Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans invests in the graduate education of New Americans-immigrants and children of immigrants-who are poised to make significant contributions to US society, culture or their academic field. Each Fellow receives up to $90,000 in financial support over two years, and they join a lifelong community of New American Fellows. The Fellows can study in any degree-granting program in any field at any university in the United States. Selection is based on merit – the specific selection criteria emphasize creativity, originality, initiative and sustained accomplishment.


Application Deadline: Late October – Early November 

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a naturalized U.S. citizen or a green card holder, born to parents who were not U.S. citizens at the time of his/her birth or born outside of the US and subsequently adopted by American parents or eligible for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
  • Must be younger or 30 years of age before application deadline
  • Be a college senior, hold a bachelor’s degree, or be enrolled in a graduate program but not have begun a third year of work