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External Fellowship Programs Supported by the IREP Office

The external fellowship programs listed here are directly supported by the IREP Office and most require an on-campus nomination process. Unless otherwise noted, applicants must apply by the Campus Deadlines listed below in order to be considered. Campus Deadlines are earlier than the National Deadlines listed on the individual program websites in order to allow adequate time for applicant interviews (if required) and review by campus selection committees.

Beyond the programs we support directly, the IREP Office can be consulted on a variety of opportunities. To search databases of other external opportunities, click here.

Please note that these are primarily merit-based opportunities. For information on need-based aid programs, please contact Financial Aid and Scholarship Services.

 

PROGRAMS WE SUPPORT AT A GLANCE

For FIRST-YEAR UNDERGRADUATES:

Boren ScholarshipCritical Language Scholarship (CLS); Gilman Scholarship

For SOPHOMORES:

Boren ScholarshipCritical Language Scholarship (CLS)Gilman Scholarship; Goldwater ScholarshipUdall Scholarship

For JUNIORS:

Beinecke Scholarship; Boren ScholarshipCritical Language Scholarship (CLS)Gilman ScholarshipGoldwater ScholarshipTruman ScholarshipUdall ScholarshipUNCF-Merck Undergraduate Science Research Scholarship

For SENIORS:

Boren ScholarshipJames C. Gaither Junior FellowsChurchilll ScholarshipCritical Language Scholarship (CLS)DAAD Awards;  Fulbright U.S. Student ProgramGates-Cambridge Scholarship; Gilman ScholarshipMarshall ScholarshipMitchell Scholarship; NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP); Pickering Foreign Affairs FellowshipRhodes ScholarshipSchwarzman ScholarshipSoros Fellowships for New Americans

For RECENT ALUMNI:

James C. Gaither Junior FellowsChurchilll ScholarshipFulbright U.S. Student ProgramGates-Cambridge ScholarshipMarshall ScholarshipMitchell ScholarshipPickering Foreign Affairs FellowshipRhodes ScholarshipSchwarzman Scholarship; Soros Fellowships for New Americans

For GRADUATE STUDENTS:

Boren FellowshipCritical Language Scholarship (CLS)DAAD AwardsFulbright U.S. Student ProgramFulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Award; NCI Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award (F99/K00)NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP); Regeneron PrizeSoros Fellowships for New Americans

For POSTDOCS:

Beckman Postdoctoral Fellows Award; Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists; Fulbright Scholars; Regeneron Prize

 

 Goldwater Scholarship

Description:

Funding for STEM students which may be applied to eligible expenses such as undergraduate tuition, fees, books, and housing for 1 to 2 academic years (depending on whether one applies as a sophomore or as a junior).

Eligibility:

  • Sophomores or juniors
  • Natural Science, Mathematics, or Engineering fields only
  • U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or U.S. permanent resident
  • Must have research experience and plan to pursue a Ph.D. in one of the fields listed above
  • Students who plan to study medicine are NOT eligible for the Goldwater Scholarship unless they are planning for a career as a researcher rather than as a practicing physician. 

Campus Deadline:

December 1, 2017. Campus nomination required, late applications will not be considered.

Website:

www.act.org/goldwater 

 

 Beckman Scholarship

Description:

Two years of full-time fellowship support for mentored postdoctoral research in Chemistry and/or Life Sciences.

Eligibility:

  • PhD, MD, or MD/PhD
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • At the time of application, no more than 36 months postdoctoral experience in a research lab
  • At the time of application, no more than 5 years since obtaining a PhD, MD, or MD/PhD
  • Research in Chemistry or Life Sciences, broadly defined
  • Applicants must identify a faculty mentor who will advise regarding the proposed research, as well as career and professional development

Campus Deadline:

A campus nomination is not required, but prospective applicants are encouraged to consult with the External Fellowships Advisor well in advance of the deadline (see program website for details).

Website:

www.beckman-foundation.org/programs/beckman-postdoctoral-fellows

 

 Beinecke Scholarship

Description:

Funding for graduate study in the Arts, Humanities, or Social Sciences at any accredited university.

Eligibility:

  • Juniors
  • Arts, Humanities, or Social Science fields
  • U.S. citizens or U.S. nationals from American Samoa or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
  • History of receiving need-based aid

Campus Deadline:

December 29, 2017. Campus nomination required, late applications will not be considered.

