First-year students who wish to apply for a fellowship should submit the following:
- an application distributed by the Institute director
- a transcript
- a resume
- a writing sample
- a statement of personal interest explaining why they wish to be considered for a Weaver fellowship
After reviewing these materials, the Institute director will select a few applicants for an in-person interview, and successful applicants are chosen from these interviewees. The deadline for application is late March of each academic year, and fellowship selection is completed by mid-April.