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Box 353770
Seattle, Washington 98195-3770

Phone: 206.543.5900
Fax: 206.685.3234

Calendar for Available Fellowships

For more information, click on any of the fellowships below. Or, to view fellowship by deadline date, click on any of the months to reveal fellowships with deadlines in that month.

Fellowship Application Deadlines Calendar by Month:
Jan  |   Feb  |   Mar  |   Apr  |   May  |   Jun  |   Jul  |   Aug  |   Sep  |   Oct  |   Nov  |   Dec


American Association of University Women (AAUW) American Fellowships

American Association of University Women (AAUW) American Fellowships support women doctoral candidates completing dissertations or scholars seeking funds for postdoctoral research leave from accredited institutions.

Deadline: November 17, 2014, 3:00 pm (PST)

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Candidates are evaluated on the basis of scholarly excellence, teaching experience, and active commitment to helping women and girls through service in their communities, professions, or fields of research.

For information and applications: please to the AAUW website.


American Association of University Women (AAUW) Career Development Grants

American Association of University Women (AAUW) Career Development Grants provide support for women in pursuing additional education.

Deadline: December 15, 2014, 3:00 p.m. (PST)

Eligibility Requirements: Women who hold a bachelor's degree and are preparing to advance their careers, change careers, or re-enter the work force. Special consideration is given to women of color, and women pursuing their first advanced degree or credentials in nontraditional fields.

For information and applications: please go to the AAUW website.


American Association of University Women (AAUW) International Fellowships

American Association of University Women (AAUW) International Fellowships provide one year of support to female non-US citizens pursuing graduate or postdoc education.

Deadline: December 1, 2014, 3:00 p.m. (PST)

Eligibility Requirements: Women who are pursuing full-time study or research in the United States who are not United States citizens or permanent residents.

For information and applications: please go to the AAUW website.


American Association of University Women (AAUW) Selected Professions Fellowships

American Association of University Women (AAUW) Selected Professions Fellowships are for women who are full-time students in one of the selected areas.

Deadline: January 12, 2015, 3:00 p.m. (PST)

Eligibility Requirements: Current areas are:

  • Architecture (M.Arch.)
  • Computer / Information Sci. (M.S.)
  • Engineering (M.E., M.S.)
  • Mathematics / Statistics (M.S.)

The following are restricted to underrepresented women of color:

  • Business Administration (M.B.A.), apply for second year of study
  • Law (J.D.), apply for third year of study
  • Medicine (M.D., D.O.), apply for third or fourth year of study

For information and applications: please go to the AAUW website.


Arts & Humanities Graduate School Dissertation Fellowship

Graduate School one-quarter fellowships support students in the arts and humanities who are in the doctoral dissertation writing phase.

Deadline: Friday, April 3 2015; 12 noon (PDT)

Eligibility Requirements: Ph.D. candidate who will complete the degree during the next academic year. Requires departmental nomination. Information on website

For information and applications: Must be nominated by the department. Nominations are requested by the Graduate School. For more information please email Fellowships and Awards Office at gradappt@uw.edu or call 206-543-7152.


Bonderman Graduate Travel Fellowships

Bonderman Graduate Travel Fellowships are intended to provide an intensive solo travel experience to expand personal horizons. Not for research projects, formal study at a foreign university, or internships abroad.

Deadline: Monday, January 12, 2015, 12 noon (PST)

Eligibility Requirements: Must be a University of Washington graduate student, or graduate business, law or other professional students. Must be registered in a degree program during Winter Quarter 2015 (being on leave is not considered enrolled). Must be US citizen or permanent resident. Applications must be submitted online. There is NO minimum GPA requirement for graduate and professional students. For undergraduate eligibility, please see the website.

Information and question/answer sessions:

    Information Sessions
    • will be announced

For information and application, please go to the Bonderman Fellowship website.

Graduate and professional students can contact the Fellowships and Awards Office, 206-543-7152, gradappt@uw.edu for more information.


David L. Boren Graduate Fellowships

David L. Boren Graduate Fellowships (National Security Education Program)– To support outstanding students who demonstrate high levels of academic performance and motivation to internationalize their education by developing expertise in languages, cultures, and world regions.

Deadline: January 27, 2015, 2:00 p.m. (PST)

Eligibility Requirements: U.S. citizenship; willing to enter a service agreement; must be in a graduate degree program to use the fellowship. More information is available at the Boren Fellowship website

For information and applications: Download the application from the http://www.borenawards.org/boren_fellowship/how_apply.html web site.


