Happy Friday! If you are aiming to submit your MIA or MPA application for fellowship consideration by the deadline, then this weekend is either going to be a very relaxing one (because you have already submitted your application) or a stressful one (because you haven’t written your essays or pulled together your CVs).
To save you some time, don’t send us additional materials — if we don’t ask for it, don’t send it. It saddens us when we receive hard cover bound dissertations, photographs of your travels, laminated autobiographies — they obviously took a lot of time and effort to produce — unfortunately, these additional documents will not be included in your application file nor reviewed by the Admissions Committee… so save the postage.
With the application deadline change and the additional fellowship application, there seems to be some confusion with what is due and when so to lay it out in a simple chart to alleviate the confusion:
What is required
|Admissions to MIA/MPA program with merit fellowship consideration||Submit application for MIA or MPA||January 7, 11:59pm EST (NY)|
|Admissions to MPA in Development Practice program with merit fellowship consideration||Submit application for MPA in Development Practice||January 20, 11:59pm EST (NY)|
|International Fellows Program (IFP)||Additional 300 word essay||January 7, 11:59pm EST (NY)*|
|Lemann Fellowship||Additional 300 word essay||January 7, 11:59pm EST (NY)*|
|Harriman Fellowship||Additional 300 word essay||January 7, 11:59pm EST (NY)*|
|Admission consideration for MIA/MPA and/or MPA-DP program – final deadline||Submit application||February 5, 11:59pm EST (NY)|
|Be considered for a SIPA Named fellowship (eligibility criteria varies, see full list here).You may apply one/all of the named fellowships even if you did not submit your application by the January merit fellowship deadline||Submit fellowship application.Be mindful of additional requirements e.g. essay, CV — each Named Fellowship have different requirements.||February 22, 5:00pm EST (NY)|
*IFP, Lemann, Harriman fellowship essays are due on January 20th (along with the admissions application) for candidates applying for the MPA in Development Practice program.
Hopefully this makes more sense. Good luck!