Dates to Remember

December 2017
Application Process Begins
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February 2018
Application Materials Due
Application materials are due to your Department Chair.
March 2018
Finalist Candidate Selections
Finalist selections are made, successful candidates are notified.
April 2018
Formal Reception Held
Finalist candidates join Laird Selection Committee and participants for a formal reception in Wilmington.
April 2018
Candidate Interviews
Finalist candidate interviews take place at UD.
April 2018
New Laird Fellow Announced
The new Laird Fellow will be announced once a decision has been made.
May 2018
Laird Fellowship Award Presentation
The award will be presented during the awards ceremony of Convocation.

iconThe Award

The objective of the fellowship is to encourage the recipient to become engaged in a broadening intellectual pursuit which may or may not be of direct application to the recipient's chosen field of study.

The award for 2012 was $20,000 and the recipient's name was inscribed on a plaque displayed in the College of Engineering. The award is based on merit and may be used by the recipient for any purpose. The donors have specified that the George W. Laird Merit Fellowship in no way endanger or prejudice other funds or grants that might be available to the awardee.