There are unnumerable fellowship opportunities available to MU students. Some are large programs that fellowships advisers work with frequently. You can find the subset of those on our core fellowships page.
Other fellowships are smaller or more niche, but that doesn’t mean they are less valuable. You can find, as well as our core fellowships, in the database below.
It’s important to know that there is no single fellowship database that is complete. This is merely one among many. Other good databases can be found through the University of Illinois and Arizona State University.
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 million in funding for fellowships and grants to 250 outstanding women and nonprofit organizations in the 2017–18 academic year.
Boren Fellowships provide American graduate students, both at the master’s and the doctoral level, with the resources and encouragement they need to acquire skills and experiences in areas of the world critical to the future security of our nation, in exchange for their commitment to seek work in the federal government. The program funds study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin American, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.
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 universities.
Requires campus nomination and must be submitted through the Fellowships Office. At least fifteen Churchill Scholarships, tenable for up to twelve months of study at Cambridge University, are awarded annually to pursue graduate work in Engineering (including Computer Science), Mathematics, and the Physical and Biological Sciences. The one-year awards lead to the Masters of Philosophy (MPhil) or the Master of Advanced Study (MASt). The University of Missouri may nominate two students for the Churchill Scholarship each year.
Critical Language Scholarship (CLS)
The Critical Language Scholarships Program offers intensive overseas study in critical-need foreign languages. The program condenses a year of academic study into an eight-week summer program. Languages supported are Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Russian, Swahili, Turkish and Urdu. The program is part of the National Security Language Initiative (NSLI), a U.S. government interagency effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical need foreign languages.
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 students whose projects or programs are based at and organized by a German university.
DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship
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.
Gates Cambridge Scholarship
Requires campus nomination and must be submitted through the Fellowships Office. Seeks scholars who will become leaders in helping to address global problems related to health, equity, and technology. Successful applicants will have the ability to make a significant contribution to their discipline while in Cambridge, with a strong aptitude for research, analysis and a creative approach to defining and solving problems. Awards can be used for full-time residential courses of study including: research leading to the PhD degree; one year post-graduate courses; second Bachelor degree as an Affiliated Student; MBBChir in Clinical Studies.
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 and fall. It lasts from six to nine months. Scoville Fellows may undertake a variety of activities, including research, writing, and advocacy in support of the goals of their host organization and may attend coalition meetings, policy briefings, and Congressional hearings.
The Hertz Fellowship is awarded annually to the nation’s most promising graduate students in science and technology. Using a rigorous, merit-based process, we identify innovators with the greatest potential to create transformative solutions to the world's most urgent challenges.