Calendar of Deadlines

Below is a list of major national competitive fellowships, scholarships, and grants.  Where noted, some grants are Barnard College specific.  For information on these opportunities, please see fellowships and scholarships.  Interested students should contact Dean Evelyn Leong ( for more information and guidance.  Dates reflect the 2017-2018 academic year.



Marshall Scholarship—Internal deadline: September 1. Application deadline: October 2.

Luce Scholars Program—Internal deadline: September 15. Application deadline: November 1.

Fulbright Scholars Program—Internal deadline: September 15. Application deadline: October 6.

Jacob K. Javits Fellowship (temporarily suspended)



Rhodes Scholarship—Application deadline: October 4. 

George J. Mitchell Scholarship—Application deadline: October 1. 

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program—October 7 for spring semester abroad; March 4, 2018 for fall and full-year programs.       

Gates Cambridge Scholarship—Application deadline: October 15. 

German Chancellor Fellowship—Application deadline: October 15.

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program—Application deadline:  October (see website for exact deadlines for various fields of study).



Associate Alumnae of Barnard College (AABC) Fellowship—Application Deadline: November 14. 

Luce Scholars Program—Application deadline: November 1.

Lucyle Hook Travel Grants (Barnard specific)—Application deadline: November 3. 

Soros Fellowships for New Americans—Application Deadline: November 1.

Truman Scholarship—Internal deadline: November 22. Application deadline:  February 6, 2018.


CJC Scholarship (Barnard specific)—Application deadline:  December 1.

Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships—Application deadline: December 14; supporting materials, January 9, 2018

James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program (formerly Carnegie Junior Fellows)—Internal deadline: December 1.  Application deadline: January 15, 2018.

Barry Goldwater Scholarship—Internal deadline: December 18.  Application Deadline: January 26, 2018.

Margot Krut Fund for the Performing Arts (Barnard specific)—Application deadline: December 1.

National Physical Science Consortium: Graduate fellowships in the Physical Sciences—Application deadline:  December 8.



Andover Teaching Fellowship Program—candidates are urged to apply early to facilitate interviewing. Application must be postmarked by date of deadline—Application Deadline: January 15. 

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship—Application deadine:  January 26.

Beinecke Scholarship—Internal deadline: January 12.  Application Deadline: February 14.

Clarendon Scholarship—Students applying for a master's degree or DPhil course by the January admissions deadline at Oxford University are automatically considered for this scholarship.

Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs—Application deadline January 17.

Cultural Vistas Fellowship—Application deadline January 5.

David L. Boren Undergraduate Fellowship—all applications must be submitted to the Boren Foundation by Barnard—Application Deadline: January 30. 

Davis Projects for Peace—Internal deadline: January 16.  Application deadline: February 12. 

Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics—Application deadline: January 19.

The Helen Fellowship (AMNH)—Application deadine:  January 21.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund—Application deadline: TBA

Mortimer Hays-Brandeis Traveling Fellowships—Application Deadline: January 31. 

Thomas Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship (For Prospective Graduate Students)— Application deadline January 12.


Beinecke Scholarship—Application Deadline: February 14.

David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarship—all applications must be submitted to the Boren Foundation by Barnard—Application Deadline: February 8. 

Davis Projects for Peace—Application deadline:  February 12.

The Mica and Ahmet Ertegun Graduate Scholarship Programme—Students must be applying to start a full-time graduate degree in various subjects in the Humanities.  Application deadline:  Registration of relevant coursework by January deadline.

Arthur Liman Public Interest Fellowship and Fund—Applications must be submitted to Dean Kuan Tsu by the beginning of the month. Internal deadline: TBA.

The Peter Juviler and Dennis Dalton Fund (Barnard specific)—Application deadline:  February 22.

Thomas Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship (For Current Sophomores)—Application deadline TBA.

Truman Scholarship—Application deadline: February 6. 

Udall Scholarship—Internal deadline:  February 16.  Application deadline:  March 8.


MARCH 2018

James Madison Fellowship (Junior Fellowship)—Application Deadline: March 1. 

J.W. Saxe Memorial Prize—Application Deadline: March 15.

Tow Summer Research Fellowship (Barnard specific)—Application Deadline: March 2.

Udall Scholarship—Application deadline:  March 8.


Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships—deadlines are set by local Rotary clubs and therefore vary.

Association of Teachers of Japanese Bridging Project for Study Abroad in Japan—the deadline for applications for 2018-2019 will be announced in January 2018.