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


The Richard A. Salisbury ’66 Fund is an endowed fund intended to support student research fellowships. These fellowships provide valuable opportunities for independent research in any field taught at the College or to undertake projects in the creative or performing arts. These grants allow students to pursue academic interests outside the classroom over summer or winter break.

Salisbury Fellowships are meant to expand the number and range of opportunities available to students to pursue intellectual and creative interests, especially in Africa or Latin America. Although the interests pursued through a Salisbury Fellowship might well grow out of course work or anticipate a subsequent integrative exercise project, the purpose of the Fellowship is to provide freedom to engage in other kinds of learning.


Awards are given annually of up to $5,000 to the fellows chosen


  • Fellowship awards are intended for sophomores or juniors to use during summer or winter breaks.
  • Students studying any discipline are eligible, though preference is given to those studying an aspect of Africa and Latin America.
  • All applicants must be in good academic standing.
  • Students in any major are eligible.
  • Students studying any discipline are eligible to receive the fellowship awards.

View examples of projects funded. 

Selection Criteria

Salisbury student research fellowships will be awarded to enable qualified students to carry out independent research activities in any field taught at Carleton College or to undertake projects in the creative or performing arts. Among activities that might be sought are laboratory, library, museum or archival research; fieldwork; and creating or learning to perform a work of art.

See the Application and Recommendations Process page for more information!

Institutional Review Board

Occasionally, Carleton-funded fellowship research involving human subjects requires Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval.  Be sure to consult with your mentors to understand if this applies to you! Funding for any projects requiring IRB approval will be released once it is received.


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