Fellowship Competition 2019-2020

The 2019 - 2020 Application is in development and will be ready by August 30th, 2018. 

General Instructions

The application consists of the following:

  1. Online Application and TWO corresponding sets of hardcopy application materials. Complete and submit the Online Application. You may access the online application by clicking the "Go to Application" button on any Fellowship-related pages on this site or on the Website homepage. Please note that the Online Application must be submitted in order for the corresponding hardcopy submission to receive consideration. In addition to your personal information, the Online Application requires submission of Microsoft Word or PDF files containing your curriculum vitae, a research project proposal (no more than 1,500 words), a writing sample (no more than 3,500 words; footnotes and bibliography may be appended), and a two-page undergraduate course syllabus of your own design. Once your online application has been submitted, please prepare two collated, corresponding sets of hardcopy applications, placing at the front of each a copy of the printed Online Application Form.
  2. ONE $25.00 application processing fee. This fee must be paid online via Visa or MasterCard payment. 
  3. TWO letters of recommendation. Recommenders will receive automated notification of your request and instructions for submitting their recommendations once you have submitted the online application form. Please be sure to follow up with your recommenders, as spam filters can interfere with the delivery of automated emails. You can check the status of recommendation submissions and re-send the automated notification to your recommenders by logging into your online application account. 
  4. ONE stamped, self-addressed postcard, if you wish us to acknowledge receipt of your hardcopy application materials. On the postcard, please include the message: “Application to Columbia University Society of Fellows received.”

Applications must be postmarked by Tuesday, 2 October 2018. There are no exceptions or extensions to this deadline. 

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We do not accept recommendations delivered via dossier services (e.g. Interfolio).