Open Calls for Applications: Fellowships, Grants, and Fully Funded Graduate Programs

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This article is continuously updated with the latest open calls for applications from ProFellow’s esteemed partners! Be sure to bookmark this page to check it frequently for new opportunities. 

The following list of open calls for applications includes professional fellowships, research grants for individuals, and graduate school funding opportunities that are now accepting applications.

For opportunities from additional fellowship programs, check out our upcoming fellowship deadlines articles and ProFellow’s database of more than 1,300 fellowship programs.

The opportunities are listed in order of application deadlines. Click the links to learn more!

1 Hotels Fellowship

The 1 Hotels Fellowship at E2 is designed to support early to mid-career people who seek to tackle pressing environmental issues through projects that are good for the economy and good for the environment. Six selected fellows will receive $20,000 each and work with E2 staff and advocates to design and implement their projects for the 2021-2022 program cycle.


  • Applicants must be legal US residents.
  • Early to mid-career people working in any field are invited to apply.
  • This is a part-time fellowship; working professionals and students are welcome to apply

Deadline: May 15, 2021

American India Foundation’s Banyan Impact Fellowship

The Banyan Impact Fellowship is an interdisciplinary experiential learning program that places young professionals from India and the U.S. in service with communities across India. Fellows learn about grassroots development and inclusive leadership.


  • U.S. citizen, Indian citizen, or U.S. permanent resident
  • Between 21-35 years old on November 1, 2021
  • Completed a Bachelor’s degree (or higher) by November 1, 2021

Deadline: May 17, 2021

The WW Higher Education Media Fellowship

The WW Higher Education Media Fellowship supports working U.S. journalists interested in learning more about and covering issues related to post-secondary career and technical education (CTE). Selected Fellows are awarded $10,000 —$5,000 as a stipend and $5,000 towards a postsecondary CTE reporting project.


  • Must be education beat reporters or those whose work experience includes reporting on education and associated workforce development, social, or public policy issues
  •  U.S. citizenship or permanent residency required
  • Must be staff or a professional freelance journalist able to work independently while holding regular jobs or commitments

Deadline: May 28, 2021

The MEOT Fellowship at Watson Institute

The Martini Education and Opportunity Trust (MEOT) Fellowship is designed for changemakers, innovators, and leaders primarily from the US, or doing work in the US, to drive forward impactful innovations and solutions to significant social, economic, environmental, and corporate governance challenges.


  • Open to college students, recent graduates, or gap-year students
  • In-person format is available only to U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents, or those carrying a valid U.S. visa

Deadline: June 1, 2021

The Visiting Scholars Fellowship

The Visiting Scholars Program provides a unique opportunity for select scholars in the social, economic, political, and behavioral sciences to pursue their research and writing while in residence at the foundation in New York City. The fellowship period is September 1st through June 30th.


  • Must have a Ph.D. or comparable terminal degree
  • Must be at least 3 years beyond the Ph.D. Doctoral

Deadline: June 24, 2021

The Robertson Leadership Fellows (RLF) Program

The RLF Program offers an unparalleled opportunity to have an immediate impact while rapidly growing your leadership skills in a fast-paced, start-up environment. Fellows embed in a school community as a teacher and a leader, receive progressive training, coaching, and mentorship, and engage with enterprise-wide initiatives and top leadership. Fellows emerge with advanced skills in people management and instructional leadership and a firm command of high-performance school design. Fellows receive a competitive annual salary and a full benefits package.


  • Comes from a non-education background
  • 4 years of professional experience
  • Must hold an advanced degree, preferably a Masters of Business Administration

Deadline: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis

IHS Humane Studies Fellowships

The Institute for Humane Studies is committed to lightening the financial burden of getting a PhD for students through their Humane Studies Fellowship by providing up to$15,000 in direct financial aid. Students interested in developing, teaching, and applying classical liberal ideas and the principles of a free society, as well as students whose research has clear policy implications, are encouraged to apply.


  • Must be enrolled full-time in a PhD program at any institution for the 2021-2022 academic year.
  • Must have a research interest that contributes to the advancement of classical liberal scholarship.

Deadline: August 1, 2021

German Chancellor Fellowship

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is searching for the leaders of tomorrow. Graduates with initial leadership experience from Brazil, the People’s Republic of China, India, the Russian Federation, South Africa, or the USA interested in implementing a self-chosen project that supports career development while working in Germany are encouraged to apply. 


  • Citizenship of Brazil, the People’s Republic of China, India, the Russian Federation, South Africa, or the USA, including predominantly living and working in one of these countries
  • Bachelor’s or comparable academic degree completed no more than twelve years ago
  • English and/or German language skills

Deadline: October 15, 2021

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