The journey from identifying to applying for a fellowship or research award can be long and challenging. The following pages will take you through the process and help you derive the most benefit from your efforts.
Your journey will begin with an assessment of your goals and interests. First look at the resources in this section for Getting Started. Here you will find instructions for exploring how a fellowship or research award may fit into your plans for the future.
Next, consider the Selection Criteria to determine if you are truly qualified to apply for a fellowship or research experience. Because each program has its own unique set of criteria for applicants, you will need to inventory your qualifications to find the best program for you.
Additionally, many of the most prominent fellowships and scholarships require an endorsement from the University. This means you may have to present your qualifications to a University review committee before the application is submitted. Being able to convince your reader that you are the best person for the award relies on your fulfillment of the award criteria.