How to Apply

The application for the 2021-2022 Fellowship year is now closed.

Please read the following information and FAQs carefully before considering an application and before contacting the Loeb Fellowship office with questions. If your questions are not answered in our materials, feel free to contact us at loeb_fellowship@gsd.harvard.edu.

Application Process

We have an online application process. All candidates are required to submit an application, 3 letters of recommendation, and a resume. Supplemental materials are optional but highly recommended. If you are unable to access the online application, please contact the Loeb Fellowship office.


Online Application

You will be asked to register in order to submit an online application via SlideRoom. Please answer all questions on the application form, taking notice of the suggested length for answers.


Application Fee

There is an application fee of $45.00, payable by credit card.


Letters of Recommendation

Deadline for letters of recommendation is the same as the application close date.

During the online application, you will be asked to enter the names and contact information for 3 professional associates who will provide letters of recommendation. A request to your recommenders will sent to them immediately by the online system. Please alert your recommenders that the request will be from SlideRoom and not from the Loeb Fellowship. (You do not have to complete the application process for the request to recommenders to be set in motion.) They will receive instructions to enter their recommendations into the system.

Letters from colleagues, clients, collaborators and individuals who are knowledgeable about your work will carry the most weight. Letters are confidential and are not available to the applicant.


Resumé

You will be prompted to attach a copy of your resumé. Be sure that it includes dates of graduation, degrees received, and dates of your work history.


Portfolio and Supplemental Materials

During the online application process, you will be asked if you want to submit your portfolio and/or supplemental materials, such as articles, books, videos, visual representations, lectures, or similar indicators of your work. The submission of supplemental materials is optional; however, we strongly encourage applicants to submit up to five documents illustrating their work.


Reapplication Process

If you were an applicant in a previous year, to reapply you must complete a new application through the online system, including contact information, forms, resume, portfolio, and/or supplemental materials. Your letters of recommendation from the previous year will be available to us, however it is advisable to obtain at least one new letter that reflects work during the intervening year(s).


Selection Process

A selection committee composed of three faculty members from the GSD, three alumni of the Loeb Fellowship, two outside practitioners, and the curator of the program will review all applications and select approximately 20 finalists by mid-March. Each finalist will have up to three separate interviews: one with the curator, one with a person with knowledge of the program and one with a member of the selection committee. The committee will meet in mid-April to select 9 or 10 Fellows. Fellows will be notified of their selection by the end of April.


Selection for the Loeb/ArtLab Fellowship

Candidates who indicate interest in being considered for the Loeb/ArtLab Fellowship will also be reviewed by ArtLab during the admissions process. If the applicant is selected for a Loeb Fellowship and also meets ArtLab’s selection criteria, they may then be offered the opportunity to become a joint Loeb/ArtLab Fellow.