A service of the University Honors Program for all KU undergraduates

Carnegie Junior Fellows Program

10-12 students join the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellows Program  annually to work and do research with Associates at the Carnegie Endowment foreign-policy think tank in Washington, D.C. Eligible students are seniors or recent graduates. The program provides a salary and benefits. Selection criteria include an excellent academic record with a strong background in international studies, political sciences, history, and the like. KU may endorse up to two candidates. The national deadline each year is January 15. For more information see the national website.

Applications are available from Dr. Anne Wallen in mid-October; in accordance with the wishes of the Fellowship sponsors, they will not be posted online. Students must discuss their intention to apply with Dr. Wallen by filling out the scholarship interest form or emailing her at annewallen@ku.edu. Priority deadline for campus consideration is December 1.


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Course offerings are “among the most comprehensive in the nation,” according to “A Review of Fifty Public University Honors Programs”
98% of University Honors Program graduates are employed or accepted to graduate school within six months of graduation
40% of students in the University Honors Program conduct research before graduation
9 to 1: Average ratio of KU honors students to faculty advisors
1 of only 7 programs nationwide to receive a top rating from “A Review of Fifty Public University Honors Programs” in 2014
60% of University Honors Program students study abroad
KU honors students select their advisors from top-ranked KU faculty
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report