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Fellowships

What are fellowships?

Fellowships are competitive scholarships funded by the federal government or major foundations. They are available in a variety of fields, including international and foreign language opportunities, public service and social justice, STEM research, and graduate studies fellowships. 

The University Fellowships Office assists students in finding and applying for competitive fellowships, scholarships, summer programs, and awards, such as the opportunities listed below.

Undergraduate Student Fellowships

FellowshipDescriptionCategoryField of StudyCountryDeadlineLengthRequires NC State NominationCitizenship
Japanese Exchange and Teaching ProgramThe JET Program is an opportunity to work and to represent the United States as cultural ambassadors to Japan. Most participants serve as Assistant Language Teachers (ALTs) and work in public and private schools throughout Japan; some work as Coordinators for International Relations (CIRs) as interpreters/translators.Teaching AbroadEducationJapanOne YearNoNon-U.S. citizens are eligible, U.S. citizens are eligible
Fulbright Study/Research AwardApplicants for research awards design their own projects and will typically work with advisers at foreign universities or other institutes of higher education. The study/research awards are available in approximately 140 countries.

Applicants for study awards complete graduate coursework or degrees at foreign institutions of higher learning.
International StudyArts, Education, Humanities, Social Sciences, STEMVariesSeptemberGenerally an academic year but can varyYes

Graduate Student Fellowships

FellowshipDescriptionCategoryField of StudyCountryDeadlineLengthRequires NC State NominationCitizenship
AAUWAAUW American Fellowships support women scholars who are pursuing full-time study to complete dissertations, conducting postdoctoral research full time, or preparing research for publication for eight consecutive weeks. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Candidates are evaluated on the basis of scholarly excellence; quality and originality of project design; and active commitment to helping women and girls through service in their communities, professions, or fields of research.Graduate School FundingMultidisciplinaryUnited StatesNovemberTwo or more years, VariesNoU.S. citizens are eligible