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, 2022

May 3, 2022

May 20, 2022

Schwarzman US

June 1, 2022

Aug 23, 2022

Sept 20, 2022

Rhodes US

June 1, 2022

Aug 30, 2022

Oct 5, 2022

Gates Cambridge

June 1, 2022

Aug 30, 2022

mid October


May 10, 2022

Aug 30, 2022

late Sept


May 10, 2022

Aug 30, 2022

Sept 30, 2022


June 1, 2022

Sept 13, 2022, 5pm

Oct 11, 2022

Knight Hennessy

June 1, 2022

Sept 1, 2022

 early Oct


June 1, 2024

 mid-Sept (next competition 2024)

mid-Nov (next competition 2024)


Sept 5, 2022

Oct 13, 2022, noon

Nov 9, 2022


Sept 5, 2022

Oct 13, 2022, noon

early Nov

Critical Language 



November 15, 2022, 8pm ET

St. Andrew’s

Oct 20, 2022

Nov 15, 2022

mid Dec

Gaither/Carnegie Jr.

Nov 18, 2022

Dec 14, 2023, noon

January 17, 2023


Nov 18, 2022 (also the preapplication deadline)

Dec 14, 2022, noon

Jan 27, 2023, 5pm Central


Nov 18, 2022

Jan 4, 2023, 5pm

early Feb


Dec 13, 2022 (due to winter break it is difficult to accomodate interest declared after this date)

Jan 6, 2023, noon

early Feb


Jan 17, 2023

Feb 9, 2023, 5pm

early March