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.  2017 Awardee:  Erica Lansberg ’14

Davis Projects for Peace
Grant for projects that promote peace and address causes of conflicts. 2018 Awardee:

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.  2018 Awardee:  Cynthia Okoye ’18

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

Knight-Hennessy Scholarship
Funding for any graduate degree at Stanford University.  2018 Awardee:  Bingyi Wang. 

Rhodes Scholarship
Full financial support for postgraduate study at the University of Oxford.

2019 Awardee:  Linda Worden ’19
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.

2018 Awardees:  Tamar Aizenberg ’18, Austria; Daisy Banta ’18, Brazil; Josselyn Barahona ’18, Chile; Stephanie Caridad ’18, Poland; Benjamin Decker ’18, Mexico; Elyza Sharai Dottin ’18, Colombia; Matthew Goss ’17, Sweden; Charles Jersey ’18, Germany; Juliet Kelso ’18, Germany; Molly Knoedler ’18, New Zealand; Arielle Rawlings ’18, India; Caroline Ryan ’18, Poland; Nohemi Sepulveda ’18, Spain; Marissa Shapiro ’18, Czech Republic; Jacob Sperber ’18, Spain; Darla Torres ’18, So Korea; Phuong Vo ’18, Germany; Sarah Weiser ’17, Russia; Jamie Wu ’18, Taiwan.  The Chronicle of Higher Education has once again named Williams as one of the top producers of US Fulbright Student Awards 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.  2019 Scholar Keshav Goel ’19

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
Supports science, technology, engineering, mathematics and some social science postgraduate study in U.S. 2018 Awardees:  Gordon Bauer ’14, Erin Curley ’15, Dylan Freas ’16, Nitsan Goldstein ’15, Sumun Iyer ’18, William Kirby ’17, Emily Levy ’13, Lucy Page ’16, Carly Schissel ’16.

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

Schwarzman Scholars
Selective one-year master’s program at Tsinghua University in Beijing.  2018 Awardee:  Newton Davis ’12

Watson Fellowship
One-year grant for independent study and travel outside the U.S. 2018 Awardee: Rob Hefferon 

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

 

Williams College Fellowships

Current seniors are eligible for all Williams College funded fellowships.  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.   2018 Awardees:  Noah Betz-Richman, Krista Gelev, Eleanor Lustig, Jonathan Meng, Samuel Reinert, Tom Riley, Samuel Swire, Seunghyun Angela Yeo.

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.  2018 Martin-Wilson Awardee:  Caroline McArdle.  

Florence Chandler Memorial Fellowship
Post-graduate intellectual development while living abroad. Comparable to the Watson Fellowship. Not for formal academic study.  2018 Awardees:   Danny Kirsch and Catherine Tan.

Horace Clark Fellowship
Partial funding for graduate study. Graduate program admission required at the time of application. 2018 Awardee:  Carlos Malache.

Hubbard Hutchinson Class of 1917 Memorial Fellowships
$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.   2018 Awardees:  Stephen Ai (music), Nicole Perez (dance), Alexandra Scarangella (art), John Rodriguez (theater), Jordan Jace (creative writing).

Jeffrey Owens Jones Fellowship in Journalism
$10,000 to start on a career in journalism, broadly defined.  2018 Awardee:  Francesca Paris

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