These opportunities with December application deadlines provide resources to conduct research, explore your passions, travel, pay for graduate/professional school, and become recognized as a leader. For more information on scholarships and fellowships, contact Dean Goldberg in 105 Scott Hall.

Yenching Academy
Seniors/recent graduates to pursue a master’s in Chinese studies (English-taught) in Beijing. This is an innovative, interdisciplinary program. Little to no previous background in China studies or language is required, “effectively acting as an incubator for innovative approaches to past, present, and future Chinese transformations.” Application deadline: Dec. 2.

Gates Cambridge Scholarship
Seniors/recent graduates who are international students or U.S. citizens residing outside the U.S. For one to four years of funding for graduate studies. Application deadline: Dec. or Jan. 6, depending on your course of study.

Goldwater Scholarship
Sophomores and juniors (U.S. citizens/permanent residents) who plan to earn a doctorate and to conduct research in STEM. Campus application deadline: Dec. 13. Campus application instructions

Truman Scholarship
Juniors (U.S. citizens/permanent residents) who are “change agents”. Scholars will receive funding for graduate/professional school anywhere worldwide. Campus application deadline: Dec. 13. Campus application instructions

Boren Scholarship
First-years, sophomores (U.S. citizens) to spend a semester or longer or STEM students (first-years through juniors) to spend a summer or longer studying in a non-western country. Campus application deadline: Dec. 13. Campus application instructions

NIH-Graduate Partnership Programs
Seniors/recent graduates for doctoral (or MD/Ph.D) study at graduate schools partnered with NIH. Some programs are in the U.S.; others, like the NIH-Ox/Cam program, are abroad. Application deadline: Dec. 1.

Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship
Seniors/recent graduates (US citizens, US nationals, permanent residents, DACA, political asylees, and refugees) for doctoral study in the US. Application deadline: Dec. 16.

Gaither Junior Fellows Program with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP-Gaither Jr Fellows)
For seniors in any discipline to engage in a yearlong professional fellowship with the CEIP in Washington, D.C., working with senior fellows, visiting scholars, and others on various projects including articles, conferences, Congressional hearings, etc. See a listing of projects/programs seeking Junior Fellows and application instructions. Campus application deadline: Dec. 7. Campus application instructions

DoD Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART)
Undergraduate STEM students (first-years through juniors). Support includes summer internships and a post-graduation service requirement at a DoD lab. Applicants should have a strong interest in working for the DoD as a civilian research scientist or engineer. Deadline: Dec. 1.

Graduate Fellowships for STEM Diversity
Supports seniors/graduate students (U.S. citizens) in the physical sciences and related engineering fields for two to six years. Awards include $20K stipend, tuition and fees, and two paid summer internships. Deadline: Dec. 20.

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