A fellowship is a highly competitive opportunity that can provide undergraduates and young alumni with funding for graduate education, postgraduate research and self-designed projects, or funds for undergraduate support and summer enrichment.


Jennifer Higgins studied traditional veterinary practices of nomadic herding communities in Mongolia as a Fulbright scholar. Today she is enrolled in a joint DVM-PhD program at Colorado State University.


Listing of Fellowships

At the CTLR, we manage the application process for a selected group of competitive national fellowships. Look for opportunities you might qualify for in the list below; find additional ones through the Student Funding Database; and come in to talk with us and learn more about whether you qualify for a fellowship opportunity.

For information about, or to apply to, the major fellowships listed below, contact the adviser noted next to each. An asterisk denotes fellowships open to non-U.S. citizens.


Fellowship & Adviser
Year to Apply Fields & Location
Beinecke Scholarship (Lisa Gates) Jr Humanities, arts, social sciences with no geographic restrictions Internal: Nov. 12
External: 2/24/14
Boren Fellowship (Stacey Thebodo) Sr, Alum Language study Internal: Jan 13
Boren Scholarship (Stacey Thebodo) First-year, Soph, Jr Language study; summer program for STEM students Internal: Jan 22
Carnegie Endowment Junior Fellowship (Prof. Mark Williams) Sr, Alum   Internal: Jan 3; External: Jan 15
Churchill Scholarship (Lisa Gates) Sr, Alum Science, math, engineering Internal: October 2
Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship (Lisa Gates) Sr, Alum Arts Phase 1: Nov 26
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowship (Lisa Gates) Soph Science, environmental fields  TBA
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowship (Lisa Gates) Sr, Alum Science, environmental fields  TBA
Milton Fisher Scholarship for Innovation and Creativity (Lisa Gates) First- Year Field open Final: April 30 
Fulbright Grants (Jeff Cason,Lisa Gates) Sr, Alum Study/research (field open) or teaching English Internal: September 27
Final: October 15 
Gates Cambridge Scholarship* (Lisa Gates) Sr, Alum Field open  Final (Cambridge University): October 15 
Goldwater Scholarship (Lisa Gates) Soph, Jr Science, math, engineering Internal: December 6
Keasbey Scholarship (Lisa Gates) Sr Field open  
Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund (Lisa Gates) Alum Field open Final: January 24
Marshall Scholarship (Lisa Gates) Sr, Alum Field open Internal: September 3
Final:October 1 
Mitchell Scholarship (Lisa Gates) Sr, Alum Field open  Internal: September 3
Final: October 1
National Institutes of Health Graduate Partnership Programs [NIH] (Lisa Gates) Sr, Alum Sciences  NIH undergraduate final: March 3
NIH graduate final: Dec 2
National Science Foundation [NSF] (Lisa Gates) Sr, Alum Sciences  Final deadlines begin Nov 4
Payne International Development Fellowship (Lisa Gates) Alum Field open Jan 27
Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship (Lisa Gates) Sr, Alum Relevant to USAID foreign service Feb 7
Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship (Lisa Gates) Jr International studies, history, political science, economics, foreign languages Jan 24
Rangel International Affairs Program (Lisa Gates) Sr International affairs, public administration, foreign service Jan 17
Rhodes Scholarship (Lisa Gates) Sr, Alum Field open  Internal: Sept 3
Final: Oct 2
St. Andrews Scholarship (Lisa Gates) Sr Field open Dec 15
Soros Fellowships for New Americans (Lisa Gates) Sr, Alum Field open  Final: Nov 8 
Tillman Military Scholars (Lisa Gates) Any undergrad year Any discipline  TBA
Truman Scholarship (Lisa Gates) Jr Public affairs, public service Internal: Nov 12
Udall Fellowship (Christopher McGrory Klyza, Lisa Gates) Soph, Jr Environment OR Native Americans interested in tribal policy or health care

Internal: Jan 23

Final: March 5

Vermont Law School Environmental Scholarship (Lisa Gates, Tim Mosehauer) Sr, Alum Full tuition for Juris Doctor (JD) or joint JD/Master in Environmental Law and Policy (MELP) program Feb 25

Watson Fellowship (Lisa Gates)

Sr Field open  Internal deadline Sept 23 at 5:00 pm, deliver hard-copy materials to Peggy Burns in 211 Adirondack House 

Nov 6

Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics (Lisa Gates)

Jr, Sr Ethics essay Dec 15
Young India Fellowship (Lisa Gates) Alum Any discipline  First round deadline: Dec 15
Second round deadline: Feb 28