Candidates are nominated
for Junior Fellowships, generally by those under whom they have
Applications are not accepted from the candidates themselves.
A letter of nomination should include an assessment of the
candidate's work and promise, complete contact information
for the candidate, including current residential addresss and email address,
and the names, mailing addresses, and email addresses of three
write letters of recommendation by the date requested when they are contacted by the Society. Men and women interested in any
field of study are eligible for these fellowships. Nominees
should be of the highest calibre of intellectual achievement,
i.e. comparable to the most successful candidates for junior
faculty positions at leading universities.
Upon receipt of the mailed nomination, the Society will request letters of recommendation from the referees listed, and
candidate to submit samples of written work (dissertation
chapters, articles, papers) along with a one or two-page
proposal describing the studies he or she would like to
pursue while a Junior Fellow:
• The Society will request that the three additional letters of recommendation be submitted
electronically - not by email, but through a link we will provide in our correspondence with
the referees. After receipt of the nomination, the referees will be contacted by our office both by
regular mail and email. (This is why full and accurate email addresses are necessary to process
the nomination.) Full instructions for uploading letters will be provided to each referee, along with
a password to enter the secure site.
• Our communication with the candidates will request that written materials be submitted both
electronically through a link to our submission portal and by mail or express mail. Full instructions
for uploading the C.V., list of publications, research proposal, and three samples of work
will be provided, along with a password to enter the secure site.
• The candidate is requested
provide official transcripts of both undergraduate and
records. (Ideally, transcripts should be forwarded
directly to the Society from the universities involved;
however, candidates who
transcripts may submit them with their mailed materials.)
submitted, the Senior
Fellows select a certain number of candidates for interview.
It is from this number that the final selection is made.
The Society pays the traveling expenses of those candidates
Please note: If still pursuing the Ph.D., Junior Fellows should
be at the dissertation stage of their theses and be prepared
to finish their degrees within a year of becoming fellows.
If already a recipient of the degree, they should not be much
more than a year past the Ph.D. at the time the fellowship
Most Junior Fellows receive the Ph.D. just prior to the start
of the fellowship.
The deadline for receiving nominations for Junior Fellowships
which begin July 1, 2015, is Friday, August 15, 2014. No
nomination will be accepted with a postmark past the deadline. Nominations will not be accepted by email.
All letters should be sent to:
The Society of Fellows
78 Mount Auburn Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138