New Application Cycles!

Most Carleton-funded fellowships administered by the Office of Student Fellowships will now have application deadlines every term.  Please note that we do not anticipate an increase in the overall number of applications per academic year.

Fall Term stipulations:

  • The Fall Term deadline is only for fellowship activities to take place during over the Winter Break that follows.
  • First-year students are ineligible.
  • Seniors pursuing Comps research over Winter Break may apply only for the Senior Comps Fellowship; seniors pursuing non-Comps projects over Winter Break are free to apply for other fellowships by the same Fall Term deadline.

Fall Term Application Deadline:                     Tuesday, October 17, 2023 at 5 pm (cst)

Fall Term Recommendation Deadline:           Monday, October 23, 2023 at 5 pm (cst)

Winter and Spring Term Stipulations:

The Winter and Spring Term deadlines are for proposed fellowship activities over summer or over the next academic year’s Winter Break. Proposals for fellowships with both Winter and Spring Term deadlines that are not successful in the Winter Term review may be revised and resubmitted for the Spring Term review.

Winter Term Application Deadline:                Tuesday, February 6, 2024 at 5 pm (cst)                 

Winter Term Recommendation Deadline:      Monday, February 12, 2024 at 5 pm (cst)

Spring Term Application Deadline:                 Tuesday, April 16, 2024 at 5 pm (cst)

Spring Term Recommendation Deadline:       Monday, April 22, 2024 at 5 pm (cst)

Select fellowships may be applied for only during Winter Term. These include the Donelson Fellowship, the Hanson Ethics Fellowship, and the Nancy Wilkie Fellowship for Archaeological Field Experience.

New Recommendation Procedures!

We will continue our practice of providing the final, submitted application materials with the recommendation request.

We have updated all recommendation forms to accommodate a range of responses, rather than simply yes/no answers to the questions asked. The questions have also been revised to better reflect the review criteria. Comments boxes are provided and we will no longer solicit or accept letters of recommendation for Carleton-funded fellowships.

We are hopeful that the exclusive use of forms will both allow for equitable comparison of applicants and reduce the amount of time spent by faculty in preparing and submitting recommendations.