How do I apply?
New applications for the 2018 fellowship are closed. Until January 17, 2018 at 23:59 Eastern Time,
applicants who were locked out and/or could not complete their applications may do so.
Can I print the application form and mail it?
If you are unable to use the online application, contact
for more information.
How do I register online?
Go to the
Fellowship Application Login.
Select "Update Account," then "Register." On the Registration page, enter your full e-mail address and a password of your choice. Repeat the password for verification and select "Register Now."
When is the deadline?
The deadline was January 5, 2018, 23:59 Eastern Time. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all materials, including letters of recommendation, are received by the extended deadline.
Do I need to have finished my Ph.D. to apply?
Applicants may apply in the final year of their doctoral program, but must satisfy all the requirements of the Ph.D. before beginning the fellowship, including successfully defending one’s thesis. Applicants will need to provide verification of completing her or his doctorate.
If I am also applying for other fellowships at the CfA, do I need to have separate letters of recommendation sent for each fellowship, or will they be shared?
Letters of recommendation received for the FFL will not be shared among applications for other fellowships at the CfA and vice-versa.
What format is required for uploading files?
All files must be in PDF.
Can I edit my application online?
Yes. You can access the application as many times as you want until the deadline. You can enter more information or edit existing information each time. You can upload new files to replace existing ones until the deadline.
If my password does not work, what should I do?
"Fellowship Application Login"
page select "Reset Password," and a new password will be e-mailed to you if you have already successfully registered.
How will I know if all my application materials have been received?
After logging into the application, select "View Application Status" to check what remains incomplete in your application. In addition, when viewing your application online, you can check previously uploaded files by clicking on the numbered button provided.
What should I do if I notice an error in my application after I submit it?
Until the deadline, you can access your application to make corrections, including uploading new versions of files already submitted.
What if I decide to withdraw my application?
To withdraw your application, email
stating your full name and any other relevant information.
What if I have other questions?
Please e-mail all inquiries to