Other Opportunities

What do the various deadlines mean?

Campus Deadline: If an award has a campus deadline, you are required to apply through the MU Fellowships Office. Awards with campus deadlines require that you are endorsed by the University of Missouri. Applicants must turn in a complete application to the Fellowship Office by the posted campus deadline.

Priority Deadline: If an award has a priority deadline, you are not required to seek the advice of the Fellowships Office on your application although we highly encourage you to do so. The priority deadline is a suggested date for when you should have a well developed application.

Final Deadline: This deadline is the time your completed application is due to the program(s) to which you are applying. We sometimes call this date the “national deadline.” If you do not submit your materials to the program by the final deadline, your application will not be considered. Not to fear though. Your fellowships advisor will do everything he or she can to encourage you to submit your application several days prior to a final deadline!

  • AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellows Program

    Application Opens: Oct. 16, 2017

    Application Deadline: Jan. 15, 2018

    This 10-week summer program places science, engineering, and mathematics students at media organizations nationwide. Fellows use their academic training as they research, write, and report today’s headlines, sharpening their abilities to communicate complex scientific issues to the public.

  • Amelia Earhart Fellowship (Zonta International Foundation)

    According to Women in Aerospace, in 2010, roughly 10 percent of the aerospace industry was made up of women. While the number has slowly increased, there must be reinforcements behind each step forward. To assist the future…

  • America-Berlin Scholarships for American Singers

    Application Deadline: Dec. 10, 2017

    The scholarship recipient will travel to Berlin to start his or her training with the Deutsche Oper in August. The term of residence is the Deutsche Oper Berlin’s season: approximately 10 months, ending in June. Housing is made available and…

  • American Association for University Women Educational Funding & Awards

    AAUW has a long and distinguished history of advancing educational and professional opportunities for women in the United States and around the globe. One of the world’s largest sources of funding for graduate women, AAUW is providing more than $3.7…

  • American Political Science Association Minority Fellows Program

    Application Deadline: Nov. 17, 2017

    The Minority Fellows Program designates up to twelve stipend minority fellows each year. Additional applicants who do not receive funds from the Association may also be recognized and recommended for admission and financial support to graduate political science programs. Fellows…

  • Americorp*VISTA

    AmeriCorps VISTA is the national service program designed specifically to fight poverty. Founded as Volunteers in Service to America in 1965 and incorporated into the AmeriCorps network of programs in 1993, VISTA has been on the front lines in the…

  • Andrew W. Mellon Internship in Modern Materials

    The National Gallery of Art has offered professional museum training since 1964 through internship programs.  In this program funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, interns work for two years to further the goals of the Arts Material Collection and…

  • Belfer Center Research Fellowship (Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government)

    Fellowships are offered in the Science, Technology and Public Policy program or International Security program for pre-doctoral, post-doctoral, and mid-career researchers for one year, with a possibility for renewal, in the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard…

  • Borlaug Fellowship

    Application Deadline: Nov. 5, 2017

    The Norman E. Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship Program honors Norman E. Borlaug, the American agronomist, humanitarian and Nobel laureate who is known as the “father of the Green Revolution.” Since the program’s inception in 2004, approximately 700…

  • Bridging Scholarships for Study in Japan

    The Association of Teachers of Japanese Bridging Project offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan. Funding from private foundations and major U.S. corporations has made it possible for ATJ to award 100 scholarships annually to…

  • Center for Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh (CNUP) Summer Fellowship

    Each summer, CNUP hosts undergraduates for a 10-week program to conduct independent research with a University of Pittsburgh neuroscience faculty of their choice.  The research will be conducted in a laboratory setting and students will gain technical knowledge of neuroanatomy,…

  • Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program

    Campus Deadline: Dec. 14, 2018

    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,…

  • Charles G. Koch Summer Fellow Program

    The Koch Summer Fellows Programs offers Fellows practical experience at public policy organizations to enhance their understanding of the market process and market-based solutions for social and economic problems through public policy.  Students with interests in public policy are encouraged…

