Doctoral Fellowships for tomorrow's leaders

Nomination Process

Departments nominate outstanding students who possess the potential and motivation to become notable leaders and who can be expected to make a significant contribution to their chosen profession and to society. In order to be eligible for nomination, you must meet a number of criteria. These include:

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Have been admitted into one of the eligible disciplines
  • Have completed your first baccalaureate degree within the past eight years
  • Be a new Ph.D. student or first-year Ph.D. student at the time of nomination

If you are nominated, a team of faculty evaluators will review your material along with all other nominations. It is important that your letters of recommendation and your own personal statement be thoughtful and accurate. Your personal statement should thoroughly cover the information requested and tell us, in your own words, how you match the profile of a Self Fellow.

If you are invited to interview for a Self Graduate Fellowship, we will pay your travel and lodging expenses to come to Lawrence for our interview weekend. You will be hosted by your academic department and will have the opportunity to meet other graduate students as well as Self Graduate Fellows. Your Self Graduate Fellowship interview will be  45 minutes long and will be conducted by a team of faculty interviewers.

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