Bullitt Environmental Leadership Fellowship

The Bullitt Environmental Fellowship is a two-year, $50,000/year fellowship awarded each year to an outstanding graduate student from a community under-represented in the environmental movement who has demonstrated exceptional capacity for leadership as well as scholarship.

Deadline: April 1, 2015

Eligibility Requirements: Eligible applicants will be:

  • Currently enrolled in a graduate candidate program, not restricted to environmental studies;
  • Prepared to demonstrate a strong desire and capacity for leadership; and
  • Seeking leadership opportunities to make substantial contributions to the environmental field.

For information and applications: Information is available at Bullitt Foundation website


DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship

DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship provides support in scientific or engineering disciplines, including but not limited to Aerospace and Aeronautical Engineering, Math, Life Sciences, Statistics, Astronomy, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Oceanography, Physics.

Deadline:to be announced: application becomes available in late October

Eligibility Requirements: U.S. citizens or permanent resident aliens, in first year of graduate study in physical, computer, mathematical, or life sciences or exceptional senior undergraduates who can meet all the requirements. More information at DOE CSGF website.

For information and applications: at CSGF application


Ford Foundation Predoctoral and Dissertation Fellowships

Ford Foundation Predoctoral and Dissertation Fellowships - For study in research-based programs in the behavioral and social sciences, humanities, engineering, physical sciences, math, and biological sciences, as well as interdisciplinary fields.

Deadlines:
November 19, 2014, 2:00 p.m. (PST): Predoctoral
November 14, 2014, 2:00 p.m. (PST): Dissertation

Eligibility Requirements: U.S. citizens; committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level; interested in using diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. More information is available at the National Research Council web site. Or click on the links below.

Predoctoral
Dissertation

For information and applications: Application information can be found at the Ford Fellowship web page.


Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Diversity Fellowships

Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Diversity Fellowships - For postdoctoral study in behavioral and social sciences, humanities, engineering, math, and life sciences.

Deadline: November 14, 2014, 2:00 p.m. (PST)

Eligibility Requirements: U.S. citizens or nationals; committed to teaching and research at the college or university level. More information is available at the Ford Foundation Fellowship Program web site.

For information and applications: Program information and application can be found at the Ford Postdoctoral Fellowships page.


Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS)

Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowships - Fellowships for advanced training in Canadian, East-, Central-, South-, and Southeast Asian, Middle Eastern, Russian and Eastern European and Western European Area Studies.

Deadline:January 30, 2015.

Eligibility Requirements: For graduate and professional students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Academic year awards are for language and area studies. Summer fellowships are solely to support intensive language study.

For information and applications: Fellowship and application information is available at: http://www.jsis.washington.edu/advise/flas/.


Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships

Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships – Grants for dissertation research abroad for non-Western European Area Studies. Geographic areas include: Africa; East, Southeast, and South Asia, Pacific Islands; Near East; East Central Europe and Eurasia; and the Western Hemisphere (excluding US and territories).

Deadline:UW deadline: to be announced. Interested students should email the office of Fellowships and Awards or 206.543.7152.

Eligibility Requirements: U.S. citizens or immigrant aliens; Ph.D. candidates in modern area studies, planning a career in teaching, government, international development and the professions, proficient in language of the host country.

For information and applications: UW students must apply through the Fellowship and Awards Office, G-1 Communication Building, UW Seattle campus. Applications are available online. For more information about the fellowship, go to the US Department of Education website.


Fulbright U.S. Student Study/Research Abroad Fellowships

Fulbright Study / Research Abroad Fellowships - Grants for graduate study or research abroad in academic fields and in the creative and performing arts and writing.

Deadline: UW Campus deadline is September 10, 2014

Eligibility Requirements: U.S. citizens; other requirements are listed on the IIE Fulbright website.

Information and applications are available online at IIE Fulbright website. UW students should apply through the UW by indicating that they are current students when they set up their application accounts.

Information sessions (both in-person and webinar) will be held throughout spring quarter. For dates and registration information, please go to the UW Graduate School Fulbright information website at: http://www.grad.washington.edu/students/fa/fulbright/index.shtml.

For more information about applying through the UW please go to the UW Graduate School Fulbright information page or contact Helene Obradovich or Marilyn Gray in the Office of Fellowships and Awards.


Fulbright U.S. Student English Teaching Assistantships Fellowships

Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships – Fellows are placed in schools or universities to assist in improving their students’ language abilities and knowledge of the U.S.

Deadline: UW Campus deadline is September 10, 2014

Eligibility Requirements: U.S. citizens; other requirements are listed on the IIE Fulbright website.

