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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.

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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North American Language and Culture Assistants in Spain

Funding from the Spanish Ministry of Education to support one year in Spain helping to increase Spanish students' knowledge of English or French and North American culture. Eligible are seniors and recent alumni who are Canadian or US native speakers of French or English, and who have intermediate-level Spanish; previous teaching experience or experience living abroad may be an advantage.
Application deadline typically early April.

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Overseas Press Club Foundation Fellowships

Support internships for young journalists aspiring to be foreign correspondents. Eligible are citizens of any country currently studying at US colleges and universities (at either the undergraduate or graduate level), or Americans studying abroad. 
Application deadline typically the beginning of December.

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Oxford Clarendon

Supports postgraduate degree study in any subject at the University of Oxford. Eligible are all applicants for postgraduate study at Oxford: apply to the degree course of your choice by the January deadline in order to be considered for the Clarendon (and many other Oxford scholarships).

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Oxford Pershing Square Graduate Scholarship

Full-cost scholarships for the MBA year of the Oxford 1+1 MBA program. Eligible are applicants for the 1+1 MBA program. Apply for the partnering master's degree of your choice and for the MBA by January if your chosen master's degree closes then, or by March (when other master's and the MBA close), and for the Pershing Square.

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Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans

Supports graduate or professional study in the US, in any field. Eligible are ""new Americans"" who are either applying for graduate/professional school or within the first two years of graduate study (see website for full eligibility details).
Application deadline typically in early November.

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Paul Mellon Fellowship

Supports up to three years of study in any discipline at Cambridge. Eligible are unmarried graduating seniors in Yale College (US citizenship not required).

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Peace Scholar Fellowship

The United States Institue of Peace (USIP) seeks applications from Ph.D candidates with high-quality, policy relevant research that will deepen understanding about conflict management, peacebuilding and other applicable security-related studies. Peace Scholars receive funding for a 10-month, non-residential fellowship.

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Princeton in Africa

Offers one-year, funded, service-oriented placements, including with NGOs. Eligible are graduating seniors and recent college graduates.
Deadlines vary by program but are typically in early November.

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Princeton in Asia

Offers one-year, funded, service-oriented placements, including with NGOs. Eligible are graduating seniors and recent college graduates.
Deadlines vary by program but are typically in early November.

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Princeton in Latin America

Offers one-year, funded, service-oriented placements, including with NGOs. Eligible are graduating seniors and recent college graduates.
Deadlines vary by program but are typically in early November.

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Rhodes Scholarship

Supports one to three years of study at Oxford. Only American and Canadian applicants for the Rhodes are required first to apply for institutional endorsement. 

Rhodes Scholars are normally appointed for two years of degree study at the University of Oxford, depending on the course of study proposed (Scholars may choose to pursue a shorter, one-year degree or two, or alternatively to pursue a doctorate or a second Bachelor's degree). All educational costs, including tuition, relevant fees, and travel are covered by the Rhodes Trust.

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Saint Andrew’s Society Graduate Scholarship

Supports one year of study in any discipline at a university in Scotland. Eligible are US citizens with Scottish heritage and financial need. A Saint Andrew's Scholarship provides up to $35,000 to cover tuition and related academic expenses and help defray transportation and living expenses.

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Saltire Scholarships

Offer up to £8000, towards tuition fees for any one year of full time study on a postgraduate Masters program at any of Scotland’s higher education institutions.
Scholarships are available to citizens of the following countries: Canada, China (including Hong Kong), India, Japan, Pakistan and USA.

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Samuel Huntington Public Service Award

Supports a one-year public service activity abroad or in the US. Eligible are graduating seniors at US colleges and universities (US citizenship not required).
Application deadline typically in mid-January.

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Samvid Scholars

Supports up to $50,000 per year for two years of graduate study. In addition to funding for their graduate program, each Scholar will receive two years of leadership development programming to support them to continue to fulfill their extraordinary potential. Eligible to apply are graduating seniors and recent alumni (U.S. Citizens and DACA recipients).

Application deadline typically late March.

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Schwarzman Scholars Program

Supports leadership development & a special, fully-funded one-year Master’s program at Tsinghua University in Beijing, with concentrations in International Relations, Public Policy, and Economics & Business.
Eligible are graduating seniors, current graduate and professional students, and recent alumni from any country (knowledge of Mandarin is an asset but is not required).

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Science and Technology Policy Institute - Policy Fellowship

Supports a fascinating two-year internship in science and technology policy. Eligible are US citizens who are graduating seniors/recent graduates with STEM majors.
Application deadline typically in late January.

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Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) - Fall Term

The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) program encourages undergraduate students and recent graduates to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers by providing research experiences at the Department of Energy (DOE) laboratories. Selected students participate as interns appointed at one of 17 participating DOE laboratories/facilities. They perform research, under the guidance of laboratory staff scientists or engineers, on projects supporting the DOE mission. Recent graduates are also eligible to apply.

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