At Brandeis University, you can take advantage of a number of funding resources both during your tenure as a student and beyond. Opportunities include:
Hiatt's WOW fellowship program is a highly competitive program that awards stipends to Brandeis undergraduates who pursue unpaid summer internships. Hiatt offers several types of WOW Fellowships:
- Universal WOW (for internships in any industry - $3000 stipend, 9 awarded in 2013)
- Louis D. Brandeis Social Justice WOW Fellowships ($3500 stipend, 29 awarded in 2013)
- Judith Cossin Berkman '59 Endowed Internship Fund in Social Work ($5000 stipend 1 available annually)
- Theater WOW ($3000 stipend, 1 awarded in 2013) for internships in theater
- Science WOW ($3000 stipend, 1 awarded in 2013) for internships in lab sciences and technical writing
- Alexander P. Heckler/Governor Ann Richards Internship Fund ($3500 stipend, 1 awarded in 2013) 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; Applications are due by April 1, 2013
- 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 - Open to undergraduates in all departments, awarded on a competitive basis through the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies. Design a project, study, research, learn Hebrew, or arrange an internship, in almost any field of interest. Fall semester applications are due 10/15/2014. $2500.
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.
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.