What is a Fellowship?

Fellowships are nationally competitive grants, scholarships, and similar funding opportunities for students. Typically, fellowships fund study, research, or teaching in the United States or abroad.

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Anurag ChandranWell-traveled Scholar

Anurag Chandran, now an MU senior, will soon embark on another transition. After graduating in May with degrees in political science and economics, he will head off to China to attend Tsinghua University in Beijing as a Schwarzman Scholar.

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Emily WaggonerWellness Crusader

As a freshman at Jefferson City High School, Emily Waggoner was having trouble fitting in. She was not performing well on the school’s softball team, and she was losing friends. She struggled with the transition to high school. That adversity eventually led to an eating disorder that left Waggoner weighing just 93 pounds.

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Kevin BirdGoldwater Honorable Mention Selection Understands Impact of Research

After being diagnosed with a congenital heart defect at the age of 10, MU senior Kevin Bird underwent a procedure that, thanks to medical research, will prevent him from having to have a second procedure for at least 20 years. The research his pediatric cardiologist conducted reduced the amount of procedures Bird will require throughout his life. That experience helped Bird recognize research’s potential to better the lives of others.

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Mizzou students and scholarship recipients Emily Cheng, Emily Waggoner and Brendan Marsh join MU Director of Fellowships Tim Parshall in the 2015 Homecoming Parade.Scholarship Recipients, Kemper Fellows Recognized in Homecoming Parade

Among the floats and dignitaries recognized during Mizzou’s 2015 Homecoming parade was a trio of Mizzou students who were recently awarded prestigious fellowships and the 2015 class of Kemper Fellows.

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A Strong Constitution

The University of Missouri’s Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy, an interdisciplinary program that began in 2014, promotes scholarship and teaching on the American constitutional and democratic traditions. The Kinder Institute's signiture programs include a Minor and Certificate in American Constitutional Democracy and the Kinder Scholars Program, which provides undergraduates with the opportunity to study and work in Washington, D.C during the summer term.

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Mark Twain Fellowship Deadline

Monday, February 8, 5:00pm

The Mark Twain Fellowship is a program sponsored by the University of Missouri-Columbia that provides robust support of up to $50,000 for MU students and recent alumni seeking to pursue graduate study abroad in any discipline.  One Mark Twain Fellow will be chosen this spring to study during 2016-2017.

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We are now on MU Connect!

Beginning December 14

Schedule your next meeting with us through MU Connect, a scheduling service on Blackboard that gives you 24/7 access to making appointments with the Fellowships Office.

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DAAD Research Internships in Science & Engineering

January 15, 2016

RISE Germany offers summer research internships in Germany for undergraduate students from the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.

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Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program

January 13, 2016

The Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship selects 30 outstanding Rangel Fellows annually and supports them through two years of graduate study, internships and professional development activities, and entry into the Foreign Service. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship applications are due on January 13, 2016.

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Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program

February 3, 2016

The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program is a six-week summer program designed to provide undergraduate students with a deeper appreciation of current issues and trends in international affairs, a greater understanding of career opportunities in international affairs, and the enhanced knowledge and skills to pursue such careers.

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