Graduate Student Fellowship Opportunities

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 Students currently enrolled in a graduate program at Minnesota State University, Mankato should visit the Financial Resources page on the Graduate Studies website for information about internal funding opportunities, such as graduate assistantships. Opportunities for external funding are listed below.

Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC) has compiled a list of graduate scholarships that don't require proof of U.S. Citizenship or Legal Permanent Residency. You can access that list here.

GoGrad provides a list of grant opportunities for graduate school students. The website also answers questions about graduate school and grant opportunities.You can access that list here

Awards Funding Research

Echoing Green Fellowship

  • Emphasis: Research, Experiential
  • Open to individuals or partnernships with a start-up idea for an organization that brings about positive social change 

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Intramural Research Training Award:

  • Emphasis: Research
  • Open to candidates at the undergraduate through postdoctoral levels

National Insitutes of Health Graduate Partnership Program

  • Emphasis: Research
  • Open to PhD graduate level students interested in dissertation research

National Institutes of Health Summer Internship Program (NIH SIP):

  • Emphasis: Reseach, Experiential
  • Open to applicants enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, or professional programs at a college or university

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

  • Emphasis: Academic, Research
  • Open to senior undergraduate and first and second-year graduate students

ONR Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program

  • Emphasis: Research, Experiential
  • Open to candidates enrolled at the undergraduate or graduate level with at least 31 credits earned
  • 10-week internship program participating in research in a Navy laboratory

Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program

  • Emphasis: Research
  • Open to applicants at the graduate, pre-doctoral, or postdoctoral level

Awards Funding Research Abroad

DAAD Graduate Study Awards: (*Germany)

  • Emphasis: Academic, Research, Language, International
  • Open to students at the graduate level
  • Specific eligibility requirements and due dates vary based on individual award opportunities.

Kobe College Corporation-Japan Education Exchange (KCC-JEE) Graduate Fellowship: (*Japan)

  • Emphasis: Research, Language, Experiential, International
  • Open to candidates enrolled as a PhD student 

 

 Awards Funding Experiences (Work or otherwise)

International Radio & Television Society Foundation Fellowship Program

  • Emphasis: Experiential
  • Open to undergraduates in their junior or senior year and graduate level students

Kroc Fellowship – NPR

  • Emphasis: Experiential
  • Open to recent college graduates (undergraduate or graduate level)

Native American Congressional Internship (Udall Foundation):

  • Emphasis: Experiential 
  • Open to students enrolled at the undergraduate, graduate, or law level
  • Applicants must be Native American or Alaska Native

New York City Urban Fellows Program

  • Emphasis: Experiential
  • Open to applicants that have/will have received their bachelor's degree between Spring 2018 and Spring 2020

TalNexus Fellowship

  •  Emphasis: Experiential
  • Open to candidates with interest in, and a talent for, filmmaking and screenwriting

Teaching Assistantship Program in France (TAPIF):

  • Emphasis: Experiential
  • Open to applicants having completed at least three years of higher education programming

Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation:

  • Emphasis: Varies
  • Offers various fellowships in education, religion and ethics, teaching, and access and opportunity.

 Awards Funding Experiences (Work or otherwise) Abroad

Christianson Grant

  • Emphasis: Experiential, International
  • Open to individuals interested in carrying out their own meaningful service projects abroad

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

  • Emphasis: Academic, Research, Language, Experiential, International, Other: English Teaching
  • Open to college graduates and those studying at the graduate level

*Fulbright-Clinton Fellowship: The Fulbright-Clinton Fellowship (formerly known as the Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship) allows fellows to serve in professional placements in foreign government ministries or institutions and gain hands-on public sector experience while carrying out an academic research/study project. Proficiency in the host country language of government is required. Candidates must have a Master’s and 2+ years work experience. 

