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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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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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Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) - Spring 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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Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) - Summer 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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SMART Scholarship

Supports an undergraduate or graduate degree in a wide range of areas (including mathematics, engineering, cognitive science, biology, chemistry, and physics) at a US institution, and provides mentorship and summer internships. Upon degree completion, awardees are employed through the Department of Defense as civilian researchers.  Eligible are undergraduates who are citizens of the United States, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, or United Kingdom. Application deadline typically in early December.

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Society for Classical Studies Lionel Pierson Fellowship

Supports one year of postgraduate study of Classics at an English or Scottish university. Eligible are American & Canadian college seniors at time of nomination by their undergraduate Classics department. Deadline for nomination typically at early October (October 1, 2019).

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Society for Women Engineers Scholarships

Supports undergraduate and graduate study for women admitted to ABET accredited institutions in the US in preparation for careers in engineering or computer science. Eligible are women of any nationality enrolled in or accepted into ABET accredited undergraduate or graduate programs in engineering, computing, or technology.
Application deadlines typically in the spring: see website for details.

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South Asian Language Fellowship

Supports intensive language study at approved sites in South Asia.
Eligible are currently-enrolled Yale University students. Campus application deadline typically in February.

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Teach and Learn in Korea (TaLK)

Offers opportunities to teach conversational English in Korean schools. Eligible are graduating seniors and recent graduates, citizens of Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, UK, or US.
Application deadlines vary by program: see website for details.

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Teaching Assistant Program in France (TAPIF)

Funding from the French Ministry of Education to support one year teaching English to French students of all ages in public schools across all regions of metropolitan France and in the overseas departments of French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Réunion. Eligible are US citizens and permanent residents between the ages of 20 and 30 who are proficient in French; Canadian citizens may apply through a separate process. Those with experience teaching or working with children or young adults are at an advantage.
Application deadline typically mid-January.

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Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship

Up to $37,000 toward master’s degrees leading to careers in the US Department of State Foreign Service. You may apply to the graduate fellowship during the senior year of your undergraduate program or any time after you graduate, as long as you plan to start graduate school in the fall of the year for which you are applying. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply. *If pursuing a Pickering Fellowship, you should also apply for a Rangel Fellowship.
Application deadline typically in January.

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Truman Scholarship

Up to $30,000 to support for graduate or professional training for students with demonstrated leadership skills who are pursuing public service careers. 
Eligible are current juniors who are US citizens. Campus application deadline typically in November.

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Udall Native American Congressional Internship

Provides an opportunity to gain practical experience with the federal legislative process in order to understand first-hand the government-to-government relationship between Tribes and the federal government. Eligible are American Indian and Alaska Native college, graduate, and law students.
Application deadline typically the beginning of February.

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Udall Undergraduate Scholarship

Funding toward undergraduate study for a) American Indians and Alaska Natives working on an array of policy issues in Indian country or pursuing health-related careers, or b) for students pursuing careers related to conservation and environmental issues.
Eligible are college sophomores and juniors who are US citizens, nationals, and permanent residents. Campus application deadline typically in early February.

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UNA USA Fellowship for Unpaid UN Internships

The United Nations Association of the USA is offering financial support for US undergraduates and recent graduates who have secured unpaid internships with the United Nations. This fellowship is open only to US citizens. The award is up to $3,000 per month, for up to four months, for full time internships; and, up to $1,500 per month, for up to four months, for part time internships.

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