Announcing the All-New ProFellow Academy

Oct 22, 2018

ProFellow Member Network

Learn the strategies to winning a competitive fellowship directly from the pros.

We invite you to join the all-new
ProFellow Academy,
where the experts teach you how to find and win competitive fellowships, grants and awards.


The ProFellow Academy is the premier online academy for the ProFellow community. Here, you can learn how to win competitive fellowships, fund graduate school, become an industry expert, change careers, or start your career adventure abroad.

Inside our new, private member website (, you can access live and recorded ProFellow courses, post application and career questions for immediate advice, and directly connect with current and former fellows.

This private community is led by former fellows, industry experts and established leaders who generously share their experiences with aspiring fellows.

Member Benefits

Members receive exclusive access to:

  • Bimonthly live workshops on insider application strategies and career pathways. Recordings are available to all members.
  • ProFellow’s Kickstarter Course (aka “Fellowships 101”) – learn how to find the right fellowships to fund your professional and academic goals.
  • Virtual “office hours” with ProFellow Founder and four-time fellow Dr. Vicki Johnson – ask your burning questions when you need assistance
  • Live Q&A with fellowship winners and industry experts
  • Invitations to ProFellow’s in-person networking events
  • Personal introductions to current and former fellows

And more!

Exclusive Member Events: November 2018

ALL live events are recorded and available to subscribers of the ProFellow Member Network.

10/26 (Fri), 12pm PDT: Live Seminar

“New Member Event: How to Find & Win Fellowships”

Learn what fellowships are, how to find the right opportunities for your background and goals, and our top 3 insider application tips.

11/2 (Fri), 12pm PDT: Live 2-hour Workshop

“How to Create a Killer Personal Statement”

Learn the tried and true 5-part formula for an effective and memorable personal statement. Bring along your fellowship or graduate school personal statement draft for some practical exercises.

11/6 (Tue), 2pm PDT: Live Q&A

“Office Hours” with ProFellow Founder, Dr. Vicki Johnson

Looking for a certain type of funding opportunity? Seeking advice on your fellowship application? Come with your questions, we’ll speak live!

11/8 (Thu), 3pm PDT: Live Seminar streamed from Stanford University

“Public Service Fellowships in the US and Abroad: Options and Application Strategies”

Vicki Johnson will be speaking live at Stanford University on Public Service Fellowships. She’ll be giving an overview of opportunities for students and young professionals and how to make your application stand out.

11/8 (Thu), 5:30pm PDT: FREE In-Person Event (Stanford, CA)

International Fellows Dinner & Networking Event sponsored by Stanford University’s Haas Center for Public Service

*Invite-only for subscribed members and fellowship alumni

11/14 (Wed), 9am PDT: Live Interview and Q&A

“The Fulbright Specialist Program for Academics and Experienced Professionals – Everything You Need to Know! A Live Interview with Director Jessica Ellerbach”

The Fulbright Specialist Program is a unique opportunity for U.S. academics and established professionals to engage in 2-6 week, project-based exchanges at host institutions in over 150 countries. We’ll be interviewing Jessica Ellerbach, Program Director of the Fulbright Specialist program, to demystify the Specialist application process and learn how to become a competitive applicant.

11/16 (Fri), 12pm PDT: Live Workshop

“Secrets to Getting Extraordinary Recommendation Letters”

Concerned your boss is too busy to write you a strong recommendation letter? Haven’t spoken to your former professors in years? We’ll show you how to receive detailed and glowing recommendation letters.

And many more events to come!

Testimonials from previous ProFellow courses & workshops:

“I’m a first-year PhD student, and I have found the ProFellow Member Network to be a tremendous resource! I took the Kickstarter Course and attended one of Vicki Johnson’s live Office Hours sessions. Through these, I have located several opportunities that I believe are within my grasp – as well as targeted insights that I believe will help me to craft high-quality applications. I would highly recommend ProFellow to any doctoral student launching a serious search for fellowships. I know of nothing else on the web quite like it!” – Andrea Smith

“Vicki’s workshop offered great insight for someone in my position: McNair scholar, applying to graduate programs five years after college, first in my family to attend college. The seminar offered knowledge and support that many individuals from my background do not have access to. I would recommend ProFellow to anyone starting on the path to graduate school.”

“Vicki’s Fulbright courses have been incredibly helpful! I have read all that I could on Reddit, Slack, blogs, and elsewhere, and I have also received advice from my alma mater’s Fulbright adviser, but Vicki’s insights, answers, and strategy go above and beyond. I am so impressed. Thank you for offering this service to us, Vicki! It’s really clarified the application process.”

Membership Subscription

You can access all of the Academy events for just



$299.99/year (a 50% savings!)

You can cancel your membership and future recurring billing cycles at any time. Prior payments are non-refundable.