Website:

beineckescholarship.org 

 

 Blavatnik Award for Young Scientists

Description:

Unrestricted funding for postdoctoral scholars in science and engineering fields. Stony Brook may only nominate up to 15 postdocs, who can submit only publications published during their postdoctoral tenure. 

Eligibility:

  • Postdoctoral scholars
  • Science and engineering fields
  • No citizenship requirements

Campus Deadline:

December 30, 2016

Website:

www.stonybrook.edu/postdocs/opportunities/funding.html#blavatnik

blavatnikawards.org/awards/regional-awards/

 

 Boren Awards

Description:

Funding to study outside the U.S., Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand for an academic year while learning a less commonly taught language. Shorter periods of study will be considered for STEM students.

Eligibility:

  • Matriculated undergraduate or graduate students
  • All disciplines
  • U.S. citizens
  • Must demonstrate interest in a career in public service

Campus Deadline:

January 5, 2018 for undergraduate applicants; December 29, 2017 for graduate applicants. Campus nomination required, late applications will not be considered.

Website:

www.borenawards.org/

 

 James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program

Description:

A one year research assistantship at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C.

Eligibility:

  • Graduating seniors or individuals who have graduated with a Bachelor’s degree during the past academic year
  • All disciplines
  • No citizenship requirements
  • Those who have begun graduate studies are not eligible
  • Successful candidates will demonstrate outstanding writing and critical thinking skills

Campus Deadline:

December 1, 2017. Campus nomination required, late applications will not be considered.

Website:

http://carnegieendowment.org/about/jr-fellows

 

 Critical Language Scholarship

Description:

A fully-funded summer overseas language and cultural immersion program for those at the beginner, intermediate, or advanced level of proficiency. See program website for eligible countries and critical languages.

Eligibility:

  • Undergraduate or graduate students who are enrolled in a degree-seeking program at an accredited U.S. college or university
  • All disciplines
  • U.S. citizens
  • Typically previous language experience is not required, see program website for details. 

Campus Deadline:

A campus nomination is not required, but prospective applicants are encouraged to consult with the External Fellowships Advisor well in advance of the deadline (see program website for details). If you would like the External Fellowships Advisor to review drafts of your application essays, these must be submitted via email by October 16, 2017.

Website:

http://www.clscholarship.org/

 

 DAAD Awards

Description:

Funding for graduate study or independent research in Germany.

Eligibility:

  • Graduating seniors or graduate students
  • All disciplines
  • Open to U.S. citizens and many foreign nationals
  • Language proficiency not required for matriculation in participating master's programs
  • Independent research projects in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences typically require good command of German

Campus Deadline:

September 22, 2017. Campus nomination required, late applications will not be considered.

Website:

Click here for graduate study or click here for independent research.

 

 Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Description:

Funding to teach English or conduct independent research overseas in over 140 different countries for an academic year.

Eligibility:

  • Graduating seniors, recent alumni, or graduate students
  • All disciplines
  • U.S. citizens
  • Prospective applicants should be aware of country-specific requirements, such as whether or not foreign language proficiency is required.
  • Must have obtained a Bachelor’s degree by the start of the program, but have not yet earned a PhD
  • Already have a PhD? Check out the Fulbright Scholar Program.

Campus Deadline:

September 22, 2017. Campus nomination required, late applications will not be considered.

Website:

us.fulbrightonline.org/

 

 Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Award

Description:

Funding to conduct doctoral dissertation research in select countries overseas (see program website for details).

Eligibility:

  • PhD students who have advanced to candidacy
  • Language and/or area studies
  • U.S. citizens or permanent residents

Campus Deadline:

March 7, 2017

Website:

www2.ed.gov/programs/iegpsddrap/index.html

 

 Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Description:

Funding to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge.

Eligibility:

  • Graduating seniors or recent alumni
  • All disciplines
  • Citizen of any country outside the United Kingdom
  • Commitment to working for the greater good

Campus Deadline:

A campus nomination is not required, but prospective applicants are encouraged to consult with the External Fellowships Advisor well in advance of the deadlines (see program website for details).

