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).

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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 fellowships@rochester.edu 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)

Please note: 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.

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

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Attention Juniors and Take 5/KEY Scholars Graduating in 2016

Get ready for next year's fellowships competitions with the new Fellowships Preliminary Questionnaire!

Thinking about applying for the Fulbright, Rhodes, or Marshall, or another national fellowship that requires UR nomination this fall? Want to work with the Fellowships Office on your NSF or Gates Cambridge Scholarship application over the summer? Complete and submit your Fellowships Preliminary Questionnaire (FPQ) by March 23rd for fellowship competitions with early fall national deadlines. In-depth advising consultations for these high-profile fellowships can be scheduled with the Fellowships Office after submitting your FPQ.