Applicant Resources

AHF has designed resources to provide general support for students and recent alumni interested in or already completing the early stages of preparing applications for one or more fellowships. Specific guidelines, timeline, and criteria may vary by fellowship or award.

Discover Opportunities

In addition to individual advising and exploring the USC Awards and External Fellowships pages, the following resources are recommended to expand the scope of your research into the world of fellowships:

Recorded Info Sessions

Online library of previous workshops and information sessions for competitive fellowships.

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Awards & Fellowships Database

Filter and search for hundreds of fellowships and awards for current students and alumni based on fields of study, eligibility, keyword, and more.

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External Databases

These searchable externally managed databases are an additional tool to find external funding for study abroad, graduate study, etc. USC does not manage these resources.

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General Tips and Resources

Regardless of fellowship type, the following resources can be utilized the prepare a strong application and navigate the campus process if applicable.

Fellowship Fridays

Informal drop-in advising during fall and spring semesters for general Q&A about awards and fellowships for students new to our resources or current applicants with upcoming deadlines Learn more

Campus Interviews

Process for preparing for USC campus interviews for nomination, endorsement, and/or feedback. Learn more

Tips for Fellowship Recommenders

Guidelines for what faculty and staff should include when writing a letter for an applicant and what applicants should consider when requesting letters of recommendation. Learn more

Pre-Departure Travel Information

State Department provided updated travel information for general considerations prior to and during a study abroad experience. Learn more

Additional Campus Resources

Explore USC undergraduate research opportunities using the following resources from across USC.

USC Writing Center

Provides free, individualized feedback on scholarship and fellowship essays and prompts. Learn more

Undergraduate Programs Research and Discovery

Lists funding sources, research programs, research centers and faculty directories by School. Learn more

USC Experts Directory

Search USC faculty across campus by name or topic. Learn more

Viterbi Undergraduate Research Matching List

List of Viterbi faculty and labs that are currently accepting undergraduate researchers. Learn more