Fellowships Advising News


What's New in Fellowships Advising this Fall?

Fall is fellowships season! We continue our advising for all these opportunities via Zoom.

While some deadlines have already passed, others are fast approaching. Read on for more information.

In this edition:

  • Profiled students from the Critical Language Scholarship
  • Highlighted scholarships
  • Upcoming information sessions and workshops
  • A comprehensive list of fellowships and scholarships with their 2020-2021 deadlines

Critical Language Scholarship 2020 Recipients

While the Critical Language Scholarship institutes were cancelled in person due to the travel restrictions, all of Temple recipients were able to participate in the institute virtually this summer and fall. Read on to learn about Gabriella Duran's (Global Studies, CLA'22) experience studying Arabic in the new program format this past summer:

What has been the most interesting or challenging part of doing the program online?

The most interesting part of the online programming was having to figure out new ways to connect with my peers virtually. We all agreed we wanted to make the online experience as interactive as the in-person program was and decided to make Facebook groups, WhatsApp chats, and even had a few Zoom parties!

What have been the main takeaways from doing the program online, besides the language learning? How have you been doing the cultural part of it online?

The online program has taught me how to adapt to change. We are living in times where things can go from one moment to the next, the CLS virtual program is similar in that you have to be ready for random questions from classmates, technical issues, and really just any challenge that may arise!

What are some tips for your peers applying to the program for next year?

My biggest recommendation is to start early! It helps to get a couple of drafts under your belt especially if this is your first time.

Hopefully Gabriella's insight inspires you to apply to fellowships this cycle! See our CLS information sessions below.

Highlighted Scholarships

Fulbright Canada Mitacs Globalink Program--NEW FULBRIGHT OPPORTUNITY FOR UNDERGRADUATES--This program provides high performing U.S. undergraduates with the opportunity to participate in a research internship with a Canadian university faculty member in a variety of disciplines, from STEM to humanities and social sciences.

Deadline: September 30th, 2020

Critical Language Scholarship: The CLS is a program of the U.S. Department of State. and provides 10 weeks of intensive language study during the summer in a country in which the language is spoken. 15 languages offered, including Arabic, Hindi, Chinese, Russian, Portuguese, and Japanese. Undergraduates (including graduating seniors) and graduate students are eligible.

Deadline: November 17.

Truman Scholarship: The Truman Scholarship is for juniors who have shown exceptional leadership potential and have made significant public service contributions. Truman Scholars must pursue a career in public service (government, educational organizations, non-profit organizations, uniformed services, or advocacy) following completion of their studies.The Truman provides up to $30,000 toward graduate studies, leadership training, and a 10-week Washington Summer Institute following graduation.

Campus nomination deadline: November 15

Leadership Alliance Summer Early Identification Program: For students traditionally underrepresented in STEM, social sciences and humanities. Offers summer training and mentoring in research, and prepares students to pursue graduate school.

Deadline: February 1st, 2021.

Fulbright UK Summer Institutes: Three to four-week academic programs at highly regarded UK Universities, to explore the culture, heritage and history of the UK and develop your academic ability by improving presentation, research and communication skills. Must have a minimum 3.7 GPA, be a US citizen, have at least two years of undergraduate study remaining after the Institute (meaning that you are a freshman or sophomore), and have little or no study or travel outside the US.

Deadline: Early February

Scroll down for a comprehensive list of opportunities and their deadlines for this academic year. Additionally, undergraduates can review a more complete list of national scholarships here. Graduate students should review this list.

Upcoming Information Sessions and Workshops

Fellowships 101: Interested in applying for nationally competitive scholarships that fund supplemental undergraduate experiences (like research or study abroad), as well as post-undergraduate opportunities (like graduate study, research, teaching English abroad)? Want to learn how to make yourself more competitive? Come learn about scholarships and fellowships like the Boren, Goldwater, Truman, Udall, Rhodes, Marshall, and Fulbright.

When: Friday, October 16, 12-1:00pm. Register here.

Boren and Critical Language Scholarship Overview: Come learn about two opportunities for funded study of critical languages (like Russian, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Hindi, and others).

When: Wednesday, October 7, 4-5:00 pm. Register here.

Critical Language Scholarship Workshop: This workshop is intended for students who are applying in this CLS cycle (deadline November 17, 2020). We'll review what national reviewers are looking for when they review applications. We'll also discuss the essay questions and analyze a few successful short essays.

When: Monday, October 19, 4-5:15 pm. Register here.

Fellowship opportunities for 2020-2021

Fellowships Advising serves as the campus contact for all of these opportunities, unless otherwise noted.


Schwarzman Scholars
Deadline: September 22nd, 2020

Fulbright Mitacs Canada

For undergraduate research at a Canadian institution for 10-12 weeks over the summer.

Deadline: September 30th 2020


Diamond Peer Teachers Program
Deadline: Twice annually (October 1st for spring 2021 courses)
Contact: Emily Moerer

Scoville Peace Fellowship
Deadline: October 9th, 2020

Gates Cambridge Scholarships
: October 14th, 2020

Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship
Deadline: October 14th, 2020

Creative Arts, Research, and Scholarship Program (CARAS)
: For summer/fall, March 15 annually; for winter break and spring, Oct. 15th annually; for travel grants, rolling
Contact: Emily Moerer

Pickering Foreign Affairs Graduate Fellowship
Deadline: October 21st, 2020

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP)

Available for seniors and first year graduate students.
Deadline: October 19-22nd (deadline is based on your discipline; see NSF GRFP website)

Soros Scholarship for New Americans
Deadline: October 29th, 2020


PECO (PECO Scholars Program)
Deadline: Early November

Payne International Development Fellowship
Deadline: November 1st, 2020

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship (NDSEG)
Deadline: November 2nd 2020

Public Policy and Intl Affairs Fellowship (PPIA)
November 15th 2020

Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program
Campus Deadline: November 15
Campus Nomination Instructions

Truman Scholarship
Campus Deadline: November 15
Campus Nomination Instructions

Gaither Junior Fellows Program (formerly known as the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellows Program)
November 15

Campus Nomination Instructions

Critical Language Scholarship (Undergraduate, Graduate)
November 17th, 2020

PHENND Fellows
Deadline: Late November


Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation Scholarship (SMART)
Deadline: December 1st 2020

DAAD Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE)
December 15th 2020


Humanity in Action Fellowship
Deadline: Early January

Samuel Huntington Public Service Award
Deadline: January 15, 2021

Boren Scholarship (Undergraduates and graduate students)
Campus Deadline
: January 20
Campus Nomination Instructions

Udall Scholarship
Campus Deadline
: January 20 annually
Campus Nomination Instructions


NOAA Hollings Scholarship
Deadline: February 1st, 2021

St. Andrew’s Society Scholarship
Campus Deadline: February 1st anually
Campus Nomination Instructions

Rangel Undergraduate International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program
Early February

Amgen Scholars
Early February

Diamond Research Scholars Program
: Early February
Contact: Emily Moerer

Fulbright UK Summer Institutes
Deadline: Early February


Tillman Scholarship
Deadline: Early March (check Tillman website for exact date)

Smith Future Scholars (Temple awards)
Deadline: Mid-March. Confirm deadline on SAS website

Creative Arts, Research, and Scholarship Program (CARAS)
: For summer/fall, March 15 annually; for spring, Oct. 15th annually; for travel grants, rolling
Contact:Emily Moerer


Supplemental Academic Scholarships (Temple awards: duPont, Hearst, and Wells Fargo)
Deadline: Early to mid-May. Confirm deadline on SAS website

Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program
Campus Deadline: May 15 annually
Campus Nomination Instructions

Marshall Scholarships
Campus Deadline
: May 15 annually

Campus Nomination Instructions

George J. Mitchell Scholarship
Campus Deadline: May 15 annually
Campus Nomination Instructions

Rhodes Scholarship
Campus Nomination Deadline
: May 15 annually
Campus Nomination Instructions

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