Non-Working Fellowships and Traineeships
These awards assist students in the pursuit of their studies or research, with no requirement for service, performance, or pursuit of additional training. A non-working fellowship provides funds for stipends and some or all cost of education expenses, in accordance with sponsors’ published guidelines. Examples of non-working fellowships include: the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, the Soros Foundation Fellowship for New Americans, and Ford Foundation Fellowships.
These awards assist students in the pursuit of additional training that enhances or complements the traditional curricular and research training provided by degree-granting graduate programs. Non-working traineeships are typically awarded to cohorts of students participating in federally funded institutional training grants, though individual non-working traineeships also exist. A non-working traineeship provides funds for stipends and 60 percent of the cost of education expenses, in accordance with sponsoring agencies’ published guidelines. Examples of non-working traineeships include: NSF NRT and NIH T32.