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Fellowships Office

Update: Fellowships Office moves to remote advising

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the staff of the Fellowships Office will be working remotely as much as possible. However, we are still available and are happy to meet with students and alumni via telephone and Skype/Zoom appointments.

You may request an appointment by emailing

Please complete the Prospective Applicant Form before your visit.


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.

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Getting Started on Your Fellowships Quest

Step 1: Review the fellowships opportunities listed under your class year on the menu to your left or join us for an information session.

Step 2:  Submit a Prospective Applicant Form so we can learn more about your academic and career interests.

Step 3: Come see us to discuss your profile and opportunities for which you might be a good match! See contact information for walk-in hours and appointment details.

Step 4: Start working on your application.

  • For awards requiring UR endorsement, begin working on the Fellowships Preliminary Questionnaire (FPQ). It is not necessary to complete the 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.


reminderHints and tips...

  • Wondering what you can do now to be a great fellowships applicant in the future? Click here to find out!
  • See our lists of Winners & Finalists; you may already know someone who can tell you all about applying for a fellowship.


spotlight  Spotlight on... Fulbright 2019-2020

The UR is a Fulbright Top Producing Institution...again!

Congrats to our 2019-2020 #Fulbrighters, who have landed us a spot on this year’s list of Fulbright Top Producing Institutions! We also send a big thank you to our tireless Fulbright advisors on campus who shepherd our students through the application process. We are so proud of you all!