External awards are prestigious and a valuable acknowledgement of intellectual pursuit and promise. The Graduate School provides incentives to encourage students to compete for funding from institutions, foundations, and governmental agencies, as detailed below.
Writing a fellowship proposal can clarify your thinking about your research and improve your ability to communicate its essence and potential impact. The competition also can expose you to valuable feedback. Receiving a competitive external fellowship is an honor that stays with you throughout your career and can improve your professional prospects.
Be sure to check on the resources provided below. The Graduate School highlights the very distinguished U.S. Student Fulbright fellowship programs, which include internal and external rounds of competition. Links and additional information on the DAAD scholarship program and the Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund Fellowships are also available.
The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans are open to immigrants and the children of immigrants who are 30 or younger and entering or are in their first two years of graduate school as of the November 1 deadline. Fellows receive up to $90,000 over two years in support of their education: $40,000 in tuition support and $50,000 in stipend support.
Look at the Graduate School's Twitter account, where we post notices of fellowship opportunities.
The University’s Office of Sponsored Projects is a “must” stop for those preparing proposals for external funding.
For tips and information on applying for external workshops, please also see a video from the External Fellowship Workshop led by Associate Dean, John Tyler.