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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.

Knowles Science Teaching Fellowships

Five-year fellowships for early career high-school science and mathematics teachers. Eligible are US citizens and nationals who are graduating seniors and recent alumni with majors in STEM fields.
Application deadly typically in early November.

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Kroc Fellowship – NPR

Supports a year-long internship with National Public Radio offering hands-on training in every aspect of public radio journalism, both on-air and online, including writing, reporting, producing and editing. Eligible are graduating seniors and recent graduates. 
Application deadline typically late December.

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Luce Scholars Program

Supports one-year internships (along with language training) in Asia for those who have not had extensive experience in Asia.
Eligible are US citizens who are graduating seniors or recent alumni, graduate or professional school students, and junior faculty. Campus application deadline typically in September

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Marshall Scholarship

Supports one or two years of study in any discipline at a university in the United Kingdom. Eligible are graduating seniors and recent alumni who are US citizens. Applicants must normally receive endorsement from their undergraduate academic institution. Yale endorsement is given by the Yale Committee for the Marshall Scholarship and coordinated by Fellowship Programs at CIPE. Campus application deadlines for Yale's endorsement typically begin in August 19, 2019.

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Marshall-Sherfield Fellowships

Support postdoctoral fellowships at British universities or research institutes. Eligible are US citizens who will hold a PhD in a science or engineering subject by the start of the fellowship. Application deadline typically in early October.

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Michael Manzella Foundation Summer Fellowship

Support summer projects and research related to cancer, children’s causes, and the arts. Eligible are Yale first-year students, sophomores, and juniors (students at the Yale School of Medicine may also apply for support for cancer research). 
Application deadline typically in March.

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Michel David-Weill Scholarship

Supports a two-year master’s degree in any field at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po), but Economics is especially encouraged.
Eligible are graduating seniors at Yale who are US citizens. Campus application deadline typically in November.

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Mitchell Scholarship

Supports one year of study in any discipline at a university in Ireland. Eligible are graduating seniors and alumni who are US citizens between the ages of 18 and 30.

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Mortimer Hays-Brandeis Traveling Fellowship

Supports a year abroad in pursuit of an independent project in the visual arts (including art history, conservation, studio art, and photography).
Eligible are graduating seniors and recent alumni of Yale College (US citizenship not required). Campus application deadline typically at the end of January

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National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship

Supportsgraduate study in programs leading to doctoral degrees in science, mathematics, and engineering in the United States. There is no service or military obligation. Eligible are US citizens and nationals who are graduating seniors, alumni, or graduate students.
Application deadline typically in December.

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National GEM Consortium Fellowships

Support doctoral study in engineering or natural sciences and master’s-level study in engineering at select universities in the United States. Eligible are US citizens or permanent residents from minority backgrounds, graduating seniors and recent alumni.
Application deadline typically mid-November.

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National Institute of Standards and Technology - Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (NIST SURF)

Fully funds summer research opportunities at NIST laboratories in Boulder, CO, and Gaithersburg, MD. Students with biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, materials science, mathematics, nanoscale science, neutron research and/or physics majors are always encouraged to apply; there may be research opportunities for students with other majors.
Eligible are US citizens and permanent residents who are undergraduates majoring in science and engineering subjects and considering graduate work in these fields. Campus application deadline typically in mid-January

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National Institutes of Health Graduate Partnership Program

Supports three years of a PhD or MD/PhD in the biomedical sciences at the National Institutes of Health and one of the NIH university partners in the US or abroad. Eligible are US citizens and permanent residents, graduating seniors and alumni applying for appropriate programs, or in some cases who have already begun their graduate training.

Application deadlines vary by program but are usually in early December: see websites for details.

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National Institutes of Health Undergraduate Scholarship Program

Supports research in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research for one to four years, including summer research. Eligible are all undergraduates.
Application deadline typically mid-March.

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National Physical Science Consortium Fellowships

Supports up to six years of doctoral study in the physical sciences, mathematics, and related engineering fields. Eligible are US citizens who are graduating seniors and alumni applying for eligible doctoral programs, or those enrolled in eligible doctoral programs.
Application deadline typically late November.

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National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (NSFGRF)

Supports up to three years of graduate study in the sciences and social sciences at a US institution. Eligible are US citizens, nationals, or permanent residents who are graduating seniors or recent alumni (without any graduate study to date) applying for eligible graduate programs, or those in the first or second year of such a program.
Deadlines vary by field of study, but are typically in late October-early November.

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National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates

Supports STEM summer research in academic departments and other programs across the country. Eligible are all undergraduates. Application deadline typically late May.

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New York City Urban Fellows Program

Supports a nine-month internship that combines work in Mayoral offices and City agencies with a seminar series focused on urban issues and public policy. Eligible are those eligible to work in the US (see website for details).
Application deadline typically in early January.

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Newman Civic Fellowship

Recognizes and supports community-committed students who have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country. The Fellowship experience focuses on building a national network of community-engaged student leaders and providing those students with training, resources, and strategies to develop social change.

New this year, Dwight Hall at Yale is opening a nomination process for students to nominate a peer and/or themselves. For more information, email mark.fopeano@yale.edu.

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NIH Postbaccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award (Postbac IRTA/CRTA)

Provides recent college graduates who are planning to apply to graduate or professional (medical/dental/pharmacy) school a paid opportunity to spend 1-2 years performing full-time research at the National Institutes of Health. Eligible are seniors and recent alumni, US citizens & permanent residents, who plan to apply for graduate/professional school during their tenure in the program.
Applications are rolling but should be made 3-6 months before hoped-for start at the NIH.

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