Graduate Fellowships { Fellowships Office }

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Master's Level Fellowships for Underrepresented Students


 

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Fellowships


American Institute for Economic Research (AIER) Student Summer Fellowship

Summer program for graduating seniors and early stage graduate students with a career interests in economic education, policymaking, lawmaking, or research.


American Sociological Association (ASA) Minority Fellowship

The ASA provides one $20,000 fellowship per year – typically renewable for up to three years – to a talented student of color in sociology for doctoral study of any of its core areas of mental health and drug abuse research.


Anderson Ranch Arts Center Artists' Residency Program

Anderson Ranch offers artists residencies of approximately ten weeks designed to encourage the creative, intellectual and personal growth of emerging and established visual artists.


Arena Stage Hughes Fellowship

The Hughes Fellowship aims to increase the participation of people of color in professional theatre through a 38-44 week fellowship at Arena Stage in Washington, D.C., one of the first not-for-profit theatres in the U.S.


Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) Fellowship Programs

APAICS offers fellowships under three programs that place college graduates, graduate students, and professionals with a commitment to Asian American or Pacific Islander communities into Washington, D.C. congressional offices, federal agencies, and nonprofits for nine months of public policy work.


CARE USA Visiting Fellows Program

Through the Visiting Fellows Program, students and practitioners in global development, global health and related fields gain international work experience through short-term, practical learning experiences in various CARE countries. No compensation is associated with this program.


Chamberlain Fellowship in Women and Public Policy

Under this program, fellows work for nine months at the Institute for Women's Policy Research as a researcher or communications assistant on policy issues related to economic and social justice for women.


Collegiate School Teaching Institute

The Collegiate School Teaching Institute is a rigorous two-week summer program designed to introduce and mentor first and second year teachers of color in independent schools.


CSU: California Pre-Doctoral Program

California Pre-Doctoral Scholars receive $3,000 in funding to develop their candidacy for doctoral programs. Applicants propose how they will use these funds: for visits to PhD-granting institutions, travel to professional meetings in their field, graduate school applications and test fees.


CSU: Hearst/CSU Trustees' Award

The Hearst/CSU Trustees' Award recognizes California State University students who have overcome adversity, demonstrate financial need, and have attributes of merit, including superior academic performance, significant personal achievements, and exemplary community service. Each year, S.F. State may nominate one to two students for this $6,000 award. One CSU nominee will receive a $10,000 award.


Davis Putter Scholarship Fund

The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund provides need-based grants of up to $8,000 to students actively working for peace and justice.


Department of Energy (DOE) Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF) Program

This fellowship, renewable for a total of 4 years, provides tuition and fees, plus a yearly stipend for doctoral study in physical, engineering, computer, mathematical, or life sciences, with an emphasis in high-performance computing.


DOD National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship

The National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship is a highly competitive, portable fellowship for those who intend to pursue a PhD in science and engineering in one of the 15 supported disciplines of research interest to the Department of Defense.


Echoing Green

Two-year fellowship program provides $60,000 - $90,000 in seed funding and technical support to help social entrepeneurs turn their original high impact ideas into sustainable social change organizations working to solve deeply-rooted social, environmental, economic, and political inequities.


Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships

Three years of support are provided to underrepresented graduate students studying for a PhD or ScD degree in the humanities, sciences, or social sciences.


Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Each year more than 1,500 students receive a Fulbright U.S. Student Grant to live and study, or work as teaching assistants, in one of more than 140 countries worldwide. Fulbright awards are in nearly all fields and disciplines, including the sciences, professional fields, and the creative and performing arts.


Greenlining Institute Leadership Academy Fellowship

Greenlining Institute's acclaimed leadership academy trains the next generation of social change leaders. Its year-long Fellows Program is associated with Greenlining Coalition, one of the nation's most effective and longest lasting multi-ethnic coalitions of community-based organizations.


Human Rights Watch Feinberg Fellowship

Graduates from specified master's programs work full-time for one year with Human Rights Watch divisions in New York City or Washington, monitoring human rights developments in various countries, conducting on-site investigations, and engaging in advocacy aimed at publicizing and curtailing human rights violations.


Institute for Recruitment of Teachers (IRT): Intern Summer Workshop and Associate Program

The Institute for Recruitment of Teachers aims to "deepen the pool of talented minorities entering the teaching profession in our country." Through its Summer Workshop and Associate Program, IRT supports outstanding students during the graduate school application process who are committed to addressing the critical underrepresentation of minority groups on school and college faculties.


Knowles Science Teaching Foundation (KSTF) Fellowship

This five-year program provides financial support and mentoring to beginning science and mathematics high school teachers as they earn a teaching credential and through the early years of their teaching careers.


Marshall EPA Scholarship

The Marshall Commission and the U.S .Environmental Protection Agency provide up to five years of funding towards a doctoral degree in England in an environmentally-related field.


Marshall NIH Scholarship

Jointly funded by the Marshall Commission and the National Institutes of Health, NIH-Marshall Scholarships provide four years of funding for a doctoral degree in bioscience, medicine and related disciplines from any appropriate U.K. institution. The third and fourth years are spent in research at the NIH.


