How to Apply

Applications for our 2019 Fellowship programs are now available.  FASPE uses an online application system through Submittable. All applications must be submitted through the FASPE Submittable application portal. To ensure that you have the smoothest experience in applying, please be sure to first read through all instructions below carefully.

2019 Program Dates

May 25, 2019 – June 7, 2019: Business, Journalism and Law
June 15, 2019 – June 28, 2019: Medical and Seminary
For more information about our five fellowship programs, please see the descriptions under our Programs tab.


All applications for all 5 Fellowship Programs are due on
Friday, December 28, 2018 at 11:59 pm EST.

To confirm your eligibility for a FASPE program, please refer to the document available here.

Overview of Application Components

  1. Online form requesting your contact information, degree programs attended, etc.
  2. Resume that includes information on employment and educational history.
  3. Transcripts from all institutions of higher education attended, including the current institution if applicable, and your undergraduate institution(s).
  4. Short essays (200 to 400 words each) in response to three or four questions. Links to pages (and downloadable pdfs) with the specific essay questions for each FASPE program are included below.
  5. Two letters of recommendation from academic faculty. (For applicants who have already graduated, letters from supervisors or employers are also acceptable.)
  6. Two additional references.

Detailed Description of Application Components

1. Online form
The online cover form on Submittable will ask for basic information about yourself. This will include your contact information, schools you have attended and the names and contact information for those writing letters of recommendation and those serving as references.

2. Resume
Your resume should include your educational and employment history, along with any honors, awards and/or publications.

3. Transcripts
We require transcripts from all institutions of higher education where you spent significant time. (There is no need to send transcripts from a semester abroad or for a single summer course.) You may submit official electronic transcripts or scans of official hardcopy transcripts. Printouts and screen shots of online transcripts are not acceptable. If you are in your first year of a program and are unable to submit a transcript because your grades are not yet reported, please submit a letter from your dean confirming your enrollment in your degree program, confirming that you are a student in good standing, and, ideally, including a list of the classes you are currently taking. Please note that a school admissions letter or a letter from your registrar that does not include your degree program is not acceptable as proof of enrollment.

4. Short Essay Questions
We require three or four short essays, depending on the program to which you are applying. The word limit for each answer varies. Please select the link below that corresponds to the FASPE program to which you are applying, to see the questions and respective word limits.

FASPE Business – Short Essay Questions
Download PDF of Business Questions

FASPE Journalism – Short Essay Questions
Download PDF of Journalism Questions

FASPE Law – Short Essay Questions
Download PDF of Law Questions

FASPE Medical – Short Essay Questions
Download PDF of Medical Questions

FASPE Seminary – Short Essay Questions
Download PDF of Seminary Questions

5. Letters of Recommendation
Two letters of recommendation from academic faculty are required. We prefer letters from academic faculty who have taught you in your current or most recent graduate program, although we will also accept letters from faculty from previous graduate education or from your undergraduate career. For early-career professionals or those with significant and relevant professional experience applying to the Business, Journalism, Law or Seminary programs, letters may also come from a supervisor or other employer. All letters of recommendation must come directly from the recommenders. There will be further information on the Submittable form on how recommenders can send their letters directly to us through Submittable.

If your recommenders seek guidance on what to include in their letters, please convey that we are looking for the following:

  • A discussion of any of your academic work and/or work or other experiences that would enrich this program with its focus on contemporary professional ethics;
  • Information about how actively you participate in class discussions and/or an assessment of your verbal and written expression;
  • Details about how you have reacted in emotionally and intellectually intense classroom exchanges or work experiences;
  • Details about your ability to work and travel in small groups;
  • An assessment of your potential to be a leader in your field, based on a comparison of your strengths and weaknesses to others who have followed similar paths; and
  • Any other information that he/she finds relevant.

6. References
The names and contact information of two additional references. No letter is required from these references, but they should be prepared to discuss your academic and professional work experience, intellectual and emotional maturity and ability to work and travel with others. Relatives cannot be used as references.

Thank you for your interest in FASPE. We look forward to receiving your application.

Please click the button below to go to Submittable and apply:


If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact:

Ellen Gilley
Director of Programs and Strategy
+1 617 803 2433