Graduate Program Directors nominate candidates for SGS Fellowships during designated windows in January (Round 1 for Early Action consideration) and February (Round 2, the General Pool). Faculty Evaluators from humanities, social sciences, and STEM review a subset of candidates in their respective areas. A Final Selection Committee aggregates rankings and designates awardees and alternates. Nominees designated as Alternates in the Early Action competition are automatically reconsidered as part of the General Pool.
The exact timetable is announced to GPDs and AAs prior to the winter holiday break.
Faculty Evaluators are key. This role takes minimal time and has a major impact. Contact Associate Dean Evelyn Erenrich to learn how you can volunteer or recommend a member of your graduate program.
We encourage GPDs to use SGS Fellowships as a recruitment incentive for outstanding prospects. While it can be productive to alert a student early on that they are a top candidate, an award is not guaranteed until the fellowship evaluation process is complete and the student has been admitted to the program.