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.

Contact a Peer Mentor

Students interested in applying for a summer 2023 research award are invited to reach out to a peer mentor, who can meet with them, provide advice, and review materials for feedback. Peer mentors are senior undergraduate students who previously received summer awards.

Applying for Kalorama

The deadline for 2023 has now passed. 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)