How to Apply
Applications for our 2020 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.
2020 Program Dates
May 22, 2020 – June 5, 2020: Business, Journalism and Law
June 12, 2020 – June 26, 2020: Medical and Seminary
For more information about our five fellowship programs, please see the descriptions under our Programs tab.
The application DEADLINE for all programs is Monday, December 30, 2019
To confirm your eligibility for a FASPE program, please refer to the program for which you are interested in the Programs tab.
Detailed Description of Application Components
1. Online form
The online cover form on Submittable will ask for basic information about you. 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.
Your resume should include your educational and employment history, along with any honors, awards and/or publications.
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 hard copy 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 responses to short essay questions. The questions depend on program; and the requested length of each essay is indicated within the questions. Please select the link below that corresponds to the FASPE program to which you are applying, to see the questions and respective word limits
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.
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:
+1 646 866 7695