Funding Resources 

Wesleyan has a variety of places on campus to assist with funding fellowships and internships (paid and un-paid) to help support your research, initiative or professional interests


    • Grants and funding have specific eligibility requirements based on subject area, financial need, academic merit and more.

    • Many of these grants have deadlines and required materials for submission

    • Funding is limited and not guaranteed -- All stipends are contingent upon application and review

    • Do your research and utilize campus contacts. Talk to your faculty advisor or department chair about department allocated funds for internships and research. Also consider nonprofits, businesses, or community and civic-based organizations that might provide funding for internships through grants or scholarships.

Be sure to visit individual websites for specific application instructions and deadlines.

Gordon Career Center | Offers the Summer Experience Grant and advises current students on a handful of fellowships, grants and prizes in a number of subject areas connected to professional and research based interests.

Patricelli Center  | Has funding available for students related to civic engagement and entrepreneurial pursuits

Public Affairs Center | Offers the Davenport Study Grant for Sophomores and Juniors interested in academic study and independent research surrounding public affairs and public service.

College of East Asian Studies | Posts information on funding sources specific to East Asian studies and languages.

Service-Learning Initiative Grants | SLIGs provide faculty with funds to develop their new service-learning courses (transportation costs, materials, training, and stipend).

College of the Environment | Their internship funding is open to all students, not just those enrolled in COE

Office of Student Accounts | For students interested in funding for your undergraduate degree

Office of Financial Aid | Meets with students to discuss finance options


OFF CAMPUS SUPPORT | Be sure to visit individual websites for specific application instructions and deadlines.

NAFSA: Association of International Educators has a resource that directs you to funding for work, internships, volunteer, research, and service-learning abroad.

Diversity Abroad has a number of scholarships and grants to support international opportunities.

Keep in mind --- these resources and links are listed as examples only and have not been screened by Wesleyan University Fries Center for GLobal Studies or the Gordon Career Center and not managed by the University. For all selection criteria and deadlines be sure to visit the individual websites and conduct all necessary personal diligence before applying for any position or funding opportunity.

For more information schedule an
appointment with Kate Smith, Associate Director of Fellowships, Internships and Exchanges