Washington University Fellowships
Founded in 1974, The Mr. and Mrs. Spencer T. Olin Fellowships for Women in Graduate Study are co-sponsored by the Monticello Foundation and by Washington University. The fellowship encourages women of exceptional promise to prepare for careers in higher education and the professions. Any female graduate or prospective graduate of an undergraduate institution in the United States who plans to prepare for a career in higher education or the professions is eligible for this Fellowship.
The Chancellor's Graduate Fellowship Program (CGFP) was established in 1991 for the purpose of providing strong encouragement as well as generous financial support to outstanding and diverse students interested in careers as college or university professors. The Chancellor's Graduate Fellowship provides support for full-time study leading to the completion of the Ph.D. or M.F. A. in most of Washington University's academic programs.
First Year Fellowships are offered to former McNair scholars who are admitted to selected doctoral programs in Arts & Sciences at Washington University. The Fellowship provides full tuition plus an enhanced First Year stipend. Five years of support are guaranteed by a combination of University Fellowships and Assistantships.
There are a variety of exceptional funding opportunities available that seek to achieve our gaol of a diverse graduate student body, with its subsequent rewards to academia and the nation as a whole.
Government Agencies/Private Foundations Fellowships
Many government agencies and private foundations offer fellowships for graduate study. All of the fellowships listed below may be used to attend a graduate degree program at Washington University in St. Louis. These favor applicants who are seniors in college, although they will consider applications from recent college graduates who have not started graduate school, and a few of them will permit applications during the first year or two of graduate study.
Fellowship Writing Workshop is offered to graduate students and postdocs, in order to teach them proposal-writing skills, with the goal of applying to an appropriate fellowship or grant.
Please note: this list is a good starting point; however, students may want pursue other fellowships.
Graduate programs in the arts, humanities, and social sciences
Eligible students must be nominated by their undergraduate institution.
Ford Foundation Minority
Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Doctoral study in any field
The Hertz Foundation
The Foundation supports graduate students working towards the Ph.D. degree in the applied physical, biological and engineering sciences. These fields include applied mathematics, statistics, and quantitative aspects of modern biology.
Jacob K. Javits Fellowship
MFA or Ph.D. programs in the arts, humanities, and social sciences
National Science Foundation
Graduate Research Fellowship for Ph.D. programs in science, engineering, and some social science fields
Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship
Fellowship for “new Americans” (permanent residents, naturalized citizens, and students whose parents immigrated to the U.S.) in any field of graduate study