Student Fellowship

*****Deadline Extended to April 8, 2022*****

All members of the junior class are invited to apply for a semester-long Student Fellowship at the Center for the Humanities. A total of eight Student Fellowships will be awarded by the Center’s Advisory Board (four Student Fellows for each semester).  Student Fellows share an office at the Center and take part in Center activities. Among these events are the Center’s Monday Night Lecture series; colloquial discussions on Tuesdays, 10:30-1:00; and occasional Center conferences. One course credit is awarded for a Student Fellow’s participation in the Center’s activities.

Applicants for a Student Fellowship must be planning to do a senior project (usually an honors thesis) on a topic related to a Center theme for the year. The themes for 2022/2023 can be found here. The project need not be underway at the time of the application. The themes for each semester will be broadly construed and connect with projects and problems across the disciplines. The Student Fellows will work closely with Faculty Fellows at the Center as well as with Visiting Research Fellows and Postdoctoral Fellows.

Applications for Student Fellowships should include:

1.      The cover sheet

2.      The application 

3.      A proposal (no more than two pages) for a senior project (an honors thesis or an essay) to be carried out during the fellowship, indicating its relevance to the themes.

4.      Two letters of recommendation (sent directly to the Center) from faculty members. 

Please email your completed cover sheet and application to Jess Fowler.

Applications for student fellowships are due by 9am on Monday, March 28th.  Applicants will be informed of the Center Advisory Board’s decision by Friday, April 1st, 2022. 

Travel funding: The Center for the Humanities will provide up to $500 in travel funding to Student Fellows for travel to archives, libraries, museums, conferences, performances and other sites necessary to the completion of  senior research projects. Applications for travel funding by Student Fellows should contain: (1) a title; (2) a brief description of the objectives of the proposed travel and its necessity for the successful completion of the senior thesis; (3) dates of the proposed travel; (4) a detailed budget; and (5) a brief letter from the thesis advisor assessing the necessity of the proposed travel for the completion of the thesis. The Director in consultation with the Advisory Board will assess each proposal with special attention to the scholarly value of the research trip and the reasonableness of the proposed budget, which should include only essential travel expenses. The budget cannot include the purchase of any capital equipment (i.e., digital recorders, cameras, etc.) or books. All application materials (including a letter of recommendation from the thesis adviser) must be submitted via email to the Director of the Center for the Humanities ( ). Applications will be considered on a rolling basis at any time after the award of the fellowship and prior to the submission of the senior thesis.

If you have any questions, please email CFH Staff, Jess Fowler, at

Center for the Humanities, Wesleyan University