Select Scholarships and Fellowships

The College Center for Research and Fellowships provides comprehensive advising and application support for only the select nationally competitive fellowships listed below. Many of those listed also require University of Chicago endorsement and all students interested in applying for any of the opportunities below are strongly encouraged to carefully review all of the information provided about each opportunity and attend a relevant information session in advance of beginning an application process. The globe icon ( 🌐 ) indicates that non-US citizens are eligible to apply for a fellowship. You can read more about opportunities and the application processes by clicking on the awards names below:

Award Eligibility Brief Description Campus Start Due Date
Amgen Scholars Program 1st, 2nd, 3rd Years Funding for summer research in the biological sciences at premier domestic and international academic institutions. Mid Fall Early February
Astronaut Scholarship 2nd and 3rd Years Awards $10,000 to outstanding students in math, science, and engineering. Fall Mid Winter
Beinecke Scholarship 3rd Years Funding for third year students interested in pursuing a PhD in the Arts, Humanities, or Social Sciences. Early Fall Mid February
Boren Scholarship All Years Study abroad funding for students interested in learning a language critical to national security concerns. Mid Fall Early February
Carnegie Endowment Junior Fellows Program 4th Years, Alumni  🌐 Postgraduate fellowship placement at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a leading think-tank in Washington, DC. Late Fall Mid January
Churchill Scholarship 3rd, 4th, Alumni Full funding for one-year MA in STEM fields at the University of Cambridge. Late Summer Early October
DAAD German Academic Exchange RISE Program (Research Internship in Science and Engineering) 2nd, 3rd  🌐 Summer STEM research experience in Germany. Early Fall Mid December
DAAD German Academic Exchange Study Scholarship 3rd, 4th  🌐 Supports postgraduate study in Germany. Spring Early November
Davis Projects for Peace 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th  🌐 Provides summer grants of up to $10,000 for individual or collaborative grassroots projects. Mid Fall Mid January
Emerson Fellowship 4th, Alumni One-year fellowship for individuals seeking to make a difference in the struggle to eliminate hunger and poverty.   Mid January
Ertegun Fellowship 3rd, 4th, Alumni 🌐 Funding for a postgraduate degree at Oxford in the arts or humanities. Early Fall Early January
Fulbright US Student Program 3rd, 4th, Alumni Postgraduate opportunities to conduct independent research, enroll in graduate study, or serve as an English teaching assistant abroad. Early Winter Early October
Gates-Cambridge Scholarship 3rd, 4th, Alumni 🌐 Graduate enrollment in Cambridge University, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation. Spring October
Gilman Scholarship All Years Funding for study abroad opportunities for students who are Pell Grant eligible. Varies Varies
Goldwater Scholarship 2nd and 3rd Years Funding for second and third year STEM students interested in pursuing a PhD and a career in research. Fall Late January
Humanity in Action Fellowship (HIA) All Years 🌐 Summer academic programming in Europe focused on peace studies. Fall Early January
Marshall Scholarship 3rd, 4th, Alumni Funding for graduate study in the UK. Spring Early October
Mitchell Scholarship 3rd, 4th, Alumni Funding for graduate study in Ireland. Spring Early October
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program 4th, Alumni Graduate funding and stipend for students enrolled or enrolling in STEM graduate programs. Summer

Early November (Varies)

NIH Oxford-Cambridge Fellows Program (MD/PhD) 4th, Alumni An accelerated, individualized doctoral training program for outstanding science students committed to biomedical research careers Early Fall Early December
Payne Fellowship 4th, Alumni Funds two years of graduate school for students preparing for careers in the USAID. Summer Early Fall
Pickering Fellowship 4th, Alumni Funds two years of graduate school for students preparing for careers in the Foreign Service. Summer Early Fall
Public Policy and International Affairs Program Junior Summer Institute 3rd Years 🌐 Summer program aimed at helping students achieve an MA or joint degree, typically in public policy, public administration, international affairs or a related field. Late Summer Early November
Rangel International Affairs Program 4th, Alumni Funds two years of graduate school for students preparing for careers in the Foreign Service. Summer Early Fall
Rhodes Scholarship 3rd, 4th, Alumni  🌐 Funding for graduate degree from Oxford University. Spring Early October
Truman Scholarship for Public Service and Leadership 3rd Years Funding for third year students interested in graduate school who have evidenced their capacity to be "change agents." Early Fall Early February
Udall Scholarship 2nd and 3rd Years For second and third year students who are passionate about environmental advocacy or Native American public policy/healthcare. Mid November Early March
Yenching Academy Scholars Program

3rd, 4th, Alumni  🌐

Provides full support for a one-year master's program at Peking University. Early Fall

Early December

Additional national fellowship opportunities can be found in the searchable database here: Please note, CCRF staff do not advise on all fellowships included in the database, only on those listed above. We also DO NOT advise on any other fellowships or scholarships students may find through other resources. Students should work closely with their academic mentors on applications for other opportunities, including their applications for graduate school.