We support UR students with excellent academic records in applying for a wide range of prestigious, nationally competitive fellowships, scholarships, and awards. If you want to pursue one of the many merit-based awards for undergraduate or graduate study, here in the U.S. or abroad, the Fellowships Office is here to help you. Some programs include a service and/or leadership focus in addition to the academic criteria. Recent college graduates and graduate students may also compete for selected awards.
Getting Started on Your Fellowships Quest
Step 1: Join us for an information session or review the fellowships opportunities listed under your class year on the menu to your left.
Step 2: After attending a fellowships information session and/or reviewing award program websites, send an up-to-date résumé to firstname.lastname@example.org and plan to come to the Fellowships Office to discuss your profile and opportunities for which you might be a good match. If you do not have a résumé, fill out the Prospective Fellowship Applicant Form and send it as an attachment to email@example.com.
Step 3: Come see us! See contact information for walk-in hours and appointment details.
Step 4: Start working on your application. For awards requiring UR endorsement, begin working on the Fellowships Preliminary Questionnaire (FPQ). It is not necessary to complete the Fellowships Preliminary Questionnaire (FPQ) unless you want to pursue specific competitive opportunities that require formal UR endorsement or want to work intensively with the Director of Fellowships on other highly selective open-competition awards.
Please be advised that before we nominate you or endorse your candidacy for a fellowship competition, we will perform a conduct and academic honesty check to confirm that you are in good disciplinary and academic standing. Click here for the release/waiver form; please sign and return to the Fellowships Office.
Hints and tips...
- Spring FPQ submission deadline (for competitions with a late summer or fall 2016 deadline) is coming up in March!
- Check our lists of Winners & Finalists; you may already know someone who can tell you all about applying for a fellowship!