Information on Applying

Kraft Global Fellows Program

Applications for the Kraft Global Fellows Program to Amman, Jordan of May 2023 are closed. 

Application Info

The deadline for the application has passed. Please visit again for more information on future trips. 


The Kraft Global Fellows Program will have more information on future trips soon. 

Students currently registered as full-time Columbia University undergraduate or graduate students are eligible to apply. 

Students must be returning to campus for the Academic Year of 2023-2024.

Online, part-time, or students at affiliated institutions cannot be considered for the Kraft Global Fellows Program. (Affiliated institutions are Barnard College, Union Theological Seminary, and Teachers College.)



Please submit the following materials for your application. 

  • Letter of Intent - (600-word minimum)
  • Updated resume
  • A current list of student activities and leadership roles at Columbia University
  • Official transcript (Electronically)
    (Please refer to the Office of the University Registrar for a copy)
  • Copy of your passport (Must not be expired)
  • Writing sample (Sample can be any past written work - 600 word minimum) 
  • Two letters of recommendation – at least one from your academic advisor and/or a faculty member (The recommender must send letters.)

When submitting please name all files with your first and last name and the item submitted.. (i.e John_Smith_Resume)

Submit all application materials to Elmer Barcenes at [email protected]

A letter of intent is a required application material.

Please detail your interest in the Kraft Global Fellows Program group research trip. Include a demonstrated interest in religion, intercultural, or interfaith understanding. 

Only students that have submitted All of the requested materials by the deadline will be considered. No exceptions.

  • Students are required to interview with Chaplain Davis and the KGF advisory group to discuss their interests in this group project. 
  • No exceptions will be made for new passports or passport renewals. 
  • Only students selected for interviews will be contacted. Expect a response 5 business days after the deadline. 

There are no open applications at this time. 

If selected, Fellows are expected to submit daily, 1 - 2 page reflection papers to Chaplain Davis before 9:00 pm during the dates of the trip. 

Each student must submit a final 8-10 page research paper. Research papers must include a description of the trip as well as a comprehensive analysis and reflection on significant themes of learning from the experience. 

Research papers may focus on a fellow's areas of interest related to the destination country. 


The Kraft Family Fund for Interfaith and Intercultural Awareness and the Office of University Chaplain provides coverage for the following expenses; round trip airfare from NYC to the destination country, planned group meals, and lodging. 

Fellows should anticipate out-of-pocket expenses. Fellows must pay for all travel vaccinations and medicines that are required.

Students must depart and return to and from NYC. 

If you have any questions about the program, please contact Elmer Barcenes at [email protected]