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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 campus 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
TrumanSeptember 15thFebruary
Gilman/ Gilman McCain(Spring/Summer)September 15thOctober
GoldwaterOctober 15thJanuary
BeineckeOctober 15thFebruary
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/CheveningMay 15thJuly
MitchellMay 15thJuly
RhodesMay 15thJuly
Fulbright US Student ProgramMay 15thAugust
DAAD (research/study)May 15thSeptember
ChurchillMay 15thOctober
LuceMay 15thOctober
Carnegie/Gaither Junior FellowsNovember 15thJanuary
Boren FellowshipDecember 1stJanuary/February
DAAD-RISE ProDecember 1stJanuary
KeeganFebruary/March**graduating seniors only

After submitting InfoReady pre-applications, you’ll be contacted by the Fellowships Coach 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 WINTER 22.

The Career Center also maintains significant resources for the following major awards that do not require nomination by Vanderbilt. Students who intend to apply for the following awards with Fellowships Team support must submit drafts of their applications 6-8 weeks BEFORE the deadlines listed below. Awards denoted with an asterisk (*) require participation in the Summer Postgraduate Awards writing. The 2021 priority deadline is May 15th, 2021.

This 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 FellowshipJulySeptember/OctoberGRAD/Alumni
Pickering/Rangel/PayneAugustSeptember/OctoberSeniors/GRAD/Alumni
Humboldt/ChancellorAugustOctoberSeniors/GRAD/Alumni
Yenching ScholarsAugustNovemberSeniors/GRAD/Alumni
American Scandinavian FoundationAugustNovemberSeniors/GRAD/Alumni
CLS (Critical Language Scholarship)OctoberNovemberUG/G
JETOctoberNovemberSeniors/GRAD/Alumni
PPIAOctoberNovemberJuniors
CBYXOctoberDecemberUG/ GRAD /Alumni
AlfaOctoberDecemberSeniors/GRAD/Alumni
BoschOctoberDecemberSeniors/GRAD/Alumni
Cultural VistasOctoberDecemberSophomores, Juniors
Ford FoundationOctoberNovember/DecemberSeniors/GRAD/Alumni
USTADecemberJanuarySeniors/GRAD/Alumni
Emerson/LelandDecemberJanuarySeniors/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.**