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. The fellowship provides for direct payment of its recipient's University and College fees at Oxford, plus a maintenance stipend from which he or she pays for travel and living expenses.
It is not required that applicants apply for admission to their proposed degree program at Oxford by the time they submit their Doctorow Fellowship applications; however, eventual release of fellowship awards is contingent on acceptance to the proposed degree program. You are advised to apply to your program at Oxford or in one of the early intakes.
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.
Columbia's most recent Doctorow Fellow: Elana Sulakshana '17CC (Sustainable Development); Zoey Poll '16 CC (Urban Studies); Alyssa Menz ’15 CC (Sustainable Development).