Information and applications are available online at IIE Fulbright website. UW students should apply through the UW by indicating that they are current students when they set up their application accounts.

Information sessions (both in-person and webinar) will be held throughout spring quarter. For dates and registration information, please go to the UW Graduate School Fulbright information website at: http://www.grad.washington.edu/students/fa/fulbright/index.shtml.

For more information about applying through the UW please go to the UW Graduate School Fulbright information page or contact Helene Obradovich or Marilyn Gray in the Office of Fellowships and Awards.


Gatzert Child Welfare Fellowship

Gatzert Child Welfare Fellowship - One quarter fellowship to support writing the doctoral dissertation in the field of child development with special reference to the physically or mentally disabled.

Deadline: Friday, April 3, 2015; 12 noon (PDT)

Eligibility Requirements: Ph.D. candidate who will complete the degree during the next academic year. Requires nomination from department. Information on website.

For information and applications: Must be nominated by the chair of the department. Nominations are requested by the Graduate School. For additional information or questions, contact the Graduate School Fellowships and Awards office.


Gerberding Rome Studies Fellowship

Gerberding-Rome Studies Fellowship - Provides travel grants ranging from $500 to $1,000 to UW graduate students who will be enrolled in a UW faculty-led study abroad program at the University of Washington Rome Center in Rome, Italy. Nominations must be made by the unit sponsoring the study abroad program.

Deadlines: April 7, 2014, 5:00 p.m. (autumn 2014 programs); November 3, 2014, 5:00 p.m. (winter 2015 programs); Feb. 2, 2015, 5:00 p.m. (spring 2015 programs).

For information: Gerberding Rome Fellowship information page.


German Academic Exchange Service Fellowships (DAAD)--music, performing arts, visual art, and architecture

German Academic Exchange Service Fellowships (DAAD) - One-year scholarship for study or research at a University in Germany. This deadline is for applicants in fine arts, architecture, music, and dance. (see below for other graduate students)

Deadline: UW Campus deadline - October 28, 2014, 12 noon (PDT) - for performing musicians and fine arts

Eligibility Requirements: UW current graduate students or postdocs within two years of PhD completion in Fine Arts, Architecture, Music, and Dance ; U.S. or Canadian citizenship, some international students (see website for details) and proficiency in German. More information is available at DAAD's web site.

For information and applications: UW students must apply through the Fellowship and Awards Office, G-1 Communications Building, UW Seattle campus. Email: Marilyn Gray. Applications may be downloaded from DAAD's web site.


German Academic Exchange Service Fellowships (DAAD) -- other graduate students

German Academic Exchange Service Fellowships (DAAD) - One-year scholarship for study or research at a University in Germany. see above for deadline for fine arts, architecture, music, and dance deadline.)

UW Campus deadlines:
October 20, 2014, 12 noon (PDT)for those applicants who wish to be considered for priority standing;
Octpber 28, 2014, 12 noon for those applicants who do not wish to be considered for priority status

Eligibility Requirements: UW graduate students in all disciplines (medicine, dentistry, and pharmacy students should contact DAAD directly); U.S. or Canadian citizens or permanent residents and some international students (see website for details), proficiency in German. More information is available at DAAD's web site.

For information and applications: UW students must apply through the Fellowship and Awards Office, G-1 Communication Building, UW Seattle campus. Email: Helene Obradovich. Applications may be downloaded from DAAD's web site.


GO-MAP Graduate Diversity Fellowships

GO-MAP Graduate Diversity Fellowships (Bank of America, Presidential, and Stroum Dissertation Fellowships)

Deadline: contact GO-MAP for current year's deadline

Eligibility Requirements: Awards based on merit, financial need, and diversity; available to doctoral students only.

For information and applications: Departments may submit student nominations to The Graduate School's Graduate Opportunities and Minority Achievement Program (GO-MAP) gomap@u.washington.edu. More info.


Graduate Opportunities Program (GOP) through GO-MAP

Graduate Opportunities Program - Research assistantships for entering underrepresented students.

Deadline: contact GO-MAP for current year's deadline

Eligibility Requirements: Entering UW graduate students underrepresented in area of study.

For information and applications: Departments may submit 'Graduate Diversity Plan' to the Graduate School's Graduate Opportunities & Minority Achievement Program (GO-MAP) gomap@u.washington.edu. More info.


Fanny & John Hertz Graduate Fellowships

Fanny & John Hertz Graduate Fellowships – To support graduate education of students of outstanding potential in the applied physical, biological, and engineering sciences.

Deadline: October 31, 2014, 11:59 p.m. (PDT)

Eligibility Requirements: U. S. citizen or permanent resident; bachelor’s degree.