Global Health Corps Fellowship:

  • Emphasis: Language, Experiential, International
  • Open to applicants under the age of 30 interested in global health care and social justice

Japan English Teaching (JET) Program:

  • Emphasis: Language, Experiential, International
  • Open to candidates holding a Bachelor's degree with interest in Japan

The Luce Scholarship Program

  • Emphasis: Language, Experiential, International
  • Must have obtained, or will obtain, Bachelor's degree

Overseas Press Club Foundation Scholarships and Internships

  • Emphasis: Experiential, International
  • Open to undergraduate and graduate students interested in global economic issues

Princeton in Africa

  • Emphasis: Experiential, International
  • Open to young professionals, graduating seniors, and graduates of U.S. accredited universities

Princeton in Asia

  • Emphasis: Experiential, International
  • Open to young professionals, graduating seniors, and graduates of U.S. accredited universities holding a bachelor's degree by summer 2020

Princeton in Latin America

  • Emphasis: Experiential, International
  • Open to applicants holding a bachelor's degree from universities in the United States or Canada

 

Awards Funding Graduate - Doctoral Programs

 Education/Teacher Prep Funding

American Educational Research Association

  • Emphasis: Academic, Research
  • Open to candidates at the dissertation writing stage in their doctoral program and faculty at institutions of higher education

James Madison Memorial Fellowship:

  • Emphasis: Academic
  • Open to seniors and graduates who desire to teach the American Constitution at the secondary school level

Study Abroad Funding

Boren Fellowship

  • Emphasis: Academic, Research, Language
  • Open to any graduate student

Gates Cambridge Scholarship:

  • Emphasis: Academic, International
  • Open to students with a Bachelor's degree looking to pursue a master's program; some University of Cambridge programs require a master's or other degrees

German Chancellor Fellowship:

  • Emphasis: Academic, Research, Language, Experiential
  • Open to students that have earned a Bachelor's Degree

Marshall Scholarship:

  • Emphasis: Academic, Research, International
  • Open to applicants holding a Bachelor's degree

Mitchell Scholarship:

  • Emphasis: Academic, International
  • Open to applicants holding a Bachelor's degree

Rhodes Scholarship:

  • Emphasis: Academic, International
  • Open to seniors in undergraduate study and those who have obtained a Bachelor's degree

Schwarzman Scholars

  • Emphasis: Academic, Research, Language, Experiential, International
  • Open to candidates holding a Bachelor's degree and with an interest in developing understanding of China

Yenching Academy Scholarship

  • Emphasis: Academic, Language, International
  • Open to applicants holding a Bachelor's degree
  • Field of Study must be related to China

Public Service/Humanities Funding

Charles B. Rangel Graduate Fellowship

  • Emphasis: Academic, Experiential, Other: Includes support for graduate degree, internships, professional development, and employment as a Foreign Service Office in the U.S. Department of State
  • Open to seniors and recent college graduates

Humanity in Action Fellowship:

  • Emphasis: Academic, Experiential, International
  • Open to students enrolled at the undergraduate or graduate level (*Undergraduates must be at least a Sophomore)

John Lewis Fellowships:

  • Emphasis: Academic, Experiential
  • Open to applicants at the sophomore, junior or senior-level of undergraduate study, or masters and PhD level students interested in civil and human rights
  • Program held in Atlanta, Georgia 

Pan Am Flight 103 Legacy Award:

  • Emphasis: Academic, Research
  • Open to students that have a Bachelor's degree and/or will be enrolling into a graduate program

Rotary Global Grants:

  • Emphasis: Academic, Research, International
  • Open to students enrolled at the graduate level

Rotary Peace Fellowship:

  • Emphasis: Academic, Research, International
  • Open to applicants holding a Bachelor's degree

Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Graduate Fellowship

  • Emphasis: Academic, Language, Experiential, International
  • Open to seniors and college graduates that have not yet begun graduate school

