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


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 enable qualified students to carry out independent research activities in any field taught at the College, or to undertake projects in the creative or performing arts. Among the activities these fellowships might support are laboratory, library, museum or archival research; fieldwork; and creating or learning to perform a work of art. These fellowships are meant to expand the opportunities available to students to pursue intellectual and creative interests.


Up to $5,000 per proposal.


  • Sophomores and Juniors may apply
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Students studying any discipline are eligible
  • All applicants must be in good academic standing

Selection Criteria

The Paul and Lynn Kelley International Fellowship is intended to provide students an opportunity to undertake research or creative projects abroad. 

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.