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Awards

Types of Awards:
  • Nominated Awards: These fellowships often limit the number of applicants that Vanderbilt can put forward. Each of these awards has a campus review process. Interested students and alumni must submit an “Intent to Apply” (preapplication) via InfoReady by the deadlines listed below, which are well in advance of the national deadlines. This lead time facilitates campus review, interviews and any award-specific screening processes. It also provides time for applicants to receive substantive feedback, for them to have sufficient time to revise application materials and ensures that we have sufficient time to craft a strong endorsement letters.
  • Supported Awards:These competitive awards do not require institutional nomination but often involve complicated eligibility or submission requirements. Applicants should visit Fellowships Drop-Ins or schedule an appointment with the Fellowships Team early in their application process.  In order to take advantage of our extensive feedback, which draws on the criteria with which Selection Committees will review your materials, you must share drafts with the Fellowships team at least four weeks before the national deadline.
  • Self-Directed Awards: Students and alumni generally apply for these awards independently as application components tend to be straight-forward. The Writing Studio and your Career Coach(es) can provide feedback on application drafts. Be sure to give them at least one week of lead time.

Finally, for all award categories, we encourage you to discuss your applications with your faculty, PIs and other campus and community mentors. They can provide insight and offer support throughout the application process. Finally, if your application requires letters of recommendation, ensure that you give faculty, mentors or PIs and other letter writers a minimum of four weeks’ notice before campus or national deadlines.

Nominated Award Resources:

New for 2021!

The Fellowships Team has created 16 new videos highlighting the fellowships that require students and alumni to obtain Vanderbilt institutional nomination.

Each video offers a brief overview of the award, eligibility requirements, a timeline of the campus nomination and award notification processes, application tips, and resources.

STUDENTS & ALUMNI INTERESTED IN RECEIVING INSTITUTIONAL NOMINATION FOR FOLLOWING MAJOR EXTERNAL AWARDS AND THE KEEGAN FELLOWSHIP MUST SUBMIT AN APPLICATION THROUGH INFOREADY BY THE CAMPUS DEADLINES LISTED BELOW.

YOU CAN REVIEW OPEN COMPETITIONS IN THE INFOREADY PORTAL.

Campus Review Deadlines for Funding During Academic Year 2022/2023 (unless noted below). Most national deadlines will be during Fall Semester 2021.

Beinecke – October 15, 2021Keegan – February 19, 2021 (FOR AY 2021/22)
Boren – December 1, 2021Luce – May 15, 2021
Churchill – May 15, 2021Marshall – May 15, 2021
DAAD – September 15, 2021Mitchell – May 15, 2021
Freeman Asia – February 15, 2021 (FOR AY 2021/22)Rhodes – May 15, 2021
Fulbright – May 1, 2021Rhodes – May 15, 2021
Gaither Junior Fellows – October 31, 2021Schwarzman – May 15, 2021
Goldwater – October 31, 2021Truman – August 15, 2021
 Udall – December 1, 2021

After completing the InfoReady application, you’ll be contacted by the Fellowships Coach with more information about the application process and any upcoming information sessions.

Here are additional interest-based listings:

Our Listing of Fellowships and Scholarships outlines the major awards that Vanderbilt students and alumni have recently pursued. It breaks down opportunities by goals, interests and qualifications. Depending upon your interests, background and academic record, you may be well-suited for a range of fellowship and scholarship opportunities.