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Graduate Fellowships Blog

Feb 6 Comments

Residential Dissertation Fellowships

The Graduate Fellowships blog is back! Fellowship deadlines come fast and furious in the fall and winter, and with growing demand for graduate fellowships services on campus, I’ve been more than a little distracted.  With spring semester now in full swing, it’s time to catch up. Today’s post focuses on a special category of graduate […]


Nov 25 Comments

Fulbright Clinton Fellowships

Formerly known as the Fulbright Public Policy Fellowships, the Fulbright Clinton Fellowship Program provides opportunities for U.S. citizens to serve in professional placements in a foreign government ministry or institution in partner governments. Fulbright-Clinton Fellows build mutual understanding and contribute to strengthening the public sector while gaining hands-on public sector experience.  Now in its third […]


Jun 12 Comments

Guest Post: “The Moment of a Fulbrighter’s Journey” by Mona Anita K. Olsen

In the coming months I’ll be inviting Mason graduate students to share their fellowship experiences in featured guest posts on the Graduate Fellowships blog. I’m proud to kick off this new series with a reflection from Mona Anita K. Olsen, who has recently wrapped up her 2012-13 Fulbright year in Norway.  Summer is the season […]


May 23 Comments

Fulbright Schuman Program for EU Studies

I recently had the opportunity to participate in a seminar on the Fulbright Schuman Program, and came away eager to share news of this unique opportunity with graduate students at Mason! The Fulbright Schuman Program offers a special type of Fulbright grant open only to: ·      Graduate Students (Master’s, PhD, or Professional Student) ·      Post-doctoral […]


May 1 Comments

Do you need to work with the Office of Sponsored Programs on your fellowship or grant application?

What is the Office of Sponsored Programs?  What do they do? The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) is an office for administering externally funded (or “sponsored”) projects at Mason. OSP manages grants and fellowships where the funds are channeled through the university as opposed to being awarded directly to an individual.  Most graduate fellowships are […]


Mar 5 Comments

NSF Fellowships for Graduate Study: A Guide

The National Science Foundation, or NSF, is an independent U.S. federal government agency founded by Congress in 1950 to promote scientific research and inquiry among U.S. researchers and research institutions.  By funding scientific and academic research, NSF seeks to maintain the United States’ position at the forefront of global scientific progress and discovery and to […]


Feb 6 Comments

The Bryce Harlow Fellowship Program: A Unique Opportunity for Professional Students

Here’s an example of a graduate fellowship program that seeks to support a very specific type of student – namely, part-time students who work full time in the field of professional advocacy – with well-defined career aims by helping them finish their education and become more established in their chosen career path:  the Bryce Harlow […]


Dec 13 Comments

Fulbright Public Policy Fellowships

In 2012, the Fulbright U.S. Student Program inaugurated a new fellowship program:  the Fulbright Public Policy Fellowships (FPPF).  The FPPF is a professional development fellowship aimed at graduate students (and those who have recently completed a master’s degree) who are seeking to combine area studies expertise with international policy work.  Given the strong interest in […]


Nov 6 Comments

DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (CSGF)

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF) recently opened its new application cycle, with a deadline of January 8, 2013.  This award offers opportunities for new doctoral students to earn up to four years of financial support (along with a generous array of benefits and professional development opportunities) while pursuing degrees […]


Oct 22 Comments

Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program

What is CLS? The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) program offers fully funded summer language institutes for U.S. students in thirteen “critical” languages.  Language institutes are located in countries where the target languages are spoken, and offer intensive language training combined with co-curricular activities designed to expose participants to the wider cultural context.  The program is […]