Provides support for "an initial postgraduate year of independent study and travel abroad." The Foundation "hopes to provide Fellows an opportunity for a focused and disciplined Wanderjahr of their own devising." Students plan out a year long program visiting any number of countries . Students may not attend school or work during the year, and no language requirements apply.
- U.S. citizenship is NOT required.
- Open to graduating seniors ONLY.
September 24, 2018
How to Apply
Turn in all the following materials to Parrish 115 or 119 by the internal deadline, above:
- 1500 word personal statement
- 1500 word project proposal
- Contact Melissa Mandos <email@example.com> for access to an application.
- The Fellowships and Prizes Committee reviews all applications, resumes, essays and recommendations.
- Based on the applications, the Committee invites approximately 10 candidates for interviews.
- Based on application materials, interviews, and recommendations, the Committee selects four nominees. Nominees have an opportunity to revise their essays prior to Watson's national deadline.
- Nominees complete on-line applications and submit their applications and all supporting materials (including recommendations) to the Watson Foundation. Deadline to be announced.
- All nominees receive a one-hour, on-campus interview with a member of Watson's national selection committee.
- Final selections are posted on Watson's web site on March 15, 2019.
Benjamin Charo '18, Biology; "Declining Reefs: an Ethnographic Exploration," Australia, Belize, Federated States of Micronesia
Mercer Borris '16, Engineering; "Robots and Gizmos: Interfaces of Health," Sweden, India, Qatar, Botswana, Japan.
Jesse Bossingham '16, Political Science, Economics (Economics); "How We Die: A cross-cultural exploration of dying," Ireland, The Netherlands, India, Botswana.