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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

Roxana C. Arsht Fellowship

Robert Bosch Foundation

 Fellowship Program for Young American Professional Leadership
CDS International, Inc.
440 Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10016
Phone: 212.497.3500
Fax: 212.497.3535
Deadline: November 1

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 40 and younger at the time of application, with 5+ years of relevant work experience and a graduate degree. No German language skills are required at the time of application.

Capital Fellows Programs

 California State University, Sacramento
6000 J. Street
Sacramento, CA 95819-6081
Phone: 916.278.6906
Fax: 916.278.5199
Deadline: February 9

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.

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc.

 Congressional Fellows Program
1720 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20036
Deadline: April 1

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. 

Ford Foundation Fellowships

 Fellowships Office, Keck 576
National Research Council
500 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Deadline: Varies

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
Suite 5L
Washington, DC 20008-3009
Deadline: Varies

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
Phone: 202.662.9000
Deadline: February 10

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.

German Academic Exchange Service

DAAD Scholarships in Germany
871 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017
Phone 212.758.3223
Fax: 212.755.5780
Deadline: Varies

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
Deadline: March 15

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.

Harriman Institute Academic Year Fellowship

Barbara Singleton
Deadline: Varies
The Harriman Institute of Columbia University is currently accepting applications for the Institute's Junior, Pepsico Junior, MARS and named Fellowships. Please refer to the website for details regarding specific fellowships and general eligibility. 

Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation

 Beth Hankes
Fellowship Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law
1563 Massachusetts Ave.
Pound Hall 501
Cambridge, MA 02138
Deadline: February 10

The Program on Negotiation Graduate Research Fellowships are designed to encourage young scholars from the social sciences and professional disciplines to pursue theoretical, empirical, and/or applied research in negotiation and dispute resolution. Consistent with the PON goal of fostering the development of the next generation of scholars, this program provides support for one year of dissertation research and writing in negotiation and related topics in alternative dispute resolution, as well as giving fellows an opportunity to immerse themselves in the diverse array of resources available at PON.


The Program on Negotiation Graduate Research Fellowships allow doctoral students who are writing their dissertations to be part of the PON community for one year. Successful candidates will receive:

  • A stipend of $20,000

  • Communal workspace and related facilities at PON

  • Library and other privileges at Harvard.

Hispanic Lawyers Scholarship Fund of Illinois

Hispanic Lawyers Scholarship Fund of Illinois
c/o Joseph J. Torres, Chairperson
Winston & Strawn LLP
35 West Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 312.558.5700
Deadline: April 4
Website: HLSF

HLSF is offering summer fellowship opportunities with the Cook County State's Attorneys' Office, the Cook County Public Defender's Office and the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Each recipient will be awarded a $5,000 summer stipend. Hispanic law students of any level are welcome to apply.​

Latino law students may apply for the HLSF fellowship, which is awarded on the basis of academic achievement, financial need, commitment to the Latino community , essays, and letters of recommendation.  

Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program

 Department of Scholar and Professional Programs
1400 K. Street, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20005
Deadline: Varies

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program provides 10 months of professional enrichment and non-degree graduate level study in the United States for accomplished mid-level professionals from designated countries.


  • An undergraduate (first university or Bachelor's) degree

  • A minimum of five years of full-time, professional experience

  • Limited or no prior experience in the United States

  • Demonstrated leadership qualities

  • A record of public service in the community

  • English language ability

Institute of Current World Affairs

1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW Suite 615
Washington, DC 20016
Fax: 202.364.4068
Deadline: March 1

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.

Institute for Educational Equity & Opportunity

 IFEEO Legal Fellowship Program
1200 G Street, NW
Suite 800
Washington, DC 20005
Deadline: November 14

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.

James H. Dunn, Jr. Memorial Fellowship

 2 1/2 State St.
Springfield, IL
Deadline: TBD

The Dunn Fellowship Program provides bright, highly motivated college graduates a unique opportunity to experience firsthand the operations of state government for one year.

The Simon Karas fellowship

 Ohio Attorney General, Appeals Section
30 E. Broad Street, 17th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614.466.8980
Fax: 614.466.5087
Deadline: November 14 (Postmarked)

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.

Lewis Fellowship at Harvard Law School

 Lewis Committee
Griswold 207
1525 Massachusetts Avenue
Harvard Law School
Cambridge, MA 02138
Deadline: January 1

Harvard Law School is offering the Reginald F. Lewis fellowship for law graduates interested in preparing for careers in law teaching. Applications from minority candidates are encouraged to enhance the diversity of the profession.

Marvin M. Karpatkin Fellowship

123 West 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036
Deadline: October 15

The Fellowship was established by the ACLU Board of Directors in memory of Marvin M. Karpatkin. The Karpatkin fellow will work full time for one year in the legal program of the national office of the American Civil Liberties Union in New York City.

Michigan Society of Fellows

0540 Rackham Building
915 E. Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1070
Deadline: October 18

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.

National Institute of Justice

U.S. Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
810 Seventh Street N.W.
Washington, DC 20531
Deadline: November 28

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.

W.E.B DuBois Fellowship

U.S. Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
810 Seventh Street N.W.
Washington, DC 20531
Deadline: February 1

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.

New York State Senate Fellowships

Office of Student Programs
Legislative Office Building #1426
Albany, NY 12247
Phone: 518.455.2611
Fax: 518.426.6827
Deadline: April 10

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.

Newberry Library Fellowships in the Humanities

60 W. Walton St.
Chicago, IL 60610
Deadline: February 15

Fellowships at the Newberry Library are of two types: short-term and long-term and seek to engage students in postdoctoral research opportunities.

Skadden Fellowship Program

ATTN: Susan B. Plum
Four Times Square - Room 29-218
New York, NY 10036
Phone: 212.735.2956
Deadline: October 4

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.

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
Deadline: Early January


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.

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
Deadline: November 14 (Postmarked)

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. 

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Legal Honors Program
Office of General Counsel
Room 10245
451 Seventh Street, SW
Washington, DC 20410
Deadline: September 5

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. 

White House Fellows Program

Deadline: January 15

The purpose of the White House Fellows program is to provide gifted and highly motivated young Americans with some first-hand experience in the process of governing the Nation and a sense of personal involvement in the leadership of society.

David A. Winston Health Policy Fellowship

AUPHA/Winston Fellowship
2000 14th Street North, Suite 780
Arlington, VA 22201
703.894.0940 ext 131
Deadline: October 16

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

Georgetown University Law Center
600 New Jersey Avenue, N.W.
Hotung 5024A
Washington, D.C. 20001
Phone: 202.662.9650
Fax: 202.662.9539
Deadline: Non-clinical October 17 & Clinical November 14

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.

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