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Looking for financial support to pursue your academic goals?

UMass Boston offers a range of fellowship opportunities to fund your research, teaching, or service projects during your undergraduate or graduate studies.

Our fellowship awards cover travel and living expenses, giving you the flexibility to focus on your academic pursuits. While some fellowships are geared towards specific fields, others support experiences in any academic discipline.

As a current student, alum, or prospective applicant, we are here to help you navigate the application process and identify the programs for which you are eligible. Our team can assist you in preparing all components of your application, including providing information and guidance to your faculty recommenders, holding practice interviews, and providing institutional endorsements.

Don't let financial barriers stand in the way of your academic aspirations. Explore UMass Boston's fellowship opportunities today and take the first step towards achieving your academic goals.

Apply to Fellowships

Wondering when to apply for fellowships?

As a general timeline, we recommend that students begin the application process at least 2-3 months before the deadline, ideally aiming for 6 months ahead of time. This will give you ample time to prepare all the required materials and submit your application on time.

We advise requesting recommendation letters from your faculty at least 2-3 months before the deadline, and to complete drafts of your application essays during the same timeframe. You should also request transcripts from all institutions attended at least 1 month before the deadline.

To ensure that your application is complete, please make sure to include all required materials, such as letters of recommendation, letters of affiliation, transcripts, essays, and portfolios. By following these guidelines and starting your application process early, you can maximize your chances of receiving a fellowship award.

National & International Fellowships

We are committed to helping you find the right fellowship to support your academic pursuits.

If you do not find a suitable fellowship from the list below, we invite you to search our additional fellowships database, which offers a broader range of options to meet your needs.

  • Fall deadlines for most fellowships are typically in September and November.
  • Spring deadlines for most fellowships are typically in January and February.

We encourage you to review the fellowship requirements and deadlines carefully and to reach out to us with any questions. We wish you the best of luck in your search for a fellowship opportunity that aligns with your academic goals.

Sortable List of National and International Fellowships UMass Boston

Discover Your Ideal Fellowship

Undergraduate Students

  • Boren National Security Education Awards
  • Barry Goldwater Award
  • Udall Scholarship
  • Rangell Undergraduate Scholarship
  • Truman Scholarships
  • Critical Language Study (CLS) Award

Summer Experiences

  • Boren National Security Awards, Summer STEM Initiative
  • Fulbright UK Summer Institutes
  • Critical Language Study (CLS) Award
  • Charles Rangel Undergraduate Summer Enrichment Program


  • Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA)

Government & Service

  • Boren National Security Education Awards
  • Charles Rangel Graduate Fellowship
  • James Madison Fellowships
  • Truman Scholarships
  • Thomas Pickering Fellowships


  • Fulbright Study Awards
  • Gates Cambridge Fellowship
  • George Soros Fellowship
  • Marshall Scholarship
  • Mitchell Scholarship
  • Rhodes Scholarship Funds


  • Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration Science Graduate Fellowship
  • Barry Goldwater Award
  • Udall Scholarship

Arts & Humanities

  • Fulbright National Geographic Digital Storytelling Award
  • Fulbright MTV