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Fulbright recipient Anna George

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 12/12/2022 1/20/2022 12/09/2022 2/08/2023
Churchill 05/16/2022 10/12/2022 09/02/2022 11/02/2022
DAAD Study 08/29/2022 10/18/2022 10/22/2022 11/03/2022
Fulbright 05/16/2022 09/06/2022 09/12-09/21/2021 10/11/2022
Goldwater 11/14/2022 01/20/2023 11/28-12/2/2022 01/27/2023
Marshall 05/16/2022 08/29/2022 09/02/2022 09/22/2022
Mitchell 05/16/2022 08/29/2022 09/02/2022 09/30/2022
Rhodes -- U.S.  05/16/2022 08/29/2022 09/02/2022 10/06/2022
Rhodes -- Global 05/16/2022 07/15/2022 07/26/2022 08/01/2022
Truman 11/14/2022 01/20/2022 12/02/2022 02/01/2022
Udall 01/04/2023 02/06/2022 -- 03/02/2023

Fall 2021

Date
Description
CHURCHILL  

April 25

May 16

Deadline to submit formal request for nomination: Round 1

Deadline to submit formal request for nomination: Round 2

September 2 Endorsement Interview
October 6 Internal deadline for complete application
October 15 Deadline for letters of recommendation and submission of University of Cambridge admissions application
November 2 Final deadline
CRITICAL LANGUAGE  
October 2021 Deadline for seeking advice and feedback
November 15 Final deadline
DAAD STUDY  
August 29 Timing of email informal request for nomination 
October 24 Endorsement Interview
October 17 Internal deadline for complete application
October 18 Deadline for letters of recommendation
November 3 Final deadline
FORD  
November 14 Deadline for seeking advice and feedback
December 15 Final deadline
FULBRIGHT  

April 25

May 16

Deadline to submit formal request for nomination: Round 1

Deadline to submit formal request for nomination: Round 2

September 12 -- 21 Endorsement Interview
September 6 Internal deadline for complete application
September 6 Deadline for letters of recommendation
October 11 Final deadline
GATES CAMBRIDGE -- U.S.  
Late August Deadline for seeking advice and feedback
October 12 Final deadline
GATES CAMBRIDGE -- NON U.S.  
September 29 Deadline for seeking advice and feedback
December 1 or January 5 Final deadline (depends on which course of study is chosen)
HERTZ  
Late August Deadline for seeking advice and feedback
October 21 Final deadline
KNIGHT-HENNESSY  
Late August Deadline for seeking advice and feedback
October 6 Final deadline
MARSHALL  

April 25

May 16

Deadline to submit formal request for nomination: Round 1

Deadline to submit formal request for nomination: Round 2

September 2 Endorsement Interview
August 29 Internal deadline for complete application
August 29 Deadline for letters of recommendation
September 22 Final deadline
MITCHELL  

April 25

May 16

Deadline to submit formal request for nomination: Round 1

Deadline to submit formal request for nomination: Round 2

September 2 Endorsement interview
August 29 Internal deadline for complete application
August 29 Deadline for letters of recommendation
September 30 Final deadline 
NSF GRF  
Early September Deadline for seeking advice and feedback
October 17 -- 21 Final deadline (depends on field of study)
PICKERING  
September 1 Deadline for seeking advice and feedback
September 21 Final deadline
RANGEL  
September 1 Deadline for seeking advice and feedback
September 28 Final deadline
RHODES -- U.S.  

April 25

May 16

Deadline to submit formal request for nomination: Round 1

Deadline to submit formal request for nomination: Round 2 

September 1 -- 3 Endorsement Interview
August 29 Internal deadline for complete application
August 29 Deadline for letters of recommendation
October 6 Final deadline
RHODES -- GLOBAL  

April 25

May 16

Deadline to submit formal request for nomination: Round 1

Deadline to submit formal request for nomination: Round 2

July 26 Endorsement interview
July 14 Internal deadline for complete application
July 15 Deadline for letters of recommendation
July 29 Final deadline
SCHWARZMAN (non-Chinese passport holders)  
Late August Deadline for seeking advice and feedback

September 20

Final deadline 
SOROS  
Late September  Deadline for seeking advice and feedback
October 27 Final deadline
YENCHING International, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan candidates
November 1 Deadline for seeking advice and feedback
December 2 Final deadline

Spring 2022

Date
Description
BEINECKE  
December 12, 2021 Deadline to submit formal request for nomination 
None required Endorsement Interview
January 12 Internal deadline for complete application
January 20 Deadline for letters of recommendation
February 8 Final deadline
BOREN  
December 2021 Deadline for seeking advice and feedback
February 1 Final deadline
GOLDWATER  
November 14, 2021 Deadline to submit formal request for nomination 
November 28 -- December 2 Endorsement Interview
January 09 Internal deadline for complete application
January 20 Deadline for letters of recommendation
January 27 Final deadline
NOAA HOLLINGS  
December 15, 2021 Deadline for seeking advice and feedback
February 6 Final deadline
SCHWARZMAN -- CHINESE PASSPORT HOLDERS  
April 1, 2022 Deadline for seeking advice and feedback
May 11 Final deadline
TRUMAN  
November 14, 2023 Deadline to submit formal request for nomination
December 2 Endorsement interview
January 9 Internal deadline for complete application
January 20 Deadline for letters of recommendation
February 7 Final deadline
UDALL  
January 4, 2023 Deadline to submit formal request for nomination
Not required Endorsement interview
February 6 Internal deadline for complete application
February 13 Deadline for letters of recommendation
March 2 Final deadline

Deadlines for Faculty Letters of Recommendation

Date
Evaluations/Letters/References Due
July 15 Rhodes Global 
August 29 Marshall, Mitchell, & Rhodes U.S. 
September 6 Fulbright references and language evaluations  
September 21 Pickering & Schwarzman for non-Chinese passport holders  
September 28 Rangel
October 12 Churchill, Gates Cambridge & Knight-Hennessy
October 18 DAAD 
October 28 NSF-GRF
October 21 Hertz  
October 27 Soros  
November 18 Crtical Language Scholarship 
December 1–January 5 Gates Cambride non-US (deadline of the 2nd or the 6th will depend on the course of study chosen)
December 2 Yenching 
December 15 Ford  
January 20 Beinecke, Goldwater & Truman references due
January 25 Boren  
February 6 NOAA Hollings  
February 13 Udall 
May 11 Schwarzman (Chinese passport holders -- Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macao)