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
  2. Valdez Fellowship
  3. Tucson Fellowship


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

National Water Research Institute (NWRI) Fellowship Program

The NWRI Fellowship program awards funds to graduate students who are conducting water research in the United States. Multiple fellowships are offered, including: (1) NWRI Member Agency Graduate Fellowship ($5,000 award): Research must be related to developing and/or enhancing drinking water supplies and water resources in general; and (2) NWRI-AMTA Graduate Fellowships for Membrane Technology ($10,000 award): Research must be related to the advancement of membrane technology in the water, wastewater, or water reuse industries, and must be consistent with AMTA’s mission to solve water supply and quality issues through the widespread application of membrane technology. This fellowship program is open to all graduate students who research water, whether that research is in science, technology, policy, or economics—and beyond.


University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) Earth System Science, Diversity & Inclusion, and Public Policy Fellowships

Each year UCAR selects three graduate students for fellowship tracks in Earth System Science, Diversity & Inclusion, and Public Policy. The Next Generation Fellowships offer graduate students the opportunity to learn alongside leaders in their fields. Just as important, these programs bring an infusion of fresh ideas and new perspectives to our organization. Each two-year award provides financial support for graduate school and two summer visits. The UCAR Next Generation Fellowships offer three distinct tracks: Earth System Science, Diversity & Inclusion, and Public Policy. Each fellow receives $40,000  no-strings-attached stipend over two years ($10,000 per semester), an all-expenses paid research trip to Boulder, CO or Washington DC (for science policy fellows), and the support of a like-minded cohort.


SOPHE/CDC Student Fellowship in Injury Prevention

The Student Fellowship in Injury Prevention is funded by the CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. The fellowship recognizes, assists and trains students working on research or practice-based projects in unintentional injury prevention from the perspective of health education or the behavioral sciences. Apply if your project is related to: drug overdose, transportation/motor vehicle related injury, older adult fall prevention, drowning, suicide, and/or concussion/traumatic brain injury. This can include projects in surveillance and surveys, risk factor identification, educational and policy interventions, evaluations, replications, translation, economics, community promotion, dissemination research, communications. Settings include schools, workplaces, health care, and communities. Applicants must be a full-time student (9 credit hours or more) in a master’s or doctoral degree program in health education, health promotion, behavioral sciences or a related field.


Nuclear Energy Justice Policy Fellow

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Science, Technology and Policy (STP) Program serves as a next step in the educational and professional development of scientists and engineers by providing opportunities to participate in policy-related projects at DOE's Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) in Washington, D.C.  Participants will become part of a group of highly-trained scientists and engineers with the education, background, and experience to be part of the workforce that supports the DOE's mission in the future.  You will have opportunities to enhance your quantitative and qualitative reasoning, critical thinking and problem solving, communication, and teamwork skills. You will receive training, mentoring, and additional support to effectively accomplish internship goals. Participants will receive a stipend to be determined by NE, and are typically based on the participant’s academic standing, discipline, experience, and research facility location.


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 5/17/2023.