Graduate fellowships offer students opportunities for advanced study, teaching, professional experience, and travel. Externally funded by foundations or government agencies, fellowships generally provide resources for tuition, research, housing, living allowance, and travel expenses. Applying for a fellowship is similar to applying to graduate school, and includes proposals, personal statements, and letters of recommendation. Starting early and building a competitive academic profile are key features of successful fellowship applications.

If you’d like to learn more, watch We Got Graduate Fellowship: So Can You. This forum discussion featured Trinity students and alums who received Fulbright, Gates, and Goldwater Fellowships talking about what it’s like to apply for and receive a fellowship.