The Sparkman Fellows Program is intended for highly motivated and engaged students seeking to enhance their understanding of global issues in a stimulating learning environment. Fellows will have the opportunity to engage with UAB faculty in a collaborative environment outside of the classroom as well as be mentored by faculty in the Sparkman Scholars program. 

2016 & prior


All graduate and professional students at UAB may apply to become a Sparkman Fellow. Undergraduates with junior or senior standing may also apply to become a Sparkman Fellow.


-Attend Scholars & Fellows meeting/seminar 4 times a year

-Participate in 1 service activity each semester

How to Apply

Applications have closed for the 2021-2022 Fellows cohort. Applications for the 2022-2023 academic year will open in March 2022. If you have questions, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.