In the first section you will find information about opportunities for which CUSE National Fellowships can offer limited assistance and/or facilitate a university nomination.
In the second section you will find information about opportunities that we do not support directly but which might be of interest to you. You should revire the All or Many Disciplines list first; then you can review the fellowships in your field(s) or area(s) of interest: Architecture/Arts, Business, Peace/International Studies & Public Policy, STEM, and Teaching/Education.
If you have any questions about any of the awards on this page, feel free to contact us.
NOTE: Many of the awards below are generally only available for U.S. citizens. If you are not a U.S. citizen, visit Grinnell College's Resource for International Students page to read about potential scholarships and fellowships.
Download an information sheet about the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellows Program (requires university nomination; one-year research assistantship at the CEIP).
American-Scandinavian Foundation Fellowships
Allows individuals to pursue research or study in any field in one or more Scandinavian country. Applicants must have a well-defined research or study project that makes a stay in Scandinavia essential.
City Hall Fellows
Offers recent college graduates an unparalleled opportunity to experience local government from the inside out.
DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)
For study at universities in Germany. Applicants must have a well-defined study or research project that makes a stay in Germany essential. Preference will be given to applicants who have been invited by a faculty member at a German university to study or do research in a particular university department. Some awards require university endorsement. You can contact Professor Denise Della Rossa for more information about the endorsement procedure.
Ford Foundation Diversity Fellows Program
Provide three years of support for individuals engaged in graduate study leading to a PhD or ScD in order to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties.
German Chancellor Scholarship Program
Provides for a stay of one year in Germany for professional development, study or research for students from any profession or field of study who show outstanding potential for future leadership. Applicants are expected to have established contact with a mentor in Germany before submitting an application.
NWF: National Wildlife Federation Fellowships
Grant and project support for students interested in enhancing the environment through campus greening, civic engagement and research projects.
All or Many Disciplines - Sophomores or Juniors
Bridging Scholarship for Study Abroad in Japan
Assists students with the travel and living expenses they will incur while studying in Japan. Undergraduates majoring in any field are eligible to apply. Japanese language study is NOT a prerequisite.
Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CPYX)
Designed to give participants understanding for everyday life, education, and professional training in Germany. This work-study program is intended primarily for young adults in business, technical, vocational and agricultural fields.
DeKarman Fellowships are open to juniors in any discipline, including international students, with special consideration given to applicants in the Humanities. Applicants should have exceptional recommendations and grades plus a compelling record of original research or scholarship.
Horizons Foundation Scholarship Program
For juniors and seniors. Established by Women in Defense to encourage women to pursue careers related to the national security and defense interests of the US and to provide development opportunities to women already working in national security and defense fields.
AIA Component Scholarships & Diversity Scholarships
American Architectural Foundation awards, some of which are designed to assist current architecture students.
AIA National Scholarships and Awards
American Architectural Foundation awards designed to assist architecture students.
Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship
Defrays the expenses of advanced study in America or abroad in areas including Architecture (Design or History); Landscape Architecture (History, Culture and Heritage, Sustainable Design, or Design Theory and Practice); and Urban and Regional Planning.
The University of Virginia maintains a potentially helpful list of Architecture Fellowships.
Consortium for Graduate Study in Management
Encourages and enables the largest possible number of the best and brightest African American, Hispanic American and Native American college graduates to pursue successful careers in management.
Forte Fellows Program
For women pursuing MBA edcuation.
Fulbright Opportunities in Business
Special Business grants are available. Click "Study/Research" and then "Special Grant Opportunities by Field" at the link just listed for more information, then see the CUSE National Fellowships Fulbright page for information about the ND application process.
GFOA-Frank L. Greathouse Government Accounting Scholarship
Awarded to one or more senior undergraduate students enrolled in full-time study preparing for a career in state and local government finance.
