Graduate/Post-Commencement Opportunities

One of the categories of ‘fellowship’ (and the one people tend to think of when they think of ‘fellowships’) is focused upon opportunities students apply for in their junior year (Truman) or senior year (everything else) and then, if awarded, engage in after graduation. Depending upon the opportunity, GVSU alumni are also eligible - do reach out if you are a year or more ‘out’ from graduation and interested in pursuing a Fulbright, Peace Corps, Payne, Rangel, Pickering or other fellowship. We work often with alumni applicants. Many awards seek applicants who have significant gap experiences in leadership and service between commencement and advanced study or other form of fellowship experience. These opportunities can be life-changing! You will see some of these opportunities listed below, linked to the actual funding organization. Note that there are more opportunities available than are highlighted here.

Inter/nationally competitive fellowships for graduate study

Inter/nationally competitive internships and fellowships within federal agencies and NGOs

Teaching and research abroad and in the U.S.

Service within and beyond the US

Resources and Opportunities in the Field of Human Rights

Fellowships and Scholarships for Professional Study (Law and Engineering)

Other Resources

Note about international engagement, particularly international volunteerism and development work:

A rich array of opportunities are available to you! The links above are simply a starting point. In addition to the organization web pages listed, you may wish to begin your search by browsing the aggregator web pages and—both offer searchable databases of international options: you may choose the mode of engagement (study, volunteerism, internships, teaching English, and more) or the region or country in which you are interested. The IIE Passport searchable database offers another valuable search site. 

Some of the opportunities below are primarily intended for recent college graduates, and some (many) are also available to undergraduate students who can devote a summer to an internship or volunteer/service experience.

Ethical engagement in service learning matters. Please consider intentions, motives, impact and ongoing commitments as you explore possibilities for service. Here are some useful resources: Global Service-Learning - Campus Compact; the Fair Trade Learning | Amizade (Amizade pioneered the concept of Fair Trade Learning); and Welcome to the Better Care Network! | Better Care Network. And this page offers a set of useful checks on the integrity of a international volunteer program: 7 red flags when considering an international volunteer program - Matador Network.

STEM Fellowships

Health Professions Fellowships

Health Professions International Service and Volunteer Opportunities

Opportunities in the Arts