Selecting a graduate program:
Many fellowships and scholarships offer graduate school funding. If you are just starting to think about your options, you should speak to your Princeton-based faculty mentors and others about possible postgraduate degrees in your area of interest. Here are some additional resources to guide you:
- Firestone Library offers access to reference works to help you select graduate programs in the United States or abroad, and identify sources of financial support. Do not hesitate to discuss your interests with reference librarians, who will help you find additional information on particular institutions, degree programs, and funding.
- Europa World of Learning is an annual online international directory covering major cultural organizations. By country, it lists national academies and their members; learned societies; major research centers; libraries and archives; museums and art galleries; universities (including faculty members); and other postsecondary institutions. Note: If you are not on campus, you must use the VPN or proxy service. Firestone Library has instructions for using library resources from off-campus.
- The Marshall Scholarship website includes a helpful section on selecting degree programs in the United Kingdom.
- The UK Government issues a regular Research Excellence Framework (REF) report on universities within the United Kingdom, which may be useful as you research potential degree programs.
Identifying additional funding sources:
While our office lists many undergraduate and postgraduate fellowships, there are other sources of funding available. Many universities have funding portals on their websites, which is a good place to start. You may also want to utilize the following:
- Annual Register of Grant Support: A Directory of Funding Sources 2018, 52nd edition (Medford, NJ: Information Today, 2018) is organized by broad categories, for example, “International Studies and Research Abroad,” and identifies groups that support such interests and their criteria for eligibility. It is an excellent place to start any funding search.
- The Grants Register 2019: The Complete Guide to Postgraduate Funding Worldwide, 37th edition (Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019), is intended to assist students in identifying all sorts of financial support.
- Foundation Center includes a large section on sources of educational support, complemented by indexes to types of support and interests of foundations.
- The British Council Scholarships website has an extensive list of scholarships and funding resources that may be helpful.
Additional Resources for Fellowship Applicants:
- The Fellowship Advising team is happy to connect you, through our Fellowships Mentoring Program, to a peer mentor who has recently applied for fellowships and who can support you as you navigate the fellowships application process.
- The Office of International Programs has compiled a list of on-and-off campus diversity and identity resources for students preparing to go abroad. These resources may also be helpful as you work through the fellowships application process. Please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Moloney or Dr. Gump if you have any specific questions regarding the fellowships experience or your application.