The Boyd-Niles Student Travel Fellowship was established to recognize Catherine Boyd and Philip Niles, two great professors of medieval and Renaissance history at Carleton. The fellowship is intended to allow students already studying abroad to pursue additional site visits or experiences that will enhance their understanding of the world between ca. 300 and ca. 1650, with a particular emphasis on Europe, the Mediterranean basin, and the broader Middle East.

Each year at least two fellowships of up to $500 (one for Summer and Fall OCS programs; one for Winter and Spring programs) will be awarded to students who propose compelling site visits or experiences. Students receiving the prize will be expected to bring their experience back to campus in some meaningful way.

Students pursuing both Carleton and non-Carleton OCS programs will be considered.

Applications should contain:

A. Project Description that details:

  • The focus of the project
  • The benefit for the student: how does this fit into their broader program of study at Carleton or develop particular interests? How will it be related to their OCS program (e.g., will they pursue the experience before, during, and/or after the program)?
  • The proposed “bring back” for the campus community, for example, a public talk or participation in a campus-wide poster session.

B. A current CV or Résumé

  • Language ability or other background related to project is particularly useful.

C. Unofficial Transcript

Deadlines for submission:

  • Winter submission (for Spring & Summer programs): Friday, February 12, 2021

Fellowship Application Form

  • Please complete the online form and upload the necessary documents.
  • The selection committee will evaluate proposals on the basis of quality, relevance to students’ interests and goals, and student need.
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