Application Deadlines

Each of the fellowships supported through the Fries Center's Fellowships office requires some form of a campus-level application or nomination process before candidates progress on to the national or international level of the competition.

Expression of Interest Target Date

We always encourage students to start their fellowship applications early, several months ahead of the campus deadlines. If you're thinking of applying for a fellowship, the Office of Fellowships wants to know about it! This helps us support you and plan our campus process. If it's a little past this date and you still want to apply, just email as soon as you can to let us know you're interested.

Campus Deadlines

 The campus deadlines to apply for a fellowship (listed in the table below) are final. These are the deadlines to submit all required materials, usually through your selected program's online portal.

The number of candidates Wesleyan may nominate varies by fellowship program. Some programs allow only one nominee, while others encourage us to nominate all qualified candidates. When you submit your application for the campus deadline, it is reviewed by Fellowships staff and/or by a Wesleyan fellowships review committee. In some cases, these committees will also interview applicants and decide who will be nominated for the national competition based on the fellowship program's selection criteria. Nominees will usually work with Fellowships and/or faculty advisors to further revise their materials before the national deadline.

National Deadlines

National deadlines are set by the foundations, state agencies, and other organizations that run fellowship/scholarship competitions at the national and international level. Deadlines in italics below are approximations based on prior years. Those in regular print have been updated for the current year's application cycle. (Where a time zone is not stated, the deadline is in Eastern time, the local time at Wesleyan's campus.)