Center for Scholarly Engagement

Graduate-level and Master's Study

**Requires University nomination

Boren Fellowship ~ Show Information

  • Provides up to $30,000 to U.S. graduate students to add an important international and language component to their graduate education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency
  • Supports study and research in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East
  • Funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), which focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security
  • Applicants should identify how their projects, as well as their future academic and career goals, will contribute to U.S. national security, broadly defined
  • Application deadline: late January
  • Available to: US citizens enrolled in graduate study

The Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts Fellowship Program ~ Show Information

  • Annual program of support for advanced graduate research in the history, theory, and criticism of art, architecture, and urbanism
  • There are nine fellowships to choose from and each has specific requirements and intents, including support for the advancement and completion of a doctoral dissertation, for residency and travel during the period of dissertation research, and for postdoctoral research
  • $24,000 per year
  • Application deadline: mid-November
  • Available to: pre-doctoral students who have completed all departmental requirements, including course work, residency, and general and preliminary examinations. Certification in two languages other than English is required. Candidates must be either United States citizens or enrolled in a university in the United States.

Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs ~ Show Information

  • This is a full-time, nine month, graduate-level experiential leadership training program that prepares individuals for effective and ethical leadership in the public affairs arena.
  • The Fellows Program is offered in Los Angeles, New York, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, and St. Louis
  • 64 Fellows are chosen nationally
  • Application deadline: late January, application materials available in September
  • Available to: US Students who will hold a BA before the start of the fellowship

Davies-Jackson Scholarship ~ Show Information

  • Offers an opportunity for students who are the first in their family to graduate from college to study at St. John's College of Cambridge University
  • Archaeology, art history, anthropology, classics, economics, English, geography, history, modern languages, medieval languages, music, philosophy, or social and political sciences
  • Application deadline: early November
  • Available to: Students who are the first in their family to graduate from college in the above-mentioned fields

Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship ~ Show Information

  • Provides exceptional financial support (tuition, fees, academic allowances, and a $36,000/year stipend) for up to 4 years, as well as a 12-week research practicum at a DOE laboratory
  • For graduating seniors or first-year graduate students pursuing a PhD in engineering, or the physical, computer, mathematical, or life sciences at an accredited U.S. university
  • Applicants are evaluated on GPA, GRE scores, research statements, chosen program of study, and references
  • Application deadline: January
  • Available to: U.S. citizens or resident aliens

Fulbright US Student Program** ~ Show Information

  • Provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or English Teaching Assistantships.
  • Facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in routine tasks, allowing the grantee to gain an appreciation of others' viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think
  • Grant lengths and dates vary by country
  • Institutional deadline: September 12, 2014 at noon. Contact Dr. Jones to apply.
  • Application deadline: October 14, 2014.
  • Available to: US citizens who will hold a BA before the start of the grant; current Butler students are required to apply through the University, alumni may apply through the University or as "at-large" candidates

Gates Cambridge Scholarship ~ Show Information

  • Awarded to outstanding applicants from countries outside the United Kingdom to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge
  • The program aims to build a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others
  • Application deadline: mid-October
  • Available to: Non-UK citizens seeking a degree at Cambridge

Frannie & John Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship ~ Show Information

  • The award consists of a cost-of-education allowance and a personal-support stipend. The cost-of-education allowance is accepted by all of the participating schools in lieu of all fees and tuition
  • Applicants must be students of the applied physical, biological and engineering sciences who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States of America, and who are willing to morally commit to make their skills available to the United States in time of national emergency
  • College seniors wishing to pursue the Ph.D. degree in any of the fields of particular interest to the Foundation, as well as graduate students already in the process of doing so, may apply
  • Fellows must attend one of the Foundation's currently participating schools, or must petition the Foundation to include a school in the United States that he/she desires to attend
  • Application deadline: early November
  • Available to: US citizens or permanent residents who are students of applied physical, biological, or engineering sciences

Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Arts Award ~ Show Information

  • Award provides up to $50,000 annually for tuition, room and board, required fees, and books
  • Open to students pursuing their first graduate degree in the performing arts, visual arts, or creative writing
  • Application deadline: early February
  • Available to:  graduating seniors or recent graduates (within the last 5 years) with a 3.20 minimum GPA with demonstrated unmet financial need

James Madison Fellowship ~ Show Information

  • Offers $24,000 to individuals desiring to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution at the secondary school level
  • Intended to support students working on a Master's Degree in American History or Political Science (Government), or a MAT concentrating in History or Political Science
  • Applicants compete only against other applicants from the states of their legal residence; generally, one Fellowship per state is awarded each year
  • Application deadline: early March
  • Available to: US citizens pursuing a qualifying master's degree who are committed to teaching American history, government, or social studies in grades 7-11

Marshall Scholarship** ~ Show Information

  • Finances young Americans of high ability to study for a degree at any university in the United Kingdom for one or two years
  • Up to forty Scholars are selected each year to study at graduate level at an UK institution in any field of study.
  • Minimum 3.7 GPA
  • Institutional deadline: September
  • Application deadline: early October
  • Available to: US citizens who are completing a BA (or have completed a BA within the last 3 years)

George J Mitchell Scholarship** ~ Show Information

  • Provides scholars with tuition, housing, and other expenses for 1 year at any university in the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland (usually in a master's degree program, any field)
  • Intended to link future U.S. leaders with the island of Ireland
  • Institutional deadline: mid-September
  • Application deadline: early October
  • Available to: US citizens between the ages of 18 and 30 who hold a BA (or will hold a BA before the start of the scholarship)