  • Chevening Scholarship

    Application Opens: Aug. 7, 2017

    Application Deadline: Nov. 7, 2017

    Chevening Scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. The programme makes awards to outstanding scholars with leadership potential from around the world to study postgraduate courses at UK…

  • Clinton Scholars

    The William Jefferson Clinton Scholars at the American University in Dubai seeks to further the goals of the Clinton Presidential Foundation to strengthen the capacity of people in the US and throughout the world to meet the challenges of global…

  • College Student Congress

    Application Deadline: Nov. 9, 2018

    One student from each state in the union and the District of Columbia will be selected to join us for a two-week program focused on developing our country’s future statesmen and women. Participants may also have an opportunity to be…

  • Cultural Vistas Fellowship

    Application Deadline: Jan. 5, 2018

    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 will select up to 12 fellows to take part in this multinational…

  • DAAD (German Academic Exchange Services) Study & Research Scholarships

    Highly qualified undergraduate students are invited to apply for scholarships funding study, senior thesis research and/or internships in Germany. The goal of this program is to support study abroad in Germany and at German universities. Preference will be given to…

  • DAAD Research Internship in Science and Engineering (RISE)

    Application Opens: Nov. 1, 2019

    Application Deadline: Dec. 15, 2019

    RISE Germany offers summer research internships in Germany for undergraduate students from North America, Great Britain and Ireland. In their internships, students are carefully matched with doctoral students- whom they assist and who serve as their mentors. Interns receive a…

  • DAAD Research Internship in Science and Engineering (RISE) Professional

  • Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund

    Application Opens: Jan. 1, 2018

    Application Deadline: April 1, 2018

    The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund provides grants to students actively working for peace and justice through progressive movements on their campus and in their community.

  • DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship

    Application Deadline: Jan. 17, 2018

    The Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF) program provides outstanding benefits and opportunities to students pursuing a PhD in scientific or engineering disciplines with an emphasis in high-performance computing.

  • Florenece Tan Moeson Fellowship

    The purpose of the fellowship is to provide individuals with the opportunity to pursue research on East, Southeast, and/or South Asia (including the overseas Asian communities), using the unparalleled collections of the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. The grants…

  • Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs

    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, maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and increase the number of professors…

  • Frank Huntington Beebe Fund for Musicians

    Application Deadline: Dec. 18, 2017

    The purpose of the Fund is to provide fellowships for gifted young musicians, generally performers and composers in classical disciplines, who wish to pursue advanced music study and performance abroad, usually in Europe.

  • Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA)

    Managed by the Institute of International Education, Freeman Awards for Study in Asia provides scholarship for U.S. undergraduates who demonstrate financial need to study in East and Southeast Asia.

  • German Chancellor Fellowship Program

    Application Opens: March 15, 2018

    Designed for young professionals, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s German Chancellor Fellowship Programme is targeted at university graduates from the United States, the Russian Federation, the People’s Republic of China, Brazil and India who have an international outlook and initial…

  • German-American Fulbright Commission Programs

    Study, teach, or research in Germany through a German-American Fulbright Commission program. Programs are available for different target groups, including young journalists.

  • Global Changemakers Programme sponsored by the British Council

    Are you active and engaged in your community? Are you between the ages of 16 and 19? Do you have a strong opinion on how to improve the state of the world and a passion for global economic, social and…

  • Health for America Fellowship Program

    In this fulltime program, up to six fellows will learn about health innovation from leaders in the field. They will work with patients, providers, payers and local communities to understand their perspectives. Fellows will use entrepreneurial techniques, with support from…

  • Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship

    The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship is a competitive national program that provides college graduates the opportunity to work in Washington D.C. with a public-interest organization focusing on international security issues. The fellowship is offered twice yearly, in the spring…

  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study

    The Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study support exceptional graduate students who are committed to increasing diversity among scientific leaders, especially those students who will go on to become faculty members at colleges and universities.

