2019-2020 Application Deadlines

External Fellowship Deadlines

Please check websites if a fellowship lists an old date or TBA.

ScholarshipDescriptionCampus DeadlineFinal Deadline
AAAS Science and TechnologyOpportunity to learn first-hand about policy making. November 1, 2019 by 11:59 pm EST
AAMC MD-PhD ResourcesFunding MD/PhD Dual Degree Training. Varies, Check website
ADB - JapanADB-JSP provides full scholarships for one to two years. Varies, Check website
AFLSEFull-tuition to American citizens (or permanent residents) for one year graduate study at the London School of Economics. Encouraged to apply as soon as possible to LSE, Check Website
AIGCFor Native American students. High School Applications open January, 2020; See website for final deadline
Undergrad Applications open January, 2020; See website for final deadline
Graduate Applications open January, 2020; See website for final deadline
Allen Lee HughesIndividuals interested in artistic and technical production, arts administration and community engagement. Fellowship provides a modest stipend. Applications for the 2020-2021 season will be available November 2019; Check Website for updates
Alpha Lambda DeltaFor initiated members of Alpha Lambda Delta, funding to obtain professional or graduate degrees. Applications for 2020 will be posted in October 2019; Check website for details
American Council of Learned SocietiesFor study in humanities and related social sciences. Varies Depending on Program; Check Website
American Progress  Applications received on a rolling basis; see website for details
American Scandinavian FoundationFunding for students from Scandinavian countries to study in the US and for US students to study in Scandinavia. November 1, 2019
AnchorFunds to assist graduate students in fields related to water resources, surface and groundwater quality, coastal development, habitat restoration, and contaminated sediment management. November 11, 2019
Annie's HomegrownFor graduate or undergraduate students in sustainable or organic agriculture. Application open January 15-March 15 2019; Check website for details
APAICSFellowships for students interested in public service careers. TBA, Check Website
API American Scholarship FundVarious Scholarships. January 10, 2019 deadline by 5:00 pm EST (opens September 4, 2018)
APLPFor alumni studying emergent Asia Pacific regional issues. November 15, 2019
Asian Cultural CouncilSupport for international travel and cultural exchange between Asia and the U.S., and among the countries of Asia. applications open each year in the Fall; check website for details
Asian Women in Business FoundationFunding for Asian-American women students. Funds for 2020 subject to availability; check website
ASPPH-EPAASPPH works with practice partners locally, nationally, and globally to prepare the future public health workforce through mentored, practical training experiences. Varies by program; check website
AstraeaFunding for projects addressing LGBT issues/organizations. Varies by Fund, Check Website
Audria M. EdwardsFunding for LGBT students/ children of LGBT parents. May 1, 2020 all materials must be received by this date.
AWISFor women enrolled in math and science college courses. Various Scholarships. March 15, 2020 (opens January 2, 2020)
Bayliss RadioFunding for students majoring in Broadcast Communications. TBA; check website
BeattieFunds graduate student research on rare or endangered US plants. January 31, 2020
Benjamin Gilman InternationalFunding for undergraduate study abroad. October 2, 2019 Spring 2020/Early Summer 2020 student online submissions deadline
October 9, 2019 Spring 2020/Early Summer 2020 advisor deadline
March 5, 2020 Summer 2020/Fall 2020 student deadline
March 12, 2020 Summer 2020/Fall 2020 advisor deadline
Better ChanceFunding for Native American and minority students. Varies, Check website
Bibliographical Society of AmericaFor bibliographical research and inquiry. November 1, 2019
#Boren Graduate FellowshipsFor students who want to emphasize international language.December 2, 2019
January 29, 2020 by 5:00 pm EST (2:00 pm PST)
*Boren Undergraduate ScholarshipsFor students interested in international studies and language.December 6, 2019
February 5, 2020 by 5:00 pm EST (2:00 pm PST)
Bread and RosesFunding for gay men from the five-county Philadelphia region. November 1, 2019 by 5:00 PM EST
Breakthrough CollaborativeEight-week program for college-aged teachers. Applications open October 2019, deadline in early 2020; See website for final deadline
Brower Youth AwardsSix annual awards for environmental projects. May 1, 2019 by 8:59 pm PST
Brown and CaldwellFor students pursuing degrees in Environmental Sciences. April 15, 2019
BUNAC Blue CardOpportunity to work as an intern in the UK. Requires additional Funding. Year-Round; Advise applying at least 8 weeks before arrival in UK
Campus Ecology ProgramFellowships for on-campus ecology projects. TBA
