Fellowship Opportunities

This page lists fellowship opportunities, both UA and external resources, for graduate students.  Please direct any questions to the fellowship source.

Additional fellowships will be added as they are announced.


School of Government & Public Policy Fellowship Opportunities:

The School of Government & Public Policy has three fellowship opportunities for incoming (Keane and Valdez) and current (Tucson) students.  For additional information on each of these opportunities, please click on the links provided below.

  1. Keane Fellowship (MPA Only)
  2. Valdez Fellowship (MPA Only)
  3. Tucson Fellowship


Other Recent Fellowship Opportunities (in order by application deadline date):

Soros Equality Fellowship (Racial Justice Leadership)

The Open Society-U.S.’s Equality team seeks applicants for its Soros Equality Fellowship, which aims to support emerging mid-career professionals who will become long-term innovative leaders influencing the racial justice field. The fellowship award provides individuals with a grant of $100,000 to support production of an innovative racial justice project over the course of 18 months. We seek a diverse cohort of applicants, including but not limited to activists, artists, journalists, and organizers, to produce a project with meaningful impact. This approach recognizes the power of individuals to use a variety of tools, from traditional advocacy to the arts, to impact change and uplift the mission and values of an open society.


University of New Hampshire Sustainability Fellowships

UNH Sustainability Fellowships pair exceptional students from across the U.S. with municipal, educational, corporate, and non-profit partners in New England to work on transformative sustainability initiatives each summer. Sustainability Fellows undertake challenging projects that are designed to create an immediate impact, offer a quality learning experience, and foster meaningful collaboration. Fellows are paid for work on-site with their mentors at partner organizations during the summer, supported by a network of Fellows, partners, alumni, and the UNH Team. Graduate students, exceptional undergraduate students, and recent graduates from any accredited college or university are eligible to apply. 


UA Center for Middle Eastern Studies Foriegn Language and Area Studies (FLAS)

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Academic Year and Summer fellowships are awarded annually in Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, and Turkish to undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Arizona in any program/department who are pursuing Middle Eastern language and area studies. Funding is provided by the US Department of Education and awards are made through CMES.


Climate Assessment for the Southwest Environment & Society Fellowship

The Climate Assessment for the Southwest (CLIMAS) program is currently accepting applications for the 2023 Environment & Society Fellowship. This funding opportunity provides a $4,750 stipend to University of Arizona graduate students to conduct collaborative environmental research. Proposed projects should incorporate an engaged research approach that meets a need expressed by a stakeholder, defined as an organization, community, or person affected by the research outcomes. Projects can fall under one or more of the following categories: scoping research, dissertation/thesis work, a discrete 1-year project, outreach, and/or network building. Competitive proposals will describe methods for stakeholder engagement and collaboration, examples of which include workshops, project meetings, co-development of data analyses, and writing reports or other outputs to meet stakeholder information needs. Projects can take place anywhere in the world and may focus on any environmentally-related issue.


Carson Scholars Program

The Carson Scholars Program is dedicated to training the next generation of environmental researchers in the art of public communication. Throughout the scholarship year, Carson Scholars work closely with faculty mentors who provide hands-on training and other resources to develop skills and strategies to effectively convey the value of their research and enhance their skills in communicating science to a variety of audiences. Scholars will typically give a public talk, present a pitch, write an essay or op-ed and likely complete one other project by the end of the year. 

For more information on the Carson Scholars Program, go to https://carson.arizona.edu/apply.

Application Deadline: February 17th
Letters of Reference Due: March 3, 2023
Acceptance Notification: April 2023

Questions? Please contact Ariane Mohr-Felson at ariane3@arizona.edu.


UA Center for Latin American Studies Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) in Portuguese and Indigenous Languages

The FLAS Fellowship is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education under Title VI Grant. We seek to support graduate and undergraduate students whose academic program and/or career objectives focus on Latin America and who can demonstrate the value of language training to their studies and/or career. Candidates from all departments and professional schools are encouraged to apply.



Tech Launch Az Student Entrepreneurial Fellow

UA Tech Launch Arizona and the Graduate College collaborate to provide U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident degree-seeking graduate students (main campus only) to gain practical startup company and technology commercialization experience. The selected Fellow will receive an hourly wage from Tech Launch and $10,000 Graduate Tuition Scholarship from the UA Graduate College that will apply to the fall and/or spring base graduate semester tuition during the Fellow’s tenure as a Student Entrepreneurial Fellow. Please note if the Fellow is concurrently appointed as a graduate assistant/associate (GA) at .50 FTE or higher, the tuition award will not apply due to the full tuition coverage provided as a benefit of the GA appointment. Applicants must be degree-seeking graduate student admitted to a main campus Master’s or doctoral program at the University of Arizona.



Page updated 1/27/2023.