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Sample Fellowship Proposals

Sample Proposals

The Office of External Fellowships maintains a collection of successful proposals for external grants and fellowships, and we make them available to University of Illinois students by appointment only.  To request an appointment, email us at  In your email, give your name, department, the specific fellowship(s) for which you seek samples, and a one-sentence description of your proposed research.     

We have sample proposals for the following awards:

  • American Association of University Women
  • American Council of Learned Societies
  • Airport Cooperative Research Program
  • American Educational Research Association
  • American Heart Association
  • American Psychological Association
  • American Research Association in Egypt
  • American Sociological Association
  • Blue Waters
  • Boren
  • Borlaug   
  • Chateaubriand
  • Critical Language Scholarship
  • Cohen-Tucker
  • Croucher
  • DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)
  • Department of Agriculture (AFRI ELI)
  • Department of Defense - SMART
  • Department of Energy
  • Doris Duke
  • Eisenhower
  • Environmental Protection Agency (STAR)
  • Ford
  • Fulbright
  • Fulbright-Hays
  • Google
  • Horowitz
  • Intel
  • National Aeronautics & Space Administration
  • National Defense Science and Engineering Grant (NDSEG)
  • National Institutes of Health (F30, F31, F32)
  • National Physical Science Consortium
  • National Science Foundation (DDRIG, EAPSI, GRF, GROW, & postdocs)
  • Ornithologists’ Union
  • Philanthropic Educational Organization
  • Qualcomm
  • Renaissance Society of America
  • Smithsonian
  • Social Science & Humanities Research Council of Canada
  • Social Science Research Council
  • Spencer
  • Wenner-Gren