Canon CollinsFor nationals from Southern African Countries to pursue postgraduate degrees in the UK or southern Africa. Varies by Program, Check website
CAPAL Scholarships and internshipsInternships and Scholarships for Asian Pacific Americans. Early deadline in mid-February, Final deadline in early March; Check Website
CarnegiePolitics, International RelationsDecember 2, 2019
January 15, 2020
Cartland Shackford MedicalAwards to graduating women. January 27, 2020 each award; check website
CHCI FellowshipsFunding for Latino students. January 29, 2018 for Graduate & Public Policy Fellowships
CHCI InternshipsFunding for Latino students. September 29, 2017 for 2018 Spring Internship
December 1, 2017 for 2018 Summer Internship
March 9, 2018 for 2018 Fall Internship
CHCI ScholarshipsFunding for Latino students. Varies by Program, Check website
CheveningScholarship schemes, all fields, for study in the UK. Varies Depending on Program, Check Website
City YearAmericorps program to build stronger democracy. Rolling deadline; Check website
Clinton InternationalFunding for study abroad. November 15, 2019 for 2020 Spring Semester
March 15, 2020 for 2020 Summer Session
June 15, 2020 for 2020 Fall Semester
CommonwealthFor pursuit of a postgraduate or doctoral degree at Commonwealth universities. Varies based on program or country; check website
Community Action GrantsFellowships and grants for women. Varies, Check website
Consortium for Graduate Study in ManagementFor African American, Hispanic American, and Native Americans pursuing a Masters in Business. October 15, 2019 Early Application Deadline
January 5, 2020 Traditional Application Deadline
CORONine-month leadership training program in public affairs. Opens in Fall 2019, deadline in January 2020; check website
Cosmos ClubTo meet specific research needs not covered by other supporting funds. November 1, 2019 by Midnight EDT
DAADFunding for undergraduate and graduate. study in the Federal Republic of Germany. Varies by Program, Check website
December 15, 2019 DAAD-RISE deadline (opens November 1, 2019)
Dam ScholarshipFor grad students whose studies may help with dam-related issues. Opens Fall 2019; check website
Davies-JacksonFunding to study at Cambridge. October 15, 2019
Davis-PutterFor students working for peace and justice. April 1, 2019 Applications must be submitted by this date
DOE Computational ScienceSupport for grad students pursuing work in mathematics, computer science, and science/engineering fields. Opens late October 2019; check website
EarhartFunding for women pursuing a Ph.D./Doctoral degree in aerospace-related sciences and aerospace-related engineering. TBA; check website
Echoing GreenTwo-year fellowship for sustainable public service projects. opens September 2019; check website
Effective Writing and Scholarship ProgramFor LGBTQA High School students preparing for college. February 14, 2019
Elie Wiesel PrizeEssay contest for analysis of urgent ethical issues. January 18, 2019
El PomarFunds programs in leadership, community development, public, and nonprofit sectors. Check website
Emerson National HungerPrograms to understand and eliminate hunger. begin accepting applications in Fall 2019; check website
Environmental Leadership ProgramTwo-year leadership development program. Varies by Program, Check website
Environmental Research and Education FoundationFor work in waste management. April 19, 2019
EPA Post-DoctoralPost-Doctoral Research Programs Varies by program; Check website
Erasmus Mundus ProgrammeFunds graduate study (masters and Ph.D.) in European Union countries. Deadlines vary, Check website
ExplorersFor pursuit of exploration and field sciences. November 8, 2018
Ford FoundationFor students from minority or underrepresented groups. December 10, 2019 for 2020 Dissertation & Postdoctoral Fellowships
December 17, 2019 for 2020 PreDoctorate Fellowships
January 7, 2020 for Supplemental Materials for submitted applications
Frame My Future Scholarship Contestsubmit an original creation that communicates what you want to do in your personal and professional life after college. Follow the theme: This is How I Frame My Future. April 1, 2019 (opens October 16, 2018)
Freeman-Asia ScholarshipScholarships to support study abroad in East or Southeast Asia October 3, 2018 by 5:00 pm EST for Spring 2019 Student deadline
October 10, 2018 by 5:00 pm EST for Spring 2019 Advisor deadline
*FulbrightFunds one year self-directed learning/research, or teaching in over 160 countriesSeptember 9, 2019
October 8, 2019 ONLINE, by 2:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time
GAPA ScholarshipsFunding for LGBTQ Asian Pacific Islanders. June 9, 2019
Garden Club27 scholarships and several fellowships.  Varies by Program, Check website
Gates-CambridgeFunds research and studies addressing global problems. Applications open in September 2019; check website for details
Gates MillenniumFunding for minority students in college. Check website
Gilder LehrmanFor undergrads in American History. April 15, 2019 (opens September 24, 2018)
