Fellowships for Postgraduate Projects

Application deadline

April 1 (at 11:59pm)

Eligibility

  • Graduating senior or recent undergraduate alumni/ae (within the last 5 years)
  • Projects may be 1 month to 1 year in duration
  • Projects may be in the U.S. or abroad
  • Financial need may be a factor
  • Preference is given to students/alumni who have not previously been awarded post-graduate funding from Dartmouth
  • Applicants applying for a Postgraduate Project Fellowship may not apply for a Graduate Study Fellowship in the same year

Award types

Research/creative projects

  • Must propose a well-conceived independent research or creative project
  • Not for postdoctoral study or support of graduate school projects or dissertation work

Travel and contemplation (H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellowship)

  • Up to one year of international travel and contemplation, while observing, reading, writing, sketching and acquiring knowledge that will be useful to the recipient's future work and to society
  • Must be planning to pursue graduate work and a career in architecture, urban planning, land conservation, historic preservation, architectural and urban history, and/or art history (but this fellowship is not intended to support work towards an academic degree)

Application process

Application materials and instructions are on Canvas

  • Enroll in the Fellowship Advising Canvas site
  • The link to enroll will be available each year beginning on Dec. 15
  • You will be asked to web authenticate with your Dartmouth Net ID and then confirm that you want to enroll
  • Once you enroll, you will not be able to un-enroll on your own. All users will be un-enrolled in the summer.

Application checklist

  • Online application form (includes project budget)
  • Transcript from Dartmouth
  • Transcript(s) from other institution(s) (if relevant)
  • Recommendations from 2 current or former Dartmouth faculty members
  • Personal statement/proposal (see Canvas for specific instructions)

Recipients are selected by the Committee on Graduate Fellowships

Guidelines for personal statement

For applicants proposing independent research/creative projects:

  • What do you propose to do and how will you do it?
    • If research, what is the goal and methodology?
  • Why do you want to undertake this project?
  • What is innovative and/or significant about the project?
  • What is the timeline for the project?
  • Where do you propose to conduct the project and why was this location(s) chosen?
  • If you will have a project mentor or collaborator, who will that be and have you confirmed their willingness to be a mentor or collaborator?
  • How will your project help further your academic or professional development?
  • Do you have the requisite language and/or cultural competency to pursue this project?
  • What are your qualifications for carrying out this project?

For applicants proposing international travel and contemplation:
(only for those planning to pursue graduate work and a career in architecture, urban planning, land conservation, historic preservation, architectural and urban history, and/or art history)

  • Why do you propose to do and why do you want to do it?
  • Where do you want to travel and why did you select those locations?
  • What is your timeline for the proposed travel?
  • How will your project help further your academic or professional development?
  • What are your plans for pursuing graduate studies and a career in the designated fields?