Can you tell me if I will be competitive for the fellowship?
We are unable to answer specific queries from prospective applicants about their suitability for the fellowship. We encourage you to look carefully at the expertise and academic interests of scholars affiliated with the Center for Ethics in Society, as applications from scholars whose competence and interests are closely aligned with those of the Center are likely to be the most competitive applicants.
I have not yet defended my dissertation but will shortly before the fellowship would begin. By what date must I complete my degree, and how do I demonstrate proof of completion?
Candidates selected for the fellowships must be able to send us a letter from their institution confirming the completion of the doctoral program. All requirements of the degree must be completed by July 1, 2016.
My recommender is delayed in getting his/her letter to you by the Dec 7 deadline. Will you accept the letter if it arrives after the deadline?
We will begin reviewing applications on December 8 and will review your packet based on what is available at the time of the review. Please be sure to give your letter writers ample time to submit their letters.
My letter writer doesn’t feel comfortable sending her/his letter via the Interfolio Website. Can he/ she send the letter directly to you via email or snail mail?
We strongly encourage the letters to be uploaded directly to Interfolio to assure that your materials are kept together. That said, if this isn’t possible, please have your letter writer contact Anne Newman (email@example.com) directly.
Should the writing sample be an article that is already published or be part of my doctoral dissertation?
The writing sample can be something that has already been published, a chapter of your dissertation, or something you are submitting for publication. Choose what you think best represents your work and your interests.
Do I need to contact a faculty member from Stanford University or from the Center for Ethics in Society with whom I shall be working?
No, you don't need to contact a faculty member in advance and there is no advantage to doing so. The applications will be circulated among the committee members and a previous conversation will not play into the review process.