2015 Application Guidelines


  • Rising juniors and seniors (members of the classes of 2016 and 2017) with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 can apply to be Rhodes Institute Fellows. A limited number of Rhodes Institute Fellowships may also be awarded to members of other classes. All majors are welcome.

  • Interested students should consult with a faculty mentor from the 2015 Institute (TBA), and submit a proposal for a specific research project. Proposals should include a clear articulation of a research problem, along with a plan for exploring and investigating that issue. Project proposals should be 1000-1250 words in length.
  • Students should submit one letter of recommendation from a Rhodes faculty member. The recommendation letter should not come from one of the 2015 Rhodes Institute Faculty.
  • The deadline for submission of proposals and recommendations is Friday, February 13, 2015. Students should submit electronic versions of proposals (Word documents or PDF files preferred) via email to rirs@rhodes.edu, and recommendation letters should be submitted in hard copy to Prof. Charles McKinney, 213 Buckman. Students will be notified of their acceptance in late February.