Applying for a Fellowship

The application period for 2015-16 JSK Fellowships is now closed. We received more than 500 applications, which we are now reviewing. The time-table for selecting the 2015-16 U.S. and international fellows is slightly different and is as follows:

International fellowships: We will contact applicants in early February when we narrow the pool to a group of semi-finalists. From that pool, we will interview finalists via Skype in early March. We expect to offer international fellowships in late March.

U.S. fellowships: We will contact U.S. applicants in mid-March when we have selected a group of about 30 semifinalists whom we will interview in late March. We expect to make our final decisions and offer U.S. fellowships on April 27, 2015.

Your next opportunity to apply for a JSK Fellowship is in the fall of 2015 when online applications for the 2016-17 fellowships open. In the meantime, learn more about our program on the Being a Fellow page. Information about the financial benefits we provide fellows is on the Benefits of a Fellowship page. For eligibility requirements, view the Who can be a Fellow? page.

You can also view clips of a Google hangout discussing the application process:

Application questions google hangout

Answers to some common JSK application questions

Google hangout video features JSK Director Jim Bettinger along with current JSK Fellow Yvonne Leow and JSK alums Latoya Peterson and Wilson Lievano.

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