The first step in applying for national fellowships and grants is identifying the fellowship programs and funding organizations to which your research interests are best suited. In order to assist you in identifying these programs, we have created a list of some of the most well-known National Fellowships and Scholarships, as well as a list of databases for searching for Tuition Grants and Post-Baccalaureate Opportunities. These lists also include links to each program’s website which will provide the most specific information for guiding you through the application process.
Once you have determined the fellowships, grants, or other opportunities for which you consider yourself to be best suited, it might be helpful for you to discuss your particular research interests and possible proposal with one or more faculty members within your field as they will be best equipped to alert you to the “do’s and don’ts” of the field. Conversations with faculty will likely be the most helpful tool in guiding you to refine your proposal and to employ the most precise language possible in the articulation of your intended project. Check out our tips for getting Faculty Assistance.