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Please note: many fellowships fall into more than one category. If you would like assistance in identifying fellowship opportunities, please contact NISFeP.

Deadlines are approximate.

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Arts & Letters

*Including law and policy related fellowships

The Academy Nicholl Screenwriting Competition-Deadline: March. Each year, the Academy Nicholl screenwriting competition awards up to five $35,000 fellowships to amateur screenwriters. To enter, submit a feature length screenplay and entry fee via the online application when the competition is open for submissions. Fellowship winners are invited to participate in awards week ceremonies and seminars and expected to complete at least one original feature film screenplay during the Fellowship year. Fellowship has a $45 entry fee.

American Conservatory Theatre Fellowships- Deadline: March. A.C.T.'s fellowships provide advanced, hands on training in theater production and administration. It is through this exposure to professionals at work—and to their audiences—that our fellows learn what drama means to the life of a community, and how the life of a community enriches its theater.

The American Prospect's Writing Fellowship- Deadline: April. The American Prospect's Writing Fellows Program offers journalists at the beginning of their career the opportunity to spend two full years at the magazine in Washington, D.C., developing their journalistic skills. Each fellow benefits from an intensive mentoring program and is expected to contribute regularly to the website and to the print edition.

Ben Bagdikian Fellowship Program- Deadline: April. The Ben Bagdikian Fellowship Program offers a crash course in investigative journalism. It also supports emerging journalists and media professionals, allowing them to make invaluable contributions to a high-flying news organization. Mother Jones fellows dive deep into every aspect of a national multimedia outfit—from the making of news to making it pretty, ensuring its impact, and mastering the inner workings of nonprofit publishing.

Berkeley Rep Professional Fellowships- Deadline: March. Berkeley Repertory Theatre offers an 11.5-month fellowship program for serious-minded, highly motivated individuals who are ready to embark upon a professional theatre career.

Capital Fellows Programs- Deadline: February. The 18 Assembly Fellows, 18 Senate Fellows, 18 Executive Fellows and 10 Judicial Administration 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.

CBS Writers Mentoring Program- Deadline: March. The CBS Writers Mentoring Program helps aspiring writers to understand the unwritten rules of breaking in and moving up. It is a combination of mentoring and networking opportunities. Program opportunities such as mentoring, workshops, and observing can be scheduled around participants’ existing work commitments. In order for a participant to get the most out of the Program a meaningful commitment of time and effort are required.

Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program- Deadline: January. The Rangel Program is a collaborative effort between Howard University & the U.S. State Department that seeks to attract & prepare outstanding people for careers as diplomats in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State.

Childrens' Theatre Foundation Individual Theatre Artists Fellowship- Deadline: January. Aurand Harris Fellowshipsare designed to assist an individual theater artist, working in theatre for young audiences, in the development of his/her artistic excellence.

City Hall Fellows Program- Deadline: March. The foundation incentivizes America’s best and brightest recent college graduates to do municipal work by giving them firsthand experience in using local government to drive social change. Our Fellows function as full-time city employees, not as interns, consultants or observers.

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Public Policy Fellowship- Deadline: April. This Fellowship Program offers talented Latinos, who have earned a bachelor's degree within two years of the program start date a paid, nine-month fellowship. This fellowship offers the opportunity to gain hands-on experience at the national level in the public policy area of their choice.

Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs- Deadline: January. The Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs is a full-time, nine month, graduate-level experiential leadership training program that prepares diverse, talented and committed individuals for effective and ethical leadership in the public affairs arena.

Democracy Now! Video News Production Fellowship- Deadline: May. Democracy Now! Fellowships are paid, full-time, temporary work placements to help early career journalists and producers develop skills and gain experience in a daily live TV news environment. All fellowships take place at our Manhattan studio where we produce our daily news hour.

Disney/ABC Writing Program- Deadline: June. For over 25 years, the Disney | ABC Writing Program has been lauded as one of the most successful writer programs in the entertainment industry. The one-year program is the only program of its kind sanctioned by the Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW).

Donald Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship- Deadline: January. The USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program seeks to attract outstanding young people who are interested in pursuing careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S.

Dream Summer Fellowship Program- Deadline: March. Dream Summer participants have engaged in social justice work and movement building by addressing the intersections of immigrant rights issues with queer and transgender communities, the Asian Pacific Islander community, mass incarceration and deportations perpetuated by the criminalization of people of color, and health care access for all. Fellows choose to participate in the Healthy California project promote the right to health care access, regardless of immigration status OR the Labor Cohort which addresses the intersectionality between US labor movement and immigrant issues. DACA students are encouraged to apply.

Environment America Fellowship- Deadline: Rolling Basis. Start your career in environmental action and advocacy by working closely with our experienced advocates and organizers.

Equality California Institute Summer Fellowship- Deadline: March. Equality California Institute, in partnership with the Comcast Foundation and the California LGBT Legislative Caucus, is sponsoring a four-week fellowship program for six undergrad students who have completed at least their first year of college/university studies. The fellows will be placed in a legislative office in Sacramento for four weeks and will be assigned several mentors to support the fellows' work. Fellows will have the opportunity to engage key leaders in various sectors of California's life and culture, receive training around "issues-based organization" and the factors/strategies influencing policy makers, and interact with leading state policy makers. Site visits and informal gatherings will be provided through the month-long program designed to build community and expand the fellows' leadership and support network.

