Discovering Your Academic Passion
Explore your academic interests as broadly as possible, and pay attention to those "a-ha" moments. And most of all, get to know your professors. Make use of office hours and drop in with a question. Ask questions in class. Getting to know your faculty can actually be easier than you think. So explore your interests, and draw on some good courage so that your professors know who you are, too.
Fellowship opportunities are organized below so you can search based on your class standing. Remember that "research" really means independent investigation in any field of study! Whether you are in the sciences, the humanities, the creative arts, or doing a hybrid course of study that combines various fields: you can devise your own projects! You can also further explore topics covered in your coursework, your readings, the studio or lab. Internal (Brandeis-funded) research opportunities, such as the Schiff or the URF programs, can often be great starting points for developing proposals down the road, such as the Fulbright.
This list covers only those programs facilitated by the Office of Academic Services (with the exception of the Ethics Center Fellowship listed below for sophomores). Additional opportunities may be available through certain departments.