Applications for Carleton-funded fellowships are due March 28, 2023!

2019 Class of 1963 Fellowship recipient Willie Powers
2019 Class of 1963 Fellowship recipient Willie Powers


Funded by gifts to the College from the Class of 1963, these fellowships support independent research activities or projects in the creative or performing arts. Funding might be used for library, museum or archival research; fieldwork; and creating or learning to perform a work of art. 

This fellowship is open to sophomores and juniors, with preference given to juniors and/or students preparing Comps projects.

The Class of 1963 Fellowships can also be used during the academic year to do a project that would qualify for Independent Study credit. In the latter case, the fellowship supports actual costs of the project (rather than living expenses). If the project proposed is to earn academic credit, applicants may only budget for expenses and must also submit a completed Carleton Independent Study Form” with their proposal.


Up to $5,000 per fellowship awarded.


  • Sophomores and Juniors may apply; preference will be given to Junior applicants and/or those preparing Comps projects.
  • Students in any major are eligible.
  • All applicants must be in good academic standing.

View examples of projects funded. 

See the Application and Recommendations Process page for more information!


Please contact Marynel Ryan Van Zee, Director of Student Fellowships, Laird 131, x4300.