National Fellowship Deadlines

These are national deadlines the University of Rochester deadlines are earlier.

Program descriptions for most fellowships below may be found under relevant class list:


Fellowship Name

National Deadline

American Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) Fellowship

November 1, 2022

Amgen Scholarship

February 1, 2022; see the US program at a glance guide for specifics. 

Astronaut Scholarship **

UR nominations due early March; UR Campus timeline here

Beinecke Scholarship **

February 9, 2022

Boren Graduate Fellowship

January 25, 2023

Boren Scholarship **

February 1, 2023, see Center for Education Abroad for details

Gaither Junior Fellowship ** (formerly Carnegie Jr. Fellowship)

January 15, 2023

Churchill Scholarship **

November 1, 2021

CLS (Critical Language) Scholarship

November 16, 2021

Cultural Vistas Fellowship

December 11, 2021

DAAD EMGIP (Émigré Memorial German Internship Program)-Bundestag Internship

September 15, 2021

DAAD German Studies Research Grant

November 2022

DAAD RISE Professional

December 15, 2021

DAAD RISE Scholarship

December 15, 2022

DAAD Study & Internship Program (SIP) in Germany

February 15, 2022

DAAD University Summer Course Grant

December 1, 2021

Davis Projects for Peace **

January 15, 2021 (2022 date TBD)

DOE (Dept. of Energy) Computational Science Graduate Fellowship

January 12, 2022

Emerson National Hunger Fellowship

January 13, 2021 (2022 date TBD)

FAO Schwarz Fellowship

February 10, 2022

Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship

December 16, 2021

Fulbright U.S. Student Program**

October 12, 2021

Fulbright US-UK Summer Institutes Scholarship

Early February; see Fulbright website for details

Gates Cambridge Scholarship

October 13, 2021 (for US citizens)

Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Dependent on your course – early December to early January (for non-US citizens)

Gilman Scholarship – Deadline for spring/summer/fall 2023 study**

October 6, 2022; see Center for Education Abroad for details

Gilman Scholarship – Deadline for summer & fall 2023; Academic Year 2023-24; Spring 2024 study **

March 7, 2023; see Center for Education Abroad for details

Goldwater Scholarship **

Last Friday in January; UR campus deadline early December

Hertz Foundation Fellowship

October 29, 2021

HIA (Humanity in Action) Fellowship

Usually early January; sign up online to be notified when applications open

Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship (NOAA)

January 31, 2022

Humane Studies Fellowship


Spring 2022 - August 1, 2021

Summer 2022 - December 1, 2021

Fall 2022 - April 1, 2022

Samuel Huntington Public Service Award

January 14, 2022

John Lewis Fellowships

TBD; applications open fall 2021. Sign up online to be notified.

Josephine De Karman Fellowship

As a celebration of Theodore Von Karman's special relationship with California, only applications from final year PhD students currently enrolled at specific California universities will be accepted for the 2021-2022 academic year fellowship.

Knight-Hennessy Scholars

October 6, 2021; UR Campus Timeline here

Marshall Scholarship**

September 28, 2021

MFA (Math For America) Fellowship

Each MFA program has its own deadline.

Mitchell Scholarship**

September 24, 2021

NDSEG (National Defense Science & Engineering) Graduate Fellowship

November 19, 2021

NIH (National Institutes of Health) GPP (Graduate Partnerships Program)

December 1, 2022; see also partner institution deadlines.

NIH Summer Internship Programs

March 1, 2022

NIH Oxford-Cambridge Scholarship MD/PhD

December 1, 2021

NIH Oxford-Cambridge PhD

December 1, 2021

NIH UGSP (Undergraduate Scholarship Program) 

March 31, 2022

NPSC (National Physical Science Consortium) Fellowship, now referred to as Graduate Fellowship for STEM Diversity (GFSD)

December 15, 2021

NSF (National Science Foundation) Graduate Research Fellowship

October 18, 2021: Life Sciences
October 19, 2021: Computer and Information Science and Engineering; Materials Research; Psychology; Social Sciences; STEM Education and Learning
October 21, 2021: Engineering
October 22, 2021: Geosciences; Chemistry, Mathematical Sciences, Physics and Astronomy

NYWICI (New York Women in Communications, Inc.) Foundation Scholarship

Last Friday in January

Payne International Development Fellowship

November 1, 2021

Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship

September 29, 2022

Princeton in Africa

October 27, 2021

Princeton in Asia

November 1, 2021

Princeton in Latin America

PiLA will NOT hold a standard application cycle this fall and instead will focus on working with recent deferred finalists that remain interested and available to engage in our placement process.  See their website for full announcement and updates in early 2022.

Public Policy & International Affairs (PPIA) Fellowship

November 1, 2021

Rangel Undergraduate Summer Enrichment Program

February 15, 2022

Rangel Graduate Fellowship Program

September 22, 2022

Rhodes Scholarship**

First Wednesday in October each year

Rotary Global Grant Scholarship

Apply through local Rotary district; deadlines vary by district and may be 6-12 months in advance of intended graduate study start date.

Schwarzman Scholars Program**

September 21, 2021

Schwarzman Scholars Program**

May 20, 2021 (for students from mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan)

Scoville Peace Fellowship

Spring 2023 fellowship–October 3, 2022
Fall 2023 fellowship–January 7, 2023

SMART (Science, Mathematics & Research for Transformation) Scholarship

December 1, 2021

SOARS (Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science) Program

Applications for 2022 will open in late fall.

Soros Fellowship

October 27, 2022

St. Andrew's Society of New York Graduate Study Scholarship**

December 15 of senior year

The Language Flagship

Varies by program

Truman Scholarship **

January 26, 2023

Tylenol Scholarship Program

July 1, 2022

Udall Scholarship**

March 3, 2022

Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics

February 25, 2022

Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowships

Early Deadline:  November 2, 2021

Final Deadline:  February 15, 2022

Yenching Academy Scholarship**

November 29, 2021 for UR Nominees from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan (HMT)

December 6, 2021 for all other (non-HMT) UR Nominees