For information and applications: Apply directly to the Hertz Foundation. Information is available at the Hertz Foundation website


HHMI International Student Research Fellowships

Howard Hughes Medical Institute pre-doctoral fellowship - This program is specifically for international students in biomedical-related fields who are entering the latter stages of their PhD work.

Deadline: UW nomination deadline: October 30, 2013, 11:45 p.m. (PDT)

Eligibility Requirements: Students cannot apply directly; nominations must come from the department to the Graduate School Office of Fellowships and Awards. Students should contact their academic department about the nomination process being used. Eligibility requirements:

  • have demonstrated exceptional talent for research,
  • are in the second (or third) year of graduate study,
  • have entered a laboratory in which they will conduct their dissertation research, and
  • are not U.S. citizens, noncitizen nationals, or permanent residents of the U.S.

For information and applications: HHMI information is available at: http://www.hhmi.org/grants/individuals/intl_fellows.html.


Huckabay Teaching Fellowships

Huckabay Teaching Fellowships - This fellowship is being reviewed and is not being offered in 2015-16.

Deadline: not being offered for 2015-16

Eligibility Requirements:

Questions? Contact: Office of Fellowships and Awards at gradappt@u.washington.edu or 206.543.7152.


International Research or Study Fellowships

Graduate School fellowships that support current UW graduate students for one quarter (three months) of international study or research abroad. Awards are made from the Chester Fritz and the Boeing International endowments.

Deadline: Monday, February 9, 2015, 12 noon (PST)

Eligibility Requirements: Current UW masters or PhD students. Foreign language competence (if applicable to project). Information is available at the International Research or Study Fellowship page. Questions? Please contact email the Fellowships and Awards Office or phone at 206-543-7152.


Knowles Science Teaching Fellowship

Knowles Science Teaching Fellowship is a professional development and support program for those with undergraduate degrees in a physical science (for example, physics, chemistry or astronomy), engineering or mathematics and who are pursuing credentials or are beginning teachers in high school physics, physical science and/or chemistry or mathematics.

Deadline:October 29, 2014, 11:59 p.m. (PDT)

Eligibility Requirements: Check the Frequently Asked Questions at Knowles Science Teaching Fellowship website for all the eligibility requirements. Applicants must have earned at least a bachelor's degree in a physical science, mathematics or engineering before the fellowship begins in June. In addition, candidates must enroll in a secondary teacher credential program before the fellowship is awarded.

For information and applications: Information at Knowles Teaching Fellowships.


Latino Scholars Graduate School Fellowship

Latino Scholars Graduate School Fellowship is a one-time award for students who have a demonstrated commitment to Latino communities.

Deadline:Contact GO-MAP for deadline information.

Eligibility Requirements: Must be enrolled full-time at the UW as a master's or doctoral degree-seeking student in 2013-14. Applicant's research, work, and/or service must demonstrate their commitment to Latino communities.

For information and applications: Information is available at: http://www.grad.washington.edu/students/fa/latino/index.shtml.


Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowship

Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowship supports doctoral students who show "outstanding character and ability who hold promist for future achievement and distinction in their chosen fields of study." The University of Washington can submit three nominations.

UW Deadline: to be announced

Eligibility Requirements: Must be enrolled full-time at the UW as a doctoral degree-seeking student, show financial need, be a U.S. citizen, and must conduct all research and studies in the U.S.

For information and applications: Information is available at: http://www.grad.washington.edu/students/fa/liebmann/index.shtml.


Luce Scholars Program

Luce Scholars Program - for students with limited experience of Asia or Asian Studies. Placement in professional experience in Asia; scholar year runs from June-July.

Deadline: Campus Deadline: September 10, 2014

Information Sessions:

Eligibility Requirements: Recipients must have earned a bachelor's degree, must be a U.S. citizen, and must not have reached 30th birthday on July 1 of the year they enter the program.

Information is available at: http://www.grad.washington.edu/students/fa/luce/index.shtml
Luce Foundation information:http://www.hluce.org/lsprogram.aspx.
Graduate students apply through the Office of Fellowships and Awards. gradappt@u.washington.edu


Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship

he Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships are to assist graduate students in the humanities and related social sciences in the last year of Ph.D. dissertation writing.

Deadline: October 22, 2014, 6:00 p.m. (PDT)

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must have received doctoral candidacy in a humanities or social science department and have been in the degree program for no more than six years.

For information and applications: Fellowship and application information is available at: http://www.acls.org/programs/dcf/.


