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Awards

Most prestigious fellowships require applicants to obtain institutional nominations or endorsements. For these awards, the Fellowships Team establishes a Priority Campus Deadline weeks or months before the funding organization’s (inter)national submission deadline.

The tables below list the fellowships that have a required campus review process (top) as well as the major awards that are supported by the Fellowships Team given sufficient lead time (bottom).

Students and alumni seeking Vanderbilt nomination for any award must attend an Info-session or meet with the Fellowships Team prior to the priority deadline.

Students and alumni who meet Priority Deadlines for Fulbright and other postgraduate awards will be added to BrightSpace courses with specific guidance and instructions about the campus nomination and application processes.

STUDENTS & ALUMNI CAN REVIEW OPEN COMPETITIONS IN THE INFOREADY PORTAL.

Nomination Timelines for Academic Year 2021/2022:

STUDENTS & ALUMNI SEEKING VANDERBILT NOMINATION FOR EXTERNAL AWARDS MUST SUBMIT PRE-APPLICATIONS THROUGH  INFOREADY BY THE PRIORITY DEADLINES LISTED BELOW:

UNDERGRADUATE AWARDS

AwardPriority DeadlineCampus Submission Deadlines
TrumanOctober 15thNovember 1
Gilman/ Gilman McCain(Spring/Summer)September 15thOctober
GoldwaterOctober 15thNovember 1
BeineckeOctober 15thNovember 1
DAAD-RISEDecember 1stDecember/January
Boren ScholarshipDecember 1stJanuary/February
UdallDecember 15thMarch
Freeman-ASIAJanuary 31stFebruary
Gilman/ Gilman McCain (Summer/Fall/AY)February 1stMarch

POSTGRADUATE AWARDS

(open to Seniors, eligible Alumni + Graduate Students)

AwardPriority DeadlineCampus Submission Deadlines
Marshall/CheveningFebruary 15April 15
MitchellFebruary 15April 15
Rhodes (US citizens)February 15April 15
Rhodes Global (non-US citizens)February 15April 15
Fulbright US Student ProgramApril 15thAugust
DAAD (research/study)May 15thSeptember
ChurchillMay 15thOctober
LuceMay 15thSuspended in 2021
McCall MacBainAugust 1stSeptember
Carnegie/Gaither Junior FellowsNovember 15thDecember
Boren FellowshipDecember 1stJanuary/February
DAAD-RISE ProDecember 1stJanuary
Keegan**graduating seniors onlyJanuary
Yenching ScholarsOctober 1November

After submitting InfoReady pre-applications, you’ll be contacted by the Fellowships Team with information about the campus review process and additional resources.

DECEMBER 2021 & MAY 2022 GRADUATES APPLYING FOR THE KEEGAN FELLOWSHIP SHOULD SUBMIT THEIR APPLICATION MATERIALS AND REGISTER RECOMMENDERS IN JANUARY 2022.

The Career Center also maintains significant resources for the following major awards that do not require nomination by Vanderbilt. Applicants who seek Fellowships Team support with applications for any of the following awards must contact the Career Center at least 8 weeks prior to the Priority Deadlines listed below. In most cases, this is 6-8 weeks BEFORE the funders’ (inter)national deadlines.

Awards denoted with an asterisk (*) require participation in the Postgraduate Awards Writing Bootcamp co-hosted with the Writing Studio. The AY 2022/23 Priority Deadline for these awards will be April 15th, 2022.

This process allows students to receive multiple rounds of feedback on their essays and to polish other application components. It also provides faculty and staff adequate time to write strong letters of recommendation on behalf of applicants.

AwardPriority DeadlineSubmission DeadlinesEligibility
Gates-Cambridge*MaySeptember/OctoberSeniors/GRAD/Alumni
Schwarzman*MaySeptemberSeniors/GRAD/Alumni
EMGIP InternshipJulySeptemberUG/GRAD/Alumni
IPS (Berlin)JulyAugustSeniors/GRAD /Alumni
Presidential Management Fellowship*JulySeptember/OctoberGRAD/Alumni
Pickering/Rangel/PayneAugustSeptember/OctoberSeniors/GRAD/Alumni
Humboldt/Chancellor*AugustOctoberSeniors/GRAD/Alumni
American Scandinavian Foundation*AugustNovemberSeniors/GRAD/Alumni
CLS (Critical Language Scholarship)OctoberNovemberUG/GRAD
JETOctoberNovemberSeniors/GRAD/Alumni
PPIAOctoberNovemberJuniors
CBYXOctoberDecemberUG/ GRAD /Alumni
AlfaOctoberDecemberSeniors/GRAD/Alumni
BoschOctoberDecemberSeniors/GRAD/Alumni
Cultural VistasOctoberDecemberSophomores, Juniors
Ford Foundation*OctoberNovember/DecemberSeniors/GRAD/Alumni
USTADecemberJanuarySeniors/GRAD/Alumni
Emerson/Leland*DecemberJanuarySeniors/GRAD/Alumni
Humanity in ActionDecemberJanuarySoph, Jr, Sr/GRAD
Hollings/NOAADecemberJanuarySophomores
Mt. Vernon Leadership FellowsDecemberJanuarySophomores
FAO SchwarzDecemberFebruarySeniors/ GRAD /Alumni
Rangel SummerJanuaryFebruaryUG/GRAD/Alumni
Doris Duke Conservation ScholarsJanuaryFebruary/MarchUG (varies by site)
NALCA & other ETAJanuaryFebruary-AprilUG/GRAD/Alumni
Fulbright UK SummerJanuaryFebruary1st year, Sophomores

** Other DAAD, UAS7, Princeton in Africa/Asia/Latin America/MENAR, Udall Internship & Erasmus Mundus drafts for programs with multiple deadlines or cycles should be submitted for Fellowships Team review at least 6 weeks prior to the funder’s application deadline.**