Student Fellowships Office

Welcome to the Fellowships Office!

We support UR students with excellent academic records in applying for a wide range of prestigious, nationally competitive fellowships, scholarships, and awards. If you want to pursue one of the many merit-based awards for undergraduate or graduate study, here in the U.S. or abroad, the Fellowships Office is here to help you. Some programs include a service and/or leadership focus in addition to the academic criteria.

Recent college graduates and graduate students may also compete for selected awards.

The University of Rochester has recently been designated as one of the Top Producers of U.S. Fulbright Student Scholars, 2013-14 (Please also see the article, "Fulbright Starts Efforts to Help Alumni Keep Global Ties," in the Chronicle of Higher Education).

Getting Started on Your Fellowships Quest

Step 1

Join us for an Information Session. Click here for a list of all information sessions, including Fulbright!

Step 2

After attending a fellowships information session and/or reviewing award program websites, send an up-to-date résumé to and plan to come to the Fellowships Office to discuss your profile and opportunities for which you might be a good match. See contact information for walk-in hours and appointment details.medal

Check our lists of Winners & Finalists; you may already know someone who can tell you all about applying for a fellowship!

For awards requiring UR endorsement, begin working on the Fellowships Preliminary Questionnaire (FPQ)

N.B. It is not necessary to complete the Fellowships Preliminary Questionnaire (FPQ) unless you want to pursue specific competitive opportunities that require formal UR endorsement or want to work intensively with the Director of Fellowships on other highly selective open-competition awards.

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What could you do with $10,000 for peace? 

Learn more at a Davis Projects for Peace Info SessionDewey 2-110C: Friday, November 21, 2014—4:00 pm

The Fellowships Office announces a campus competition for proposals from undergraduate students to the 2015 Davis Projects for Peace fellowship, a $10,000 award to fund a summer service project related to peace.

Davis Projects for Peace is an initiative for all undergraduates, including seniors, at the University of Rochester. The University is invited to participate in the project because it is one of 90 international partner schools in the Davis United World Colleges Scholars Program. The initiative calls for students to design a grassroots projects for the summer of 2013 to promote peace and address the root causes of conflict. Proposals may take place anywhere around the world. Successful applicants will use their creativity to design projects and employ innovative techniques for conflict resolution, reconciliation, building understanding and breaking down barriers that cause conflict, and finding solutions for resolving conflict and maintaining peace.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, January 9, 2015. Please see the UR campus timeline for details. All materials may be submitted via email to Belinda Redden, Director of Fellowships, at A committee at the University will choose two proposals to submit to the international contest. Details about the peace initiative fellowship, including descriptions of past projects, can be found at the Davis Projects for Peace website.