Greenlining Fellowship Program- Deadline: February. The Fellowship program is a year-long development and experiential learning program for young leaders that have completed their undergraduate degree and are seeking hands-on public policy experience.

Guggenheim Fellowship- Deadline: September. Often characterized as "midcareer" awards, Guggenheim Fellowships are intended for men and women who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts.

Hedgrerow Theatre Fellowships- Deadline: Varies. The Hedgerow Theatre Fellowship is a residency program for college graduates or early career artists pursuing careers in the theatre.

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship- Deadline: January. The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship is a highly-competitive national fellowship program that provides recent college and grad school graduates with the opportunity to gain a Washington perspective on key issues of peace and security.

Humane Studies Fellowships- Deadline: November: Humane Studies Fellowships (HSF) are awarded to full-time graduate students embarking on liberty-advancing careers in ideas. Moreover, the fellowships support study in a variety of fields, including economics, philosophy, law, political science, history, and sociology.

Huntington Playwriting Fellows- Deadline: April. Huntington Playwriting Fellows are awarded two-year residencies during which they receive a modest honorarium from the theatre, participate in a writers’ collective with the artistic staff, attend Huntington productions and events, and are eligible for readings and support through the Breaking Ground reading series and the HPF Summer Workshop series.

James Jones First Novel Fellowship- Deadline: March. Awarded to an American author of a first novel-in-progress. Fellowship has a $30 application fee.

John Lewis Fellowship- Deadline: January. The John Lewis Fellowship offers 30 American and European university students the opportunity to explore race and civil rights, immigration and Native American issues in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Josephine De Karman Fellowship Trust- Deadline: January. The Josephine De Karman Fellowship Trust was established in 1954 by the late Dr. Theodore Von Karman, world renowned aeronautics expert and teacher and first director of the Guggenheim Aeronautical Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology, in memory of his sister, Josephine, who passed away in 1951.  The purpose of this Fellowship program is to recognize and assist students whose scholastic achievements reflect Professor Von Karman’s high standards.

Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship- Deadline: December. The Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship promotes advanced study in the fine arts. The fellowships are to be used by the recipients toward defraying the expenses of advanced study in the United States or abroad.

Kip Tiernan Social Justice Fellowship- Deadline: February. The Fellowship provides a unique opportunity for a woman with new ideas, talent and energy to develop and carry out a project that will improve the lives of poor and homeless women. This project can be based in any New England community and is not intended to focus specifically on women at Rosie’s Place. The Fellowship is 12 months long and is awarded on a one-time basis to an eligible woman. Fellows are awarded a $40,000 stipend.

Koch Fellow Program: Communications- Deadline: January. The Koch Fellow Program: Communications uniquely combines communications work experience with professional education.  Programming is broad-based and avocational. It will include sessions on topics such as op-ed writing, pitching, public speaking, media training, and case studies of successful communications efforts. Through the program, fellows are placed in public relations, media relations, and other communications roles at liberty-advancing non-profit organizations in DC and throughout the states.

Koch Fellow Program: Policy- Deadline: January. The Koch Fellow Program: Policy uniquely combines policy work experience with professional education. Through the program, fellows are connected to policy and research roles at more than 80 think tanks and non-profit organizations across the country, as well as directly with professors. Alongside this in-depth work experience on a variety of federal and state issues, fellows undertake a rigorous curriculum of market-based policy analysis, participate in professional education seminars, and engage in theoretical discourse on the ideas of a free society.

Manhattan Theater Club Directing Fellowship- Deadline: April. Manhattan Theatre Club offers two exciting fellowships to early and mid-career directors.

The Marguerite and Lamar Smith Fellowship for Writers- Deadline: April. The Smith/McCullers Fellow will reside in a spacious private apartment in Carson McCullers' childhood home, the Smith-McCullers House. The Fellow will be provided with a stipend of $5000 to cover costs of transportation, food and other incidentals. Fellowship recipients will be required to introduce or advance their work through reading or workshop/forum presentations. The Fellow will work with the McCullers Center Director to plan a presentation near the end of the residency.

Mariam K. Chamberlain Fellowship in Women and Public Policy- Deadline: February. In honor of pioneering feminist economist Mariam K. Chamberlain (MKC), IWPR offers a fellowship in public policy to a promising scholar each year. The Mariam K. Chamberlain Fellow contributes to a variety of research projects to inform policies affecting women. Compensation for the fellowship is $27,000 before taxes over the 9-month period, plus health insurance and a public transportation stipend. The position is full-time and generally spans the academic year (September–May), though starting and ending dates are somewhat flexible.

Montgomery Summer Research Diversity Fellowship- Deadline: February. The American Bar Foundation sponsors an annual program of summer research fellowships to interest undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds in pursuing graduate study in the social sciences. The summer program is designed to introduce students to the rewards and demands of a research-oriented career in the field of law and social science.

NBC Writers on the Verge- Deadline: May. Writers on the Verge is a 12-week program focused on polishing writers and readying them for a staff writer position on a television series. We are looking for writers who are “almost there” but need that final bit of preparation with their writing and personal presentation skills.

NEA Literature Fellowship- Deadline: March. A grant in prose and poetry to published creative writers that enable the recipients to set aside time for writing, research, travel, and general career advancement.

