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Award Name Award Information Details Special Considerations Contact Deadline
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship provides funding for students with limited financial resources to study or intern abroad, thereby gaining skills critical to US national security and economic prosperity. Award amounts vary depending on the length of time abroad and student need for a maximum of $5,000. If the student is studying a critical need language, supplemental funding of up to $3,000 may be awarded.

Apply As (Status): 1st year, 2nd year, 3rd year, 4th year
Apply As (Citizenship): US Citizen, US National or Permanent Resident
Financial Need Required: Yes
UVA Nomination/Endorsement Required: Yes
UVA Internal Award: No
Financial need means that a student is receiving a Federal Pell Grant and will receive a Federal Pell Grant during the term of the study abroad program. Fellowship Website Fellowship deadline: Various
Humanity in Action Fellowship

The Humanity in Action Fellowship allows participation in one of several month-long summer programs that explore national histories of discrimination and resistance as well as contemporary issues affecting minority groups. Programs are offered in several European countries and in the US. The summer program offers a series of lectures and visits to relevant organizations and cultural sites and connects students to visiting speakers. After the program, students have a year to initiate an Action Project on an issue in their own communities.

Apply As (Status): 2nd year, 3rd year, 4th year, Graduate Student, Alumni
Apply As (Citizenship): US Citizen, US National or Permanent Resident, Other Citizen
Financial Need Required: No
UVA Nomination/Endorsement Required: No
UVA Internal Award: No
Other Country means students and recent graduates from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, Germany, Greece, the Netherlands, Poland, Ukraine and the United States. Students and recent graduates of other nationalities may apply if they are enrolled in or have recently graduated from a university in one of the countries listed above. Fellowship Website Fellowship deadline: Early January
Ertegun Graduate Scholarship Programme in the Humanities

The Ertegun Gfraduate Scholarship provides funding for a full-time graduate degree (master's or doctoral) in many of the humanities programs at the University of Oxford. The award covers tuition and fees and provides a living stipend. Ertegun Scholars are given personal study space in Ertegun House, the program's home. Ertegun House also offers space for academic and social events for scholars.

Apply As (Status): 4th year, Graduate Student, Alumni
Apply As (Citizenship): US Citizen, US National or Permanent Resident, Other Citizen
Financial Need Required: No
UVA Nomination/Endorsement Required: No
UVA Internal Award: No
Fellowship Website Fellowship deadline: January
James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program

The James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program is a one-year fellowship at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, DC. Junior Fellows work as research assistants to senior scholars. In this capacity, they have the opportunity to conduct research for books, co-author journal articles and policy papers, participate in meetings with high-level officials, contribute to congressional testimony, and organize briefings attended by scholars, journalists, and government officials.

Apply As (Status): 4th year, Graduate Student, Alumni
Apply As (Citizenship): US Citizen, US National or Permanent Resident, Other Citizen
Financial Need Required: No
UVA Nomination/Endorsement Required: Yes
UVA Internal Award: No
Alumni includes only those with a bachelor's degree from UVa who have graduated within the previous academic year.
Graduate student includes only those who are completing a joint bachelor's/master's degree program. All other graduate students are ineligible.
Other Citizen means an international student at UVa who is eligible to work in the United States for a full twelve months from approximately August 1 through July 31 following graduation. Students who are on F-1 visas who are eligible to work in the United States for a full year may apply for the program.
UVA Contact Fellowship deadline: January
UK Fellows

The UK Fellows Program allows graduating U.Va. students the opportunity to teach and live abroad in a UK boarding school for one year. Fellows participate fully by assisting with classes, sport, and residence life. The best candidates are mature, responsible individuals who are eager to get involved. Teaching experience, formal or informal is helpful but not required. The ability to help coach a sport, even if it's not your greatest strength, is a plus. In some instances, coaching positions may be a school's priority.

