Criteria for Selection

Applications for the Mortimer Hays-Brandeis Traveling Fellowship will be judged and evaluated on a variety of criteria, including but not limited to:

  • The merit of the project and its proposed outcomes
  • The adequacy of the candidate’s preparation and foreign-language proficiency for the project
  • The necessity of travel abroad to meet the goals and objectives of the project
  • The relationship of the project to the candidate’s prior work, preparation and professional or creative goals
  • Awareness of resources such as libraries or archives that should be consulted in connection with the candidate’s project
  • The clarity of the project goals and the means by which they will be achieved
  • The appropriateness of one year as the time period within which to accomplish the project and its goals