Undergraduate Opportunities & Fellowships at Stanford University

Bing Overseas Studies Internship opportunties to Stanford undergraduates in Australia, Beijing, Berlin, Cape Town, Florence, Kyoto, Madrid, Moscow, Oxford, Paris and Santiago.

The Bingham Fund for Student Innovation in Human Biology Students who have declared Human Biology as a major can apply for this funding opportunity.

Global Health Corps (GHC) GHC aims to mobilize a global community of young leaders to build a movement for health equity.

Human Rights Fellowships In partnership with the Program on Human Rights, a Human Rights Fellowship program has been launched. These fellowships are intended to enable students to make a valuable contribution to human rights theory and practice. Offered to rising sophomores, juniors and seniors, grants will be given to four undergraduates who will partner with human rights organizations, government agencies, NGOs, or international organizations (either here or abroad) during the summer.

Mel Lane Student Program Grants -- Woods Institute for the Environment In honor of environmental leader Mel Lane, the Woods Institute has established the Mel Lane Student Program Grants, providing funding to Stanford students for group projects on the environment. To be considered, proposals must offer broad university relevance and involvement.

Research Programs (URP) offers Stanford students numerous opportunities and financial assistance for independent research. The URP office is the campus nexus for information about becoming personally involved in the exciting quest of a research project.

Bechtel International CenterThis center is Stanford’s support center for international students and their families. Please see available scholarships through this center below.

  • Boren Undergraduate Scholarship This program was established by the National Security Education Act of 1991, which provides resources for scholarships, fellowships, and grants.
  • Critical Language Scholarship for Summer Study As part of the National Security Language Initiative (NSLI), the Department of State Critical Language Scholarships will provide funding for U.S. citizen undergraduate, Master’s and Ph.D. students to participate in beginning, intermediate and/or advanced level summer language programs at American Overseas Research Centers and affiliated partners.
  • DAAD Undergraduate Scholarships The German Academic Exchange Service offers a wide range of scholarships for undergraduates ranging from three week summer courses to internship placements for science and engineering students.
  • IAESTE Internship Program Scholarship The International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience (IAESTE) is an internship exchange organization that matches science and engineering students in over 80 participating countries with paid work experience abroad, most often in the form of scientific research or industrial internships.
  • Gilman Scholarship This program offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies abroad. The program aims to encourage students to choose non-traditional study abroad destinations, especially those outside of Western Europe and Australia.
  • Laura W. Bush Traveling Fellowship In 2004, the US rejoined the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), after a 20-year absence in the organization. The Laura W. Bush Traveling Fellowship was created in 2008, in the spirit of US dedication to "building strong foundations of knowledge that bridge nations, enlarge freedoms, and promote democracy."
  • ThinkSwiss Research Award ThinkSwiss is a program whose aim is to encourage collaboration between Swiss and US students and academics in a variety of fields.

Haas Center Postgraduate Fellowships The Haas Center at Stanford University provides numerous resources, specifically for undergraduate students and graduating seniors or graduate students. Fellowships and grants afford students the opportunities to create their own public service projects and travel abroad. Please see the below fellowships available through the Haas Center.

  • Abrams Fellowship in Children, Youth and the Law In the summer of 1999, the Haas Center began offering the Edith & Norman Abrams Fellowship in Children, Youth & the Law (now expanded to include other areas of public interest law) thanks to the generosity of William Abrams ’76 and other alumni donors, including Lisa Foster ’79, The Honorable Kathryn Zenoff ’68, and Dr. Arthur Rettig.
  • African Service Fellowship African Service Fellows will have the opportunity to learn about and help alleviate social and economic problems in Africa. Applicants must propose their own placements with organizations with which they have corresponded before the application deadline. A faculty member or advanced graduate student from the Center for African Studies  will serve as an academic mentor to students who are awarded this fellowship.
  • Donald A. Strauss Scholarship This scholarship is an opportunity for juniors involved in public service. Stanford has been invited to forward three nominees to Donald A. Strauss Foundation, which will award one $10,000 scholarship to a Stanford student, along with 14 students from other select four-year institutions in California. These scholarships will be used to pay for the cost of a public service project and a portion of the recipient’s tuition, fees, books, room and board.
  • Haas Summer Fellowship This fellowship program provides an opportunity for students to design and implement full-time, summer service projects that help communities take a creative approach to addressing their needs. Fellows work to alleviate some of society’s most pressing concerns across the U.S. and in other countries.
  • International Public Service Fellowship The International Public Service Fellowship is a collaboration between the Haas Center and the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI). Interested students propose the type of placement that they envision, and what they hope to contribute and gain from the experience. The selected fellow then works with Haas and FSI advisors to establish a viable placement and identify a faculty mentor for the 12-month opportunity. The fellow is awarded a $35,000 stipend designed to cover all travel, living, and health insurance related expenses.
  • John Gardner Public Service Fellowship Gardner Fellowships provide opportunities for graduating seniors to invest their talent, energy and training in public service. Six fellows, three from Stanford and three from UC Berkeley, are selected each spring. Each is provided with a $27,500 stipend plus health insurance for ten months and an assignment to work with a government or nonprofit agency.
  • Tom Ford Fellowship in Philanthropy The Tom Ford Fellowship provides stipends of $30,000 plus health insurance to three graduating seniors or co-terms for 11 months of full-time service with a foundation in the United States. After receiving the fellowship, each Tom Ford Fellow is matched with a senior mentor at the host foundation who guides the fellow's professional development. Placements are made within community, corporate, and family foundations.