Applications for 2015-16 fellowship will be available in August 2014
Applications and letters of recommendation are due Monday, January 5, 2015 for the Fellowship year beginning August 2015. Please read the instructions and FAQs carefully before submitting your application. Feel free to contact the Fellowship office with any unanswered questions about the application process.
All candidates are required to submit an application, 3 letters of recommendation and a professional resume. We now have an online application process. If you do not have access to the online application, please contact our office.
1. Online Application: You will be asked to register in order to submit an online application. Please answer all questions on the application form, taking notice of the suggested length for answers.
If you encounter difficulties during the application process, please contact the Slideroom online system support team for assistance.
2. Application Fee: There is an application fee of $35.00, payable by credit card.
3. Letters of Recommendation: During the online application, you will be asked to enter the names and contact information for 3 professional associates who will provide letters of recommendation. A request to your recommenders will then be generated and sent to them immediately by the online system. (You do not have to complete the application process for this to be set in motion.) They will receive instructions on how to enter their recommendations into the system.
Letters from people who are personally familiar with your work will carry the most weight. Letters are confidential and are not available to the applicant.
4. Professional Resume: You will be prompted to attach a copy of your professional resume. Be sure that it includes dates of graduation and degrees received as well as your work history.
5. Portfolio and/or Supplemental Materials: During the online process, you will be asked if you want to submit your portfolio and/or supplemental materials, such as articles, books, plans, speeches, or similar indicators of your work. The submission of supplemental materials is optional, though a portfolio is strongly encouraged for those whose work has a visual quality. Applicants are encouraged to submit up to four examples of their work.
If you were an applicant last year, you must complete a new application through the online system, including letters of recommendation, portfolio, and/or supplemental materials. Admission to the Loeb Fellowship is highly competitive. Many very qualified applicants are not accepted each year. As a result, the Fellowship encourages strong candidates who are not accepted to reapply in the future.
A selection committee composed of three faculty members from the GSD, three alumni/ae of the Loeb Fellowship, two outside practitioners and the Curator of the program will review all applications and select approximately 20 finalists for the Fellowship by the end of February. Each finalist will have three separate interviews: one with the Curator, one with a practitioner with knowledge of the program and one with a member of the selection committee. The committee will meet in mid-April to select 10 Fellows. Fellows will be notified of their selection by the end of April.