Student Fellowship

All members of the junior class are invited to apply for a semester-long Student Fellowship at the Center for the Humanities each academic year. Four Student Fellowships are awarded by the Center’s Advisory Board 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 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 (an honors thesis) on a topic related to a Center theme for the year.  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 are due at the Center by Friday, April 8, 21016. 

We will let you know of the Center Advisory Board’s decision by April 29, 2016.  If you have any questions, please call the Center at extension 3044.


Applications should include:


1.      The cover sheet - please click here.


2.      The application - please click here.


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 "Hope and Hopelessness" and "Intellectual Property/Intellectual Piracy".


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

Please upload your documents to this Wesfiles folder for review.


  If you have any questions, please call the Center at extension 860/685-3044.

Center for the Humanities, Wesleyan University