Apply As (Status): 4th year
Apply As (Citizenship): US Citizen, US National or Permanent Resident, Other Citizen
Financial Need Required: No
UVA Nomination/Endorsement Required: Yes
UVA Internal Award: No
UVA Contact UVA Deadline: January
Barry Goldwater Scholarship

The Barry Goldwater Scholarship provides scholarship funding for students pursuing research in the natural sciences, engineering, and mathematics. The Goldwater Scholarship awards $7,500 per year remaining in the undergraduate program (two for 2nd year recipients, one for 3rd year) and covers educational expenses such as tuition and room and board. Honorable Mentions are also awarded.

Apply As (Status): 2nd year, 3rd year
Apply As (Citizenship): US Citizen, US National or Permanent Resident
Financial Need Required: No
UVA Nomination/Endorsement Required: Yes
UVA Internal Award: No
2nd year is one who has two years, or four semesters, of study before obtaining the bachelor's degree. A 3rd year has one year, or two semesters, of study remaining.
US National or Permanent Resident only applies to permanent residents. Permanent residents must provide a letter stating their intent to become a citizen of the United States.
UVA Contact Fellowship deadline: Late January
Boren Fellowship

The Boren Fellowship provides funding for study abroad in less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to US interests and underrepresented in study abroad (i.e. not Canada, Australia, New Zealand, or countries in Western Europe). The Boren Fellowship provides up to $24,000 for a study abroad program that is 12 weeks to one year long. Up to $30,000 may be awarded if there is supplementary domestic language study involved. Fellows must commit to work for the federal government for at least one year after graduating.

Apply As (Status): 4th year, Graduate Student
Apply As (Citizenship): US Citizen
Financial Need Required: No
UVA Nomination/Endorsement Required: Yes
UVA Internal Award: No
4th year or alumni must be applying to graduate programs. Fellowship Website Fellowship deadline: Late January
Harry S. Truman Scholarship

The Harry S. Truman Scholarship provides funding for master's, doctoral, or professional degrees for students hoping to become change agents in government, nonprofit, and/or education sectors. The Truman Scholarship is tenable at any US institution. Scholars meet to participate in the Truman Summer Institute during their award period. After completing their degree, Scholars commit to spending three out of the next seven years working in a field of public service.

Apply As (Status): 3rd year
Apply As (Citizenship): US Citizen, US National or Permanent Resident
Financial Need Required: No
UVA Nomination/Endorsement Required: Yes
UVA Internal Award: No
3rd year is defined in the following two ways: (1) a student with junior-level academic standing, i.e. will graduate in the next academic year; (2) a student with senior-level academic standing in their third year of study.
US National/Permanent Resident includes only people from the Pacific Islands who are US nationals or permanent residents of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Resident aliens are not eligible. Students in the process of being awarded US citizenship will need to become citizens prior to the date of the award (usually in late May of the year of selection).
UVA Contact Fellowship deadline: Early February
Fulbright UK Summer Institutes

The Fulbright UK Summer Institutes are three to four week academic and cultural programs offered at universities across the UK. Each Institute has its own thematic focus around which coursework, research projects, and trips are designed. The US-UK Fulbright Commission funds all tuition and fees, accommodation, and round-trip airfare to the Institute.

Apply As (Status): 1st year, 2nd year
Apply As (Citizenship): US Citizen
Financial Need Required: No
UVA Nomination/Endorsement Required: No
UVA Internal Award: No
2nd year means a student with two years remaining before graduation. Fellowship Website Fellowship deadline: Early February
Boren Scholarship

The Boren Scholarship provides funding for study abroad in less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to US interests and underrepresented in study abroad (i.e. not Canada, Australia, New Zealand, or countries in Western Europe). The Boren Scholarship provides up to $24,000 for a study abroad program that is 12 weeks to one year long. Up to $30,000 may be awarded if there is supplementary domestic language study involved. Scholars must commit to work for the federal government for at least one year after graduating.

Apply As (Status): 1st year, 2nd year, 3rd year, 4th year
Apply As (Citizenship): US Citizen
Financial Need Required: No
UVA Nomination/Endorsement Required: Yes
UVA Internal Award: No
4th year must defer graduation from UVa until the end of the study abroad period for the Boren. UVA Contact Fellowship deadline: Early February
Community Based Undergraduate Research Grant (CBURG)

Community Based Undergraduate Research Grants (CBURG) provides funding for a student or team of students to conduct research addressing a documented public need or issue. Students will work with the guidance of a faculty advisor and design a research project in collaboration with a community partner. The total budget for the project, including travel and living expenses, should not exceed $3,000 for an individual or $5,000 for a team; $1,000 will also be awarded to the faculty advisor.

