Kim Frank and Ford Fellowships in the Writing Programs:

The Kim-Frank and Ford Fellowships in the Writing Program, awarded to graduating seniors at Wesleyan, are prestigious one-year, post-graduate positions that offer teaching and administrative experience as well as graduate training. As graduate students, the Fellows are eligible to take two academic courses, conduct research, and work collaboratively with faculty members. In his/her administrative role, the Fellow assists the Director of Writing Programs in running the university's Writing Program and the Writing Workshop. The Fellow's teaching responsibility includes training more than one hundred student writing tutors, designing and leading the seminar for veteran tutors, and serving as the university's senior writing tutor: he/she provides editorial advice for undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty members. The Fellow also plays a central role in writing program development, helping to design new services and events, advertise programs, and develop web sites and online services.

Ford Fellows are selected based on their outstanding academic record and writing or teaching interests. Preference is given to applicants who are considering academic careers.  Previous fellows have been admitted to graduate programs at schools including Yale, Stanford, Cornell, Columbia, MIT, Berkeley, and the London School of Economics. Other Fellows now work in law and business, at foundations and in a range of other positions where writing experience is an asset. 

The Fellowship includes a generous stipend, health insurance, and ongoing student status, offering the opportunity to defer repayment of student loans. Fellows also have full access to the university's libraries, facilities and career services.

How to Apply:

Applicants who have experience as a Writing Tutor or Teaching Apprentice will have preference. Seniors from all majors are encouraged to apply.

Please submit:

1)     A letter of interest explaining your academic experience and future plans

2)     A transcript

3)     A resume

4)     Two academic papers, preferably with grades and the instructors' comments

5)     The names of two faculty members who can serve as references

Your references will be contacted if you are a finalist.


Anne Greene, Director of Writing Programs, Downey House, Room 207, Middletown, CT 06459

DEADLINE:  March 26, 2014 at 4:30 p.m.



Piers Gelly

Savannah Whiting



Sarah Chrystler

For more information, please contact Anne Greene at 860-685-3604 [] or the current Fellows at 860-685-2440 []