External Fellowships, Grants, and Academic Opportunities

If you are interested in applying for a nationally- or internationally recognized fellowship, grant, or scholarship, the External Fellowships and Grants Committee (EFGC) is here to help. The committee was formed to provide information to students on selective fellowships and grants--including the Rhodes, Truman, Goldwater, Fulbright, Marshall, Udall, Killam, and Boren awards--for both undergraduate and post-graduate study. Members of the committee are available to give advice and guide you through the application process. Student Fellowships and Grants are competitive, external grants, not to be confused with student financial aid grants or internal Ithaca College grants available to H&S students.

Many of these awards require institutional nomination, which means that you must submit your application to a member of the EFGC well in advance of the final deadline. Below is a list of committee members; you should feel free to contact any of us with questions. If you are simply looking for a place to begin, contact Hugh Egan, faculty coordinator for External Fellowships, Grants, and Academic Opportunities.

Rachel Gould, Director of Study Abroad (rgould@ithaca.edu)

Hugh Egan, Professor of English (eganh@ithaca.edu)

Peter Melcher, Associate Professor of Biology (pmelcher@ithaca.edu)

Robert Sullivan, Associate Professor of Communication Studies (rsulliva@ithaca.edu)

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IC has four Fulbright winners in 2017-18 competition!

Three graduating seniors and a recent alumna have been awarded Fulbright grants.

Kaela Bamberger (’14, B.S., Planned Studies, with an emphasis upon applied arts activism) has been awarded a Fulbright grant to enroll in a Master’s programme in International Relations at the University Aberystwyth in Wales, UK.

Kaleb Cabisca (’17, B.A., History, minor in German Area Studies, member of the Ithaca College Honors Program) has been awarded a Fulbright grant to teach and conduct research in Austria. His research interest is in the Austria-Hungary Bosnian crisis in 1908-09.

Victor Lopez-Carmen (’17, B.S., Health Sciences with a pre-medical concentration, Martin Luther King scholar) has been awarded a Fulbright grant to conduct research on aboriginal health issues at Western Sydney University, Australia.

Samuel Rubin (’17, B.A., Music, minor in Politics) has been awarded a Fulbright grant to Poland to research the music and politics of Henryk Górecki, a 20th century Polish composer.

The IC deadline for 2018-19 Fulbright applications is September 7, 2018.

About Fulbright: The U.S. Student Fulbright Program is America’s largest international exchange program, designed to give recent B.S./B.A. graduates, master's and doctoral candidates, and developing professionals and artists, opportunities for instructional experience, personal enrichment and an open exchange of ideas with citizens of other nations.