Apply As (Status): 1st year, 2nd year, 3rd year
Apply As (Citizenship): US Citizen, US National or Permanent Resident, Other Citizen
Financial Need Required: No
UVA Nomination/Endorsement Required: No
UVA Internal Award: Yes
UVA Website UVA Deadline: February
Double Hoo Research Grant

The Double Hoo Award supports a pair of undergraduate and graduate students to pursue research together as a team. The undergraduate student will gain experience conducting academic research and the graduate student will gain experience as a research mentor. The Award provides funding up to $6,000 to be shared by the pair at their discretion; $500 is given to their faculty advisor for research support.

Apply As (Status): 1st year, 2nd year, 3rd year, Graduate Student
Apply As (Citizenship): US Citizen, US National or Permanent Resident, Other Citizen
Financial Need Required: No
UVA Nomination/Endorsement Required: No
UVA Internal Award: Yes
UVA Website UVA Deadline: February
Davis Projects for Peace

Davis Projects for Peace funds a student or team of students to complete a self-designed summer project that is a building block towards sustainable peace. Projects may take place anywhere in the world and focus on conflict resolution and/or prevention, broadly defined. Projects are funded for a maximum of $10,000. U.Va. nominates one winner and one alternate to the Davis Foundation for funding.

Apply As (Status): 1st year, 2nd year, 3rd year, 4th year
Apply As (Citizenship): US Citizen, US National or Permanent Resident, Other Citizen
Financial Need Required: No
UVA Nomination/Endorsement Required: Yes
UVA Internal Award: No
Applicants may partner with students from other universities to complete the project. UVA Contact Fellowship deadline: February
The Beinecke Scholarship

The Beinecke Scholarship provides funding for master's and doctoral degrees in the arts, humanities, and social sciences, neuroscience excluded. The Beinecke awards $4,000 immediately prior to graduate study and $30,000 during graduate studies to supplement other financial support. U.Va. may nominate only one student per year for the Beinecke.

Apply As (Status): 3rd year
Apply As (Citizenship): US Citizen, US National or Permanent Resident, Other Citizen
Financial Need Required: Yes
UVA Nomination/Endorsement Required: Yes
UVA Internal Award: No
3rd year is a student who will receive the bachelor's degree in the next academic year.
US National or Permanent Resident is here defined as a US National from American Samoa or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
Having financial need is here defined as having a history of receiving need-based institutional, state, or federal grants.
UVA Contact Fellowship deadline: February
James Madison Graduate Fellowship

The James Madison Graduate Fellowship offers graduate school funding for aspiring secondary school teachers of the American Constitution. Fellowship applicants must be applying for a master's degree program (MA, MAT, or MEd) at an accredited US university, and the degree must include substantial coursework on the American Constitution. The Fellowship provides a maximum of $24,000 over the course of the degree program for academic fees. Graduate Fellows then go on to teach American history, government, or civics relating to the Constitution to secondary students for one year per year of funding received.

Apply As (Status): 4th year, Graduate Student, Alumni
Apply As (Citizenship): US Citizen
Financial Need Required: No
UVA Nomination/Endorsement Required: No
UVA Internal Award: No
Fellowship Website Fellowship deadline: Early March
Udall Undergraduate Scholarship

The Udall Undergraduate Scholarship provides funding for students committed to leadership and public service related to issues of the environment or Native American nations. Recipients are awarded $7,000. The Udall Scholarship has a large and active alumni base to which Scholars are then connected.

Apply As (Status): 2nd year, 3rd year
Apply As (Citizenship): US Citizen, US National or Permanent Resident
Financial Need Required: No
UVA Nomination/Endorsement Required: Yes
UVA Internal Award: No
Applicants interested in Tribal Policy and Native Health Care must themselves be Native Americans or Alaska Natives.
Native American or Alaska Native is defined as any of the following: (1) enrolled member of a state or federally recognized Indian tribe or band, including any tribe or band terminated since 1940; (2) a descendant in first or second degree of an enrolled member of a state or federally recognized Indian tribe or band, who can demonstrate affiliation with the tribal community, according to criteria set by the Udall Foundation; (3) considered by the Secretary of the Interior to be an Indian for any purpose; (4) an Eskimo, Aleut, or other Alaska Native; (5) a permanent U.S. resident who is a member of the First Nations of Canada.
UVA Contact Fellowship deadline: Early March
University Undergraduate Award for Art Projects

The University Undergraduate Award for Arts Projects funds undergraduate students to pursue a creative arts project over the summer and the course of the next academic year. Students may apply as individuals or as a group; students from all schools and majors can apply. Eligible projects might include writing or directing a play or film, writing a collection of poetry, designing costumes for a play, choreographing a dance, creating a sculpture, or composing or performing a piece of music.

Apply As (Status): 1st year, 2nd year, 3rd year
Apply As (Citizenship): US Citizen, US National or Permanent Resident, Other Citizen
Financial Need Required: No
UVA Nomination/Endorsement Required: No
UVA Internal Award: Yes
UVA Website UVA Deadline: Late March
Kenan Fellowship

The Kenan Fellowship funds undergraduate and graduate students to pursue full-time summer research that increase public understanding of the Academical Village. These research projects may include architectural or field internships; development of exhibitions and other educational opportunities to inform and engage the public (of all ages) in the history, evolution, and restoration of this World Heritage site; preparation of materials on historic preservation for publication and public distribution; and other educational outreach initiatives. The Fellowship provides $4,000 for recipients and $1,000 for their faculty advisors.

Apply As (Status): 1st year, 2nd year, 3rd year, Graduate Student
Apply As (Citizenship): US Citizen, US National or Permanent Resident, Other Citizen
Financial Need Required: No
UVA Nomination/Endorsement Required: No
UVA Internal Award: Yes
UVA Website UVA Deadline: Late March
Undergraduate Student Opportunities in Academic Research (USOAR)

The Undergraduate Student Opportunities in Academic Research (USOAR) program provides paid research experience to rising 1st year, 2nd year, and transfer students without significant experience in research. Students conduct research for 5-10 hours per week, are overseen by a faculty advisor, and take a one-credit class Introduction to Academic Research. Research positions are available in many fields, including humanities and social sciences. USOAR seeks to attract students with financial need and from underrepresented populations and provide them with a path into research.

Apply As (Status): 1st year, 2nd year
Apply As (Citizenship): US Citizen, US National or Permanent Resident, Other Citizen
Financial Need Required: Yes
UVA Nomination/Endorsement Required: No
UVA Internal Award: Yes
Students must be eligible for Federal Work-Study to apply. UVA Website UVA Deadline: Early August
Knight-Hennessy Scholars

The Knight-Hennessy Scholarship funds students to pursue any graduate degree at Stanford University. Knight-Hennessy Scholars receive full funding for their program and a living stipend. While their primary academic affiliation is with their department, Knight-Hennessy Scholars spend regular time together in academic, professional, and social events and activities. They also develop leadership skills through mentoring and experiential learning trips.

Apply As (Status): 4th year, Graduate Student, Alumni
Apply As (Citizenship): US Citizen, US National or Permanent Resident, Other Citizen
Financial Need Required: No
UVA Nomination/Endorsement Required: No
UVA Internal Award: No
Students are eligible to apply within four years of earning their first/bachelor's degree. US military (active or veteran) applicants may apply within six years of earning their first/bachelor's degree. Fellowship Website Fellowship deadline: September
Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship

The Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship is for aspiring US Foreign Service Officers applying to a two-year master's program related to foreign affairs for the next academic year. The Pickering Fellowship provides funding for tuition and fees, room and board, and other educational expenses. Fellows also are also placed in two summer internship with the State Department (one domestic, one abroad) and provided with a stipend. Pickering Fellows receive mentorship and leadership training during their Fellowship and enter the Foreign Service upon graduation. Fellows must commit to five years in the Foreign Service.

Apply As (Status): 4th year, Graduate Student, Alumni
Apply As (Citizenship): US Citizen
Financial Need Required: No
UVA Nomination/Endorsement Required: No
UVA Internal Award: No
Fellowship Website Fellowship deadline: September
George J. Mitchell Scholarship

The George J. Mitchell Scholarship provides funding for one year of postgraduate study in any field of study at an institution in the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland. The goal of the Mitchell Scholarship is to connect future American leaders to the Ireland. The Scholarship provides tuition, accommodation, and a stipend for living expenses and travel.

Apply As (Status): 4th year, Graduate Student, Alumni
Apply As (Citizenship): US Citizen
Financial Need Required: No
UVA Nomination/Endorsement Required: Yes
UVA Internal Award: No
Applicants must not have yet turned 30 on September 28 of the application year. UVA Contact Fellowship deadline: Late September
Schwarzman Scholars

Schwarzman Scholars allows students to pursue a one-year master's degree in Global Affairs at Tsinghua University in Beijing. The program includes leadership training and a variety of fieldwork experiences to complement academic coursework. Scholars live together in Schwarzman College, where courses, lectures, and social activities take place.

Apply As (Status): 4th year, Graduate Student, Alumni
Apply As (Citizenship): US Citizen, US National or Permanent Resident, Other Citizen
Financial Need Required: No
UVA Nomination/Endorsement Required: No
UVA Internal Award: No
Fellowship Website Fellowship deadline: Late September
Marshall Scholarship

The Marshall Scholarship funds young Americans to pursue a graduate degree or combination of degrees in any field at any institution in the United Kingdom. Two-year scholarships may be used to fund two one-year master's degrees (at the same or different institutions), a two-year master's degree, or the first two years of a longer degree program; some three year extensions are available. One-year scholarships are also available. The Marshall Scholarship pays academic fees and provides a living stipend.

Apply As (Status): 4th year, Graduate Student, Alumni
Apply As (Citizenship): US Citizen
Financial Need Required: No
UVA Nomination/Endorsement Required: Yes
UVA Internal Award: No
Graduate students and alumni include only those who have received their bachelor's degree within the past two years. UVA Contact Fellowship deadline: Early October
Rhodes Scholarship

The Rhodes Scholarship provides funding for postgraduate study at the University of Oxford. Rhodes Scholars may pursue nearly any degree, including a second bachelor's degree. Funding is normally provided for two or three years, depending on program length, and provides for tuition, fees, and a living stipend.

Apply As (Status): 4th year, Graduate Student, Alumni
Apply As (Citizenship): US Citizen, US National or Permanent Resident, Other Citizen
Financial Need Required: No
UVA Nomination/Endorsement Required: Yes
UVA Internal Award: No
Applicants must not yet have turned 24 by the time of application. UVA Contact Fellowship deadline: Early October
Fulbright US Student Program

The Fulbright US Student Program funds students to live abroad for 9-12 months in a host country engaged in a variety of academic, teaching, internship, or artistic programs in their communities. Most Fulbright awards are of two types: one for research and/or graduate study abroad (Study/Research Award); one for serving as an English Teaching Assistant (ETA). Awards provide a stipend sufficient to cover expenses, including but not limited to room and board and tuition (if applicable), associated with the Fulbright Program.

Apply As (Status): 4th year, Graduate Student, Alumni
Apply As (Citizenship): US Citizen
Financial Need Required: No
UVA Nomination/Endorsement Required: Yes
UVA Internal Award: No
UVA Contact Fellowship deadline: October
Gates Cambridge Scholarship

The Gates Cambridge Scholarship funds students to pursue a full-time, residential graduate degree at the University of Cambridge. These degrees include one and two year master's and three year doctoral programs in nearly all fields of study; the few exceptions are noted on their website. The Scholarship covers tuition, living expenses, and round-trip travel to Cambridge, with some additional funding available for research and the like.

Apply As (Status): 4th year, Graduate Student, Alumni
Apply As (Citizenship): US Citizen, US National or Permanent Resident, Other Citizen
Financial Need Required: No
UVA Nomination/Endorsement Required: No
UVA Internal Award: No
Other Citizen means a citizen of any country except for the United Kingdom. Fellowship Website Fellowship deadline: October
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) provides funding for research-based master's or doctoral degrees in STEM fields. Funding is provided for up to three years and provides for tuition, fees, and a living stipend. It is tenable at any US institution.

Apply As (Status): 4th year, Graduate Student, Alumni
Apply As (Citizenship): US Citizen, US National or Permanent Resident
Financial Need Required: No
UVA Nomination/Endorsement Required: No
UVA Internal Award: No
Graduate student includes only those who have not yet completed the second year of their program, or those who are returning to graduate study after an interruption of more than two consecutive years. Fellowship Website Fellowship deadline: Late October
Hertz Graduate Fellowship Award

The Hertz Graduate Fellowship Award supports doctoral study at a US institution in applied physical and biological sciences, mathematics, and engineering. The Award provides a $32,000 living stipend and the full cost of tuition, both renewable for five years. Funding may be combined with other awards. Recipients must attend a Hertz Foundation partner institution or petition the Foundation for permission to attend another school.

Apply As (Status): 4th year, Graduate Student
Apply As (Citizenship): US Citizen, US National or Permanent Resident
Financial Need Required: No
UVA Nomination/Endorsement Required: No
UVA Internal Award: No
Successful applicants already enrolled in a doctoral program are usually in their first year of study, although the Foundation is willing to make exceptions in cases of exceptional leverage. Fellowship Website Fellowship deadline: Late October
Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans provides funding for immigrants and children of immigrants for one to two years of graduate study in the US. Soros Fellows may pursue any degree program in any field at any US institution. The Fellowship provides a living stipend and 50% of tuition and fees. There is also an annual Fall Conference that Fellows are funded to attend. Recipients join an active network of current and past Fellows.

Apply As (Status): 4th year, Graduate Student, Alumni
Apply As (Citizenship): US Citizen, US National or Permanent Resident, Other Citizen
Financial Need Required: No
UVA Nomination/Endorsement Required: No
UVA Internal Award: No
Fellows must be 30 or younger by the time they are selected.
New American status is defined as follows: (1) both of the applicant's parents must have been born outside of the US as non-US citizens, and both must not have been eligible for US citizenship at the time of their births; (2) one or more of the following criteria must be true of the applicant by the application deadline: (i) born in the US; (ii) naturalized citizen; (iii) green card; (iv) adopted; (v) DACA. See the website for further details on these criteria.
Fellowship Website Fellowship deadline: Early November
Luce Scholars Program

The Luce Scholars Program provides job placement and language training in Asia for young leaders with little exposure to Asia. All scholars are offered personalized job placement in the region on the basis of their professional interests, background, and qualifications. The Luce Program begins with an orientation in the US followed by intensive language training in Asia in July and August; job placement begins in September and concludes in July. Scholars may come from any background except for Asian Studies as the program intends to provide young leaders in American society with an understanding of Asia.

Apply As (Status): 4th year, Graduate Student, Alumni
Apply As (Citizenship): US Citizen
Financial Need Required: No
UVA Nomination/Endorsement Required: Yes
UVA Internal Award: No
Graduate students and alumni are allowed to apply so long as they have not yet turned 30 by July 1 of the year they enter the program. UVA Contact Fellowship deadline: Early November
Churchill Scholarship

The Churchill Scholarship provides tuition and a living stipend for students to pursue a one-year master's degree at the University of Cambridge in science, mathematics, or engineering. The Scholarship also provides funding for travel to and from the UK and the possibility to apply for additional research funding.

