The Marshall Fellows program is designed to recognize demonstrated academic excellence, to create a cohort of intellectually engaged students, and to provide support to Fellows for academic enrichment. Marshall Fellows have the opportunity to apply for either a CPS or an Academic Enrichment grant that will provide up to $4000 funding.
This section describes the process for receiving Academic Enrichment grants.
Grant proposal due dates are the first Friday of September, October, November, February, and March.
1) Applicants should meet with the Don of their House to talk about the project and to help select a faculty member or administrator as Project Advisor to help in planning and carrying out the project. Usually, this is a person on campus with substantial knowledge of the specific area of interest. Give the Project Advisor plenty of time to talk through your ideas, comment on the draft, and prepare a statement of recommendation.
2) The Fellow will provide a proposal that outlines the project, including what the Fellow anticipates as the educational outcome of the project (see paragraph 1 above for objectives of the Marshall program as a whole). The proposal should include a letter of endorsement from the Project Advisor explaining why the project is worth doing and why the Fellow has the background to carry it out.
3) Marshall Scholars interested in undertaking a Marshall Academic Enrichment project should submit their funding proposals to the Academic Enrichment committee, comprised of three Dons, a representative of the Provost’s Office, a faculty member (normally a former member of COG), and a Marshall Fellow who has completed a funded project. The committee will evaluate the proposals based on clarity of the proposal, the applicant’s demonstrated knowledge or understanding of the project, the potential contribution to the academic enrichment of the Fellow, and the consonance of this project with the Marshall program goals. The grant is not for the normal expenses of college education, but rather for enhancing the Fellow’s education by financing a special project that goes beyond regular college expenses.
4) Management of the budget for Marshall Fellows, including submission of expenses, will be handled by a representative of the Provost’s office.