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Fellowships Office

James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program

2018-19 UR Campus Nomination Timeline

Gaither Junior Fellowship (formerly the Carnegie Junior Fellows Program)

Please be advised that before we nominate you or endorse your candidacy for a fellowship competition, we will perform a conduct and academic honesty check to confirm that you are in good disciplinary and academic standing.

October 29: Send a statement of interest (300-400 words; include why you are a good fit for this award and what areas of international affairs interest you most); list your three potential recommenders (with contact information and context) via email to Fill out the Fellowships Waiver and Résumé Submission form.

After submission, schedule a meeting with the Director of Fellowships (Belinda Redden). Call 585-276-5869 or stop by Fellowships Office in Dewey 4-209B to make appointment and receive the GJF application, which is only available through the Fellowships Office.

November 28:  Submit a complete GJF application to Three recommendation letters due for campus committee review process. 

Recommendation letter files should be named according to this format:

Student Last Name_Fellowship Name Rec_Recommender Last Name (e.g., Smith_Fulbright Rec_Jones)

Be sure to provide referees with GJF Program overview and selection criteria.

Early December: GJF Campus Nominating Committee meets to interview candidates and select nominee(s).


January 8: Complete, final, revised GJF application and final recommendation letters due at Fellowships Office for nominees.

*** Prospective candidates may come to the Fellowships Office to review essays submitted by previous UR Carnegie Junior Fellowship / Gaither Junior Fellowship nominees. ***