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Additional Postgraduate Opportunities

There are many external funding opportunities available to students pursing post-baccalaureate experiences . While this is not a comprehensive list, many such opportunities can be found on this page.  Students may apply for all of these awards directly and do not need to seek nomination from Purdue. The National and International Scholarships Office may be able to provide application assistance on a case-by-case basis.

AWARD

FIELD OF STUDY

FUNDING PURPOSE

LOCATION

BASIC ELIGIBILITY

APPLICATION YEAR

DEADLINE

Alpha Lambda Delta Graduate Fellowships

open

graduate or professional school

U.S.

- initiated member of Alpha Lambda Delta
- 3.5/4.0 GPA

senior or grad student

January

AIF/William J. Clinton Fellowship for Service

open

10-month placement in NGO in India

India

- U.S. citizen/ permanent resident or citizen of India

senior or grad student

February

American Meteorological Society Graduate Fellowship

various science, engineering, mathematics

first year of graduate study

U.S.

- U.S. citizen/permanent resident
- 3.25/4.0 GPA

senior

January

American Psychological Association Minority Fellowships

various mental health service areas

2-3 years graduate study

U.S.

- U.S. citizen/ permanent resident
- enrolled full-time in an APA-accredited doctoral program

graduate student

January

American-Scandinavian Foundation Award

open

study or research in one or more Scandinavian country for up to 1 year

Scandinavia

- U.S. citizen/ permanent resident
- at least some ability in language of host country

senior or grad student

November

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX)

open

language training, study at German university, & an internship in a German-speaking work environment

Germany

- U.S. citizen or permanent resident
- German language proficiency preferred, but not required

any-intended as post degree experience

December

DAAD Graduate Study Scholarship

open

1 year graduate study

Germany

- U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Foreign nationals are eligible in some circumstances
- proficient in German

senior, recent grad (<6 yrs), or grad student

November

Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE NNSA SSGF)

various fields related to energy, nuclear science, materials

1-4 years of graduate study and 12-week research practicum at NNSA DOE

U.S.

U.S. citizen or permanent resident

senior-second year grad student

January

Ecole Normale Supérieure Scholarship

humanities and sciences

3 years graduate study at Ecole Normale Supérieure

France

- non-French nationality
- attending a University outside of France

senior or first year grad student

March

Environmental Protection Agency Fellowships

environmental sciences

various funding opportunities

mainly U.S.

varies per fellowship

senior or grad student

various

Ford Foundation Fellowships

open

Up to 3 years doctoral study

U.S.

- U.S. citizen/national
- enrolled or accepted in program leading to a research-based doctoral degree
- cannot have earned a PhD

senior or grad student

November

Fulbright Canada STEM Program

sciences, technology, engineering, mathematics

3 years graduate study at an eligible Canadian university

Canada

- U.S. citizen
 - proficient in English and/or French.

senior or recent grad

December

GEM Engineering Fellowship

sciences and engineering

Funding toward master's degree or Ph.D.

U.S.

- U.S. citizen/permanent resident
- member of under-represented group

senior or grad student

July-November

Hertz Fellowship

applied sciences and engineering

2 years graduate study

U.S.

- U.S. citizen or permanent resident

senior or grad student

November

Humane Studies Fellowship

various

graduate study 

worldwide

- U.S. citizen/national
- planning academic career with liberty-advancing research interests.

senior or grad student

January

German Chancellor Scholarship for Prospective Leaders

humanities and social sciences

10-month independent project

Germany

- U.S. citizen or citizen of the Russian Federation or the People's Republic of China

senior or recent grad

October

National Physical Science Consortium Fellowship

sciences, engineering, mathematics

2-3 years of doctoral study (can be extended up to 6)

U.S.

- U.S. citizen
- in or accepted to a Ph.D. or terminal Masters program at a NPSC member institution

senior or grad student

November

NIH-Oxford-Cambridge Program

biomedical and health sciences

Ph.D. at Oxford or Cambridge or M.D./Ph.D. training through partnerships with American medical schools

U.K. or U.S.

- U.S. citizen/permanent resident

senior or recent grad

January

Princeton in Africa

open

Yearlong fellowship in fields such as emergency relief, post-conflict reconstruction, public health, conservation, and social entrepreneurship

Africa

senior or recent graduate from a non-profit U.S. college or university

senior or recent grad

November

Princeton in Asia

open

Teaching fellowships and workplace fellowships (business, NGO, media)

Asia

English teaching positions require native English speaking ability

senior or recent grad

December

Charles B. Rangel Graduate Fellowship Program

international affairs or related subjects

2-year Masters program and 2 summer internships.

worldwide

- U.S. citizen
- 3.2/4.0 GPA.

senior

January

SMART Scholarship

sciences, technology, engineering, mathematics

graduate study

U.S.

- U.S. citizen
- 3.0/4.0 GPA

senior or graduate student

December

Teach for China Fellowship

open

2-year fellowship to work as a full-time, core-subject teacher in a poor area in China

China

- U.S. citizen, Chinese citizen, or citizen of any country who attends or has attended a U.S. or Chinese university
- must be fluent in English

senior or recent graduate

September-February

Teach and Learn in Korea (TaLK) Program

open

Teach conversational English in rural Korean elementary schools.

Korea

citizen of Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, UK, US, or overseas Koreans with permanent residency in these countries

sophomore-senior, recent graduate, or grad student

May and December

Whitaker International Fellows and Scholars Program

biomedical engineering or closely related field

1 year graduate study or research

worldwide (non-U.S.)

- U.S. citizen/permanent resident

senior or grad student

January