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


By February 20, 2019 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, 2019: 

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, 2019:

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 7, 2019:

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


By March 11, 2019:

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 13, 2019:

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


By March 18, 2019: 

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


By early April, 2019:

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


By early April, 2019:

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 27-31, 2019:

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, 2019

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 30-Friday through December 6, 2019; 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 16 and Friday, January 17, 2020

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


Spring semester, 2020

Haas Scholars writing seminar (1 unit) offers support for those finishing their honors theses this semester. 


May 17, 2020

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


After May, 2020

Become an active member of the Haas Scholars alumni network!