Rutgers University Competitive Fellowships

Graduate Program Directors nominate exceptional candidates from the fall applicant pool for University Fellowships.

Bunche Fellowship
Two Bunche Fellowships will be awarded to two incoming, full-time graduate students representing a diversity population.  The fellowship includes a stipend plus tuition remission with a possible reappointment for a second year.

Hazel Vera Dean Fellowship
The Hazel Vera Dean fellowship is a scholarship awarded to one graduate student who is a resident of New Jersey who shows financial need.

Trustee Fellowship in the Humanities and Social Sciences
One Trustee Fellowship will be awarded to a student representing a diversity population and pursuing a master’s degree likely to lead to a Ph.D. in the same field. The fellowship includes a stipend and tuition remission with a possible reappointment for a second year.

Eagleton Fellowship Program

Please note there is a separate application process to receive the Eagleton Fellowship. 
The Eagleton Institute of Politics offers interdisciplinary fellowships that provide select Rutgers graduate students the opportunity to further their understanding of the practice of American politics, government, and public affairs while connecting the fellowship experience to their chosen fields of study. Eagleton has offered these prestigious fellowships since 1956. Additional information may be found at