Applying for Fellowships

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The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences encourages students to apply for fellowships. Fellowship application is an ideal way to learn about the granting process and can help sharpen scientific goals and writing skills. In addition, the ability to list a competitive fellowship as an honor on your CV will provide a strong competitive advantage when you seek your next position.

Students should discuss possible fellowship opportunities with their thesis advisor and graduate program director. Fellowship opportunities are offered through federal agencies and private foundations. Note that many of these programs do not provide fellowships that are equivalent to the GSBS stipend. The school is committed to working with students who obtain fellowships to ensure that awards are supplemented to the level of the full GSBS stipend.

All fellowship applicants need to work with a research administrator to have the application submitted in Tufts Research Administration System (RAS) for review by Tufts Pre-Award office. Please reach out to your program coordinator at least 6 weeks in advance of the fellowship deadline for assignment of a research administrator to assist with your application.