Richard Salisbury Student Fellowship

Purpose: The Richard A. Salisbury '66 Fund is an endowed fund intended to support student research fellowships. These fellowships provide valuable opportunities for independent research in any field taught at the College or to undertake projects in the creative or performing arts. These grants allow students to pursue academic interests outside the classroom over summer or winter break.

Salisbury Fellowships are meant to expand the number and range of opportunities available to students to pursue intellectual and creative interests, especially in Africa or Latin America. Although the interests pursued through a Salisbury Fellowship might well grow out of course work or anticipate a subsequent integrative exercise project, the purpose of the Fellowship is to provide freedom to engage in other kinds of learning.

Funding: Awards are given annually of up to $4,000 to the fellows chosen


  • Fellowship awards are intended for sophomores or juniors to use during summer or winter breaks; juniors will have priority over sophomores.
  • Students studying any discipline are eligible, though preference is given to those studying an aspect of Africa and Latin America.
  • All applicants must be in good academic standing.
  • Students in any major are eligible.
  • Students studying any discipline are eligible to receive the fellowship awards.

Selection Criteria: Salisbury student research fellowships will be awarded to enable qualified students to carry out independent research activities in any field taught at Carleton College or to undertake projects in the creative or performing arts. Among activities that might be sought are laboratory, library, museum or archival research; fieldwork; and creating or learning to perform a work of art.

Application Deadline:  5 PM on Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Applicants should submit the following:

* Online Application (with attached single PDF containing transcript, resume, etc).  And,

* Letters of Recommendation:  Two letters of recommendation are required (see below).

    NOTE: Using Carleton faculty or staff as recommenders is usually the best choice.  Non-Carleton recommenders may disadvantage you as they may not know Carleton, and the selection committee does not know them.  Use your judgment in this, as in all other areas.

Recommendation Form - Carleton Faculty and Staff
Recommendation Form - Non-Carleton Faculty

IMPORTANT: It is the student's responsibility to ask faculty/staff for letters of recommendation PRIOR to February 1st.

  • Give the recommender a copy of your proposal.
  • Faculty or staff should submit the Online Recommendation Form, and are welcome to also attach a letter of support, if they choose. 
  • The deadline for faculty recommendations is 5 PM on February 8, 2017.

IRB:  For research involving human subjects, Institutional Review Board (IRB) applications should be submitted electronically by the deadline, but need not be approved by then. If selected for a fellowship, IRB applications will then be released for approval.

Faculty Adviser:
Marynel Ryan Van Zee, Director of Student Fellowships, Laird 131, x4300.