The ideal letter of recommendation comes from someone who

  • knows the student well in the context of the specific fellowship,
  • can evaluate her/his performance and potential in detail, and
  • will write on her/his behalf with obvious interest and enthusiasm.

Students, see Requesting a Letter of Recommendation (pdf) for suggestions about how to request a letter, what information to provide to your referee, and when to follow up.

Faculty, see Providing a Letter for Recommendation (pdf) for traits of an effective letter and some general tips.


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