Guidelines for Letters of Recommendation
Deadline Date: November 1, 2013
your letter of recommendation to Professor William C. Crossgrove,
Administrative Director of the Howard Foundation.
The letter of
recommendation should indicate your relationship to the applicant (mentor,
thesis director, colleague, associate) and should be a maximum of two
In your letter,
please consider the following topics: Significance and Originality of the
Proposed Work, Quality of the Proposal and Capabilities of the Applicant.
We prefer that
you email your letter as an attachment to the Howard Foundation at
Howard_Foundation@brown.edu. If you prefer to fax it (401-863-6280) or
send it through regular mail (Howard Foundation, Box 1945, Brown University,
Providence, RI 02912), you may also do so.
Please use the last name of the candidate as
the subject line of your email.
in the signature area of your letter your title, name, institution or
professional affiliation, and telephone number.
We will confirm
the receipt of your letter by replying to your email. Your letter is
confidential throughout the selection process and is never disclosed to the
are one of the most important elements in determining who will receive a Howard
Foundation fellowship, so we ask that you adhere to the deadline, which is November 1, 2013. We will, however, accept letters through November 15, 2013.