Welcome to Fellowships

We support students and alumni in pursuing global and domestic learning opportunities referred to as national fellowships. We help you identify opportunities aligned with your personal and professional goals, and we are committed to making the application process welcoming, transparent, and inclusive. We collaborate with the Resource Center, the Mellon Mays Program, and the McNair Program to improve access to fellowships for applicants from underrepresented groups. 


Seniors who applied for fellowships this year share their experiences with prospective applicants. Left to right: Maya Bernstein-Schalet '20, Inayah Bashir '20, Ivy Lam '20, Afrah Boateng '20.


As of Monday, August 16, Assistant Director of Fellowships Magda Zapedowska will be leaving Wesleyan. Henceforth advising on fellowships willl be provided as follows:

  • Fulbright Study/Research Grants: Prof. Krishna Winston, starting August 9.
  • Fulbright English-Teaching Assistantships: Graduate Assistant Kelly Giles, ongoing.
  • Other National Grants: Alice Hadler, Senior Associate Director Fries Center for Global Studies (ret.). Please email ahadler@wesleyan.edu to schedule an appointment.

To make an appointment please click on our calendar

See Fellowships 101 for a general introduction to fellowships.

See Fellowships at a Glance for brief summaries of the fellowships we oversee.

See Application Process and Deadlines for guidance on how and when to apply.

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Fellowship News

Liu Explores Racial Equity in School Funding as NAEd/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow

Liu Explores Racial Equity in School Funding as NAEd/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow

While teaching in New York City public and charter schools that served low-income, students of color, Roseann Liu and her fellow educators would frequently purchase basic resources such as paper, books, and classroom manipulatives for their students out of their own pockets. Students learned from outdated textbooks and teachers hungered for professional development opportunities. Teachers…

3 Seniors Awarded Inaugural Wesleyan Global Fellowship

As a one-year pilot program, the Fries Center for Global Studies has created the Wesleyan Global Fellowship with the intention of awarding graduating seniors nominated but not chosen for the Watson Fellowship, a grant for a year of independent exploration outside the United States post-graduation. The three students who won this new fellowship for the…
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