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.  2019 Awardee:  Jeremy Smith ’19

Chinese Government Scholarship 
Fully-funded graduate study or language study in universities in China.

DAAD Study Scholarship
Supports independent study or master’s degree in Germany.  2017 Awardee:  Erica Lansberg ’14

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

2022 Awardees:   Bryan Bailey ’19 Nepal; Emily Bleiberg ’22 Spain; Tricia DeSouza ’21 Brazil; Laurel Jarombek ’16 Turkey; Reid Kurashige ’22 Germany; Emma Larson ’21 Kazakhstan; Emily Marquis ’22 Colombia; Abigail Matheny ’22 Peru, Rebecca Park ’22 Taiwan; Nicholas Servedio ’22 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 via the Fulbright website.

Davis Projects for Peace
Grant for projects that promote peace and address causes of conflicts. 2022 Awardees:  Himal Pandey ’25 and Chander Payne ’24

Ertegun Graduate Scholarship in the Humanities
Graduate Scholarship at the University of Oxford.  2022 Awardee:  Emily Chen ’22

FAO Schwarz Fellowship
Two year fellowship working with a leading nonprofit in NYC, Boston or Philadelphia.

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. 2021  Awardee: Nicholas Goldrosen

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

Knight-Hennessey Scholars Program
Funding for any graduate degree at Stanford University.  2019 Awardee:  Eva Fourakis ’16

Luce Scholars Program
Language training and individualized professional placement in Asia. 2021 Awardee: Jason Mazique ’21

Marshall Scholarship
Supports full-time postgraduate study in the U.K.  2022 Awardee RB Smith ’20

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.   2022 Awardees: Alex Trevithick ’21, Katherine Pippenger ’20, Rachel Levin, Liza Jacoby ’22, Robert Dulin ’19, and Frances Dean ’19

Pickering Graduate Fellowship
Funding for graduate study in public policy, foreign affairs,  political science or similar master’s programs related to foreign service.  Includes two paid summer internships.  2014 Awardee:  Mpaza Kapembwa ’15

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

Samvid Scholarship  Supports graduate study in the U.S. for students with a record of academic achievement, leadership, and a bias toward action.
2022 Awardee:  Kevin Yang ’22

St. Andrew’s Scholarship
Supports postgraduate study in Scotland. 2019 Awardee:  Quenton Hurst ’19

Schwarzman Scholars
Selective one-year master’s program at Tsinghua University in Beijing. 2023 Awardee:  Ben Platt ’23, 2022 Awardee:  Bo Kane ’17    2021 Awardee:  Julius Dodson  2019 Awardee:  Kai Cash ’19 

Watson Fellowship
One-year grant for independent study and travel outside the U.S.  2021 Awardee:  Crystal Ma ’21, 2020 Awardee:  John Romans ’20

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, Assistant Director.

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.  2022 Awardees:  Jaya Alagar, Rebeca Brody,  Maya Huffman, Michelle Laker, Kofi Lee-Berman, Connor Middleton, Clare Rogowski, Ben Weinstein, and Isaac Wilkins.

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. 2022 Awardees:  Alicia Smith Reina (Martin-Wilson) The Donovan-Moody Fellowship was not offered in 2022.

Florence Chandler Memorial Fellowship
Post-graduate intellectual development while living abroad. Comparable to the Watson Fellowship. Not for formal academic study.  2022 Awardees:  Noah Savage ’22 and Stephen Willis ’22

Horace Clark Fellowship  Suspended for 2023
Partial funding for graduate study. Graduate program admission required at the time of application. 2022 Awardee:  Jason Meintjes

Hubbard Hutchinson Class of 1917 Memorial Fellowships
$30,000 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.  2022 Awardees:  Joseph Messer (art), Noah Jacobson (music), Ashley Xu (dance), Nadiya Atkinson (theater), Shayla Powell (writing).

Jeffrey Owens Jones Fellowship in Journalism
$15,000 to start on a career in journalism, broadly defined.  2022 Awardee:  Mohazzab Abdullah ’22

John A. Lowe III ’73 Special Collections Fellowship
One-year position at Williams Libraries.  Open to Williams graduates who have completed their BA within the previous five years.

Frederick Eugene Stratton Fellowship in Biology
A fellowship to support graduate study in biology in the United States not within medical or other professional school.  Candidates must be graduating seniors. Off-cycle students should wait to apply until the spring in which they will graduate.  2022 Awardees:  Nicole Alvarez ’22 and Patrick Hodgson ’22