  • Humane Studies Fellowships

    Application Opens: Nov. 1, 2017

    Application Deadline: Feb. 12, 2018

    The fellowships support study in fields such as economics, philosophy, law, political science, history, and sociology.

  • Humanity in Action

    Application Deadline: Jan. 8, 2018

    This intensive summer courses are held in Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Lyon and Warsaw and bring together students from around the world to discuss historical and current human rights issues.  The purpose is to create a collaborative environment in which students…

  • International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF)

    Application Opens: Aug. 7, 2017

    Application Deadline: Nov. 7, 2017

    The Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) offers nine to twelve months of support to graduate students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences who are enrolled in PhD programs in the United States and conducting dissertation research on non-US topics.

  • James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program

    Campus Deadline: Dec. 14, 2020

    Application Deadline: Jan. 15, 2021

    The James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program provides an opportunity for approximately 12 students who desire careers in international affairs to have a substantive one-year working experience in Washington, D.C. Junior Fellows work as research assistants to scholars working at…

  • James Madison Graduate Fellowship

    Application Deadline: March 1, 2018

    Intended for future secondary school teachers undertaking the study of the constitution. The fellowships are intended exclusively for graduate study leading to master’s degrees, for those who intend to become secondary school teachers of American history, American government, or social…

  • Jennings Randolph Peace Scholarship Dissertation Program

    The Jennings Randolph (JR) Peace scholarship Dissertation Program awards scholarships to students at U.S. universities who are writing doctoral dissertations on topics related to international peace, conflict, and security. Each year the program awards approximately ten Peace Scholar Fellowships.

  • Killam Undergraduate Fellowship for Americans

    The Killam Fellowships Program provides an opportunity for exceptional undergraduate students from universities in the United States to spend either one semester or a full academic year as an exchange student in Canada.

  • Knowles Science Teaching Foundation Teaching Fellows Program

    The KSTF Teaching Fellowship is explicitly designed to meet the needs of beginning high school science and mathematics teachers as they earn a teaching credential and through the early years of their career.

  • Kupe Leadership Scholarship

    The prestigious new Kupe Leadership Scholarship offers a unique opportunity for exceptional students from all faculties to enrich a year of their postgraduate studies. The scholarship offers up to 20 Scholars an exciting experience of personal growth and…

  • MacDowell Colony Residencies

    The MacDowell Colony is a prestigious artist colony in Peterborough, New Hampshire.  Each year, 250 residency fellowships are awarded to artists in architecture, music composition, film and video, interdisciplinary art, theatre, visual art, and literature.  These artists may be professionally…

  • Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders

    Begun in 2014, the Mandela Washington Fellowship is the flagship program of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) that empowers young people through academic coursework, leadership training, and networking. In summer 2018, the Fellowship will host up to 700 young African leaders.

  • Mandela Washington Fellowship Reciprocal Exchange Opportunity for Fellows and American Professionals

    The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders – the flagship program of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) – was created in 2014 to invest in the next generation of African leaders. The Reciprocal Exchange Component…

  • Mayo Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program

    Application Deadline: Feb. 1, 2020

    Approximately 120 students at higher-education institutions around the US come to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota to work with scientists in biomedical research.

  • Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows

    Application Deadline: Jan. 31, 2018

    The Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows program invites undergraduate leaders from diverse academic disciplines to immerse themselves in leadership development programming inspired by the life and legacy of George Washington, and today’s foremost leaders.  This five-and-a-half week residential summer fellowship is…

  • MURAP Paid Summer Research Internship

    Application Opens: Nov. 1, 2017

    Application Deadline: Jan. 31, 2018

    MURAP’s objective is to foster the entrance of talented students from diverse backgrounds into graduate school and faculty positions within the humanities, social sciences, and fine arts in U.S. colleges and universities. More broadly, the program seeks to increase the…

  • NASA Aeronautics Internships & Fellowships

  • National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Scholarships

    This scholarship is awarded by NABJ to students with a demonstrated interest in journalism and community service.  Students must show a desire to pursue a career in journalism.

