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
  2. Valdez Fellowship
  3. Tucson Fellowship


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


Smithsonian Institution (SI) National Museum of African American History and Culture Internships & Fellowships

Internships at the National Museum of African American History and Culture offer college and graduate students and recent graduates opportunities to work closely with professionals and scholars in the museum field. The museum provides a dynamic learning environment and access to supportive mentors that help interns reach their educational and professional goals. Interns can gain practical museum skills and program development experience in a variety of positions from education to collections to public relations. The National Museum of African American History and Culture will offer available internships as either virtual (online and remote) or hybrid (virtual with the opportunity for 1-2 days onsite a week as scheduled) experiences to meet current health and safety guidelines set forth by the Smithsonian Institution. Applicants must have the ability to work a minimum of twenty hours per week. Paid and unpaid internships are available.


2022-2023 Disability Policy Fellowship

The Sonoran Center for Excellence in Disabilities is excited to open 2022-2023 applications to our one-year Disability Policy Fellowship for undergraduate and graduate students! Students will gain knowledge of the process of policy development relevant to the community of individuals with developmental and other disabilities.
Fellows will be provided experiences:

  • to shadow policy meetings
  • attend seminars about policy development
  • and meet with individuals in the community working toward policy development relevant to the students’ chosen area of interest.

Fellows will receive support to attend state and national events (virtual or in-person if allowable).
For more information, please see the attached flyer.
Application Deadline: August 1st by midnight MST/PDT
Online Application: https://redcap.link/ww1y8mi3


John F. Kennedy Library Foundation Research Fellowships and Grants

The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, the nonprofit organization that supports the federal John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, offers research fellowships and grants every year to support scholars who need to use the archival holdings of the JFK Library. Candidates can apply for only one fellowship per year, but the Fellowship Committee will assess each application with the most relevant fellowship opportunity in mind. Fellowship stipends range from $3,100 to $5,000 awards.


The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

Every year, The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans supports thirty New Americans, immigrants or the children of immigrants, who are pursuing graduate school in the United States. Each Fellowship supports one to two years of graduate study in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program in the United States. Each award is for up to a total of $90,000. Each Fellow receives $25,000 in stipend support a year (all stipend awards are capped at $50,000 per year), as well as 50 percent of required tuition and fees, up to $20,000 per year, for one to two years. The first year of Fellowship funding cannot be deferred. Most importantly, new Fellows join a strong community of current and past Fellows who all share the New American experience.


American Association of University Women (AAUW) Fellowships & Grants (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 and grants, including: American Fellowships ($6,000-$30,000); Career Development Grants ($2,000-$12,000); Community Action Grants ($3,000-$10,000); International Fellowships ($18,000-$30,000); International Project Grants ($5,000-$7,000); Research Publication Grant in Engineering, Medicine and Science ($10,000-$35,000); and Selected Professions Fellowships ($5,000-$18,000). Application portals open August 1.


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 6/27/2022.