Top 10 Most Popular Fellowships of 2019

Dec 20, 2019

With a member base of more than 125,000 fellowship seekers, ProFellow helps students, academics, and professionals find the world’s most popular professional and academic fellowships. Here are ProFellow’s 10 most popular fellowships of 2019, based on the number of times they’ve been favorited by our users. Congrats to those who made the list!

#1 Mira Fellowship

Each year the Mira Fellowship accepts a small cohort from across the globe to create compassionate actionable visions for our future. Mid-career professionals are given the opportunity to rethink the world’s most pressing issues and develop actionable plans for change. Fellows receive four onsite summits, coaching, cohort collaboration, a research travel stipend of $5,000 and access to experts in the fellow’s field of study.

#2 Fulbright U.S. Student Program for Study/Research

A U.S. Student Fulbright Grant allows for individually designed study/research projects that will take place during one academic year (9-12 months) in a country outside the U.S. Applicants design their own projects and will typically work with advisers at foreign universities or other institutes of higher education. The study/research awards are available in approximately 140 countries. For recent BA/BS graduates, graduate and doctoral students, and young professionals including artists, musicians, writers, journalists, and those in law, business, and other professional fields. Undergraduate and graduate students must apply through their institution; professionals and former students can apply through their alma mater or At Large.

#3 Greenlining Institute Policy Fellowship

The Greenlining Institute Leadership Academy is offering a year-long development and experiential learning program for emerging leaders seeking hands-on public policy experience to work in Oakland, CA. Fellows will be placed into one of Greenlining’s policy teams to working with the Academy for racial and economic justice. The areas of placement are: Economic Equity, Energy Equity, Environmental Equity, Health Equity, and Technology Equity. Eligible applicants must be at 18 years of age or older with at least one year of relevant work experience. Compensation is $55,000 per year with health benefits.

#4 European University Institute Policy Leader Fellowship

The European University in Florence is offering 3, 6, or 9 month-long fellowships for early- or mid-career professionals in public policy, politics, civil service, media and non-governmental organisations. In the School of Transnational Governance, fellows will live in Florence, Italy and work in workshops, training and skills development sessions and conferences. Fellows are expected to contribute to peer discussions and have a strong interest in policy issues, especially related to transnational governance. Each fellowship is fully-funded with a grant of 2,500 euros per month for applicants from anywhere in the world.

#5 Obama Foundation Fellowship

The Obama Foundation Fellowship program seeks to support outstanding civic innovators from around the world in order to amplify the impact of their work and to inspire a wave of civic innovation. The two-year fellowship will offer hands-on training, resources, and leadership development. Fellows will also participate in four multi-day gatherings where they will collaborate with each other, connect with potential partners, and collectively push their work forward. Travel costs for gatherings are included and this inaugural cohort will shape the fellowship for the coming years. Citizens from any nation above the age of 18 are invited to apply.

#6 Knight-Hennessy Scholars Fellowship

Stanford University is offering up to one hundred, fully-funded graduate degree programs including the DMA, JD, MA, MBA, MD, MFA, MS and PhD degrees as well as joint- and dual-degrees. Scholars will receive a living and academic stipend to live within the Stanford graduate community at the Denning House, which is dedicated to interaction with each other and distinguished visitors. Eligible applicants can be from any country, while holding at least the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree. After the application materials have been obtained, there will be a candidate immersion weekend for 200 applicants to determine the accepted fellows.

#7 The Leadership Incubator

The Leadership Incubator supports women who identify as female (ages 20-35) in the United States who are at an early stage or tipping point in their leadership journey. Participants will convene in New York, NY for a week-long, in-person program featuring leadership training, communications and storytelling workshops, community building and mentorship. Virtual training throughout the year will allow participants to build upon their action plans with the tools they need to turn their ideas into realities. Participants will also be able to apply for small seed funding opportunities to help implement their projects.

#8 The Camelback Fellowship

Camelback Ventures is offering a six-month fellowship focusing on coaching, capital, connections, community and curriculum specifically for people of color and women or underrepresented entrepreneurs. At this time, the fellowship is focused on tackling these three impact areas first: 1) Education, 2) Conscious Tech, and 3) Local Economies. Multiple summits are held for the fellows to strengthen their professional connections and further their endeavors through refining personal management style. Fellows are offered up to $40,000 in seed funding to create change in their communities.

#9 Shuttleworth Foundation Fellowship

We provide funding for dynamic leaders who are at the forefront of social change. We identify amazing people, give them a fellowship grant, and multiply the money they put into their projects by a factor of ten or more. We are looking for social innovators who are helping to change the world for the better and are looking for some support through an innovative social investment model. The value of the grant is the equivalent of a year’s salary, a contribution towards expenses plus access to a travel allowance. In addition, the Fellow will have access to potential project funding from the Foundation.

#10 NEH Summer Stipends

Summer Stipends support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Recipients usually produce articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations or editions. Summer Stipends provide $6,000 for two consecutive months of full-time research and writing. Recipients must work full-time on their projects for these two months and may hold other research grants supporting the same project during this time. Summer Stipends normally support work carried out during the summer months, but arrangements can be made for other times of the year.

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