Some fellowships 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 (for example, we know 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.
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.
All fellowships require a “Bring-Back” in order to share experiences and cultivate interest in Carleton fellowships. You will 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:
- The Kelley International Fellowship award supports research abroad by students with demonstrated financial need.
- The Professor Roy F. Grow Fellowship award must be used for research or experiences in Asia.
Fellowships for Research and Artistic Projects open to First-Year Students:
- Professor Roy F. Grow Fellowship (Sophomores and Juniors receive priority)
- Dale ’60 and Elizabeth Hanson Fellowship in Ethics