Fellowships: Supplemental Sources of Financial Aid
Each listing has its own criteria but deadline dates, selection conditions, application processes, and other details change more quickly than we can update this page. Please contact each individual source for complete, up-to-date details.
American Association of University Women
Roxana Cannon Arsht Family Law Fellowship
Delaware Bar Association
405 North King Street, Suite 100
Wilmington, DE 19801
Deadline: May 1
The Roxana C. Arsht Fellowship is a wonderful opportunity for students to work with dedicated lawyers, learn about litigation in a legal service organization, and increase access to justice for under-served, low-income individuals in domestic violence and other family law cases. This fellowship offers a stipend at an annual rate of $50,000 for a full-time fellow, and will be pro-rated for part-time fellows. Applicants should be highly-motivated, with excellent legal writing skills, and able to work independently and as part of a team. To apply, please submit a letter of interest, resume, and names of references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Walter S. Barr Fellowships
The Horace Smith Fund
1441 Main St.
Springfield, MA 01103
Deadline: February 1
Website: Walter S. Barr Fellowships
Hampden County, Massachusetts residents are eligible to apply for fellowships of up to $4,000 for up to three years. Awards are made on the basis of scholastic record, available resources, need and all other pertinent information.
The Brookings Institution
1775 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
Website: The Brookings Institution
Brookings offers a number of fellowship options. Fellowship recipients are able to conduct research and develop ideas with access to many resources. Some fellowships include a stipend and other benefits.
Capital Fellows Program
Center for California Studies
6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95819
Deadline: February 9
The Center for California Studies administers four fellowship programs:
- Jesse M. Unruh Assembly Fellowship
- Executive Fellowship
- Judicial Administrative Fellowship
- California Senate Fellows
These programs, known collectively as the Capital Fellows Programs, are nationally recognized. Fellows receive an outstanding opportunity to engage in public service and prepare for future careers, while actively contributing to the development and implementation of public policy in California. Fellows in each program work for 10-11 months, receive health benefits and a monthly stipend of $2,550.
Columbia Law School Fellowship
CRR-CLS Fellowship Program
Professor Carol Sanger
Columbia Law School
435 West 116th Street
New York, NY 10025
Attention: Marianne Carroll, Faculty Assistant
Deadline: February 27
The Center for Reproductive Rights - Columbia Law School Fellowship is a full-time, residential fellowship for up to two years starting in June, July, or August 2015. This fellowship is designed to prepare recent law school graduates for legal academic careers in the United States, with a focus on reproductive health and human rights. Fellows will receive a stipend of $55,000 per year for each full year residence. Applicants must show exceptional promise as a legal scholar and a commitment to entering academia in the United States.
Community Associations Institute Research Foundation
Byron Hanke Fellowship for Graduate Research on Community Associations
225 Reinekers Lane, Suite 300
Alexandria, VA 22314
Deadline: May 1
Website: Community Associations Institute Research Foundation
A fellowship in the amount of $3,000 - $5,000 will be awarded to a student working towards a master's, doctoral or law degree that in some way focuses on community associations or common-interest properties. Fellows are expected to prepare a research project. Evaluation of applicants is on the basis of academic achievements, faculty recommendations, demonstrated research and writing ability, and the nature of the proposed topic. Hanke Fellowships are awarded throughout the year.
Council on Foreign Relations
International Affairs Fellowship Program
58 East 68th Street
New York, NY 10065
Deadline: October 31
Website: Council on Foreign Relation
Fellowships are awarded to men and women between the ages of 27-35. The program is designed to bridge the gap between theory and practice in international relations by supporting a variety of policy studies and active experiences in policy-making. Applications will be primarily by invitation, but others who meet preliminary requirements may also be invited to apply without formal nomination.
Daniel J. Curtin, Jr. Fellowship
Planning and Law Division/American Planning Association
Bank of America Financial Center
121 SW Morrison Street, 11th Floor
Portland, OR 97204
Deadline: September 12
Website: Daniel J. Curtin, Jr. Fellowship
The Planning and Law Division ("PLD") of the American Planning Association ("APA") serves those who seek to understand the diverse legal issues that affect the planning profession. The legal issues underlying the planning of our cities and communities are important and essential components in the education and training of those who would become professional planners and land use practitioners. The purpose of the PLD Daniel J. Curtin, Jr. Fellowship Program ("Fellowship Program") is to foster increased interest in the study of land use planning and its interrelationship with the law at the advanced undergraduate, graduate, and law school levels. This will provide increased participation in the planning profession, and ultimately, greater service to communities across the nation.
