Deadline: December 2, 2011
The Presidential Fellowship is funded by the President of the University and awarded by The Graduate School. This highly competitive award is the most prestigious fellowship awarded by Northwestern.
Presidential Fellows are students who combine outstanding intellectual or creative ability with the capacity to play an active part in the life of the Society of Fellows: distinguished faculty members and previous Presidential Fellows. The Society creates future leaders who embrace and support Northwestern’s broad scholarship. All Presidential Fellows participate in the Society of Fellows functions (except for students not in residence at the time of meetings). View the current Fellows.
* Applications are by departmental nomination only. Departments or graduate programs may nominate one or two applicants, depending on size. * The departments/programs eligible to nominate two students are: Biomedical Engineering, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Chemistry, Economics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, History, IBiS, IGP, Material Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, NUIN, Physics and Astronomy, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology. All other departments/programs may nominate one student.
* At the time of nomination, PhD applicants must have been admitted to candidacy and have an approved dissertation proposal (prospectus).
* MFA Fellows must have completed all residency requirements and be registered for 588 Resident Master’s Study.
* Students who are beyond their time limitation (5 years for MFA, 9 years for PHD) are not eligible for a Presidential Fellowship.
Please carefully read the detailed award information and application instructions. Students should also speak with their program’s Director of Graduate Study for additional information, since departments may have additional requirements and eligibility criteria.
For additional information, contact Kate Veraldi (firstname.lastname@example.org).