James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program: 2022 Campus Endorsement Application
The James C. Gaither Junior Fellows program offers approximately 12 one-year fellowships to college graduates. Fellows work as research assistants to Carnegie’s senior scholars. The University of Chicago may nominate 2-3 students to the national competition. To be considered for nomination, all of the following materials must be received by November 29, 2021 at 5:00 PM CST:
- An essay of one double-spaced page on why you would like to be a junior fellow
- Academic CV (two pages)
- Two letters of recommendation (written by faculty or professionals who can best speak about your abilities to succeed as a junior fellow)
- Unofficial transcript
- An essay of three double-spaced pages on one of the 2022-2023 topics listed here. These topics are intended to test skills in analysis, logic, and written expression. The essays should be analytical thought pieces, not research papers.
Please note that late and/or incomplete submissions will NOT be considered. Additional information is posted here.