Apply As (Status): 4th year, Graduate Student, Alumni
Apply As (Citizenship): US Citizen
Financial Need Required: No
UVA Nomination/Endorsement Required: Yes
UVA Internal Award: No
Graduate students and alumni must have received their undergraduate degree within the past 12 months. UVA Contact Fellowship deadline: Early November
Critical Language Scholarship

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) funds undergraduate and graduate students of all levels and areas of study to attend an overseas CLS Institute for language studies and cultural immersion over the summer. Languages offered are those deemed critical to national security and economic prosperity. All CLS Institutes last from 8 to 10 weeks over the summer and provide 20 hours per week of language study and structured cultural engagement experiences. The Scholarship covers most fees associated with traveling to and attending the Institute.

Apply As (Status): 1st year, 2nd year, 3rd year, 4th year, Graduate Student
Apply As (Citizenship): US Citizen
Financial Need Required: No
UVA Nomination/Endorsement Required: No
UVA Internal Award: No
Fellowship Website Fellowship deadline: November
Michel David-Weill Scholarship

The Michel David-Weill Scholarship provides funding for a two year master's program at Sciences Po in Paris. Sciences Po specializes in the social sciences, offering many programs in the Schools of Public Affairs, International Affairs, Management and Innovation, Journalism, the Law School, and the Urban School. Most programs are taught in English. The Scholarship awards $80,000 for academic and living expenses.

Apply As (Status): 4th year
Apply As (Citizenship): US Citizen
Financial Need Required: No
UVA Nomination/Endorsement Required: Yes
UVA Internal Award: No
Applicants must not yet have turned 25 years old. UVA Contact Fellowship deadline: Late November
The Harrison Undergraduate Research Award

The Harrison Undergraduate Research Award funds current 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year students to pursue a research project over the summer and the course of the following academic year. Research may be conducted in any field. Recipients are awarded up to $3,000 for their research. Students must be enrolled full-time and remain enrolled through the duration of the project.

Apply As (Status): 1st year, 2nd year, 3rd year
Apply As (Citizenship): US Citizen, US National or Permanent Resident, Other Citizen
Financial Need Required: No
UVA Nomination/Endorsement Required: No
UVA Internal Award: Yes
UVA Website UVA Deadline: Early December
Yenching Academy of Peking University

The Yenching Academy of Peking University in Beijing is an academic program offering a master's degree in China Studies. The program is taught in English. Students take classes across six areas: Politics and International Relations, Philosophy and Religion, Literature and Culture, Law and Society, History and Archaeology, and Economics and Management. Chinese language study is also mandatory for international applicants. Fellowships are for twelve months; a limited amount of aid is available for students wishing to remain for a second year.

Apply As (Status): 4th year, Graduate Student, Alumni
Apply As (Citizenship): US Citizen, US National or Permanent Resident, Other Citizen
Financial Need Required: No
UVA Nomination/Endorsement Required: Yes
UVA Internal Award: No
UVA Contact Fellowship deadline: December
Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship

The Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship provides $24,000 across three years for students in the beginning years of a doctoral (i.e. dissertation-required) program. Many fields are eligible. Ford Fellows also attend a conference of Ford Fellows and are members of a large alumni network.

Apply As (Status): 4th year, Graduate Student, Alumni
Apply As (Citizenship): US Citizen, US National or Permanent Resident, Other Citizen
Financial Need Required: No
UVA Nomination/Endorsement Required: No
UVA Internal Award: No
Other Citizen includes only those granted deferred action status under DACA, political asylees, and refugees.
Graduate Students includes only those with a minimum of three years remaining in their program.
Fellowship Website Fellowship deadline: December
National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship

The National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship provides funding for a PhD in fields of military significance. The Fellowship is tenable at any US institution; a list of eligible disciplines may be found on their website. The Graduate Fellowship provides funding for up to three years and pays for tuition and fees, a living stipend, and a contribution to health insurance.

Apply As (Status): 4th year, Graduate Student, Alumni
Apply As (Citizenship): US Citizen, US National or Permanent Resident
Financial Need Required: No
UVA Nomination/Endorsement Required: No
UVA Internal Award: No
Graduate student includes only those in their first or second year in their program. Applicants who have received a Medical Degree or a PhD in a science or engineering field are ineligible.
US National or Permanent Resident only applies to US nationals, i.e. native residents of a possession of the US (e.g. American Samoa).
Fellowship Website Fellowship deadline: December