Amherst College Fellowships
Amherst College Fellowships are for graduating seniors and alumni/ae. They are described in the Amherst College Catalog. The deadline for application is February 10. You need not have been accepted at graduate school to apply, but the awards are made contingent upon final enrollment.
You may apply for funds for a second and third year and you may apply after graduation if you decide to postpone graduate school. Amherst College Fellowships are awarded on the basis of merit and need.
There is one application for the different fellowships. Funds are available for the study of law, medicine, economics, education and all of the traditional academic disciplines. The areas of graduate study for which larger fellowships are available are chemistry, geology, history, religion, philosophy, and study in the United Kingdom. Those available for apprenticeship or private tutoring as well as study at a graduate school are in the fields of music and theater.
Please contact Denise Gagnon, Director of Fellowship Advising, for more information.
Amherst-Doshisha Fellowship at Amherst House, Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan, is open to graduating seniors and recent alumni/ae of the College for a term of one year. The recipient will have the opportunity to work with Professor Masanori Morita, representative of the College at Doshisha, and to teach English to Japanese students. No knowledge of the Japanese language is required.
The fellowship offers a stipend and an allowance for travel and incidental expenses, shared equally between Amherst and Doshisha. The fellowship year is normally from September to August. It carries with it formal teaching responsibilities in the English language at Doshisha University, at the first-year and second-year level. The academic year at Doshisha allows fellows to travel in Asia during February and March. This particular fellowship has its own Faculty Selection Committee who is designated to choose the Fellow. Deadline for application is in November. The application consists of a 3- to 5-page double-spaced proposal and letters of recommendation from faculty and peers.
For more information:
Director of Fellowship Advising
213 Converse Hall
The mailing address is:
Office of Fellowships
Amherst, MA 01002