Select Scholarships and Fellowships

Select Fellowships

The College Center for Research and Fellowships provides comprehensive advising and application support for only the select nationally competitive fellowships listed below. 

Where to go from here:

  1. Click on the award name to learn whether a fellowship is right for you. Please review important information about fellowship award types, eligibility, selection criteria, campus and national deadlines, and campus process timelines. If a fellowship requires University endorsement, participation in a campus process is mandatory in order to apply. The globe icon ( 🌐 ) indicates that non-US citizens are eligible to apply for a fellowship. 
  2. Click on the Next Step link to get started working on a specific fellowship. There you will find links to information sessions, workshops, and other spaces where you can connect with an advisor.     
Award Eligibility Brief Description Campus Start Due Date Next Step 
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 Here
Astronaut Scholarship 2nd and 3rd Years Awards $10,000 to outstanding students in math, science, and engineering. Fall Mid Winter Here
Beinecke Scholarship 3rd Years Funding for third year students interested in pursuing a PhD in the Arts, Humanities, or Social Sciences. Late Fall Mid February Here
Boren Scholarship All Years Study abroad funding for students interested in learning a language critical to national security concerns. Mid Fall Early February Here
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 Here
Churchill Scholarship 3rd, 4th, Alumni Full funding for one-year MA in STEM fields at the University of Cambridge. Late Summer Early October Here
DAAD German Academic Exchange RISE Program (Research Internship in Science and Engineering) 2nd, 3rd  🌐 Summer STEM research experience in Germany. Early Fall Mid December Here
DAAD German Academic Exchange One-Year Research Grant 3rd, 4th  🌐 Support postgraduate research in Germany. Spring Early November Here
DAAD German Academic Exchange Study Scholarship 3rd, 4th  🌐 Supports postgraduate study in Germany. Spring Early November Here
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 Here
Emerson Fellowship 4th, Alumni One-year fellowship for individuals seeking to make a difference in the struggle to eliminate hunger and poverty.   Mid January Here
Ertegun Fellowship 3rd, 4th, Alumni 🌐 Funding for a postgraduate degree at Oxford in the arts or humanities. Early Fall Early January Here
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 Here
Gates-Cambridge Scholarship 3rd, 4th, Alumni 🌐 Graduate enrollment in Cambridge University, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation. Spring October Here
Gilman Scholarship All Years Funding for study abroad opportunities for students who are Pell Grant eligible. Varies Varies Here
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 Here
Humanity in Action Fellowship (HIA) All Years 🌐 Summer academic programming in Europe focused on peace studies. Fall Early January Here
Marshall Scholarship 3rd, 4th, Alumni Funding for graduate study in the UK. Spring Early October Here
Mitchell Scholarship 3rd, 4th, Alumni Funding for graduate study in Ireland. Spring Early October Here
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)

Here
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 Here
Payne Fellowship 4th, Alumni Funds two years of graduate school for students preparing for careers in the USAID. Summer Early Fall Here
Pickering Fellowship 4th, Alumni Funds two years of graduate school for students preparing for careers in the Foreign Service. Summer Early Fall Here
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 Here
Rangel International Affairs Program 4th, Alumni Funds two years of graduate school for students preparing for careers in the Foreign Service. Summer Early Fall Here
Rhodes Scholarship 3rd, 4th, Alumni  🌐 Funding for graduate degree from Oxford University. Spring Early October Here
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 Here
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 Here
Yenching Academy

3rd, 4th, Alumni  🌐

Provides full support for at least the first year of a two-year master's program at Peking University. Early Fall

Early December

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Additional Fellowships

While the College Center for Research and Fellowships does not offer individual advising and draft review for the opportunities listed below, it does provide resources that will help you develop your application materials. Webinars and materials are accessible via the Next Step links and the CCRF Resource Library. Interview Preparation and support are offered to National Finalists.

Award Eligibility Brief Description Campus Start Due Date Next Step 
Critical Language Scholarship All Years Fully funds intensive language study and cultural immersion abroad   November Here
Knight Hennessey  3rd, 4th, Alumni 🌐 Provides funding for graduate education at Stanford   Early Fall Here
Schwarzman Scholars 4th, Alumni 🌐 Fully funds a 1-year master's degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China   Mid September

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Additional national fellowship opportunities can be found in the searchable database here: https://ccrf.uchicago.edu/search. Please note, CCRF staff do not provide advising 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.