Fellowship Opportunities

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

Additional fellowships 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):

John S. McCain Strategic Defense Fellowship Program

The Department of Defense is accepting applicants for the John S. McCain Strategic Defense Fellowship Program through March 31, 2023.  This program is a one-year paid (GS-10, Step 1: $71,531 annual salary) civilian fellowship program designed to provide leadership development for the commencement of a career track toward senior leadership in the Department of Defense (DoD).  Fellows that successfully complete the program are eligible for conversion into a position with the DoD.
Not only do McCain Fellows gain experience in the Office of the Secretary of Defense or the Office of a Military Service Secretary, but they also develop leadership capabilities to flourish into a problem solvers, strategic thinkers, and future leaders!
The attached Fact Sheet and Applicant Overview Briefing Deck are provided to share more specific details about this unique opportunity. These documents can be found on the Program website at https://www.whs.mil/McCain-Fellows-Program.
Applicants can apply at https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/708966600.
If you have questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to our team at whs.mccainfellows@mail.mil.



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 updated 3/21/2023.