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Fellowship & Scholarship Guide

The 2020-2021 Caltech Guide to Fellowships and Scholarships provides information on major awards for graduate study in the U.S. and abroad. Also included are a few lesser know, but interesting, awards. A downloadable version of this guide is available here. 

The following is a list of fellowships and scholarships classified by category and type. Be sure to check the sponsor's website for the most curent information and accurate deadlines. Additional information regarding the fellowships and the application process can be found here

Graduate Fellowships for Research/ Study in the U.S.

Name of Fellowship Campus Deadline Foundation Deadline
Department of Defense- NDSEG   December 2019
Department of Defense- SMART Scholarship   December 1, 2019
Department of Energy Fellowships   Varies 
DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship   est. January 16, 2020
Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship   est. December 12, 2019
GEM Fellowship Program   November 12, 2019
Google Anita Borg Scholarship   December 2019
Hertz Fellowship   est. October 23, 2019
Knight-Hennessy Scholars  

October 9, 2019 (regular application)

December 11, 2019 (video)

National Physical Science Consortium (NPSC)   est. November 29, 2019
National Science Foundation GRFP   October 21-25, 2019
Paul & Daisy Sorors Fellowship for New Americans   November 1, 2019
Symantec Fellowship Program   December 1, 2019
Zonata International Amerlia Earhard Fellowship   est. November 14, 2019

Graduate Fellowships for Research/ Study Abroad

Name of Fellowship Campus Deadline Foundation Deadline
American-Scandinavian Foundation   November 1, 2019

Churchill Scholarship

Kanders Churchill Scholarship

October 15, 2019

October 2, 2019

October 31, 2019

est. October 10, 2019

Erasmus+   Varies 


Fullbright Teaching Assistanship Grants

Fullbright Critical Language Enhancement

September 6, 2019 est. October 8, 2019
Gates Cambridge Scholarship  

est. October 10, 2019 (US Citizens)

est. December 5, 2019 (Non-US Citizens)

Google Anita Borg Scholarship (International)   Varies 
Marshall Scholarship September 6, 2019 October 1, 2019
George J. Mitchell Scholarship September 6, 2019 September 27, 2019
National Institute of Health Oxford/Cambridge Scholars Program   est. December 1, 2019
Rhodes Scholarship September 6, 2019  October 2, 2019
Schwarzman Scholarship   est. September 13, 2019
Thomas J. Watson Fellowship April 12, 2019 est. November 4, 2019

Public Policy/ Public Service Fellowships

Name of Fellowship Campus Deadline Foundation Deadline
Capital Fellows Program   est. February 11, 2020
Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship  

Spring 2010: October1, 2019

Fall 2020: January 6, 2020

San Francisco Fellows Program     

Science Teaching Fellowships- Teaching in Secondary Schools

Name of Fellowship Campus Deadline Foundation Deadline
Knowles Science Teaching Fellowship   est. November 25, 2019
NYC Teaching Fellows   Varies 
Robert Noyce Teaching Scholarship   Varies
Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship   est. October 16, 2019