Application Deadline: D.E. Shaw Nexus Fellowship


Sunday, February 16, 2020 (All day)

"The Nexus Fellowship is a unique educational program that gives participants insight into our firm and the industry. Over three days in March at our New York City headquarters, fellows will participate in a content-driven curriculum of interactive case studies and seminars led by notable speakers and the firm’s own analysts. They’ll also spend time with senior leaders of the firm, discuss career paths in finance with recent hires and long-tenured employees, and develop relationships with students from schools around the country. We provide a $1,500 stipend, accommodations, and travel to and from New York City to ensure an immersive experience at our firm.

Fellowship Dates: Tuesday March 17- Thursday, March 19

Can't make the March dates? No worries – we’re hosting other fellowships throughout the year and encourage applications to one (or more) of them. To learn more about our fellowships, please visit the program website.

Eligibility: Open to students who began their sophomore year of a full-time undergraduate program at a U.S. college or university during the fall of 2019. Students from all disciplines with a strong academic record, a demonstrated history of achievement, and a keen interest in exploring the intersection of finance and technology should apply.

How to Apply


For open fellowships, we are accepting both self-nominations from eligible candidates and nominations from college or university faculty members or administrators. Please email all submissions to with the name of the fellowship in the subject line and include the following:

  • - A resume or CV that includes the candidate’s GPA, course of study, and any record of achievement or distinctions
  • - An unofficial transcript
  • One of the following written statements:

    • - A self-nomination: In 150 words or less, describe your interest in the opportunity or what makes you a compelling candidate.
    • - A faculty recommendation: In 150 words or less, describe why you think the student should be considered for the fellowship.":