New Sector Summer Fellowship Program- Deadline: December. The New Sector Summer Fellowship program is an intensive 11-week program for current and recent undergraduate students and graduate students who are committed to the social sector.

New York Theatre Workshop 2050 Fellowship- Deadline: October. The 2050 Fellows are emerging artists who, with their unique voices, give us perspective on the world in which we live; and who challenge us all to contend with this changing world.

Next Generation National Security Leaders Program- Deadline: December. The Next Generation National Security Leaders Program will convene a bipartisan group of emerging analysts and practitioners with the goal of developing a shared understanding of the nation’s security interests and international priorities.

NPR Kroc Fellowship- Deadline: December. Over the course of a year, the three Kroc Fellows get rigorous, hands-on training in every aspect of public radio journalism, both on-air and online, including writing, reporting, producing and editing.

Operation HOPE Fellowship and Internship- Deadline: December. HOPE Fellows are graduate students or upper-level undergraduate students with an interest in aiding a HOPE manager in a specialized project over the course of the year.

Presidential Management Fellows Program- Deadline: Fall. The PMF Program is a flagship leadership development program at the entry level for advanced degree candidates. The Program attracts and selects the best candidates possible, but is really designed with a more narrow focus - developing a cadre of potential government leaders.

Princeton Arts Fellowship- Deadline: September. Princeton Arts Fellowships, funded in part by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will be awarded to artists whose achievements have been recognized as demonstrating extraordinary promise in any area of artistic practice and teaching. Applicants should be early career poets, novelists, choreographers, playwrights, designers, performers, directors, filmmakers, composers, and performance artists–this list is not meant to be exhaustive–who would find it beneficial to spend two years teaching and working in an artistically vibrant university community. Princeton Arts Fellows spend two consecutive academic years (September 1-July 1) at Princeton University and formal teaching is expected. The normal work assignment will be to teach one course each semester subject to approval by the Dean of the Faculty, but fellows may be asked to take on an artistic assignment in lieu of a class, such as directing a play or creating a dance with students. Although the teaching load is light, our expectation is that Fellows will be full and active members of our community, committed to frequent and engaged interactions with students during the academic year. An $80,000 a year stipend is provided. Fellowships are not intended to fund work leading to an advanced degree. One need not be a U.S. citizen to apply. 

The Public Policy & International Affairs Program (PPIA) Fellowship- Deadline: November. The PPIA program prepares undergraduates to be competitive  candidates for top degree programs in the fields of public policy, public administration or international affairs through participation in a Junior Summer Institute (JSI). JSI is an intensive, 7-week, academic program during the summer at one of these host campuses: The Ford School - University of Michigan, The Goldman School - UC Berkeley, Heinz College - Carnegie Mellon University, Woodrow Wilson School - Princeton University. PPIA also offers a Law Fellows option for prelaw students.

The Running Start/Walmart Star Fellowship- Deadline: March/November. Each spring and fall, seven Running Start/Walmart Star Fellows are selected through a highly competitive application process. Running Start is nonpartisan and looks for applicants from across the political spectrum for this program. Star Fellows intern for a female Member of Congress Monday through Thursday and each Friday are trained by political experts in Running Start’s office and then mentored by high level political mentors.  Star Fellows live together in a house on Capitol Hill, free of charge, and are provided with a $2,000 living stipend for the semester.

Shakespeare Theatre Company Fellowships- Deadline: April. STC’s fellows work alongside some of the most renowned artists and professionals in the world to produce and support the mainstage season at the nation’s premier classical theatre, located in Washington, D.C.

The Sidley Prelaw Scholars Program- Deadline: January. The Sidley Prelaw Scholars Initiative aims to increase diversity in law schools and, eventually, in the legal profession by subsidizing the LSAT preparatory course and law school application expenses of diverse, high-performing college students who have difficulty paying the expenses associated with applying to law school.   

Steppenwolf Multicultural Fellowship- Deadline: March. The Multicultural Fellowship is a professional development program for early career persons of color interested in working in arts administration. Through hands-on experience, independent and collective learning projects, mentorship, and career-guidance, Fellows are given the tools to become insightful new voices in the leadership of the arts.

TCG Resident Actor Fellowships- Deadline: April. A fellowship for actors that supports their artistic and professional growth in collaboration with a TCG Member theatre through two initiatives: Extraordinary Potential and Distinguished Achievement. 

The Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Programs- Deadline: January. The Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Programs provide funding to participants as they are prepared academically and professionally to enter the United States Department of State Foreign Service. Open to current juniors and graduating seniors.

The Western Civilization Fellowship- Deadline: January. The Western Civilization Fellowship is granted to current graduate students with a research interest in and dedication to the Western tradition.

Wild Gift Fellowship- Deadline: January. The Fellowship is a 16-month program that provides holistic support for upcoming social entrepreneurs pursuing break-through change. Successful applicants are visionaries committed to and capable of bringing about urgently needed change.

Wilma Theatre Production/Stage Management Fellowships- Deadline: March. Fellowships in Production and Stage Management are awarded each season to candidates who have demonstrated significant interest and experience in their chosen area and who possess a willingness to learn new skills required for the position. Fellows are employed full-time for the whole season and receive a weekly stipend, full health coverage, and various other benefits. 

