Carolina Blue Honors Fellowship Details

Eligibility

The Carolina Blue Honors Fellowship is open to rising second, third, and fourth-year students with a 3.0 GPA or higher. You must be fully enrolled in the spring term prior to receiving the award and planning to return to campus in the following academic year. You do not have to be a member of Honors Carolina to apply. Preference will be given to students who have never traveled internationally.

If you accept the Carolina Blue Honors Fellowship award, you must withdraw from any other funding opportunities for that summer. Likewise, if you have accepted another award for the summer, you must withdraw your application for a Carolina Blue Honors Fellowship.

Eligible Projects

There are two ways to be a Carolina Blue Honors Fellow: Internship Route and Faculty-Mentored Research Route

INTERNSHIP ROUTE
  • Applicants will propose an internship in a sports organization internationally.
  • Students source their own internships. If they need assistance, it is recommended to arrange a meeting with the Director of Global Education and Fellowships or with a career coach.
  • The fellowship prefers internships in start-up sports businesses, but the fellowship can be granted to work with any type of sports organization, including performance and research centers, non-profit organizations, and governmental organizations.
  • Applicants will agree to work a minimum of eight full weeks at the host organization and stay for a minimum of 60 days in the country where their sport-related internship placement is located.
  • Students apply though HeelsAbroad.unc.edu.
  • FACULTY-MENTORED RESEARCH ROUTE
  • Applicants identify international research opportunities through faculty, post-docs, or independently.
  • Applicants will agree to work a minimum of nine full weeks in the country where their sport-related research placement is located.
  • Students apply to the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) through the Office of Undergraduate Research.
  • How to Apply

    INTERNSHIP ROUTE
  • Online Application through HeelsAbroad.unc.edu
  • Resume
  • Bio
  • Fellowship Proposal
  • Budget
  • Photograph
  • Unofficial UNC Transcript
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Letter(s) of Support

    Application Details Here
  • FACULTY-MENTORED RESEARCH ROUTE
  • Online Application to SURF via the Office of Undergraduate Research
  • PDF of Official UNC Transcript
  • Project Proposal
  • Faculty Advisor Letter of Support
  • Optional: Letter of support from partner organization

    Application Details Here
  • Faculty Advisor

    INTERNSHIP ROUTE
    Internship route students should identify and consult with a faculty member familiar with your work, the region you are going, or the type of internship you are proposing. This advisor can review your proposal and help address any questions that you may have in undertaking this experience.
    FACULTY-MENTORED RESEARCH ROUTE
    Research route students should identify the faculty supervising their research based on their area of expertise.

    Application Deadline

    INTERNSHIP ROUTE
    December 1
    FACULTY-MENTORED RESEARCH ROUTE
    February 1

    Interviews

    INTERNSHIP ROUTE
    Internship route finalists will undergo mandatory interviews in February. Fellows will be announced soon after the completion of the interviews, by March 5.
    FACULTY-MENTORED RESEARCH ROUTE
    Research route students’ applications will be reviewed by a multi-disciplinary faculty committee. Fellows will be announced by April 15.