Funding & Fellowships


click to expandCommon Ground Fellowship in Creative Responses to Homelessness

A one-year opportunity for recent college graduates who are interested in learning about creative responses to homelessness, and the not-for-profit sector in general. Fellows will live at The Chelsea Residence and work on special projects related to the development and management of Common Ground's programs. The deadline for submitting completed applications is April.


click to expandGreat Valley Fellows Program

The 11-month Great Valley Fellows Program offers outstanding young professionals the opportunity to participate in the day-to-day business of leadership and management in California's Central Valley. Fellows travel to all 18 counties of the region, serve in apprenticeship roles with senior level managers in the public, private and social sectors, conduct their own consulting project for a client, and complete a project portfolio.The 11-month Great Valley Fellows Program begins in September and concludes in July. Applicants must complete a four-year bachelor's degree before the program commences, and candidates with additional graduate study and career experience are highly encouraged to apply. Applications are due in Spring


click to expandHillel Fellowships

Hillel offers six one-year fellowships for outstanding recent college graduates at Hillel's Schusterman International Center in Washington, DC. Hillel's Schusterman International Center. Fellows gain an opportunity to affect many aspects of Jewish campus life. The Bronfman Fellow serves as aide to the President and International Director of Hillel, and assists in speech preparation, correspondence, and general affairs of the Office of the President. The Israel Fellow works to strengthen Israel education and advocacy on campus as part of Hillel’s Center for Israel Affairs and reports to the Center’s Director. The Bittker Fellow works to understand and communicate students’ concerns, facilitate student input, and create a network of Jewish student leadership. The Fellow works with Hillel’s Student Initiatives Committee in facilitating grant opportunities and serves as the primary contact for the student members of Hillel’s Board of Directors.


click to expandIndiCorps

Offers a one-year competitive public service fellowship for Indian-Americans who want to understand India and challenge themselves to make a difference. Indicorps offers fellowships in India that are designed as one-of-a-kind transformational experiences, emphasizing both public service and personal growth. While providing resources to help fellows succeed projects, the program provides an environment for Indicorps fellows to learn about themselves.


click to expandMickey Leland Hunger Fellows Program

A year-long fellowship sponsored by the Congressional Hunger Center that trains emerging leaders in the fight against hunger. Six months are spent working on hunger issues at grassroots organizations around the country. Applications due in January


click to expandYouth Engaged in Service (YES) Ambassador Program

A year-long program sponsored by the Points of Light Foundation. Applicants should be between the ages of 18 and 25. They receive a salary, benefits, a travel and development budget, and access to the resources of the Points of Light Foundation. For further information call 202-729-3231.

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click to expandAmerican Prospect Writing Fellowships

Support writers under 30 who show the potential to thrive as critical journalists and public intellectuals. The American Prospect's Writing Fellows Program offers young journalists the opportunity to spend a full year at the magazine in Washington, DC, actively developing, practicing and honing their journalistic skills. Each Fellow will write between three and four full-length articles with the expectation that these will be published in the Prospect; the articles are expected to be in-depth reports involving original research and reporting. Fellows will also contribute short pieces to the "Devil in the Details" column, assist with general editorial work and write frequently for the website. Fellows will participate in seminars with leading journalists and work closely with American Prospect editors and contributors in developing their own work.


click to expandInstitute for Women's Policy Research Fellowships

The program was established to assist in the professional development of students and graduates by providing an opportunity to work at IWPR for nine months as a Research or Communications Assistant. Applications due in February.


click to expandThe National Endowment for Financial Education

Offers two year fellowships for recent college graduates to gain nonprofit and project management experience. The fellowship is located in Denver, CO at NEFE's headquarters. The starting salary is $26,250 and Fellows also receive an attractive benefits package. Deadline for applications is in April.


click to expandNew York City Teaching Fellows

Teaching fellows are in the classroom as they are pursuing their own education through a fully paid Master's degree program. They also benefit from a regular teacher's salary and benefits, AmeriCorps program benefits, including up to $4,725 a year (for up to two years) to devote to higher education costs. Ongoing support at the school and district levels. A network of like-minded professionals committed to educational excellence for New York City's students.


click to expandSounds Conservancy Grants Program

Supports marine education and research in the region that stretches from Long Island Sound to Nantucket Sound. Grants average $1000 (and do not exceed $2,500) and are designed especially to support students with marine science research projects. A small portion of funds are available to support local nonprofits with public education and outreach efforts.


click to expandSteppingstone Fellowships

In 1995, The Steppingstone Fellowship was created to provide teaching and administrative experience to recent college graduates interested in exploring a career in the field of education. The Fellowship is a two-year commitment, beginning in September. During the first year, the Steppingstone Fellow focuses on admissions, while teaching and advising the Scholars. During the second year, the Fellow helps coordinate the 14-month academic program while serving as a resource for the first-year Fellow. In addition, the Fellow has the opportunity to take one graduate-level course in education


click to expandThird Wave Organizing and Activist Fund

Provides financial resources to women between the ages of 15 and 30. The Foundation funds young women and projects that serve them in the areas of reproductive rights, education and micro-enterprise. Grants range from $100 - $5000.Deadlines are April1 and October 1.


click to expandUnited Way of Tri-State Fellows

Program provides motivated recent graduates experience with corporate/non-profit partnerships. Six fellows work on corporate fundraising campaigns throughout the metropolitan New York city area, including parts of New Jersey and Connecticut. The Fellowship is a 6 month commitment. Fellows receive a monthly stipend. Whenever possible, assignments will be tailored to match the academic and career goals of the participants.


click to expandUS Golf Association Fellowship in Leadership and Service

A two-year, post-graduate commitment with an option for a “special project” during the third year. It is aimed at developing recent college graduates’ professional skills such as leadership and organizational efficiency, educating them in the role of foundations and the nonprofit sector, and offering them experience in the golf world, specifically, with the governing body of golf.


click to expandOther Financial Aid Reources

The Financial Aid Information Page:
A huge source of information and links.

The Foundation Center:
Your gateway to philanthropy on the Web.

Foundations On-Line:
A directory of foundations with information on the Web.

Fellowships Awarded in National Competitions:
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's links to nationally awarded fellowships.

Graduate Fellowships Newsletter Online:
University of Notre Dame's fellowship database.