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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:

Critical Language Scholarship (CLS); Gilman Scholarship

For SOPHOMORES:

Critical Language Scholarship (CLS)Gilman Scholarship; Goldwater ScholarshipUdall Scholarship

For JUNIORS:

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

For SENIORS:

Boren ScholarshipCarnegie 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 ScholarshipSt. Andrews Society for the State of NY ScholarshipSchwarzman ScholarshipSoros Fellowships for New Americans

For RECENT ALUMNI:

Carnegie 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; 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

 

 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

Discipline:

Interest in a research career in Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Engineering.  

Target Group:

Sophomore or Junior who has research experience. Students interested in pursuing graduate (PhD) studies are especially encouraged to apply. Please note that students who plan to study medicine are eligible for a Goldwater Scholarship only if they plan a research career rather than a career as a medical doctor.  Must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or U.S. permanent resident. 

Award:

$7,500 for an academic year during one's undergraduate career.

Campus Deadline:

January 5, 2016. Campus nomination required, late applications will not be considered.

Visit www.act.org/goldwater for more information.

 

 Beckman Scholarship

Description:

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

Eligibility:

  • SBU postdoc in first postdoc appointment with 12 months or less total time as a postdoc
  • 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:

http://www.beckman-foundation.org/aob-postdoc-invitation-letter

 

 Beinecke Scholarship

Discipline:

Students interested in pursuing PhD studies in the Arts, Humanities, or Social Sciences.

Target Group:

Juniors with a documented history of receiving need-based financial aid.  Must be a U.S. citizen or a U.S. national from American Samoa or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands  

Award:

$4,000 prior to entering graduate school and an additional $30,000 while attending graduate school

Campus Deadline:

January 16, 2017. Campus nomination required, late applications will not be considered.

Visit beineckescholarship.org for more information.

 

 Blavatnik Award for Young Scientists

Description:

Unrestricted funding for postdoctoral scholars in science and engineering fields.

Eligibility:

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

Campus Deadline:

January 20, 2016

Website:

http://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:

February 9, 2016 for undergraduates; January 28, 2016 for graduate students

Website:

https://www.borenawards.org/

 

 Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellowships

Discipline:

All fields of study

Target Group:

Seniors

Award:

Full-time, one year paid (up to $36,000) research assistant position for students interested in international affairs.

Campus Deadline:

 December 18, 2015. Campus nomination required, late applications will not be considered.

Visit www.carnegieendowment.org for more information.

 

 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).

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 23, 2016

Website:

https://www.daad.org/gradstudy or https://www.daad.org/gradresearch

 

 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 23, 2016

Website:

http://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:

May 2, 2016

Website:

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

 

 Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Discipline:

All fields of study

Target group:

Seniors who are interested in pursuing a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge.

Award:

Supports post graduate study at Cambridge University

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).

Visit gatesscholar.org for more information.

  

 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).

Website:

http://www.iie.org/programs/gilman-scholarship-program#.V1W7zvkrKUk

 

 Harry S. Truman Scholarship

Discipline:

All fields of study with an interest in a career in public service.  The Truman Scholarship Foundation has supported students in many fields of study, from agriculture, biology, engineering, technology, medicine, and environmental management, to fields such as economics, education, government, history, international relations, law, political science, public administration, nonprofit management, public health, and public policy.

Target Group:

Juniors, US citizen

Award:

Up to $30,000 for a public service-related graduate degree

Campus Deadline:

January 19, 2016. Campus nomination required, late applications will not be considered.

Visit www.truman.gov for more information.

 

 Marshall Scholarship

Discipline:

All fields of study

Target Group:

Seniors, US Citizens interested in post-graduate studies in the UK (one and two-year programs available).

Award:

Provides funding to support one and/or two years of  postgraduate study at UK universities.

Campus Deadline:

September 2, 2016. Campus nomination required, late applications will not be considered.

Visit www.marshallscholarship.org for more information.

 

 Mitchell Scholarship

Discipline:

All fields of study

Target Group:

Senior between ages 18-30 interested in one year of post graduate study in Ireland and/or Northern Ireland. Documented evidence of academic excellence, leadership, commitment to community and public service.

Award:

Supports tuition, accommodations, a living expenses stipend, and an international travel stipend for one year study in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Campus Deadline:

September 2, 2016. Campus nomination required, late applications will not be considered.

Visit us-irelandalliance.org for more information.

 

 Morris K. Udall Scholarship

Discipline:

Environmental studies and environmental public policy

Target Group:

Sophomores and Juniors who are committed to the environment OR committed to a career in tribal public policy OR native American health care.  Must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or U.S. permanent resident.

Award:

Up to $7,000 towards tuition

Campus Deadline:

February 1, 2016. Campus nomination required, late applications will not be considered.

Visit http://www.udall.gov/OurPrograms/Scholarship/Scholarship.aspx for more information.

 

 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.

 

 Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

Discipline:

All fields of study

Target Group:

Seniors. Naturalized citizens, green card holders, children of naturalized citizens.

Award:

$26,000 for tuition and graduate expenses

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).

Visit www.pdsoros.org for more information.

 

 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).

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 4, 2016

Website:

Contact External Fellowships Advisor Jennifer Green at jennifer.green@stonybrook.edu for details.

 

 Rhodes Scholarship

Discipline:

All fields of study

Target Group:

Seniors aged 18 - 23, US citizens

Award:

Provides funding (typically 2+ years) for post graduate study at Oxford University

Campus Deadline:

September 2, 2016. Campus nomination required, late applications will not be considered. 

Visit www.rhodesscholar.org for more information.

 

 St. Andrew's Society of the State of New York Scholarship

Discipline:

All fields of study

Target Group:

Seniors (some Scottish decent)

Award:

Provides funding to support post graduate study in Scotland

Campus Deadline:

Contact External Fellowships Advisor Jennifer Green at jennifer.green@stonybrook.edu for details.

Visit www.standrewsny.org for more information.

 

 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:

http://schwarzmanscholars.org

 

 UNCF-Merck Undergraduate Science Research Scholarship

Discipline:

Life or physical science major interested in biomedical research

Target Group:

Junior, African American , US citizen or national

Award:

Each award recipient will receive a Scholarship Award of up to $25,000 to support tuition, room and board, and billable fees; In addition to the scholarship award, each award recipient may receive a ten to twelve-week Merck Summer Internship assignment

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).

Visit http://umsi.uncf.org/sif#ScienceResearchScholarshipAwards for more information.

 

 Winston Churchill Scholarship

Discipline:

Mathematics, natural sciences and engineering

Target Group:

Seniors , US citizen

Award:

Funding for one year of post graduate study at Cambridge University

Campus Deadline:

October 21, 2016. Campus nomination required, late applications will not be considered.

Visit www.winstonchurchillfoundation.org for more information.

 

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