Work First Fellowship- Deadline: Accepted on a rolling basis.The Work First Fellowship connects young professionals with the opportunity to have a direct impact on urban poverty. Fellows work one-on-one with individuals living below the poverty level to help them find employment and get back on their feet. Fellows focus on building and improving adult education programs, with special focus on high-school equivalency, numeracy and literacy, and building career pathways. Fellows will receive $35,000 over the course of the year, and are eligible for a $5,000 bonus upon completion of the fellowship and final presentations.

Business & Economics

AICPA Fellowship for Minority Doctoral Students- Deadline: April. The program's goal is to increase the number of minority CPAs who serve as role models and mentors to young people in the academic environment. The AICPA Foundation awards annual fellowships of $12,000 to full-time minority accounting scholars who demonstrate significant potential to become accounting educators.

American Institute for Economic Research’s  (AIER) Summer Fellowship- Deadline: April. The Practicum enhances Fellows’ understanding of economic concepts, theories, and real world applications, and provide an opportunity to develop research, writing, and presentation skills. Graduate & senior college students majoring in economics, finance, business or related fields are encouraged to apply. Fellows receive a stipend and are offered an opportunity to live on campus (must be at least 21 years of age). AIER is located in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.

The Forté Fellows Program- Deadline: Varies. The Forté Fellows Program was created with the intention of increasing the number of women applying to and enrolling in MBA programs by offering fellowships to women pursuing a full-time, part-time or executive MBA education at our sponsor business schools.

The Morgan Stanley MBA Fellowship Program- Deadline: November. The Morgan Stanley MBA Fellowship program is a competitive graduate scholarship program to provide outstanding Women, Black, Hispanic, Native American and LGBT MBA students with a financial award for exceptional academic achievement and a Summer Associate internship between the first and second year of business school.

The National Society of Hispanic MBA Scholarship- Deadline: April. The National Society of Hispanic MBA Foundation has established a scholarship program to assist qualified Hispanics to pursue MBAs. Scholarships are offered each year for full- and part-time study at an accredited (AACSB) institution of the student's choice.

New America CA Fellows Program- Deadline: February. The goal of the New America Fellows program is to find bold, iconoclastic thinkers and to provide financial support for one year. Fellows will benefit from a financial stipend of $30,000 per year, engagement with each other and with New America’s various policy programs, and the expanded audience and exposure from New America and its media partners.

Tax and Growth Fellowship Program- Deadline: April. The Tax Foundation hosts one-year and three-month paid fellowships. The Taxes and Growth Fellowship Program provides fellows with the instruction, mentorship, and hands on experience necessary to understand, operate, and build economic models for analyzing tax and spending policy. Fellows must have at least a bachelor’s degree in a quantitative or analytical discipline, including economics, computer science, public policy, or related fields.

Toigo MBA Fellowship- Deadline: April. The Toigo MBA Fellowship provides minority MBA candidates committed to careers in finance with an unmatched network of contacts, a prestigious point of difference in the eyes of employers, one-on-one career guidance, leadership training, a merit award-and more.

Venture for America Fellows- Deadline: September. Each year, VFA recruits and trains a new group of recent grads to join startups in emerging cities across the country. After being selected, and trained for 5 weeks, you’ll hit the ground running and spend two years building a business while getting the experience you need to one day start a venture of your own.


Blueprint Fellows Program- Deadline: Rolling. The Blueprint Fellows Program is designed to accelerate student achievement in schools across the country. Fellows provide daily, small group tutoring sessions to students across grades K-12. Fellows work full-time and lead 5 to 6 carefully planned sessions to 2 to 4 students per period throughout the school day. As members of the school community, Fellows are fully integrated into their school cultures and are invited to collaborate with school staff, attend all staff meetings and professional development opportunities, communicate with students’ families, and coordinate school-wide service projects.

Breakthrough Collaborative Summer Teaching Fellowship- Deadline: January. Spend a summer teaching, spend a lifetime leading. Breakthrough will train you for two weeks in a research-based, data-driven common model of instruction for effective lesson planning, instructional strategies, and classroom management. You will learn how to develop and task analyze measurable objectives, teach to multiple modalities in small cycles or chunks, overtly engage 100% of the students with the objective every three to five minutes, gradually release responsibility through carefully scaffolded practice and establish rules, routines and high standards for classroom behavior. If you are a college student, you are eligible throughout your entire undergraduate career (must be at least 15 years old), even if you are graduating the spring before the summer session for which you are applying to teach.

The Citizen Schools National Teaching Fellowship- Deadline: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. A paid AmeriCorps national service opportunity for individuals dedicated to directly impacting the futures of middle school students in low income communities across America, including California.

City Year AmeriCorps- Deadline: September. At City Year, we’re working to bridge the gap in high-poverty communities between the support the students in the communities actually need and what their schools are designed to provide.

EnCorps STEM Teachers Program- Deadline: September. The EnCorps STEM Teachers Program recruits, transitions and supports experienced professionals and military veterans in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields to teachers and tutors who deliver an excellent STEM education to all children in disadvantaged communities.

Ford Foundation Fellowship- Deadline: November. Through its Fellowship Programs, 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.

The ISI Salvatori Fellowship- Deadline: January. The Salvatori Fellowship is granted to current graduate students in a field related to the American Founding.

James Madison Graduate Fellowships- Deadline: March. The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation offers $24,000 James Madison Graduate Fellowships to individuals desiring to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution at the secondary school level.

