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. The Graduate Fellowships Office, housed in the Office of Study Away at 66 Vernon, is an important resource for any student seeking to become a candidate for a fellowship requiring nomination by the College.