Fellowships
Converse Hall

Office of Fellowships
213 Converse Hall
Amherst College
Amherst, MA  01002

Fax. 413-542-8555

Denise Murphy Gagnon
Director of Fellowship Advising
413-542-2536

Suzanne Fogel Spencer
Fellowships Coordinator
413-542-5079

Fellowship Deadlines & Events

All deadlines for 2013-14 national fellowships and scholarships have passed and the application process is closed. Below is a tentative calendar of deadlines for 2014/15 that will be be adjusted as foundations finalize their own deadlines and applications.  Deadlines will be similar, but some may fall earlier in the academic year.

TENTATIVE PLANNING CALENDAR for Academic Year 2014-15
*Please note that Amherst preliminary deadlines fall well BEFORE the national deadlines *

Scholarship/ Fellowship

Amherst
Deadline

Amherst Committee Interview Week

National Deadline

Awardees Notified

Marshall

September 8, 2014

September 15-19

October  1, 2014

Late November

Mitchell

September 8, 2014

September 15-19

October  1, 2014

Week of November 24

Rhodes

September 8, 2014

September 15-19

October  1, 2014

Late November

Gates

Direct apply N/A

N/A

October  15, 2014

Mid February

Fulbright Grant
and ETA

September  16, 2014

September 22-26

October  14, 2014
by 5pm EDT

Most by mid-April

Watson

 

October 1, 2014

October 14-17

November  4, 2014
by 3pm EDT

Mid March

Luce

October  10, 2014

October 20-24

November  3, 2014

Mid February

Churchill

October  14, 2014

TBD

November  11, 2014

Mid April

Jack Kent Cooke Arts

Direct apply N/A

N/A

November 19, 2014
February 27, 2015

Phase One - Jan 6, 2015
Phase Two – mid-May

St. Andrew’s

November  7, 2014

TBD

December  15, 2014

Late March

Amherst Doshisha

November  12, 2014

December 1-5

N/A

Late January

Carnegie

November  17, 2014

December 1-5

January  15, 2015

March 31

Goldwater

November  21, 2014

N/A

January  30, 2015
by 6pm EST

Late March

Truman

November  21, 2014

December 1-5

February  4, 2015

April 11

Fulbright mtvU

February 4, 2015

TBA

February 27, 2015
By 5pm EST

Mid May

AC Fellowships for Graduate Study

February  10, 2015

N/A

N/A

Mid April

Please note that italicized information is still to be confirmed.

EVENTS

APRIL 2014

Thursday, April 24 -- Porter Lounge, Converse Hall-- 4:30-5:30 pm

What You Need to Know about Applying for a Fulbright
Denise Gagnon
, Director of Fellowship advising will introduce the Executive Director of the Polish-US Fulbright Commission and alumna, Malgosia Krasowska ’96. Ms. Krasowska will be offering advice on applying for a Fulbright and first-hand information on the decision-making process in the respective host countries. Knowing what a host country looks for in applicants can help you clarify your proposal and personal statement. Tony Claudino, Director of Fulbright Student Program Outreach, will also be attending.

Cookies and conversation to follow.

Wednesday, April 9 -- Merrill Science Center, Room 4
5:00-6:00 pm

Writing for Fellowships: Rhodes, Marshall, Gates, Fulbright, Watson, and Beyond
This workshop offers a survey of common strategies and patterns of organization in successful fellowship application essays. We’ll discuss important recent changes in essay requirements for several of the fellowships, the typical contents of personal statements and grant proposals (including discussion of what belongs where when both are required); style and tone; the role of future vision; strategies for an effective writing process; and tips and common pitfalls. With some internal deadlines falling as soon as late summer, and others very early in the fall semester, the time for juniors to begin preparing is now, and it’s not too early for first-years and sophomores interested in pursuing these valuable but competitive opportunities. Michael Keezing, Senior Associate at the Writing Center, and Denise Gagnon, Director of Fellowship Advising, are offering these guidelines and strategies for effective application writing.

 

 

 

 
Converse Hall

Office of Fellowships
213 Converse Hall
Amherst College
Amherst, MA  01002

Fax. 413-542-8555

Denise Murphy Gagnon
Director of Fellowship Advising
413-542-2536

Suzanne Fogel Spencer
Fellowships Coordinator
413-542-5079