Postgraduate 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 Law Libraries
See: Miscellaneous Scholarships
Roxana C. Arsht Fellowship
See: Public Service
Robert Bosch Foundation
Fellowship Program for Young American Professional Leadership
CDS International, Inc.
440 Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10016
This nine-month fellowship program offers twenty accomplished young Americans an opportunity to complete a high-level professional development program in Germany. Bosch Fellows are competitively chosen from the fields of business administration, economics, international relations, journalism, law and public policy. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, ages 23–34 at the time of application, with 2+ years of relevant work experience and a graduate degree. No German language skills are required at the time of application.
Deadline: October 15
Capital Fellows Programs
California State University, Sacramento
6000 J. Street
Sacramento, CA 95819-6081
The Capital Fellows Programs (Assembly, Executive, Judicial Administration and Senate Fellowship Programs) are nationally recognized public policy fellowships offering college graduates unique experiences in policy-making and development with California state government. Fellows receive a monthly stipend plus full medical, vision and dental benefits. Fellows must have exceptional written and verbal communication skills, well-developed analytical and organizational abilities, and a superior academic background.
Deadline: February 24
Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law
256 S. Occidental Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90057
213.388.8693 ext. 109
Open to law school graduates and graduates in related fields with special interest in international human rights, social, policy, children's rights and/or civil liberties. Foreign language skills are advantageous but not required. Fellows receive a stipend plus health insurance.
The Center for Reproductive Rights
Columbia Law School Fellowship
120 Wall Street
New York, NY 10005
This two-year, postgraduate fellowship is designed to prepare recent law school graduates for legal academic careers, with a focus on reproductive health and human rights. Applicants must show a strong interest in developing a research agenda related to reproductive health and human rights and show exceptional promise as a legal scholar. Fellows receive a stipend each year.
Deadline: February 15
The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc.
Congressional Fellows Program
1720 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20036
CBCF is offering fellowships for graduates who are interested in public policy and committed to creating and implementing policy to improve the living conditions for underserved and underrepresented individuals. Fellows are paid an annual salary plus benefits.
Deadline: April 1
Ford Foundation Fellowships
Fellowships Office, Keck 576
National Research Council
500 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
The Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation's college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. There are three levels of the Fellowship program; 1) predoctoral, 2) dissertation or 3) postdoctoral.
Fulbright Scholar Program for U.S. Faculty and Professionals
Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES)
3007 Tilden Street, NW
Washington, DC 20008-3009
The Fulbright Scholar Program is offering various lecturing and research awards in some 150 countries. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators, professionals from business and government, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and many others. While foreign language skills are needed in some countries, most Fulbright Scholar lecturing assignments are in English. Some 80 percent of the awards include a lecturing component.
Georgetown University Tax Scholarship Program
600 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001-2075
Each year the Law Center designates up to ten incoming Tax LL.M. students as Graduate Tax Scholars based on their demonstrated interest in tax policy and their potential to excel in tax scholarship. All scholars receive full or partial tuition awards and participate in an enrichment program with leading tax practitioners and government officials. Applicants must have received a J.D. degree from an approved U.S. law school and must matriculate as full-time LL.M. students. For more information and applications, please contact the Graduate Admissions Coordinator.
Deadline: Early applications are encouraged
German Academic Exchange Service
DAAD Scholarships in Germany
871 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017
A variety of scholarships and fellowships are available to help students, researchers and faculty in the USA and Canada on their journey to study or research in Germany.
German Chancellor Fellowship
American Friends of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
1101 17th Street NW, Suite 603
Washington, DC 20036
The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation's German Chancellor Fellowship Program is for university graduates from the United States, the Russian Federation, the People's Republic of China, Brazil and India with an interest in international issues and demonstrated leadership potential. Fellows will be given the opportunity to spend one year in Germany.
Deadline: September 15
Greenwall Fellowship Program in Bioethics and Health Policy
Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics
201 N. Charles Street, Suite 1701
Baltimore, MD 21201
Two-year funded fellowships for postgraduates will include academic course work, a hands-on summer internship in public policy, supervised research, and optional teaching opportunities.
Deadline: December 1
Institute of Current World Affairs
4545 42nd Street NW, Suite 311
Washington, DC 20016
Fellowships are for self-designed independent study abroad for a minimum of two years. The purpose is to provide opportunity and financial support to persons to enable them to observe and study particular foreign areas and/or problems of contemporary significance.
Deadline: February 1
Institute for Educational Equity & Opportunity
IFEEO Legal Fellowship Program
1200 G Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
IFEEO is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the pursuit of educational equity and opportunity, particularly for disadvantaged United States' public school children through legal means. They have created the IFEEO Legal Fellowship Program to provide funding for a recent law school graduate to work with attorneys or public interest organizations in the areas of school finance and education equity.
Deadline: December 31
The Simon Karas Fellowship
Ohio Attorney General, Appeals Section
30 E. Broad Street, 17th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
This Fellowship offers one new lawyer each year the chance to work as an appellate advocate on cases involving significant legal issues. Applicants should be interested in constitutional law, public policy, and public service.
Postmark Deadline: October 19
Lewis/Houston Fellowships at Harvard Law School
1525 Massachusetts Avenue
Harvard Law School
Cambridge, MA 02138
Harvard Law School is offering two fellowships for law graduates interested in preparing for careers in law teaching. Applications from minority candidates are encouraged to enhance the diversity of the profession.
