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Franke Undergraduate Application

APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 30, 2019 (tuesday)

Undergraduate Franke Fellowship for Innovative Humanities Scholarship

The Kaplan Humanities Institute offers Franke Undergraduate Fellowships for three seniors who have devised innovative and promising humanities projects. For this highly selective capstone experience, Franke Undergraduate Fellows will have the opportunity to enhance their projects by playing a significant role in the interdisciplinary community of the Humanities Institute. They will discuss vital issues and ideas with faculty and graduate students at weekly lunch colloquia; meet renowned scholars and artists; and present their work at the annual Future Directions Forum. 

Franke Undergraduate Fellows are expected to work on their project with a faculty supervisor who will advise their year-long project. The Fellowship also include a Senior Humanities Seminar (HUM 398) in Fall and Winter quarters (.5 credit per quarter) with faculty mentoring on research design, critical analysis, and constructive critique as well as training in how to create a public talk for audiences outside their discipline. Franke Undergraduate Fellows receive $3,000 in funding, which they can select to receive as stipend or research funds.

Application Instructions and Materials

Undergraduate Franke Fellowship applications are submitted via an Online Application Portal. Please review all application instructions prior to clicking through to the application portal; you will not be able to save an incomplete application. Please note: All application documents must be submitted in PDF format only and should be double-spaced.

In the Application Portal, please complete your Official Contact Information and Academic Information in the fields provided. Please also prepare and upload PDF files of the following Application Documents:

Letter of recommendation

Your application must include a letter of recommendation from your the faculty advisor who will supervise your year-long project. There is a field in the application portal where you will submit your faculty reference's name and email; the system will send them an email prompt and link for uploading their letter.

Important: Recommendations are due on May 1, 2019 — this is one day after the application submission date. We suggest that you give your recommender advance notice so they can prepare to submit their letter by this date.

Application Portal

Please prepare PDFs of your application materials and submit them via the online portal:

Please contact Jill Mannor at

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