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Dilshani Sarathchandra Faculty Fellow

Physical Address:
Idaho Student Union Building
Honors Program
875 Line Street, Room 321
Moscow, ID 83844

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2533
Moscow, ID 83844-2533

Phone: 208-885-6664

Email: dilshanis@uidaho.edu

Other Awards

Many other national award opportunities are available. A list of some of the most well-known awards is provided below (please note: this list is not comprehensive!). For the Honors Society awards, students must work through the chapter advisor. For all other awards on this list, students may apply directly and do not need to seek nomination from U of I. The Distinguished Scholarships Program may be able to provide some assistance with these awards on a case-by-case basis. Contact the program coordinator for information.

These other award opportunities are loosely grouped into area of interest for your convenience.

Scholarship Categories

DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst)

Various awards for study, research, and internships in Germany
• Deadlines: vary based on award

Ford Foundation Fellowships

Graduate funding for students pursuing PhDs in all fields who seek to increase the diversity of the nation's university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, maximizing the educational benefits of diversity, and increasing the number of professors using diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.
• Deadline: November

Killam Undergraduate Fellowships for Americans

Undergraduate funding for U.S. students to undertake one semester or a full academic year of study as an exchange student in Canada
• Deadline: January

Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows

Highly selective six week summer institute for rising college juniors offering unparalleled learning and networking opportunities at the home of America's first president just outside our nation's capital. All majors with proven leadership ability and involvement, a minimum 3.4 GPA, and US citizenship are welcome to apply.
• Deadline: January

Rotary District Grants and Global Grants

Rotary International awards funding for graduate study and humanitarian projects abroad. Students should contact their local Rotary Clubs and Districts to inquire about scholarship availability and application processes.
• Deadline: varies

Soros Fellowships for New Americans

Graduate funding in all fields for students who are 1st- or 2nd- generation Americans 
• Deadline: November

Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation

Portfolio of fellowships intended both to strengthen American education and to address urgent contemporary challenges.
• Deadline: varies by fellowship

Ertegun Graduate Scholarship Program in the Humanities at Oxford

Funding to pursue graduate-level study in the humanities at Oxford
• Deadline: January

Josephine DeKarman Fellowship

Undergraduate funding for students entering their senior year; emphasis on Humanities
• Deadline: January

Phi Eta Sigma Scholarships & Awards

Awards for members of Phi Eta Sigma

  • Deadline: varies by award, refer to website

Phi Kappa Phi Scholarships & Awards

Awards for members of Phi Kappa Phi. Study abroad grants are also offered to non-members. Applicants for the Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship must be nominated by the University of Idaho and apply by the campus deadline listed below. Please contact the Distinguished Scholarships Coordinator for more information.

  • Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship Deadline: March 19, 2018
  • Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grant Deadline: February (Session A), September (Session B)
  • Deadline for other awards: refer to website

Clinton Fellowship for Service in India

The American Indian Foundation's Clinton Fellowship pairs a select number of young professionals with credible NGOs and social enterprises in India in order to accelerate impact and create effective projects that are replicable, scalable, and sustainable. 
• Deadline: February

Harriman Foreign Service Fellowship

Paid, summer internships with the U.S. Department of State for undergraduates
• Deadline: November

Humanity in Action Fellowships in Europe

Intensive, five-week summer programs focused on the history of discrimination and resistance, democracy, and minority rights in Europe; open to undergraduates and recent graduates 
• Deadline: January 

International Parliamentary Scholarship (IPS) of the German Bundestag

Paid five-month program with the German Bundestag. Intermediate German proficiency or higher required.
• Deadline:   

John Lewis Fellowship in Atlanta​

Month-long, paid summer program exploring race and civil rights, immigration, and Native American issues; open to sophomores, junior​s, seniors and recent graduates 
• Deadline: February

Public Policy & International Affairs (PPIA) Fellowship

Open to juniors, fellows attend a summer institute and receive funding for graduate school focusing on public policy and international affairs
• Deadline: November

