Some donor funds offer financial support to students pursuing independent research activities or creative projects.  Generally speaking, only projects that are really independent receive funding, but there are some exceptions (in particular, we recognize that it is difficult for archaeology students to pursue research independently because access to sites is tightly controlled).  If you are applying for research support, be sure to explain to the best of your ability how your work qualifies as ‘independent’ research. 

All fellowships listed below, except for the Hanson Fellowship in Ethics, use a common application form and require recommendations.

As part of the application, you will enter the names of your recommenders; please be sure they have agreed to provide a recommendation. Following the due date, we will send a copy of your finalized application for their review and direct them to the form to complete a recommendation form for you.

Here are some general guidelines for writing a successful proposal. Read Creating a Budget for Carleton-Funded Fellowships for helpful tips on budget preparation. 

Planning on doing research outside of the US?  Consult the Gould library’s information on Doing Research Abroad.  The Writing Center can also be a useful resource!

All fellowships require a “Bring-Back” in order to share experiences and cultivate interest in Carleton fellowships. You must describe your planned bring-back as part of your application; get some ideas on the After Your Fellowship page.

All fellowship applicants must be in good academic standing. In addition, fellowships may not be awarded to students who are on probation or suspension for conduct violations. 

Does your planned research activity include travel?

Some of these fellowships may be used to support travel and some of them must be so used:  

Research and Artistic Projects awards open to first-year students:

Research and Artistic Projects awards open to sophomores:

Research and Artistic Projects awards open to juniors: