Letters of Recommendation

Only electronic letters of recommendation submitted through the online system will be accepted. The online application will prompt the applicant to submit the email addresses for their recommenders.

Each letter of recommendation is limited to 4,000 characters (spaces included) which is approximately 600 words or one single-spaced page.

Off-campus Dissertation Research Fellowships

View the student application instructions for the Off-Campus Dissertation Research Fellowships.

Each letter of recommendation should be no more than 4,000 characters (spaces included), which is approximately 600 words or one single-spaced page.

Letters of recommendation should be written “To the Fellowship Committee.”

Include:

We can only accept letters of recommendation through the online system. Recommenders cannot submit letters directly to The Graduate School or to the student’s department.

Dissertation Completion and Society of Fellows Dissertation Completion Fellowships

View the student application instructions for the Dissertation Completion Fellowships.

Each letter of recommendation should be no more than 4,000 characters (spaces included), which is approximately 600 words or one single-spaced page.

Address the letter of recommendation “To the Fellowship Committee.”

Include:

We can only accept letters of recommendation through the online system. Recommenders cannot submit letters directly to The Graduate School or to the student’s department.

Summer Research Fellowships

View the student application instructions for the Summer Research Fellowships.

The letter of recommendation should be no more than 4,000 characters (spaces included), which is approximately 600 words or one single-spaced page.

Address the letter of recommendation “To the Fellowship Committee.”

Include:

We can only accept letters of recommendation through the online system. Recommenders cannot submit letters directly to The Graduate School or to the student’s department.

Distinguished Dissertation Award

View the student application instructions for the Distinguished Dissertation Award.

Address letters of recommendation “To the Distinguished Dissertation Award Committee.”

Include:

Each letter of recommendation is limited to 4,000 characters (spaces included) which is approximately 600 words or one single-spaced page.

We can only accept letters of recommendation through the online system. Recommenders cannot submit letters directly to The Graduate School or to the student’s department.

Impact Award

View the student application instructions for the Impact Award.

Address letters of recommendation “To the Impact Award Committee.”

Please note that Impact Awards are meant to recognize a very particular type of research that is of high quality with significant, immediate and direct impact on specific North Carolina citizens, communities, problems and issues. It is very helpful to the review committee for these criteria to be addressed in your recommendation letter.

Include:

Each recommendation letter should be no more than 4,000 characters (spaces included), which is approximately 600 words or one single-spaced page.

We can only accept letters of recommendation through the online system. Recommenders cannot submit letters directly to The Graduate School or to the student’s department.