National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship (NDSEG)

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship – Fellowships awarded for study and research leading to Ph.D. in science and engineering.

Deadline:December 12, 2014, 2:00 p.m. PST

Eligibility Requirements: Must be U.S. citizen or national. For graduate students at or near the beginning of their graduate work. Must receive bachelor's degree by Fall of the award year. More information at the NDSEG web site.

For information and applications: Apply online at: NDSEG web site.


National Physical Sciences Consortium Graduate Fellowships in the Physical Sciences

National Physical Sciences Consortium Graduate Fellowships in the Physical Sciences--Two opportunities: 1) up to six years of funding towards a graduate PhD, and 2) a dissertation fellowship to provide up to four years of funding for dissertation research and defense.

Deadline: November 30, 2014

Eligibility Requirements: NPSC welcomes applications from any qualified U.S. citizen who has the ability to pursue graduate work at an NPSC member institution. Special emphasis on underrepresented minorities and women. More information on NPSC website.

For information and applications: Online application at NPSC website.


National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program - Fellowships for graduate study in the sciences, mathematics, engineering, and social sciences.

Deadline: Oct. 29 - Nov. 4, 2014 depending on discipline

Eligibility Requirements: U.S. citizenship; at the time of application must not have completed post-baccalaureate study in excess of 36 quarter hours in any of the fields listed in the program description. (Can apply before beginning graduate study.)

For information: NSF information page.


Presidential Management Fellows Program (PMF)

Presidential Management Fellowship Program (PMF). Opportunity for a two-year professional development fellowship with the U.S. government that may lead to a permanent position in government service.

For information and applications: Students must apply through the PMF website and USAJobs.

Deadline: October 15, 2014; 8:59 p.m. (PDT)

Eligibility Requirements: Must receive advanced degree between Sept. 1, 2014 and Aug. 31, 2015 or be within two years of having received advanced degree. Must meet following criteria: breath and quality of accomplishments, capacity for leadership, and demonstrated commitment to a career in the analysis and management of public policies and programs. Information about the PMF program is available at: https://www.pmf.opm.gov/.


Project for Interdisciplinary Pedagogy (PIP)

Project for Interdisciplinary Pedagogy (PIP) provides an opportunity for diverse, highly motivated cohort of 4-6 University of Washington doctoral students to develop their teaching skills in the context of an integrative interdisciplinary program that spans the arts and sciences.

Deadline: to be announced

Eligibility Requirements: UW students only. Applicants should be advanced to doctoral candidacy in their academic program (by Sept. 2013) and have at least one year of teaching experience. Information about PIP is available at: http://www.uwb.edu/ias/about/pip.

For information and applications: Information about the Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Program, University of Washington, Bothell curriculum is available by clicking http://www.uwb.edu/IAS/. Funded by The Graduate School Fund for Excellence and Innovation.


Social Sciences & Social Professions Graduate School Dissertation Fellowship

Graduate School Dissertation Fellowships--one-quarter fellowships support graduate students in their writing of their doctoral dissertation in the fields of social sciences and social professions.

Deadline: Friday, April 3, 2015; 12 noon (PDT)

Eligibility Requirements: Ph.D. candidate who will complete the degree during the next academic year. Requires departmental nomination. Information on website.

For information and applications: Must be nominated by the department. Nominations are requested by the Graduate School. For more information please email Fellowships and Awards Office at gradappt@uw.edu or call 206-543-7152.


Tillman Military Scholars

Tillman Military Scholars - Program to assist active and veteran U.S. servicemembers and their spouses by removing financial barriers to completing a degree program of choice.

Deadline: to be announced. The University of Washington is a partner institution and can nominate up to twelve applicants.

Eligibility Requirements: Veteran or active U.S. servicemembers or spouses of veterans or active servicemembers (including surviving spouses). Must be pursuing an undergraduate, graduate, or post-graduate degree as a full-time student.

For more information and the dates and times of information sessions, go to http://www.grad.washington.edu/students/fa/tillman/index.shtml.


University of Washington Retirement Association (UWRA) Fellowship in Aging

The UWRA Graduate Student Fellowship will provide a one-quarter fellowship to support graduate students of outstanding academic merit who have a demonstrated academic and personal interest in aging-related issues or concerns.

Deadline:February 6, 2015; 12 noon (PST)

Eligibility Requirements: UW graduate students not in their last year of study (at time of application). Information about the UWRA fellowship is available at: http://www.grad.washington.edu/students/fa/uwra/index.shtml.

For information and applications: Contact the Graduate School Office of Fellowships and Awards at gradappt@uw.edu .