Upcoming Fellowship Deadlines: March 7 – 20, 2021

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The NEA Literature Fellowships program offers grants to published creative writers

This list of fellowships with upcoming deadlines includes opportunities in creative writing, journalism, cancer research, American history, and economics. There are also programs for Ph.D. students, scholars, social entrepreneurs, and more. Apply now!

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Upcoming Fellowship Deadlines: March 7 – 20, 2021


  • Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Semester Research Program for U.S. Teachers (Fulbright DA): The Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Semester Program for U.S. Teachers (Fulbright DA) provides an opportunity for outstanding elementary, middle, and high school teachers from the United States to take part in a three- to six-month professional development experience abroad. Teachers will pursue individual inquiry projects, take courses for professional development at a host university, and collaborate with colleagues in the United States and internationally on best educational practices. / Due March 7, 2021


  • Poynter-Koch Media and Journalism Fellowship: The Charles Koch Institute’s Media and Journalism Fellowship provides promising writers, reporters, and multimedia professionals the opportunity to develop and refine their professional skills while working full-time in the industry. The year-long fellowship offers world-class curriculum and an individualized experience—including summits, online webinars, professional skills training, industry speakers, and mentoring—for the next generation of journalists and storytellers. This fellowship was created for those who share the Charles Koch Institute’s dedication to free speech and the role of a free press in society. Salary is commensurate with work experience and educational background. / Due March 9, 2021


  • NEA Literature Fellowships: Creative Writing: The NEA Literature Fellowships program offers $25,000 grants in prose (fiction and creative nonfiction) and poetry to published creative writers that enable recipients to set aside time for writing, research, travel, and general career advancement. The program operates on a two-year cycle with fellowships in prose and poetry available in alternating years. Only citizens or permanent residents of the United States are eligible to apply. Candidates must meet the fellowship’s publication requirements. / Due March 10, 2021


  • Fulbright Specialist Program: The Fulbright Specialist Program is a unique opportunity for U.S. academics and established professionals to engage in two- to six-week, project-based exchanges at host institutions in over 150 countries. Specialists, who represent a wide range of professional and academic disciplines, are competitively selected to join the Fulbright Specialist Roster based on their knowledge, skill sets, and ability to make a significant contribution to projects overseas. Specialists receive full funding to participate in Fulbright Specialist projects, including travel, stipend and lodging. Applications are accepted throughout the year. Peer review panels evaluate applications approximately every eight weeks. / Due March 10, 2021


  • National Abolitionist Teaching Fellowship: The National Abolitionist Teaching Fellowship offers middle and high school teachers the opportunity to work alongside youth in challenging traditional classroom environments. Through our youth-led approach, Abolitionist Fellows are provided with the community, education, and individualized classroom support to drive systemic change. Fellows receive tailored coaching and curriculum development support grounded in our PERM Framework which is geared towards improving outcomes for Black and Latinx students. Fellows also receive a $2,000 stipend to use towards resources for decolonizing their classroom. / Due March 10, 2021


  • Allegheny Mountain School Fellowship: The funded 18-month Fellowship prepares and empowers individuals to become teachers and ambassadors for a more vibrant and accessible local food system. In the first six months of the program (Phase I), Fellows study food system issues and opportunities and gain hands-on experience on a diversified farm. Over the course of the next year (Phase II), Fellows apply their training as they work with service organizations on community projects designed to build healthy communities through food and education. Fellows receive a $1,000 stipend upon the successful completion of Phase I and an annual stipend of $18,000 (less payroll taxes) during Phase II. / Due March 10, 2021


  • Repair the World Fellowship: Repair the World is an 11-month fellowship in which fellows (age 21-26) work with 1 to 3 non-profits addressing issues in hunger or education, and serve as a capacity builder through volunteering and recruiting the Jewish community and others to volunteer as well. Fellows receive training in a variety of skills including group facilitation, data analysis, public speaking and community engagement while learning about Jewish approaches to social justice. Fellowships are available in Detroit, Miami, New York, Philadelphia or Pittsburgh and include housing, health insurance and a stipend of $600 a month. Priority deadline in January. After the deadline applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis according to spaces remaining in the Fellowship. / Due March 12, 2021


  • Teach For India: The Teach For India Fellowship program is a 2 year full-time paid commitment in which we place the most promising graduates and professionals as full-time teachers in under-resourced and low-income schools. Students and professionals with a Bachelor’s Degree at the time of joining the Fellowship are invited to apply. Applicants need to be either of Indian citizenship or of Indian origin. Teach For India Fellows will be paid a salary of Rs. 17,500 per month. Four deadlines, check the website. / Due March 14, 2021