Website:

gatesscholar.org

  

 Gilman Scholarship

Description:

Funding for an undergraduate study abroad experience of at least 28 days in-country but no more than one academic year. Applicants may pursue any country that is not on the U.S. Department of State’s list of Travel Warnings.

Eligibility:

  • Undergraduate students
  • All disciplines
  • U.S. citizens
  • Must be a current recipient of the Federal Pell Grant
  • Applying or accepted to a study abroad program or overseas internship deemed eligible for academic credit by the student’s accredited institution of higher education in the U.S.

Campus Deadline:

A campus nomination is not required, but prospective applicants are encouraged to consult with the External Fellowships Advisor well in advance of the deadline (see program website for details). If you would like the External Fellowships Advisor to review drafts of your application essays, these must be submitted via email by September 25, 2017.

Additional Notes:

If you are seeking feedback on your essays in advance of the March 6, 2017 deadline for summer, fall, and academic year programs; drafts must be submitted to External Fellowships Advisor Jen Green via email prior to February 28.

Website:

www.iie.org/programs/gilman-scholarship-program

 

 Truman Scholarship

Description:

Funding for a graduate degree program related to public service.

Eligibility:

  • Juniors
  • All disciplines
  • U.S. citizen
  • Must demonstrate strong interest in a public service-related career and potential as an agent of change

Campus Deadline:

Decenber 29, 2017. Campus nomination required, late applications will not be considered.

Website:

www.truman.gov 

 

 Marshall Scholarship

Description:

Funding for 1 or 2 years of graduate study in the United Kingdom in any field at participating universities.

Eligibility:

  • Graduating seniors or recent alumni
  • All disciplines
  • U.S. citizens
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.7 or higher
  • Seeking scholars, leaders, and contributors to improved UK-US understanding

Campus Deadline:

September 1, 2017. Campus nomination required, late applications will not be considered.

Website:

www.marshallscholarship.org

 

 Mitchell Scholarship

Description:

Funding for 1 year of post-graduate study in any discipline offered by an institution of higher learning in Ireland.

Eligibility:

  • Graduating seniors or recent alumni
  • All disciplines
  • U.S. citizens
  • Must be 18 years of age or older, but not yet 30, on September 30 of the year of application

Campus Deadline:

September 1, 2017. Campus nomination required, late applications will not be considered.

Website:

us-irelandalliance.org

 

 Udall Scholarship

Description:

Funding which may be applied to eligible expenses such as undergraduate tuition, fees, books, and housing for students interested in the following: Environment, Native Health Care, or Tribal Policy.

Eligibility:

  • Sophomores or juniors
  • All disciplines
  • U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents
  • Successful candidates will demonstrate commitment to the topics listed above, academic achievement, leadership, public service, and consensus-building ability

Campus Deadline:

February 2, 2018. Campus nomination required, late applications will not be considered.

Website:

www.udall.gov/OurPrograms/Scholarship/Scholarship.aspx 

 

 NCI Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award (F99/K00)

Description:

The NCI Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award (F99/K00)(RFA-CA-16-005provides up to 6 years of funding: 1-2 years dissertation support plus up to 4 years of mentored postdoctoral training. SBU may nominate only one grad student for this annual, national competition. 

Eligibility:

  • 3rd and 4th year PhD students working in a relevant research field
  • No citizenship requirements
  • F31 fellowship applicants and awardees are eligible

Campus Deadline:

December 16, 2016

Website:

https://www.cancer.gov/grants-training/training/funding/f99

For details on the campus competition, visit: http://www.stonybrook.edu/irep/fellowships/nci-f99-k00.html

 

 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

Description:

Funding for 3 years of graduate study in research-based master’s and doctoral programs in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and STEM education. 

Eligibility:

  • Graduating seniors (accepted to grad school by May 1 of award year) or first and second year graduate students
  • Current grad students may apply only once, during first or second year
  • Graduate applicants who have experienced a career break may be eligible (see solicitation)
  • Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and STEM education
  • U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident

Campus Deadline:

A campus nomination is not required, but prospective applicants are encouraged to contact the IREP Office about our NSF GRFP applicant mentoring program that begins in late summer of each year.

Website:

See program solicitation for additional eligibility requirements.

 

 Soros Fellowship for New Americans

Description:

Supports New Americans, immigrants, or the children of immigrants in pursuing up to two years of graduate study in any field in any advanced degree-granting program in the United States.