Global Health CorpsFully-funded, year-long fellowships in Social Justice. January 16, 2019 (opens December 5, 2018)
Gloria BarronFor Graduate students researching the wilderness, especially conservation. April 19, 2019
GoldwaterFor sciences, math, or engineering studentsNovember 30, 2019
January 31, 2020 by 5 pm CST (3 pm PST) Application Deadline
Governor's Fellowship (Indiana)12-month training experience in Indiana State government. March 31, 2019
Governor's Fellowship (Virginia)For students from Virginia or studying in Virginia. March 15, 2019
Greater Seattle Business AssociationUndergraduate funding for LGBTQ students and allies. January 11, 2019
Green CorpsGraduates - paid Environmental leadership program Applications now open, APPLY ONLINE
Greenlining AcademyLeadership program. Varies, Check Website
GreenshieldsFunding for traditional artists (not digital) to further training or other assistance. Accepted throughout the year
Harvard Business SchoolOne-week management training program. April 21, 2020
Herbert Memorial Scholarship"To further interest and research in the water Resources of Colorado" ~Website April 29, 2019
HertzFunding toward Ph.D. degree in applied physical sciences. October 23, 2019 Application due
October 25, 2019 References due
HORIZONSFor women studying for national security, defense careers or related fields. TBA; Check website
Humane Studies FellowshipFor undergrad, grad, law and professional students. December 1, 2019
Humanity in ActionFor students studying for understanding and working for human rights. Varies; Check website
Huntington Public ServiceFunding for graduating college senior to pursue public service worldwide. January 17, 2020
IAPAFor young journalists. January 31, 2020
Independent InstituteInternships for graduates, undergraduates, and recently graduated in marketing, development, publicity and publishing. October 1, 2019 2020 Winter/Spring deadline
April 1, 2020 2020 Summer Deadline
July 1, 2020 2020 Fall Deadline
Insight CollaborativeOne-year fellowship to study conflict management. January 9, 2019
International Dissertation Field ResearchGraduate students in humanities and social sciences enrolled in doctoral programs in the USA. November 5, 2019 online by 9:00 pm (EST)
IPVS Summer ProgramSix-week program in service projects. Varies; Check website
ISAVarious scholarships for students in fields of automation and control. February 24, 2019
ISI FellowshipsVarious Fellowships. February 1, 2018
February 15, 2018 Faculty Recommendation Deadline
Japan/World BankFunding to study in a foreign country. opens March 2020; check website for deadline
JASSOFor students interested in studying or teaching in Japan. Check Website
Jeanette Rankin FoundationFunding for low-income women ages 35+ for college education. Opens November 2019; check website for deadline
Jennings Randolph Peace ScholarSupports doctoral dissertations on peace. opens September 4, 2019; check website for deadline
JISPFunds training for Japanese nationals studying Economics. December 31, 2019
KAPF ScholarshipsVarious Scholarships February 8, 2019
KarmanRecognize and assist students with great scholastic achievements January 31, 2020 by midnight
Kennedy Memorial InternshipsAssist Advocacy Team. Check Website for Current Internships
Kennedy School of GovernmentFor studies for a masters in MPA, MPP, and MPA/ID. Check website
Kinley Memorial FellowshipFunds advanced study in fine arts. TBA; check website
Klausman Women in BusinessFor women of any nationality studying business. TBA based on local club, check website
Knight-Hennessy ScholarsGraduate program for civic leadership October 9, 2019 by 1:00 pm PST, for Fall 2020
KosciuszkoFor graduate, undergraduate, and exchange programs in Poland. January 15, 2020 for all available scholarships
L'Oreal USAFor women in sciences, provides postdoctoral fellowships for women in specific fields. opens December 2019 for 2020; check website for deadline
Live Out LoudFor High School LGBTQ students. March 31, 2019
*Luce Scholars October 1, 2019
November 1, 2019 (Hard copy)
MadisonFunds studies for teaching American Government, American History, Social Studies. March 1, 2020 by 5:00 p.m. CST
MALDEF ScholarshipsFor Mexican-American college, graduate, and law students. Varies by program; Check website
Malyon SmithFunds graduate study in psychology. March 30, 2020
Markowski-LeachFunding for specific colleges. Applications due April 2020; check website
*MarshallFunds two years of graduate study at any UK universitySeptember 3, 2019
October 3, 2019 by 2:00 pm PST (online and in hard copy)
MayoFor young scientists to build skills and test inclinations toward research. February 1, 2020
MfA NewtonMaster's level teacher training. Varies based upon program and location; check website for details
MicrosoftInternships for Undergraduate students studying computer science. Varies by program & location; Check website for details
Mirzayan Science & Tech Policy - GradFor students to understand interactions of science, government, and technology. September 6, 2019
