Mar 1, 2020
Rising Wellesley sophomores, juniors, and seniors are eligible (Classes of 2020, 2021, 2022).

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

Details and application information via the website of the Knapp Social Science Center.  **Please note this is an expected deadline; check out the program website for additional details and updates.   

Travel, Undergraduate

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

Mar 2, 2020
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 2020 and fall 2020/academic year 2020-2021 will open in mid-January and student applications are due in early March (please note this is an expected deadline!).  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. Come talk with us!

Undergraduate, Travel

Gilman-McCain Scholarship - spring direct application deadline

Mar 3, 2020
Eligible: open to students enrolled at accredited U.S. colleges and universities who receive any type of Title IV federal financial aid and who are children of active duty military.

The Gilman-McCain Scholarship is a congressionally funded initiative of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State and named after the late senator John S. McCain from Arizona. The Gilman-McCain Scholarship provides awards of $5,000 for child dependents of active duty service members to study or intern abroad on credit-bearing programs.

Please note this deadline is for overseas programs that start May 2020-April 2021.

Undergraduate

NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program - expected direct application deadline

Mar 6, 2020
Eligible: undergraduate students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents who have ‘exceptional financial need,’ as certified by the student’s undergraduate institution’s financial aid office.

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

**Please note this is the expected deadline; feel free to explore the program website for further updates as they are available!

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

Camellia Student Leadership Awards - expected direct application deadline

Mar 13, 2020
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.

Service, Postgraduate, International Student

Immigrant Justice Corps Community Fellowships - expected direct application deadline

Mar 20, 2020
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 2020, members of the classes of 2018, 2019, and 2020 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 surrounding counties. IJC Fellows serve for two years and are provided a full salary and benefits.

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

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

Travel, Undergraduate

Freeman-ASIA Study Abroad Scholarships - expected direct application deadline

Mar 27, 2020
Eligible: undergraduates with a minimum 2.8 GPA who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents; demonstrate financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia; must have at least one term of enrollment remaining upon return from studying abroad; must currently receive need-based financial aid or demonstrate a verifiable need for financial assistance to study abroad; program length must be at least 8 weeks for a summer term, 10 weeks for a quarter term, and 12 weeks for a semester term; must have little or no previous experience in the proposed country of study; must have applied or have been accepted to a study abroad based program in: Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam.

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

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

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

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, International Student, Postgraduate

Mississippi Teacher Corps - regular admittance direct application deadline

Apr 1, 2020
Eligible: rising seniors from any majors except education from any country with significant course work in math, science, English, or social studies; minimum GPA 3.0.

The Mississippi Teacher Corps (MTC) selects exceptional college graduates to teach in high-poverty public schools in Mississippi. Each year, MTC accepts between 25-35 candidates.  Due to the size of the program, MTC can offer individualized support. All participants move as a cohort through each stage of the training and coursework. The MTC Class of 2020 will begin the program May 28th, 2020.

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

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

Travel, Postgraduate, International Student

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

Apr 1, 2020
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. **Please note this is an expected deadline; check out the program website for additional details and updates.   

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

International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Interac - expected spring direct application deadline

May 1, 2020
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.

Postgraduate

True Spark Fellowship and the Priya Haji Fellowship - expected direct application deadline

May 1, 2020
Eligible: the True Spark Fellowship (TSF) is open to those who identify as Black and/or Latinx. The Priya Haji Fellowship (PHF) is open to individuals who identify as women, trans-women, genderqueer, cisgender, or non-binary. All applicants must be between 21-25 years old and eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship. Applicants must not be on a student visa, on a visa of another type, or in the country under other circumstances that would prevent them from receiving the fellowship stipends.

True Ventures fellowships are designed to give recent college graduates and graduate-age professionals who are passionate about entrepreneurship an opportunity to forge their paths in the startup world. The True Spark Fellowship is open to those who identify as Black and/or Latinx, and the Priya Haji Fellowship is for those who identify as women. Fellows are paired with True Ventures portfolio companies in the San Francisco Bay Area, where they work for nine months. During their fellowships, participants develop foundational skills to help them build careers at high-growth technology startups.

There are two admission periods: Round I begins in early December with an expected application deadline at the end of January. Round II begins in early February with an expected application deadline in early May. All candidates are encouraged to submit their materials by the Round I due date to ensure timely placement.

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

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate, International Student

Rotary Peace Fellowships - expected direct application deadline

May 18, 2020
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from any country who are proficient in English (a second language is strongly recommended).

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

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

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, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Schwarzman Scholars Program - expected direct application deadline for applicants from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macao

May 18, 2020
Eligible: citizens of any nation (though this May deadline is specifically for applicants who hold passports from Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macao) who are rising seniors or recent graduates under the age of 29. All applicants must have strong English language skills. Proficiency in Mandarin is not required, but would certainly be an asset.

Each new cohort of Schwarzman Scholars will join a global network of the world's most talented young leaders, helping to build stronger links between China and a rapidly changing world. The Schwarzman Scholars experience is anchored in a rigorous and innovative Master’s of Global Affairs degree program at Tsinghua University, one of the country's leading universities. Drawing on the best traditions of Tsinghua and top academic institutions around the world, the curriculum bridges the academic and professional worlds to educate students about leadership and about China's expanding role in the world.

The program also provides Scholars with unparalleled learning opportunities with leaders from China and the world through high-level interactions at lectures, an internship program, a mentors network, and intensive deep-dive travel seminars.

**Please note this is the expected deadline for applicants who hold passports from Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macao.  Even though you don't need to apply for the Schwarzman through Wellesley, any interested Wellesley students or graduates are warmly encouraged to seek advice from Wellesley's Fellowships team. Simply drop by virtually or in person to Fellowships Pop-Up Advising (details via events listings), or book a Fellowships advising appointment via Handshake to talk one-on-one in person, via telephone or video chat, year 'round.

 

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Undergraduate

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

May 22, 2020
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 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; check out the program website for additional details and updates.   

Postgraduate, International Student

Wellesley's Alice C. Cole ’42 Wellesley College Graduate Fund - expected application deadline

May 30, 2020
Wellesley College graduates of the past 5 years or those within 5 years of finishing a graduate degree in fine art or a related field, who are practicing artists.

For creation and exhibition of painting and sculpture

The Alice C. Cole ’42 Wellesley College Graduate Fund provides project-based support to Wellesley College graduates for the development, production, and exhibition of new work in painting or sculpture. The fund enables promising Wellesley College artist graduates to set aside time for artistic development as well as to purchase materials, rent studio space, or access facilities for the creation of new projects. The award does not provide workspace on campus, but does present an opportunity to exhibit the work formally at Wellesley College. Each recipient will receive funds up to $5000, depending on the proposed project and proposal. Grant recipients are invited to present all or a portion of the supported work in an exhibition at the Jewett Art Gallery or a comparable campus gallery in the fall following award.

Eligible applicants have graduated from Wellesley within the past 5 years OR are Wellesley graduates within five years of completing a graduate degree in fine art or another field, and who are actively practicing artists who may be professionals in any field. 

Applications are typically due at the end of May; contact the Wellesley Art Department for details.

Internship

Summer Internship Credit

Jun 3, 2020
Current first-years, sophomores, juniors, and seniors graduating after summer 2019

Wellesley College offers co-curricular (non-academic) credit for internships and research opportunities that expand students’ learning beyond the classroom and contribute to students’ professional development. Initiated in 2016 as a joint effort between the Committee on Curriculum & Academic Policy (CCAP) and Wellesley Career Education, the Summer Internship Credit program was established to broaden our students’ eligibility for internships and other experiential learning. Knowing that many employers require academic credit for internships, we saw an opportunity to align workplace learning with the academic experience.

Assuming an experience meets the standards outlined by Wellesley Career Education, Wellesley College awards transcript credit for summer internships (May to August). Serving as a critical extension of our students’ education, such credit-worthy experiences provide a learning foundation for professional development as it directly relates to a Wellesley liberal arts degree.

Undergraduate, Service, Internship

The Cultural Vistas Fellowship - direct application deadline

Nov 15, 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 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.