2020-2021 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, 2020 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, 2021; See website for final deadline
Undergrad Applications open January, 2021; See website for final deadline
Graduate Applications open January, 2021; 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 2021-2022 season will be available November 2020; Check Website for deadline
Alpha Lambda DeltaFor initiated members of Alpha Lambda Delta, funding to obtain professional or graduate degrees. Applications for 2021 will be posted in October 2020; Check website for deadline
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, 2020
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 2020; Check website for details
APAICSFellowships for students interested in public service careers. January 24, 2020 by 5:00 pm EST
API American Scholarship FundVarious Scholarships. January 22, 2020 (opens September 4, 2019)
APLPFor alumni studying emergent Asia Pacific regional issues. Not offering 2021 APLP; check back in Fall 2021 for the 2022 APLP
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
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. April 1, 2021 all materials must be received by this date.
AWISFor women enrolled in math and science college courses. Various Scholarships. March 15, 2021 (opens January 2, 2021)
Bayliss RadioFunding for students majoring in Broadcast Communications. TBA; check website
BeattieFunds graduate student research on rare or endangered US plants. January 31, 2021
Benjamin Gilman InternationalFunding for undergraduate study abroad. Applications open mid-August 2020 for programs with an October 2020 due date (programs starting between December 1, 2020, and October 31, 2021)
Better ChanceFunding for Native American and minority students. Application cycle for Fall 2021 opens February 1, 2021; Check website for more information
Bibliographical Society of AmericaFor bibliographical research and inquiry. November 1, 2020
#Boren Graduate FellowshipsFor students who want to emphasize international language.December 2, 2020
January 27, 2021 by 5:00 pm EST (2:00 pm PST)
*Boren Undergraduate ScholarshipsFor students interested in international studies and language.December 7, 2020
February 3, 2021 by 5:00 pm EST (2:00 pm PST)
Bread and RosesFunding for gay men from the five-county Philadelphia region. November 1, 2020 by 5:00 PM EST
Breakthrough CollaborativeEight-week program for college-aged teachers. January 16, 2020 Early Action deadline (applications open October 15, 2019)
February 27, 2020 Regular Decision deadline (applications open October 15, 2019)
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
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. February 13, 2020 by 11:59 pm EST
CarnegiePolitics, International RelationsDecember 1, 2020
January 15, 2021
Cartland Shackford MedicalAwards to graduating women. January 27, 2020 each award; check website
CHCI FellowshipsFunding for Latino students. January 15, 2021 (opens October 1, 2020)
CHCI InternshipsFunding for Latino students. October 1, 2020 for 2021 Spring Internship
December 1, 2020 for 2021 Summer Internship
February 15, 2021 for 2021 Fall Internship
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, 2020 Spring 2021 Semester
March 15, 2021 Summer 2021 Session
June 15, 2021 Fall 2021 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, 2020 Early Application Deadline
January 5, 2021 Traditional Application Deadline
CORONine-month leadership training program in public affairs. January 8, 2020
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
Dam ScholarshipFor grad students whose studies may help with dam-related issues. February 14, 2020
Davies-JacksonFunding to study at Cambridge. Not being offered in 2021
Davis-PutterFor students working for peace and justice. April 1, 2021
DOE Computational ScienceSupport for grad students pursuing work in mathematics, computer science, and science/engineering fields. January 15, 2020
EarhartFunding for women pursuing a Ph.D./Doctoral degree in aerospace-related sciences and aerospace-related engineering. November 15, 2020
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 21, 2020
El PomarFunds programs in leadership, community development, public, and nonprofit sectors. January 8, 2020
Emerson National HungerPrograms to understand and eliminate hunger. January 13, 2020 (online application)
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. December 4, 2020 by 5:00 pm EST
Ford FoundationFor students from minority or underrepresented groups. January 2021 deadline for Supplemental Materials for submitted applications
December 10, 2020 for 2021 Dissertation & Postdoctoral Fellowships
December 17, 2020 for 2021 PreDoctorate Fellowships
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, 2020 by 11:59 pm EST (opens October 16, 2019)
Freeman-Asia ScholarshipScholarships to support study abroad in East or Southeast Asia Applications for the 2020-21 Academic Year will open in early 2020, check website; all applications will be due by 5:00 pm EST
*FulbrightFunds one year self-directed learning/research, or teaching in over 160 countriesSeptember 7, 2020
October 13, 2020 ONLINE, by 2:00 p.m. PST
Garden Club27 scholarships and several fellowships.  Varies by Program, Check website
Gates-CambridgeFunds research and studies addressing global problems. Depends on Program; Check website for details
Global Health CorpsFully-funded, year-long fellowships in Social Justice. January 15, 2020 (opens December 4, 2019)