STEM-Related Funding

Foreign Affairs Informational Technology (IT) Fellowship Program

  • Emphasis: Academic, Experiential, International
  • Open to undergraduates in programs relevant to IT and will be entering junior year in the fall the cohort year; OR seeking admission to an IT-related master's degree program beginning in the fall of the cohort year

Kanders Churchill Scholarship:

  • Emphasis: Academic, Research, International
  • Open to students that have obtained or will obtain a Bachelor's degree

Microsoft Research Fellowships

  • Emphasis: Academic, Research
  • Open to third year PhD students enrolled at a North American university

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship:

  • Emphasis: Academic, Research
  • Open to candidates interested in engineering disciplines of military importance

The National GEM Consortium:

  • Emphasis: Academic, Research
  • Open to candidates of master's and PhD level programs in engineering and/or science related areas of study

National Institute of Health Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program

  • Emphasis: Academic, Research
  • Open to PhD degree seeking individuals interested in biomedical research

National Physical Science Consortium Fellowships

  • Emphasis: Academic, Experiential
  • Open to candidates looking to earn a Master's or PhD in related sciences or engineering

NURSE Corps Scholarship Program

  • Emphasis: Academic
  • Opent to applicants enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a full-time or part-time student in an accredited nursing degree program

Ruth L. Kirchstein National Research Service Awards:

  • Emphasis: Academic
  • Open to students at the pre-doctoral and post-doctoral level with interest in fields related to biomedical, behavioral, and health sciences

The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship

  • Emphasis: Academic, Experiential
  • Open to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing one of the 21 approved STEM disciplines listed on the website

Society of Women Engineers Scholarship

  • Emphasis: Academic
  • Open to all candidates who identify as female and plan to pursue/are pursuing engineering, technology, or computing related programs

Thermo Fischer Scientific Antibody Scholarship Program:

  • Emphasis: Academic
  • Open to undergraduate and graduate level students pursuing a degree in biology, chemistry, bio-chemistry, or related life science fields

Tylenol Future Care Scholarship:

  • Emphasis: Academic
  • Open to graduating college seniors and graduate students

US Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowships

  • Emphasis: Academic, Research
  • Open to applicants ranging from undergraduate seniors to first-year Ph.D. students (*See document and/or website for specific information.)

Other Program Funding

AICPA Accountemps Scholarships:

  • Emphasis: Academic
  • Must be enrolled full-time in order to be considered
  • See individual awards for specific eligibility

American Association of University Women

  • Emphasis: Academic, Research
  • Four separate Fellowship or grant options; see document for specific information
  • Open to individuals pursuing graduate, postgraduate, and professional programs

Josephine De Karman Fellowship Trust

  • Emphasis: Academic
  • Open to doctoral students preparing to defend their dissertation around June 2021

Knight-Hennessy Scholarship:

  • Emphasis: Academic, Experiential
  • Open to students that have or will obtain a Bachelor's degree
  • Must apply within five years of obtaining degree

NCAA Walter Byers Graduate Scholarship:

  • Emphasis: Academic
  • Open to graduating senior student-athletes and former student-athletes enrolled in graduate study at an NCAA member institution (*See PDF for further description)

Pat Tillman Award:

  • Emphasis: Academic
  • Open to Veterans, active duty service members, and spouses of veterans or active service member, including surviving spouses

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans

  • Emphasis: Academic
  • Open to immigrant applicants and children of immigrants at the senior level or within the first two years of graduate study

Taliesin Nexus MFA Scholarship (Cinder Scholarship): 

  • Emphasis: Academic, Experiential
  • Open to candidates admitted into an accredited MFA program in good standing

Zonta International Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarships:

  • Emphasis: Academic
  • Open to female applicants enrolled in a university or college between second year and the final year of a Master's program
  • Programs of interest: Accounting, finance, business management, marketing, operations management, human resources management, international business, or entrepreneurship

 

 *This award requires university endorsement; please contact the office for more information.

 

For more award opportunities, please visit the Office of University Fellowships in Morris Hall 265.