Applying for Fellowships

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The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences encourages all 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 graduate program director and with their thesis advisor. 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.

The GSBS Dean’s Office assists students with fellowship applications. Be sure to notify the GSBS Dean’s Office well in advance of your intent to apply submit a fellowship application. It is important to note that fellowship applications are required to be reviewed by Tufts’ Office of Research Administration prior to submission, so students must plan ahead to meet internal deadlines.

Students should also take advantage of NIH fellowship sessions held by GSBS that provide information on the fellowship application process specific to NIH awards. We host these sessions annually to help students and their thesis mentors prepare for application.

Learn more about fellowship opportunities and the application process on the GSBS Student Portal.