GSNB Managed Awards

A number of external fellowship competitions are managed by the Office of Graduate Student External Grants and Fellowships, these are applications that require the Graduate School’s endorsement or submission of application materials as a part of the application process.  These awards will have an internal deadline that is in advance of the published national deadline and will typically involve an on-campus committee review process.  The following competitions are managed by the Office of Graduate Student External Grants and Fellowships:  

Boren Fellowship

Boren Fellowship Basics:  On Campus Deadline January 18, 2017

Boren Fellowships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.

Boren Fellows represent a vital pool of highly motivated individuals who wish to work in the federal national security arena. In exchange for funding, Boren Fellows commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.

Read our Knowledgebase entry about Boren Fellowships.

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DAAD Basics:  On Campus Deadline October 24, 2016

DAAD, the German Academic Exchange Service provides a number of fellowships and grants to support graduate level work in Germany.

Application process for the  DAAD Study Scholarship or Research Grant.

Rutgers students should plan to apply for DAAD funding through GradFund as Rutgers University is Partner University with DAAD.  It is in your competitive interest to apply through the partnership mechanism.

If you plan to apply for the DAAD fellowship in the fall of 2016,  please to the following:

  1. Begin to work on your application well in advance of the on-campus deadline.
  2. Schedule at least 1 application consultation appointment (we recommend 3).  Appointments are scheduled through the GradFund website.
  3. Submit your essay drafts to Assistant Dean Teresa Delcorso-Ellmann by 9am on October 24th.  After you submit your essays on October 24th, you will be contact by the GradFund staff to schedule an application consultation appointment in order to receive feedback on your application.  Submit your drafts through this link.
  4. To finalize your application submission, please do the following by 9am on November 4th:  Complete your application through the DAAD on-line application portal and submit it.
  5. After you submit your application, download the application summary from the system and submit an electronic copy to Assistant Dean Delcorso-Ellmann.  After your October 24 submission, you will be provided with a link to submit your application summary.
  6. By 9am on Friday, November 4th, hand deliver to the office of Assistant Dean Teresa Delcorso-Ellmann, your letter of reference in a sealed and signed envelope.

Please keep in mind that when you submit your application through the DAAD on-line application portal on November 4th you are formally submitting your application to the DAAD and it is not possible to unsubmit.  If you would like the benefit of applying under the University Partnership, please make sure that I have an email copy of your application summary from the DAAD online application portal and your letter of reference in a sealed and signed envelope by November 4th.




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Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowship

On Campus Deadline Deadline: Tuesday, December 20th at 9am

The Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowship offers graduate school fellowships in any recognized field of study in the humanities, social sciences or natural sciences (including law, medicine, engineering, architecture or other formal professional training).  Applicants must be US citizens.

To apply, use the button below to request a copy of the paper application and then submit your complete application to Assistant Dean Teresa Delcorso-Ellmann by December 20, 2016.

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Read our Knowledgebase entry about the Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowship.

Fulbright IIE

Fulbright IIE Basics:

On Campus Deadline:

September 12, 2016 (Research/Study),

September 19, 2016 (ETA)

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs.

Read our Knowledgebase entry about the Fulbright IIE.

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Fulbright Hays

Fulbright Hays Basics:

On Campus Deadline: March 6, 2017

The Fulbright Hays provides grants to fund individual doctoral students who conduct research in other countries, in modern foreign languages and area studies for periods of 6 to 12 months.

Visit our Knowledgebase page for the Fulbright Hays to learn more, notify us of your intent to apply, use our tutorial and talk about the program with our Fellowship Advising Team.

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Microsoft PhD Fellowship

Microsoft PhD Fellowship Basics:  On Campus Deadline TBA

A two-year fellowship program for PhD students at participating U.S. or Canadian universities enrolled in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or Mathematics.


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PEO Scholar Award

PEO Scholar Award:  On Campus Deadline:  October 17, 2016

The P.E.O. Scholar Award provides educational awards for women who are pursuing a doctoral level degree at an accredited college or university.

P.E.O. Scholar Awards are one-time, competitive, merit-based awards for women of the United States and Canada who are pursuing a doctoral level degree at an accredited college or university. In addition to recognizing and encouraging excellence in higher education, these awards provide partial support for study and research for women who will make significant contributions in their varied fields of endeavor. Priority is given to women who are well established in their programs, study or research. The numbers of awards is determined each year in accordance with the funds available. The current maximum award is $15,000.

Rutgers University-New Brunswick women who are pursuing a doctoral degree may apply to be nominated to be invited to interview to apply for the award by completing the nomination form.

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