Knowles Science Teach Foundation Fellowship- Deadline: November. KSTF provides beginning high school STEM teachers with five-year fellowships designed to help them become master teacher and leaders.

Students For Education Reform (SFER) Fellowship- Deadline: February. We are a nonprofit working to improve public education by building student power. Our fellowship program engages a diverse and representative group of students in a targeted field organizing campaign with intensive training.

The Renshaw Fellowship- Deadline: January. The Renshaw Fellowship Program supports the study and shaping of school curricula by providing grants to those seeking to become superintendents; curriculum developers; or influential scholars teaching, writing, and lecturing on educational issues.

Teach For Ghana Fellowship- Deadline: Rolling Basis.The Teach For Ghana Fellowship program is a 2 year full-time paid commitment in which we place the most promising graduates and professionals as full-time teachers in underserved rural schools. The Fellowship program is rigorous, challenging and provides Fellows an opportunity to develop themselves as leaders and simultaneously transform the lives of the students they serve.

TNTP Teaching Fellowship- Deadline: January. TNTP Teaching Fellows is a rigorous alternative certification program that recruits and trains talented career changers and recent college graduates to be outstanding teachers in high-need schools across the country. 

The Weaver Fellowship- Deadline: January. The Weaver Fellowship Program seeks to uphold the idea of excellence and the role of education in producing unique individuals capable of making reasoned choices. The Weaver Fellowship is granted to current graduate students or applicants to graduate schools, who have an intention to teach at the college level.

The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship- Deadline: October, November, and January. The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship program recruits and prepares the nation's best and brightest recent graduates and career changers with STEM backgrounds to teach in middle and high school science and math classrooms in Michigan, Georgia, Indiana, New Jersey, and Ohio.

Engineering, Computer Science, & Technology

Amelia Earhart Fellowship- Deadline: November. The Amelia Earhart Fellowship program helps talented women, pursuing advanced studies in the typically male-dominated fields of aerospace-related sciences and engineering, achieve their educational goals.

California Sea Grant State Fellowship- Deadline: September. Designed for those interested in developing a special expertise in coastal engineering, coastal geology, and/or coastal processes, the California Sea Grant State Fellow at the California Coastal Commission (Technical Fellowship) will support executive and senior policy staff.

Code for America Fellowship- Deadline: July. The Fellowship is an 11-month program where developers, designers, UX/UI researchers and project managers work alongside city staff to produce open-source apps and improve the citizen experience.

EDF Climate Corps Fellowship- Deadline: January. EDF selects and trains graduate students with proficiencies in business, engineering, environmental science and public policy from the nation’s leading institutions to help organizations take their energy management to the next level.

ESA LOFT Video Game Innovation Fellowship- Deadline: September. The LOFT (Leaders on the Fast Track) Video Game Innovation Fellowship is now accepting applications from young game designers. Created by the ESA (Entertainment Software Association) and the HHF (Hispanic Heritage Foundation), the LOFT Fellowship is awarded to 20 young people from ages 15 to 25 for vision, creativity, and “their games’ potential to spur change in their communities".

Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship Program Department of Energy (DOE) - Deadline: December. The Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) Program provides undergraduate and graduate students with an opportunity to gain and develop research skills with the Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy for 10 weeks over the summer.

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Graduate Fellowship Program- Deadline: October. A full-time, salaried fellowship program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy for highly motivated graduate-level students interested in a career in nuclear security.

Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County Civil/Environmental Engineering Undergraduate Fellowship- Deadline: April. The program provides fellowships for two to five undergraduate students at Cal State LA.

Science and Technology Policy Institute (STPI) Policy Fellowship Program- Deadline: January. This two-year fellowship provides recent bachelor’s degree recipients with a unique opportunity to use their critical thinking and analytic skills to work on a diverse set of challenges in science and technology (S&T) policy areas, including energy and the environment, space sciences, innovation and competitiveness, evaluation, life sciences, information technologies, national security, and STEM education. Fellows will be involved in collaborative research for leaders in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) in the Executive Office of the President and other Federal Government organizations, such as the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health.

*Health & Human Services

*Including healthcare career fellowships

Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship- Deadline: January. The Emerson National Hunger Fellows Program is a social justice program that trains, inspires, and sustains leaders. Fellows gain field experience fighting hunger and poverty through placements in community based organizations across the country, and policy experience through placements in Washington, D.C. The program bridges community-based efforts and national public policy, and fellows develop as effective leaders in the movement to end hunger and poverty.

Carman International Fellowship Program at Mosaic- Deadline: May. At Mosaic International, we believe in providing opportunities to grow, learn and contribute. This is an opportunity to gain professional experience in international development and program management in several fields, including global health, international education, human rights advocacy and economic development.

Greenlining Health Equity Fellowship- Deadline: January. The Health Equity Fellowship is a year-long placement program that seeks to advance advocacy, research and policy projects related to Affordable Care Act implementation efforts in California, creating healthy school environments for low-income students, and fostering safe and healthy neighborhoods where youth and families can prosper. Fellows are placed at one of The California Endowment’s regional offices in Sacramento, Oakland, Fresno, Los Angeles and San Diego.

Health for America Fellowship- Deadline: April. Health for America is a nonprofit organization creating solutions to improve the lives of people living with chronic disease. It funds the Health for America Fellowship, a yearlong venture where young professionals immerse themselves in the healthcare system, find opportunities for impact, and build innovative solutions to America’s most pressing health challenges.