  • Baird Society Resident Scholar Program: The Baird Society Resident Scholar Program was established to support the study of some of SI Libraries’ most unique and valuable holdings: its Special Collections. Stipends of $3,500 per month for up to six months are available for individuals working on a topic relating to these collections. Historians, librarians, doctoral students, and postdoctoral scholars are welcome to apply. Scholars must be in residence at the Smithsonian during the award period. While the Libraries’ extensive general collections may be used to support scholars’ research, the focus of their projects must center around Special Collections located in DC and NYC. / Due March 15, 2021


  • Food and Farming Journalism Fellowships: Aimed at early and mid-career journalists, the Fellowship presents an opportunity to report ambitious long-form stories on the full range of subjects under the rubric of food systems: agricultural and nutritional policy, the food industry, food science, technology and culture, farming, agriculture and the environment (including climate change), global trade and supply chains, food system security and public health. We will award 10 early and mid-career journalists $10,000 to travel and report these stories. The fellowship is open to both print and audio journalists. / Due March 15, 2021


  • Running Start Congressional Fellowship: Each spring and fall, eight Running Start Congressional Fellows are selected through a highly competitive application process. Running Start is nonpartisan and looks for applicants from across the political spectrum for this program. Fellows intern for a female Member of Congress Monday through Thursday and each Friday are trained by political experts in Running Start’s office and then mentored by high-level political mentors. Fellows live together in a house on Capitol Hill, free of charge, and are provided with a $2,500 living stipend for the semester. / Due March 15, 2021


  • Australia to USA Fellowship Program: The Association awards Fellowships at the graduate (Masters, PhD or postdoctoral) level of up to US$40,000 each year. Fellowships are available for Australians who will benefit from doing advanced research or study in the fields of business, science, technology, medicine, engineering and sustainable development in the United States. Applicants must make their own arrangements for university affiliation and have a confirmed placement by the time the Fellowship is awarded. Applicants must be Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia doing research or studying at the graduate level – Masters, Ph.D. or postdoctoral. Applicants may already be in the U.S. at the time of application. / Due March 15, 2021


  • Hertog Summer Courses: This series of one- to two-week summer seminars in Washington, DC allows students to create their own individualized course of study. Younger students are encouraged to apply for these seminars, as are upperclassmen who have other obligations during the summer. Offerings include topics such as American Political Thought, American Democratic Capitalism, Thucydides and Today’s Challenges, and Landmark Supreme Court Cases. Fellows receive housing and some meals, plus a stipend. Undergraduates and very recent graduates are eligible. / Due March 15, 2021


  • Hertog Political Studies Program: Hertog Fellows study classic texts in political thought and some of the seminal documents of American politics with an outstanding faculty. In addition, students study selected public policy issues with some of those who helped formulate and implement those policies. Fellows participate in a seven-week summer program in Washington, DC and receive housing and some meals, plus a stipend. Undergraduates and recent graduates are eligible. / Due March 15, 2021


  • Adam Smith Fellowships: Adam Smith Fellowships are awarded to graduate students attending Ph.D. programs in a variety of fields including economics, philosophy, political science, and sociology. Smith Fellows spend three weekends during the academic year and one week during the summer in residence at George Mason University participating in workshops and seminars on the Austrian, Virginia, and Bloomington schools of political economy. The total award of up to $10,000 includes a quarterly stipend and travel and lodging to attend colloquia hosted by the Mercatus Center. / Due March 15, 2021


  • Frédéric Bastiat Fellowship: The Frédéric Bastiat Fellowship is a one-year, competitive fellowship program awarded to graduate students attending master’s, juris doctorate, and doctoral programs in a variety of fields including economics, law, political science, and public policy. The aim of this fellowship is to introduce students to the Austrian, Virginia, and Bloomington schools of political economy as academic foundations for pursuing contemporary policy analysis. The total award of up to $5,000 includes a stipend and travel and lodging to attend colloquia hosted by the Mercatus Center. Bastiat Fellows are eligible to apply for conference and research support. / Due March 15, 2021


  • Damon Runyon Fellowship: The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation encourages all theoretical and experimental research relevant to the study of cancer and the search for cancer causes, mechanisms, therapies and prevention. Candidates, already holding a Ph.D., must apply for the fellowship under the guidance of a sponsor—a scientist (tenured, tenure-track or equivalent position) capable of providing mentorship to the fellow. 4-year fellowships are contingent upon satisfactory progress reports. A base stipend of $52k plus additional funding for expenses is provided. / Due March 15, 2021


