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Smith College students and alumnae are successful in fellowship competitions in substantial part because of faculty and staff support. We ask for your help in identifying candidates for fellowships requiring nomination or endorsement. As you get to know students who might be strong candidates, please let us know by filling out a fellowships candidate form. Your work with students as they develop sound fellowships plans and the letters of recommendation that you write in support of your students are vital to Smithies' success in nationally competitive award competitions. For questions or further information, please contact Margaret Lamb at

You are likely to be the first person your students ask about fellowships and postgraduate scholarship.

Fellowships advisers want to help you to help your students and recent alumnae to turn their questions into well grounded, competitive applications for particular awards. Reach out to fellowships advisers if you have questions.

We want to hear about your experiences with fellowships and postgraduate scholarships.

What was your experience as an applicant? How have you benefitted from receiving awards and joining networks of scholars and fellows? What is your favorite experience of advising a fellowships candidate? In what way did you learn most about advising candidates for competitive postgraduate fellowships?

Let Fellowships Program staff know how you would like to help or what your questions are.

Encourage your students interested in fellowships and graduate scholarships to talk with one of the fellowship advisers.

We will help the individual understand the detailed requirements of awards, develop a personal timetable for preparation of an application, and begin to plan their applications.

We are always keen for your participation in selection of nominees for particular awards.

A mock interview panel comprised of faculty members provides powerful constructive feedback to fellowship candidates. Large programs like our Fulbright campus endorsement process thrives on faculty participation in mentoring applicants.

Faculty Resources

We Offer the Following Resources

Deadlines for Faculty Letters of Recommendation

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)