Kalorama Fellowship

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The Kalorama Fellowship is an extraordinary opportunity – for students in the humanities, social sciences, and environmental sciences – to conduct independent and original summer research, leading to a final project.

The research idea must be the student’s own, though students must secure a faculty mentor or supervisor to support the research. The research cannot be the same as the mentor’s own research. 


Timeline for Summer 2023

  • Applications Open: Thursday, December 1, 2022 
  • All Materials Due: Wednesday, February 1, 2023 at 12 PM (noon) ET
  • Results Announced: Mid-March 2023
  • Award Period: Mid-May to Mid-August (subject to change)

Information Session

Visit a recorded information session about applying to the summer 2023 research fellowship programs.

Applying for Kalorama

Applications for the Kalorama (full- or part-time) must be submitted in a single .doc or .pdf via a Google form application.

A Kalorama application consists of the following:

  • Completed Google form application (Note: The Google form application is where applicants will upload their combined .pdf document including, in this order, the cover sheet, proposal, statement, timeline, resume, and transcript.)
  • Completed cover sheet
  • A project proposal (max. 600 words) – proposed project of study, the significance of the project in relation to the field, project methodology, relevant credentials. Use this proposal template.
  • A personal statement (max. 600 words) – detail your personal motivation for pursuing this research experience. Use this statement template.
  • A ten-week timeline. Use this timeline template.
  • Resume (no more than two pages)
  • Transcript (may be unofficial)
  • A letter of support from the faculty sponsor; recommenders should directly send letters to undergradresearch@georgetown.edu. Subject line should read: Kalorama Recommendation Student Last Name, Student First Name
  • More information for faculty recommender.

(Updated September 2022)