External Fellowships

Because it is not possible to offer full fellowship support to all graduate students and because of the prestige inherent in holding an award won through open competition, applicants are encouraged to consider major national and international fellowship opportunities. It is important that prospective graduate students explore every available source of funding for graduate study. Faculty advisers are frequently helpful sources of information for funding. Career services offices, deans of students, and offices of financial aid frequently have resource materials, books, and grant applications for a wide variety of funding sources, such as those described below. The World Wide Web can also serve as a rich source of information on funding opportunities.

FULBRIGHT U.S. STUDENT PROGRAM FELLOWSHIPS are available to masters and pre-doctoral students for foreign research, funded by the U.S. government and administered by the Institute for International Education (IIE). Information and applications are available from:

U.S. Student Programs Institute of International Education
809 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017-3580

Telephone: (212) 984-5327

THE JACOB K. JAVITS FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM supports graduate study in the arts, humanities,and social sciences. Awards are initially made for one year and can be renewed for up to four years. Applicants must be U.S. citizens who have not yet completed their first year of graduate study. Additional information is available from:

The Jacob K.Javits Fellowship Program
U.S. Department of Education, OPE
1990 K Street NW, 6th Floor
Washington, DC 20006-8524

Telephone: (202) 502-7542

THE FORD FOUNDATION DIVERSITY FELLOWSHIPS are administered by the National Research Council. The awards provide up to three years of funding for underrepresented applicants studying the behavioral, natural, and social sciences, and the humanities. Applicants must be U.S. citizens at the time of application. Information and applications are available from:

Fellowship Office / GR 346A
National Research Council
500 Fifth Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

Telephone: (202) 334-2872

THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION offers GRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS AND MINORITY FELLOWSHIPS that support three years of doctoral study in mathematics, physical, biological, chemical, and social sciences, and the history and philosophy of science. Applicants must be U.S. citizens at the time of application. Further information and application materials may be requested from:

National Science Foundation
Graduate Research Fellowship Program
GRF Operations Center
Suite T-50
1818 N Street NW
Washington, DC 20036

Telephone: (866) 673-4737

THE U.S.DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE offers substantial fellowships for U.S. citizens studying in the natural sciences and mathematics. Information is available from:

NDSEG Fellowship Program
1818 N Street NW, #600
Washington, DC 20036

Telephone: (202) 331-3516