Explore Fellowships


Explore scholarship websites to learn about eligibility, selection criteria, application materials, and timeline. And remember to start exploring early to build a strong application.

Alphabetical List of Select Distinguished Fellowships

Beinecke

Funds graduate study in arts, humanities, or social sciences at any academic institution in the world.

Eligibility: Juniors

Note: MIT may only nominate one student per year

MIT Deadline: January

National Deadline: January

Campus Contact: Kim Benard

More info: http://fdnweb.org/beinecke/


Boren Scholarship (for undergraduates)

Funding for study abroad experiences for undergraduates (summer-STEM, semester, or year). Separate award for graduate students

Eligibility: Current undergraduate

MIT Deadline: December

National Deadline: February

Campus Contact: Kim Benard, scholarship, and Julie Maddox (GECD), study abroad plan

More info: https://www.borenawards.org/


Carroll L. Wilson Award

Exclusively MIT award that funds independent research in any field of study anywhere in the world with focus on sustainability issues

Eligibility: Seniors

MIT Deadline: October

Campus Contact: Kim Benard

More info: See the Carroll L. Wilson Award page


Chateaubriand

Every year, the Fellowships allow students enrolled in American universities—Ph.D. candidates—to conduct research in a French research institution (public or private) for a six to nine month period.

Eligibility: Ph.D. students

MIT Deadline: December

National Deadline: Mid-December to Late-January

Campus Contact: Kim Benard and Molly Schneider (MISTI-France)

More info: https://www.chateaubriand-fellowship.org/


Churchill

Graduate study in science, mathematics, or engineering at Churchill College at the University of Cambridge in the UK<

Eligibility: Seniors or graduate students

Note: MIT may only nominate two students per year

MIT Deadline: July

National Deadline: November

Campus Contact: Kim Benard

More info: http://www.winstonchurchillfoundation.org


DAAD

Graduate study or research in Germany

Eligibility: Seniors, graduate students, or alumni

MIT Deadline: September

National Deadline: November

Campus Contact: Kim Benard and Erin Schenck (MISTI-Germany)

More info: https://www.daad.org/en/


Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Independent research, graduate study, or English teaching in countries around the world

Eligibility: Seniors, graduate students, or alumni

Note: Currently enrolled students and alumni will receive a campus nomination, if they meet MIT’s internal deadline

MIT Deadline: September

National Deadline: October

Campus Contact: Julia Mongo [jmongo@mit.edu], Office of Distinguished Fellowships

More info: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/


Gates Cambridge

Graduate study in any field at the University of Cambridge in the UK

Eligibility: Seniors, graduate students, or alumni

MIT Deadline: July

National Deadline: October

Campus Contact: Kim Benard

More info: https://www.gatescambridge.org/


Gilman

Funds Pell Grant Awardees to study abroad

Eligibility: Currently enrolled undergraduates on Pell Grants

MIT Deadline: August (Spring and Summer), January (Fall, full year)

National Deadline: October (Spring and Summer), March (Fall, full year)

Campus Contact: Kim Benard, scholarship, and Julie Maddox (GECD), study abroad plan

More info: http://www.iie.org/programs/gilman-scholarship-program#.WFADmpLfc6U


Marshall

Funds graduate study at any institution in the UK

Eligibility: Seniors and alumni (no more than two years outside their BS) with at least 4.7 GPA

Note: Students must be nominated by their current or alumni institution

MIT Deadline: July

National Deadline: October

Campus Contact: Kim Benard

More info: http://www.marshallscholarship.org/


Mitchell

Funds one year master’s program at any Irish university

Eligibility: Seniors and alumni

Note: Current students must be nominated by their current or alumni institution

MIT Deadline: July

National Deadline: October

Campus Contact: Kim Benard

More info: http://www.us-irelandalliance.org/


Pasteur

Funds a post-doc at the Institut Pasteur

Eligibility: Graduating Ph.D. students

MIT Deadline: January

National Deadline: February

Campus Contact: Kim Benard and Molly Schneider (MISTI-France)

More information: http://www.pasteurfoundation.org/


Rhodes

Funds graduate study at Oxford University in the UK

Eligibility: Seniors and alumni (who are not yet 24 years old) with at least 4.7 GPA and strong leadership potential

Note: Students must be nominated by their current or alumni institution

MIT Deadline: July

National Deadline: October

Campus Contact: Kim Benard

More info: http://www.rhodesscholar.org/


Schwarzman

Funds a special 1-year Master’s program at Tshingua University in Beijing, China

Eligibility: Seniors with at least 4.7 GPA and strong leadership potential

MIT Deadline: July

National Deadline: October

Campus Contact: Kim Benard

More info: schwarzmanscholars.org/


Soros

Funds graduate education for “New Americans” (immigrants or children of immigrants)

Eligibility: Seniors, graduate students, or alumni

MIT Deadline: August

National Deadline: November

Campus Contact: Kim Benard

More info: https://www.pdsoros.org/


Truman

Funds graduate study in the U.S. or abroad for students interested in public service leadership

Eligibility: Juniors

Note: MIT may only nominate four students per year

MIT Deadline: November

National Deadline: February

Campus Contact: Kim Benard

More info: https://www.truman.gov/


Udall

Provides up to $7000 for undergraduate academic expenses for Native American students interested in tribal policy or health care, or any student interested in environmental issue

Eligibility: Sophomores and Juniors

Note: MIT may only nominate eight students per year

MIT Deadline: January

National Deadline: March

Campus Contact: Kim Benard

More info: http://www.udall.gov/OurPrograms/Scholarship/Scholarship.aspx