How to Apply for the Hart Fellowship

The application for the 2023-24 Hart Fellowship is now closed. Applications for the 2024-25 Hart Fellowship will open in Fall 2024. Keep an eye out for more information.

Hart Fellowship Application Process


Attend Our Info Session

The best way to learn more about the Hart Fellowship is to attend our annual Hart Fellowship info session. The 2023-24 Hart Fellowship info session has already occurred, and you can watch video of it below. The 2024-25 info session will occur in fall 2023.

At the Info Session you will learn more about the structure of the Hart Fellowship and think boldly about how you might envision your own Hart Fellowship experience.


Apply Online

The Hart Fellowship application is a Google form that asks applicants to write thoughtfully and concisely about their interests, experiences, and community ties, as well as to propose a specific community partner and Hart Fellowship project on which they will work during their 10-month Fellowship. Applicants are strongly encouraged to establish communications with their proposed community partners before applying. All Duke and DKU graduating seniors and recent graduates are welcome to apply.

The application for the 2024-25 Hart Fellowship will open in fall 2023. Contact Program Coordinator Lee Edelblut ( with any questions.


Interview and Orientation

A small group of finalists from the applicant pool will be invited to interview with the committee. From these finalists, a new class of Hart Fellows will be announced. Once the new Fellows are announced, they will participate in pre-departure orientation sessions to support them in crafting their fellowship experiences and to prepare them for their launch in the field.