NASA Graduate Student Researchers Program ~ Show Information

  • Awards fellowships for graduate study leading to masters or doctoral degrees in the fields of science, mathematics, and engineering related to NASA research and development
  • The program supports approximately 300 graduate students annually
  • Fellowships are awarded for one year as training grants in the amount of $30,000. This amount includes a $20,000 student stipend, a student travel allowance of $6,000, $1,000 for student health insurance, and a university allowance of $3,000
  • Awards are renewable for 1 year for a master degree; 2 years for Ph.D, with maximum of three years funding based on satisfactory academic advancement, research progress, and available funding
  • Application deadline: early March
  • Available to: US citizens currently enrolled or accepted as a full-time graduate student in an accredited U.S. college or university
  • One Stop Shopping Initiative (OSSI) for NASA Internships, Fellowships, and Scholarships

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship ~ Show Information

  • Provides 3-year scholarships for students pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees at accredited US institutions in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics
  • Welcomes applications from all qualified students and strongly encourages under-represented populations, including women, under-represented racial and ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities to apply
  • Undergraduate students who are pursuing admission to a graduate program may apply
  • Application deadline: early November
  • Available to: US citizens, permanent residents, and US nationals who have recently obtained a BA (or are graduating) and who plan to start a graduate program

Phi Kappa Phi ~ Show Information

  • Each year Phi Kappa Phi awards 51 Fellowships of $5,000 and six valued at $15,000 each to members entering their first year of graduate or professional study
  • Each chapter may select one candidate from among its local applicants to compete for Society-wide awards
  • Open to students registering in all professional and graduate fields
  • Institutional deadline: varies
  • Application Deadline: early April
  • Available to: Active Phi Kappa Phi members entering their first year of graduate or professional study

Rhodes Scholarship** ~ Show Information

  • Provides full financial support for Rhodes Scholars to pursue a degree or degrees at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom (2 years)
  • Scholars are chosen not only for their outstanding scholarly achievements, but for their character, commitment to others and to the common good, and for their potential for leadership in whatever domains their careers may lead
  • All majors welcome
  • Institutional deadline: early September
  • Application deadline: early October
  • Available to: US citizens between the ages of 18 and 24 who will hold a BA before the beginning of the scholarship

Rotary Peace Fellowship ~ Show Information

  • Fellows are committed to the advancement of peace, and often go on to serve as leaders in national governments, NGOs, the military, law enforcement, and international organizations such as the United Nations and World Bank
  • Rotary selects individuals from around the world to receive fully funded academic fellowships at one of their peace centers
  • Fellowships cover tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and all internship/field study expenses
  • Local club deadline: varies (March-June)
  • Application deadline: early July (must be submitted to a Rotary club or district for endorsement)
  • Available to: US citizens with a bachelor's degree or equivalent experience

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans ~ Show Information

  • Provides opportunities for continuing generations of able and accomplished New Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields
  • Established in recognition of the contributions New Americans have made to American life and in gratitude for the opportunities the United States has afforded the donors and their family.
  • Selected Fellows receive tuition and living expenses that can total up to $90,000 over 2 years
  • Students may study for any degree at any US university
  • Application deadline: November
  • Available to: New Americans (defined as US permanent residents or naturalized citizens if born abroad or the children of naturalized parents) under the age of 31 who are/will be pursuing a graduate degree

Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program ~ Show Information

  • All fellows at the Smithsonian work with a Smithsonian advisor to conduct independent study or research relating to Smithsonian collections, facilities, or staff expertise.
  • Applicants must propose research that is conducted at the Smithsonian in an area of research outlined in the publication, Smithsonian Opportunities for Research and Study (SORS)
  • Fellowships are available for the following fields: Animal behavior, ecology, and environmental science; Anthropology and archaeology; Astrophysics and astronomy; Earth sciences and paleobiology; Evolutionary and systematic biology; History of science and technology; History of art, especially American, contemporary, African, and Asian art, twentieth-century American crafts, and decorative arts; Social and cultural history of the United States Folklife.
  • Application deadline: mid-January
  • Available to: graduate students, postgraduates, and predoctoral students, as well as conservators, postdoctoral and senior investigators

Truman Scholarship ~ Show Information

  • Aims to find and recognize college juniors with exceptional leadership potential who are committed to careers in government, the nonprofit or advocacy sectors, education or elsewhere in the public service
  • Provides recipients with over $20,000 for graduate study in the US or abroad
  • Applicants must have a GPA over 3.5, a very strong record of public service, and articulate public policy issues well
  • Institutional deadline: mid-December
  • Application deadline: early February
  • Available to: US citizens with junior-level standing

Woodrow Wilson Fellowship ~ Show Information

  • Provides funding ($30,000) for a master's degree at a partner school in a STEM (science, technology, engineering, or math) teaching field
  • Intended for students pursuing careers in teaching, Foreign Service, or conservation.  Ph.D. dissertation fellowships are also available in several fields
  • The Woodrow Wilson Indiana Teaching Fellowships, funded through Lilly Endowment, offers recent graduates, mid-career professionals and retirees with backgrounds in STEM support to pursue a master's degree with a commitment to teach in an urban or rural school district
  • Application deadline: October or January (varies with program)
  • Available to: US citizens and permanent residents who majored in or have a strong professional background in a STEM field; 3.0 GPA (or higher) preferred