Graduate student fellowships

External Graduate Fellowships and Scholarships

Obtaining a prestigious fellowship can be a life-changing experience for students. It opens up educational and professional opportunities that are unavailable through other means, and grants a distinction that can transform a student’s education and career. Therefore, we strongly encourage students to consider pursuing fellowships during their graduate studies at Marquette.

Advice for Applying for Graduate Student Fellowships

Fellowships are highly competitive, and so students need to prepare their applications very carefully. Of course, the most prestigious fellowship programs are the most competitive and are looking for individuals whose past accomplishments suggest that they are likely to go on to careers of influence and outstanding accomplishment. For all fellowships, however, students need to prepare their applications very carefully and should begin working on them months in advance of deadlines. Successful applications usually go through several revisions after being reviewed by multiple individuals familiar with the area of interest and the particular fellowship program.

Being successful with a fellowship application requires careful planning and preparation. When students begin exploring fellowship opportunities, they will quickly notice that most fellowships require specific types of background and qualifications. Therefore, students need to determine which fellowships match their interests and qualifications.

Graduate Student Fellowship Resources

To get started, we recommend that students visit the following pages to review possible fellowship opportunities.

We also recommend that students explore the CoS (Community of Science) Funding Opportunities database. This database provides the most comprehensive information regarding funding information available online, and includes extensive information specifically on student fellowship opportunities.  

The CoS database is accessible on all Marquette computers (or on your home computer if you use Marquette’s virtual private network).

Opportunities are listed for faculty and for graduate and undergraduate students. Sponsors include private foundations, public agencies, national and local governments, corporations and more. You can do a one-time search or set up an account which saves up to 40 different funding searches.