Step One: Nomination

As a sponsoring organization, you may nominate up to three candidates for consideration for one position in the Carol Emmott Fellowship program. Each candidate must meet all of the nomination criteria and eligibility requirements. We ask that you confirm each candidate’s interest in participating in the program prior to submitting any information to the Fellowship.

All nomination information must be emailed to Felisa Contreras, Operations Manager no later than May 15, 2017. To request a nomination form or for more details on how to sponsor a woman leader in your organization, contact

To nominate a candidate for the Carol Emmott Fellowship program, submit the following three items:

  • The nomination form, which includes:

    • The candidate’s contact information: name, degree(s), title, organization, address, email, and phone

    • The nominator's name, title, organization, contact information, and relationship to the candidate

    • The name, title, and contact information of the organization champion* if different than the nominator

    • A 2-5 sentence description of the nominee's idea for an impact project

  • A one-page letter of recommendation from the organization champion* which includes the candidate’s track record of successful leadership and why she would be ideal for the Fellowship program

  • The candidate’s resume

* The organization champion, oftentimes the nominator, has senior executive authority within the fellow’s organization and acts as a liaison with other areas of the institution. He/she serves as a link to the strategic direction of the organization. The organization champion will help provide resources and overcome barriers on behalf of the fellow during the program year.

Upon receipt of all nomination materials, we will contact each qualified candidate with instructions on how to complete the application. Applications will be due June 15, 2017. Phone interviews with the candidates will be conducted in July 2017. Successful applicants and their sponsoring organizations will be notified by October 1, 2017. 

STEP TWO: Application

If you have been invited to apply for the Fellowship, please email Felisa Contreras, Operations Manager for the 2017/18 application. All nomination information must be received before a candidate may apply. Applications are due June 15, 2017.