Student 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).
Davis Projects for Peace
What could you do with $10K for peace?
Davis Projects for Peace Initiative invites undergraduates— including seniors—to design grassroots summer projects that promote peace and address the root causes of conflict among parties. 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.
UR Campus Deadline: January 6, 2014
- $10,000 grant for summer 2014 grassroots project designed to resolve conflict and maintain peace
- Open to all undergraduates in all disciplines
- May be used anywhere in the world
- Individual and group projects welcome
- Nomination Requirements:
- 2-page statement (project description, expected outcomes, prospects for future impact)
- 1-page budget
- One letter of support from collaborating organization or parties
- One general reference from UR instructor or staff supervisor per candidate
- a resume for each applicant
Submit application materials via email to Belinda Redden, Director of Fellowships, at email@example.com. Two proposals to be selected by campus review committee. See www.davisprojectsforpeace.org for complete program details and descriptions of previously funded projects.
Getting Started on Your Fellowships Quest
Join us for an Information Session. Click here for a list of all information sessions, including Fulbright!
After attending a fellowships information session and/or reviewing award program websites, send an up-to-date résumé to the Fellowships Office and plan to come meet with Director of Fellowships, Belinda Redden, to discuss your profile and opportunities for which you might be a good match.
If you do not have a résumé, please complete the Prospective Fellowships Applicant Form and send by e-mail to the Fellowships Office at firstname.lastname@example.org. See contact information for walk-in hours and appointment details. We look forward to hearing from you!
NB: It is not necessary to complete the Fellowships Preliminary Questionnaire (FPQ) until you are fairly certain 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.