Getting Started on Your Fellowships Quest

Step 1: Review the fellowships opportunities listed under your class year on the navigation menu 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 our contact page for walk-in hours and appointment details.

Step 4: Start working on your application.

  • For awards requiring a University of Rochester endorsement, you will need to complete and submit the Fellowships Preliminary Questionnaire (FPQ). You may also want to complete the FPQ if you want to work with the director of fellowships on other highly selective open-competition awards.
  • Already submitted an FPQ? If it has been more than one academic year since you completed your FPQ, please submit the FPQ Update.
  • 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.

Hints and Tips

Wondering what you can do now to be a great fellowships applicant in the future? Read our future fellowship applicant tips to find out.

You can also check out our lists of winners and finalists to see if you already know someone who can tell you all about applying for a fellowship. 

Other Useful Resources

The following articles give useful tips and perspectives on applying to fellowships: