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Deadlines

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Fellowships, like all formalized award competitions, have strict deadlines. Don’t be fooled into thinking only the external deadline matters. Internal deadlines are the most important ones for you. These are set to allow time for the internal nomination process and for letter writing to take into account what you write in your application. If you want to present the best overall application you can, give yourself and your letter writers the time that is needed to produce strong and thoughtful statements.

Please review the Deadlines Summary for fellowships requiring Smith endorsement and other competitive fellowships.

Get Started Early

Students and their faculty advisers and mentors are encouraged to be in contact with a Fellowships adviser well ahead of deadlines. The best, most competitive fellowship applications are developed over a period of 2–6 months, involving discussion, multiple drafts, wide consultation and—for the student—plenty of “sleeping on it” time to ensure it feels right, looks right and authentically reflects your achievements, plans and potential.


Fellowships Deadlines

Fellowship
Smith Endorsement
Application Deadline
Recommendations Deadline
Smith Internal Interview
Final Deadline
Beinecke 12/13/2021 1/20/2022 -- 2/09/2022
Churchill 05/03/2021 10/13/2021 09/03/2021 10/13/2021
DAAD Study 10/18/2021 10/18/2021 10/25/2021 11/03/2021
Fulbright 08/30/2021 09/07/2021 09/13-09/22/2021 10/12/2021
Goldwater 11/15/2021 01/20/2022 11/29-12/3/2021 01/28/2022
Marshall 05/03/2021 08/30/2021 09/03/2021 09/28/2021
Mitchell 05/03/2021 08/30/2021 09/03/2021 09/24/2021
Rhodes -- U.S.  05/03/2021 08/30/2021 09/03/2021 10/06/2021
Rhodes -- Global 05/03/2021 07/15/2021 07/22/2021 07/30/2021
Truman 11/15/2021 01/20/2022 12/06-12/10/2021 02/01/2022
Udall 01/05/2022 02/07/2022 -- 03/02/2022

Fall 2021

Date
Description
CHURCHILL  

March 29

May 3

Deadline to submit formal request for nomination: Round 1

Deadline to submit formal request for nomination: Round 2

September 3 Endorsement Interview
October 7 Internal deadline for complete application
October 13 Deadline for letters of recommendation and submission of University of Cambridge admissions application
November 1 Final deadline
CRITICAL LANGUAGE  
October 2021 Deadline for seeking advice and feedback
November 16 Final deadline
DAAD STUDY  
September Timing of email informal request for nomination 
October 25 Endorsement Interview
October 18 Internal deadline for complete application
October 18 Deadline for letters of recommendation
November 4 Final deadline
FORD  
November 15 Deadline for seeking advice and feedback
December 16 Final deadline
FULBRIGHT  

May 14

June 14

Deadline to submit formal request for nomination: Round 1

Deadline to submit formal request for nomination: Round 2

September 13 -- 22 Endorsement Interview
September 7 Internal deadline for complete application
September 7 Deadline for letters of recommendation
October 12 Final deadline
GATES CAMBRIDGE -- U.S.  
Late August Deadline for seeking advice and feedback
October 13 Final deadline
GATES CAMBRIDGE -- NON U.S.  
September 30 Deadline for seeking advice and feedback
December 2 or January 6 Final deadline (depends on which course of study is chosen)
HERTZ  
Late August Deadline for seeking advice and feedback
October 22 Final deadline
KNIGHT-HENNESSY  
Late August Deadline for seeking advice and feedback
October 13 Final deadline
MARSHALL  

March 29

May 3

Deadline to submit formal request for nomination: Round 1

Deadline to submit formal request for nomination: Round 2

September 3 Endorsement Interview
August 30 Internal deadline for complete application
August 30 Deadline for letters of recommendation
September 28 Final deadline
MITCHELL  

March 29

May 3

Deadline to submit formal request for nomination: Round 1

Deadline to submit formal request for nomination: Round 2

September  3 Endorsement interview
August 30 Internal deadline for complete application
August 30 Deadline for letters of recommendation
September 24 Final deadline 
NSF GRF  
Early September Deadline for seeking advice and feedback
October 18 -- 22 Final deadline (depends on field of study)
PICKERING  
September 1 Deadline for seeking advice and feedback
September 22 Final deadline
RANGEL  
September 1 Deadline for seeking advice and feedback
September 29 Final deadline
RHODES -- U.S.  

March 29

May 3

Deadline to submit formal request for nomination: Round 1

Deadline to submit formal request for nomination: Round 2 

September 1 -- 3 Endorsement Interview
August 30 Internal deadline for complete application
August 30 Deadline for letters of recommendation
October 7 Final deadline
RHODES -- GLOBAL  

March 29

May 3

Deadline to submit formal request for nomination: Round 1

Deadline to submit formal request for nomination: Round 2

July 22 Endorsement interview
July 15 Internal deadline for complete application
July 16 Deadline for letters of recommendation
July 30 Final deadline
SCHWARZMAN (non-Chinese passport holders)  
Late August Deadline for seeking advice and feedback

September 21

Final deadline 
SOROS  
Late September  Deadline for seeking advice and feedback
October 28 Final deadline
YENCHING International, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan candidates
November 1 Deadline for seeking advice and feedback
December 3 Final deadline

Spring 2022

Date
Description
BEINECKE  
December 13, 2021 Deadline to submit formal request for nomination 
None required Endorsement Interview
January 13 Internal deadline for complete application
January 20 Deadline for letters of recommendation
February 9 Final deadline
BOREN  
December 2021 Deadline for seeking advice and feedback
February 2 Final deadline
GOLDWATER  
November 15, 2021 Deadline to submit formal request for nomination 
November 29 -- December 3 Endorsement Interview
January 10 Internal deadline for complete application
January 20 Deadline for letters of recommendation
January 28 Final deadline
NOAA HOLLINGS  
December 15, 2021 Deadline for seeking advice and feedback
February 7 Final deadline
SCHWARZMAN -- CHINESE PASSPORT HOLDERS  
April 1, 2022 Deadline for seeking advice and feedback
May 12 Final deadline
TRUMAN  
November 15, 2022 Deadline to submit formal request for nomination
December 6 -- 10 Endorsement interview
January 10 Internal deadline for complete application
January 20 Deadline for letters of recommendation
February 1 Final deadline
UDALL  
January 5, 2022 Deadline to submit formal request for nomination
Not required Endorsement interview
February 7 Internal deadline for complete application
February 14 Deadline for letters of recommendation
March 2 Final deadline

Deadlines for Faculty Letters of Recommendation

Date
Evaluations/Letters/References Due
July 16 Rhodes Global 
August 30 Marshall, Mitchell, & Rhodes U.S. 
September 7 Fulbright references and language evaluations  
September 22 Pickering & Schwarzman for non-Chinese passport holders  
September 29 Rangel
October 13 Churchill, Gates Cambridge & Knight-Hennessy
October 18 DAAD 
October 29 NSF-GRF
October 22 Hertz  
October 28 Soros  
November 19 Crtical Language Scholarship 
December 2–January 6 Gates Cambride non-US (deadline of the 2nd or the 6th will depend on the course of study chosen)
December 3 Yenching 
December 16 Ford  
January 20 Beinecke, Goldwater & Truman references due
January 26 Boren  
February 7 NOAA Hollings  
February 14 Udall 
May 12 Schwarzman (Chinese passport holders -- Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macao)