Samuel Huntington Public Service Award

Stipend for graduating seniors to pursue a public service project anywhere in the world
• Deadline: January


Amgen Scholars Program​

Paid, summer research opportunities in the U.S. and Japan for undergraduates in biological, chemical or medical sciences.
• Deadline: February

DAAD Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE) Program

Paid, summer research experiences for sophomores and juniors in Germany; no German language skills required
• Deadline: January

Dept. of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (CSGF)

Funding for graduate school in fields that utilize high performance computing to solve complex problems in science and engineering
• Deadline: January

Dept. of Energy Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship (SSGF)

Funding for graduate school in fields related to stewardship science, such as high energy density physics, nuclear science, or materials under extreme conditions and hydrodynamics. 
• Deadline: January

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Summer Internship Program

Ten-week summer research experiences for undergraduates majoring in DHS-related science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines
• Deadline: January

Hertz Foundation Fellowship

Funding towards PhDs in the applied physical, biological, and engineering sciences
• Deadline: October

National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship

Department of Defense (DoD) award for applicants pursuing doctoral degrees in area of DoD interest
• Deadline: December

NIH Oxford & Cambridge Biomedical Sciences Program

Funding for students pursuing a DPhil in biomedical sciences at Oxford or Cambridge; students will receive an Oxford or Cambridge degree, but split their time between the UK and the NIH in Maryland
• Deadline: December

NIH-University Partnership Programs

Funding for graduate school in the biomedical sciences (PhD), via joint programs with numerous universities and the National Institute of Health
• Deadlines vary by program (October - January)

NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Scholarships

Provides summer research opportunities across the country for undergraduates in science & engineering
• Deadlines vary by research opportunity (typically December - February)

Science, Mathematics, & Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship

Sponsored by the Department of Defense, the award provides funding, internships, and post-graduate employment for both undergraduate and graduate students in STEM fields
• Deadline: December

Whitaker International Fellowship Program

One year of funding for recent biomedical engineering graduates to conduct research, pursue graduate study, or undertake an internship abroad 
• Deadline: January


Austrian Government English Teaching Assistantship Program

Paid positions teaching English and sharing U.S. culture in Austrian secondary schools for recent graduates with German language skills
• Deadline: January

Citizen Schools National Teaching Fellowship

Paid two-year AmeriCorps national service opportunity to work with middle school students in low income communities across America
• Deadline: varies

English Program in Korea

One-year, paid full-time English-teaching placements in public schools.
• Deadline:

French Ministry of Education Teaching Assistant Program

Seven-month, paid English teaching positions in France and Francophone countries; must have proficiency in French
• Deadline: January

Japan Exchange and Teaching Program

One-year, paid full-time work placements as Assistant Language Teachers (ALTs) in public schools, or Coordinators for International Relations (CIRs) in local government offices.
• Deadline: November

Knowles Teaching Fellowships

Support for recent graduates aspiring to teach science, technology, or mathematics​ at the secondary school level
• Deadline: late October/ early November

North American Language and Culture Assistants in Spain

Paid positions teaching English and sharing U.S. culture in Spain, funded by the Spanish Ministry of Education; must have bachelor's degree by start of assignment and be proficient in Spanish language
• Deadline: April 

Teach for America

Teaching positions in K-12 for at least two years in low-income communities across America
• Deadline: Five to six application deadlines running August to February


For Non-U.S. Citizens

Many scholarships and fellowships require US citizenship. The Grinnell College Scholarship List links to approximately 100 different opportunities that accept applications from non-U.S. citizens. Thanks to members of the National Association of Fellowships Advisors who assembled the opportunities on this list.

Scholarship Databases

Contact Us

Dilshani Sarathchandra Faculty Fellow

Physical Address:
Idaho Student Union Building
Honors Program
875 Line Street, Room 321
Moscow, ID 83844

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2533
Moscow, ID 83844-2533

Phone: 208-885-6664

Email: dilshanis@uidaho.edu