Each year, Carleton students are awarded some of the most prestigious national and international fellowships for graduate study, language study, teaching and research abroad, and other pursuits. Preparing for these opportunities requires work well in advance of submission deadlines. It takes time to find fellowships that best match your interests, experience, and academic and extracurricular life, and prepare the strongest application materials you can.
It also takes time to develop your qualifications to the fullest by the time you apply for national and international awards. Carleton’s internal fellowships (along with internships and other opportunities) support research and other experiences that make you a stronger candidate for external awards, and applying for them also helps you learn how to write strong proposals. See “Carleton-Funded Opportunities.”
Explore this website to find all the fellowship opportunities open to you! You will also find general information and guidance to help you start thinking about fellowships. Once you have ideas or questions, visit the Office of Student Fellowships in Laird 131 or call x4300 to set up an appointment with Marynel Ryan Van Zee, Director of Student Fellowships. You can also use Marynel’s Google Calendar appointment page!