The Paul and Lynn Kelley International Fellowship was created to honor Paul and Lynn, who have done a great deal to support and promote cultural understanding, including medical travels to Central America, years-long service to indigenous and tribal peoples, AIDS work, and much more. The fund is intended to support students with financial need.

Kelley International 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. 

The Kelley International Fellowship may be applied for during Fall Term, Winter Term, or Spring Term.


Summer Projects: Up to $5,000 per fellowship may be awarded

Winter Break Projects: Up to $2,000 beyond the cost of airfare, per fellowship, may be awarded


  • Sophomore or Junior students may apply at any deadline; seniors may apply only for non-Comps projects and only at the Fall Term deadline.
  • Applicants must have demonstrated financial need.
  • Students studying any discipline are eligible.
  • All applicants must be in good academic standing.

When deciding among equally strong proposals for the same category/categories or fellowship funds, juniors/rising seniors (especially those proposing Comps work) are prioritized for summer fellowship funding; followed by sophomores/rising juniors. Seniors receive the lowest priority for non-Comps project funding for Winter Break; juniors, followed by sophomores, are the priority groups for that (very limited) funding.

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, x4300.