Fellowships can be a option for BA and BS candidates seeking a one to two year full-time/paid work experience. Read more about post-graduation fellowships: Are BS and BA graduates eligible for Fellowships?

Highlighted Opportunities

  • Do Good Institute, UMD: Accelerator Fellows, Do you have an idea that could change someone’s life? Are you working on a Do Good project  or social venture that could benefit from coaching, programming, and/or financial support? Apply  for the Do Good Accelerator Fellows program to transform your ideas into impact. Spend the  semester testing or scaling up your idea, project, or venture while getting paid $1,000​. Applications close September 15.  
  • 12 Fellowships for Emerging African Leaders, ProFellow
  • 13 Early-Career Fellowships for Future Leaders, ProFellow
  • The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship Program invites recent college and graduate school alumni to apply for full-time, six-to-nine month fellowships in Washington, DC. Outstanding individuals will be selected to work with nonprofit, public-interest organizations addressing peace and security issues. 
  • The Coro Fellows Program develops emerging leaders to work and lead across different sectors by equipping them with knowledge, skills, and networks to accelerate positive change. Projects provide Coro Fellows with the opportunity to truly learn by experience. Throughout the nine months, each Fellow participates in a series of full-time projects across a variety of sectors in public affairs, including a final independent project of the Fellow’s choosing. Jan. 2022. 
  • Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) is a gateway to graduate education at Big Ten Academic Alliance universities. Applications are accepted between November 1 and February 10.
  • The GRFP is a prestigious, nationally competitive fellowship offered by the National Science Foundation. It provides three years of financial support for beginning graduate study leading to a research-based master's or doctoral degree in the STEM disciplines. Deadlines to apply are in the third week of October, varying slightly by disciplines. 


Global/International Fellowships

Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship. The Rangel Graduate Fellowship is a program that aims to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State in which they can help formulate, represent, and implement U.S. foreign policy. Applicants must be seeking admission to enter graduate school in the fall of 2024 for a two-year program at a U.S. university in an area of relevance to the Foreign Service. They can be in the senior year of their undergraduate studies, graduating by June 2024, or they can be college graduates. Applications Deadline for 2024: Thursday September 28, 2023 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time.

The USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program seeks to attract outstanding individuals who are interested in pursuing careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Applicants must be seeking admission to enter graduate school in the fall of 2024 for a two-year program at a U.S. university. They can be in the senior year of their undergraduate studies, graduating by June 2024, or they can be college graduates. Deadline: October 26, 2023. 

Boren Fellowships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. Deadline: Jan. 31, 2024. 

The Millennium Fellowship seeks talented young leaders on the cutting edge of the most pressing global challenges from across the world and across sectors. Fellows participate in a part-time, two-year commitment that includes annual study tours, conferences, and leadership retreats. Deadline: April 30, 2022, but opens the July before and applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. 

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program, generally lasting the length of an academic year, is one of the most popular programs. This program offers two prominent awards. Fulbright Study/Research Awards allow students to pursue graduate study abroad or design and pursue research projects with the help of a host institution. Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Awards, also known as a Fulbright ETA, allow aspiring educators to teach English abroad. Applications for 2024-2025 on October 10, 2023


Teaching Fellowships

  • Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship, prepares the nation's best and brightest with STEM degrees to teach in high school science and math classrooms. Fellows complete a one-year master’s degree, receive a generous financial stipend, teacher certification, and ongoing mentoring. Applications are open for Pennsylvania and Georgia: October 15, December 3 and January 30.