CGS Funding Resource Collection
Looking for ways to fund your education or research? Explore the information below to discover a number of resources available at UW and beyond. Be sure to check back for regular updates on upcoming information sessions & other timely news.
Please note: This is not an exhaustive list. We strongly encourage you to conduct a broader search based on your academic discipline and research interests.
General Funding Resources
If you have any questions about funding opportunities, please contact your respective departments, or reach out to the following offices:
- Study Abroad Office: contact an advisor at the UW Study Abroad Office
- Office of Merit Scholarships (by appointment) from 8 AM to 5 PM at 171 Mary Gates Hall (click here to request an appointment).
- Graduate Funding Information Services: firstname.lastname@example.org
- UW Graduate School Office of Fellowship and Awards: email@example.com
Additionally, please explore the following resources:
- How to search for graduate school funding: tips and resource guide from UW Libraries.
- Jackson School (JSIS) funding opportunities and fellowships
- UW Near Eastern Languages and Civilization (NELC) Fellowships
- JSIS internship and career opportunities
- JSIS list of UW and other funding resources
- JSIS South Asia funding opportunity collection
- List of UW graduate fellowships
- UW Research – list of funding opportunities
- Luce Scholars
- UW Center for Human Rights funding opportunities
- Human Rights Watch fellowships
- Human Rights Watch internship and volunteer opportunities
- NAFSA U.S. Study Abroad Scholarships and Grants List
- UW Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards
- UW Graduate School diversity funding opportunities
- Undergraduate scholarships – info and links
- Community Engagement and Leadership Education (CELE) Center – College access internships
- Aga Khan University’s international internship programs
- Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) fellowships and grants
- RISE Germany’s internship database (science and engineering)
- Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) scholarships
- Council for European Studies Grants, Awards, and Fellowships
Upcoming Application Deadlines and Information Sessions
Please note: this collection is not an exhaustive list, and is intended as a reference. Always check with external funding sources directly for the most current information.
Deadline: October 27, 2022 at 2:00 pm (ET). Earlier submission strongly recommended.
The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans program honors the contributions of immigrants and children of immigrants to the US. Each year, the foundation invests in the graduate education of 30 New Americans—immigrants and children of immigrants—who are poised to make significant contributions to US society, culture or their academic field. Each Fellow receives up to $90,000 in financial support over two years of graduate study in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program in the US, and they join a lifelong community of New American Fellows.
Click here to learn more and apply.
Spring 2023 scholarship – apply by November 15, 2022.
Young people deserve to experience the world beyond their college campuses, but not everyone can afford to travel, especially if you’re on a student budget.
The Tortuga Study Abroad Scholarship is awarded biannually to passionate students who want to explore the world.
At Tortuga, our mission is to help you live on your terms, including students studying abroad. When customers purchase luggage from us for their trips, they are “paying it forward” by funding scholarships for students like you.
The winner of the Tortuga Scholarship will receive:
- $1,000 scholarship for studying abroad
- 1 travel backpack
The scholarship may be used for tuition, room and board, books, or travel. Funds will be sent directly to the winner’s study abroad program or university. In cases where this is not possible, alternative arrangements will be made.
To apply for the Tortuga Study Abroad Scholarship, you must:
- Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or currently studying in the US on a student visa
- Be a full-time undergraduate student in good academic standing at a four-year, degree-granting college or university in the U.S.
- Have applied to or been accepted into a study abroad program eligible for credit by your college or university
For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.
JSIS Internship Scholarships
Four different departmental scholarships are available for students pursuing internships. For full details on scholarship types and eligibility, please see here.
- All Jackson School students are eligible to apply for internship scholarships. Non-JSIS UW students with a global health focus may apply for the Leslianne Shedd Memorial Fund scholarship.
- Requires submission of a written statement, unofficial transcripts from UW, description of financial need, and internship details.
- DEADLINE: Students must submit a completed application packet by 5:00 p.m. PDT on the application due date — Census Day (the second Friday of the quarter in which the internship takes place) — to be considered for opportunities.
- FAQs for internship scholarships are available here.
- To apply: Complete the online JSIS Scholarship Application using the ‘Apply’ link on the right hand side of this page.
Global Fellowships // Global, Gap & Grad Fellowships
Global Fellowships Prep brings together UW students (undergraduates–especially juniors and seniors, bachelor’s alumni, grad/professional students and alumni) to explore post-graduate fellowships for 2021-2022. These fellowships support graduate school, research, creative work, community-based projects, and English teaching primarily abroad. We have also included a few opportunities that support students staying in the U.S. Most of the scholarships relevant to these activities have similar application processes, and all of them have deadlines that fall between September-November 2020 to fund activities during the 2021-22 academic year.
If you’re thinking about what you will be doing in 2021-22, whether you’ll have graduated by that point and are looking for “gap” year experiences, whether you’re looking to start grad school in fall 2021, or whether you’re already in grad school and are looking for opportunities to extend your work beyond UW, join us to explore those options and more. First-year and sophomore undergraduates are also encouraged to join us to learn about these opportunities early and strategically plan and prepare for a future application.