9 Remote Fellowships for Graduate Students

Nov 28, 2023
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NYU offers a remote fellowship that provides 75% tuition remission and virtual training for graduate students interested in cybersecurity.

Graduate students must often balance work, research, and classes while completing their degree. As remote work gains traction in the workforce, hybrid and remote fellowship opportunities for graduate students are also on the rise. This article lists remote fellowships for graduate students at the master’s and PhD levels. Included are opportunities for graduate students interested in political economy studies, science policy, social policy, business, health and wellness, and more! Some of these programs offer tuition remission as part of their degree program, while others provide summer training for personal development. Additionally, a few fellowships promote underrepresented populations and aid students with disabilities to thrive professionally.

The fellowships listed below offer varying stipends and may have some in-person components. Be sure to bookmark them to your free ProFellow account to save all the details conveniently.

Are you a recent graduate or young professional? Check out our list of Remote Fellowships for Young Professionals and Recent Graduates.

Remote Fellowships for Graduate Students

1. Don Lavoie Fellowship

The Don Lavoie Fellowship is an online program for advanced undergraduates, recent graduates considering graduate school, and early-stage graduate students interested in studying key ideas in political economy and learning how to utilize these ideas in academic and policy research. Fellows attend online activities, including an online discussion portal and reading discussion sessions. The total award of up to $1,250 includes a stipend and all required readings for online events and advice on research, jobs, and graduate school.

2. Howard H. Garrison Advocacy Fellowship

The Howard H. Garrison Advocacy Fellowship is a 10-month cohort experience that provides instruction in advocacy, science policy, science communications, leadership development, and career exploration outside academia. The program comprises three core learning and professional development experiences: Science Policy and Advocacy Course, Communications and Advocacy Training, and Leadership/Professional Skills Development. Activities are virtual unless otherwise noted. Researchers from all career stages are welcome to apply, and graduate students must certify that they have advanced to Ph.D. candidacy at the time of application. All expenses are covered by FASEB, including registration, travel, and accommodations.

3. MBA Purposeful Growth Summer Fellowship

The PG MBA Fellowship is a highly selective, 10-week virtual program that gives participants over 50+ hours of learning, reflection, and practice to grow purposefully into a high-impact professional. Topics covered include the latest thinking and practice in social and environmental impact and the skills and personal development tools required to navigate a successful purpose-driven career. Applicants should be first-year MBA students and will learn the lifelong tools necessary to navigate the less-traveled path of a purposeful career after their MBA.

4. Merrimack Health Sciences Graduate Fellowship

Merrimack College’s School of Health Sciences offers a Health Sciences Graduate Fellowship for their Master of Science degree program. An MSc can be completed in community health education, exercise and sport science, or health and wellness management. This 9-month accelerated academic and experiential program comes with a 50-100% reduction in graduate tuition. Fellows work part-time at fellowship placement sites while studying remotely or in-person full-time at Merrimack. Placement sites include Athletics Administration, Strength and Conditioning, Health Promotion and Public Wellness, and Athletic Training. Fellowship sites may require an in-person component.

Interested in this fellowship? Read our interview with Merrimack Health Sciences Graduate Fellows Ashley Hall and Madeline Cushing. In it, they share their fellowship experience and application tips.

5. NYU Cyber Fellows Program

The NYU Cyber Fellows program is a master’s degree initiative designed to respond to concerns over the growing shortfall in cybersecurity professionals. NYU Cyber Fellows receive scholarships that cover roughly 75% of tuition for US residents. The program is accessible to working, full-time students as courses are offered online and the option to take between 3-9 credits per semester. Students in the program are given access to NYC3’s Cyber Range — a virtual training network designed to prepare students to respond to real-life threats in real-time.

6. RAND Graduate Student Summer Associate Program

RAND’s Summer Associate Program introduces outstanding graduate students to RAND, an institution that researches a wide range of national security problems and domestic and international social policy issues. The program is designed for full-time students who have completed at least two years of graduate work leading to a doctorate (e.g., PhD, EDD, DRPH, SciD, etc.) or professional degree (e.g., law or medical degree, professional engineer certificate). Summer Associates work at RAND full-time for 12 weeks and receive bi-weekly compensation of approximately $14,000. Students must reside in the US throughout their RAND summer assignment. In addition to being fully remote, hybrid positions are available.

7. The Coelho Center Law Fellowship Program

The Coelho Center Law Fellowship Program targets early-year college students with disabilities to intervene and provide encouragement, support, and mentorship crucial to success. In particular, they believe in creating a solid pipeline of law students with disabilities who will go on to serve as attorneys, judges, public policy professionals, and politicians. Their ultimate goal is to increase representation in policy spaces where decisions are made. Students will attend a two-week summer intensive course held virtually and an academic year-long virtual course. There is a $1,000 stipend upon completion of the program.

8. University Innovation Fellows Program

The University Innovation Fellows (UIF) program empowers students worldwide to become agents of change in higher education. Fellows create opportunities that help their peers unlock their creative potential and develop the design-centered mindset required to take on complex challenges in today’s world. Students of all majors and academic levels – from freshmen to PhDs – who want to shape the future of education are encouraged to apply. Students undergo an experiential 6-week online training program, receive year-round mentorship, and attend a networking conference in Silicon Valley. The fellowship requires faculty to start the application process as students apply as a group and pay a collective program fee.

9. W.E.B. Du Bois Fellowship in Support of Diversity and Inclusion

The W.E.B. Du Bois Fellowship, open to current graduate students in the US, supports diversity and inclusion for underrepresented students in polling research. Fellowship efforts are primarily focused on the development of introductory-level instructional materials in public opinion survey research for use by educators. Fellows receive a $5,000 stipend for the summer and complimentary AAPOR membership. This fully remote program is offered through Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, but residency is not required.

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