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Nationally competitive fellowships provide undergraduates and young alumni with funding for graduate education, postgraduate research, and self-designed projects, or funds for undergraduate support and summer enrichment. For a full list, see the Fellowships Listing. For additional opportunities, see Direct Apply Fellowships.

Fall 2023 Fellowship Updates

Late Fall/Winter Competitions include the Goldwater, Truman and Beinecke (Nov. 10 internal deadlines), the Udall (late January) and Vermont Law School Scholarships. Read the specific fellowship page carefully regarding application instructions and contact with questions.

For Fall 2024 application cycles: Nomination for Fall 2024 UK/Irish fellowships deadline is April 4. Middlebury is eligible for the Keasbey Scholarship in Fall 2024, so there is an additional opportunity for members of the Class of 2024.5 and 2025. See go/uk-irish for more information.  

Fulbright and Watson fellowships: we encourage students to start this process in Spring 2024. See specific fellowship pages for application instructions.



See Fellowships Deadlines Calendar


See Fellowships Events Calendar

Fellowship information sessions are held on campus during the academic year. Past sessions and conversations with recipients and foundation directors are available. Watch Videos

  • Goldwater Application Review Session (10/18)

    Date: Wednesday, October 18, 2023
    Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
    Organizer: Dean Lisa Gates
    Location: Online
    This is for sophomores and juniors applying for Goldwater nomination. Session will walk you through the Goldwater application components and how to approach them. See go/goldwater for the nomination application process.

    You will receive a reminder and the Zoom link two hours before the session.


See the Fellowships Blog

Follow the Fellowships blog to stay up-to-date with important reminders, opportunities and announcements.

  • Mitacs Globalink Summer Research Internships in Canada–Deadline 9/21/23

    | by Lisa Gates

    The 2024 GRI student call is now open!  Students must submit applications by September 21, 2023, 1 p.m. PT  Apply now > Mitacs Globalink Research Internships can offer you an international experience like no other. Canada features excellent universities, outstanding research facilities, cutting-edge industry innovation, and unparalleled undergraduate training opportunities. What a Mitacs Globalink Research […]

  • Princeton in Africa (PiA) Fellowship Deadline is Oct 25–Learn More Here!

    | by Lisa Gates

    Princeton in Africa’s 2024-25 fellowship application is now open here! This opportunity is open to any rising seniors or recent university graduates.  The deadline for 2024-25 fellowship applications is Wednesday, October 25th, 2023 at 11:59 PM Eastern.  PRINCETON IN AFRICA FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMPrinceton in Africa (PiAf) is a non-profit organization that offers a yearlong paid post-graduate fellowship opportunities to graduates […]

  • Graduate Study in China with the Yenching Scholarship; Application Deadline December 3

    | by Lisa Gates

    The Yenching Academy offers a highly customizable Master’s program in China studies for English speakers with varied levels of Chinese language competency. At the core of the program lies its emphasis on interdisciplinarity and the value it assigns to thinking about China; past, present and future – from both Chinese and international perspectives. It also […]

Contact Us

Lisa Gates, Associate Dean for Fellowships and Research
Office: Davis Family Library 212

Shannon Bohler, Student Program Coordinator
Office: Davis Family Library 225A (CTLR)


Schedule an appointment or find events: use the CTRL online scheduler. Appointments can be by phone or Zoom. Open appointments are available during the semesters, J-term and summer months. If you have a time-sensitive matter, email to schedule an appointment.

Note: During September, Dean Gates works primarily with candidates applying tor fellowships with September/early October deadlines. 

Center for Teaching, Learning, and Research
Davis Family Library, Suite 225
Middlebury, VT 05753