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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, 2020

Amgen Scholarship

Various deadlines in February; see the US program at a glance guide for specifics. 

 Summer 2021 program cancelled due to COVID 

Astronaut Scholarship **

UR nominations due early March; exact date TBD

Beinecke Scholarship **

January 26, 2021

Boren Graduate Fellowship

January 27, 2021

Boren Scholarship **

February 3, 2021, see Center for Education Abroad for details

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

January 15, 2021

Churchill Scholarship **

November 2, 2020

CLS (Critical Language) Scholarship

November 17, 2020

Cultural Vistas Fellowship

December 11, 2020

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

September 15, 2020

DAAD German Studies Research Grant

November 1, 2020

DAAD RISE Professional

December 15, 2020

DAAD RISE Scholarship

December 15, 2020

DAAD Study & Internship Program (SIP) in Germany

February 15, 2020

DAAD University Summer Course Grant

December 1, 2020

Davis Projects for Peace **

January 15, 2021

DOE (Dept. of Energy) Computational Science Graduate Fellowship

January 7, 2021

Emerson National Hunger Fellowship

January 13, 2021

FAO Schwarz Fellowship

February 10, 2021

Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship

December 17, 2020

Fulbright U.S. Student Program**

October 13, 2020

Fulbright US-UK Summer Institutes Scholarship

Early February; see Fulbright website for details

Gates Cambridge Scholarship

October 14, 2020 (for US citizens)

Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Dependent on your course – either December 3, 2020 or January 7, 2021 (for non-US citizens)

Gilman Scholarship – Deadline for spring/early summer study**

October 8, 2020; see Center for Education Abroad for details

Gilman Scholarship – Deadline for summer & fall/academic year study **

TBD; usually early March; see Center for Education Abroad for details

Goldwater Scholarship **

Last Friday in January; UR campus deadline early December

Hertz Foundation Fellowship

October 23, 2020

HIA (Humanity in Action) Fellowship

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

Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship (NOAA)

February 1, 2021

Humane Studies Fellowship

December 1, 2020

Samuel Huntington Public Service Award

January 15, 2021

John Lewis Fellowships

TBD; applications open fall 2020. 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.

Marshall Scholarship**

September 25, 2020

MFA (Math For America) Fellowship

Each MFA program has its own deadline.

Mitchell Scholarship**

September 25, 2020

NDSEG (National Defense Science & Engineering) Graduate Fellowship

November 2, 2020

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

December 1, 2020; see also partner institution deadlines.

NIH Summer Internship Programs

March 1, 2021

NIH Oxford-Cambridge Scholarship

December 1, 2020

NIH UGSP (Undergraduate Scholarship Program) 

March 17, 2021

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

December 15, 2020

NSF (National Science Foundation) Graduate Research Fellowship

October 19, 2020: Life Sciences
October 20, 2020: Computer and Information Science and Engineering; Materials Research; Psychology; Social Sciences; STEM Education and Learning
October 21, 2020: Engineering
October 22, 2020: 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, 2020

Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship

October 21, 2020

Princeton in Africa

October 28, 2020

Princeton in Asia

November 9, 2020

Princeton in Latin America

November 12, 2020

Public Policy & International Affairs (PPIA) Fellowship

November 15, 2020

Rangel Undergraduate Summer Enrichment Program

February 9, 2021

Rangel Graduate Fellowship Program

October 14, 2020

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 22, 2020

Schwarzman Scholars Program**

May 20, 2020 (for students from mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan)

Scoville Peace Fellowship

Spring 2021 fellowship–October 12, 2020
Fall 2021 fellowship–January 4, 2021

SMART (Science, Mathematics & Research for Transformation) Scholarship

December 1, 2020

SOARS (Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science) Program

Applications for 2021 will open in late fall.

Soros Fellowship

October 29, 2020

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

December 15 of senior year

The Language Flagship

Varies by program

Truman Scholarship **

February 2, 2021 

Tylenol Scholarship Program

July 30, 2020

Udall Scholarship**

March 3, 2021

Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics

January 19, 2021

Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowships

November 4, 2020; January 11, 2021; March 1, 2021

Deadlines specific to program