*Mitchell ScholarshipFunds two years of graduate study at any Irish universitySeptember 3, 2019
September 27, 2019 received online, endorsed, & hard copy by 2:00 pm PST
MuskieEncourage economic and democratic growth in Eurasia. TBA, Check Website
NAS/NRC ResearchPromotes excellence in scientific and technological research. August 1, 2019 by 5:00 pm EST
November 1, 2019 by 5:00 pm EST
February 1, 2020 by 5:00 pm EST
May 1, 2020 by 5:00 pm EST
National AcademiesFellowships for researchers in Academic, Federal, Industrial and International workforces. Varies; Check website
National Black Law Students AssociationFor law students of African-American descent. TBA; check website
National Gay and Lesbian Task ForceInternships. TBA; check website
National Gay Pilot AssocFunding for pursuit of aviation careers. August 31, 2019
National GEM ConsortiumFunding for minorities studying engineering and science. November 12, 2019
National Hispanic Scholarship FundFor Hispanic-American students. February 15, 2019
National Physical Science ConsortiumSponsors doctoral fellowship programs in the physical sciences. Check website
NCAAGrad school funding for athletes in NCAA sports. Varies, Check Website
Nelson MandelaPost-graduate opportunities for South African students.  Opens March 8, 2019 for 2020
NIH UndergradFunds students from disadvantaged backgrounds in biomedical or other health-related research. March 18, 2019
NOAA Hollings ScholarshipFund research in Oceanic and Atmospheric patterns. Opens September 1, 2019, deadline in January 2020; check website for details
NPR KrocFor students interested in radio journalism. December 31, 2019 by 11:59 pm EST
NSF, FundingFunding for undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral work. Varies, Check Website
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship ProgramFunding for studies in science and engineering. October 21, 2019 Life Sciences and Geosciences deadline
October 22, 2019 Computer and Information Science and Engineering, Engineering, Materials Research deadline
October 24, 2019 Social Sciences, Psychology, STEM deadline
October 25, 2019 Chemistry, Mathematical Sciences, Physics and Astronomy deadline
November 1, 2019 Reference letters for all fields of study due
NYC Urban FellowsNine-month program for young/aspiring public policy makers. January 14, 2019 by 6:00 pm EST
Oak Ridge InstituteInternships and scholarships for students of all ages in various science-related fields. Varies by program, Check Website
OAS ScholarshipsTo assist in academic studies. Varies, Check Website
Open Society InstituteGrants, Scholarships, Internships. Varies, Check Website
Pamela Harriman Foreign Service FellowshipsOutstanding undergraduates from across the nation, chosen from students serving in a summer professional position with the U.S. Department of State in Washington, DC, and the U.S. Embassies in London and Paris. opens August 2019; check website for deadline
Partners in Health/Social JusticeInternship program focusing on issues in health/social justice. Check Website for Current Internships
PFLAG Scholarship ProgramFunding for LGBT students entering college for the first time. On hiatus as of October 2018
Pickering Foreign AffairsFor students interested in foreign service. February 15, 2019
PMF ProgramLeadership Development Program in government for advanced degree programs. Opens October 3, 2019 at 12:00 pm EST
October 17, 2019 by 12:00 pm EST
Point FoundationVarious scholarships and programs. Opens November 1, 2019
January 28, 2020 by 11:59 pm PST
PPIAPreparation for graduate programs in public and international affairs.  Opens Fall 2019; check website for deadline
PrideFunding for college, LGBTQ encouraged. opens October 11, 2019; check website for deadline
Pride Law FundFunds post-graduate study in law. February 24, 2019
Public AlliesTen month program with local nonprofit organizations. Varies, Check Website
Rangel Fellows ProgramFunds two years of graduate study in field relevant to the Foreign Service September 24, 2019
Rangel Summer ProgramSix-week summer program providing summer courses at Howard University in US Foreign Relations and political economy February 4, 2020
Reagan-FascellSupport activists, practitioners, scholars from new and aspiring democracies. October 1, 2019 for the 2020-2021 Academic Year
October 8, 2019 Letters of Recommendation Due
Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)Funding for research for undergraduates. August 28, 2019
*Rhodes ScholarshipFunds two years of graduate study at Oxford University.September 3, 2019
October 2, 2019 online by 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time
Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship ProgramCustomized work placements, professional seminars, and German language training.  November 1, 2019 by 11:59 pm EST
Ron BrownFunding up to four years for High School seniors. November 1, 2019 Early Application for Ron Brown Scholarship
January 9, 2020 Final Postmarked Deadline for Ron Brown Scholarship