  • Hansen Leadership Institute: This summer fellowship is an opportunity for international and U.S. students to build leadership skills and better cultural understanding to help form a more peaceful future. Fellows receive hands-on training in team-building, public speaking, negotiation, mediation and working together to solve international problems. Leadership training includes meeting with political and business leaders to learn real-world skills and how to implement these skills at home after the program. The program is located in San Diego, CA and open to international and U.S. undergraduate and master’s students aged 20-25. Non-U.S. citizens: January deadline; U.S. citizens: March deadline. / Due March 15, 2021


  • Oskar Morgenstern Fellowship: The Mercatus Center at George Mason University is offering a one-year fellowship program for PhD scholars to study quantitative and empirical techniques in Austrian, Virginia, and Bloomington schools of political economy. Fellows attend colloquia for two weekends during the academic year and three days during the summer, focusing on the three schools of economy. Research funding is available upon application in addition to a $7,000 stipend for each fellow. / Due March 15, 2021


  • Hodson Trust-John Carter Brown Library Fellowship: The Hodson-Brown Library Fellowship supports work by academics, independent scholars and writers working on significant projects relating to the literature, history, culture, or art of the Americas before 1830. Candidates with a U.S. history topic are strongly encouraged to concentrate on the period prior to 1801. The fellowship is also open to filmmakers, novelists, creative and performing artists, and others working on projects that draw on this period of history. The fellowship award supports two months of research and two months of writing. The stipend is $5,000 per month for a total of $20,000, plus housing and university privileges. / Due March 15, 2021


  • QuEST Fellowship: QuEST (Quaker Experiential Service and Training) is a residential service and social justice fellowship program that seeks to build a peaceful world by empowering young adults to act as agents of social change and social service. Each year, the program provides six recent college graduates with year-long positions at local nonprofit organizations, training and support for professional and personal growth, and cooperative living in a shared house. QuEST covers all living expenses, including room and board, transportation, and health care, as well as any interest that accumulates on student loans during the fellowship year. Fellows also receive $150 personal stipend each month and $1000 exit stipend upon successful completion of the program. / Due March 15, 2021


  • Dog Tag Inc. Fellowship: Dog Tag Inc. (DTI) runs a living business school for transitioning veterans with service-connected disabilities, military spouses, and caregivers, empowering them to rediscover purpose through an entrepreneurship-focused fellowship program. Throughout the five-month program, fellows gain business skills in both the classroom and in practice at Dog Tag Bakery. The Fellowship program combines coursework, workshops, wellness techniques, guest speakers, and experiential learning to help fellows find what they want to do next beyond their military-connected service. Fellows graduate with a certificate in business administration from Georgetown University and receive a monthly stipend. / Due March 15, 2021


  • ARIT Summer Fellowships For Intensive Advanced Turkish Language Study: The American Research Institute in Turkey will offer 15 fellowships for advanced students for participation in the summer program in intensive advanced Turkish language at Boğaziçi University in Istanbul. This intensive program offers the equivalent of one full academic year of study in Turkish at the college level. The fellowships cover round-trip airfare to Istanbul, application and tuition fees, and a maintenance stipend. Applicants must be a citizen, national, or permanent resident of the United States and be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate level academic program, or be faculty. / Due March 15, 2021


  • Structural Engineering Travel Fellowship: The Structural Engineering Travel Fellowship is a $20,000 award that aims to foster an appreciation of the aesthetic potential in the structural design of buildings and bridges by enabling a gifted graduate to experience works of architecture and engineering first hand. The Foundation hopes that the Fellow will in turn influence the practice and teaching of structural engineering in the future. Applicants must be graduating with a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, or Ph.D. in Civil or Architectural Engineering with a specialization in Structural Engineering from a U.S. school. U.S. citizenship is not required. / Due March 15, 2021


  • Eisenhower Fellowships Africa Program: Ascendant midcareer leaders, primarily from Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania and Zimbabwe, but from other countries as well, are invited to propose transformative projects in their respective fields and collaborative solutions to the negative impacts of global warming across Sub-Saharan Africa. Ideal candidates, ages 32 to 45, are dynamic doers, working in fields actively confronting the consequences of climate change. The program combines a mixture of virtual and in-person meetings in the fall, bringing African leaders to the US for a unique personal and professional experience. / Due March 15, 2021


  • Bhumi Fellowship: The Bhumi Fellowship is a two-year, paid, fulltime fellowship for young graduates to work on whole school transformation in Chennai, India. The program is designed to develop educational changemakers to lead the next movement in the public education system. Candidates must be graduates between 20 and 26 years of age, have past volunteering or work experience in any field, be passionate about transforming the education system and have fluency in the Tamil Language. / Due March 15, 2021


