Graduate Study Awards

Find out more about graduate study and professional development after graduation from King’s.

There are a number of elite graduate study and professional development awards for which qualified students of The King’s College may apply. The College advises the student to give the awards listed below first consideration, and provides advice for these in particular. Note that all are for graduate study or professional development after graduation from King’s.

Top students with a high GPA are encouraged to pursue these awards with the understanding that at times the application process is lengthy (up to 100 hours) and there is no guarantee that a student will attain one of these highly competitive awards. Details on individual scholarships appear below, but it is essential that students visit each scholarship’s website for a comprehensive and definitive description prior to considering an application.

Due to the involved processes surrounding preparatory activities, applications, nominations, and recommendations for these awards, most of which involve significant participation on the part of multiple faculty members, King’s students desiring to apply must contact the Academic Affairs Office ( to discuss their applications at least one year prior to the application deadline, and earlier if possible. Students are strongly encouraged to begin planning for the elements needed to succeed in these applications sometime during their first year at King’s.

Fulbright Awards

The Fulbright mission centers on the principle of international partnership. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for English Teaching Assistant Programs (generally more accessible) or for individually designed study/research projects (generally more competitive). Grant lengths and dates vary by country but include all costs associated with travels and study.


Online applications are open from approximately May 1-October 15 each year, but please check the Fulbright website well in advance for specific deadlines. Students complete the application process on their own. Advice is available from The King’s College upon request.

General Eligibility

U.S. Citizen at the time of application. A conferred bachelor’s degree or equivalent before the start of the grant. (In the creative and performing arts, four years of professional training and/or experience meets the basic eligibility requirement); must be in good health; proficiency in the written and spoken language of the host country sufficient to communicate with the people and carry out the proposed study/research. See also

English Teaching Awards (highly recommended)

Study/Research Grant

Intercollegiate Studies Institute Fellowships

Each year ISI grants Richard M. Weaver Fellowships to students who intend to use their advanced degree to teach, and Henry Salvatori Fellowships to students doing graduate work related to the American Founding. Each of these fellowships seeks to uphold the idea of academic excellence and the role of education in producing persons capable of making reasoned choices in favor of liberty.


Typically in February each year, but please check the ISI website well in advance for specific deadlines.

General Eligibility

Applicants must be U.S. citizens who will be enrolled in a full-time graduate program for academic year of the award. Those attending pre-professional (medical, law, divinity, business, etc.) programs are ineligible.


Gates-Cambridge Scholarship

Gates-Cambridge Scholarships are awarded to outstanding applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge. The selection criteria are: 1) outstanding intellectual ability; 2) leadership potential; 3) a commitment to improving the lives of others; 4) a good fit between the applicant’s qualifications and aspirations and the postgraduate programme at Cambridge for which they are applying. While at Cambridge, Scholars pursue the full range of subjects available at the University and are spread across its departments and Colleges.


For US citizens, generally early October each year for study the following year. Please check the Gates-Cambridge website well in advance for specific deadlines including those for non-US citizens: Students complete the application process on their own. Advice is available from The King’s College upon request.

General Eligibility

Must be a citizen of any country outside the United Kingdom. Must be applying to pursue one of the following full-time residential courses of study at the University of Cambridge: PhD (three year research-only degree); MSc or MLitt (two year research-only degree); One year postgraduate course (e.g. MPhil, LLM, MASt, Diploma, MBA etc.). See also


James Madison Graduate Fellowship

Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation offers $24,000 James Madison Graduate Fellowships to individuals desiring to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution at the secondary school level. Fellowship applicants compete only against other applicants from the states of their legal residence. As funding permits, the Foundation plans to offer one fellowship per state per year.


Typically March 1st each year, but please check the website (link below) well in advance to confirm.


United States citizen, be a teacher or planning to become a teacher of American history, American government, or social studies at the secondary school level (grades 7-12), possess a bachelor’s degree or plan to receive a bachelor’s degree no later than August 31 of the year in which you are applying.