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What are external fellowships?
In most cases, external fellowships and scholarships are funding, often with some programming, that can help you pursue a purposeful activity, such as research, language study, or public service. Deadlines, eligibility, criteria, and specific goals of these awards can vary dramatically. What these opportunities have in common is that they are funded by sources outside the university and involve competition at the national or international level. Some examples include:
- Fulbright for teaching, research, or graduate study abroad
- Truman for graduate study leading to a career in public service
- Goldwater for undergraduate study leading to a research career in a STEM field
- Gates Cambridge for graduate study at Cambridge University