GFOA-Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship
Awarded to an upper-division undergraduate or graduate student of public administration, governmental accounting, finance, political science, economics, or business administration (with a specific focus on government or nonprofit management).
Hispanic College Fund/Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting Scholarship Program
Provides scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in accounting or finance-related fields.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund/General Motors Scholarship
For Hispanic students in engineering and business.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund/Morgan Chase Scholarship
For sophomores and juniors in business administration, finance or economics.
Lend for America Fellowship
Lend for America is a fellowship for college students to start microfinance organizations in campus communities.
Oxford Pershing Square Graduate Scholarship
Supports extraordinary individuals in developing and realizing their potential as future global leaders by fully funding the MBA component of the Oxford 1+1 MBA, which combines an MBA with an MSc in one of a variety of areas. Once individuals have been accepted to the 1+1 program, they will be invited to apply for the Pershing Square Graduate Scholarship.
Orr Indiana Entrepreneurial Fellowship
Fellows serve a two-year commitment, where host companies engage them in innovative projects while allowing them the opportunity to work closely with company executives. Fellows work with their host company to determine a position that highlights their strength and passions in order to promote personal growth.
Venture for America Fellowship
Summer training camp and two years employment at start-ups and early stage companies in emerging cities across the country.
The Michigan State University Libraries maintain a useful list of grants for Business students.
APSA (American Political Science Association) Minority Fellowships Program
For minority students applying to enter a doctoral program in political science for the first time. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and an interest in teaching and potential for research in political science.
Provides an opportunity to work for one year as a full-time, paid staff member at MDC. 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, and building inclusive civic cultures.
Bunche Summer Institute
Introduces minority juniors to the world of graduate study and encourages applications to PhD programs in political science.
California Capital Fellows Program
The 18 Assembly Fellows, 18 Senate Fellows, 18 Executive Fellows and 10 Judicial Administration Fellows receive an outstanding opportunity to engage in public service and prepare for future careers, while actively contributing to the development and implementation of public policy in California.
Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs
A nine-month, full-time, post-graduate experiential leadership training program which introduces diverse, intelligent and driven young public servants to all aspects of the public affairs arena. Field assignments, site visits, interviews and special individual and group projects and consultancies prepare Coro Fellows to translate their ideals into action for improving their own communities. Fellowships are conducted in Los Angeles, New York, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, and St. Louis.
Coro Kansas City Summer Internship in Public Affairs
Develops future community leaders through exposure to community issues, skill development, civic leaders and organizations.
For sophomores, juniors and seniors.
Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund
Provides grants to students actively working for peace and justice. These need-based scholarships are awarded to those able to do academic work while actively participating in struggles for civil rights, economic justice, international solidarity or other progressive issues.
Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship
A twelve-month program of the Congressional Hunger Center, it places participants in urban and rural community-based organizations involved in fighting hunger at the local level for six months and working at national organizations in Washington, DC for six months.
Everett Public Service Program
Paid 10-week summer public service internships in Washington DC and New York City at over 65 leading non-profit organizations.
Huntington Public Service Award
Provides an annual stipend of $10,000 for a graduating senior to pursue public service anywhere in the world for one year before proceeding on to graduate school or a career.
Indiana Governor’s Fellowship
Provides a unique 12-month training experience in state government. Governor's Fellows are assigned to various state agencies where they observe, participate in daily activities of government, and work on special projects. They are paired with mentors and participate in seminars and field trips with top policy makers.
Koch Summer Fellow Program
Internships in public policy located in Washington, DC, and at state-based policy organizations. Undergraduate students, graduate students, law students, and recent graduates are eligible to apply. Ideal candidates will have a demonstrated interest in public policy issues and in learning how a market-based approach might help solve social and economic problems.
New Sector Alliance Summer Fellowship
An intensive, 11-week leadership development program for individuals interested in the social impact sector.
Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship
Provides funding to participants as they are prepared academically and professionally to enter the United States Department of State Foreign Service. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply. Graduate-level Fellows (who apply as seniors or alumni) receive stipends during participation in one domestic summer internship between the first and second year of graduate school, and one summer overseas internship following the second year of graduate school. Undergraduate-level Fellows (who apply as juniors) receive stipends during participation in one domestic summer internship between junior and senior year, and one summer overseas internship following the first year of graduate school.
Public Policy and International Affairs Fellowship Program
PPIA is a national program that prepares young adults, primarily from underrepresented groups, for graduate studies in public policy and/or international affairs and ultimately for careers and influential roles serving the public good. The Fellowship consists of successfully completing one of PPIA’s Junior Summer Institutes (JSI), opportunities for paid internships, a minimum of $5000 scholarship, and a network of 3000 Fellows/Alumni.
Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program
A six-week program during which students who have completed their sophomore year receive intensive instruction in International Affairs, History of US Foreign Relations, and Technical Writing for nine credit hours in international studies at Howard University, Washington, DC. Promotes a diverse US Foreign Service representing the uniquely rich range of talents and expertise of the American people.
Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship
Promotes a diverse US Foreign Service representing the uniquely rich range of talents and expertise of the American people. Provides ten fellowships for graduate study in international studies or related subject plus two summer internships and mentoring from a Foreign Service Officer.
Rotary World Peace Scholarship
Offers individuals committed to peace and cooperation the opportunity to pursue a two-year master’s degree in international studies, peace studies, and conflict resolution at one of the seven Rotary Centers for International Studies in Peace and Conflict Resolution.
J. W. Saxe Memorial Prize for Public Service
The award is meant to enable a university student to gain practical experience in public service by taking a no-pay or low-pay job or internship.
Scoville Peace Fellowship
Provides college graduates with the opportunity to gain a Washington perspective on key issues of peace and security. As project assistants with their chosen organizations, Fellows have rich opportunities to gain experience and leadership skills and to help translate their social concerns into direct action.
UNCFSP-Institute for International Public Policy Fellowship
Students apply as sophomores to participate in a multi-year sequence of summer policy institutes, study abroad, intensive language training, internships, and graduate study, complemented by international affairs career development services.
USAID Payne International Development Fellowship
Designed to attract outstanding young people to careers in international development as USAID Foreign Service Officers.
The Villers Fellowship for Health Care Justice
The goals of the Villers Fellowship Program are three-fold: To help achieve Families USA’s goal of comprehensive, affordable, high-quality health care for all Americans; To develop a network of young leaders who share a passion for social and health care justice; and To inspire Villers Fellows to continue to work for health care justice throughout their lives.
The Wellstone Fellowship for Social Justice
Designed to foster the advancement of social justice through participation in health care advocacy work that focuses on the unique challenges facing many communities of color. Hopes to expand the pool of talented social justice advocates from underrepresented racial and ethnic minority groups, particularly from the Black/African American, Latino, American Indian, and Asian and Pacific Islander communities.
Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest
An annual competition designed to challenge college students to analyze the urgent ethical issues confronting them in today’s complex world.
First prize: $5,000.
AACEI Competitive Scholarships
The Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering Internationalawards academic scholarships in amounts ranging from $750 to $3,000 to full-time students pursuing a related degree in engineering, construction management, building construction, computer sciences, business, quantity surveying, information technology, etc.
ACS (American Chemical Society) Scholars Program
Renewable scholarships of up to $5,000 to African American, Hispanic, or American Indian college freshman, sophomores, or juniors pursuing a college degree in the chemical sciences or chemical technology.
CDC/APHL Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratory Fellowship
Prepares laboratory scientists for careers in public health. This one-year program is designed for bachelor’s level scientists with an emphasis on the practical application of technologies, methodologies and practices related to emerging infectious diseases.
DAAD RISE - Research Internships in Science and Engineering: Gives students in the fields of Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Geology and Physics the chance to spend a summer working with German doctoral students on serious research projects.
Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship
For graduating seniors planning full-time study toward a PhD in the physical, engineering, computer, mathematical or life sciences.
DOE National Nuclear Security Administration Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship (SSGF)
Provides outstanding benefits and opportunities to students (including graduating seniors) pursuing a Ph.D. in areas of interest to stewardship science, such as high-energy density physics, nuclear science, or properties of materials under extreme conditions.
Department of Homeland Security: Science and Technology Directorate Graduate Fellowship
Intended to ensure a diverse and highly talented science and technology community to achieve the DHS mission and objectives. Areas of study include: physical, biological, social and behavioral sciences including science policy, engineering, mathematics, and computer science.
Offers opportunities for underrepresented students to obtain MS degrees in engineering and PhDs in engineering and the natural and physical sciences through a program of paid summer internships and graduate financial aid.
Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship
Supports graduate students working towards their PhD in applications of the physical sciences. Applicants must show evidence of creativity, broad understanding of the physical principles, and outstanding potential for innovative research, and they must be willing to morally commit to make their skills available to the US in time of national emergency.
Hispanic Scholars Fund/General Motors Scholarship
For Hispanic students in engineering and business.
Indiana Engineering Scholarship
The Indiana Society of Professional Engineers has established a scholarship program to aid resident students of Indiana who have proven a genuine interest in an engineering career.
Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship
Seeks to train scientists and engineers to address the global questions of the future through the use of innovative curricula and internships, and by focusing on problem-centered training.
Knowles Science Teaching Foundation (KSTF) Physical Science and Mathematics Teaching Fellowships
For individuals who have at least a bachelor’s degree in a physical science, engineering or mathematics and now want to teach science or mathematics in U.S. high schools.
Math for America Fellowship Program
Focuses on the shortage of adequately qualified mathematics teachers in our nation's public high schools by training mathematically-talented individuals to become high school math teachers and supporting them in the early years of their careers.
NASA Aeronautics Scholarship Program
NASA’s Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD) focuses on cutting-edge, fundamental research in traditional aeronautical disciplines, as well as emerging fields with promising application to aeronautics.
NASA Undergraduate Student Research Project
Offers sophomores, juniors and seniors in engineering, math, computer science, or physical/ life sciences experience at NASA Centers during a summer, fall or spring session. Students will receive a stipend plus travel expenses.
NDSEG (National Defense Science and Engineering) Graduate Fellowship
To provide the US with talented, doctorally trained American scientists and engineers who will lead state of the art research projects in disciplines having the greatest payoff to national defense.
NIH (National Institute of Health) Graduate Partnerships Program in Biomedical Sciences
For US students wishing to pursue a PhD in the biomedical sciences. See website for various participating universities and deadlines.
NIH Postbaccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) Program
The Postbaccalaureate IRTA program and the National Cancer Institute's CRTA program provide opportunities for recent college graduates to spend a year engaged in biomedical research at the NIH.
NIH-Oxford-Cambridge Research Scholars Program
An accelerated, individualized doctoral training program for outstanding science students committed to biomedical research. It enables students to undertake a collaborative project in any area of biomedical investigation involving two mentors--one at the NIH intramural campus in Bethesda, Maryland and one at either Oxford or Cambridge University.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Hollings Scholarship
Academic assistance and summer internship for sophomores in a discipline related to oceanic and atmospheric science, e.g.: biological, social and physical sciences; mathematics; engineering; computer and information sciences; and teacher education
Northeast Indiana Engineers Week Academic Awards
Local professional engineering organizations, businesses and individuals honor local college students with $1000 awards.
RWTH-Aachen University Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program for US Students
Fosters research partnerships between qualified sophomores and juniors from top US and Canadian universities and research faculty at our RWTH-Aachen University, Germany.
SMART (Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation) Scholarship
Established by the Reagan National Defense Authorization Act (2005) to promote the education, recruitment and retention of rising junior and senior undergraduate and graduate students in Science, Math and Engineering studies. There is an employment obligation to DoD with this scholarship program.