Eligibility:

  • Graduating seniors, recent alumni, or graduate students who have not yet entered their third year
  • All disciplines
  • Naturalized U.S. citizens, green card holders, and children of naturalized U.S. citizens
  • Age 30 or younger as of the application deadline

Campus Deadline:

A campus nomination is not required, but prospective applicants are encouraged to consult with the External Fellowships Advisor well in advance of the deadline (see program website for details).

Website:

www.pdsoros.org

 

 Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship

Description:

Funding for senior year of undergraduate studies and first year of a master’s degree OR for a two year master’s degree in fields related to the U.S. Foreign Service such as Business, Economics, Public Policy, International Affairs, Political Science, Sociology, foreign language etc. Fellows who successfully complete the program and entry requirements will receive placement in the Foreign Service.

Eligibility:

  • Juniors, graduating seniors, or recent alumni
  • Fields related to the U.S. Foreign Service such as Business, Economics, Public Policy, International Affairs, Political Science, Sociology, foreign language, etc.
  • U.S. citizens
  • Commitment to future employment with the U.S. Foreign Service

Campus Deadline:

A campus nomination is not required, but prospective applicants are encouraged to consult with the External Fellowships Advisor well in advance of the deadline (see program website for details). If you would like the External Fellowships Advisor to review drafts of your application essays, these must be submitted via email by December 1, 2017.

Website:

http://woodrow.org/fellowships/pickering/

 

 Regeneron Prize for Creative Innovation

Description:

The Regeneron Prize recognizes excellence and innovative “dream project” thinking in biomedical science by graduate students and postdocs with a top prize of $50,000. SBU may nominate two grad students and 2 postdocs for this annual, national competition. 

Eligibility:

  • Graduate students or postdoctoral scholars
  • No citizenship requirements

Campus Deadline:

January 6, 2017

Website:

http://www.stonybrook.edu/postdocs/opportunities/funding.html#regeneron Contact External Fellowships Advisor Jennifer Green at jennifer.green@stonybrook.edu for details.

 

 Rhodes Scholarship

Description:

Full financial support to pursue graduate study at the University of Oxford.

Eligibility:

  • Graduating seniors or recent alumni
  • All disciplines
  • U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents
  • Must be at least 18 but not yet 24 years of age
  • In addition to scholarly achievement, applicants must clearly demonstrate leadership capacity and commitment to the common good

Campus Deadline:

September 1, 2017. Campus nomination required, late applications will not be considered. 

Website:

www.rhodesscholar.org

 

 Schwarzman Scholarship

Description:

Funding to pursue a one-year master’s at China’s Tsinghua University in Economics, International Studies, or Public Policy.

Eligibility:

  • Graduating seniors or recent alumni
  • All disciplines (with an interest in pursuing one of the degree programs listed in the description above)
  • Any citizenship
  • English language proficiency is  required, however, Chinese language proficiency is not
  • Candidates must be at least 18 but not yet 29 years of age as of August 17 of the application year

Campus Deadline:

May 16, 2016 for applicants holding passports from China, Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan; August 15, 2016 for those holding passports from any other country.

Website:

schwarzmanscholars.org

 

 UNCF-Merck Undergraduate Science Research Scholarship

Description:

Funding which may be applied to eligible expenses such as undergraduate tuition, fees, and housing. Successful applicants will have the option of applying for an internship at a Merck facility or other research institution.

Eligibility:

  • Juniors
  • Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, or Engineering
  • U.S. citizens or permanent residents
  • Demonstrated interested in biomedical research
  • African American (Black)
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher

Campus Deadline:

 A campus nomination is not required, but prospective applicants are encouraged to consult with the External Fellowships Advisor well in advance of the deadline (see program website for details).

Website:

umsi.uncf.org/sif#ScienceResearchScholarshipAwards

 

 Churchill Scholarship

Description:

Funding for graduate study at Cambridge University in Science, Mathematics, or Engineering.

Eligibility:

  • Graduating seniors or recent alumni
  • Science, Mathematics, or Engineering fields
  • U.S. citizens
  • Must not yet have earned a Ph.D.

Campus Deadline:

September 29, 2017. Campus nomination required, late applications will not be considered.

Website:

www.winstonchurchillfoundation.org

 

 

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