Henry Richardson Labouisse '26 Prize Fellowship
Deadline: 4 p.m., January 5, 2015
Information Session: Friday, November 7, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. in Aaron Burr Hall, Room 303.
Adviser: Professor Emmanuel Kreike, firstname.lastname@example.org, 8-4155
Program Manager: Rebecca Aguas, email@example.com, 8-9400
Fields of Study: Projects in the spirit of Henry Labouisse
Description: The fellowship was established in 1984 in honor of Henry Richardson Labouisse ’26 by his daughter and son-in-law, Anne and Martin Peretz, and his grandchildren. The objective of the prize is to enable a graduating senior to engage in a project (work and/or study) that exemplifies the spirit of Labouisse’s life and works. Labouisse was a diplomat and an international public servant who in word and deed championed the causes of international justice and international development. During his long diplomatic career, Labouisse not only designed policies aimed at rebuilding war-torn and crisis-ridden societies around the globe but also played a leading role in implementing those policies on the ground, first in post-Second World War Europe and then in virtually every area of the less developed world.
The Labouisse Fellowship, in the amount of $30,000, will be awarded annually to a graduating Princeton senior who wishes to work or study abroad on matters in keeping with the spirit of Labouisse's life, broadly conceived. The donors hope that independent projects of some practical nature, or ones carried on within some established institutional framework, will be supported by the fellowship. The fellowship may also support study at foreign universities, although not ordinarily at the major universities in Europe, for which there are ample resources otherwise available. Candidates are strongly advised to develop their proposal in consultation with an institution (for example, a university, a central or local government department, or a nongovernmental organization) at the locality where they intend to implement their project.
A description of the varied projects (.pdf) that prior Labouisse fellows have undertaken is available.
- Princeton senior
Criteria for Selection:
- A record of academic achievement, preferably reflecting a strong interest in problems of development.
- Personal qualities of moral and intellectual leadership.
- Career goals include working to address the needs, or advance the interests, of marginalized and impoverished communities.
Candidates must submit four copies of the following materials to Rebecca Aguas, 323 Aaron Burr Hall.
- Completed fellowship application form (.pdf)
- Two- to four-page, single-spaced, typewritten project proposal containing your plans for the fellowship year (including the name of the organization that will sponsor you) and the rationale thereof. How does the fellowship proposal mesh with your career plans and background, including academic preparation and extracurricular experience?
- Letter of invitation from the organization that will sponsor your proposed project
- One-page typewritten resume
- One-page budget proposal
- Confidential letter of recommendation from a Princeton faculty member
- Official Princeton University transcript
A selected group of candidates will be interviewed by the Labouisse Fellowship Committee. Interviews are usually scheduled in mid-February.