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Fall semester fellowship deadlines

By Kim Germain on August 18, 2014

Here is a handy guide to Colgate’s fall semester deadlines for external fellowship opportunities, with eligible class years noted in brackets. I encourage you to contact ONFS about any and all of these that interest you — the earlier the better!

September 15: Fulbright*, Rhodes*, Marshall*, Churchill*, Mitchell**, Gates Cambridge [all of these open to seniors, alumni]
September 15: Glamour’s Top 10 College Women [juniors]
October 6: Watson* [seniors]
November 1: Soros Fellowship for New Americans [seniors, alumni], Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) [juniors]
Early November: NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (deadlines vary by academic discipline) [seniors, alumni]
November 12: St. Andrew’s* [seniors], Critical Language Scholarship [any class year]
November 17: Carnegie Junior Fellows* [seniors, alumni]
December 1: Goldwater* [sophomores, juniors], Truman* [juniors], NIH-Oxford-Cambridge [seniors, alumni]
December 12: Boren Scholarship* [any class year]

*Applicants must go through Colgate’s required campus review and application/nomination process, all of which is overseen by ONFS.  The deadlines noted for opportunities in italics, therefore, are internal campus deadlines.

**Only current students must secure a campus nomination and must therefore submit complete materials by the campus deadline noted here.  Alumni apply directly and do not receive a university nomination.

See the Fellowship Listing page on the ONFS website for further information about these awards, including eligibility criteria and links to the foundation websites.

Watson deadline extended until Oct. 6!

By Kim Germain on September 30, 2014

Prospective Watson applicants will have a few extra days to get application materials in order, as we have extended the deadline until 4:00pm on Monday, October 6.

Download application materials: Click Watson campus application form 2014 for the application form and instructions, and click WatsonRecForm for the questionnaire that must be completed by your recommenders and submitted by them to ONFS.

Seniors: apply for the Watson Fellowship!

By Kim Germain on August 18, 2014

The Watson Fellowship provides $28,000 to fund a self-driven year of global exploration and travel outside of the US after graduation. Projects can be about nearly anything, academic or personal, that intrigues and motivates you enough to spend a whole year pursuing that idea or issue around the globe.

The campus deadline is October 2 — coming up fast. All interested seniors are highly encouraged to contact ONFS for valuable advisement and application feedback prior to the campus deadline.

Download application materials:  Click CampusAppForm2014 for the application form and instructions, and click WatsonRecForm for the questionnaire that must be completed by your recommenders and submitted by them to ONFS.

Additional details: Candidates must:

  • Be in their senior year at the time of application
  • Receive a bachelor’s degree prior to Aug. 1 of that year
  • Create a project for a year of independent, purposeful exploration and travel
  • Be nominated by Colgate. Nomination decisions will be made by our Watson Committee after review of application materials and campus interviews, which will take place soon after the campus deadline above.

Watson website