Watson Preliminary Application

  • Project Proposal and Personal Statement The specific content of the statements are up to you, but it is required that neither statement exceed 1500 words, using at least 11 point font. Note also that paragraphs must be separated by a blank line, making material easier for the selection committee to review. We do not seek bibliographies and suggest keeping footnotes to a minimum: This is not a research paper. The committee will frown on statements that do not meet program guidelines.

  • Proposal

    Please be sure that your project does not involve travel to countries under a US travel warning or embargo or to areas where you have lived and studied for a significant length of time. If you are not sure which countries carry such warnings, you can find them on the State Department website (http://www.state.gov/travel/index.htm. You should also familiarize yourself with the visa requirements for the destinations you propose.
  • 1500 word limit
  • 1500 word limit
  • Select all that apply. Keep in mind that you cannot travel to countries that are on a State Department Warning, Treasury Embargo or are designated CDC Level 3.