Preparing Your Application

It is never too early to start thinking about fellowships that provide funding for academic and professional opportunities in the U.S. and abroad. Princeton students agree that the benefits of applying for fellowships reach far beyond the award. The application process encourages active self-reflection, bringing insight into a student’s academic and professional experiences, personal strengths and future goals that are critical to lifelong professional, leadership, and personal development. The Fellowship Advising office is here to help you every step of the way.

The links below will help you start to build a strong fellowship application: 

General Advice

Thoughtful preparation can make applying to a fellowship less intimidating. On this page, you will find wide-ranging information that will help you as you begin thinking about fellowships. 

Application FAQs

If you have general questions about fellowships and the application process, this section is a good place to start. 


This page contains additional resources for selecting a graduate program, identifying supplementary funding sources, and connecting with past recipients.