Postgraduate Opportunities

National Fellowships

For specific selection criteria, campus fellowship selection time-table, and application instructions, enroll in the Fellowships Office GLOW2 site. Note that in some cases campus endorsement or nomination is required.

Carnegie Junior Fellowship
Research assistantships at Carnegie Endowment. 2014 Awardee: Will Hayes ’14

DAAD Study Scholarship
Supports independent study or master’s degree in Germany.

Davis Projects for Peace
Grant for projects that promote peace and address causes of conflicts.

Ford Foundation Fellowship
Supports postgraduate study for students committed to college/university teaching and research.

Gates Cambridge Scholarship
Supports full-time graduate students at the University of Cambridge. 2015 Awardee:  Yue-Yi Hwa ’11

Hertz Foundation Fellowship
Supports Ph.D. students in the physical, biological and engineering sciences.

Luce Scholars Program
Language training and individualized professional placement in Asia. 2015 Awardee: Sam Lewis ’15

Rhodes Scholarship
Full financial support for postgraduate study at the University of Oxford.
2016 Awardee:   Diala Al Masri CDE ’15,
2014 Awardee: Brian McGrail ’14

Fulbright Scholarship
One-year grant to conduct research or teach English outside the U.S.

2017 Fulbright Awards:  Aseel Abulhab, Jordan; Samantha Avila, France; Hannah Benson, Andorra; Elizabeth Curtis, India; Desiree Daring, Spain; Mary Elizabeth Dato, Spain; Lane Davis, Ecuador; Libby Dvir, Argentina; Peter Hale, Germany; Alexandra Mendez, Spain; Gemma Holt, Finland; Olivier Joseph, Spain; Chinmayi Manjunath, Bulgaria; Juliette Norrmen-Smith, Andodrra, Reidar Riveland, Switzerland; Deanna Segall, Poland; Samuel Steakley, Chile; Haley Stewart, Mexico; Vidya Venkatesh, Ireland; Caroline White-Nockleby, Chile.  The Chronicle of Higher Education has once again named Williams as one of the top producers of US Fulbright Scholars in the country.

Current students and alumni interested in applying through Williams should open an application on Embark via the Fulbright website.

Marshall Scholarship
Supports full-time postgraduate study in the U.K.

Mitchell Scholarship
For one year of postgraduate study in Ireland or Northern Ireland.

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
Supports science, technology, engineering, mathematics and some social science postgraduate study in U.S. 2017 Awardees:  Brent Eng ’12, Sora Kiim ’13, Molly McEntee ’14, Erica Moszkowski ’15, Hector Trujillo ’16, Dan Zhao ’14

St. Andrew’s Scholarship
Supports postgraduate study in Scotland. 2017 Awardee:  Michael May ’17

Watson Fellowship
One-year grant for independent study and travel outside the U.S. 2015 Awardees: Aseel Abulhab ’15, Nathan Miller ’15

Winston Churchill Scholarship
Supports a year of postgraduate study at University of Cambridge. 2015 Awardee: Jesse Freeman ’15

Samuel Huntington Public Service Award
Supports one year of public service anywhere in the world.

Williams College Fellowships

Current seniors are eligible for all Williams College funded fellowships. (The Williams in Africa Post-Graduate Fellowship is open to seniors and recent alumni who have not started graduate study.) For more information contact Katya King, Director of Fellowships, or Lynn Chick, Fellowships Coordinator.

Dr. Herchel Smith Fellowships
Funds two or three years at Cambridge University, tenable at Emmanuel College. One award must go to a student in the natural sciences. 2016 Awardees: Mendy Bindell, Tendai Chisowa, Peter Cihon, Ranana Dine, Bijan Mazaheri, Pamela Mishkin, Reid Pryznt, Luxi Qiao, all Class of 2016

Dorothy Donovan/John Edmund Moody and Allen Martin/Carroll Wilson Fellowships
Two years at Oxford University. Donovan-Moody tenable at Exeter College, Martin-Wilson tenable at Worcester College.

Florence Chandler Memorial Fellowship
Post-graduate intellectual development while living abroad. Comparable to the Watson Fellowship. Not for formal academic study.  2017 Awardees:  Sarah Vukelich and Sarah Cooperman. 

Williams in Africa /EPRI Post-Graduate Fellowship

Horace Clark Fellowship
Partial funding for graduate study. Graduate program admission required at the time of application. 2017 Awardee:  Will Walker

Hubbard Hutchinson Class of 1917 Memorial Fellowships
$22,000 – $25,000 award based on achievement, promise, and intent to continue creative work in music, creative writing, visual art, dance, and theater. Usually awarded to majors in field.  2017 Awardeed:  Ariel Chu, Mia Hull, Samantha Stone, Brian Trelegan, and Maria Vicent

Jeffrey Owens Jones Fellowship in Journalism
$10,000 to start on a career in journalism, broadly defined.  2017 Awardee:  Sophia Schmidt

Frederick Eugene Stratton Fellowship in Biology
$10,000 to support graduate study in biology not within medical or other professional school.  2017 Awardee:  Roya Huang