Herbert Lee Stetson Graduate Fellowship

Former Kalamazoo College president Herbert Lee Stetson, in his will, provided an endowment
for a fellowship: “to be given to Kalamazoo College for a graduate of the institution to pursue
work at one of the following universities: Harvard, Yale, Johns Hopkins, or [University of]
Chicago, or at a European university.” The fellowship is not to be used towards professional
study (i.e. MD, JD, MDiv) except for education.

The fund allows for the award of an approximately $1,000 non-renewable fellowship.

Deadline to Apply: Friday of 7th week, Spring Term (May 13, 2022)

Application components:
  • Resume
  • Brief statement about your professional goals and what graduate program you will be/are pursuing
  • PDF copy of your admission letter to an eligible graduate program of study (it must state the name of the program and the institution)
  • Documentation of your intention to enroll or proof of current enrollment in the program (a copy of your response form or proof of enrollment deposit)

FAO Schwarz Fellowship Program

The FAO Schwarz Fellowship program offers a transformative two-year experience designed to develop leadership skills and prepare graduating college seniors for success in the social impact sector. Each Fellowship is paid and includes benefits.

*   A paid position at a leading nonprofit host organization in New York, Boston, or Philadelphia

  *   Direct service work combined with strategic projects that deepen the Fellow’s knowledge of social challenges and prepare them for social justice careers

  *   Professional development opportunities such as retreats, mentoring and cohort experiences

  *   Connection to an extensive network of alumni Fellows and social impact leaders

Davis Projects for Peace

Davis Projects for Peace is an initiative for all students at the Davis United World College Scholars Program schools (including Kalamazoo College) to design their own grassroots projects for peace that they themselves will implement anywhere in the world during the following summer. One hundred projects will be selected from proposals from over 85 campuses for these $10,000 grants.

For more details, including a description of K’s winning project conducted last summer see the Davis Website.

Application Details and Deadlines

Please review the application instructions carefully. All students, including seniors, are eligible to submit proposals as individuals or as a group.

Some pragmatic advice for undergraduates can be found in Swarthmore professor Timothy Burke’s blog.

Required items due to Jessica Fowle on January 15 include:

  • Two page proposal
  • One page budget
  • Resume of each participant
  • Two letters of recommendation for each participant, preferably from faculty, and not to exceed one page
  • Letter(s) of affiliation, if applicable

The last 3 listed items are for use of the campus committee only. They will not be forwarded to the Davis UWC Scholars Office.

Proposals to work with specific organizations or individuals must be accompanied by a letter of affiliation from the organization or individual detailing the nature and duration of the proposed work.

It is highly recommended that you consult faculty or other advisors for comments on your proposal and budget before submitting it to Ms. Fowle.

A Campus Committee will review and select up to five proposals for final consideration and interviews. We welcome proposals from students abroad who may be interviewed via Microsoft Teams.

The Committee will choose one proposal and one alternate for submission to the Davis UWC Scholars Office for final consideration.

Website: https://www.davisprojectsforpeace.org/

Davis Projects for Peace Proposal Instructions


Davis Projects for Peace is an initiative open to all students at schools that belong to the Davis United World College Scholars Program (including Kalamazoo College). For more information about the application process, see our Kalamazoo College Davis Projects for Peace page. Students design their own grassroots projects for peace that they themselves will implement anywhere in the world during the following summer. One hundred projects will be selected from proposals from over 85 campuses for these $10,000 grants. Kalamazoo College is guaranteed to receive one grant each year.
For more details, including a description of K’s winning projects, see the Davis Foundation website: https://www.davisprojectsforpeace.org/projects

Deadline: January 15th

Required Materials (all due by January 15th)

  1. Project narrative (see guidelines below)
  2. Budget (see guidelines below)
  3. Résumé for each student participant (1-2 pages)
  4. Two letters of recommendation for each participant, preferably from professors (limited to 1 page each); recommenders should send letters directly to Jessica Fowle (jessica.fowle@kzoo.edu) by the deadline.
  5. Letter of affiliation from each community partner.

Submit application materials via email to Jessica Fowle (jessica.fowle@kzoo.edu) by January 15th.

Project Narrative Guidelines

  1. Two pages, single-spaced, 1-inch margins, Times New Roman, 11 point or greater.
  2. At the top of the first page provide the project title, name of the college, name(s) of the student(s), project location, and the project dates.
  3. Provide an overview of your project and state how it will promote peace.
  4. Explain why this project is needed.
  5. Explain in more detail the nature of the project – who will the project serve, where and when will it take place, what will happen?
  6. Describe your role and the role(s) of any collaborators; explain how you are qualified to do this work.
  7. Describe the intended outcomes of the project. What difference will it make?
  8. Explain how you will evaluate the project. How will you know that it is successful?
  9. Explain how the project will be sustained beyond the summer.

Budget Guidelines

• One page, single-spaced, 1-inch margins, Times New Roman, 11 point or greater.
• Provide a line item budget with a brief explanation for each item.
• Budgets must total $10,000.

Budget Template

Student Name:
Project Name:
School Name:
Davis Projects for Peace Grant: $10,000
Additional Funding (if applicable):
Total Funding:

Student ExpensesDescription Amount
Travel (including airfare)
Food (Biweekly)
Project ExpensesDescriptionAmount
Non-Student Travel and Lodging
Equipment and Supplies
Marketing and Event Support
Staffing Costs

Questions? Contact Jessica Fowle (jessica.fowle@kzoo.edu)

Institute of Current World Affairs Fellowship

The Institute of Current World Affairs (ICWA) fellowship advances American understanding of international cultures and affairs by sending outstanding young professionals abroad on two-year independent writing fellowships to study countries, regions and globally important issues. Fellows are given the time and resources to explore the world through self-designed programs of travel, thought and writing. They produce monthly dispatches and go on to make vital contributions to their fields.

Fellowships are aimed at developing local knowledge and writing skills, not necessarily awarding research or reporting opportunities to those who already possess them. Strong candidates propose compelling fellowship topics.

  • Candidates must be under 36 years of age at the time of the due date for the initial letter of interest.
  • US citizenship is not a requirement but candidates must show strong and credible ties to US society.
  • Applicants must have excellent written and spoken English-language skills and must have completed the current phase of their formal education. (We do not accept applications from currently enrolled undergraduate students.)
  • We expect candidates to have the necessary language skills to allow to them to carry out their proposed projects. That means enough language proficiency for them to be able to function in the local language within a few months of arriving in country.

Middlebury Language Schools

The Middlebury Language Schools are 2-8 week long summer language immersion schools in Middlebury, Vermont. There is a fee for this program, but opportunities to apply for funding that can cover all or part of the course fee are offered.

Cleveland Foundation Public Service Fellowship

The Cleveland Foundation Public Service Fellowship immerses talented, emerging leaders from across the country in the work of Cleveland’s public sector, providing them an opportunity to develop their skills, enhance their networks, and jumpstart a career in public service. This is a 12-month, full-time paid placement at a selected public sector agency in Cleveland, along with professional development administered by Cleveland Foundation staff. Mid-February application deadline.