THE THOMAS J. WATSON FOUNDATION
217 ANGELL STREET
PROVIDENCE, R.I. 02906-2120
WILLIAM F.L. MOSES, Executive Director
FRANCES S. COX, Assistant Director
THE THOMAS J. WATSON FOUNDATION in 1968 inaugurated the Thomas J. Watson Fellowship Program to enable college graduates of exceptional promise to engage in a year of independent study and travel abroad following graduation.
The Foundation provides Fellows an opportunity for a focused and disciplined Wanderjahr of their own devising--time in which to explore with thoroughness a particular interest, test their aspirations and abilities, view their lives and American society in greater perspective and, concomitantly, to develop a more informed sense of international concern. The Fellowship experience is intended to provide Fellows an opportunity to immerse themselves in cultures other than their own for an entire year.
Administered in cooperation with fifty outstanding private colleges and universites throughout the United States, the Watson Fellowship provides a grant of $16,000 to each recipient. Fellows whose spouse or dependent child will accompany them may be eligible for a grant of $22,500.
|Amherst College||Austin College||Babson College|
|Bates College||Berea College||Birmingham-Southern College|
|Bowdoin College||Bryn Mawr College||California Institute of Technology|
|Carleton College||Claremont McKenna College||Colby College|
|Colgate University||The College of the Atlantic||College of the Holy Cross|
|The College of Wooster||Colorado College||Connecticut College|
|Davidson College||Earlham College||Grinnell College|
|Hamilton College||Harvey Mudd College||Haverford College|
|Hendrix College||Kalamazoo College||Knox College|
|Lawrence University||Middlebury College||Newcombe College of Tulane University|
|Oberlin College||Occidental College||Pitzer College|
|Pomona College||Reed College||Rice University|
|St. Lawrence University||Scripps College||Spelman College|
|Swarthmore College||Trinity College (CT)||Union College|
|University of Puget Sound||The University of the South||Vassar College|
|Wellesley College||Wesleyan University||Whitman College|
The candidate's proposed project should involve investigation into an area of demonstrated concern and personal interest. Furthermore, because the year's experience may not involve extended formal study at a foreign university, the projectshould be one which may be pursued with great independence and adaptability. In short, the project should be creative, feasible, and personally significant.
The Foundation requires all Fellows to maintain contact with the Foundation during their year abroad, to submit quarterly progress reports and, upon concluding the Fellowship, to submit a final report of the Fellowship year and an accounting of Fellowship funds.
The Fellowship is taxable and must be reported by recipients as income. Taxes are not witheld by the Foundation.
The Foundation welcomes applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds and academic disciplines. All graduating seniors at participating institutions are eligible for nomination by their institution.
Nominations should reach the Foundation by November 6, 1995; nominees' completedapplications should arrive by November 7, 1995. A representative of the Foundation will visit each campus to interview nominees during the fall and winter months. Up to sixty Watson Fellows will be selected in 1996, and the awards will be announced by March 15, 1996.