How To Find
Searching for a fellowship in academia:
Universities, including CSUN, offer many fellowships.
- The Career Center:
- Graduate Studies offers lists of fellowships and awards:
- Check your specific department for research and fellowship opportunities with professors and other members within the field. Even if they are not working on projects, they may know someone who is conducting research.
- Major libraries and museums also grant fellowships for academic research. Check the fellowships link page to start your search.
Searching for a fellowship through a private or federal group:
- Explore organizations and non-profits that are of interest to you and your career goals and contact them about open opportunities.
- For specific fellowships in non-profit sectors and public service, Idealist.org provides a detailed list of openings. http://idealist.org/en/career/fellowship.html
For federal fellowships, several websites provide information on openings.
- The Career Center provides links by subject and groups for fellowships. http://www.csun.edu/career/students/fellow_links.htm
Searching for a fellowship outside your specific experiences or after college:
Deciding on fellowships
Identify your motivation and goals.
- Ask yourself, what interests me most? Do I want to improve leadership skills? Do I have a thesis that I want to build into an independent research project? Do I want to work with others on public service projects?
- By discovering your aim, you can narrow down your search and focus on specific fellowships.
- Either an undergraduate/graduate student or a mid-career level adult.
- A strong GPA.
- Involvement in various activities (athletics, clubs, volunteer work, etc.).
- Commitment to your field and studies.
- Awareness of current events.
- Strong writing and communication skills.
- U.S. Citizenship (unless otherwise noted).