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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.

Spring 2024 Fellowship Updates

UK/Irish Fellowships: Nomination applications for Fall 2024 UK/Irish fellowships deadline is April 4, 2024. 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 about applying for nomination and fellowships that require nomination from Middlebury.  

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


See the Fellowships Blog

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


    | by Lisa Gates

    The Pickering Fellowship is a premier U.S. Department of State initiative, aims to bring diverse talent into the Foreign Service. The program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, women, and those with financial need. The Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program seeks individuals committed to […]

  • NPR Interview with Watson fellow Samara Gordon Wexler ’24

    | by Lisa Gates

    Listen to an interview on NPR with Watson Fellow Samara Gordon Wexler ’24 about her upcoming Watson project “How We Die: Uncovering a ‘Good Death'”: Congratulations to Sam and the newest cohort of Watson Fellows as they embark on their year-long journeys. Interested in applying to the Watson fellowship this fall? See go/watson for […]

  • June 2024 Notes for Fulbright and Watson Applicants

    | by Lisa Gates

    If you’re thinking about applying for a Fulbright grant or Watson nomination in the fall, let’s get moving! Summer goes fast. Many of you have already talked with me about your ideas or completed a preliminary application this spring–which is a great way to get started! And yes, you can absolutely still apply for these […]

Contact Us

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


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.