  • National Geographic Grants

  • National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Graduate Program

    Application Opens: March 20, 2017

    Application Deadline: Oct. 4, 2017

    The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Graduate Program provides unique hands-on experience to prepare exceptional graduate students to become next-generation leaders in domestic and global nuclear security. During the 12-month, full-time, salary-plus-benefits terms, Fellows work alongside NNSA experts in Washington,…

  • Newhouse Fellow Program

    The Newhouse Graduate Fellowship and Apprenticeship in Newspaper Journalism for Minorities seeks students with outstanding qualifications and the potential to make significant contributions to the field of newspaper journalism. It also seeks to increase the number of minority journalists in…

  • Obama Foundation Fellowship

    The Obama Foundation Fellows are a diverse set of community-minded rising stars – organizers, inventors, artists, entrepreneurs, educators, and more – who model the powerful truth that we each have an important role to play in civic life. By engaging…

  • P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship

    The International Peace Scholarship Fund, established in 1949, is a program which provides scholarships for selected women from other countries for graduate study in the United States and Canada. Members of P.E.O. believe that education is fundamental to world peace…

  • P.E.O. Scholar Award

    The P.E.O. Scholar Awards (PSA) program was established in 1991 to provide substantial merit-based awards for women of the United States and Canada who are pursuing a doctoral level degree at an accredited college or university.

  • Pasteur Foundation

    Postdoctoral Fellowships in Paris: These three-year fellowships are open to American postdoctoral scientists wishing to pursue research at the Institut Pasteur in Paris. With 2500 people of 60 nationalities, the 130 research labs at the Institut Pasteur are devoted to the…

  • Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

    Application Deadline: Nov. 1, 2017

    Provides opportunities for continuing generations of New Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields. A New American is an individual who (1) is a resident alien; i.e., holds a Green Card or, (2) has been naturalized as a U.S.

  • Peace Corps

    Founded in 1961 by newly inaugurated President John F. Kennedy, Peace Corps is a federal government agency that sends talented Americans to communities around the world to work and collaborate at a grassroots levels.  Volunteers live and work in a host…

  • Phi Kappa Phi Award Opportunities

    Phi Kappa Phi is a highly selective academic honor society that draws members from all academic disciplines within colleges and universities. Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants exist to recognize scholarly endeavors. They are designed specifically to recognize and assist…

  • Project Horseshoe Farm Gap Year Fellowship

    Application Deadline: Feb. 10, 2018

    Launched in the summer of 2009, the Horseshoe Farm Fellowship is a pioneering attempt to rethink and provide a new model for how to prepare our most promising future community based service leaders in healthcare and education to lead effective…

  • Rotary Global Grant Scholarships

    Application Deadline: Oct. 20, 2017

    Rotary District 6080 offers one Rotary Global Scholarship annually to an outstanding graduate student who wishes to engage in full-time study abroad during the coming academic year. This scholarship is for one year only. Applicants for a Rotary Global Scholarship…

  • Samuel Huntington Public Service Award

    Application Deadline: Jan. 18, 2018

    The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award is in memory of the former CEO of National Grid, Samuel Huntington.  He was deeply interested in public service and taught in Nigeria before attending law school in the US.  This award is designed…

  • SMART Scholarship for Service

    The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program has been established by the Department of Defense (DoD) to support undergraduate and graduate students pursuing technical degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The program…

  • STEMGradStudents.science.gov

    The STEMGradStudents.science.gov site was established to be the primary source for searching Federally-sponsored opportunities for graduate students and graduate study programs in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) areas. These advanced degree opportunities range from graduate fellowships and research internships that graduate…

  • STEMundergrads.science.gov

    The STEMUndergrads.science.gov site was established to be the primary source for searching Federally-sponsored opportunities for undergraduate students and undergraduate programs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) areas. These opportunities range from scholarships and research internships that undergraduate students can apply…