Gloria BarronFor Graduate students researching the wilderness, especially conservation. Opens in January 2021
GoldwaterFor sciences, math, or engineering studentsNovember 30, 2020
January 29, 2021 by 5 pm CST (3 pm PST) Application Deadline
Governor's Fellowship (Indiana)12-month training experience in Indiana State government. February 28, 2020 must be postmarked by the deadline
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 10, 2020
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
HACU Scholarship ProgramThe administrator of scholarship opportunities provided by partners. varies by program; check website for deadlines
Harvard Business SchoolOne-week management training program. April 26, 2021
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. Applications open August, 2020; Deadline in October 2020, check website for details
References due October 2020
HORIZONSFor women studying for national security, defense careers or related fields. Opens early February, 2020
Humane Studies FellowshipFor undergrad, grad, law and professional students. December 1, 2020 applications open August 1, 2020
Humanity in ActionFor students studying for understanding and working for human rights. Applications open Fall 2020; Check website for details
Huntington Public ServiceFunding for graduating college senior to pursue public service worldwide. January 15, 2021
IAPAFor young journalists. January 31, 2020
Independent InstituteInternships for graduates, undergraduates, and recently graduated in marketing, development, publicity and publishing. October 1, 2020 Winter/Spring 2021 deadline
April 1, 2021 Summer 2021 Deadline
July 1, 2021 Fall 2021 Deadline
Insight CollaborativeOne-year fellowship to study conflict management. Early January 2021; Check website for details
International Dissertation Field ResearchGraduate students in humanities and social sciences enrolled in doctoral programs in the USA. November 4, 2020
ISAVarious scholarships for students in fields of automation and control. February 24, 2019
ISI FellowshipsVarious Fellowships. February 1, 2020
Japan/World BankFunding to study in a foreign country. opens January 16, 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 2020; Check website for details
Jennings Randolph Peace ScholarSupports doctoral dissertations on peace. opens September, 2020; check website for deadline
JISPFunds training for Japanese nationals studying Economics. November 30, 2020
KAPF ScholarshipsVarious Scholarships varies by program; check website for deadlines
KarmanRecognize and assist students with great scholastic achievements On hold for 2021-2022 fellowship year
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. December 1, 2019 (online application)
Klausman Women in BusinessFor women of any nationality studying business. each Zonta club has its own deadline
Knight-Hennessy ScholarsGraduate program for civic leadership October 14, 2020 by 1:00 pm PST for Fall 2021
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 2020 for 2021; check website for deadline
Live Out LoudFor High School LGBTQ students. March 31, 2019
*Luce Scholars October 1, 2020
November 1, 2020
MadisonFunds studies for teaching American Government, American History, Social Studies. 2021 applications will be available in late May
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 open January 2021; check website for more details
*MarshallFunds two years of graduate study at any UK universitySeptember 1, 2020
September 25, 2020 by 2:00 pm PST (online and in hard copy)
MayoFor young scientists to build skills and test inclinations toward research. February 1, 2021
MfA NewtonMaster's level teacher training. Varies based upon program and location; check website for details
MicrosoftInternships for Undergraduate students studying computer science. On hold for 2020
Mirzayan Science & Tech Policy - GradFor students to understand interactions of science, government, and technology. September 14, 2020
*Mitchell ScholarshipFunds two years of graduate study at any Irish universitySeptember 1, 2020
September 25, 2020 received online, endorsed, & hard copy by 2:00 pm PST
MuskieEncourage economic and democratic growth in Eurasia. Opens in Fall 2020; Check website for details
NAS/NRC ResearchPromotes excellence in scientific and technological research. August 1, 2020 by 5:00 pm EST
November 1, 2020 by 5:00 pm EST
February 1, 2021 by 5:00 pm EST
May 1, 2021 by 5:00 pm EST
National AcademiesFellowships for researchers in Academic, Federal, Industrial and International workforces. Varies; Check website
National Gay and Lesbian Task ForceInternships. Check website for details
National Gay Pilot AssocFunding for pursuit of aviation careers. August 31, 2020
National GEM ConsortiumFunding for minorities studying engineering and science. November 12, 2019
National Hispanic Scholarship FundFor Hispanic-American students. February 15, 2019
NCAAGrad school funding for athletes in NCAA sports. Varies, Check Website
Nelson MandelaPost-graduate opportunities for South African students.  Opens March 2021; Check website for details
NIH UndergradFunds students from disadvantaged backgrounds in biomedical or other health-related research. Opens January 2021; Check website for details
NOAA Hollings ScholarshipFund research in Oceanic and Atmospheric patterns. January 31, 2020
NPR KrocFor students interested in radio journalism. December 31, 2020 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 20, 2020 Computer and Information Science and Engineering, Engineering, Materials Research deadline
