Application Process and Timelines

In order to make the best use of fellowships and the application process, students and alumni interested in applying for one or more of the opportunities listed below are encouraged to follow the following steps:

  • explore available opportunities on our website, starting with Fellowships 101 and Fellowships at a Glance;
  • contact Fellowships well in advance - preferably several months before the campus deadline - to discuss which programs best fit your background and goals;  
  • complete a brief expression of interest in ViaTRM for each of the programs you're considering.

The preferred deadline to express interest in fellowships for the upcoming application cycle was July 30, 2021. Please note that this was *not* an absolute deadline but a preferred one, aimed to allow you sufficient time for advising, reflection, and revision to fully reflect your strengths in the application essays.

You may express interest at any time; there's no need to email and ask if you can start the campus application process after this date. These expressions of interests are for internal use only and serve as a starting point for a conversation. If you come to the process very late, we'll do our best to accommodate you, but you may not be able to receive much application advising because our calendar fills up quickly.

However, the campus deadlines to apply for a fellowship - listed in the table below - are final. These are the deadlines to submit all required materials to Fellowships at Wesleyan, usually through your selected program's online portal.

Campus applications will be reviewed by a committee of Wesleyan faculty and staff, who 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. 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. 

Remember that we are here to support you at every stage of the application process, from brainstorming to providing feedback on your application essays! If you have questions, please schedule an advising appointment on our calendar.



DEADLINE, 2021-22

DEADLINE, 2021-22

(subject to
slight change)

Schwarzman China

May 3

late May

Schwarzman US

Aug 29

late Sept


Sept 13, 5 pm

early Oct


Sept 13

early Nov


 Sept 13



Sept 13

late Sept


Sept 13

late Sept

Rhodes US

Sept 5

early Oct

Knight Hennessy

Sept 15

 mid Oct


Oct 3

early Nov


Oct 3

late Oct

Critical Language 

Oct 31

late Nov


Nov 7

early Feb

Gaither/Carnegie Jr.

Nov 14

mid Jan


Nov 14

late Jan

St. Andrew’s

Nov 14

mid Dec


Jan 9

early Feb


Jan 30

early March