  • Global Undergraduate Exchange Program: The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program brings future leaders to the U.S. for a year of study at a U.S. institution to experience the U.S. educational system, share their culture, and explore U.S. culture and values. Participants leave the U.S. with tools to become leaders in their professions and communities. Fellows must be over 18 and be citizens of and currently residing in a Global UGRAD participating country. They must be enrolled as an undergraduate in good standing at any accredited university, have a solid command of written and spoken English, and be committed to returning to their home country after finishing the fellowship. / Due March 15, 2021


  • America Needs You Fellows Program: America Needs You helps first-generation college students, who are the first in their families to attend college, select, secure, and succeed in their careers. The Fellows Program is an intensive mentoring and training program where Fellows develop relationships with highly accomplished community and business leaders. ANY Fellows attend 28 full-day workshops over two years, receiving intense career development and leadership training. All Fellows are matched one-on-one with a young professional Mentor Coach dedicated to their personal and professional growth. Fellows earn a $2,500 professional development grant. Priority application deadline varies by site. / Due March 15, 2021


  • SCUP Fellows Program: The Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) Fellows Program will give you the opportunity to bring your innovative planning ideas and approaches forward to a broader constituency of higher ed planners who are involved in integrated planning on their campuses. Two fellows are selected each year (mentored by SCUP members) to pursue a higher education planning research project of their choice and present the outcomes of their project. Fellows will receive a one-year membership, complimentary registration to two annual conferences, two-$500 stipends, and registration to SCUP’s Planning Institute 1, or Planning Institute 2. / Due March 15, 2021


  • Fellowship in Global Journalism: Each year, the University of Toronto selects 15 outstanding people from around the world with specialist knowledge of their discipline for an 8-month fellowship. Applicants must have a graduate degree, or professional degree, or a few years’ work experience in their discipline; have strong communications instincts; and are hungry to cover their disciplines as journalists in all platforms including print, on-line, broadcast and radio, full-time or part-time. Prior experience as a journalist is NOT necessary, but some specific qualities are. Fellows graduate with a Certificate in Global Journalism. Fellowship provides $20,000 towards tuition. / Due March 16, 2021


  • Eben Tisdale Public Policy Fellowship: The Eben Tisdale Fellowship offers outstanding opportunities for students to learn about high-tech public policy issues with hands-on experience in Washington, D.C.The Fellowship provides a full scholarship of $8,695 to attend the Business + Government Relations program as well as a $1,000 stipend. Tisdale Fellows will be placed with a high-tech company, firm or trade association, take two classes worth six credits from George Mason University, and live in furnished apartments on George Washington University’s downtown campus. Fellows will also attend weekly issues seminar lunches hosted by Tisdale sponsors, as well as briefings at institutions such as the U.S. Capitol, Department of State, World Bank and Federal Reserve. / Due March 16, 2021


  • LIFT–Early Career Support for Native Artists: The LIFT–Early Career Support for Native Artists program provides one-year awards for early-career Native artists to develop and realize new projects. Fellows’ work should aim to uplift communities and advance positive social change. Eligible applicants must be individual Native artists working in dance/choreography, fiction/poetry writing, film/video, multi-disciplinary arts, music, performance art, theater and screenplay writing, traditional arts, or 2D/3D visual arts. LIFT awards up to $10,000 for a proposed project with $2,500 earmarked for the artist’s benefit and wellbeing. Up to 20 artists will be selected to receive LIFT awards. / Due March 16, 2021


  • SHIFT–Transformative Change and Indigenous Arts Program: The SHIFT–Transformative Change and Indigenous Arts program is a two-year award that includes financial resources, professional development, artist/stakeholder convening, cross-sector collaboration, evaluation, exhibiting and presenting opportunities for Native artists, cultural practitioners, and community partners. The program brings attention to Native communities to shift a national narrative of invisibility, misunderstanding and misappropriation. SHIFT is a monetary award totaling $100,000 for two years, with $50,000 of the award earmarked for the lead artist or artist collective. Up to 10 projects will receive SHIFT awards. / Due March 16, 2021


