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The mission of Carleton College is to provide an exceptional undergraduate liberal arts education. In pursuit of this mission, the College is devoted to academic excellence, distinguished by the creative interplay of teaching, learning, and scholarship, and dedicated to our diverse residential community and extensive international engagements.
Purpose: Funded by gifts to the College from the Class of 1963, these fellowships enable qualified students to carry out independent research activities in any field taught at Carleton College, or to undertake projects in the creative or performing arts. The fellowships are meant to expand the number and range of opportunities available to students, and to pursue intellectual and creative interests outside the classroom over summer or winter break.
Among the activities for which Class of 1963 Fellowships might be sought are laboratory, library, museum or archival research; fieldwork; and creating or learning to perform a work of art.
Funding: Awards are given annually of up to $3,500 to the fellows chosen. In addition to fellowships held during the summer between a student's junior and senior year, Class of 1963 Fellowships may be held during the academic year (normally during the senior year) to do a project that would qualify for Independent Study credit. In the latter case, the fellowship supports actual costs of the project (rather than living expenses). If the project proposed is to earn academic credit, applicants may only budget for expenses and must also submit a completed "Carleton Independent Study Form" with their proposal.
See website for this year's deadlines.
* The fellowship is intended for juniors or sophomores for use during the summer prior to their senior (or junior) year; juniors will have priority over sophomores
* Students in any major are eligible
* All applicants must be in good academic standing
Selection Criteria: Class of 1963 Student Research Fellowships will be awarded to qualified students to carry out independent research activities in any field taught at Carleton College or to undertake projects in the creative or performing arts. Among activities that might be sought are laboratory, library, museum or archival research; fieldwork; and creating or learning to perform a work of art.
Successful proposals put students in contact not just with the geography, flora and fauna of a place, but with its people and cultures; do not involve formal study at an academic institution; and are interesting projects, well designed, and feasible. See examples.
Students may view successful proposals in the Associate Dean of the College Office, Laird 131.
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