October 21, 2020 Life Sciences and Geosciences deadline
October 22, 2020 Social Sciences, Psychology, STEM deadline
October 23, 2020 Chemistry, Mathematical Sciences, Physics and Astronomy deadline
October 30, 2020 Reference letters for all fields of study due
NWF EcoLeadersEcoLeaders develop leadership skills, access resources, and network through an online community. Year-round
NYC Urban FellowsNine-month program for young/aspiring public policy makers. January 13, 2020 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 2020; check website for deadline
Partners in Health/Social JusticeInternship program focusing on issues in health/social justice. Check Website for Current Internships
Pickering Foreign AffairsFor students interested in foreign service. February 14, 2020 by 11:59 pm EST
PMF ProgramLeadership Development Program in government for advanced degree programs. Opens September 30, 2020 at 12:00 pm EST
October 14, 2020 by 12:00 pm EST
Point FoundationVarious scholarships and programs. Opens November 1, 2020
January 27, 2021 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 2020; Check website for details
Pride Law FundFunds post-graduate study in law. January 30, 2020
Prism FoundationFunding for LGBTQ+ Asian Pacific Islanders. Check website for updates
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 October 14, 2020 by 11:59 pm EST
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, 2020 for the 2021-2022 Academic Year
October 8, 2020 Letters of Recommendation Due
Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)Funding for research for undergraduates. August 26, 2020
*Rhodes ScholarshipFunds two years of graduate study at Oxford University.September 2, 2020
October 7, 2020 online by 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time
Ron BrownFunding up to four years for High School seniors. November 1, 2020 Early Application
January 9, 2021 Final Postmarked Deadline
Roosevelt Summer AcademyVarious internships.  March 16, 2021
RoothbertFunding for undergraduates or graduates. February 1, 2021 by Midnight (Applications open November 1, 2020)
Rotary AmbassadorialOne year study abroad opportunity in any discipline in over 160 countries worldwide. Varies; Check website
Rotary PeaceFunding for study at a Rotary Center for International Studies. 2022-23 application will be available February 2021
SACI - FlorenceStudy abroad in art/art history and Italian culture and language. Varies, Check Website
SchwarzmanGraduate program for leadership development.August 28, 2020
Applications due in late Spring 2021 for applicants holding passports from mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macao
September 22, 2020 by 11:59 pm EDT 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 2021 Deadline; check website for more details
October 2, 2020 for Spring 2021 Deadline
SDE/ GWISFor female members of Sigma Delta Epsilon. January 10, 2020 by 5:00 pm EST
Sidley PrelawFunding for prelaw students. January 10, 2020
Sigma Xi Research  October 1, 2020 for Fall cycle
March 15, 2021 for Spring cycle
Skadden Fellowship FoundationFunds graduating law students. September 14, 2020
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 14, 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. October 29, 2020 by 2:00 pm ET
South Pacific and East TimorFunds study in South Pacific and East Timor. Varies by program; Check website for more details
Spencer DissertationFunding pursuit of doctoral degrees at a grad school in the United States. October 8, 2020 Dissertation Fellowship Deadline by 5 pm Eastern time
November 18, 2020 Postdoctoral Fellowship Deadline by 5 pm Eastern time
Student Academy AwardsAwards and cash grants offered for student films. June 1, 2021
Swiss Benevolent Society Scholarships  March 31, 2021
Teach For AmericaTo teach in inner-city or rural schools. Varies, Check website
TFAS Academic InternshipsThe Fund for American Studies (TFAS) hosts Washington, DC-based Academic Internship Programs for undergraduate students each summer, fall, and spring. Summer 2021 opens September 2020
Fall 2021 Semester opens late Spring/early Summer 2021
October 6, 2020 Spring 2021 Semester
*TrumanGraduate school funding for careers in service, policyNovember 4, 2020 Junior Nominees deadline
April 7, 2021 University nomination of Sophomores
February 2, 2021 Nominees in Junior Year
U Chicago OMSAFunding for Minorities and multicultural students. Varies; Check website
UdallEnvironmental studies, Native American tribal policyFebruary 4, 2021
March 5, 2021
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. varies; check website
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. October 16, 2020
USDA ScholarshipFunds students studying agriculture, food, natural resource sciences at one of eighteen universities. January 31, 2020
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, 2021 Coverdell Fellows program deadline
WCPITrain potential leaders in public policy formation to examine issues from the perspective, experiences, and needs of women. Opens early Spring 2021; Check website for details
White House FellowsYear-long fellowship as special assistants to senior White House Staff. January 8, 2020 by 5:00 pm EST
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 5, 2021
WorldstudioUndergraduate or graduate students pursuing degrees in the fine or commercial arts, design or architecture.
 Opens February 2021; Check website for details
World TeachTeach for one year in a different country. Currently paused; Check website for details

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