  • Health Policy Research Scholars: Health Policy Research Scholars is a national change leadership development opportunity for full-time second- or third-year doctoral students from marginalized backgrounds and/or populations underrepresented in specific doctoral disciplines. Scholars from diverse research areas such as economics, political science, psychology, environmental health, and others, with a focus on health policy, health equity and/or social justice are encouraged to apply. Participants complete their doctoral programs at their home institutions across the U.S. but are expected to participate in leadership development training, virtual coursework and mentoring, and attend at least one annual gathering (travel funded by the program). Scholars will also receive an annual stipend of up to $30,000 for up to four years and are also eligible for a competitive dissertation grant of up to $10,000. / Due March 17, 2021


  • PEN America Emerging Voices Fellowship: The PEN America Emerging Voices Fellowship is a literary mentorship based in Los Angeles that aims to provide new writers who are isolated from the literary establishment with the tools, skills, and knowledge they need to launch a professional writing career. The 7-month fellowship from January to July includes professional mentorship, classes at the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program, access to Author Evenings and Master classes, a 25-hour volunteer project, voice instruction class, and public readings. Fellows receive a $1,000 stipend. Applicants need not be published, but the fellowship is directed toward poets and writers of fiction and creative nonfiction with clear ideas of what they hope to accomplish through their writing. / Due March 17, 2021


  • Etruscan Foundation Research Fellowship: The Etruscan Foundation Research Fellowship is designed to support research in all areas of research on Etruscan and indigenous cultures of non-Greek Italy dating from the Neolithic through the 1st Century BCE. The fellowship is open to Canadian and U.S. citizens and those affiliated with U.S. institutions who are PhD candidates (ABD), PhD independent researchers and PhD untenured faculty. The fellowship carries an award of $7,500 which can be used to support all travel, meals, lodging and ancillary materials for the fellow as they conduct their research. / Due March 17, 2021


  • Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration Laboratory Residency Graduate Fellowship: The DOE NNSA LRGF is open to U.S. citizens engaged in full-time study toward a doctoral degree at an accredited U.S. university. The fellowship requires a university program of study that includes courses in the physical, engineering, mathematical and/or computer sciences. Fellows must also complete a minimum of two 12-week laboratory residencies at one of four approved NNSA facilities. Benefits include a $36,000 yearly stipend; payment of full tuition and required fees during the appointment period at any accredited U.S. university; an annual $2,000 academic allowance for research or professional development expenses, and more. / Due March 17,2021


  • C. Lowell Harriss Dissertation Fellowship Program: The annual C. Lowell Harriss Dissertation Fellowship Program invites applications from doctoral students, mainly at U.S. universities, who are writing theses in fields that address the Institute’s primary interest areas in valuation and taxation, planning, and related topics. Fellowships of $10,000 each support development of a thesis proposal and/or completion of thesis research. / Due March 19, 2021


  • Weil Legal Innovators Program: The Weil Legal Innovators Program engages incoming law school students in addressing some of the most pressing social and legal challenges in our communities today. Weil Legal Innovators are incoming law school students who plan to attend one of eight WLI Law School Partners. Innovators defer their first year of law school to work at a WLI partner nonprofit organization for a paid public service fellowship. Fellows receive $50,000 in compensation for the fellowship year, plus benefits and a one-time $10,000 law school scholarship awarded upon starting first year of law school at a WLI partner institution. Due March 19, 2021


  • Public Policy Fellowship: Philanthropy New York, the regional association of grantmakers with global impact, provides the Public Policy Fellowship for candidates completing or recently graduated from a masters-level or Ph.D. program in public policy, government, social work or related field of study for a two-year fellowship. The program aims to identify early-career professionals who will benefit from learning about and networking within the philanthropic sector. The fellowship is a two-year full-time commitment, with pay and benefits. / Due March 19, 2021


  • Urban Leaders Fellowship: The Urban Leaders Fellowship is a 7 week paid summer fellowship for early- to mid-career professionals who are already leaders in their own right and are looking to accelerate their leadership through fellowship with a focus on policy and practice. Fellows work half-time on high-level policy projects with an elected official and half-time alongside partner organizations in cities across the country. We work in 9 cities: Atlanta, Dallas, Denver, Indianapolis, KCMO, Nashville, New Orleans, Oakland, and Washington, D.C. Fellows receive a base stipend of $2,500.  / Due March 20, 2021


  • Fellowship for Utopian Practice: Culture Push’s Fellowship for Utopian Practice is a testing ground for new ideas that aim to create positive social change through civic engagement and horizontal learning opportunities. Culture Push serves artists by providing creative, analytical, and logistical tools in the creation of truly transformative projects. Artists must complete their project in New York City and will have support and mentoring through all aspects of the project as they build and exhibit their work. Financial assistance of $1,000 is provided at the start and other fund raising opportunities are available to help complete the project within 1 year. / Due March 20, 2021


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