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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
For awards requiring UR endorsement, begin working on the Fellowships Preliminary Questionnaire (FPQ). 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.
Please be advised that before we nominate you or endorse your candidacy for a fellowship competition, we will perform a conduct and academic honesty check to confirm that you are in good disciplinary and academic standing. Click here for the release/waiver form; please sign and return to the Fellowships Office.
Check our lists of Winners & Finalists; you may already know someone who can tell you all about applying for a fellowship!
Spring FPQ submission deadline (for competitions with a late summer or fall 2016 deadline) is coming up on March 7, 2016.
- Fulbright ETA Planning Tool & Study / Research Planning Tool due on March 25, 2016.
Spotlight on.... Laura W. Bush Traveling Fellowship
The fellowship will help fund a proposal designed by the applicant to conduct brief work in a foreign country related to the mandate of UNESCO – using education, natural sciences, social and human sciences, culture, and/or communication and information to build strong ties among nations. The fellowship is intended for American college/university students who express an interest in international collaboration but as of yet had not been afforded many opportunities to travel abroad.
In order to apply for the Laura W. Bush Traveling Fellowship, applicants:
- Must be a U.S. Citizen eligible for foreign travel
- Must be at least 18 years old and not older than 25 at the time of application
- Must be currently enrolled in an accredited U.S. college or university in the United States
See more, including criteria, recent projects and winners, and application information at http://www.state.gov/p/io/unesco/programs/143138.htm