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Brandeis students win prestigious fellowships and scholarships

Each year, the office of Academic Fellowships helps about 200 Brandeis students and recent alumni pursue fellowship opportunities for research and other academic endeavors both on and off-campus.

In addition to helping students learn about how fellowships can supplement academic development and discover which opportunities are the best match for each student, Director Meredith Monaghan and Assistant Director Elizabeth Rotolo guide students through all phases of the application process, including reflecting on long-term personal and professional goals, developing an initial idea into a feasible proposal, strengthening connections with faculty mentors, crafting succinct and compelling essays, and preparing for interviews.

“Brandeis students are lucky in that there are so many resources available to help support academic research and exploration available to them,” Monaghan said. “Whether they hoped to spend a year immersed in an Arabic-speaking environment, research the characteristics and functions of brain activity when attention is divided between visual and auditory patterns, earn an MBA at University College Dublin, or teach English anywhere from Azerbaijan to Vietnam, recent Brandeisians have worked with the Academic Fellowships staff to identify sources of funding and to develop competitive applications. Whatever your area of interest, there is almost certainly a fellowship that can help you pursue it.”

While many students first connect with Academic Fellowships in the summer before their senior year, it’s never too early to get started thinking about where you hope to go and how you might get there. Students are encouraged to schedule an individual appointment with Meredith or Elizabeth as soon as they are ready to start exploring the possibilities.

Read about some of the students who were awarded fellowships this year here.

Date: June 7, 2018