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Applying to Fellowships

Fellowships is the name given to a wide variety of academic, research, and service programs generally available to graduate- and postgraduate-level students. There are fellowship opportunities both in the United States and many international locations. In general, these programs are designed to provide significant work or research experience in a particular field.


  • Opportunities to work with experts in a specific field and develop professional connections
  • Often include an academic component including seminars and courses, broadening core knowledge 
  • Development of other broad skills such as leadership, public speaking, and grant writing 
  • Generally include compensation such as stipends


Drexel University Fellowships Office — Fellowships are highly competitive. To help students with the application process, the University has established a Fellowships Office within the Pennoni Honors College. The Fellowships Office provides resources for available fellowships, application deadlines, assistance with application essays, and many other resources.

ProFellow — An online resource for information on over 700 professional and academic fellowships

Next Steps:

  • Speak with current or former Drexel students who have completed fellowships
  • Identify the type of study or research you'd like to pursue, then find programs to match this