The Fellowship Program is open to third and fourth year undergraduate students, master's degree students, and certain law students. One fellowship with a stipend of $3,000 is awarded per academic year. The stipend includes a $2,000 award and a $1,000 APA membership and Annual Conference stipend. The term of the fellowship is approximately 10 months (the typical length of two semesters or three quarters), from mid-October to mid-August, and will include approximately 100 to 200 total hours of work. The fellow will conduct his/her fellowship duties remotely, i.e., from where they live or attend school.
Fish & Richardson Diversity Fellowship Program
Fish & Richardson
ATTN: Fellowship Program
12390 El Camino Real
San Diego, CA 92130
Deadline: January 8
Website: Fish & Richardson Diversity Fellowship Program
The Diversity Fellowship Program offers fellowships to diverse first year law students. The program is comprised of four components: mentoring, a $5,000 scholarship, a paid summer associate position in the domestic office of the students choice, and participation in the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity 1L Scholars Program.
Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship Program
University of Michigan International Institute
1080 S. University Ave., Suite 2660
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
Deadline: February 1
Website: Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship Program
FLAS fellowships are offered by seven of the area studies centers and programs at the International Institute. Competition is open to full-time graduate students specializing in some aspect of area studies that includes language study. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident to be eligible. Recipients receive full tuition and a stipend of $15,000. For a complete list of authorized languages, or to obtain more information, please contact the relevant area studies center at the International Institute.
Institute for Humane Studies
George Mason University
3301 N. Fairfax Dr., Ste. 440
Fairfax, VA 22201
Deadline: December 31
Website: Institute for Humane Studies
Fellowships of up to $12,000 are offered for undergraduate or graduate study in the United States or abroad. Last year IHS awarded 180 scholarships to outstanding students who are exploring the principles, practices, and institutions necessary to a free society through their academic work.
The Institute for the Humanities
The University of Michigan
202 South Thayer Street, Suite 1111
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-1608
Deadline: January 6
Website: The Institute for the Humanities
The Institute for the Humanities promotes interdisciplinary research and discourse in the humanities and the arts. The central function of the Institute is to form an intellectual community of faculty and graduate student Fellows from various departments who will spend a year in residence in the Institute pursuing their research.
Institute for Research on Women and Gender
1136 Lane Hall
204 South State Street
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1290
Deadline: December 1
Website: Institute for Research on Women and Gender
The IRWG and Rackham Community of Scholars Program provides summer funding for graduate students enrolled in a Rackham program on the UM Ann Arbor campus pursuing research and creative activities on women and/or gender. Recipients of the award will participate in an eight-week, interdisciplinary work-in-progress seminar in May and June designed to support their research and writing. Please see the Call for Proposals (available on the IRWG website) for detailed application instructions.
IRWG and Rackham Research Grants for Scholarship and Creative Activities
The IRWG and Rackham Research Grants for Scholarship and Creative Activities focusing on Women or Gender provides awards of up to $1000 to cover research-related expenses (such as travel, production or exhibition costs, books, software, data collection, or payment of subjects) to graduate students enrolled in a Rackham program on the UM Ann Arbor campus in any field and at any stage in their graduate career. Please see the Call for Proposals (available on the IRWG website) for detailed application instructions.
Deadline: December 1
Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowship
The Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund
c/o Alicia Ross, Grants Manager
JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. Private Foundation Services
PO Box 227237
Dallas, TX 75222-7237
Deadline: January 1
Website: Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowship
The amount of each Fellowship will cover the cost of tuition and provide a stipend of $18,000. These Fellowships are to be awarded only to candidates who have outstanding undergraduate records, have demonstrated a need for financial assistance and are citizens of the United States of America.
The Robert Masur Fellowship
Robert Masur Fellowship
The Nation Institute
116 East 16th Street, 8th floor
New York, NY 10003
Deadline: April 15
Website: The Robert Masur Fellowship
Fellowship competition is open to first-year law students who intend to carry out significant activities during the summer (in between their first and second year) in the areas of civil rights and/or civil liberties. Proposed activities may include a writing or research project, work with a public interest organization in the areas of civil rights or civil liberties, work on a civil rights or civil liberties law case under the supervision of a faculty member or lawyer, or any other work in the areas of civil rights or civil liberties. The fellowship recipient receives a $1,000 honorarium.
Mortar Board National Foundation Fellowship Program
1200 Chambers Road, Suite 201
Columbus, OH 43212
Deadline: March 1
The Mortar Board National Foundation invites applications for Mortar Board Fellowships and endeavors to provide for a streamlined, yet thought-provoking application process that allows each applicant to showcase his/her accomplishments and plans.
National Security Education Program
New York State Senate Fellowships
Office of Student Programs
NYS Senate, Legislative Office Building #1426
80 South Swan Street, Suite 1426
Albany, NY 12210
Deadline: April 24
Website: New York Senate Fellowships
The New York Senate Fellowship Program offers a variety of fellowship programs and welcomes applicants from a wide range of interests and disciplines.
