Many of you are probably asking yourselves, what are fellowships? And that’s okay. We recognize that most people have no idea what they are. Fellowships, as we define them, are funding for short-term projects, graduate study, and opportunities to live and work abroad.
A common misconception about fellowships is that they’re pretty much the same things as scholarships, but that’s not true. Unlike scholarships which generally fund tuition, fellowships provide funding for things such as research, social entrepreneurship, professional training, learning a new language, travel, ground-breaking projects and more.
For example, we recently found a fellowship in Italy for artists that provides 6-18 months of income, a place to stay and education, all with a hillside view overlooking some of the most amazing scenery you’ve every seen. I know what you’re thinking, and yes, this fellowship will be in the ProFellow database!
This fellowship is just one example of the many opportunities that ProFellow.com will connect aspiring fellows with when it launches later this year. For the time being, we continue to research as many of these amazing opportunities as possible. With your support, and a strong backing of our IndieGoGo campaign, we’ll be able to connect you with thousands of these opportunities, all around the globe.
Coming soon! ProFellow, the premier source for searching and learning about professional and academic fellowships. This site will provide daily news, articles and tips about how to find and apply for fellowships.
What are fellowships? Fellowships are short-term, funded opportunities to do something exceptional. Fellowships are available for people from all professions and academic disciplines, from college and graduate students to professionals such as teachers, nurses, journalists, artists, engineers, lawyers, entrepreneurs, advocates, policy makers and scientists. There are fellowship opportunities in the U.S. and abroad, for periods of several weeks to several years.
Are you ready to become a Pro Fellow? Check back with us soon!
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Our step-by-step guide for a competitive fellowship application
1. Create a plan
2. Project proposal ideas
3. Talk to current / former fellows
4. Prepare an effective resumé
5. Find a host institution
6. Write a compelling personal statement
7. Prepare a strong project proposal
8. Get great recommendation letters (P1)
9. Get great recommendation letters (P2)
10. Nail the individual and group interviews