The Los Angeles Schweitzer Fellows Program- Deadline: February. The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship selects graduate student Schweitzer Fellows to spend a year developing and implementing service projects that address health and its social determinants in vulnerable communities.

Oncology Nursing Society Foundation MSN/DNP Fellowship- Deadline: November. To provide financial support for students enrolled in an MSN or DNP program to accomplish work in areas of cancer prevention, care or control as outlined in the ONS Research Agenda.

The Pedro Zamora Public Policy Fellowship- Deadline: March. The Pedro Zamora Public Policy Fellowship is an excellent opportunity for both undergraduate and graduate students seeking experience in public policy and government affairs focused on HIV/AIDS issues.

The SAMHSA CSAP Prevention Fellowship Program- Deadline: August. The purpose of the fellowship program is to develop and sustain a well-trained and knowledgeable cadre of prevention professionals who understand and exemplify the principles and best practices of reducing substance use disorders. In addition to building competencies in diverse areas of public health, behavioral health, and allied health practices, fellows have opportunities to develop critical research, writing, evaluation, and presentation skills within a structured training program. Each fellow will be assigned a mentor within participating states and U.S. territories. The mentor will be responsible for helping the fellow to identify training needs at the state-level and/or community-level. A fellow’s responsibilities may include designing, coordinating, implementing, or assessing the performance of prevention programs.

The Villers Fellowship for Health Care Justice- Deadline: January. The Villers Fellow works as a full-time policy analyst in Families USA’s Health Policy Department. The Fellowship is based in the Families USA office in Washington, D.C. and is designed to provide the Fellow with a national perspective on health care justice work and the opportunity to learn about a range of health care justice issues.

The Wellstone Fellowship- Deadline: February. The Wellstone Fellow’s primary responsibilities include drafting talking points, blogs, fact sheets, and other publications developing content for the Families USA website and email lists; and assisting in the organization of conferences and trainings for advocates. During the year, the fellow will learn about health reform implementation, health equity, Medicaid, and other important health policy issues.

Natural & Social Sciences

American Meteorological Society Fellowship Program- Deadline: January. The AMS Fellowship Program is a source of scholarships, useful resources, and unique opportunities for outstanding students looking to pursue graduate education in the atmospheric or related sciences.

Biochemical Markers Summer Fellowship Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)- Deadline: January. DLS develops and applies laboratory science to prevent disease and death caused by exposure to toxic substances, and to improve the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of selected chronic diseases. Collaborating with a multidisciplinary team, the selected participant will use state-of-the-art equipment to address topics relevant to public health. Current undergraduate and graduate students majoring in applied sciences may apply.  Chemistry and biology majors are preferred, although highly qualified candidates from other science majors may be considered.

The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Religion & Ethics Fellowship- Deadline: November. The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships support the final year of work on Ph.D. dissertations dealing with ethical or religious values in fields across the humanities and social sciences.

The Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE NNSA SSGF) program- Deadline: January. The Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE NNSA SSGF) program provides outstanding benefits and opportunities to students pursuing a Ph.D. in areas of interest to stewardship science, such as high energy density physics, nuclear science, or materials under extreme conditions and hydrodynamics.

Environmental Protection Agency Fellowships- Deadline: Varies by fellowship. The EPA's mission is mission is to protect human health and the environment.

The Five-Year Hertz Fellowship Award- Deadline: October. The Foundation supports graduate students working towards the Ph.D. degree in the applied physical, biological and engineering sciences. These fields include applied mathematics, statistics, and quantitative aspects of modern biology.

Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation Dissertation Fellowships- Deadline: February. The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation (HFG) welcomes proposals from any of the natural and social sciences and the humanities that promise to increase understanding of the causes, manifestations, and control of violence, aggression, and dominance. Highest priority is given to research that can increase understanding and amelioration of urgent problems of violence, aggression, and dominance in the modern world. These fellowships of $15,000 each are designed to contribute to the support of the doctoral candidate to enable him or her to complete the thesis in a timely manner, and it is only appropriate to apply for support for the final year of Ph.D. work.

The Global Sustainability Fellowship Program- Deadline: April. To inspire, inform, mobilize, and prepare future generations of international leaders in all sectors of society by imparting the core competencies required to effectively tackle urgent sustainability challenges on a local, regional and planetary scale.

National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science (GEM) Fellowship Program- Deadline: November.  Preparing technical leaders for advanced careers in industry, academia, and government agencies by identifying and selecting highly qualified students to complete a program of STEM graduate study and industry internships.

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship- Deadline: December. The National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship is a highly competitive, portable fellowship that is awarded to U.S. citizens and nationals who intend to pursue a doctoral degree in one of fifteen supported disciplines.

National Institutes of Health Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program- Deadline: December. The National Institutes of Health Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program is an accelerated, individualized doctoral training program for outstanding science students committed to biomedical research careers. The program is based on the British system in which students perform doctoral research without required formal courses other than those students choose to take in relationship to their own interests.

National Institutes of Health Postbaccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award- Deadline: Varies. The NIH Postbac IRTA program (CRTA, Cancer Research Training Award, in the National Cancer Institute) provides recent college graduates who are planning to apply to graduate or professional (medical/dental/pharmacy) school an opportunity to spend one or two years performing full-time research at the NIH.

