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Questions to be asking

Even though you have graduated, there are still a variety of fellowship opportunities and resources available. Start by finding the right fit. What might you hope to do with the support of a fellowship? How does this fit into your longer-term plans and aspirations? What makes most sense for you?

  • If a self-designed project sounds like the way to go, explore options like Echoing Green, Fulbright, or Hays-Brandeis on our list of external awards, as well as external databases listed on our page about searching for funding.
  • If an internship, job, or volunteer opportunity sounds like what you'd like to do, check out fellowship options like the Coro, German Chancellor's Fellowship, Luce, Yale-China Teaching Fellowships and other external awards listed on our website, as well as the list of gap-year and short-term opportunities and other great resources offered by the Yale Office of Career Strategy.
  • If graduate school sounds like a good idea, look for the best programs to suit your preparation, interests, and future aspirations. There is no better sources of advice about graduate school than professors in the relevant field, especially those who have taught you or supervised research. Where are the best places to study what you're hoping to, and what makes sense given your longer-term goals and aspirations? (If graduate study in the United Kingdom or Ireland sounds like a good idea, find further advice here.)
  • If professional school sounds like a good idea, you'll find great advice at the Office of Career Strategy.
  • If you're looking for funding for graduate or professional school, check funding and financial aid information provided by the schools to which you're applying, and explore our advice about searching for funding and the list of selected outside fellowships.


Fellowship Programs offers one-on-one advising appointments, essay review (when permitted), and interview prep for Yale College alumni about:

Don't worry: we offer advising via telephone and Skype, as well as in person. Find out how to book an appointment.

Tip: Plan ahead: the crowded fall calendar of postgraduate fellowship deadlines means that advising spots are usually fully booked from late August until early October. So it's smart to book an appointment during the summer, before the rush.

Although we're always glad to help if we can, Yale College alumni who are current graduate or professional students elsewhere are wise to seek fellowship advice from that institution (except in the case of fellowships requiring application through the undergraduate institution). Current Yale graduate and professional students will find advice here.