Deadline: February 22
Michigan Society of Fellows
0540 Rackham Building
915 E. Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1070
The Michigan Society of Fellows invites applications from qualified candidates for three-year postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Michigan. Candidates should be near the beginning of their professional careers. Fellows are appointed as Assistant Professors or Research Scientists in appropriate departments and as Postdoctoral Scholars in the Michigan Society of Fellows.
Deadline: October 18
National Institute of Justice
U.S. Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
810 Seventh Street N.W.
Washington, DC 20531
- The Graduate Research Fellowship Program provides dissertation research support to outstanding doctoral students undertaking independent research on issues in crime and justice. Applicants must have completed all doctoral degree requirements except the research, writing and defense of a dissertation. Stipends are awarded to successful applicants for costs associated with dissertation research.
Deadline: November 28
- The W.E.B DuBois Fellowship Program seeks to advance the field of knowledge regarding the confluence of crime, justice, and culture in various societal contexts. Due to the focus of this fellowship, NIJ strongly encourages applications from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds.
Deadline: February 1
New York State Senate Fellowships
Office of Student Programs
Legislative Office Building #1426
Albany, NY 12247
Several different one-year (maximum) fellowships are available to United States citizens. Fellows must be full-time matriculating graduate students in an accredited university during the immediately previous spring and fall semesters. All Senate fellowships are on-site in Albany, New York. The award will be distributed in biweekly installments.
Deadline: April 10
New York State Unified Court System
NYS Office of Court Administration
Office of Workforce Diversity
25 Beaver Street, Room 1009
New York, NY 10004
The New York State Unified Court System is offering one year Legal Fellowships to recent law school graduates interested in pursuing a legal career in public service. Legal Fellows are assigned to work in judicial offices, assisting with legal research and writing.
Deadline: February 19
Skadden Fellowship Program
ATTN: Susan B. Plum
Four Times Square - Room 29-218
New York, NY 10036
Fellowships are awarded to law school graduates and outgoing judicial law clerks who want to work in public interest. Grants are made to sponsoring organizations which provide legal services to the poor, including the homeless, the elderly, the disabled or those deprived of their civil or human rights.
Deadline: October 4
Soros Justice Fellowships
Open Society Institute
400 W. 59th Street
New York, NY 10019
The Soros Justice Postgraduate Fellowship seeks dynamic individuals from varied disciplines such as the law, public health, criminal justice, community activism and organizing and public policy to design and implement projects that will further the goals of reducing the over-reliance on punishment and incarceration in the United States, and of restoring discretion and fairness to the U.S. criminal justice system. Postgraduate Fellowships are two-year projects implemented in partnership with leading nonprofit agencies whose mission is related to criminal justice.
Deadline: November 3
Stanford Ethics Center and Global Justice Post-Doctoral Fellowships
Post-doctoral Fellowship Committee
Bowen H. McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society
482 Galvez Street
Stanford, CA 94305-6079
Two post doctoral fellowship programs are being offered. They welcome candidates with substantial normative research interests from diverse backgrounds including philosophy, the social sciences, and professional schools.
Deadline: Early January
Supreme Court Fellows Program
Office of the Counselor to the Chief Justice
Supreme Court of the United States
One First Street, N.E.
Washington, DC 20543
The Supreme Court Fellows Program has enabled exceptional people to contribute to the work of the Supreme Court of the United States, the Federal Judicial Center, the Administrative Office of the United States Courts, and more recently the United States Sentencing Commission. Candidates must have at least one post-graduate degree, two or more years of professional experience with a record of high performance, and multidisciplinary training and experience, including familiarity with the judicial process.
Deadline: Post-marked by November 1
Teach For America
315 West 36th Street
New York, NY 10018
Teach For America recruits recent college graduates and professionals from all backgrounds to teach for two years in low-income communities. Alumni become lifelong leaders in ensuring that all of the nation's children have an equal chance in life.
UCLA Global Fellows Program
10266 Bunche Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1487
Global Fellows are appointed as Visiting Assistant Professors. Candidates are considered only if they received, or will receive, their Ph.D.s (or equivalent) prior to the academic year of their appointment. Applicants may be from any discipline, provided that their work is relevant to the concerns of the International Institute. There is no citizenship requirement.
Deadline: February 15
The University of Michigan Health System's Administrative Fellowship
University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers
300 N. Ingalls, NI4B18
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5474
This two-year fellowship is designed to provide an exceptional foundation for a career in academic health center administration. Candidates who will earn a graduate degree in health care administration, nursing, business, public health, health service or a related degree prior to the fellowship start date may apply.
Deadline: Applications are accepted from September 1 - October 1.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Legal Honors Program
Office of General Counsel
451 Seventh Street, SW
Washington, DC 20410
HUD's Legal Honors Program for graduating law students, graduate law students and judicial law clerks serves as the Department's only recruitment program for entry-level attorneys. Approximately 10-20 legal honor positions are available annually in Headquarters and Field offices. The program is highly competitive and candidates are selected on the basis of merit.
Deadline: October 15
2000 14th Street North, Suite 780
Arlington, VA 22201
703.894.0940 ext 131
This Fellowship provides a unique opportunity to learn about the political system through direct exposure to public and private sector roles in health policy development. Fellows will work twelve to sixteen months in Washington, D.C. The fellowship is open to graduate students in any discipline, field or profession. Women's Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program
Deadline: October 26
Georgetown University Law Center
600 New Jersey Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20001
Law school graduates and practicing attorneys who have a strong interest in women's rights are invited to apply. Fellows will work for one year in Washington, D.C., with private and public organizations and agencies on legal and policy issues affecting the status of women. The Fellowships will begin in September. Early applications are encouraged.
Deadline: November 1
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