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.)


Initial interest, campus, and national deadlines, listed by fellowship


Expression of interest target date 



Schwarzman China

April 1, 2024

May 3, 2024, noon

May 20, 2024, 11:59pm CST


July 1, 2024

Aug 21, 2023, noon


Schwarzman US

June 15, 2024

Aug 21, 2024, noon

Sept 12, 2024, 3pm EDT

Knight Hennessy

Aug 1, 2024

Aug 24, 2024, noon

Early-mid October


June 15, 2024

Aug 28, 2024, noon

late September


N/A (Not taking applications this year)


Typically late September

Rhodes (US)

June 15, 2024

Aug 28, 2024, noon

early October

Fulbright ETA

June 15, 2024

Sep 10, 2024, noon

Oct 8, 2024, 5pm ET

Fulbright S/R

June 15, 2024

Sep 10, 2024, noon

Oct 8, 2024, 5pm ET


Aug 1, 2024

Oct 11, 2024, noon

Nov 1, 2024, 5pm ET

Gilman (fall)

July 15, 2024 (Application opens mid-August)


October 10, 2024 11:59pm PST


June 15, 2024

Oct 10, 2024, noon

Nov 6, 2024, noon

Gates Cambridge (US)

Aug 1, 2024




Oct 28, 2024 (pre-application due in online system by this date)

Nov 14, 2023, noon

Jan 16, 2024, noon

(for letters & student materials)


Oct 30, 2024

Nov 18, 2024, noon

Feb 4, 2025


N/A (application opens early October)



Gaither Carnegie Junior

Nov 1, 2023

Dec 2, 2024, noon ET

Early January

Gates Cambridge (non-US)

Nov 1, 2024


Early Dec 2024 or early Jan 2025, depending on your course

Boren Fellowship

Nov 15, 2024


late January

Boren Scholarship

Dec 1, 2024


early February


Jan 10, 2025

February 4, 2025

Late Feb/early March


Jan 10, 2025

Feb 20, 2025, noon

Late March

Gilman (spring)

February 15, 2025


mid March