Laure Katsaros Receives Mellon New Directions Fellowship to Study Architectural Design

Associate Professor of French Laure Katsaros has received $262,500 from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation through its New Directions Fellowship program, which exists to “assist faculty members in the humanities … who seek to acquire systematic training outside their own areas of special interest.” Katsaros’ award will support her in earning a master’s degree in the history and philosophy of design from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design in 2014–15, and in traveling around France to visit several distinctive architectural sites. Her goal is to produce a final project for the master’s program, and eventually a book, tentatively titled Glass Architectures: Utopian Surveillance from Fourier to the Surrealists.   

Research Fellowships for Creative Artists

Justin Kimball Wins $10,000 Individual Photographer’s Fellowship

Sept. 9, 2011

Justin Kimball, associate professor of art, has received a $10,000 Individual Photographer’s Fellowship (IPF) from the Aaron Siskind Foundation. The funding will support his latest photography project, through which he intends to document some of the effects of the nation’s economic downturn. 

10 Recent Amherst Graduates Win Fulbright Fellowships

June 6, 2011

AMHERST, Mass. — Ten recent Amherst College graduates have won J. William Fulbright Fellowships to study and teach abroad during the 2011–12 academic year.

A Future in Public Service

David Ullman '10 says his thesis helped him win a fellowship.

An interview with David Ullman ’10

David Ullman  will soon start a nine-month fellowship with the City of New York’s Urban Fellows Program.

National Fellowships and Scholarships

About the National Fellowships

Many of the  national fellowships and scholarships listed below are for formal or independent study abroad as well as several for study within the U.S.  Studying, living and traveling abroad can be a rewarding next step in terms of your further education, training and personal development.

Office of Fellowships

Applications are now being accepted for the Amherst College Fellowships for Graduate Study. The deadline is February 10, 2016. These are available to all graduating seniors and recent graduates for full-time study in a degree granting program. There are two fellowships for those continuing studies in music, dance and theater that allow them to design independent study plans. For full details and to access the application, go to Amherst College Fellowships.

Fellowship Deadlines & Events

Below are upcoming events followed by  a calendar of deadlines for fellowship and scholarship applications for the 2015-16 academic year. 


*The Fulbright-mtvU Program has been suspended for the 2016-17 year.*

New extended deadlines:

Carnegie Fellowship -- Preliminary deadline is now Monday, November 30, 2015

Faculty Awards and Activities