- Each Legislative Fellow is assigned to a specific Senator’s office, where they will function largely as if they were regular staff. While duties vary depending on the needs of the member, Legislative Fellows generally perform in-depth policy research, take part in meetings with various interest groups and constituents, and attend legislative sessions.
Memorial Fellowships are awarded to applicants who demonstrate the unique qualifications and abilities required of each position. There are three such placements, each awarded to a single individual for the Fellowship class.
- Roth Fellowship - The recipient of the Roth Fellowship will be placed in the Senate Majority Press Office. The Roth Fellowship requires extraordinary communications skills and an ability to explain policy positions quickly and concisely to the media and to the broader public.
- Wiebe Fellowship - The recipient of the Wiebe Fellowship is placed in the Majority Counsel/Program Services Office, and works on a variety of policy areas of interest to the Senate Majority Conference. Wiebe Fellows demonstrate broad interests in all areas of public policy in New York State.
- Biggane Fellowship - The recipient of the Biggane Fellowship will be placed with the Senate Finance Committee. The Biggane Fellow focuses on budget and/or fiscal matters, and will be involved in the budgetary process – one of the Senate’s primary responsibilities to the people of New York.
Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowships
Deadline: Varies by chapter
Website: Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowships
Applicants must be active members of Phi Kappa Phi. The fellowships are in support of first-year graduate or professional study. Preference will be given to candidates pursuing a doctorate or other advanced professional degree. Applications must be filed with the Secretary of the local chapter.
The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
400 West 59th Street
New York, NY 10019
Deadline: November 1
Website: The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
The Soros Fellowships for New Americans supports thirty individuals a year for up to two years of graduate study in any subject anywhere in the United States. Students already in graduate study are eligible to apply, though not past their second year unless they are in dual degree programs. The Fellowship provides $25,000 maintenance and up to a maximum of $20,000 per annum for tuition wherever the Fellow attends. Candidates must be either holders of Green Cards, naturalized citizens or children of at least one naturalized citizen parent (the other parent need not be naturalized, but cannot be a US-born citizen). Also, candidates must not be older than thirty by the deadline.
Spencer Dissertation Fellowships
The National Academy of Education
Deadline: October 3
Website: Spencer Dissertation Fellowships
The Dissertation Fellowship Program seeks to encourage a new generation of scholars from a wide range of disciplines and professional fields to undertake research relevant to the improvement of education. These $25,000 fellowships support individuals whose dissertations show potential for bringing fresh and constructive perspectives to the history, theory, or practice of formal or informal education anywhere in the world.
The Zuckerman Fellows Program
The Committee on General Scholarships
14 Story Street, 3rd Floor
Cambridge, MA 02138
Deadline: January 5
Website: The Zuckerman Fellows Program
The Zuckerman Fellows Program offers full tuition and health insurance fees for one year, plus a $16,000 living stipend to US citizens who have, or are pursuing, an MBA, JD, MD or DMD degree from an accredited US institution AND are seeking an additional degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Harvard School of Public Health or Harvard Kennedy School.
University of Michigan Administrative Fellowship Program
Office of the Executive Director
Attention: Catherine Gulau
University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers
300 North Ingalls, NI4C17
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109
Deadline: September 16
Website: UMHS Administrative Fellowship
The University of Michigan Health System Administrative Fellowship is a two year program designed to provide an exceptional foundation for those seeking a career in academic health center administration. The Fellowship offers the unique experience to work closely with and learn from administrative and clinical leaders in a health system which includes both a top ranked medical school and hospital and health centers.
UMHS welcomes diverse and highly motivated applicants from a variety of graduate programs. Qualified fellowship applicants will have an advanced degree or equivalent course work in health care administration, nursing, business, public health, health service or a related degree from an accredited program.
Young Scholars Research Assistantship Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University
3434 Washington Blvd. CS 1C5
Arlington, VA 22201
Deadline: April 16
Website: Young Scholars Research Assistantship
A new program open to 1st and 2nd year graduate students in PhD programs. It presents an extraordinary opportunity to do research with a scholar during the summer in the humanities or social science field of your choice. Participants have the option of working with a professor in their vicinity or remotely with faculty outside their region.
The start date is flexible based on your summer recess schedule and the professor's availability and will last roughly 8-12 weeks. Applicants can request a professor they know or have their interests matched with a leading scholar from our own network of over 11,000 academics.
Throughout the Assistantship, participants will receive one-on-one academic advising from an IHS Program Officer. At the end they will be required to submit a write-up of the research they conducted and how the time spent may have impacted their future research and career.
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