National Institutes of Health MD/PhD Partnership Training Program- Deadline: December. The NIH MD/PhD Partnership Training Program coordinates the training, activities and funding for MD/PhD students who conduct research in the intramural research program of the NIH in preparation for a career as physician-scientists in basic or translational biomedical research.

National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program- Deadline: November. The National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program helps ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and reinforces its diversity.  The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees at accredited US institutions. 

Predoctoral Fellowship in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (MHSAS) Program- Deadline: January. The Predoctoral MHSAS fellowship supports the training of practitioners in behavioral health services and prevention. This fellowship program is designed for students in clinical, counseling and school psychology, and other psychology doctoral students whose training prepares them for careers in behavioral health services.

Property and Environment Research Center (PERC) Fellowships- Deadline: Varies. PERC offers a wide range of fellowships. The overarching goals of the various fellowships are to: expose new scholars, students, environmental entrepreneurs, journalists, and policy makers to free market environmentalism, allow scholars already familiar with free market environmentalism to find new applications, and generate research output, which can be published in various venues to help further demonstrate how property rights and markets are working to provide environmental quality.

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Predoctoral Fellowships to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research- Deadline: Varies. This program encourages students from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds to seek research doctoral degrees in the biomedical and behavioral sciences to help increase the number of well-trained scientists from underrepresented groups.

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) Fellowships- Deadline: December. The Smithsonian Institution offers fellowships for advanced study at SERC at the senior, postdoctoral, predoctoral, and graduate student levels.

The Switzer Fellowship Program- Deadline: January. The Switzer Fellowship Program offers one-year Fellowships to highly talented graduate students in New England and California whose studies and career goals are directed toward environmental improvement and who clearly demonstrate leadership in their field.

W. F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research Fellowships- Deadline: Varies by fellowship. Fellowships are open to students and scholars in Near Eastern studies from prehistory through the early Islamic period, including the fields of archaeology, anthropology, art history, Bible, epigraphy, historical geography, history, language, literature, philology and religion and related disciplines.

WWF Russel E. Train Fellowships- Deadline: March. Russell E. Train Fellowships support individuals pursuing a master’s or doctoral degree in conservation. Each year, WWF supports committed conservationists from target countries to receive financial support for their studies and field research. Applicants can apply to attend any university around the world and must return to their home countries to work in conservation for at least two years after completing their degree.

International Study & Research Abroad

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation's German Chancellor Fellowship- Deadline: September. A fully-funded for young leaders to spend a year in Germany working on a project of their choice. During their stay in Germany, the German Chancellor Fellows usually pursue research-based, self-developed projects in the areas such as politics, public administration and business as well as society and culture. Fellows are supervised by hosts in Germany who they select themselves and who have the necessary level of expertise to mentor the respective research topics. The projects should not only be of social significance, but should also have a long-term, publicly-visible impact. They should also be conducive to advancing fellows’ career development. During their stay in Germany, fellows will be able to expand their specialist knowledge and gain new international experience whilst enhancing their intercultural skills and thus enabling them to develop into successful leaders.

The American-Scandinavian Foundation Fellowship- Deadline: November. The American-Scandinavian Foundation offers fellowships and grants to individuals to pursue research, study or creative arts projects in one or more Scandinavian country for up to one year.

Boren Fellowships - Deadline: January. Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.

The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals- Deadline: None. The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) is a fellowship funded by the German Bundestag and U.S. Congress, that annually provides 75 American and 75 German young professionals the opportunity to spend one year in each others' countries, studying, interning, and living with hosts on a cultural immersion program.

Cultural Vistas Fellowship- Deadline: January. The Cultural Vistas Fellowship affords underrepresented U.S. university students the unique opportunity to advance their career goals, develop global competencies, and experience life in another culture. Cultural Vistas Fellows will enrich their academic learning through professional internship and immersion experiences focused on entrepreneurship and innovation. Up to 12 fellows will take part in this multinational professional development program that includes eight-week summer internships in Argentina, Germany, and India. This fellowship opportunity is fully-funded by Cultural Vistas. Open to current sophomores and juniors (between the ages of 18-30) with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Strong preference will be given to students historically underrepresented in international exchange. This includes, but is not limited to Pell Grant recipients; veterans; first-generation college students; STEM majors; members of minority communities within the United States; and non-traditional students.

The Diplomacy and Diversity Fellowship- Deadline: January. The Diplomacy and Diversity Fellowship is a new transatlantic Humanity in Action program. The Fellowship is an educational program for 24 American and European graduate students about the changing international dynamics of diplomacy and diversity.

Global Fellows Program- Deadline: December. The Global Fellows Program is a 12-month fellowship for individuals dedicated to changing the way the world tackles poverty. The fellowship begins with eight weeks of training in the Acumen New York office, where Fellows build their understanding of the problems of poverty. After training, each Fellow is placed with a company within Acumen’s ecosystem where they work on a key business challenge. In the past Fellows have worked on projects ranging from leading operations of a new business unit at a cotton ginnery in Uganda, to leading operations at a coffee processing company in Rwanda, to building partnerships for a vocational skills training company in India.

Harrell Family Fellowship- Deadline: February. The Harrell Family Fellowship will be awarded to provide support in the amount of $1,800 to a graduate student of any nationality except Jordanian citizens for participation on an archaeological project or research in Jordan.

