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Research Fellowships & Awards

Students can apply for both University of Rochester fellowships and awards and external fellowships and awards.

University of Rochester Fellowships and Awards

Below is a sampling of awards and fellowships offered by the University:

You can also check out the summer research opportunities page for more opportunities.

External Fellowships and Awards

Tips for Finding a Program Outside the University

Think about your career goals—A lot of programs are geared toward helping students get experience for their career aspirations. Not sure what you want to do yet? That’s OK! Participating in research can help you find out what you enjoy most. When you apply, make sure you check the program’s funding and their development goals, and who they would be interested in funding.

Hone your interests—Read blogs, newspapers, corporate research websites, and press releases in the field of interest to learn keywords, which can help you search through the NSF database or via Google.

Start early—Applications should be available two to three months before the deadline but it never hurts to look earlier and make sure you have time to get your application materials ready. Make a spreadsheet to organize your application timelines.

Be flexible—The more willing you are to travel, the more opportunities will be open to you. It’s always a good idea to think about corporations in your hometown and/or in Rochester to see if they have summer research/internship programs, but also keep an open mind to exploring a new place. Many have compensation programs to help defray the costs of moving and living expenses.

Keep searching—In addition to the links below, internet searches may be your best bet to fellowships, especially ones in the humanities and social sciences. If you need any help, stop by our office. You can also see University of Rochester's Fellowships Office website.

External Program Links

The links below are a great starting place for finding external fellowships and awards: