Fellowship Opportunities

This page lists fellowship opportunities, both UA and external resources, for graduate students.  Please direct any questions to the fellowship source.

Additional fellowship will be added as they are announced.

 

School of Government & Public Policy Fellowship Opportunities:

The School of Government & Public Policy has three fellowship opportunities for incoming (Keane and Valdez) and current (Tucson) students.  For additional information on each of these opportunities, please click on the links provided below.

  1. Keane Fellowship (MPA Only)
  2. Valdez Fellowship (MPA Only)
  3. Tucson Fellowship

 

Other Recent Fellowship Opportunities (in order by application deadline date):

American Association of University Women (AAUW) Fellowships (graduate and postdocs)

At AAUW, we’ve led the fight for fair pay and economic opportunity for women—and the battle continues: Women still get just 82 cents for every dollar paid to a man, and men continue to dominate the top roles and highest-paying professions. Though we are nonpartisan, we are not values-neutral: We fight to remove the barriers and biases that stand in the way of gender equity. We train women to negotiate for pay and benefits and to pursue leadership roles. And we advocate for federal, state and local laws and policies to ensure equity and end discrimination. We offer several fellowships, including: American Fellowships ($6,000-$30,000); International Fellowships ($18,000-$30,000); and Selected Professions Fellowships ($5,000-$18,000).

 

William D. Clarke Sr. Diplomatic Security Fellowship

The Clarke Diplomatic Security (DS) Fellowship is a two-year graduate fellowship program designed for individuals who want to pursue a master’s degree and a career as a Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) Special Agent in the Foreign Service. DSS Special Agents are sworn federal law enforcement officers.

A high-profile State Department diversity recruitment program, the Clarke DS Fellowship aims to attract qualified candidates to the Diplomatic Security Service who represent ethnic, racial, gender, social, and geographic diversity. Women, members of minority groups underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and those with financial need, are encouraged to apply.

For more details, go to https://twc.edu/programs/ClarkeDSFellowship.

Application Deadline: November 30th

 

Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships

Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. Awards are made to individuals who, in the judgment of the review panels, have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. To be eligible for a Ford Foundation Fellowship award you must be a citizen of the United States, demonstrate evidence of superior academic achievement (such as grade point average, class rank, honors or other designations), and be committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level.  Awards will be made for study in research-based Ph.D. or Sc.D. programs; practice oriented degree programs are not eligible for support. 

 

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute - Public Policy Fellowship Program

Fellows spend nine months working in Washington, D.C., with significant exposure to leaders in congressional offices, federal agencies, national nonprofit advocacy organizations, government-related institutes, and more—growing both personally and professionally during your fellowship experience. As a CHCI Public Policy Fellow, you will immerse yourself in the legislative process, spending four days each week (Monday-Thursday) learning all facets of public policy. On Fridays, you will join other fellows for a full day of leadership development centered on CHCI’s four Pillars of Leadership—Civic Engagement, Social Responsibility, Self Empowerment, and Promoting Community and Hispanic Culture. Your weekly programming will also prepare you to fully understand policy issues facing the Latino community and how to propose effective solutions by critically examining all sides and implications of these issues.

  • Deadline: December 15th
  • Citizenship: U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, asylees, or individuals who are lawfully authorized to work full-time without restriction for any U.S. employer and who, at the time of application, possess lawful evidence of employment authorization. International students on F-1 or M-1 visas are not eligible for CHCI programs.
  • Website: https://chci.org/programs/graduate-fellowship-program/

 

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute - Post-Graduate Fellowship Program

CHCI’s Post Graduate Fellowship Program is designed for exceptional emerging Latino leaders who want to immerse themselves in a specific public policy area. This paid, nine-month fellowship will provide you with valuable work experience, access to powerful Latino network, and a chance to showcase your public policy knowledge on Capitol Hill.

  • Deadline: December 15th
  • Citizenship: U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, asylees, or individuals who are lawfully authorized to work full-time without restriction for any U.S. employer and who, at the time of application, possess lawful evidence of employment authorization. International students on F-1 or M-1 visas are not eligible for CHCI programs.
  • Website: https://chci.org/programs/public-policy-fellowship-program/

 

Coro Fellowship in Public Affairs

The Coro Southern California Fellows Program in Public Affairs (FPPA) is an experience-based fellowship focused on understanding how to be effective in an ever-changing, complex society. Fellows gain experience, exposure, and new skill sets through four major programmatic components: field placements, seminars & leadership interviews, focus weeks, and spring projects. The program demands stamina, rigorous thinking and analysis, and a deeply self-reflective approach to learning. Through their group work, placements and other activities, Fellows seek to better understand the systems that influence how Southern California functions, as well as how an individual’s personal values, biases, and approach to working with others can shape their impact and the outcomes they achieve.
 
Across the 9 months, recent college graduates and young professionals gain the skills, networks, and knowledge necessary to not only kickstart and accelerate their professional career, but also their ability to make deep, meaningful change and impact throughout your leadership journey. FPPA graduates go on to top graduate and law school programs or find themselves in roles and positions across the public, private, and nonprofit sectors that would typically take them and their peers years to achieve if it weren’t for Coro and FPPA.  

A virtual information session with FPPA alumni will take place December 13th at 12pm (PT) - REGISTER HERE

 

Tech Launch Az Student Entrepreneurial Fellow

UA Tech Launch Arizona and the Graduate College collaborate to provide U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident degree-seeking graduate students (main campus only) to gain practical startup company and technology commercialization experience. The selected Fellow will receive an hourly wage from Tech Launch and $10,000 Graduate Tuition Scholarship from the UA Graduate College that will apply to the fall and/or spring base graduate semester tuition during the Fellow’s tenure as a Student Entrepreneurial Fellow. Please note if the Fellow is concurrently appointed as a graduate assistant/associate (GA) at .50 FTE or higher, the tuition award will not apply due to the full tuition coverage provided as a benefit of the GA appointment. Applicants must be degree-seeking graduate student admitted to a main campus Master’s or doctoral program at the University of Arizona.

 

 

Page last updated 11/23/2022.