Society of Women Engineers Scholarship
Provides financial assistance to women admitted to accredited baccalaureate or graduate programs, in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science.
UNCF/ Merck Undergraduate Science Research Fellowship
Encourages the interest of African American undergraduate students in furthering their science education and pursuing biomedical science careers by providing tuition support and opportunities for research experience in a state-of-the-art industrial laboratory.
Whitaker International Fellows and Scholars Program
Sends emerging leaders in U.S. biomedical engineering (or bioengineering) to undertake a self-designed project that will enhance their own careers within the field.
Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship
For seniors in the STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—who want to teach in high-need Indiana, Michigan and Ohio high schools.
Indiana Space Grant Consortium Fellowships
Provide financial support for a variety of research, education and outreach programs.
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Offers various awards, competitions, fellowships, and so forth.
National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering
Grad school scholarships for math, science and engineering.
Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Scholarships
Scholarships, Fellowships, Internships, and Research Participation Programs.
Community of Science
Various sources of funding for scientific research
Andover Teaching Fellowship
One year teaching experience at Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts. Fields open to teaching fellows include: English; French; German; Spanish; Russian; classics; history; philosophy; religion; biology; math; chemistry; physics; art; music; and physical education.
Austrian Government Teaching Assistantships (not Fulbright)
Provides prospective teachers of German and/or graduates with an interest in Austrian studies with opportunities to work at secondary schools throughout Austria as English language teaching assistants.
Culver Academies Faculty Internship
Offers a rich experience for recent college graduates who want to explore various career opportunities at an independent boarding school, focusing mainly on teaching, but also wellness, communications, technology, and athletics.
French Government Teaching Assistantships (not Fulbright)
For graduates proficient in French who wish to teach English conversation classes in primary and secondary schools and IUFMs in all regions of France.
Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships
Aims to increase mutual understanding between the people of the US and other countries through exchange of persons, knowledge, and skills. Fulbright ETAs teach English in select countries while pursuing civic engagement, sometimes in the form of small independent research projects.
English Program in Korea (EPIK)
Seeks to improve the English speaking abilities of students and teachers in Korea, to develop cultural exchanges, and to reform teaching methodologies in English through teaching assistantships for native English speakers.
Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program
An international exchange and foreign language education program for college graduates. Three types of positions are available: Assistant Language Teacher (ALT); Coordinator for International Relations (CIR); and Sports Exchange Advisor (SEA).
Madison Memorial Fellowships
Provide support for graduate study that focuses on the US Constitution for students who intend to become a secondary school teacher of American history, American government or social studies.
Math Pioneers Fellowship: Match Corps
A full-time, 10.5-month urban education math tutoring fellowship.
Seeks to further an understanding and appreciation of both the principles of the Founding Fathers and the culture that formed their values and views. Salvatori Fellows must do graduate work in a field related to the American Founding.
Spanish Language and Cultural Assistants
The program is an academic “continuing education” grant provided by the Ministry of Education of Spain. The program sends over 2000 American and Canadian participants to Spain each year to serve as teaching assistants, sharing their native knowledge of the English or French language and North American culture in Spanish public K-12 schools.
TaLK (Teach and Learn in Korea)
A unique scholarship opportunity for undergradutes and recent graduates who are seeking a personal, professional and educational experience in Korea.
Teach for America
Teach for America is the national corps of outstanding recent college graduates of all academic majors who commit two years to teach in urban and rural public schools and become lifelong leaders in the effort to expand educational opportunity.
Assists future teachers of liberal arts or social sciences who are motivated by the need to integrate the idea of liberal education with their teaching efforts, and, in so doing, to restore to university studies their distinction and worth.
Western Civilization Fellowship
Designed to address our culture’s loss of memory by supporting at the graduate level the study of the institutions, values, and history of the West.