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

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. 2019 Awardee: Tafara Makaza

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. 2019 Awardee:  Dylan Griswold ’15

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.  2019 Awardee:  Eva Fourakis ’16

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.

2020 Awardee:  Summiya Najam ’20
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.

2019 Awardees: Rachel Cucinella ’19, David Folsom ’17, Sam Grunebaum ’19, Jonathan Hall ’19, Estafani Hernandez ’19, David Han ’19, Olivia Segal ’19.    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.  2019 Awardees:  Shaan Amin ’15, Garrett Ansteicher ’15, Rebecca Frances Durst ’17, Rachel Alana Essner ’16, Roya Huang ’17, Bijan Mazaheri ’16, Olivia Meyerson ’16, Anya Michaelsen ’19, Stephanie Eu-Tien Stacy ’17, Abigail Zimmermann-Niefield ’15.

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.  2019 Awardee:  Kai Cash ’19 

Watson Fellowship
One-year grant for independent study and travel outside the U.S.  2019 Awardee:  Emma Mandel ’19

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.   2019 Awardees:  Ari Ball-Burack ’19, Roxanne Corbeil ’19, Mary Kate Guma ’19, Erin Hanson ’19, Elizabeth Hibbard ’19, and Zachary Ottati ’19.

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.  2019 Donovan-Moody Awardee:  Drew Fishman ’19

Florence Chandler Memorial Fellowship
Post-graduate intellectual development while living abroad. Comparable to the Watson Fellowship. Not for formal academic study.  2019 Awardees:  Allison Y McPherson ’19 and Gabriel Silva-Collins ’19

Horace Clark Fellowship
Partial funding for graduate study. Graduate program admission required at the time of application. 2019 Awardee:  Alina Shubina ’19

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.  2019 Awardees: Leonard Bopp (music), Story Ponvert (writing), Thomas Robertshaw (theater), Nicholas Wallach (dance), eva hutchinson (art).

Jeffrey Owens Jones Fellowship in Journalism
$10,000 to start on a career in journalism, broadly defined.  2019 Awardee:  Zoe Dutton

Frederick Eugene Stratton Fellowship in Biology
$9,000 to support graduate study in biology not within medical or other professional school.  2019 Awardees:  Alexandra Griffin ’19 and Francesca Barradale ’19