Applying as a Recent Alumnus/a

Fellowships offer many unique opportunities for Columbia alumni/ae. You have access to numerous resources that will help you as you explore fellowships. The first things to consider are your motivation and goals in applying for a fellowship. Are you interested in language immersion for a year before you apply to graduate school or accept a job? Has your current job sparked a new research focus that you would like to explore in greater depth? Are you interested in attending graduate school abroad? Do you want to meet other individuals dedicated to making a difference in the world? By identifying your aim, you narrow your search and position yourself to complete the most competitive application. Undergraduate Research and Fellowships (URF) advisers provide resources for considering these different opportunities and identifying your unique needs.

You are welcome to visit us and to use the resources available through this website. We also work via email and phone with many alumni who are living out of state or overseas. If you have decided upon a fellowship for application, please contact our office as soon as possible. Some fellowships require university endorsement even for applicants who have already graduated.

We are dedicated to assisting you as you navigate all of the phases of fellowship applications, from initial interest to final submission.