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Open Assistantships & Fellowships

Baylor University has a limited number of Graduate Assistantships. These positions are advertised throughout the year on the Office of Student Employment website. If you are interested in a GA position, please see Job Listings, review each listing, and apply according to the instructions provided.

FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

 

Baylor Doctoral Administrative Fellows

Doctoral Administrative Fellows are a select group of doctoral students who play an integral role in the Graduate School. The fellowships allow students to gain administrative experience and a distinct perspective on the university’s operations while serving the Graduate School and their peers.

 

External Fellowships and Scholarships

American Australian Association Education Fellowship – apply September 1 - October 15, 2019; must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, undertaking or about to undertake research or study at graduate level or above in Australia, accepted into an Australian University and plan to undertake a minimum of 1 year full time research or study.  Preference given for financial need. Up to $40,000.

American-Scandinavian Foundation Fellowship The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) offers fellowships (up to $23,000) and grants (up to $5,000) to individuals to pursue research, study or creative arts projects in one or more Scandinavian country for up to one year.  Grants are considered suitable for post-graduate scholars, professionals, and candidates in the arts to carry out research or study visits of one to three months duration.  Fellowships are intended to support a year-long stay.  Priority is given to candidates at the graduate level for dissertation-related study or research. Deadline November 1; Decisions announced April 15.

Anchor QEA Environmental Scholarship –Anchor QEA is pleased to offer scholarships to graduate students in fields related to water resources, surface and groundwater quality, coastal development, planning/land use, habitat restoration, and contaminated sediment management. Individual scholarships range in value from $500 to $6,000 and are provided to the recipient’s institution of higher learning to be disbursed to the student for graduate school tuition and supplies.  Deadline November 11, 2019; Decisions announced in January 2020.

Belgian American Educational Foundation Fellowship –The Belgian American Educational Foundation Inc. is the leading independent philanthropy in the support of exchanging university students, scientists and scholars between the United States and Belgium. Offers 12-month fellowships for graduate study or research as well as notices of postgraduate positions. Deadline October 31 for fellowships starting the following year.

Boren Fellowship – supports U.S. graduate students who study language in a country critical to U.S. interests. Applicants should identify how their projects will contribute to national security (broadly defined);  minimum of 12 weeks and a maximum of 12 months overseas.  Boren-funded programs can begin no earlier than June 1 of the application year. Preference will be given to applicants proposing overseas programs of 6 months or longer.  Up to $30,000.  Deadline end of January.

Chateaubriand Fellowship – offered by the Embassy of France to doctoral students to conduct research in France for 4 to 9 months; available for both STEM and Humanities students; covers stipend, round trip ticket to France, and health insurance support.  Deadline mid January; applications for upcoming year open in October.

Critical Language Scholarship for Intensive Summer Studies – scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students to participate in beginning, intermediate, and advanced level intensive summer language programs at American Overseas Research Centers; critical need languages – Azerbaijani, Bangla, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Punjabi, Turkish, Urdu, Persian, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Russian; covers travel, visa fees, room, board, travel within country, entrance fees to all programs.  Deadline February 14, 2019.

De Karman Fellowship –  available for Ph.D. candidates who intend to defend their dissertation within a year of award; special consideration for humanities students; applicants should have outstanding letters of recommendation, significant publications, and have completed several chapters of their dissertation at time of application; 8 fellowships of $25,000 available.  Deadline is January 30 for the following school year (fall & spring semesters).

Fredric M. Jablin Doctoral Dissertation Award –  Established in 1992, the Jepson School of Leadership Studies at the University of Richmond, in partnership with the International Leadership Association (ILA), seeks submissions for the annual Fredric M. Jablin Doctoral Dissertation Award. Submissions can be on any topic and from any discipline as long as they demonstrate substantial insights and implications for the study of leadership.  The 2019 award is presented at the 21st Annual ILA Global Conference, October 24-27, in Ottawa, Canada, where the recipient presents his or her doctoral dissertation research. The recipient of the award also receives a $1,000 prize from the Jepson School of Leadership Studies, one-year membership to the ILA, complimentary conference registration, and travel expenses to the ILA conference.  Deadline is May 15, 2019.

Fulbright Scholarship – The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers research, study, and teaching opportunities in over 140 countries to recent graduates and graduate students in order to promote cultural awareness and understanding.  Multiple awards available including Open Study/Research Awards, English Teaching Assistant Awards, Fulbright-Fogarty Awards in Public Health, and Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship.  Final deadline in early October.

Harvey Fellows Program –  provides scholarships to Christian full-time graduate students pursing a discipline considered to be underrepresented by Christians and who possess a unique vision to impact society through their vocations; encourages students from “top five” programs or studying under renowned scholars in their field; successful applicants receive a $16,000 initial stipend with the possibility of renewal for up to two additional years.  Deadline November 1.

Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship – offers five-year graduate fellowships for graduate students in the applied sciences, mathematics, and engineering; approximately 20 fellowships of $25,000 personal stipends plus full tuition equivalent awarded each year.  Must attend a participating school.  Applications open in August with a late October deadline.

Japanese Government Scholarships  Teacher training and graduate research fellowships available; up to two years residence in Japan; preliminary Japanese-language training may be incorporated; requires Baylor University endorsement; up to 148,000 Japanese yen per month.  Deadlines vary.

National Institute of Health Graduate Partnership Program – allows Ph.D. students to conduct dissertation research with the NIH; research areas include bioinformatics, biophysics, structural biology, communication neuroscience, molecular pathology, biobehavioral research, and developmental biology; stipends vary by duration and level of experience, range from $31,050-$39,750.  Application deadline is early December for some parts of the process. 

National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program
Includes opportunities for grants supporting dissertation research, internships with partner agencies across the federal government, and international research collaboration in the behavioral, biological, chemical, engineering, geological, mathematical, physical, and social sciences, including history and philosophy of science; applicants must have at least a 3.5 and strong letters of recommendation; awards a three-year stipend of $34,000 as well as a $12,000 cost of education allowance for tuition and fees.  Deadlines vary by field throughout late October and early November.

Renshaw Fellowship – affiliated with the Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI); awards grants to individuals interested in becoming superintendents, curriculum developers, or influential scholars focusing on educational issues; awards $12,000 each. 

Salvatori Fellowship – affiliated with the Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI); grants prizes to graduate students in fields related to the founding of America; graduate fellowships range between $5,000 and $15,000 each. They can be used at the awardee’s discretion for program-related expenses, including for tuition, living expenses, books, computers, software, etc.  Deadline February 1, 2019 for 2019-20 school year.

Scholarships for Student Caregivers More and more young people are taking on the role of caregiver for older loved ones while simultaneously pursuing high school, college or graduate-level education. Scholarships for student-caregivers help ease the financial burden faced by these extremely hardworking students.  Amounts from $500 - $10000.  Deadlines vary.

Weaver Fellowship – affiliated with the Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI); awarded to current graduate students who have an intention to teach at the college level; graduate fellowships range between $5,000 and $15,000 each. They can be used at the awardee’s discretion for program-related expenses, including for tuition, living expenses, books, computers, software, etc.  Deadline February 1, 2019 for 2019-20 school year.

Western Civilization Fellowship – affiliated with the Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI);  designed to address our culture’s loss of memory by supporting at the graduate level the study of institutions, values, and history of the West. Granted to current graduate students with a research interest in and dedication to the Western tradition; each Fellow receives a $20,000 grant; applicants must submit a 5-10 page essay responding to the question: "In your own field of study, how is liberty related to Western Civilization?"