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Seniors and Post Graduate Opportunities

Opportunities for Seniors, Graduate Students, and Alumni

Scholarships and fellowships with UD faculty advisors are listed below.  Click on the scholarship name to go to the website of the scholarship.  A more extensive list of scholarship and fellowship opportunities can be found here.


Ford Foundation Fellowships

The Ford Foundation supports scholars whose goal is to strengthen and increase diversity in academia. Predoctoral and Dissertation awards are for research-based study in behavioral & social sciences, life & physical sciences, math & engineering, and the humanities leading to the PHD or ScD degrees only. Postdoctoral awards are for one year of research after receipt of the PhD or ScD. Awards are for those who are within seven years of the PhD or ScD. 

Faculty Representative: Dr. Stephanie 


Fulbright Grants

The Fulbright program allows for post-graduate study in over 140 countries worldwide. The Fulbright Comprehensive Grant allows for one year of post-graduate study in a foreign country. Students from any field may apply, but applicants must be proficient in the language of the host country. All grants provide tuition and other educational, living, travel and insurance expenses. Information from Dr. Maddux (former U.D. advisor) and Jason Lewallen is available here. Application generally opens in May.  September 15 campus deadline.

Faculty Representatives: Dr. Jason Lewallen,  

Dr. Jacob  


German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Offers several scholarship opportunities for all academic fields at all academic levels. The German Academic Exchange Service, which is a German government-funded organization, is the world's largest funding organization for the international exchange of students and researchers. 

Faculty Representative: Dr. Cynthia 


Hertz Fellowships

The Hertz Fellowship empowers outstanding young people with the freedom to innovate and explore their genius in collaboration with leading professors in the field. Eligible applicants for Hertz Fellowships must be students of the applied physical, biological or engineering sciences who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States of America, and who are willing to morally commit to make their skills available to the United States in time of national emergency.  College seniors wishing to pursue the Ph.D. degree in any of the fields of particular interest to the Foundation, as well as graduate students already in the process of doing so, may apply.  Applications open in August.

Faculty Representative: Dr. Sally 


Intercollegiate Studies Institute Fellowships

The Intercollegiate Studies Institute offers 6-8 fellowships a year for American citizens who plan to become college professors in the liberal arts and social sciences. Students who have excelled in the University of Dallas's core curriculum would be particularly good candidates for the Western Civilization Fellowship, the Richard M. Weaver Fellowship, and the Salvatori Fellowship. February deadline.

Faculty Representative: Dr. Ron Rombs, 


Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program

The Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program is a new graduate-level scholarship aimed at preparing the next generation of global leaders to address the increasingly complex challenges facing our world. Each scholar will receive full funding to pursue graduate education at one of Stanford's 125+ graduate programs. The Knight-Hennessy Scholars program has a distinctly multidisciplinary focus, and will provide opportunities for leadership training, mentorship, and cohort-based experiential learning. The goal is to empower scholars to navigate across business, government, academia, and the nonprofit sectors. 

Faculty Representative N/A -See general contact below.


Lilly Graduate Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts

The Lilly Graduate Fellows Program supports, during the course of their graduate education, exceptionally well qualified young men and women who have bachelor degrees from LFP Network Schools (e.g., UD) and who are interested in becoming teacher-scholars at church-related colleges and universities in the United States.

Faculty Representative: Dr. Rich Dougherty,


Madison Memorial Fellowships

The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation was established in 1986 to improve teaching about the United States Constitution in secondary schools. Applicants must be outstanding college seniors, recent college graduates, or high school teachers who will enroll in graduate studies to pursue a M.A. degree in the teaching of American history or social studies. The award provides up to two years of support up to $24,000 over the period of study. March deadline. 

Faculty Representative N/A -See general contact below.


Marshall Scholarships

Founded by a 1953 Act of Parliament, and named in honour of US Secretary of State George C Marshall, the Scholarships commemorate the humane ideals of the Marshall Plan and they express the continuing gratitude of the British people to their American counterparts. Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. Up to forty Scholars are selected each year to study at graduate level at an UK institution in any field of study.  Applications open in late spring. Various campus deadlines leading to the final October deadline. 

Faculty Representative: Dr. Andrew


Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships

ACLS invites applications for Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships, which support a year of research and writing to help advanced graduate students in the humanities and related social sciences in the last year of PhD dissertation writing. The program encourages timely completion of the PhD. Applicants must be prepared to complete their dissertations within the period of their fellowship tenure and no later than August of the following year. A grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation supports this program.

Faculty Representative: Dr. Joshua Parens, 


Mitchell Fellowships

The Mitchell Scholars Program, named to honor former US Senator George Mitchell's pivotal contribution to the Northern Ireland peace process, is designed to introduce and connect generations of future American leaders to the island of Ireland, while recognizing and fostering intellectual achievement, leadership, and a commitment to community and public service. Up to twelve Mitchell Scholars between the ages of 18 and 30 are chosen annually for one year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Applicants are judged on three criteria: (1) scholarship, (2) leadership, and (3) a sustained commitment to community and public service.  There are no restrictions on field of study.  Applications open in the spring.

Faculty Representative: Dr. Charles Sullivan, 

Applicants for National Science Foundation Fellowships are traditionally college seniors or first-year graduate students. Fellowships are awarded for study and research leading to masters and doctoral degrees in the sciences. This includes behavioral, biological, chemical, engineering, geological, mathematical, physical, and social sciences. Applicants are expected to have exemplary GPA's (3.8) and excellent GRE scores. November Deadline.

Faculty Representative: Dr. Sally Hicks, 


Rhodes Scholarships

The Rhodes Scholarship is the oldest and most prestigious of post-graduate scholarships. It is awarded only to the very highest quality students (3.75 or above) who exemplify superior intellectual capabilities and the highest character. Recipients of the Rhodes Scholarship enter Oxford for two years of study following the completion of their B.A. degree.  Application opens early July.  Various campus deadlines leading to the final October deadline. 

Faculty Representative: Dr. Andrew Osborn,


Schweitzer Fellows Program

The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship immerses a select group of graduate students in an experiential learning and leadership development program designed to increase and sharpen their skills and abilities to more effectively address the health needs of underserved people. The ranks of Schweitzer Fellows are filled by graduate students with expertise in fields such as medicine, nursing, nutrition, psychology and other fields such as law, business, education, engineering, and many others. Schweitzer Fellows design and implement community-based prevention and intervention projects that address chronic health issues and the social determinants of health such as poverty, the environment, and education. 

Faculty Representative N/A - See General Contact below.


SITE Internship Program

The Study Intercultural Training Experience (SITE) Program is an internship opportunity for English-speakers to serve as teaching assistants in schools of Lombardy, Italy.

Faculty Representative: Dr. Anthony Nussmeier,


General Inquiries Contact: Gaby O'Neill, Associate Director of Career Services,