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Some non-Yale, external fellowships require a campus application process while others do not. Those without a campus application requirement will not be found in the Yale Student Grants Database. A selected list of external fellowships may be found below.

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External Awards for Yale Students and Alums

The institutional evaluation and nomination processes for some of the following fellowships are coordinated by the Office of Fellowships. See the Yale Student Grants Database for details about campus application deadlines and procedures. See individual websites for all other deadlines and application requirements.

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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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NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP)

This program is for students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science research. The program provides scholarship recipients up to $20,000 per academic year for tuition, educational, and reasonable living expenses. Scholarships are awarded for one year and can be renewed for up to four years.

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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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ORISE Science, Technology, and Policy Fellowship

The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) offers Science, Technology, and Policy (STP) Fellowship offers SETO the opportunity to hire candidates who come to Washington, D.C. to learn about the federal government and its role in advancing renewable energy. Fellows use their expertise to support solar energy research and development by guiding strategy, designing funding programs, and managing SETO-funded projects in a plethora of areas

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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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