Ultimately, each fellowship is searching for the same person, someone who will add luster to their histories. It is crucial to remember that none of these fellowships actually produces anything. They enable, by funding, but they do not create or train. This means that they can't look for raw potential. They can only guarantee the return on their considerable investment by choosing people who have already demonstrated outstanding and unique achievement. They are searching for those individuals who have already achieved at such a high a level that there can be little doubt that they are going on to lifetimes of national influence and outstanding accomplishment.
Learn more about registering for the Fellowships Listserve and about individual advising available through the Office of Fellowships & Awards.
A good place to start if you're unsure about where to begin with your fellowships search.
Much of the preparation for fellowships is similar no matter what year you are. Learn what you can start doing now.
Opportunities By Year:
International and Graduate Students:
Click here for scholarship and grant opportunities for international and graduate students.
You may be looking at these opportunities after a few years out of school. The majority of these fellowships do accept alumni applications but it is your responsibility to make sure you meet the various age qualifications. Alums regularly apply for the Fulbright and Luce scholarships for example, though if you meet the requirements, they are by no means the only opportunities available.
Announcements for the Office of Fellowships and Awards
- Georgetown University Named a Top Producer of Fulbrighters in the US Student Program!
A recent article published in the Chronicle of Higher Education, Georgetown University was named a Top Producer of Fulbright applicants for the 2012-2013 cycle.
- National Institutes of Health Oxford-Cambridge PhD Scholars Program
A fully funded program that allows top science students to receive their doctorate from the University of Oxford or the University of Cambridge at an accelerated pace.
- USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Fellowship
The Payne Fellowship Program provides benefits valued at up to $90,000 over two years toward a two-year master's degree, arranges internships on Capitol Hill and at USAID missions overseas, and provides professional development and support activities.