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Hanover, NH
Phone:  603.646.1622
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The Paul L. '83 and Neil T. McGorrian Fellowship



Paul McGorrian '83 died tragically in 1989 while pursuing a career as a foreign correspondent in Pakistan, only months after the untimely death of his younger brother, Neil. Early in 1989, Paul and his family initiated the Neil McGorrian Fellowship to honor Neil's many interests, in particular world languages and cultures. When Paul died unexpectedly, his name was added to the Fellowship. The McGorrian Fellowship embodies the spirit that motivated the lives of both men: a desire to learn about the world and to communicate that knowledge to other Americans, a passion for the truth and the courage to face challenges.

Awards are for proposed projects or post-graduate study lasting between two months to one year. Awards are not renewable. Completed projects or study will not be considered. The current fellowship stipend is up to $5,000, but may vary according to funding. One Fellowship will be awarded each year. 


  • Graduating senior.
  • Proposal for foreign travel or study reflecting the McGorrian spirit.
  • US citizen or permanent resident.
  • Career plans in some aspect of foreign affairs and cultures, including journalism, the arts, education, diplomacy, preservation of indigenous cultures, environmental work, humanitarian relief, and economic development are highly desirable.
  • No restrictions on location of foreign travel.
  • Considerable latitude for length of proposed travel or study.
  • Projects including graduate study will be considered, but priority will be given to proposals that do not include pursuit of a graduate degree.
  • Fellowship may be combined with other awards.

The Committee on Graduate Fellowships must approve the project or program. 


Application Process

Application System is on Canvas (includes all application materials and instructions)

  • Enroll in the Dartmouth Post-Graduate Grants applications Canvas site
    • A link to the application site is available only during application periods (approximately January through the beginning of March).

A complete application file contains the following:

  1. Application Form
  2. Nomination Permission Form and Waiver
  3. Project or Study Proposal (max. 1000 words)
  4. Transcript: Current Undergraduates should order an unofficial transcript through Banner Student.
  5. Transcripts (other institutions): Please request official copies of any other non-Dartmouth transcripts.
  6. Two Recommendation Letters: Both letters should be from Dartmouth instructors who know your work well. You must send your recommenders a request form via the Canvas site.


Recommendation Letters

Both recommendation letters must be from faculty members that assess the nominee's intellectual curiosity, character, and potential for advanced graduate study or independent research.  Letters should be sent by email to Fellowship Advising.

Final Application Submission

The application form should be completed online. Application Deadline:  March 6, 2017.


McGorrian Fellowship Application Schedule

March 6, 2017

Application Deadline for Nomination Materials

May 2017

McGorrian Fellow Announced



Last Updated: 9/21/17