Searching for fellowships requires patience and organization. A good place to start is this UW-maintained database, which currently includes 600+ fellowship and scholarship opportunities.
Ways to search the UW-maintained database
By field of study:
Use the keyword field at the top to enter a field that is of interest to you. Alternatively, you can pick a field of study in the filter on the right-hand side of the page.
By identity categories:
Some fellowships fund students who are members of a traditionally underrepresented racial or ethnic group, military-affiliated students, students with disabilities, etc. To identify these opportunities, use the filter to select a suitable identity category or type it into the keyword field at the top. Please keep in mind that you could also be a strong candidate for scholarships that don’t target these specific identities, so don’t limit yourself to only these opportunities.
By academic standing:
You can narrow down your search by academic standing to make sure you are only seeing fellowships for which you are currently eligible. Select first-year, sophomore, etc. from the right-hand filter.
If you are looking for opportunities that match your citizenship status (e.g. U.S. citizen, permanent resident, international student, undocumented student, etc.), select the appropriate category from the filter.
You may also want to keep a spreadsheet handy to make note of any fellowships that seem like a good fit. Write down the name, the program website, a brief description, and the deadline.
Questions about the process or about a fellowship you found? Email firstname.lastname@example.org anytime.
If searching through 600+ fellowships seems a little daunting, please use this SharePoint folder to get started. You will find 2-page PDFs with fellowship opportunities in the following categories:
- Funding for undergraduate research
- Funding for International opportunities
- Public service and social justice fellowships
- Funding for graduate school
- Fellowships by academic discipline
If you need help navigating the search process, please email email@example.com.
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