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Undergraduate Fellowships

In 2008-2009, the Cogut Center for the Humanities inaugurated academic-year-long Undergraduate Fellowships each year for Brown undergraduate students in the humanities. Rising junior and senior honors students are encouraged to apply.

Undergraduate Fellows are expected to participate actively in the Cogut Center’s regularly scheduled Fellows' Seminars and other center events. Undergraduate Fellowships provide an enhanced context for advanced honors students, including the opportunity for presentation of work and the benefits of critique from an exciting group of Cogut Center Faculty Fellows, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellows, Graduate Fellows and Distinguished Visiting Fellows.

To apply, Brown undergraduate students must submit the following by the application deadline:

  1. A statement (no more than three pages) outlining how your area of study would benefit from and contribute to a collective seminar experience among scholars in the humanities.
  2. Two letters of recommendation from faculty, one of which must come from your honors advisor or thesis director.
  3. A letter of support from your department’s Concentration Advisor.
  4. A short writing sample (8-20 pages: your briefest, best work)

Two copies of application materials must be submitted: one copy electronically to and one printed copy to the Cogut Center offices. Faculty reference letters may be emailed initially as long as they are followed up by signed copies.

Four Undergraduate Fellowships are awarded annually by the governing board of the Cogut Center for the Humanities. A generous research fund is available with these Fellowships.

Applications open on February 10, 2014; deadline is March 10, 2014. Successful candidates will be notified by early April, 2014.