The Humanity in Action Fellowship- Deadline: January. The Humanity in Action Fellowship brings together international groups of university students and recent graduates to explore national histories of discrimination and resistance, as well as examples of issues affecting different minority groups today.

Institute of Current World Affairs (ICWA) Fellowship- Deadline: March. The ultimate aim of the ICWA Fellowship program is to cultivate deep expertise in foreign countries and cultures. We achieve this by supporting a Fellow over a two year period, during which she or he carries out an immersive program of self-designed, independent study abroad. Candidates are encouraged to browse ICWA’s archives to see the kind of projects that the Institute has supported.

Laura W Bush Traveling Fellowship- Deadline: Varies depending on travel dates. The fellowship will help fund a proposal designed by the applicant to conduct brief work in a foreign country related to the mandate of UNESCO - using education, natural sciences, social and human sciences, culture, and/or communication and information to build strong ties among nations.

Kobe College Corporation-Japan Education Exchange (KCC-JEE) Graduate Fellowship- Deadline: January. Established in 1996, this fellowship supports qualified graduate students for research or study in Japan. The purpose of the fellowship is to support future American educators who will teach more effectively about Japan. One fellowship of $30,000 will be awarded.

The Pamela Harriman Foreign Service Fellowships- Deadline: November. The Pamela Harriman Foreign Service Fellowships provide funding for students interning over the summer in the U.S. Embassies in London or Paris, or the Secretary of State’s Office in Washington, D.C.

Princeton in Asia (PiA) Fellowships- Deadline: November. PiA sponsors over 150 fellowships and internships in 20 countries and is the oldest and largest organization of its kind, unique in its scope, size, century-long expertise and emphasis on service.

Princeton in Latin America- Deadline: November. PiLA matches partner organizations engaged in socially responsible development projects in Latin America and the Caribbean with highly qualified and motivated recent college graduates who are interested in year-long service fellowships throughout the region. There is a $100 application fee & $500 placement fee. Medical insurance & Air fare is not included. Applicants who currently are Pell Grant recipients or federal financial aid recipients may submit a copy of their current award letter to be evaluated for possible fee reductions.

The Vaclav Havel Library Foundation Fellowship for Human Rights- Deadline: March. A summer fellowship in Prague for undergraduate students studying in the United States. The annual fellowship program will offer students a two week, fully-funded opportunity to learn from and engage with organizations in the Czech Republic working to carry forward Havel’s legacy in the field of human rights. Applicants must be currently enrolled undergraduate students (first-years, sophomores, juniors, and seniors) at accredited undergraduate colleges or universities in the United States. Applicants of minority and underrepresented backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

William J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in India - Deadline: February. The Fellowship pairs a select number of highly skilled young professionals with leading NGOs and social enterprises in India in order to accelerate impact and create effective projects that are replicable, scalable, and sustainable.

Military Affiliation

Mission Continues Fellowship- Deadline: Varies. A Mission Continues Fellowship involves 20 hours of service per week for 26 weeks at a local nonprofit organization. Fellows are encouraged to choose a nonprofit organization to serve based on their own personal passions.

Veterans Innovation Partnership (VIP) Fellowship- Deadline: March. VIP fellowships are open to veterans who have completed, or are enrolled in, a master’s degree in the preferred fields of International Business, International Relations/Affairs, Public Policy, Public Administration, or a related field. Applicants must apply within two years of graduate degree completion, except for veterans precluded from doing so due to their military service obligation, who will have up to six years after degree completion to apply. Successful applicants are placed in a dynamic developmental program.

Other Fellowships

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Graduate Fellowship Program- Deadline: February. The nine month paid Fellowship Program offers exceptional Latinos who have earned at least a master's degree within three years of the program start date with unparalleled exposure to hands-on experience in the public policy areas: Higher Education, Secondary Education, Health, Housing, Law, or STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).

Future Global Leaders Fellowship- Deadline: January. The Future Global Leaders Fellowship is an accelerator for top college students who want to become members of the Fortis Society. This internationally competitive 3-year Fellowship provides top quality programming to aspiring leaders worldwide who will, upon completion of their fellowship, be inducted into the Fortis Society – the world’s first private network of diverse leaders committed to one another’s success and to a better world.

The Lime Connect Fellowship Program For Students with Disabilities- Deadline: April. The Fellowship Program kicks off with a leadership & development symposium in New York in late July, and offers individual and group coaching, webinars, mentoring and Fellows community discussions throughout the year.  Upon "graduation" from the program, Fellows become part of the larger Lime Connect Fellows Community and have access to ongoing professional development, community and networking opportunities throughout their careers. Open to current sophomores with a visible or invisible disability.

Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows Program- Deadline: February. The Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows program is a fully paid and funded, five and a half week summer residential program for rising juniors who desire to make a difference.

The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans- Deadline: November. The fellowship supports up to two years of graduate study - in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program - in the United States for New Americans (a green card holder or naturalized citizen if born abroad; a child of naturalized citizens if born in this country).

Soroptimist International of Los Angeles Graduate Fellowship Award- Deadline: February. This award, in the amount of $3,500, is given to women who will be in graduate study during the next academic year.

For official information regarding these fellowships (which supersedes any information provided here), please visit the corresponding websites.