Timeline for applying to the Haas Scholars Program, and becoming a Haas Scholar!

 

By February 20, 2018 at the latest (earlier is much less stressful and is highly recommended to increase your chances of selection, but every year some "late starters" are also selected):

In any order:

Come to the "Getting started/finding a mentor" workshop

Meet with Program Manager and Advisor Leah Carroll to check your eligibility and get help finding a mentor, defining a topic and getting started on your proposal

Find a mentor

Define a topic

Come to the "Writing a Proposal" workshop

Write a draft of your proposal; show it to lots of people to get feedback; revise your proposal

 

By early February, 2018: 

Ask your sponsor and your professional reference for letters of recommendation;

Also request letters of support if they are relevant to your topic (demonstrating access to archives or particular resources)

 

By February 20, 2018:

Submit your application, including your proposal and budget, and creative sample if you are proposing a creative project (art, dance, creative writing, etc.)

Your letters of recommendation and support are also due this day.

 

By March 12, 2018:

If your project involves human subjects, you will be told of the selection decision by the end of this day.

 

By March 19, 2018:

If your project involves human subjects and has greater than minimal risk (e.g. you are interviewing prisoners or children), you must submit your human subjects protocol by this date.

 

By March 22, 2018:

If your project involves human subjects and has minimal risk, you must submit your human subjects protocol by this date.

 

By early April, 2018:

All remaining (non-human subjects) applicants will be notified of selection decisions.

 

By early April:

Turn in your project description for the New Scholars Reception.

 

Mid-April, 4-6 pm

The New Scholars Reception, where the new Haas Scholars will be presented to the world and the "old" Haas Scholars pass the baton to you. 

 

May 21-25, 2018:

Attend the Haas Scholars Orientation Retreat; get to know your cohort members and build a community, and receive wise advice from faculty members.   All daytime events and overnight lodging at the Berkeley City Club (a few hours off each day in the afternoon). 

 

May 26-August 22, 2018

Engage in full-time research.  Over the summer you will meet at least twice with members of your cohort (in person and via Skype), and you will check in every two weeks by email. 

 

Friday, August 24-Friday through December 1, 2018; 2-4 PM, 9 Durant Hall

The Haas Scholars seminar will meet Friday at 2-4 pm weekly.  Each week, two scholars present (each scholar presents once).  Learn how to present and how to give feedback, and also learn about many different areas of knowledge. 

 

Thursday, January 17 and Friday, January 18, 2019

The Haas Scholars conference (each scholar presents to the public); Faculty Club.  Scholars must attend the entire conference, all day both days.

 

Spring semester, 2019

Haas Scholars writing seminar offers support for those finishing their honors theses this semester. 

 

May 17, 2019

Turn in thesis, last receipts, exit survey, give feedback and wrap up any last loose ends. 

 

After May, 2019

Become an active member of the Haas Scholars alumni network!