ProFellow’s Step-by-Step Guide For a Competitive Fellowship Application

Whether you have 6 months or just a few weeks to prepare your fellowship application, our step-by-step guide will help you prepare a competitive fellowship application. The tips provided here have been compiled from insights from hundreds of fellowship winners in ProFellow’s International Fellows Network. For more tips on applying to specific fellowships, check out our interviews with former fellows.

Step 1. Create a plan

Step 2. Project proposal ideas

Step 3. Talk to current / former fellows

Step 4. Prepare an effective resumé

Step 5. Find a host institution

Step 6. Write a compelling personal statement

Step 7. Prepare a strong project proposal

Step 8. Get great recommendation letters (P1)

Step 9. Get great recommendation letters (P2)

Step 10. Nail the individual and group interviews

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