At Brandeis University, you can take advantage of a number of funding resources both during your tenure as a student and beyond. Opportunities include:
Brandeis' WOW fellowship program is a highly competitive program that awards stipends to Brandeis undergraduates who pursue unpaid summer internships. Hiatt administers several types of WOW Fellowships:
- Universal WOW (for internships in any industry - $3000 stipend)
- Louis D. Brandeis Social Justice WOW Fellowships ($4000 stipend)
- Judith Cossin Berkman '59 Endowed Internship Fund in Social Work ($5000 stipend, 1 available annually)
- Theater WOW ($3000 stipend, 1 awarded annually) for internships in theater
- Science WOW ($3000 stipend, 1 awarded annually) for internships in lab sciences and technical writing
- Alexander P. Heckler/Governor Ann Richards Internship Fund ($3500 stipend, 1 awarded annually) for public service & political internships in Washington, D.C.
Brandeis offers a variety of ways to financially support internship experiences.Please refer to the list below to find Brandeis funding sources that best match your needs and criteria. Some funding is based on type of experience including undergraduate research and study abroad, others are based on particular fields including politics and women’s and gender studies, and others are focused on geographic location including the India Initiative.
- History Majors - Eugene C. Black Prize Internship (2), $1,000
- Ruderman Social Justice in Disability Scholars Program is an opportunity for interested Brandeis undergraduates to expand their knowledge and experience in the field of disability inclusion.
- India Initiative Fellows
- Journalism Program - Esther Kartiganer Prize for Excellence in Journalism and Women’s and Gender Studies
- Latin American & Latino Studies Program - Jane’s Travel Grants
- Peace, Conflict & Coexistence Studies Program Awards
- Politics - Research Circle on Democracy and Cultural Pluralism Undergraduate Summer Internship Grant
- Public Service - Eli Segal Citizen Leadership Fellowship
- Undergraduate Research - The Office of Scholarships and Fellowships
- Sorensen Fellowship - for summer internships on ethics and social justice
- Study Abroad Scholarships
- Women’s & Gender Studies Grants & Prizes - Rapaporte grant for internships related to Women, Children or Gender
Frances Taylor Eizenstat '65 Undergraduate Israel Travel Grant Program - competitive $2,500 grants for students pursuing academic or career interests in Israel: study, work, research or internship. Students from all departments and majors are invited to apply. Deadline: March 30th. Questions? Email Keren at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program in the Biological and Physical Sciences
- Funding for Undergraduate Research in the sciences
Below are some valuable resources for finding external funding opportunities, including grants and fellowships.
Foundation Directory Online Professional
Please log into Brandeis Scholar to access this online source that lists scholarships, fellowships, grants, awards, and other financial support specifically for individuals.
The Office of Scholarships and Fellowships located within Academic Services can help guide you through the necessary steps in applying for academic fellowships such as Fulbright, Rhodes, Marshall, Goldwater, and others. Additional fellowships are listed in B.hired.
Jordan Liebhaber Scholarship for young adults wanting to do community service work projects, particularly those benefiting seniors.
The Hiatt Career Center can help you in tailoring your resume, and reviewing your personal statement, and coaching you through the interview process. If you are applying for an academic fellowship that requires Brandeis University nomination, you must work with the Office of Scholarships and Fellowships.