Amount: $37,000

Each year the endowment offers approximately 10-12 one-year fellowships to uniquely qualified graduating seniors and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year. They are selected from a pool of nominees from close to 400 participating colleges. Carnegie junior fellows work as research assistants to the endowment's senior associates. Those who have begun graduate studies are not eligible for consideration. See your school’s nominating official to learn more about the college application process.


  • Graduating seniors or students who have graduated during the last academic year

  • Have NOT started graduate studies

  • Be a member of a participating university


  1. Contact campus representative Stan Inman (
  2. Receive nomination from campus representative
  3. Submit application

Selection process:

Applicants are judged on the quality of the written essay, related academic study and/or work experience, grades, recommendations, and personal interviews.


January 15

  • Application deadline


  • Finalists will be notified of selection/nonselection


  • Fellowships begin

number of recipients: ~13