Research Fellowships

Get Ready for a Practical Experience Abroad

A fellowship is a short-term, practical training program that runs from a few weeks to several years, and is often held abroad. Fellowships focus on practical and professional development of individual fellows and provide them with an excellent professional start with all the resources, support and professional networks needed to enable them to achieve their goals beyond a typical job. It also adds value to their curriculum vitae, allowing them to work with specialists and receive guidance. Fellowships often result in better career opportunities because they include training sessions and the chance for fellows to establish a large web of connections in their field. A fellowship is designed to provide practical experience to colleagues; fellows are expected to assume a great deal of responsibility in that period, have unique experiences, and participate in intensive training that may not be available to them in other circumstances. Fellowships are offered to graduate students and researchers, and include seminars, in-depth research on specific issues, and broad skills development curricula. Fellowships are funded by a wide range of organizations, including foundations, non-profit organizations, government agencies, universities, the media, and corporations. Most fellowships offer a living allowance or monthly salary, as well as other expenses such as accommodation, housing, and health insurance.