  • Sue Shear Institute for Women in Public Life

    The Sue Shear Institute holds the 21st Century Leadership Academy, which is a 5-day residential program held on the campus of the University of Missouri- St. Louis. The program is typically held the last full week in May, concluding on…

  • TaLK Program: Teach; Learn in Korea

    Undergraduate students who have completed two or more years of university education are eligible to take part; in the TaLK Program. Participants will teach practical English skills in elementary after-school classes in rural areas. Participants will teach 15 hours per…

  • Teach For America

    Founded in 1989 by Wendy Kopp, Teach For America is a nonprofit organization dedicated to “the movement to eliminate educational inequity” and developing committed leaders in the field of education.  Those selected as Teach For America corps members work for at…

  • The Data Incubator Fellowship

    Application Deadline: Oct. 17, 2018

    The Data Incubator is a tuition free, 8 week Fellowship, for Masters and PhD students aspiring to grow their programming and data analytics skills. We are seeking graduate students nearing the end of their program, with strong quantitative and research…

  • ThinkSwiss Research Scholarship

    ThinkSwiss will select 15 talented and motivated U.S. students from all fields of study who apply for a research project at a Swiss university or research lab. The ThinkSwiss Research Scholarship program takes place within the scope of the ThinkSwiss…

  • Tillman Scholars Program

    The Tillman Scholar Program unites and empowers remarkable military veterans and spouses as the next generation of public and private sector leaders committed to service beyond self.The fellowship supports Tillman Scholars with academic scholarships, a national network, and professional development opportunities…

  • Trans World Airlines Scholarship

    Application Deadline: March 24, 2017

    The Trans World Airlines Scholarship is a University of Missouri System award.  Students must be currently enrolled full-time as Missouri residents as classified by the Registrar’s Office for tuition purposes. The Trans World Airlines scholarship fund was established to fund…

  • US Bank Scholarship Fund: MU Veteran Student Scholarship

    The Missouri Student Unions/US Bank Scholarship Fund was established in 2010 with the opening of a US Bank branch in the MU Student Center. The scholarships are intended to recognize outstanding MU students from distinct backgrounds and unique experiences, including…

  • US Food & Drug Administration Training Programs

    Whether you’re an undergraduate looking to pursue a career in science, a graduate science student seeking experience in regulatory science, a postgraduate looking for fellowship opportunities, or a senior scientist pursuing research experience in your field of expertise, FDA offers…

  • US Teaching Assistantships at Austrian Secondary Schools

    Are you looking for an exciting opportunity that allows you to explore a new culture while simultaneously gaining valuable first-hand classroom experience? For decades, Fulbright Austria has worked with the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science, and Research (BMBWF) to…

  • Veterans Innovation Partnership

    Application Opens: Sep. 6, 2018

    The Initiative is a strategic approach to helping the men and women who have served our country in the military find employment in the Federal Government. In support of this initiative and in recognition of a veteran’s natural potential as…

  • Veterans United Foundation Scholarship

    The Veterans United Foundation Scholarship creates opportunities for family members of service members and Veterans to achieve their educational dreams. The scholarship program, launched in 2012, is funded by contributions from Veterans United Home Loans and its employees.

  • William J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in India

    Application Deadline: Jan. 31, 2019

    AIF’s Clinton Fellowship is an immersive volunteer service program training and placing young professionals to support development organizations in India. Through service and fieldwork, Fellows learn about inclusive leadership in the fields of education, livelihoods, and public health. Fellows support…

  • Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship Program

    Application Deadline: Jan. 31, 2018

    The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship seeks to attract talented, committed individuals with backgrounds in the STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—into teaching in high-need secondary schools in Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and New Jersey.

  • Yenching Academy of Peking University

    The Yenching Academy of Peking University aims to build bridges between China and the rest of the world through an interdisciplinary master’s program in China Studies. This initiative brings together young people who have demonstrated a talent for leadership and…