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.
- 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.
Searchable Fellowships Databases
University of Rochester Fellowships and Awards Database: A database of national and international student fellowships and awards. This database was not created and is not maintained by the Fellowships Office.
Fellowships and Scholarships that Accept Applications from International Students: A list of US fellowships and scholarships that are available to international students. This list is maintained by the Fellowship Office.
FaTomei: Nationally coveted college scholarships, graduate fellowships, and postdoctoral awards.
Fellowship Finder: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign database of grants and fellowships for graduate students.
Michigan State University Libraries' Grants for Individuals: This well-organized compilation focuses primarily on funding opportunities for individuals, such as financial aid or scholarships for students.
Funding for US Study Online: An extensive database of scholarships, fellowships, and grants for international students organized and maintained by the Institute of International Education (IIE).
Other Useful Resources
The following articles give useful tips and perspectives on applying to fellowships: