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


By February 19, 2020 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, 2020: 

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 19, 2020:

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 9, 2020:

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


By March 12, 2020:

If your project involves human subjects and has greater than minimal risk (e.g. you are interviewing prisoners or children), you must complete a draft of your human subjects protocol and add Leah Carroll as administrative contact so she can review. 


By March 16, 2020

Deadline for greater than minimal risk protocols to be approved by faculty mentors and submitted to CPHS. 


By March 16, 2020:

If your project involves human subjects and has minimal risk, you must complete a draft of your human subjects protocol and add Leah Carroll as administrative contact so she can review. 


By March 19, 2020: 

All selected and wait listed Haas Scholars with human subjects with minimal risk must have their protocols approved by their faculty mentors and submitted to the IRB.  


By early April, 2020:

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


By early April, 2020:

Turn in your project description for the New Scholars Reception.


April 16, 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 26-30, 2020:

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). 


June 1-August 28, 2020

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 28-Friday through December 4, 2020; 3-5 PM, 9 Durant Hall

The Haas Scholars seminar will meet Friday at 3-5 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. 


RRR week, December 7-11, 2020

Conference practices with mentors present


Monday, January 11-Wednesday, January 13

Conference practices with your peers 


Thursday, January 14 and Wednesday, January 15, 2021

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


Spring semester, 2021

Haas Scholars writing seminar (1 unit) offers support for those finishing their honors theses this semester. Fridays 2-4 pm. 


May 14, 2021

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


After May, 2021

Become an active member of the Haas Scholars alumni network!