Application Period and Deadlines

  • Fellowship applications for the 2015 Institute will be available online beginning Friday, December 5, 2014 .  Applications must be submitted by 11:59 PM US Eastern Time on Thursday, January 15, 2015.
  • Two recommendations must be received by 11:59 PM US Eastern Time on Thursday, January 22.  Applicants supply the e-mail addresses of recommenders as part of the application, and the LSA solicits the recommendations.
  • Applicants will be informed of the status of their applications by early March, in time to meet any Institute registration deadlines.

Who May Apply?

  • Applicants must be student members of the LSA.  Nonmembers may join here.
  • Applicants may be undergraduate or graduate students; graduate students should not have received the PhD before the completion of the Institute.
  • Applicants do not need to be US citizens.
  • Students need not register for the Institute prior to learning whether they have been awarded a fellowship, but to be eligible to receive a fellowship, if awarded one, a student must register for a full course load: four courses at all times, in any combination of two- and four-week courses.

What is Required for the Application?

  • A statement of purpose of 500-1000 words.
  • Selection of courses the applicant intends to take. 
  • List of publications and presentations, if any.
  • Academic transcripts, for North American applicants who are currently enrolled in an undergraduate program, a Master's program, or years 1-3 of a PhD program, and for applicants from other institutions if they are available. 
  • Evidence of English proficiency.  Applicants will be asked to provide evidence of English proficiency or describe their experience using the language.  Examples of evidence include but are not limited to: native speaker status, study at an institution where the medium of instruction is English, TOEFL/IELTS scores, significant writing in English, or extensive coursework in English.
  • Two letters of recommendation will also be required.  The names and e-mail addresses of two recommenders are submitted as part of the fellowship application, and the LSA solicits the recommendations.