Application Deadline: March 28, 2023, 5pm

Recommendation Deadline: April 5, 2023, 5pm

Common application form to be used for all fellowships EXCEPT the David C. Donelson, Hanson Ethics, Nancy Wilkie, and and Technos International Week Fellowships.

In the common form, you may check the names of all fellowships appropriate for your project.

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 in such a supervised activity, be sure to explain to the best of your ability how your work qualifies as ‘independent’ research. 

All fellowships for research and artistic projects with a Spring Term application deadline, except for the Hanson Fellowship in Ethics, use a common application form.

As part of your fellowship 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 request their recommendation.

Here are some general guidelines for writing a successful proposal. View some samples here. The Writing Center can also be a useful resource!

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. 

You may not accept more than one form of Carleton funding (from the Career Center; the Center for Global and Regional Studies; the Jonathan Paradise Israel Experience Fund; Kolenkow-Reitz Fellowship Program; and/or the Office of Student Fellowships) to support the same project.

Does your planned research activity include travel?

Some of these fellowships may be used to support travel and some of them have stipulations: