Columbia College’s Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Fellowship, established in 2005, provides one graduating senior annually with a funded year of study at the University of Oxford. Fellows are expected to pursue a one-year master’s degree in a social science (or related) field. While formal coursework toward the degree may take place anywhere at Oxford, the fellow will live at St. Edmund Hall, and the selection committee may favor candidates whose studies can be undertaken with affiliated instructors.
Current seniors in Columbia College are eligible, provided they are in good academic and disciplinary standing. In addition to the parameters already mentioned, the donors hope that recipients will have some interest in the broad sphere of conflict resolution. Selection committees hope to see this interest reflected either in an applicant’s plan of study at Oxford or in his or her formal coursework and/or extracurricular activities at Columbia and beyond.