Social Sciences

What do these various deadlines mean?

Campus Deadline: If an award has a campus deadline, you are required to apply through the MU Fellowships Office. Awards with campus deadlines require that you are endorsed the University of Missouri. Applicants must turn in a complete application to the Fellowship Office the posted campus deadline.

Priority Deadline: If an award has a priority deadline, you are not required to seek the advice of the Fellowships Office on your application although we highly encourage you to do so. The priority deadline is a suggested date for when you should have a well developed application.

Final Deadline: This deadline is the time your completed application is due to the program(s) to which you are applying. We sometimes call this date the “national deadline.” If you do not submit your materials to the program the final deadline, your application will not be considered. Not to fear though. Your fellowships advisor will do everything he or she can to encourage you to submit your application several days prior to a final deadline!

  • AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellows Program

    Application Opens: Oct. 16, 2017

    Application Deadline: Jan. 15, 2018

    This 10-week summer program places science, engineering, and mathematics students at media organizations nationwide. Fellows use their academic training as they research, write, and report today’s headlines, sharpening their abilities to communicate complex scientific issues to the public. ELIGIBILITY Applicants…

  • Belfer Center Research Fellowship (Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government)

    Fellowships are offered in the Science, Technology and Public Policy program or International Security program for pre-doctoral, post-doctoral, and mid-career researchers for one year, with a possibility for renewal, in the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard…

  • Borlaug Fellowship

    Application Deadline: Nov. 5, 2017

    The Norman E. Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship Program honors Norman E. Borlaug, the American agronomist, humanitarian and Nobel laureate who is known as the “father of the Green Revolution.” Since the program’s inception in 2004, approximately 700…

  • Chevening Scholarship

    Application Opens: Aug. 7, 2017

    Application Deadline: Nov. 7, 2017

    Chevening Scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. The programme makes awards to outstanding scholars with leadership potential from around the world to study postgraduate courses at UK…

  • Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund

    Application Opens: Jan. 1, 2018

    Application Deadline: April 1, 2018

    The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund provides grants to students actively working for peace and justice through progressive movements on their campus and in their community. ELIGIBILITY Applicants should be current undergraduate or graduate students who are working as peace and justice…

  • Fulbright US Student Program

    Campus Deadline: Sep. 7, 2021

    Final Deadline: Oct. 12, 2021

    U.S. citizens who are graduating seniors, graduate/professional students, or recent graduates (approximately within five years of graduation) are eligible to apply to study, conduct research, or teach English in one of 140+ countries.

  • Health for America Fellowship Program

    In this fulltime program, up to six fellows will learn about health innovation from leaders in the field. They will work with patients, providers, payers and local communities to understand their perspectives. Fellows will use entrepreneurial techniques, with support from…

  • Kanders Churchill Scholarship in Science Policy

    The Kanders Churchill Scholarship in Science Policy provides financial support to complete a Master's in Public Policy at the University of Cambridge, with an emphasis on bridging the divide between science and science policy.

  • Knight-Hennessy Scholars

    Final Deadline: Oct. 6, 2021

    The Knight-Hennessy program provides funding for U.S. and non-U.S. citizens who are seniors or have earned their undergraduate degree within the past four years to pursue graduate study at Stanford University. All applicants must apply directly to a graduate program at Stanford in addition to the Knight-Hennessy program.

  • Kupe Leadership Scholarship

    The prestigious new Kupe Leadership Scholarship offers a unique opportunity for exceptional students from all faculties to enrich a year of their postgraduate studies. The scholarship offers up to 20 Scholars an exciting experience of personal growth and challenge alongside their…

  • Marshall Scholarship

    Campus Deadline: June 20, 2021

    Final Deadline: Sep. 28, 2021

    The Marshall Scholarship is for U.S. citizens with an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.7. Seniors, graduate/professional students, and graduates within two years of their undergraduate graduation are eligible to apply. The Marshall Scholarship provides at least one year of funding for graduate study in the United Kingdom.

  • Mitchell Scholarship

    Campus Deadline: June 20, 2021

    Final Deadline: Sep. 24, 2021

    U.S. citizens under the age of 30 may receive funding for one year of postgraduate study in the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland. Mitchell Scholars demonstrate academic excellence, leadership, and a commitment to public service.

  • National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

    The NSF GRF provides three years of support for graduate study leading to a research-based master’s or doctoral degree in the sciences (including social sciences). Graduating seniors, recent graduates, or graduate students in the first or second year of their program are eligible to apply.

  • Obama Foundation Fellowship

    The Obama Foundation Fellows are a diverse set of community-minded rising stars – organizers, inventors, artists, entrepreneurs, educators, and more – who model the powerful truth that we each have an important role to play in civic life. By engaging…

  • Rhodes Trust Scholarship

    Campus Deadline: June 20, 2021

    Final Deadline: Oct. 6, 2021

    The Rhodes Scholarship is for U.S. citizens or international students under the age of 24 who are graduating seniors, graduate/professional students, or recent graduates. The Rhodes Scholarship funds two years of graduate study at the University of Oxford in England. The application deadline for non-U.S. citizens is earlier than the deadline for U.S. citizens.