Marshall Scholarship

Marshall Scholarships provide funding to young Americans of high ability and leadership potential to study for two years for a degree in any discipline at any university in the United Kingdom.


Mass Media Science and Engineering Fellows Program

This fellowship program places undergraduate and graduate students at various media sites throughout the U.S. during the summer, to work as science journalists.


Mitchell Scholarship

Each year 12 Scholars with a deep commitment to public service are selected for one year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland. This graduate fellowship is for the early stages of graduate study, usually a one-year master's degree program.


National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) Next Generation Leadership in Asian Affairs Fellowship

This year-long fellowship at the Seattle headquarters of the National Bureau of Asian Research is designed to further the professional development of Asia specialists in the year just after the completion of their master's degree.


National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science GEM Fellowship Programs

Full fellowships with paid internships to highly qualified underrepresented students to pursue an MS in Engineering or a PhD in Engineering or Science .


National Physical Science Consortium (NPS) Fellowship

This program provides up to six years of funding for a PhD in the physical sciences and related engineering fields, plus at least two summers of paid employment with a leading national employer such as the National Security Agency or the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.


Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting

Each year up to five $30,000 fellowships are awarded to new screenwriters for an original feature film screenplay in English.


NIH Summer Internship Program (SIP) in Biomedical Research

This program provides an opportunity to spend the summer working with leading scientists in biomedical research at one of the National Institutes of Health intramural laboratories.


NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP)

The National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program provides 3 years of graduate support to students in the early stages of pursuing a research-based master's or Ph.D. degree in an NSF-supported discipline.


PPIA (Public Policy and International Affairs) Fellowship and Junior Summer Institutes Program

The PPIA Junior Summer Institutes (JSI) is an intensive seven-week summer program that focuses on preparing students for admission into the top graduate programs in public and international affairs, and careers as policy professionals, public administrators and other leadership roles in public service.


Rhodes Scholarship for U.S. Citizens

A Rhodes Scholarship makes possible two or three years of study at Oxford University in any field. Selection criteria for this highly prestigious program are proven intellectual and academic achievement, integrity of character, interest in and respect for others, the ability to lead, and the energy to use one's talents to the full.


Stegner Fellowship

Unique among writing programs, Stanford University offers ten two-year fellowships each year, five in fiction and five in poetry.


Student Academy Awards

Annual Academy of Motion Pictures competition in which student filmmakers receive awards for films in four categories: animation, documentary, narrative, and alternative.


UC Riverside Mentoring Summer Research Internship Program (MSRIP)

This summer research program is designed to increase the number of outstanding students from diverse backgrounds who pursue the Ph.D. by strengthening their academic and professional development for admission to the U.C. system and universities nationwide.


Udall Foundation Native American Congressional Internships

Ten week summer internship program in Washington, D.C., for Native American and Alaska Native students who wish to learn more about the federal government and issues affecting Indian Country.



Additional Resources


Alliances for Graduate Education and The Professoriate (AGEP) Programs Search Engine

The Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) aims to increase the number of underrepresented minority students earning PhDs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. Use this site to search for AGEP programs – which range from summer research opportunities for undergraduates to graduate-level research opportunities – by academic institution or by region.



Scholarships


American Indian Graduate Center (AIGC) Graduate Creative and Performing Arts Fellowship

The American Indian Graduate Center is the only national non-profit organization dedicated to aiding Indian graduate students in all fields of study. AICG funds a graduate fellowship for Native American women studying the fine or performing arts, literature, creative writing or poetry.


Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) Scholarships

AAJA offers scholarships to outstanding undergraduate and graduate students sensitive to issues of importance to Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and interested in pursuing careers in print, broadcast or photo journalism.


Chicana/Latina Foundation Graduate Scholarships

The Chicana Latina Foundation awards merit-based scholarships to Latina graduate students, valued at $1,500 dollars each.


Google American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) Scholarship

A $10,000 scholarship for American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian AISES students pursuing degrees in computer science, computer engineering, and management information systems.


Google Anita Borg Scholarship

A $10,000 scholarship aimed at encouraging female undergraduate and graduate students to excel in computing and technology, and to become active role models and leaders.


Google United Negro College Fund Scholarship

A $10,000 scholarship for African American students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees in computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, and software engineering


Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) Scholarships for Graduate Students

Scholarships of $1,000 to $5,000 are available on a competitive basis to Hispanic graduate students in any discipline who are pursuing their first graduate degree.


National Women's Studies Association (NWSA) Conference Registration Grants

NWSA Conference Registration grants are offered to presenters in need financial assistance to attend the conference.


Ten Thousand Degrees New Leader Scholarship

The New Leader Scholarship provides $8,000 in aid to extraordinary upper division undergraduates or graduate students in Bay Area public universities who are from disadvantaged backgrounds and pursuing or planning to pursue advanced education in the social sciences, human services, health-related fields, public interest law or public service.

 

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