Roosevelt Summer AcademyVarious internships.  March 15, 2020
RoothbertFunding for undergraduates or graduates. February 1, 2020 (Applications open November 1, 2019)
Rotary AmbassadorialOne year study abroad opportunity in any discipline in over 160 countries worldwide. District Grants Varies by District, Check Website
Global Grant Applications Accepted on a Rolling Basis
Rotary PeaceFunding for study at a Rotary Center for International Studies. May 31, 2020 Deadline to submit to District
July 1, 2020 Deadline for District to submit endorsed applications
SACI - FlorenceStudy abroad in art/art history and Italian culture and language. Varies, Check Website
SchwarzmanGraduate program for leadership development.August 30, 2019
Applications due in late Spring 2020 for applicants holding passports from mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macao
September 26, 2019 for applicants holding a passport from any country other than mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macao
Scoville - PeaceInternship opportunity for college graduates to serve 6-9 months with a participating organization of their choice in Washington DC. Early January for Fall 2020 Deadline; check website for deadline
October 1, 2019 for Spring 2020 Deadline
SDE/ GWISFor female members of Sigma Delta Epsilon. January 11, 2019
Sidley PrelawFunding for prelaw students. January 11, 2019
Sigma Xi Research  October 15, 2019
March 15, 2020
Skadden Fellowship FoundationFunds graduating law students. September 16, 2019
SmithsonianVarious fellowships and internships. Varies Depending on Program, Check Website
Society for Women EngineersFunding for women pursuing baccalaureate or graduate degrees in engineering or computer science. February 15, 2020 Sophomore - Graduate level
May 1, 2020 Freshman deadline
Soros FellowshipsFunds graduate study in any discipline or professional school, for students who have green cards, are naturalized citizens, or who have two parents who are naturalized citizens. November 1, 2019 by 2:00 pm ET
South Pacific and East TimorFunds study in South Pacific and East Timor. Check website for other program deadlines
December 31, 2019 for the POSCO Visiting Fellowship Program
Spencer DissertationFunding pursuit of doctoral degrees at a grad school in the United States. October 3, 2019 Dissertation Fellowship Deadline by 5 pm Eastern time
November 7, 2019 Postdoctoral Fellowship Deadline by 5 pm Eastern time
Student Academy AwardsAwards and cash grants offered for student films. June 1, 2019
Swiss Benevolent Society Scholarships  March 31, 2020
Teach For AmericaTo teach in inner-city or rural schools. Varies, Check website
*TrumanGraduate school funding for careers in service, policyNovember 5, 2018
February 5, 2019
U Chicago OMSAFunding for Minorities and multicultural students. Varies, Check Website
UdallEnvironmental studies, Native American tribal policyFebruary 11, 2019
March 7, 2019
UGRADGlobal program for study in the US. Varies by program; Check website
UNCFFunding for African American students. Varies, Check website
UNCF MerckFunding for African-Americans interested in biomedical science education and research. TBA; check website
UNESCO Keizo ObuchiFor young researchers from developing countries majoring in a specific area. November 29, 2019
USAIDToward a two-year master's degree in a U.S. institution to study an area of relevance to the USAID Foreign Service, arranges internships on Capitol Hill and at USAID missions overseas. November 1, 2019
USDA ScholarshipFunds students studying agriculture, food, natural resource sciences at one of eighteen universities. April 30, 2019
Venture ScholarsCoordinates opportunities for underrepresented minorities in foundations and organizations, in the biological and agricultural sciences. Varies, Check Website
VillersYear-long fellowship at the Office of Families USA in Washington, D.C. TBA, Check website
Wake Forest University Corporate FellowsFunds tuition and a $10,000 stipend for their program. Other applications accepted on a rolling basis; check website
April 1, 2020 Coverdell Fellows program deadline
WCPITrain potential leaders in public policy formation to examine issues from the perspective, experiences, and needs of women. June 3, 2019
WhitakerFor emerging leaders in U.S. biomedical engineering or bioengineering. TBA; check website
White House FellowsYear-long fellowship as special assistants to senior White House Staff. opens November 1, 2019; check website for deadline
WILPFEleven-month internships for young women. Check Website for Current Internships
Women's Policy ResearchBuilding networking with people concerned with policy issues for women. check website for current internships
Woods HoleFellowships in science and engineering. February 15, 2020
WorldstudioUndergraduate or graduate students pursuing degrees in the fine or commercial arts, design or architecture.
 April 30, 2019
World TeachTeach for one year in a different country. Varies, Check Website