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Some non-Yale, external fellowships require institutional evaluation or nomination, while others do not. Those which do not have a campus application process will not be found in the Yale Student Grants Database, but a selected list of these may be found below. See also our advice on searching for funding, for more options.

Point: Click here to find scholarships and fellowships for postgraduate study in the United Kingdom and Ireland, including the Gates, Marshall, Mitchell, and Rhodes

External Awards for Yale Students and Alums

At Yale, the institutional evaluation and nomination processes for the following fellowships are coordinated by Fellowship Programs. See the Yale Student Grants Database for details of campus application deadlines and procedures, as well as links to official websites for other important information. Fellowship Programs staff offer advice on these awards to Yale applicants, including Yale College alumni and current Yale graduate and professional students.

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Tip: Fellowship Programs offers to Yale students and alumni of Yale College advice on awards for which applicants must apply through our office and also, time-permitting, on external awards requiring direct application.

DAAD, the German Academic Exchange

Supports a wide range of study and research in Germany, for undergraduates, graduates, doctoral candidates and post-docs.
Graduate Study Scholarships are open to graduating seniors and alumni; application deadlines typically in early November, but check website.
(Yale College students interested in the Yale-DAAD RISE program and/or Yale graduate students interested in the DAAD Graduate Research Scholarships should see the Yale Student Grants Database.)

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Davis Projects for Peace

Support self-designed summer projects that “promote peace and address the root causes of conflict among parties.”
Eligible are Yale first-year students, sophomores, juniors, and seniors.
Campus application deadline typically in January.

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Echoing Green

Offers seed-funding and support for social entrepreneurs. Organizations must work toward solving social, environmental, economic, and/or political inequities; special opportunities for those interested in climate issues and black male achievement. Eligible applicants must be fluent in English and able to commit to working full-time on their organization (so usually graduating seniors, graduating graduate/professional students, and alumni).
Application deadline typically in November.

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Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics

Prizes are awarded on the basis of essays submitted. Eligible are full-time juniors and seniors at US institutions (US citizenship not required).
Application deadline typically in January.

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Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant for Artists

Supports artists working in a representational style in painting, sculpting, drawing, and/or printmaking, who are in the early stages of their careers. Eligible are those aiming to make art a lifetime career. 
Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

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Ertegun Graduate Scholarships in the Humanities

Fully support postgraduate degrees in the humanities at the University of Oxford. Eligible are applicants for a postgraduate degree course in the humanities: apply to the degree course of your choice and to the Ertegun by the January deadline in order to be considered. 

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Ford Foundation

Seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. Predoctoral Fellowships support up to three years of doctoral study. Eligible are US citizens, nationals, and permanent residents applying for or in US doctoral programs.
Application deadline typically in mid-November.

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Foreign Agricultural Service Diversity Fellowship Program

The FAS Diversity Fellowship Program will provide graduate fellowships to qualified individuals who will attend two-year graduate programs in Agribusiness or Agricultural Economics at U.S. universities, provide two summer internships – one domestic and one overseas, offer mentoring from a Foreign Service Officer, and provide professional development activities.

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Forrest PhD Scholarships

Supports four years of tuition, living expenses, and travel/research expenses for PhD students at one of five universities in Western Australia. Application opens in early September and closes late October.

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Fulbright Grants for US Students

Supports one year of study or research abroad in any discipline, or year-long English teaching assistantships (ETAs) in programs designed by the host countries. Yale College students apply during the summer before senior year; Yale College alumni not enrolled in a graduate program may also apply through Yale College. Graduate and professional students at Yale should contact Dean Robert Harper-Mangels (

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Gates Cambridge Scholarships

Supports graduate study in any discipline at the University of Cambridge. Eligible are citizens of any country apart from the UK. Application deadline is typically in early-October for US applicants and the beginning of December for the international competition. 

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German Chancellor’s Fellowship

Supports a year in Germany for professional development, study, or research; prior knowledge of German is not a prerequisite. Eligible are citizens of Brazil, China, India, Russia, & the US who received bachelor’s degrees no more than 12 years ago.
Application deadline typically in September.

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Glamour Top Ten College Women

Recognizes leadership, community service, and academic achievements of college women by awarding one grand prize of $20,000 and nine $3,000 prizes Eligible are legal residents of the US and Canada (excluding Quebec) who are female college juniors. 
Application deadline typically October 1.

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Henry Fellowship

Supports one year of postgraduate study at Oxford or Cambridge and is not renewable. The award provides tuition, approved fees, a cost of living stipend, and a transatlantic travel grant.

One Henry Fellow is named at Yale each year from among the graduating seniors.  The application process is coordinated through Fellowship Programs at the Yale Center for International & Professional Experience.

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Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship

Provides college and grad school graduate with 6-9-month paid opportunities to gain a Washington perspective on key issues of peace and security. Eligible are graduating seniors and recent alumni (US citizenship not required, with OPT/appropriate work permit).
Application deadlines typically late September for following spring, and early January for following fall.

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Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship

Supports up to five years of graduate study in the applied physical, biological, and engineering sciences at select universities in the United States. Eligible are US citizens and permanent residents who are graduating seniors or current first-year doctoral students. 
Application deadline typically in late October.

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Humanity in Action Fellowship

Supports summer programs which aim to explore national histories of discrimination and resistance, as well as examples of issues affecting different minority groups today. Programs take place in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Berlin, Copenhagen, Paris, and Warsaw.
Eligible are students and recent graduates from universities in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, the Netherlands, Poland, Ukraine and the United States (so any Yale College student is eligible to apply). Application deadline typically in early January

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Immigrant Justice Corps Community Fellowship

Supports two years of training and service, working with immigrants in underserved communities in New York City. Eligible are graduating seniors and recent alumni proficient in a language other than English.
Application deadline typically in March.

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International Radio and Television Society Fellowship

Fully-funds summer internships in New York with media corporations and introduces students to industry professionals.
Eligible are current  juniors, seniors, and graduate students. Application deadline typically in early November.

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Japanese Exchange and Teaching Program (JET)

Seeks to enhance internationalization in Japan by promoting mutual understanding between the people of Japan and those of other nations through foreign language teaching and exchange. Eligible are graduating seniors and alumni who are US citizens; experience teaching, and/or TEFL or TESL certification an advantage.
Application deadline typically in November.

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