The Graduate School Advance to a Higher Degree

Outside Fellowships

Fulbright Fellowship for Graduate Students

 (For second and third-year PhD Students)

 Purdue- specific information:

 National information:


Travel abroad to conduct a year of independent research in another country! Funding provides living expenses and project costs.  The applicant’s project/research proposal may include university coursework, independent library, lab, or field research, or special projects in the social sciences, life sciences, or visual and performing arts.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicants need to be US citizens
  • Bachelor's degree required - but not a Ph.D. - by the beginning date of the grant
  • For travel to non-English-speaking countries, the applicant must have language proficiency that supports the proposed project.

Application Instructions:

  • Complete all sections of the online application (  EXCEPT recommendation information and      SUBMIT through the Embark portal. This will include completing the many sections online as well as uploading both statements and all transcripts.
  • Send personal statement and statement of grant purpose to in Word doc format.

National Institutes of Health - NIH F31, F32, and K-Awards

(For PhD Students and Postdocs)

NIH fellowships and career awards (“K-awards”) are prestigious funding sources for graduate students and postdocs in the life sciences, health sciences, and bioengineering. See below for information on award types and upcoming information sessions.


F31: – US citizen or permanent resident who will use the fellowship during their PhD program

F32: – US citizen or permanent resident who will enter a postdoc term

K-awards: - no citizenship requirement, must have a PhD and less than 4 years of postdoc experience

Application Deadlines:

                -F31 and F32: April 8th, August 8th, December 8th

                -K-awards: March 12th, July 12th, November 12th

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