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Office of Graduate Education

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Upcoming External Fellowship and Scholarship Opportunities

The Office of Graduate Education at Rensselaer is pleased to provide students with resources for gaining external fellowships. These opportunities enhance your academic and professional careers, and may provide financial support for research, travel, or tuition. The fellowship application process can be lengthy and intensive, so we encourage you to start your search right away. Please use our online resources (see right) to explore available opportunities, to learn about prominent competitions, and to gain tips on submitting successful applications.

Fulbright US Student Program

For all Rising Seniors, Graduating Seniors and Graduate students
1 year fellowship (travel and living stipend) to design your own study/research projects or English Teaching Assistantships abroad
Application is now open, Deadline: September 19, 2014
For more information, please visit the Fulbright US Student Program website.

Xerox Minority Scholarships

For all students (graduate/undergraduate)
Up to a $10,000 scholarship for underrepresented students in engineering and the sciences.
Deadline: September 30, 2014
For more information, please visit the http://www.xerox.com/jobs/minority-scholarships/enus.html website.

Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship

For students with a Bachelor's degree in any discipline as long as the student has a background in peace and national security issues
6-9 month fellowship working on research or advocacy projects with a partnering agency in Washington DC
Deadline: October 1, 2014
For more information, please visit the Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship website.

Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships

For PhD students in the Humanities or Social Sciences that are in their last year of PhD dissertation writing
One year fellowship that provides up to $38,000 award to support the completion of a student's dissertation. The award provides a stipend, fund for university fees and research support.
Deadline: October 22, 2014
For more information, please visit the Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships website.

The Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship Award

For incoming first year PhD students or first year PhD students in the Applied physical, biological and engineering sciences.
Up to a 5 year fellowship providing full tuition and a $32,000 stipend.
Deadline: October 31, 2014
For more information, please visit the Hertz Foundation website.

AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowship Program

For individuals holding a doctoral level degree in AAAS specified fields or those with MS in an Engineering discipline with at least three years of professional experience
One year fellowship to participate in and contribute to the federal policymaking process while learning firsthand about the intersection of science and policy
Deadline: November 1, 2014
For more information, please visit the AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowship Program website.

Sandia National Laboratories Harry S. Truman Fellowship

For individuals who have recently (past three years) completed their Ph.D. or will finish by the start of the fellowship, in various science or engineering fields.
Three year fellowship to pursue independent research that supports Sandia's national security mission.
Deadline: November 1, 2014
For more information, please visit the Truman Fellowship website.

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

For master's and doctoral degrees in the fields of science, social science and engineering supported by the NSF
Three year fellowship that provides a living stipend ($32,000) and an education allowance of $12,000
Deadline: End of October/ Beginning of November (exact date depends on discipline, check NSF website)
For more information, please visit the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program website.

AERA Minority Dissertation Fellowship Program in Education Research

For underrepresented minority graduate students who have advanced to candidacy and have a dissertation topic that relates to education research
One year fellowship that provides a stipend ($19,000) and AERA conference support
Deadline: November 3, 2014
For more information, please visit the AERA Minority Dissertation Fellowship Program in Education Research.

NSF East Asian and Pacific Summer Institutes Fellowship (EAPSI)

For graduate students in various science and engineering fields to conduct research in Australia, China, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore or Taiwan.
8 week (10 weeks for Japan) fellowship that provides round trip airfare, living stipend, and living expenses and accomodations.
Deadline: November 13, 2014
For more information, please visit the NSF EAPSI website.

Amelia Earhart Fellowship

For women pursuing a doctoral degree in aerospace-related sciences or aerospace-related engineering
One year fellowship that provides a stipend for living and education expenses ($10,000)
Deadline: November 15, 2014
For more information, please visit the Amelia Earhart Fellowship website.

Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship

For students in the STEM fields interested in teaching.
Includes admission to master's program at partner institution, teacher certification, stipend ($30,000) and mentoring support.
Deadline: Varies - see website.
For more information, please visit The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation website.

For more information or if you plan on applying to a fellowship or scholarship, contact: The Office of Graduate Education at graduate@rpi.edu