Opportunities for Seniors

Opportunities are listed below by application deadline.

Watson Fellowship
Deadline: September 25, 2017
The mission of the Thomas J. Watson Fellowship Program is to offer college graduates of unusual promise a year of independent, purposeful exploration and travel outside of the United States in order to enhance their capacity for resourcefulness, imagination, openness, and leadership and to foster their humane and effective participation in the world community.
Fulbright Scholarship
Deadline: September 22, 2017
The purpose of the Fulbright Program is "to enable the government of the United States to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries."
Scripps College Research in Environmental Analysis Research & Pre-Thesis Fellowships
Deadline: September 17, 2017
Hearst Foundation Senior Thesis Research & Research Fellowship Fund
Deadline: September 17, 2017
Arthur Vining Davis Library Internship
Deadline: February 12, 2017
Davis Projects for Peace
Deadline: January 22, 2017
A $10,000 award to support a student (or group of students) to create a grassroots project to promote peace anywhere in the world. Faculty Advisor: Gretchen Edwalds-Gilbert.
Coro Foundation Fellowship
Deadline: January 18, 2017
Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity Prize in Ethics
Deadline: December 16, 2016
The EWF Prize in Ethics Essay contest is designed to challenge college students to analyze the urgent ethical issues confronting them in today's complex world.
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellows
Deadline: November 20, 2016
1-year fellowships to graduating seniors and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year to work as research assistants to the Endowment's senior associates. Must be nominated by a participating institution.
Princeton in Asia Fellowship
Deadline: November 11, 2016
PiA sponsors over 165 fellowships in 20 countries and is the oldest and largest organization of its kind, unique in its scope, size, century-long expertise and emphasis on service. The essence of PiA is to provide transformative, service-oriented experiences for bright, talented graduates and to serve the needs of Asia as determined by our host institutions and Asian partners. PiA arranges fellowships and internships with Asian host organizations in the fields of education, health, international development, environmental advocacy, journalism, law and business. Fellowships are the means of fostering person-to-person diplomacy, enhancing mutual understanding, serving vulnerable communities with unmet needs and providing transformative experiences for fellows and host communities.
Princeton in Africa
Deadline: November 2, 2016
Founded in 1999, Princeton in Africa develops young leaders committed to Africa’s advancement by offering yearlong fellowship opportunities with a variety of organizations that work across the African continent.
Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships
Deadline: November 1, 2016
The Fellowship invests in the education of New Americans who show great promise of making special contribution to the American of the future.
Churchill Scholarship
Deadline: October 30, 2016
Marshall Scholarship
Deadline: September 23, 2016
Finances two years of postgraduate study that results in a bachelor's or master's degree at select universities in the U.K. Faculty Advisor: Gretchen Edwalds-Gilbert.
Alice Rowan Swanson Scholarship
Deadline: September 23, 2016
This $100,000 fellowship fund established by the family of SIT Study Abroad Nicaragua ’06 alumna Alice Rowan Swanson, is a living tribute to Alice’s life, her passion for bridging cultures and helping others and the role that SIT Study Abroad played in her life. An Amherst ‘07 graduate, Alice was killed while riding her bike to work in 2008.
Gates Cambridge Scholarship
Deadline: September 23, 2016
Gates Cambridge Scholarships are prestigious, highly competitive full-cost scholarships. They are awarded to outstanding applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge. The programme aims to build a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others.
Mitchell Scholarship
Deadline: September 18, 2016
Awards tuition, room, and a stipend for post-graduates to pursue one-year of study at institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Faculty Advisor: Gretchen Edwalds-Gilbert.
Rhodes Scholarship
Deadline: September 16, 2016
Awards tuition fees and a maintenance allowance for two to three years of postgraduate study at the University of Oxford. Faculty Advisor: Gretchen Edwalds-Gilbert. For more info, visit www.rhodesscholar.org.
Fulbright mtvU
Deadline: March 1, 2016
Grants to research an aspect of international musical culture, focusing on contemporary or popular music as a force of cultural expression or social activism—and to share the same through mtvU print, broadcast, and online media.
James Madison Graduate Fellowships
Deadline: March 1, 2016
The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation offers graduate fellowships to individuals desiring to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution at the secondary school level. Fellowship applicants compete only against other applicants from the states of their legal residence. Generally, one Fellowship per state is awarded each year.
National Geographic Young Explorers Grant
Deadline: February 29, 2016
Laura W. Bush Traveling Fellowship
Deadline: February 22, 2016
The Tikvah Fellowship
Deadline: February 15, 2016
The Tikvah Fellowship is a one-year, full-time, residential program for exceptional individuals interested in the political, religious, and intellectual future of the Jewish people. Based in New York City, the fellowship program offers participants an unparalleled opportunity to study and work with leading thinkers and practitioners in fields including Jewish thought and history, Israeli and American politics, religious leadership, journalism, economics, education, and community life.
Mellon Undergraduate Research in the Humanities & Social Sciences Research and Pre-Thesis Fellowships
Deadline: February 14, 2016
The goals of the Mellon Undergraduate Research Fellowship program are to provide opportunities for students (1) to gain critically important research skills and training in a faculty-directed research fellowship and (2) to pursue their own research questions and more fully develop their senior theses with a pre-thesis fellowship.
Rotary International Global Grant
Deadline: February 12, 2016
Capital Fellows Program
Deadline: February 8, 2016
The nationally recognized Capital Fellows Programs, administered by the Center for California Studies at California State University, Sacramento, are an outstanding opportunity to engage in public service, prepare for a future career and gain experience under a seasoned mentor.
William J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in India
Deadline: February 1, 2016
The American India Foundation's William J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in India is committed to developing the next generation of leaders. Through AIF's 10 month fellowship in India, Clinton Fellows are equipped with a practical, field-based knowledge of development, that help them become life-long ambassadors for service to the marginalized and underserved in India.
Olin Fellowships for Women in Graduate Study
Deadline: January 25, 2016
This fellowship program is intended to encourage women of exceptional promise to prepare for careers in higher education and the professions. Any female graduate or prospective graduate of an undergraduate institution in the United States who plans to prepare for a career in higher education or the professions is eligible to apply, provided she seeks to obtain through full time study at Washington University.
USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Fellowship
Deadline: January 19, 2016
The USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Fellowship is designed to attract outstanding young people to careers in international development as USAID Foreign Service Officers. The Payne Fellowship Program provides benefits valued at up to $90,000 over two years toward a two-year master's degree, arranges internships on Capitol Hill and at USAID missions overseas, and provides professional development and support activities.
Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship
Deadline: January 15, 2016
The Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship program provides funding to outstanding students who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career in the U.S. Department of State. Participants enroll in two-year master’s degree programs in public policy, international affairs, public administration, or academic fields such as business, economics, political science, sociology, or foreign languages.
Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program
Deadline: January 13, 2016
The Rangel Program is a collaborative effort between Howard University and the U.S. State Department that seeks to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers as diplomats in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State. The program seeks individuals interested in helping to shape a freer, more secure and prosperous world through formulating, representing, and implementing U.S. foreign policy.
Herbert Scoville Junior Peace Fellowship
Deadline: January 4, 2016
A competitive national fellowship program that provides college graduates with the opportunity to gain a Washington perspective on key issues of peace and security. The Fellows, supported by a stipend, serve as full time junior staff members at the participating organization of their choice for six to nine months.
National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship
Deadline: November 5, 2015
Awards of up to $15,000 stipends and $9,500 for tuition and fees per year for three years to support graduate study in mathematics, physical science, biological science, engineering, behavioral science, or social science.
Napier Initiative
Deadline: November 2, 2015